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PS Vita compulsory Firmware 2.61 is out, patches the ‘Arcade’ exploits


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82 Responses

  1. davide

    Finally 🙁

  2. Datright

    Gotta update to play Killzone:Mercenary beta!

  3. Magadelcaos


    • exo_gurei

      But, you don’t even need to update your psvita just to get the Killzone: Mercenary beta. You see, you just have to use your PC and purchase the game at the psn store online using your psn account. Link below for US:


      The next thing you need to do is to queue the purchased game by going to your download list at the same link above with your psn account. Then turn on your psvita’s wifi and restart. A minute after starting your Psvita the download will automatically start. It really works. I don’t know if there is a blog about this, I am too lazy to search for it online. But, I wonder why not many people knows about this. Too bad, you must have already lost your game exploit.

      • dmjr15

        why its not working.. i did all but when the downloads is in Queue.. waiting then i went to my vita and open the wifi and restart and still nothings happen. I need instructions. Please

  4. Super

    I’m updating too because of Killzone and Ys.

    Everyone is going to lose their exploit because of Killzone Beta. lol

    • Yukon

      We only needed CFW to play games that were better than Sonys games. Now that they’re getting their stuff together, we really don’t need a vita hack anymore.

      • svenn

        So once that game is finished your gone cry on the forum/topics to make a new exploit are you ?

        I don’t wane choose between playing the newest games being able to play mario bros/tetris …

        HBL doesn’t allow piracy, in fact we are ages away from piracy as PSP. So why does Sony need to hunt us down, instead they should give money for doing a better job then them. As I see it, HBL is cross-compatible and can be exported to a multitude of exploids.

        • akian_aray

          Sega and Nintendo are still selling thoose games, y’know (check Virtual Console and one million rereleases of sega, there are old genesis games on Steam, even)? And they might be extremely *** at sony just saying “Meh, of course you can use that emulators of yours”.

    • sathriel

      Many people have two vitas: one for playing latest games, one hacked so it is not a big issue for them.

    • exo_gurei

      No, you can still download games from PSN store to your vita without updating. It’s not even a trick. Sony made it conveniently easy for us to purchase and download games without ever updating to newer firmware.

  5. xlovenuggetx

    Killzone Mercenary is a *** beautiful game. I discovered that i was playing online without having to update to the newest firmware (?) and everytime i join a game it kicks everyone. i’m re-downloading the beta hoping maybe that will fix it. anyhow, looks like you guys have sony’s undivided attention. that’s something.

  6. Berrios30

    I’ve still have my 2.60 vbhl AD game will this update remove it

  7. Octos

    Some questions. I accidentally updated my CMA, and now OpenCMA doesn’t recognize the new version. I’ve never used OpenCMA before, so is this my error, or is this a problem that needs to be patched? Secondly, someone already asked – So the firmware has been patched, but if I update I can still use the exploit?

    • totsk1

      Wololo, this is an evidence that your article is not clear lol

      • Octos

        Eh, you know how it goes. When it comes to this sort of thing there are paranoid users such as myself who need things spelled out in Alphabet soup.

        • Octos

          Anyway, I can see that I would lose the exploit, but my main question about CMA still stands. The other day, right after getting the exploit, Vita locked me out of Open CMA.

          • totsk1

            I guess download an early version of CMA. And, how did you accidentally update your CMA? Just curious

          • Octos

            I connected to my computer and was stupid enough to update the CMA, basically. Nothing more devious than my own stupidity.

          • Giovanni

            you will be able to use OpenCMA again, if you just press ‘update’ (as you did) and then paste the openCMA files in the updated folder. It’s working with openCMA 5 and vita firmware 2.60 / 2.61

  8. The Budds

    Luckily I’m gonna buy the physical version of killzone, so I’ll be able to report what firmware it needs to be played.

  9. totsk1

    I guess you’ll have to choose whether VHBL or Killzone but I choose the latter. Killzone is addicting you won’t notice you’re playing for hours, what more if it’s a full version.

    Perhaps play emulators on a smartphone or buy another vita, oh well thanks for the hard work guys!

  10. agent058

    I just wanna play my jap vns on my vitas 5in oled screen
    im still at 2.10 lol

    As for when i update, well, as soon as disage 4 is ported over then its goodbye

    And killzone on vita amd ys celta = .<

    • mixedfish

      Yes, I was finally celebrating that I could finally play Dragon’s Crown after sitting on 2.10 for so long. Then this comes and I just know you’ll need the latest firmware to play Killzone and Ys.

