New PlayStation Vita Exploit Lets You Run Homebrew Games/Apps With Ease

July 31, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan

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A team of developers, who call themselves Molecule, have released a new PlayStation Vita exploit that grants users full access to the system and enables them to run homebrew games and applications with ease. Called HENkaku, the enabler was released this past Friday for free, and only works with Vita and PSTV running firmware 3.60. 

Worth noting that team Molecule’s exploit doesn’t enable piracy of any kind. According to one of the developers, Yifan Lu, it’s his personal choice not to aid piracy. 

It 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.

Lu likens HENkaku to jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting your Android device. 

For more on the exploit, head over to the source link.

[Source: Yifan Lu via Eurogamer]