The day Sony stood still (and a date for VHBL!)


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197 Responses

  1. paul says:

    Thanks Wololo you’re the best

  2. laralovesfoxes says:

    What a disappointment.

  3. junKie says:

    Well, even though i don’t own a Vita of my own (and probably won’t for a long while) this is some exciting news. I mean, it is the first vulnerability released for the Vita.

    Keep up the good Wololo.

  4. Acid_Snake says:

    depending on the size of the game I might get it, I just hope I like the game apart from HBL

  5. Well if the game is on psn can’t I just buy it on ps3 and transfer it to the vita like I have other games that aren’t available directly on the vita? Is there some reason this won’t work? Also what about the other game found for the exploit if its available for all regions why not release that one first? Just curious? TY anyway wololo. I hope I get a chance to try it out and make a couple simple programs for hbl. I never owned a psp so im new to hbl but I love coding so hopefully we can all learn a thing or two from this and it leads to further exploits in some form or fashion.

  6. The_Budds says:

    Sadly the ones hating will be the first ones to download vHBL when it releases. It’s dissapointing that people need to act in such a way to sate their selfish-ness.

    Exatcly as you posted… Being the at the first step is exciting but some need to realise it’s not gonna be everything their minds imagined.

    No matter what… I’m glad to be here, and I’m appreciative to those who made it be.

  7. Retards says:

    You guys are so ***. You’re getting excited for nothing. This was nothing more than another, “Wait and trust me. I promise I will release it in a few days” announcement.

    The next announcement is going to be. “Oh damn, Sony fixed it. BUT! Don’t worry, I have work around that I will release… Soon!”

    • Have you even seen any of the rest of wololo’s work? Or used it? He is legit idk why people say things like this. You should look up who your talking about before you talk about them. I bet you just wanted to comment to either troll or are checking just incase something actually does happen… which is leeching… but eh to each there own I suppose.

    • R.A.V.S.O says:


      Oh I am so very disappointed because my needs were not fulfilled when I wanted them how I wanted them
      and thus will now show how much a sore loser I can be by lowering site morale. I am sure people will actually pay attention to me and see how great an emcee I am.

  8. w00tguy123 says:

    Bummer (is U.S. resident).
    Well, it will be interesting to see how all this pans out. Good things come to those who wait! …That, or a slew of forced updates preventing you from having fun with your console :P

  9. lvmy says:

    I have 6 PSN games (for my GO), and all of them work on vita even though only 2 of them are announced to be available to vita. (that includes MGS: peace walker, little big planet and hot shot golf)
    I downloaded the game to my PS3 though. could you check if the game works if you copy the NA game from PS3?

    • This is exactly what I was wondering granted there are a few titles that won’t transfer to the vita from ps3 but its very few that I have seen so far.

      • Actually if your willing to test it wololo ill pay for your copy to test from psn NA to see if the transfer works or not if it won’t allow you to back it up to the ps3? Just offering would make it easier on us US owners that wanna try out vhbl if it works.

        • wololo says:

          This has already been tested by some of the early testers and it doesn’t seem to work.

          • Thanks oh well I still may try it I know where I can get a psn code just gotta deactivate my account and create a Eur one… hmmm…

          • I also have another idea I will try to get the us version of the game its not illegal but its complicated :P. Ill probably make a thread here and on NGU if it works about it gotta wait for the title first.

  10. Johanny says:

    I’d like to play my psp backups, because is impossible to transform for vita de UMD discs, but, it looks impossible, I’d like to read books, and aproach the powerbof the vita, but now it is a kind of impossible too, for now I’ve not got hope to enjoy mi Vita, I feel a deeply admiration for wololo, all his work is great, and thanks to him the expirience of the videogame for the portable videogames consoles of sony, is pretty much better. but I mus wait more.

    • Coldbird says:

      Its not impossible, just very hard to do…
      What is impossible here is supporting ALL PSP GAMES.

      With HBL… you can only access the P2 memory partition of PSP… which means you got a total of 24MB RAM to use…

      However… usually games use that 24MB on their own already… leaving no memory for HBL and other modules…

      Coding a game loader including all necessary hooks, etc. will require atleast hm… estimate 500kb memory from that…

      However… if you have a game that eats more than 23.5MB RAM (and trust me, a lot of games do…) – then it will NEVER be supported…

      Also there are a bunch of other things making this near to impossible (but not impossible) – stuff like static elf executables (Phantasy Star Portable 2) and the loadmodule API in general (reboot, etc.).

