Signup for HENkaku Enso (Beta) available!

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  1. xstationbr says:


  2. TakuyaKou says:

    Don’t forget that currently it’s extremely likely your vitas be bricked. only sign up if you have extra mobos that you don’t want

    • SilicaAndPina says:

      or if you have a NAND dump that you can easily restore. 😀

      • Vitanoob says:

        “easily” well yifan has already said that not even hardmods will save you.

        • iam666 says:

          i doubt this is entirely true, if you could rewrite the nand with an external tool then you could in theory restore the console

          • noname120 says:

            Unfortunately, this is not always possible. They fully bricked all their Vitas with NAND hardmods, restoring the NAND is not enough to unbrick them.

          • VitaNoob says:

            If this was the case then why is yifan asking for volunteers? there would be no point and he is no stranger to hardware modding so if it were feasible he would be doing that already rather then asking for people to brick their vita’s for the perm cfw hack.

          • Silica says:

            Opps sorry didnt read that neverminnndnddd

  3. nope says:

    Guys seriously don’t sign up if you’re not willing to sacrifice your Vita. Just be patient and wait for it to be more stable unless you want to buy a new motherboard/console.

  4. nakedfaerie says:

    I have a spare henkaku vita but not willing to brick it. I got that vita just for CFW stuff but the rick of bricking is too great for me.
    I’ll wait for a more stable version.

  5. MegumihanTroll says:

    No it is better if you sign up But use PSTV instead of PSV until the release date so we wont have any problem after releasing give them the data for their needs to secure everything in future

    • nightwishfan1 says:

      There’s no mention of PSTV as a requirement. In other words it’s not likely to be testable on it yet. You’d be guaranteed a brick when the developers themselves are only wanting vita tests for the beta right now. Besides that this wouldn’t help much with securing everything for the future on vita handhelds. The data from a PSTV would just that…..Data from a PSTV. Not a vita handheld which they want.

      • nightwishfan1 says:

        Actually my fault for misreading the above article. It does mention the PSTV, but only as TV, which with me being tired didn’t quite catch at first. My mistake.

  6. Almeric says:

    Finally, FIRST!!!!

  7. 风君子 says:


  8. Imhotep says:


  9. Tonbo says:

    Shouldn’t they develop some kind of recovery tools for themselves first?

    Anyway, thanks for the article, Wololo. Looking forward to further updates.

    • nope says:

      Only sure way is hardware backup which is difficult to do.

    • SilicaAndPina says:

      The vita has its own recovery tools its called safe mode.

      • Tonbo says:

        So can safe mode restore device from bricking caused by henkaku ensou?

        • VitaNoob says:

          No it cannot, and you’d have to be a complete idiot to believe you can after been warned that there is no way to recover after been bricked.

          • Tonbo says:

            As huge as a jerk you are, that Silica is the biggest jerk here, he’s misleading people into bricking their devices, in his other post he said you can easily restore with a dump, and now this.
            His face is the real dump I would say.

          • VitaNoob says:

            I apologise if that came off wrong, i wasn’t trying to be a jerk but just trying to say that if you believe your vita can be recovered after been told it cannot then you have another thing coming but yes i also agree with what you said, i guess this guy just loves it when something goes wrong or unexpected with someone else’s vita…

          • Silica says:

            You didnt ask if you would be able to recover henEnso with it.
            he simply asked if there are recovery tools.

            the vita has recovery tools,
            i didnt say theyed work in this case though.

          • Tonbo says:

            I said shouldn’t they develop recovery tools for themselves, obviously to unbrick from this particular situation since this is what the article about, but silica decided to be a dense smartas and answer yes, there are recovery tools, to demonstrate his irrelevant knowledge and win internet points.

          • ^ If molecule COULD create recovery tools the point of this beta test would be?

        • gjfjdsdh says:

          lul thinking2hard

    • JulienKoenig says:

      Still not Wololo… are you a stupid troll?
      You’ve been scolded for it 10+ times, by different people, and still doing the same mistake.
      And what’s your problem with Silica?
      What have you done to the community, to give you the right to say he’s a jerk?

      • Tonbo says:

        I am thanking the website as whole what are blind, you are the idiot obviously, also silica is going around saying you can recover from brick which the devs clearly stated not possible, that is almost as stupid as your face.

        • Wtf says:

          Tonbo all silica said was “The vita has its own recovery tools its called safe mode.” Doesn’t mention anything about brick recovery. Your fault for not being able to differenciate what he said with what you wish could be done. Brainless tool.

