PS Vita 3.57 hack: TheFlow found a way to install PS1 bubbles, asks for a 3.57 ePSP Kernel exploit
PSVita hacker theFlow, known for his work on VitaShell, has been recently investigating some PSP emu hacks on the PS Vita. He announced this week that he has found a way to make PS1 bubbles (in other words, a way to run unsigned PS1 binaries directly from the PS Vita’s live screen).
The Vita scene has been pretty quiet lately, so it’s great to know that devs are still active.
The PS1 Bubble technique works on all firmwares, including on the latest 3.57 firmware. However, in order to be able to release it on firmware 3.57, TheFlow is asking for someone to step up and release a Kernel exploit for the PSP emulator on 3.57.
Does anybody have a 3.57 pspemu kernel exploit? Without it, the ps1 loader won’t be supported on 3.57..
— The Flow (@theflow0) February 9, 2016
Of course, this slightly lowers the benefits of the bubble in the first place, as having access to a PSP Emu Kernel exploit means you could access TN-V or ARK, full PSP Custom Firmwares running on the PS Vita, which give you access to all the features of the PSP Emu (including psp iso loading, homebrews, and plugins).
Nonetheless, this is a pretty cool finding, and popular PS Vita Developer 173210 has confirmed it works on firmware 3.57.
TheFlow has said on Twitter that he would release more information “soon”. Stay tuned
Source: TheFlow on Twitter