As with every firmware update, firmware 1.80 comes with a few “features” we’d rather not have…
The first one is that the Content Manager Assistant (a tool invented by Satan himself, that he later gave directly to his close friends in the Sony business department) has been updated to enforce stricter rules on what files can and can’t be copied to and from the PS Vita, with the direct result of blocking VHBL, as I mentioned earlier here.
- Related Read: PS Vita: content Manager and security concerns
But that’s not the only bad surprise that comes with this firmware. The second one, and possibly more important for many players, is that you cannot use a single memory card for multiple accounts anymore. You thought switching accounts was a pain in the a## because you had to reset factory settings? Well, Sony managed to make it even more painful by forcing you to actually format your memory card every time you switch between accounts (for those who didn’t know: no, it wasn’t required before). What this means is that, if, like me, you have several accounts with games you actually purchased on each one of them, you will now need several memory cards, one per account, unless you want to go through the hassle of re-downloading all your games every time you switch accounts. Don’t you just love that feeling of being a milk cow? (Thanks to TheBudds for pointing that one out)
Yeah, Sony loves to hide Easter eggs in their firmware updates, but beware, everything that’s brown is not always made of chocolate… How about you, have you found some hidden “features” on the latest firmware that you’d rather not have?