Vita CFW leaked, Coldbird leaves the scene


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399 Responses

  1. Randqalan says:

    Thanks Coldbird for everything you have done for the psp
    I know I am not the only one who will miss you

    Stay away from s**theads like Sam Jordam that seems to take more then give to all

    Good luck and stay safe:)

    PS hope you come back but understand why you had to take leave

    PPS hope Sam Jordam Sony gets this person for F’ing with a good person and coder

  2. hene193 says:

    This is really sad… Coldbird was a good hacker…
    Thanks for everything Coldbird!


  3. crow132 says:

    I’m agree with relasing a Kernel exploit I must say. After all I am forced to pay for the PSP games that I already have to play them on my Vita.

    What I can’t respect is the way that this tard have taken to do this.

  4. qwikrazor87 says:

    Hopefully no one else gets tied in with him if Sony decides to take action. I hope they slam him hard.

  5. ndh777 says:

    Thank you Coldbird for your efforts in the scene. We will miss you and most of us understand why you made the decision to leave. I for one do not blame you for leaving seeing as how Sony may want to take legal action as they did on Geohot.

    It’s really a shame that all of that work basically went to waste because of one leaker. But I suppose it won’t go to waste. Thanks for the help, Wololo, earlier.

  6. AsDraS says:

    I hope sony will get Sam Jordam and blame him for this.. he should be blocked from every homepage which has something to do with homebrew on psp or psvita to prevent him to do something like this again-.-
    hopefully Coldbird then comes back.
    btw. if you like the psvita page on facebook you will receive two games for free.. one of them is PSP Mini Urbanix 😉 but i dont know if this still works.

    • fate6 says:

      no it does not work any more but that was why we stressed people to get them, a release was planed and frankly it was not to far off but thats all gone now =__=

      BTW it sure would have made a nice Christmas present wouldn’t it :3

      • AsDraS says:

        Would have been a great christmas present 😀
        fortunately i already own the game and i’m still on 1.8 with monsterhunter exploit :) hope someone is able to reverseengineer those files and work on it.
        i start thinking about learning to code for the vita.. i’m sure it will be difficult but i already program in C,C++,Java, Assembler and AutoIt. so maybe in a few months/years i’ll be able to make my own exploits^^

        • fate6 says:

          it sounds like you already know a fair amount ^__^

          well I suggest starting with finding a user mode exploit and porting HBl then start learning some MIPS cause you are going to need to be good with it to find kernel exploits

          also kxploits a few and far between so yea the loss of one is a very big deal >__<

          • AsDraS says:

            i think i will start by trying to understand how the hbl for monsterhunter works and as soon as i have enough knowledge to make one myself i will try to port it to urbanix. and if i get it to work perfectly i will also search for my own exploitable game so i can upgrade my vita without losing hbl :)

      • MikeBeav3r says:

        Is it possible to buy it from PSn on my PSP, transfer it to the PC with Media Go (or something, never actually used that with my Go) and then use open CMA to get it on my PS Vita?
        Don’t mind buying the game if I can get it over, but don’t want to lose my MHFU obtained VHBL at the moment.

        Thanks :)


        • AsDraS says:

          as i know it only works if you buy it on the ps3 and transfer it via proxy to your vita.. I didnt hear anything about a tool that could transfer from psp to vita

  7. Zoraktorok says:

    Well, im happy to be able to be “in the light”, but unhappy with the way this happened. Im one of those users that pretty much have to be spoon fed, i have the knowledge to use tools given to me, but given is the important word in that sentence. I add nothing to the scene except my own opinions which are rather useless. I would have been willing to wait had it meant a greater chance for sucess for the vita albeit the loss of someone who knew what they were doing with the device.

  8. Mr McGoo says:

    So sorry to see you cold bird but as it has been said in the past, we appreciate all of your work and will greatly miss you. Thank your everything and sorry that one goober ruined it for the future of all users. At this point I will be staying on 1.80 and not bothering with the pick up of this new game. I will be waiting for a legit release and the better of the community has been this entire time.

  9. svenn says:

    Coldbird isn’t leaving, hes hiding. (who can blame him) Its stupid, but we knew it was gonne happen. There is so much talent, we knew there where kexploits around, just not publicly and that was good, let the hackers enjoy, and let game company’s still make profit.

    Sad thing is, that the PSP is now also kinda dead :(

  10. Sined says:

    Wololo, now that everybody knows that Urbanix exploitable will we see VHBL port soon? Unfortunately I missed Monster Hunter ninja release but i’m on 1.80 and i already have Urbanix…

    • wololo says:

      I learned about this leak at the same time as everybody else, 2 days ago. I did try to port VHBL to this exploit on 1.81 but for now it doesn’t work. Since the exploit is now open, *everybody* can try to port VHBL and fix it, not only me.
      I’ll do my best either way, but I’m just saying, I’m not any more clever than anybody else out there :)

  11. psVitovic says:

    but, what will happen with the ProOnline? will it now go dead?

  12. Sam Lynch says:

    Goodbye Coldbird ;_;7

  13. The Budds says:

    Hah! I’m glad to see all this leaker got was internet hatred.

    Though I must note, It’s sad to see bonds of trust get smashed for oh so stupid reasons. I wish Coldbird nothing but the best in whatever he does next.

    Dammit, it’s just a sad day in homebrew for the Vita :(

  14. tricade says:

    What does the leak files do? running a iso loader or just showing us that a kernel exploit is possible?

  15. Zyphs says:

    I’m totally for Piracy and reason is to hard to explain in text but this guy seems like no good as a person, i’ll just keep watching your “blog” for more news about the vita, thanks for the VHBL its awesome<3

  16. Andrew Wright says:

    I’m a bit confused… I’d urbanix only got a user mode exploit? we don’t need it for this kernel exploit? if I stick with monster hunter vhbl will I still be able to use the kernel exploit or cfw of anyone manages to decrypt it.

    • wololo says:

      Yes, I believe if the kernel exploit gets reversed, it will work on Monster Hunter as well

      • Andrew Wright says:

        I don’t understand though. I thought kernel exploits were within games themselfs. like the monterhunter exploit is a user mode one. I thought someone had to find a exploit in a game that gave kernel access or is a kernel exploit something completely different entirely? so urbanix isn’t a kernel exploit will have no benefit for me if I’m still on 1.80 monster hunter freedom unite exploit?? so how does loading a kernel exploit via a user mode exploit work? sorry to bombard you with all these question, I’m not really that clued up in all this.

        • wololo says:

          Google for “privilege escalation”

          • MikeBeav3r says:

            So basically, you need a usermode exploit to access to kexploit, but the kexploit is not related to theoriginal games usermode exploit, it is in the firmware, would that explain it Wololo?

          • wololo says:

            Yes, that is a good explanation

          • Andrew Wright says:

            lol I read down to the name of the game then bought it with my ps3 but obviously I can’t transfer it without updating the PS vita. I should have read the full article before I rushed into it. atleast I’ve only wasted £1.74. has anyone ever played this mini, is it any good?

    • Norml says:

      $ony made the game free, do you really think it would be a good game???

  17. Caio says:

    Kids everywhere… Why can’t the hacking scene be limited to grown-ups only?

    It isn’t the first time Coldbird leaves the scene, though. Or is it?

  18. Necrotek says:

    On the one hand, it’s really sad that such a mess has happened. We lost a excellent scene member, 4 months of collaboration work, a good amount of scene trust and other stuff.
    On the other hand, I can understand coldbird’s reason to leave the scene, I might do the same thing in his place. I just hope that it will be a lesson to people who think (I wonder if they really think anything) that leaking doesn’t hurt anybody.
    Anyway, thank you coldbird for everything you did for the scene.

  19. Andrew Wright says:

    has this kernel exploit all been coldbirds work? of the files are encrypted and nothing is actually working then surly Sony can’t patch anything except this new user mode exploit. so why does he need to leave, does this not mean that his work is still safe at the moment.

    • wololo says:

      It will only take somebody skilled enough to reverse the encryption, from what I understand, it was just here to “delay” skilled people, and “stop” people with no technical skills. I assume people at Sony will find the exploit if they look for it. I am not even sure the exploit itself is encrypted.
      The only question is, will they waste time reverse engineering these files…

      As far as Colbird leaving the scene is concerned, that is a personal decision, with lots of parameters involved. It is difficult to explain without digressing too much into various personal stuff.

    • psVitovic says:

      no, sony can decrypt anything, remember, they made the security and they can open the security on their files, so when sony gets their hands on this files it will get patched in a matter of days, maybe hours…

      • hene193 says:

        Well, no. Sony didn’t make this security, coldbird and the team made this and all the security.

      • svenn says:

        Coldbird could not encrypt into what Sony uses to encrypt. Its a different encryption system, depending on the way it could take hours to years.

