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April 14, 2012 // 1:25 pm - Following up on Sony's PS Vita Firmware Update v1.67, this weekend PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has announced news of a new Hello World on PS Vita 1.67 alongside details of a VHBL update with a demonstration video below.

To quote: Hope you didn’t wait too long since our last VHBL release a bit more than 2 weeks ago… This is a new PSP user mode exploit by thecobra (also discovered a while ago by WosRet), which I confirmed runs on a PS Vita with Firmware 1.67. Unlike Motorstorm and Everybody’s Tennis, this game is available in the US store as well as some other countries (details to come). Check the video and details below.

Thecobra already ported VHBL to this exploit, and we already have something running, that just needs a few tweaks here and there before being released. So far I didn’t see anything that would prevent HBL from running on Vita 1.67, but that will need to be fully confirmed in the days to come.

The name of the exploited game is obviously kept a secret until the public announcement, and if you don’t want to miss the release, remember that history repeats itself. Sony will most likely remove the game within hours following the announcement, so stay tuned.

Congrats and thanks to thecobra!

Update: Below is another brief video update (via to quote:

Hey everyone, quickly showcasing the work in progress for VHBL’s port to thecobra’s exploit. To be honest, thecobra’s really done most of the work here, and I merely tweaked it to clean up the code, before compiling and giving it a try.

On the video below, I’m playing doom (again? I should be a bit more creative...) on PS Vita firmware 1.67.

The release should happen soon, although please keep in mind that I also have a real life to deal with in addition to this release, so please be patient while we’re getting ready.

Video: PS Vita Hello World on 1.67 Demo, VHBL Update Incoming

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#47 - lxmadrid - July 23, 2012 // 9:51 pm
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I bought a Vita hoping, at first, that this awesome bit of hardware was going to offer me the kind of portable gaming experience I was waiting for. Pretty graphics and a few random games aside, I'm staring at a handheld slowly collecting dust.

I really want HBL to take off and bring a whole new world of use to my Vita, but I just haven't seen the strides yet. Maybe someday soon we'll get a crack in the firmware that'll allow us to use a cfw, but until then we're left with a good but imperfect option for running homebrews.

Good luck to all the devs.

#46 - camalala - July 23, 2012 // 5:20 pm
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I hope that they get something soon thanks

#45 - moja - July 22, 2012 // 9:36 pm
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Everytime I see a new exploit out I get a little more excited to see the day when I can retire my dear old psp phat for vita emulators. Thanks to the devs keeping progress going along.

#44 - PS4 News - July 21, 2012 // 9:28 pm
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Following up on his previous update, this weekend PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has announced that a new PS Vita exploit and VHBL port in the works by Xerpi.

To quote from his blog: "Developer xerpi twitted a few days ago that he has a new user mode exploit available, and that he managed to port VHBL to it fairly easily (it took only 10 minutes to port VHBL according to what he told me).

"VHBL working on my new exploit"

I believe for now this exploit with remain under wraps since we are already working on a release with Neur0n, but this is of course up to xerpi.

In the meantime, enjoy a few screenshots!"

Finally, below is yet another exploit from Acid_Snake with details as follows:

Fate6 confirmed my VHBL port working on PS Vita 1.69.1 and the game being on Vita US PSN

fate6 wrote: well then yes it does work on the Vita on 1.69.1 ^__^

I have a european account and this game is not on european PSN, so I couldn't test it on my Vita. Thanks fate6 For EU users, we are working on porting it to the Eu version of the game.

Working homebrew (US):

  • NesterJ 1,13beta2
  • Picodrive 1.35b and 1.51
  • Cavestory (crashes when exiting, use start+select to exit)
  • Doom (it loads but I have no wads to test it)
  • TOME 2.3.5
  • EmuMaster V3 FF XIII Edition (crashes when exiting)
  • CSPSP 1.56
  • Wagic 0.13.1
  • uo gpsp kai 3.2 user 64M test 02 (crashes when exiting)
  • NOIZ2SA 0.8
  • Halo hig
  • Ultra
  • Squarez
  • Dodge the Squares 1.3
  • Ninja Sudoku 0.1 (crashes when exiting)
  • JellyCar 1.1
  • Psplorer 1.5
  • Bookr
  • PSPDOXMANAGER 1.2 (crashes when exiting)
  • Daedalus R13
  • uo_Snes9x 0.02y32
  • yMenu
  • CPS2
  • NZP

Non working homebrew (US):

  • Python 2.5 (homebrews written in python won't work, i.e: spider, psptools, pymenu, pspguess...)
  • Mobile Assault 1.7.2
  • PSP Filer 6.7 and 6.6 (shows language select screen, then black screen)
  • pspmsx 1.5.1
  • Zcrisis
  • Supertux v1
  • PSP Mario (Phoenix Game Engine Lua 0.03), other Lua homebrews have failed too
  • Chicken invaders
  • Warcraft 2D
  • UAE4ALL r1
  • SNES9xTYL 0.4.2
  • snakeSP
  • Geometry Wars Portable
  • SQRXZ3 1.0
  • ScummVM 1.3.0
  • Visual Novels PSP

Working homebrews (EU):

  • NesterJ 1,13beta2
  • JellyCar 1.1
  • Python 2.5
  • CSPSP 1.56

Non working homebrew (EU):

  • Mobile Assault 1.7.2
  • Snes9xTYL 0.4.2

This lists will be updated as I test more.

Update 2: After a long chat with Wololo, he finally managed to get VHBL running on the EU version of my exploit. Thank you Wololo I will post pictures of my Vita running VHBL soon.

Update 3: Here it is, VHBL on my Vita. (pictures attached below)

Update 4: I have another VHBL port ready for my second exploit, and a new exploit ( .

I have another VHBL port ready. and another exploit:

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So that would be 3 exploits, 2 of them already ported to vhbl

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  • PSP: 3K (4g, 6.20 PRO-B10), 2K (v2, 6.60 ME 1.9)
  • PS3 (60GB PAL, 4.00)
  • PS2 (v19, Duo 3 Ultra)
  • PS Vita
  • Gamecube (dol-001, xeno-gc)
  • Dreamcast (v1, mil-cd)

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#43 - CREEPSHOW - July 13, 2012 // 3:39 pm
one day it will be fully hack so people can play all the emulators on the PS Vita without using a games run the VHBL and i get feeling that some will hack it by next year

#42 - Prince Valiant - July 13, 2012 // 8:41 am
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Same. It would've been cool to see more people taking advantage of the PS3 hardware for emulators though.

My Vita is sitting on 1.66 until I need to update for a game, which probably won't happen for a while.

#41 - dsavage - July 13, 2012 // 3:37 am
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pretty much a waste of money buying these psp games... when within a few weeks or less it will be patched with a fw update.

i suppose if u like playin some emus for a small amount of time before sony patches it it's kinda worth it, but not really.

#40 - pinoytechno - July 13, 2012 // 3:05 am
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thanks wololo

#39 - HeyManHRU - July 13, 2012 // 1:32 am
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Many PS3 devs release a lot of things even though they get nothing back. But I have always felt as if the PSP/Vita scene was much better than the PS3 scene.

#38 - StanSmith - July 13, 2012 // 1:25 am
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Dont ya just love the way a PSP DEV is doing his thing and releasing it for free. PS3 DEVS take notice!