PS Vita hack: VHBL running on PS Vita 2.10


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91 Responses

  1. eliptics14 says:

    Hi Wololo, any updates with the OPENCMA before upgrading to 2.10?

  2. hgoel0974 says:

    I am pretty sure that for the guys with private exploits, VHBL was there from minute 1 😉

  3. FishSticks says:

    Has anyone got a kernel exploit to work yet?

  4. Kyu says:


  5. decius says:

    Congratulations, The Z! I updated ditching the usermode in 2.06 😛

  6. alvin says:

    hey Z look back you unfinish apache overkill we knows that you will be release karnel exploit for AO is unfare but anyway thanks for the hardwork man godbless you all hackers.

    • JeoWay says:

      If it was simple to just “port” TN-V to something, it would be done. You have to have a KERNAL exploit in order to rewrite a custom system. Without that, only usermode 🙁

      Now, on the dependence of the HBL algorithms, someday, it may be possible to run ISO via usermode 😉

  7. haidardinho says:

    Hi please help me were is the link to Download the hack?
    please tell what is this hack what I use it to please tell me because I am a new beginner?

  8. Pholly says:

    I just have one question, does PSP homebrew use the power of the Vita or is it limited to PSP standards?

  9. federico says:

    guys, is there any method to get free psn codes, i just download everything and all is ***, i also try for a hack on pay pal nothing happens. the problem is that when a game releases with hack for a firmware i dont have money to buy it, is there any way any one can share his account or tell me a method on how to get psn codes or money, i would be very please!

    • federicoisgay says:

      Your comment gave me cancer

    • wololo says:

      Hey federico, yeah, I know a method to get free PSN codes. Just send me your Credit card information and I’ll help you.

      Seriously though, if there was a publicly known way to get free PSN codes, don’t you think it would have been patched within hours by Sony? Reality check needed here, man.

    • itachi.uchia says:

      You can’t afford $10 for a psn card?! Where did you get money for the vita? Stole it? It’s like buying a car knowing you can’t afford gas!

    • JeoWay says:


      Please don’t request to use others accounts. Go to Bestbuy and buy a $10 PSN. If you don’t have money, ask someone to loan you some 😉

  10. Jack says:

    Yeah, we don’t know where to download it from, please tell us or we’ll kill you!!

  11. alvin says:

    just buy psn card just what i did it help you very well?

  12. Jack says:

    Is there any real code generator software or is it just a stupid rumor?

    • wololo says:

      That’s definitely a rumor. And even if somebody had access to such a tool, the general audience wouldn’t know about it.
      Anyway PSN codes, like any other “gift card” systems are probably randomly generated and stored internally on Sony’s servers (impossible to guess or to “generate” by any external software).

      • Yes says:

        Yeah, most likely indeed. Even if someone were to find out how the PSN code algorithm works, it requires luck to generate a valid code that is also stored on Sony’s servers.

      • gunblade says:

        yea but then u have to figure that the code are on the cards n if u could guess the numebers then u have to figure wich ones r still unativated and wich ones not but then sony does the activating wen u pay for the card…

    • squiggs says:

      the codes mean nothing until you pay for it, then that code is sent to sony to be activated and is stored in there server as good to use. if there was a code generator you would just be taking an innocent person’s code

  13. datright says:

    Awesome! That’s why I had no problem in updating to 2.10. I had full confidence in future VHBL’s by the hardworking folks at Wololo.

  14. Jack says:

    For the owners of the page: I’m just curious and was wondering if you have ever received at least one notification from Sony, play station, etc..
    Legal department or something saying you gotta stop the way to hack a Psvita or is it legal?
    Just as legal as jailbreaking your phone? I’m asking because it seems I just hacked one and you can play psvita games and already got the psvita isos. Is this legal?

