Wololo.net http://wololo.net/ PS4, PS Vita, PSP Programming, Security and Homebrews Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:38:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 Video Game deals this weekend from Amazon & others (US)http://wololo.net/2015/04/25/video-game-deals-this-weekend-from-amazon-others-us/ http://wololo.net/2015/04/25/video-game-deals-this-weekend-from-amazon-others-us/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:31:48 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=25635 Amazon and other retailers have updated their weekly selection of video game deals for the weekend. It seems amazon really wants you to get rid of your old gaming gear, offering up to $350...

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Amazon and other retailers have updated their weekly selection of video game deals for the weekend. It seems amazon really wants you to get rid of your old gaming gear, offering up to $350 towards a PS4 purchase in exchange for your previous console.

Additional highlights this weekend include Xbox Live 12 month membership for $35.99 (eBay), Titanfall on Xbox One for $7.99 (Best buy),  refurbished PS4 for $299 (eBay), Far Cry 4 for $29.99 on Xbox One (Amazon). The deal on Electronic Art games for PC is still going on at Amazon, including Mass Effect Trilogy for $10, Titanfall Deluxe for $10. Steam also have a sale on roguelikes, and there’s a new Humble Bundle weekly deal.

Check all deals below.

eBay video game deals

Amazon Video Game Deals

  • GTA V $51.99 (PS4) or $29.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)

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Amazon Electronic Arts PC Download Deals

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Preorders

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Amazon gaming Hardware/Accessories deals

Other Video Game Deals

More offers can be found on the Amazon videogame deals page and in our Deals section

Prices are accurate at the time of writing, but may change quickly.

Disclaimer: some links in this article are associate links. If you buy through them, you don’t pay anything more, but I get a percentage of the sale. Thanks for your support!

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Just my 2 cents: The brazilian PS4 Jailbreakhttp://wololo.net/2015/04/25/just-2-cents-brazilian-ps4-jailbreak/ http://wololo.net/2015/04/25/just-2-cents-brazilian-ps4-jailbreak/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:20:46 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=25622 As a brazilian myself and as a guest blogger here, I feel I have the responsibility to share what I know, think and feel about it. First of all, a full translation (with some...

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PlayStation-4-JailbreakAs a brazilian myself and as a guest blogger here, I feel I have the responsibility to share what I know, think and feel about it. First of all, a full translation (with some grammatical, semantical, punctuation and verbal corrections) of what this company is claiming:

ps4 jailbreak news

Rumors of a PS4 Jailbreak originated on a Brazilian store’s facebook page

“Good afternoon friends, customers and partners. Here we are to humbly ask everybody to please stop asking about our training on our PS4 games installation system, since we are the pioneers here in Brazil to develop and deploy this solution in a 100% working state, without any help from here inside Brazil nor worldwide. We are proud about the huge demand and about how many people have been trying to reach us about our solution. Thanks for all the trust placed on our work.

Sadly we will only share our knowledge with 12 trusted business partners and retailers spread over the country.
About our fees to insert the game on your console, we will be posting the prices next week so everybody can check them out. About our solution, we are only waiting for 3 more retailers to confirm, so we can launch our product. We sincerely apologize to anyone who has been left out, but it’s the only way we can preserve our hard work, since everything that gets too much attention sometimes are bad in the long term for the community.

That being said, thanks for all the love and recognition for this awesome work, that was made for you friends, players, customers and videogame-addicted fellows, kkkk (a brbrhuehue informal laugh).”

Please keep in mind that I tried my best to correct everything that I could from the original, that was kinda messy.

Right from the start, let me say that a REALLY don’t believe in the legitimacy of their claims (at least not that they are the authors), but probably not for the same reasons as most. There are a couple of reasons why I think that this is just a publicity stunt.

First of all, as I already mentioned, the text is written in a very poor portuguese (my fellow brazilian readers will mostly agree). People here in Brazil who would have the knowledge and resources to back such claims up, wouldn’t write this way. It was clearly written by a semi-illiterate amateur. Some parts barely make sense, like  how can they be “proud about the demand”? Really? People here with the resources and knowledge to do what they claim would have written and elaborated much better. Also, any serious company would not only post a demonstration video, but would also have used a proper website, not a Facebook page.

It’s worth mentioning that people with the skill needed to do such things are very well paid around here doing corporate jobs and it’s unlikely that such people would want to have their name associated with piracy (not hacking) in that form.

Another point is that this “business model” is unheard of: to outsource piracy to retailers and openly advertise it. Although piracy is still rampant around here, it’s kind of a gray market . Even people who sell piracy won’t openly advertise that as piracy, they sell it as “brindes” (loosely translated as bonuses). Here in their annoucement they are claiming to do way more than enabling people to pirate themselves, they are charging people to pirate for them, which is a direct violation of pretty much any EULA, unlike modchips and softmods. Sony is officially here in Brazil, so I doubt that they could sell their “product” without a lawsuit or two on their backs. It’s very funny how trying to stop people to pirate their piracy is exactly what would put them in legal trouble.

Now a little more personal note. As I read in a previous article, many people on comments discredited the said “solution” simply because they showed a (stock) raspiberry image and because “Brazil wouldn’t have the resources to make such a thing”.

