• Following rumors of an impending PS Vita EOL hack, TheFloW has just released a PSA as well as some important information on his next and last jailbreak targeting OFW 3.69 and 3.70 of Sony's latest handheld console. The document, published on GitHub Gist, describes the exploit chain as drastically different from the previous ones: instead of relying on a WebKit or save data exploit, it will attempt to escape the PSP emulator and take control of the rest of the system from there. While novel, the downside of this approach is that it requires users to have a PSN account activated and linked to download a PSP game from the store - as such, Sony may be able to patch it in the future and lock out anyone who hasn't taken advantage of it yet.

    As a result, the developer is giving an abundant amount of time (6-8 weeks) to let interested users be prepared for the eventual release. His instructions on how to set up your console for the hack are as follows:

    1. If you're on firmware 3.69, you have two options:
      • Either update to firmware 3.70 (go to Settings → System Update).
      • Or set DNS to (go to Settings → Network → Wi-Fi Settings → Your access point → Advanced Settings and set DNS Settings to Manual and Primary DNS to

    2. Register a PSN account if you don't have one yet (note that only 3 devices can be activated using the same account).
    3. Download and install any PSP/minis game (PS one Classics do not work). There are demos in most regions (if you know a title that is not listed here, please let me know):
      • EU/UK: Ape Quest
      • NA/SG: LocoRoco Midnight Carnival
      • JP: YS seven

      Unfortunately, if you can't find a demo in your region, you must either buy any PSP/minis game, or register a new PSN account in one of the regions listed above.

    4. Verify that you can launch the PSP/minis game.
    5. Download and install qcma to make a backup of your game (launch Content Manager on your PS Vita and follow the instructions on screen).

    If you have completed the preparation, you can now sit back and come back in 6-8 weeks for further instructions. It is important that you do not unlink/deactivate your PSN account or restore your settings in this time.
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    Aside from the aforementioned timeframe, there is no definite ETA for a release yet.