PS Vita Half Byte Loader (HBL) Progress Update By Wololo

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120w ago - Following up on his previous update, PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has shared a progress update on the PS Vita Half Byte Loader (HBL).

Additionally, Nabnab has also made available a video showcasing some hidden PS Vita information for those interested!

To quote: A quick report: I'm making some progress on porting HBL to the Vita. Although I'm sad to say that I can't get syscall estimation to work, I got some major homebrews such as Doom to run already, so overall I think it's in an acceptable shape.

Because it is roughly stable now, today I focused on porting HBL to the EU version of the exploited game (I was working - obviously - on the Japanese version of the game so far). This went smoothly and I can confirm HBL runs fine on the EU version of the game, although of course I could only test on a PSP, not on a Vita.

I used the opportunity to refresh my two guides, how to write a binary loader and how to port...
 

Video: PS Vita Content Manager and Security Concerns of Wololo

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121w ago - Following up on the PS Vita HBL Demo, today PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has shared details on the PS Vita Content Manager and the related security concerns as outlined below.

To quote: A few days ago I posted my concerns about the “Content Manager” tool, a tool that is compulsory to install and use if you want to copy files from and to your vita. Some people said I was paranoid (see my answer to that at the end of the article), and others shared my concerns and started digging. Interestingly enough, that article gathered almost as much attention as my much more spectacular (in my opinion) video of a Megadrive emulator running on the vita.

Some sites took my words out of context and said that I had proof Sony is spying on us when we copy files. This is not true, I don’t have any proof, just lots of concerns. Because of that I decided to call Sony’s customer service in order to get more information. Read along.

First of all, a piece of relatively good news: some users on French site psvitagen mentioned that it is possible to copy Movies...
 

PS Vita Live Area PreViewer by SKFU is Now Available

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125w ago - Following up on his PS Vita Firmware xTractor and PS Vita .PKG xTractor homebrew applications, today PlayStation Vita hacker SKFU has made available a PS Vita Live Area PreViewer for developers.

Download: PS Vita Live Area PreViewer

To quote: This application is probably not of use for the community but some official PS VITA developers.

I required it just for some tests, but it would be a waste of codelines not to share it, so here it is:

PS VITA Live Area preViewer outputs various information about a game, including it's style it uses on the PS VITA.

To use it, simply choose the root folder of a PS VITA game. Then check the style in the upper right of the program which it is ment to be displayed with and choose the correct tab. All else is self-explaining.


 

The House of the Dead: Overkill PS3 Custom Firmware Fix Arrives

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126w ago - Today Chinese PlayStation 3 developer chnps3hax has made available a 3.55 and 3.41 CFW fix for The House of the Dead: Overkill on PS3 Custom Firmware alongside a brief guide for the EBOOT Mod below.

Download: The House of the Dead: Overkill PS3 CFW Fix / The House of the Dead: Overkill PS3 CFW 3.55 Fix / PS3 3.55 EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO (Mirror) / The House of the Dead: Overkill PS3 CFW 3.41 Fix / PS3 3.41 EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO (Mirror) / The House of the Dead: Overkill PS3 (EUR) CFW Fix

The House of the Dead: Overkill PS3 Custom Firmware fix is intended to be used with the The_House_Of_The_Dead_Overkill_USA_PS3-CLANDESTiNE (BLUS30774) PS3 scene release, however, some users report that using PlayStation Move may cause it to freeze.

Note: The game will work with the EUR version by renaming the "uk" folder in "PS3_GAME/USRDIR/uk" to "us" but some images and text are missing though. A European version fix is available HERE...
 

PS3MFW Builder v0.2.1 PS3 Homebrew App Update is Released

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131w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer DanyL has released an update to PS3MFW Builder bringing it to version 0.2.1 for PS3 homebrew users with some additional revisions and corresponding changes outlined below.

Download: PS3MFW Builder v0.2.1 PS3 Homebrew App / Italian Translation XML by Martix97 / Spanish Translation XML by rubio0075 / Arabic Translation XML by silent_4 / Multi-lang Translation XML, French Translation XML, Turkish Translation XML and Multi-lang Translation XML v2 by EussNL (with the help of Atilla, Razkar and Ibocan) / Spoof_Version_3.73.tcl and Change_Cinavia_Files.tcl by propered / PS3MFW Builder v0.2.1 PS3 Homebrew App (With Spoof / Translations) by bitsbubba...
 











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