How to backup Vita Cartridges and install them
Freakler, one of the bloggers over at Hackinformer, has updated their popular Playstation guide with a new tutorial on how to create a dump of a Vita game, and load it onto your memory stick.
The tutorial isn’t fully complete yet, but has been revealed on Hackinformer in a recent article.
Just be warned, the whole process is extremely long and complex. Although it’s a cool achievement (based on information released by Mr.Gas and Major Tom), keep in mind that it won’t let you easily pirate Vita games, if that’s your expectation: the technique requires you to insert the original cartridge in your console at least once every time you reboot the console.
I can see how a group of friends could buy a cartridge together, share it once, and then that tiny group of friends could play the game for free until their next reboot. Cool from a technical perspective, but Sony won’t lose sleep over it: it won’t enable massive piracy. It won’t even let you dump your Vita cartridges to you memory stick to avoid having to take all your cartridges with you when you travel: unless I’m understanding things wrong, launching a second game would require to insert that game’s cartridge first.
It is worth mentioning however, that such Vita game dumps will probably be used in the future by the Cobra blackfin p2p piracy system, if that system ever gets actually released.
You can check the Tutorial directly on hackinformer.