PS Vita: Day 1 Hello World on firmware 2.60

PS Vita Firmware 2.60 was released yesterday by Sony, and, unsurprisingly, this firmware patches the latest VHBL exploit from Qwikrazor that we released for game Gamocracy: Legend of Robot on firmware 2.12 a few weeks ago.

But, and this will not be a surprise to those who follow this blog regularly, solutions still exist to run (psp) homebrew on the latest PS Vita firmware 2.60. The Z proves it to us in the Video below.

In the video, what we see is not a VHBL port but a “simple” hello world. This is the same code pretty much everyone has been using since the sparta exploit back in 2009, and, in case you’re wondering, we’re talking of course of a user mode exploit running inside the PSP emulator of the Vita. With the same possibilities as usual of seeing a port of VHBL coming one day to this exploit.

This is even less surprising to see an exploit so soon from The Z on this firmware, as we know he is in possession of an undisclosed PSP exploit for a game available on the EU store. If I were to guess, I’d assume this is the very same exploit.

The Z has mentioned a few interesting points about 2.60 on our forums. In particular, besides the 2.12 Gamocracy exploit patch, the 2.60 firmware fixes the vulnerability that let us rename the “PSP/GAME” folder into anything we like. Coupled with the impossibility to copy anything to that folder from within the emulator, we are now in a position where homebrews can definitely not be installed there. Qwikrazor’s VHBL port, and ,ore specifically his update in wMenu already made homebrews install in the PSP/VHBL folder instead, but this contributes to reducing compatibility, as some PSP homebrews are hardcoded to target stuff in PSP/GAME.

Nevertheless, PSP Homebrews are still a possibility on firmware 2.60, it’s just a matter of somebody releasing an exploit. In the meantime, people running with the Gamocracy VHBL on firmware 2.12 should know that Open CMA works fine and is the best way to avoid the forced updates on your Vita.

  1. skyrock21’s avatar

    sold my ps vita for 200usd..i’ll buy again if this site release a kernel exploit for me to play my psp iso backups… ^_^

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    1. TheUnderFooter’s avatar

      There isn’t going to be one, so you minds as well forget about it.

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      1. nero’s avatar

        you dont know if there will be another or not.

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      2. urtehdumb’s avatar

        You mean “you MIGHT as well”. Jesus Christ people learn how to fucking spell.

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        1. Z’s avatar

          He spelt it right, he just WORDED it wrong.

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    2. DQEight’s avatar

      If you want to play PSP games so bad. Maybe consider getting a PSP?

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    3. >_>’s avatar

      You mean your pirated games. >.>

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      1. Oreo’s avatar

        Or his PSP UMD backups……

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  2. Jr Mo’s avatar

    Can’t believe you guys still come here VHBL? You serious? The vita is a FAILED device, nothing and. I mean NOTHING can bring it back only a VITA KERNEL EXPLOIT

    And also can’t believe none of you realise what Sony is doing they are using the vita as a DECOY so hackers will focus on the vita and not the ps3, its pure genious , wonder why vita has so few games and the devs here are not willing to release a vita kernel exploit becaaue they “believe” it will kill the vita even more LOL Sony’s plan is going along perfectly as plant NO VITA HACK, NO PS3 HACK, PURE GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. abdou005’s avatar

      Ahh? so you have a NATIVE Vita exploit ? you mean it is so easy to find ? realise it Please :D !!

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    2. wololo’s avatar

      Nice conspiracy theory …

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      1. Viral_Weaponry’s avatar

        *nod* lol

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      2. Jr Mo’s avatar

        You guys are pathetic, smart phones have been able to do everything a vita can do for 4+ years now, if you want an open source vita with TONS of more games just get the “GAMEKLIP, DUALSHOCK 3 and a phone with an AMOLED DISPLAY” and BAM , YOU HAVE A NEX GEN HANDHELD GAMING CONSOLE, Screw the vita!!!

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        1. serverny’s avatar

          >“GAMEKLIP, DUALSHOCK 3 and a phone with an AMOLED DISPLAY”

          Yeah, have fun putting it into your pocket and playing Soul Sacrifice while in transit.

          Also, to this idiocy
          <>
          i’ll answer that only this year top tier smarphones that cost >$500 overpowered Vita hardware. And they still die in 2 hours tops if you try to play 3D game on them.

          So get your facts straight, dear braindead kiddo.

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        2. BakaJaNai’s avatar

          What a lying little angry kid you are, you are so miserable it’s actually cute.

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        3. Alnitak’s avatar

          You’re trying too hard. Its way too obvious that you’re trying to troll, find some subtlety and try again.

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    3. dani’s avatar

      thats right for dumbs, how they spend millions for a “dead console” …

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    4. Kyu’s avatar

      3k3y says hi…

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      1. Thrawn’s avatar

        Cobra ode says emulated :)

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    5. cubecube’s avatar

      Wow. What a dumbass.

