Davee gets PSP Kernel access on the Vita


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287 Responses

  1. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    realease the game name since it wont matter and is the psp game he used available in the us psn

  2. wolverine6808 says:

    Awesome! Cant wait for release

  3. sortadan says:

    awesome! hope i can get in on this!

  4. Trolkilla says:

    Release the gretchen.j/k.
    i hope this works for u.s. region .
    can you pm me the game ??
    or say more or less how long till its released .
    i have $30. on my account ive been saving,i want to spend already lol.

  5. darkenvy says:

    My heart just skipped a beat. Kernel exploit for PSP mode?! 😀 exciting!

    Yea Wololo, keep us posted if you are delaying wth’s title please. This news is much better however I know a lot of people were waiting for this release only to be delayed a couple more weeks until this exploit is released.

    Might as well still release the title name IMO.

  6. darkenvy says:

    *you know what? dont release the title name for wth’s. I know thousands of people will buy a game for HBL that will be outdated in a week or two. Let people keep their money :)

  7. m1k33 says:

    this is very exciting!

  8. schmammal says:

    wait, rachet and clank? is that the game it boots off or is it a loaded iso?

  9. stingray1059 says:

    hen meaning? photo exploit? just like the fw5.03 era?

    • wololo says:

      HEN means Homebrew ENabler. It’s full User mode + Kernel mode exploit, without being a CFW (no plugins, no iso suport by default, in theory, but those can then be added by other devs, since kernel mode is equivalent to a full access).
      So in terms of features, a HEN is much more than VHBL, and a bit less than a LCFW

    • Solus says:

      I think its awesome, and very ingenius on his part. Truly a smart cookie, i just dont want to see this go further then PSP and Homebrew, i have great hope for the Vita and want the system to be a true success. good luck on everything and would love to play some nice psp games and maybe even some ds games…fanboys dont hate me.

  10. Xuphor says:

    Wololo, watch the ENTIRE video, particuarly near the end. He’s playing Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters, which is a FULL PSP game, meaning he has found some way to load isos off it.

    • stingray1059 says:

      wololo knows it already, the ratchet game looks like a signed eboot folder.

      the iso/eboot is in the ms0:/psp/homebrew folder. together with other emulators.

      • Xuphor says:

        In the OP Wololo made:
        “What this means to the end user is full homebrew compatibility (unlike VHBL which is hit and miss), and POTENTIALLY DOWN THE ROAD, PSP iso loaders.”

        Capped important part. He said “Down the Road” PSP Iso loaders, meaning not now. Meaning he didn’t see Davee playing Ratchet and Clank:Size Matters, meaning he didn’t watch the entire video.

        • wololo says:

          That is correct

          • Xuphor says:

            Uh, I’m not use to website owners actually reading guest comments. Are you saying I am correct in thinking you didn’t watch the entire video, or that stingray was correct?

          • wololo says:

            You are correct in saying I didn’t watch the entire video. I updated my post slightly to add that information about Dave actually running isos from his exploit, thanks :)

          • Xuphor says:

            Nevermind my next question, I see you updated your original post :)

  11. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    Omg just release wth exploit so we can choose that or the kernel zomg

  12. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    who agrees?

    • sortadan says:

      disagree. i think hold it back and see if the kernel mode can be obtained from the user level in wth’s hack using davees solution. then can release it as a second hen release potentially.

  13. Shawn says:

    Please let there be PSP Iso loaders. Half the games I bought and paid for aren’t even available for download on the Playstation Network. :(

    • Xuphor says:

      The video shows Davee playing Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters from a homebrew screen, which is only a full psp game. It really looks to me like he already found a way to load isos from it.

      • John says:

        You could be wrong. It could be a legitimate game.

        • Xuphor says:

          He loads it from a homebrew menu. Why in the world would a homebrew application be made to load a legally bought game already installed? That makes absolutely no sense.

        • wololo says:

          it is easier to load isos than a “legitimate” (by that I assume you mean DRMed) game from an exploiter’s point of view. DRMed games add one layer of verification.

          • John says:

            Oop. Wow! I gotcha. I’m not very ‘into’ all this hacking stuff. Guess you’re right Xuphor, sorry about that haha! Thanks for the update wololo!

          • Xuphor says:

            @John (I can’t reply to your latest post for some reason) – I’m not a noobie PSP hacker by any means. Back when PSP first came out and hacking was done via KXPloit, I was the first to make a tutorial on how to use it, among several other early level PSP hacking tutorials. I’ve kept up with the scene, but I just don’t really show myself anywhere but gbatemp.net lately.

          • Volts says:

            Wololo, sorry if i sounded stupid.. I had “Monster Hunter Unite” installed into my PS Vitas and the Graphics are extremely *** because it was mean for “PSP” only(I stupidly purchase it without reading on the First day having it)

            From the video itself the image of the few games he played seems to be very good in quality. Assuming that he is loading ISO from the PSP games he previously purchase. I though it will still run on the 480×320 resolution on the Vita screen which become a larger pixel. Is there a tool to open up in different resolutions?

          • wololo says:

            There are filtering options on the vita to make your PSP games look better. While playing the PSP game on your vita, touch the screen for a few seconds and you should see the options. Try with bilinear filtering

          • Davee says:

            Have to disagree there, the entire API for loading a signed game is there, no modifications are actually required. Just load into 0x123 API and go wild. I’d assume loading plain ISOs would require a lot of modification in the kernel. IIRC, most of M33 code was ISO loading code.
            As for the video, this is a PSN game. Fully signed and encrypted.

