Following up on his previous
releases, Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Total_Noob
has updated his TN-V PS Vita homebrew application with the recently released exploitable games from katsu
for 3.01 and 3.10 Firmware with details below.
Download: PS Vita TN-V Exploit Updates
From The Jay Doctor
(via wololo.net/2014/03/27/release-new-exploit-games-for-firmwares-3-01-and-3-10/): For those of you still on PS Vita firmware 3.01, and even 3.10, there has been a big bang of events today. Six more titles were released for 3.01, and a game was re-exploited for 3.10.
Today was a hectic day of releases. First, katsu, recently more known for his hardware hacking, released 5 different games that are exploitable on Vita firmware 3.01. Later on, a cohort of mine, heleius, released another game that is also exploitable. I would like to make it known, that qwikrazor87 was actually the one man show who exploit all 6 of these games.
Now on to what the games actually are. Again, these will only work for those on firmware 3.01. If you don’t know how to to this, Jd8531′s guide (below) should be a big help. World of Pool
- You are probably wondering, wasn’t this game patched in a previous update? Just like Urbanix, it was, but re-exploited again. Pool Hall Pro
- Again this game was also patched and re-exploited. for those of you that still have the game, but updated to 3.01, you can use it again. Arcade Pool & Snooker
- You guessed it, another game that was re-exploited. Wow. Arcade Airhockey & Bowling
- This one is special, it not only can load up TN-V but also VHBL. Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest
- This game is actually a new one that hasn’t before been exploited. Numblast/Qruton
- This game is also newly exploited. The Japanese version of this game is called Qruton.
Out of all of these games, I would recommend Numblast. Here is why, a quote from heleius:
Numblast is the ‘Field Runners’ of 3.01, it is fast, cheap $2.99, and takes up 36mb of space. I’d recommend getting it for anyone on 3.01 it is cheap, and you just start the game and it loads directly into TN-V.
Firmware 3.10 Exploit! Jikkyo Pawafuru Puro Yakyuu 2012
and PawaPuro 2012 Ketteiban
- This one is for firmware 3.10. It is really cool because using the way that Sony patches exploits, this exploit is impossible to patch. The game is Japanese only, and is permanently gone from the store. It will only work for those who already have it. This exploit was made by 173210. See instructions on installation here (via wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?p=341617#p341617): [RELEASE][3.10/3.12]New exploit for PawaPuro 2012 Ketteiban
A new exploit for PawaPuro: PawaPuro Pennant Exploit
It's for 2012 and 2012 Ketteiban, not for 2013. They are no longer available.
Description: This is a binary loader which works on Jikkyo Pawafuru Puro Yakyuu 2012 and 2012 Ketteiban.
How to use it: Make your exploited savedata:
1. Download VHBL or TN-V for the first PawaPuro exploit (TN-V won't work on 3.10).
2. Copy EXPLOIT.ARR to the backup folder(NPJH50594BK or NPJH50708BK).
3. Push circle to start the game.
4. Select ARRANGE(アレンジ).
5. Select 読み込む(Load).
6. Push circle and select EXPLOIT.ARR.
7. Select はい(Yes).
8. Push cross 3 times to back to the menu.
9. Select PENNANT(ペナント)
10. Select はじめから(New game).
11. Select 変更する(Change).
12. Select a team.
13. Select the exploited team.
14. Push cross to back and select OK.
15. Select the exploited team.
16. Select OK 4 times.
17. Select はい(Yes).
18. Push START to skip and push circle to continue.
19. Select システム(System).
20. Select セーブ(Save).
21. Save your exploited savedata. You can push cross to back to the pennant menu. Execute the binary loader:
1. Show the pennant menu.
2. Select 試合へ(Game).
3. Push circle twice to continue.
4. The binary loader will be executed. Enjoy! About the "arranged data"
EXPLOIT.ARR is not savedata. It makes it impossible to patch the exploit with Sony's usual way. Downloads and installation:
Once you have these files, you will need to put the TN-V core files
into the savedata folder, and copy to your PS Vita with OpenCMA
. If you already have OpenCMA, you will have to delete the files, update the official CMA, and reapply the OpenCMA files. Let’s summarize:
- Get the TNV Loader (exploit) matching your game on our dedicated download page
- Get the TN-V Core files and copy them to your exploit savedata folder
- Copy the exploit to your Vita using OpenCMA
I’m on Firmware 3.10, will any of these 3.01 exploit work for me? Can I downgrade to 3.01?