        I suppose it won’t be to hard to break. But then again its like blood diamonds, not cause its nice to have, you really want them as your center piece.

  20. SmoothCat says:

    This is the kernel exploit:

  21. ricerrr says:

    so theres no point in geting the mini Urbanix anymore is there?

    • psVitovic says:

      you can get it and wait for the unencrypted version to be released, but you must not at any circumstances update your vita if you want this exploit to work…

  22. Ambient_Malice says:

    Poor coldbird…

  23. Dewey says:

    Hadn’t Coldbird already quit the scene?

    He is LiquidZigong, also known as Team Promotheus and is VirtuosFlame is well.

    Mark my words, he’ll come back xD

    • fate6 says:

      he is not VF but they are good friends ^__^
      last time some troll threw a cheap shot at him so he left in a fit-o-rage

      but this time its a bit different

  24. Will Goodluck to this swiper and Goodluck to him if he ever reverse engineered the code. Hope this will not be the last of all hackers ending their scene in PSvita earlier.

  25. Namana says:

    Thanks for everything Coldbird! I will never forget you!

    Goodbye :(

  26. Andrew Wright says:

    can somebody please give me a link of a tutorial on how to use Charles proxy to transfer games from my ps3 to Vita on 1.80

    • qwikrazor87 says:

      h t t p : / / w o l o l o . n e t / t a l k / v i e w t o p i c . p h p ? p = 1 7 2 2 2 1 # p 1 7 2 2 2 1

    • quetz says:

      i got urbanix almost since i bought ps vita, for free even… 😛
      along with jewel keepers.. thats maybe the only 2 gifts i ever received from sony
      good to know that one of these was a great game (jk) and the other one is xploitable

      point now is: i can’t manage anymore files with opencma

      could this be related to this new leak?
      it’s since it came out 2 days ago that it wont work anymore with me..
      ..i want to give the files a try, and suddenly it stops working, in 2 different pc

  27. Mr Jack says:

    All good things shall be released in good time.
    It only takes one person to screw it all up for everyone else.
    A lot of us would want to see that exploit released when the time is right. Now it is ultimately useless thanks to this guy.

    Thank you Coldbird for everything you have worked for. May you return someday with good news.

  28. Jvhellraiser says:

    Now this is a big hit in the face, I been around
    enough to say that this is not good news for anyone,
    CB has been a very strong coder If i may say one of the
    best the scene has to give and now gone because one little
    MF throw his work in the trash, what “Jordan Trash” did was
    not Only destroy month of work he manage to take are best
    Soldier on the scene,Is like ur building a house with lots of
    Details and after 4 month of hard work someone just come
    from no where and says demolish it i dont like the idea plus
    U are no longer the contractor. Iam not very happy with this
    The Psvita is not strong enough to have a CFW yet,as much
    Asi like playing homebrews this leak is just plain wrong,i under
    stand CB for taking this decision,iam still hoping one day he
    Can come back until then good luck,hope this jordan dude gets
    taking apart little by little by Sony. I’M SO MAD Right now ,dude
    jordan u dont even know what u did to the Scene/Psvita.

    the funny part of all this,is that the scene must pay the price of not
    having CB work,we will never get it,so by leaking it u did nothing but
    to hurt the Scene.

  29. jamesssss says:

    damn shame, Sam is an idiot!!

    Can’t believe we were this close to a CFW and some idiot trashed it, I have no problem in buying my PSP games BUT the games I want aren’t on PSN and unfortunately look like they won’t be (Kingdom Hearts, Star Ocean to name a few). This was possibly the only way we were ever going to see them on the Vita, and they deserve to be on the Vita.

    Good luck Coldbird, hopefully Sony take out there wrath on this idiot and not a dedicated hacker like you.

    I hate the PS 3 and Vita scene there is way to much drama, how come the Xbox scene just seem to get on with it release hack after hack and enjoy a great scene whereas the PS scene is a nightmare. They must laugh and point at all of this!

  30. quetz says:

    i got urbanix almost since i bought ps vita, for free even…
    along with jewel keepers.. thats maybe the only 2 gifts i ever received from sony
    good to know that one of these was a great game (jk) and the other one is xploitable

    point now is: i can’t manage anymore files with opencma

    could this be related to this new leak?
    it’s since it came out 2 days ago that it wont work anymore with me..
    ..i want to give the files a try, and suddenly it stops working, in 2 different pc

  31. gokuhs says:

    WOW!!!! Thanks!!! I can not wait to try it! Thanks for the New Wololo!

  32. surVfate says:

    I’m gonna cry… I about to get the Vita and then this? :((

  33. joseph says:

    dark alex can dycrpt these files probly take care coolbird and thank you for all you done

  34. rewrite says:

    You’ve said that 1.80 monsterhunter people will likely have a shot if anything comes from this kernel exploit, what about the previous firmwares and vhbl releases? I assume due to how it all works that it probably wouldn’t be possible on the older versions; but I was just curious because I’m still enjoying vhbl on 1.67 super collapse.

  35. shaitan says:

    If this can be reversed(now that it’s leaked) and only enable 100% homebrew compatibility I’ll be happy, but at the same time I hate this bleep bleep bleep for wrecking a potantially very important exploit, and the f’d thing is we’re all talking about him now which is probably what he wanted, f this f’er

  36. tricade says:

    Confession: The Z gave me the PSP Kernel exploit on PS Vita

  37. James Way says:

    You guys block IPs or MACs? You should because of fools like him. Even for the last release when the forums got it and people were still asking around here when the game’s name would come out. I held my tongue to respect the wishes of the devs and those making it possible. When the name was released here, I chimed in on it, but nothing until then. Odds are that the leaker has no dev knowledge as anyone with a quarter of a brain in what is being accomplished knows the repercussions of an early leak. heck I’m no dev for VHBL and I know enough to keep my mouth shut.

  38. cris says:

    what a waist to loose a kernel mode exploit
    well i am still on 1.61 with urbanix game and of course the vhbl i will wait until the files are decrypted 😉 or untill a cool game is released

  39. zaiii says:

    hi geht der AUCH für die deutsche version

  40. Total_Noob says:

    Hey everybody as many of you may know i left the scene a long time ago and have decided to come back and give the vita ago and see if i can crack it and also please forgive me for storming out on the scene like i did

  41. gamerforever says:

    Total_Noob this can’t be real if it is it big plz be real

  42. Yes says:

    I dont quite understand the talk about the legal stuff here. Is there any reason why Sony would use time and resources on a PSP CFW hack at this time and age when the PSP is already hacked a lot? I know that this can also run on the Vita, but should this matter much? It is still PSP mode.

    • Zoraktorok says:

      There are other reasons, but a bunch of potential game buyers staying on a low firmware with no way to run (hence no reason to purchase) new games is a profit slope they wouldnt want to see.

      • Yes says:

        I doubt this will have much impact to be honest. People who stay on lower firmeware now do it because they arent interested enough in buying the new games anyway.

  43. XfloxX says:

    is this cfw could work with everybody’s tennis exploit ?


  44. streity7 says:

    [9/28/2012 7:54:21 PM] The Z: the game has a pretty unique import library which it uses
    [9/28/2012 7:54:32 PM] The Z: this was used the last time at the 5.02 PSP OFW gripshift exploit
    [9/28/2012 7:54:50 PM] The Z: its at the moment, the only way for using kernel mode at the vita

  45. Jd8531 says:

    I really can’t believe this. This kid is nothing more than a troll and I’ve fought him many times. This a huge blow to the scene and to be honest I don’t know if it will recover. I decided to update to 1.81 for LBP but I also grabbed urbanix, hopefully we can make use of it.

    • super says:

      This isn’t a “huge blow” to the PS scene. Coldbird and The Z should have came out with a better way to get tester *cough*(have the would be testers pay to test your stuff, have them appear in a skype video call so if someone puts out a video you would know who they are and where they are ‘have your pitchforks ready’…)*cough*

      With that being said there are a lot more developers out there (some are hidden that will eventually pop up) No offence to Coldbird but he is just a small Soldier ant in a colony full of ants.

  46. Jvhellraiser says:

    The same goes for me,i been had urbanix
    and iam on 1.81,will vhbl will be port to 1.81
    using urbanix? if u are on 1.81 Do not update.

  47. Devilmarx says:

    Wololo please tell coldbird to not giving up for this you will have much more than that forget sam, this is a trial to us developers to test our skills if this sam made a mistake on your team then make a much greater than that an exellent cfw. If yiu guys concerned for the people then dont just giving up even a hero have a hard trials in his/her life then why giving up? I knew coldbird can make much more than that , if i can join your team to make yiur team strong then i’ll you but i have a basic knowlage on developing but you can use me for system analysis. Wololo please talk to coldbird not to give up.

