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

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  1. Lia

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    You have Enso and SD2Vita? Try booting the console while holding down the L button.
     
  2. Khlavkalash

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    Hello, I need help “cleaning” and doing a clean install in my PSTV.
    I have a 3.60 with Enso and adrenaline 6.61, with an usb flash drive as ux0 with usbmc.

    In summary: It seems that I have made a botched job with my vita and I have a huge problem.
    I want to “clean” it and install things from “0”, but trying not to lose the activation nor saved games/games.
    Also I have a few other questions.

    Because of the post length I’m gonna spoiler the explanations for those that want to read and help.

    -The botched job problem:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    -USB:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    -Safe account?:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    -Original game inside adrenaline:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Sorry for my bad english and lengthy post.
     
  3. XenoZanza

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    I'm having trouble with something really dumb. For some reason the context menu doesn't appear when I press triangle in the root of molecularShell. Does anyone know why that may happen?

    Edit: Nevermind, I downloaded and installed latest version of VitaShell and now it works.
     
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    I made a post a few weeks ago asking for this, but haven't find the solution for this so i'll ask here.

    Why i can't use ftp with any homebrew (vitashell, molecular, ftplaystation). I always get a timeout, and if it do connect it's really unstable and/or slow or failed to transfer this happen with either big or small file, usually disconnect a few seconds later.

    New question:
    When i tried to download katawa shoujo from homebrew browser the progress bar always start over after 5-10%, why is this? It works fine with smaller homebrew, i said smaller because i thought katawa shoujo is quite big, when i download the phone one it is quite big.

    For both case my internet connection is working normally, i can ftp between pc, and i can download some big files using vita browser.

    Help is greatly appreciated.

    Edit: every homebrew i use is the latest version.
     
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  5. VitaType

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    I'm not sure if a ultimate hacking guide shouldn't also at least mention vita2sd since it's a guide for complete beginners and for alot of people that devices already belongs to the standard hacked Vita setup :unsure:
    Have you already considered to mention the device @Voxel?
     
  6. CanIHazWarez

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    I still haven't resolved this. I think I figured out what caused it though. I was attempting to use Adrenaline and it said I needed to "activate" my Vita. So I used the activator (I didn't update the system fireware, still 3.60) and signed into my PSN account. Now my SD2Vita won't work. I tried putting the SD2Vita in my PS TV, which used to work, but now it says that the memory card belongs to another user or something to that effect. Is there any way to un-activate my memory card or am I just screwed? I don't really care about getting Adrenaline to work, I just want to be able to play my Vita games and have my save files intact.
     
  7. Hi-Dro

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    hi guys I recently bought a vita pch 1103 FW: 3.60 hacked with henkaku problem is in the vita game slot is where you put this 64gb sd card I got with it into what looks like some kind of adapter which I cant seem to remove and I don't want to force it out. also when I insert the sd card into my win 7 machine its not recognised and windows is asking to reformat. Do I need a special program so windows can read the format of the SD card or is it just standard FAT:32 format ? in which case windows should read it fine right?
    Worse case scenario can I reformat and start from scratch or do I need the original files of the hack or some console specific files on the SD card?
     
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    The adapter will seem like it's stuck, but it can be removed. It's likely just one of the early builds, which does kind of stick in the slot.

    As to the SD card, it's likely formatted as exfat which is why Windows can't read it. You can feel free to reformat it to FAT32 if you like, but answer some questions before you do as you might not need to.

    What is all installed on the Vita at this current moment?
    Is VitaShell installed? If so, you can use that and a USB cable to connect the Vita to your PC and load the filesystem that way.
    Are you using Henkaku enso (when you turn on the Vita, Henkaku is already loaded) or an old version of Henkaku (when you turn it on, you have to either go to the email app or the browser to load up Henkaku)?
    Do you also have a normal Vita memory card inserted, or is it just the SD2Vita?
     
