Wololo.net http://wololo.net PS4, PS Vita, PSP Programming, Security and Homebrews Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:27:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Release: PS4Link/PS4client by BigBoss (psxdev)http://wololo.net/2015/09/03/release-ps4linkps4client-by-bigboss-psxdev/ http://wololo.net/2015/09/03/release-ps4linkps4client-by-bigboss-psxdev/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:27:13 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28081 So much new stuff gets released for the PS4 Webkit exploit right now that it is hard to follow. A couple days ago, developer bigboss (a.k.a psxdev) released PS4Link/PS4Client. For those of you who...

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So much new stuff gets released for the PS4 Webkit exploit right now that it is hard to follow.

A couple days ago, developer bigboss (a.k.a psxdev) released PS4Link/PS4Client.

For those of you who have used similar clients in the past, the goal here is probably obvious: being able to control your PS4 interactively through a command line on your PC. I’ve personally used PSPLink a lot and the idea here is similar.

PSPLink was an excellent way to debug code running on the PSP, and it was extremely efficient to either debug homebrew, or look for vulnerabilities in savegames.

PS4Link is not there yet though. This initial release is just the basic bricks and protocol. It will, of course only work on firmware 1.76 for now, and will only be useful for developers.

ps4link

From Bigboss:

ps4link is a library for PS4 to communicate and use host file system with ps4client host tool. It is the same method that we used in ps2dev days, so basically it is the same protocol than ps2link and ps2client have been using since 2003.

Functions availables are defined like native sce functions so it is easy for homebrew developer to use these new functions:

Download PS4Link

you can Download PS4Link and read more on the official github page here.

source: psxdev

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Emulator on PS4: Gameboy emulator running on the PS4, source code releasedhttp://wololo.net/2015/09/02/emulator-on-ps4-gameboy-emulator-running-on-the-ps4-source-code-released/ http://wololo.net/2015/09/02/emulator-on-ps4-gameboy-emulator-running-on-the-ps4-source-code-released/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:20:46 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28113 After a stream of releases, developer CTurt just announced he ported Cinoop, his very own gameboy emulator, to the PS4. Not so long ago, CTurt announced he had gained code execution on the PS4....

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After a stream of releases, developer CTurt just announced he ported Cinoop, his very own gameboy emulator, to the PS4.

Not so long ago, CTurt announced he had gained code execution on the PS4. He then released a simple pong game for the PS4, and also announced he was working on a homebrew loader. With a gameboy emulator released just a few days after these statements, he’s making progress fast, it seems.

CTurt had initially announced he would reverse engineer the graphics library on the PS4 in order to run his homebrew loader. It seems he has taken a shortcut as this is running through a HTML canvas. In other words, the PS4 does the processing job, and the rendering goes through webkit, which means the graphics lib was not used. Impressive nonetheless.

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Just like for the Pong game, CTurt is controlling the homebrew through a Nintendo DS, as hackers do not have access to the Dulashock controllers through the hack yet.

Before you all get super excited, keep in mind that this is running through the Webkit exploit on PS4 firmware 1.76. Are you on firmware 1.76 or below? Yeah, I didn’t think so. This is some exciting news, but nothing that directly benefits the end user at this point, or that leads us to some full PS4 Jailbreak. It’s still awesome to see some progress.

Download Cinoop GameBoy PS4 emulator

Download Gameboy PS4 emulator Cinoop (source code) – on CTurt’s github

Source: CTurt

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mGBA (GameBoy Advance emulator for PS Vita) alpha 4 releasedhttp://wololo.net/2015/09/02/mgba-gameboy-advance-emulator-for-ps-vita-alpha-4-released/ http://wololo.net/2015/09/02/mgba-gameboy-advance-emulator-for-ps-vita-alpha-4-released/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:02:39 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28074 Endrift recently released a new version of his Gameboy advance emulator on the PS Vita, mGBA. mGBA is different from other emulators such as GPSP, as it was made specifically as a native PS...

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Endrift recently released a new version of his Gameboy advance emulator on the PS Vita, mGBA.

mGBA is different from other emulators such as GPSP, as it was made specifically as a native PS Vita emulator (while GPSP was designed for the PSP). It’s running through the rejuvenate platform and you can run it if you have a PS Vita on firmware 3.51 or lower (see our rejuvenate page for details on how to run homebrews on your PS Vita).

