29w ago - Following up on their previous announcement, today wololo has revealed that Total_Noob's CEF TN-B (port by Teck4 and Frostegater) is now available which makes use of the PS Vita Gravity Crash exploit for Firmware 1.81.
From his blog: Despite conspiracy theorists who would love to see us not deliver, here’s, as promised, Teck4′s port of Total_Noob’s eCFW to a new game exploit for the game Gravity Crash Portable.
As “expected”, the game Gravity Crash Portable was removed from all Sony PSN locales yesterday, following our announce 3 days ago of a vulnerability being discovered in that game, that would allow a malicious attacker to run Super Mario Bros on your Vita.
Hopefully, people who missed the Monster Hunter AND Urbanix AND Mad blocker alpha exploits had enough luck this time to catch this 4th game in time before it got pulled.
Teck4 ported TN’s CEF to the Gravity Crash game in JP, while Frostegater adapted this work to the EU and US versions. Total_Noob’s CEF is a tool running within the PSP Emulator of the Vita, which will allow you, among other things, to run most PSP homebrews (see a good selection of great homebrews and emulators here) and PSP plugins. Tools such as the Vita FTP will also simplify your file transfers, compared to the tedious official Content Manager Assistant.
Thanks to TheZ for a video of the tool in action:
HOW TO INSTAL AND USE
Installation and usage are explained in the readme (thanks Frostegater!), but here they are again:
Copy both savedata folders to PSVita by CMA(Open CMA is preferred)
Run game->Editor->Press START->Load level->Choose “exploit”->
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Exactly. Uncharted? Got it. And resold it after a couple of hours. Wipeout 2048? Got it. Completed the "game" (a little more than a demo...), completed the HD remake and almost completed the Fury remake (got both for free because I had already bought them for my PS3).
FFTWOTL? Got the original on PSX. I had on PSP too but I resold it. I don't like the other games in the offer...
I could update if they gave me for free something like Ragnarok Odyssey...or YS-Celceta, but it won't happen in a million years.
If tomorrow we suddenly got an only playable HD Vita version of Trails in the Sky 2 I would update in the blink of an eye. But this it's not gonna happen too..
BTW, I've never updated my Vita. I bought it used with some games and It came with 1.81 installed. So, I was wondering: are the updates stealthly forced if I got the wi-fi running or will they pop up only if I try to use the store or the PSN? That Vita ftp is very useful...
Sadly - have most of the Vita games already so not much for me to benefit from PS+ offer ... Sony is VERY smart by offering as "free" games always those, which sels best so they have lowest loss possible on those - most of the people interrested in those games have them already anyway.
I still have 5 games to play emulated on vita and then I will decide what to do. They could have been more if only Half-minute Hero 2, Trails in the Sky 2 and 3, Grand Knights History, FF Type-0, Persona 2 EP and others would have been released.
(P2EP could still happen but I don't have so much confidence in Atlus anymore... they used to bring lots of games every year but now they just focus on very few projects).
I think, after so much 24/7 patrol for these exploits, I'm willing to give up them in favor of new 2.00 firmware and a bunch free vita PS+ games: Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Chronovolt (only for EU), FFT: War of lions (US only), Wipeout 2048 (US only) - and a dozen of 20% discounts. Not to mentioan alot of free PS+ games for PS3.
Sony made a smart move, combating piracy with awesome offers. I'll stick with my psp once again for psp backups and homebrew. Although I loved using vita for it, I must admit