Vita index.dat decryption keys released



100 Responses

  1. Arachne says:

    That’s good news 🙂

  2. bbyryt says:

    2nd! Yay
    So far devs r taking their time so that things will not get patched up by sony.
    Well, since every1 was alredy waiting, why not wait more? 🙂
    Nyc progress guys!

  3. Zektra says:

    Kankerpreventie means “little cancer” in Dutch.

  4. mileleku says:

    I hope this leads to something. We are all getting kinda tired with the PSPEMU stuff, especially if it excludes recent FWs and their features.

  5. ”The keys probably emerged from an anonymous pastebin posted 6 days ago.”

    Way to show you don’t have a damn clue what you are talking about…

    Basic census on IRC after reading this is:
    is what reprep wrote
    well, he’s wrong
    you cannot base info on meta, without the data
    hes an idiot

    • Kuros says:

      Why do people have to be so mean and negative all the time.

      • irony_name says:

        Because they hide behind the internet anonymity, in regular most of this people are shy and quiet and all they say is: yes sir!!! sorry, my bad!!!

      • The Z says:

        Because people can and sometimes people deserve it.

      • Sukunda says:

        That would be because Gregory has always been pretty great at calling people names and not being able to convey what they want to say without adding some drama into it.

        • Gregory is not a ‘they’, Gregory is a ‘he’, at least was the last time he looked…

          • Sukunda says:

            That would be because Gregory has always been pretty great at calling people names and not being able to convey what he want to say without adding some drama into it.


    • HDG says:

      Remember you’re reading this AFTER they have posted it
      also, remember the posts have to be approved by Wololo before they’re on the site

      • HDG says:

        Disregard my above reply, read your answer as something different. Now I realise what you meant

    • Reprep says:

      At the time of writing the article, the source wasn’t clear (except the vitadevwiki). Articles get updated as new info arrives which is the case here. Simple as that.

    • wololo says:

      Reprep did not have access to the information at the time. He tracked down the origin of the information to an anonymous pastebin posted several days before the wiki was updated, which pointed to it being the source of the information.

      We have since updated the article, but he has done much more research than all other sites in the scene before writing the article, so please cut him some slack 🙂

      • It was all over your forum, if ReRepRep is too much of an idiot to read YOUR forum, then perhaps he should GTFO and stop reporting news, especially when its wrong.

        But yeah, an awesome way to *** all over awesome developers, just because he has a stick up his bottom, or some sort of adult horse sized toy stuck sideways in there.

        So no, i won’t cut him slack he doesn’t deserve it, especially when he had the audacity to suggest Proxima or Hykem would take credit for or had stolen someone else’s work.

        • Reprep says:

          i will try to be civil. i of course read the thread if you had actually read the article you would see i even linked it. “Kankertje has tried the PSP2IndexKey180 on a 3.18 Vita and successfully decrypted the index.dat file here.” as i said before the source being proxima wasnt available at the time of writing, as you can see the post that talks about it “” is in the second page of the thread which was only one page long at the time of writing the article. after the info was available the article got updated. i know i am wasting my time trying replying but here it is.

          • Lucif3r says:

            Maybe you should try searching a little further than your nose?
            The correct info has been available days before you posted this urm… article… Heck, I never did any sort of research or anything of the sort, and even I knew who had found the keys.
            So how someone writing articles for quite a large site such as this can completely miss(or maybe just ignore?) the obvious is beyond my comprehension. Perhaps you’re not cut out for writing articles? I sure aint, and thats why I dont do it, but if I did I’d make damn sure to get my info straight before publicizing it.

          • Reprep says:

            i would love a link to the source from days before and i apologize if i missed it.

          • The source that it was Proxima was posted several hours before it was posted here, before it was even posted at Hackinformer.

            You see i had posted on my forum that it was Proxima, long before you even knew it existed.

            So stop using your petulant bullsh*t lame excuses, keep in your a*s where they belong, i got you all hot and bothered on Twitter, grow the f*ck up and get over it, i will probably make you cry sometime in the future again, the best thing to do, is just cope with it and move of, it makes you less sh*tty 🙂

            And finally the source i did not care for nor care about, i am glad you actually linked to the correct source, my problem and the only problem i have, is your disrespect for Proxima and Hykem, had it not been for that, i wouldn’t even have commented at all on this article

          • Lucif3r says:

            I just happened to see it on IRC, which is kinda hard to link unfortunately. Especially for me who cant be bothered to save logs 🙂
            IRC is a great place to catch up with the latest stuff.

