Total_Noob Has Left The PSP/Vita Hacking Scene

The Jay Doctor

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136 Responses

  1. Rizwan Parvez says:

    Sad to see him go but i wish him all the best in life.

  2. ivo says:

    more sad news …
    i think its a shame to see sutch talent go
    anyways heads up.

  3. AliFOJ says:

    Really sad to hear this. I was hoping he would be the first one to hack Vita completely in the future. :/

  4. Nick M. says:

    Sad to see this genius go. :/

  5. pilotkelson says:

    thank you tn! you deserve applause and standing ovations.

  6. mangosteam says:

    sad news :( best of luck for him

  7. Thrawn says:

    Well then… hope TN is reading this.

    Let’s all say:

    Thank you for all your effort over the years, the psp and vita scene sure is / was a rough scene for you.

    We all hope that you may use all your gained knowledge to get a good job and be successful for the rest of your hopefully very long live.

    Thank you very much.

    If you ever might consider a comeback out of fun, the scene will welcome you warmly.

  8. notyet says:

    what a pity.then we only choose to support sony again

  9. notyet says:

    but i give my respect to Total_Noob

  10. francais says:

    Sad to see this genius go :(

    there will be no other TN V. in new the sony fw

  11. hotimportsnight says:

    *** He is going to work now with sony!!??

  12. NakedFaerie says:

    Good luck in the future TN.
    I just hope he come back and patches TV-V8 for the next Kernel exploit someone finds. Or he shares his knowledge with others so they can continue his work.

    Anyway the scene will miss him.

  13. stef says:

    At least.. the vita scene is nothing right now.. not enough hackers, not a serious hack, and many many people filling the forums and demanding hacks without understanding of that. Let this reach the bottom and maybe something will come and revive the scene, but for Good like the old days

  14. cryyifei says:

    Next is yifanlu?

  15. Essery says:

    Shame to see him go.
    Thanks for all the great work, and take care

  16. Valhalla says:

    R.I.P. Total_Noob :'(

  17. ohnoes says:

    noooooooo. vita ecfw will slow to a halt.

  18. noobrstxk says:

    long life to total noob!

  19. Anonymous says:

    another person paid by sony!

  20. Anonymous says:

    dark alex we need you back!!

  21. Anonymous says:

    dark alex we need you back!

  22. kada says:

    Farewell TN. Thank u so much for ur hard work for this scene.

  23. adf says:


    i want pro online!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. adf says:

    Support want me hope pro online

    adhoc online

  25. adf says:

    Support want me hope PRO online

    Now in TN-v is not a way to enjoy PRO online ?

  26. amith says:

    sad to hear..we wont forget your work for ps vita scene Thanksss a Million…TN

  27. ivo says:

    so is ther a remotejoy tutorial plugin howto in this months contest ?

  28. reaper6666 says:

    I take my hat off to you good sir. all your hard work is well appreciated now time to rest, to sit back and watch in good terms and relaxation. lets see what happens

  29. abdou005 says:

    TN did a lot for the PsP/Ps Vita Scene. his come-back in 2012 to the Vita Scene was blessed <3. We have full use of PsP Emulator Now. TN Savesate for ECFW. TN-V, TN-C. As a member from the scene, I applause to him with full respect ! wish him the best in his life <3.

    We Already miss him Total_Noob :(. We took "lessons" from you <3

  30. zik says:

    guys not wanting to be inconvenient, but I really want to accomplish the feat of tnv, however the time to perform the download is very short, has no turorial how to change the save of the game or what is the flaw of the game?? ? /

  31. Zix says:

    hmmm… a sad farewell indeed, its like dark-alex’s withdrawal all over again, but somebody else will come along im sure. It was thanks to 6.20TN I was able to get my first taste of a fully hacked psp go.

  32. MovingxTarget says:

    Total-Noob I have been with your work when you first starting brewing in the scene. You’ve come so far and your fans and me and equally proud of you. The effort and dedication you put into your work is incomprehensible and we appreciate. Thanks for giving the users the power back in the vita. Thanks for being a Dark-Alex in the scene. Don’t let real life knock you down. Come and cost when you can cause remember you always have a home here and will always be respected as a legend :)


  33. jack_qinsi says:

    Thank you!

  34. LennyVita says:

    I want to thank Total Noob for his hard work and dedication to the PSP/Vita scene over the past few years. It is because of him we have some great features on our PSP/Vita’s. You will be missed but not forgotten for all the great accomplishments you gave us.

    My hat is off to you and a sincere Thank you!!!

  35. tokia says:

    still waiting for psx games on tn-v8 plays with sound.

  36. daath says:

    after maintenance mo PSN? like flappy bird creator paid to stop.

