The PSVita hacking scene has just exited the eCFW phase and entered some new and exciting territory thanks to a new hacker on the scene. His name is Koala and him and his crew, have managed to sign apps from different regions to work on regions they weren’t intended for. At first I was a bit skeptical when I heard the news, but after a little chat I mentioned how I would love to have Netflix, a US only app, running on my VitaTV, which uses a JP account. Within 10 minutes of our conversation, Koala had Netflix ready to go on my VitaTV. No crazy tricks or anything, I simply put the folder he sent into my Vita directory and copied it with Open CMA r5. A few months back Koala posted a video showing a game on his Services list in the Vita’s PSN store and the same game available for purchase, meaning he didn’t download it, yet it was already on his Vita. Today, everyone that said that he was faking the video, or his hack was just a glitch he stumbled across can eat their words. His hack is NOT a proof of concept, it is fully functioning. As you can see from the picture above, it is running firmware 3.15, as the VitaTV just got the PS4 link app in the 3.15 update.
Koala’s hack is locked to each individual account. The copy of Netflix for VitaTV I have will NOT work in anyone’s account other than mine. This means there is zero possibility of piracy, for now, which is a good thing. The last thing the Vita/VitaTV needs is working ISO files available on torrent sites. In my opinion, piracy would mean less AAA games coming to the Vita and that would be a very bad thing.
At this time Koala is in the beta testing stage, and when asked about plans to release this hack to the public, he stated he is undecided. Koala has also stated that his hack would be unpatchable because the apps are signed per account.
You can follow @KoalaVita on Twitter for news about their AMAZING hack, and as always we will keep you up to date here at Hackinformer.com! 🙂
As for me, you can hit me up @heleius on Twitter as well with any questions or comments. *On a personal note, I’d like to thank Koala for Netflix on my JP account. You just made my Vita TV 100 times cooler! 🙂