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Hey everyone,
I'm new to the PS Vita scene, I want to buy a used PS Vita and I have a few questions.
I've done some research, but some things are not clear to me.

Is 100$ a good price for a used (I think fat) PS Vita?
I read that HENkaku is possible on 3.60, Ark on 3.63 and VHBL on 3.65 and up, but can I install games on VHBL or just homebrew and emulators?

I would be glad if someone helped me, but I know the feeling dealing with noobs like me so I don't really expect much help. :rofl:
P.S. Sorry if I typed something wrong, still learning english :/
 

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VHBL does not allow you to play PSP/PS1 ISOs, it's strictly PSP homebrew only.

$100 is about average, for a used Vita, that I see. I would advise getting one on 3.60 if you can though, since Henkaku is basically the best you'll get for Vita hacking.
 

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VHBL does not allow you to play PSP/PS1 ISOs, it's strictly PSP homebrew only.

$100 is about average, for a used Vita, that I see. I would advise getting one on 3.60 if you can though, since Henkaku is basically the best you'll get for Vita hacking.
The problem is that all the used PS Vitas I found in Croatia are already updated to the latest firmware.
One more question, which firmware does PS TV have when you buy a new one?
 

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Check ebay, that's where I got mine after I couldn't source one with 3.60 or lower, locally. There's a wide variety of choice between the Slim and OLED models w 3.60 or lower firmware.
 

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The problem is that all the used PS Vitas I found in Croatia are already updated to the latest firmware.
One more question, which firmware does PS TV have when you buy a new one?
All brand new Vitas and PSTVd are guaranteed nto have 3.60 or lower on them except for red/silver JP Slim's.

As long as it's brand new, it'll be below 3.60.
 
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All brand new Vitas and PSTVd are guaranteed nto have 3.60 or lower on them except for red/silver JP Slim's.

As long as it's brand new, it'll be below 3.60.
Yeah that's interesting that.

I just bought my Red JDM PSV 1000 from Japan, to find that the firmware was greater than Henkaku supports.

I bought it to flash, which was a bit of a shame. But adore red, and aren't the displays on the original superior.

It's fine, I hope one day there will be an exploit available, for now I'm just enjoying what the PSV has to offer.
 

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All brand new Vitas and PSTVd are guaranteed nto have 3.60 or lower on them except for red/silver JP Slim's.

As long as it's brand new, it'll be below 3.60.
This info is in the pinned thread and that info is already outdated. I purchase brand new blue vita from Japan and it is 3.65. Non-japan new vita should be below 3.60 though

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Thanks to everyone who helped me! Means a lot! :D
I purchase brand new blue vita from Japan and it is 3.65 FYI. Non-japan new vita should be below 3.60 though
 

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The problem is that all the used PS Vitas I found in Croatia are already updated to the latest firmware.
One more question, which firmware does PS TV have when you buy a new one?
Hi,

I have one for sale,

With sd2vita
128gb
Case

Its does not come cheap
Pm me
 

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One option may be to just buy the motherboard which is about £20 on ebay.

Bear in mind it may be a bit of a pain depending on the unit and your skills.

I had issues undoing the screws on my second hand unit and at one point I had to open it up again because the left analogue stick cable connection was slightly off but all is fine now.
 

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