Yifan Lu’s psvimgtools have sent quite a ripple in the Vita community as most of us know. These tools all for firmware independent mods/hacks to be created which is simply awesome for those of us stuck on a higher FW. PSTV whitelisting is probably one of the most spoken about things when it comes to the Vita TV and here it is.
What’s a whitelisting patch?
It’s quite straightforward; since Vita TV/PSTV consoles can’t play all Vita games (some without a real reason), some people decided to remove that lock. The hack allows you to open all Vita games on the Vita TV/PSTV but obviously, games requiring Vita specific features won’t work. Camera and microphone requiring games won’t work so don’t even bother! Now, you can install the whitelist hack on 3.61/3.63 too thanks to backup hacking!
The procedure consists of getting app.db, editing it and sending it back to your Vita TV. You need the following items to do it:
A Vita TV (duh)
A computer with QCMA
An SQL database editor on your PC/Mac
If you have all those and some time, you’re all set! Simply follow the guide at the bottom of this article to do it yourself 🙂 Thanks to ‘Mr.Gas’, ‘Major_Tom’, Yifan Lu and HackInformer for making all of this possible and simple to do.