PS Vita Henkaku Hack ist sinnlos

Vor ein paar Monaten wurde ein Browser-Exploit für die PS Vita namens Henkaku veröffentlicht. Dieser funktioniert ausschließlich auf der Firmware 3.60. Damit ist das Dateisystem des Sony Edel-Handhelds offen und es kann beliebige Software darauf ausgeführt werden.

Vor allem natürlich Emulatoren wie Super Nintendo, Mega Drive, NES und NeoGeo sind ab jetzt auf der PS Vita lauffähig. Die Dateien können über einen auf der PS Vita gestarteten FTP-Server mit einem entsprechenden Client auf die Speicherkarte übertragen werden. Hört sich erstmal toll an, oder?

Die Geschichte wiederholt sich

Das alles kennt man allerdings schon vom Vorgänger: Der PlayStation Portable (PSP). Dazu laufen die Emulatoren nicht mal besser als auf der PSP obwohl hier deutlich mehr Leistung in der Hardware steckt. Ein Beispiel ist Super Mario World. Ich habe das Spiel gerade durchgespielt und merke sofort wenn es nicht perfekt läuft. Und tatsächlich ruckelt das Spiel sofort im ersten Level.

Das selbe gilt auch für alle anderen Emulatoren und Software. Es ist viel Bastelei und niemand entwickelt gerade aktiv an diesen Dingen weiter.

PS Vita Shell
Die VitaShell stellt den FTP Server bereit

Es lohnt sich nicht

Die PS Vita ist komplett an das PS Network angeschlossen. Alle diese Dienste funktionieren natürlich ab dem Zeitpunkt des Hacks nicht mehr. Dafür bekommt man Hardwarezugriff und ein paar unfertige Emulatoren. Der Hack kam einfach viel zu spät um heute noch Entwickler zu motivieren dafür optimierte Homebrew-Software zu schreiben.

Man kann es sich also getrost sparen. Wer wirklich unterwegs SNES Spiele in der Hosentasche haben will, greift einfach zum GameBoy Advance.

29 Antworten auf „PS Vita Henkaku Hack ist sinnlos“

  1. Bin froh nie diese Todgeburt von Hardware gekauft zu haben. PSP habe ich immer noch drei Stück gerootet herum liegen, aber das Ding hier war von Anfang an eine halbherzige Angelegenheit auch von Seite Sony.

    1. Es gab schon einige wirklich gute Titel wie zum Beispiel Lumines oder Final Fantasy X. Auch Wipeout ist der Hammer oder Geometry Wars. Auserdem gibt es zig PS 1 Spiele für das Teil für wenige Euro die dann perfekt laufen.

      Der Hauptgrund heute eine Vita zu besitzen ist eh Remote Play. Das funktioniert auch perfekt.

    2. Also PS1 Titel auf der PSP laufen auch perfekt, von daher. Und man konnte jegliches ISO nutzen.

      Die Frage ist, wie lange das mit dem Remote Play noch supportet wird, wo ja die PS Vita abgeschrieben ist bei Sony.

    3. Remote Play wird es immer geben. Es gibt ja sogar einen offiziellen Mac-Client dafür. Remote Play ist auch ziemlich beliebt was man so liest. Es ist eben sehr zuverlässig.

    4. Auf einem Android ohne Hardware-Tasten? Dann viel Spaß. Oder kann man damit einen PS4 Controller koppeln? Der Sinn der PS Vita ist ja, dass man direkt komplett alle Spiele steuern kann ohne solche Scherze.

    5. Hab es noch nicht ausprobiert, aber es gibt schon Emulatoren auf Android bei denen man ein Pad über Bluetooth nutzen kann. Da der PS4 Controller auch Bluetooth nutzt, müsste das eigentlich machbar sein.

    6. Gut wer von uns spielt schon ernsthaft länger auf solch kleinem Display. Wie gesagt meine Emulatoren auf dem Nexus dienen auch als Lückenfüller für unterwegs. Da gehen dann auch Display Buttons.

