Incoming VHBL port for Firmware 3.30?
It was easy to miss a VHBL announcement in the sea of “Native exploit” updates we received over the past few days.
Sony has put some additional security on firmware 3.30, that made hackers initially think that a VHBL port (or any other ePSP hack on the Vita) would be much more difficult to achieve moving forward. But hope appeared when Japanese developer 173210 showed a running hello world on Vita firmware 3.30, 2 weeks ago.
In a follow up to this progress, the Z, who seems to always know the exact right people, showcased last week a VHBL port running on a PS Vita with firmware 3.30.
In the video below, The Z is testing his traditional list of homebrews: Masterboy (a.k.a EmuMaster) to run a Gameboy color game (yes, you’ve guessed it, a Pokémon game, of course!), GPSP (gameboy advance emulator) where he runs another Pokémon game, Snes9xTYL to test Zelda on the popular Super Nes emulator, and finally Wagic.
As the Z states in his video description, it is not recommended at this point to update your PS Vita to firmware 3.30, if you are running on lower firmwares such as 3.18 or 3.20. These firmwares, at this point, offer a much more advanced support in terms of hacking, through the use of a kernel exploit that was patched in firmware 3.30, and that allows to run TN-V, a “custom firmware” which allows much more than VHBL, which is “only” able to load homebrews.
Additionally, firmwares 3.18 and 3.20 are compatible with the recently released, promising, webkit exploit; while firmware 3.30 is not.
No word on a release for this 3.30 exploit yet. In other news, a VHBL port has been confirmed by KanadeEngel as well, and it might, or might not be the same port (I’m sure they will confirm).
yet another 3.30 VHBL port pic.twitter.com/rG5kvZrEIb
— 天使のかなで (@KanadeEngel) October 22, 2014
As usual, stay tuned. If something needs to be released, we will most likely have a ninja release, as usual!
And yes, waiting for more than a week to mention this is like an eternity for this scene, but I honestly thought The Z would have written this article himself :p
Source: The Z