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PS VitaTools v1.04 Arrives, ReadSELF and More Additions Included

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142w ago - Following up on the previous builds, today PlayStation Vita developer deroad has updated PS VitaTools to version 1.04 which includes the addition of ReadSELF among the changes detailed below.

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PlayStation VitaTools Changelog:

initial release

  • pkg_reader (unfinished and bugged)


  • pkg_reader fixed and fully working pupunpack!!


  • pupunpack has been updated to unpack the PUP inside a folder called: NAME_UPDATE.PUP_0


  • initial version of unpkg. for now it is NOT able to decrypt pkg. it just extract the main parts.
  • deleted some id on the pupunpack
  • pkg_reader is still unfinished


  • added security_1 to pupunpack


  • added readself. it show information about the PlayStation Vita Signed Executable and Linkable Format.

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#11 - NTA - 125w ago
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Aw. That makes me dissapoint a little lol

#10 - Lucifer Kain - 125w ago
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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).

#9 - PS3 News - 125w ago
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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 - 130w ago
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any chance of a compiled version please?

#7 - CREEPSHOW - 130w 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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