How to install ARK (ePSP Custom Firmware) on PS Vita 3.63

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196 Responses

  1. Adachi says:

    Not working on terminal (MAC). The commands show as not valid. Please help 🙁

  2. FraughtQuill says:

    Ok, i have installed EVERYTHING but i can go past the ‘backup’ stage. Because qcma wont bring up an interface. I click it and all that happens is a notification that says “Added 8 items to the data base” or something along those lines. I have installed qcma, and reinstalled it, and i cant get it to work. I am running windows ten with nothing super special on it, please help.

    • FraughtQuill says:

      And i can no longer access my vita through my computer. I click on ‘This Pc’ and it doesent show up even though it says that the vita was connected.

  3. FraughtQuill says:

    Ok, ignore all my previous question. I fixed it. But where is the download for OneMenu? The link takes me to a 404 page.

  4. Juan says:

    ONE menu link in dropbox has no content. 404 is there any other available link?

  5. Glad to be one of the visitants on this awing web site :
    D.

  6. me says:

    still no working link for either piece of software mentioned above..

  7. hey says:

    there’s no one menu download on drop box. pls halp me

  8. Cud says:

    do i need to have a psp game in my vita before installing ARK onto my psvita?

  9. Coby Whittekiend says:

    Wait…Wait..Wait. So I can do this on my 6.63 vita?

  10. Jeremy says:

    After successfully installing OneMenu i installed a game in ISO folder, and after installing i couldn’t make OneMenu work anymore, so i realized that the ISO file was corrupted or not compatible but even if i know that i cannot remove it because every time it tries to scan the ISO folder when opening up and it give me the error (C1-2858-3) and doesn’t let me host a file transfer from my PC (FileZilla). Is there a solution ti that, my firmware is 3.63.

    • Jeremy says:

      I was able to fix it, but i have no clue how i did it, i think i installed the eboot of the ark in 138menu in the intall zip file or… i really have no clue but all i know is that i fixed it.

  11. Sam says:

    Won’t let me copy the altered content back onto my Vita.
    Fwiw I’m trying this with a PSX game as its basically the same structure. Does it HAVE to be a PSP game?

  12. Berlian says:

    Got one quick question, regarding the “Backup a PSP game from your Vita to your computer using QCMA” step.

    Currently i have no PSP game on my vita (i never sent anything to my vita other than Mp3 files)
    But i have many ISOs file on my PC hardisk,
    Then how do we do this actually? Should i just send the ISOs file to the PSVITA and then back it up again to the PC?
    Or is it simply impossible to do so?

    • ssanys says:

      use the dns bypass to go into the pstore (before is too late) and download a psp/mini demo (or purchase a game) and back up that game using qmca to send files to your pc or vice versa. from content manager on vita with qmca opened on your pc.send the game your pc. then use silicas frontend to do make it easier for you. then refresh database on your pc on qmca and send ark_1234 to your vita. a bubble should appear. to add more iso games. where the ark folder is located make a new folder with the game name. inside that folder drop [copy /cut paste] your iso. rename the iso with all capitals letters- no numbers. for example folder >Final Fantasy Type-0>iso = FFTZRO.ISO no more than 8. make sure the file extension is also caplocked btw.

      it’s very important that you have a psp or mini demo (or full game) to enable the psp emulator on your vita. the ecfw will make it fully supported (psx games have no sound yet for 3.63 users). DO NOT update your vita! make sure your settings don’t have it to download automatically & make sure you use the dns bypass to enter the store without updating your vita so you can get the demo or full game to enable ark for more games. good luck!

  13. jiho says:

    what about the new update (3,65)

  14. Shizzy says:

    Can anyone please explain step 6 of installing the firmware?
    I don’t get it at all.

  15. Name* says:

    If anyone is still looking for a link to the PBP for ARK, and one for OneMenu I found them on the Internet. They came from HackInformer.

    https://hackinformer.com/2017/01/07/ark-bubble-fw3-60-even-works-fw3-63/
    This page has a link to the ARK PBP. It is called “Ark FW3.60”, on the page

    https://hackinformer.com/2015/11/02/onemenu-vfinal-released-for-the-psvitapsp/
    This page has the OneMenu download. It is called “ONEMENU Vfinal”, on the page.

    As of my writing this, both links download successfully, but I haven’t been able to test the files to see if they work, because when I try to connect to the PC using QCMA, my Vita tells me to update the firmware, so I can’t even get the PBP onto it. I haven’t done anything CFW-wise in a while, so my Vita is running 3.63 OFW. If there’s any way to get QCMA to let me connect as-is, please share. I really wanted to get CWCheat working again, since I found Dissidia 012 on sale a short while ago.

  16. lmsthebest says:

    i dont have a psp game on my vita. do I actually need one? if so, how can I get one without updating my vita? also, i do have a ps1 game on my vita (ff9)

  17. Nelbo says:

    I am at a loss with this.

    After several hours of work, I managed to get the ARK bubble with an old copy of “Prince of Persia” for the PSP i downloaded a while ago.

    Now the ARK bubble seems to work just fine. When I change the files as per the instructions for ONEMENU… NOTHING CHANGES. NOTHING. The ARK bubble opens same as always and the INSTALL.ZIP file is not there at all. I would expect changing the EBOOT file would cause an error or SOMETHING but, nope, nothing.

    For the record:
    1. I followed all the instructions.. to.. the.. letter. The only hitch was not finding a PBOOT file to replace, but apparently just placing it in the folder was enough.
    2. I downloaded 2 different copies of ONEMENU to try this with, as advised elsewhere on the interwebs. The official link is down so no luck there. I found a MASTER version in another forum and used that.. as well as a V2 version. Neither had any effect.. what.. so.. ever. And really.. I’d expect an error or something.
    3. The VITA i am using is updated to 3.63

    any advice? And if ONEMENU just doesn’t work.. how do I get the homebrew on with just the ARK Bubble?

  18. Panha says:

    Do you have video do it?

  1. April 18, 2017

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