PlayStation Vita downgrade tool Modoru released by TheFloW

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    If you've ever wanted to go back to an older firmware on your PlayStation Vita, then your wishes have been granted. Renown Vita scene hacker TheFloW has released a brand new homebrew tool called Modoru that allows you to downgrade your firmware. This software can be used on any Vita running OFW 3.60-3.68, and allows for anyone above OFW 3.65 to downgrade and apply a permanent hack, Henkaku Enso, to their system. Those on 3.69 and above cannot use it at this time, but once an exploit is available for those firmwares, they will be able to.

    In order to use Modoru, you must make sure your Vita has over 50% battery, and that all of your custom plugins have been disabled. This means you will not be able to use an SD2Vita to downgrade, and must have a memory card, or have free space on the handheld's internal storage. Installation instructions are below.


    1. Download and install modoru.vpk using VitaShell.
    2. Obtain the PSP2UPDAT.PUP file of your desired firmware (make sure that this firmware is officially hackable) and place it at ux0:app/MODORU000/PSP2UPDAT.PUP (don't install modoru.vpk afterwards, otherwise the update file will be removed).
    3. Disable all your plugins. Easiest way is renaming ux0:tai and ur0:tai to some other name.
    4. Reboot your device and relaunch HENkaku/h-encore.
    5. Launch the modoru application and follow the instructions on screen.
    6. Enjoy the installation and welcome to your favourite firmware.


    You can check out the program on TheFloW's GitHub, linked below.

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  1. sith

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    wow! Amazing!! Thanks TheFlow!
     
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  2. x65943

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    The Homebrew community continues to support Vita after Sony abandons it

    Exciting times for the vita
     
  3. warweeny

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    Since this is getting some attention, i might as well ask here.

    Is there a way to play psp iso's natively yet with the vita custom firmware?
    And i do not mean with the psp emulator, but as it is with the psn titles bought and played directly from the vita.
    The quality is so much better when played on the pstv that way.

    if not, well too bad i guess lol.


    At the topic, it is nice to see a downgrade tool, but i do not see a real reason for it to exist?
    Why does a person want to go back to 3.60 for example when they already have a hacked vita?
     
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  4. Crazystato

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    Because 3.60 is the entry point for permanent cfw (You must be on 3.60 to install 3.65 enzo)
     
  5. 98otiss

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    "modoru" means "go back" or "return" in japanese.
    thanks to theflow for keeping the vita scene alive.
     
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  6. realg123

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    Awesome!!!!!! Thank you One the downgrade is finished, could you enable sd2vita? I have a 3.67. I would like to downgrade to 3.65 to have a perm solution
     
  7. smf

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    What are the chances that sony can block this? I'm waiting until there is an exploit for 3.70 before buying a vita, because of price gouging on older firmware. It will be annoying if by the time the latest version is exploited, the downgrade is no longer possible.
     
  8. 98otiss

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    i havent tested this and i dont have a reason to but i dont see why you wouldn't be able to enable sdvita after

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    sony doesn't care about the vita enough to block it
     
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  9. Sakitoshi

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    nice, but I'm good at 3.68.
    enso is overrated, h-encore is only 1 extra click.
     
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  10. HtheB

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    You can also install 3.65 Enzo directly when you're on 3.65
     
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    I forgot
    They're the same thing, PSN titles use the same exact PSP emu as Adrenaline. Adrenaline is just a full fledge CFW for that emulator, it's not something different. Whatever quality difference you might see is likely because of the way you have Adrenaline setup.

    Regarding the news, neat. Nice to see someone managed to figure this out without having to do a NAND swap.
     
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  12. Ryccardo

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    Zero, on the versions currently out to date that is

    I said it in the other topic: because you want to relive the good old days :)

    Because It's Possible, of course? :) (especially after years of people, including scene leaders, saying "it isn't really achievable")

    As in having the actual bubbles appear and work (without using the forwarder maker)? Nope, closest you can get is by converting to devkit (hey that's another reason to go back to 3.60!), in which case you get the bubbles but they don't start

    Hasn't been true in quite a while; in fact, TheFlow compiled multiple variants of Enso-EX on his github, giving you the free choice of Enso for 3.60 or 3.65, Molecule or original bootlogo, boot_config on ur0 or vs0 :D
     
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  13. Treeko

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    Chary going wild with all these news updates today, keep up the good work!
     
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  14. CrisFTW

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    Any benefits rolling back to 3.60? I'm on 3.65 with enso
     
  15. Tom Bombadildo

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    In your case, no. The major benefit from this would be for users on 3.67+ who want to go back to 3.60-3.65 for Enso support. Otherwise, there's no benefit for users on 3.65 (unless for some reason you just really want to be on a lower firmware, even though in this case there's likely no benefit to it).
     
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  16. raxadian

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    This is awesome, almost makes me want to get a Vita.
     
  17. pick421

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    I can't seem to find a copy of 3.65 firmware anywhere. lol My vita is on 3.51 I haven't touched it in that long

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    I just realized I'm probably going to need several PUP files. ;/

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  18. blindseer

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    Haven't needed to break this site out in awhile but hey, https://darthsternie.net/index.php/ps-vita-firmwares/
     
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  19. Crazystato

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    I stand corrected. I literally updated 2 days ago using the old method then haha
     
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