  48. kitzuki says:

    I knew Batman beyond was ipadboy he poped up with in minutes of getting his warning god this sucks pretty much hard work for months have been wasted because of a idiot

  49. Steven says:

    great just great….

  50. Peleep says:

    I’m one of the idiots who had the much loved MH VHBL for my 1.80 Euro Vita.

    I stupidly upgraded to 1.81 to get Urbanix. Tried the files that Sam Jordam stated were the necesary save files. And the files don’t seem to do anything. I transferred this save he supplied via openCMA. Tried to open it from Urbanix on my 1.81 Vita… and it just freezes. Nothing happens.

    Now I have no VHBL running. Just memories of playing Commodore 64 Bruce Lee via VICE on VHBL. :-(

    Has anyone got the Urbanix thing to work ? Am I the only idiot?!

    • Alnitak says:

      I’m afraid that there isn’t a VHBL for Urbanix, at least not yet. It may be ported at some point in the future. The files provided are encrypted, so unless you have some major reverse engineering skills, they are useless to you.

  51. YES! says:

    damn it >:(
    I just had to update my Vita to because it wouldn’t let me do anything without updating, even with OCMA :(

    • b2p1mp says:

      on 1.81 OPENCMA allowed me to transfer all things, even the savedata for urbanix to pc. You must have OpenCMA configured wrong somehow.

      • b2p1mp says:

        Oh and I knew the exploit would not work because the filenames arent truncated. Anyone would know this by just looking into the leak. And it was a leak for EUR game on FW prior to the new naming convention sony put into place.

      • YES! says:

        1.81 is the latest update so ofc you can transfer stuff on 1.81, I was on 1.80 and I had my wifi on when I tried opening it then I couldn’t make it forget. 😛

  52. oO Flowzilla Oo says:

    At first I read the title and I was in shock. Then I laughed and said “Naaawww, it can’t be true”. Then I read the article and now I’m in shock again. :O

  53. Plink says:

    How many times has Coldbird left the scene now? I’ve lost count!

  54. XfloxX says:

    i don’t know what i have to do.
    I’m in 1.61 fw with everybody’s tennis vhbl.
    Should i update the last fw and buy Urbanix (and possibly lost vhbl)
    Or still waiting for another kernel exploit ?


  55. Devilmarx says:

    Psvita cfw is now doom cuz of sam someday one place one time i will kill you 3x so don’t step up on the philippines sam wish i could do it hehehe. wololo please talk to coldbird to make a new one for us much more than that samstealer.

  56. Softtm17 says:

    I’ve the firmware 1.61 With Motorstorm (and vhbl) i need to upgrade my psvita or this sort of CFW can be run over motorstorm? Thx in advance for the answer. And Great Work.

  57. lovely says:

    so I am on 1.81, is there any point to me getting this?

  58. WiL says:

    To understand this as much as I can. An a$$ leaked files for a kernel exploit before it was really ready for consumption by the general public. Not sure what gain this a$$ saw here. Regardless the files and knowledge of how to use them is missing and they are encrypted, so even sony would have to reverse engineer them to create a vita firmware patch, how likely is something like that going to occur anytime soon?
    coldbird is certainly entitled to his own decisions and I find it unfortunate that the community would lose a highend dev to something like this… personally it would make my resolve stronger.

    • juchmis says:

      If I were Sony I would immediately get people on the job. Depending on the size of the file and complexity of the exploit I’d imagine if anyone could pull it off it would be someone with a developer kit and a lot of money. Sony fits pretty well here.

  59. koko says:

    ich habe 1.81und. urbanix aber beim laden bekomm ichn frezze
    geht es nicht auf 1.81 aber im video. geht es doch auch ?????

  60. zoraktorok says:

    D4:4B:5E:49:5B:64 was his vitas mac…. I’m not sure if I would go that far though. Get mad, send hate posts let sony do what they do. Wait for someone to make some use out of this garbage and let “whatever he wants to be called” be the fallout boy.

  61. zoraktorok says:

    sorry. that was directed to you PSVitality

  62. XfloxX says:

    ok i just bought urbanix. I hope I have not made ​​a mistake.

  63. cristian says:

    where they get the files you’ve downloaded, the folder in which gametes

  64. cristian says:

    donde se meten los archivos descargados

  65. Haunter says:

    You will be missed Coldbird! T.T

  66. nine1 says:

    just read and sam jordam (this is his real name) is a bit@h im looking for more of his info but if any1 wants his email to complain its

  67. nine1 says:

    we lost a great dev over a punk

  68. Abdou007 says:

    Kidds any where even the online playing become sucks because of kidds
    Dont care ColdBird you are a real man

  69. PSPcfwDUDE says:

    That is just unbelievable. I’ve been following the scene for about 2 years, and this is the strongest hit Ive ever seen. I feel so sad. October started so bad. Although I want to say a couple of things to Coldbird(if he ever sees this comment): We, all know you are one of the most respected(if not the most respected) developer in the PSP scene. You have done Miracles. I was a fan of you since you started in the very begin with 6.35 Pro Hen. I knew you were something special. You do the right thing by leaving the scene. Yes, I know I’m saying something super-like weird, but you do the right thing. Sam, is a clear paradigm of a classic PSP Pirate, that wants ISOs and PSX Games. He blamed The Z for this, but The Z has nothing to do with this, since he gave the files JUST FOR PRIVATE TESTING, but Sam was the little barbie and he uploaded the files online.You do the right thing by leaving the scene, since now it is pretty much destroyed.

    I will say a BIG( That big) Thanks for everything you have done, and another Thanks for doing them as perfect as possible. Thanks for giving us a full dose of CFW on our “unhackables”,for enabling Ad-Hoc online gameplay, thanks for everything!

    Hope you a Good and a happy life with your fiance.

  70. letsrapetheleaker says:

    Well least some good can come out of this, if a very experienced hacker could reverse engineer could work on it mabey we can make this of good use

    • celcodioc says:

      Why would you want to do that?
      It’s Coldbird’s work, and if he doesn’t want anyone to use his CFW then you shouldn’t.

      • juchmis says:

        Huh? Intellectual property is a myth.

        The wishes of the creator matter as little as the lowest regard they are held in. Someone out there doesn’t even factor them at all and will likely give it a shot.

        • Tzo says:

          When it’s a choice of an unhackable vita or someone who can potentially decrypt another’s work as they decided to stop working on it…
          I know what one I would choose

          • svenn says:

            What makes you believe its not already decrypted ? The one above is right, nobody cares about Intellectual property, but hackers are elite people. If you present your masterpiece, you don’t wane be called “he-copied-it-from-coldbird”.

            Beside, I assume there is allot of “searching” to be done on the vita, why spill it on piracy when you got a bug to look at the internals ? :)

  71. be0ut says:

    Great mind coolbird, you will be missed. Wish you the best!

  72. npt says:

    I woke up to sad news this morning.

    All I know is this kid is in trouble.

    On another note, I’d like to thank Coldbird and Virtuous Flame and everyone involved in PRO for such wonderful work. This one’s for you Coldbird – we’ll miss you. A lot.



  73. celcodioc says:

    Thanks, Coldbird for everything you have done. :)
    Sad to see you leaving. :(

  74. natsu says:

    Punyeta ka.. gago!!! Alam mo ba ginawa mo?? Mamatay ka din bugok..

    [Sorry cant speak out my anger on english… after a long day of rushing college projects, this is what i see? Tngina oh]

  75. Jd8531 says:

    I’m devastated. Thank you Coldbird for your personal time and hardwork for those of us that are appreciative and actually care. Youre a hero man, it’s been a fun ride you deserve the best. It’s been an awful year, some of the best hackers and devs I’ve known have died, got arrested or worse. Now we all need to push forward and make the best of what we have.

  76. bearmon2010 says:

    Why leave because of CFW leaked ? So what.. Dont let someone leaked it make you sour and bitter. You can still release it and for the next improvement CFW in development will remain in strict confidential and prevent from leak. It will be a good idea instead of quit or leave because over this leak.

  77. groxack says:

    Well that’s why we can’t have nice things, anyways my best wishes to Coldbird, I really don´t blame him, I been on the psp scene since day 1 and always has been full of kiddies demanding for hacks just to play pirated games and craying about the hackers and dev’s keeping the hacks and stoping the scene from going “fordward”.

  78. ryugi says:

    if i test this file, my svita can crash?

  79. Big_Boss says:

    ahh what a big mess, i for one cant wait to play things like crisis core/gundam games on my vita. But would happily wait for a scheduled public release.

    I hope Coldbird will reconsider and continue his work and not let us all be punished for the act of one silly individual.