  37. Jrazorman says:

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK! I love TN-V it gave my vita new life for me! Best of luck in ALL that you do!

  38. willrock says:

    Thank you for all the hard work. Total_Noob, we will miss you

  39. taps says:

    You are a genius TN thank you very much

  40. John says:

    Will miss you TN (Andy Nguyen).

  41. Leon2342 says:

    I will miss you TN, although I am glad to have read “Reasons why, will remain undisclosed, but Total_Noob is not quitting, he is doing what is best.”

  42. Sparkweb says:


  43. eighthdayregret says:

    “Total Noob is not quitting, he is doing what is best”

    I wonder if he’s actually started to get into trouble Sony…

    Damn shame.
    You will be sorely missed TN.

  44. tsevg says:

    next PSN maintenance are down.

  45. zola says:

    sniffffff OMG

  46. hackmanjenkins says:

    Total_Noob you will be missed. I wish you the best

  47. makak1984 says:

    Little sad news since TN was assigned to port sound plugin for POPS :(( Great loss for community.

  48. Mr Nc Guy says:

    R.I.P Total Noob We Miss u… To All Fans of Total noob we all say to you We Miss you so much im very thankfull to my self bec im part of this and im greatfull bec i have a lot to learn to all of you guys… Sad to say but it’s time to move on to the next level what is that ps4 & xbox one hehehe

  49. RypaFire says:

    So Sad. not only because there will be no more chance for my vita to be hacked but we are loosing a very good dev.

    Good luck Total_Noob.. I am still hoping that you’ll come back with a great news someday. 😀

  50. fatman01923 says:

    I think many users here owe Total Noob a big thank you for all the work he has done towards the PSP/Vita scene. Hope you get situated whatever you are going through :). I will continue to have TNV on my psvita for as long as possible because I know there won’t be anymore. Take care for now.

  51. jlo138 says:

    Sony will gladly remove a game in TN’s honor…
    Thanks for all the hard work! Still using TN HEN E on 6.20.
    The scene will still be here, waiting for your surprise return.

  52. ..... says:

    sad news but its not to leaving anything coz native vita hack is not accomplish yet i think its planning something ho knows rigth but thanks to you total_nood youre the best you complete our fasion vita hack : )

  53. BahamutBBob says:

    I just want to take the opportunity to thank Total_Noob for everything he has done for us over the years.

    Thank you, sir, for everything!

  54. EyesKiller says:

    I just want to say:

    Thank you!

  55. chronoss says:

    Noooooooooooooooooooo !

  56. chrisgomez3030 says:

    I still remember when he released 6.20 TN wich was a huge outcome back then, he said he had more kernel exploits still didn’t he ? Hope he sares it with someone so we can have a cfw in the vita in a year by now.

  57. hakim says:

    thank you Total Noob for every thing & good luck in your life man !

  58. Nnuma says:

    ;( Thank you for all the work you have done man !

  59. Rubber says:

    So sad, i just got TN-V8 yesterday and it’s amazing.
    so sorry to see noob go!

    Thank you so much for your contribution!

  60. DrDOA says:

    *Sings stay by Rihanna*

  61. JefteNintendoNerd says:

    WHAT THE F***!? I couldn’t believe this!! Why!? The VITA hasn’t even been 100% hacked yet! How could Noob leave? More reason to not update any longer.

  62. wickedchew says:

    Thank you sir

  63. L2SSnake says:

    Am without wards, Total_Noob ty, ty for being here long enough for Vita to be hacked, ty having time to update this, and still be a great guy that u are

    For anyone that want to find out more check this link

    najbolji si nobe najbolji xD

  64. Gamesonic says:

    Last thing here is a message from my side and staff for the dev: Dear Total Noob we would like to thank you for your incredible work, to get it done with the utmost seriousness and for having given us a means for endless hours of fun.We wish you all the best, and I hope one day to see a new release.

  65. Well he shure deserved a better article, not the TN-V timeline.
    Back in the PSP scene he released many exploits, for example the Lumines one, that brought me in CFW.

    Much Respect! Wish you all the best things in life!

  66. shapeshifter says:

    this isn’t news , drama queen total_noob always does this
    He ll be back guys don’t cry
    This is his 4th time I believe

  67. Chris.Beanz says:

    Thank you so much Total_Noob for all of your hard work, many people I know were actually introduced to PS Vita hacks through your recent updates and are now very big into the system and all of the updates that happen here. So for everyone I give you a giant thanks for all your hard work and here’s hoping you’ll return to the scene again one day!

  68. asdasdasdsadsadsadsadsd says:

    what a loser…finally admitting it

    • Agreed says:

      I know right?

