[GUIDE] The Ultimate Noob PS Vita/PSTV Hacking Guide (Check here first!)

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Voxel, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. yoyoyo69

    yoyoyo69 Advanced Member

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    OK, so finally got around to ordering a new Vita cable to charge the damn thing (been a looong time)

    I have 2 accounts on 2 memory cards. My (sons) Vita is logged into one, but I can't remember the other password, not sure of date of birth either (I bought it before PSN was hacked I think, but still don't like the idea of giving Sony my info)

    I've tried the email trick, but just get "you can not send or receive emails with this account"

    Although there is no real reason to stay on OFW, as no new games, he is getting a PS4 real soon, so may want to update to playlink or whatever. Personally I'd go CFW, but I feel he will want to update, but I'd like to recover other account first. Can anyone offer any advice?
     
  2. Elvenmonk

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    I have a ps tv and I was wondering if you can white list it on 3.7. It's currently 3.65 and won't connect to my pc. So I was going to update to get it to connect to my pc. However, if I can't white list on 3.7 then I'll try to get it to connect.
     
  3. Clutz450

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    Hey there. I was just wondering if you ever got this working because I'm having similar issues. I read somewhere that the max drive was 2TB (not sure how true that is) and the only 2TB drive I had was connected to my Wii U for use in vWii mode. It was formatted to FAT32 so I thought I would try connecting it to the Vita and see if it would see it which it did not. I thought maybe it was because it needed to be formatted to exFat so I transferred all my Wii games and apps to a new drive and formatted the drive but it still did not work. I always used default cluster sizes but I'll try the advice that @Tom Bombadildo gave you about using the smallest cluster size possible and see how that works. Just wondering if it worked for you or not and if so what you did to fix it.

    Edit: Just tried formatting my drive numerous times in many different ways and none of them worked. I guess I'm just going to have to buy a new usb drive and hope it works.
     
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  4. Neptune

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    Didn't see this in the OP and honestly wouldn't have wasted my time setting everything up had I known that you are locked to 3.60 and earlier games. There's several games coming out this year and last which require 3.61+ to actually run. Hopefully they are able to decrypt that at some point.
     
  5. mikeyt1998

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    I followed the guide up to installing henkaku, and the molecular shell appeared on the live area as expected.

    Loading it shows that it's molecularshell v1.43. It mentions in the guide that from vitashell v1.5 you're able to transfer files to the SD through USB.

    Have i done something wrong? What's the difference between Molecularshell and vitashell? I'm trying add my first ever VPK file to the Vita but not 100% sure how to get the VPK on the memory card.

    I've got a good previous experience of Wii, 3DS, WiiU and PSP hacking in the past, but only just picked up my vita to try it out! :)

    EDIT: found out that Vitashell is like an uodated molecularshell. Install it and away you go. Cheers anyway people.
     
    Last edited by mikeyt1998, Jan 29, 2018
  6. testing123

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    Is it possible to use a hacked Vita and hacked PSP to play Final Fantasy Dissidia 012 against another player? Like in the same house over the local network via ps3 or ad hoc?
     
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  7. Redbunnymoon

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    So.. i found a last week a PSTV for 30€ (~37$) in a store in Vienna.
    How can i be shure that this piece of electronic is on 3.60 and not above?
     
  8. LuigiXL

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    Only if it’s new and sealed. They didn’t make them later. Otherwise it is probably above.
     
  9. Redbunnymoon

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    Yes, brand new and sealed
     
  10. LuigiXL

    LuigiXL GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Certainly. I’d buy another I enjoy mine a lot.
     
  11. Redbunnymoon

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    Jesus..
    My Girlfriend had a psvita with 3.60 for a long time and i didnt know.
    But now its hacked and hell yeah, homebrew!
    Thanks for the tutorial :D
     
  12. Redbunnymoon

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    Okay, crap.
    I think i have a little/big problem
    I got today a sd2vita and follow this tutorial.
    I have now 29GB storage on my vita but.. i am now suddenly on 3.65
    Why?
    And the uhm, shell thing is away too. I know i make no backup because the pc programm want let me because i need a system upgrade (but i close no).
    What can i do now? Should i go back to the Vita storage card? Why i´m on 3.65? I was before the tutorial on 3.60 and have Henkaku+Enso

    I´m Sad :(
     
  13. Hi-Dro

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    You probably have just spoofed 3.65

    go to the settings, and select HENkaku Settings and check the spoofing settings. see if its spoofed to 3.65.
     
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  14. ldeveraux

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    Or just check if henkaku still works.
     
  15. RJWfan

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    Howdy!
    New to GBAtemp but not to the scene. I've enjoyed modding and seeing what I could do with devices, starting with the original PS1 back in the day.

    I got the urge to get back into it though recently and decided to start with my PS VIta. Sadly, I am on 3.67.

    From everything I have been reading on here and on the internet. I'm stuck with 3.67 for now and unable to downgrade or use HENkaku. BUT I can still run ePSP on it and other emulators (GBA,PS1,etc) and it's not a lost cause?

    I was wondering because I found websites online with videos running a computer Installer on a 3.67 to install HENkaku. I'm assuming those are fake?
     
  16. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Correct, those are fake.

    However, 3.67 only currently supports VHBL, which means only PSP homebrew and not PSP games or PS1. You can follow a guide here to install it: https://hackinformer.com/2017/04/28/psvita-install-vhbl-bubble-fw3-65/ (it says 3.65, but it also applies to 3.67).

    However that however, if you don't mind waiting a year or so, developer TheFlow has found exploits for 3.67 that would allow Henkaku to run on 3.67, so you could have full scale Vita homebrew whenever that gets released.
     
  17. RJWfan

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    Ah, excellent. Thanks for clearing that up. Wouldn't want to try it and end up with a brick. ;)

    I've read about the developer getting through 3.67 so it's just a matter of waiting now. Thanks again!
     
  18. Hi-Dro

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    nice informative instructions there kudos matey
     
  19. askara

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    Havent touch Vita for a long time. but how do you make a "CMA backup of vitashell"?
     
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  20. testing123

    testing123 GBAtemp Regular

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    This problem started this month.

    I'm trying to install a Steins Gate apk, but it's not showing up on the main Vita launch screens after being installed.

    I have molecularShell and VitaShell.

    I've installed other games fine, but suddenly I can't install anything.

    Vitashell and MolecularShell SAY they're installing correctly, and it goes from 1-100% as per normal, but the games simply aren't appearing on the main screen. They're not listed in the Vita settings content manager page.

    It's like apks no longer install.

    Has anyone else encountered this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited by testing123, Mar 16, 2018
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