          • Silica says:

            Exactly he simply asked if the vita has any recovery tools, it does!
            never said they would be helpfull here.

          • Tonbo says:

            Right, cause if you just look up you won’t see silica posting that you can restore from a NAND dump before she even reads the article, oh my bad, no you are not useless at all silica, especially that “Opps sorry didnt read that neverminnndnddd” part.

          • lololol says:

            You got his gender wrong. Nice try anyway.

          • Silica says:

            i was never interested in signing up for henkaku enso beta so i didnt click the link.. thus never saw that he said that wouldnt work..

          • gjfjdsdh says:

            it’s not even in the article, stop being obnoxious

      • Wtf says:

        No they’re just stupid. Really stupid too since they’ve been called out and keep doing it.

      • Vika3 says:

        Yep, he’s just stupid…

  10. ZeroSbr says:

    See, I wouldn’t mind doing this if I had a backup Vita…but I don’t. Kudos to any one brave/generous enough to take part in this.

  11. meysam25 says:

    the website will now open

  12. d4rk51d3 says:


  13. Huehuehuehuehue says:

    Good luck brave souls

  14. solidsnake says:

    This article and the link to the sign up page both make it sound like HENkaku Enso isn’t worth the risk of bricking. Unless the final product will have a zero percent chance of bricking, I will not use it. I am not a programmer so this sounds too dangerous to me. This article doesn’t give any reassurance that the final version will be at all safe. But I just don’t know.

  15. J Hao says:

    First but don’t wanna be a tester

  16. Vitapwn says:

    What about 3.60 reinstaller? Will that help if you sign up and brick?

    • marek256 says:

      Well, that is the catch.If you brick, it means that you mess something with internal flash0 files and there is no way back.
      Maybe a new Pandora battery could help later 😛

    • SilicaAndPina says:

      Depends.. xD if os0:ue/safemode.self can still be accessed.. or.. if whatever tells teh vita to load os0:ue/safemode.self.. is still tehre.

  17. Salar says:

    i would definetly sign up if i had another vita , if there was a chance for me to get one at a good price i will surelly join
    Thanks guyz

  18. Donopatay says:

    I would like to try the beta but I can’t risk a brick.

  19. sfa2miki says:

    Well, time to wait… I’m too poor to spend in another Vita… :S good luck to all testers and thanks… n_n

  20. Tonbo says:

    My 3DS XL sd card with Luma just died suddenly while I was playing Shantae and grooving to some quality anime belly dancing, oh man I am looking forward to installing all those cia file games again.

    Also here is a real life synthesis recipe that I learned today:
    Item A: crushed oreos + melted butter
    Item B: heavy cream + chocolate bar
    Put Item B on top of Item A, you just made brownies, you welcome.

  21. Tonbo says:

    Do moderators even do something on this website lol.

  22. Hacchin says:

    So jazzed for the stable release. Just bought my Vita so I’m not willing to risk a brick on the early beta.

  23. Brandon says:

    I have 2 vitas both running 3.60 and I only use one so I’m def gonna sign up for this on my unused one thanks for posting wololo

    • Wtf says:

      Sherminator posted this wololo hosts the site to allow people like Sherminator to post. Don’t become like tonbo and annoy people by crediting incorrectly. It makes you look really stupid. I’m not saying you do look that way or are but if you keep doing it like tonbo does you will.

      • Tonbo says:

        You are like a female who is constantly on her period, how do people stand being around you
        “Looking stupid” rofl, be careful now guys you might look stupid on the internet now don’t let *** catch you, seriously he will menstruate all over you.

        • ZeroSbr says:

          And you, Tonbo, are like a stubborn child who refuses to admit mistakes and correct themselves. You’ve been told over and over on articles not posted by Wololo that Wololo did not post said article, and you refuse to stop crediting the wrong person for the article. It’s honestly annoying, and I’m sure the people who write the article feel the same way if/when they read your comment.

          • Tonbo says:

            Do you even listen to yourself you pathetic fool, getting “annoyed” by something someone says on the internet, how lame can you be really.
            You don’t have to read my thanks crediting the website name nor reply, it is not my problem that you and your lame friends are triggered. What a sad bunch.

          • ZeroSbr says:

            I don’t have to read your thanks, right, but it happens automatically when I go into the comments section. Why do I read comments? Because sometimes there’s helpful ones. I shouldn’t have to avert my eyes from specific comments just because they’re made by some petulant child.