    • Adam.West says:

      Na-na na-na-na na na na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
      Hey hey-hey, goodbye
      Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
      Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye
      Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye

  69. dmaskell92 says:

    I really wish TN would reconsider, even if he cuts back on releases. I appreciate your effort, and your decision. Without you most of us would be here with only VHBL. You don’t have to keep coding, just don’t disappear.

  70. Wrozen says:

    Wow. You didn’t even scratch upon the surface of all he has done for this scene. He deserves a much better farewell than this.

  71. exequiel says:

    thanks total noobs ur the best..

    from Philippines here ^_^

    • ulquiorrA_schifeR says:

      Mabuhay si T0tal_N00b!! Maaaring iniwan niya na ang eksena sa psp at sa ps vita ngunit mananatali siyang Alamat at respetadong dev. Nawa’y magsilbing inspirasyon siya ng mga susunod pang mga devs na nais tumulong sa eksena. lol Harinawa din na naiintindihan mo ang sinasabi ko kababayan! haha

      Goodluck T0tal_N00b and thanks for all your work!

      • Franz says:

        Kung di dahil kay total noob wala tayong tn-v s ps vita naten kylngan p mgdala ng seperate psp lol.. Too bad theirs no dedicated dev left for vita

  72. this_is_a_throwaway_account says:

    God bless Total_Noob. He’s done so much for the scene. We will sorely miss him.

  73. SmurfyD says:

    Good, now that he’s gone we can have a real developer who knows what they’re doing get to work. I mean my vita still can’t massage my back, go to work , go clothes shopping with my wife, or make me a sandwich.


    Jk, have fun with life and thank for tn-v and for including the inferno driver before you went out. If you ever want to come back even though you said you’re done, well …. we’ll only make fun of you a little bit.

  74. romain337 says:

    FTP Feature in the XMB for the V8 is REALLY usefull when developping PSP homebrew using a PSVITA.

    Save lotta time. Thanks TN.

  75. Yifan Lu says:

    “He actually released the first kernel exploit ever on the psp go, back in 2010.”

    While that’s technically true that he “released” the first kernel exploit, Davee was the one who found the first kernel exploit:
    The timestamp tells the whole story 😉

    That doesn’t take away from the great work TN did with TN-V and other stuff.

  76. mart says:

    he’s gonna be back! and thats when it will be the return of TNV9

  77. Brock says:

    I never post on here but I wanted to say thanks to Total Noob!! Because of you my Vita isn’t collecting dust on the shelf any longer. You’ve made significant contributions to the scene and I appreciate your time and effort you’ve put forth for us!

    Hope you figure it all out, and I wish you best of luck in the future.

  78. Total Noob says:

    Total Noob you are a legend like the Dark. Thank-you, I will be able to enjoy my vita with psp games (cwcheat and saves states) for many many years to come. YOU noob has made made a lot of people (hundreds of thousands!) happy!! Thanks again, maybe we will you back years down the road.

  79. Xenonalex says:

    Thank you sir Total_Noob… :)

  80. Animusknight says:

    TN..farewell! You will always be remembered as my savior, and what you have done for us all will never be forgotten, I wish you the best of luck in your life bro! And hope that there are solutions to any problems you face.

    *the highest, of fives*


  81. Steven says:

    Just got done using picodrive on TN-V when I read this. Thank you Total Noob for everything that you have done and being a Total Elite in this scene!

  82. Adams Myth says:

    All the best!

    “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

  83. Zik says:

    Total_Noobs, thanks for all your hard works and hope things goes well.

    Also, thanks for the great care you’ve shown to attempt cracking the Vita. May life throw you some lucks for all your efforts.

  84. VitaGenic says:

    Thanks a lot Total_Noob. I’m a big fan of your work on the PS Vita.

    Looking forward to your return if it ever comes! Peace out!

  85. CoolGuyMoe says:

    I really do appreciate the work he has done for the PS Vita as well as the PSP go scene. Thank you kind sir.

  86. Multiboy2k says:

    A sincere THANK YOU TN.
    The scene will not be the same without you.
    Your contributions are now a thing of Legend.

    Go forth and enjoy your REAL life away from the computer.

    You are greatly loved and appreciated by us all.

  87. man says:

    thes sucks Total Noob was only one whoy make isos work on Ps vita and share hes TN V

  88. Manac0r says:

    Thanks for all your work TN. You are gentleman and a scholar!

  89. REMF says:

    Thank you very much……..

  90. senas8 says:

    I’ve just been cutting onions …I’m not crying… really ;(

    Thanks TN.

  91. arakosab says:

    thank you total_noob , Good luck :)

  92. CPUzX says:

    He’ll be back. Stop crying everyone.

