Today on popular programming and homebrew website Wololo a tool called Vitamin was leaked. This program can be used to create backups of Vita games that you already own and play them on your Vita, provided you are using the latest HENkaku.
Vitamin was advertised as a project for backups of games that you already own but now that it has released the chances that this will be used for piracy are quite high. After a user starts up Vitamin they are not only able to dump their backups but they are given a list of available backups to launch or even save them back to a computer. Where this causes issues is that you can get backups from anywhere, including from the internet. This is the same kind of problem that plagued the PSP, though it was much earlier in the PSP’s lifecycle.
The team that was creating it, called Team FreeK, hadn’t originally planned on releasing the tool until it was complete but a user by the name of “OhhShitLeak” posted it on the Wololo forum. The thread in question has already been locked down and the download links for Vitamin have already been removed.
It has been confirmed that the three members of Team FreeK were Major_Tom, TheFloW, and mr.gas. It has not been revealed though whether the leak was done by a member of Team FreeK, or someone that they might have shared the product with. However, since the leak Team FreeK has disbanded, Major_Tom even tweeted out that with this he would be leaving the PSVita modding scene.
I'm leaving the PSVita scene. I might come back on a future console (might use another alias), but for now, that is. Don't ask for reasons.
— Major_Tom (@MajorTomVita) August 28, 2016
For now, though Vitamin is still in the wild so expect to see plenty more news coming out of the Vita hacking scene going forward from here.
What do you think of Vitamin being leaked? Do you think it was wrong for Team FreeK to be working on this project at all? Are you going to give Vitamin a try?