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    6. RedHawk02’s avatar

      Wow you are a dumbass. PS3 isn’t being hacked because people are afraid of legal issues. PS Vita isn’t being hacked because security is tight.

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    7. nero’s avatar

      Jr MO, theres stupid, and then theres what you just said.

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      1. xlovenuggetx’s avatar

        haha

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    8. >_>’s avatar

      How thick is your tinfoil hat Moe? o.o

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    9. tom wiggins’s avatar

      Plant?

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  3. TheUnderFooter’s avatar

    The people on this website expscially Wololo and Fate6 can go suck a dick and die.

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    1. abdou005’s avatar

      because of persons like you, i want to commit crimes and become criminal Temme !

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    2. Kyu’s avatar

      And people like you are basically the cause that devs go away from the Vita scene.

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    3. fate6’s avatar

      Don’t worry I still <3 you

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    4. RedHawk02’s avatar

      Well you should get the fuck out. No one needs fucks like you. Contribute something and you may actually matter like wololo and fate6. They’re doing something for the scene. What are you doing??

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    5. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      chillout guys, this is just the typical fat ugly kid living in his moms basement

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  4. codetvirus’s avatar

    Excellent! Hope it comes something soon. Thanks!

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  5. ROOKI3’s avatar

    @skyrock21
    just buy a psp go for that and it’s more portable then the vita.I take mine to work and play some nes on it when I have a few minutes. the vita is to big to carry in your pocket.

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  6. JiachengWeng’s avatar

    Of course there’re not many excellent games on Vita now, but the awkward situation started to change this year and I believe that we’ll see the big change of Vita in 2014. Before that, VHBL is the best approach to know more about the framework inside the Vita.
    Thinking about native Vita exploit, it might be super difficult to design it as the way happened to PSP, because of SONY’s special memory card and cryptographic photo format, etc. We may try something entirely different. A few days ago, I tried to watch videos using HTML5 and found out that the files could dirrectly download from the web(mp4 files). Baced on the approach that bind torrent files or txt files with rar or zip, I guess if we can bind some code with a video file and use some special method to run the code inside the Vita to break the security shield. Haha, that’s all I guess for fun. Don’t take it seriously!~~

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  7. Vegas Ace’s avatar

    JUST SO YOU KNOW THE OPEN CMA DOESN’T WORK CAN’T COPY ANYTHING SYSEM UPDATE REQUIRED SOMEBODY WITH SOMEONE HELP
    WOLOLO CLAIMS IT WORKS BUT DOES NOT HAVE PROOF JUST SAYS IT DOES.

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    1. The Z’s avatar

      Ive tested it myself. The CMA does work.

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    2. Frezzno’s avatar

      Start over.
      1. Delete the whole CMA folder.
      2. Install CMA.
      3. Install OCMA over it.

      If you still can’t get it to work… Update to 2.60 and enjoy antialias bubbles.

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  8. D-TeK-DeV’s avatar

    I understand the reason why PS Vita games are so wack and there isn’t many of them. Who would want to make a game for 1 year for a handheld? The most ones that plays the Vita are little ungrateful kids. Also, they don’t want to be doing update patches every month. For example, what if Call of Duty Declassified got more updates than black ops 2? The Vita is powerful, but not powerful enough. GTA III on the Vita instead of san andreas?? That’s just another old school liberty city.

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  9. D-TeK-DeV’s avatar

    I understand the reason why PS Vita games are so wack and there isn’t many of them. Who would want to make a game for 1 year for a handheld? The most ones that plays the Vita are little ungrateful kids. Also, they don’t want to be doing update patches every month. For example, what if Call of Duty Declassified got more updates than black ops 2? The Vita is powerful, but not powerful enough. GTA III on the Vita instead of san andreas?? That’s just another old school liberty city stories.

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  10. Jacob’s avatar

    I still have my vita on version 2.12 is their any way possible that i can get the cfw on the older version or do i need an update for 2.60 and wait for the new exploit? ive been waiting to get my vita hacked ever since i bought it which was 7 months ago.

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  11. rafael707’s avatar

    Hey wololo theres a new ps4 devkit vid take a look in the ps4 Section of talk

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  12. willsan’s avatar

    So much fun watching you bitching about a kernel hack. Just get a job and buy some games :D enjoying Dragon’s Crown right now.

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  13. Liviu’s avatar

    Wololo, should i update?

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  14. chu’s avatar

    the Z …ZET how he says it lol needs some english lessons… or to put subtitles on his videos …seriously, put the cc on and see what happens lol

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Not everybody on Earth is a native English speaker. How good is your German?

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  15. dragonkid6’s avatar

    I have said this before, and it has been said years ago when the PSP scene started to die; Video game sales are not effected by hackers, the people who play un-owned backups were never going to the game anyways. Yes it’s “unfair” but none-the-less they were NEVER going to buy the games they play anyway(reference to Jr Mo who sold his VIta till kernel exploit). But what hacker can effect is system sales. When the PSP, Wii, Xbox260, PS3 got hacked systems sales skyrocketed. But video games sales did not drop, at the very least since the only to hack the system was thru a game some game sales improved.

