How to switch accounts on pstv without updating to 3.55

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by murdersbane, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. murdersbane
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    murdersbane Newbie

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    anyone know how? as i bought this pstv and idk how to switch accounts.
     
  2. reiyu

    reiyu Canadian, eh?

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    system format is your only option
     
  3. murdersbane
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    murdersbane Newbie

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    welp got my account in but i cant use my mem card as it wants me to update for some reason

    so its useless.
     
  4. TehCupcakes

    TehCupcakes GBAtemp Regular

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    A memory card that has been used on a higher firmware cannot be used on a lower firmware. For example, if you have a Vita on 3.55 and your PSTV is on 3.20, you won't be able to use the memory card from your Vita in the PSTV.
     
  5. zekepliskin

    zekepliskin GBAtemp Regular

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    Ah yes, all part of Sony's annoying limitations for the Vita memory cards. It's not enough that they cost so much for what they are (£15 will buy you a 64GB SanDisk microSD, whereas you'd need to spend about quadruple that for the same size Vita proprietary one), they're also locked to a specific PSN account and firmware version. Unless you have two Vitas on the same firmware and same PSN account you basically can't reuse memory cards. It's a dumb, dumb move. I've read stuff that talks about removing the id.dat file but I wouldn't want to try it myself.