MailWriter | Use a memory card with content on any other Vita without formatting

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Tutorials' started by xy2_, May 16, 2016.

  1. xy2_

    xy2_ GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 4, 2016

    This tutorial will guide you towards making your memory card usable on any Vita without formatting, no matter the firmware. This is one time use and you will need to redo it for each time you want to swap. Be careful when transferring to firmwares without MailWriter.
    Credit to HackInformer for the original method.

    The only thing you need is a Vita with MailWriter set up, and Thunderbird. If you do not know how, check this guide. What we will do is format id.dat, a file which containts info linked to the memory card.
    1. Download this .eml file.
    2. Forward it to your Vita.
    3. On your Vita, open the email, and upon getting the corrupted picture message press the PS button and close the email app completely.
    You can now use this memory card on another Vita. This is one-use.
    Last edited by xy2_, May 18, 2016
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  2. Voxel

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    (sorry, I misread something)
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  3. Nirmonculus

    Nirmonculus GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 4, 2014
    snip XD
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  4. jimmyleen

    jimmyleen GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 28, 2016
    Replace the email exploit with filezilla and Henkaku.