Confused about going to 3.57 with a Mimana TN-V 3.55 OG Vita

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    So, if I'm on 3.55 with a Mimana TN-V "bubble", just to get to my PSP stuff (I just plan on homebrew, *maybe* a ROM of a PSP game I physically own), I shouldn't upgrade? I'm not sure if there's an advantage to upgrading as I can push downloads via PSN anyways at the moment, that's how I got Mimana on this. VHBL just allows for homebrew/emulators, right?

    I'm not sure with all these terms tbh. I can't find anything concrete whether or not the exploit I did to get "PSP mode" on my Vita is a kernel exploit, or how to do VHBL on 3.55, I'd appreciate any advice.

    I saw this https://gbatemp.net/threads/alert-new-update-3-57-fixes-all-custom-bubble-and-ecfw-methods.411372/ post, but I was a little confused re "VHBL" would work, but not others.

    Further, beyond Netflix, is there anything I'd miss staying on an older version?
     
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    Don't update your Vita. Get Mimina and use an exploit savedata to install TN-V or ARK. (Preferrably TN-V), otherwise, no ePSP CFW. (3.57 breaks this.)

    TN-V and ARK use PSP-mode kernel exploits, which was blocked in the 3.57 update. VHBL doesn't use that kernel exploit, but VHBL only allows for homebrew and no PSP backup playing.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply! That is what I was thinking, but thanks for the confirmation!
     
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    You will have to invest in another ps vita in order to have both epsp and psn/online access.
     
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    A few newer games that need higher firmware versions, that's about it. IMO there are currently two firmware versions worth having, and those are 3.18 for the PS1 Loader exploit TN-X and 3.51 so you can have Rejuvenate with full Vita 444mhz speed available (you lose TN-X but retain TN-V11 on this so PSP backups are still a possibility).
     
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    Netflix isn't major. I did have one other question though, and not sure if I should put it here, or make a new thread. I'm trying to install an Emulator, but I can't. I have it in my save file for both TNV and Mimana, but I can't get it to /PSP/GAME

    I have PSPFiler as recovery, but it doesn't want to write to /PSP/GAME. Thoughts?
     
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    Ah, 3.50 and up restricts directly writing to PSP/GAME, and the only workaround makes use of the fail-mail hack (basically only useful for 3.50, 3.51 and 3.52), so you'd be out of luck there.

    But nontheless, you could try to install the GAME2VHBL plugin for TN-V and place your emulators and homebrews into PSP/VHBL:
    http://wololo.net/2015/10/16/game2v...tn-v-lets-you-run-homebrews-from-vhbl-folder/
     
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    Ah, ok. Nothing seemed to spell that out. So if I wanted to get the ISO's (CSO's?) to my Vita, would I do that with CMA, or PSP/VHBL?

    Edit: I realize talking about that may be against rules. Feel free to ignore it if it is.
     
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    You download your ISOs, place them in the TN-V savedata, and then transfer the TN-V savedata over with QCMA or OpenCMA (whichever you use; because official CMA won't work). Then use PSPFiler to move the ISOs over to the ms0:ISO directory.

    Oh, and yeah you are allowed to discuss about ISO files, just not link them or anything.
     
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    Thanks for all the quick replies! Hopefully I can get this working now.
     
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    Glad to help.
     
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    Hopefully last one to bug you with. I've been getting a bluescreen of death when opening Mimana/TNV11 now. I've deleted the save, redownloaded fresh Mimana from PSN, copied the data back over, re-exploted Mimana but I still get a BSOD. It did go green when I exploited, and it goes green when I open Mimana. Can't seem to find any info about it... Or is this something I'm being stupid about?

    Edit: Found post #257 from https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-t...hacking-guide-check-here-first.403035/page-13 will try soon and update.
     
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