PSN and Online Features on without updating on FW 2.02: Fiddler 2.

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  1. zeroxphesnos says:

    Nice. Gotta try this.

  2. wololo says:

    Thanks a lot, precise and clear guide, and nice to have a free option.
    I also agree with the comment about people who think this will “bring attention”. The technique is well known by Sony and they regularly patch it for each firmware

  3. StanSmith says:

    Would’ve been useful before i updated.
    Ill try it next firmware update :)

  4. Janchower says:

    Didn’t try this yet. One question, with this technique can I access Netflix through the PSVita without upgrading??

  5. juju says:

    it doesnt work for in 1.81 and windows 8 64bits. Any idea?

    • wololo says:

      If my understanding is correct, the proxy technique only works with the firmware before the latest one. In this case, latest firmware is 2.05, so this will work on 2.02.

      Don’t quote me on this, I haven’t verified.

      • StepS says:

        yes, wololo. all 1.xx are currently patched from accessing PSN, and a new firmware gets added to this list everytime. maybe even 2.00

    • Tonakai says:

      As far as I’m aware both Charles and Fiddler have both been blocked on 1.81

  6. quincy says:

    can anyone confirm uno is back on psn

  7. Erich says:

    I was able to get PSN, Youtube, and Netflix to work w/ Charles yesterday. I switched to Fiddler2 but now Netflix times out, although I can get to PSN and Youtube. PSN times out when trying to download most things, though.

  8. CaptainStupid says:

    Thank you for this. The previous one did not work for me at all.

    With this, I managed to gain access to PSN first time lucky…

    One issue I have is that I have some games in my download list, when I attempt to download them I get an error:
    “Could not connect to the server or device within the time limit.

  9. yeoghan says:

    Unable to access Facebook & its prompting me to update my FW, uncool!! Will the above tuto help us access facebook too?

    @Erich, I dont think the FW update has any effects when accessing youtube.

    @Tonakai, Do we need to do this everytime im connecting to PSN? This should save once Im able to connect, right?

    But Im encountering the following errors


    C3-14978-9 > Did not find anything in the net
    NW-10743-5 > Did not find anything in the net

  10. Comet says:

    Hi I have UNO that have exploit on PS3 because I bought it by PS3 before PSN stop it.

    Also, thanks to this article I can connect VITA to PSN without update.

    But I can’t transport UNO to VITA from PS3 cause by required VITA’s system update..

    What should I do…

  11. TheBudds says:

    Gah! Playstation Network keeps failing to connect >_<

  12. meteo says:

    Works a treat. Cheers for the guide. :)

  13. migueliv says:

    C3-14978-9 error for me cant figure it out

  14. Luis E Alvarado says:

    Yay! Using this on my uTorrent system (all it does is download Anime).
    You know, if 3G on the PS Vita had a way to set the proxy, or at least a way to override it, I can easily run an online proxy to take care of redirecting that xml file.
    This would of course work on wifi, all that is needed is that the system running the proxy to have port 8888 open and for them to share their public ip.
    I am taking a nice guess though, that the service will be utterly slow then since it has to connect to that system providing the proxy therefore downloads will be coming from that system. And PSN is already slow to top it off. Ah well, in concept it works, not in practice…

  15. Mechanical Penis says:

    Thanks for the guide, Tonakai!

  16. Mitz says:

    Is it possible to put back the original files incase I do want to upgrade my console?

  17. kraze1226 says:

    after using fiddler now i cant connect anything to my router ):

  18. isnizal says:

    how about hk region

  19. kupomogli says:

    Everything works fine until I get to step 11 then nothing.

  20. Saya says:

    Soooo…i did this and One quick question.. Do i need my pc turned on all the time i want to use this? It seems like a yes.Anyone?

  21. isnizal says:

    plez hk region

  22. mb123 says:

    Can anyone test it with 1.81.
    I just wonder if madblocker can still be download though this method as it’s available and I’m on 1.81 still
    Thanks in advance

    • mlc says:

      while this method won’t work with a 1.81 vita, you are still able to use the proxy method with a PS3 to download and transfer MBA

  23. NinjaKakashi says:

    I am still on 1.81 with the urbanix exploit and I really want to access PSN but unfortunately I don’t think this works for 1.81 because everything seemed to be fine until the part where I tried to connect to psn store and the internet connection test also failed for psn so I guess I will have to update if I ever want to use PSN again…:(:(:(

  24. Sunny-Tech-UK says:

    Hi guys

    I have done the steps provided, but on my vita, I get the error message “C3-14978-9).

    I am using the UK .xml file, and my firmware is 2.02.

    Please can anybody help? I got the same error message on charles, with wololo’s guide also.

