Just got A PsVita, few questions

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Alanpk, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Alanpk
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    Phat 1001, on 3.01
    Got some questions,

    How can i update to specific firmware like 3.18?, which i read here is the best firmware to play old games
    what is the difference from 3.01 and 3.18?
    What are the name of the hacks or exploits?, very confuse by this,
    Do i really need a certain game to exploit my vita?
    Does it install custom firmware?
    Help please.
     
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    I forgot
    1) See this link http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=23013

    2) 3.18 was basically just a stability update to patch the old exploit

    3) It depends on what you mean by "name", like the names of the games (ie Patapon exploit)? If so, it's just the game needed to run whatever exploit. If you mean VHBL or eCFW, VHBL is Vita Homebrew Loader, which as the name suggests is a simple menu that launches PSP homebrew only. eCFW is a complete custom firmware for PSP mode, and lets you run PSP/PS1 ISOs and homebrew. The Bubbles exploit is simply a term for adding homebrew to the main Vita screen bubbles to make it easier to launch homebrew.

    4) Yes, the exploits are all run inside the various PSP games, and you must buy and download them before Sony removes the, from the store. In order to transfer these games to your Vita without updating, you simply need a PS3 that can transfer PSP games to your Vita via CMA. You can see the list of exploitable games in the Vita hacking FAQ sticky.

    5) All exploits run in PSP mode only, there are no native Vita hacks out right now. If you already own a PSP, then generally exploiting your Vita is useless as it does the same exact stuff a PSP does, so you might as well update and play Vita games.
     
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    3 threads below yours is my guide. read it lol
     
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    Oh just link the poor guy.
    Sheesh.
     
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    my vita firmware is 3.35 and note long time untill i anything vcomes for me. i may sell it after all
     
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    you can install ARK on 3.35, do some research, you may be pleasantly surprised.
     
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    thx for this information men

    i did some reading but it seem i have some question. to use ark i will need ps3 2 download the exploit game?

    thx

    (i only have 3.5 firmwares, can i use psp emulator with just this or need ps3 and exploit games?)

    thx
     
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    you will need a Ps3, borrow one if you can, only takes 2 mins to transfer a game over with it :)
     
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