Final statement about the PS Vita Firmware 3.52 exploit games – World of Pool & PoolHall Pro
The last few weeks have been some pretty intense weeks, and the cause for this have been the upcoming firmware 3.52 exploit games for the Playstation Vita.
We would like to add a final statement to said exploit games, which clears up what went wrong and what went right.
Before you guys freak out again, keep calm because those games are exploitable after all. Sort of…
The information about these games being exploitable has been in the wild for quite a while, but barely anyone noticed.
We pretty much made it public on a larger scale, without being sure who has been the author of the exploit, which limitations said exploit has and how to trigger it.
We only knew that it was claimed that this games were exploitable. Before you call us gullible, keep in mind that we got these information from a highly trusted source – our friends over at Hackinformer’s.
Like it has been the case in the past, it is still the case that we can trust our friends and they did not leave us hanging. The said exploit titles are indeed exploitable on PS Vita firmware 3.52, but won’t grant us what we have expected (it was unconfirmed anyways & we said so), a fully fletched VHBL with better compatibility than Puzzle Scape.
It seems that Sony has stepped up their game once again, and added yet another security layer to the PSP emulator of the PS Vita. As of firmware 3.10 Minis pretty much became useless, because they had a smaller, around 24 MB, limitation, which prevented them from loading bigger files (Homebrews, ISOs, etc).
As of firmware 3.30 Sony has added a new check for the leaked firmware 3.18 exploit games, which limited them to only 1 measly Megabyte to work with (it was enough for Custom Bubbles, though).
As of firmware 3.52 – Maybe even 3.51 – Sony has added yet another security layer. It seems that multiple games, pre-exploited or not, now share this 1 Megabyte limitation, which previously only applied to a few number of pre-exploited games. This shouldn’t apply to all PSP titles (hopefully), but we are still investigating.
But why didn’t you tell us earlier about this?
It is not that simple. We simply didn’t know about this before. Usually good ol’ Qwikrazor takes care of checking the PSP emulator for major changes, such as new security layers.
The problem was that Qwikrazor didn’t possess about any stable Internet connection for good 2-3 months, which prevented him from doing his “job” (it’s more of a hobby).
Thus we were kind of in the dark about the new firmware, with only having a few information about them.
if you guys haven't found out yet, PHP/WOP exploits are useless on 3.50+, since they have the 1 MB patch, even with a kexploit it's crappy.
— qwikrazor87 (@qwikrazor87) 28. August 2015
So afterall the games are indeed exploitable, but they won’t offer more than Puzzle Scape already offers. It would be possible to port the VHBL to said exploits, but they would be limited to 1 measly Megabyte, and we’re not sure if this would be worth it, since barely anything at all would work.
If we sum up everything that happened, we have to accept that we have made a slight mistake. We didn’t had enough information about this exploit, and probably shouldn’t have told you about them until we would’ve been 100% sure that this exploit is worth not only our time, but also yours. We would like to apologise for this.
If you want to read more about this, feel free to check out Freakler’s article about this over at Hackinformer’s.
Source via Hackinformer.com