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PS Vita Firmware xTractor Homebrew App by SKFU Arrives


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144w ago - This weekend PlayStation Vita homebrew developer SKFU has released a PS Vita Firmware xTractor application for the PC which allows users to extract the PSVita Firmware from Sony's new handheld game console followed by v1.01 and version 2.00 below!

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / PS Vita Firmware xTractor v1.01 / PS Vita Firmware xTractor v2.00

From his site: Since a more or less short break from public posts I am back with a little tool called "PS VITA Firmware xTractor".

For now it only works with firmware 00.945.040, tho surely I will update it sooner or later. Just a short info about the firmware itself, it is not unencrypted like the PS3 ones.

The tool is meant for those who will join the VITA scene as a little sign that you are not alone Crawl out of your holes and come up with your tools and research, guys!

I hope the PS VITA scene will not fck up as the PS3 scene did over the last months cuz of the piracy infected environment. If you ask anyone who was with the beginning of the PS3 scene it was much more fun without the commercial sense behind it all.

Without this sht it would even have saved many talented people of a lot of trouble. Nevertheless I hope to see the good guys back at VITA!

Greetz to the ones who kept it real,

- SKFU




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#22 - PS3 News - 143w ago
For those following, here is a PS Vita Firmware xTractor version 2.00 update by SKFU as well: streetskaterfu.blogspot.com/2011/11/ps-vita-firmware-xtractor-200.html

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

From his page, to quote: And here we go with version 2.00: As the last version was hardcoded for a specific firmware, this new version supports any PS VITA firmware file.

As well graphic bugs which appeared for some users should been fixed now. As a little extra I implemented an information tab, which shows various info about the loaded firmware.

Information about the single files will be added in the next release, to be honest I was to lazy to implement it for now

In the next days I will compile it for Linux and MAC, so anyone can use it.

Thanks for the support I got, to everyone who deserves it.

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#21 - GrandpaHomer - 144w ago
He He - Sony can use this in their marketing campaign for Vita: "With the Community support from day one ..." ROFL

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#20 - Foo - 144w ago
As I searched PlayStation Japan... I found nothing. No software updates, I found a list, but no downloads. I'm still not fully into this...

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#19 - 1Panic - 144w ago
How is this possible?... Vita isn't even out yet. lol

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#18 - adrianc1982 - 144w ago
not really, it has more to do with what saviour is saying. Some programs are made on a rush and a lot of validations are skipped and put into a todo list if infact the program is useful... Why code validations(after all its code, and time to code it) if the program is not useful in any meaninful manner. Next step if the program proves to be useful its to add all those validations to have a nice program that gives out errors and informs the user of whats going on.

Hardcoding stuff like generating 30 files is okay for a proof of concept, alpha or beta... after all if you give it the firmware it will populate those 30 files and developers can find whatever information they are looking for. Bottom line, it gets the job done.

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