Although they used a stock image from google (a fact which I bet few people who criticized knew), the raspberry picture alone doesn’t necessarily mean its a hoax, and here is why: Just now, we got an exploit triggered by a multiplayer game, where a PSVITA connect to a previously hacked device. Although it seriously doubt it will ever be done (and that it’s worth the trouble, since there will probably be an update to block such exploit), the hacked “server” device could be replaced by any device running a software that use emulate the packets sent by the server (considering they are not encrypted) by sniffing the packets and reverse-engineering the packets sent back.

Obviously it would easier (and cheaper) to make such daemon to run on a windows/linux/mac, so everybody could download and use it. But remember that we are talking by a company who is trying to make money, so it would make perfect sense for them to use a raspberry (or even an arduino, if possible) to make an appliance just to run the exploit. It wouldn’t be the first known hardware to exist only to enforce some kind of DRM (as many ps3 dongles). So, the same principle could be applied to the PS4, where it connects to a server through some service already available on the console (like Netflix, a cheap game or whatever) and trigger an exploit. Hacking is about thinking out of the box, so people shouldn’t be so avid to dismiss something just because it’s different.

The second statement about our “lack of resources” is that what actually made me write this article. Quite often I avoid telling people on the internet that I’m brazilian. I think that it was not until today that Wololo learnt that. That’s because I will be the first to admit that we brazilians as a whole can be very impolite, uneducated and ignorant, specially when it comes to netiquette (brbrbrhuehuehue). For instance, when I played MMOs in my teenager years, I tried to hide for as long as I could from other players where I came from, such was (and still is) our reputation online and offline. But let me tell you, we are not all like this:

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For that and many other reasons I am not a patriot at all, but it is also ignorant, uneducated and a little racist to claim that we could not make such things. What resources don’t we have? Most modern console hacks are software exploits, and that (great software developers) we have a lot around here. I have at least 5 close friends and acquaintances that are working om companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM and Unity to name a few. There are brazilian Linux kernel developers and maintainers. There are a lot of brazilian companies thriving on TI. And the list goes on….

I myself got my bachelors degree com computer science on a highly regarded (and free) university and I don’t like to brag, but I have knowledge on quite a few technologies like Linux server, python, ruby,rails, C, C#, Assembly, Postgresql and many others. Being brazilian (or any nationality, for that matter) doesn’t make me less capable of learning any of those.

I’m not trying to start a patriotic flame wars here, as we are all gamers, developers, hackers and videogame lovers regardless of nationality, so please let’s try to be more positive.

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Ps4 Jailbreak service rumors incoming from Brazilhttp://wololo.net/2015/04/24/ps4-jailbreak-service-rumors-incoming-from-brazil/ http://wololo.net/2015/04/24/ps4-jailbreak-service-rumors-incoming-from-brazil/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:34:57 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=25566 The PS4 Jailbreak news of the day was brought to my attention today by a Brazilian follower: a PS3 Modchip store in Brazil claimed this week that they designed a device to copy and...

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The PS4 Jailbreak news of the day was brought to my attention today by a Brazilian follower: a PS3 Modchip store in Brazil claimed this week that they designed a device to copy and run PS4 backup games. Since a few people have contacted me about that now, I feel an article is required.

Loosely translated as the PS4 Game Package Installation system, the device, they say, was 100% created in Brazil and is “fully functional” (which I understand as “this lets you play pirated PS4 games”).

In the announce, the shop state that they are working closely with a few stores to provide the service. It seems they intend to sell the method (and the device) to a limited number of partners, who will then resell “backup games installation” rather than reselling the device to end users. The goal here being to ensure the secrecy of their technique.

ps4 jailbreak news

Rumors of a PS4 Jailbreak originated on a Brazilian store’s facebook page

There are significant red flags to this announce though: first, maybe the most obvious, is that the picture of their device is a generic raspberry pi picture. If I had access to a device that lets me pirate ps4 games, I would at the very least provide a legit photo of it.

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Ps4 jailbreak? Nope, just a generic raspberry Pi

Secondly, the business seems flaky at best. Their website does not exist, and the only relevant information I could find about them is a “work in progress” website with no content whatsoever. They do however seem to get good reviews, and seem to be a reputable store for PS3 downgrades, etc…

This could be legit, but for now I’m inclined to categorize this as a publicity stunt from that store, and not an actual thing.

PS4 Jailbreak, the status?

There have been many fakes related to a PS4 jailbreak since the PS4 was released. Some of these fake PS4 jailbreaks included the Reckz0r rumor, which was then replaced by the Lizard Squad rumor (same story, new group). Most of these rumors have been made popular by websites unrelated to the hacking scene, through click-bait articles. We have debunked most of those.

This is likely to be yet another one. Until this is confirmed to be true or false, take this as a rumor, edging on the “false”, and make sure to always check our PS4 Jailbreak page for the most up to date and verified information.

Gaming consoles and games have the reputation of being largely overpriced in Brazil, where piracy is the norm.

Source Facebook, many thanks to Rafael V. for the tip!

