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A few hours ago, Sony told the world that they plan to do some maintenance work at their PSN. They plan to do said work on Monday the 10th March 2014, from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm (CET).

Most services won’t be available, like the PSN Store itself, the account settings, account creation, PS Home and various others. Various PSN-dependent apps like Maxdome, Facebook (PS Vita) and others should be usable, according to Sonys support team.

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The private release by Matthew_Wi was leaked! Last chance for TN-V on firmware 3.01! Read the rest of this entry »

I stopped counting how many exploits have been released over the past 2 years to run either VHBL (Homebrew loader) or TN-V (Custom Firmware) on our Vitas. I think we’re close to 20 by now. As we discovered several years ago, releasing an exploit for the always-connected PS vita would never be as easy as it used to be for the PSP.

Back in 2012, I introduced the concept of “Ninja releases“, where we secretly announce the name of an exploited game to our community (members of /talk) in a progressive way, in order to avoid Sony from removing it from their stores. Eventually, we do announce the name of the exploited game publicly, which usually leaves a few days for people “not in the list” to get the exploit before Sony removes the game from their store.

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Developer Mathew_Wi, who has recently released an exploit in game Fifa11 (to let people run TN-V on their Playstation Vita) is now doing a private Giveaway on our forums. He will be giving access to a game exploit to 25 lucky winners by March 4!

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Sony may have more access to your PlayStation devices than you may know. I encountered something very interesting on my PS Vita, and to be honest with you, I’m not sure if it is legal. Here’s the story. Read the rest of this entry »

As you all probably know, last year the was an exploit on the Brazilian PlayStation Store that allowed users to repeatedly purchase a PS Plus subscription without paying a dime. This has apparently happened again on another store now. The US PSN Store, where a PS4 owner was able to subscribe to PS Plus until 2035. On the topic of PS Plus, there is also a method out there for any new PS Plus user to get PS Plus free, for three months. Read the rest of this entry »

Statistics and Probability is a fundamental knowledge that should be inside each Software Engineer, and here I will show you some of its wonders.
Some of you are already saying “hi” and posting pictures to boost your possibility to win the giveaway, but, how will it improve your chances? and how will I calculate? Keep reading to find out.
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With all the Giveaways wololo.net has been giving in the past months qwikrazor87 and I decided to give you guys something new that hasn’t been given before. Keep reading, as this may well be your last chance at getting TN-V on your Vita.
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A useful piece of advice for the hardware tinkerers among us, directly from Yifan Lu.

If you’ve been following Yifan Lu’s work, or, more recently, the various ongoing hardware hacks by katsu (His HDMI output mod, his attempts to exploit the Vita NAND, his dual firmware boot prototype), you know we’re quite excited to see any progress on the hardware side of the force.

Opening a Vita cartridge in itself is not useful, but for those of you willing to dig deeper in the internals of the Vita, looking into the game cartridges is one more step you might want to take. Yifan Lu’s technique might be obvious to those who have been looking into these cartridges for a while, but if you’re curious and don’t want to permanently damage your game, you might want to follow his “how to”:

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Nobody likes useless updates for their consoles, but the latest Vita firmware seems to be taking its sweet time. Whenever we release a Vita hack here at wololo.net, one of the fears is that the exploit will be patched within days by Sony. And in general, they are pretty fast when it comes to that. January 2013 was the month Sony patched Total_Noob’s eCFW for firmwares 1.xx and 2.0x.

Strangely enough, This doesn’t seem to be happening this year. With TN-V out publicly for 2 months, and 5 game exploits announced so far, we still have to see a new firmware from Sony that would patch the Kernel exploit by Total_Noob.

Of course, PSP exploits are not Sony’s priority when it comes to Vita firmware updates, but they have shown they do care quite a lot about making sure exploits are patched as soon as possible.

Nevertheless, we haven’t seen a Vita Firmware update since firmware 3.01, which was released on December 5, more than 2 months ago. In the history of the Vita, the only time it took longer than that for a Firmware update was between versions 2.12 and 2.60.

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A few months ago, Sony made a mistake on their Brazilian store, and were “selling” playstation plus subscriptions for free. Thousands of playstation users were made aware of the glitch, and managed to subscribe to playstation plus for dozens of year, for free.

After Sony had fixed the glitch, I did mention how they had been giving away Free Playstation Plus subscriptions. I had many reasons for not mentioning the glitch while it was going on, especially since the information – secret at the time – was not mine to share.

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Ok guys, you might want to hurry up and grab the game as Mathew_Wi has decided to release the exploit now as the game seems to have been leaked. This is quite disappointing actually because this is the second leak for this kernel exploit.

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He’s right now the man everyone was waiting for in the PSVita scene. Thanks to YiFanlu and his awesome tutorials with the Vita’s hardware, Katsu has taken this a step further and managed to open the door for downgrading on the PSVita, plus being able to dump cartridges from Vita Games. And he’s done it again.

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We’ve mentioned hardware hacker katsu a lot recently, first when he showed he was able to Dual boot 2 different firmwares on a Vita (and switch back and forth, which gave the community hopes for a potential downgrade), then later the same week when he announced he was able to copy the contents of a vita cartridge.

Today Katsu presents a video of him investigating what he can do to the Vita through his hardware modifications.

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Despite releasing no less than 4 exploits last month,  we’re seeing a growing number of people asking for a new exploit release in order to run Total_Noob’s TN-V on the Vita 3.01. Dev Mathew_Wi on our /talk forums was kind enough to share with me details on an exploited game he is willing to release in order to bring TN-V to even more users.

That’s right. If somehow you missed the 4 previous announcements, or if you got your Vita for Christmas recently and just found out about the TN-V CFW, or if you lost the previous exploits by mistake, this release is for you.

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