Unactivating / Reactivating used Vita

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  1. Daak
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    I got a used vita and I didnt realize the previous owners PSN account was still on the system before I installed henkaku enso. When I played borderlands 2, it shows me the other guys PSN nickname which is annoying to me. I think the Vita forces me to have some account attached to the system so I created a PSN account but have not been able to unactivate/reactivate the vita with my info. I'm not even sure its safe to do that. So my questions are:

    What do I do for the "two step activation" that tells me to punch in a special device password the first time I try to log in(on the vita)?
    Can I log into the first screen of PSN(on the vita) and activate the console WITHOUT updating firmware?
    If thats not possible then is there a workaround to reactivate with a different account?
     
  2. Zukov

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    Nothing that I have read.
    We lost the posibility to reactivate ours Vita the night Enso come out. It was a move by Sony to shake the room. And they did it good.
     
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  3. RY0M43CH1Z3N

    RY0M43CH1Z3N GBAtemp Fan

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    Nope, you can format and use it with another PSN account to sync trophies and other things, but in 3.60 you can use PS Store but you can't download or buy anything (i think)
     
  4. Daak
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    I dont want to use the PSN store or download anything. I just want the vita to show my PSN account when I play games.
     
  5. Zukov

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    U can't reactivate a console nowadays.
     
  6. Daak
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    So if I try and log into PSN from the vita with my account what will happen?
    It will try and update?
    Brick?
    Not do anything until the original owner logs in?
     
  7. RY0M43CH1Z3N

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    You can't use your account i don't know with account switcher you can log in...
    If you update you can't install Henkaku >3.60
    You can format the PS Vita if you need to link your account to PS Vita
     
  8. Daak
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    So I have to format the vita and then I can log into PSN to associate the vita with my account? I know I cant download without getting the update but I was hoping just to log in.
     
  9. VictorMoreno015

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    I've managed to activate a Enso modded Vita. Though it is a little pricey to do, all it requires is another Vita that is unhacked on 3.65. Heres how I did it.

    1. Go link your PSN account on your hacked Vita
    2. Move the Memory Card from the hacked Vita (3.60 Enso) to the Updated Vita (Unhacked 3.65).
    3. Make sure the unhacked Vita has your PSN account as well, and activate it there. (the act.dat is put on the Memory Card and as long as its the same PSN account you wont get banned for it)
    4. Once you activated the 3.65 Vita with the Enso Vita's Memory card, move it back to the Enso Vita and check if you can see your online status now.

    Voila, you activated a 3.60 Vita. Online play, online status, trophy syncing, etc. should work now.
     
  10. Enigma Hall

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    Brilliant. Thank you master. I will try this as long i get a vita of a friend. Adrenaline should back to work well I think.
     
  11. Zukov

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    You don't need and activated Vita to run Adrenaline.
    Go look for it's last version.
     
  12. Enigma Hall

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    Well. I have some problems with the system with account switcher. It seems to deactivate the vita causing errors.
     
  13. Daak
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    I dont really have that option. I dont know anyone else with a vita. Is it possible to wipe to factory settings with no henkaku, then log into PSN, then put henkaku back on logged on to the new account?
     
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    It's not that difficult to understand, is it? You can't login without updating. You currently have two options: 1.) Keep it activated with the current act.dat 2.) Buy a second Vita and use the method explained above.
     
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  15. neff123

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    Hello Victor, i tried to do what you say but didn´t manage to do it... Where exactly should the act.dat be??? can´t find it on the card. From what i have read it should be in
    tm0:/npdrm/act.dat.
    Could you please detail a bit more the steps do you put or take the card with the console on or off etc...
    Thanks in advance.
     
  16. VictorMoreno015

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    I linked my PSN on my Enso Vita, took out its Memory Card, moved it to my 3.65 Vita, Activated it on the 3.65 Vita, moved the Memory Card back to the Enso Vita and checked if it worked and it did for me.
    Make sure the 3.65 also has the same PSN account as the Enso Vita
     
  17. Ninoh-FOX

    Ninoh-FOX Otaku Gamer!!

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    This solution not work for my (I have two vitas, one 3.60 and other 3.65, same account, I only can make is synchronic the trophies...)
     
  18. VictorMoreno015

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    What exactly are you trying to do? Sony blocked some features on 3.60 like downloads.
     
  19. Ninoh-FOX

    Ninoh-FOX Otaku Gamer!!

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    I tried that the games and dlcs download from 3.65 works in 3.60.
     
  20. Daak
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    I just want to know what happens when I try to log into PSN with a hacked vita. I just want the vita to display my login account in games. I dont care about any downloads or trophies off of PSN.