    7. Wenn Du nicht zu Hause bist oder wirklich mal die Frau/ Freundin an den großen Bildschirm dran will, ist das wirklich hilfreich und funktioniert. Besonders wenn die PS4 direkt daneben steht wird eine AdHoc-Verbindung mit quasi 0 Latenz aufgebaut.

    8. 0 Latenz hast du nie. Bis 30ms bist du im grünen nicht merkbaren Bereich. WLAN muss auch nicht zwangsläufig lahm sein.

    9. Adhoc bedeutet keinen Weg über den Router? Da muss ich ehrlichgesagt dann passen, wobei ich mir nicht vorstellen kann, dass der Wert bei 0 liegt. Irgendeine Verzögerung muss doch immer vorhanden. Aber wie gesagt, die kann so niedrig sein, dass man sie nicht mitbekommt.
      Ein Controller zur Konsole hat ja auch eine Verzögerung. Bin mir aber nicht sicher ob das mit der adhoc WLAN Verbindung vergleichbar ist.

  2. So now we have February 2017 and the vita scene is bigger than everything before. We can now use the usb cable of the vita as an actual usb device without content manager, so we have access to the ux0 partition of the vita (where games and the internal psp emulator of the PSV are installed) Adrenaline for Henkaku lets us play PSP isos like the actual psp did before, not to mention Vitamin and Maidump which let you dump your games and upload them for others to download, install and play. I know this is piracy, but no one cared for psp piracy so why should we when it comes to the vita.

    Retroarch gets better and better too.

    I personally think that your review was to early to be of use because you have to give developers time to get used to the henkaku sdk and vita sdk.
    Not to mention that Henkaku had years of development and testing behind it when it released in July last year. You can’t expect developers to get the ultimate emulator and software in no time because they need it to get accustomed to the device.

    And only recently a certin someone had a breakthrough with the f00d layer of the vita. This layer is the place where you could install a cfw on the psp and now they are working on the same thing for the vita. This would mean that you no longer have to activate henkaku everytime you boot the vita up.

    So think about timing, before you make a worthless review like this

    Sorry that everything is english, but I simply can write better in english than in german, although I’m from Austria.

    Hoffe du kannst das lesen.

    Bis die Tage

    1. There still isn’t a N64 emulator. The snes emulator is far from perfect. The whole thing is far away from the status the psp scene had at the end.

      The thing came far too late.

    2. Thats because the psp was a far easier scene. The psp had far less security measures then the PS Vita. One fact is that the psp had a memory card which was actually read and writeable by normal adapters. This is obviously not the case when it comes to the vita.

      Also N64 emulator is coming. You would know that if you would check twitter regulary. The only thing that prevented this from happening is the fact that we had no access to the GPU (graphics card) of the vita, because of that, the developers couldn’t make the right tweeks to it. These tweeks are neccesery for the right 3D showing of the emulator. This wall which was preventing it from happenig has been surpassed recently, and the developer who made this has given out a demo of whats possible with this access, and he also said that if he made the fine tunes he will release the surce code. He said that with these tweeks there is finally the chance to develop a perfect N64 emulator. The psp version of the emulator is also not perfect and will never be perfect because of the hardware, and the development of it was also not instantly.

      The psp hacks and emulators also were not perfect from the start. Its 2016 and there is no sign of the last developments to come to a stop.

      And you should be informed that the vita scene was there before henkaku got released. For example ark and tnv. Those things also count as developments of the vita scene.
      Last but not least, Sony made it far from easy for the scene, patching every single exploit and making it nearly impossible to hack. So its not surprising that it took so long for the vita scene to actualy bloom.

      So give the vita time to evolve and chill. Its only half a year since the sharp rise of activity at the scene and much has changed, so be patient. Remoteplay from Moonlight, playing psp isos, free psn store games, a ton of emulators to chose, multiple psn accounts without formating the sd card, custom themes and much much more is now possible and the devs are working hard, but they are also just humans and no machines which could produce emulators like nothing.