This new alpha includes hundreds of changes since the last Alpha that was released 15 days ago (keeping in mind that many of these changes are not specific to the PS Vita. mGBA now exists for the Wii and 3DS as well.

mGBA-Vita

Download mGBA

You can download mGBA alpha 4 here

How to install and use mGBA

Check our Rejuvenate page to see how to install and run homebrews. Your roms go in VitaDefilerClient/Documents/GBA

Need more emulators for your PS Vita?

We maintain a page with emulators for the PS Vita here, for those of you running the Rejuvenate hack.

Source: endrift

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Revitalize Vita homebrew competition: now $900 to win in cash prizeshttp://wololo.net/2015/09/02/revitalize-vita-homebrew-competition-now-900-to-win-in-cash-prizes/ http://wololo.net/2015/09/02/revitalize-vita-homebrew-competition-now-900-to-win-in-cash-prizes/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:21:14 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28100 Wow. Thanks to the generous donation of long time PSP scener MadMack, the Revitalize competition prizes have just doubled overnight, with now a total of $900 in cash prizes. What is Revitalize? Revitalize is...

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Wow. Thanks to the generous donation of long time PSP scener MadMack, the Revitalize competition prizes have just doubled overnight, with now a total of $900 in cash prizes.

What is Revitalize?

Revitalize is a Homebrew competition for the PS Vita, organized by wololo.net. We expect homebrew submissions to run on the Rejuvenate hack. Anyone with a PS Vita running Firmware 3.51 or below can run homebrews through the rejuvenate hack, which is compatible with the Vita TV as well.

Thanks to MadMack’s donation, the prizes are now as follow:

  • $400 for the best entry
  • $300 for the second best entry
  • $100 for Wololo’s favorite open source entry (this can be cumulative with one of the 2 prizes above)
  • $100 for the best color emulator (think 8 bit or above, no gameboy/gameboy color)

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People have mentioned to me that a tutorial on how to install the SDK, and how to program for the PS vita would be more than welcome. I agree. We have a monthly tutorial contest, and the September edition is about to begin. If you feel like writing a tutorial on how to program homebrews, you’re probably going to do the scene a huge favor, as well as very likely to earn a $10 psn code.

You have until September 30th to submit your entry to the Revitalize competition. Details here.

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VitaDefiler for Android Releasedhttp://wololo.net/2015/09/01/vitadefiler-for-android-released/ http://wololo.net/2015/09/01/vitadefiler-for-android-released/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:12:58 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28094 Vita dev frangarcj released Rejuvenate-0.3.3 Android. This means you are no longer restricted to be connected to a Windows PC via USB or wireless for your Vita homebrew need. You can have your favourite Rejuvenate homebrews...

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Vita dev frangarcj released Rejuvenate-0.3.3 Android. This means you are no longer restricted to be connected to a Windows PC via USB or wireless for your Vita homebrew need. You can have your favourite Rejuvenate homebrews wherever you go with the help of your Android phone/tablet.

About two weeks ago, we told you about a possible upcoming release of VitaDefiler for Android. Thanks to frangarcj, it is now a reality. This means so much for the scene as it gives back Vita the portability it needs. Even though Rejuvenate is one of the best things that happened to Vita, necessity to be connected to a Windows PC (via USB or wireless) really limits the portability. This is where Rejuvenate-0.3.3 Android comes into play. With it, you can connect both your Vita and your android phone/tablet to an existing wi-fi spot and shoot your Rejuvenate homebrew. If there is no wi-fi around, don’t worry, you can just create a hotspot on your android phone/tablet and have your vita connected to that hotspot and voila, you are ready to rock.

Thanks to frangarcj and other devs helping him for giving Rejuvenate the portability it needs.

Source and downloads via GitHub

 

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Rejuvenate 0.3.3 is out and it unlocks the 444 MHz CPU mode for 3.30+http://wololo.net/2015/09/01/rejuvenate-0-3-3-is-out-and-it-unlocks-the-444-mhz-cpu-mode-for-3-30/ http://wololo.net/2015/09/01/rejuvenate-0-3-3-is-out-and-it-unlocks-the-444-mhz-cpu-mode-for-3-30/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:40:21 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28089 Rejuvenate we all love and use for our precious Vita has been updated to version 0.3.3. Biggest change is the ability to change CPU, GPU and bus clock frequencies so the 444 MHz CPU mode...

