Purchased a Vita, unsure of where to go from here

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Wolfganstein, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Wolfganstein
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    Hello everyone. I purchased a refurbished vita at the local gamestop today - turns out it is running 3.51 firmware. I have read a few tutorials here and at wololo, but I am still a bit confused. It looks like I have to use 3.55 or lower to backup and play PSP titles, but 3.60 or higher to backup and enjoy vita games. Additionally, it looks like vpks can be risky, which is worrisome. Any particular steps advised to go from 3.51 vita to wherever I should end up? If it matters, it is a 3G/sim vita, and the only memory cards they had were 8GB, so that is what I have to work with. It is also an "old" OLED vita. Thanks for any and all input.
     
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    Go to 3.60, the vpk are ok, but someone crated a malware in vpk, the last update of the VitaShell scans for potentially bad functions to be asked and advise you to only install if it was downloaded from a trusted source
    TheFlow is working on a ePSP CFW for 3.60 henkaku
     
  4. Pacheko17

    Pacheko17 かっこい男の子

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    Update to 3.60
    Install Henkaku
    Get VPKs from a trustworhty source
    And never update ^^
     
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  6. Wolfganstein
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    Thank you everyone, I guess I will get right on that. I will also try and find a larger memory card, as it appears 8GB will not get me very far.
     
  7. Abu_Senpai

    Abu_Senpai The Red King

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    Well basically after you buy it send it to me xD
     
  8. Sora Takihawa

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    i have a 3.60 Vita with henkaku. if i install a game that needs higher firmware than 3.60, can i play it? (i am new in the Vita scene)
     
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    TheVinAnator GBATemp's Greatest Vin

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    I wish! Unless they find some workaround you are out of luck.
     
  10. Sora Takihawa

    Sora Takihawa AFF (Akiba Freedom Fighter)

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    :(
     
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