Mandatory PS Vita Firmware 3.51 is now available!
Just one day ago we have told you that the PS Vita, and therefore also PS(Vita) TV, firmware 3.51 is going to be released very soon.
One night later, and the firmware is now available. It is mandatory, by the way!
PS Vita and PlayStation TV system update 3.51 is coming soon. It’s a minor update that will improve stability.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) 13. Mai 2015
Sony promised that the new firmware 3.51 is going to make the buggy PS Vita firmware 3.50 a bit more stable, fix various random slowdowns & freezes.
As of now, it looks that the firmware does what it promises, similar to the PS4’s firmware 2.51, which also happened to be a bugfix update for the buggy version 2.50.
While the official changes are nice, what’s about the unofficial changes?
As of now it seems that the public kernel mode exploit, used for the 3.50 ARK-2 & 3.50 TN-V release, has been patched.
With a bit of luck, Sony did not patch the leaked kernel mode exploits.
The savedata exploit in World of Pool (and Pool Hall Pro) seems to be still working, though.
It is not known if the Ape Escape: On the Loose savedata exploit is still working, but we assume that we will find out very soon.
If you want to know what is definitely still working, then you might want to take a look at the good old Half Byte Loader:
Despite ARK-2 & TN-V not being compatible with firmware 3.51 (for now), it is nice to know that at least the VHBL is still working.
Source via FWUpdateBot.