PS Vita Firmware Extractor Released

While the PS Vita has yet to grace Japanese store shelves, it would seem hackers are already poking around Sony’s new hardware. SKFU – a name you may recognize from the early days of PS3 hacking scene has released a firmware extractor for system software version 00.945.040.

Judging from the version string, it seems likely this is a development build of the firmware not publicly available. In any case, chances are it will not be the same firmware pre-installed on launch units.

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NewMonday2309d ago

how could this happen? are some developers leaking things to hackers?

zslash2309d ago (Edited 2309d ago )

That's likely what happened. There are already review units in the wild so it's not unthinkable that a hacker got their hands on the firmware ahead of release.

The tool is mostly useless though, just extracts the container format. All the files within are encrypted and filenames aren't even exposed. Sony doesn't need to worry at this point.

NEW-AGE2309d ago (Edited 2309d ago )

This Sucks, this is why Developers Quit Supporting the PSP due to poor sales from piracy.....i really thought all PS VItas should have come with 3G so Sony Could Install Patches at Any Time, to avoid this problem from spreading , or make games 8-16 GB in Size and even if all the Data isnt used, to find a way to make it all need each other, so if a hacker tries to strip the game to make 2 GB download they cant, pretty sure some people would just complain about downloading 8-16 GB, also if does hit the Web , sony Should make Dummy Files, and have some random comments on the Torrent to make it look legit maby some people would quit after Getting useless files ....... Wonder If Micro$oft or NiIntendo pay some hacker and supply the tools to Screw Sony? they probrably would benifit from it

ronin4life2309d ago

Of course someone like Microsoft or Nintendo (which is how they are correctly spelled) had to have paid these hackers. No one in this world ever acts maliciously on their own.
...come on.

LightofDarkness2309d ago

More likely some "hackers" have set themselves up as a development studio and paid for a development kit and unit themselves so they can get an early crack at it.

princejb1342309d ago

wow this is kinda sad
hackers had to leave this handheld alone before it goes down the same path as the psp
go hack your toaster or your toothbrush and leave vita alone

Misterhbk2309d ago

This is a duplicate of an article that failed

majiebeast2309d ago

Send in the drones! or ninja lawyers.

goodbyeN4Gfaggots2309d ago (Edited 2309d ago )

Cant these fools just use Playstation Suite for legal homebrew?.

UltimateIdiot9112309d ago

Yes but these hackers clearly are not brewers and they are the reason why we can't have nice things.

Arksine2309d ago

You can't pirate games through legal homebrew.

Yes there is a small percentage of the homebrew scene that just wants to be able to open their device up and create their own software. The majority of that scene is to simply pirate games. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial.

supremacy2309d ago

Yawn...i sense another pointless attempt at fame and an expectancy to gain support from the uninformed.

This is great, more nonese by child's play and co. yay you go guys lol pathetic. Seriously.

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