    A good example would Legend of Zelda TW, it was a launch title but because it was used to hack the Wii it was sold for $50 for years. Yes it’s unfair that people play these games without paying but they never intended to pay for these games anyway. It’s a moot argument to say releasing such hacks would “kill” the Vita. I’m willing to say less than 10% of PSPs sold were used by people playing un-owned backups. From business standpoint this must be stopped but from a realistic standpoint, they should stop releasing PC games then since EVERY single PC game can be played for free. Same for phones apps.

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  16. BeastyX’s avatar

    I can’t believe people can be so disrespectful…I like this site I come to it everyday to read articles, check for updates on the scene and check the forums for info sometimes. this site isn’t a place for people to come and bash on the work everyone has put into the psp or the vita it’s a lot of hard work that goes into it. Just because you don’t have access to or the knowledge to figure exploits out on your own doesn’t mean they don’t exisist or can’t be created that being said have a nice day to the haters your fonna have to wait for the scene to mature like the rest of us gosh the vitas only beenout a year and some months what do you want?? Thanks to Wololo and The Z because you guys keep me updated.
    #Psvita 2.12
    #Gamocracy One Exploit

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    1. VHBLFAIL’s avatar

      I respect from where you are coming from, but what these “haters” hate about all these exploits are that it is the same things that came from the psp. The psp was badass console and I loved all the m-33 firmwares up to me cfw’s, but all these exploits are useless. Honestly Sony is using all the devs to their advantage. They are a business and when devs find these gay exploits all of us go and give them our money to get the homebrew we ant then couple days later they patch it and make a profit and we can no longer get online until we update and then the cycle repeats again. Just think about it.
      I am done with this and just gunna enjoy online while the rest of you suffer without it, those homebrews can be emulated on a computer too ya know

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  17. xhax’s avatar

    where is COLDBIRD???

    or who else can hack the ps vita???

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  18. Tnutbutter’s avatar

    If only someone could start creating apps for Yifan Lu’s native vita hack.

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  19. xlovenuggetx’s avatar

    that didn’t take very long :)

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  20. sup’s avatar

    can you use a expolit thats stars with p and end with a number

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  21. chrisgomez’s avatar

    hope we really get a kernel exploit from total_noob

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  22. Randy Steele’s avatar

    Still have my Vita on 2.02 TN-V. Should of never wasted money on the piece of sh*t. Useless device. Fortunately got myself an Nvidia Shield. Much nicer console,all my vita does is gather dust. Utter junk.

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    1. BubloZX’s avatar

      Oh? Please share with me all those great games N Shield has. That thing is an overpriced piece of shit only good for android games and small indie games. Instead of waiting for a legitimate Vita hack to come why not play some games? There are a ton of great games on the store and more on the way.

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  23. Acid_Snake’s avatar

    the problem with Vita is not the lack of games, but the type of games.
    console-like action games on a handheld are never appreciated as much, hadhelds are best fitted with RPGs and the like. Just look at Peace Walker, it’s a big pile of junk from a metal gear fan perspective, but players praise it because it’s a great mix of RPG and Action <- those are the games the Vita needs, more RPG, less CoD action

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  24. 110706’s avatar

    And the VHBL train keeps going.

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  25. Maning’s avatar

    AT LAST !!!….. thats all i can say cause im not a native english speaker & the spelling & english grammar racist is everywhere fuck them :(

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  26. Legend’s avatar

    damn my vita on 2.60 need a hack.

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  27. Skullboy99’s avatar

    I did get the 2.12 exploit and VHBL awhile ago, but i decided to update my vita because, if i can just play quake 1 and quake 2 and even quake 3 on my smartphone with a controller, why even bother have VHBL?

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  28. godvsmon’s avatar

    dam this is suks so ever one that buy the exploit game and have the exploit what else can you do with it since the new update 2.60 is out hows ever one can open cma since ppl aready say they cant even open cma or transfer any thing on the ps vita unless you update your psv to 2.60 i read everbody comments and it same there no hope of exploit it or kernel it,how come just creat a jailbreak file or something that easyer,if ps3 can jailbreak im guessing there should be away to JB a psv

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Opencma works fine.

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  29. godvsmon’s avatar

    and by the way i know you can do it just keep trying i know yu guys can hack the vita i know is hard and take times but atless gave Ever one a answer that there well be away….

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  30. Aaron’s avatar

    So is this worth updating to 2.60 from 2.12 if you dont have CFW?

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  31. german’s avatar

    hola porque no sacan un exploid para un juego card o un juego fisico que cualquiera pueda comprar en una tienda sin ofender esa es mi idea y mi duda!

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  32. gerson campos’s avatar

    is there a refund if i bought gamocracy and cant reinstall it on my vita? does sony put banned games back again once fixed? i bought game but cant reinstall on my vita anymore.. where is the refund?

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  33. juking’s avatar

    wololo go go go go go!!! yo dependo de ti soy pobre XDDD

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