Playstation Vita Hacking News/Overview/FAQ

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Jan 25, 2013
  1. Arizato

    Member Arizato Memento Mori

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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!

    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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    URGENT UPDATE AUGUST 8TH 2016:

    Firmware 3.61 has been released. Do NOT update to 3.61 if you want to keep HENkaku!

    July 31st 2016

    HENkaku, a native hack for the Vita allowing for homebrews and other stuff has been released. Your PSVita/PSTV needs to be on 3.60 and you have to visit http://henkaku.xyz on your device to install the hack!

    Older News:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


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    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.


    Older hacks (Please note that these might be outdated or abandoned):

    Rejuvenate is a released hack and works on Vita 3.51 or lower. It allows you to play Homebrews and emulators. For more information go here:
    http://wololo.net/rejuvenate-ps-vita/


    Q: Can I play backups with the hacks?

    A: NO


    Q: What is the difference between a PSP-Mode hack and a native hack?

    A: A PSP-mode hack is limited to the PSP-portion of the Vita. This means that you will only be able to use homebrews and backups made for the Playstation Portable. Native Vita hacking means that you will be able to run homebrews using the full power of the Vita.

    Q: Where should I go for for new information about native Vita hacking?
    A: http://yifan.lu/ and http://wololo.net/

    Q: Is the Playstation Vita hacked yet?

    A: It depends what you mean! The PSP portion has been hacked to allow for PSP homebrews and backups. Two native hacks have been released. Rejuvenate (3.51 and lower) and HENkaku (3.60 ONLY). Both give you access to homebrews, but HENkaku has more potential at the moment.

    Q: Is hacking my Playstation Vita worth it?

    A: It depends on your personal preference. Firmware 3.60 is the latest firmware that supports native hacking at the moment.

    Hacked Vita:

    • Being on an old firmware means you might be able to use future hacks and exploits.
    • Being able to play PSP games that are not on the PSN store.
    • Being able to use the PSP PSN store on your Vita (Only possible with TN-V, not VHBL).
    • Able to use almost all homebrews available for the PSP (Emulators, applications, homebrew games).
    • Most PSP homebrews and games look great on the Vita Screen.
    • Native Vita homebrews has great potential and the Vita might become a monster in terms of emulation.
    Non-hacked Vita:

    • Buying Vita games without worrying about having to update and lose hacks.
    • Access Vita PSN store.
    • Use PS+ on Vita.
    • Upload Trophies.
    • Chat with friends and online gaming.
    • Enjoy and use whatever improvements Sony might include in future firmware updates.
    While native Vita hacking now is a possibility, most people still agree that hacking the PSP-portion of the Vita is sometimes more trouble than it is worth. If you are only interested in running PSP homebrews and backups it is generally recommended to get a PSP and hack that device instead.

    PSP-Mode Hacking FAQ (Click the Spoiler Button)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Native Vita Hacking and HENkaku 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 site and installation
    HENkaku Homebrew VPK Mirror

    Guides:
    Playstation Vita Firmware and Hacking Roadmap
    Voxel Studios' Ultimate Noob PSVita/TV Hacking Guide
    Lower PS Vita Firmwares for Dummies
    TN-V: How to install Homebrews
    TN-V: How to install Plugins and CTF-Themes
    Rejuvenate Install/Requirements Guide

    Files & Applications:
    TN-V11 and older versions
    Open CMA
     
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    Newcomer Kratozero Advanced Member

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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Can any Ps Vita hacks emulate ds, gamecube, n64,snes,nes, or psp games?btw im new to psVita hacking
     
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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]
     
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    Member SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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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?
     
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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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    Member 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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    Member 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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