Trinity Exploit, by TheFlow, Released – You can now hack PSVita and PSTV FW 3.69/3.70 and run all the homebrew you want!


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34 Responses

  1. Dusty

    nice!! excellent work.

  2. Kenshin

    Thanks to The flow for this. I already tried and it worked.

  3. mike

    already downgrade to 3.60 but i got problem with pkgj cant download im use sd2vita v3 anyone have same problem ?

  4. stOneskull

    i’m excited.. but can’t get QCMA to work in Linux.. I don’t have Windows or Mac. Can’t get Debian/Ubuntu to work.. I’m going to try the Windown version in wine and if that doesn’t work, install a different Linux distro.. Anyone else on Linux who has tips on this?

    • Fluffy

      Don’t go through a new Linux distro, just use Virtual Machine to mount a Virtual Windows image and go through the Windows process and you’re done.

    • NotMyWallet

      For whatever reason, codestation never released his final version of his vitamtp fork as a deb.

      You’ll have to roll your sleeves up and recompile codestation’s fork of vitamtp:

      Clone this repository and run this from the root of the respository:
      $ make dist

      Once compilation finishes successfully, inside of the binaries folder, you’ll find:

      Install it by using dpkg:
      dpkg -i ./binaries/libvitamtp5_2.5.9_amd64.deb

      Can’t remember what dependencies it needed but they were all available through apt. Once thi library is installed, you QCMA should work fine on anything Debian based.

      Hopefully that at least helps you get started.

      • NotMyWallet

        Sorry, looks like I had moved the files into that folder manually.

        Here’s the right way to do it (run all from the cloned directory):

        Install dependencies:
        # apt install devscripts dh-autoreconf autotools-dev automake libtool libusb-1.0-0-dev libxml2-dev build-essential

        Build the debian files:

        $ debuild -i -us -uc -b

        Debian files will be in the folder above:

        Install using dpkg:

        # dpkg -i ../libvitamtp5_2.5.9_amd64.deb

        • stOneskull

          i really appreciate your replies, your time and effort, but i get errors i don’t know how to deal with. i’m hopeless. i’ll try a few more times and if i can’t do it, i’ll get a windows into a VM. the dependencies installed fine. the debuild had errors about dpkg-checkbuilddeps: error: Unmet build dependencies: pkg-config
          dpkg-buildpackage: warning: build dependencies/conflicts unsatisfied; aborting
          dpkg-buildpackage: warning: (Use -d flag to override.)
          so i used the -d flag and it tried but at the end failed

        • stOneskull

          hey! i just wrote a reply about it not working but i think that was something about being in Ubuntu… i switched over to my Debian distro and it worked.. thank you

          • NotMyWallet

            Glad to hear you got it to work!

            I think the line to look at from the error messages is this one:

            checkbuilddeps: error: Unmet build dependencies: pkg-config

            That tells you there’s a dependency missing, so it should be as simple as:
            # apt install pkg-config

            Glad you got it working though! Props for not giving up and eventually getting it!

    • thad

      I had no issues with qcma on arch linux.

  5. Cedar1234

    If I already have enso on 3.65 is there any real reason to upgrade considering all the patches out there to play the high firmware games.

    • ThaMighty90

      Nope, use refood for any new game it patches firmware requirements

    • Deco

      Don’t upgrade, idea behind this exploit is just to downgrade to the famous 3.60 or 3.65 from higher firmware.

  6. kadvaru

    this is amazing, im grateful for people like TheFl0w.
    i’m not running this firmware, but i am curious; does modoru work on this? will 3.69/70 users be able to downgrade?

    • drd7of14

      “Trinity needs to be applied every reboot unless you downgrade through modoru to FW 3.60/3.65 in order to install HENkaku Enso!”

      It’s bolded in the article too, and Modoru is mentioned twice.

  7. d4rk51d3

    Sonys stability devs now going into overdrive……………

  8. stOneskull

    is it better to go to 3.65 or 3.60?

    • stOneskull

      3.65 was a headache.. i went back up and then back down to 3.60 and it was much easier.. now all good. maybe i can work on a homebrew game

  9. hugo

    is there any chance of being banned over this?

  10. DarkHao

    Now waiting for instructions for hack, when closed ps store has comes..

  11. RussCuss

    I just did this yesterday since I messed up and upgraded my vita before doing any research on what versions where hackable. I wanted to post in here to let everyone know that this is safe. I hacked my version 3.70 Vita, I then downgraded it to 3.60, then I put Henkaku Enso on it. Definitely not as easy as the PSP but still if you go step by step and take your time its really tough to mess up.

  12. meysam25

    tanx alot

  13. ManekiNeko

    It’s not user friendly, but it works! Downgraded my second Vita, since it didn’t look like too many more games were coming down the pipe.

  14. Jaiho

    TheFlows flick his finger, bring back half of the vitas back to life.

  15. jsane

    for anyone having trouble following the readme i made a python script to automate the process

  16. Raymond

    Will Ipsp work on this update or is it just for the psp?