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Is that a JTAG port on the Vita?


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44 Responses

  1. Wololo rocks i love your articles sub SuperVisionaryHD

  2. BATMAN says:

    Lets hope for a reset glitch just like xbox!

  3. Hugo says:

    Go Hackers!!!!

  4. Kevin says:

    The Vita hacking/homebrew scene is busier than Sony’s release schedule!

  5. xDepths says:

    oh that is just beautiful

  6. Carlos BR says:

    I traded an xbox jtag with the PSVita. Now I have this good news! =)

  7. Mr McGoo says:

    Im not gonna lie, I got a jtagged xbox360 of my own. I love it. It can do almost anything. Im sure that if this turned out to be legit that we would be seeing not just ps1 but probably ps2 games in a matter of time.

  8. randy is pseudo says:

    I have an idea…how bout hackin the heck out of the vita, including jtag and all the goods…but in a way that those who made the hack release firmwares themselves to prevent any piracy…that way us kick *** gamers can play snes, nes, ps1, n64, and any other emulator from the far past with the Vita’s full raw power…I dont know if i seem far fetched, and im not a huge hacker myself (although i want to be), but i would love for these hackers to join and evolve this idea into reality! Donations can be made to keep up with production i guess…idk. Either way, thanks wololo for vhbl.

    • Tyler Guy says:

      Once the console is compromised to the point of unsigned code being ran, all anyone would have to do is hijack that initial process, and they could do almost anything they wanted at that point, and someone else would just do it.

  9. nnniii says:

    Could any developer help me out?

    I want to know more about hardware. Have the knowledge goroh_kun (for example) has.

    I already know C, ASM, Scheme, Python and Ruby. I have a good foundation on the software world and wanted to spread myself on other fields 🙂

    Particularly, I would like to know books about the subject and such things, I’m totally lost.

    Thank you!

    • Moehammered says:

      Learn by doing. Research and learn how CPU’s work. Assembly is a good start but in the case of the PSP for example, the instruction set it uses for its CPU is MIPS. Learning MIPS would help you further understand how the PSP’s CPU worked. Its one of those ground up learning processes. (At least from what I’ve researched so far)

  10. DCSmith707 says:

    I got no idea what it means, but I’m glad that it makes people happy.

  11. darkanubis74 says:

    That’s pretty awesome if it’s a working jtag. I wouldn’t get your hopes up yet though.

  12. MrJack says:

    this would be Amazing!

  13. Norml says:

    $onys lack of PR to their customers is enough for anyone to say f*ck it, lets check out this locked bad boy down. $ony keeps implementing more and more restraints against it’s customers. It’s unacceptable and there’s no excuse for high priced memory cards and one account per console per memory card…someone has to step up, the mobile apps are not shooting to the stars like Apple did it, because Apple woke up and you can jailbreak. Sony just does not care, they could implement features so the consumer could customize the device without hacking it, but NOOOOOO. We could do what? Move around some bubbles and change the background….

    • Chasez671 says:

      I agree. I would also like to see some more customization options for the homescreen. Live wallpapers would be nice.

    • z3 says:

      The reason for the memorycard prices it to make money there instead of on the hardware itself. Sony could easily have priced the Vita $50 more, and sold the memorycards cheaper.

      What types of costumization are you thinking about by the way?

    • Darkanubis74 says:

      Apple didn’t “wake up” they lost a court battle to make it illegal. they still patch their firmware like everyone else to make it “not able to be jailbroken”

  14. sharlock says:

    I hope something good comes out of this so that it can motivate people into buying it which in return will motivate sony into doing Better stuff for the vita

  15. Sakuryu says:

    Wewt Bring on the hacking !

  16. RT says:

    JTAG also have many type protocol , still need time for hacker. If there have hardware hacker, it would be great. Because Sony can,t update though psn or game.
    I hope there isn’t any efuse like xbox. …

  17. KeZ says:

    They can disable rhe JTAG feature via sw, like some mobile phones manufacturers do. But others, like Samsung and HTC, let this feature enable even in retail devices.

  18. fate6 says:

    I have seen this brought up before but no one bothered checking >__<

  19. Seems sony psvita hack run like wind and i hope hack my console with any firmware or any hack, nice updates men, i want open my ps vita but my mind said dont touch any thing.

  20. only one question ps vita can run android 4.0 o never can made this dual boot or run ubuntu for movil.
    its joke no men tell me this a true os android running on ps vita but how install if no way to get root of memory sony ps vita no linux recognize and windows no recognize the format how can install boo t but how if no recognize like sd hdd anyway tell me if you now some thing and how install os psvita again thanks.


  21. pottsrok21 says:

    Can a Jtag port on the vita possibly give hackers the info needed to make a CFW?
    Or do everyone have to connect to those ports themselves?

  22. Demonchld says:

    i love how all these people *** and complain about piracy blah blah blah…. but in the same time they want to pirate and play SNES NES SEGA Games…. etc… do u really think they own copys of those games they want to play so bad??? i doubt that….

    i for one would love and ISO loader is i can play all my PSP Games and not rebuy them again…. so please hackers go at it

  23. empc says:

    challenge accepted !!!!

  24. yyy says:

    “If anything, I would say that Sony’s consoles have gained a reputation of being fairly secure, and this attracts hardware and software hackers looking for a challenge.”

    I agree with this. I’ve seen the reasons such as “it is no point in hacking if it supports homebrew or Linux”, but the challenge reason will always be there. So it is kinda pointless (from a hacking-protecting perspective) to include any form for official homebrew support. It will never be good enough for some people, and then there is always the challenge of hacking a system on top of that.

  25. The End says:


    Jtag can’t believe it took you guys this long to figure it out…

  26. Sonic-Iso says:

    hate to break it to you guys but i just tried riskwatch on those points… seems like its disabled.

  27. Sonic-Iso says:

    if anyone else has a riskwatch can you please verify this for me.

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