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170w ago - Following up on the previous update, today Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS Vita System Software update v1.61 is incoming with details below on it, as follows:

Download: PS Vita 1.61 Firmware Update (USA) / PS Vita v1.61 Recovery System Data (USA) / PS Vita v1.61 Recovery PreInstall Data (USA) / PS Vita 1.61 Firmware Update (JPN)

According to teck4, PS Vita Firmware 1.61 doesn't patch the current PlayStation Vita exploit which is indeed still alive and good news for homebrew fans.

To quote: Now that some of you early adopters have PlayStation Vita in your hands, we're going to begin keeping you posted on any changes to system software here on PlayStation Blog.

In preparation for Wednesday's wide release of PS Vita, tonight we're making System Software Update (v1.61) available for download. If you are just turning on your PlayStation Vita for the first time, this update will add the following features:

• A new application, (Maps), has been added to the home screen.
• In addition to photos, you can now take videos using the Photo application.
• You can now publish stories about the products that you rate in PlayStation Store to Facebook.
• In near, players' information is now displayed on the Discoveries screen. On this screen, a list of the online IDs of up to 100 players that you have encountered, and the number of times that you encountered each player, are displayed. Tap an online ID to display that player's profile screen.
• The Mac OS version of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation has been released. The Windows version has also been updated.

You can download Content Manager Assistant from here. Refer to the Web site to find out how to install the application.

If you have already updated your PS Vita to 1.60, 1.61 will improve certain aspects of the system software.

There are a few ways to update the firmware on your PS Vita:

• Select "System Update" under the "Settings" menu and download the firmware directly to your PS Vita over Wi-Fi.
• Connect your PS Vita to a PS3 or a PC/Mac and update via Content Manager.

Sony PS Vita System Software Update v1.61 Arrives, Detailed

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#5 - BerserkLeon - 169w ago
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System stability? So they probably patched a buffer overflow or some such thing...

#4 - GrandpaHomer - 169w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sonofskywalker3 View Post
It clearly says: "If you are just turning on your PlayStation Vita for the first time, this update will add the following features", meaning you haven't gotten the previous updates. It says below that if you already have updated to 1.60, this will "improve system stability"


Sure, but it's moronic in the same way as listing "new" features for previous version of FW lets say for PS3 "just in case" somebody skipped one update or jsut got new PS3 ... Updates (as per any sw releases) should list what has been added since the last version and rest should be listed in the update history by previous ones.

#3 - uziboo - 170w ago
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i applied this and on the update log it said the same thing as 1.60, only 2 lines of text

  • maps
  • photo video

nothing different really

#2 - sonofskywalker3 - 170w ago
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It clearly says: "If you are just turning on your PlayStation Vita for the first time, this update will add the following features", meaning you haven't gotten the previous updates. It says below that if you already have updated to 1.60, this will "improve system stability"

#1 - GrandpaHomer - 170w ago
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Erm - Maps, Video recording and new CMA supporting MAC was already available with version 1.60 a few weeks back ...