Tutorial: Installing a VHBL Custom Bubble via HENkaku on Firmware 3.60!
While this is going to be redundant in the coming weeks, I would still like to show you how to install a good old VHBL Custom Bubble on your Playstation Vita running system software 3.60.
You only need the new PS Vita HEN (HENkaku) and a(ny) PSP game for this. A computer is required as well.
A few months ago we have shown you how to install Custom Bubbles on your Playstation Vita. Some of these bubbles were created with Major_Tom’s and mr.gas’ method, while some other bubbles were created with Qwikrazor87’s method.
While the most recent firmware patched the EML hack and the PSPemulator kernel mode exploits, it did not patch being able to run the VHBL on the PS Vita. This is still possible via undisclosed exploit games or simply via a Qwikrazor VHBL Custom Bubble.
HENkaku allows us to access the PS Vita’s memory card directly, which means that we can substitute the EML hack with HENkaku to set up a usermode Custom Bubble, such as the VHBL or PSPFiler.
I have created a tutorial in the past, which utilized the EML hack to let you install an ARK Custom Bubble. We can pretty much reuse this tutorial to install a VHBL Custom Bubble on our PS Vita.
The only difference will be that we do not use the EML hack to place a specific file onto our PS Vita, but HENkaku + FTP.
The required files for the VHBL Custom Bubble are available over here.
Either watch the video, or simply take a look at this short summary of things you have to do to get a VHBL Custom Bubble on your PS Vita (for advanced users!).
We need a random PSP game and use CMA to copy it onto our PC. Next we create a local copy of that PSP game just in case we mess up.
Next we run HENkaku on our PS Vita and start the FTP connection. Back on the PC we use FTP to connect to the Vita & copy the PBOOT.PBP file into the specific directory of our random PSP game (for example: /ux0:/pspemu/PSP/GAME/NPEH00020/).
Then we copy our random PSP game from our PS Vita to our PC. Next we copy our random PSP game from our PC to our PS Vita (we do this twice!).
The last step is to copy the VHBL savedata file from the PC to our PS Vita. This is it, the VHBL Bubble should be fully working.
Like I said, this is only a very short summary for people that know what they have to do.
If you do not know what you have to do, check out the video or take a look at the old tutorial that I’ve written a few months ago (substitute the obsolete EML/Email part with the HENkaku FTP transfer part).
It should be pretty easy to set up this Bubble, if you know what you are doing.
In the end I would like to thank Qwikrazor for his awesome Custom Bubble trick. Not only because it is so simple, but also because his ones are the easiest Custom Bubbles so far.
If you, like I do, want to show your appreciation to Qwikrazor, why not treat him to some cold drink, or even a hot meal? Just donate him a few bucks via Paypal, he really deserves it.