PS Vita Hack “Rejuvenate” – Where and when to get it
I’m seeing lots of confusion following YifanLu’s announce earlier this week about his upcoming “Rejuvenate” PS Vita homebrew platform.
People are asking me by email, on facebook or twitter, “where” to download the PS Vita hack. Hint: it is not out yet!
PS Vita hack – Where to download?
YifanLu has been pretty clear on his blog that the tools are not released yet, but will come soon. Specifically, he said:
- [This week], early beta access of Rejuvenate is being distributed to SDK developers (to complete and test the SDK) as well as hackers who will begin searching for more exploits (and hopefully bypass the current limitations)
- By end of the month (or whenever Sony removes PSM DevAssistant from PSN), a public beta goes out. However, it is only recommended that homebrew developers use it as there would be no homebrew for users to try yet. Hopefully at this point, the open SDK would be complete and ready for developers to write apps.
- When PSM is revoked, the directions for using PSM+ to bypass the revokes will be released.
So, there are a few things that need to happen here, if you’re an “end user”, before downloads for these tools appear online. The SDK needs to be complete (the Vita SDK is very close to completion), and actual homebrews need to be created. Now, if you’re interested in how hacks and homebrews work, you’re in the position of being one of the pioneers on this platform, this is not something that happens everyday.
People involved in the Vita SDK, and who have directly or indirectly contributed to the hack, are already testing it. Keep in mind that this is for them to find issue, or to help with the development of the SDK.
— Major_Tom (@frtomtomdu80) June 15, 2015
If you have significant programming skills, once the SDK is ready, you might even be able to be one of the first people to port one of the existing emulators, to the PS Vita. This could be extremely exciting. I’ll also be expecting people to start writing tutorials to help everyone getting started with this new development suite. (hint: we have a tutorial contest every month, with PSN codes to win!)
Once everything is in place, wololo.net and other scene websites will have all the information and downloads you need to get started. What matters at this point is to have the PSM Dev App installed on your Vita. Sadly, if you did not download the PSM Dev App back in May when Yifan Lu announced this, You might be out of luck as the app was pulled from the PSN store. It seems there might still be a chance if you own a PS3, so you should still try to register as a PSM Dev in order to get access to the app..