PlayStation Vita Exploit Enables Homebrew But Not Pirated Games

By   /   Aug 1, 2016
PlayStation Vita

A new PlayStation Vita exploit has been released which grants users with full access to the system and the ability to run homebrew games and applications without any difficulty.

Called HENkanu, the exploit is released by a group of developers known as Molecule. HENkanu is free for everyone and currently only works with PlayStation Vita and PSTV running Firmware v.3.60.

PlayStation Vita Exploit Released

However, one important thing to note here is that HENkanu will not allow users to run pirated games on their PlayStation Vita devices. According to one of the developers Yifan Lu, it was his personal choice not to facilitate piracy.

According to Lu, HENkanu exploit does not disable any DRM features, decrypt encrypted games, allow running of PlayStation Vita ‘backups’ or warez:

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.

To Lu, HENkanu is more like jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting an Android-based device. For more information, you can head over to Yifan Lu official website.

In relevant PlayStation Vita news, Insomniac Games recently shared a number of details regarding the upcoming Spider-Man game. According to IG, the game is not a movie tie-in and the developers have no plans to release a PS Vita port. To find out more, head over to the post!

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