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How to extract __sce_ebootpbp and __sce_menuinfohttp://wololo.net/2015/04/24/how-to-extract-__sce_ebootpbp-and-__sce_menuinfo/ http://wololo.net/2015/04/24/how-to-extract-__sce_ebootpbp-and-__sce_menuinfo/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:13:08 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=25249 Note from Wololo: This tutorial was initially published by /Talk member bodega, as part of our monthly tutorial contest. Bodega won the mods award in March (a $10 PSN Code) for his entry. You...

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Note from Wololo: This tutorial was initially published by /Talk member bodega, as part of our monthly tutorial contest. Bodega won the mods award in March (a $10 PSN Code) for his entry. You can find the original post here.


Hello everyone, this is my first tutorial here on wololo.net so dont care about error i might do! Also sorry for my bad english but i am italian.

In this guide we are going to see how to extract the hidden __sce_ebootpbp and __sce_menuinfo files using a PSP kernel exploit

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__sce_ebootpbp

The __sce_ebootpbp file (size 512 byte) contains a variety of information, such as NPUMDSIG and an Account ID. This ID (8 bytes) is present at 0x40 in __sce_ebootpbp, but is also present in the PSP/minis RIF licenses at 0x8.

First of all we need a kernel access to the PSP emu then we need PSP filer 6.6

DUMPING __sce_ebootpbp

  • The first thing to do is a full backup of the memory stick
  • Make a backup of the game from which you want to extract the __sce_ebootpbp
  • Now start the game from your vita and make a clean savedata
  • Boot ARK2 or TNV, then PSP Filer
  • Rename the SAVEDATA folder in 2SAVEDATA
  • Rename the GAME folder in SAVEDATA
  • Now go in the SAVEDATA(the GAME folder renamed to SAVEDATA)/ID-OF-THE-GAME folder and delete the EBOOT.PBP
  • Now go in the 2SAVEDATA(the SAVEDTA folder renamed to 2SAVEDATA)/ID-OF-THE-GAME folder and copy the files ICON0.PNG e PARAM.sfo (eventually also SECURE.BIN and/or SAVEDATA.BIN) in the SAVEDATA(the GAME folder renamed to SAVEDATA)/ID-OF-THE-GAME
  • Now exit from the eCFW and copy the savegame from your PSVita to your PC. You will see the __sce_ebootpbp inside the savedata folder
  • At last restore the PSP exploit-game with its exploit-save to rename back the savedata and game folders

__sce_menuinfo

The file __sce_menuinfo (1024 bytes) is only present in the PS1 games folders, and contains a variety of information, all related to the PS1 POPS emulator (the file should be POPS.CFG). There are few info about it, but it should be the responsable of the screenshot feature that only few PS1 games have.

First of all we need a kernel access to the PSP emu then we need PSP filer 6.6

DUMPING __sce_menuinfo

  • The first thing to do is a full backup of the memory stick
  • Make a backup of the PSP exploit game that give you the possibility (also of its save) to launch the kernel exploit
  • Make a backup of the game from which you want to extract the __sce_ebootpbp and __sce_menuinfo
  • Now start the game from your vita and make a clean savedata
  • Boot ARK2 or TNV, then PSP Filer
  • Rename the SAVEDATA folder in 2SAVEDATA
  • Rename the GAME folder in SAVEDATA
  • Now go in the SAVEDATA(the GAME folder renamed to SAVEDATA)/ID-OF-THE-GAME folder and delete the EBOOT.PBP
  • Now go in the 2SAVEDATA(the SAVEDTA folder renamed to 2SAVEDATA)/ID-OF-THE-GAME folder and copy the files ICON0.PNG, PARAM.SFO, CONFIG.BIN, SCEVMC0.VMP e SCEVMC1.VMP (eventually also KEYS.BIN) in the SAVEDATA(the GAME folder renamed to SAVEDATA)/ID-OF-THE-GAME
  • Now exit from the eCFW and copy the savegame from your PSVita to your PC. You will see the __sce_ebootpbp and __sce_menuinfo inside the savedata folder
  • At last restore the PSP exploit-game with its exploit-save to rename back the savedata and game folders

This procedure has been tested only on firmware 3.18.

Thank you for reading,

regards

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Giveaway: Follow us on twitter for a chance to win 1 year of PS+ subscriptionhttp://wololo.net/2015/04/23/giveaway-follow-us-on-twitter-for-a-chance-to-win-1-year-of-ps-subscription/ http://wololo.net/2015/04/23/giveaway-follow-us-on-twitter-for-a-chance-to-win-1-year-of-ps-subscription/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:48:49 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=25575 Hey guys, those of you who follow me on twitter know I initiated this contest a few days ago, but I’m going to give a chance to the many people on this blog who...

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Hey guys, those of you who follow me on twitter know I initiated this contest a few days ago, but I’m going to give a chance to the many people on this blog who are not regular twitter users:

I’m having a cool giveaway for one of you guys: 1 year of (US) PS+ subscription.

To enter the contest, there is no catch: just follow me on twitter and retweet this specific tweet. Done.

I’ll select a random winner once we reach 11’000 followers. At the time of this writing, we’re at 10’477.

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