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

400°
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...
 

PS3 Flash Auto Patcher Tool v4.53 by Proskopina is Released

550°
18w ago - Following up on my previous release and Habib's 4.53 PS3 Downgrade Patches for Rogero CFW, today I (proskopina) have released PS3 Flash Auto Patcher Tool v4.53 for v4.53 PS3 Firmware.

Download: PS3 Flash Tool v4.53.rar

Below are the changes, as follows:


PS3 Flash Tool v4.53 by Swizzy & Rogero - 11/dec/2013

How to use:

Drag and Drop any PS3 Nor or Interleaved NAND Dump onto the "PS3_Dump_Tool_v1.0.exe" it will verify the dump, detects its type and patch it accordingly with Rogero CEX_4.46 patches.

Changelog:

v 4.53

  • Added Rogero CFW 4.53 patches to allow...

 

SKFU Pr0xy: How to Use a Proxy Server with Your PS4 to Sniff PSN Traffic

250°
19w ago - Below is a guide from wololo on SKFU Pr0xy covering how to use a proxy server with your PS4 to sniff PSN traffic for those interested.

To quote: How To Use a Proxy Server with Your PS4 to Sniff PSN Traffic SKFU Pr0xy

The following guide covers the very basics of how to install and run a proxy server on your local computer to use with your PS4. This allows you to study how the PS4 communicates with Sony’s servers, for various reasons.

A proxy lets you block some of the traffic (which has been useful in the past to let users access Netflix on their PS3 even when they didn’t have PSN access), or replace some of the traffic with connections to your own server (useful for being able to connect to the PSN on a lower firmware), or simply because you’d like to know what type of information your console sends to Sony’s servers.

Charles proxy is probably the most popular proxy around here, but it is commercial software. Thankfully, scene dev SKFU has been creating and updating his own proxy server for windows, and this is the tool I will be showing today.

There’s nothing really complex with installing...
 

Sony PS4 Protection Plan, New Day One Update Details and More

200°
23w ago - Below are details on Sony's PS4 protection plan, some new PlayStation 4 day one update details and more from Shuhei Yoshida on the PS4 overheating, PS3 support and Play Memories.

To quote: "Sony will once again be offering a Protection Plan for their latest console.

For $49.99, plan buyers will receive two years of coverage for their PS4, which includes claim processing available 7 days a week, no out-of-pocket expenses for qualified claims, a pre-paid shipping box and PlayStation certified technicians and genuine PlayStation parts. For ten bucks more, the plan will cover accidental damage.

This comes in additional to a 1-year limited warranty out of the box."

From GamingBolt comes some new day one PS4 update details, as follows:

Kenny Linder, who was previously a part of Sony UK’s recently shuttered BigBig Studios and who is now working on a launch title for both next gen consoles, has revealed some new details on the upcoming Day One...
 

SKFU's Pr0xy Homebrew Application for PS Vita is Now Updated

750°
23w ago - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation Vita developer SKFU updated SKFU's PS Vita Pr0xy homebrew application for PlayStation Vita users with details below.

Download: SKFUPr0xy.exe (Win32 - auto install all dependencies) / SKFUPr0xy.zip

To quote: Recently I have read Wololo's article "Best PSP/Vita Homebrew for November 2013" and noticed that my quite old "SKFU's VITA Pr0xy" is still being used by many people.

Sadly I kinda' missed to release an updated version of my proxy software anytime. Thanks to the great feedback for my old proxy, here comes the very new one: "SKFU's Pr0xy".

I did remove the "VITA" from it's name since it changed a lot after the release of my old proxy server software, I don't want people to think it is a limited to PSV piece of software. It definitely is not!

But what it is and what it got:

  • The most user-friendly Windows Pr0xy
  • Keyword filter
  • Filter plugin support (users can create and share plugins)
  • Rules by traffic direction
  • Import & Export of rules
  • Blacklist

 







Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News