      For those that still think this is fake I can tell you otherwise… it’s very real… even if not ment for daily use.

      If you want the real homebrew deal buy a used 60$ PSP on ebay and install PROCFW on it… it gets you the better deal overall.

  11. Bugz says:

    My attempts a a PSN Account In korea a few days ago was a disaster. Just me . Thanks.

  12. UnknownSoul says:

    No US, oh well. Time to buy wipeout and Stardust :) so not a total loss for me.

  13. Ted Mosby says:

    If someone already knows the name of the game….please be quite. If Sony gets the hints, they could patch it. And you destroy wololo’s work in seconds….so everybody who get infos or else….be quite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Riku says:

      It’s not exactly hard for them to make a list at this point. A game under 20 euros that is unable to be transferred to the Vita through the PS3…

      Still though, I doubt they’d take the effort

  14. D says:

    I don’t understand. There are SOME PSP games on the PSN and that sucks, but there are also MANY that can be downloaded via PS3 and transferred to PSVita. Is the game not supported by this either?

  15. William says:

    wololo does the other hello world xploit have a us version?

  16. Beastes6453 says:

    Hi wololo please im in canada do you thing the game is availebale for canada or i have to link to europe and if i have to do it a psn vanada code dont work in eu store ?

    • Mercutio says:

      I just created a US account a few hours ago to compare. the Canadian PSN and the US psn are the exact same =/. The only difference is that the US psn has NBA 2K12, while the canadian doesnt XD

  17. WolfRamiO says:

    we can use the proxy app to download directly from the EU store? no? (getting the url of the server)

  18. cscash241 says:

    I am not too worried about weather or not the game is released on the us store, what I am worried about is someone not finding a way to get on psn on a lower firmware and sony patching what allowed us to copy the exploit to the memorycard. This is the first exploit and will obviously not be the last. It dosent do too much anyway, If I really want to play psp homebrews I would buy a used psp 3000 and doowngrade to 6.20 and install tn hen permapatch

  19. I got an idea. If we download the game from psn on our ps3’s use data transfer to a cfw ps3 and use ftp can we get the game on our computer then transfer it to the vita via OpenCMA?

  20. I don’t know if proxy would allow store access outside the US either but its something else to try.

  21. rabidchild says:

    Too bad about it not being available in the US, but it’s just a matter of time before another exploit pops up that will work. Thanks anyway, Wololo! Looking forward to the day I can play Wagic on my Vita.

  22. uZer says:

    Can I play pirated games already???

  23. MB says:

    And like that Sony postpones march 1st maintenance.
    Guess they read this blog and will wait till u rls then take psn down :P

  24. Wonder Bread Head says:

    erm…I heard through the grapevine that the game may have just been pulled by sony?

    I hope i am wrong about this.

  25. dwjfind says:

    well,the news is very good .And I’m from China .I’ve thought I can’t use the VBL on my vita .But now ,I’m so happy .I know that can’t run games ,but it’s just a beginning ,we ,all the people ,wish you do better !

  26. Anonymouse says:

    You state: “The game is, after all, available on the US PSN Store, just not for the vita.” If the game is in fact on the US PSN Store for PS3, it may very well be transferable to the Vita.

    Consider this article:

    Best of luck.

  27. Interesting on Sony’s part to cancel a planned maintenance period only time I remember that happening was back when we had psn access on ps3 on cfw firmwares… Not saying this is related but its an oddly timed cancellation…

  28. Anonymouse says:

    Ah, just read the earlier comments… Disregard my last post then.

  29. I say release the name now then and get it over with since Sony cancelled there down time already and you technically originally planned on releasing it sooner anyway… unless they can all the sudden pop back up and say its on again?

  30. HUH! says:

    No ISO support? we dont support pirates? OH, but we do let you play ROMS of game systems you dont own?

    • wololo says:

      Yup. although legally it’s no different, I make a difference between current systems and outdated systems. It’s a personal choice, what I believe is morally right. We all have different limits in what we find right or not, and the copyright laws in most countries belong to what I personally believe to be completely unfair, so I am not blindly following them. A matter of personal choice, really.

  31. senas8 says:

    ^ I guess the title says it all ” The day Sony stood still” :))))

  32. HIMFan says:

    I just want to know how to link my new account to my vita.

    • ASH says:

      You have to restore your Vita, in the “Settings” menu. Don’t worry, it’s a different option than factory resetting your mem card. From then on, you can choose the UK region, or whatever country you want to leech on. Haha.