    • wololo says:

      The legality of hacking depends on many factors, especially the country you live in. You can basically draw the line this way: as long as your work does not endanger the business of the console, and as long as it doesn’t provides ways to “crack” DRMs, you are generally safe. The way I see it (but I’m not a lawyer!!!), VHBL is perfectly legal, eCFWs like CEF or ARK are borderline (they contain some iso drivers with specific DRM breaking code AFAIK, but this only affect the PSP business of Sony, and the PSP is a platform that has been cracked open a while ago, so I’d have a hard time seeing the business impact of eCFWs on the vita), but a full jailbreak of the Vita letting you run pirated Vita games would definitely breach laws regarding DRMs and would be impacting Sony’s business in an obvious way, so that would most likely be illegal.

      Phone jailbreaks are an exception to the law in the US, I don’t think it applies in other countries, and it only applies to phones, not to consoles or tablets for example.

      There is no clear example of “how far” one is legally allowed to go when it comes to interoperability. All the cases that could have been interesting to set precedents (such as Hotz VS Sony 2 years ago) ended up not being handled in a court. The most recent one is VLC’s fight for BluRay interoperability in France, if you’re interested you might want to google for that.

      Bottom line is, it’s very blurry, and as an individual you most likely don’t want to find out where the limit is. My suggestion is, if you ever release a true Vita jailbreak and are the first one to do so, make sure you do it anonymously.

      It is also worth mentioning that it feels to me you have much more legal risk today as a console hacker if you live in the US than in any other country of the world. This is not based on any statistical evidence, but I feel that the legal department of technology companies is way stronger in the US than in any other country.

      I have never been contacted by Sony regarding my work. It is worth mentioning though that we are just “conveying” the news these days, I am not the one behind most of the hacks we blog about.

      • NeonAera says:

        Well explained, wololo!

      • MarSprite says:

        I think it works well with you as the public face. If they stomp you down they still haven’t solved their problem, making it unprofitable for them to do so.

        That and you aren’t distributing anything that really hurts their business.

      • CodeLion says:

        This, in and of itself, deserves to be a blog post.

        Nice job explaining it!

        I added it up yesterday: Sony has receive 274 dollars from me because of eCFW or VHBL that they would not without it. If I hadn’t had UNO I would have traded my Vita for a 3DS some time early January.

      • gunblade says:

        but then jailbreaking jus software i think ..wat if i was to have an iphone thats an iphone and an android fone and they share two lines but i jus crossed the 3g with the 4g… (what if say sumbody like hack a consle n invented sumthing useful for it…or a better stable os…or like finding out android os run better on iphones or blackberrys…)

  15. Raziel says:

    Well i updated my 2.02 Vita so i know i will be able to play soul sacrifice once it comes out so lets just hope $ony does not pop up a new update so i can get my DLC for the game.

  16. alvin says:

    is there way to port apache overkill to TN or ecfw pardon me if i sed something stupid.

    • wololo says:

      eCFW requires a kernel exploit in addition to the usermode exploit. The Kernel exploit was patched after TN revealed it in 2.02. You’d need a new Kernel exploit to port eCFWs to future firmwares.

  17. wendy says:

    Eat’n good in the neighborhood

  18. Mud says:

    I’m keeping an eye on this release.!

    I’m still on the Monster Hunter 1.80 exploit, I’m missing out of newer and soon to come Vita games “really hope for a exploit after Final Fantasy X HD, loved that game and never played threw it on my PS2”. 🙁

    Its a shame that Sony is keeping me from buying games because they keep updating our firmware to block these exploits.

    Dum Dum Dum duumm. :/

  19. DeathOfChaos says:

    I’m still torn as to whether or not I should leave behind TN-V, I still love having it Dx

  20. vhblfans says:

    Thinks for The Z and Wololo,Day 1 it’s cool

  21. VictorWei says:

    Can the 2.10 VHBL run N64 GAMES??

  22. Quetz says:

    As always THANK YOU for teasing 😀 The great Z

  23. iamanthonypadillamaybe says:

    im confused, is vhbl also an n64 emulator?

  24. LoLqPuEz says:

    I’m confused, in the video, how was he useing the right analog stick?VHBL or anything else in the pso emu doesn’t support right analog.

    • wololo says:

      It does, just touch the screen and a menu will pop up where you can assign the right analog to some specific PSP keys

  25. XxNekYanox says:

    Hi Wololo,

    The Z will give us the name of the game ?

