[Guide] Activating Your Unactivated Vita

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  1. Vitaminer
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    This method is for those who couldn't activate their vitas using epsp 2.0, in which the app keeps telling you to press x to reboot, but by following these 10 simple steps below, you should be able to activate your vita.
    After many trials and errors, I found out what is going wrong with the epsp 2.0 activator.

    We can start from scratch, it is best to do a system format first, assuming you have an existing psn account, and link/sign up the psn account in the initial setup.

    Note that every time you restart your vita, you have to enable henkaku, also note that there is no need to use manual DNS or netcheck bypass, just make sure you have a good wifi connection.

    Step 1
    Create this folder tm0\npdrm using vita shell 1.51

    Step 2
    Use this dummy act.dat file, unrar and extract the dummy file.
    http://www.mediafire.com/?e66w9c953abugq2

    Step 3
    Put the dummy file in tm0\npdrm

    Step 4
    Launch epsp 2.0, press x to create the game bubble.

    Step 5
    After your vita restarts, it should install the bubble, after that, go back to the tm0\npdrm folder and delete the dummy act.dat.

    Step 6
    Relaunch epsp 2.0, press x after it tells you to activate your vita.(this step is usually where a lot of people got looped on)

    Step 7
    Relaunch epsp 2.0, this time it should tell you to activate your vita in the settings menu, press x and it'll then brings you directly to the settings.

    Step 8
    Once in the settings, go to psn and it will tell you to update, just hit cancel and it'll bring you back to the psn menu.

    Step 9
    Go to activate system, choose game, and then activate.

    Step 10
    Your vita is now activated.

    To sum it up , I think there's a bug in epsp 2.0 in it that you'll be stuck forever in a loop if there is no game bubble created so we create a dummy act.dat to make epsp think that we are activated so it'll let the game bubble to be created, then we can break the loop and activate our vitas.

    Many thanks to CelesteBlue for the activation ability.

    If you intend on using epsp's game bubble to launch adrenaline,
    Make sure your config.txt file in ux0 tai looks like this:

    Code:
    *NPEZ00104
    vs0:sys/external/libpgf.suprx
    ux0:pspemu/adrenaline/adrenaline.suprx
     
    Last edited by Vitaminer, Feb 14, 2017
  2. filrus

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    Thanks men works perfectly!
     
  3. mummysboy

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    Nice one Buddy!

    Glad you finally found a way to activate - hopefully this will help others too.
     
  4. Vitaminer
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    Yes, and thanks for your help in the past.
     
  5. YugiSenpai

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    Weird, I activated my unactivated ps vita without any problems at all o3o
     
  6. daenghary92

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    You really a genius sir!!! It really work for me
     
  7. Giwa

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    Downloaded the rar file but can't unpack it, it says it's corrupt. Another thing I already have a tm0\npdrm folder and in it I can see to act.dat and act.dat.bkp. please how do I proceed
     
  8. Vitaminer
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    Are you stuck on the loop as I mentioned on step 6?
     
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    Yes am stuck
     
  10. Vitaminer
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    Do you have the game bubble created?
     
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    Yes it's created.
     
  12. Vitaminer
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    Then you need to follow from step 5 and empty the npdrm folder
     
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    OK. Will try that out
     
  14. simbin

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    HENkaku DNS won't work because you have to sign into PSN, right?
     
  15. Vitaminer
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    Some suggest to use 212.47.229.76 but it will not work, just use automatic DNS and you can activate just fine.
     
  16. Giwa

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    Thank you Have successfully activated my Vita. Clicked on Easy installer, installed adrenaline, it rebooted now I get C1-2858-3 error when I launch adrenaline. I tried to uninstall it easy Installer is also giving C2-12828-1 error. wha5 should I do?
     
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    Make sure the config.txt in ux0:tai is edited correctly, if you used epsp 2.0's game bubble, you should have the lines of:

    *KERNEL
    ux0/pspemu/adrenaline/adrenaline.skprx
    *NPEZ00104
    vs0:sys/external/libpgf.suprx ux0/pspemu/adrenaline/adrenaline.suprx
     
  18. Giwa

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    *kenel and vs0 are edited properly but I can find NPEZ00104. What am seeing is NPXS10015, NPXS10016 and NpXS10018

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I meant I can't find NPEZ00104
     
  19. Vitaminer
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    You need to edit to NPEZ00104 if you are using that game bubble created from epsp 2.0 and that it should be placed right above
    Code:
    vs0:sys/external/libpgf.suprx
    ux0:spemu/adrenaline/adrenaline.suprx
    
    So it looks exactly like:
    Code:
    *NPEZ00104
    vs0:sys/external/libpgf.suprx
    ux0:pspemu/adrenaline/adrenaline.suprx
    
     
    Last edited by Vitaminer, Feb 11, 2017
  20. Giwa

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    Thank you so much. Have got it to work. All I did was return amphetamine and game.txt back into the plugins folder so easy installer ran without error. I uninstalled adrenaline, rebooted and reinstalled it and it worked fine. Thank so much for your help and prompt replies.