PSVita games dumped, dual boot firmware possible via hardware mod

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  1. Qtis
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    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Guys over at wololo.net have been quite active the passed few days. Booting to older firmware from the latest (3.XX) firmware seems to be possible, though not for the average user. POC nevertheless.

    The second interesting part is actually PSVita cartridges being dumped.

    From wololo.net:
    :arrow:Source (wololo.net)
    :arrow:Source for downgrade (wololo.net)

    So far I wouldn't go as far as pointing out piracy is possible, but at least the media can be dumped and possible the console downgraded.
     
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    I forgot
    I'll just say what I said in the shitbox a while ago...

    This is extremely impractical for the end-user, so don't go expecting anything for a long while yet guys.

    But this is cool nonetheless, Yifan's documentation will definitely be helpful for hardware modders.
     
  3. angela18

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    It's a beggining at least.
     
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  4. Hop2089

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    This is going to sell Vitas 2 years down the line. It's the PSP all over again, now if someone 2 years from now brings out a PS2 emulator for Vita, I'd be happy.
     
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  5. razielleonhart

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    the vita is nice idea but sony really dropped the ball on it. hell i would be happy if a hack like this leads to homebrew and beable to play PSN games on it
     
  6. VLinh

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    What's the roadblock so far in terms of the PSVITA hacking scene? I'm guessing the encryption of the Vita itself is the problem?
     
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    So... this means at this point there is NO public way for home-brew... (at least not for the latest FW). And in the future there will be a Wii-key-ish idea for a mod to enable Homebrew? Well... always nice to see the progress of this :)
     
  10. BORTZ

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    This is super cool. Im glad there is some progress. I don't really like the idea of the Vita being totally wide open like the PSP was, but i do like the possibility of emulators and other home-brew though...
     
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    This is very exciting now all we need is a fake psvita memory card with an sd card slot similar to ds/3ds flash cards to go :)
     
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    I agree a ds/3ds emulator would be awesome
     
  13. JackSakamoto

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    But unfortunately impossible for a long good time.
    There's no way to emulate 3DS for now,and .. Tell me how you can get a dual screen on 5 inches screen.
    Really,there's no need to ask for more atm.
     
  14. SLiV3R

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    Yifan Lu Said that a gamecube emulator would be possible on the vita. He never Said anything about fullspeed however.. But a dreamcast emulator Will probably reach fullspeed if the vita ever gets hacked :)
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    For those of you who can't see it due to hotlinking protection
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  17. SLiV3R

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    Why ds or 3ds emulator??? Would just be dumb
     
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    If they find a user friendly way to put android on PS Vita, I'll say "good bye samsung" for good. With android we already have tons of emulators.
     
  19. json

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    I find it funny that wololo takes a positive stance at dumping of PS Vita games for piracy but when GW does piracy oh noes it's all bad. Hypocrits...
     
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    json MUSCLEMAN

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    Also the PS Vita games are stored on standard NAND flash. Why is this only dumped now? It is piss easy to dump