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Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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theleftykid
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Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

Post by theleftykid »

Is it possible to downgrade our firmware using this software? Like editing the xml files, host and paths and using a downloaded OFW to push in the ps vita?
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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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The Vita checks the firmware version, and compares it to the one already installed. If the firmware version is equal to or less than the version of the one installed, it will not install the new firmware.

This number cannot be changed because the updates are signed, and modification would break this signature.
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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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MostSignificantBit wrote:The Vita checks the firmware version, and compares it to the one already installed. If the firmware version is equal to or less than the version of the one installed, it will not install the new firmware.

This number cannot be changed because the updates are signed, and modification would break this signature.
^This
Also, this question has been answered many times before. Next time use the search button ;)
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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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It would be painfully stupid by Sony to allow such a way to downgrade the Vita :D But on the other hand we know how stupid companies can be regarding security measures (see 10 days of hacking series :lol: )
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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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motu90 wrote:It would be painfully stupid by Sony to allow such a way to downgrade the Vita :D But on the other hand we know how stupid companies can be regarding security measures (see 10 days of hacking series :lol: )
What way are you talking about?? How would Charles work :?
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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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What if you choose to update your ps vita and use charles proxy to replace the updat.pup file with a lower firmware version and it downloads the replaced updat.pup file that you choose thorugh map local,just like the way you can download any game on ps3 store and replace it with a different pkg file via charles proxy for the vita.

Do you think it's possible? Has anyone attempted this ?
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Avidity_X wrote:What if you choose to update your ps vita and use charles proxy to replace the updat.pup file with a lower firmware version and it downloads the replaced updat.pup file that you choose thorugh map local,just like the way you can download any game on ps3 store and replace it with a different pkg file via charles proxy for the vita.

Do you think it's possible? Has anyone attempted this ?
Literally read the posts in this thread. The Vita checks the updates against the firmware already installed.

Even if you got it to download and prompt, as soon as it starts trying to install it, it'll fail. People have tried.
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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

Post by Avidity_X »

ch3wt0ys wrote:
Avidity_X wrote:What if you choose to update your ps vita and use charles proxy to replace the updat.pup file with a lower firmware version and it downloads the replaced updat.pup file that you choose thorugh map local,just like the way you can download any game on ps3 store and replace it with a different pkg file via charles proxy for the vita.

Do you think it's possible? Has anyone attempted this ?


Literally read the posts in this thread. The Vita checks the updates against the firmware already installed.

Even if you got it to download and prompt, as soon as it starts trying to install it, it'll fail. People have tried.
Ok, thanks for the answer, i just wanted to be 100% sure that it's not possible
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Re: Downgrading PS VITA using Charles Proxy?

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Best you can do is reinstall current firmware.

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