ePSP bubble installer – GekiHEN contest – ARK/Adrenaline without a PSP game

Aurora

I'm a girl that's liked technology from day 1. Mostly interested in the PSVita/PSP scene but I've always modded my stuff when it's possible, that is :)

46 Responses

  1. Franky says:

    Very nice. Thank you CelesteBlue!

    • Noob.kid says:

      hahahahah totally this app is useless becos if you extract the vpk file you will see (File1.zip and File2.zip) and if you extract them and copy file zip 1 0000001 folder to ux0:/bgdl and paste there and file zip 2 0000001 folder to ux0:pspemu/bgdl and paste it and now let restart your ps vita and it working too 100% hahahahhahahah tolally epsp vpk is useless just extract file and copy file make it so long .

      • derpy says:

        that’s why it’s called an installer, kudos to you for reverse engineering a vpk davinci (cough)

        • i wonder if thats why he said “thanks to SilicaAndPina” because my pkg installer 2.0 did the exact same thing.

          Also he didnt reverse engineer anything he looked at the src code thats available in the index.lua

  2. Mangaboy says:

    Darn it. Just yesterday I had to went through the trouble of installing IDU mode/ package installer.

  3. ramon says:

    nice! gracias thank you very much. i hope now for a tool to activate my vita so i can die in peace

  4. 909090 says:

    but if i’m on 3.60 i can’t activate it, right?

  5. Pptor says:

    Error co 9252 8 and it,s not install adenaline …

  6. kditd says:

    everything is explained, but not what an ACTIVATED vita is!

  7. Martin says:

    Any way to activate now? I bought a new motherboard to install henkaku yet i cant go into psn.

  8. ICanHazMuffin47 says:

    Silica had a hand in this? I could have helped you guys!! Let me know next time!!!! ;D

    • Aurora says:

      I don’t know what they did, sorry. I’d suggest you help out the community as that’s the best way you can help us all out 🙂

    • I barely did anything.
      pretty much just explained how ux0:pspemu/bgdl and ux0:bgdl worked
      and how you could use it to trick the vita into thinking that a download had just completed.

      i had no idea this was even being developed he told me he was making something with it but didnt really know what it was.

      that was all i did
      i didnt help with activation (i have no idea how this works. tbh)
      finding that sony completely failed at licence.rif
      or anything else.
      im only there because i explained how to fake downloads.
      also he probably got ideas from my newer versions of pkg installer 2 (version 4 or whatever)
      that had a feature for installing PSP stuff but it wouldnt run because i didnt know it was so easy to make the vita think licence.rif is valid.

      also. hey its ICanHazMuffin47 your the one who allways comments on my youtube!
      hiii

  9. Glauber says:

    What is ACTIVATED Vita ? I don’t know what it means.

  10. Concerned citizen says:

    is it me or is your site messed up. everything is squished! Thats on both my windows laptop and my macbook.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Any chance we can activate without a PS3?

  12. crazygamer says:

    good things come to those who wait. keep up the good work people and always thank you for your time and service

  13. Alpmaster says:

    I can’t get it to work every time it reboots I get hello from celesteblue and then could not install?

  14. 88alternative says:

    Can I use this to make my 3.60 vita get ark, then back it up and take that backup and put it in a 3.63 vita for ark?

  15. Salar says:

    So Basically we can play PS1 games with ark ? so i guess it is now possible on taihen with this method (instead of retroarch)

  16. Noob.kid says:

    hahahahah totally this app is useless becos if you extract the vpk file you will see (File1.zip and File2.zip) and if you extract them and copy file zip 1 0000001 folder to ux0:/bgdl and paste there and file zip 2 0000001 folder to ux0:pspemu/bgdl and paste it and now let restart your ps vita and it working too 100% hahahahhahahah tolally epsp vpk is useless just extract file and copy file make it so long .

    • Im surprised you got it to work without FailRIF…

      but also your right its soo much easier to

      extract 1 zip file
      then extract 2 more zip files into the right place
      then reboot the system

      than just to

      copy 1 file to your vita
      install the vpk
      run it..

  17. Noob.kid says:

    better just extract 2 of zip folder you will see the fold call (0000001 and 00000001 ) copy one to ux0:/ bgdl and copy orther one to ux0:/pspemu/bgdl and it work fine hahahah useless epsp vpk

    • Congrats. you worked out how to do a trick that has been known for over a year
      good job!

      also what bout FailRIF.
      if you just do that i dont think it would work
      it would ask you to download it again beause invalid rif

  18. CycloneFox says:

    I don’t know if that’s the case for all of Europe, or only Germany, but the only free Vita-compatible PSP demo available here is Ape Quest: Starter pack. And that one is about 200MB. So this is a great thing!

  19. KEN says:

    Great !! I had success to install .
    In asia server we dont have any free demo about psp game.

  20. Sephirothskr says:

    This is fantastic. Oh my god. Oh how I’ve waited!!!

  21. Tyuis says:

    I have yet to install either ARK or Adrenaline, despite having installed a PSP game in case I wanted to do either. Even with the guide posted to this website, I can’t figure out which one is better/ which one is more worthwhile to use. I just don’t know. Maybe you guys can tell me which you prefer and why?

  22. Supersaiyan says:

    Nice this installed a very small size mini on my Vita. I used AdrenalineEasyinstaller on my already activated vita and it’s now working. No need to transfer from a Ps3, Thanks!

  23. cookiedrone says:

    thanks for your work! however does this minis bubble still have ram limitations? cause AFAIK sony limits the ram on minis

  24. helpdwlapldpawl says:

    Am I supposed to install the ePSP installer through molecularShell? When I do, the bar that records your progress in installing the vpk is always stuck at 0%.
    I tried using this method https://www.reddit.com/r/vitahacks/comments/5t5fhe/for_those_not_able_to_activate_using_the_epsp_20/
    which i’m pretty sure it works because I CAN go on the settings and activate it.. but I don’t have a PSP base to install ark and when I try to install the ePSP bubble it’s just stuck at zero, maybe i’m doing something wrong..? (also when I click circle to cancel the installation through the molecularShell, it freezes and i’m forced to reboot my ps vita….
    Also I don’t know if https://www.reddit.com/r/vitahacks/comments/5t5fhe/for_those_not_able_to_activate_using_the_epsp_20/ is safe can someone tell me if it is?

  25. Lee says:

    Waiting for ps2 ps3 game support.. And usb flash drive read for vita..Tnks a lot henkaku.

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