taiHEN beta 8 released; recommended by Yifan over stable
taiHENkaku has gone a long way since the initial release and finally, it’s relatively stable while still in beta stage. Yifan Lu, the most prominent member of team xyz, has said in the latest release notes that he recommends using it as your daily driver. taiHEN was released on Nov 1, 2016; about 1.5 months from today and 8 betas have been released as of today.
taiHEN is the successor of HENkaku R6 and it brings along system-wide plugins, compressed binaries and above all, it’s a framework that can be ported to a newer firmware if someone finds an exploit. taiHEN of course has much less bugs than HENkaku R6 as it’s been in development for months as R6 was released last September. The most prominent benefit of taiHEN is being able to run Adrenaline, the ePSP exploit for 3.60, and compressed binaries which are becoming the norm.
Changelog isn’t too major but it has some bug fixes:
- molecularShell updated to display if you are currently in “unsafe” mode or not. Shows all devices in unsafe mode again.
- Some taiHEN API updates for developers
- Compatibility for a future VitaShell update
Yifan Lu has also said that he regularly updates taiHEN’s code and fixes bugs as soon as possible but of course there isn’t a release for little bug fix. Yifan has also said that this probably the release before last as taiHEN is pretty mature (settings app can’t hold 2 digits as the beta number anyway). If you wish to read more about the newest release, make sure to check out the release notes linked below. This release works just fine with Offline Installer versions pointed to get files from beta.henkaku.xyz
Offline Installer for beta releases (by afurlani): https://github.com/afurlani/offline-installer/releases/tag/1.0
Offline Installer provided so that nobody gets one from an unsafe source since some VPKs contain malware.