Trying to backup memory card Vita 3.60 getting message "you must update system software"

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  1. Meeg85
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    I am doing SD2Vita stuff and was trying to back up my memory card. I might've goofed and backed up my card with the "content manager assistant" first off the restore failed, which doesn't bother me that much, the issue is now i get the "You must update the system software" message everything I boot up the vita, and the "to use the memory card you must update the system software" message after the initial message. What can I do to get rid of this message and have my memory card work again? besides formatting?
     
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

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    You restored to what?

    You should delete the id.dat in the root of the card (normally hidden outside of vitashell), which of course is a little difficult if you're thinking of a real vita card (in system settings > henkaku there is a dedicated tool, but it requires the card to be mounted first...)
     
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    I was restoring a backup of my old 32 gb card onto a new 256 gb sd card. Although as I was maybe 10 percent throw the back up process I got an error, I shut off the system and when I rebooted the sd was no longer read, only the internal memory and I got that message, I assume I have to isntall vita shell now and somehow find that id.dat file through my pc right?
     
  4. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

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    Just put the microsd card back in your PC (with the console fully off!), enable hidden and system files if you use windows, and you'll see it!
     
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    problem is I need to use my old memory card to redue everything, I get the "to use the memory card you must update the system software" message. Im now trying to delete the id.dat file from my old memory card but obviously i cant even view it in any way. Cant install vita shell on a card that is blocked to view the card itself molecularShell. its liek a catch 22 :(
     
  6. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You may need to buy a cheap temporary card.
     
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    I just wiped it and manually backed it up using vitashell (dragged an older back from my pc) WARNING, DO NOT USE SONY CONTENT MANAGER. I was pretty nooby. Apparently you need to at least patch content manager from connecting to the internet otherwise it will disable your memory card.
     
  8. tedmg091309131

    tedmg091309131 GBAtemp Regular

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    You might try to backup or restore your memory card using qcma.
     
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