        • Always_the_same says:

          Bla bla bla,, me me me, whine whine whine. Can your comments at least change from time to time? Its all the same with you. Someone has a god complex and something in his rectum.

        • Reprep says:

          GR, i will repeat again. hykem’s exact post “″ wasn’t posted in that thread when i wrote the article. I know it because i read the thread before writing the article, i even linked that thread in the article. You remember accusing me of not reading it, right? You owe me an apology.

          I repeat again, i finished writing the article before that exact post in the thread was posted. There is no disrespect to Hykem or Proxima. The article was updated after that information became available and proper credit was given. I can’t see into the future, i can’t read a post before it was written.

          The article you mention at Hackinformer includes no reference to hykem or proxima or to the thread we are talking about so i have no idea why you talk about it.

          I am really tired of this and that is my last response about the issue.

          • If you weren’t so f*cking incompetent, you would have seen zecoxao tweeted about it, LONG BEFORE you made this *** pathetic effort of a news post.

            Do you understand what LONG BEFORE means, does your brain even have that ability of understanding ?

            To continue the story, after zecoxao posted about it, i retweeted him and so did Darthsternie,heleius and xmaxkatsu, then i posted about it on PlayStationHaX forum of which i tweeted a link to that thread and people whom you actually follow retweeted that link, people such as Dessel575 and SMOKE, this was long before you actually failed at posting about it here, you would have seen these tweets if your v*gina wasn’t so full of sand, i apologise for making you cry on Twitter, no… wait i don’t, it was f*cking hilarious to see you get upset and block me, because YOU were in the wrong

            Back to the story, i said, it was posted/tweeted NUMEROUS f*cking times, times of which you would have seen.

            I repeat because you keep acting like a complete idiot, the damn information was there, there was ample opportunity for you to do research properly and write the story correctly.

            Finally, YES you DID disrespect Proxima by saying he probably found the keys on Pastebin, insinuating that he is a piece of sh*t who doesn’t have the ability to find or retrieve the keys himself and has to resort to ripping them from Pastebin

          • wololo says:

            Hey Greg, you’re totally entitled to your opinion, but I would highly appreciate if you kept the number of cursing words a bit lower than that. Thanks for your understanding. I’m salvaging your posts from the automated spam folder, it’s work and I might not do it forever

          • Indeed RepRep, don’t feed the troll, stop feeding yourself lard a*s…

      • Oh and the whole line ‘He did more research than all other sites in the scene’.

        Like f*cking, f*ck he did, my an*s did more damn research in bed as i was about to sleep, than his entire mind and body did, i even wrote the article on my forum in my sleep and i didn’t need to insult any developers doing it, because i got my sh*t right first go and that was without even as much as ruffling my bed sheets.

        Not to forget to mention that it had been posted on YOUR forum that it was Proxima’s work.

        • VinsCool says:

          Shut up.

        • Da fuq says:

          Wow. Is someone on their monthly? Jesus. Next time why don’t you try writing an article. Just because you’re behind that untouchable internet wall doesn’t make you any less of a ***.

          • I write articles all the time, i have been doing such things for several years, so what else do you suggest, do you have any remedies to make me less of a *** ?

        • HesJustABigBaby says:

          Pull your head outa your *** n come up with some kind of hack. Oh, you cant? Then ***. Your just as big of a baby you was on another site. You know the one. If you wanna run your mouth maybe back it up with something more then that *** catcher of yours.

        • Lober says:

          @GregoryRasputin I love you!

        • dark_dex says:

          greg can you stop ***? like seriously man you *** more then anyone i know on here

        • Just wondering says:

          Hey, what is it that you do during the day? You seem to have a lot of time so I thought you might be desk person, possibly programming and stuff based on your grav thing. I only wonder because you seem to have a lot of time on your hands especially with the whole upkeep on comment replying and researching and stuff.


          • Just wondering says:

            Nevermind, all it took was a little bit of googling to find out information about you. Kudos to having the strength to use the same name/info for everything though. Im too much of a puss to post anything with either pictures or even the same account names on other websites.



          • I have nothing to hide, photos of me can be found a few different places.

