Davee gets PSP Kernel access on the Vita

Famous PSP dev Davee just posted a youtube video showing him running PSP homebrews on a Vita. I initially thought “well, not a big surprise, he’s running his own port of VHBL to some random exploited game”, but it turns out this is much more interesting than that, as he managed to get a PSP Kernel exploit running on the PSP Emulator. Davee had hinted a few days ago on twitter that he had PSP User mode access, but it’s a surprise to see Kernel mode today. 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 (the video actually shows a psp iso running the video shows a regular PSN game being loaded from the launcher) . Check his video below:

The video shows a minimalist interface called “PRX Loader” which seems to be used to run the homebrews. No word from Davee yet on a release date.

[Update] The end of the video also shows some gameplay of Ratchet and Clank, which indicates Davee already has PSP isos working to some extent on this exploit.

[Update 2] Davee told that this is actually a regular bought PSN game that we see running on this video, not an iso “per se”.

I don’t know what impact this will have on wth’s release for VHBL. We had actually started the process, but Davee’s work might make VHBL fairly irrelevant. I’ll try to contact the involved people to know what to do next about that.

Congrats Davee, exciting times ahead!

Thanks to Yoti for the tip!

  1. acez’s avatar

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

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  2. wuwenjun’s avatar

    thank you from all you work

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  3. Choppy’s avatar

    Anyone knows if Davee has released this exploit ?

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