1. dkabot

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    I know "pkgs" and "pkg" are extremely different, I was just stating I didn't know personally whether or not we can extract pkg.

    No convincing necessary, just a gimmick to call it "Package Installer 2.0" and get a virus on your Vita confuse everyone.
     
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  2. MDashK

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    Yes, I was just re-enforcing your post, and also, adding the info about the PKG extraction: "you'll need the AES key to extract it."
    Since this key hasn't been "cracked" yet.... =S
     
  3. FrameEnder

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    Well I'm only going off the person who released Package Installer 2.0

    The Post I'm referencing
    https://gbatemp.net/goto/post?id=6601577#post-6601577

    Their Package Installer 2.0 release post
    https://twitter.com/SilicaAndPina/status/764307457791320064

    the post I'm referencing from them in verbatim

    I like my sources. Don't you?
     
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  4. MDashK

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    AFAIK, PKGS filetype does not exist.
    If you open ANY PKG file in an HEX editor, the header specifically says "PKG" in the beggining.
    Also, if you use a proxy accessing the PSN and downloading games for the Vita using it, it will specificaly point you to a PKG file. The same happens with a PS3.
    There are, however, at least 2 variants of the filetype, "versions", if you say.
    That's why the old ones work in the official PKG installer @ FW 3.20 and the newer ones don't.

    Aside from this, "PKG filetype, 2 or more revisions/versions", there aren't any official $ony PKGS filetype.

    PKGS is, as already confirmed, a simple uncompressed Zip/7z file. A decrypted, uncompressed packed file, I would say.
     
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    As far as I'm aware PKGS is not official as well that's why I've said "Well as far as I'm aware of a pkgs can be MADE from a raw download of a game from PSN" and according to the source I've listed they also said PKGS's are being created from raw PSN downloads if you want to ask my source I'm sure they'll gladly explain to you how it all works if you're confused, or interested that might clear things up for us both here
     
  6. MDashK

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    The only way to create PKGS is to get the content from PSN using a Vita, install it on the Vita in question, and use the decryption method to get the content over to a PC via FTP, and then repack the content. There's no way to extract a PKG file yet, not without the AES keys, hence my previous post:

    "PKG is encapsulated with encryption. That's why you'll need the AES key to extract it."
    "The file you download from the PSN servers are PKG files, encrypted."

    Also, this method will not work with every game/app, since some of the them close the NEAR app before opening, and NEAR is needed to decrypt the content of the game.

    Of course... All of this above is AFAIK...
     
  7. senas8

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    Interesting "Things"
    So when your downloading the raw file from psn... using the method with the eboot from molecule to decrypt .. I'm wondering how do you do this .. The eboot from said game is still encrypted.? Or being a demo it's not?
     
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    hes correct when u download of PSN ur getting a .pkg. But as it downloads it extracts and once the download is complete theres a fully extracted pkg that instantly installs. if ur on the home screen. the idea is to wait for it to ALMOST complete then open molecular shell. and wait for the "Downloading Complete" notification. then u can take files from UX0:/BGDL/T and make it download slot 1. then u can just put it in a zip/7z/rar file and rename it to .pkgs thats how its done.
     
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  9. MDashK

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    Hmm.... Nice approach. =)
     
  10. SilicaAndPina

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    you have? by any chance u still have some of those files? i can easily make them work with PKG installer 2.0

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    Thanks! :D
     
  11. MDashK

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    If you're asking about PKG files usable with PKG Installer on a 3.20< FW, you can get a lot of them from these sources:

    http://forum.hackinformer.com/viewtopic.php?t=142&start=70
    http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=38342&sid=afd43645fc18b0401b9191eeb730c813

    Check around the pages, they are a little spread around, there are even a few that I've personally shared.
    I do belive some of mine are already offline, since the hosting service died, but if you really need them, I have them around some DVDs. It's a matter of searching and uping them.
     
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    My bad i thought u meant ones that can be installed via the Email Trick :D
     
  13. MDashK

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    Installing via the Email Trick... isn't it the same as the PKG Installer, but in a higher firmware?
     
  14. SilicaAndPina

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    nope its simular to PKGS acturally.
    it works by replacing D0.pbd and d1.pbd to install from ux0:/pspemu/savedata
     
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    Does anybody have PKGS of PSP-demo game?
     
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    Important! The Old Package Installer Is Now Available On 3.60

    The actual Package Installer is now available to those who are willing to risk a very small chance of a soft-brick It requires you to download a .vpk file that'll enable IDU-Mode which is basically the equivalent to Kiosk Mode which currently is the only way to exploit our way into making the old Package Installer useful again all you need to do after you get the IDU-Mode setup is edit your App.db to include the Package Installer, and your good

    IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!

    You should follow these tutorials that I'll link below they go into more detail, and that is needed seeing how there are things you need to look out for when setting up the IDU-Mode to AVOID an auto-update to the latest firmware (or worse) like one not having wifi on, or two using the vita update blocker which works for blocking updates just not accessing the PSN store (as of now)

    IDU Set-up

    http://hackinformer.com/2016/08/17/idu-setting-psvita-xyzz/

    Package Installer Set-up

    http://hackinformer.com/2016/08/18/get-package-installer-show-psvita-3-60fw-work/
     
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    yeah but that way, it's still drm free only... :(
    ideally we will use the nice kernel hack henaku gives us to unblock/restore package manager to the normal fw + patch out any drm nonsense :D
    it doesn't sound very farfetch'd
     
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    I see what you mean it really doesn't seem very far fetch'd at all, however this is still here for those who want to dabble around with it for now :D till the Kernal Hack from the HENkaku "team?" becomes available to the public
     
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  19. MRsonic699

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    Wait are we actually expecting the kernel hack to be a thing in the following days/weeks? Boy, I think I picked the best time to buy a Vita.
     
  20. MDashK

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    Now that, sir, would be awesome. :) =P

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    Well.. Technically, AFAIK, HENkaku is a kexploit... So... I guess it's a matter of time...
    I smell that the price of FW ver. 3.60 Vita's is gonna raise like hell really soon around ebay and such...
     
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