    • CodeLion says:

      Possibly. Just don’t pester him about it. These guys do ALOT of work (I’m trying to find some sploits myself so take my word for it: it isn’t easy)
      Then they make their work public, essentially losing it. Remember that before they release it they get to have BOTH vhbl/ecfw AND the benefits of latest firmware. After, they only get one or the other.


  26. ohhj says:

    *** someone tell how to download the vhbl or were is the link to download please tel that?

  27. Psvitaexploit says:

    Does thia mean I can play vita iso games on ps vita?

    • Chris_Highwind says:


      Oh, wait. You were serious?

      Lemme laugh harder.


      Dude, we can’t even use vita homebrew, what makes you think we can play vita isos? And what makes you think the people who run this blog even want to find out if we can play vita isos?

  28. nevercall says:

    this is just my speculation but i think the z and other hackers have a lot of psn games wih xploit and releasing them one at a time on every update or patch.. i hope you get my point… 🙂

  29. squiggs says:

    what if all of these hackers worked for sony and every time an update comes out they have a list of games to just give out as an exploit.

  30. deciu says:

    NAND/NOR/FLASH and I’m willing to bet EEPROMs can all be dumped by a piece of hardware. Why hasn’t there been exploits for the Vita? Because you can’t just edit its saved game with a string of A’s then call it an exploit as if you brought down the whole Vita!!!1!, No – you hacked the already flawed PSP. Anyone can fill a savedgame with corrupt data to crash, then the users post on the forums – is dis haxs guize!?!

    Doesn’t make sense to me, more power for the Vita to run Emulators with yet they focus on the PSP, which can already run signed homebrew in OFW. Is it because in order to hack the Vita you need to be over the age of 18 with some sort of degree and to spell KERNEL. ffs not Kernal.

    I ain’t even Mad, just confused.

    • gunblade says:

      isent one like a peace of korn or sumthing.i was one to never realy care about spelling or grammers as long as i was smart enough to understand it..mainly cuz i dont use good spelling or grammers sumtimes.well i think i heard of a few hacked vita idk true or not…well i guess playing with the vita psp emu is not that bad even if one was to make sumthing useful for the vita that wouldent be all that bad maybe even download n play be good (nintendo ds) or a way to share games.

  31. kenpachijr says:

    where is the exploit of this new FW ?

  32. kenpachijr says:

    Where’s the exploit on this new FW ?

  33. hoan999999 says:

    … another sleepless week for VHBL…

    It’s cool, really.

  34. Sonicman says:

    This is great! I am so proud and thankfull for all the hard work you guys put into each and everyone of the exploits. I own a psp 1000, 2000, 3000, Go and the Vita … And to tell you the truth it wouldnt be as fun or great if this exploits werent done by people whomake it easy for people like me to be able to enjoy them. I sincerely thank you, wololo and the whole psp and vita scene for making these systems fun. I am starting to use homebrew and I am loving it.

    As of now I will update my vita in order to take advantage of the new features and will enjoy the new exploit when it makes it thru. Again, thank you so much guys and please never stop being curious, because it adds a lot of value to the systems I buy and makes it tons of fun to try different mods to make them do different things!



  35. ir4mt says:

    How long the device is fully hacked?

  36. LuKe_AA says:

    So, I have already bought Apache Overkill, I can update now and still use its exploit to access VHBL, right?

  37. Warlock says:

    Wasn’t sure where to ask but is there a homebrew app that lets me read digital comic books on the vita?

    • gunblade says:

      i wouldent no think there was a psp one but i think not sure but if u have like the 2.02 x.ploit it has the comic thing not sure but the psp saposed to so iam gussing that it would have it in the 2.02 x.ploit

  38. Elratauru says:

    Amazingly fun. I can’t wait to play some Pokemon Crystal on 2.10 again. Updated to buy DOA5+, totally worth it, even If I had to gave up the Kexploit :'(

    Oh well, VHBL, here we go.

  39. ahsinho says:

    nice, so good

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