How to use the Internal Storage of the PSVita with working Saveing

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  1. Gnarmagon
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    The OLED PSVita has 2.55GB of internal Memory
    The PSVita Slim has just 1.5GBof internal Memory

    (your System Updates will be downloaded on your Memory Card instead of Internal Storage when the Internal Storage is out of Space !)

    You should leave some Space for temporary Files...

    Disclaimer:

    What you need:

    Application Storage Manager by Lupo511 from here
    DB Browser for SQLite from here
    and around 10 to 20 Minutes of Time ^^

    Part 1:Move App/Game to Internal Storage:

    Transfer the VPK of the Application Storage Manager via FTP to your PSVita
    Install the VPK
    Open it and Select "Memory Card -> Internal Storage"
    Now Select your Application and memorize the ID inside these Symbols [] (ex.PCSB00360)
    Move it to Internal Storage and wait....
    When it's finished you can close the App and open VitaShell
    Press select to open FTP
    Connect via your FTP Client
    Go to ur0:shell/db/app.db and copy it to your Computer.

    Part2:Make the App/Game to a System App (gda)

    Open app.db in DB Browser for SQLite
    Select in the Drop down Menu tbl_appinfo
    Now type in the first Field the ID of your App and you should just see your Application.
    In the 3rd Field Type gd and you should edit the Box to gda
    Write Changes
    Quit and transfer app.db to PSVita
    after a reboot the App/Game should work. (it worked at least for me ^^)

    Edit:After trying a bit around it seems to work for some Games but not for everything :( :
    Shovel Knight
    Plants vs Zombies
    Dragon Quest Builders

    (I can just recommend using Rincheat Plugin and exporting the Saves and next Time importing them back)
     
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  2. Boogieboo6

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    I play Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 on my Vita and it always saves fine. Is there a certain instance where this is required?
     
  3. Gnarmagon
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    Not sure but it is required for Rayman Legends else you would get an Error when you start the Game....
     
  4. Reploid

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    I'm not sure what does it do? does it expand available memory or just let you use free space on internal storage, intead of memory card?
     
  5. Gnarmagon
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    It lets you use Space that is intended for System Updates ^^
     
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    Yes, but it's like my memory card size, where I install my games and such, will get bigger or what?
     
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    I forgot
    No. It's just a separate storage space you can install things to, like a second hard drive. It's limited to 2GBs in the OG Vita and 1GB on the Slim.
     
  8. Reploid

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    but can the work at the same time or I must swtch things around?
     
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    They work at the same time. Like I said, it's like a second hard drive. You can use both at the same time.
     
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    hm, sounds intresting. should try it.
     
  11. YugiSenpai

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    Is there supposed to be exactly 2GB? mine has 2.55GB for some reason.
     
  12. Gnarmagon
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    The OLED PSVita has 2.55GB
    The PSVita Slim has just 1.5GB

    leave some Space for Temporary Files ^^
     
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    I see a partition called gro0:
    It's size is 1.75 gb but 1.01 gb has been used up, could I clear the files in there and use the partition for games?
     
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    gro0: is the game cartridge, you can't write to gro0 as it's ROM.
     
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    Lol, i been using that partition to store all my pkg installs and plugins so i can copy between memory cards and internat storage easily. Least i don't have to keep using the pc every time i wanna switch memory cards or internal storage of the PSTV :P

    Is this process supposed to merge the memory card and internal storage to one patition to increase storage space or something? If that is possible, that be cool. That way i don't have to keep removing memory card to use internal storage.:unsure:
     
  16. Gnarmagon
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    I think thats not possible (it's a System Partition...)
     
  17. YugiSenpai

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    Nope, not possible.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

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    It is possible. I been using it to store PKG install files. So i don't have to keep transfering it with filezilla. That way i can use it as place holder for when i wanna copy files to either the memory card or internal storage.
     
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    I forgot
    They mean combining the memory card and the internal storage partition, that's not possible.
     
  20. YugiSenpai

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    You can't combine a memory card and a partition from the internal storage....