Firmware [UPDATE] PS Vita firmware 3.71 released, patches Trinity exploit chain completely

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by RattletraPM, Jul 23, 2019.


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    Bad news for the whole PS Vita scene. Sony has just stealthily dropped a new system update for the PS Vita: version 3.71. No official changelog is available at the moment, as Sony's website still lists 3.70 as the latest one, but it was clear since the beginning that the new firmware was aimed towards fixing exploits and security flaws as no new features were added. However, when scene member and console hacker TheFloW took an in-depth look at it, he found out that every single bug used by his Trinity exploit chain had been patched, making it impossible to run or port it over to the new system software.

    Given the circumstances, it should go without saying that users interested in running any kind of homebrew on their PS Vita should avoid updating at all costs. If you don't, you will have to wait until a completely new exploit comes out for 3.71 - if that ever happens. TheFloW recommends anyone running Trinity to downgrade to firmware 3.68 or lower, otherwise, you may be locked out of the exploit chain in the future. On the other hand, if you're already running Henkaku or h-encore, you can spoof your system version to 3.71 directly from your CFW's settings.

    UPDATE: @st4rk from team xyz has shown an exploit chain working under 3.71 in a tweet (linked below) which seems at least based upon their previously unveiled one for firmware 3.70. No further details or ETA were given.

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    Discussion (120 replies)
  1. Dave_Chad

    Dave_Chad GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 29, 2016
    Remember TheFlow stated 3.70 Trinity would be his last works for the Vita :(
  2. Sophie-bear

    Sophie-bear The Coolest Bear Around

    Jan 4, 2017
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    He probably also thought, like the rest of us, that Vita was EOL and wouldn't get the exploit chain patched :|
  3. Skelletonike

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    I have no interest in hacking my Vita anytime soon, so I'm happy updating.
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  4. 71r3n

    71r3n GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    Who cares. Vita was a dead horse to beginn with if u lived outside of japan. They didnt market it in any way, and when they began, they gave most ppl the idea of it beeing something like the WiiU Controller...
    Never ever do i get myself a Mobile Sony Console. It just isnt worth it.
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  5. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

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    The vita will live forever!!
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  6. Upaluppa

    Upaluppa Wrote in ancient letters, my name is Reynardine

    Aug 14, 2018
    Just yesterday I was thinking about finally hacking my Vita because it's only collecting dust at this point.
    I'll stay away from this update for sure.
  7. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Netti Netti

    Aug 15, 2012
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    Why are they doing this? Is there still good business from weeb games or something?
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  8. Xzi

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    Why bother fixing exploits on a discontinued system? Sony, you cray.
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  9. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 26, 2007
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    Maybe it contains the private keys for the PS4? lol

    As crazy as it sounds the PS3 got hacked and the encryption keys for the PSP we're discovered.
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  10. Edgarska

    Edgarska Conjurer of cheap tricks

    Oct 24, 2011
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    Makes sense, they want to protect all their new game releases from piracy.
  11. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 4, 2015
    Made my day.
  12. Bimmel

    Bimmel ~ Game Soundtrack Collector ~

    Jan 28, 2014
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    Kids: "Vita.. you're alive!? Have you brought us new games? Oh, we are so excited!"

  13. Unleanone999

    Unleanone999 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 15, 2018
    Oh sony still cares about the vita?
  14. kikongokiller

    kikongokiller GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 12, 2017
    Just how much revenue is the Vita still generating to make patching the system worth the man hours at Sony?
  15. DJPlace

    DJPlace The Hater of Sony Censor Ship!!

    Apr 16, 2008
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    2 words to sony FUCKING BASTARDS!! the vita's f-ing dead why upgrade a dead horse. you trying to beat it or something...
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  16. Dartz150

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    Inb4 "My cousin's friend updated my Vita by accident" :derp: threads.
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  17. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

    Jan 23, 2016
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    Downgrade to a fw less than 3.69, not less than/equal to.

  18. ArugulaZ

    ArugulaZ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 17, 2009
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    Keepin' my systems at 3.60. Question: I know you can spoof later firmwares, but is it still impossible to download games from the Playstation Store? I've attempted it before, but the downloads give an error after they finish, even with the spoof.
  19. Flame

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    why tho.

    let it go. let it go.

    jailbreak. JAILBREAK!

    the flow is trolling me.
    Last edited by Flame, Jul 23, 2019