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

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  1. CanIHazWarez

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    I didn't buy a memory card yet, so thank you for pointing this out!
     


  2. Cortexfou

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    Thanks for your anwsers. They are always clear and good. I have another question : is There a way to backup the bubbles places on the home menu to put it on an other vita/pstv ? Just to not do it all over again on the other console.
     
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    I suppose you could transfer the app.db file from your Vita to your PSTV, it'd be located in ur0:shell/db/app.db.

    Just copy that to the memory card from your Vita, put it in the PSTV, then transfer it to the same location on your PSTV and reboot
     
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    So asking the (maybe)obvious.
    When oclock vita is installed it's normal if my vita get warm right? I mean with overclocking and stuff. Before i install it mine never get warm even if i played 12hrs straight.

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    This would be normal, yes. There are very few games that run on the Vita at it's maximum allotted clock speed, which is why you probably never noticed beforehand, but it's normal if you're doing it with whichever games.
     
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    Thanks for confirming. Another question some app/games(p4dan and vhb)stuck at splash screen after pressing start, what seems to be the problem? Tried the solution i found elsewhere which you press ps button->go to home menu->and back to app but still not work.
     
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    Sorry if it's a stupid Idea but I have a question : is there a way to dump (with vitamin or maidump) an update that is not installed ? I mean once you download the update and dont install it, where is it stored ? Is there a way to extract it to apply them to a dump of the game ?
     
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    I just got a Vita, updated it to 3.60 installed Henkaku en then vitashell. Now I'm installing VPK's but I've noticed the install is very slow. It takes like a minute to go from 0 to 4% and then it's installing with like 30kb/s. Somtimes it goes wayy higher to like 1668 kb/s, and then drops back to 8. It's super unstable.

    Is there anyway to make it faster and more stable? Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Voxel
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    There is an option in VitaShell to install content from a folder (highlight folder -> triangle -> More -> Install folder), which is much, much faster since it essentially just moves the folder into ux0:/app. It's the only other way of installing content.
    Hook up your Vita to a PC and switch from FTP mode to USB mode in VitaShell options, then press select to mount your memory card in your PC's file explorer. From there, extract the VPK (which is literally just a ZIP file) to anywhere on the memory card, then install the extracted folder through VitaShell as I mentioned earlier.

    If even extracting the VPK to a folder on your memory card via PC is a struggle, there might be something wrong with your memory card.
     
  10. shadowharold

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    How Can I create fake licenses for my purchased games and use them with another account? Sony banned a ps3 that I sold and banned my account, my games are playable because I wasnt using online on my vita, so I want to create fake license for all of my purchased games, and use them with another account on my vita, how can I do this? The dump instructions on nonpdrm are not very clear in this case.
     
  11. Metoroid0

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    Will newer firmwares be hackable so ican have more options when i want to buy Vita?
     
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    Will they? Maybe. Anytime soon? Probably not.

    Just buy any brand new Vita sans the 2 newest JP Slim colors and it's guaranteed to be on 3.60 or lower.
     
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    Sorry, didnt understood...to buy any japanese vita slim and it will be on 3.60? Is there any way by serial number to know what firmware it si from the box?

    YThanks for the tip by the way
     
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    Any Vita, phat, Slim, or PSTV, is guaranteed to be on 3.60 or lower except for 2 JP exclusive slim colors that released in Dec. 2016, Red and Silver.

    As long as it's brand new and unopened, it should have a firmware of 3.60 or lower. There's no serial number list, because it's literally every brand new Vita sans those 2 latest colors.
     
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    thats even better. thanks you. So they made vida with 3.60 vf from the start, and users updated it.
     
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    No, they just haven't produced any new Vita's since 3.60 released, sans those two colors, so the majority of the stock is on 3.60 or lower, usually lower.
     
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    Is updated this guide?
     
  18. Voxel
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    Some tutorials are still up-to-date, others not. (e.g. The Adrenaline tutorial needs updating to reflect the recent change in the way you install it). Important tutorials like HENkaku Enso installation and installing VPKs are still up to date.
    I just can't find the time anymore to keep it as updated as it used to be; what with life getting in the way and stuff; so I only really update this guide when I have a lot of spare time.

    In the meantime, you're free to ask away in this thread about anything you're unsure of. :)
     
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  19. RY0M43CH1Z3N

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    Thanks for the fast reply, OP! i found a psvita.guide (like the 3ds.guide) and explain all i think.

    When my incredible PS vita arrives, if i have any question i'll ask here if something go wrong or i don't know what i should do!
     
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    Going to upgrade to latest hardware to be able to play some newly released games. Are there any steps I need to take in order to wipe homebrew entirely? I don't wanna risk a ban.