PS Vita Firmware 1.69 patches the Super Collapse 3 exploit

The “incoming” 1.69 firmware for the Vita that I blogged about a few minutes ago is actually already available to some people, and early reports confirm that this update does patch the Super Collapse 3 exploit. I can also guess with a high level of confidence that it does not bring anything else than that :)

If you want to keep VHBL working on your Super Collapse 3 game, I recommend you do not update for now.

Thanks to Fate6 for the tip, and to jvhellraiser for taking the “risk” of upgrading :)

  1. fate6’s avatar

    yay I ish mentioned :3

    heres hoping there wont be any mandatory updates till 2.0 or what ever the PSX update will be

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    1. SuperCool’s avatar

      U are an idiot. Never come to this website again. Think of the people you drive crazy.

      TEE HEE

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  2. anon’s avatar

    Let’s see if Gravity Rush App via PSN forces 1.69 update upon launching. Clearly the cart doesn’t.

    All the while they lose $$ everyday not from homebrew but from mismanaging the vitas roster of NEW game titles to make consumers actually -want- to buy the product for it’s “great” gaming experiences. Perhaps they should fix that first before updating firmware. Dunno, just an idea. :-S

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  3. Mr. Awsome’s avatar

    Its pointless, I can still go on psn with 1.67. Im just gonna wait till 2.0 to update since i REALLY want to have PS1 emulation added so I can play my other games again.

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  4. jair’s avatar

    in mexico the update is live :P

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    1. Piu’s avatar

      In Switzerland the update is alive too.
      But, no super-collapse to download..

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  5. youngoz’s avatar

    WOW… I’m a little disappointed at this firmware update… everyone including myself is FIENDING for the new VHBL but I really hope Wololo wait for another update before he releases the new exploit… at the same time I hope when that future firmware update comes the game that Wololo is planning on releasing still works… *keep fingers crossed*

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    1. afrothegreat’s avatar

      best thing to do is get an RSS feed app on your phone or whatever device you keep with you most, subscribe to this site, and wait for the leprechaun.

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  6. Kyle’s avatar

    Thank for the info wololo :) looking forward to a possible 4th exploit! ill be on the lookout

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  7. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

    Does anybody know if it fixed the bluetooth turning on bug?

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  8. garrei’s avatar

    k next vhbl release plox?

    lol i dont care when a new release is… i still use motorstorm exploit :P and im sticking to it :D

    its just funny to keep being a pain in the ass to sony until they just give up on patching harmless exploits.

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  9. James Way’s avatar

    Sony sux. I get it they don’t want you playing nintendo on a sony device, but if their games did not suck and they gave gamers what they want, PS One support, we wouldn’t need to find exploits to get to use the system in a fun way. While rayman orgins rocked, I effing loved it, it was kinda short. I got asphalt, which was ok up until the harder levels where you realized that the other drivers drove on rails, like taking u-turns at 60+MPH without any failure, and other weird engine crap that would piss me off from time to time, and some that I had fun with (like driving in reverse and pushing the other drivers behind the finish line). I got dissidia for the psp and that drove me to the point that I told my girl to hide the vita for me and to hide it well. If I managed to find it somewhere I was going to take a hammer to it. Redbox, I got a laptop and a tab. Skype, got the lappy, cell and tab for that. With the huge library of ps one and two games they could allow us to play or even port by installing from the ps3 and transferring over, I don’t know why they haven’t. Why yes devs and publishers may not want to support the system, but if they do this, the hardcore gamers, which are pretty much the ones getting the vita, as it even lacks IR to be used for something else, will still but the system for the ps 1,2, psp and few vita games, plus if hacked for nintendo or other emulators, Sony will at least be making $$ somewhere.Instead I’m just contemplating selling mine and waiting to get the Wii U. They put out a device that does the same things most other devices already do, has a small assortment of games, and they keep trying to prevent the few people that are making the system interesting or worthwhile to buy for GAMERS. This is not your grandpa’s system, nor your toddler’s nor your whatever-age-comes-after-toddlerhood’s system, it is for gamers, the true gamers that gave in to the promise of playing psone games. All we got so far are the psp scraps, some being good, and an abysmal serving main courses. I do wish I had gotten wipeout instead of asphalt. Both demos look good, one just pissed me off near the end.

