TN-V4: How to Install Plugins and CTF-Themes (Installment 3 of 3)

In this third Installment I show you how to install plugins and Themes at your PS Vita running the TN-V4 eCFW.

For installing Games we need a few tools, I will show you how to do this at windows 7

At first we need WinRAR: Download (use the version of your language)

Then be sure to enable the file extensions (Important!): Click me

Finally we need some Plugins and themes. Just search Plugins and themes for the PSP Firmware 6.60, because those will be working with TN-V4.

How to prepare the Plugins and Themes for transfering them to your PS Vita

 

At first be sure that your Plugins are in the .PRX format and that your themese are in the .CTF format. Now continue like this:

Create a folder called seplugins and put all your plugins into it (there might be a few exceptions which use their own folder, like cxmb).

Create 3 txt files: One has to be called VSH.TXT (for the XMB), another one GAME.TXT (for games and homebrews) and the third one POPS.TXT (for PS1 games).

Open said txt files and add the following string(s): ms0:/seplugins/plugin-name.prx 0

Beware that some plugins just work for the XMB (VSH), some just for GAME and some just for POPS. Don’t add plugins like cxmb to game, cause that is useless.

For example installing the dayviewer.prx plugin (Open vsh.txt): ms0:/seplugins/dayviewer.prx 0

Then just close said txt files until you’ve added all the necessary plugins.

Now for the themes: Put the .CTF themes in a folder called THEME. Now put said THEME folder into a folder called THEME.

This leaves us with the following path: /PSP/THEME/file.ctf

Since we need cxmb for running ctf themes, we just install it.

Since cxmb is an exception, we do not put it into the /seplugins/ folder, but put it in its own folder, called cxmb.

We still have to add cxmb to our vsh.txt file (since CXMB is used in the XMB): ms0:/cxmb/cxmb.prx 0

When we’re satisfied with all our plugins and themes, select all folders (seplugins, PSP and cxmb) and put them into a .rar or .zip file.

Call said archive FILE.ZIP (or FILE.RAR) and put it into any savedata folder (It can be the exploit savedata folder, but it can be any other too!).

Transfer the savedata folder to your PS Vita and boot TN-V4.

Now start the Homebrew PSPFiler 6.6 and go into the /PSP/ folder.

Now go into the /SAVEDATA/ folder and search your savegame.

If you find it, open it and search for the .ZIP/.RAR file. Open said archive file and you will find your folders.

Copy those folders to ms0:/ (this is the root of the memory stick).

After you’ve copied all the folders, exit PSPFiler and go back to the XMB.

Now go into the Recovery Menu (Press select and then select TN Recovery Menu) and search for the advanced tab.

Check if Plugins are enabled for VSH, GAME and POPS.

Now go back to the main menu of the recovery menu and check the plugins tab.

Enable/Disable the plugins you want and then exit the recovery menu.

Wished plugins should now be working.

That’s it. It is a bit more work than the ISOs, Homebrews and co., but it is definitely worth it.

Be sure to check out my (bad) instruction video, if you need any help.
The video should show you what to do.

I wish you a lot of fun with Total_Noobs TN-V4 eCFW.

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  1. cobaltex’s avatar

    Ok, is that Ika Musume theme available for 6.20 and if so can I get a link?

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    1. The Z’s avatar

      I just have the 6.60 version.

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      1. Moraga Ink’s avatar

        @ The Z, i have 6.60 as well, but i followed your video to the “T” and everything thing matched perfectly….when i go to plugins, the plugins are empty. Not one plugin is in there. But while i was in pspfiler, i saw that everything was there and ready to go, even the themes are there….just no plugins to enable in the recovery menu. what to do…

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    2. titegtnodI’s avatar

      This should be the 6.20 version .. http://www.mediafire.com/?gpzqd2gsy5b2c1b

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  2. stinkysweatyballs’s avatar

    how can i pay tekken 6 on the new tnv?

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    1. Jan’s avatar

      Doesnt work , 2.12 arcade darts tnv4

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      1. A.J.’s avatar

        Tekken 6 is nt wrkng in tn-v4/5 :’(

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  3. TuckDezi’s avatar

    is it me or does N64 work really well on TN-V4 despite the reported RAM issues

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  4. Squidman’s avatar

    That’s a kraken gilly seasaver you’ve got there, z.

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  5. Booby’s avatar

    Why do you say at Windows 7, and at your Vita? Don’t you mean on Windows 7, and on your Vita?

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    1. The Z’s avatar

      Before you correct my (mediocre) english, how about I correct your german?

      You can’t speak it? Hmmm… Well, how about being quiet, okay? :)

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      1. niksko12’s avatar

        Why can’t you just accept what he said and move on?

        He’s just being a good guy correcting your grammar so that you’ll have a better grammar next time you make a video tutorial, that’s all.
        Sometimes we just need to appreciate what others are doing for us.

        Anyways, if you hate me for this, thats fine. I don’t wake up everyday just to please you.

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      2. Wrozen’s avatar

        Being a native English speaker The Z, I can assure you that whether you say “at” or “on” doesn’t matter because they are both correct in the way you are using them. So you are not wrong in using “at the vita” even if it is a bit unusual to most native English speakers.

