PS Vita 3.55 ePSP hack: 173210 releases VHBL for Metal gear Solid Portable ops Exploit, JP only
Developer 173210 just released his recently announced exploit for Metal Gear solid Portable ops the PS Vita on 3.55. There are, however, several limitations at this point.
First of all, the exploit is only available for the JP store. 173210 had initially announced that the game Metal Gear solid Portables ops plus was also vulnerable to the exploit in US and EU. In the US, it turned out that game is actually not compatible with the PS Vita (a license issue). People who managed to buy the game through the PSN website had the bitter surprise to not be able to install it on their PS Vita.
For the EU store sadly, 173210 announced earlier today that the vulnerability actually does not exist in the game.
The vulnerability doesn’t exist in the EU version of MPO. The release will be only for JP.
— 173210 (@173210) December 20, 2015
Those of you who have bought the game will surely be disappointed, as I was convinced 173210 had verified the exploit for all stores before announcing it. This kind of things happens once in a while, so bear in mind that 173210 has done countless things for this scene before you release some angry comment. I know it sucks if you spent 10 euros on a game you weren’t planning on playing… at least it’s a good game. There’s some good news though: 173210 said your purchase will not have been for nothing, as he plans to announce a new way to install Custom Bubbles in the near future.
By the way, I’ll give my bubbles you later if you have already bought MPO+ for the EU region. — 173210 (@173210) December 20, 2015
What is VHBL?
VHBL (Vita Half Byte Loader) is a PSP homebrew loader for the PS Vita. It will let you run homebrews and emulators on your PS Vita, within its PSP component.
Download VHBL for Metal Gear Solid Portable ops on Firmware 3.55
You can download VHBL for Metal Gear Solid Portable ops on the VHBL github here. You need to have an original copy of the Japanese version of the game, installed on your PS Vita, in order to run the exploit.
source: 173210 on twitter