For those rocking a Vita, I'm sure that you have heard of wololo's Vita Half Byte Loader
(VHBL) project. In a nutshell, it allows you to play launch homebrew on your handheld. While it may not be perfect, it's something for the meanwhile. If you've missed out on the first three releases, there may be a door opening for you.
In a recent blog post, Wololo says that he has ported VHBL to the fourth exploit found in the array of PSP games available for the Vita. Not only that, he has a video of it in action:
I recently ported VHBL to a 4th exploit, and confirmed it works fine on the Vita. This time, youíre going to have to trust me that I am running VHBL on a new exploit, since I cannot easily prove that this is not running under the Super Collapse 3 exploit. Here is a short video showing the PSP emulator GPSP, running Advance Wars.
That's good news but unfortunately, the good news this time is accompanied by some bad.
The author of this exploit wants to stay anonymous for now, and hasnít taken a decision on a release yet for personal and technical reasons. In particular, the exploited game is not available in all stores (something thatís become the norm now, we usually suggest people to bypass that limitation by buying PSN cards from some online retailers). That being said, I am (and hopefully, other people are too) working on porting VHBL to other games in parallel. If one of the ports is successful, Iíll try to discuss with the various devs involved which exploit would be the best to release, so I am confident we will have a release ready soon enough.
My current goal (but that might change), is to wait for Sonyís next move (firmware 1.68?) before doing a new release. This is, of course, if I am done in time with the port, and if I can convince one of the owners of the exploit(s) to do a release.
At this point, all that's needed is patience and a vigilant eye for a possible release. The developer who has found this exploit is anonymous, so you can't go knocking on their front door demanding them to release it. If you're looking for the edge, you can join /talk
, make yourself comfortable and maybe get your hands on the game via the ninja release. Of course, as any new information becomes available, you can find it here.