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        1. FriendlyAdvice’s avatar

          Dont tell him that. If he’s perfecting his english, he should know that “at the vita” or “at the television” is incorrect in informal speech.

          As someone learning a second language, it helps tremendously when a local can correct me

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        2. Dmaskell92’s avatar

          IK give the Z a break ffs.

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      3. Z’s avatar

        You go “Z”….Funny stuff :)

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  6. Davey’s avatar

    I think it would be beneficial to just get the FTP working on the Vita as I do and it will give you real transfer control instead of making packages, you can just copy individual files on demand and make folders. So much faster. Im using TNV on 3.01 firmware but still have issues with CSCHEATS Plugin working (need to load save games from other systems to Vita).
    Would it be beneficial to just include some important homebrew apps along with TNV or the firmware (whichever).

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    1. The Z’s avatar

      The reason I am not using FTP is, that sometimes it fucks things up, and you lose access to all your PSP games, including the exploit game.

      If you have no backup, it is “cya exploit”.

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      1. shanamaigo’s avatar

        Where do I get the CXMB files that you had in your video? Specifically the Conf.txt and I already have the crxmb.prx from TN v4 folder.

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      2. fatman01923’s avatar

        Can confirm this as well The Z. I lost about 20 hours of progress on Persona 3 when the FTP took a shit on me! I could’ve cried then man.

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        1. Dmaskell92’s avatar

          I lost the GOLOR exploit with no backup. Had to transfer King of Pool with PS3. I’m still on 2.12 though. To hell with FTP, PSPFiler extracts Zips anyway. I still use the USBtoFTP so the useless “USB Connection” says “FTP Connection”. I have backups of King of Pool using CMA and my PC. EVERYONE SHOULD MAKE BACKUPS!

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  7. Elliotte’s avatar

    Hi, Nice work for the installing process, However, one thing I’d like to comment is that at the first place, you can install FTP on you PSV, after that, you could just use the FTP app to transfer any files,ISO games,PSX games or pluginss to your PSV simply.

    Make sure your PC and PSV are in the same WIFI LAN!

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  8. TuckDezi’s avatar

    Oh & Why am i just figuring out that u can unzip in pspfiler

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  9. Xperimental’s avatar

    HI someone had said that “the 3rd Birthday” was not working.
    well i can confirm it is working on 2.61 just fine.
    You are still only able to use one joy-stick.

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  10. tophat10’s avatar

    Ben 10: Alien Force — Vilgax Attacks

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    1. Hazer7’s avatar

      Are you even allowed to say that?

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      1. Godlike’s avatar

        Is that the ninja?

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    2. FishSticks’s avatar

      Dude you’re a fuckwit. @Wololo please remove this shit cunt’s post.

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    3. FishSticks’s avatar

      @Wololo please remove this idiots post.

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    4. GodLike Clarens’s avatar

      who is this fuckhead also people dont use ftp unless you back up you game game i lost my exploit like that but i called sony and was refunded waiting on next exploit and wololo can you ban tophat10

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    5. z11003800’s avatar

      @wololo…please remove this post.

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    6. JeoWay’s avatar

      Get the fuck out of here!

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    7. dgothicrocker101’s avatar

      removed this guy on this forum..

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  11. Astig_808’s avatar

    i never themed since my psp slim lol.ill try and theme again :)

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  12. bck2012’s avatar

    PS VITA ROCKS WITH HOMEBREW AND EMULATORS

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  13. Warfather’s avatar

    hey, i need help im a linux user and i tried using opencma but im having trouble using it can someone make a video tut?

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  14. FishSticks’s avatar

    I know it’s probably written somewhere but how do you quit a PSP game and return to xmb?

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    1. Mr Rab’s avatar

      hold the screen until the quit game screen pops up. you may have to close out of the psvita settings screen that may pop up also.

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      1. FishSticks’s avatar

        Thank you :)

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      2. Astig_808’s avatar

        Thanks :)

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  15. jeje’s avatar

    help when i did all of this….and i exit ont tn recover i recieve an error then close the 101 in 1 andi shutdown then my vita keeps on loading plsss someone help…?!!!!

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    1. jeje’s avatar

      when i exit tn recover i get this (C1-2858-3) anyone?help?

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    2. Gerardo’s avatar

      I just hold “L” and “R” om my PS VITA to log in into the TN RECOVERY MENU and from there go to (TN-V4 ONLY)-> Plugins and disable CXMB.PRX (TN-V5 ONLY)-> Plugins/Plugin Manager and disable CXMB.PRX. This was giving me the same problem but it was fix after i disabled CXMB.PRX. Good Luck

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    3. Hazer7’s avatar

      Hold the power button for more than 30 seconds.

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  16. Insane’s avatar

    temPAR v1.63 works on TN-V4 3.01 :)

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  17. Kid-Kotex’s avatar

    hi The Z, can you make a video how install dlc archives, for example for the game metal slug xx for play with leona on ps vita with tn-v4

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  18. Mr Rab’s avatar

    You have a mistype where you said to put the THEME folder inside of the THEME folder where you should have said PSP folder. At least thats what i think you meant.

