PS Vita hacker and developer TheFlow dropped a bombshell on the scene today, announcing his upcoming NoNpDRM plugin, that he says can be seen as “Vitamin 3.0″.
Disclaimer: As always when it comes to DRM related breakthroughs, our policy here at wololo.net is clear. Although we can definitely cheer for the technical achievement, we also know that 99% of this plugin’s use will be piracy, and as such we will not be sharing download links here once this is released.
What is NoNpDRM for PS Vita
TheFlow described his upcoming plugin as an equivalent of Vitamin 3.0. In practice, it is a plugin that will bypass the license check for official Vita games, implying 100% compatibility with “backups”. According to TheFlow this will be achieved by generating a fake license for the game.
The hacker states this will fix the many issues that exist today with PS Vita “backups”. With NoNpDRM, the backup copies will be as close as can be to an official game, meaning that DLC and updates should work as they would with an official game. This will also eliminate the issues of “bad dumps” that people encounter with the existing iso dumping tools such as Mai.
Of course, the obvious use case for this plugin will be ps vita game piracy. However, there are a few legit use cases of this tool for owners of a hacked PS Vita. Specifically, those of us who want to stay on firmware 3.60 but still get the latest games updates or DLC will probably find this tool useful. Despite losing PS Store access for a reason or another, people should be able to still get their games updated thanks to NoNpDRM. Additionally, those of us with multiple accounts on the same console (something that is possible on a hacked PS Vita) will find it useful to be able to start a given game without having to switch accounts constantly. Last but not least, as TheFlow mentions, this will let people with a non activated vita play their legally acquired games.
TheFlow’s full announce below:
The upcoming tool is a plugin called NoNpDrm and allows you to bypass DRM, respectively to share any digital games (inclusive additional content). It will also allow you to run Game Cards from MC/SD/USB. You can call it Vitamin 3.0, however it is NOT a dumper. Using the plugin, you can simply copy&paste any game from gro0:app/ux0:app and then install and launch them on other devices/accounts (provided HENkaku is installed). This is possible by using a fake license which will be generated by the plugin. Unlike the previous dumpers, NoNpDrm assures you that the game is untouched and every game (<= 3.60) will be compatible. This means that the way the game is installed and launched is pretty much official. For example game updates can simply be downloaded and installed from LiveArea. People who can not activate their devices anymore, but still have games installed on their devices, will also benefit from this plugin: by getting a fake license from someone else, they will be able to play their games again. The plugin will be available this month.
When will NoNpDRM be released?
TheFlow stated NoNpDRM will be released this month (September 2017)
This is certainly a technical breakthrough, and I’m sure the whole scene will be eagerly waiting for TheFlow to release. Once again, although we’re glad to report on these things here at wololo.net, we’re asking people to not share download links for the tool*.