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    1. garrei’s avatar

      well, they did announce ps1 support soon at E3, but most of this is true… i mean shit, they couldnt even put crisis core on psn, that is my favourite game of all time on any platform, I was stoked when TN-HEN came out and i could finally play it again on my new pspgo at the time. It’s reasons like this we have to hack to actually get what we want. shame on you sony, bring out a powerful device but you put so many limits on it that a 7 year old hacked psp console can do more than a 2012 model portable gaming system.

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  10. surVfate’s avatar

    It will take a lot of time for the scene to reach 100% the Power of the Vita… I hope I get mine (I mean If I have enough money) when that happen… ;)
    Now I’m continue to stick with Sony-abandon-PSP… *sad*

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    1. Kid’s avatar

      Hey. They just announced Final Fantasy III is coming out on the PSP!!!

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  11. Logan’s avatar

    thank u wololo for warning me i am able to update it but i wont even though i dont have vhbl on my vita but i will try to keep a watch

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  12. w00tguy123’s avatar

    Funny how Sony brings out an update shortly after wololo mentions that he’s waiting just for that before doing another VHBL port. Maybe Sony was hoping they could patch two ports with one update. Gawd, it’s like they don’t have more important things to do than patch VHBL games!

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  13. dimy93’s avatar

    1.69 is an optional update so if U need VHBL don’t update

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    1. raheemop’s avatar

      thats so true all u have to do is wait for super collaspe to come back

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  14. knickname spits’s avatar

    Updates like these make me want the vita hacked even faster, Sony cares more about patching then bringing us new features smmfh

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  15. SSJ-Vita’s avatar

    I wonder who adobes competition is if they even have any? Adobe needs to go out of business asap never to be wanted or asked for again. Who will our vita savior be? Will sony ever put out a worthwhile update? And last but not least, why oh why did Rand Paul join forces with Robomney?………the world may never know…

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  16. Chocogow’s avatar

    If sony actually put like any game on remote play or youtube or even Psone games in one update i would actually get it no ofence but the super colapse exploit isint perfect but gets the job done if some companys just let the people hack their devices that would be awsome dont release yet wololo fight sony prics

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  17. Sin’s avatar

    thanks for the risk Fate6 n jvhellraiser!!

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  18. StepS’s avatar

    I updated just now :) and it indeed patches VHBL :)

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    1. StepS’s avatar

      i mean, the Super Collapse 3 exploit.

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    2. yosh’s avatar

      I guess it only patches the latest released super collapse 3 exploit, so no risk for me
      but I won’t update as the released flash0 dump is for 1.67, so if I find a working kxploit then I can test it on vita thx to the dump’s addresses ^^

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      1. StepS’s avatar

        I don’t think there’s any critical change apart the module that responds for blacked savedatas

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        1. yosh’s avatar

          yeah, but just this thing should be enough to change the kernel modules addresses a little imho

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  19. Apollo’s avatar

    They actually make money when an exploit comes out…everyone rushes to buy the game…I don’t see the logic

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    1. yosh’s avatar

      They just can’t officially support being hacked, and not doing anything would be the same
      Makes sense, if they allowed homebrews we wouldn’t have to bother with vhbl

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  20. Chris Highwind’s avatar

    Good thing I knew about this. I thought I was on 1.67, but it turns out I was on 1.66 the entire time, and the Escape Plan demo wants me to update to 1.67, but if I use the Software Update, I’d end up on 1.69 instead, and I’m not going to risk homebrew just to play a demo I probably won’t even like.

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  21. tigahawk’s avatar

    Confirming that downloading Gravity Rush via the US PSN store did NOT upgrade the firmware.

    Still sitting on 1.67 hoping i can actualy get VBHL next release on my PSV!

    http://i.imgur.com/WpK7h.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/xxXMN.jpg

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  22. Hiram’s avatar

    guys one question…..if i already update my vita to 1.69 can i restore de vita to go back to 1.67 so i can install super collapse 3 exploit?????…..

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