    Remember as Spock once said.. ‘logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few’

  80. windgust says:

    wow not this *** again leaking files geez no one learns.
    over the years of watching stuff like this happen just wow.any one remember the times with darkalex and the old exploits back in the day ppl shared files and later on down the road some one all was leaks something what a wast.
    coldbird next time man dont share keep it tell you get it working would be the safest way to make sure this wont happen again. ohh and thanks for all the work you did in them days :)

  81. zercath says:

    comes down to these devs selfish ways,able to run.iso and not releasing coz its not the right time?yeah like it will hurt million dollar sony

    • juchmis says:

      Considering who made it I believe the intention of the developer was to release it at some point.

      There is a “right time” with these things. When exploits are incredibly easy (DS, PSP) and many people take advantage of it you’re going to lose support for the system.

      It’s not Sony they were worried about, screw Sony, it was the developers who make the Vita games and the PSN titles. They’re the ones who lose with piracy. Console pirates aren’t like most other pirates. Due to the nature of the console hacks you usually lose the ability to run most of the services legit consoles have access too. Usually once their console is hacked they only buy a handful of games afterwards.

      Do developers have a right to keep their work private? Yes, but they have to keep their work private. As soon as they give it to any other person they forfeit the right to keep it contained. In fact as soon as the work leaves their head, a developer no longer truly has control of it.

  82. Crimson says:

    Temptation is a dangerous thing indeed in the history of mankind…. O_O

  83. TheHollander says:

    here is what he posted lately… this *** it trying to justify what he did… Unbeleivable, I’ve been around this since HBL was just a baby getting its first leg on the patapon exploit… and its sad to see some *** ruin it for everyone… according to him, HE says he wins if he kills off the scene… (pretty much what I got from the blog on Coldbirds site)… so why the heck would everybody let thjis inbred win?… Keep it goin’ strong…

  84. HackThiefcoder93 says:

    Coldbird,Thanks for all of your hard work that you did for us (Sony consumers) starting from the pro firmwares (i still use on my psp go)up to this kernel exploit (kexploit) (although leekers f**ked it all up. you contributed a lot to the scene and we will surly miss you.

  85. Xian183 says:

    Want to read Coldbird’s say in this?? Go to his blog at:

  86. Apposed says:

    Got the game :) Ima try it on 1.80

  87. headwing45 says:

    So let me see if I got this right, Wololo had files that could help to hack the Vita for ISO’s, then this Sam guy leaked them and made them useless because Sony’s going to patch them?

    Does that sound right?

    • juchmis says:

      No they’re useless right now because they’re encrypted from the origin.

      Not even Sony can access them to patch the exploit because it’s encrypted.

      • dramaLove says:

        So what would be the main problem to continue the work? No real harm done unless the encryption is easy to break by Sony. Scene should reorganize (again) and think who to trust. Oh, the every-year scene drama.

        • Zephyr8965 says:

          It’s not just about the exploit getting patched, it’s legal issues. The files technically contain copyrighted material from Sony, so it was illegal to spread those files to begin with and Sony can press charges. Anyone touching those files and redistributing them is risking legal action from Sony.

    • Jd8531 says:

      afaik Wololo didn’t have the files

  88. alex says:

    reading TheHollander’s post about “according to him ‘he says he wins if he kills the scene'” It makes me wonder if some people contact Sony and try to ruin the scene in exchange for pay from Sony. I cant really see any other reason to destroy some ones hard work and effort just for the heck of it. It’s really a sad day when things like this happen in the scene. Thanks for your work Coldbird,good luck in all your future endeavors you’ll be missed.
    To all those who honestly keep the scene alive, moving, and in good spirits- good for you keep up the good work.

    And for those of you (and you know deep down who you are) trying to destroy the scene, and cause strife among the devs. SHAME ON YOU, GET AL LIFE.

    • TheHollander says:

      I think you hit it on the nose… I’ve kinda been wonderin’ the same, as to if people are being paid by sony… I just don’t see any other reason…

  89. PrimeNexes says:

    HE Is Leaving the VITA community not the PSP PRO community.
    He Will be developing for PSP
    Take A look :

  90. SSJ-Vita says:

    This isn’t going to make sense and that’s fine, but I blame gravity. And sony a little bit, but mostly gravity, I shall defy you yet!

  91. windgust says:

    well would this mean that sony will have like this way to kill the homebrew on there next firmware?. if it will should coldbird release the unencrypted files or its a lose.not sure whats going to happen now thats why im asking. if the files would be no good might as will remove then from the download sony will just fix or patch it right?

  92. Sakuryu says:

    Out of respect I wont download the files and won’t do anything more on my vita. Coldbird was an innovator and brought us the amazing PRO firmware. He and the others stated explicitly that it should NOT be released until the scene and the device got legs underneath it. At this point PS/Sony will block this and patch a hole that will now be useless in less then two months. Way to go Batman:beyond, I always had a feeling from your posts that you would be the death of us. I know its bad but I hope full legal action is levied against you.

  93. Cloud Strife says:

    hmmm strange while browsing some of the cfw files in hex i noticed a reference to a different psp game, a folder called UCJS10041 which i believe is the japanese version of Loco Roco.. curious…

  94. SSJ-Vita says:

    I just said that to inject a little humor in the atmostphere. If this Sam fellow indeed had financial incentive to do what he did and of course assuming sony is the supplier of said incentive, than in the words of Harvey Dent: “The Joker is a maddog, I want whoever let him off his leash”. Personally I want sony sales to drop to incline them to produce better user end experience but not enough as to ruin the vita. Maybe even this will have a good effect in that people will lose interest in a tablet that is nothing like a tablet enough to where sony finally makes this potential beast a beast. I could be dead wrong and it’s only an opinion. If vita had flash or at least full html5, my opinion would be vastly different. Thanks for all of your combined hard work, good luck and a speedy recovery from these events devs.

  95. mohsin says:

    he dint leave it all together the psp is his main priority now

  96. l.o says:

    how to put it on the vita

  97. Mr McGoo says:

    If im not mistaking, psn is down in US. It wont let me sign in so I believe that they have already started there work.

  98. letsrapetheleaker says:


  99. rophy says:

    lemme check the time gap

  100. auron says:

    wow… is the sony hack scene really this childish to supposedly hide and hack website of being “unfair” the iOS hack scene are more organized with their stuff. get it together.

  101. Zonic says:

    So what happens now? Does Jordam get away with no punishment? Does the Vita scene disappear for a while? What does the future hold for security on the Vita? Only time will tell I guess.

  102. Sam jordam says:

    Ahhh@#$%…just don’t know what all the fuss is about..

  103. iPhone says:

    Just read this one:

    And I don’t really get it… What is this for? OK, I get the explaining part about Sam Jordam, but why are we being punished by taking the CFW away forever? Since the files are encrypted so that noone will use them than why not release it like you planned later in the future, hmm? The only thing that was leaked was the news that You Guys were working on a CFW. Or maybe You expect that someone will decrypt those files somehow? I really don’t get it.

  104. goglu666 says:

    File has been removed.

  105. mxriozero says:

    Un Pregunta yo tengo Urbanix en 1.80 esto funciona???

  106. PSVitality says:

    Sam Deleted the CFW Files

  107. Darenvy says:

    I take this as bad news. Very unfortunate :(. I don’t think I will be downloading the game because I am on 1.61 with Everybody’s tennis 😛

  108. solidiego says:

    I know maybe he will never read it but I want to express all off my gratitude for everything he did for the scene.
    We will miss you Coldbird

  109. Jdubz says:

    ***…must’ve just missed the files. >_<

  110. Lelouch says:

    Thank you Coldbird for all of your great work. Your post was going to make me cry. I don’t know if I want Sony to have gotten the files and patch the CFW or not. All I know is that Sam Jordam is a scumbag.

  111. Lelouch says:

    I hope there is legal action taken against Sam Scumbag Jordan.

  112. Norml says:

    The cycle continues, in the end, Sam does win. The real point is to make the developer quit, that’s more gold than a finished product released to the public. Basically a $ony worker, they love hearing about developers quitting the scene.

    One day, I have a feeling Cold will at least finish what he started. Thanks again though, without people like you, the consumer continues to get sc*** by these big companies.

  113. b2p1mp says:

    The price of storing psp and psx on the vita memstick is just so much higher than the price of putting it on a psp. If you want kernel then get a psp. Simple and effective. Eventually we all will want to update beyond 1.81 even if vhbl is released. Also my psp/psx games on the vita loading times are even slower than on a psp with extra RAM.

