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TheFlow has brought some clarity on the recent updates (commits) made to VitaShell suggesting 3.67 Support, It is indeed true that 3.67 is now exploitable for the PS Vita and sibling devices the PlayStation TV (Vita TV). The dev has now confirmed on his official twitter (tweets below) that user and kernel access on Vita's 3.67 Firmware has been achieved, However, do note before you get too excited, the developer won't release till end of year, in what seems to be a move to wait out any future Vita firmware updates that may be on the horizon,. The dev has also stated (if time allows) the possibility to update HENkaku Enso to 3.65 for existing Vita user's, but in the future we might see all vita devices with a new window for exploiting .Its unclear if the recent Vita Bootloader Hack aided or had anything to with this hack but details are sure to emerge in the coming weeks and months What ya think about this announcement from TheFlow?​

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It appears "Something good is going on in the PS Vita Scene" says psx-place's own kozarovv, As the recent commits by xyz (team molecule member) and then TheFlow (VitaShell Creator) Github pages some rather interesting discoveries were found in those recent commits as also The_Hero (of Games&Consoles) points out about some new commits arising following the news from last week when Yifan lu (a member of Team Molecule) disclosed the new HENkaku Enso Bootloader Hack to the Vita Community. Since, it now appears there are some rather interesting developments coming to fruition in the Vita's ecosystem. Are we are likely in store for something big for the Vita Community, like 3.67 breakthroughs? It sure looks that way, currently, we are only making suggestions and concluding details from the commits across these Open Source Projects from elite vita devs. As these changes are signaling something is on the horizon. @kozarovv laid out some of the important bits of information that can be gather from those recent commits made available
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Team molecule is not done detailing information on the PS Vita / PlayStation TV / Vita TV, after the releases of HENkaku and then HENkaku Ensō Now developer Yifan Lu has detailed a write up detailing a new exploit titled HENkaku Ensō bootloader Hack, the information detailed could lift some of the restrictions hampered in the Vita's current environment. and even lead to a full blown 3.65 exploit (but that needs additional work the team is not interested in, but they hope others will be with this new info.) There is alot to read so i will let you get to the details yourself in the this well written piece by the developer, The topic we have broke up below in our tabs for easy reading, but you can also view the original format in the source link provided from Yifanlu's blog at bottom of the article.
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Developer @Joel16 is back at it again with a new update to the new utility for your PS Vita & PlayStation TV: VitaBackup. After including more inspiration from @Berion with the inclusion of also the Light Theme that Berion also provided from his initial idea of this project (VitaGUI), since the initial release developer Joel16 has re-done the backup process to give "user's 100% flexibility what they want to backup" and also some other inclusions include a couple of fixes to improve the experience with this homebrew, note that those fixes were made in a re-release of v1.10 (that came quickly after), if downloaded before may want to make sure you have this latest v1.10 build that includes the fixes listed below.
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While we keep an eye on the great progress on PS3Xploit for our PS3 hardware, there continues to be alot of amazing progress going on with the software side of things, RPCS3 which emulates the PlayStation 3. Recently, the team had posted the RPCS2 January 2018 Progress Report and alot has been improved as detailed in the report. With the latest developments additional; games have been made playable and more and more games are becoming bootable (which shows some great progress). The emu continues to improve dramatically each and every month. There is a long road ahead to perfectly emulate the PS3 but a long journey and successes have made long strides already in this emu. that continues to put the shine on.
Well here is some interesting news in the PS4 world, so maybe running out and finding that Second PS4 on v4.05 might not be the only avenue to exploit the PS4 in the near future. There has been a hacker Volodymyr Pikhur (@vpikhur) who has been holding onto an exploit for over 2 years now and it involves Attacking the PS4 while in REST MODE and seems to be a powerful exploit with alot of potential and its said to be compatible with v5.XX Firmware!!!.The developer held a presentation of this exploit @ RECON BRUSSELS 2018, the information provided is much like fail0verflow presentation's of past hacks where it should point hackers (& Sony) in how the exploit can be achieved and where the vulnerability lies, from here it looks like it will be up to other hackers to build the exploit. If this is indeed supporting latest firmware's then any future updating would not be advised, and will be a great window for the PS4.​
The PS3Xploit Team (@bguerville / @esc0rtd3w / @habib / "W") have been putting in alot of time further developing the exploit since the discoveries found initially on 4.81 OFW by bguerville, Which first spawn tools like IDPS & Flash Dumper's followed then by Flash Writer Tool which allowed all pre-25XXv (fat/Slim) Consoles to install CFW from 4.82 OFW with no Hardware Modifications. Since those releases we have seen PS3Xploit updated to v2.0 also seen alot of documentation and action with various POC Examples provided by esc0rtd3w (& team) in the "WebKit ROP Chain Tutorials [Creation/Editiing/Debugging]" thread, The one thing that has been missing has been a useable exploit for those "unhackable models" and the team has had a desire with their exploit as an ideal window, the task takes alot of time and developing but progress is being made. There is still much work to be done but an interesting announcement comes to us from one of the PS3xploit developer's habib as he states "STAY ON 4.81 IF YOU CAN!(2k5/3k/4k)" , now its unclear what has been achieved and its not certain that it can not be ported to 4.82, but currently in the early stages habib gives us great news but also maybe some bad news (maybe), but again these details and the development is extremely early. More details coming soon stay tuned as things are looking to progress but please exercise patients!!!​

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Here is a cool project that is coming together from @Joel16 called VitaBackup, this Vita homebrew (also compatible with PSTV) had an interesting journey to its creation. As the inspiration came from a GUI concept first that appeared from @Berion as he hoped to inspire developer's with this VitaGUI Concept The thread caught the attention of various people including Joel16 who always had the desire to make this reality but needed a bit of time and currently the dev started the initial steps of the project and has progressed to this first public version with some functions and abilities already with more to come later on down the road. This is great to see another great project in the fold, but also very exciting to see one of Berion's design become a reality, as the he has created several very nice GUI concepts. Nice work to both Joel16 & Berion !!!
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Here is a PSP game that was released months ago that might of been missed, I have not seen it reported much but felt like it needed a bit of exposure as we always like new games coming to our homebrew enabled devices. The crew over at RetroGuru who have released Homebrew Games across many devices has a interesting release called HERMES. This game is not just for the PSP but was also released on many platforms . the devs describe this homebrew game as "an extraordinary Jump'n' Run game with plenty of bad taste humour. If you feel offended by crude and dirty humour you may run away now" .
Update (v2):
Progress continues on the PlayStation 4 since the release of 4.05 Exploit by SpecterDev a little over a month ago, since then we have seen several things make its way to aid the exploit such as PS4HEN (by wildcard) then we seen that followed the flatz unlocking the PS2 Classics on the PS4. We have also seen methods of dumping your PS4 Disc Games/PSN Content like this one from Vortex. We have been seeing alot of progress but still lots to achieve yet in the PS4 scene so it should be a fun journey, but if your on 4.05 and obviously may not want to update to stay on the journey but fear of accidentally installing a firmware update FEAR NO MORE, LightningMods & CelesteBlue have provided a PS4HEN payload combine with Update Blocker to help prevent you from accidentally leaving your v4.05 firmware​