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Rejuvenate we all love and use for our precious Vita has been updated to version 0.3.3. Biggest change is the ability to change CPU, GPU and bus clock frequencies so the 444 MHz CPU mode can be unlocked on PSM Unity 1.06 which requires 3.30+ firmware.

It has been sometime since we began to enjoy the native homebrews on Vita via Rejuvenate. What most people wondered was the exact CPU speed available to Vita. That is what Yifan Lu said about the CPU and GPU speeds:

So rejuvenate homebrew is restricted to 333 MHz by default. With the release of Rejuvenate 0.3.3, homebrew is now allowed to set the CPU speed to 444 MHz. This allows a speed boost to the existing emulators. Of course emulators need to be updated to take advantage of this new feature. Downside is, it is only available for PSM Unity 1.06 which needs 3.30-3.51 firmware to run. So no candy for 3.18/3.20 firmwares which a lot of users including me insist to stay on.

One of the emulators which can use the 444 MHz CPU mode is Genesis Plus GX for Vita.

Let’s hope 3.18/3.20 fw Vita users  can enjoy this 444 Mhz mode with PSM Unity 1.05 in the future. Meanwhile don’t forget to download Rejuvenate 0.3.3 if you are a lucky PSM Unity 1.06 user.

Source and download at Yifan Lu’s blog

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Sega Genesis/Megadrive emulator for PS Vita: Genesis Plus GX releasedhttp://wololo.net/2015/09/01/sega-genesismegadrive-emulator-for-ps-vita-genesis-plus-gx-released/ http://wololo.net/2015/09/01/sega-genesismegadrive-emulator-for-ps-vita-genesis-plus-gx-released/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:53:23 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28076 Developer Frangar just released an early build of Genesis Plus GX for the PS Vita, running (probably obvious by now) on Rejuvenate. This is the first release so of course it is bound to...

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Developer Frangar just released an early build of Genesis Plus GX for the PS Vita, running (probably obvious by now) on Rejuvenate.

This is the first release so of course it is bound to have some issues (savestates and megaCD support are not included yet), but Frangar has been on a stream of releases of emulator ports so he knows what he’s doing.

This build supports Genesis/Megadrive roms in bin and zip formats. The installation process requires you to copy a file through FTPVita, in addition to running the Homebrew through rejuvenate as usual.

genesis_plus_gx

From Frangar:

You must copy GENPlusVITA folder from zip to cache0:/ with FTPVITA in order to have:

  • cache0:/GENPlusVITA/background.png

Launch gen_vita.velf with Rejuvenate as usual

Please report working / not working games and other issues here

Download Genesis Plus GX for PS Vita

Genesis Plus GX (Sega Genesis/Megadrive emulator for the PS Vita) can be downloaded here

Need More Emulators on your PS Vita?

We maintain a list of Emulators for the PS Vita here.

Source: Frangar

 

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1 month remaining to submit your Vita Homebrew to the Revitalize competition. $450 to win!http://wololo.net/2015/08/31/1-month-remaining-to-submit-your-vita-homebrew-to-the-revitalize-competition-450-to-win/ http://wololo.net/2015/08/31/1-month-remaining-to-submit-your-vita-homebrew-to-the-revitalize-competition-450-to-win/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:23:21 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28071 Wololo.net is offering $450 in cash prizes for the best Native Vita homebrews that join our competition. The deadline is September 30th, which means you still have 1 month to submit your homebrew. That’s...

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Wololo.net is offering $450 in cash prizes for the best Native Vita homebrews that join our competition.

The deadline is September 30th, which means you still have 1 month to submit your homebrew. That’s plenty of time even if you haven’t started yet.

The entries so far are popular emulators, and I for one would love to see some original games or utilities showing up!

The prizes for the competition so far are as follow:

  • $200 for the best entry
  • $150 for the second best entry
  • $50 for Wololo’s favorite open source entry (this can be cumulative with one of the 2 prizes above)
  • $50 for the best color emulator (think 8 bit or above, no gameboy/gameboy color)

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You can check the full rules of the Revitalize competition here.

If you’re wondering how to run those homebrews on your PS Vita, check the Rejuvenate page. For developers, you can get the psp2sdk here.

