Best FW for PS Vita TV?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Garou, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Garou
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    Hi,
    I'm gonna have a PS Vita TV coming in a few days, and since I don't quite following any Vita hacking news, I think I'm gonna need quick advices on what to do with my Vita TV

    Note, I've been reading this and this also found out about this and this, but still have some questions or just want to clarify something

    For starter, I don't know what FW my Vita TV will be having, but let's just assume it come with 3.18 (the most ideal FW for hacking I think)

    So what are my options?
    Stick with this FW or update? Because my Vita TV is Asian and my PSN account is US (and already has several Vita games purchased by cross buy), and as of my understanding Vita TV only support PSN from other region since FW 3.30
    so that means if I stick with FW below 3.30, I won't be able to access my games correct?
    and if I should update, can I choose to update only to specific FW version? (for example, 3.30)

    And I think there are quite a few exploitable games again available in PSN, is there a chance for me to use it in my Vita?
    I do have PS3 that can access PSN, and I think I've read somewhere that this might help to download Vita games to PS3 and transfer it later to Vita which not on latest FW

    last if you have ANY advices for Vita noobs, please let me know
    Thanks
     
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    3.18 or 3.20
     
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    so it came with 3.01 (yay?)
    however as I stated before, no region free before 3.30 and that means I can't access my US PSN account, and I believe that means I can't even transfer exploitable games from my PS3 (US account) to this vita (which can only login to asian account)

    let's say I keep 3.01 and create new asian account, do you have any recommendation on the recommended exploit (and exploitable games) for this FW?
    thanks
     
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    I would upgrade to 3.18 manually and get patapon 2.
     
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    big shit might be coming up, only 2 days ago a game save was decrypted for the first time and everyone is freaking out
     
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    I think if we'll ever get a vita hack in won't be connected with PSP exploits. Also I can't see this happening anytime soon, so just to enjoy your product like a legit user.
     
  7. Garou
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    okay, so that means stick with FW below 3.30 and just live with asian account right? check. will do that for sure

    next, is there any reason why I should update to 3.18 and not keep 3.01?
    doesn't 3.01 has more vulnerability that can be exploited? or it's just the same with 3.18, and 3.18 has more feature than 3.01?

    also patapon 2 is not available in asian store
    other exploitable games i found are numblast, ZettaiHeroKaizouKeikaku (Z.H.P japan version?), skate park city. which one should I choose?
    thanks a lot

    yeah I know that story. also thing with playing with non-whitelisted games in vita tv
    that's why I want to get the best options with mine so I'm not gonna miss this thing when it's released

    actually one of my main reason to get a vita tv is to play psp game in big screen, so fine by me
    thanks for the thought though
     
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    Numblast, also 3.18 has the best ps1 iso compatability via ps1loader (tekken)
     
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    great
    okay, so I'm gonna buy numblast and tekken 2
    and for updating to 3.18, I assume I can do it by using this method right? if I can't, is there a list somewhere that can show me what game cart has 3.18 update? (just like 3ds scene's http://3ds.essh.co/)

    and just wondering, once I get eCFW, VHBL, etc set in my vita, is there a way for me to transfer my US games using my PS3?
    I suppose not, but I'm happy to be wrong

    man you really help a lot. sorry if I keep bothering you with questions. thank you very much
     
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    The vita firmware can be updated manually, you will need a USB stick and the 3.18 firmware which can be downloaded from zload.net

    https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps-vita/#flashdrive

    The beauty of having an Asian vita TV is you can have it on 3.18 but the NA and EUR ones are 3.20, which means you can install all your shit on the vita and just pull the card out and slot it into the 3.18 vita TV...

    It won't upgrade the card to 3.20 after inserting it making you format it over and over if you are chopping and changing.

    That's why I bought a Asian one and have it on 3.18 :)
     
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    ah i see, it can be updated using usb stick just as the rest of playstation family

    okay I think enough questions for now and start doing the things
    but my ISP thought now would be the best time to have internet down, so even though I've bought the Asian version of Numblast, I can't download it to my ps3 :hateit:
    once it goes online, I'll start doing all these things then

    thanks a lot for your assistance
     
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    So is vita firmware compatible with all regions? I've downloaded one from zload but there's no region information and was thinking whether can it be used in my asian vita?

    and is there any tutorials for vita TV?
    most tutorials are only for ps vita and use Update using PC method which naturally does not work with vita TV

    official tutorial from sony for updating using flash disk mentions to put the FW file in PSVITA\UPDATE\PSVUPDAT.PUP
    however the 3.18 FW file I downloaded from zload has 3 files (PSVita OFW 3.18 (pre).zip, PSVita OFW 3.18 (systemdata).zip, PSVita OFW 3.18.zip) and each of them has PSP2UPDAT.PUP
    should I just pick one of them, rename it to PSVUPDAT.PUP and expect it to work or what?
     
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    okay finally done
    I've restored numblast and tekken to my vita tv, update to 3.18, package installer also run perfectly
    guess I've past all the hard part and just need to run the exploits

    thanks everyone for your helps
     
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    glad you sorted it.
     
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    Not sure why everyone wants to use Tekken 2 for the exploit? XS Moto / Sports Superbike 2 is over 20 seconds faster to load the menu and it lets you play Tekken 2 from there if you really want it...
     
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    There is no xs motor or super bike on the Asian psn store.
     
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    Oh, ok. Too bad :/