  9. Hi-Dro

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    thanks vita shell seems to be installed as it has its app icon there, also enso app icon and it loads to Henku when powering on. so I assume ensohenkaku is all working.
    It also has molecularshell (whats that?) and adrenaline which I want for my psone games. no vita memory only sd memory it seems.

    What are my best options here?


    Seller sent me this:
    You should never remove the adapter! The sd card is clicked in so if you push it in its going to pop out so you can get the sd adapter out and pop it in there and use it in your pc.
    Always make sure you turn off your vita before removing the sd! Do not put into sleep

    does sleep mean standby mode?

    Thanks a lot for your help

    Edit: I think putting the sd card in my pc corrupted the SD card as games wont load and now adrenaline doesn't work. :( keep getting error codes tried to load up vita shell and not loading.

    Basically i just want to play vita games psp and psx games through adrenaline . so i don't mind reformatting the card and starting from scratch also (especially as it seems its now corrupted) that way I can learn my way around the programs and installing the aps like adrenaline and learning what i need to do. I learnt my way around wii and 3ds and ps2 but buying something already hacked has got me a little confused as never had a psvita.
     
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    I've decided to reformat the SD card and start from scratch if this is possible ? I had a scan through the guides but unsure where I should start as mentioned above it is Henkaku enso with vita shell,molecularshell and adrenaline set up with SD2vita, with a corrupted SDcard, I assume i would just use the SD2vita guide and start from there ? problem is I don't have a official psvita memory card will this be a major issue would it be worth getting one?
     
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    Since you're using enso, your tai config (which is where plugins like SD2Vita are setup) should be located in ur0 (which is the Vita's internal storage). This means you can just reformat the SD2Vita following this guide: http://cfw.guide/vita/sd2vita and put it back in the Vita and continue as normal.

    You'll need to reinstall Molecular Shell (assuming it's not on ur0 as well) by going to http://henkaku.xyz/ on your Vita's browser and clicking the install button (note, not https! This is currently broken, so http must be used). Once that's done, you can install VitaShell via VPK by transferring it to the Vita via FTP. While both Molecular Shell and Vita Shell are file browsers, VitaShell is the superior one vs Molecular Shell as it has more features and customization and such.

    Then you should be all set.
     
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    If I take out the sd card and turn it on if molecular shell happens to be on ur0 will it show up in the home screen ? to be honest though I hope it isn't, that way I can learn how its all set up and the file system and how to install etc..

    anyway Nice one really appreciate your help.
     
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    Yes, Molecular Shell would still be on the homescreen. If it is, then that just means it was moved to ur0. It's not really that important to learn about, as the only time you'll need it these days is to just install VitaShell (since the related settings it used to have, like spoofing and such, are now integrated into the official Vita settings).
     
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    One thing I'm a little unsure of is it says step 6: Copy the backup you made earlier to the SD Card
    Im assuming i can skip this step ?
    as the card is corrupted I cant make a back up.
     
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    Yes, you can skip that step. It's mainly for when you're moving from an official memory card to the SD2Vita.
     
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    seems to have reformatted okay now about to install from http://henkaku
    1st time I tried it warned me that I was on 3.65 so I turned off spoofing didn't work same message so do I have to spoof 3.60 ? it seems like its the only way ? just want to clarify before i set it on fire.
     
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    Okay so turned off spoofing reset it and went to the browser to install it came up with error and then it took me to a molecular shell screen like dos format then said
    "press R1 to reset henkaku settings and reinstall molecular" so I did now its telling me there is no memory card installed skipping installation of molecularshell?
     
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    Yea I would start over if I were you, and do a full reformat of the card, and maybe run it through an application like H2testw to make sure the card is good. It sucks to start over, but you get to put on the card what you like. Plus It is a good way to learn how the Vita works.
     
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    I forgot
    You cleared the tai config, so the SD2Vita is no longer setup.

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/mlthaku-install-henkaku-with-sd2vita-without-memory-card.482254/ < Use that to install it without a memory card
     
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