Possible PSVita issue: Stuck in Debug Mode

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Dec 21, 2011
  1. Hop2089
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    Source w/ video

    http://andriasang.com/comzg6/vita_dolphin/

    From the video, I think it looks to be legit and if that's the case, things have got worse. The chance of a hoax like this is slim and I doubt someone would hack that in a short time.
     


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    first thing i saw it it looked like ps vita already hacked. but this seems strange ? it doesnt say how it happened ? just popped out of nowhere or ???
     
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    I thought it was hacked too until I realized the debug mode appeared with only a normal power on.
     
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    This is actually something that could prove useful - access to debug mode always is. It's not even a prototype model like the leaked 3DS'es, it's entirely possible that a wave of those will end up on auctions.
     
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    Wow...hope it isn't a widespread problem
     
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    I hope so too, and I hope I'll get one. If it's a rare occourence then those will fetch RIDICULOUS prices on e-bay.
     
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    My question is, how does one get into that mode in the first place?
     
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    if it is fake

    it might just be
    PSP mode homebrew (see here)

    and the vita is in sleep mode, when the power button is hit
     
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    It appears that he just turned on the console and that's what popped up.

    As far as "Sleep Mode" is concerned, you can see the PlayStation logo for a split second when it boots, so no, no sleep mode involved I think.
     
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    Pray tell, why would that fetch ridiculous prices on ebay?? The fact that debug mode is like the first step to hacking?
     
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    Anything that's rare fetches a high price from collectors. Were you absent when factory mode 3DS'es hit e-bay? These sold for thousands.
     
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    Nope, I was pretty much present when the news about Factory 3DSes came out but I wasn't aware of the e-bay part.
     
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    Well, those sold for aprox. $2500 each, despite the fact that there is no physical difference between them and stock 3DS'es at all - the difference was that the 3DS OS was not yet written onto the chips so they just had the standard benchmarks and whatnot, among other dev-related features.
     
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    Hoo boy...
     
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    This can't possibly be debug mode for the Vita. Every debug system I've messed with allowed me to mess with all of the hardware. Sure this allows him to interact with the buttons a bit, but what about the touch screen or the rear touch panel and the analogue sticks. You would think if this was Sony's debug mode it would have access to things like that. I can't say its fake for sure, but I'm leaning in that general direction.
     
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    You should get help if you see low res dolphins on your handheld (and you aren't playing Ecco the Dolphin) period.
     
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    I take it you're blissfully ignorant of the 3DS issues since launch? Additionally what problems did the original Playstation have? Or the PSP? (Which incidentally was fully hackable at launch and able to run unsigned code....)
     
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    This is also why you never buy a Nintendo product at launch.
     
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    So what beta testing was needed on the Playstation again?
     
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    This whole back and forth here is a bit ridiculous. Almost all launches are going to be plagued with problems of some sort; it's impossible for a company to find and stamp out every possible bug. When you buy something at launch, the possibility of the item breaking is the price you pay to own it first.

    Now, if these problems persist long afterwards, that's a whole other issue.
     
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