Need help. Bought a henkaku vita - no idea what im doing

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  1. yodude
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    Ive never owned a playstation before in my life. The guy that sold it to me seemed honest, I have his name and phone number and email address, so I believe everythings legit. He says it has games on it from the emulator, but I cant even access them. Its asking for his name and password when I try to connect online but it doesnt work, and I dont have an account. I have no idea how to do anything, but I was told it has henkaku 3.60 on it. i need to know how to delete his games and download my own. Im trying to see if the rom for the new SECRET OF MANA game is out for vita. Thanks
     
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    You should beable to hold down on touchscreen and it will bring up a mode and can delete game that way. Or if have vitashell u can delete from apps folder. I think if u have nodrm plugin u can play games that belong to other accounts. Check out the newbie guide and the other vita guide in the sticky section on this site. They have most the info u gonna want. Google vita guide and that will run you through a lot of stuff u need. Once u familiar with the system u should uninstall enso if u have it and update to 3.65 and install HENkaku enso with method on vita hacks guide. In the guide on here they mention pkgi but a newer forked pkgj u prob want. Google or search YouTube for info to setup if u have issues. If u install hombrew browser u can download it from there but it may not b the newest version so google for the release page. Get urself the repatch 4 plugin so u can play newer games on 3.65 without having to update. Search autoplugin vita. Install that vpk and that will help you with installing ur plugins.
     
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    I don't know what I'm doing or have any idea what youre talking about. It came installed with a lot of apps and I was told not to mess with it too much. It has adrenaline, a psp emu, all I wanna do is play a few old school games and maybe some new ones. The secret of mana remake (even if i bought it), phantasay star 1 for sms, spyro remake (If and when it gets ported to the vita) maybe final fantasy 2 for snes9x. I do have vitashell but dont know how to use it. I have pkgi, its unknow what the consequences, if any, would be if I upgraded to forked pkgi. Whats a vpk? And what games are now playable in henkaku 3.65. If anyone wants to chat or give assistance you can add me to facebook. www facebook com / schecterscorpion
     
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    IF SOMEONE WANTS TO TEXT ME THEY CAN AS IM OFFLINE 941 565 9560
     
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    What you'll need to do is reset your Vita back to the default settings, refer to this:

    Entering recovery mode can be somewhat tricky, but don't panic if you don't get it on the first try, just keep trying with holding buttons down and you'll get it eventually.

    Then as the person in the video suggests, run Option 4, this will delete everything off the Vita, including his PSN account. What you won't be able to do however is be able to download games from PSN/activate the Vita on Firmware 3.60.

    You will also want to get a SD2Vita card, in which to use that, you will also need a microsd card, 64gb or 128gb preferably.

    Chances are however you probably already have an SD2Vita adapter, check inside the Gamecard Slot on the top of the Vita. It's an adapter the same size as a Vita Gamecard, pop it out by pushing down, if you have one you're most likely set to go, but as I said earlier, I would recommend at least 64gb - 128gb microsd, as some of the games can be up to 4gb in size.
     
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    I just want to change the wallpaper, and I guess I cant use his sign in for the psp store. But cartridges should still work right? Hes got this annoying tomb raider theme and I wanna use my own. I did get the adrenaline roms to work though. But pkgi stopped working. Which isnt that bad I didnt really like and vita games anyway. The only ones I wanted were the secret of mana remake, and the new spyro remake, which hasnt been ported to vita, yet...
     
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    You have to go to henkaku.xyz on the vita and install henkaku, if you only want to turn it on and be able to open homebrew apps: get enso (can brick, just look it up)
     
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    Grab autoplugin for vita. And grab hombrew browser for vita. U can download pkgj through browser and autoplugin can set it up and I believe setup the config file for you too
    Vpk are file format that install to vita. Go in vitashell and select your memory card location and find the vpk files u put on there, press X to install it a pop up will come up with warning just ok it. After that the install files will be on vita. Open hb vita and dl pkgj and once done open autoplugin and install pkgj plugin and config
    Pkgj is not just vita it’s got psx and psp, vita, vita dlc, vita game updates, and vita compatibility packs for higher firmware games
    In pkgj press triangle and you will see dif options, select the category u want and then select refresh list. Then browse and choose
    Adrenaline bubble manager will take psx and psp games and put bubbles on vita live area so u don’t have to start adrenaline first
    What’s nice bout autoplugin is if have adrenaline double tap issue it has option to fix it. I tried to do it manually and I did everything exact but I still had to start adrenaline twice after hard reboot. Autoplugin option to fix that corrected it and now adrenaline starts on fix attempt
    As for theme, I’ve never messed with any. But I think in the vita guide they have an app or plugin for that. I can’t remember off hand but I’m sure it can’t be to tough.
    And if you don’t have sd2vita then I’d use ur Sony memory card until you learn the system more then if need more space and want to do it the cheap way or have more then the 64G max size card Sony offers then get a sd2vita adaptor and microsd card to go in that. And that goes into the system where game carts usually go, so if go that route your gamecard slot will be being used and gets in way if want to use a retail cart
    And you can use vita hb to get retro system emus or use the psp hb to get retro system emus that run on the psp side of the vita. Psp emus can also be made into vita live area bubbles with app I mentioned b4
     
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    Ok Ill try that. Does anyone know what nopaystation is? Im waiting to see if the secret of mana remake is available either in the pkgi or as a cart. Thanks
     
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    Nps is pc app grabs same stuff as pkgj
    Secret of mana is in pkgj but idk if it’s a remake or what says game name and 3.61 and 3.67
     
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    So where do I put that that file once I get it? And If I upgrade Henkaku to 3.61 or 3.67 will it make adrenaline stop working? Thanks
     
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    If upgrade HENkaku it would be to 3.65. I personally wouldn’t go past that for now because you can still install enso which just has the hack work from coldboot. If you go past 3.65 I will have to leave vita in sleep mode or just run the entry point to install HENkaku after a hard reboot. Which isn’t a big deal as u just keep hencore bubble on vita and just run it and select a few options.

    Which file are you talking about placing?
    If it’s vpk files u can put it anywhere on ur memory card. Create a folder vpk or put it in data folder like the guide suggests
    Then go into vitashell and locate the vpk and press X to install
    The autoplugin vita is a vpk and once u install it and bubble is in live area u start the bubble and select the plugins u need and it will set it up for you
    And adrenaline will still work

    I haven’t used nps on pc but I think u take the game file that that makes and put it in apps folder on memory card then in vitashell choose to refresh live area and game should show up
    I think nps will create a folder with the games id and u put that folder in app folder
    Pkgj will do it auto for you. It will dl and install it and once exit it will be on ur live area.
    Once u have game u can go into pkgj and press triangle and choose updates then triangle again and select refresh. And see if ur game has an update available and repeat but choose dlc to see if any DLCs available for the game
     
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    awesome thanks. Im trying to get secret of mana remake, and when it becomes available, the spyro remake
     
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