Used ps vita with 3.55 fw...good choice ?

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  1. GiovyX96
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    Hi!
    I'm searching an used ps vita for not much €.
    For now i have found this two, both with 3.55 fw:

    1) ps vita 1000 no box manual or vr cards, + 16 gb memory. 80€

    2) ps vita 1000 with box and other things, + 8 gb memory + 2 games (Uncharted and CoD). 85€

    Advices? Still look for < 3.55 or buy one of this?
    I would lose many possibilities of hack, right?
    Thanks :)
     
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    As long as you're able to snatch the exploit game for 3.55 it's the same. You gain nothing significant from < 3.55 as long as it's not 3.18 with the psone exploit game.
     
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  3. RazorX2014

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    yeah set on up to use the US psn store then buy mimana lyar chronicles
     
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    And the native hack?

    Another question...with 3.52 and other lower, i still need a game from psn for the hack?
     
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    You gain almost nothing from the native hack, at least for now. You need at least one PSP game from PSN, but it doesn't have to be an exploit game.
     
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    Important to note: With lower firmwares, you need a PSP game and you won't be able to download it from the PSN because the firmware isn't up-to-date. You need an up-to-date PS3 to transfer the game to the Vita, and there seem to be some issues recently surrounding that.

    3.52 and above are not exploitable for the native hack, Rejuvenate. It does not offer much at the consumer level at this point, but it does have more power than just PSPemu hacks. For example, you may get slightly better results with more demanding emulators, like N64. There are some other little customizations that are possible with Rejuvenate, but right now it is still unclear just how far native hacks are going to go on Vita. It's up to you if it's worth it... But if you don't have a PS3, you might as well forget it anyway.

    It's my opinion that you're better off simply buying a 3.55 and Mimana lyar Chronicles to exploit it. Since it's the current firmware right now, you'll get access to the PSN at least until a new firmware comes out, so you can buy digital games you want, upload trophies, and try PS+ if you're interested. You can activate your system without any hassle and you don't need a PS3 to transfer the game to exploit. Once you're hacked, you'll still be able to run PSP ISOs and a bunch of emulators. Sure, Rejuvenate might offer a little more in the future, but I think the PSP-mode hack gives a whole lot on its own.

    And between your two listings in the first post... I would go for the first one with the bigger memory card. Vita memory is expensive and very valuable if you plan to store PSP ISOs or digital games. Used games are fairly cheap, with both Uncharted and CoD going for < $10 each. (Also, from what I've heard, the Vita CoD was pretty sub-par.) Of course, that's in the US... Don't know what the prices are like over there.
     
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    Thanks :)
    Well, i have a ps3 but, with cfw also ahaha xD
    Yep about the choice, the 16gb version is better (and i'm not a cod fan XD), but without the box... :(
    For you 80€ (include shipping) is a good price ?
     
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    Yeah, I don't think you'll be able to do the transfer trick since you would need to access the PSN to download it onto the PS3.

    How often are you really going to put a handheld back in a box, though? XD If the system is in good condition, that's a fantastic price to get it with the memory card. Usually a used system by itself goes for more than that.
     
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    Are you limited to those two offers? I'd go with the slim model if you have that option. Will probably cost you few bucks more if you also buy it second hand.
     
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    The box is for collection (?) with the other box (??) xD
    Yes, good condition + the travel case/box xD

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    For now yes, all the other cost too much, over 100€ without shipping, 1000 or 2000 model, with games like fifa and only 4gb memory XD
     
  11. RazorX2014

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    once the vita update blocker is working again you should be able to go on the psn store again but my psvita is on 3.55 and i have onemenu and tn-v installed on it and im happy with that all you need is mimana lyar chronicles and something like petz saddle club demo
     
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    Ok, I have bought the ps with 16gb memory :)
    I need an US account for download one of this games? Thanks ^^
     
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    yes you need to go into safe mode and wipe it and select us for your region then sign up for a us psn account if you dont have one already
     
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    Either an US
    And you'll have to buy PSN debit cards somewhere online because PSN probably won't accept you're european CC.
     
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    or just setup a seperate us paypal account then when you wanna buy something just sent the correct amount over, thats what i do