Do not update PS Vita to 3.20 if you want homebrew/unsigned code!

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  1. Ericthegreat
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    Seems if you want homebrew/unsigned code on your ps vita, a webkit exploit has been found but only on 3.18 (and below?).

    From Wololo.net:

    http://wololo.net/2014/09/22/native-vita-hacking-whats-the-situation-so-far-part-2/

    "Hey everyone
    Shortly ago Acid_Snake posted about the state of the Vita scene, calling to the forefront yifan’s recommendations to go after webkit.
    Well you may all be in for some good news. Around July of this year, I returned to the scene after a while’s absence and decided to dedicate myself to webkit. I founded a new team dedicated solely to hacking the native side of the vita, codenamed Project Mayhem and eventually named “team mayh3m.”
    Over a period of 3 months we have been able to get nearly all the way through the process of exploiting webkit. The purpose of this post is to encourage you not to update to 3.20 if you desire to work with webkit, as well as to bring other developers up to speed in terms of where we are in the exploiting process."
     
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    Just so we're clear, this DOES NOT mean there's already an exploit and we can already run unsigned code. It simply means we've found the means to a possible exploit, and it may be many months until we actually have a workable exploit able to use the Vita's full hardware.

     
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    Completely true, but its something.
     
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    Honestly the fact that PSP mode is hacked for 3.18 is enough to keep me on it... although full vita mode homebrew would be pretty awesome as well
     
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    Is there a way currently to still access store after update is out so we can still get ps+ games? Cool shmup coming in october.
     
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    Nope, AFAIK they fixed the workarounds that used to be available. There used to be a workaround where you could add the games to your download list on your Vita, but I believe they fixed that with an update.
     
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    You can always buy the games through SEN and keep them on your downloads list until there's a workaround that doesn't involve a hacked PS3.
     
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    Good idea, thanks.