  93. ghitzafunny says:

    Thank you TN for all your grate work !

  94. Saifer28 says:

    A Big salute to a great dev.

    Thank you sir TN! for all of your hard work.
    We Hope to see you soon with a big comeback :)

    • saifer28 says:

      A Big salute to a great dev.(sarcasm intended)

      Thank you sir TN u will be knigted by the queen soon!!! for all of your hard work.
      We Hope to see you soon with a big cumback :)

  95. total_idiot says:

    he always does this,he seeks attention this way

    • jake says:

      What’s your problem with TN? He’s been to me the most currently active dev in terms of my needs and wants.

      I think for the sake of the lolz, he should of called TNV8 (total noob v8) instead “NaNv8″ (Not a noob v8) or something along those lines…

      • TN - Total sissy says:

        I agree with Total_Idiot, TN always acts like a drama queen for attention and leaves the scene 10-15 times

  96. mart says:

    whats all the idiots hating on total noob for? jealous dumb ***!

  97. sathriel says:

    I have never used any exploits on vita that imcludes Total Noob’s creations but I respect what he has done for the scene and it is sad to see him go as Vita scene loses one of the most active devs.

  98. xlovenuggetx says:

    goodbye sir. thanks for everything.

  99. DarkenLX says:

    so who works on the other cfw that vita used (ark i think its called) and will that take TN’s place? Farewell TN You will Be missed but never forgotten.

  100. Rei says:

    man there are some really ungrateful posts mixed in here.

    anyway thanks for all your work, it finally made my vita fun again just sad that you had to leave.

    hope you solve your problems or whatever it is positively(course if you feel like returning later on im sure no one would object :))

  101. Animegame97 says:

    Didn’t he say he was leaving the scene before and then came back for the vita? He’ll be back, they always come back.

  102. totsk1 says:

    So Total Noob got a girlfriend now. We understand

  103. hotdogicn says:

    Good luck for Total_Noob,thank you for all you’ve done for the scene and us common users. Well,hope @totsk guy is right that you’ve got a girlfriend now :)

  104. Lek says:

    So Total Noob just got married now . We understand

  105. Franz says:

    No more tn-v updates i miss dark alex days in psp scene theirs always news almost every week

  106. 110706 says:

    Maybe it’s because even Total_noob got bored by this locked proprietary sinking ship called PS Vita.

    What’s left ot Vita from now on? all we had was this. Now its probably going to be a total blackout for PS Vita “scene”.

  107. MarSprite says:

    It’s been a fun ride. I know you will go on to do amazing things elsewhere. Good Luck.

  108. sonyCSR says:

    I wish you the best I can only imagine the lives your effecting including yours while always working on finding exploits. Now you can live your life get a girl get laid have a kid or 2 and start finding jobs that you can be effective in even if that’s working for Sony or Microsoft good luck!

  109. Zhar the Mad says:

    Total_Noob, wherever you are: we all wish you all the best on your endeavors.

    Your death will be avenged.

  110. four sound says:

    from now, Thanks to your help!! good luck!
    I owe you!

  111. riddle43 says:

    just a thought…. What if Sony had him taken care of (wink) mob style…. lol All kidding aside thanks for all your hard work and i will always remember the work you did for us all.

  112. philoneous19 says:

    thanks TN. for everything. good luck on your future endeavors:)

  113. Blackshirt_Avenger says:

    Cheers to you Total_Noob for all the work that you have done for the psp/ps vita scene! Your efforts are most certainly appreciated and will not be forgotten! =)

  114. ALEX says:

    TN and his emu for psvita was so incredible that 101 in 1 mega mix is the third best-selling game of psn … many people in the world are usufluindo your emu … thanks to Total Noob and Wololo for doing vita more useful … so we’re left to wait for big games on vita, ps2 emulator / gamecube emulator /, and finally a rack (it will take). A hug to everyone!!

  115. Rage says:

    Thanks for all the hard work! We’ll be missing you, till the day you decide to come back! ;]

    Your friend, Rage

  116. mklucifer says:

    noooo dont go plz come back! lol no thnx 4 everything wish you the best. :)

  117. putang ina nio mga asa sa piracy says: has caught up to him…he doesnt wanna be like geohotz….

  118. May says:

    I remember when Wololo operated this site alone. It was a time when each post was usually a week or two apart, but each post would be worth reading.

    You all are trying to target too many audiences; it’s degrading the quality of the site.

  119. Elks says:

    Total Noob, you’ll be greatly missed thank you for your awesome contributions over the years in your work for the psp. I personally used many of your works so I must express my thanks even if am late. So THANK YOU TOTAL NOOB!.

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