• PS3 Hacks, PSVita Hacks, wololo , 28.08.2012

    Im sure many of you seen my earlier post about PS Vita Firmware 1.80 and the good news that it brought PS1 Emulation, but that is over shadowed by the terrible news that it blocks you installing VHBL(Vita Half-Byte Loader), here is a quote from Wololo’s website:

    Well, this is a surprise, and not a good one. Vita firmware 1.80 comes with a few unwelcome updates, one of them being that it blocks VHBL.

    I have good and bad news. The good news is that, as far as I could see, VHBL still runs fine on firmware 1.80. The bad news is, it is impossible to copy it to the PS Vita. The version I tested had been installed before the update to 1.80, but sadly I could confirm the 1.80 update prevents us from copying the VHBL files, ad well as homebrews, to the memory card.

    To read the full story and how exactly it blocks VHBL, visit Wololo’s website:
    PS Vita firmware 1.80 blocks VHBL

    Wololo’s Twitter(FOLLOW HIM)

    Discuss in Forums (26)


  • 26 Comments

    1. DEFAULTDNB
      08-28-2012
      09:19 AM
      1

      this is terrible news

      Hopefully an alternative method will be found soon.

    2. GregoryRasputin
      08-28-2012
      09:20 AM
      2

      Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
      this is poop news
      It made me sad, i am now sad because of you [MENTION=52506]japsander[/MENTION], i probably would have missed it if he hadn't of retweeted it

    3. hp420
      08-28-2012
      09:21 AM
      3

      the 1.80 update prevents us from copying the VHBL files, ad well as homebrews, to the memory card.
      tf usb dongle made to fit a vita mc...there...I solved it. now go manufacture one

    4. mckenziesdaddy
      08-28-2012
      09:27 AM
      4

      [MENTION=205654]hp420[/MENTION] Don't give them any ideas, The way the Sony scene is going I would not be shocked.

    5. japsander
      08-28-2012
      09:44 AM
      5

      it was inevitable sadly

    6. gingerbread
      08-28-2012
      09:47 AM
      6

      The way this is heading, PS4 will be ultra secure like hell.

      On a complete off-topic note. Imagine washing machine makers sign a deal with fashion brands and the washing machine would only wash clothing that are original and it will not wash "pirated" clothing! It will be completely insane!

    7. DEFAULTDNB
      08-28-2012
      09:49 AM
      7

      Originally Posted by gingerbread
      On a complete off-topic note. Imagine washing machine makers sign a deal with fashion brands and the washing machine would only wash clothing that are original and it will not wash "pirated" clothing! It will be completely insane!
      Not the same thing at all really though is it.

    8. gingerbread
      08-28-2012
      09:52 AM
      8

      Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
      Not the same thing at all really though is it.
      It is kinda same if you really think about it.

    9. DEFAULTDNB
      08-28-2012
      09:54 AM
      9

      No, No its not.

      I get what you are trying to say, but its a really bad example, that could never work. :P

    10. gingerbread
      08-28-2012
      09:58 AM
      10

      Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
      No, No its not.

      I get what you are trying to say, but its a really bad example, that could never work. :P
      What I am trying to say it, sony only excepts original and not homebrew. Imagine this was applied to your daily life. Example: washing machine only accepts original cloths from store. It will not wash clothes that you have made by yourself.

    11. DEFAULTDNB
      08-28-2012
      10:02 AM
      11

      Who the heck makes their own clothes Hippy

      Anyway I get your point, I just think its a poor example.

      On topic:

      I wonder if we might ever see key leaks for Vita? Then you wouldn't need VHBL

    12. hellsing9
      08-28-2012
      10:04 AM
      12

      [MENTION=221155]gingerbread[/MENTION] who said that *hell* is secure? xD they eventually mess up again.

    13. gingerbread
      08-28-2012
      10:16 AM
      13

      Originally Posted by hellsing9
      [MENTION=221155]gingerbread[/MENTION] who said that *hell* is secure? xD they eventually mess up again.
      Lets hope they do!

    14. Esppiral
      08-28-2012
      10:18 AM
      14

      Who didn't expect that?

    15. jalaneme
      08-28-2012
      03:07 PM
      15

      Originally Posted by gingerbread
      The way this is heading, PS4 will be ultra secure like hell.

      On a complete off-topic note. Imagine washing machine makers sign a deal with fashion brands and the washing machine would only wash clothing that are original and it will not wash "pirated" clothing! It will be completely insane!
      i know, people should be surprised as to what sony can get away with because they have so much money they can basically get away with bloody murder, why would people say it's not the same thing it is, if other manufactures did things sony have done people would be screaming lawsuits, i will never buy a sony product again after what they have done and on top of that their ridiculous restrictions on their PS vita is just a tip of the iceberg as to what is to come on the ps4.

      the PS vita homebrew scene will be playing cat and mouse with sony for a very long time and i am surprised no one has noticed that especially with the way sony handled homebrew on the ps3, it is really a waste of money buying a PS vita.

