The Man Behind PSVita's First Big Exploit

By - Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

{image-1} Yifan Lu is a Texas-based student and he’s claiming to be responsible for an interesting breakthrough that may open up the Vita. Eventually. Lu disclosed his progress last Saturday on the [url=http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=13841]Wololo.net message boards[/url]. He was looking for developers to help him out with the coding aspect, which quickly prompted a news post on the front page of [url=http://wololo.net/2012/09/05/usermode-vita-loader-devs-needed/#more-5337]Wololo.net[/url]. Lu is known for previous exploits, including the first jailbreak for the Amazon Kindle Touch and PSXperia, which converts any PlayStation game into something playable on the Xperia Play smartphone. In short, he’s legit. Yifan made it clear that [i]piracy on a Vita would not be possible with the exploit he’s discovered[/i]. He wants his work to be used as a stepping stone that will eventually lead towards making homebrew for the system that could hopefully encourage sales for the Vita.

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