Frostegater’s Firmware 2.61 VHBL Exploit revealed ! – Get is as soon as possible !

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139 Responses

  1. GodOfDark says:

    First! All I had to do was refresh page 😛

  2. Obito says:

    Sadly there’s absolutely no PS3less way to upgrade up to 2.61 nor buy the game Now, so I’m definitely waiting for version 3.00 ^.^

  3. exo_gurei says:

    Was this video posted before? If it was, then Sony might have used that to filter find the games that would load save files directly at startup.

    But if the video was not posted before, never mind my post.

    • The Z says:

      The video was “not listed” and then private.

      I just put it back on “public”.

      I made it private, cause one leaked it.

      The video did not show the game itself.

  4. Jaggions says:

    How to download it?? PlayStation Store asks me to update!!

  5. PlaGeRaN says:

    The Z this doesn’t help us at all! most of us are still on lower firmware waiting for total_noob. wouldn’t it be better if you guys /gals worked together on this?

    This exploit won’t help anyone at all. I hope you guys first tell us to update our devices, give it a few days then release an exploit.

    Hope this will help alot of other people also.


    Lol i sold my vita 2 bad now im mad to myself 😀

  7. x-eye says:

    Sadly until someone makes open cma for Android i won’t be able to get in on these vhbl thingies.

  8. fatman01923 says:

    Just updated last night and I have this game already :(

  9. smiletime123 says:

    So I downloaded the game from my ps3 expecting that I would be able to transfer it over as per usual… YOU CANT! as soon as I try and connect to the ps3 with my vita the vita says you need to update the system software…. so note to everone


    I may have just wasted 7$…lame

  10. xoombie503 says:

    Clap clap clap…nice you greedy bastards

  11. what's the point says:

    Why tell us after the update. We can’t use it now.

  12. Psvita_user says:

    Do you think sony will remove fieldrunners from psn?

  13. what the says:

    what’s the point of releasing it after it gets patched

    • tinostar91 says:

      Because it was probably never supposted to be public, it got fixed so at least if somebody is still at 2.61 he/she can get it and use it. It’s not like every exploit which has been found is going to be public

      • The Z says:

        That was the point.

        It was not intended to be public, because it IS too good for the public.

        Since it got patched, we can release it, since we have no use for it anymore.

        • mlc says:

          Too good for the public? lol

        • Manuel N says:

          Ok Z, maybe it’s useless, but I was able to connect and download FieldRunners while available, but now what?, VHBL 2.61 w/yMenu doesn’t works at all, if you try to use FTPvita shows “[no” on the screen, and if you use CMAr5 you can only copy savefiles with no INSTALL.ZIP contents. So… What’s the point on releasing a exploit that doesn’t works, or you have no interest on still developing for ??? First I decided to donate by PayPal expecting some support, now i’ve wasted 17 USD at this moment, with no results. Yes your advice was: “You’re buying the game, not a guarantee that the exploit will work” I’m sad for the scene, not for Sony

  14. Thekornerkids says:

    Charles proxy or open cma on computer to ps3 should still work to download I think

  15. kid says:

    actually, FieldRunners is psp kernel exploit

    • thekornerkids says:

      can you confirm this is kernel? through a video or some thing because the post states its user mode. if its only user mode i may not be interested in it.

  16. hossain says:

    i downloaded this with charles proxy
    and now i have the game

  17. tinostar91 says:

    What about the source code?

  18. Question says:

    Should we wait for TN-V4 instead of picking this exploit up, will that be any quicker

  19. datright says:

    What happened to “ninja release”? Too late for me anyway, updated to 3.00 last night.

  20. curious says:

    ha they found a little way to patch it already you have to have ps+ inorder to get it but its free talking about fieldrunners for people who don’t know I just missed it lmao coulda bought but left psn store came back and said ps+ forget ps+ hope tnv4 get 3.00 compatability

  21. arjunsm says:

    YEAH, didn’t miss this one 😀

  22. hossain says:

    i have 2.61

  23. Frostburn says:

    Three questions:

    Can you buy the game on the PSN store on the PC, but then transfer via PS3?

