3.55 Write To Game Folder!

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  1. mrjezbud
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    So 3.55 stopped users writing to the PSP/GAME folder.

    But from testing it appears that anyone using Ark can install vitaftp and then use ftp to add files to PSP/GAME.

    So a quick guide for anyone that doesn't understand.

    1: Install Ark (This only works when using Ark)
    2: get vitaftp and install it using ark (guide for installing Ark should be on GBA temp. If someone can get me a link then i will add it)
    3: Open Vitaftp and connect it to your computer using filezilla/winscp or any other ftp program.
    4: On your computer navigate to PSP/GAME on the ftp program
    5: Drag and drop files into the GAME folder.
    6: Result? Writing to PSP/GAME in 3.55 :)
     
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    Ah, I tried transferring folders to PSP/GAME when I once had a 3.52 Vita, but unfortunately they weren't allowed to be placed there. :(

    That's why people at the top of the scene tend to recommend using the PSP-INSTALLER trick, but that's only for firmwares 3.50,3.51 and 5.32 since it requires the email exploit. :(
     
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    Well it seems to work on 3.55 if you use ftp in Ark.
    I have added PBOOT files using this,
     
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    Ah, I was using TN-V. Someone else might confirm your steps working. I can't since I don't have anything to do with higher firmwares.
     
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    Well people confirmed it in my other post. the one about installing Ark and TN-V at the same time.

    One of the steps was to add the TN-V pboot to a PSP/GAME folder.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I will get some video footage in a moment :)
     
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    Here ya go

    http://vid.me/CxPE
     
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    I just found out it doesn't work perfectly :(

    I can add files. But i can't add folders. So i'm researching into folders now.
     
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    Aaaah, I've got you now!!! :creep:
     
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    But if we can add files then hopefully it will lead to something new :D
     
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    Oh this is awesome!
    My simple desire of wanting a smaller exploit base game, might have created a breakthrough in the community! Haha!

    Question is, I wonder why ARK allows for it, when TN-V flat out won't write...
    Something in ARK's code?

    Can we get the creative team/creator of ARK in here?
     
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    It's not just Ark. I tried it in TN-V.

    It turns out we can still write to the folder. We can add files. But we can't add actual new folders.

    So its still a problem because without folders we can't use the GAME folder for homebrew.
    But its one step closer to getting PSP/GAME back from sony :D
     
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    I tried multiple times to get the FTP to write the PBOOT. I wonder if I was just tired and missed a step, if you were successful. Hmmm...
     
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    So basically this thread is entirely useless. It doesn't make any difference that we can write individual files to GAME (which I also think is pretty common knowledge to most people who have used any eCFW on the Vita) at all. As long as we can't write folders it doesn't matter.
     
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    I have to admit, I did have suspicions about this thread. OP has to realise that Sony will forever block folder write access to PSP/GAME on 3.50 and up now, and that we'd have to probably redirect to another folder instead, which may require a kernel exploit
     
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    At least with Ark and a menu like OneMenu there's no reason to use /GAME anymore anyway. It loads any homebrew folders from /PSP/VHBL and all games from /ISO so it's awesome.
     
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    Can we place commercial games in the form of an EBOOT into PSP/VHBL though? I've never installed ARK so I wouldn't know a thing about it. :wink:
     
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    Are there commercial games in EBOOT format other than PS1?
     
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    Yeah, PSP games support the EBOOT format. Unless that's not what you meant?
     
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    Oh, didn't even know that lol. I'm so new to the PSP scene (yesIknowthatyoudontevenhaveapspbutyouknowwhatimean) I thought PSP games were only ISO.
    I'll try when I get home from school.
     
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