No, and No. But the pawapro exploit above (JP only) will work on 3.10!
How to buy the games without having to update, if I’m on Firmware 3.01?
Follow this guide from Jd8531 (via wololo.net/2013/04/17/lower-ps-vita-firmwares-for-dummies/): Lower PS Vita Firmwares for Dummies
Still on a lower firmware and don’t want to update? Here is a comprehensive guide to manually updating to a firmware, activating and linking a PS Vita, getting exploits after they’re pulled, copying content and more!
Just like the popular “For Dummies” guides, this guide will follow in the same fashion making it easy to understand, efficient, and quick for you to learn from without getting too technical. Ill be covering a wide variety of topics and issues that can be intrinsic when being on a lower OFW on the PS Vita. Some of these tricks have been previously posted and some haven’t been posted on the blog until now. Make sure to follow each step carefully and thoroughly and you will be well on your way to owning the Vita instead of it owning you.
(Note: Most of these use Charles Proxy, however you can also use Fiddler in the same manner.) Manually Updating to any firmware from a lower firmware
Manually updating to a certain firmware from a lower one can be extremely helpful, especially if you’d like to get a certain exploit (which I describe how to do later on). This is not a way to downgrade, currently there is no such method to do so. If needed, you can grab any update backed up here
thanks to The Z.
1. Download and install “PS3.ProxyServer.GUI
2. Start PS3.ProxyServer.GUI and Type in your PC’s IP then select “PSP Mode” and click Start..
3. Click the Logs Tab, Then on your Vita Go to WiFi Settings and enter your PC’s IP for the Proxy.
4. Go to System Update and click “Update Using Wi-Fi”.. It will show the Latest Version then click “Next” and “Yes” Then “Do Not Accept” and “Yes”.. This will give you the Link to the PUP file it will download and install..
5. Copy this link from the Logs screen and click “Replace File” Tab.. Past that link on the left side. On the Right side click the Little button and select the PUP file you want to install.
6. Now click the “Logs” Tab again and click “Update Using Wi-Fi” and make sure in the “Logs” Tab is says that the files has been Redirected to a local file.
7. Done you can update to any Version you want.. (You can not downgrade this way) Using Content Manager on a lower firmware and without an internet connection
The official CMA (Content Manager Assistant) for the computer from Sony doesn’t allow you to use it on a lower firmware or without internet thus blocking you from being able to copy content to your Vita. In addition it also contacts Sony’s servers exchanging information about you which pretty much invades your privacy. Most of you by now should be aware of the solution to this, Open CMA
So what exactly is Open CMA? Open CMA is the same as the official Sony version but modified, so that you can copy files without any internet connection unlike the official Sony CMA which requires a constant internet connection to the Sony Servers. It will also not sneak a patch or do a forced firmware update on your device if one comes out and it will not send any data to Sony or their servers about whats being copied, edited, and transferred. Open CMA also does not collect data regarding crashes.
So to install Open CMA, you’ll need to first download it, there are two versions to compensate for a block that Sony incorporated in earlier firmwares. (Note: Open CMA is right now for PC only, but will be posted for Linux and OSX soon.)
As of Vita firmware 2.10 if you already had Open CMA 5 you’ll need to download the latest Official CMA client from Sony and then reinstall the Open CMA patch. Transferring content/ Obtaining Exploits (that are back on PSN) and transferring (PS3 Required)
Now here is something a lot of people are unaware of; you can download exploits that were taken off PSN and put back up later and use it as long as your Vita is on the right firmware. So this is extremely helpful if you happen to buy a new Vita, miss the exploit release or happen to accidentally delete the exploitable game while it was pulled.
Below is the method and a chart containing the exploits, their respective firmwares, if they’re on PSN and if they’re either Usermode or Kernel exploits. Note that a kernel exploit IF released can be ported to older usermode exploits in most cases.
Getting a exploit game (or any other content) on to your Vita via OpenCMA PS3 trick
- Usermode>VHBL>Limited access so Homebrew/Emulators ONLY (No PSX either)
- Kernel exploit>CustomEmulatorFirmwares (TN-C,TN-V, ARK)>PSP backups, PSX games, Plugins, homebrew ect.
