iTLS-Enso v2.0 released with a safer plugin option – SAFELY make the browser on your hacked PSVita / PSTV running FW 3.60/5 great again with TLSv1.2 support and access sites like GitHub and many others!
This year, the internet started going through a change that went unnoticed by most except by those who were using older browsers. The change is that many websites started using TLSv1.2 (rather than TLSv1.1/1.0 or SSLv3) for security purposes and this greatly affected the PSVita’s browser on FW 3.60 and 3.65!
What is iTLS-Enso?
iTLS-Enso is a piece of software written by SKGleba that lets you install a compatibility module from FW 3.68 and newer CA root certificates on older firmwares. As mentioned above, the compatibility module adds TLSv1.2 support and lets you access previously inaccessible sites like:
- GitHub (which is quite useful for downloading homebrew VPKs from if you have TheFlow’s DownloadEnabler installed)
- News websites like Gizmodo and MacRumors
- Many others to come in the future
This piece of software was released back in July 29, 2018 but I haven’t written about it until now, why? The reason is because it previously used an unsafe method to install the compatibility pack and this was by directly replacing system files. As a result of this, you could lose your ability to apply HENkaku/taiHEN (as it uses the browser to run the exploit) on FW 3.60 if something went wrong and Ensō decided to stop working!
Now, with iTLS-Enso v2.0, the above fear is gone because it employs a much safer approach in order to function. This update adds the ability to install the compatibility module as a plugin so that it doesn’t touch any system files. Thanks to this, you can still reapply taiHEN if you need to and it can work even without Ensō installed!
How do I install it?
The installation process is a little more complicated than just installing a VPK this time and is as follows:
- If you don’t have dots_tb’s ioplus kernel plugin installed, you must install it on your PSVita under the *KERNEL section of your taiHEN configuration file. (I can confirm that the utility still works if you have Rinnegatamante’s kuio plugin installed instead)
Open your taiHEN config file (you either have it located at ux0:/tai or ur0:/tai) and add “ur0:itls/itls.suprx” under the *ALL section as this a user-mode and not a kernel plugin.
- Download and install the VPK from this link
- Open the iTLS-Enso utility you just installed and select the 4th option which reads “Install/Uninstall the iTLS plugin”
- You may optionally also update your CA root certificates to FW 3.69 ones as this may help some websites/web services work properly
- Reboot your device and enjoy TLSv1.2 support in your browser!
If you encounter any issues, report them to SKGleba in the Issues tab of the GitHub link above. If you care about your device’s safety, don’t install the compatibility module permanently (by choosing option 1 in the utility’s menu) especially if you’re on FW 3.60!
SKGleba’s Twitter (further updates + link to donate a few bucks to him via PayPal for his hard work): https://twitter.com/skgleba