Video: PS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept Demo Arrives

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13w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Katsu released a VPS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept demo video with details below.

To quote: It didn’t take long for Yifan Lu’s investigations to become useful for other hardware hackers! Our community member katsu, guided by Yifan’s precise description of the Vita’s NAND pinouts, was able to hack his PS Vita in order to boot from a previous firmware, technically performing something very similar to a downgrade. Check the video below, it’s cool and full of “electronicsporn”, like your favorite cyberpunk movie.

What katsu did was dump his firmware 2.12 (on the NAND), probably using Yifan Lu’s technique. He then copied that Firmware dump to an SD card. In the meantime, he upgraded the PS Vita to firmware 3.01. On the video, you see him inserting his SD card in a reader connected to the Vita. The Vita then reads the content of the SD card (the firmware 2.12 he dumped earlier) instead of its own 3.01 NAND.

What the hell does all of that mean? First of all, that Yifan Lu’s little experiment in the hardware world is proving successful, by providing inspiration and documentation for other talented hardware modders.

Secondly, that downgrading a PS Vita is a possibility under certain...
 

TN-V4 for PS Vita 3.01 (and Below) by Total_Noob is Now Available

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18w ago - Following up on the PS Vita Firmware 3.01 update and the PS Vita FW 3.01 TNV4 Exploit Games announcement, today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Total_Noob returns with TN-V4 followed by TN-V6, TN-V7 and TN-V7.1 for PS Vita v3.01 followed by v5 and v6 with details below.

From wololo, to quote: The long wait is over! Almost one year after his latest release, Total_Noob is back with an eCFW for the PS Vita.

Total_Noob’s TN-V4 lets you run a variety of PSP Homebrews, plugins, and emulators on your PS Vita. It is compatible up to firmware 3.01 included (the latest PS Vita firmware at the time of this writing), and requires you to own one of the exploitable games that was revealed recently in our Ninja release.

Credits

Credits for the Hitman Reborn exploit in JP go to Patchouli with help from 173210.
Credits for the 101-in-1 megamix exploit for EU/US go to Xerpi and Qwikrazor87.
Credits for TN-V4 go to Total_Noob.

Additional thanks go to hackinformer, Acid_Snake, mamosuke, and the /talk mods,...
 

Video: Sony Releases Official Remote Play on PS4 and PS Vita Guide

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18w ago - Today Sony has officially released a Remote Play on PS4 and PS Vita video guide via YouTube with details below.

To quote: Sony has released a simple Step by Step guide for those looking to use Remote Play via their PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4.

The tutorial is rather brief, but is easy to follow and walks users through basic the process of getting the service up and running between the two pieces of hardware.

Remote Play on PS4 and PS Vita - Step by Step Guide

Pairing your PS4 and your PS Vita for Remote Play is quick and easy - and you'll only have to do it once for the two systems to stay connected.





Enjoy PlayStation 4 fans!

From LazyGamer.net, to quote: Use a PS Vita as a Second PS4 Controller

"Maybe you’re picking up a PlayStation 4 today (and you should, because it’s a pretty damned cool console), and one of the games you happen to pick up supports 2 player’s on screen at the same time. Maybe you don’t have a second controller, but your buddy, wife, girlfriend, dog, brother or sister wants to get in on some two-player action. If you...
 

Sony Announces PS Vita 3.01 System Software Update, Details

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19w ago - Following up on their previous PlayStation Vita Firmware update, today Sony has announced PS Vita 3.01 System Software Update which fixes some UserMode exploits as expected.

Download: PS Vita Firmware 3.01 Update (USA) / PS Vita Firmware 3.01 Update (EUR) / PS Vita Firmware 3.01 Update (JPN)

To quote via wololo: Firmware 3.01 available - Some usermode exploits fixed, ... this little devil of a Firmware patched again some (at least 2) usermode exploits. This time two games were patched, one that wasn’t used at all, it just functioned as a hello world, and one game, that might got leaked some weeks ago. But what about our kernel mode relase and TN-V4? Well ...

It was confirmed that the kernel mode exploit and TN-V4 are still fully working at the new Firmware...
 

PS Vita System Software Update v2.61 Incoming, Details Available

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33w ago - Following up on the PS Vita Firmware 2.60 update, today Sony announced that mandatory PS Vita System Software update v2.61 is incoming (which blocks the VHBL Arcade Darts exploit) with details available below.

Download: PS Vita Firmware 2.61 Update (USA) / PS Vita Firmware 2.61 Update (EUR) / PS Vita Firmware 2.61 Update (JPN)

From Sony's Twitter PlayStation Vita announcement, to quote: "PS Vita system update 2.61 is coming soon, system software stability during use of some features has been improved."

From Wololo (via wololo.net/2013/08/30/ps-vita-2-more-vhbl-ports-for-firmware-2-61/):

We mentioned recently that both The Z and xXShinkirouXx are in possession of PSP exploits running on the latest Vita firmware 2.61, which was released yesterday....
 







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