PS Vita: the new exploited game to run VHBL on firmware 3.15 is…
We announced a few weeks ago that we would release a new port of VHBL to firmware 3.15. VHBL is a homebrew loader for the PS Vita. It lets you run fan-made games and emulators on your PS Vita. In order to run, VHBL needs an “exploit” which requires users to purchase a specific game on the PSN Store. For more details on VHBL, check our VHBL page.
Developer 173210, famous for having ported VHBL to several game exploits in the past, is back at it with a new exploit, and he is kind enough to share his port with us. The game is only available on the Japanese store, and is unfortunately not compatible with the VitaTV.
However, 173210 believes that the exploit in this game cannot easily be patched by Sony, making it a somewhat unique exploit on the vita scene. 173210 had previously released such exploits for the game Pawapuro, but circumstances were different, as that game had already been removed from the PSN before he had announced the exploit.
So, JP only game, not compatible with the Vita TV, but the hope that the exploit will not be patched anytime soon… I think for our Japanese readers, that’s a no brainer and they should get it. For you people out there with a US or EU account… well the choice is a bit tougher. Keep in mind that VHBL itself will not let your run isos, but the exploits it relies on can be the door to an eCFW port in the future (such as TN Hen). and we already know that running TN Hen on firmware 3.15 is a thing.
The exploited game is: MyStylist.
Yes, I can tell without playing it that this game sucks. It’s not even a game from what I can tell. Oh god, Fashion, my eyes! And yes, I’ve bought it. For my vita TV. Which is when I realized it wasn’t compatible with it (that’ll teach me to dismiss the warning messages from the PSN). Oh well, an exploit is an exploit 🙂
If you are interested in VHBL, get that game, now. Sony will most likely remove it from their stores within 48h. Which will be a shame, really, to see such a good game go away.
The files for VHBL itself will be released in the days to come, stay tuned.