Vita Update Blocker working for Firmware 3.51
Our good friends at hackinformer report that Vita Update blocker (and other proxy techniques, including SKFU Pr0xy, Charles proxy, etc…) is working right now for firmware 3.51.
What this means is that you can stay on firmware 3.50 and still be able to access PSN and its features, as long as you use a proxy technique.
Vita Update Blocker lets you do that very easily by creating a proxy on your (windows or other OS) PC. You can then connect your Vita to the internet through your PC, by following the instructions below. This tricks PSN services into believing that your vita is running on firmware 3.51, even though you’re still running on 3.50. This technique is useful, for example if you are using the Ape Escape exploit on 3.50, and don’t want to update (PS Vita Firmware 3,51 patches the exploit, so if you update, you lose it).
There’s usually a limited time window when this proxy trick works. Ultimately Sony ends up blocking the proxy method for the latest firmware, so enjoy while it lasts.
How to use Vita Update Blocker
- Download Vita Update Blocker, and extract it to your PC
- Start vita_update_blocker.exe
- Open Settings app on your Vita, Go to Network-Wi-Fi Setting > [your wifi router Name] >Advanced Settings.
- Change proxy settings to ip:port as shown on VitaUpdateBlocker (for example: 192.168.1.1:8888) .
- Save settings and open the PS Store application on your Vita.
- You’ll see front page of store, go Settings app again and disable proxy.
- Download contents from store, play games online or connect to your PS3 via wifi.
–port <PORT>: customize port, default is 8080.
–block-traffics: blocks all traffics except for update information. This will be useful if you’re going to make a public server.
Download Vita Update Blocker
Note: SKFU Proxy works as well.