Buying second hand vita

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by lafleche, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. lafleche
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    lafleche GBAtemp Fan

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    Hi,

    Just to verify.
    I have my eye on a few vitas with a lower firmware.
    However the sellers tell me that if they want to reset it, the vita wants to update to 3.61 and ask me how to prevent that (as i am a noob on vita, I don't Know)

    Well after Googling I must admit I could not find a definitive answer either.

    So... How can you buy a 2nd hand lower firmware vita and give the seller the opportunity to delete his personal data/account.
    And how can I as a buyer activate it without Sony forcing me to update
     
  2. Denny64

    Denny64 Advanced Member

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    After the reset just skip the PSN part.

    Yes I have PSN => Use Later => unactivated Vita with x.xx firmware => Update manualy to 3.60 (unless its below 3.18 for tn-v and tn-x) => Install Henkaku an activate the vita.

    Groet, Denny
     
  3. DBlaze

    DBlaze I don't know what i'm doing.

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    1. Make sure wifi is off
    2. Reset device
    3. tell him you will do the initial setup of the device yourself, since after a reset it should ask to be set up again
    4. Do as Denny64 said on henkaku

    I'm not 100% about part 3, but my experience with all other playstation devices tell me that.

    Pretty much avoid setting up psn access
     
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  4. Condarkness

    Condarkness GBAtemp Regular

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    Thank you for posting this. It is extremely helpful. I am getting a second hand ps vita so I need to be able to do this as well.