The future of HENkaku: what’s next for PS Vita hacks?


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69 Responses

  1. Ticotico says:


    CFW please and cheaper storage 🙂

  2. Alan says:

    A cheap storage method would be great, but i’d like a more efficient way to play backups, be able to update and install dlc like the 3ds.

  3. froid_san says:

    as long as users as protected from unnecessary access from malicious homebrews automatically and not just via warning that can still be skip users will be wary of new homebrews and might affect homebrew development.

    do normal user really need access to those partition and extra permission just play homebrew or their pirated games?
    cant we have a normal Henkaku with limited access and a dev denkaku with extra access mush like rebug and normal cfw

  4. prothesenpeter says:

    Which game is the one displayed in the emu picture? Or is it just a demo?

  5. nebu187 says:

    cheap storage is what most people would look for imo.
    i have a 64 gb its ore then enough but not everyone wants to spend that kind of money just for storage.
    A cfw would be cool but not really necessary as henkaku is fine by me the way it is.
    what would be really cool is a memorycard to usb adapter for a hdd on the pstv!

    • DarkDante says:

      How long have u had the 64gb card? Mine lasted 2 years then died, but with all this excitement with henkaku Im tempted to bend over for Sony and get another one

  6. Zern says:

    How about the mystery port of PCH-1000?

    I think this is stupid but what if we can make from game carts into sd card adapter like cobra black fin?

  7. Matt says:

    Id be interested if an android port would be possible at all, vast library of games.

  8. Mewaria says:

    Bluetoth keyboard and mouase contability in everything, even apps and games!
    And a Notepad++ editor for the psvita so you can programm lua scripts without the hassle
    to ftp the data around…vitashell only allow to use the keyboard when pressed (x)

  9. Alice715 says:

    >nano SD card
    wait what?

  10. Hellgun says:

    YouTube homebrew again.
    Rss reader, with audio and video playback.
    Stream videos from NAS
    better browser (hard one)
    Ftp/file manager with touchscreen (no pc needed)
    Kai (online server) like.
    Hardware add-on for R2 / L2 (it’s your fault Sony) for ps1 and ps4 games.

  11. Lala says:

    We need an updated tutorial on battery mod that uses a Samsung battery instesd of the psp. Also no pcb is the okd tutorial even safe to use?

  12. Darko says:

    It would be great if someone could find a way to access the USB port on PSTV, potentially this coul be easier than a memory stick adapter…

    PSTV already reads data from the USB but apparently only firware updates…

    • nebu_187 says:

      Yes I have read somewhere that its impossible because its not connected in the right way on the circuit board.
      so i think without hardware mod no way.
      But hey that would be the easiest if it could be done

      • Darko says:

        I’m not sure about this… voltage polarity is correct (otherwise it could not recharge joypads)

        The only other supported function is updating the firware from USB… if it can read and install firmware data why could it NOT read other data from USB? accessing the USB (even as a read only memory) would be a cheap and practical solution to expensive memory stick… moreover if some sort of media player would arise we would have a small little box packed with functions…

        at the moment

  13. roningoku says:

    Save converter for ps3 games

  14. Aces says:

    I have no problem paying for your games, but jeez Sony, the price of your memcards suck.
    I understand the need to make them hard to reverse, but I feel saves could’ve been handled by on cart storage including anticipated DLC, for everything, encrypted sdcard, maybe even per psv encryption, but damn those Vita memcards

  15. Sladey says:

    Give me a Dreamcast emu and I’m content with my Vita, maybe a Dolphin emu for GameCube too but that’s just wishful thinking 😉

  16. Jgr9 says:

    Filler articles, obviously.

  17. Ivor says:

    USB support for the PSTV 🙂

  18. Smitty says:

    support for 3.18 (or at least TNV-11/PSP/PSX on 3.61). USB support for PSTV would also be great.

    • ihaveamac says:

      I hope you mean 3.60. also the pspemu was hacked already, so it’s just a matter of time until ‘eCFW’ works on 3.60.

      • Smitty says:

        I meant port it to 3.18 of course if the ecfw ever surfaces for 3.60 then it might be time to update.
        3.18 has everything I want except the ability to play all my newer Vita games. But maybe that is no longer an issue with whitelist. (I assume it works on 3.18?)

  19. Oh No. says:

    Let’s get real, do you honestly believe people will honestly have a reason to buy the Vita if there is an emulator? Please don’t put that into place. It’ll kill the Vita and you know it. We are trying to keep the vita the alive, not kill it. They made a PSP emulator because PSP merely had its time.The Vita has POTENTIAL. Don’t kill the Vita, before it is truly born!

