As usual, the Sony PlayStation Vita 1.52 Firmware update is a mandatory install. According to Andriasang.com the PS Vita update is simply another small bug fix.
To quote: "A number of Vita owners are saying via Twitter and blogs and so-forth that the update fixes a version 1.51 bug where the 3G system would not recognize your SIM card."
So far I'm unaware of any visible changes in the system or settings, however, this article will be updated as a change log becomes available on Sony's official PS Vita Web site.
System software version 1.52 for PlayStation Vita Update:
From January 16, 2012, began to update the system software version 1.52.
To become available and some features of the PlayStation Network features, updates the system software of PS Vita (Update) is required. PS Vita also system software, by updating, adding and security can be enhanced many features. Please use the update to the latest version.
The main features in system software update version 1.52:
The software system has improved the operational stability.
Finally, wololo reports (wololo.net/wagic/2012/01/16/forced-firmware-update-1-52-for-the-ps-vita/#more-3875), to quote: "Mamosuke confirmed to me today that Teck4's exploit for the PSP Emulator in the vita is still working on 1.52.
Note that it doesn't guarantee 100% that some of the techniques used to get HBL to work on top of this exploit haven't been patched, as I haven't tested myself. But for now I'm confident. I might update to test that, at some point."
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Since reporting on his last flaw uncovered, PlayStation Vita hacker SKFU has found a few new vulnerabilities in Sony's PS Vita handheld gaming system.
To quote via http://wololo.net/wagic/2012/01/20/vita-hack-skfu-finds-new-vulnerabilities/#more-3890: Few hours ago, developer SKFU (known for his work on the PS3, but also recently for some investigations on the Vita security) posted a screenshot of his Vita showing some HTML in what is supposed to usually show official messages from Sony’s updates or packages.
Knowing SKFU's passion for everything network-related, I'm assuming he's doing some tests using some local DNS changes... or maybe he managed to put some of his own files in an official package? That would be exciting.
In previous tweets this week, he mentioned he found 2 potentially usable vulnerabilities on the Vita
VITA is back to life, since last tweet found 2 new possibile vulnerabilities. If it runs good, news in blog this evening!
That was, however, 2 days ago, and his blog wasn’t updated since then, so I’m assuming he ran into a few issues. (the “back to life” comment refers to the official 1.52 firmware which bricked his Vita…or appeared to do so... which turned out to be that the battery had to charge for almost 24 hours before the Vita accepting to turn on, for some reason)
Obviously lots of this experimentation will probably not lead to anything, but for now, every bit on info on the internals of the Vita is interesting. Let’s keep digging