Vita goes way of PSP, cracks released

#1 Posted by familyphotoshoot (654 posts) -

Dunno what the policy on posting stuff like this is, but apparently the Vita cracks are out. I'm not going to post a link to where you can download it (5 seconds in Google can do that for you), but here's what the crack entails:

"Changelog: Vita Tools v1.06

  • Added ungpkg to allow to unpack game packages.
  • Fixed tools.c to allow to search ps vita keys in the right folder.
  • Removed pkg_reader. useless

About: Vita Keys

  • These files contain the keys necessary for encrypting/decrypting/signing files for the PS Vita.
  • They are compatible with deroad's vitatools.
  • Copy these files to your ~/.vita/ or %userprofile%\vitakeys directory.
  • Initial files were created by Deroad."
#2 Posted by Bocam (3868 posts) -

P4G Undub is go.

#3 Posted by PokeIkzai (390 posts) -

RIP Vita.

#4 Posted by Strife777 (1635 posts) -

Well, there you go. Cue Sony releasing endless firmware updates to stop those things. Hopefully this won't kill the VITA.

#5 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

Welp, it was middling while it lasted.

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (6142 posts) -

Goddammit. I thought maybe they would've made it a bit tougher to crack this time around.

#7 Posted by Bocam (3868 posts) -

The Vita was already dead.

#8 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Bocam said:

P4G Undub is go.

Yui Horie for always.

#9 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2221 posts) -
#10 Posted by BlackLagoon (1527 posts) -

Trying to figure out what exactly this is... It seems just a evolution of the PSP emulator hack that's been out for a while - the encryption keys mentioned seem to still be PSP related, so its quite possible this only applies to PSP game packages.

#11 Posted by AndrewB (7693 posts) -

Boo-urns!

@Bocam said:

P4G Undub is go.

Although if it leads to this, then maybe less Boo.

Or just give me a Vita emulator. I pay for my software, but choose my hardware carefully, and I was never persuaded to bite on the Vita hardware.

#12 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (4129 posts) -

Heh, why crack the Vita when there is hardly anything to play on it...

#13 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

OK now I want to buy one!

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Heh, why crack the Vita when there is hardly anything to play on it...

Well pretty much any PSX and PSP games. Hope they can figure out PS2 emulation so I can rip the games that I own onto it!

#14 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Heh, why crack the Vita when there is hardly anything to play on it...

It hasn't even been out a year yet, the 3DS was way worse.

#15 Posted by newt (91 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

Boo-urns!

@Bocam said:

P4G Undub is go.

Although if it leads to this, then maybe less Boo.

Or just give me a Vita emulator. I pay for my software, but choose my hardware carefully, and I was never persuaded to bite on the Vita hardware.

The system is actually fairly nice; PSP games look/play great on it. The few games I've bothered to pick up for the native system (mostly Lumines) are also pretty good.

The only thing it's missing is software. That said, I'm not sure I like the likely ramifications of this; even if I do love me some GBA games.

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (19106 posts) -

Maybe I will buy a Vita now.

#17 Edited by markini6 (452 posts) -
#18 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Strife777 said:

Well, there you go. Cue Sony releasing endless firmware updates to stop those things. Hopefully this won't kill the VITA.

Can't kill what's already dead

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