Buying a PsP Vita for HB

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by kraan, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. kraan

    kraan Advanced Member

    Dec 12, 2014
    Hi all

    I was thinking about buying a PSP (vita) using for homebrew only. I'd mainly use it as a PS1 / GBA emulator. I haven't followed the PSP hacking scene for the past decade or so, so I'm completely ignorant on all of this. Is there a way I can buy a pre-hacked/modded PSP (vita), or should I look out for certain firmwares, or buy certain exploit games?...

    Note; if you can do all these things (emulators) on a normal PSP as well, I wouldn't mind getting a normal one if they're still widely available. Problem is that I live in India and my only access to getting these things is through shipping.

    Thanks a bunch ;)
  2. lytro

    lytro GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 10, 2014
    Gambia, The
    IMO: Get a PSP(Go), getting a Vita only for the ePSP homebrew's/emulators isn't worth the hassle.
    Also, every PSP is easy exploitable.

    -> The vita has to be below a certain FW version, you'll need a PS3 to transfer the exploitable games onto said Vita, as the vita won't be able to access the PSN-Store on a lower firmware than 3.35 (which is the newest one currently)

    A quick Google/Temp search should've given you all the information you need.
  3. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 22, 2013
    A Vita is nice because of the screen, but I agree that it's a lot of hassle due to inability to simply drag and drop files. You need to jump through hoops to do even the most basic things.

    I would just get a PSP.
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