Total_Noob Has Left The PSP/Vita Hacking Scene

March 11, 2014

A very well respected dev in the PSP/PS Vita scene has decided that it is time to leave.

As you probably know, TN-V8 was Total_Noob’s final public update. What you probably didn’t know, is that it is his goodbye gift to the scene.

Life has caught up to Total_Noob, and when push comes to shove, there are some tough decisions you have to make. Reasons why, will remain undisclosed, but Total_Noob is not quitting, he is doing what is best.

Total_Noob was an appreciable dev, so I thought that it would be fit to have a bit of a timeline of his TN-V achievements (I could not include everything, as it would be to long, but if you want to see more Total_Noob work, check out his blog here).

(Note from Wololo: it is worth mentioning that Total_Noob was active on the PSP scene way before his work on TN-V for the Vita. He actually released the first kernel exploit ever on the psp go, back in 2010. Talking “only” about his recent work on TN-V with the vita is not necessarily doing full justice to his entire work, but it is probably what people think of the most when they think about his work today. For some juicy slices of history, you can check all our TN related articles in our archives)

Total_noob TN-V career sum-up

Total_Noob first announces 6.60 TN-V – Total_Noob first reported that he was working on TN-V. he included a Youtube video for POC and feature examplementation (yes, I did just make that word up).

Total_Noob releases TN-V – This was a day that many of you looked forward to.

TN-V2 released – This release much improved the recovery menu, and made it possible to launch backups located in the savedata folder.

TN-V3 released – Update allowed users to play the exploited game.

The release of TN-V4 – This version brought a lot of new updates, including fixing all bugs made in TN-V3!

Total_Noob releases TN-V5 – This update brought one of my favorite features, the Plugin Installer.

TN-V6 released – TN-V5 brought a plugin installer, but what’s the point of an installer if you don’t have a remover! This version included a plugin remover.

TN-V7/7.1/7.2/7.3 – All three of these versions came out fairly close to each other. with this update, came a ‘Restore QSP folder’ option, for that darn QSP FTP bug.

TN Savestate plugin – A great plugin, developed by Total_Noob, that allows you to save your game anywhere in any game.

TN-V8 – This was Total_Noob’s final contribution to the scene. You can see the full changelog here:

* Added Inferno Driver by Coldbird.
* Added in-XMB FTP feature.
* Fixed NoDRM crash in FW’s below 1.80.
* Fixed bug where PSPFiler didn’t work without any plugins activated.

That sums it up. Enjoy TN-V8 and the TN Savestate plugin. That’s all for now from me, The Jay Doctor. The comments are there, use them. I can also be contacted/followed on Twitter @The_Jay_Doctor (you can use the handy links below).

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