deactivating a vita on henkaku

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by RitchieRitchie, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. RitchieRitchie
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    Okay, this is a long story but I'll try to make it short. I just lost/had stolen my vita on 3.6 (with a 64gb memory card - aah!). I have another 2 vitas (for my sons) which were/are activated with my psn account. So I had 3 activated ps vitas - one of which I don't have any more.

    I have another vita on the latest fw which I would like to activate - can i deactivate the vita I lost without deactivating my sons at the same time? Actually, does it make a difference to their vitas if they are decativated as they don't go on the internet and won't be updating anyway?

    I don't have a ps3 or ps4.

    Any advice appreciated!
     
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    Unfortunately the only way to deactivate a console without actually having it is by deactivating all consoles on the PSN account site.

    Login to your PSN account on a web browser, go to Accounts, Media and Devices, then "Deactivate all". This will deactivate all your consoles, including the Vita you don't have anymore.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to reply. Do you know how this will affect my other 2 vitas that my sons use? Will they still be able to play all their games (a mix of ones i bought and others)? Can you play in ad hoc mode with decativated vitas?

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    It's possible official games might not run, but other than that it should be fine.

    I would imagine ad-hoc would work fine, since it's strictly device to device communication and doesn't use any PSN connection whatsoever. But that's as long as the official games work.
     
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    That's a good point - if their vitas don't connect to psn how do they 'know' they've been deactivated if I do it online the way you suggest?