Davee gets PSP Kernel access on the Vita


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287 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. serious says:

    dont release it davee, its not worth

  4. 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

  5. garrei says:

    would anyone like a cuppa tea?? :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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 :)

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!! :)

  12. 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!!

  13. DartonTheOnlyStaker says:


  14. 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.

  15. 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 :)

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. sh1t_s1pp3r says:

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

  19. 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?

  20. siren says:

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

  21. lololol says:

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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)!!

  24. keane says:

    “Gilf slammer” haha your comment was brilliant 😀

  25. 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?

  26. 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

  27. ball sniffer says:

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

  28. zafotheninja says:

    follow up on this?

  29. 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

  30. fLaSh says:

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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. 😀

  33. acez says:

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

  34. wuwenjun says:

    thank you from all you work

  35. Choppy says:

    Anyone knows if Davee has released this exploit ?

  36. 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.

  37. Kizumik says:

    He already got them you stupid cake.

  38. UE says:

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

    I am going with idiot atm… you are an idiot

  39. 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?

  40. 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 :)

  41. 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.

  42. Green Ranger says:

    well said Mr. Snowman :)

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