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New PS Vita Exploit and VHBL Port in the Works by Xerpi


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108w ago - Following up on his previous update, this weekend PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has announced that a new PS Vita exploit and VHBL port in the works by [Register or Login to view links].

To quote from his blog: "Developer xerpi twitted a few days ago that he has a new user mode exploit available, and that he managed to port VHBL to it fairly easily (it took only 10 minutes to port VHBL according to what he told me).

"VHBL working on my new exploit pic.twitter.com/5PeV6Hi2"

I believe for now this exploit with remain under wraps since we are already working on a release with Neur0n, but this is of course up to xerpi.

In the meantime, enjoy a few screenshots!"

Finally, below is yet another exploit from [Register or Login to view links] with details as follows:

Fate6 confirmed my VHBL port working on PS Vita 1.69.1 and the game being on Vita US PSN

fate6 wrote: well then yes it does work on the Vita on 1.69.1 ^__^

I have a european account and this game is not on european PSN, so I couldn't test it on my Vita. Thanks fate6 For EU users, we are working on porting it to the Eu version of the game.

Working homebrew (US):

  • NesterJ 1,13beta2
  • Picodrive 1.35b and 1.51
  • Cavestory (crashes when exiting, use start+select to exit)
  • Doom (it loads but I have no wads to test it)
  • TOME 2.3.5
  • EmuMaster V3 FF XIII Edition (crashes when exiting)
  • CSPSP 1.56
  • Wagic 0.13.1
  • uo gpsp kai 3.2 user 64M test 02 (crashes when exiting)
  • NOIZ2SA 0.8
  • Halo hig
  • Ultra
  • Squarez
  • Dodge the Squares 1.3
  • Ninja Sudoku 0.1 (crashes when exiting)
  • JellyCar 1.1
  • Psplorer 1.5
  • Bookr
  • PSPDOXMANAGER 1.2 (crashes when exiting)
  • Daedalus R13
  • uo_Snes9x 0.02y32
  • yMenu
  • CPS2
  • NZP

Non working homebrew (US):

  • Python 2.5 (homebrews written in python won't work, i.e: spider, psptools, pymenu, pspguess...)
  • Mobile Assault 1.7.2
  • PSP Filer 6.7 and 6.6 (shows language select screen, then black screen)
  • pspmsx 1.5.1
  • Zcrisis
  • Supertux v1
  • PSP Mario (Phoenix Game Engine Lua 0.03), other Lua homebrews have failed too
  • Chicken invaders
  • Warcraft 2D
  • UAE4ALL r1
  • SNES9xTYL 0.4.2
  • snakeSP
  • Geometry Wars Portable
  • SQRXZ3 1.0
  • ScummVM 1.3.0
  • Visual Novels PSP

Working homebrews (EU):

  • NesterJ 1,13beta2
  • JellyCar 1.1
  • Python 2.5
  • CSPSP 1.56

Non working homebrew (EU):

  • Mobile Assault 1.7.2
  • Snes9xTYL 0.4.2

This lists will be updated as I test more.

Update 2: After a long chat with Wololo, he finally managed to get VHBL running on the EU version of my exploit. Thank you Wololo I will post pictures of my Vita running VHBL soon.

Update 3: Here it is, VHBL on my Vita. (pictures attached below)

Update 4: I have another VHBL port ready for my second exploit, and a new exploit (wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12544&p=155755#p155755) .

I have another VHBL port ready. and another exploit:


So that would be 3 exploits, 2 of them already ported to vhbl


  • PSP: 3K (4g, 6.20 PRO-B10), 2K (v2, 6.60 ME 1.9)
  • PS3 (60GB PAL, 4.00)
  • PS2 (v19, Duo 3 Ultra)
  • PS Vita
  • Gamecube (dol-001, xeno-gc)
  • Dreamcast (v1, mil-cd)






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niwakun's Avatar
#12 - niwakun - 122w ago
Damn misleading title.. I thought Vita got hello world but instead, I saw a PSP Hello World sandbox under Vita environment.

properBo's Avatar
#11 - properBo - 122w ago
Did anyone see someone posing as wololo announced a false psp title and a bunch of folks bought it. oh boy

Neo Cyrus's Avatar
#10 - Neo Cyrus - 122w ago
I like the way you think Homer. Seriously, we should do that, they'd eventually find out but that would just show them we're furious with their lockdown of devices which supposedly belong to us. Not that they'd back down, they'd get even crazier, but they must be pushed back.

GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#9 - GrandpaHomer - 122w ago
He he ... after while Sony will remove all the PSP games one by one from the Vita's "compatibility" / white list and eventually will decide it will be easier to simply remove PSP backward compatibility from Vita comletely. And indeed - you'll have the "CHOICE" either to not update and play the "last man standing" PSP game or update be able to play Vita games online. Pathetic!

Actually - it would be a nice fight back to anounce every few days some PSP games as being used for VHBL / homebrew and just watch Sony to remove them for not reason whatsoever.

LKJHGFDSA's Avatar
#8 - LKJHGFDSA - 122w ago
it's not a PS Vita Hello World, it's a PSP Hello World for the Vita's PSP emulator.

I'm sure people somewhere will misinterpret this as the Vita being actually hacked.

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