    • clicks says:

      Yeah, it’s funny that I sold my PSP just so I can buy a Vita, and then only buy PSP games in order to run PSP homebrew on my Vita. Damn Vita games always being pushed back…

  114. Tzo says:

    is it urbanix or Jewel Keepers:Easter Island + Urbanix or there is a singular game or combined.

    gonna download in hope of a kernel

  115. Apposed says:

    Won’t work :( Only for 1.69 and under… I just found that out. >.<

  116. xoombie503 says:

    wont work on nothing noob..learn the f to read…
    btw where is dark_alex when you need him.this is the worst that could happen to the scene after dark_alex was abducted by alliens.

    • PlayStation Vita says:

      dark alex left the scene because sony was making his life a nightmare.

    • Tzo says:

      Yeh but even in the blog if someone can reverse engineer it could be possible.

      Downloaded files in case anything does eventually pop up… I had SC3 but updated on the very slight chance of this happening.

      I like to live in hope of Crisis core and Tomba one day being playable on my vita.

  117. xoombie503 says:

    or was he an allien?

  118. Gourcuff says:

    I am going to sell my Vita and buy a PSP since we will never get a CFW on it.

  119. Dj Android says:

    Thats a same :( ….But ill stick to my VCFW. At least thats under LOCKS!

  120. Chasez671 says:

    It’s really cool how everyone is uniting and backing up Coldbird.

  121. Dovahkiin says:

    FFS!!! There goes another idiot!!! This is the reason why people will never develop on the scene. I just want to punch that guy in the face right now!!!

  122. Mw2b4sk8 says:

    I was jw wondering where I could get the files and that what will happen about the pro cfw for the 1000. This is a shame and words can’t describe how cold bird prob feels.

  123. multiboy2k says:

    “The cycle continues, in the end, Sam does win. The real point is to make the developer quit, that’s more gold than a finished product released to the public. Basically a $ony worker, they love hearing about developers quitting the scene.

    One day, I have a feeling Cold will at least finish what he started. Thanks again though, without people like you, the consumer continues to get sc*** by these big companies.”


    I dont understand why Coldbird feels a need to “quit” behind this.
    Him quitting is exactly the payload that was to be expected. In war, the best way to destroy an enemy, is to have him destroy himself. Mission Accomplished.

    btw…wololo I was trying to tell you last month that something was afoot at the highest levels and possibly in your own camp. It was not my place to spell it out to you. The internet is both big and small.

    Coldbyrd: Why are you not defying gravity in this situation? Show us your strength.
    Fly above this. Reconsider your position in this fight.

    • fgghjjkll says:

      I don’t think you understand the legal consequences that follow if he were to announce he was continuing this project.

      This was kept under wraps for the sole reason of not letting Sony know, not us know.

      If he continued Vita CFW development, he’d be asking for a lawsuit.

      Please, consider Coldbird’s current position. I feel that he really wants to continue developing this CFW, but now that everything is uncovered, to avoid being sued, he has to abandon this scene.

      • multiboy2k says:

        I agree with this.
        You are 100% correct in this assertion.

        I have been a Coldbyrd fan for a very long time. I let emotion temporarily cloud sound judgement.

      • 2die4 says:

        their is no law suit unless you release they hypothetical work does not warrent or will not allowe a law suit and once you have done the job release it anon so no blowback everyone will know who it is but as long as you do not come and say it was me it was me they cant do anything

  124. the files do work. although they arent really encrypted. its more of a decrypted pack file which remains to not work publicly. i will release the files once i can get them publicly working.

  125. Mr. Awsome says:


  126. Dj Android says:

    I have the files as well, I edited a few so it works in conjunction to my Custom Vita Firmware.

  127. rodman says:

    pffffffft lol ya rite playa/

  128. jazneo says:

    you guys need to stop hand out expoit to random people you if you dont want them leak

  129. Zyrkl says:

    Goodbye, Coldbird. You are appreciated.

  130. cscash241 says:

    Today is a sad, sad, day, we ALLMOST had a freakin kernel exploit in the emu. lets just hope some one is able to maby recreate the exploit now what we know that the exploit lies in wlan.prx. It’s sad to a dev go, but its also sad that one person ruined all the fun. This is going to make a lot of people question who the trust allthouhg honestly there are a few short comings in the aspiring vita community like the one exploited here where there is no tight circle of devs or group that every can trust to not leak each other’s stuff

  131. auron says:

    does anyone have the files? i would like to take a look

  132. jwolf3 says:

    Thats not fair we’ve been waiting all this time just to wait for a custom firmware or a hack to come out and yet one guy ruins it for us all. like is there a way that we could get him to come back and work on it again?

  133. Joseph says:

    I say someone should hack Sam and find out where he lives and we should off him like the mafia does. Sam is a coward who hides behind a computer and deserves to die a painful death just like Jimmy Hoffa(Except Hoffa probably didn’t deserve it like Sam does).

  134. Joseph says:

    When we find Sam the coward who hides behind a computer, lets make him swim with the fishes.

  135. 2die4 says:

    it wasnt me

  136. Evilgoober says:

    I don’t understand why they were working on getting iso to work and having people test it if they were never going to release it, it does sound like to me that they want to pirate games they just don’t want other people to, no matter when they would have released it it still would hurt sony.
    The files are useless to us so why quit because of one ***hole.

  137. auron says:

    could someone send me the files my username is sirauron14 you can pm it to me

  138. rodman says:

    can some one please email me the exploit my email is…thanks

    • Xian183 says:

      rodman, i tried to send you the files via email, but the message did not go through, was there a mistake when you were typing your email address, or do you have another i may send them to?

  139. Dj Android says:

    Heres a quick tip. Use Areo Racer (ps mini) replace certain files and BAM vhbl on 1.81

    • Xian183 says:

      Areo Racer is exploitable? do you have proof? if so i may buy it just in case…

      • Dj Android says:

        Im running VHBL Using some of the files that was leaked and the monster hunter save. Combine all those with areo racer and The vita will crash then load VHBL

        • Xian183 says:

          Oh, nice! Im just an end user (newb) but that sounds great. do you mind if i send you a pm?

          • Xian183 says:

            Hey, I know you probably dont want to be bothered by a newb, but i was wondering if you could explain how to modify the mh save and leaked files? I would love to have vhbl as i bought my vita with 1.8.1. Also, i was wonering, if you are one of the (few?) people who know of this exploit and wololo is close to making another vhbl for urbanix, why would you lay down a hint like that, that may possibly get this patched? seems like you wouldn’t want anyone to find out so that you could have vhbl AND stay on the latest firmware. Idk, maybe im way off, let me know, Thanks. 😀

          • Jd8531 says:

            I’m looking into his claims. Wololo doesn’t have a VHBL ready at this moment as said in the article. If its real i’ll let you know soon but i have serious doubts that HxD will work.

        • b2p1mp says:

          Someone with Aero Racers on psp want to try and do what DJ Android has claimed? I am skeptical about this. Why release another title name? Someone can try to make a savedata crash to hbl via psp and not update the vita.

  140. zeron824 says:

    So I can’t use this? So no one can use this? Wow. That guy that leaked it IS A BIG JERK. >.> I hope he knows what the did. -.- Now Sony will be able to patch it faster than lightning. >:(

  141. 2die4 says:

    i updated to 1.81 as i already had this game downloaded from the sony promotion lol if you got this game free you should update its still up on the UK store

  142. Rowan says:

    Im not 100% sure wololo will allow this but here is the files re uploaded to mediafire

  143. Dj Android says:

    All you need is a hex editor, and a save from a game that contains a file that has the same name as a hbl file. Then usin the hex editor rename CERTAIN things in to to make it read Other hbl enablers

    • Xian183 says:

      ill be honest, even thats over my head, i guess ill just wait for an already compiled exploit. Unless you want to send me yours? 😀

  144. 2die4 says:

    i kept my other vita on 1.80 just in case

  145. Mojo jojo says:


  146. sonicjam says:

    Yay I can’t wait when you release your usermode exploit wololo I wanted homebrew on my vita for a long time.

  147. rodman says:

    think so?

  148. Turd Sandwich says:

    Oops i posted wrong my bad. lol

  149. NakedFaerie says:

    I’m having a problem with this savefile.
    For me its showing up as French on the Vita where in the video its English.
    How do I fix it so its also in English and doesn’t crash and works?

  150. 2die4 says:

    if no one updates for a year hopefully we might see cfw lolz 9000

  151. Andre says:

    If anyone that have the files could send them to me, I would be very grateful, thank you, greetings from Brazil, sorry for the bad english

  152. Batman says:

    Can this be made on games that support cfw? Like monster hunter? I really want to play Crisis Core but I don’t have that game you guys mentioned, I only have 1.80 Monster Hunter. ;(

    • Turd Sandwich says:

      I know right i would love to play some Crisis Core, and I’m on 1.80 using monster hunter too.

      Since you mentioned that i am wondering the same thing too.

