Is it possible to remove an account from the PS Vita and make a new one?

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  1. Kotomine Kirei
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    I have my main PlayStation Network account on my PS Vita right now, and I am worried about the account being banned, or a malicious homebrew application doing something to it at some point.

    So I wanted to know if it is possible to remove the account and make a new one, and if it is possible how to do so.
    Also, if I do that, will I need to follow the "Activating Your Unactivated Vita" guide, or will it stay activated?

    Can someone help me with this?
     


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    If you try to go on PSN it will ask for a system update, so it´s not possible at the moment. What´s your worries about maintain your account on vita?? You just need to install homebrew only from trusted sources.
     
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    If you don't mind abandoning all your official games, you can just do a system restore and use a new account that way. You would have to activate it again.
     
  4. Kotomine Kirei
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    I completely forgot that digital games are tied to accounts.
    So I guess that a new account is not really an option...

    Well, I normally install programs from here, but sometimes the users that upload them only have around 10 posts.
    Should I just avoid installing those ones or wait for others to try them first?
     
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    Or use a new psn account for buying new games from now on... in another psv.
     
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    I forgot
    You can always use multiple accounts on your Vita, just backup all the legit digital games from one account with QCMA along with your act.dat (done manually via VitaShell/Molecular Shell), install AccountSwitcher to dump your current profile (which also backs up your act.dat, but you should always have one stored on your PC anyways), restore the Vita and add your new account, activate it using the ePSP Bubble Installer homebrew, then use AccountSwitcher to add the second account.

    Then you can swap to the legit account using AccountSwitcher, restore your games, and switch between the two whenever you feel like playing your legit titles vs backups/homebrew.

    But honestly, you're likely never going to get banned for using Henkaku and there hasn't been any "malicious" homebrew around for quite a long time now so you're probably safe there, too. If you just get stuff from GBATemp, you're likely to be fine 100% regardless of user posts or anything like that.
     
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    I see.
    I am not sure that the account switcher would solve the problem, but if there are no malicious programs on here and there is not much of a risk of being banned, then I suppose that I will just leave things the way that they are.

    Thanks to all of you for the help.
     
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    Hi, that bring me to a question, let say I buy japanese game with a psn jap account. Instead of switching between two account every time to play that game, can't we just dump the game with vitamin or maidump, install it on US account and play it ?

    How the game we found on internet can be run if the game are tied to a psn account ?? :) there is a way to remove the license or something ?
     
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    Yes, you could just dump your own games and play them on the US account. The only thing this doesn't work for is PSP games and PS1 classics.

    Vita backups are decrypted games, which lets us run it on any account regardless. It basically removes the account restriction.
     
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    thank you very much, that is exactly the answer I was looking for :) there are some jap games I like but I cannot find them with complete dlc, so I will just buy them using the account switcher app and dump it after it have been downloaded. My only concern now is about the firmware update once I am on jap psn store. I read somewhere we cannot anymore login into psn store with 3.60 with spoofing 3.63.

    But I read somewhere we can buy the game online over a pc and once we login on vita with psn account it will start downloading the game automatically without having to go on psn store and without having to update ?
     
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    That information is very outdated. We can't connect to PSN at all on 3.60 anymore, and the only way to get legitimate content on your Vita is by transferring it from a PS3.
     
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    I see, I don't have a ps3, can I just buy a ps tv, update it to 3.63, connect to jpn psn account, buy the game and dump it and install it on 3.60 vita ?
     
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    As long as the games don't require 3.61+, sure. Just remember you'd have to put the 3.63 memory card into your 3.60 Vita to dump the games.

    To do this, first you have to format your Vita and put the JPN account on it first. Then you have to put the 3.60 Vita in IDU mode before putting the memory card in (because memory cards formatted on higher firmwares don't work in lower firmware Vita's unless it's in IDU mode. Also make sure wifi is disabled before rebooting into IDU mode to avoid auto-updating. Then activate Henkaku, dump the games if possible, transfer them to your PC and then install them on the other memory card.

    Alternatively, you could just find game dumps online and use those. You don't really have to use your own.
     
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    Thanks for the informations :) this morning I try to power on without the memory card and I don't see any homebrews app, I guess the app are installed onto the memory card. If I insert the memory card of the 3.63 version, how can I use Vitamin or maidump if the apps are on the other memory card ? I am missing something here :)
     
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    You just have to install them again. After you reboot into IDU mode, you can turn Wifi back on to install Henkaku. Then you can install maidump/Vitamin.

    Just note that they won't work once you put them in your 3.63 PSTV, so you can just delete them when you're done.
     
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    Ah ok, If I understand right, I boot up in IDU mode with the memcard 3.63 inserted and because the system is still in 3.60 I can install henkaku and dump the games, transfer to pc with vitashell. But I would need to format the memcard again to continue use it with 3.63 ?

    I have wired internet connection, do I need to unplug it while I boot into ido mode to prevent automatic update ?
     
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    You don't need to format the memory card. The reason you have to boot into IDU mode is because it ignores the id.dat which tells the Vita which firmware the memory card was formatted for. Since it'll still be formatted for 3.63, you don't have to do anything once you're finished dumping the games.

    I'm not sure what you mean by the internet, you just turn Wifi off on the Vita itself.
     
  18. Cecilmax

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    Thank you very much for your help, very appreciated :)

    for the internet I mean, I already have a ps tv on 3.60, sorry for the confusion, so I turn off the wifi, do I have to turn off the lan too ?

    So my option is to buy another ps tv to buy game on psn store. There is another method, instead of buying another ps tv to go on psn japanese store ?
     
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    Ahhh ok, yes, you do turn off LAN. You have to be completely disconnected, otherwise it will update. You could also use the Henkaku DNS server, but it pays to be safe and to just completely disable everything.

    Your best option is to just buy the games on PC and then download already dumped copies, but if you just want to keep it completely legit then yeah this is the only way other than using a PS3.
     
  20. Cecilmax

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    Ok so I just unplug internet for booting in idu mode and I plug back the lan to be able to access it with vitashell :)

    I didn't know we can download it from PC, so I could just create a psn jap account and login to playstation jap store, download the game with all the dlc I want and I just need to transfer it over ftp on my ps tv 3.60 ?