          • wololo says:

            Thanks, my bad!

  14. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    wololo can you release name but say in the post that a kenel is made so you reccomend we wait but its our choice

    • wololo says:

      Yes, this sounds like a reasonable idea, I will probably end up doing that, unless I get a clear signal from Davee or Yosh to not do that.

  15. Devin says:

    So, I know a lot of people are asking for the name of the game… Is it even a game that does this? Like, is DEFINITELY a PSP game? I don’t see how all these people are knowing that. Then again, I’m sorta new at this homebrew thing.

    • wololo says:

      Davee said on his twitter that this is PSP access. As far as we know, the only thing the PSP emulator doe on the Vita is running games, hence the strong feeling that he is using a user mode exploit in a PSP game, then elevates to kernel access, possibly using the kernel exploit that was used for the Chronoswitch downgrader on PSP 6.60

      • Devin says:

        So that implies that I’d need to possibly buy a psp game off the playstation store? 😛

        I first hacked my psp with the liberty city stories save a long time ago. It’s 2am and I’m not thinking to my fullest, so here comes a question, I’ll probably think ‘OH duh’ after I get some sleep:

        To hack a system like the Vita will you need to buy a game for that to work? Orrr. like I know the Vita can’t use some sort of pandora’s batter, so yeah.

  16. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    the game has a hole in it to hack our vita for homebrew

  17. Porongoso says:

    Well i hope i would be able to play my PSP games in my Vita. I’m not a pirate but in my country games are really expensive and i payed a lot of money for my PSP games since PSP launch and i feel cheated by SONY that i cannot play my games in my Vita, i sold my PSP to get the Vita hoping full Psp compatibility but i was wrong so i really hope we can load isos on Vita, even when there will be still people who will pirate, at least i know i payed alot and i think i have the right to play my games even if it is in Iso mode on a Vita. I davee will share this to the community, oh and thanks wololo for all he have done for PSP community, i love Wagic 😀

  18. noober says:

    does this play these games with refined graphics like the ones bought from the sen?

    • msparky83 says:

      Yes the vita runs psp games just fine. The screen is brighter and more colorful allowing for much nicer more crisp graphics fro pretty much anything you use it for.

      @Devin- Yes it is a psp game.

  19. Dutt says:

    Very interesting.. Good work Davee.

  20. Z3r01 says:

    Wow, can’t wait for any exploit that uses a US game to come out lol
    I had the chance for the motor storm version but didn’t because I didn’t want to keep switching accounts to play my downloaded vita games from the US store

  21. mattrfg says:

    would people be able to rip the iso from a umd, convert it to this special eboot thing, and play them on the vita? surely THAT is legal and it bypasses sony’s ‘passport’ scheme

  22. msparky83 says:

    Yes, theoretically it would be possible to do so if one were able to gain kernel mode access and use the program Dax created to convert it to eboot. There may be more to it than that, but that would be my guess as to how its done.

  23. Iono says:

    This is all apirate could ever dream about… Thankyou Davee

  24. Soczi says:

    That is awesome news Wololo. Thanks. I have been waiting for news like this since December :) . Truly a breakthrough. An ISO Loader for PSP games is more than enough a punishment for Sony for making me buy my UMD games again from PSN.

  25. Salah says:

    Well , this is awesome 😀
    But i think sony will remove the psp emulator in the next updates :(

    • StepS says:

      it’s not as easy as removing “Other OS” from a PS3, for example. People here pay money to play psp games on their vita, I can’t even imagine what will happen if a psp emulator gets removed. They probably can make some patches to it, but I doubt that they will go any further

  26. el_popi says:

    Gba games on Vita… I like it :3 I wonder if we could see a Saturn and N64 emulator for Vita that runs with nice fps ^^

  27. Kade says:

    I wonder how to test the psp iso loader. That’s a good news. Can we know the name of game?

  28. TheBudds says:

    Regardless of what…it was a awesome video to watch!

  29. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    yaay wololo agreed with me lol

  30. James says:

    Probably, but the backlash from the community might make them think twice!!

    One of the big selling points of the Vita though is the PSP emulator and its large game library, as I like many others wanted to upgrade from a PSP to the Vita.

    Looking forward to this hack so that I can actually finally sell my PSP as I am fed up of having some of my UMD games not being available on my Vita, never mind paying again for them!

  31. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    wololo could u release tomorrow wait.. i mean today in the afternoon or somthing lol. and is naruto and bleach on tv in japan.like are they big shows there!

  32. Waiting4NewVitaHack says:

    P.S. im changing my name to sasuke on the comments like on the forum. and your doing a great job replying to our questions

  33. Kizumik says:

    This is awesome! Finaly, I can play free PSP games again :). I knew this would come up instant after Vita’s release :D.

  34. PSPScene says:

    Is it just me, or does Sony really…suck. They just can’t put a lid on hacking! I’m only saying they suck at trying to stop hacking.

  35. PSPScene says:

    Too bad there isn’t even a fingerprint on the surface of the Vita’s software to play Vita games and play around with the features.

