PsVita 1.81 Update Tonight and Could Block VHBL

According to PlayStation’s Turkey Facebook page the PlayStation Vita will be getting a 1.81 firmware update at midnight tonight.

The PlayStation Vita update said to be out tonight, which is rumored and will most likely block VHBL. There has been no official list of the changes the 1.81fw update is said to bring along but given the circumstances of VHBL being out and the fact Sony hasn’t removed Monster Hunter from the PSN points to VHBL getting blocked. It’s highly advised you do not update until it is out if you have VHBL and has been tested to see if it does so. There is no word either on whether this will block PSN to those who do not update.

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  1. Norml’s avatar

    Another worthless update, imagine that. 1.8WON, I think not.

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  2. jayfelice’s avatar

    LOL, if they block PSN with this update they will just lose more money in the long-run from people like me. Sony keeps making dumb decisions. Who ever runs that company is a moron.

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  3. neverthewiseone’s avatar

    Damn you sony!!! obviously they new that vbhl will be released the same time as the 1.80 update, they new that they will profit a lot with the exploit game(MHFU)so they allowed many of us to download it and after that they released their backup 1.81 for us not to use vbhl. they just “ate and run with our money”. when it comes to money they are more cunning than jackals!!!

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  4. jayfelice’s avatar

    Sony not too bright, they will lose more money. I’m not updating, oh no they’re gonna block me from buying games off psn now. Sony=fail

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  5. Etnies22’s avatar

    Sony politics again sucks and prooves goes only for money! They don’t care to bring any satisfaction to us customers…

    I’m still thinking to sell my Vita an buy PSP CFW… :S

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  6. jayfelice’s avatar

    You know what I believe? I believe forcing updates encourages piracy, plus I believe Sony loses more money overall blocking people from PSN.

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  7. kikershadow’s avatar

    I am on 1.81 cma offline still works fine i can send files ofline with CMA for 1.80 work.

    In my country still monster hunter but i dont know if this is patche.

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    1. zoraktorok’s avatar

      I’m not sure what you mean by this…

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  8. CYDeviant’s avatar

    As far as a game plan goes, this is obviously the right decision on Sonys part. I would much rather see them keep the game on sale, then remove it from the store all together. It’s also a very popular game, they would have never removed it.

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    1. zoraktorok’s avatar

      Capcom employee!!! j/k Best poossible move they could make with this exploit, but still not the “right” decision. The right decision would to be to deal with actual piracy, which as of yet is none… atleast not any that all of us are partaking of.

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  9. ndh777’s avatar

    I know we’ve been tough on Sony lately and I think Sony is actually starting to come around. They realize that most of us that have VHBL are not using it for piracy, in fact, none of us are because we can’t. We’re just using the devices that they made even better than they thought they could be.

    I’m hoping that they don’t block it because this gives me more hope for a much better Sony that we can trust. In the Android scene, we’re starting to see it where manufacturers are listening more and more to the people about unlocked bootloaders. Hopefully Sony is doing the same with us. I’ve got a little bit of optimism here; Sony, don’t fail us.

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  10. sepi’s avatar

    I prefer 1.81 than a useless VHBL……….

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    1. jenn’s avatar

      yeah… useless… idiot.

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  11. dert’s avatar

    if some one has a 1.81 vita, can they get me they make me a dump of the files sent to psn using charles web debugging proxy; so i can compare them to the 1.80 files

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  12. madphx’s avatar

    Confirmed VHBL will not load once you update to 1.81. I load up the game select download and they you get an error message.

    For those of you who don’t want to lose VHBL DO NOT UPDATE!

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  13. quetz’s avatar

    i don’t get why sony wants his followers and fans to hate them

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  14. svenn’s avatar

    “fact Sony hasn’t removed Monster Hunter from the PSN points to VHBL getting blocked” I disagree. there was a time before VHBL, and I cannot believe that sony is that short-sighed.

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  15. cuppajoe’s avatar

    Why does the front page show 81 comments but only 9 here?

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    1. yyy’s avatar

      Because this is the 2nd page of comments :) Scroll down and you can see “previous”, “1″ and “2″ to change pages.

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  16. quetz’s avatar

    i noticed that you have to update in order to play online games and some apps, and access playstation store. browser works good, twitter too, skype even. facebook don’t.

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    1. quetz’s avatar

      this takes me at the decision to NOT UPDATE since new vhbl is going to be released…
      nice move sony :S

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  17. jamesssss’s avatar

    All I can say, f*** you sony!

    What new feature have you added to this downgrade? last time I lost the ability to change user accounts with my memory card whats this one do? burn my PSN account permanently to the PS Vita so that I can never change it again or sell the damn thing.

    Why do they make such great hardware and then hate there customers so much? makes no sense to me.

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    1. yyy’s avatar

      Nothing was added here, expect blocking VHBL and maybe some stability fixes. I’ve had my Vita freezing on me a few times, only time will tell if i will notice it in 1.81 as well.

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  18. jlo138’s avatar

    I just put my Go on eBay. I just don’t have the time anymore… I seen the receipt and I got it in ’09. I hardly even play it.

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      How much? I’ve actually kind of been wanting another go

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      1. jlo138’s avatar

        I’m asking $300 with best offer option. It has 46 PSN games and three 16gb M2 Sticks. I also include all the games backed up on DVDs with licenses (in case of accidental deletion). 6.20 OFW. Plus two aluminum shells, RCA and component out cables, original charger. Adult owned and is in excellent condition. Screen protector since day one. And all manuals etc with original box. I don’t ship outside of the U.S though.

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        1. Jd8531’s avatar

          hmmm interesting ill have to think about thanks for the info :]

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  19. jayfelice’s avatar

    I’ve never had my Vita freeze on me, and I use VHBL. If you have your Vita freezing, I would get it checked out and get a new one or have it repaired by someone.

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  20. tatsuya’s avatar

    i have update 1.8 but it seem dont block psn ;)
    but they remove the urbanix game :(

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