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180w ago - This weekend PlayStation Vita homebrew developer SKFU has released a PS Vita Firmware xTractor application for the PC which allows users to extract the PSVita Firmware from Sony's new handheld game console followed by v1.01 and version 2.00 below!

Download: PS Vita Firmware xTractor / PS Vita Firmware xTractor v1.01 / PS Vita Firmware xTractor v2.00

From his site: Since a more or less short break from public posts I am back with a little tool called "PS VITA Firmware xTractor".

For now it only works with firmware 00.945.040, tho surely I will update it sooner or later. Just a short info about the firmware itself, it is not unencrypted like the PS3 ones.

The tool is meant for those who will join the VITA scene as a little sign that you are not alone Crawl out of your holes and come up with your tools and research, guys!

I hope the PS VITA scene will not fck up as the PS3 scene did over the last months cuz of the piracy infected environment. If you ask anyone who was with the beginning of the PS3 scene it was much more fun without the commercial sense behind it all.

Without this sht it would even have saved many talented people of a lot of trouble. Nevertheless I hope to see the good guys back at VITA!

Greetz to the ones who kept it real,

- SKFU


PS Vita Firmware xTractor Homebrew App by SKFU Arrives

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#22 - PS4 News - 180w ago
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For those following, here is a PS Vita Firmware xTractor version 2.00 update by SKFU as well: streetskaterfu.blogspot.com/2011/11/ps-vita-firmware-xtractor-200.html

Download: PS Vita Firmware xTractor 2.00

From his page, to quote: And here we go with version 2.00: As the last version was hardcoded for a specific firmware, this new version supports any PS VITA firmware file.

As well graphic bugs which appeared for some users should been fixed now. As a little extra I implemented an information tab, which shows various info about the loaded firmware.

Information about the single files will be added in the next release, to be honest I was to lazy to implement it for now

In the next days I will compile it for Linux and MAC, so anyone can use it.

Thanks for the support I got, to everyone who deserves it.

#21 - GrandpaHomer - 180w ago
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He He - Sony can use this in their marketing campaign for Vita: "With the Community support from day one ..." ROFL

#20 - Foo - 180w ago
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As I searched PlayStation Japan... I found nothing. No software updates, I found a list, but no downloads. I'm still not fully into this...

#19 - 1Panic - 180w ago
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How is this possible?... Vita isn't even out yet. lol

#18 - adrianc1982 - 180w ago
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not really, it has more to do with what saviour is saying. Some programs are made on a rush and a lot of validations are skipped and put into a todo list if infact the program is useful... Why code validations(after all its code, and time to code it) if the program is not useful in any meaninful manner. Next step if the program proves to be useful its to add all those validations to have a nice program that gives out errors and informs the user of whats going on.

Hardcoding stuff like generating 30 files is okay for a proof of concept, alpha or beta... after all if you give it the firmware it will populate those 30 files and developers can find whatever information they are looking for. Bottom line, it gets the job done.

#17 - Bartholomy - 180w ago
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Uhm, i'm still curious about "every file gives 30 files" May be a fake program just for fun, or a prerelease of a fake just for remember us "I will be there when PSVITA will be released, and try to hack it?"

#16 - saviour07 - 180w ago
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I think it makes sense that since SKFU says "For now it only works with firmware 00.945.040" he has access to Development material with regards to the Vita, but as far as I can make out isn't this similar to a PUP extractor on the PS3 and will output the contents of the PSV FW data?

Also sounds like Sony aren't taking any risks with regards to exploits from the smallest places and encrypting everything: "Just a short info about the firmware itself, it is not unencrypted like the PS3 ones".

I find it interesting what Foo has said that it will extract 30 files regardless of the input - could just be there is no check for file type in the code or it is just hard coded to output them 30 files and populate them with the relevant data.

If anyone has access to the PSV FW 00.945.040, could they do a side-by-side of the info contained within the output files against something which is PSV unrelated?

#15 - elcido6 - 180w ago
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yeah screw sony haha derp.. turns on PS3

#14 - fudgelmir - 180w ago
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I have 2 fond memories of the psp: 1 was when it first got hacked with the "swaploit" and I could play Chrono Trigger via SNES emulator; the second was when Dark_Alex released "popsloader" to run the entire library of ps1 games.

With the Vita, I'm even more optimistic. I bet pcsx2 could run on this thing.

#13 - wwywong - 180w ago
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I think it will bump up the sales of VITA if it is hacked on day one. It will also be a big joke. Kinda like giving a finger to Sony.