          • also i think you know what i do during the day, it is not something i keep hidden or secret.

            On the matters of comment reply, everything that i posted in this article was posted during the night, so not sure why it matters what i do during the day in this instance.

  6. Zektra says:

    Is there a way to reply with my /talk account instead of putting in my name and email?

    • nope says:

      Putting in your /talk name and email, other than that no

    • wololo says:

      Nope. We keep the comments on the blog as anonymous as possible to protect everyone’s freedom of speech, and so that people don’t have to sign-up to the foru; if they don’t want to. The bad side is that this is not connected to your /talk account

  7. Stanislav says:

    Gooood very gooood!!

  8. Majin says:

    I don’t have 3.18 but this is definitely a huge step forward for the Vita scene. Awesome news!

  9. ModChipGuy says:

    Fingers Crossed, It feels like this system needs this since it feels Sony has given up on it.

  10. lollypop says:

    so what abouy …
    and ofcourse a streamlined hack for ppsspp ?
    or witch ones are the best psp or sony emu’s ?
    and how to use keysets on them ?.?

  11. Mira Sauce says:

    am i the one that doesnt have a clue what is this actualy is ?

    • wololo says:

      Nope, but you’re the only one to admit it (which probably puts you one step ahead of most people already). We’ll try to understand/explain what this actually could lead to.

      • yatto says:

        I read at CustomProtocol (a french website about psp and vita hacking, which rather relay information in french for non-english speakerz) that this file is involved in the anti-downgrade protection, can anyone confirm ?

    • AAA says:

      It’s to see the filename of file in the Vita memory no?

  12. KTSBKT says:

    I hope this means we can for example buy a Digital Signed copy of Persona 4 Golden, and then use the descruption key to replace the American Dub audio with the Japanese audio.

  13. PSTVLover says:

    I hope this helps in the future to modify the infamous white list of the ps tv

  14. lollypop says:

    so is gta2 ever coming to psp ? or et by splash ?
    blitz london over.

  15. hi says:

    Yifan, its you?

  16. Brah says:

    Man, Im tired of reading blah blah my brainus is full of knowledge and ***. Stop feeding the troolz peeple.

  17. Anonymous reaver says:

    perfect job, coming soon in the fourth quarter of 2015 vita has been cracked

    • dark_dex says:

      probably not lol, dont forget keys can be changed and probably will be with a important useful update, if that exist

  18. dragng8 says:

    A lot of whiners and nitpickers lately. I don’t really care to comment on who posted what where. All I see is another small step for mankind and my thanks goes to every one of you who CONTRIBUTED at all. Way to go vitavengers

  19. arcangelnew says:

    Holy sh*t the holly grail of psvita is now released, for people who doesn´t unterstand this is required to decrypt and manipulate the system files on any vita, now we only need an entry point (native vita) exploit so we could run code and change system behaviors, Im looking at you guys with the web exploit and to you too yifan, hope your exploit could lead ot an entry point for this.

    • Lucif3r says:

      No. These keys allows you to decrypt ONE file – index.dat, which is more or less useless.

  20. CPUzX says:

    GregoryRasputin and Acid_Snake are just as bad as one another. They both think too highly of themselves, and they both think they’re right all the time. They both assume they’re being smart, and that’s why they both hate each other. Either way, I don’t care. Acid_Snake is sometimes cool, and sometimes GregoryRasputin is, too, but if they could both stop thinking they’re the most important individuals to have ever existed on the internet… I sometimes agree with what both of them say, and sometimes disagree, but I sure wouldn’t start a petty internet argument over every little thing, trying to prove I’m the dominant being; capable of far more than the other.

    • Be thankful that Acid_Snake and i have not yet mastered the fusion technique…

      Also Wololo, i will try to refrain from using profanities, i apologise for doing so on your site, swearing is something i do naturally when i rant a lot and which is why i have to fight myself not to leave comments at all on other peoples websites >.<

      • CPUzX says:

        I admit that I was over-exaggerating a little there… In fact, to be honest, I tend to agree with you more than Acid_Snake, and sometimes, even though I’m a huge fan of Metal Gear Solid, Acid_Snake’s ways sometimes *** me off. I saw on your blog, he hadn’t played ALL of the Metal Gear games, Portable Ops and Rising, right? Sometimes I get angry like you in the same way. I don’t know all of the details between you and RepRep, so yeah, I should’ve kept my mouth shut. Freedom of speech, sure. Then you get critisized by Acid_Snake all the time, just for expressing your thoughts & opinions, huh. Unless it’s a factual debate.
        Maybe he’s jealous that you look like Snake more than he does!
        You’re both cool guys though

