Playstation Vita Hacking News/Overview/FAQ

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  1. Arizato
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    Getting into Vita hacking can be somewhat troublesome and confusing. I made this thread to collect information and put it in one place, therefore making it easier for everyone to find the help they need! I'm personally checking the Vita Hacking forum daily and I will try to answer every question asked in this thread. However, please check the FAQ section in this thread first, as the answer you are searching for may be there!

    Links to other guides and files are found in the bottom of this post!

    HENkaku does not currently work on anything other than 3.60 at the moment. Do NOT update to 3.61/3.63/3.65 if you want to keep HENkaku!


    New/confused Vita owners should check this guide on what they can do with their Vita/PSTV: http://hackinformer.com/PlayStationGuide/PSV/DEVICE_PSVITA.html

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    August 1st, 2017:

    Henkaku Enso has now been released which gives you permanent CFW for your Vita regardless if you turn your Vita off. Download the VPK from https://enso.henkaku.xyz/ and put it on your vita. Install it using MolecularShell and then open the new Enso Application on your home screen. Follow the instructions and try rebooting your Vita when you are done. If you see the Enso Logo instead of the Playstation Logo while booting you are all set!





    Older News:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


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    Q: Is there a permanent solution for HENkaku?

    A: Yes! You can now download the HENkaku Enso VPK from this page: https://enso.henkaku.xyz/

    Install it using MolecularShell and then follow the instructions in the new Enso Application on your Homescreen. When you are done you should see that the Enso logo has replaced the Playstation Logo during boot. That's how you know that your Vita now has a Permanent Enso CFW.

    Q: Is there a native Vita hack yet?


    A: Yes! HENkaku has been released for firmware 3.60. Visit http://henkaku.xyz on your 3.60 PSVita/PSTV to install the hack.

    If you are below 3.60 you can manually update your Vita using this guide: http://wololo.net/2016/08/09/manually-update-ps-vita-firmware-3-60/

    You can find more information on HENkaku in the Vita Hacking FAQ further down this post!



    Q: Can I play Vita backups with HENkaku?

    A: Yes! If you are using HENkaku it is now possible to make backups of games on your Vita using Vitamin.


    Q: Can I play PSP backups with HENkaku?

    A: Yes! Adrenaline has now been released for HENkaku users, letting you use your Vita for the same things that a PSP can be used for!





    General Vita & Hacking FAQ (Click the Spoiler Button)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Native Vita Hacking & HENkaku FAQ (Click the Spoiler Button)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    PSP-Mode Hacking FAQ (Click the Spoiler Button)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    You are free to use this thread to ask me any questions you might have. I will add these questions to the FAQ if necessary!


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    HENkaku resources:
    HENkaku Enso Page
    taiHEN page
    HENkaku site and installation
    HENkaku Homebrew VPK Mirror

    Development:
    Vita Development Wiki
    taiHENkaku Beta site and installation

    HENkaku Homebrews and Tools:
    Adrenaline Download & Instructions
    Latest Retroarch Nightlies
    VitaShell GitHub and Download
    Vitamin & Amphetamin
    VitaToolbox 0.2

    Native Vita Hacking Guides:
    Playstation Vita Firmware and Hacking Roadmap
    Voxel Studios' Ultimate Noob PSVita/TV Hacking Guide
    Lower PS Vita Firmwares for Dummies
    How to manually update your Vita to 3.60

    Files & Applications:
    QCMA

    Rejuvenate (Old native Vita hack):
    Rejuvenate Install/Requirements Guide

    TN-V and Older ePSP hacking:
    TN-V11 and older versions
    TN-V: How to install Homebrews
    TN-V: How to install Plugins and CTF-Themes
     
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  2. Kratozero

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    I wish to know that has happened in the past regarding the PS Store updates, when...for example...version 2.1 comes out, will we all be blocked from the store?, what if we update?, Uno won't run?, the exploit will stop working?, what has happened in the past to users with previous exploits?
     
  3. Arizato
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    As long as you stay on 2.02 the UNO game and exploit should still work. Don't update to 2.05 (Which was released yesterday), since that will render your exploit useless. You generally won't be able to access the store or the online features on your Vita if you don't update it. However, there is a workaround that makes you able to go online on your Vita without updating: http://wololo.net/2013/01/25/psn-and-online-features-on-without-updating-on-fw-2-02-charles-proxy/

    I don't know how long it will work though. Just don't count on that it will work forever!

    Small update here. I just wanna warn for scam attempts. This was sent to me as a private message this morning from a new account named shay-shay:

    NEVER share your PSN account with anyone. Not even close friends.
     
  4. Originality

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    Wasn't there a 2 use license clause in the TnC? Game sharing might work in theory (not willing to try) but only once at max, or so I believe.
     
