PS Vita Hacking FAQ and Information

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  1. Lia
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    PS Vita Hacking FAQ and Information

    Latest hackable firmware: 3.68
    Last updated: 5th August 2018

    Enabling Homebrew and Firmware Versions

    Can I hack my PS Vita?
    Yes. Follow vita.hacks.guide to hack your PS Vita on any firmware version. You can install Vita homebrew and Vita backups, and run PSP homebrew and PSP games.

    If I am on 3.65 or below, should I update to 3.68 via the system?
    No. Update to 3.65 like the guide tells you to. If you update to 3.68, you will not be able to install HENkaku Enso.

    Can I downgrade my Vita to 3.65 or below?

    No. There are no ways to downgrade a Vita. Any site that claims otherwise is lying. The only way to "downgrade" is to buy and replace the Vita's motherboard, or to buy a new Vita on 3.65 or below.

    If I buy a brand new Vita, what firmware version will it come on?
    All new Vitas come on 3.60 or below, with the exception of some Japanese consoles.

    Homebrew

    All items in this section require HENkaku.

    How do I download homebrew on my Vita?
    If you follow vita.hacks.guide, you should end up with the Vita Homebrew Browser installed. You can use this to install new homebrew from VitaDB, a regularly updated Vita Homebrew Database.

    Can I use a microSD card as a memory card?
    Yes. Buy a compatible board from eBay or Amazon and install the storagemgr plugin using this guide. Alternatively, PSTVs can use USB Mass Storage and store games on there.

    Can I run Vita backups?
    Yes. Install the NoNpDrm plugin and backup your games. Afterwards, place your NoNpDrm dumps into the ux0:app directory. Then, refresh the database using VitaShell.

    How do I play games which require a higher firmware?
    Use the

    Can I run PSP homebrew and PSP backups with HENkaku?
    Yes. Install Adrenaline using this guide to use PSP homebrew and backups.

    Important Vita Update History

    3.65: Latest public firmware with HENkaku Enso
    3.68: Latest public HENkaku-able firmware

    Keywords

    h-encore: A PS Vita Homebrew Enabler for 3.65 and above.
    HENkaku: A PS Vita CFW for all firmwares that allows you to run Vita homebrew.
    HENkaku Enso: An exploit that runs HENkaku on boot, instead of running it manually.

    CFW: When HENkaku is installed (Custom Firmware)
    OFW: When HENkaku is not installed (Original Firmware)

    Useful Links

    vita.hacks.guide: Complete Vita Hacking Guide
    /r/vitahacks: Vita Hacking Reddit Community
    wololo.net: Reliable Vita News Source
    psxhax.com: Reliable Vita News Source
     
    Last edited by Lia, Aug 5, 2018
  2. NANASHI89

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    1-2 years? You mean we might not get the exploit until 2020?

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  3. Lia
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    yes that is what 1-2 years means
     
  4. SirNapkin1334

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    NAND backups/restores? Unbricking? (Why tf did that try to autocorrect to I’m rocking ????)

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Shameless self-promotion.
    There’ll be a vita.hacks.guide soon.
     
  5. Lia
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    why would i put someone else's guide there though lul
    especially when i know that my one is complete and accurate
     
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    Sorry, it was a joke, but I guess it looks like I’m serious.
     
  7. Kingshadow96

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    Hi, a few days ago I bought a PS vita with CFW but I want to use my user, there will be a problem? because I was reading that for change the user i have to format the PS vita, so I don't know what to do U_U please! I need Help!
     
  8. AnotherMuggle

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    vita.hacks.guide has been a massive help to me. I wouldn't have known where to start without this clear and concise guide, please guide me on how to donate to those responsible... am I to credit Pailect, emyli, or both?
     
  9. SirNapkin1334

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    https://vita.hacks.guide/donations
    It’s literally on every page lmao
    Also it’s Plailect.
     
  10. AnotherMuggle

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    Thanks, I'm aware of the donations page you linked to, but there are two PayPal links, so I wasn't clear which to use...i.e. should donation go to one, the other or be split between the two :)
     
  11. SirNapkin1334

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    Ohhh. You should do both. I would donate to emily because she had the original guide, Plailect just made it more popular and gave it a facelift (not that Plailect is bad)
     
  12. r1vver

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    I see Henkaku Enso Installer updated to v1.1 @ 26.0.2018.
    Do I need to update it somehow on my already ensoed 3.60 Vita?
    Not that i'm planning to uninstall Enso in near future, but anyway...

    Edit: Nevermind, figured it out.
     
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