Just want to double-check my hacking options...

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by ksdixon, May 4, 2015.

  1. ksdixon
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    ksdixon Newbie

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    PSTV Firmware 3.36
    PSVita1000 Firmware 3.50

    Both are set-up with a UK PSN account, attempting to format either device wants me to deactivate the PSVita/PSTV (says it can't be done afterwards, such as on the website), and also wants me to Update System Firmware as part of the formatting process, so I NOPE'd the hell out of there, because I don't want to update either device's firmware any futher than they already are.

    From what I've read already, it seems my options may be somewhat limited?

    PSVita 1000 - OFW 3.50 - http://hackinformer.com/PlayStationGuide/PSV/RESULT_VITA_350.html

    Seems like I may be out of luck. "World of Pool (EU)" is unavailable to buy in the EU PStore; my Vita is set-up with a UK account, and formatting (to set-up with my USA account in order to buy "Ape Escape") apparently wants to upgrade the firmware.

    PSTV - OFW 3.36 - http://hackinformer.com/PlayStationGuide/PSV/RESULT_VITA_336.html
    Whilst it looks like I could enable PSP Homebrew for old console emulators, I already have a hacked PSP to do that on. I'm more interested in if I am theoretically able to use the "Proof Of Concept: Running unplayable vita games on PSTV" by mr. gas shown, if it gets released publically:


    Overall I'm a bit puzzelled. Sony seem intent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. PSVita/PSTV should be a lot more desireable than they are, but each seem to be weighted-down by poor design decisions. In my opinion SONY should release a PSVita 3000 SKU with:

    - Ability to support multiple user accounts, not just one account per hardware.
    - L2/R2 shoulder buttons, clickable L3/R3 sticks for 1:1 PS4 Remote Play input.
    - Output to HDTV (like PSTV).
    - Wireless Bluetooth pairing with DS4 controller.
     
  2. mech

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    I seriously doubt Sony will bring out a new handheld console, they fucked this one up good and proper.
     
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  3. psvpwner

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    Not sure what you mean by saying your 3.50 Vita is asking you to update? 3.50 is the latest firmware at this time...
     
  4. Bonny

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