HENkaku FAQ – What to expect from HENkaku, the PS Vita 3.60 exploit?


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75 Responses

  1. N

    Two questions:
    How do I block newer updates on my Vita?
    Where can I find more info about transfering homebrew through Filezilla?

    • drd7of14

      This is what I’m wondering. I don’t want it to keep bothering me about future system updates. I know VITA Update Blocker used to work, but it hasn’t supported newer firmwares for quite some time.

  2. 173210

    Will HENkaku work on future Vita firmwares (e.g. firmware 3.61, 3.65, or 3.70?)

    No, it is quite guaranteed that Sony will patch the exploit powering HENkaku in their next update. A new exploit would be required to enable homebrew again beyond firmware 3.60

    I and Hackinformer are working on other vulnerabilities, but it’s not certain whether they are valid for later firmwares until HENkaku and Sony’s patches become available.
    If you want HENkaku, you should stay on 3.60.

    # Anyway, it’s amazing if those vulnerabilities lead to native hacks. I’m really excited!

  3. fewfw

    so psp iso loader? or are we too afraid to talk about it?

    • Rolenzo

      Give it a week or so.

      It’s probably very similar to setting up custom bubbles.

    • Dylan

      Do we even need a kernel exploit for the PSPemu for it to run unsigned games? What are the limits of Henkaku when it comes to file system permissions? Can we write to the games folder? So many questions 🙁

  4. Asamidare

    I’m staying on 3.18 with TNV,
    hoping for a port to a later date, or
    I’ll buy a game with 3.60 firmware
    in the cart an update to a later date
    (if carts with the 3.60 firmware
    will ever be released…)

    In the end, a porting to all the nice old firmwares would be ideal,
    with a way for firmware spoofing too. Can’t update to 3.60 since
    I still have two kiseki games to play and another jrpg.
    If this had come a year from now, I would’ve jumped on it for sure.
    Too bad.

    Also, the irony: I stop following on twitter that yufi guy since he never
    releases anything but just makes unrelated scene tweets…and then it does this.

    • Tony

      You can always manually update to 3.60, you don’t actually need a cart with 3.60 on it to install 3.60 on your vita.

      • Asamidare

        But if Sony releases 3.61, or 3.65 and so on, I won’t.
        You can’t choose the firmware you want to update to…
        Unless you can put it on your pc and transfer it to your Vita…(you can?)
        or unless you make some kind of redirect to tell Vita to go download
        3.60 from the server (provided the firmware is still there…and what if they patch it and screw us all?)
        instead of 3.61

        • Jomann

          You can choose the firmware you want to update to. You just need the update file and put your vita into safe mode and boot the file from your content manager. (I think) probably best to turn airplane mode on so that it doesnt connect to the net and try to download the new update

          • Charles Fasano

            I use a proxy app like Charles to switch what Vita update I want to install.

    • BenoitRen

      I garnered from another comment that Odin Sphere comes with firmware 3.60.

  5. Jayx3

    Have two vitas: One on 3.60 for Remote Play, Trophies and Online
    Second on 3.18 with TNV-11&X.
    Gonna Try out Henkaku on my 3.60 Vita, if TNV-11&X gets Ported, i’ll update my second vita.

    Not gonna update my 3.18 now since once you update you can’t go back. No point in updating and losing PSP and PS1 access and never getting it back.
    Probably wont update my 3.60 for quite a while though so im downloading all my content from PSN and saving them on my PC.

  6. Jefphar

    I am on 3.18 and still enjoying my TN-V exploits and PSP games. I will wait until HENkaku supports 3.18 or 3.60 HENkaku supports PSP Games installation on the Vita. Either way I am happy to know that PS Vita was revived again.Who knows it may surpass PSP’s Greatness in the Future.

  7. BenoitRen

    I’m glad I can finally update my PS Vita and access the PSN Store, at least for a while. Downloading to PS3 and then using the QCMA trick to transfer them to my PS Vita is a pain. It didn’t even seem any faster than downloading directly through wireless from the store.

    Never used Rejuvenate because it was such a pain to activate, though I did download the PSM Assistant at the time, and stayed on the lower firmware just in case a better exploit was found that only worked there.

  8. CPUzX

    Please allow me to clarify, but is HENkaku superior to the 3.50 Rejuvenate?
    Is updating from 3.50 to 3.60 in order to obtain HENkaku worth it?

    • makak1984

      I also have this question, I’ve ashed YiFan by Twitter if HENkaku also have limitations as Rejuvenate did. Wololo on one of articles stated that HENkaku will “open” the full potential of Vita – I did not get answer. So to the point my question was if HENkaku will use all cpu cores and more mHz for homebrew. Rejuvenate was limited to only of around 400 mHz of total 1 gHz of Vitas CPU (the limitation for PS Mobile Platform). So waiting for answers, but still I am on 6.60 because I get some games form PS Store to Play, but as far I know HENkaku will have potential of all mail tricks that was revelead some time ago. It is in my opinion good playground for reverse engineering and hackers to play with.

    • akian_aray

      It’s same, apparently, but you don’t have to sacrifice a cat every time you want to run Rejuvenate homebrew – they will be installed as bubbles and run untethered.

  9. notme

    can’t get it to work, keep getting cw-12828-1 error

    • enigma85

      power off your vita and turn it back on, try again. worked for me after a reboot. it says that in the FAQ…..

    • digitalkid56

      Yes, a restart to the Vita resolved my issue.
      But my PSTV is stuck on a C2-12828-1 error, on/off does not resolve 🙁
      Awaiting update, since they mentioned it may not run upon launch?

    • YenKsiD

      It seems its problem with the load, it was givin me the same error. I’ve just turn my vita off and turn it on again, tried and it work like a charm.

    • YenKsiD

      It seems its problem with the load, it was givin me the same error. I’ve just turn my vita off and turn it on again, tried and it worked like a charm.

  10. digitalkid56

    Unable to connect thru FTP, client does not see server, even tho both are on the same network, same subnet.

  11. brokenx17

    how to install the mgba emulator? it is not on .vpk file extension it is .velf and vita is not recognizing it please help

  12. makak1984

    For me it works good, but reactivating it will be pain to custom, but if some of you have wii u it will be as norm for browser hacking

  13. spritefun

    This is so fun, I can totally tell how excited you guys are with all these articles, looks like you’ll be playing emus all day too haha!

    Happy hacking everyone!!!!

  14. DrRetro

    My question is if it also works on the old OLED Vita, because I tried it (3.60 of course) and the Browser crashes after the Welcome Popup, even after I restart my Vita.

    • brokenx17

      it works! im using the oled vita. just keep on trying and restarting if it gives an error. if i can only figure out how to install the mgba emulator. can someone help me pls!

      • DrRetro