PS Vita 3.61 Hack: beware of scam sites!
This can’t be avoided, but after the HENkaku exploit release for Vita firmware 3.60, and the release of official PS Vita firmware 3.61 by Sony a few days afterwards, several websites are claiming they have a HENkaku hack for PS Vita 3.61.
Such sites include ps4portal dot net (which to add insult to the injury blatantly plagiarizes wololo.net’s articles). Note: For the scene’s sake don’t go there, you’d just be giving them points in the eyes of google and ranking engines.
These sites’ claims are false, and, best case scenario they will send you down a rabbit hole chasing a “password” for a zip or rar file. In general you will never be able to retrieve that password, but these websites want you to believe that by answering some surveys (for which they get paid) you’ll get the password. Even if you manage to get the password, the zip/rar file will not contain a PS Vita 3.61 hack, since such a thing doesn’t exist at the time of this writing. They get paid for your work answering the surveys or clicking the ads, but you get nothing, and certainly not a hack for your PS Vita 3.61.
Many people who are new to the scene think they might have found “something” that the main scene websites haven’t found. Keep this in mind: there are dozens of people who dedicate a huge part of every single day chasing the latest information on PS Vita hacking. This includes myself and many, many people who have been on the scene for a long time. We get people who tip us within minutes of any relevant announce in the scene.
Because of this, when a hack is available for the latest PS Vita firmware, you can expect the information to be on the frontpage of scene websites such as wololo.net, hackinformer, psx-place, playstationhax.it and others within 24h of the announce. There’s no such thing as a secret hack that the scene websites won’t talk about but that a random site you’ve never heard of is willing to give to you on their page in exchange for completing a survey or other random task.
There are trusted scene websites such as your very own wololo.net that will be the first ones to get you real information if and when a hack is available for firmware 3.61.