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PS VitaTools v1.00 Arrives, Includes PKG_Reader and PUPUnpack


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133w ago - This weekend PlayStation Vita homebrew developer deroad has released PS VitaTools v1.00, which includes a PKG_Reader and PUPUnpack along with source code.

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From his blog: VitaTools v1.00

I uploaded a new version of pkg_reader and added the awsome pupunpack for PSVITA PUPs (I built this one right now. just 30 mins it works as the PS3 version.)!!

I hope that these tools will be useful someday!

I want to thanks fail0verflow team for their src. It's really useful for me (I made a few changes to the files to allow debug message)!






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#11 - NTA - 109w ago
Aw. That makes me dissapoint a little lol

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#10 - Lucifer Kain - 109w ago
From wololo (via wololo.net/2012/08/03/no-guys-ps-vita-keys-did-not-just-get-released):


Some scene websites are claiming that “Vita keys” have been released as part of a tool called “PS Vita Tools”. This is pure disinformation, and I will explain why, so you can redirect your friends to this article when they ask if the Vita just got hacked.

Enough people have contacted me about this incorrect piece of news now that I need to write about this, so here goes.

PS Vita .pkg files are encrypted. Before the PS Vita was released, that is, before December 2011, the encryption key used for PS Vita packages was actually the same as the one used for PSP pkg files. That was because the whole thing was a beta. The key has been, since then, changed.

The “Vita keys” being released as part of PS Vita Tools are just these old beta keys as well as psp 6.60 keys, things that have been known for ages (check the PS Vita Dev wiki history for confirmation). These keys are pretty much useless for now. As Deroad, the dev of this utility mentioned, his tool needs the vitakeys. He didn’t say he was providing any new keys, but that his tools needs keys (which we don’t have) in order to decrypt anything.

He just provided the ones that are currently known, and that are not really useful (not that the tool in itself isn’t useful, I won’t judge that as I haven’t tried it yet, I’m just saying this release isn’t what some people are making it sound like). Also, decrypting those .pkg files would just be one step of what’s necessary to run unsigned content on the Vita, so don’t get your hopes too high.

I know it is difficult to understand everything about the scene, I’ve made my own share of mistakes, but it was extremely easy in this case to verify that this information has been available for many months now, so the sites advertising this as “breaking news” or a “Vita keys release” just got their facts completely wrong, and are just losing credibility as trusted sources of information for the Sony scene.

I guess some sites got too excited over the PS3 3.60 keys released yesterday, and assumed the same could happen for any other device as well... That being said, I took a snapshot of Deroad’s release (source code only), and those interested can download it here (wololo.net/download.php?f=vitatools-1.6.zip).

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#9 - PS3 News - 109w ago
Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation Vita homebrew developer deroad has updated PS VitaTools to version 1.06 with the changes outlined below.

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To quote: Changelog: Vita Tools v1.06

  • Added ungpkg to allow to unpack game packages.
  • Fixed tools.c to allow to search ps vita keys in the right folder.
  • Removed pkg_reader. useless

About: Vita Keys

  • These files contain the keys necessary for encrypting/decrypting/signing files for the PS Vita.
  • They are compatible with deroad's vitatools.
  • Copy these files to your ~/.vita/ or %userprofile%\vitakeys directory.
  • Initial files were created by Deroad.


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#8 - nukester - 113w ago
any chance of a compiled version please?

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#7 - CREEPSHOW - 113w ago
good we get somewhere with this PS VitaTools and one day it will be like the psp playing all the emulators

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