  153. 2die4 says:

    also in the future release it in a country sony cant do nothing about like china, china and japan hate each other currently so releasing it on a chinese forum is pretty safe if you do it anon

  154. Josh says:

    Damn, sorry for cursing T_T

  155. dave says:

    is it still on the psn? and has it been patched?

  156. miguel says:

    it still hasnt been brought down. i just bouugght it.

  157. 2die4 says:

    it has not been patchd they do not know what to patch as the file is excrypted

  158. 2die4 says:

    who has heard about the vita browser exploit ????

    and the vita browser is the same software

  159. espero y se haga un port de esto para poder simplificar el xploit y hacer publicos los archivo tan mencionados y poder dar la ultima esperanza a vita en 1.81 y todos los que estamos aqui apoyemos en todo lo necesario ya sea economico o moral para poder dar este paso y asi seguri con el proyecto vhl y mas ports o esto es caso cerrado y nunca sabremos de hombrew en nuestras vita

  160. Anonymous User says:

    I found some information about Sam. Don’t ask me where i got it, i rather remain an anonymous source. This info is real not fake.

    name: Sam Jordan not Jordam.

    born in: 1988-06-27

    location: Manhattan, NYC

    email: xbatmanbeyondx(at)

    Xbox live id: XBatmanBeyondX

    IP Address:

    I will keep you guy’s updated once i collect more info.

    Viva La Revolucion!

  161. john says:

    so this game has a kexploite for 1:81? and the files are encrypted for the cfw? i can decrypt them with ease. but what this dude has done is wrong and right at the same time. i thank him for leaking greedy hackers work to everyone. what i dislike is that he did it at the wrong time.

  162. trecenters says:

    PS Scene = Drama

    If it isn’t one thing then its another.

  163. Jdubz says:

    Well, I can certainly understand why he would leave the scene like he did. Hats off to you Coolbird and good luck!
    ……..oh I almost forgot. Lick my nutz Sam and F U sony.

    • NakedFaerie says:

      Really? She’s had the exploit for months and when it finally gets leaked she goes off crying. She needs to grow up and get out of preschool and into the real world where the public are waiting for things like this and to release them so other people and devs can better it NOT keep it hidden forever and not release it. If it was a new hack and its only been around for a few weeks and needs work then ok, but this has been around for at least 6 months and just not released coz they want to keep it from the public.

  164. Turd Sandwich says:

    I found some information about Sam. Don’t ask me where i got it, i rather remain an anonymous source. This info is real not fake.

    name: Sam Jordan not Jordam.

    born in: 1988-06-27

    location: Manhattan, NYC

    email: xbatmanbeyondx(at)

    Xbox live id: XBatmanBeyondX

    IP Address:

    Number: 347-709-6345

    I will keep you guy’s updated once i collect more info.

    Viva La Revolucion!

  165. trecenters says:

    LOL^ This kid will be hunted down and scared to death for the next few months. He will never know who is watching him.

  166. gagdet says:

    juvenile “hackers” = warez shitcocks as i said before.

  167. Johnny Bravo says:

    Hang on. If he encrypted it to only work with that 1 Vita then WHY did he leave the scene when it got leaked? If it cant run on anyone elses Vita then whats the problem?
    Is he a total girl and having a cry coz the public know about it now? WHY doesn’t he finish it as nobody can use the leaked files so him leaving the scene is just him having a cry.

    • mrSoczi says:

      Yup… same here. I don’t get it. If it’s encrypted then nothing got leaked. If it can be decrypted than all this talk about “taking the CFW with me to the grave” is pointless. I don’t get this drama. Really… I don’t. It doesn’t have any sense.

      • Razorbacktrack says:

        Maybe because IT IS HIS WORK AND NOT YOUR so HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANT WITH IT ?? If I made something I will get angry If someone as Sam Idiot Jornan leak my work.

        • mrSoczi says:

          OMG… I know that basic logic is not the strong side of many people but come on: acting non-sense just because you can doesn’t make your actions less non-sense. All logic aside for a moment – sorry, but for me actions like “now I’m taking my toys and leaving the sandbox and you can’t have them *sticks out tongue*” is so 3rd grade. Really… Coldbird’s blog post is very interesting, I love his (her?) work on the PSP but the part about leaving and taking the toys with him/her is the most childish thing I’ve read since mathieulh on the PS3 scene. Seriously… man up.

        • ProgZ says:

          ..And by the same token, the PS Vita is Sony’s work and they can do what they want with it, so if they want you not to hack it then you should obey their wishes.

          I can’t possibly take an argument like yours seriously when it’s based on one-sided logic and hypocrisy.

      • wololo says:

        The things that were leaked are a relatively old build. In the meantime, the CFW has been improved *a lot*, and that’s what the community will never get. Sure, eventually we’ll have a working CFW, but not the one with all the cool stuff that was supposed to be in it (full PSX support for example will be missing, I assume)

        • mrSoczi says:

          Ekhm… so the point still stands 😀 … Nothing serious got leaked (?). Just an encrypted old build with no great features :) . I’m sorry for being so picky and maybe annoying, but I’m just trying to grasp if all these files are worth the drama.

          • wololo says:

            Well, err, “nothing serious” is a bit far fetched. A usermode exploit on an almost free game, a kernel exploit, and a CFW that had at least full homebrew support and full iso support. I don’t know about plugins and PSX support, but that’s already quite a lot that got leaked here.

          • ji5aw says:

            afaict, the most sensitive stuff is the kexploit which has been well kept among devs until…
            meantime, dont take for granted that CB is a old baster like i (or u) am. he is literally a kid.

          • mrSoczi says:

            wololo: true there. The exploit was leaked – that is a valid point, but like you said in the past: Sony doesn’t check all it’s other PSN games for a similar flaw but creates black lists, so still a new game might come up at one point with the same exploits (maybe).

          • mrSoczi says:

            ji5aw: man… I’m a junior corporate software dev after a good technical university and if kids are able to find exploits like these in software and hardware then I’m starting to think that I somehow wasted by years in college and really know nothing 😀 😀 .

          • ji5aw says:

            mrSoczi : i guess u r new to the scene. if u knew how old r these teenagers u probably would feel urself wasted (as i do).

        • ji5aw says:

          im wondering what VF will do …

      • StepS says:

        it is because exploits are unencrypted in this leak. only cfw…

    • wololo says:

      Why don’t you man up and stick to one username?

      • mrSoczi says:

        No need to be aggressive. I have one other nickname (iPhone) besides this one and it was only used for humorous reason in a topic concerning Apple, I think. Not trying to be anonymous. Even the email is real. I’m just honestly speaking my mind in a cultural manner even if others might not like it.

      • Johnny Bravo says:

        I felt like changing it. People abuse me just coz they read my name. When I use another name I dont get abused.Easy as that.

  168. Harnwell says:

    Hey I have a question Is there a patch that can bypass update when you connect your vita to ps3 ?

  169. After watching more videos from Sam’s channel, it seems like he is trying to blame The Z for giving him the files.
    It’s almost like he’s saying, if The Z didn’t give me the files, I wouldn’t have leaked them. Blame him, not me.
    If Person A gave Person B 100 bucks and Person B spends it all on drugs and alcohol and buys a gun and kills a bunch of people, you can’t just blame it on Person A and be like it’s his fault for giving me the money.
    It does not work that way.

    Coldbird, you have rocked my PSP world.
    Thank you for everything that you have contributed to this community and it’s people like you who I strive to be.
    I wish for you the best in all that you put your heart to.
    Sincerest thanks and blessings.

  170. ProgZ says:

    The real issue I have with this is the immaturity. One person proves untrustworthy and immature and releases completely non-functional work so another person proves immature and promises that no one will have the working version. It’s that act of punishing the innocent for the actions of a guilty party that I have a serious problem with and it shows a distinct lack of maturity and foresight as this seems to happen over and over and over in emulation/software hacking communities.

    • wololo says:

      Coldbird’s goal was not to punish anybody, he just needed the break after an intense amount of stress. Try to remember everything he’s done for the scene over the past 2 years before you judge. At this point it’s crazy there are still people who question his decisions given how relentless he has been in improving his tools for the scene.

  171. trecenters says:

    I gave the wrong person keys to my house and someone has taken a bottle of my wine.

    I was saving that wine until it was old enough to drink.

    I will never drink alcohol and never let anyone in my house again.

    I had the cork glued though so good luck opening it.

    When would my wine ever be old enough? That is the question.

    There will always be one more year that I want it to age.

    It is humanity’s fault because that one person couldn’t be trusted.

    Goodbye World.