    16. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      02:13 AM
      16

      https://twitter.com/neur0ner/status/...729923/photo/1

      So Neur0n defeated 1.80??

      He tweeted:

      VHBL for 1.80 with latest CMA
      8hrs ago

    17. Cheesethief
      08-29-2012
      03:08 AM
      17

      Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
      https://twitter.com/neur0ner/status/...729923/photo/1

      So Neur0n defeated 1.80??

      He tweeted:

      8hrs ago
      No. New method to transfer files with CMA not knowing they are homebrew'd. This means VHBL is almost back to square one, but there is hope. (Note: The hello world is running within the PSP emulator)

      The PS3 scene needs someone like neur0n, always doing what he can to help and not attention whoring.

      EDIT:
      Scratch that, VHBL LIVES:
      Originally Posted by Coldbird
      Dont worry guys...

      A little news report.

      1.80 = very vhbl / cfw capable.

      The new PSX support sony added is in fact a badly hacked together version of the PSP one... our team works on getting it running already...

      It's not as much of a roadblock as you guys think.

      Updating to it is safe. Its just as exploitable as 1.69(1/2).
      And CMA transferring was fixed:
      Originally Posted by Coldbird
      Even better. We have fixed it.
      Don't worry guys all **** is under control.

    18. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      11:16 AM
      18

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      No. New method to transfer files with CMA not knowing they are homebrew'd. This means VHBL is almost back to square one, but there is hope. (Note: The hello world is running within the PSP emulator)

      The PS3 scene needs someone like neur0n, always doing what he can to help and not attention whoring.

      EDIT:
      Scratch that, VHBL LIVES:


      And CMA transferring was fixed:

      Cheers for the update [MENTION=200937]Cheesethief[/MENTION]

    19. Cheesethief
      08-29-2012
      03:56 PM
      19

      [MENTION=7773]GregoryRasputin[/MENTION], this thread is for VHBL, not Sony's (Patented and Copyrighted) Guide To Pissing On Customers.

      Another update:
      VHBL was not blocked, it is just that Sony started enforcing file naming rules they've had, but never enforced.

      Originally Posted by Coldbird
      Summing up the CMA Savedata Filename rules...

      1. A filename is allowed to consist of only UPPER CASE LETTERS.
      2. A filename can only be 1-8 characters long.
      3. The file extension has to be exactly 3 UPPER CASE LETTERS long.

      ex.

      H.BIN = good
      h.bin = bad
      INSTALL.ZIP = good
      INSTALLER.ZIP = bad

      This rules for savedata files have been around since PSP times... its just that - until PS3 came out noone really enforced them properly...

      Well... 1.80 FW on Vita + CMA now does enforce it, just like PS3 already did for quite some time...

      As long as you follow those filename rules... the things will copy fine.
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    20. GregoryRasputin
      08-30-2012
      03:34 AM
      20

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      [MENTION=7773]GregoryRasputin[/MENTION], this thread is for VHBL, not Sony's (Patented and Copyrighted) Guide To Pissing On Customers.
      You sound kinda p*ssed off, have i offended you in some way, if i have PM me and we can sort it out...

    21. hellsing9
      08-30-2012
      03:39 AM
      21

      I don't see anything wrong or derail talking about patents. It's a forum.

    22. Cheesethief
      08-30-2012
      03:42 AM
      22

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      You sound kinda p*ssed off, have i offended you in some way, if i have PM me and we can sort it out...
      Naw, just letting you know the thread changed topics from Vita hacking to the various methods Sony uses to insure customer hatred. It was a jest.

      [MENTION=186943]hellsing9[/MENTION]
      Err.... It is derailing when the subject of the thread (VHBL) is changed to something unrelated (Sony/PS3 Screwing the customers).

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    23. GregoryRasputin
      08-30-2012
      04:15 AM
      23

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      Naw, just letting you know the thread changed topics from Vita hacking to the various methods Sony uses to insure customer hatred. It was a jest.
      lo blame that silly fanboy for that, but you are right it has wondered off topic.

      Also i think we need to make a new news story about how the death of VHBL was a quick temporary think.

    24. Schnippshly
      08-30-2012
      04:14 PM
      24

      So is VHBL released so that we can put it on our Vitas ahead of time before updating?

    25. Cheesethief
      08-31-2012
      02:06 AM
      25

      Originally Posted by Schnippshly
      So is VHBL released so that we can put it on our Vitas ahead of time before updating?
      No.

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    26. Schnippshly
      08-31-2012
      02:38 AM
      26

      That figgers.