You might recall events from a month or so ago where Sony pulled several PSP titles from the PlayStation Vita’s store because they were being used to circumvent the Vita’s hardware and allow the installation of unauthorised applications. Motorstorm: Arctic Edge and Everybody’s Tennis were both returned to the Vita’s store earlier this week because Sony has apparently fixed the exploits they contained.
The exploits were fixed with the release of the 1.67 firmware update for Sony’s handheld. While this means that Motorstorm fans can buy the PSP title again, the update also means that anyone who hacked their Vita will find themselves locked out of any modifications they may have done if they apply the new firmware.
Or perhaps not. There are reportedly tutorial videos online already detailing how to get homebrew content working on a PlayStation Vita on the 1.67 firmware. This new hack apparently uses another downloadable title that hasn’t been fixed yet.
Source : Ars Technica