      Also you made no new statements, thats not really a discussion rather its me telling you all the thing while you are clinging to your statements like a child. Sorry that I have to say this.

    3. So give the vita time to evolve and chill

      As I said: currently the hack does not make sense. You can’t do anything better then on the psp. The interesting emulatores aren’t ready yet. Yes you could prirate games but that would be illegal.

      And will the N64 emulator run at full speed? I sincerely doubt that.

    4. You can’t run an emulator on full speed like on the actual console, because it takes much more processing power than on the console itself. Doe to the fact that the vita has a different graphic and processor architecture. It is like emulating a psp game on the pc. The pc might have more processing and graphic power, but in the end the different architecture of the hardware slows down the emulation. This can even happen on high end pcs.

      There are a few interesting emulators. Two of them are for the gameboy. One is only for gba where the other is for every gameboy. I think the names were mgba and myboy or sth. like this. For myself I would consider them important.

      There is something which is better than on the psp. The fact that you have access to the registry and database. Which lets you make custom versions of aplications without changing the original. This is possible by simply change the path of the application. Furthermore you have access to the vitas memory itself and not only the card. For the most part you are right with the assumtion that the Vita has nothing better to offer than the psp, but has it to. What do you want more than an imense amount of emulators, WHICH ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND NEED TIME, NOT ONLY HALF A YEAR. The point is that the Vita is in fact a better PSP with a few extra features and more fu****g security. But thats the fault of sony and them abandoning the Vita, not the developers.

      In the end the PSP hasn’t reached it’s point peak of the scene yet, there is still developing ongoing like in december when Quickrazor released a new cfw installer which combines two stock fws.

      Don’t misunderstand me, the psp has indeed a place in my heart since its the console where my love for the hacking scene began. I loved it really and I kinda miss it but in the last half year since henkaku released I also learned to love the Vita and the hacking devs which don’t want to let the vita die. With their determination to it they make the name of the Vita reality. (vita=life) Where if it goes like sony wants it the Vita would have died long ago.

      Give it time because the psp needed it too.

    5. I own a gba advanced for gba games. They run perfectly. I used my psp for psx games.

      Why should I use my henkaku vita for gba games? All emulators are still early alpha on that thing. In a year nobody will care for this hacked vita anymore. Why? Because the hack came to late. It will never reach any point for anyone in my opinion.

      But don’t get me wrong: I love my vita. I used it for FFX on the go which is all I could ever wish for on a handheld. Remote play is like magic on my ps4.

      But I won’t risk my psn account with all my savegames and trophies for things I could do on my psp or gba.

      Perfekt N64 Emulation would have been great but the vita is too slow for that I guess.

  3. I personallay would have all emulators on one device because of the convinience not to have several devices with me. One guy is even developing an micro-sd adapter for the vita. Which means memory up to 128 gbs. Imagine how many games you could install on this. And the cards are fairly cheaper than sonys counterpart.

    I agree with you that it came late but that doesn’t mean nobody cares. The only reason for it coming late were sonys security updates which patched every single exploit. The developers couldn’t do a thing about it.

    I talked about F00d before which will be the first puzzle piece for developing a full functinating cfw without reactivating every time.

    But I personally have enough of this talk, not a single word i write matters, because you won’t agree on a single point of my statements. But thats okey as long as the discussion keeps normal and away from insults.

    For me the hacking scene is everything, be it PSP, PS Vita, 3DS or android. I love everything about it and will keep doing so as long as there is the scene.

    Thanks for the discussion though, I never imagined I could write so much in English. Probably improved my skills for the next exam.

    Hoffe du bleibst noch eine Weile am laufenden was die Vita scene betrifft, denn Ich hab so ein Gefühl im Bauch, dass etwas großes passieren wird.

    Danke nochmal für die Diskussion

    tschau

    DarkLPs

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