yifanlu wrote:Another option might be to look for jtag (or similar) debug ports. The vita uses proprietary soc but uses the cortex a9 cpu. IMO, this might be just as hard as dumping the memory.
If sony learned from their mistakes, they removed or disabled the JTAG ports on the vita. This is what they eventually did for the PSP if memory serves well.
Now people with more knowledge should correct me if I'm wrong, but most if not all the "first" console hack required a hardware hack of some sort right? Because only after extracting system software and/or hardware information can the developers work on "user level" exploits.
Right, this sounds correct. The first hello world on the psp was done by Nem, who was, at the core, a hardware hacker.
This was largely helped by the fact that firmware 1.0 could run unencrypted binaries.