h-encore: TheFlow shows a demo of his upcoming kernel exploit for PS Vita 3.65/3.67/3.68 (video)
Yesterday, the hacker shared a video showcasing the hack running Henkaku, then installing and running his powerful utility for hacked Vita, Vitashell.
As the hacker says, “don’t mistake fastness with the the amount of work and time I put into this. over a thousand lines of ROP code”.
This is indeed a significant technical achievement: it is the second time only that a kernel exploit will have been made available for the PS Vita, in the 7 years of existence of the console. The previous full kernel exploit stack, Henkaku, was released for firmware 3.60 2 years ago by team molecule.
Henkaku is today the only publicly known way to (fully) hack a PS Vita, and so people who have a console running on firmware 3.61 or above (in particular those of us running on the latest 3.68 firmware) have been eagerly waiting for this release.
It’s also even more impressive that the PS Vita is believed to be a tough nut to crack. The Henkaku exploit was a pretty complex piece of software, using multiple exploits to break through the security of the console.
Stay tuned for the release in a few days!