That’s it. After removing the Hitman reborn game from the JP store, then the 101-in-1 megamix game from the EU stores, Sony’s North American services have removed 101-in-1 megamix from the Mexican, US, and other American stores over the past few hours.
It is still unsure when Total_Noob will actually release his files, but the excited atmosphere is palpable here and on other scene websites. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long.
Total_Noob’s TN-V4 is a full fledged PSP Custom Firmware running inside the PSP emulator on the PS Vita. It will let PS Vita owners run PSP Homebrews; emulators for major retro consoles such as the GBA, NES, SNES, NeoGeo, N64, etc…; plugins; and PSP backups (raise your hand if you want to play Kingdom Heart: Birth By Sleep on your vita’s gorgeous OLED screen).
Total_Noob also packed his eCFW with a bunch of features that we listed here.
TN-V4 uses a kernel exploit in the PSP Firmware. In order to trigger that exploit, we need access to the PSP internal calls, which is done through a second exploit, usermode this time. The usermode exploit is triggered inside a game, hence the reason people have to buy and install a legit PSP game on their Vita in order to be able to run the exploit. We announced secretly the names of 101-in-1 megamix and Hitman reborn through a “ninja release“, and later on made the announce public. As expected, Sony quickly removed the game from their store, to avoid the hack from spreading too much.
Details on what games can be used, depending on your firmware, can be found below in the list kindly maintained by The Z: