With taiHENkaku inching ever closer to get to its final release, Yifan Lu and the rest of Team Molecule have just updated our favorite custom firmware to Beta 6. This brings good news to all of us as well, as Yifan states that taiHENkaku in its current state is more stable than Henkaku R6. If you were holding out on updating to taiHENkaku because of its Beta nature, this might be the perfect time to jump in.
There are further good news however, as Yifan Lu also states that due to the fact that taiHENkaku now only uses six specific 3.60 offsets, porting it to other firmwares is easier than ever. This doesn’t mean that it will happen. Remember that an entry point/kernel exploit is needed on other firmwares to begin porting it to other firmwares and we all know how hard finding on of those is.
As usual Yifan Lu also reminds everyone that if you do want to help the Beta with bug reports, you should do so here.
What is taiHENkaku?
In case you missed the original annoucement, taiHENkaku is the new version of our favorite “homebrew loader" ported to the new taiHEN framework that Team Molecule have been working on since the original HENkaku release. While it turns HENkaku into a fully-fledged custom firmware, it is currently in beta state and it is not recommended you update right away, unless you are willing to help beta test.
Changelog for taiHENkaku Beta 6
Updated molecularShell to 1.43 which supports changing HENkaku config without needing reboot.
Re-enabled CRC checks on skprx files to prevent corruption. You should not modify taihen.skprx/henkaku.skprx and should only modify config.txt.
Fixed problem where the latest version is not installed
Fixed “hold R1 to reinstall”
Fixed installer drawing problems when text overflows
PSN spoofing no longer works. This might be fixed in the future, but is currently low priority.
molecularShell now only shows ux0: and only part of it. This is part of the move to molecularShell being a safe homebrew while VitaShell has full powers. Please install VitaShell manually to access other partitions moving forward.
If build the offline installer yourself and point it to beta.henkaku.xyz, you can use offline mode. The release builds will always point to HENkaku stable.
Download the taiHENkaku Beta
To update your PS Vita console to the latest version of taiHENkaku, point your Vita browser to the http://beta.henkaku.xyz/ address and it will install itself. In case you want to downgrade back to HENkaku R6 because you don’t feel the current version of taiHENkaku isn’t stable/compatible enough for you, just reboot your Vita and then open the normal address https://henkaku.xyz/ to go back to the older, stable version. If you want to have both and switch freely between then, try using SwitchKaku!