Parental Controls Bypass and HENkakuSettingsMod released
Small tweaks and utilities are what, in my opinion, make a console’s homebrew scene really complete. Customisability and a utility for every imaginable situation are things that should always be warmly welcomed. Parental Controls Bypass can save you a headache in the right situation and HENkakuSettingsMod lets you change the position of the HENkaku settings in the Settings app.
What’s Parental Control Bypass?
As the name suggests, it lets you get across parental controls on your PSVita. This can be very useful if you buy a Vita with parental controls set up or if you dig up some old Vita that you haven’t used for ages that has parental controls. It would also help you if someone tried to play a prank on you by locking you out of most of your Vita 😉
After you install this utility and open it, you will be asked to enter a new passcode without having to know the old one. It’s that simple! Just put a new passcode in place, turn off parental controls and forget about it. Obviously, avoid using it if the device isn’t yours…
This little hack has a name, that in my opinion, is a bit too dramatic. Its purpose is to put the HENkaku settings that have been available since HENkaku/taiHEN R9 at the bottom of settings rather than on top. This makes the settings look better and you’ll avoid accidentally pressing the System Update option in settings (we all know how disastrous that is..). To install this you need to do the following:
- Download the ‘suprx’ file from the link below (it’s a plugin hence the extension)
- Open config.txt on your Vita or an FTP program (or via USB)
- Under *NPX100015 and *NPXS10016, replace henkaku.suprx to where you have placed settingsbottom.suprx. (A typical directory is ux0:/tai/settingsbottom.suprx but your path may be different)
- Reload the configuration file via MolecularShell or reboot
- Close (if it’s open) and re-open the settings app and enjoy!
Both release have been created by ‘SilicaAndPina’. Make sure to report any issues to him on Twitter/GitHub and look at the source code if you think that his stuff is malicious (get over it, already!). Make sure you get the releases from safe links (linked to below) to avoid any malware on your system.
Parental Control Bypass GitHub page (download link + info): https://github.com/SilicaAndPina/ParentalControlBypass/releases/tag/v1.0
HENkakuSettingsMod GitHub page (download link + info): https://github.com/SilicaAndPina/henkakuSettingsMod/releases/tag/r10