    • UE says:

      And for that I am glad, look the vita has quality software coming out the wazoo atm… Although admittedly I am having to learn how to read japanese (I can speak it btw so not as big an issue as with others) purely so I can play some of the games.

  36. Sasuke says:

    well they tried. and more patches That will stop more hacking. for all we know. we might have a bad cfw time like on ps3. only time will tell.
    i cyenged my name from waiting4newvitahack to sasuke!!!

  37. pspno says:

    so this means that vita games can get hacked too?

  38. Sasuke says:

    noway eiese hacks are all because of wololo’s finding

  39. Sasuke says:

    Release the game name today please wololo its been awhile like half of spring break

  40. chris says:

    well eagerly waiting for psp kernel acces on vita as sony ate my money for arctic edge and never refunded me, will have homebrew in the end….

  41. xist says:

    Fantastic work from Davee once again. It’s truly something to be proud of when we have such industrious people beavering away behind the scenes.

    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT’S HOLY, KEEP THIS UNDER WRAPS! It’d be awesome if the right people got access to this (Wololo, Coldbird, Virtuous Flame and myriad other dev’s) but as for the rest of us keep it as a great thing for the future. Let the Vita get some legs first, and then later down the line (or when Sony screws us some more) consider the unwashed majority.

    Davee, kudos to you.

  42. Trigger Fantom says:

    well it’s the wii all over again. if anyone has followed that scene knows that it all started with gamecube homebrew then afterwords BOOM wii homebrew (with the use of the tweezer attack and finding an exploit that way) now we still have psp’s with loaders, emulators and tons of cool homebrew, a Vita with psp emulation in the same boat emulation working maybe even backup loading. just a matter of time till we see the vita cracked right open. funny how you state that backup loading may follow, i see no point in it. the vita you can have content ether on the internal storage as digital media or physical on a vita flash memory. in a way i see there are two possibilities. a production of a flash cart, or OS based exploitation. what ever the case we may see homebrew running soon.

  43. natsu says:

    what the…. missed to read this..damn.. KUDOS.. kudos… kudos…. i can finally give my psp to my younger sister…

  44. Naruto says:

    Sorry Suckske, your *** eyes have no affect on me… so sad…

  45. Rey says:

    Does this mean we’ll be able to delete welcome park ?? I sure hope so.

  46. Asmith906 says:

    wouldn’t It make sense to wait for the April firmware update? It’s supposed to add more compatibility with psp games and potentially add ps1 support. If it were to be released now wou;dn’t you be locked out of those extra functions?

  47. DigiTack says:

    Wow already! I’m surprised VHBl has gotten so far in such little timing. Too bad Sony will react as fast as lightning as usual and patch whatever causes the VHBL…. Oh well lets enjoy this when it’s released! :)

  48. Totoro says:

    One small mod, one giant step for vita users!! I haven’t been this excited since the release of the last Indiana Jones movie, except this won’t be a huge letdown xD well time to trade my PSP in already and get a vita.

  49. Alpmaster007 says:

    Correct me if am wrong but wouldnt it be better just personal message the games on facebook provided the devs yave first that which i would think. Then Greedy SONY wont know the game :) All devs Rock Viva La Vita Revolution :p

    • Totoro says:

      No, now stop asking, why would messaging on a social networking site be any better than this? If Sony wanted to, they could attain information for legal reasons in a heartbeat, and unlike this site which is most likely static, facebook will not. Therefore Wololo himself could get caught and our little hope for hacking the vita would be gone.

  50. MB says:

    Woudl such an exploit be abel t be ported to ms arctic edge exploit? So that us who already bought a title for vhbl could use that for this as well?

    • wololo says:

      Possibly. I don’t know the details of the kernel exploit so I am not sure.

      • Alpmaster007 says:

        Hello so do you agree that sending a pm thru Facebook would keep Sony from knowing the name of the game when they want to announce it? Since Devs are just going to make Sony just take the game off the catalog so that gives us more games we will not be able to play if we did not have it downloaded already :/

  51. siren says:

    so in theory this is like a hacked PSP XD

    • UE says:

      with a better and bigger screen, better analogue sticks (That can be remapped) and a upscaling filter to minimise the jaggedies 😛

  52. Norml says:

    So awesome, love his REWIND mods he made for a few emulators.

  53. Dazman says:

    it would also be nice to know what firmware he is using.

  54. arjun paul says:

    yeah even i realy think …it would be better if we all do a p.m through fb …and try to spread the word about the game ..in private …dis would slow sony down a bit to patch the game :)…(just a thought) i am really looking forward to play iso on my vita :D….

    • Alpmaster007 says:

      So you are agreeing with me that is the best way to keep it a secret since Sony can not monitor that :)

      • rabidchild says:

        Except that the first artard who finds out will go “First! It’s Armored Core Portable!!! lolz!!!” (or whatever game) on every message board they can find.

  55. The boss says:

    Have you any idea when he is gonna release it??

  56. dimy93 says:

    There are few questions that immediately pop up in my mind:
    1. Is there a way for Davee to release this without repeating the VHBL story- most probably no :(
    2. Is there any point to make it public if Sony will patch it in matter of hours?
    3. Is it possible now when we have a PSP kernel access to gain kernel access on the Vita through some Vita exploit or this is completely useless for the Vita’s further hack?

