Vita hacked?

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Jan 7, 2012

Vita hacked? by ken28 at 4:11 PM (9,617 Views / 0 Likes) 115 replies

  1. ken28
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    Nabnab aka Silow claims that he hacked the Vita.

    He said that he wont say how he did it until the vita is out in eu /us

    if the video isnt allowed plaese delete it

    Source (german)
     


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    Awesome, too bad he doesn't show an actual Hello World, though.
     
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    in the first 3 seconds he shows the script ;)
     
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    LOL.
    Sony.......

    I tought they learned from the PS3 and PSP fiasco..
     
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    Key word = "claims"
     
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    He does. Right at the start. It's on the PC screen - apparently the Vita sends the "Hello world!" message to the computer. Seems like some sort of SSH type thing, where something is running on the Vita, but not actually using most of its hardware (e.g. screen etc.), and so getting input from PC and sending output to PC.

    EDIT: My initial analysis was inaccurate. See my post here for more info: http://gbatemp.net/topic/317949-vita-is-hacked/page__view__findpost__p__4052352
     
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    Oh, you're right. I guess now it's only a matter of time before he can use the Vita display directly, then.
     
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    he as releasead a few files.
    If someone can test it here you can find them
    http://monkeydesk.at...5436/#post37181
    (if not allowed to post this please delete it)
    Here the orginal thread http://www.ps3news.com/forums/psp-ps-vita-news/ps-vita-1-50-firmware-update-content-manager-assistant-out-121895.html he posted it in the later pages
     
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    Excellent news!

    inb4 FRONT PAGE
     
  10. xist

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    Accessing the USB debug mode and printing Hello World seems a world away from Hacking a console to me....
     
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    This is great
     
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    but he must have have run something on the vita which isnt clearly from sony because the vita doesnt react to the power switch.
     
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    The files are against the rules to post but seeing the Vita hacked made me smile, it's so funny to see Sony failing even though I'm not going to hack my Vita unless I get a second one.
     
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    The files in this thread are just python scripts (shown in the YouTube video) unless you're talking about something else
     
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    Does a still image pasted in to the beginning of the video really count as a "Hello World"? Why couldn't he record himself doing it? Seems like bullshit to me.
     
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    Don't believe it, way too soon. And if it is, might as well stop the production of just about all Vita games, piracy in this stage will kill the platform.
     
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    On Topic, I wouldn't think this as hacking the console just yet...we don't know whether or not we have full access to the system, so for now let's just call this an exploit.
     
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    I had a look at the source of the python script used at the start of the video (the hello world) - it's not what it seems. it finds if there is a Vita connected, and if so sends the "Hello PS Vita" string to the vita, but instead of having any code running on the vita to respond, it then just prints "hello world" and says it received it, which is not true. There is no actual code running on the Vita. The USB debug mode stuff could be legit, he hasn't posted that yet. He posted the hello world python script here: http://www.ps3news.c...-121895-12.html

    EDIT: Note that this isn't to say that the whole thing is rubbish - the script does dump out some info from the Vita.
     
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    i think i read somehow that he claims that it is even posibly to move system files
     
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    Wow, that was [​IMG]
    I wonder, how long before ROMS start to flow, if that is the case then sign me up, else, I would probably wait until the end of the year to get one.
     
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