Friday, December 28, 2012

So yeah...

...VHBL is not the only thing working on 2.02 :-P

omg wtf

- SK

Friday, November 9, 2012

PS VITA Common App's Eboot Paths

Wow a little bit dusty in my blog, needs a new post.

Here we go with the PS VITA's common apps (applications installed by default) eboot.bin paths:
  • SceShell       vs0:vsh/shell/shell.self
  • SceWebBrowser vs0:/app/NPXS10003/eboot.bin
  • SceWebCore     vs0:/app/NPXS10017/eboot.bin
  • SceParty(?)   vs0:/app/NPXS10001/eboot.bin
  • SceNear       vs0:/app/NPXS10000/eboot.bin
  • SceFriendsApp vs0:/app/NPXS10006/eboot.bin
  • ScePsnMail     vs0:/app/NPXS10014/eboot.bin
  • SceTrophy     vs0:/app/NPXS10008/eboot.bin
  • ScePhotoCam   vs0:/app/NPXS10004/eboot.bin
  • SceAvMediaService vs0:/app/NPXS10036/eboot.bin
  • SceMusicBrowser vs0:/app/NPXS10009/eboot.bin
  • SceVideoPlayer vs0:/app/NPXS10010/eboot.bin
  • SceRemotePlay vs0:/app/NPXS10012/eboot.bin
  • SceCMA(?) vs0:/app/NPXS10026/eboot.bin
  • SceMapViewer vs0:/app/NPXS10005/eboot.bin
  • SceStoreBrowser vs0:/app/NPXS10002/eboot.bin
  • SceSettings vs0:/app/NPXS10015/eboot.bin
  • SceGameManual vs0:/app/NPXS10027/eboot.bin
Entries marked with a "?" are unknown name.

Regards to the ones who read dusty blogs,


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Update: XBLM Browser 1.30

The next major update for SKFU's XBLM Browser for you!

This update includes a new mainfunction, which is used to view the Dashboard  in 8(!) different environments.

Discover more hidden XBL content now, including Microsoft employee-only data.

  • Dashboard browsing added
    • browse different dashboard views 
  • 8 Dashboard environments
    • Release
    • Employee 
    • Beta Green
    • Beta Yellow
    • Preview Release
    • Preview Employee
    • Preview Beta Green
    • Preview Beta Yellow
  • Custom Partnernet IP possible via settings.txt

Probably more interesting for journalists than sceners, but everyone gets his piece of the cake :)


There is still a lot to implement here, so watch out for the next update !


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Update: XBLM Browser 1.21 + MAC Version

Minor update including a few changes, release only to make the OSX users happy :)

Thanks to iQD for the MAC platform fixes.

ChangeLog :
  • Settings file added
  • MAC support
  • Minor improvements

Please check out the release post about SKFU's XBLM Browser 1.20 for more information on recent changes.

Download MAC : 
Download WIN32 :


Update: XBLM Browser 1.20

Another update for SKFU's XBLM Browser !

This time the following features have been added:

  • Choose country added
    • you can now choose country specific marcetplace browsing
  • 15 countries added
    • USA
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • France
    • Greek
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Portoguese
    • Netherlands
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • Arabic Emirates
  • Open via added
    • you can  now directly open the page for the chosen content
    • use this option to directly forward content to your xbox download queue
    • download even hidden content to your xbox!
  • Generate URL changed
  • Progressbar fixed
  • Minor changes


I like this application more and more, you should 2 ! :)


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Update: XBLM Browser 1.10

I've just updated SKFU's XBLM Browser with a neat feature to direct download the games inside the application. A few minor changes come with this update aswell, check below.

  • Updated useragent
  • Download Content added
  • Bugfixes
  • Better error handling



Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Release: XBLM Browser 1.00

I think my first public X360 release :)

This is just a VERY basic application which I've developed for some tests last night. I guess it's quality is good enough to share it even if it does not do much, yet :P

Surely you cant expect any error handling or similar for now. Windows only atm.


  • 2 XBL network environments (LIVE & PartnerNet)
  • 12 content categories 
  • content description

Have fun:



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PSV .pkg xTractor ~ The Original ~ is back !

Since every mirror of the original release is offline, I decided to update the application and re-release it.

Here you go with version 1.01 :)

  • Re-Release
  • Updated crypto lib
  • Content type check added
  • Extended menu

Linux --> soon...
Mac --> soon...


Monday, April 2, 2012

SKFU's VITA Pr0xy 1.10 - Release

A bit later than expected, but here comes the update for SKFU's VITA Pr0xy!

There's still a lot todo but this week my freetime is very limited. Tho, I will see what I can do :)

ChangeLog :
  • No more BETA
  • Many many bugfixes
  • 100% Clean Award added
  • Load Log function added
  • Save Log function modified
  • MAC + Linux support
Download :

UNIX: in a few hours...

And if you like it :

Thanks for your support !

Monday, March 26, 2012

SKFU's V.I.T.A. Contest - inVent Ideas To Applications

Inspired by the very good weather we start this nice little contest.