  57. Alpmaster007 says:

    how many times do i have to say it p.m then only those people would know it if they reallyvwant to know the game :/

  58. NitsudR says:

    Wheeeeee I hope this comes to the united states/ America’s so I can put my umd’s on my vita!! Crisis core and BBS should look awesome on the vita! I would play through them again totally!! Keep us updated wololo, thank you davee u rock

  59. crow132 says:

    Why should this have any impact in wth’s relase?

    I mean, Davee never said he is gonna relase it. Maybe he just want it to be his exploit.

    Instead, wth have confirmed a relase and it is coming soon.

    He is doing a great job too with his VHBL and I think he must have as much merit as Davee. Dont leave his VHBL pass by

  60. npissoawsome says:

    Wait, since this is a PSP kernel exploit, does this mean we will need a specific PSP game to run the exploit?

  61. Ahmed says:

    What about US store users! :(

    Because I believe Davee lives in UK, so most likely he might be using a game from UK store…

  62. @Alpmaster007 says:

    PMing on Facebook is not that safe as a Sony employee could be any of the people that is PMed

  63. Alpmaster007 says:

    It is safer than announcing it worlwide for Sony to instantly take the game down. :/

  64. Alpmaster007 says:

    alpmaster007 is on twitter hit me up if you want to conversate about games.

  65. I’ll have to give myself a prrromotion

  66. rabidchild says:

    Hey Sony, we know you’re reading this, so LISTEN. You should give homebrew users a way to do their thing on the Vita, while keeping the people who pirate out. Oh, and we know you have people on here asking for details on exploits via PMs…

  67. ibromizi says:

    Great work Davee!
    So what extra things can you do now other than play homebrews and psp games?

  68. Alpmaster007 says:

    come on the safest way to prevent sony is pm to people you know from forums

    • Z3r01 says:

      By you saying pm is better and only to distribute to forum people you know from forums is limiting the people who want the exploit that never been to this site…PM on Facebook is also useless because Sony could also be one of the ones to relieve the exploit…Sony will find out e game and exploit being used ….it’s inevitable….you or no one can stop that….it’s jpcomes down to whoever wants it, stay in line and wait or miss it….an exploit won’t last forever….

      • Alpmaster007 says:

        Cool thanks for the reply your probably right i just wished there was an easier way to secertly send the name of the game:/

  69. Sony says:

    You obey the speed limit on the road

  70. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHLqfkU_0xA

  71. J says:

    Lol to Sony (if it is really you), that is a *** argument.

    Who actually obeys the speed limit :) no matter how hard you try you will always go a little over it unless you permanently watch the dial!!

    How about fair use for the hardware that I have purchased and want to use for software that our community has written.

    Let us install a non Sony OS on it then so that we don’t have to disobey your license agreement, fair win both sides but oh yeah you tried that and took it off us like naughty little children because you couldn’t secure your system correctly.

  72. salah says:

    Davee willnever release it because of stupid noobs thatdont like the “‘no” has a response.

  73. Flyer says:

    ohoho, congratulations to Davee on great finding ^_^ I’m now curious to see how all of this will develop

  74. Kevin says:

    Hey wololo would this kernal hack work on a psp?Isn’t ps vita just emulating the latest psp version or how does this work?

    • Davee says:

      You should be asking me lol. No it will not.I have the features to be compatible with the two anylog sticks and touch screens and buttons many other kernels and homebrew do the same on the psp. Its very easy to get something similar.

      • Eric says:

        that’s awesome 😀

      • hmmmm says:

        Fake Davee. This kernel exploit definitely works on the PSP if ported, which is easy thanks to wololo’s work. What is anylog sticks anyway? And many other kernels doesn’t do that on the PSP… what the heck? SOMETHING SIMILAR??

    • wololo says:

      Yes it would work on a psp (that’s probably how it was developed in the first place), but what would be the point of running it?

    • some1 says:

      This is defiantly a fake Davee, he never talks like this. Not to mention that this would indeed would work on the PSP.

  75. garrei says:

    wow cool… i got arctic edge stuck at 34% when they removed it XD will i still get the exploited version when it resumes downloading when they put it up?? haha ah wells, this exploit is better 😀

  76. Sasuke says:

    wololo release now please. im one hour away from spending it on uncharted or hp lego

  77. Trolkilla says:

    Wololo did you read the text on davees screen???
    It says something about snapshot error???
    I think thats why he blocks our view of the vita for 2sec.
    Can you watch the video again so you can see.

  78. Trolkilla says:

    Is davees hack a .tif exloit??LoL

  79. S0ny says:

    I wonder what % of people reading here work for Sony. I wonder if I’m one of them.

  80. Ae says:

    Im surprised Davee can talk 😛

  81. VV says:

    Homebrew compatibility is really important and hope to see some new ones out to take advantage of the hardware of PS VITA.

  82. Sasuke says:

    nope. note davee just a nub lolz

  83. siren says:

    can anyone explain in detail what the extent of this kernel exploit does? ie comparison to the original PSP

    • Aces In The Palm says:

      Simple, it allows the Vita to do anything a HEN’d PSP can do. Allows PSP home brew, could allow better home brew I guess, if it has access to full memory gfx in PSP mode(which I doubt, but one can dream) its simply a PSP HEN for vita, it will not allow any vita iso’s or home brew though as only the PSP emu has been exploited.

