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Playstation Vita hacked, can now run Homebrew Apps

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A group of hackers called Team Molecule has released an exploit that allows you to fully unlock the PlayStation Vita, and thus can install unofficial software commonly known as homebrew.

Playstation Vita

Under the name HENkaku, this trick is very easy to do: just need to verify that the portable has installed the firmware 3.60 and download the exploit from the browser of the console. Once applied, HENkaku will allow introducing packages of homebrew through FTP.

It notes that the hack also works on PlayStation TV, so you can finally run games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Ratchet & Clank Collection, but for some reason, they do not have official support on this console.

In addition to a port of DOOM and a few emulators, for the moment there is not much to play in terms of homebrew, but surely this will change quickly.

It is important to make clear that the creators of HENkaku does not seek to encourage piracy, and therefore have excluded certain characteristics: “[the hack] does not let you install or run Vita “backups”, warez, or any pirated content. It does not disable any DRM features. It does not let you decrypt encrypted games. Here’s my stance on this: I do not care one way or the other about piracy. I do not judge people who do pirate. I will not act as the police for pirates. However, I will personally not write any tools that aid in piracy. It is my choice just as it is the pirate’s choice to steal content,” said the developer Yifan Lu.