  172. vampirex says:

    To be honest, PSP drama has been going on ever since i can remember.. Back when M33 CFW bricked PSPs when eboots were edited… my point is… im sad that the psp scene is dead, but also happy that maybe finally people will learn to respect these amazing people, and remember the things they have done. Good luck Coldbird.. tbh, i was actually hoppin he’d keep working on and release the Prometheus Online for PSP-1000… seems like that dream is down the drain as well.

    Good bye PSP-Scene, may you RIP.

    • StepS says:

      he is still working on prometheus online

    • shadowfire90 says:

      yes scene drama lmao
      leaving the ‘scene’ is pointless.
      about as pointless as hiding your head in the sand with your body sticking out and thinking your hidden from the world and no one can see you or the problems around you.

      If sony wanted to go after this person, the proof is already there so leaving the scene is pointless. (which I really don’t think they would do)

      Sorry to hear your work was leaked but thats the risk you take when you put files into other peoples hands.
      Hopefully this is just a temp set back as I really don’t want to purchase all these psp games again :/

      Even when I had custom fw on my old psp, I still bought all my games. I just liked and enjoyed the ability to do more with it.

  173. Quarterback says:

    since Sony knows what game has a kernel exploit. goodluck

    • Gadorach says:

      Kernel exploits usually have no reliance on the game its self, it just requires a way to execute the exploit, so a usermode exploit is just the way in. As long as we have a usermode exploit, we can run this kernel exploit, right up to the point at which it’s decrypted and released, and therefore patched. Never think that a kernel exploit is always reliant on a game, as that’s simply not the case.

      • Quarterback says:

        my point is the game will be patched next firmware update.

        oh well i dont have enough knowledge about this thing.

  174. Yes says:

    I have extra respect for developers who actually takes responsibility for piracy issue. This seems to be the case here. Instead of just releasing it at once, it is nice to see that they concider the outcome of the release.

  175. INFINITY says:

    Wait! What about UVLOADER is that still going or is this project based on that.

  176. Green Ranger says:

    Won’t support this guy ever.

    It really sad, that a talented Developer like Coldbird are leaving the Scene because of such a Douchbag…

    Every Dev outta here should not support this guy or even try to reverse the files.

  177. alex says:

    WOW!!! I just read Coldbirds explanation on his page and judging from Sam’s response to Colbird’s fair warning, I have to say this Sam kid seems like a complete sociopath.
    His response almost sounds quoted from some action movie strait from the villains mouth.
    Whatever this Sam kid gets; he totally asked for it, and deserves whatever horrors are coming his way.

    Honestly I feel a bit bad for the kid. He’s probably one of these guys that tries way to hard to be liked by people, and only gets on every bodies nerves.

  178. Hi guy, the trick for have urbanix and Jewel keepers free run always in FB !

    Enjoy !!

    P.S : sorry for my bad english but i’m french !

  179. 2die4 says:

    some one else will come forward theirs way tooo much e-fame to let it go

  180. joseph says:

    can any one get this working im not hacker but im going to keep messing around with my vita maybe i will fine something

  181. raikov2006 says:

    Me and my friends have got the necessary skills to get this working. Even a uni teacher said he will help. The only thing is that they don’t no the ps vita functions and how it runs. And they don’t have time to learn. I’m not asking for anything jus how would I go about doing it my self. What files are encrypted and what files are. Needed to complete this?

    • 2die4 says:

      You will need to look for the exploit you already know 50% its in urbanix its in the savegame so that means something was edited in some it’s as simple as changing the number of letters in the name if the name is 10 digits and you change it to 11 then the memory might not be able to handle it, the first step is a usermode exploit after which u do the escalation to get a kernal exploit to get the code into memory

  182. PkmnCenter says:

    Would this exploit work for the super collapse 3 vhbl if it gets cracked?

  183. n00neimp0rtant says:

    In the event that Sony decides to block transfer of the game between devices via their auth server, I cached their encrypted lists. Even if they change the lists, we can use the old ones since we don’t have to modify them. Email me if we end up needed them

  184. Gourcuff says:

    So what do we do? Do we stick to 1.80 /1.81 waiting for a hypothetical something to be released (and maybe wait for ages)? Or should we upgrade to play future hits such Call of or Assassin’s Creed and access PSN when the exploit is patched with firmware 1.82?

  185. joseph says:

    i know alot of people are dying for this kernal exploite right now im up day and night researching and trying stuff
    on my vita with vhbl and monster hunter going threw all the files i hope i can come across something if anybody wants to help me email me

  186. Charles Velazquez says:

    I’m not saying what he did was right, but at least he acknowledges his mistake and gave an apology in the video. Maybe coldbird might come back to the scene one day, me personally from a programmers perspective. If you really love doing something, you don’t let anybody stop you from doing such. Their Encrypted and probably won’t ever be usable. They were even being cautious about the whole privacy thing, which is a huge step. Look at how jailbreaking the iDevices went in history.

    • vampirex says:

      lol apology videos… more like sarcasm to me.. notice the latest video, he puts a slideshow of dead birds… to me, he is mocking us..

    • Casavult says:

      You serious? He posted another video of dead birds… Obviously mocking Coldbird. I think Coldbird deserves a huge long break. The guy has worked so hard over the past few years making amazing stuff for many users.

    • Crispy says:

      Love Coldbird very much but this part of the scene he wont be seeing again me and him agreed that making a family is more important. He will be still working on his pro online though which he enjoys.

  187. Helder says:

    This makes me remeber the time of iPad 2 and jailbreakme, when a YouTube noob had hacked comex server with brute force attack and leaked the pdf file that jailbreak only a old os version 4.3.1 that is only installled in first iPad 2 units

    This makes comex work many ours to finished the jailbreak and release it before Apple patch it

    The differece betweeen coldbird and comex is, comex had released their work and worked hard to finnish it, and couldbird no, do what is more easy, left the scene.

  188. 91 says:

    Sam bitchass jordam. -Location US Atlanta Ga. Ip-

  189. Jared says:

    I can’t believe this… How can someone be so ignorant? He took this away from so many people…

  190. w7y7a7t7t says:

    man, sucks coldbird left, i’ve kinda been quietly following the psp scene for the past few years. i remember when pro cfw was first released, and there was the whole total_noob vs pro team thing… damn, to bad he’s leaving he was a really talented guy. well, all i can say is, good luck to him with whatever he purses next. i’m sure his wife is happy though, she probably get’s more time with him haha :)

  191. NakedFaerie says:

    Anyone get the leak working? I cant get the long filenames to copy to the Vita. I’m on 1.81
    All the small files if you make the uppercase and make sure they are in the 8+3 files system they do copy over but the long files dont.

    I’m guessing all the future hacks will need to be changed to fit into this file system.

  192. srk3461 says:

    F**k U!! sam jordam! I hope sony gets him real hard… and Good luck Coldbird, you’ve done enough. And thanks for your handwork and time to the psp scene! we’ll really miss you allot!

  193. Axido says:

    Today someone else published a working CFW for the Urbanix Exploit on a German Playstation Forum. Now ISO/CSO and everything else possible on the PSP is also possible on the Vita. PSV is going down like PSP was. And now you can imagine why Coldbird left the scene.

  194. ananomus says:

    sound like a baby to me. who cares? cry all you want baby! ;(
    Like you who ever did this keep going you have a follower anonymous wont give my name out dont like *** thrown @ me. Postive feedback from me! :0

  195. David says:

    I am always so impressed with peoples knowledge in the scene, and it is such a privilege to use their tools. I have a beginners knowledge on programming and it really needs to be your passion to reach levels like I see on these sites.

    To see Cold Bird need a break is nothing out of the ordinary. My passion is art and there are days I’m so sick of the idea of creating that I can’t lift a pencil or brush much less create.

    I just want devs to know out there that there are people who really appreciate your work and don’t feel you owe us a thing. A passion is for you and you alone and I feel privileged to be allowed to use the result of your abilities. Thank you.

  196. agonishadow says:

    huh…now can’t get the “Urbanix” from PSN,good job sony.

  197. gr8n00d1e says:

    Sh*t!!I just hate this kind of guys! They never thinking the result of what they are doing. How many hacks are wasted like this. Damn…

  198. david says:

    It’s too bad,all of this because of an immature man…

    Wololo “everything he’s done for the scene over the past 2 years”

    i didn’t knew that,

  199. wololo says:

    There was lots of work involved, by many people. It is difficult to explain how bad this is, but some people spent months on this, including planning how this could be released in a safe way. That’s lots of work down the toilet. Sure it took only one guy to ruin it, and not everybody should suffer from this, but hackers will always find at least one guy like this one to ruin their work, and in that type of situation, it’s not worth the work, the stress, and in general it feels like it’s not worth fighting for the scene.

    It’s also not the first time Coldbird runs into that type of situation, it was the last one he could bear, I guess.