  84. siren says:

    it isn’t davee. just some guy posing ¬_¬

  85. siren says:

    @ Aces thanks for explanation :) if it has kernelmode enabled, surely it means that the PSP emu side is unlocked :D..no need to wait for sony to unlock ps1 games… i thinks XD

    • Aces In The Palm says:

      will probably still have to wait for sony to unlock ps1 games as PSP had PS1 emulator to handle ps1 games (POPS) having a less than 100% compatible emulator within an emulator doesnt make sense when you can code it directly for vita and charge for the games again. i think sony may of been half expecting the PSP emu side to be busted quite fast because most of the PSP workings are well known and documented. Taking it that next leap to a Vita exploit will take quite some time if at all id expect.

  86. Linux2go says:

    With this exploit being Kernel and not User, Is it possible to launch the xmb(vsh) somehow so we can browse and launch stuff the way we do on the psp? I for one would love to use the xmb(vsh) rather then lists. My guess is that its possible but may require modification to the 6.60 firmware used on the vita since you cant quit to xmb from any psp game or app, which prevents anyone from using it as a true home menu.there are probably other incompatibilities also but i dont know. also, we still don’t know if the psp emulator emulates enough of the psp to allow it and/or other programs from working right.

    • garrei says:

      yes i imagine that it would still be very unstable… BUT none of it matters coz he is most likely never gonna release it anyways.

      • UE says:

        what is your reasoning? not saying you are wrong but just saying baseless assumptions are just that… Baseless and sound so very whiny and entitled

  87. reed says:

    Let’s get everything worked on Vita!

  88. Dan says:

    Seriously, don’t ruin the PS Vita, just like you guys (hackers) did to PSP.

    • wololo says:

      Can you give me the names of hackers who contributed to ruining the psp, and how exactly they contributed, or are you just full of air?

      • Dan says:

        They ruined the PSP by giving the ability to pirate games, which resulted in very poor sales, developers stopped making new games etc.

        • wololo says:

          Who is “they”? Names please. Also use the opportunity to explain the sales difference with the nintendo DS, which was also pirated.

          • Dan says:

            They=Hackers that gave ability to pirate games.

            I meant games like Far Cry 2 was not released on PSP, many many games were released for other platforms including DS, PS2 etc but not PSP.

          • wololo says:

            Dude, if you are going to blame hundreds of thousands of people pirating games on the back of a handful of hackers you better know their names and what they did, otherwise you are just showing you dont know what you are talking about.

          • Riku says:

            The DS was pirated in even larger numbers than the PSP. In fact piracy was very easy on the DS and PS2 which were both (iirc) some of the most successful systems ever.

            And the reason we didn’t get as many good games we should have on the PSP was a lack of appeal to western audiences

        • Aces In The Palm says:

          I love the way they spout that *** and forget that ps3 was the only system unhacked, and was losing sales.
          Wii due to softmods was the most hacked system, but also the best in games sales.
          Xbox360 with DVD-ROM firmware hacks were a bit harder but still had rampant piracy (was the only reason to have a modded DVD drive) and again games sales were pumping.
          piracy doesnt kill systems, poor planning and lack of titles kills systems.

          • Asmith906 says:

            ok I have to stop you right there. The wii might have sold a lot of consoles but it didn’t sell a lot of games unless they were made by nintendo. I remember Sega making madworld just to convince people that games other then nintendo franchises could sell on the wii. Of course it ended selling poorly.

        • g00denz says:

          This conversation is silly, pirating of software and games has been going on since they have been introduced. this will not and has not stopped, the harder companies make it to do the more people will try it’s in a hackers nature to do so.

          Most of us here do NOT want or need to pirate games, and we should discourage such, however we should be able to buy a device and use our already purchased titles on it as well as be free to do whatever we please with the device including rewrite its entire software system if we so choose. If I buy a car who is the manufacturer to tell me I can put my own tires on it, or gut the interior and put new seats in it, this is just silly.

          Maybe Sony should look at the DS and 3ds success and look at their price structure and see where the disconnect is after my Vita purchase with a mem card and a few games I am around 500 bucks, If the price drops interest and development will increase regardless of 1% of the vita community who like to customize their devices and run software that the community has developed.

        • UE says:

          I was going to comment further but other people have skimmed over points I was going to make anyway.

          Fact is there ARE some great games for psp that were made, they just never came out of japan or took a long time to do so. Also games sold on a umd incurred less profits per unit for developers than the card base the DS uses.

          Not only was the DS hacked and quicker than the psp, but it also had cheaper ways to get to the games and at the time a bigger game database… Fact is the psp wasn’t even hacked straight away and iso loading took a long while before it worked then worked reliably, what is your excuse there for the lack of developer support in the time before the psp was fully hacked.

          You are a blind fool who does no research and doesn’t even try to understand how a marketplace really works.

        • garrei says:

          There was also games that were made exclusive to PSP only… e.g. FF7 crisis core.. one of the best selling games made. KHBBS, God of war and GTA Series… they still continued to develop these top selling games AFTER the PSP was initially hacked.

