SONY PlayStation Vita (PS Vita)

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  1. Chip

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    Got my vita, got it hacked, and have been playing around with it for the last few days. Definitely a decent piece of hardware for the most part. The display is certainly a lot nicer than the PSP, and it's plenty powerful enough to run all the emulators I want with graphics filters. The buttons and dpad are clickier than I prefer, but they're not bad. All in all, a worthwhile purchase.
     
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  2. matzesu

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    They were 3 PSP Games i wantet to play on my Vita: Gun Showdown, Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core, and Metal Slugg Anthologie (All 7 Games on one Game),
    But sadly they never came up on the PSN Store..

    And no GTA beside the PSP Games..
     
  3. spud42

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  4. Jumpman

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    Just a PSA for those who may be interested in hacking their Vita who are on 3.69 or 3.70 Firmwares, do a Google search as it's in coming in about 4-6 more weeks(mid to late May). The announcement came out March 30, and it should drop 6-8 weeks after that, as the guy releasing it wants everyone to have a chance to be ready in case of updates, blocks, etc. I was on 3.68 awhile back, and didn't realize at the time, I could have added CFW, so I missed out at the time. It's all good, as I knew a fix would be offered sooner or later for 3.69/3.70, and hopefully Sony won't update the Vita again past this, but I won't be holding my breath. LOL

    Chris
     
  5. Nintendo

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    @Jumpman

    Awesome news, thanks for the heads up, mate :)
     
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  6. Jumpman

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    PSA: Trinity, the new jailbreak for the Vita(3.69/3.70) has been released, and while I haven't had time to try it, I plan to later today or tomorrow if and when I get time. So for those who are interested, do a search of "trinity" for PS Vita and I'm sure you'll eventually get where you need to be, as Youtube and Google are your friends. LOL

    I'll report back on ease of use, or lack there of once I'm done my Vita, but from what I've seen so far, it looks pretty basic.

    Chris
     
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  7. DougOnEarth

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    Any word?
     
  8. Jumpman

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    Yeah, it's still a work in progress, as I just added the PSP/PS1 app Adrenaline today actually, so it's been a long day. LOL It's really nice, as the Vita can run both types of games natively, so the games work 100%, which is cool and the app emulates the PSP system just like the real unit, menus and all.

    All these hacks have their own pluses and minuses, and the Vita was no different. Overall, it went well, but the Vita is the complete opposite of how the 3DS works, so once you come to grips with one system hack, the next will be something altogether different. Easily the best part has been adding the SD2Vita, which allows for using micro SD cards for memory, and I got a 400gb card and the adapter for about $60, which is less than I paid for the Sony brand 64gb card.

    So once I hack it, it took a week or two to get my sd adapter and get that set up, and then the last week I've been adding all my physical library on to the system. Now I'm trying to add all my PS1 and PSP games to the unit, but the format I've used previous needs work to be usable on the Vita, so I may just download the games again to get done faster. I haven't tried a single homebrew app yet, but that's a whole new world, and once I go there, I know I probably won't want to do anything else, so that's why I'm just getting all my games fully installed first.

    So was it worth the time and effort.........110% YES! This system was killer before, but now all it's issues and or shortcomings are now fixed with CFW. This was for sure one of my harder ones, as a lot of the info tutorials are done on certain systems, and each one can be slightly different and require a different method. Sadly, you don't know which one to use until something doesn't work, then you have to research and do more work. There's also a lot of extra code and text you need to apple to certain things, and it's just a pain. But, you now have features that make some things easier, so it's a good trade off I guess, as it makes the extra effort worth your time.

    In the end, if I can do it, anyone can, but it takes work. But who knows, you may be one of the guys who's tutorial video covers your system perfect, and you don't see an issue. I personally don't think that's possible, but who knows? LOL

    Chris
     
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    Wish someone would come up with a way where it's as easy as a PSP to hack :(
     
  10. Jumpman

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    I'm old school, so I've soldered a few systems back in the day, but once that was done, you where good to go as that was normally for region unlocking. Now my OG Xbox needed to be soldered(or equivalent), and make mods and install certain things, which was good, and sometimes not. I spent a lot of time with that one, and ultimately didn't go back to it much, but I still have it, but unsure if it still works or not, but it should.

