PSVita Vitamin 1.0 released to decrypt games

HENkaku has been released for a month, after the hard research, hacker TheFlow accounced a new tool: Vitamin 1.0, that lets people dump and decrypt PS Vita games.

Vitamin has many limitations on the games, it can actually decrypt total size of the game, for example, seems to be a factor, and the Warez scene has been on fire to maintain compatibility lists. This official release brings a lot new features and buh fixes, see below details:
Amphetamin plugin
Additional self dumping (higher compatibility)
PARAM.SFO patching to prevent 0x80101144 error
Games are dumped as ‘safe’ homebrews
Auto-suspend blocker
More stable dumper
Better UI with progress bar and percentage

Through Vitamin software, PAVita game can be hacked and packed to VPK format, and run on any PSVita with HENkaku. One thing that’s clear based on the screenshots that people have been sharing is that the leaked version is not a final version of Vitamin. It’s at least lacking the version number and progress bar that was shown in some of Team FreeK’s youtube videos.

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How to run the Package Installer on PS Vita firmware 3.60

On dated August 22nd, 2016, a new technique is released to install and run the Package Installer on retail PS Vitas. we managed to get official pkg installer on a CEX vita. Not in IDU mode, so there is no risk to update or brick!

What is the PS Vita Package Installer?
The Package Installer is an official Sony APP for PSVita, that allows to install official DRM Free APPS. It is useful for example to install Netflix on a device that is not supposed to support it such as the PS TV.

Where to get PS Vita Package Installer?
Download VitaRW  and HENkaku with vitashell. you also need Archive Files and any FTP manager on your computer.

  • Visit go.henkaku.xyz or use offline installer.
  • Then open VitaRW and when you read 0x000000 close it.
  • Open VitaShell and press select to open a FTP server. Connect via FTP to your vita from your pc. Browse to “vs0:app” and backup NPXS10031.
  • Extract the file that you have downloaded and copy the extracted folder in your “/app” folder.
  • If you already got the PKG Installer bubble you can already open and enjoy it

NOTE: DON’T TOUCH FILES IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, IT COULD BRICK YOUR VITA!!!!!!!!

 

HENkaku ——the first Native Homebrew ENabler for PS Vita have released just now

Good news! Today, after the last couple of months hard working, develp molecule bring an easy-to-use homebrew solution , is it HENkaku, the first HEN for the Vita. This tool will let you run homebrews (including emulators) on any PS Vita running firmware 3.60.

What is HENkaku?
HENkaku simply lets you install homebrew as bubbles in LiveArea. It is a native hack that disables the filesystem sandbox. It installs molecularShell, a fork of VitaShell that lets you access the memory card over FTP and install homebrew packages (which we create as VPK files). With vita-toolchain, developers have access to the same system features licensed developers have access to as well as undocumented features that licensed developers cannot use (including overclocking the processors).

HENkaku is the first ever homebrew enabler for PS Vita and PSTV. It is akin to jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting your Android device. Homebrew are games and other software not officially approved. For example, VitaDoom is a port of the classic game DOOM and mGBA lets you play Game Boy Advance ROMs. You can find more examples in the showcase.
Best of all, HENkaku is 100% free. No cost. No ads. No “donations”.

Where to get it?
Visit HENkaku official site from the built-in web browser on your PS Vita and press the “Install” button to install HENkaku. You must do this every time you reboot the console–that is, every time you turn the console off and on again.
Requirements

  • Vita on firmware 3.60
  • Internet connection
  • FTP client on your PC
  • Memory card

It is important that you never update your Vita past 3.60 if you ever wish to use HENkaku now or in the future. If you do update, all your installed homebrew will no longer work and you cannot install any homebrew in the future.

How to install HENkaku?
The first time you install HENkaku, a new bubble named “shell” will show up in LiveArea. This application allows you to install other homebrew bubbles. However, once you reboot the device, molecularShell and any other homebrew bubbles you installed will not be able to be launched until you run the installer again.

  • Make sure your Vita is running firmware 3.60
  • Open the Web Browser application and visit https://henkaku.xyz
  • Press the “Install” button
  • You will get a “Welcome to HENkaku” message. Press “OK”
  • Once the installation is complete, the browser will be closed automatically
  • Press the home/PS button and close the browser manually. Installation should be successful.

NOTE: It will only support firmware 3.60, so feel free to update to it now in preparation. Do not update past 3.60, the current firmware at the time of this writing.