        • Saik says:

          two letters:


    • Casavult says:

      You should think about what you just typed…


    • rabidchild says:

      Hey Dan, don’t ruin the Vita, just like you ruined the Ozone layer. :(

  89. siren says:

    @ Dan The PSP unhacked is a sack of manure.The PSP isnt ruined the hacks made it into an awesome gaming system.>__>

  90. Drjeff says:

    wish you would just release the damn game name already, have you built enough traffic yet wololo? With the post of amazon deals that you get a cut of, this is obviously being withheld to get some money for your troubles.

    • wololo says:

      Drjeff, wish peolple like you could read my blog and understand how the release is happening before assuming stuff. Its not like that didnt happen before.

    • g00denz says:

      you are a really big a-hole, I personally hope wololo makes millions on his amazon clickthrough’s although I am certain he is lucky if it covers the expenses of running his site and the headache of dealing with trolls like you. (I dont think millions are enough for that)

      He has and continues to contribute more to this scene than most and deserves our praise, as do other contributing members of the community.

      Wololo thanks again from the real fan’s and community members

  91. Zer01ne says:

    Dan Stop, you don’t know what do you talking about.
    Go back to school before trying to understand how hack is made and why the hack made pirating the games.

  92. Coldbird says:

    @Dan Thanks for making me laugh.

    Of course the decreasing number of sales and less productions for PSP can in no way be linked to Sony releasing a new console and developers jumping onto that now…

    Of course it has to be the hackers fault… 😛

  93. Drjeff says:

    then please let us know why we are still waiting.

  94. drjeff says:

    Yes, I read that the day you posted it. I wish you could have at least told us not to waste our time this weekend waiting. This is the point i am making. You and I all know that if you miss it, it’s gone. This is pro-wrestling caliber hype and you know it. Check the analytics for this page. It’s pretty impressive where the spikes occur, and then here comes the Wololo sponsored amazon ads, as if the ones all over the site and posts weren’t enough…. don’t you think it’s been long enough? I think anyone who really wanted this release are already here. PSN just finished an update, it’s prime time!!

    • darkenvy says:

      Your kidding right? Being a hacker of consoles doesn’t pay for itself. It does not hurt you to see a few ads if it pays the developers.

    • TheBudds says:

      Wow! Condescending much?

      You wasted your time, no one else is to blame. Just because your schedule wasn’t kept doesn’t entitle you to anything. Sites cost money to run, and if you really think wololo is doing a scrooge mcduck.

      I really must question your intelligence :(

      I truly doubt you bought your Vita for vHBL alone, stop acting as if it’s owed to you.

    • wololo says:

      @drjeff: If you don’t like ads just use adblock. If you don’t want me to make some pocket money out of my 5 years of experience helping the scene, just go ahead, find your own exploits, write your own tutorials and all that stuff, nobody’s asking you to stay here. I’m fed up with people wanting me to be ashamed of trying to turn this hobby into a source of revenue. Just compare the ads of this website to all PS3/Vita/PSP hacking sites, and you will find that this is very reasonable. You don’t see a gigantic ad on the screen preventing you from reading the articles on my site.
      If you disagree with the idea of people trying to make money with the work they provide, well, grow up and try the real world for once.

      • npissoawsome says:

        I for one totally agree with trying to make money out of this site, you do nothing but help all of us, I wouldn’t even care if you posted a topic about adds once a week, maybe even after every 5th post or something. I don’t even use add block, I believe it’s wrong, because viewing someone’s adds, is like paying them, and blocking the adds is sort of like steeling

        If you can make money out of something you enjoy, I’m happy for you, don’t let dirt bags like these to actually hurt you

      • jaycloudz says:

        wololo stop listening to those faggits just do what u do best helping people lean about psp hack etc i know u help me alot :)

      • jaycloudz says:

        wololo stop listening to those faggits just do what u do best helping people learn about psp hack etc i know u help me alot :)

  95. drjeff says:

    and riku, i wasn’t talking about davee’s hack.

    • Ted Mosby says:

      Have you ever released an Exploit….No!So be patient. It will released per Mail to trustful Members first, then other People who are long on /talk, then trustful Newbies and then the other. We have so a great among of people who are able to use the Exploit. And it doesn’t matter if Sony Updates his PSN…the only thing is the CMA….or maybe an FW-Update. But for now, everything is fine. So be patient…

      • Sasuke says:

        Hey ted. You failed the broath. And your a idiot. Uts going to everyone at the same tims

        • UE says:


          Please learn to spell before calling someone an idiot or it will have to be repeatedly pointed out that you are an idiot yourself.

  96. alex says:

    from yt : @BlueMaximaC099 No worries man, Its a PSN encrypted game, with license keys :)

    daveexfusion in reply to BlueMaximaC099 (Show the comment) 1 day ago

  97. serious says:

    dont release it davee, its not worth

  98. KasperBrewski says:

    It makes me sick the amount of people in this world that want instant gratification. When they don’t get something there and then, they cry and complain.

    I’d rather wait and recieve alot more later, then recieve a result now that have alot less.

    Grow up FFS

  99. garrei says:

    would anyone like a cuppa tea?? :)

  100. new_guy says:

    Great job and a few questions..
    Could a full speed SNES emulator with sound be created with the psp Kernel access? I’m not sure if I’m reading this correctly.. Kernel access, is that equals access to the entire hardware of the PS Vita? or is it just PSP hardware CPU 333MHZ capability? thanks!

  101. jotax says:

    once you have access to core vita is it possible to alter the PSP emulator mhz to 533mhz for example?

