Vita Reverse Engineering Leak (Cobra Blackfin) – part 1


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48 Responses

  1. ccv says:


  2. jm8080 says:

    Can’t wait for the “juicy” parts…….I hope they come to that.

    • JustAGuy says:

      Vita Rom Compiled Dumps I Swear That’s Coming Up

    • MasterSe7en says:

      Well…I hope we get the juicy parts…but I also hope this poor guy gets paid, just those few notes I read, and having SOME of very little coding/hardware experience…that dude put allot of time into this project….good luck bro I hope it works out for you

  3. makak1984 says:

    I think that it will be lawsuit wave around article by Sony side.

  4. Abraham says:

    ok I gotta ask what does this mean for the scene in terms of development
    please excuse my ignorance

    • nope says:

      Your guess is as good as ours. May not be anything, may be a really interesting part of the puzzle which has yet to be solved. Time will tell. Until then, enjoy the show!

      • Bob says:

        Maybe this will help lead to an end to the 3.61+ firmware requirements, but that is most likely just a dream….

        • Megumihan says:

          3.61 will not happen they focus on 3.60 noob

          • Bob says:

            Actually Cobra Black Fin was pre 3.60, it didnt work on 3.60 at all. When i was talking about 3.61+ requirements i was talking about running 3.61+ games, ie the ones that came out after 3.60’s firmware. If your going to call someone a noob, which i wouldnt necessarily deny being one, then at least get the facts straight.

        • Megumihan says:

          3.61 is just a dream irony….

        • Megumihan says:

          The only one way to downgrade your PSV is to buy a board to go to 3.60 and if you cant afford it while its cheap then get a job stop asking this stupid question about 3.61 because this will never happen or i will be direct to you it will take 10 years or more before they emulate 3.61 or higher the developer said this already

          • oliwek says:

            @Megumihan : Well, the ‘noob’ gave more insightful facts than you did. Maybe you should grow up a little.

  5. Geniux says:

    Is not enough with what YifanLu made? I mean, what other stuff can we found about PS Vita?

    • Dinckelman says:

      There’s anything and everything to be found. Sony is obviously not complete garbage when it comes to software and security, unlike Nintendo, but a lot of things could happen. No software is perfect though, and one new discovery could lead to a whole tree of new ones

      • F A N B O I S says:

        I love how every post from you is “gne gne gne Nintendo security” when we have multiple news on Ps4 abd Vita exploits. You’re not biased at all.

        • Makak1984 says:

          Yeah, you made a point, i like Nintendo systems for library of games for example 3ds, but how lazy they was to not patch 5.1 firmware exploit for months on Wii U. Now Switch and security flaws… Vita was most secured console ever made, and i am not talking about psp emu level. 3ds for example have ds flash cards that some was blocked only few times my beloved DSTWO have fw updates with new entry to max 7 days after 3ds fw update. And it was maybe 2 or 3 times. Becouse the popularity of system there is much of hackers around there. Emunand, and web browser auto security fix, and idk when was implementend after 9.2 fw. So Dinckleman sorry you’re wrong about Nintendo security

          • Dinckelman says:

            “Fix” browser and “Disable” browser aren’t the same thing tho. This argument can go a long way but you’re definitely not wrong. Nintendo just does lazy quick fixes every time that don’t fix the core issue, but just remove the dozens of silly entrypoints.

    • yoshi314 says:

      who knows, maybe this covers some areas he overlooked, did not bother with, or lacked equipment for.

      those xrays and logic analyzer dumps sound promising.

  6. Anon says:

    Hopefully this will allow for PROPER backups (ROMs) of Vita game carts (as opposed to just the files read from them) intended for use with Vita emulator(s) mainly.

  7. Megumihan says:

    Release it what are you waiting for this will help everybody just end the PSV Scene so we can get a new handheld from Sony

  8. Salar says:

    WoW 😀

    • Hwka says:

      Unpatchable henkaku cfw for any future fw… That’s the last thing we really need.
      Maybe once in the future… after ps5 is hacked….

  9. andoryuu3 says:

    Just when I thought the PS Vita scene couldn’t get any better… Will be interesting to see this one unravel.

  10. PlaGeRaN says:

    i guess it all depends on how old your device’s are with lower firmware to make use of anything.
    if it’s to high you will likely brick your vita

  11. Tinder says:

    Am I the only one who thinks its crazy to work for 4 years in good faith and not receive any payment for your work?

    I do find that hard to believe, but I guess we will see.

    • DS_Marine says:

      I bet you are not the only one. What I know is that all of you never hacked anything on your own. Old school hackers never did it just for the money…

  12. hans_georg says:

    I have no pity for this guy!
    He should have released his findings to the public before!

    • hmm says:

      No pity? so if I gave you work and promised you pay then did not pay you, would you be alright with that? then cool, come and mow my lawn and wash my dishes.

    • I very much disagree. He owed the public nothing. It’s up to him whether to release things to the public or not.

  13. Yifanlu is a Dickhead says:

    Holy shiit a new emulator nice release it please

  14. Byte says:

    Even with the upcoming NoNpDRM plugin (“Vitamin 3.0”), we still need a way to make backups (not necessarily playable) from game cards (.VGC files) for software preservation. Hopefully this will help to create a full dumper that dumps everything 100%, keys/auth stuff and all.

  15. bunnymod says:

    Finally some scene drama that is in our favor god dang. Keep it coming please, hopefully this guy gets paid one way or another, he deserves it. Whether we as a scene have to donate to you or the dude comes up and pays for the time you spent, I support you all the way.

  16. Mudzi says:

    What could this lead to? Not to be rude, but this info is really hard to process/ understand. Would appreciate it if someone could translate it for me. :p

    • Anon says:

      It’s the base for creating a flash cart for Vita, Nintendo-style. It the most obvious best case scenario this will let people on 3.61+ firmwares play backups (legit games and some mods/undubs only, not the homebrew) until Sony blocks it with the next firmware update.
      Assuming that there is someone’s qualified and willing enough to succeed where Cobra failed.

    • Yoda says:

      This leads to enlightment.

    • Drwankingstein says:

      We dont know what he has, which is why its so interesting

  17. ZGN says:

    Thos people from cobra are SNAKES!

    • Megumihan says:

      LOL this comment Made me laugh make sense he didnt notice this at all hahahah for over 4 years he *** up

  18. Lennyvita says:

    I would like to hear any information he has to release to further the Vita scene. It is unfortunate he got the shaft on getting paid for a finished product that didn’t sell.

    He should have been paid upfront for the work and not for a finished product. Even if it did sell, it would be a matter of time Sony would file a lawsuit. Then the developer wouldn’t get money in the end and probably sued also.

    Despite being ripped off for the work, it could be a blessing in disguise. I can say most people have been ripped off in their life. I have been. A lesson learned for business and work. “get some sort of payment along the way, for a persons ongoing work”. Trust no ones word.

  19. LOLKID says:

    We are talking about Switch here? Oh no wait, this is PS Vita. Isn’t that handheld already dead? I mean what would you want to pirate on it anymore? Some indie puzzle game? Let the handheld die peacefully guys. So much drama, sheesh!

    • sangoku_d says:

      some kids are too poor to buy mem cards let alone games. I just updated 1 of my 3.60 vita . psn is better than piracy

  20. sangoku_d says:

    lol at filthy robbers calling out thieves. they were all out to make money ripping off sony

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