Sony PSVita firmware 3.70 released – Game decryption keys not changed so reF00D will still work with the latest games!

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20 Responses

  1. Wetalo

    “even though there aren’t an awful lot of games to look forward to since Catherine Full Body won’t even be released in English on the Vita.”

    This is news to me… 🙁

    • Rolenzo

      It’s likely someone will release an inserted ps4 patch at some point. It is super sad.1`

    • mr x

      Is that even confirmed? Why would they do that?

      • Tehgan

        There’s very little people still using the Vita in NA, and it takes effort/money to release a localized version, so it’s not worth it to them.

        • Demian

          Actually there’s not many people using the Vita to play Vita’s junk games. But to emulate better games on it. I’m one of them.

          • Jack Attack

            Why are you bothering with emulation on the Vita when you can just use a Switch? Vita has good to great games and is the perfect handheld for sony systems. It sucks for emulation beyond GBA since there’s no point unless you’re bound to smallest form factor with decent controls but you don’t really need analog sticks for anything beyond PS1 games since N64 is hardly noteworthy on the Vita.

  2. The_thett

    Expected a bit more with 3.70 🙁
    Thank God (TheFlow) exploit still works.

  3. Kamil Locarno

    what’s the difference betweeen NpDrm and food keys ?

    • Rai Bakuoh

      Im not 100% sure on the therms, but NonPdrm are false tickets to games you didn’t buy so you can trick the vita to run the games.
      Food keys are the encription keys used in 3.69-3.70 firmwares thtat prevent you from play new games on older firmwares, even if it’s an original cartridge game you can’t play it without those keys or an update.

    • Fallenleader

      NPDRM is the encryption used with the games, while F00D is literally the security key responsible for all crypto on the device.
      in terms of hacking, if F00D wasn’t hacked and NPDRM changed, until a later firmare was exploited to derive compatibility packs from, all games from that firmware forward would be unusable. Basically it would be the 3.60 limitation we saw all over again.
      By owning F00D, you effectively can decrypt anything in the system. User, kernel, if it has crypto, you have the keys to the kingdom.
      Sony’s attempt to change F00D was an attempt to remove that freedom, but ultimately it was pointless. Having that ability could even potentially allow for actual modified firmware to be installed, bypassing the need for an OFW update.

  4. Vitaguy

    R.I.P 3.6X

  5. SCE-CEO

    “This system software update improves system performance.”
    Lies

  6. SilicaAndPina

    It was actually party not near lmao I got the titleids mixed up tbh I don’t get why they don’t just delete near

  7. game changer

    what types of games i can play if i hack my vita FW 3.69