    Will this be compatible with the upcoming TN-V4?

    IF the game was added back to the PSN store after it was taken down would it still work on 2.61?

    • tinostar91 says:

      1- Yes, check out OpenCMA trick for more info how to do it without updating
      2- Not sure about that, nothing official has been said, but probably yes
      3- Yes, they never patch games, only FWs

  24. Jorge Buzo says:

    Thanks hossain for your tip on using Charles Proxy to bypass the 3.0 update and be able to download fieldrunners :0)saw a youtube video titled “Using Charles Proxy for PSN” from jeoway. just replaced all 03.000.000 with 01.600.000 and it worked

  25. drawerfloat says:

    This game also available in HK PSN Store (MY) for RM29.00

  26. Bomba says:

    html5 test : 252p for 2.61 , 292p for 3.0 ( internet explorer 11 has 355p )

  27. Kosc says:

    I downloaded the game on PS3 and connected to it using the open cma trick, but Fieldrunners isn’t showing up in the list of games to transfer (other psp games on my ps3 did, however). Even after a little testing, like “installing” to PS3 (this made a PSP version of the icon appear on my ps3, but install bubble was still there) and opening the game on my PS3 after that, I found I could only transfer the save data but not the game. Apparently there’s some kind of restriction on transferring minis that aren’t also on the vita store, any way to get past that?

  28. Kosc says:

    Also, I’m using the USA version. If I have to wait for a “fixed” version to appear on the vita store again before transferring, would it let me still transfer the “old” version?

  29. psp411 says:

    tnx for the exploit, but useless, why liberate it when you can´t use it? becouse is “TO GOOD FOR USERS?” IT´S THE STUPIDEST THING i EVER EAR, the scene has it´s roots on the users, the scene is missing the way, I think so, is there no more the ideal of DarkAlex, Fanjita, even Wololo, the users are the first.

    for me, I wait for the K exploit becouse I love plugins, love pmp player, quake (full vertion-full speed), like doom f@ck id software who´s dosn´t want to port doom to vita,
    I love the freedom to play what I want to play in my expensive console, I hope modern warfare 4 in ps vita be ported if not, for that is the hombrew, for the users, not a pseudo elite wich think a sploit is to good for users
    f@ck this kind of ideas

    • wololo says:

      This exploit was kept in the hope it would be useful for something bigger than VHBL. There are countless usermode exploits, and we have consistently released VHBL exploits over the past 2 years. There was no obvious need to release this one, and in the end it was up to the hackers who found it to release it or keep it.
      Keep in mind that it’s those undisclosed exploits that let hackers investigate the latest firmwares as fast as they can, in order to give the users more hacks.

      I 100% agree with you that a scene is nothing without the users, but sometimes it’s better to not disclose a specific hack, for greater good.
      In hindsight, it’s easy to say “this one should have been released earlier, now it’s wasted”, but nobody could predict Sony would patch it, it’s a very rare event in their history, to patch something that wasn’t publicly revealed.

  30. gui says:

    And now? I await the TN-V4 in version 2.61 or version 3.0?

  31. LOLman123 says:

    Is it better to stay with 2.02 UNO with high compatibility or update to 2.61 using Fieldrunners?

  32. francis says:

    Hey z dude! I f it is useless and has been patched for 6.21 conclusion wud be dt this is a kernlexploit that is patched and cnt be used nw? Im on the 6.20 wd arcdarts. Help me what to do? Waiting for the kernel exp.thank you very much!

  33. francis says:

    Or Since it is too good for being a usermode exploit can this be useless to use for 6.21? Needa clafication..too confusing!

