- Just a few days since the initial news
of the release, today Qwikrazo87
's VHBL port to the PlayStation Vita Firmware 2.12
has been released.
Download: VHBL For Gamocracy One: Legend Of Robot US
(NPUZ00259DATA00_DISTRIB_v2.zip - initial release, 2013/07/22) / VHBL For Gamocracy One: Legend Of Robot EU
(NPEZ00374DATA00_DISTRIB.zip - EU Fix, 2013/07/23)
To quote: VHBL for Vita 2.12
Here it is, the long awaited VHBL release for Qwikrazo87′s VHBL port to the Vita Firmware 2.12!
So, before we give you the files, a bit of disclaimer: This VHBL port runs through an exploit in the game Gamocracy one: legend of Robot. We announced that game secretly to our community members over the past few weeks, and publicly a few days ago. Since then, Sony have pulled the game from their stores, and if history repeats itself, the next Vita firmware update will have a patch for the game. Bottom line is, if you read this article and don’t already have the exploited game installed on your Vita, you missed the opportunity.
Most of the development and testing has been done on the US version of the game, which goes with code number NPUZ00259. As is often the case, the EU version of the game (NPEZ00374) is also exploitable, but we discovered late in the game that it was available to some people using a trick involving a PS3, so it was less extensively tested.
Not all homebrews will work with VHBL, head over to the gigantic VHBL Homebrew thread (wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?p=133565#p133565) for details on what games work or not.
There is a bug with the default menu (wMenu) which might tell you with a red screen, something along the lines of: "Error! Couldn’t find any homebrews in ms0:/PSP/VHBL/ Please check your config file and/or restart VHBL"
If you see this error, don't freak out, just press LEFT TRIGGER. This is a known issue, and happens only as long as you don’t have any homebrew installed. To get rid of this error message, press the LEFT TRIGGER on your console, this will force wMenu to go to the SAVEDATA subfolder.
The issue is a simple one but I was too lazy to fix that. People with the right coding skills might want to have a look at the source of wMenu here (code.google.com/p/w-menu/) and send me a patch.
Alternatively, you can give a try to an other menu such as 138Menu
: From Acid_Snake
on another incoming User Mode exploit: Like I said, there are a few reasons why I want to release a new exploit right after Gamocracy was released not so long ago, here they are:
- Total_Noob might release a new kernel exploit
- Firmware 2.60 is a big update
- This exploit, afaik, is available at least in EU and US, and should also be available in Japan and other territories, allowing for more people to have access to at least VHBL.
- The exploit’s compatibility is a lot better than Gamocracy, Apache, and most other previously released VHBL exploits.
Now, let me make this clear: THE EXPLOIT WILL BE RELEASED WITH VHBL UNTIL TN CONFIRMS A NEW KERNEL EXPLOIT, so I don’t want anyone asking “d0es it pl4y 1S0s?” cause I’ll directly ignore you. If TN decides to release a kernel exploit, YOU WILL SEE THE NEWS HERE, until then: VHBL IS ALL YOU GOT. I know I sound harsh, but it’s a pain how the forums becomes bloated with people asking the same questions over and over again when the answer can easily be found with little to no effort.
On the other hand, I will continue to feed you with news on the development on this: FAQs, Compatibility List, Tech Support through the forums, any possible kernel exploit release, etc, so don’t hesitate to ask questions that are hard to find the answer for.
Last but not least, if you find someone leaking the name of the game on some other forum, news site, or whatever, tell me or wololo by PM, at the end of the release I will give a 20$ PSN code to the person who reports most leaks. Have fun with the exploit, eCFW or not.