    Finally, there’s enough legal potential trouble with this that I understand if a guy just wants to completely dissociate from whatever is going to happen next. Really can’t blame Coldbird for that. The legal risk is not worth the Fame that this Sam Jordam is trying to get.

  200. Cheesethief says:

    I understand this, I read Coldbird’s blog, but abandoning 99% of the scene because of the 1% seems a bit much.

    I respect his decision, but at the same time really hope that he comes back, he is an awesome and talented dev. What is especially rare is he took part in the forums here and interacted with Joe Blow.

    I don’t think Sony will go after anyone in this. Reason being that the files are not really usable by the public (can’t sue for damages as no damage occurred), can be patched by them easily, and the people who created it are unknown/unreachable. The leaker is nothing but that sadly, he did not touch Sony’s code and modified it. Well, I do hope Sony does manage to ram this leaker a new on in court, but I do not have any expectations.

  201. DjEdih says:

    Aaaaand that’s for Plink.

  202. Devilmarx says:

    You need his website then open cmd and his website then you’ll see his ip but i dont tink it will work.

  203. svenn says:

    1) Big chance he is using a proxy.
    2) Focusing on this individual is just stupid, its a kid.
    3) If you can’t find his IP, what are you planning to do with it ? And even if you had the knowledge, beside formatting his hdd (that is what he should do) and putting his e-mail into asian-bride.ext there is little you can do, unlike Holywood movies.

  204. Devilmarx says:

    Whata typos sorry my mistake open you cmd on your windows run then @ cmd type his website then you’ll see the ip address of his server from youl truck his phone no. and location

  205. Randqalan says:

    Blame the leaker Coldbird was going to wait for sales to increase and more games on the Vita first but Sam Jordam had to be an a** to not only ruin a great DEV but to mess up possibly the exploit because you can bet sony has read this
    got the files and seeing if it can be patched already

  206. letsrapetheleaker says:

    Yes let’s find out were he lives and rape his family >:)

    ..jk 😀

    But seriously >=]

  207. PSVitality says:

    Does he even have a website?
    If he does can u plz guve me the url?

  208. Jd8531 says:

    The files might of never been released at all. The blame goes to Sam not at all to anyone else.

  209. juchmis says:

    Free speech and whatnot. Someone shares data with you, no legal binding not to share it and you can share it.

    More of a gray area as I see it.

  210. Corey96 says:

    Juchmis, the leak was technically legal but just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.

  211. Kr0n1kK1ll3r says:

    This is why people go underground and keep things for themselves because they cannot trust a person to hold information. I hope you do not work for a company that deals in software because you are the type that would void the NDA. Freedom of speech is one thing, intellectual property is another.

  212. Zephyr8965 says:

    It’s not about faith. Those files are pushing some heavy legal boundaries and everyone involved is risking legal action for their distribution. However, since Sam leaked them, he is solely responsible. Also however, this does mean that now Sony is going to be watching the scene like a hawk, hoping to catch the other hackers in the act. It’s not just a matter of faith, but a matter of the scene just being too hot right now.

  213. clicks says:

    Crude stereotype, there’s no need to attack an entire region over one troll.

  214. Jd8531 says:

    I agree. I’ve been in the PS scene and Xbox scene since the start in which the Xbox scene in comparison is way beyond in terms of efficiency and having a supportive community base. Furthermore you are also very wrong, there are devs releasing. They do not keep them to themselves, there way too many issues; it’s not as simple as it seems to just put out such a powerful tool. It’s like the creation of the Nuclear Bomb. If they were hiding stuff, then why were people able to test it?

  215. NakedFaerie says:

    I’ve done things in the scene and what I’ve done I’ve released but its all been anonymously. I’m not stupid enough to sign my work like half the “fame hunters” out there. I release things for the scene. I’ve moved from the PSP to the PS3 and when PS3CFW first came out I released a lot and again it all was anonymously as I’m not a fame hunter.
    I’ve also put my hand up for anyone wanting to release anything to do it under my name or give it to me and I’ll release it as I’m not scared of Sony. Let them come and sue me and I’ll laugh at them in court. I’ve already taken them to court 3 times and won each time.

    You know why this release doesn’t work for anyone? It’s because he’s signed it to only work on 1 Vita. THATS why the PS scene sucks when A-holes like him do that. HOW is the scene supposed to grow when people lock down things like this. Thats what the scene is supposed to do, REMOVE DRM NOT insert their own drm.
    Even if it is an internal thing WHY lock it down? If it does get leaked there might be someone better that can fix it and get it working better than the original dev can but as its locked up nobody can do a thing with it but look at a useless file and wonder.
    I’ve left the PSP scene years ago as there are too many a-holes in it. Mainly the devs. they have their own little group and dont like to share with anyone. If someone finds a way to play backups thats kept to themselves until they remove all ability to play backups then release it.
    Thats what the scene started as. NOT a way for homebrew a way to play backups. It started years ago with carts then mod chips and when it got to the xbox360 it was just a firmware modification. Same with the PSP and PS3, just a firmware mod and backups can be played but the devs dont like that so they try their hardest to block it and not release it to the public if it can play backups.

    I bet there is probably a real Vita CFW but not released coz it can play backups and they haven’t found a way to block backups from being played thats why they haven’t released it. THATS why the PS SCENE SUCKS and full of A-HOLES.

  216. Johnny Bravo says:

    NO, the Xbox360 scene is fill of real devs that do actually help the scene. It will always be great.

  217. Razorbacktrack says:

    Are you Sam Jordan ?

  218. ass says:

    Agree with – NakedFaerie

  219. ji5aw says:

    CB did a great job, no doubt. He owes nothing to nobody.

    to NakedFaerie: u might be a dev, but u r anything but a hacker. u r satisfied with and obsessed in releasing things, which is the last thing a hacker would do.

  220. ProgZ says:

    Wait, did you just say ‘ethical hacking’? I’m sorry, Wololo, but what a bunch of horseshit. Hacking is hacking, and it’s always done for the purpose of forcing something to do something it wasn’t meant to. This is already a breach of ethics, so hiding under the white lie of protecting the future of the hardware just doesn’t hold water.

    As far as leaking hacks early, it’s a breach of trust and that’s also unethical..But when you’re dealing with an unethical situation, how can you reasonably expect people to take trust seriously?

  221. wololo says:

    @ProgZ if you can’t make a difference between what we do on this site and piracy, I think you lack perspective. Ethics are of course always subjective, but your definition sounds very extreme to the point of being ridiculous.

    By the way, I am into “ethical” hacking not for ethical reasons, just because I happen to have no personal interest in pirating games or playing backups, so this is more circumstantial in my case, I believe I’ve made that pretty clear several times. I’m not pretending anybody’s trying to shield Sony from anything here, do not put words in my mouth.

  222. wololo says:

    I stand to my point. You want the scene to be different? Make it different and stop ranting, because now you sound like a broken record. BTW yelling your rage at me won’t change a thing, I don’t have a kernel exploit. And all the exploits I’ve had, I constantly turned into useful releases of VHBL. VHBL is not enough for you? Well send me a kernel exploit and I’ll see what I can do.

    Your “anonymous” work, obviously, doesn’t count. Anybody can pretend they have helped the scene anonymously with no proof whatsoever. The visible things, however, is that for as long as I can remember, you’ve been demanding stuff and constantly complaining on the PSP scene without ever giving anything back. I’m surprised you’re still around if you hate that scene so much, I can’t think of anybody who’s been on the scene for longer than you and I, who still are so emotional about this. Most people of your era have moved on, why don’t you?

  223. alex says:

    That because we all come to his site, and every body knows wololo is the man. He is an awesome dev, and he keeps us all up to date with his site. He knows hes the man. Im one of who know how many people on this site. Even if I sat here all day parsing wololo, I dont think he knows im here. Im grateful for his, and all the devs hard work, but most of them do it because they love it; not to get props from the community. Most Devs know that their work is GREATLY appreciated by most of the users.
    I say most because we all know there is always some son of an onion that is selfish, but what can you do.

  224. Asukafag says:

    Why should we comment every single homebrews and news on this site? And we talking not just about coldbird leaved the scene but about leaked CFW as well, you uneducated swine.

  225. matt says:

    Kernel exploit for PSP emu on Vita (and a user mode exploit as well) – jerk got leaked exploit files, but then discovered they had been encrypted by the creator… and since he was concerned he’d never have access to the hack (it had no set release date), he released the encrypted files and game name to try to force the creators to release publicly.

    So he didn’t completely knowingly ruin the exploit… he was just a selfish idiot all around and then his plan kinda backfired ;p

  226. 2die4 says:

    No ps3 cfw after 3.55 that’s what its about, that’s why stuff is not released so early in the cycle

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