Firmware [UPDATE] PS Vita firmware 3.72 released, does NOT blacklist Bitter Smile (h-encore²)

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  1. osm70

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    What does this mean? I don't have a Vita, so I have no idea how any of this works.

    Does the update make the game itself not work anymore? And if so, isn't that a dick move towards those who have that game?

    Edit: Typo
     
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  2. chocoboss

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    From what I understand you can not install / run the demo anymore
     
  3. smf

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    It means that Sony are paying attention. In the firmware they have a list of titles that it will refuse to launch, you can't change that list on a console unless you hack it. They've added the vulnerable game to that list. I'm kinda shocked that Sony moved so quick on this.

    You won't be able to use the current bitter smile demo if you update to 3.72, but it was free. I don't know if the full game has been blocked, but the exploit probably isn't directly compatible anyway & so it wouldn't be worth it. I expect Sony will give the developers a chance to fix the bug and will then restore it.

    I don't feel bad, Sony have given him a new challenge. If they'd just rolled over then he wouldn't have anything new to look at.

    Fair to whom? I just used ebay.
     
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  4. Reploid

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    Sony just had to shit on last users of their ded console
     
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  5. Ericthegreat

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    Pretty sure the DSi got one not too long ago lol.... (Dunno if it blocked anything though)
     
  6. ArugulaZ

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    "Sony doesn't want us to have any fun." Clearly evident from all those Adam Sandler movies.

    Well, he gave it a shot. Man, that turnaround time was insane though, wasn't it? We're talking hours between the exploit and Sony's patch.
     
  7. Ryccardo

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    Nah, the last DSi update was in 2012 :>

    (fyi you can look at the bottom of http://yls8.mtheall.com/ninupdates/reports.php, stare and marvel)
     
  8. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    And the cat and mouse continues
     
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  9. linuxares

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    No, downgrade to 3.65 and then use Einso instead.
     
  10. DJPlace

    DJPlace The Hater of Sony Censor Ship!!

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    one day after the flow releases something new sony does this. DICK move sony DICK move.
     
  11. HaseebTehsin

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    Look it up in your neighborhood, look up on facebook market, I got one from there for a fairly low price in my neighborhood. You can also pay a visit to local pawnshops and see if they have something worth picking up. Another option would be to find a cheap one away from you and have them ship it to you (not necessarily ebay), requires a lot of trust but is doable.
     
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  12. froid_san

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    downgrade is broken on 3.71, you'll get a soft brick
     
  13. julianuf

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    It sounds like they just disabled that game (demo?) from running.

    In the past, in the early days of Vita hacking when people would launch exploits by running exploitable psp games, there would be announcements for when exploitable game names would drop, so that people knew ahead of time to watch so that they could purchase the game before Sony removed it from the psn. Because they reacted and removed those games VERY quickly.

    It's actually not that surprising since this exploit is based on a game, rather than a system flaw that requires a lot of work to patch and fix.
     
  14. MythicalData

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    I was going to finally get a vita as of the new exploit, but this stopped me (I probably will still get one but it'll take a minute)
    RIP bitter smile
     
  15. 8BitWonder

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    h-encore makes use of kernel vulnerabilities that would need fixing, the game is just used to break out of userland.
     
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  16. duwen

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    Nowhere near as dead as 3ds... but for some reason Nintentards seem to care about other peoples enjoyment of "dead" systems - personally, I've bought more games for "dead" systems in the period since the Switch launched than I have for current, "alive", systems.
     
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  17. 8BitWonder

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    @RattletraPM TheFLow is asking for help again in searching for a new userland entrypoint.
    Not sure if this is something you'd want to add to the OP, but figured to throw it out there.
     
  18. Reploid

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    Thanks for unrelated intel
     
  19. linuxares

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    well then... that's bad
     
  20. RattletraPM
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    It's not completely relevant to the topic, but I don't think adding a link to it when talking about the possibility of future exploits will hurt anyone :P
    Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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