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PS VITA / PS TV Vitasploit By Hykem
Hykem, PSP and PS Vita developer, has started a new project called Vitasploit. This project also revolves around the recent PS Vita webkit exploit and is a calibration of methodologies by various developers. These developers are BBalling1, Amat Cama, johntheropper, nas, freebot to name a few. Hykem hopes that this project will create a common ground for other developers to contribute.


CodeLion, aka BBalling1, has pushed another commit to the PS Vita tool JSoS Module Dump. The update now allows the tool to dump up to 76 modules. More about the tool and [break].[/break]its releases can be seen here.


Download: JSoS Module Dump

Source: BrianBTB via @BBalling1
Over the past week or so we have seen many videos on YouTube where developers and testers have been uploading videos showcasing VHBL, TN-V and even PSP games been launched as standalone apps. The way they are doing it is a mystery at the moment and apparently easily patchable. Here are [break].[/break]a few that you can check out and some more can be seen in our forums here.




Thanks to Hakaze and KanadeEngel for the news tips.

Source: The Z
Be sure to check out this forum that contains more videos and information
Developer Katsu, aka xmax katsu, has been busy with quite a few interesting ventures regarding the PS Vita. First up are two hardware mods that he Tweeted about. The one been a Micro PS Vita eMMC Nand Reader and then dual nand been possible. I for one like the dual nand news. Katsu then showcased a trick using Charles proxy regarding PKG file installation.

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Thanks to Hakaze for...​
Developers CodeLion and Major_Tom, with the help of others, have released a new tool for the PS Vita. JSoS Module Dump is a module dumper as the name implies and will aid in developer research. This tool is used with the Vita webkit exploit that was recently released.


Many of you have probably heard about the recent webkit exploit for the PS Vita. A few days ago, Developer acez made a blog entry explaining various tests performed on the Vita exploit and the findings. Admittedly, the majority of what acez did is way over my head, but what I did take away from his blog post is that the exploit is not something that allows someone to run whatever they want on the Vita. Instead, the exploit is limited to the privileges of the Webkit process, meaning, there is still a lot of work to be done before the Vita is truly hacked. If this is something, I would invite you to take a look at the original article which I linked below.


Further Reading:
Click HERE to join the Vita Webkit Exploit discussion in the PSX-Place forums​
Some progress in the PS VITA scene have been going on lately and recently developer xyzz has released some new developer tools that include VitaDump and GrabNids. These Python Tools from the developer allow for various exploring and allow for some new task that hacker should fine useful. View all the details in the ReadMe contents below.


Source of Release:
Additional Info: vitadevwiki

Additional Source: PlayStationHAX
Following up on yesterdays article regarding the webkit exploit for the PlayStation Vita, developer Davee is back with some more good news. This time around it is for those who have purchased the recently released PlayStation Vita TV. If you have the little box on firmware 3.20 you are in luck as Davee [break].[/break]has ported the webkit exploit to the device as shown in a Tweet some hours ago.

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Remember that you can test the exploit out via this link on your PS Vita TV.

Source: @DaveeFTW

Additional PS Vita TV info and releases can be seen via this thread
A while back the scene had seen the return of well known PSP hacker Davee when he released a tool called RopTool that could aid in ARM CPU hacking. The developer has now released a native exploit through Webkit that in its initial release only ran on firmware 2.60. The developer has now promptly updated the exploit to run on all firmwares [break].[/break]up to 3.18. So if you updated to firmware 3.30 you are out of luck. The developer via his blog also gives credit where credit is due and mentions that the driving force behind this exploit comes from developers BBalling1, Josh_Axey and Archaemic.


You can test the vulnerability on your Vita by visiting the link provided below and when executed correctly you should be met with a message that reads "Congrats, this vita is vulnerable". On some firmware versions it is reported that anything but error codes such as error: 1, error: 2, error: 3 is a good sign that the exploit is working. For example when the browser page hangs for a few seconds then refreshes. Developer BBalling1, aka Codelion, has also released his version of the exploit for firmware 3.18 which requires netcat. More about that can be found on his github page which is also quoted below.

Good news for those who did update their PS Vita to firmware version 3.30 comes as developer The Z showcases a proof of concept video via YouTube. The developer does caution against updating your PS Vita passed 3.18 and 3.20 due to them been able to run ARK or TN-V and even the PSOne Loader. So this only goes out to those already running firmware[break].[/break] 3.30, which is said to only run VHBL. The Z also mentions via Twitter that they are trying to use one of the older game exploits that was released a while back when 50+ exploitable games was released by developer Acid_Snake. So if you happen to own the game one would not need to purchase a new one and this also prevents the developers from wasting a new and unannounced exploitable game that can be used in future PS Vita firmware updates. The game in question is yet to be announced.


Source: The_Zett

Additional VHBL info and releases can be seen via this: Link