    If someone wants to really do something ***HOW ABOUT*** we all try go revive the lost Dreamcast Emulator FOR PSP that was closed source and forgotten 9 years ago!!! Almost ten!!! THAT WILL MAKE A CHANGE! THAT, WILL TEST THE TRUE LIMITS OF THE PSP!!! We say we are done with PSP, but truly we are not. And to prove it, we are literally using the Vita’s PSP emulator, just to get Emulators to work?! Let’s be real now?!

    • ShadowInfinity says:

      Are we? The things being run on Henkaku are *native* Vita apps, not things run on the PSP emulator. It used to be that way before Henkaku, of course.

      In fact, they’ve only just recently hacked the PSP Emulator, and that function isn’t even in current builds yet. So how can we be ‘literally using the Vita’s PSP emulator, just to get Emulators to work/?

  20. Paolo says:

    Ideas that i propose:
    1 – loading games via usb pen drive, but vita must have otg usb
    2 – streaming video from pc to vita via usb to use vita like a cheap vr screen to use with google card board (vita has gyroscope

  21. Leires says:

    Would be cool to see some sort of USB streaming for Vita, akin to umm..Remotejoy? That would be fantastic.

  22. juniorpsvita says:

    Program PS3 games convert psvita
    Sony talk easy conversion no very hard.
    Ex:Street Fighter vs Tekken.
    My Dream:Ultra Street fighter IV PSvita
    Sorry my inglish.

  23. Yifansmybich says:

    Straight up piracy is the only thing that will bring it back from the grave.Emulators are a waste of time you can play all those emulators on a pc. Not a lot of noteworthy homebrew games have been made either. Nothing too impressive

    • Bionox says:

      Piracy brings all consoles back from the dead , no surprise! but hey if there is no piracy then a console its not worth it ( for most people )

  24. meysam25 says:

    cusstome fw will be great

  25. Rez says:

    Dreamcast emulator for me!!!!

  26. juniorpsvita says:

    Dreamcast emulator for me!!!!

  27. Huehue says:

    Dreamcast emulator for me!!!!

  28. gobulle says:

    – otg USB cable
    – hdmi out and cable with the hidden port
    – a ps2 emulator

    • Gamr13 says:

      Don’t expect an otg usb cable… I believe the hidden port is directly connected to the battery. So again, don’t expect anything being done with it. I highly doubt the Vita is powerful for PS2 emulation…

  29. sdmblack says:

    Has anyone figured out a way to make use of the Aux port on the 1000? I read that it was built as a video-out, and the only reason it doesn’t work is that it never had software written for it.

  30. DSpider says:

    PSP and PSX backwards compatibility. Duh.

    This would restore the Vita’s full capabilities (from a gamer’s perspective).

    Emulators are fine and all, but the Vita has *built-in* support for PSP and PSX that’s currently locked, on HENkaku at least.

  31. ROD says:

    even since it came to my knowlegde that the team Cobra was working on some new hardware for the PS Vita, I expected it to be a competitor for the proprietary one. A faster, more reliable (seriously, I’m SICK AND TIRED of that C2-12828-1 error message popping up in the middle of my Helldivers gameplay every so often, it’s ANNOYING as heck!) and not-so-expensive-as-the-original memory card. Sony could’ve worked harder to bring better stability fixes to it, but do you seriously think they’ve bothered at least once to do that? No, they didn’t. I support another memory card for the Vita, even if that requires me to get a 3.60-based handheld.

  32. Yifan Lieu says:

    We’re pushing out Henkaku for 3.61 firmware users on PSTV and Vita. Look forward to it guys!

    • PsVita 3.61 says:

      Dang! Im new to Ps Vita and I just updated my Vita until i saw this website.

      PS: I don’t have money to buy games Sad Life

  33. Azoj says:

    sd card support for the game cartridge slot pretty please!!! 512gb sd card + vita = major multiple nerdgasms

  34. Alex says:

    This is just the photographer in me, but i think it would be cool to have some sort of photo editor on the vita that would include CR2, RAW, and others. unless there already is, in which case I shall commence the hunt for it!

  35. troll says:

    things we want.
    -Micro SD card reader for the cartridge slot
    -brightness limit remover for some games that max it out at 80%
    -improved offline installer or a way to run henkaku on boot.

    • dyerseve says:

      there is already an offline henkaku after you run it once. They also now provide the exploit for you to host it yourself, if you want to keep completely offline.

  36. MJ360 says:

    Cheaper memory card needs to come first b/c most of us already have a full memory card full of dumped games/DLC as it is. We cant even afford or think about psp compatibility with limited space

  37. Neuro XR says:

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