PS Vita Firmware 3.30 – What is patched? What is still working?
The new PS Vita Firmware 3.30 has been available since since days as of now, and it has patched some of the things released for firmware 3.18.
But don’t worry, Sony did not patch everything!
The bad news is, that …
… the Package Installer has been fixed. They did not only patch the Email trick to invoke the Package Installer, they also protected the Package Installer on firmware 3.30 (Yes, we have a different way to invoke it).
Take a look at Toms (blurry) video about the PS Vita firmware 3.30 Package Installer and its new protection:
With the Package Installer gone, what is left to check? Well, we still have to check for the various kernel exploits and the usermode exploit games.
The good news is, most of the exploit games can still be used on firmware 3.30, with the exception of the standalone released exploit game – Z.H.P.: Zettai Hero Project.
The bad news is, the kernel mode exploit, released by qwikrazor, has been fully patched and the execution of the TN-V eCFW on Firmware 3.30 is not possible (at the moment).
Sony has also added some new security mechanisms, that prevent the execution of an ‘H.BIN’ file, which we’ve used since the very first days of PSPemulator hacks for the PS Vita.
We can, most likely, circumvent their newest security mechanisms, but don’t expect something that soon.
In the end I would like to say that we are still investigating the changes and that I might have made a mistake in this news.
We will keep you informed! Stay tuned!