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Will a hacked vita work with remote play via Internet or WiFi, or Will i need to update to OFW? (remote play is biggest factor for getting one)

How is the PSP ISO compatibility for hacked VITA?

I have a hacked psp. Is it worth a hacked vita to emulate psp on it? What are the benefits compared to PSP ISO emulation? Vita piracy doesn't interest me actually

Are any of the exportable games still available? Knowing Sony, wouldn't they pull them and fix the exploit Ala Nintendo?

What's the best version to own?
 
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If you own a hacked PSP, need access to remote play, and aren't interested in pirating the Vita, then I recommend you just update the vita...
 
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I'm a bit displeased with the vita myself, unless you're planning to hack it. Games are expensive, no support for games you may already own that are released on the Vita (you need a 'vita' version) and the catalogue is awfully small.
 

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I'm a bit displeased with the vita myself, unless you're planning to hack it. Games are expensive, no support for games you may already own that are released on the Vita (you need a 'vita' version) and the catalogue is awfully small.

But what about psp iso / cso emulation? Is there a benefit compared to natively on a psp?
 

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I wouldn't go to the effort of tracking down a hackable Vita just for the PSP ISO support.

I have a Vita with the PSP CFW and it is indeed nice playing PSP games on the nice Vita screen. But that's basically the only advantage. It's much simpler to exploit a PSP, much simpler to copy games across and generally much simpler to maintain. I would only recommend exploiting a Vita to people who happen to already own an exploitable Vita.
 

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I wouldn't go to the effort of tracking down a hackable Vita just for the PSP ISO support.

I have a Vita with the PSP CFW and it is indeed nice playing PSP games on the nice Vita screen. But that's basically the only advantage. It's much simpler to exploit a PSP, much simpler to copy games across and generally much simpler to maintain. I would only recommend exploiting a Vita to people who happen to already own an exploitable Vita.

I suppose you're right. Has anyone tried to use remote play on CFW?
 

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I'm guessing you guys meant having controller to touch screen when you are playing legit bought psp games in vita mode. I use psp games on tn-v11 mode and don't have that option at all. Also if you care about emulators on ps vita it has the limitations of the psp 1000 so you can't use any emulators that were made for the psp 2000 in mind.

Like sj33 said though an actual psp is easier to deal with. Depending on the situation it sucks sacrificing psn store and online play on the ps vita for some free psp games.
 
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I'm a bit displeased with the vita myself, unless you're planning to hack it. Games are expensive, no support for games you may already own that are released on the Vita (you need a 'vita' version) and the catalogue is awfully small.
This post is just... Wrong in multiple ways. Most games are < $20 unless they were just released. Sony offers a feature called cross-buy, which many developers (mostly indie) agree to, which allows you to digitally buy a game once and play it on multiple platforms. (PS3, PS4, PSV)... If I'm not mistaken, Sony is the only one out of the big three to offer such a feature! The catalog of games largely depends on your taste; if you're open to new things, enjoy JRPGs and indies, you will find a lot more on the Vita. The Vita is doing much better in Japan, and as a result a great deal of the games coming out are heavily Japanese. You should know the system's game library before you commit to it. It's perfectly fine to say "the games on the system don't interest me much", but the way you made those statements as if they're facts just feels a bit misleading to me...

Anyway, on to the actual questions!
Will a hacked vita work with remote play via Internet or WiFi, or Will i need to update to OFW? (remote play is biggest factor for getting one)

How is the PSP ISO compatibility for hacked VITA?

I have a hacked psp. Is it worth a hacked vita to emulate psp on it? What are the benefits compared to PSP ISO emulation? Vita piracy doesn't interest me actually

Are any of the exportable games still available? Knowing Sony, wouldn't they pull them and fix the exploit Ala Nintendo?

What's the best version to own?
1) There is no CFW for Vita at this time. To use remote play, you will need to comply with Sony's restrictions. I assume you need to be on the latest firmware, or at least you would need to if your PS4 is on the latest firmware.
2) Nearly 100%. I'm not aware of any exceptions, but I suppose there might be a few.
3) There aren't really any benefits that make it worth it, except that you can have your PSP games and/or emulators all on one device. That comes with the trade-off of filling up expensive Vita memory card space, though, so there probably isn't a compelling reason for you to hack your ePSP.
4) Firmwares 3.52 and below are vulnerable to an email exploit which allows installing homebrew using any 1 PSP game/demo. You have to be on the latest firmware to download from the store, though, so the only way to get said game onto the Vita is by transferring from a PS3. Firmware 3.55 (the latest firmware) has exactly 1 exploitable game, available in US and JP, and it is still available. It is called Mimana Iyar Chronicle and costs $10.
5) The original 1000 model has an OLED screen. The slim 2000 model is lighter, has an LED screen, and slightly better battery life. Some people say the screen makes a big difference (usually in favor of OLED), while others don't notice it at all. A few rare specimens say they even prefer the LED screen.

