Release: PS Vita Firmware 3.51 & 3.52 Half Byte Loader for PoolHall Pro!
While this exploit was quite controversial, we still deliver what we promised: A VHBL for firmware 3.52.
Keep in mind that this VHBL has quite a few limitations, due to Sony’s system stability improvements in Firmware 3.51 & 3.52.
At first I would like to say that we are not joking. Usually we joke about Sony improving their system’s stability, but this time they’ve actually managed to improve it very well.
I am of course talking about the new limitations, in place as of firmware 3.51+, that the PoolHall Pro VHBL currently has.
Like it happened in the past – Firmware 3.18 exploit games and firmware update 3.30 – Sony did it again. They applied universal patches to the Pool games, which limits them to only being able to open 1 Megabyte. Any bigger file will make the game crash to the PS Vita’s Homescreen.
While this is quite a bugger, keep in mind that even with 1 Megabyte you can run some Homebrews, including a few Emulators for older machines.
Developer Qwikrazor did his best to make the VHBL as good as possible, but if the firmware limits the abilities of the exploits, then even Qwikrazor cannot make the impossible possible.
You might have noticed that we’ve only talked about PoolHall Pro, but not about World of Pool. This does have a reason, which happens to be that World of Pool has, despite being pretty much the same game as PoolHall Pro, even less available space, compared to PoolHall Pro, due to how the game was programmed.
This means that a VHBL for World of Pool could be created, but it would be incredibly unstable, would be able to run even less than the already limited PoolHall Pro VHBL, which in the end is not really worth the time to create it.
These exploits have been quite controversal, like we said in the beginning, but we still tried our best to safe this, how a few people would call it, failed exploit release.
We can only apologise to you if you think that this was not worth your time & money, but we would also like to remind you that we are doing this for free, as a hobby, that we have told you multiple times to consider the exploits as a bonus, and to only buy the exploit titles if you are really interested in them (in case something goes wrong with the exploit).
In the end feel free to try out Qwikrazor’s exploit savedata files for PoolHall Pro. They should work on firmware 3.51 and firmware 3.52.
If you want to have a small compatibility chart, feel free to check out the one available over at Hackinformer’s!
Download: Firmware 3.52 VHBL v2 for PoolHall Pro