    I think it’s good reprogram some powerful emulators, and no start coding from 0

    Congratulations Davee and company & thanks.

  102. DemShoes says:

    I asked this before but,
    “I have a question. Would it be possible to hack the Vita with a cartridge like the ones used to hack the DS?”

    • Sasuke says:

      yep bht the Question is. how do we run the files we get from the card

    • wololo says:

      Only hardware hackers will be able to answer that question. We have mostly software devs on this site.

      • npissoawsome says:

        From what I know, and that may not be much, there hasn’t been an actual hardware hack in a very long time. I believe the last one they had was the pandora’s battery, and I think in the 2.x formware days, there were some chips you could get that mod your PSP

        • FxMxSpectrum says:

          I remember doing a Pandora Battery for 5.50, and not before. I also think the last hardware hack was a jigkick, wasn’t it?

          I don’t like to erase, soooo… I read that wrong lol

  103. Dutt says:

    @ Wololo
    Good work love how your doing things..
    Ps. Can i give a donation by paypal to you?

    • wololo says:

      Thanks. If you want to donate, I suggest the following:
      – for donations regarding yosh’s port of VHBL, donate directly to him. You can contact him by PM on /talk, his user name is wth
      – for donations to me, I don’t really need them, but I would really like if you donate to the red cross instead :)

  104. Charlie Cheung says:

    Thanks for the good news.
    But I’m a little confused.I just noticed you had updated your blog, saying Davee told you the game running on his video was not an iso.So what does this game mean on Davee’s video? Maybe it’s a exploit by this game? I guess.
    Hope you can resolve my confusion.

    • UE says:

      What the part where it says “regularly bought psn game”
      doesn’t make sense to to you? My best guess is the hen allows access to all games that are run through the psp emulator section of the psv, hence allowing him to play his legitimately installed game.

      This is quite exciting really because depending on how this works it could be picked up by sony if it shows there are no possible hacking methods in this area and made into a legitimate feature.
      I know this is not likely but as I said depending on HOW it works there is a slight possibility of this.

  105. Alpmaster007 says:

    Thank you all the devs out there for making it possible to even give us a chance of using a exploit. I never knew how hard it is to make a save game exploit before Kudos to all hackers Viva La Vita!!!! :)

  106. Z3r01 says:

    I’m gonna half agree with Dan..,the PSP suffered some be abuse of piracy. I’m not blaming hackers, none…but whoever made iso loading , although the intention wasn’t for pirating it led to that. The system sold because of greedy pirates…but lack of games from developers was mostly because of piracy and other things (accord into an article on CNN awhile ago)
    All I wish is that homebrew can natively come to the vita but keep piracy out of it…I know a lot of people *** and say no but deep inside they want to get games for free…I pay for my games…all..just want hombrew…need my snes on games that yes I still own…and other devs original work as well.

    • Z3r01 says:

      How cool would it be for Sony to open he vita like apple did and let anyone develop and get $$$ at the same time. We need a cydia type thing for the vita

      • wololo says:

        That’s what they said they would do with the Playstation Suite, but my understanding of the situation is that it will be extremely limited (a bit like the apple store actually), and I’m sure it will not allow cool “borderline” stuff such as emulators, etc…

        • Z3r01 says:

          But yes Yea , I mean it gives a chance for some to shine, but as far as the cool stuff , yea we gonna need hacks to run the cool stuff…I want to imagine changing the interface on the vita like we did on the PSP , that would just be awesome!!

  107. DartonTheOnlyStaker says:


  108. dankuro says:

    Wololo, I have a question, the PSP mode of the PSVITA does limit the gpu power so it can run psp games or it just puts a frame limit?
    If it’s he first one, the emulators like the dreamcast emulator could work better, could they?
    and what about the second joystick, could it be activated?
    looking foward to progress.
    A mere watcher.

  109. Alpmaster007 says:

    If anyone wants to make a cool friend add me on psn at killroy007 known as alpkaster007 at Twitter especially if you are a proud owner of the Vita. :) Wololo you ROCK awesome website and blog man :)

  110. malin says:

    Wow! this is big news, congratulations Davee. I hope we see a deluge of homebrew and releases soon like the early PSP days. That scene in its infancy was one of my most fun times with hacking and homebrew.

    With the spec of the Vita and the control scheme there could be some amazing releases from the scene, I’d love to see a Vita version of iRShell but I realise we are a long way from that yet but I look forward to see what you guys come up with next

  111. Asmith906 says:

    Actually piracy can kill a system if its based with stiff competition. I bought a psp years ago just because it was easy to pirate. Of course I eventually felt bad and after seeing the harm that pirating has done I have bought a lot of psp games from the psn store. You cant really compare the ds to the psp as more people bought the psp with prior knowledge that it could be hacked. If you look at the demographics that the portables target a lot of ds users were children and people who don’t really follow gaming blogs. So they most likely dont even know what a padora battery or r4 card is. As much as people try to justify it pirating can lead to hardware failure especially if you never intend to purchase games to support the system. Also while I like what wololo and others have done undoubtedly this is why we have CMA and are unable to transfer vita save individually.

  112. sh1t_s1pp3r says:

    will this exploit require usa people to purchase a game from the EU/HK store in order to use it?

