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Davee gets PSP Kernel access on the Vita


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276 Responses

  1. DartonTheOnlyStaker says:


  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. sh1t_s1pp3r says:

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

  7. 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?

    • Snowman says:

      My thoughts on that are … you bought it, you paid earned cash, you paid tax on your purchase, you paid tax on your earnings, you should be able to enjoy your purchases without limitation.

      *** day one DLC robbing bastards, make a decent complete game then add even better content and maybe people wouldn’t resort to piracy. The game industry needs a kick up the ***, you don’t see indie developers selling a game for £44.99 that you also have to spend £7.99 to play it online and another £14.99 to play with your friends because they have “content” and you don’t.

  8. siren says:

    as youve bought them already, its not piracy. 🙂

  9. lololol says:

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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)!!

  12. keane says:

    “Gilf slammer” haha your comment was brilliant 😀

  13. 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?

  14. 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

  15. ball sniffer says:

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

  16. zafotheninja says:

    follow up on this?

  17. 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

  18. fLaSh says:

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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. 😀

  21. acez says:

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

  22. wuwenjun says:

    thank you from all you work

  23. Choppy says:

    Anyone knows if Davee has released this exploit ?

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