March 9, 2014 // 6:15 pm
- Following up on his previous
updates, this weekend Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Total_Noob
has released TN-V v8 eCFW for PS Vita alongside a video of it in action below.
From Wololo: TN-V 8 release brings in-XMB FTP and other features on your Vita
PSP/PS Vita legend Total-Noob has just released his final update for TN-V. The new release is titled version TN-V8 and brings some great new features to the table, such as an integrated FTP service in the XMB.
This TN-V update has added two new features, and fixed two bugs. One of the things added is Coldbird’s Inferno Driver, and a NoDRM crash has fixed for firmwares below 1.80. Here is the complete TN-V8 changelog:
Changelog of TN-V8
- Added Inferno Driver by Coldbird.
- Added in-XMB FTP feature.
- Fixed NoDRM crash in FW’s below 1.80.
- Fixed bug where PSPFiler didn’t work without any plugins activated.
Have fun! Total_Noob
Private release exploit game leaked, get it while it’s hot! (Vita FW 3.01)
The private release by Matthew_Wi was leaked! Last chance for TN-V on firmware 3.01!
After noticing that his download got hundreds of clicks, Matthew_Wi decided that his exploit should be publicly released. Here are the details:
These files are in no way an official release here, so do not bother anyone but me about any issues regarding the exploit. I’m releasing this also because the game is half price for a limited time. So here goes!
Game: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin (Do not screw this up, there are two Persona 2 games on the shop, Innocent Sin is the only one that works!)
Regions: US & EU (Sorry no Japan from me.)
Firmware: 3.01 or below
Triggering the Exploit
Simply load the provided save from the main menu.
Again, the game is Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin. It is available for $9.99 on the US and EU stores.
You can download the savegame files for the game here: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/psp-ps-vita-news/sony-announces-ps-vita-3-01-system-software-update-details-128606.html
After you download that, just use copy the files from the TN-V download page (attached below), into the same folder (to make sure you have the latest TN-V version), and transfer to your Vita (Open CMA
is recommended for the transfer).
More details on the installation process can be found on the TN-V download page, or you can also check the video below:
It is a bit sad that Matthew_Wi’s private release were leaked. Well anyway, that’s all for now from me, The Jay Doctor.
: PoC: TN-V8 Running On PS Vita Firmware 3.15 from The Jay Doctor
It had to have happened sooner or later. The (in)famous Katsu recently came out with a PoC showing TN-V8 running on PS Vita firmware 3.15. Can a release be expected?
The most complex public Vita hack to date would be PSP eCFW paired with either TN-V or ARK. Whenever a new PS Vita firmware is released, devs try to see if they can get it TN-V/ARK (ARK is no longer in development) to run in the latest firmware. A few people already have VHBL running on 3.15, and I’m pretty sure that Acid Snake ad his cronies have got some cool stuff too. But now, Katsu also has got his little boat sailing down the river.
When you think of Katsu (or at least when I do) the software realm is not where I think of his hacking. I think of his hardware accomplishments. After a little disagreement with the scene surrounding his HDMI out hack (honestly, I don’t care about any of your opinions on this so please don’t state them in the comments) Katsu went away and then came back with some really good stuff, this time software hacking.
Katsu had made a PoC Youtube video, showing that it is indeed possible to run TN-V on PS Vita firmware 3.15. The odd thing, as it seems always happens whenever Katsu releases a video of this sort, it is either made private, or taken down. because of this, I have no video proof to show, but I trust that will believe in my words. As far as I know, a release, if it will happen, will not happen soon.
Two things for you guys to be aware of:
- There is a VHBL ninja release coming up. It is Japan only, but if you want to be involved, go create an account on /talk.
- TheASHfire06 is hosting a PS Vita Borderlands 2 Bundle giveaway. There are only a few days left, but go ahead and give winning a shot here (gleam.io/Qnulz-WiiTHE).
That’s all for now from me, The Jay Doctor.
: Total Noob Announces TN-V9 And a New Plugin PEOPS
Is it my second, my third or even my fourth comeback? I used to leave the scene often, but I had never got a good reason if I am honest... I hadn't got time or I just got bored.
But this time, something sad had happened in my family and I thought I wouldn't have enough strength to work for the scene, so I decided to leave you with the last update TN-V8.
I have been in a hole in my life for a short time, but I was stronger than I thought and I could climb up the hole and here I am again. And as usually, every time I came back I also brought something great to you guys.
What can it be this time, heh? PS1 games with sound. I have to admit, I was wrong with my statement about the PEOPS SPU plugin. I used to say that it is going to run at 5 FPS and this is completely wrong, it was a stupid thesis.
You all have surely heard about the 'PEOPS plugin' by Coldbird. This is the most brilliant idea ever guys. Here is his proof of concept 2 years ago.
The main idea of PEOPS SPU plugin is simple:
As the ME CPU isn't emulated in the PSPEMU, which is responsible for SPU emulation, we have to redirect the SPU calls (register write, DMA, XA processing) to the PEOPS SPU plugin and let it do the job for us. It sounds pretty simple, but the problem is, we have to find these callbacks in the pops module by Sony, which is pretty huge! It requires reverse engineering skills, experience and time.
Coldbird has given me his POC a long time ago, but sadly I could never have his plugin working.
Two weeks ago, I decided to write the plugin on my own and now I've nearly finished it. Most of the time I spent with reversing parts of the pops module, because primarily, the module must be understood, before any custom codes can be inject.
Anyways, I don't think you're interested in what I am blabbering here. So I show you a video now, just watch and listen carefully to the beautiful sound in Tekken 3. Enjoy:
I know, I know, it's awesome. But still there are quiet some bugs to fix. There are many games which don't have any sound effects yet or some sounds do always repeat (which sounds quiet funny haha
But whenever it is done, the PEOPS SPU plugin will get shipped together with 6.60 TN-V9. If you're interested in how the PEOPS SPU plugin looks like, check this impressive work out here: pbernert.com/html/spu.htm