  34. gunblade says:

    i got all those old exp.oi.ts games up to apachie

  35. oldsoppyshotgun says:

    So… does this only run homebrews or can I run psp games aswell? Sorry but with the amount of comments here it’s getting confusing xD

  36. oldsoppyshotgun says:

    Ah ok so I can pass on this then :)

  37. Nnuma78 says:

    It work !!! I’ve download it by Charles proxy Just follow step by step and replace 01610000 by 03000000 ! Thanks to wololo and Frostegater !

    • Nextbeat says:

      Thanks downloaded the game yesterday through the PC and installed it through the opencma tutorial using Charles. Thank goodness I waited to update for situations like these.

  38. megaman781 says:

    game not showing up when trying to transfer, ill check that Charles Proxy thing

  39. francis says:

    will pass this one then..waitin for the k-exp. yaaaawooooollllloolooooo! lol

  40. fil says:

    The game is not available for ps vita in psn plus us. Damn, too held the exploit.

  41. Nnuma78 says:

    Hum… finally, the game don’t want to launch the exploit :(
    It can’t recognize the Savedata, it’s different of the savedata of the game does any body have the same problem ?

  42. Nnuma78 says:

    Ho no sorry… IT IS WORKING !!!!!!!! tHAT WORK! Sorry for schizophrenia ^^

  43. Haze7 says:

    How did they patch it? You guys might have a double-agent -_-

  44. Hossain says:

    I can make a guide for wololo how do you acess to psn network from all version of firmware and do any vhbl and I have a new user -exploit contact me
    My email is
    Contact me i can do a video

  45. DSwizzy145 says:

    Can I use this charles proxy method to access the Vita’s Playstation Store?

  46. Not stressiN says:

    Damn… I’m still on 2.61 but I don’t have a friggin ps3… Waiting on my ps4… I just want SNES on my vita. I swear I’d pay $100 if Sony would just allow me to load emulators on my vita without exploits..

  47. megaman781 says:

    so i got it working but none of the homebrew seem to work, do they need to be ported or what? VHBL launches just fine and the homebrews Installs but when i try running them nothing happens

  48. Zen says:

    I was able to get this with charles proxy, no problem. PUMPED it’s been over a year since I’ve had a vita with VHBL!

  49. smiletime123 says:

    no matter what I do I cannot get charles proxy to work…any suggestions?

  50. tinostar91 says:

    Yes, you can get that game even on lower FW, there are currently at least 2 ways how you can get it

  51. swystix says:

    for step 10 in charles, do we use ver or var, having trouble getting through without the update message

  52. Josh says:


    Seriously though, just use the OpenCMA trick to install it. If you, like me updated to 3.00, too bad. If it still worked on 3.00, we would have never even known about it. Devs keeping a working exploit or two for personal use is normal. They found it so they can do as they please with it. If you dont like it then by all means find your own exploits.

  53. Wrozen says:

    This game is free for PS Plus subscribers in the US.

  54. StepS says:

    Oh no :( had this one myself too. Damn, opening this article from my mobile phone I just KNEW it was going to be it… But we move forward! Thank you again Frostetater and your friend who originally found this vulnerability. For sure it could have been released later for some bigger things, but well… It will be remembered for sure.

    PS: oh and btw, has the Wagic been finally made working on this exploit? I don’t have access to my vita right now yet, thanks The Z?

  55. xlovenuggetx says:

    is this compatible with the upcoming TN kernel exploit?

  56. lys says:

    I got this exploit working and VHBL loads and after installing homebrews the homebrews won’t launch at all. No errors or anything, the “selected” item just jumps to the top and nothing happens. Any ideas?

  57. smiletime123 says:

    ok so i get charles proxy working..the vita says up to date when i try “update via wifi” but as soon as i go back to psn store it says i need to update…i dont know what to doooo

  58. oHDGx says:

    Charles proxy won’t work for me.
    I followed this tut exactly.
    Any help?

  59. emre says:

    so I wanted to get to work the exploit on my ps vita but i don’t know how… i already downloaded the game and the exploit data, what’s next?

