Myce.com Latest Updates

Playstation Vita exploit found – homebrew hack in the works

Posted 07 September 2012 17:24 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Owners of a Playstation Vita can start to become excited, hacker Yifan Lu has discovered an exploit which may make it possible to run homebrew software on the portable game device. Homebrew In this case means that (hobbyist) developers will now be able to write their own (unsigned) software for the device, or popular software packages can be ported to run on it.

For e.g. the Playstation PSP, a lot of homebrew software became available including an MSN client and many games made by hobbyists. It’s also possible to run these PSP homebrew software on the Vita already with software called Halfbyte Loader.

The exploit code for the Playstation Vita appeared on Github, but it’s still in its early days. It’s however promising, hacker Yifan Lu is experienced, he also cracked the security of the Amazon Kindle tablet. By placing the code on source code hosting website Github he hopes that others will also contribute to the code.

Discuss this in our PC Gaming & Game Console Forum.

RexHunt
New on Forum
Posted on: 08 Sep 12 15:42
Does this mean e.g. XMBC could become available on it?
0 Agree

Susi999
MyCE Rookie
Posted on: 08 Sep 12 19:02
Hack or not, who cares about Vita???
0 Agree

RexHunt
New on Forum
Posted on: 11 Sep 12 15:16
If you own one, like me, you do
0 Agree

Post your comment

Myce.com settings

Several settings at Myce.com can be changed, they are stored in cookies, which means they will be reset if you clear Myce.com cookies

Background

Change the background to a plain color or trianglified image (similar to the default image)

No tracking features

At Myce most social media feature are done server side and impose no privacy risk to the visitor when not used. Several features use Javascript with you can turn off here

Layout

Switch to the List layout for an index with chronologycally listed news items or Grid layout for a block based layout. To see the change you need to reload the page

×