  5. Arizato
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    February 5th 2013: Total Noob announces TN-V. Which ports the PSP XMB to the 2.02 UNO exploit. Will probably be the best menu yet:
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/rCGThj6NxJM

    February 19th 2013: TN-V is planned for release in March. Features include:
    • Full Internet Radio feature
    • MS Speed up feature
    • Ability to use and play music through XMB
    • Access to the camera (Some issues with saving and other issues)
    • Almost all plugins are going to work in example dayviewer or CXMB (A CTF Theme loader) will work.
    • An install function to the game_plugin_module which allows moving ISOs and extracting archives.
    • Vast homebrew support (Unsuccessful homebrew launch will now return to the VSH with an error code instead of crashing.)
     
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    February 25th 2013: TN-V will work with every released exploit. It's no longer exclusive to the 2.02 exploit.
     
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    That's good, my Gravity Crash Vita will get it. Only thing now is to wait for it to be released.
     
  9. KoopaHax35000vr

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    Can any Ps Vita hacks emulate ds, gamecube, n64,snes,nes, or psp games?btw im new to psVita hacking
     
  10. Arizato
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    PSP mode hacking gives you access to do almost everything that a PSP can do when it's hacked, minus certain homebrews and games. You can play PSP-backups and emulate NES, SNES, Genesis, GBA and stuff like that.

    DS, Gamecube and N64 is not possible to emulate on the Vita at the moment. It's possible that you will be able to do that once Vita-mode is hacked, but no promises can be made there.

    March 15th 2013: TN-V has been released for all exploits.

    http://wololo.net/2013/03/15/release-tn-v/

    Instructions: (Note: This requires an exploit to use, TN-V is not an exploit itself!)
    1. Search the game which you own in ‘savedatas’ and extract the associated savedata to ‘\PS Vita\PSAVEDATA\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX\’, (The ’XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX’ is a bunch of random numbers and letters.)
    2. Obtain the 6.60 EBOOT and copy it to the savedata folder with the name "660.PBP"
    3. Transfer it to your PS Vita using CMA.
    4. Run the exploit game and hold the R trigger while the game is loading the exploited savedata.
    5. Once you are in the recovery menu, select: -> Advanced -> Install 6.60 files
    6. As original OFW files are needed, this step has to be done. But ONLY ONE TIME.
    7. If you are not familiar with the recovery menu, only adjust the settings which are recommended.
    8. Enjoy 6.60 TN-V
     
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    Ninja release for tomtomdu80's 2.06 hack soon, Didn't feel like making another thread so I figured just post it here
     
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    The game for the 2.06 hack has been named at wololo.net
     
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    I have tried this with my wife`s vita after she made an account just like shay-shay X D what a name. Just for the record it allowed my account to get on her vita but once I tried to jump back I lost access to Monster Hunter b/c it wasn`t downloaded on her account. I rejumped it back to my account (there`s a 1 account for 2 Vita limit so can`t do this with 3 people) and tried to get everything without PSN but still got didn`t get access to Monster Hunter. After checking the settings I had no choice but fully connect to PSN and through the setting menu I had to "activate" the game >_______> then finally after files were out got nes on her vita. So yea no such crap as gamesharing with the vita b/c of licenses and everyone`s favorite big brother PSN keeping an eye on you.....through the net that is.[/quote]
     
  14. SpaceJump

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    Is there currently a way to hack a v2.10 Vita?

    What happens if Sony updates the firmware and patches the exploit? Obviously the hack gets removed so what's the point?
     
  15. Foxi4

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    The point is that some people choose not to update.
     
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    Release: TN-V v3


    also

    Sony did some in 2.10 stuff making somethings a little hard to do
    PS Vita 2.10: Sony’s ‘stability improvements’
    they did some changes to the PSP emulator
     
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    But then you can't play newer games without updating, right?
     
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    Thank you for updating this thread. I don't recommend users to update to TN-V v3 just yet though. Many people (me included) have problems with FTP for Vita crashing and others even reported that PSPfiler crashes. Hopefully a hotfix will be released soon.
     
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    Right, but apparently some people don't mind.

    I used to have a PSP eCFW installed (using the Uno exploit) but ended up updating anyways because:
    • PSN
    • New games
    • PS+
    eCFW users are really missing out on a lot of features. In my honest opinion, it's infinitely better to just get a PSP and use your PSP ISO's/Homebrew on it instead of the PSVita, but hey! People are free to do whatever they want. Technically there are some eCFW benefits since it gives you more "juice" than a standard PSP so the games and apps can be more complex.
     
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I agree. I just keep my PSP for now. Hopefully there will be a non-patchable exploit soon.
     
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