    • Also i do not see myself as being important at all, i do however speak when i see something that i think is wrong, which is what happened in this case and it would never have actually happened on these comments had RepRep not blocked me on twitter as i would have taken my ranting there…

  21. Zik says:

    wonder what he got up his *** about the articles…

    anyway, i hope this mean that we get the abilities to remove bloatwares like we can on mobile phones.

  22. Kyouma says:

    One day, Bruce Banner took out a nice lady for dinner and they had quite a lovely time. After a couple of successful dates, it was time for the flirty couple to do the deed. However, just prior this lady (who we shall refer to as Lady X) reminded Bruce of her traumatic past and experiences, which aside from making her sad made her raging with anger. Positively fuming even. Of course, upon hearing her tales of misery, Bruce himself wished for nothing more than to take revenge. He got angrier and angrier by the second until eventually he turned green and changed into the incredibly Hulk! Naturally, his bedroom was quite big as this unfortunate fellow was often plagued by these bursts of anger. He assured the lady in this form that it was nothing to worry about. Fortunately for him, she seemed to be okay with it. Impressed rather, and asked that they did the thing anyway. And so, most curiously, copious amounts of furious coitus occured. It was said that their screams of anger mixed with pleasure could be heard across the streets as it reverberated in great amounts. At the end of it all, the two concieved a child. One born out of pure anger and the pleasure of being in such a state of mind. A true avatar of anger, who would show them. They would show them all. Their voice would rage on and especially on the internet, already known as a foul cesspit of emotion. He made an account on called GregoryRasputin, no doubt because they were angry with how this man was treated in Russian past. And they would show them all, set an example of how truly angry a person can be.

    May this be an inspiration for all of you. We shall never forget the great words of fury from this wonderful person.

  23. Pokerbob05 says:

    saw this in the Talk forums yesterday, very excited to see whats next, fantastic progress and well done to all involved!

  24. peter says:

    i haven’t updated mine Vita is still on 301 and looking forward to see what happens with these Vita keys

  25. witzberger says:

    Gregory Rasputin…..You My Friend Are A ***!!!

    • Dayum why don’t you tell everyone something they don’t already know.

      Oh and its GregoryRasputin, you know all one word, no space.

      Don’t it hurt your face typing the start of each word with a capital letter ?

      • Warrorar says:

        And why should we care about what you are saying?

        You are the same ignorant person like in the PS3Hax forum.
        Do you really think anyone here gives a *** about what comes out of your envy childish mouth?

        No we don’t.

        Grab a napkin, run to your mommy and whine to her. this community don’t need attention and fame whores like you.

        • Sam says:

          Yeah. This guy is a complete fucktwat.

        • You cared enough to reply, which i find amusing, seriously though, childish ?
          Is that the best insult you could manage from your small insignificant brain, let me go an look over the numerous amounts of insults i have received over the years, wait…..nah, yours doesn’t even have enough strength to scrape the bottom of that list.

          You could always attempt it again, but as you said, you don’t care, even though its quite clear that you do, perhaps you feel whole again, you feel like a man, you feel that micro ***** of yours actually working for the first time in your miserable worthless life.

          Sure i will run to my ‘mommy’, what is it that you wan’t me to say to your Grandmother ?

          Oh and believe me, there are enough fame whores in this scene, total_n00b is one of them, he is a prime example of the devious, spiteful fame ***.

          Now should i expect a reply, after all, i know how much you care about each and everything i say <3

          • Remember this little comment you made Warrorar ?
            ‘but you should prepare for the response, nobody bans me from a forum without getting punished.’

            I am still waiting on my punishment, if you want to go all fetish like, i am all for that, spank me whatever, as long as its a good punishment.

  26. meysam25 says:

    what heck is going on in this article why every one insulting to each other !
    come on dude be nice .

  27. VinsCool says:

    *** and drama queen Greg at his best! Please continue crying, I eat your cursed words for breakfast 🙂

  28. MyMasterHasALongNose says:

    @GregoryRasputin Do you like waffles?

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