29w ago - Following up on the previous release and confirming the rumor, today wololo has officially named the next exploitable game that Teck4 is porting TN's eCFW to is indeed Gravity Crash Portable.
Below are the details from his blog, to quote: If you missed both the Ubanix and the Mad blocker alpha exploits, today might be your lucky day. Japanese Developer Teck4 has ported TN’s eCFW to a new game exploit. The game is, as I type this, still available on most stores.
A few weeks ago, developer frostegater announced he was working on a new game exploit in order to bring Total_Noob’s eCFW to even more Vita owner. Sadly, he discovered while working on international versions of the game, that porting his exploits to all locales would not be as easy as expected. Luckily for us, Teck4 also had his own exploit in the work, and was nice enough to share it with the world. Frostegater eventually contributed to this exploit as well, by porting it to the US and EU versions of the game.
The game with the vulnerability is Gravity Crash Portable. In order to run TN’s eCFW through Teck4′s exploit, you will need a legit copy of that game, that you need to purchase online for your Vita on Sony’s PSN. It is available in most stores, but not all of them. If your locale doesn’t have the game and you still want the exploit, it is recommended you create an account in another locale, and buy the appropriate PSN card (for the right store) online.
As for the previous game exploit releases on the Vita, we have gone through a “Ninja” release over the past few weeks in order to let people know about the game a few days before the public announcement. If you’re interested in joining our future Ninja releases, you just need to subscribe to our forum at /talk. On that topic, I might have an article to write about leakers and the sites that blindly let them leak... but on the other hand I am not sure I want to provide free advertising to the sites that jeopardize the scene.
The files for the exploit will be distributed in a few days. In the past, Sony has usually removed exploited games from their stores within 48h, and we have generally released the files after that.
Please note that I haven’t personally tested the JP exploit or its ports to the EU and US versions, but Teck4 and frostegater are both trusted members of the scenes, as well as their testers.
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Exactly. Uncharted? Got it. And resold it after a couple of hours. Wipeout 2048? Got it. Completed the "game" (a little more than a demo...), completed the HD remake and almost completed the Fury remake (got both for free because I had already bought them for my PS3).
FFTWOTL? Got the original on PSX. I had on PSP too but I resold it. I don't like the other games in the offer...
I could update if they gave me for free something like Ragnarok Odyssey...or YS-Celceta, but it won't happen in a million years.
If tomorrow we suddenly got an only playable HD Vita version of Trails in the Sky 2 I would update in the blink of an eye. But this it's not gonna happen too..
BTW, I've never updated my Vita. I bought it used with some games and It came with 1.81 installed. So, I was wondering: are the updates stealthly forced if I got the wi-fi running or will they pop up only if I try to use the store or the PSN? That Vita ftp is very useful...
Sadly - have most of the Vita games already so not much for me to benefit from PS+ offer ... Sony is VERY smart by offering as "free" games always those, which sels best so they have lowest loss possible on those - most of the people interrested in those games have them already anyway.
I still have 5 games to play emulated on vita and then I will decide what to do. They could have been more if only Half-minute Hero 2, Trails in the Sky 2 and 3, Grand Knights History, FF Type-0, Persona 2 EP and others would have been released.
(P2EP could still happen but I don't have so much confidence in Atlus anymore... they used to bring lots of games every year but now they just focus on very few projects).
I think, after so much 24/7 patrol for these exploits, I'm willing to give up them in favor of new 2.00 firmware and a bunch free vita PS+ games: Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Chronovolt (only for EU), FFT: War of lions (US only), Wipeout 2048 (US only) - and a dozen of 20% discounts. Not to mentioan alot of free PS+ games for PS3.
Sony made a smart move, combating piracy with awesome offers. I'll stick with my psp once again for psp backups and homebrew. Although I loved using vita for it, I must admit