  60. Jomann says:

    what the heck? why was there no warning of this earlier? I just updated to 3.00 last night when you guys posted the article saying that an exploit still worked on it…… seriously?!

    • wololo says:

      Did you actually read the article? There was no Ninja release of this, Sony patched the exploit in 3.00, which is why the exploit was revealed now.

  61. smiletime123 says:

    For everyone having issues with charles proxy…after an hour of *** with it i found one post that said “anywhere you see f/w 3.00 change it to your current f/w prolly 2.61… so everywhere you see “03.000.000” change it to “02.610.000”…

  62. John R. says:

    the upcoming kernel exploit will still work on 3.00 without trying to get that vhbl user mode exploit, right ? because i can’t login to psn with 2.61 :(

  63. G36cBossMan says:

    Great… Thanks for releasing it now that its to late… You are aware that the 3.00 update was relased yesterday right? So that means its impossible to get the exploit since you relesed it the day after the update this is exactly why I knew it was a bad idea to hold in to so many exploits and not release them…

    • Dmaskell92 says:

      This was never intended for the public! If Sony didn’t magiclly patch a secret exploit, it would still be a secret. Stop acting like a demanding ***.

  64. megaman781 says:

    hopefully there will be a TN port

  65. deven says:

    is there an alternative to charles proxy?? the program wont run on my computer its something to do with my java.

  66. Guestboy354 says:

    cant transfer fieldrunners to my vita maaannnn -_-

  67. Hellbelial says:

    ***!!! I tough there will be for 3.0 thats why i update,are you kidding me?.

  68. kaos says:

    can this emulate a ps1 emu

  69. xatrix says:

    I downloaded the game with charles proxy. But how can I install the vhbl?

  70. Ruffbad says:

    Hi I bought field runners yesterday and used Charles proxy to bypass the ofw 3.00 Im trying to install the us verison of frostegater’s vhbl but when I put the savedata on my vita and load the game its a black screen. ten seconds later and error pops up saying (C1-2858-3) appears? Im not sure what im doing wrong but some help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  71. Ruffbad says:

    Sry forgot to mention that the game worked before I put the savedata on my vita. When I take it off it works again so the games not corrupt or anything.

  72. DSwizzy145 says:

    How do you exactly do the exploit files like put all of FrVBHL files to the savedata folder with the rest or put the FrVBHL folder inside the Save folder? Thanks!

  73. schmief says:

    This is The Z showing you how to install 2.61 Fieldrunners vHBL.

  74. Eligio Harris says:

    Everything went as planned, emulators all installed, but none of them run. was it something I did wrong? I followed everything to the T!

  75. tevin02 says:

    having a little trouble with the charles proxy help plzz

  76. Lord Lien says:

    ***… I’m 24 hours too late for this/boo! How dare real life get in the way :(

  77. Ruffbad says:

    OK so I finally got Vhbl working! But everytime I try to install homebrew if doesn’t show up to install? Am I missing something? I’ve tried all kinds of tutorials but to no avail. A little help would be really appreciated as I’m new to hacking the vita. Thanks!

  78. jonny2jo says:

    This is one of the happiest days of my life thank you Frosty XD!!

  79. Bobo says:

    how can i change from 2.60 to 2.61?

  80. wy301 says:

    I am now have the VHBL for FR installed can it support TN-V1,2,3?

  81. MIKE says:

    hey dudes, i need some help on how to install the homebrews onto my vita, i already have the fieldrunners vhbl installed on my vita so all i need are the homebrews to play, for example any emulators that work on the exploit, any help, or a link to a detailed tutorial would be greatly appreciated.

  82. xperimental says:

    Hey guys, I Downloaded fieldrunners to my PS3 but can’t get it copied to the PS-vita, as of NOV.16,2013 charles proxy no longer works also the Open CMA unplug form pc trick no longer works. IS there some other way to get fieldrunners on the PS-vita.


  83. Emil says:

    Im on 2.61 too but i have no PS3. No Chance?!

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