82w 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!
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,
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Uhm, i'm still curious about "every file gives 30 files" May be a fake program just for fun, or a prerelease of a fake just for remember us "I will be there when PSVITA will be released, and try to hack it?"
I think it makes sense that since SKFU says "For now it only works with firmware 00.945.040" he has access to Development material with regards to the Vita, but as far as I can make out isn't this similar to a PUP extractor on the PS3 and will output the contents of the PSV FW data?
Also sounds like Sony aren't taking any risks with regards to exploits from the smallest places and encrypting everything: "Just a short info about the firmware itself, it is not unencrypted like the PS3 ones".
I find it interesting what Foo has said that it will extract 30 files regardless of the input - could just be there is no check for file type in the code or it is just hard coded to output them 30 files and populate them with the relevant data.
If anyone has access to the PSV FW 00.945.040, could they do a side-by-side of the info contained within the output files against something which is PSV unrelated?
I have 2 fond memories of the psp: 1 was when it first got hacked with the "swaploit" and I could play Chrono Trigger via SNES emulator; the second was when Dark_Alex released "popsloader" to run the entire library of ps1 games.
With the Vita, I'm even more optimistic. I bet pcsx2 could run on this thing.