PSM Dev App apparently not available for download anymore
Several people have reported this to me throughout the past few days, but I’ve been unfortunately too busy with real life to properly investigate it. Today, the number of reports send directly or indirectly to me is too high to ignore: The PSM Dev app, a key component for YifanLu’s upcoming Rejuvenate hack, is apparently not available for download anymore.
Update: we’re getting conflicting reports here. It seems the key (as explained by SMOKE) is that if you have downloaded the app in the past (i.e. if you already have the rights to install it), or if you’re an approved PSM publisher, you’ll still be able to download the app. People who are neither an approved PSM publisher AND did not download the app before cannot download it, apparently. Nevertheless, it’s worth giving it a try if you can.
Update 2: SMOKE dug a bit more, and it seems it all boils down to people who have signed in to the PSM Dev portal vs those who have not. In theory, people who have signed in at least once to the PSM Dev portal are recognized as “devs”, even if they did not get approved as publishers, BUT it is not possible to sign in to the dev portal anymore at this point (See screenshot below), so the result is the same: the app cannot be downloaded if you hadn’t gone through these steps before.
If you’re one of the lucky people who downloaded the app when we announced it was compulsory in order to run the PS vita hack, you’re probably still good to go, as SMOKE reports that it should still be available in your download list.
People who have waited to download the app are probably out of luck now: The app is seemingly gone, and will probably not come back. Since it’s required to run the hacks, people who did not get it in time will probably not get to enjoy the upcoming hack.
If you haven’t downloaded the PSMDevApp yet, you’re too late! You can no longer download if not already in your downloads list
— SMOKE (@SMOKE587) June 15, 2015
It wasn’t required to be an approved publisher in order to download the app, but YifanLu’s steps weren’t clear, or, rather, they clearly stated that you should get approved as a publisher before doing anything else, and this might have led some people to wrongly believe they couldn’t get the PSM Dev app. YifanLu and wololo.net clarified things a while ago, but apparently not everyone got the memo.
This is still very exciting times for the Vita scene, but I’m wondering: if you’re one of those who didn’t manage to install the PSM Dev app by now, did you feel the wrong signal was sent to you?
Of course if you know of alternate means to get the app… feel free to share (just because the UI is gone doesn’t mean the app can’t be installed, one way or another…)