[GUIDE] The Ultimate Noob PS Vita/PSTV Hacking Guide (Check here first!)

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  1. Tom Bombadildo

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    Axiom Verge can run on 3.60, but the current dump doesn't work yet so you'll only be able to get it from transferring it from a PS3.

    You don't need anything, just install Henkaku, enable unsafe homebrew in Molecular Shell, reboot, and then navigate to that directory in Molecular/VitaShell.

    MediaGO is still around actually, you can use it to get PSP stuff but it only works with PSPs, not Vitas.
     


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    I'm having big problems at the moment... I have tried all I can to get it working, but unfortunately no dice. :(

    I am trying to re-install 3.60 via Safe Mode.
    It tells me there is a "new system software update - 3.60", but when I click next, it just keeps encountering C3-12027-2.

    I have tried all sorts of settings combinations in QCMA, and tried several different psp2update XML files, but I just can't get past that error and reinstall the firmware.

    Any help would be massively appreciated!

    EDIT: So I kinda had a derp moment and realized I didn't rename PSVUPDAT.PUP to PSP2UPDAT.PUP, but the progress bar now reaches a third of the way and still encounters the same error as above...

    Anyone know what could be happening at all?


    EDIT 2: After about an hour's worth of shouting and swearing at my computer, I finally got it working!
    If you are re-installing the firmware, don't use QCMA for the job; use OpenCMA. The Zett's tutorial saved me a great deal, and I owe a great debt to him for that.
    :yaypsp:
     
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  3. GuyInDogSuit

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    I'm considering getting a PS TV. Is it capable of playing ANY Vita game via the whitelist? I'm mostly interested in RPGs like Persona 4 Golden and Chaos Rings.
     
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    Pretty much. Obviously games that rely on things like touch input without any alternative control scheme won't go very far, but otherwise most games should be fine.
     
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    Cool! Thanks!
     
  6. GuyInDogSuit

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    How do I backup my save files to PC?
     
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    Use QCMA and the Content Manager to backup saves.
     
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    I'm trying to but the saves I'm trying to back up don't show up. It's Chaos Rings II.
     
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    Are you checking the right section? Remember the Chaos Rings games are PS Mobile games not "normal" games, you gotta check the Playstation Mobile section.
     
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    I did. It doesn't show up. It does show up as an application, though.
     
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    Perhaps you can't do it via CMA then, which is a little strange :unsure:

    In that case, find the game ID for it and go into ux0:user/00/savedata/GameID, that'll be where the saves are located on the memory card.
     
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    Thanks. Doesn't HENkaku install to internal storage? It doesn't appear when I remove the memory card.
     
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    Molecular Shell installs to the memory card if one is inserted, it will only install to the internal storage on a Slim/PSTV if there's no memory card. On the OLED Vita, you are absolutely required to have a memory card as installing to ur0 is not supported.
     
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    I'm somewhat curious, why did you need to reinstall 3.60? IDU mode? What happened?
     
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    I tried replacing vs0:/vsh/shell/shell.self on 3.60, with a shell.self from 3.35, and it froze on the PS logo on every bootup. :P
    (it was an attempt to unblock PSM Dev for Unity on 3.60 since it was blocked from 3.52 onwards, and no-one seems to care about making a taiHEN plugin that could unblock it either. :()

    I bought a new OLED Vita on 3.35 yesterday, and that's where I got the shell.self from. I suppose I should just stick to working with PSM Dev for Unity on that Vita in the future... :wink:
     
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    Can i run vita games already?
     
  17. GuyInDogSuit

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    Well, that was shitty. Bought a Vita TV from Amazon, got it today, and turned it on... only to find that it's on 3.61. WTF kind of shit is that.

    Sent it back and started looking for a NEW one since I know it won't ship with >3.60.
     
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    Just downloaded VitaShell 1.51, it says it's in safemode and when I press select it says the USB connection requires extended permissions and to active enable unsafe homebrew.

    How do I do that?
     
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    Open Molecular Shell, hit Start to go into settings, and enable Unsafe Homebrew.
     
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    thanks man, I also just noticed that molecular shell doesn't work with my offline installer anymore, do I need a new offline installer for henkaku?