Copying files to the PSVita… via an iOS device (jailbroken)
It’s probably hasn’t happened once that you were away from your computer and you wanted to download something on your PSVita but couldn’t because the Vita’s browser is too locked down. Those days are over and you can copy files over to your Vita without even getting out of your bed.
What you need:
The requirement list is pretty straightforward:
- A jailbroken Apple Device (iOS 7+ makes a part of the process easier but it’s doable on pre-iOS 7 devices)
- A PSVita or Vita TV (duh) connected to WiFi
- An internet connection over a LAN (just a normal connection via a single router)
- iFile and Filza (Filza is optional but it makes the process quicker)
- A little bit of time (and common sense as it’ll greatly help)
Now that you’ve gotten all the required hardware and software, you can start by downloading the file you wish to copy over to your Vita and opening it in iFile/Filza. Be it a vpk, mp4, mp3, jpeg, you name it; the method is always the same.
The actual method
The method is pretty straightforward and it’ll start after you open the file in Filza/iFile
- Change the file extension to MP4
- Put it in an easy to access location such as /var/mobile (optional but it’ll make the process easier)
- Open up iFile (if it’s not already open ofcourse) and press the globe icon at the bottom (it’ll start a web server)
- You’ll see a local IP address on your device, copy that address on your PSVita’s address bar in the browser
- Go to /User (shortcut to /var/mobile), press the MP4 and press download
- Go to ux0:/videos via VitaShell/MolecularShell
- Open the corresponding folder you downloaded the file to
- Change the file extension to the original one
Now, if you got a file via Mega, you can still copy it over easily and here’s where Filza is useful. You have to go to /var/mobile/Containers/Data/Application/(Bundle Number of Mega App)/Documents and follow the tutorial.
While the method is quite straightforward, there are a few things to look out for:
- The Filza webDAV server doesn’t allow you to download mp4 files on the Vita
- You can’t access the iFile web server with HENkaku R6 for some reason but taiHEN works (so does OFW)
- You can only download stuff in MP4 format, you can use the PSP browser via Adrenaline if you don’t wish to change the file extension (files get downloaded to ux0:/pspemu/COMMON)
- For some reason, files get downloaded to the Vita (you see a Please wait dialogue box) when you click them and after you click “Save”, they get downloaded again so it might be a tad time consuming
- Avoid fishy VPKs but Filza has a Hex editor so you can check VPKs from there
With all these precautions, a bit of time and a desire for experimentation, you shall be able to copy whatever you want to your Vita in a few minutes after 2/3 tries. Stay tuned for an Android version of this guide!
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