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  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 04/08/2014 , @ 10:29pm

     

    Hackinformer presents ARK which is port of the PSP’s Pro CFW, an alternative to Total_noob’s TNV eCFW. You will see many features in this new version of Ark for firmware 3.15 for PSvita.
    Now if you are looking for a 3.15 release, you have to show some love to it’s developers, who put in a lot of hard work and time for something we can all enjoy. :)

    More info:

    What is ARK? Basically it’s an alternative to Total_Noob’s TNV eCFW. ARK is a port of the PSP’s Pro CFW, for the PSVita and it bring features that might be lacking in eCFW. In this new version of Ark for firmware 3.15, as demonstrated in the video below, many features have been updated. If you are looking for a 3.15 release, then show some love to it’s developers, who put in a lot of hard work and time in for something we all can enjoy. 

    You can donate to Qwikrazor here and Acid_Snake here,

    To answer the question that will be fired in rapid succession by everyone watching “when could we see a release of a VHBL, TN-V or ARK?” Well, that’s up to the people that spend countless UNPAID hours working so hard to bring you all your favorite retro and homebrew games to the PSVita with eCFW or VHBL.  

    If I was a gambling man, I’d have to guess to the next release of ANY kernel exploit allowing ANY eCFW would be after the launch of the Playstation TV. If you read between the lines, you can assume that these kexploits are yearly releases, but hey, who knows? Maybe the devs will surprise us all if we show ‘em how much we appreciate their work.  But for now, just sit back, relax and wait to see what the next big move is, because I have a feeling it’s going to be something good for everyone. :)

    All credit goes to qwikrazor87, Acid_Snake, codestation, GUIDOBOT, DS Marine, xerpi, & lets not forget the original PRO Team.

    ARK is the PSP eCFW that you may want.  You’ll be able to take advantage of a lot of PSP Homebrew and other stuff thanks to the support ARK eCFW provides. The list of featues is quite impressive.  Some include support for your PSX games, a customizable menu, plugin support and a lot more…

    You can check demo videoClick here

    Source = Hackinformer

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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 05/05/2014 , @ 02:57pm

     

    I’m not big into the PS Vita scene, like i am with the PS3 Scene, so i don’t fully know nor understand what is going on with this hack, i do know the Vita scene, just like the Wii U scene is basically non existent, so this may be a lift in morale for those looking for a native PS Vita hack.

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    This native hack is by KoalaVita who posted a video of exploits he had been working on, which i of course questioned the legitimacy of and it hadn’t really crossed my mind again until the weekend, when he posted on his twitter account asking for beta testers, i was offered but didn’t take it up, as i was in bed, but a couple of trusted Ps Vita scene members such as Hackinformer and heleius did test this exploit and confirm that it is indeed legit and works.

    Here is a quote from heleius:

    At first I was a bit skeptical when I heard the news, but after a little chat I mentioned how I would love to have Netflix, a US only app, running on my VitaTV, which uses a JP account. Within 10 minutes of our conversation, Koala had Netflix ready to go on my VitaTV. No crazy tricks or anything, I simply put the folder he sent into my Vita directory and copied it with Open CMA r5.

    If you want to read more information on this, check Hackinformer’s blog on the link below:
    KoalaVita’s Region Bypass Hack

    You can also follow KoalaVita by clicking this link.

    UPDATE

    PSP/PS Vita developer Wololo has given an explanation on this “hack” and it seems that it is more of a well known trick than a useful hack, here is a small quote from his blog:

    We have an article ready that explains the whole process, as we believe the Koala team has done it. We believe this trick will only let people install a very limited subset of free apps and demos (Netflix, JP eReader,…), which, really, besides the excitement of tricking the console, and the possibility to install Netflix on a vitaTV, is not going to be extremely useful. I, for one, believe the “Netflix on Vita TV” thing is awesome enough that it deserves an article on its own, but I would not call this a groundbreaking hack.

    To read more, click the link below:
    PSVita Koala region bypass “hack” – Why we haven’t talked about it yet

    You can also follow wololo on Twitter.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 17/12/2013 , @ 02:42am

     

    Total_Noob has released TN-V4 and update to his popular eCFW for the PS Vita, here is the changelog:

    [Custom Emulator Firmware 6.60 TN-V4 by Total_Noob]
    [Changelog]
    * Added high memory support for FW 2.1X ONLY.
    * Added option in recovery menu to apply all PS Vita registries (Registry hacks ->).
    (These registries will be applied: PSN, language, button assign, password lock, date, adhoc, wifi)
    * Added automatic recovery boot at first use.
    * Added ‘Fix exploit savedata’ option.
    (With this enabled, you can play the exploit game. The first 2 letters of the savedata folder will be replaced with ‘TN’)
    * Added possibility to hide the exploit game in XMB.
    * Added ISO category support for GCLite.
    * Added possibility to change HOME and NOTE combo buttons (Advanced -> Advanced configuration ->).
    (If no buttons are choosen, you can HOLD the Livearea button (the blue PlayStation button) to simulate the HOME button)
    * Added patch to enable 6.60 kernel modules decryption.
    * Fixed CPU underclock.
    * Fixed infinite bluescreen error.
    * Fixed lots of Sony’s msfs driver bugs.
    * Fixed all bugs made in TN-V3.
    * Fixed original pscode region determination.
    * Fixed bug that did not allow you to go to the Live area screen.
    * Fixed bug where HOME button was simulated, when you opened the Vita OSK.
    * Dummies Temperature and Volt power functions to avoid long negative strings.
    * Improved ISO cache core.
    * Improved ‘Install Addon’ feature. This option is now removed from recovery menu and is always enabled.
    * Removed semaphore wait in flash0 emulation. This enhances the reading speed of flash0 files (most noticeable in Theme Settings).
    * Made some cosmetic changes in VSH Menu and recovery menu and added possibility to change the color of these menus.

    To download the files and read a tutorial click here:
    TN-V4 Downloads

    Here is a n00b friendly video guide on how to set the whole process up:

    Source
    Hackinformer On Twitter(Follow Him)

    Some more PSP/PS Vita related dudes to follow on Twitter:
    The_Zett
    Wololo
    Acid_Snake
    Mathieulh
    heleius

    You can also check Wololo’s forum here:
    /talk