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PS Vita Allegedly Hacked

by on September 5, 2012
 

The Playstation Vita is an interesting system, but it doesn’t have too large a library to offer right now. Just like the PSP, there are groups trying to expand that library themselves…and it looks like they might be on to something. Today, a call was made on PS Vita hacking website Wololo for developers to step up to the challenge to help open up the Vita.

This was taken from the full posting made earlier today:

Developer yifanlu started a new project called Usermode Vita Loader (UVLoader), it will be a homebrew loader for the PSV, basically.
Not PSP homebrews, but native PSV code, isn’t it awesome? This project is based on a PSV exploit he found (there are no details about this for now, for obvious reasons), but it’s still in its early stages.

Just a few lines of code have been written so far (you can find the code on his github), so, back to the title, developers are needed.

From what it seems, a hole in the Vita’s code may lead to gamers being able to hack their systems and play copies of Vita games themselves…of course, gamers would only want to play backups of games that they legally own, right? There’s apparently already the ability to hack the system to play homebrew, but the community’s not stopping there.

Regardless, don’t get too excited just yet: as the website says, “…there’s no release date yet and it doesn’t work for now, just be patient for now and let the developers do their job.” But if you’re a Vita owner, there’s hope out there!

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