Update: PSVita research boards are now on sale if you like to get one contact RichDevX via twitter.
first board: $10 USD (worldwide air shipping included)
+ $2.50 USD for each additional board.
— Richard L ✈ (@RichDevX) September 10, 2016
Now let’s make this clear this board is for people that want to learn how reverse engineering hardware works. In no way is this research board going to expand the Vita memory card storage or is any type of SD card adapter. We don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about this board, it’s just for researching.
These boards will make testing and research a lot easier. Now you won’t have to open up your Vita or PSTV just to get to the memory card slot for testing as the slot is cover by a metal shield. So no desoldering the slot as these boards expose the signal lines without risking any damage to the Vita.
Most of the time tools like this don’t always get sold to the public and kept just for hardware & software engineers but RichDevX wanted things to be different this time around. Don’t get me wrong there are quite a few modchip sites that still sell research kits and testing boards for the PS3, Xbox360, and other systems.
Xbox360: CK3 Probe III PS3: Injectus JTAG Programmer