      Oh the dilemma.

  11. alito

    ***! i need it too to play killzone. But i think this is a good sign for the future of the system. a really good and adicting game that could make us to think twice about a hack

  12. Maning

    every update here in vbhl & kernel exploits is monitored by sony … your just helping them to improve their system & help them find on what games in psn is still vulnerable ..

    i hope for the best 😀

    • AnonymousGuy

      But when they come with an exploit after the patch means that Sony is still inferior to the hackers. Sure they may work fast but it won’t stop the hackers. Think about many other games that have updates but the hackers find a way to surpass it

  13. 110706

    Man i bet Sony is laughing their *** off saying : look! these iditos bought our expensive vita to play tetris and mamrio from the 90’s.


    • Maning

      aw thats a slap to their faces LOL
      besides you can play old games that play in vhbl in pc you just need emulator to play it you dont have to wait for a new vhbl exploit

      plus theres a ppsspp to play iso games in pc & in keeps on improving

  14. AliFOJ

    lol I am not updating my Vita at any cost. I don’t care about Killzone for Vita as I am not a big fan of it from the start. I’m gonna stay at 2.12 and going to wait for TN-V4. 😀

    • phil87700

      The feeling is mutual here 😉

    • Lennyvita

      I am also feeling the same. I wont be updating KZ or another Vita game. I am enjoying VHBL and soon TN-V4 i hope. I enjoy playing “Mario” on the vita. If sony were so good on releasing great games and allowing openness and adding features to the vita, well people wouldn’t need to have vhbl or TN-V, but sony is sony, trying to get the most $ from people thanks sony!! great hardware. and Even more thanks to the people here who brings us these exploits and allows more features to the vita. I would have sold my vita if there was no exploits and stick to my PSP.

  15. ducky420

    another block, hope you’re all happy

  16. For those with PS3’s, can they purchase the games on the console (when the games supposedly do come back), then copy the games file onto the PC using a USB, then using openCMA to transfer it to the vita? Worth a try? :SS

    Either Way, I have an in depth tutorial for NOOBS on my channel for the 2.60 VHBL exploit for all the games, its a very in depth guide, along with a clear speaking voice, good editing and perfect 1080p clear resolution 🙂

  17. Giovanni

    Hey , thanks for the information but my vita doesn’t seem to care, I’m playing Killzone Mercenary online on 2,60 now 😀

  18. James

    Okay question… I’m currently on 2.60. I didn’t grab the game in time. If the game comes back up on the PS Store, and I get it onto my Vita without updating (for example, by buying off my PS3 then transferring) will I then be able to install VHBL on it?


    • Giovanni

      sure 😉

      • James

        Thanks. I’m kind of a noob – how would I be doing things with OpenCMA? Will OpenCMA v5 work with the latest version of content manager assistant or would I need to download an old version of it, if so where from?


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      • i got a vey important question, i got keylogged now i use spybot to find it first 2 times i found cookies with a e-mail adres wich i deleted.the day after i rescanned, spybot shows u what it searches when i looked at what it scanning i saw some names like “goldkeylogger” and other names with keylogg and some “fraude”names but when my spybot is done loading it says that my computer is safe, i think thats kind of weird because i see names like “goldkeylogg” but it doesnt detect it as dangerous

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  19. me

    i wanted to spend some money, but now.. shame on you Sony!

  20. I are

    There were exploits till 2.60, there will be more in the future 🙂
    As for Killzone, I just finished playing a few rounds. I am certainly not an FPS player, but holding a tiny war between my hands just blew me away 😀 everyone should try it !

  21. PspJunkie

    Quote: The Z mentioned on his twitter that the update is compulsory to access the PSN and other services (not all Vita firmware updates are like this).

    Well all Vita firmware updates have been compulsory since the the first exploit was released and will probably always be. I’ve got iPhone 4 Jb on 4.1 and can still access the app store. Apple doesn’t care about it and force me to update. $ony needs to concentrate on making it a better product rather than us playing frogger on our devices that WE own.

  22. xhost

    I need to update only for KZ mercs beta
    Screw the hombrews ,will play them on psp

  23. Dmaskell92

    No game release could sway me from getting Total_Noob’s TV-V on GOLOR.

  24. mikehunterX

    is that when they find an exploit because instead of publishing it better if they know they will always sony patching, better work on perfecting it and make it a separate CFW as well as those used for hackiar the psp, otherwise we will always be the same story you always find the exploit and sony removes it, you find the xploit and sony it off and so on …