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: