What are those VHBL/TN-V bubble thingies on Vita firmware 3.35???
So, you might have seen a few people on twitter, teasing you with a VHBL or a PSP XMB (understand: TN-V) bubble, running directly from the Vita live area. Yeah, I’m talking about you, The Z 🙂
So, tricking the Vita into somehow installing VHBL or TN-V is now a thing. There’s more: it apparently doesn’t require to buy any game. This was already discussed a few weeks ago here, but Qwikrazor explained that the method used here is novel.
Wow, let me fast rewind here. A PSP exploit, that doesn’t require a game purchase, and that runs on Firmware 3.35? This sounds like a pretty big deal! Check the video below from The Z to see for yourself.
The PS Vita is running a “Half Byte Loader” bubble. An exploit on its own, no bought exploit game necessary for this. –The Z
I know some people think we’re “past” the psp emulator hacks, and that it’s high time the scene moved to native hacks (which, as you know, is also a thing), but, forgive me if I say that this looks pretty awesome, and gets me excited.
Several members of the Vita/ePSP scene are in possession of this trick/hack, which was apparently devised by Qwikrazor87. They are all pretty secretive about the whole thing, and there is no mention of a release at this point. Which I understand. This looks like it could lead to even more exciting things than “only” VHBL or TN-V, and it also looks like a “once in a console’s lifetime” bug that Sony would instantly patch.
The rumors say that this is related to signing some PSP packages, and somehow tricking the Vita into installing some code that contains a PSP exploit, leading to running VHBL/TN-V. Sounds pretty awesome, but I must admit I am surprised that this does not seem to require any purchase.
As the Z and Qwikrazor told me, there is no plan for a release of this thing at this point, but it shows that the scene still has some tricks up its sleeve.
Wow, both the ePSP scene still in action, and Native hacks going on. Turns out the end of the year is getting quite packed for the Vita!
Source: The Z