Any efforts on a downgrade exploit?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Gamer4647, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Gamer4647
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    This thread was, obviously, made because HENkaku was and is blocked in the latest version, and I'm wondering if anybody is trying to work on a new exploit, like how the Wii U was exploited by an MP4 video injected with code

    Mainly curious because I upgraded my PS Vita, and I haven't been keeping an eye on the homebrew scene until recently so I missed all of this
     
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  2. ldeveraux

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    Nope
     
  3. solarsaturn9

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    A quick Google search would reveal that it is not possible and most likely will not be possible for a long time. Please make an effort to be less lazy.
     
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    So far, nothing was made, nor attempted, according to yifanlu themselve, it's not worth trying other firmwares, for a very long time.
     
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    Doubt it. The vast majority of the community around Vita Homebrew had a ton of warning not to go past 3.60, not to mention any new PSV/PSTV comes with less than 3.60 anyway.
     
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    I forgot
    You can't downgrade, no, and as far as I understand it's likely it won't happen at all via any software methods. IIRC, yifan lu concluded a couple years ago that downgrading the Vita would require more than kernel access and would require additional hardware to do so.
     
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    If u have nothing usefull to say. Don't say anything at all. Hate comments like yours. Google isnt the anwer of everything u know
     
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    Actually, it literally is
     
  9. Gamer4647
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    Sony's consoles must be locked down good
    I should have known really since everybody is staying on 3.60, and because the PS3 is the same apart from minor USB mods
     
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    Doesn't the Vita have E-Fuses on the board to prevent downgrading?
     
  11. Gamer4647
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    I haven't dismantled my PS Vita, so I wouldn't know
    Also, if I knew, this thread wouldn't even exist
     
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    I don't see it happening anytime soon, if ever. Not without some risky hardware modding anyway.

    Makes more sense to sell and get a new one while they're still guaranteed to be 3.60 or less.
     
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    "No, because is impossible to downgrande which is not possible and will never be possible.".

    "It was always possible, just we didn't have enough knowledge until some hobbie-dudes made it possible. INB4 3.8 update"

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    People need to realize 2 simple things:

    1.- Nothing is perfect: Even with consoles that we're prompted as unhackable (i'm looking at you PS3) soon got to the CFW bandwagon. Is not easy, but not impossible. The thing here is that the hacking requires some knowledge of what the target console/handheld/frankestein(NS) is capable of, and/or how it works on the first place, which is task-demanding. And lead us to the next point:

    2.- Don't get your hopes high: Most of the advancements on hacking we're made by either people who saw an opportunity to make money (Gateway) or by people who sees hacking as a hobby (the rest of mortals). If there's no enough interest on either side then the "homebrew community" of a given console/thing won't grow. Also, people who made those hacks are mostly adults, so is more probable that they want to do something more worthy with they spare-time than rather risking themselves into legal problems.
     
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    You should just sell currently one and buy new. Like everyone else said it will have less than 3.60. I bough a new one and it was on 3.30. Also PSTV would be the same I think.
     
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    PSTV is the same apart from no camera, microphone or controls stuck on it
    That does mean that some games can't be played, even when you bypass the blacklist (such as Tearaway and Uncharted Golden Abyss)

    Also, I never actually get why they don't use the motion control in the official PS3 controllers for the PSTV
     
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    the only current method i know of to downgrade would be if you had dumped the vita's nand first.
     
  18. Condarkness

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    I think its most likely because people playing the ps3 probably didn't care enough about motion controls. I know, because I actually forgot that they even had them. Also apart from a couple of games, it didn't really add a whole lot to the gameplay at least initially. Therefore then it actually got something decent it was already too late, and they moved on.
     
  19. dkabot

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    If there were any sort of trick to downgrade, it's more than most likely it'd require HENkaku to use at all.
    Considering the only real use for old versions is ePSP, and Fl0w is working on that, the amount of time it'd take to get going probably isn't worth it whatsoever.

    This assumes there is a way to do it at all, which is pretty slim in itself.
     
  20. Ganoncrotch

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    Do be careful though, if you do in fact go to google there is a site floating around which claims to allow you to downgrade from 3.61 or to install HENKaku on a 3.61 Vita, that site is completely bogus and is just loaded with malware. This is one instance where google is most certainly not your friend and where the stickies on here are!