Vita 2.05 Mandatory update LIVE & Blocks UNO exploit

As of now in most regions the new official Vita firmware update 2.5 is live and is mandatory.
After reporting on the firmware update yesterday and then them pulling down the information from the update page they’ve decided to blind side us with the 2.05 vita update today. But after the UNO exploit release we knew it was bound to happen at some point or another. The update was quite lengthy to download and to install so as to what Sony decided to do with the update other than blocking the UNO exploit is unknown until further investigation. Oddly, the update also required for a system reboot which hasn’t been the case before. Undoubtedly it did patch the usermode and kernel exploit for UNO. The update is already live in the US and should make its rounds to everyone else at anytime.

The change-log included doesn’t offer any other details other than the standard “System software stability during use of some features has been improved.” However it patches the UNO exploit for 2.02 and below using the typical black list method making the exploit unable to load and shown as corrupt. If you’d like to keep your UNO exploit or any previous exploit released do NOT update to 2.05 or you’ll no longer have access. (Remember that all tricks and proxies have been blocked so you’ll be stuck without direct PSN access on your Vita.)

If you have decided to stay on a lower firmware you’ll need to make sure you have Open CMA installed so you are not blocked from copying content. By some chance if you missed the last few exploits, go ahead and update and wait the next release. Also keep in mind when deciding to update from a previous exploit that there may be a chance that the next exploit release is not a kernel exploit but rather usermode (VHBL). The main difference is that kernel exploits allow for full access to the pspemu giving us eCFW (TN-C & ARK) which lets you run PSP/PSX backups, homebrew, plugins ect. compared to VHBL which is limited and only allows homebrew.

Stay tuned for updates.

  1. E’s avatar

    And that is not all, I was trying to access the Browser this morning and the page would not load. When i would try 2 refresh the update system FW window would pop up. When I would hit cancel my connection would disconnect. Sony is getting crafty. You can, in essence, not use any network features whatsoever in the midst of a forced update. Well at least I am not at any kind of loss by updating considering I already owned the UNO game prior to the exploit. Just sucks because I was liking ARK. till have not figured out how to get DLC content 2 work though… Oh well


  2. Shay Legacy’s avatar

    Yo guys! I got my Vita 3G today with 2.02 Firmware. I also got OpenCMA 5 (patched). Also, I got Uno (Full Game) on my PS3 and the Charles Proxy works on my Vita, I am able to bypass firmware upgrade. So can anyone please tell me the steps on transferring Uno to my Vita? I don’t want to make any mistakes on my own, as I am still a Nooby at this. Please, any methods available?


  3. Freyer’s avatar

    Hey, sorry for a noob question, but this stuff doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve been avoiding bothering everyone, but I really need help.
    I want to transfer the dlc for Playstation All-Stars onto my Vita, but I don’t want to update. Is there a way to do that, or am I not getting Kat? I’ve got it on my PS3, but it wont let me transfer it without updating.


  4. Curiousme96’s avatar

    Man guess you can’t help it now. All we gotta do is just hope.


  5. anton’s avatar

    how do I get him on that vhbl 1:12 I have on my ps vita are 2.60
    luk ge me not live I can not get him on that vhbl 1:12
    who knows it

    my system is 2.60


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