            And you seem pretty annoyed at this whole situation too, so clearly getting annoyed by something someone says on the internet isn’t as “lame” as you let on.

  24. joker8989 says:

    Don’t be afraid to break your PSVITA guys you can always buy another one.

    • Teddy312 says:

      not many vita’s left with firmware lower than/or 3.60.
      There is a seller somewhere on ebay that offers cheap motherboards with 3.55 on it or something. But replacing the motherboard is a whole other thing

    • Josh says:

      I… do not have that kind of money, man.

      • alpmaster007 says:

        I risked it and its exciting and its awesome!!!! Just word of the wise use multiple memory cards and deactivate PSN everytime before restoring vita. luckily i used the pc to deactivate all systems.

  25. meysam25 says:

    i just wonder if any one test that hack
    plz guys report it here

    • SKGleba says:

      Check yifanlu twitter posts – he saids that this is a random-time brick (it can work for one and for another it will brick)

  26. HmodMan says:

    E3 flasher w/ rp .
    Just /found/ something like dev menu on psTV
    Hmod req.
    You’ll connect pc–>rp–>psTV via HDMI
    Flash any FIRM (even older/unsigned)
    Just trying to make a USB support
    (HDMI is ***)
    Rel soon

  27. doomtree says:

    lol. I actually feel dumber after reading these comments

  28. BANNED says:

    I’d love to contribute but it’s not easy to find a PS Vita on an exploitable firmware nowadays.. I take the risk of brick if they were more available

  29. HmodMan says:

    Found PsTV hardware hack solution:-)(unpatchable)
    More at gbatemp

  30. Childman says:

    Ow, It’s already close

    • SKGleba says:

      Just installed:-)))

      • SKGleba says:

        It works beatifully:-)))))

        • VitaNoob says:

          Has anyone bricked from it so far?

          • SKGleba says:

            For now only “few” people received beta.
            I know only about one softbrick (bootloop) (cannot enter recovery but it should) .
            He (this person) take apart vita (rem battery) and it booted to safemenu.
            This softbrick was an optional step for testers (check if you can exit it)

          • SKGleba says:

            Now im using it as stable rel.
            Just now playing killzone with trainer (so apps and plugins works) only thing that dont want to work its cma.
            But vitashell usb works

  31. Macierewicz says:

    Check HmodMan s twitter- psv with enso and some kind of debug menu.

  32. w00t says:

    everything working on PSP Slim PCH-2000 360fw. besides from having to format my 32gb. Each reboot has the custom logo. All homebrew working after every power off and reboot now, but I had to install Henkaku again to install Ens0. It’s cool I had to uninstall and reinstall Ens0 and saw the PS logo and homebrew didn’t work. So definitly this is nice to load homebrew and I have used Mai backups and everything working fast and smooth so far. Props to Devs

    • Djdragon44 says:

      I had the exact same thing happen to me! It didn’t say anything about that happening, I wonder if that was a glitch/unknown thing?

    • alpmaster007 says:

      The reason that happens is their are two partitions to the firmware its great basically an Emunand and Sysnand situation

  33. Anonbetatester says:

    I receive my Enso beta access email yesterday. It included a link to a VPK and the instructions. OK this was the moment of truth and wasn’t sure if I was it going to lose my vita. Part of the requirement was to record every step of the process. Installing Enso was easy and then I had I put the vita through a series of tests such as rebooting, removing and inserting a memory card, formatting, and uninstalling Enso. I guess I should consider myself lucky because my vita slim did not brick during any of the tests. Everything I tried so far works such as emulators, homebrew, back ups, and plug-ins. I also have a PS TV but did not sign that device up for the beta and will wait for a final release. I guess now that I passed all the tests for the beta then I am free to enjoy my permanent Vita hack. Thanks team molecule!

  34. nanihothearts says:

    This means even if you turn off and on HENKAKU is active?
    Wow! 😀
    So much love and 3rd party support for the vita even SONY abandoned it.

  35. Djdragon44 says:

    Just want to say I was a part of the Beta, and It worked on my Vita. It’s exactly what it looks like and it’s a pretty great tool.

  36. Lance says:

    Damn I love trying new things and take risk If only it was easy to get another PSVita with 6.60 version.

  37. Abodan09 says:

    Hope the names of the testers who bricked their PS Vita will be posted, at least, as a sign of appreciation and homage, for sacrificing their Vitas for us to enjoy the outcome

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