Given that you are uninterested in native Vita hacks and already have a hacked PSP, there isn't a good reason for you to stay below the current firmware. If you have a PS3 and the Vita you buy isn't already updated to the latest firmware, you might want to install ARK for free on the lower firmware in case you ever want it, then update. Just be aware that updating beyond 3.51 closes you off to the one native hack available, so you lose the benefit of future homebrew on the Vita that utilize more power than the PSP. (E.g. smoother-running hombrew games and emulators)
 
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Will a hacked vita work with remote play via Internet or WiFi, or Will i need to update to OFW? (remote play is biggest factor for getting one)

How is the PSP ISO compatibility for hacked VITA?

I have a hacked psp. Is it worth a hacked vita to emulate psp on it? What are the benefits compared to PSP ISO emulation? Vita piracy doesn't interest me actually

Are any of the exportable games still available? Knowing Sony, wouldn't they pull them and fix the exploit Ala Nintendo?

What's the best version to own?

PSP ISO compatibility is pretty much perfect seeing as vita mode is the psp hardware inside of it and not just emulation. The benefit is a better screen and the ability to map a 2nd analog stick for games,I use it when playing armored core or Resistance. Yes the current firmware is 3.55, the exploit game is Mimana Iyar Chronicle and it has the capability to install a custom bubble containing either TNV-11 and ARK. I'd say the 1000 model because even though it dosen't have the 1GB internal memory or the larger battery they were made before the switch from LCD to OLED to the screen looks better.

I usually use whatever version of this list is out when I shop for vita games so use this to help you make an educated decision on if its worth the price.

http://i.imgur.com/fED6Mdp.jpg
 
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PSP ISO compatibility is pretty much perfect seeing as vita mode is the psp hardware inside of it and not just emulation. The benefit is a better screen and the ability to map a 2nd analog stick for games,I use it when playing armored core or Resistance. Yes the current firmware is 3.55, the exploit game is Mimana Iyar Chronicle and it has the capability to install a custom bubble containing either TNV-11 and ARK. I'd say the 1000 model because even though it dosen't have the 1GB internal memory or the larger battery they were made before the switch from LCD to OLED to the screen looks better.

I usually use whatever version of this list is out when I shop for vita games so use this to help you make an educated decision on if its worth the price.

http://i.imgur.com/fED6Mdp.jpg
Do you have a ps4 if so does remote play require the newest FW on vita AND PS4?...even if a hack is released for ps4 I'm never doing it. Spent too much psn money so ps4 will always be on newest
 
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Do you have a ps4 if so does it require the newest FW on vita AND PS4?
The psp mode CFW? Nah it just requires 10 USD for the game, the use of the QMCA program(an alternative content manager assistant that doesn't connect to the internet) and a little time. The process basically has you dumping an exploited save file onto the vita but theres more about that process here(you can find a short tutorial on installing in the comments just ctrl+f fatboy195).

http://wololo.net/2015/10/11/qwikrazor-releases-new-exploit-game-for-ps-vita-firmware-3-55-na-jp/

The exploit game is only available in the US and Japan by the way. Theres a JP developer teasing another custom bubble exploit but who knows what reigon that'll be.
 
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The psp mode CFW? Nah it just requires 10 USD for the game, the use of the QMCA program(an alternative content manager assistant that doesn't connect to the internet) and a little time. The process basically has you dumping an exploited save file onto the vita but theres more about that process here(you can find a short tutorial on installing in the comments just ctrl+f fatboy195).

http://wololo.net/2015/10/11/qwikrazor-releases-new-exploit-game-for-ps-vita-firmware-3-55-na-jp/

The exploit game is only available in the US and Japan by the way. Theres a JP developer teasing another custom bubble exploit but who knows what reigon that'll be.


My apologies... Forgot to add about the remote play feature
 

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I'm a bit displeased with the vita myself, unless you're planning to hack it. Games are expensive, no support for games you may already own that are released on the Vita (you need a 'vita' version) and the catalogue is awfully small.

The most expensive game I bought for Vita was $40, which is the average price of 3DS games
Most games I pay between $7 and $13.
Vita may have some cons but games been expensive is definitely not one of them
 

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