    Most of the issues I ran in to for the Vita was due to the 1000, 2000, internal memory VS. none, plug-ins, ect. So the 1000 can only use memory cards to get started, as that system doesn't have the internal storage of the 2000. So the paths for plug-ins, or other things can be different across units, which leads to issues from tutorials. Some tutorials transfer files wirelessly, while others show you usb methods, all of which can confuse end users. My best course of action was to pull up several videos for what I was trying to do, and compare across clips to make the best choice I could. So that's where most of my time went, as I had to watch more than one video for each thing I wanted to do, as there are slight variations across devices to get to the same point.

    Chris
     
  11. spud42

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    well i finally got one. Ebay for $112.50 AUD . need a memory card now as its a PCH-1102 model . been looking at the SD adaptors on ebay. Do they work on original firmware? this one has 3.70
     
  12. Jumpman

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    Yeah, 3.70 is the latest FW out there for Vita, but that is what the "Trinity" jailbreak was made for(and 3.69). I believe you need to be on 3.68, or lower to use a sd2Vita adapter, but double check, as I could be wrong(may be lower). I wanted my jailbreak to be permanent, instead of activating with each use, so I ended up on 3.65, as I think that's the highest FW you can do that for I believe(and still have all the best features). So I had to take my 3.70 down to 3.68, and then from there I had to downgrade the FW to 3.65(as the downgrade didn't work at the time past that FW), and then do all I wanted. So essentially I had to jailbreak it twice. They may have changed the options out there to do these things, as new methods and techniques happen all the time.

    Chris
     
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    thanks jumpman, off work sick at the moment so i spent most of the day learning about the vita. looks like 3.65 is the optimum firmware. trouble is mine didnt come with a memory card so i cant do anything yet.
    no idea of the price of cards for you but damn they are expensive here in Aus. anywhere from $35 to $55 AUD for a 8GB card. some ebay items were ridiculous like $200 for a 64GB card.
    i found a 8 GB in japan for $26 AUD inc shipping, just have to wait 3 or 4 weeks to get here..damn.
    will need to pick your brain when it comes time to do it.. but i have plenty of time to research. PS2 FMCB and PSP CFW were much easier..
     
  14. Jumpman

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    Also, I forgot to mention, but I got my adapter off of Amazon and it was a bout $10 US, and make sure to get a 5.0 adapter, as the ones below that have some issues or defects of some kind(fit, size variations, ect). I had just recently bought mine, so I made sure to get a 5.0 adapter(the latest at the time), and I haven't had any issues at all. As for the Sony memory cards, you should just buy the smallest and cheapest you can find, as the only thing you'll use that for is setting up the programs for the jailbreak. Once you have that all done, then you'll be using the adapter for proper sd storage. The 2000 only has 1GB of internal memory, and that was more than enough for me to get mine up and running, and now everything besides that is on my sd card.

    Yeah, this was slightly harder than normal, due to the way things work across different system variants, which makes some tutorials hard to follow, but nothing was beyond figuring out with some effort. And like I said, if I could figure it out, anyone can, as I'm terrible on the technical side of things. LOL

    Chris
     
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    cheers, well the 8GB card is on its way and i just bought a V5.0 SD2VITA card as well. bought a game from EB today and i cant even run it without a memcard!!
     
  16. frefol

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    Quite a lot of people will say 3.60 is the best firmware because it is the easiest to hack it you ever have to redo anything. With the reFOOD plugin it doesn't really matter which one you are on anyway.
     
  17. Wally

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    The PSVita is pretty easy to hack and there's tools to do it all in one click :)
     
  18. Jumpman

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    Yeah, this is why they added the internal memory to the 2000(slim), as people would buy a unit and get home, then find out their SOL! LOL

    Chris
     
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  19. DougOnEarth

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    I am still on 3.15 so I can hack away right?
     
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  20. spud42

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    as far as i know yes.
     

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