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  19. venj’s avatar

    HI can any1 pls give a link of CXMB files and CTF themes.pls

    by the way

    TEKKEN 6 is not working in this TN-V4

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      1. Hazer7’s avatar

        And Tekken 6 does’nt work above 3.00

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  20. 1998adam8991’s avatar

    Where do I report TN-V4 stuff? I think I discovered something real confusing.

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  21. taiyaki04’s avatar

    Now put said THEME folder into a folder called THEME.

    i think this is a typo… it should be

    Now put said THEME folder into a folder called PSP.

    since the path is /PSP/THEME/file.ctf

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  22. kevin21’s avatar

    when is the release of next exploit?? after 101 in 1 megamix,,,,
    waiting……………..

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  23. jeje’s avatar

    when i try to enable cxmb im getting an error..?what should i do (C1-2858-3)

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    1. Dmaskell92’s avatar

      Use the cxmb.prx that came with TN-V4.

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      1. jeje’s avatar

        wahahahahha ty men finally…ty ty ty…i didnt know that tnv4 folder has a cxmb.prx :D tnx bro

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    2. Dmaskell92’s avatar

      use the cxmb.prx that came with TN-V4?

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      1. Dmaskell92’s avatar

        Oops, stupid cache didn’t show my original post.

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  24. Alex311360’s avatar

    Will CWCheat work? I can’t find any plugins in GAME.TXT.

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    1. Dmaskell92’s avatar

      It works as far as I know!

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  25. BigJIM’s avatar

    MOTHER FUCKER GET RID OF THAT ASSHOLE WHO IS TRYING TO BREAK THE RULES AND HAVE SONY DISCOVER THE NEXT EXPLOIT HERE IN THE COMMENT SECTION!

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    1. Dmaskell92’s avatar

      It’s better to ignore leaker’s, people just assume it’s a troll. Saying anything confirms the leak is real.

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  26. guys get ftp’s avatar

    its better to ftp cause its like just pluggin in ur psp u can see the root with PSP folders and ISO’s etc but its much slower cause its wireleslly i just ftp and make the vsh.txt then i made a folder called SEPLUGINS i put the vsh.txt there and just turn it on in vsh recovery

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  27. Z’s avatar

    Fellas, is there any way to RIP PS VIta Games that are stored on Physical Card (For example purchased in store), then compressed them into ISO format and voila play them just as we play PSP Games?

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    1. Hazer7’s avatar

      The license for the game to run is tied into one account.

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  28. Skinnyman89’s avatar

    Ben 10 Alien Force Vilgax Attack removed from EU store. This morning was avaiable, now not anymore

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    1. Alex311360’s avatar

      WELL THANKS FOR RUINING THE SECRET GENIUS

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    2. xPreatorianx’s avatar

      QUIT FUCKING POINTING OUT NINJA RELEASES ON THE GODDAMN MAIN WEBSITE! THAT’S WHY IT’S REMOVED! IF YOU CAN’T READ THE FUCKING RULES FOR A NINJA RELEASE, GET THE FUCK OFF THIS SITE!

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  29. Alex’s avatar

    Dude you guys can’t say the name of the ninja release. Read the rules.

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    1. CNPalmer’s avatar

      This is why we can’t have nice things.

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    2. Hazer7’s avatar

      Yea you can if its been publicly announced.

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  30. francis’s avatar

    hi z! and all..the open cma 5 and 6 did not work for my vita 2.60 arcade darts…it suggest that i upgrade it first before i can use the content manager??? big problem if ill update, my arcade darts wud be useless. hope theres a new open cma for this.thanks!

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    1. rjwboys’s avatar

      first turn on airplane mode, second turn off your vita by holding down the power button till the turn off pops up, hit turn off, third turn on vita forth use cma on vita it won’t ask for update now, hint if cma knows about an update it wants to update, but if cma doesn’t know about the update it won’t even pop up

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  31. Mishka84’s avatar

    These Bitch “Tophat10″…Nobody said about this exploit but these ashole…
    Bye Bye Exploit – it was for many people an xmas-giveaway and for me too…thanks bitch.

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    1. Hazer7’s avatar

      Its not his fault. There are far worse people than him. Some people make it their life’s mission to contact Sony about the exploit. And believe me I’ve had arguments with those jealous SOBs and about like three reply’s later I lost all hope for humanity.-_-

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  32. Galford’s avatar

    i finally did it wew :o ~
    thanks for sharing us your masterpiece

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  33. jd20dog’s avatar

    im able to get cmxb.prx to show and inabled in the plugins maniger, but cant get any of the themes to show in themes menu

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  34. rex0112’s avatar

    Can anyone here confirm pspstate plugin working or not on tn-v?
    Last time it was reported not working cause the memary issue..

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  35. kast1x’s avatar

    after enabling cmxb.prx i get a black screen with error C1-2858-3 how do i get back to recovery menu from start

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  36. kast1x’s avatar

    nvm hold R like old psp lol

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  37. warcloud22’s avatar

    gta vice city stories iso doesnt work for 101 megamix.
    :(

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