    • ASH says:

      After that, re-do your wifi settings, etc. You should still see your real PSN account, sign in, and it will redirect you to put your email and pass again.

      • HIMFan says:

        So i didn’t need to make a new PSN account? I chose UK, but it still insists I need to use the account that’s attached to the vita. Or when I did that and chose the UK, can I use my login and look at their store?

        • HIMFan says:

          Nevermind. That Just didnt work. it wants my normal login and the store is still in dollars, not euros or pounds.

          • wololo says:

            you need to rest your console to factory settings, and create a new account. You also need to specify you live in the UK, when you boot the console for the first time.

          • HIMFan says:

            I got it. I chose restore settings. Needed restore ps vita.

            Btw, its midnighthere, am I safe to go to sleep, are you still releasknv it on the 2nd?

          • HIMFan says:

            midnight here*

  33. natsu says:

    Asia have been waiting for this release for almost 3 months now, keep that in mind if you are one of the few who complained that you had to wait for a week)

    so TRUE… im Asian.. ^__^

    • Technically we all had to wait the same amount of time we just got the vita at a much later date than you. Im not complaining either way though just saying at least you could use your vita 2 and half months before we could… -_- the wait for the vita system is what about did me in….

      • wololo says:

        As a matter of fact, I didn’t use my vita much, as I kept it disconnected almost constantly to avoid sending any information to sony’s servers that could leak the game.

        • good idea. I was able btw to successfully data transfer a psp game to a cfw ps3. Tomorrow ill try a ftp client to see if I can extract the game and us OpenCMA to see if I can copy and use it on the vita for the US version of the game… I figure its worth a shot just for simplicity of not having to change accounts im ok with doing that too im just curious if it would work for other games that dont transfer directly to the vita…

  34. Saibanjl says:

    Hmm…can’t wait to experience the difference between psp and psv in Wagic….I mean the loading / start up speed……or the speed of loading opponent deck list..

  35. ok… im at a loss… where does the name wololo come from?

  36. Mauricio says:

    It’s definitely an inconvenience, but I was planning on making a JP PSN account anyways

  37. Welp im going to bed now ill check in the morning.

  38. Mart says:

    Indeed, like the guy above:

    ‏ @PlayStation

    Update: Tomorrow’s scheduled PSN maintenance has been postponed. We’ll update everyone once it’s rescheduled. Until then, game on.”


    Have they decided about this because of your announced release Wololo….

  39. ASH says:

    I’ve made a UK region PSN account, so how do I go about getting funds via PSN card? Can I redeem a NA code for the UK store?

    • wololo says:

      No, the psn codes are regionally locked, you need to use a UK psn card on a uk account. Those cards can be purchased from various websites that will email you the code almost instantly, but I cannot recommend any, as I’ve never used them. If you try, feel free to report your customer experience.

    • Mart says:

      No, buy a UK PSN store code online and use that. The codes are region bounded

    • ASH says:

      Thanks to the both of you! I’ll do my google’ing, and if successful, I’ll be sure to report back.

  40. xiao V says:

    Update: Tomorrow’s scheduled PSN maintenance has been postponed. We’ll update everyone once it’s rescheduled. Until then, game on.”

    Sir,March 2 will be postponed for VBH?

  41. Shawn says:

    It’s funny. I think Sony is waiting until this comes out to fix the errors going on with the Vita itself – mainly, the blinking blue light of death.

  42. wubin says:

    thank you

  43. drachir says:

    hey the game starts with letter “M”

  44. Jackolantre says:

    Motorstorm artic edge is the game or Myst.

  45. Anthony says:

    Wololo can we US people just download the game from the ps3 an install it on the vita? Theres a bunch of games that are not in the compatible list an work this way…

  46. Skuld_Trancy says:

    期待啊~ 加油

  47. Stefano says:

    wololo, it’s true that I can use the demo of Ape Quest instead of MotorStorm Artic Edge

  48. HIMFan says:

    My other question, this one may be slightly more pertinent, would be; do I have to activate the PSV for the new account too? And would that conflict with my PSV already being activated with my current account?

  49. wololo says:

    Yes jp works too, this is where the hack was initially found.

  50. HIMFan says:

    Cause I’m having a hard time “linking” my UK account (decided that due to language barriers) and my US vita. Can you just give us like a 3 step tutorial as to how to link it so we’re all ready?

  51. shapeshifter says:
    This might help some what

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