PSX on the Vita: An interview with the mysterious Vita Hacker


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100 Responses

  1. bb says:

    wololo – can you PLEASE confirm with this guy when he will release it or understand if he’s going to release it? I hear a lot of back and fourth but if he’s true to his word he will release ASAP right? This is the most important part b/c as he says why announce it if you’re not going to release.

  2. Arnookie says:

    Great news but we all know sony will block it anyhow. Wololo knows the score better than all of us. Its chase an exploit or hack and be chased. Sony need to stop with the stupid fight but they never will.
    Its going to be another case of buy one for legit use and buy one for exploits / iso loaders for the psp psx games.
    Sony make money either way but they still can’t see that.

    I’m more gutted that they led everyone to beleive that Ps3 games would be playable through remote play and then don’t and won’t give it to us. Now that sucks big style Sony!

    What’s more is the fact that people want a device they can do whatever they want with. Look at Android and how successful that is, even though most people use pirate games and apps on the device. Google Android got it right so why can’t Sony? Android like making money and profit. Sony for some strange reason don’t seem to like doing that.
    Well thats my two cents anyhow! :0)

  3. openvita says:

    release it if it´s not davees exploit.

    • Jin says:

      I wish it was Davee’s exploit because that kid is a fake. It’s been weeks/months and he hasn’t even said anything about it because he can’t do it. I know what he’s done for the PSP scene but this is different. “Tony” is at least giving us the chance to have fun with his exploit, not being a *** and saying, “Look what I can do!” without releasing anything. What’s the point otherwise? The Vita will be hacked no matter what (like now) and Davee will be nothing special and hopefully known as a fraud.

  4. knickname spits says:

    Davees a deuch -_-

  5. sony can kiss my ass says:

    no offense but saying that those hackers are nerds that have no live is kinda stupid since he doesn’t know anything about their personal life.

  6. auron says:

    i appreciate what these hackers do, we need more giving and humble hackers like him, and less selfish hackers who keep good hacks for themselves without a good reason.

  7. Megaman0x says:

    ok he said it was a cfw for the psp emu (inside of the vita), not a cfw for the vita itself. OK ppl dam.

    p.s wonder how good is he at cat walks

  8. dmnchief001 says:

    Do you support such a hack since it can load PSX and PSP ISOs? If so, will you bring the hack to your site, or are you afraid of what Sony might do to you? Remember Geohot, and how Sony sued him? They even gained access to his Paypal account!!! That said, I think PSX emulation is no different that the N64 emulation already existing, and the PSP emulation isn’t much worse.

  9. w7y7a7t7t says:

    hmmm… i know you must have had enough proof from him or you wouldn’t have written this, it’s just something seems fishy about this guy… maybe he’s legit, but half the interview he seems pretty cool, humble and nice, and the other half he seems kinda like an arrogant ***. on top of this, he’s 16 and did this in 4 hours, i mean i’m not saying its impossible, it just seems unlikely.

  10. Norml says:

    Blah blah blah, imagine that, someone worthy of such hack(so it seems, still no public release but why do that when $ony only updates to patch hacks and reduce compatablity(latest update v1.69, yet again, still no PSP AdHOC fix and now certain VITA games have stopped working…useless company $ony has become.)

  11. auron says:

    just be patient, it will come out, we just have to wait till after sony’s big update the 2.0 and I’m sure we will see some would be completely *** to have it out now while we know of a big update coming within weeks and patch something so difficult to come by while there is a OFW coming soon. so give it time.

  12. whitey_mcguee says:

    Honestly I hope that he does stay in the shadows. I see how the dev’s are treated in the community. If I had those capabilities, im not sure if I would stick around gotten abuse. I cant blame him for wanting to enjoy his youth. I do mma, am a manager, repair electronics in my free time and spend time with my wife. I say good for him, I just hope someone gets a hold of the exploit and is willing to release it.

  13. Sylen7Nato says:

    wow, very exciting news!!…ill be waiting patiently/eagerly to see what happens…either way, i still love my vita…many thanks to all who support the CFW scene and continue to stick it to sony!! keep up the great work.

  14. Rain says:

    Ah, another victim of popular thought. Sure, live your life and don’t waste all your time on games and hacking, but since when is having the ability to hack “geeky”. If I could do what he does, I’d be so proud of myself. I hate how people think that video games are “geeky”, and that it’s only cool to be at a bar and watch football.
    But hey, maybe he isn’t a victim of popular thought. He could truly enjoy swimming, parkour, and disco, but I feel like a lot of people act like that just to fit in because that’s “what’s cool”. They force themselves to like things that they really may not. I think that living to please others is lame (not saying he does) not being a hacker. What happened to being yourself?

  15. Mem says:

    Any moronic troglodyte with a pulse can get laid or jump around, and he has one of the only Vita kernel exploits in the world and thinks nothing of it?

    What a waste of a brain.

  16. Neku says:

    I’ll leave this here

    No I’m not a “nerd”, I also study music and play instruments, go outside, but honestly this guy seems like a big jerk.

  17. anothergamer says:

    “i hate people who show off with their work then dont release” sounds like a hypocrite to me

    • Roberto1 says:

      He never showed off and I dont think he even made a video of it.We only know it exists because wololo tracked him down 🙂

  18. Green Ranger says:

    He just won’t release it for now, because we should wait till Sony drops a new Mayor FW for the Vita with probably add a Flashplayer (better Html5) or PSX Support to the Vita and the we have the possibility to play newer Games…

    For now, it would just be a waste on FW 1.69 😉

    be patient, he said, he will release it soon.

  19. auron says:

    who knows when sony will push out the FW 2.0 i want my psX games.

  20. anothergamer says:

    I can be patient, but how ironic would it be if fw 2.0 played psx games

  21. auron says:

    wololo, have you tried it yet?

  22. CC says:

    Strange, I have that same feeling. Maybe it’s the hypocritical statement of “I hate people who show off with their work [then don’t release]”.

  23. Yifan Lu says:

    Hmm, I don’t know too many real “hackers”, but the handful I do know is nothing like the stereotype this guy used. I mean, no offense, but it seems like he’s describing the characters of that 1990s movie Hackers. The people I do know are pretty interesting and do have lives outside of computers but they just don’t tell the public because what’s the point. Also, some of his statements are a bit contradictory: “I don’t need to show you guys how cool I am.” and the very next sentence “I just ported the CFW to my PSVita in only 4 hours in the night”. If he doesn’t need to show how cool he is and if he doesn’t care what people think, what’s the point of saying he ported a CFW? “I am proud that I play the piano and do Parkour. But these nerds…look at them, they really have no life.” Isn’t that more proving he’s cool? And again, why generalize and elevate himself if he “neither need respectability nor fame”?

    • wololo says:

      You’d be surprised at the world of console hacking. The more I get into it, the more I realize it is split between “kids” and “grown ups”, and those are two different worlds. Mind you, age is not always accurate to classify some hackers in the “kids” or “grownups” sections, it’s just about the way some people behave and think 🙂
      It is very possible he has always been in contact with people in the “kids” section.

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