1. Look in the Playstation Store for an exploit game (or other content) that is working on your OFW.
2. Download it to your PS3 and leave it in the bubble.
3. Connect your PS Vita with your PC via Open CMA.
4. Remove the Vitas USB cable and plug it on to your PS3 (Leave the usb still plugged into the port thats on the Vita.) (Dont close out the error message if you get one, until its plugged into the PS3)
5. Copy exploit game (or other content) on to your Vita. Activating and Linking a PS Vita (PS3 Required)
This is a highly unknown trick and can save you a lot of trouble and stress. This trick is especially useful if you happen to reset your Vita or buy a new one. If you need to just activate, follow and skip to part 2 (however if that doesnt work for some reason try redoing it but by following both parts.) Part 1 (Linking your PSN account)
1. Power off your Vita completely
2. Push and hold the PS Logo Button + the R shoulder Button + the Power Button. Hold them for a few seconds, till the screen goes on and the recovery menu appears.
3. Select option 4. Restore the PS Vita System.
4. Wait till the Vita boots up again and follow the instructions till it asks you if you would like to link you’re Vita with you’re PSN Account. Do this now because it’s the only way to avoid the update. Part 2 (Activating your PSVita)
1. To activate you simply need to download any game that you’ve bought previously (or get a new one) with the PSN account thats tied to your Vita on the PS3.
2. Transfer said game over to your Playstation Vita and install it. Launching the game will then activate your Vita with your account. Netflix on a lower firmware
Netflix is not available to you on lower firmwares and will ask you to update, but luckily I have an easy-to-use method to get around that barrier by blocking certain domains. You’ll need a computer to do this.
1. You have to have Charles installed first. Start it up, and route your internet Vita traffic to it. This is done by setting your proxy in the vita to the IP address of your computer Charles is running on. It would be something like 192.168.1.1 (though this only works on your local network, unless you do port forwarding, ect). Then you set the port, 8888.
2. Now, you can navigate to the Netflix app and start it up.
3. You should see items popping up on Charles. Right click and blacklist at least “http://fus01.psp2.update.playstation.net”
(though I did every viable non-Netflix url.)
4. Then run Netflix again, and it works. Next time you try to log into Netflix, the Vita will think Sony’s servers are down and will give you an error (NW-10743-5) which is fine, just hit OK and login! Simple as that!
If you want some extra protection against Sony you could also blacklist these as well, which are active while using Netflix.
Thats the end of the guide everyone. Hopefully this helps everyone new or experienced and will help take care of any questions.
That’s all for now from me, The Jay Doctor. I hope that all of you who didn’t have the chance to get TN-V before, get it now. Update
from The Z
(via wololo.net/2014/04/02/ps-vita-half-byte-loader-for-firmware-3-10-3-12-available/): PS Vita Half Byte Loader for Firmware 3.10 & 3.12 available!
Download: Half Byte Loader r173 for FW 3.12 (Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2012 Ketteiban)
A few days ago, Sony released the firmwares 3.10 and 3.12 which both fixed the vulnerabilities in the previous firmware, that allowed the execution of the TN-V eCFW via various exploit game titles.
Since kernel mode exploits are rare and scarce, it should be obvious that there won’t be a working TN-V eCFW release for said new firmwares anytime soon.
This brings us back to our old Half Byte Loader, which is indeed still working at firmware 3.10 & 3.12, as long as you own the right game from the right PSN store.
Some months ago, we blogged about the PawaPuro exploit (Jikkyu Powerful Pro Yakyu 2012 Ketteiban) for the PS Vita firmware 2.61, which happened to be a rather expensive exploit, which was only available at the japanese PSN store.
Why I am mentioning this specific exploit, you might ask yourself, well, the developer 173210 found yet another way to exploit said game, which enables you to run the PS Vita Half Byte Loader at the new firmwares 3.10 and 3.12. We’ve mentioned this new exploit before, but we thought you’d love some additional videos and “how to”.
It is a rather long instruction, which tells you how exactly you are able to launch the VHBL.
After these good news, we still have a bad one for you, which is that the exploit game is not available at the Japanese Store anymore, and will never return to it.
It is a special game, that gets a new release every year. If a new version is released, the old one gets removed and you are not able to buy it anymore.