Playstation Vita System Software 3.60 is now available, VHBL already running
A new PS Vita System Software has been released a few hours ago and is required for using the online services of Sony, such as the PSN Store.
The new Firmware 3.60 does patch the Metal Gear Solid exploit, but it doesn’t patch a certain other exploit…
— Kouen Hasuki (@KouenHasuki) April 6, 2016
The new Firmware 3.60 doesn’t really offer anything interesting, if compared to the previous Firmware, version 3.57, it is just a normal ‘stability’ update.
Despite firmware 3.60 fixing the recent Metal Gear Solid VHBL exploit, which was a limited method of using the VHBL on firmware 3.57, it did not fix a certain other exploit.
I am of course talking about the Custom Bubbles that were created with Qwikrazor’s very own method.
As long as those Qwikrazor Custom Bubbles only require usermode access, like most Emulators & the trusty VHBL do, they should still work on firmware 3.60.
If they require kernel access, like the ARK-2 & TN-V Bubbles, then they will cease to work as of updating to the most recent PS Vita firmware.
Any other kind of Custom Bubbles, such as the ones created with Major Tom’s & mr.gas’ method, aren’t working on firmware 3.60 and didn’t work on firmware 3.57 either. They have been patched since quite a while.
Nonetheless there are still ways to run the VHBL & various Homebrews on the Playstation Vita, such as the Custom Bubbles that were created via Qwikrazor’s method.
We are of course suggesting you to not update your PS Vita, if you’re currently using any kind of eCFW or native Hacks. The only things, that are still working, are the usermode exploit Bubbles.
Update: How to – VHBL On PS Vita 3.60
Source via FWUpdateBot.