Santa, where are my Christmas hacks?
The end of the year has been surprisingly quiet in terms of console hacking news so far.
December is traditionally a huge month for hacks (I think it’s fair to assume hackers get more free time to work on their important releases towards the end of the year), but so far no rumor has been going on for an end of year “big” release on our beloved consoles.
In 2013, December was even bigger, with many ePSP exploits released (and Sony reacting to those), Yifan Lu diving deep into the PS Vita’s hardware, Total_Noob releasing update after update of his excellent TN-V, a Dump of the PS4 Flash memory, and the release of JAISPI to read and write the PS4 NAND.
In December 2011, we witnessed a “day 1” hack of the PS Vita (through its psp emulator), followed by more “Hello world” proof of concept announces. In December 2011, yours truly started working on what would be the first VHBL release on the PS Vita.
December 2010 was a big month for PSP exploits, with the release of TN Hen on the Day of Christmas, which to this date was the highest amount of traffic this website ever received. Several exploits were also revealed, leading to some long awaited HBL releases. Virtuous Flame also released something known as the Prometheus iso loader, a component with high compatibility for PSP isos, that would later on be part of all PSP CFW releases (including on the eCFW releases of the Vita). Virtous Flame would later on contribute to Pro CFW and ARK with Coldbird.
By comparison, this year’s Christmas feels like it won’t be filled with many presents so far. I have seen no huge rumor or no confirmed date for anything big coming up… but there are still a few weeks until the end of the year, so who knows, maybe Sant-hack-laus will still bring us some presents.