58w ago - Following up on Sony's PS Vita Firmware Update v1.67, this weekend PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has announced news of a new Hello World on PS Vita 1.67 alongside details of a VHBL update with a demonstration video below.
To quote: Hope you didn’t wait too long since our last VHBL release a bit more than 2 weeks ago… This is a new PSP user mode exploit by thecobra (also discovered a while ago by WosRet), which I confirmed runs on a PS Vita with Firmware 1.67. Unlike Motorstorm and Everybody’s Tennis, this game is available in the US store as well as some other countries (details to come). Check the video and details below.
Thecobra already ported VHBL to this exploit, and we already have something running, that just needs a few tweaks here and there before being released. So far I didn’t see anything that would prevent HBL from running on Vita 1.67, but that will need to be fully confirmed in the days to come.
The name of the exploited game is obviously kept a secret until the public announcement, and if you don’t want to miss the release, remember that history repeats itself. Sony will most likely remove the game within hours following the announcement, so stay tuned.
Congrats and thanks to thecobra!
Update: Below is another brief video update (via wololo.net/wagic/2012/04/17/vhbl-on-vita-1-67-tweaking-in-progress/) to quote:
Hey everyone, quickly showcasing the work in progress for VHBL’s port to thecobra’s exploit. To be honest, thecobra’s really done most of the work here, and I merely tweaked it to clean up the code, before compiling and giving it a try.
On the video below, I’m playing doom (again? I should be a bit more creative...) on PS Vita firmware 1.67.
The release should happen soon, although please keep in mind that I also have a real life to deal with in addition to this release, so please be patient while we’re getting ready.
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I bought a Vita hoping, at first, that this awesome bit of hardware was going to offer me the kind of portable gaming experience I was waiting for. Pretty graphics and a few random games aside, I'm staring at a handheld slowly collecting dust.
I really want HBL to take off and bring a whole new world of use to my Vita, but I just haven't seen the strides yet. Maybe someday soon we'll get a crack in the firmware that'll allow us to use a cfw, but until then we're left with a good but imperfect option for running homebrews.
Following up on his previous update, this weekend PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has announced that a new PS Vita exploit and VHBL port in the works by https://twitter.com/xerpi/status/225512457257484288.
To quote from his blog: "Developer xerpi twitted a few days ago that he has a new user mode exploit available, and that he managed to port VHBL to it fairly easily (it took only 10 minutes to port VHBL according to what he told me).
"VHBL working on my new exploit pic.twitter.com/5PeV6Hi2"
I believe for now this exploit with remain under wraps since we are already working on a release with Neur0n, but this is of course up to xerpi.
In the meantime, enjoy a few screenshots!"
Finally, below is yet another exploit from http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12544#p154942 with details as follows:
Fate6 confirmed my VHBL port working on PS Vita 1.69.1 and the game being on Vita US PSN
fate6 wrote: well then yes it does work on the Vita on 1.69.1 ^__^
I have a european account and this game is not on european PSN, so I couldn't test it on my Vita. Thanks fate6 For EU users, we are working on porting it to the Eu version of the game.
Working homebrew (US):
Picodrive 1.35b and 1.51
Cavestory (crashes when exiting, use start+select to exit)
Doom (it loads but I have no wads to test it)
EmuMaster V3 FF XIII Edition (crashes when exiting)
uo gpsp kai 3.2 user 64M test 02 (crashes when exiting)
Dodge the Squares 1.3
Ninja Sudoku 0.1 (crashes when exiting)
PSPDOXMANAGER 1.2 (crashes when exiting)
Non working homebrew (US):
Python 2.5 (homebrews written in python won't work, i.e: spider, psptools, pymenu, pspguess...)
Mobile Assault 1.7.2
PSP Filer 6.7 and 6.6 (shows language select screen, then black screen)
PSP Mario (Phoenix Game Engine Lua 0.03), other Lua homebrews have failed too
Geometry Wars Portable
Visual Novels PSP