  25. albie85 says:

    cant get past step 11 session doesn’t open to be able to edit any help plz Charles works fine but only last 30mins

    • albie85 says:

      done it now I can tell u that fiddler is 100% better you can close fiddler and it still connects when u launch it back up even if the vita goes to sleep

  26. Vibrocil says:

    Now for a tutorial on squid? :p

  27. achay says:

    I want to ask when the next exploit? :)

  28. andrea82it says:

    for fiddler 2 user:

    some request from sony for check your firmware some time doesn’t check with the actual firmware, for exemple at the end of the user-agent string we can found “2.02 (PS Vita)”.
    if you like send to sony a fake user-agent with 2.05 you need to add a special rule on the custom rule script.

    1) go to Rules menù and select “Customize Rules….”
    2) find these row:

    // User-Agent Overrides
    if (null != sUA) {
    oSession.oRequest[“User-Agent”] = sUA;

    3) after these row add these:

    function jinUserAgent ()
    var PSVNewUserAgent = “2.05”;
    if (oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]!=null)
    oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]=oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”].replace(“2.02”, PSVNewUserAgent);
    jinUserAgent ();

    4) save your modified script and go.

    fiddler 2 reload automatically the new custom rule file, now your user-agent report the correct actual firmware.

    • Genesis says:

      Cant get this to work did i get the part right, that i should simply copy-paste this text

      “function jinUserAgent ()
      var PSVNewUserAgent = “2.05″;
      if (oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]!=null)
      oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]=oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”].replace(“2.02″, PSVNewUserAgent);
      jinUserAgent ();”

      and save it ?? when i do so it tells me that there is an error where i pasted!?
      what im i doing wrong?

      • Erich says:

        The rules modification should complain about invalid characters due to improper quotes around the firmware levels. This modification worked for me…

        function jinUserAgent ()
        var PSVNewUserAgent = “2.05”;
        if (oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]!=null)
        oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]=oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”].replace(“2.02”, PSVNewUserAgent);
        jinUserAgent ();

        • Erich says:

          It appears our web-browsers are to blame. I’m using Chrome, so even a re-copy/paste shows the bad quotes. You’ll see what I mean if you copy into Notepad, or look at the Rules editor carefully.

  29. ShogunzX9 says:

    THANKS!!! WORKING!!! 😀

  30. elveda says:

    works fine! thanks you!

  31. Sunny-Tech-UK says:

    Hi Guys

    I have again done all the above steps, but when I try to sign into psn on the vita, I get the error message: “c3-14978-9”.

    What do I do now?

    I have a Taiwanese vita and using a UK psn account.

  32. JonathanH says:

    It works on 2.02 US and thank you for that online game web address.

  33. Genesis says:

    Can Sony see that we are on lower firmware and in that case can Vita users that use fiddler risk a ban?

  34. shenmue says:

    There are lots of smart people on the street. Sony better stops wasting its time and our time to play cat-and-mouse game.

    • NNNRT says:

      Yeah you’re right, & eCFW is making them sell more of the PS Vita. 😆 I just fail to understand what they have with it. Maybe because of pirated games (ISO/CSO). 😕

  35. IgnusArmagadan says:

    It works! But here are a few issues I’m having:

    1) I can’t be online on my computer while fiddler is running, fiddler block all web pages from loading.

    2) Tried downloading Beats Slider and keep getting (C2-13242-2) error. This one I kind of guess might be maintenance because not even 10 minutes before that, I tried getting into the PSN on my PS3 and it wont sign me in. I would figure it wouldn’t even let me in if that was the case, but it could just be the proxy letting me in that far possibly?

    Either way, there’s a couple problems I’m facing that causes using the proxy somewhat counterproductive, lol.

    • Shivox says:

      1) Make sure you’ve checked ‘Unmatched requests passthrough’ under ‘Autoresponder’ tab (step 18 above).
      2) Once your download is ready, disable proxy under Vita settings and you should be able to download normally (but no PSN access, so once your download finishes put back your proxy settings)

  36. Genesis says:

    Cant get the fake user-agent with 2.05 to work did i get the part right, that i should simply copy-paste this text

    “function jinUserAgent ()
    var PSVNewUserAgent = “2.05″;
    if (oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]!=null)
    oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”]=oSession.oRequest[“user-agent”].replace(“2.02″, PSVNewUserAgent);
    jinUserAgent ();”

    and save it ?? when i do so it tells me that there is an error where i pasted!?
    what im i doing wrong?