  113. whitey_mcguee says:

    Ok in not going to lie, I want an is loader. I have purchased a ton of pap games that are now supposed to turn into paper weights. I find it not fair that sen will not even give a discount to us users for previously purchased items. I am having cravings to see what crisis core looks like on the larger screen along with several other games I have. I even signed up for +plus thinking that I would get to use my pan purchases on my vita but nothing. This is why I am aggravated. I have spent hundreds that I am not allows to use any more.

    What are your thought?

  114. siren says:

    as youve bought them already, its not piracy. :)

  115. lololol says:

    Why delete comments what happens to freedom of speech :*((

  116. J says:

    It is dissapointing that it looks like Davee is probably not going to release this, no point in crying about it as it is his decision.

    I have a ton of PSP content on my Japanese PSN account and switching between this and my EU account constantly is driving me up the wall!!

    I was praying that we might get an ISO loader so I could decrypt the content on my PSP and then load it on my Vita without the PSN region restrictions! Also I have a few UMD disks I wouldn’t mind converting over either!!

    The only hope I have is that somebody doing it proves that it can be done, fingers crossed somebody else will get kernel access as well and might release it next time.

  117. gilf slammer says:

    praying?? ^^^^ for an iso loader?? how about praying for world peace or something beneficial 😛

    • Timothy says:

      Considering this is a PS Vita development topic….praying for those things here wouldn’t make sense.

    • J says:

      I tried praying for world peace, gave up as there are too many idiots in it :)

      If you want to try praying for world peace why don’t you try a different forum? as said this is a PS forum (mainly)!!

  118. keane says:

    “Gilf slammer” haha your comment was brilliant 😀

  119. Timberack says:

    If Davee releases it or not, it doesn’t really matter, it’s just a matter of time. Somebody is going to do it probably better.
    I am praying for full access, I have bought a damn good share of video games at robbing prices throughout my life, an ISO loader would be awesome. If I really like a game I will make the purchase, if I don’t like it, it gets deleted.
    People who are saying that homebrew and “hackers” have ruined prior gaming devices, are full of it. People who download games rather than buying them hardly make a dent in the market, and those people usually BUY the game system specifically for homebrew, The reason I bought my Vita was for homebrew, otherwise Sony would have gotten $0 from me. Enjoy my money Sony, I will enjoy your Vita. Deal?

  120. jvhellraiser says:

    Nice Davee good work! but my question
    or at least the one i have for wololo or davee
    maybe CB can answer it,will vita download limit
    restriction will be disable in later year,i want to
    download my anime but vita wont let me,or Sony XD
    please i just ask for that brake that download limit

  121. ball sniffer says:

    I call BS, davee hasn’t said a word since, fake! :(

  122. zafotheninja says:

    follow up on this?

  123. Revolution says:

    Will people stop using the would hackers! These people are revolutionist for bringing fun back to a dead game console that restricts you freedom to enjoy the system. Davee, we wait for your code ==D so we can access the memory card without installing the media content manager and have the ability to create folders in the memory card

  124. fLaSh says:

    This hack remmember he older “PSPgo 6.10 CFW/HEN Proof of Concept”
    I think it never will be released

  125. I am just hoping something comes out soon but I feel bad sitting on the sidelines wishing I could help. But I guess the best pay off of all is being able to work on a project and see it evolve from an idea to a tangible objective. Good luck with all you have to bring to the new era of handheld gaming!
    Also, just an idea I don’t know if this is possible but making an emulator on the PC that can act as a PS3, more or less a VM that would allow a gamer the ability to load PSP games. It doesn’t have to have to play PS3 games just a media to communicate to the PS Vita. From what I have seen that’s how most people have loaded games that they have purchased using a PS3 Console of course.

    Anyways, happy exploiting.

  126. good ol joe blow smith says:

    Mfw im reallllyyyyyy pumped for the prx loader..(if its ever released) wont have to buy psn games for vhbl! And ill get to play my psp games! I wont have to carry 2 systems around.. c: Its an excellent alternative to sonys “buy it again,if you want” motto, and completely legal since i own the games. Super hyped. 😀

  127. acez says:

    I’m just wondering, how does one even exploit the Vita, if no debugger is available ?

  128. wuwenjun says:

    thank you from all you work

  129. Choppy says:

    Anyone knows if Davee has released this exploit ?

  130. Aces In The Palm says:

    Maybe Europeans got essentials because *they pay more* than the US or Japan. Basically, the rest of the world subsidise so US and Japs get it cheap, normally at a loss.

  131. Kizumik says:

    He already got them you stupid cake.

  132. UE says:

    Lol either you are lying or you are an idiot… or both…

    I am going with idiot atm… you are an idiot

  133. g00denz says:

    WOW, it never ceases to amaze me how dumb people are really???? you dropped all that money on a vita returned it for a psp because of this site…

    Hey btw I just put a bridge on the market…. It’s in Brooklyn want to buy it?

  134. Alpmaster007 says:

    Hey i would pay more to play better titles in North America.This catalog sucks. Doesnt matter any way im purchasing eurupean network cards so im happy :)

  135. wololo says:

    Nah, I’m happy with non moderated comments on the blog, if you want moderated we have the forums :)
    I do delete extremely offensive comments though, but rarely the comments of people who post their opinion, even when I disagree.

  136. Green Ranger says:

    well said Mr. Snowman :)

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