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137w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today PS Vita hacker Total_Noob has released PS Vita 6.60 TN-B for Urbanix and a Mad Blocker Alpha with details below.

Download: PS Vita 6.60 TN-B for Urbanix and Mad Blocker Alpha

From wololo's blog: Total_Noob just released an update to his eCFW for the Vita, CEF 6.60 TN Hen. The game makes compatibility with previous exploits easier to achieve, brings some bug fixes, but more importantly, brings compatibility with the game Mad blocker Alpha.

We organized a Ninja Release for the game, and hopefully many people were able to buy it in time, but sadly, the name of the game was leaked by a handful of people, and got pulled from the Sony PSN (this is at least confirmed for Europe, people in the US might have better luck) before we could do this public announcement.

15,000 members of our forums were part of the Ninja release, and in all honesty I wouldn’t expect all of them to keep their mouth shut, but it is sad to see that some major scene websites contributed to the leak, in the form of “rumor” articles and falsely naive posts. In the long run, those things hurt the scene more than necessary.

That being said, hopefully all the people who were looking for the ninja release got the info in time, and, well, if you missed the Monster Hunter exploit AND the Urbanix exploit AND the Mad Blocker alpha exploit, maybe the world wasn’t ready for your Vita to be hacked. There might be other opportunities in the future, but to be honest, a Kernel exploit has that “once a year” kind of feeling to it, if you ask me. And the “extra opportunity” for those who missed the release was actually the Mad blocker Alpha one, which really wasn’t planned initially.

For people on previous exploits who haven’t updated to one of the 3 exploits mentioned above, I’d say stay tuned. At some point TN’s work will be made open source (as he said a few days ago), and porting the eCFW to your exploit will become possible at that point.

Lots of things to say about this, but for now I have to catch a bit of sleep. Credits go to Total_Noob for the CFW, and to Frostegater for the Mad blocker alpha usermode exploit. Additional credits in the readme as well.

CEF 6.60 TN Version B Changelog:

Notes for this version:

- Changelog CEF 6.60 TN-B

  • Added more patches to get higher games compatibility.
  • Fixed bug that makes incompatibility with some games.
    (this also fixes bug that freezes your PSVita when you return from PSVita Menu to the backup game or when you resume the device).
  • Set CPU speed to 333 (experimental, not tested yet).
  • Removed hardcoded offsets and savedata path (makes porting CEF very easily).
  • FAKE.ISO is not needed anymore.
  • Forge "." and ".." entries in directories, because the PSPEmu does not read them. This increases compatibility with many homebrews.

- Changelog TN Menu 0.2 (bugs here will be fixed later, I just focused on CEF bugs)

  • Added ability to move backup games to ms0:/ISO (by pressing X on the game).
  • Added ability to load purchased PSN games.
  • In the progress bar now it shows the speed instead of the past seconds.
  • Added configuration menu (show it by pressing []).
  • Using ISO/CSO reader by Takka.
  • Added memory free space.

Update: From wololo (via wololo.net/2012/10/10/release-6-60-tn-b-for-monster-hunter-all-regions/), to quote:

6.60 TN-B for Monster Hunter (all regions)

Download: PS Vita 6.60 CEF TN HEN-B (EU MHFU Exploit) / PS Vita 6.60 CEF TN HEN-B (EU MH2 Exploit) / PS Vita 6.60 CEF TN HEN-B (US MHFU Exploit) / PS Vita 6.60 CEF TN HEN-B (JP MHP3rd Exploit)

Hiroi01 and NowCry have ported Total_Noob’s eCFW to the Monster hunter exploits (respectively JP, and EU/US), for those of you who are using these exploits on 1.80.

Less than a day after Total_Noob’s latest release, his eCFW has been ported to the Monster Hunter exploits. People running on these exploits were already able to enjoy TN-A, but it’s always nice to have an update

TN-B brings the following improvements:

- Changelog CEF 6.60 TN-B

  • Added more patches to get higher games compatibility.
  • Fixed bug that makes incompatibility with some games. (this also fixes bug that freezes your PSVita when you return from PSVita Menu to the backup game or when you resume the device).
  • Set CPU speed to 333 (experimental, not tested yet).
  • Removed hardcoded offsets and savedata path (makes porting CEF very easily).
  • FAKE.ISO is not needed anymore.
  • Forge “.” and “..” entries in directories, because the PSPEmu does not read them. This increases compatibility with many homebrews.

- Changelog TN Menu 0.2 (bugs here will be fixed later, I just focused on CEF bugs)

  • Added ability to move backup games to ms0:/ISO (by pressing X on the game).
  • Added ability to load purchased PSN games.
  • In the progress bar now it shows the speed instead of the past seconds.
  • Added configuration menu (show it by pressing []).
  • Using ISO/CSO reader by Takka.
  • Added memory free space.

I know people are still waiting for a backport of Total_Noob’s work to earlier exploits such as Super Collapse 3. I do not know if anybody is working on this at the moment. Again, this will be made easy when Total_Noob releases the sources for his exploit.


PS Vita 6.60 TN-B for Urbanix and a Mad Blocker Alpha is Released

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#75 - Renold - 134w ago
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Well, it's just a "little bit" inspired to that tough Subterranea game for the Genesis.

This one is way more forgiving though, I don't even remember how many times I threw away the joypad when I was a kid. I hated Subterranea but on me it had a wicked charm and the satisfaction was really great when I finally cleared it. After that I bought Probotector and the screams resumed...

#74 - sharred - 134w ago
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I used google translate and the article confirms that the game is gravity crash. I just bought the game, 7.99 euro; for a crappy game is too much.

#73 - G Sus - 134w ago
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i'm actually starting to consider buying a vita

#72 - PS4 News - 134w ago
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I'd say as confirmed as it will likely get until they officially announce it probably.. time will tell 100% though of course.

#71 - sharred - 134w ago
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Is it confirmed then?

#70 - PS4 News - 134w ago
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Check a few posts up, specifically HERE as it's already been done apparently.

#69 - sharred - 134w ago
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There is an article at pspgr.net that might help identify the game of the new ninja release but I don't understand a word, it's all Greek to me. Anyone bother's to translate it in english?

#68 - ConsoleDev - 134w ago
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Well done, seriously, now you can be proud of yourself..

It is called "Ninja Release" for a reason, but seems that nobody cares

#67 - brintanyo - 134w ago
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The new psp game exploit for ps vita (confirmed by insider from ninja release) is Gravity Crash, so be quick before sony pull this game from the ps store!

#66 - Renold - 135w ago
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Thanks. Can't see the name where it's supposed to appear on their site, and it's been 7 hours already.

Who knows.