  37. Botarguirix says:

    if do you live in mexico open the p2sp2-updatelist.xml in a note pad and change the “us” for “mx” without the quotes.. and… thats it! yuhuuuu!!! 😀


    si vives en mexico solo abre el archivo p2sp2-updatelist.xml y cambiale todo lo que diga “us” por “mx” y listo a disfrutarlo … ojo bajar el archivo p2sp2-updatelist version US 😛

  38. huz says:

    hi, ps vita wifi user device content manager assistant install and PS VITA usb see user
    wifi register device user PC!

    C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Manager Assistant
    crack CMA 5.0.ZIP run.exe cmd done run as SEE CMA SETTINGS


  39. Vaan says:

    if i have a Japanese psvita and i live in the us which one do i choose the japan xml file or the us xml file.

  40. bane says:

    i can log to psn..browse everything…i can purchase thing but cannot download it…it said cannot connect to server or something..any help here?

  41. Vaan says:

    ^_^ i got it now, my problem was i had a jp psvita and i was using the us xml

  42. Vaan says:

    im able to download games, i just tested it out.

  43. shenmue says:

    Works like a charm for me! Thank you!

  44. huz says:


    PSN and Online Features on without updating on FW 2.02: Fiddler 2 NOT WORK

  45. Yuu says:

    Thanks alot TonakaiSAN for this guide :) and to everyone who contributed additional tips and tricks.

  46. Vitalicious says:

    This is awesome. Thanks wololo

  47. yoretro says:

    signs in fine but cannot download fron psn store
    any reason? i dont really play online but would like to get a few of those freebie games from moble store and my ps+ games that are currently free too.
    thanx for the online part but is it possible to download or is it erroring out because we use the fiddle(lol)

  48. Faton says:

    Do you guys know if Uno is already back to Psn store?

  49. Joe says:

    Fiddler 2 is a Windows only application, so to run this on a Mac or Linux based system you have to use a Virtual Machine such as VMWare on the Mac, or WINE on Linux.

    Wine isn’t a virtual machine it’s a reverse engineered collection of Windows libraries and other system files, the difference is that it isn’t a full Windows installation nor an emulator and it uses much less recourses an feels like a reel linux application (or mac application). An d it’s ported to OS X. So next time you may write something like this: Fiddler 2 is a Windows only application, so to run this on a OS X or Linux based system you have to use a WINE (port) on Linux or Mac or use a
    Virtual Machine such as VMWare on the Mac.

    • Tonakai says:

      Haha, I knew someone would eventually pick up on this.

      I understand that Wine is not a VM, but it makes life a lot easier while writing the article just to say that. I had actually considered stating that WINE wasn’t a VM, but in this case I found there wasn’t any need as it does pretty much the same job: You can run a Windows application on another OS.

      If I had of included it (using your words) it would have been something like this:

      “Fiddler 2 is a Windows only application, so to run this on a Mac or Linux based system you have to use a Virtual Machine such as VMWare on the Mac, or WINE (Wine isn’t a virtual machine it’s a reverse engineered collection of Windows libraries and other system files) on Linux.”

      Sound good to you? No? Me neither. I wrote it like that for the sake of simplicity.

      • Tonakai says:

        Just fully read your comment. I just don’t feel that it’s that big of a deal in all honesty. If you’ve got someone who’s just started using Linux would it really matter to them whether wine is a VM or Port? As long as it gets the job done, then there’s no issues regarding the details of the application used.

      • herpy derp says:

        Or you could just say ‘you’ll need a VM or compatibility layer to run this on OS X or Linux’.

        There are other errors in your article, and your writing style reeks of someone who doesn’t really know what he’s talking about when it comes to computers and tech. Sort of depressing considering you seem to be a pretty major source for PSP related hacking and CFW.

        • roswell108 says:

          Really? ‘you’ll need a VM or compatibility layer to run this on OS X or Linux’? Should an A+ certification become a requirement to view the page or do you think maybe being that *** is making the wrong post look sad?

  50. Astig_808 says:

    this one works great for me but the charles didnt.i wonder why?

  51. daM33_5.00m33-6 says:

    Man I wish I could try this, got the exploit over break now that I left home to college I can’t do this, but it’s all good I guess, still got my homebrew and cso on my vita hopefully a full hack comes out soon that would be badass lol

  52. there isn’t any tool that dont’ need to be configured to match the psvita wifi ? (or a save file for fiddler ?)

  53. elbarto says:

    I’m having the same issue as yoretro. I can get into psn fine but i cannot start any downloads. I am met with this error: “Could not connect to the server or device within the time limit (NW-5603-4)”
    Thanks for the tutorial, it worked perfectly.

    • Tonakai says:

      Pretty simple work around for this (though it’s a little annoying).

      When you have the download button visible go back into the advanced settings and disable the proxy and it will connect and download.

