After about a day and a half after his cryptic ‘It took me exactly one year.’ tweet, TheFlow has finally revealed what he’s been up to on the Vita. It seems that he’s finally going to give us the missing piece of the puzzle that the Vita scene has been missing for quite a while and that is a hack for FW 3.61+.
What TheFlow has revealed
Through a series of tweets, TheFlow has told us the following:
Exactly a year ago, he found a user entry point that he could further exploit to run unsigned code on the Vita by chainloading a kernel exploit.
HENkaku Enso will soon be coming to a Vita/PSTV running FW 3.65 near you!
Then, in the last two weeks, TheFlow worked 8 hours a day on exploiting firmware 3.67 as he had University holidays. Now, he has a full chain exploit for firmware 3.67 which could be used to port taiHEN to it! He also mentioned that he achieved this without a devkit which shows that he pulled off an even greater feat!
Now, the part that some of you will automatically balk at. He doesn’t plan to release his work right now but don’t worry, it will eventually be released! TheFlow stated a rough ETA which puts the release of a public hack for FW 3.67 either at the end of this year or sometime next year.
On the bright side, he said that he could port Enso to firmware 3.65 (but you’ll still need to be on firmware 3.60 to install it) sooner than he could release his hack for FW 3.67.
As you can see, this is awesome news for the PSVita scene since you will, in the foreseeable future, be able to play games that require firmware 3.61+.
Perhaps the extra wait won’t be such a bad thing since there will be less titles that will require a firmware higher than 3.67 since Sony will undoubtedly patch TheFlow’s hack for FW 3.67!
Titles like the popular ‘Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony’ will eventually be playable on a hacked firmware if you can be patient!
Quite obviously, don’t update to FW 3.65/3.67 just yet if you’re on a lower FW. Don’t update past FW 3.67 either if Sony releases a new version!
In light of this awesome news, TheFlow asks everybody not to push him to release his hack sooner or give more narrower ETAs.
Remember, this man has a life to attend to and a University course to finish. As you can see, hacking consoles is something that takes an awful lot of time so developers must be allowed to take how long they want especially since they’re doing it for FREE.
As for now, you can only check TheFlow’s Twitter for further updates on the matter and not bug him!
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