Vita Hacking Quickstart Guide and Useful Links! Hello there! If you are new to the Vita hacking scene, here is an awesome place to start your hacking journey! I will, hopefully, always be updating this page with clear and concise guides and tutorials so you guys don't have to end up wasting time finding them. (although you can do a quick 5-second google search, but that's not the point. You could find them in 2 seconds here! ) Before I begin to show you the full list of links, I will just give you a pointer of the things you can and can't do on certain firmwares: You can't use the email exploit if you are below 3.00. There were some vital changes to the email application in 3.00 to make the exploit function. You can call out the PKG installer on 3.20 and up, but you can't open it. You can only open it on 3.18 or lower. Furthermore, the 'PSM Dev for Unity' install method works on firmwares 3.00-3.52, but the app itself won't open on 3.52 due to that firmware (and upwards) revoking PSM support. You can't directly write to the PSP/GAME folder if you are on 3.50 or higher. However, there is a circumvention for that using the email exploit and SMOKE's PSP_INSTALLER method. Which leads me on to say that the email exploit is patched as of 3.55. Which also leads me on to say that the Portable Ops exploit is for JP regions only, and Mimina Lyar Chronicles has been pulled from the PS Store. So anyone who has entered the hacking scene on 3.55 is screwed, unless they have installed a VHBL, ARK, or TN-V bubble before-hand. If so, you can do some of the tutorials, but not all, due to restrictions and patches. So yeah... below here, you will find links to some useful hacking tuto's and tools! Useful Guides: Hackinformer's Vita Playstation Guide with some cool tutorials and tricks! Guide to install PSM Dev assistant for Unity on FWs 3.00-3.51 How to set up the hidden PKG installer How to fix the "?" symbol for email attachments 3.55 TN-V11 Installation guide How to install ISOs/CSOs onto TN-V and ARK Write to the PSP/GAME folder on firmwares 3.50, 3.51 and 3.52! ARK-2 installation without an exploit game TN-V11 installation without an exploit game VHBL installation without an exploit game Freakler's >3.20 install packages Voxel Studios' >3.20 install packages Arizato's PS Vita Hacking News/Overview/FAQ Voxel Studios' Ultimate PS Vita/PSTV hacking guide Dumping full Vita cartridges. (Some limitations on what you can dump) Shrinefox's Digital Vita game dumping, with no PFS encryption attached to files! Some Registry Hacks for the Vita Hacking and Modifying the look of Trophies PSTV Whitelist Hack Useful Tools: Writer.eml (send using Thunderbird and use it to fix the "?" symbol on your attachments) DB Browser for SQLite (use this to modify your Vita's databases) PSX2PSP (turns your PSX ISOs into PSP EBOOTS) Want cheat support for your PSP games? Try CWCheat! SignFakeNPExpert (re-signs your PSP ISOs with a new title ID and turns them into EBOOTs) QCMA (for those who haven't downloaded it yet) Please let me know if I have missed any good tutorials or tools out, as I'm sure there is plenty of other useful stuff out there!