Originally Posted by SuperDre
it's still the psp-emu part that is hacked, but the ps-vita itself is still unhacked.... but then again, due to the ps-suite sdk, there is no reason to hack it, you can create and run homebrew natively due to it....
PS Suite SDK is a purposely gimped slow piece of crap - it has been purposely designed so that no emulator of any kind can ever be made playable with it. (unless you like sub-1fps performance)
It's next to useless for any serious homebrew application due to the way it handles video/audio and the fact your code has to be in C# - ie. you're in managed code sandbox land with the wonderful garbage collector and all 'cleaning up after you' because oh jolly - memory management is oh so difficult if left up the coders - we can't have that - instead, we have to train more people how NOT to code. This and the wonderful virtual machine (CLR) will bring your performance down even further. Again, lovely 'homebrew' SDK they dished out for the mases - I can wipe my arse with it - not only is it not even a patch on the real SDK at all, but you can't even write Android/iOS-quality apps with this - at least on Android I can use the NDK to be able to run my C/C++ code from within Java with pretty good performance.
So no, there 'would' be a reason to hack it - but still, wake me up when this goes beyond VHBL - I still have an old PSP so I won't be needing a Vita for old PSP homebrew anytime soon.