Team FreeK’s Vitamin leaked, opening the valves of piracy on the PS Vita
Well, I assumed it wouldn’t be long before tools to enable piracy on the PS Vita were made available, but I surely wasn’t expecting it to happen so soon.
Somebody leaked Team FreeK‘s Vitamin tool, and the number of PS Vita warez releases went up exponentially over the past few hours, with several people confirming this is the real thing.
In the wake of the release, famous hacker TheFloW stated he, Mr Gas, and Major_Tom are behind the tool, which got apparently leaked by one of their testers. If I may give my opinion here, I’ll state that it was a bad move to admit being the people who wrote this tool, as this could bring legal attention to them moving forward.
@theflow0 Major Tom shared with a group of people and one of them leaked it.
— TheFloW (@theflow0) August 29, 2016
One thing that’s clear based on the screenshots that people have been sharing is that the leaked version is not a final version of Vitamin. It’s at least lacking the version number and progress bar that was shown in some of Team FreeK’s youtube videos.
TheFloW has stated he will not be working on Vitamin anymore given the circumstances of the leak, and will not make a proper release.
People are reporting mitigated success using the tool. Although many people have been releasing VPKs on typical Warez channels, not so many of the releases have been reported working so far. Some people are also having issues dumping some specific games. The tool that got leaked certainly has some limitations, and might not ever get an update after TheFloW’s statement.
Source: sadly, it appears the leak happened on our forums. We have removed links to Vitamin, and we ask people to not share this tool here on wololo.net, given that the goal of Vitamin is clearly to bypass DRM protections and has nothing to do with homebrew. We’ll take appropriate action with people who share links to Vitamin moving forward.