1. CosmoCortney

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    Hello,

    a few weeks ago I acquired a modded PSTV. Sadly I don't know much about the Vita Homebrew scene. I also have a physical copy of Touch My Katamari which is not compatible with the PSTV. However, I have found a patch online that should make it playable. But I'm clueless about installing the patch file. The PSTV came with a 64GB micro SD and a Vita cartridge to micro SD adapter.

    Am I able to install the patch in this situation?
    I also don't know about all homebrews installed. I may take a screenshot of the app directory if that helps

    I'd like to link the reddit post featuring the patch but I don't know if it has copyrighted files in there.
     
  2. duwen

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    it depends on the patch, but as long as you have the repatch plugin it could be as simple as just putting the patch files into the repatch folder on your ux0.
     
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    Thanks for the reply!
    Sadly there's no folder named ux0. Therefore I suppose there's no repatch plugin. But there's a patch folder

    11.07.2018 20:38 <DIR> app
    11.07.2018 20:41 <DIR> appmeta
    11.07.2018 20:41 <DIR> bgdl
    11.07.2018 20:02 <DIR> calendar
    11.07.2018 20:02 <DIR> customtheme
    11.07.2018 20:03 <DIR> data
    11.07.2018 20:01 <DIR> game
    11.07.2018 20:01 <DIR> license
    11.07.2018 20:01 <DIR> mms
    11.07.2018 20:01 <DIR> mtp
    11.07.2018 20:01 <DIR> music
    11.07.2018 20:01 <DIR> patch
    11.07.2018 19:59 <DIR> picture
    11.07.2018 19:59 <DIR> pkgi
    11.07.2018 20:00 <DIR> pspemu
    11.07.2018 19:53 <DIR> SceIoTrash
    11.07.2018 19:53 <DIR> tai
    11.07.2018 19:53 <DIR> temp
    11.07.2018 19:53 <DIR> theme
    11.07.2018 19:54 <DIR> user
    11.07.2018 19:58 <DIR> video
    11.07.2018 19:58 <DIR> VitaShell
    04.07.2018 12:00 188 id.dat
    11.07.2018 19:22 4.113.499 TF.Card.Plugin.Tool.ENG.vpk
    27.07.2018 13:44 <DIR> nonpdrm
    27.07.2018 00:04 <DIR> ABM
    23.07.2018 17:28 <DIR> RetroArch_Roms

    11.07.2018 19:18 <DIR> CTMANAGER
    11.07.2018 19:47 <DIR> PCSG90096
    27.07.2018 14:09 <DIR> PKGJ00000
    11.07.2018 20:38 <DIR> PSPEMUCFW
    11.07.2018 20:38 <DIR> VITASHELL
    11.07.2018 20:39 <DIR> VTCD00001
    27.07.2018 00:02 <DIR> GAMESD001
    27.07.2018 14:11 <DIR> ADRBUBMAN
    27.07.2018 00:06 <DIR> PSPEMU000
    27.07.2018 01:13 <DIR> RETROVITA
    27.07.2018 01:29 <DIR> PCSB00296
    27.07.2018 09:34 <DIR> PCSF00002
    27.07.2018 10:24 <DIR> PCSF00046
    27.07.2018 11:09 <DIR> PCSB00213
    27.07.2018 11:59 <DIR> PCSB00183
    27.07.2018 13:44 <DIR> XXXX35570

    11.07.2018 20:01 <DIR> CTMANAGER
    27.07.2018 13:27 <DIR> PCSB00296
    27.07.2018 13:49 <DIR> PCSF00002
    27.07.2018 13:50 <DIR> PCSF00046
    27.07.2018 13:48 <DIR> PCSB00183
    27.07.2018 13:47 <DIR> PCSB00213
     
  4. duwen

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    ux0 should be the main directory for where everything is installed, if not it will be ur0.
    I'd recommend taking a look at https://vita.hacks.guide/ just to familiarise yourself with where everything is on a hacked vita, how and where to install plugins, etc.
    Can you show the contents of your 'tai' folder, or the config file from that folder - it will let us know what plugins are already installed.
     
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    Neither there's a folder named ur0

    The tai folder only contains a config file:

    # For users plugins, you must refresh taiHEN from HENkaku Settings for
    # changes to take place.
    # For kernel plugins, you must reboot for changes to take place.
    *KERNEL
    # henkaku.skprx is hard-coded to load and is not listed here
    *main
    # main is a special titleid for SceShell
    ur0:tai/henkaku.suprx
    *NPXS10015
    # this is for modifying the version string
    ur0:tai/henkaku.suprx
    *NPXS10016
    # this is for modifying the version string in settings widget
    ur0:tai/henkaku.suprx

    I'll have a look at the Vita hack guide, now
     
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    Thanks you. I copied the DolcePolce.suprx in the tai folder and added ur0:tai/DolcePolce.suprx under the *main entry.
    Is this correct?
     
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    Should be correct. Since you remove the SD2VITA to play the catridge, you only need to put that line, unless for some reason your real tai folder is on the internal storage and won't take effect.
     
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    Didn't work. I also noticed that no homebrews work. I think the seller did a factory reset before selling it to me..
     
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    Do you know if Henkaku is running? You need that to be enabled for anything to work. I had just gotten a Vita this year and besides the official 8gb card I use a 128gb microsd with a SD2Vita adapter and once you have it all setup it works great and can download the games right to the card. I am also using 3.60 firmware.

    I used a lot of Youtube videos for troubleshooting the SD2VITA adapter.
     
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    I'd guess that the exploit is working if you've got access to vitashell and can see drive locations etc.
    You need to establish that sd2vita is configured correctly and that your tai folder for plugins is setup on that (as ux0, with the internal storage being ur0).
     
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    @rmorris003 @duwen I couldn't run VitaShell doesn't work. I t was giving me an C1-6775-5 error code.
    But I can launch the h-encore bootstrap menu. By what the logo looked like I thought it was a parent control app and didn't consider it being a homebrew app.. my bad ^^"

    After exiting it I think Henkaku is running. In the System settings app I have access to Henkaku Settings and the FW version is displayed as 3.68 変革.
    Oh, VitaShell now works too.

    Touch my Katamari still refuses to launch.
     
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    I'd recommend following the guide previously linked and use it to downgrade to either 3.60 or 3.65 so you can have the enso flavour of henkaku which is permanent (doesn't require relaunching after reboot).
    By following the guide you'll also have a better idea of what goes where and does what - it makes self diagnosing any issues a lot easier. :)
    I'd recommend reading the whole guide, but you'd only need to follow it from https://vita.hacks.guide/downgrading-firmware-(3.60)
    DolcePolce is essentially just a whitelister to re-eanble titles that rely on the handhelds features that aren't found on the PSTV... most titles can be played fine this way with a bit of configuring. But I presume that the Katamari game requires more specific tweaks, hence the dedicated patch.
    If I get a chance at any point soon I'll try to install the game and the patch so I can hopefully help further.
     
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    Ok, I did the downgrade. The PSTV rebooted and tells me the System-Software must be updated. Is this part of the downgrade process or does it want me to perform a legit upgrade?
     
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    don't do the upgrade!
    follow the rest of the guide after having used modoru to install henkaku enso.
     
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    Okay. I think something went wrong anyways. I'm on 3.60, but I couldn't unlink the card (it told me it already was deleted)
     
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