Post your  ideas for new PS VITA related applications on the following Facebook site: CLICK. The best idea which is chosen by the most "like it"'s will be developed (if technically possible) and the inVentor of the idea wins Blazblue Continuum Shift Extended for the PS VITA.

My well informed sponsor GAMEFREAX joined the action and sponsors an official PS VITA bag for the winner !

If there are 2 very good ideas and iQD and me like both a lot, we can play our joker and the second best idea will be developed aswell. Surely the inventor of this idea won't go home with empty hands and wins
a copy of Little Deviants :)

The rules are simple:

  • no updates/extensions for old apps
  • no clones of existing apps
  • no piracy

The contest timerange is 1 week, until the 1st April.

We're curious about your ideas!

- SKFU & iQD

Sunday, March 25, 2012

SKFU's VITA Pr0xy 1.01

Minor update for SKFU's VITA Pr0xy.

Added features:
  • Save Settings
  • Clear Logs clears Last Request
Download: CLICK

Have a nice day,


Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Silent VITA PKG Install Block

When I researched game updates a while ago, it was pretty basic to redirect the URL of the package to any .pkg-file which I wanted to install. Sadly now it is not anymore.

The old patch progress worked as I described here:

The new patch progress is nearly the same, but has a major security difference. The pkg file which is preloaded  to check for an update now contains checks of the expected update package file (if there is one available).

This means it is not possible anymore to redirect a package file to install another.

The only chance is, that someone saved one of the old package files, so we could override this aswell and use the old patch progress again. Due my HDD crash I lost my copy, so if anyone saved an older preloaded patch pkg let me know :)

The actual Ridge Racer preload patch pkg is stored here btw:


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SKFU's Vita Pr0xy - Beta Release

This is the release of SKFU's VITA Pr0xy!

This application in beta stage currently has the following features:

  • Proxy especially for PS VITA, but surely works for anything
  • Filters especially for PlayStation Network traffic
  • Automatic fixes of misformated URL's
  • Raw data, DNS, and URL replacement 
  • "Last request" fast access
  • SSL support
  • Save Logs

Please be sure as always to have the Visual C++ 2008 redistributables and OpenSSL, both 32-bit version installed correctly on your computer.

Download: CLICK

Thanks for your great support!


Monday, March 19, 2012

PSN INFINITY v2 - 1.01

For all the people who had problems with the login function this release should fix it.

 Download: CLICK

Enjoy and thanks for all people who donated and support us!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

PSN INFINITY v2 - Open Beta

Good evening, everyone!

Proudly I present you my newest application "PSN Infinity v2".

Since in most news posts my co-coder genius iQD is forgotten, I have to mention him for his great help on this application here once again.

This version is released as public beta. Completing the app and including all functions I want it to have will take several weeks but the main function aka browsing the PSN stores is already working.

Download PSN INFINITY v2 (beta): CLICK

Dependencies are OpenSSL + VC Redists: DOWNLOAD

This is the first time I force a donation alert in an app, but necessary as this program is a very huge and time consuming project.

So if you like this beta, please donate a small amount to give me some more time to work on this nice project :)

I will give you a sneak preview about the functions I focus to add soon:

  • 100% PSN PC client
  • linux and MAC version
  • finish the search function
  • download PKG for guest account 
  • add comic & video stores support
  • activate/deactivate your consoles remotly
  • complete account management on PC (like on PS3)
  • change your PSN Online ID (like in japanese region accounts)
  • bring back PC to PS3 messaging (if we'll ever get xi-passphrase back)
  • etc etc etc...
If you reach error 99, please install the VC redistributables and OpenSSL.
If you find any bugs or have suggestions don't hesitate to e-mail me: (

This application is made for research and investigation.
There is no intention to use it for piracy!

Kind regards,


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Firmware 1.52 Status

Ok guys we tested the possibilities on firmware 1.52 for a few days now. What I can confirm is the following:
  • Tech4's exploit still works
  • Wololo's HBL still works
  • everything I research atm didn't change from 1.50 to 1.52
If that is fine for you, there's no reason not to update.

Anyways, I have to mention that this can change without a firmware upgrade!

If you are online with your PS VITA, it can download and install silent updates for any application which runs in usermode and has nothing to do with system critical modules.

The good is, those updates are removed once the system is restored to the current firmware, so it would not be a major problem to remove a fix.


Monday, January 9, 2012

PS VITA Game Updates

I just noticed the first update of the PS VITA game "Ridge Racer" is online and did some research on the new update system.

It is a bit upgraded but basicly the same as on PS3. Once a game tab is opened, the VITA downloads a PKG for this game tab. This includes update information, such as if an update if available. If thats the case, the game tab will show you a yellow arrow on the top of the screen which gives you information about the update available. This information is stored in XML's which are gathered via URL's like this example one:

Since there is a hash inside the link, it is not possible to lookup any game by it's ID, yet.

The URL to the PKG update file may be stored in the first PKG mentioned above, as it's not in this "changeinfo"-XML.

Example update PKG: