Sony has recently released a new update for the PlayStation Vita to likely fix the homebrew exploit, dubbed Trinity.
Just as the 3.70, the older system software update, currently sates on PlayStation’s website,
“This system software update improves system performance.”
The same thing is said about the 3.71 updates on their site.
Reports from VG24/7 states, “The new update is intended to fix a security flaw that could allow owners to run homebrew games on the handheld.”
When a device is homebrewed, it has access to pirated games. Pirating games are frowned upon by developers and publishers as they don’t receive any compensations for their work in making and disturbing their games. Also allowing the users to pretty much have full access to the system settings, files, and more.
As always with things such as this, Reddit users discovered that this update was disabling their homebrewed PlayStation Vita’s. More recently, if users do not update their PlayStation Vita’s, some may not have access to the PlayStation Store nor the PlayStation Network.
Reddit user BombBloke said,
“If you’re still on 3.70, it’s still possible to access the PSN… for now. This won’t be true for long, so get yourself hacked and then bloody well downgrade already.”
While Reddit user Dem0nCh1ld said,
“From my friends report you can’t access PSN without update anymore.”
For those users that are still able to bypass the PlayStation’s security update, PlayStation will likely come out with another security update … and the hackers will continue to find a loophole.
However, even though Sony has discontinued manufacturing the PlayStation Vita, it’s great to see them still supporting the device even if they no longer make games for the poor system.