Trying to restore backup but qmca doesn't see it

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  1. Chrisssj2
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    I backed up one digital game. the size is correct and it is there in the folder.
    Then i take my other vita, and startup content manager. but then it says no content items!!

    I am trying to restore an activated game to my 2nd vita so i dont need a ps3 or updated firmware..
     
  2. metroid maniac

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    Is your other Vita activated?
     
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    So, have you put that console's act.dat where it belongs yet?
     
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    Not yet. But i figured i should copy the game first xD
     
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    It'll be useless without the act.dat. Get that first.

    The source Vita is up to date while the the target Vita is on an old firmware right? You might have problems transferring through Content Manager.
     
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    Did as said. still no content items. not sure how this would solve this, as i formatted this vita i bought, and never logged into with my psn account on this one., so i dont see how copying an act.dat woudl fix this.. but appearntly this Dev thinks so
     
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    Just to be certain, you're using the same account on both consoles?

    The target Vita is 3.60, yes?
     
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    target vita is 3.60. but havent logged in on psn even once and still not. I just got it 2nd hand...(because of obvious reasons?) cant login the account with 3.60 xD
     
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    You have to log in. Use VitaUpdateBlocker. You won't be able to get as far as the playstation store but you will be able to partially log in.
     
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    Ok, first things first. When you restore your Vita, remember to log in during the restoration not AFTER. If you do it after, even with the act.dat you won't be "signed" in to your account and the act.dat is thus useless. Remember the registry files? Those do not have your account information if you skip login in first.

    Log in to PSN during the restoration process, then when that is done, get your act.dat from the homebrew and copy it to your Vita. That should make it work.
     
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    So i should do this over the updateblocker suggestion by metroid?. And i must restore the system and not format memory card or..?
    With during the restoration you mean the short intro u get when they ask u for if u have psn acc?
    And then i must never touch psn obviously after this when doing all this?
    Just making sure before doing it.
     
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    You don't have to use VitaupdateBlocker at all in fact. During the restoration of the system, yes system not just a memory card format, there's that short intro yes.
    Log in during that intro cause it won't check for updates at all during that phase. That's your chance to log in. After that, you can do the activation thing.
    And staying away from PSN is obvious, they won't let you in after all with their update checks so don't worry about it :P
     
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    Hmm now content is showing up and i restored the game backup. However now it is saying go to settings, PSN, and activate this sytem....when i try to launch restored game backup.

    When i go to PSN in flight mode it does list my account, as not signed in.

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

    Someone said tome in pm it might be because the backup i made came from a 3.61 system?
     
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    Is the act.dat for this console in its proper location?
     
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    Ioh lol!!! I copied id.dat instead of act.dat it works now woohoooo!! No need more stupid ps3 ,YES! Thanks guys been a long day guess i am tires. Tried lots of things today also with moonlight and steam etc..
     
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    what's up guys ? I bought a tv playstation and it came with 3.52 , psvita some games do not work , wanted to know how to make these games work or be compatible , such as gravity rush , uncharted and etc.

    This came from my zenfone GO using fuckstaka
     
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    Update to 3.60, install HENkaku and install antiblacklist.