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Update: Firmware 3.50 ARK-2 eCFW via Pool Exploit games!http://wololo.net/2015/08/30/update-firmware-3-50-ark-2-ecfw-via-pool-exploit-games/ http://wololo.net/2015/08/30/update-firmware-3-50-ark-2-ecfw-via-pool-exploit-games/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:07:41 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28065 If you happen to use World of Pool or PoolHall Pro on firmware 3.50 (or below), we have good news for you. We have improved savedata exploit files for you, which makes the secondary...

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If you happen to use World of Pool or PoolHall Pro on firmware 3.50 (or below), we have good news for you.

We have improved savedata exploit files for you, which makes the secondary exploit device redundant.

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If we go back a few months, we will remember the release of the firmware 3.50 Pool exploits, which required you to have a hacked PSP/PSPgo or PS Vita device, thus making it impossible for people without a hacked portable Playstation device.

Thanks to the newly release Pool exploits this changes now.

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As of now you can easily start an eCFW on firmware 3.50 via World of Pool or PoolHall Pro without having to depend on a secondary Wifi-capable device.

This speeds up the exploiting of your firmware 3.50 device, makes the secondary (hacked) device redundant and overall makes the eCFW experience much better.

Quite redundant to mention it, but this WILL NOT work on firmwares 3.51, 3.52 or any (future) newer firmware! – Don’t waste your time trying it.

That’s pretty much it. These improved exploits do of course work on any Playstation Vita device running firmware 3.50 (or below), regardless of said device being an old PS Vita, a PS Vita Slim or even a Playstation VitaTV (as showcased).

Download: Firmware 3.50 ARK-2 eCFW for World of Pool

Download: Firmware 3.50 ARK-2 eCFW for PoolHall Pro

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Release: PS Vita Firmware 3.51 & 3.52 Half Byte Loader for PoolHall Pro!http://wololo.net/2015/08/30/release-ps-vita-firmware-3-51-3-52-half-byte-loader-for-poolhall-pro/ http://wololo.net/2015/08/30/release-ps-vita-firmware-3-51-3-52-half-byte-loader-for-poolhall-pro/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:19:19 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=28059 While this exploit was quite controversial, we still deliver what we promised: A VHBL for firmware 3.52. Keep in mind that this VHBL has quite a few limitations, due to Sony’s system stability improvements...

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While this exploit was quite controversial, we still deliver what we promised: A VHBL for firmware 3.52.

Keep in mind that this VHBL has quite a few limitations, due to Sony’s system stability improvements in Firmware 3.51 & 3.52.

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At first I would like to say that we are not joking. Usually we joke about Sony improving their system’s stability, but this time they’ve actually managed to improve it very well.

I am of course talking about the new limitations, in place as of firmware 3.51+, that the PoolHall Pro VHBL currently has.

Like it happened in the past – Firmware 3.18 exploit games and firmware update 3.30 – Sony did it again. They applied universal patches to the Pool games, which limits them to only being able to open 1 Megabyte. Any bigger file will make the game crash to the PS Vita’s Homescreen.

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While this is quite a bugger, keep in mind that even with 1 Megabyte you can run some Homebrews, including a few Emulators for older machines.

Developer Qwikrazor did his best to make the VHBL as good as possible, but if the firmware limits the abilities of the exploits, then even Qwikrazor cannot make the impossible possible.

You might have noticed that we’ve only talked about PoolHall Pro, but not about World of Pool. This does have a reason, which happens to be that World of Pool has, despite being pretty much the same game as PoolHall Pro, even less available space, compared to PoolHall Pro, due to how the game was programmed.

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This means that a VHBL for World of Pool could be created, but it would be incredibly unstable, would be able to run even less than the already limited PoolHall Pro VHBL, which in the end is not really worth the time to create it.

These exploits have been quite controversal, like we said in the beginning, but we still tried our best to safe this, how a few people would call it, failed exploit release.

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We can only apologise to you if you think that this was not worth your time & money, but we would also like to remind you that we are doing this for free, as a hobby, that we have told you multiple times to consider the exploits as a bonus, and to only buy the exploit titles if you are really interested in them (in case something goes wrong with the exploit).

In the end feel free to try out Qwikrazor’s exploit savedata files for PoolHall Pro. They should work on firmware 3.51 and firmware 3.52.

If you want to have a small compatibility chart, feel free to check out the one available over at Hackinformer’s!

Download: Firmware 3.52 VHBL v2 for PoolHall Pro

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