      After this, you need to re-enable your proxy (this is why it’s annoying, because you have to re-enter the IP and port every time).

    • McLoven says:

      as I am waiting for my download to begin I’m reading this and that exact error popped up on my screen, I was like woah. TRUE STORY

  54. Lai says:

    and so it works :) works great in my vita :) i was able to access psn :) thanks guys

  55. Aneudi says:

    can we get in trouble by using this?

  56. anhtuanle says:

    Great guide! Couldn’t get Charles to work but fiddler was perfect.

  57. dr3amcast3r says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!! (sorry for the caps)

  58. Mad-Hunter69 says:

    someone help me i used region 1 (USA) but i still can’t access the PSN pls help me in fiddler this is my url…

  59. manny says:

    i question whTs with sony antld there late actions ah i might update my vita when this is patched btw guys im into persona 3 if yall havent tried it please do i pht over 60 hours into itone question can u connect online with a psp gane without having to update??

  60. vitacfw says:

    hey so i have this running on my vita, but how do you download from psn i keep getting an error can someon help

  61. Mitz says:

    Great tool! At first I thought we had to edit a file on the system, but I read through it all and was amazed. Thanks again for all your hard work.

  62. mb123 says:

    Does it make sense to stay on lower firmware, if I missed the Uno exploit ?
    Is there any chance the game will be back on PSN before the proxy method to access it is fixed ?
    Or should I rather update to 2.05 already and wait for the new VHBL only game/exploit ?

  63. Zack says:

    Can I still use PS+ through the proxy?

  64. Zack says:

    P/s I can’t download game via PSN. :(

  65. LuxAlpha says:

    What i do to download a game is: use the proxy server and go on psn, go to your download list and go back to settings. turn your proxy server to Do Not Use and go back to psn and press download and download your game ^_^ idk if people already know this or not but their you go

    • McLoven says:

      It didn’t work before, but after reading your comment and trying through the “download list” it worked.
      Thanx MAN. Stay AWESOME.

  66. Mike_Smith says:

    Has this already been blocked in Europe? Was working yesterday and the day before, now it just says there is an update. Tested both Charles and Fiddler. Guess it was fun while it lasted!

  67. Matthew says:

    Is Sony blocked this or not?

  68. kaylo says:

    does this still work? I followed the tutorial and I still cannot connect. I seem to have everything set up correctly but I get an “error np 2066-4” when trying to go in the PS store. the proxy server seems to be working; I get internet connection to the vita, but I can’t get into the ps store. please help me out

  69. Skars says:

    Just adding that for South America the XML file should be replaced for SA, you can pick the US version for ex. and replace settings where is US to SA

    and the links: dSA01.psp2.up… …PUP?dest=SA

    Fiddler Rule Editor should be SA too.

    I think that you should edit your XML accordingly to what you see in Fiddler, if fiddler shows you US, them your XML should be US.

    (I guess its regardless your PSN account or PSV settings, since my vita use an USA account with everything set for US, but I’m in south america, so it is related to your IP).

    This should fix PSN Sign error C3-14978-9

  70. Skars says:

    Is this blocked already? I’ve got access to PSN once with my vita without any account registered on the device.

    It allowed me to connect and read my memory card (yay!)

    My games are back, but now before playing any game, I have to connect to my PSN account one more time, and is now where Vita is saying that I have to update system software again.

    I’ve managed to use fiddlers to bypass official URLs, but somehow it know that I’m not on 2.05 and fails.


    Now I have no access to my actual games, to PSN, to nothing other than the update screen smiling like devil.

  71. guy9988 says:

    i followed the tutorial and i cannot get this to work plz help

  72. koko says:

    look s like this is blocked now guys, was fun while it lasted

  73. anhtuanle says:

    Seems like it’s blocked now. It was working the other day and now asks to update firmware. =(

  74. jason says:

    for some reason fiddler was running good then now all of a sudden it stopped working it wont let me connect now, any help on this?

  75. ivan says:

    is fiddler blocked now?

  76. GothicIII says:

    yes it is

  77. John R. says:

    damn i was just about to put a 50 in my psn just for psn guess now not….

  78. GothicIII says:

    Guess what… I buyed yesterday ps+ for 365 days xP But whatever… I bought a ps3 cfw now… So that shouldnt be a problem anymore

  79. Rasheem says:

    Does anyone know of any other proxies we can use to access PSN on 2.02?

  80. karamo2482 says:

    damn no matter what i do i can’t get back on the ps store i guest Sony blocked it, if there was a opencma that worked with 2.05 wouldn’t mine updating

  81. AfgNinja says:

    HELP i get error NW-10743-5 whenever i’m trying to connect to psn.

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