PS Vita 3.69 Update is here – Screenshot thanks to @DrekoRegler
Sony has started pushing an update for PS Vita, firmware 3.69.
PS Vita Firmware 3.69 is here. What does it do?
Besides the particular trait of being nice, there’s not much information about firmware 3.69 yet, or why it got released just now. The previous firmware update, 3.68, was released 5 months ago by Sony, and it was pretty much everyone’s expectation that we wouldn’t see significant firmware updates for the Playstation Vita moving forward.
Firmware 3.68 is vulnerable to h-encore, a full exploit on the PS Vita. There’s a possibility, although it’s not been confirmed, that 3.69 patches the exploit. Alternatively, it could be an unrelated patch to close some Vita related services on the PSN, just like we’ve seen a few years ago with an unexpected PSP update.
At the time of writing, Sony’s official site still says the latest firmware is 3.68.
As always, if you use a hacked console (or want to hack it at some point), we advise not to update, until details surface on what firmware 3.69 actually brings to the table.