Change memory card without losing henkaku?

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  1. Juano
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    I am about to buy a new memory card, i already i've made a full backup with QCMA ... after i restore that backup on my new memory card everything will be like in my old memory card?, henkaku, homebrew, apps, etc?, or i have to install everything again?, thanks in advance for the help :D
     
  2. Ryupower

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    you going to need to power off the vita the change mem cards
    and then when you reboot rerun the installer
    see
    https://henkaku.xyz/usage/
     
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  3. Juano
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    Do i have to install henkaku again after or before i restore my backup with qcma?
     
  4. driverdis

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    Every time you power on the Vita (sleep mode keeps Henkaku), you will need to go the the website to run Henkaku.

    Restoring a backup should not matter, at worst you install Henkaku again which is real easy.
     
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  5. Juano
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    I´m about to buy an used 32gb memory card with firmware 3.61 to replace my 4gb one...what do i have to do to use it on my vita on 3.60 with henkaku?, any advice?, it will force me to update to 3.61?
     
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    Memory cards don't have firmwares...
     
  7. Juano
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    The Vita in which the memory was being used had v3.61, thats what i mean...sorry for my bad english, what should i do to use that used memory on my vita?
     
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    Uh I doubt anything should happen.
     
  9. SonsofOcelot

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    you just need to format the 32 card that you are purchasing.

    1.) Power off vita
    2.) Insert newly bought memory card
    3.) Power on vita while holding R + PS buttons
    4.) Select format memory card
    5.) Let vita reboot, open web browser and go to https://henkaku.xyz and reinstall henkaku
    6.) connect Vita to PC and restore memory card backup
    7.) have fun

    I don't think i missed anything :)
     
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    Thaaaaaank you, this is what I needed to know <3
     
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  11. Bloodlust

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    Thanks for the tip. So if I want to swap back again, I don't need to do anything right?
     
  12. Kerbangman

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    Install the henkaku offline installer and you will not have to be online
     
  13. SonsofOcelot

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    Nope nothing extra. you should just power the Vita off and swap Memcards. You will need to redo HENkaku if you power off but otherwise nothing extra.

    Also like kerbangman said it you install the offline HENkaku to both cards you don't need to go to the website to reactivate HENkaku when you power back on.
     
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  14. Lord M

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    But after you format a memory card, you dont need to activate them by psn and so forced to update vita? Or i know wrong?
     
  15. Tony_93

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    No, you activate the SYSTEM, not the Memory card.
     
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  16. deSSy2724

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    Wait a second....... I already bough a Vita Slim (3.60 FW) I have already installed Henkaku and some hombrews BUT I have no memory cards, everything is installed on the internal Vita Slim memory (1GB). Does the Vita system see it as a regular memory cards or what? And would I be forced to update to a newer firmware if I insert a new memory card (to "replace" my internal memory card).? Can the Vita see/use both internal memory and memory cards at the same time? Last but not least important, is it possible to use multiple/different memory cards on just one Vita system (32GB, 64GB etc)?

    Can someone explain it for me/us?
     
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    Does the Vita system see it as a regular memory cards or what?
    Yes, the Vita sees the 1GB internal memory as a regular memory card.

    And would I be forced to update to a newer firmware if I insert a new memory card (to "replace" my internal memory card).?
    No, the vita won't force any kind of updates if you get a new memory card, that only happens if the memory card itself was used im another system which has a higher firmware already installed (amd even then you can format the memory card instead of updating your system in order to use it).

    Can the Vita see/use both internal memory and memory cards at the same time?
    No, once you insert a memory card the 1GB becomes unusable.

    Last but not least important, is it possible to use multiple/different memory cards on just one Vita system (32GB, 64GB etc)?
    Yes, just pull the memory card out and insert another one in, just like the way you would switch different microSD cards on your phone... (Except that the system reboots every time you switch cards).
     
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  18. MataOcios

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    Ok here is the thing. QCMA installed. Got a PSvita fw3.60 with henkaku. i have installed VPKs, roms, no problem, however...
    The guy did not have a PSP or any legal game, i own a ps3 but when selecting transfer psp files, i get an error on the Vita and sends me to previous screen
    PS vita game list shows ok on the handheld, ready to copy but never psp list of demos available today on psn

    On the other hand, I will receive soon by mail a 64gb memory. Hence...
    should i wait to make a backup on the mac and then cloen it to the 64gb?
    Cause i've spent hours and days trying to install VHBL to play psp roms on the vita -_-
    am I losing my time, or why cant i see those psp games from my ps3 on my vita? Anyone else that had the same issue?

    Many thanks.
     
  19. deSSy2724

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    When you put your new memory card the system should ask you if you want to copy everything from your previous memorycard/storage space to the new memory card.......just choose YES (I did it myself on Vita Slim).

    BTW I had the same problem......... I was able to transfer PSP games from PS3 to Vita but the bubble wont show up in Vita BUT QCMA can see the game normally
     
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  20. MataOcios

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    thank, but no, my ps vita when i sekect transfer ps vita games i can ee the list of items on ps3, however when switching to see the ps3 list i get an error code sand ends me back to previous screen...