PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.67 Arrives, Details

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105w ago - Following up on their previous update, today Sony has released PS Vita Firmware / System Software version 1.67 for those who own their latest handheld console.

Download: PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.67 (US) / PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.67 (JP)

While PS Vita Firmware 1.66 offered an adhoc play PSP title bugfix over PS Vita Firmware 1.65, there is currently no official PlayStation Vita System Software v1.67 changelog available.

As always, once new details surface from Sony we will update this article with the changes included in this revision.

Update: Sony's Japanese PlayStation site now states that PS Vita Firmware v1.67 fixes a game-related issue with Dream Club Zero Portable which...
 

PS VitaTools v1.04 Arrives, ReadSELF and More Additions Included

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106w ago - Following up on the previous builds, today PlayStation Vita developer deroad has updated PS VitaTools to version 1.04 which includes the addition of ReadSELF among the changes detailed below.

Download: PS VitaTools v1.04 / PS VitaTools v1.04 (Mirror) / GIT

PlayStation VitaTools Changelog:

initial release

  • pkg_reader (unfinished and bugged)

1.00

  • pkg_reader fixed and fully working pupunpack!!

1.01

  • pupunpack has been updated to unpack the PUP inside a folder called: NAME_UPDATE.PUP_0

1.02

  • initial version of unpkg. for now it is NOT able to decrypt pkg. it just extract the main parts.
  • deleted some id on the pupunpack
  • pkg_reader is still unfinished

1.03

  • added security_1 to pupunpack

1.04

  • added readself. it show information about the PlayStation...

 

PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.66 Arrives, Details

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106w ago - Following up on PS Vita Firmware v1.65, today Sony has released PS Vita System Software update v1.66 with details being added below.

Download: PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.66 (US) / PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.66 (JP)

For those curious, Sony has removed PS Vita update v1.65 from PlayStation Network due to a technical fault related to adhoc play in PSP titles.

While there is no official changelog posted yet PlayStation Vita Firmware 1.66 is expected to remedy this issue for users.

Additionally, some users are reporting that if you want to snag older free Minis that you got with your subscription, you're able to delete the non-functioning existing version and replace it with a fresh download.

As always, more...
 

SKFU's Vita Pr0xy v1.10 Homebrew App for PS Vita is Released

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107w ago - Following up on his previous releases, today PlayStation Vita developer SKFU has released SKFU's Vita Pr0xy v1.10 homebrew application for PS Vita users.

Download: SKFU's Vita Pr0xy v1.10 Homebrew App for PS Vita (Windows) / SKFU's Vita Pr0xy v1.10 Homebrew App for PS Vita (Mac)

From his blog: A bit later than expected, but here comes the update for SKFU's VITA Pr0xy!

There's still a lot todo but this week my freetime is very limited. Tho, I will see what I can do

ChangeLog:

  • No more BETA
  • Many many bugfixes
  • 100% Clean Award added
  • Load Log function added
  • Save Log function modified
  • MAC + Linux support


 

Sony's sceKermit Driver Surfaces via PSP Emulator on PS Vita

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107w ago - Following up on his previous PS Vita developments, today PlayStation Vita hacker Davee reports that he has discovered Sony's sceKermit driver which is a communication interface for the included PSP emulator.

To quote from his blog (linked above): "Turns out he's not just a green frog! So, I've been throwing this word around recently and it's probably about time I explain. Kermit, either a protocol or perhaps a funny name (see KIRK/SPOCK) is a communication interface for the PSP emu. Specifically it allows the PSP to talk to the host.

Now, I can tell there aren't as many developers here, so I'll try to simplify for the curious minds but this stuff is pretty complicated. I'll only explain the API in detail as the lower level still need a little bit of clearing up, but here goes.

Ok, Kermit is here so that the emu can communicate to the host to share resources and other vitality. Perhaps the primary reason is that of hardware; the PSP emu is excluded from many hardware devices. So kermit sets in and allows the system to talk to the vita in order to use the hardware. Blabbering aside, this is the hardware that kermit seems to be responsible for:

  • Memory...

 







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