It’s been impossible to activate a PS Vita on firmware 3.60 for a while, and impossible for people to access the PSN. Developer CelesteBlue (known for ePSP Bubble installer among other releases) has decided to change this with the release of ReNpDrm.
Disclaimer/warning: I haven’t personally tested this at the time of writing, and the release is fresh enough that we don’t have enough feedback whether this is functional or not. In general, I’d personally advise people against accessing Sony’s network (online gaming, trophies, the store, etc…) on a hacked console, as this is against their Terms and Conditions, and could get your account (or console) banned. The author states that the risk of a ban is low, but it’s clear to me that if Sony want to detect whether your console is hacked or not when you access their services, they have the technical means to do it. When accessing their network, play by their rules.
ReNpDrm consists in 2 plugins for your HENkaku enabled PS Vita:
ReStore lets you access the PSN and download content from the PS Store, as well as play games online. This basically brings back the online functionality you would get if you were on the latest firmware. This is useful for anyone running a PS Vita on 3.60.
The second plugin, ReNpDrm, lets you use fake activation data to keep the console “locally” activated, which will let you play the games you legally own, even if your console has been deactivated. This is useful for people whose vita has been deactivated.
In other words, this release lets you enjoy your own games as if you were on the latest firmware.
But to be clear, this is not a plugin that will let you play games that have a technical requirement to run on the latest firmware, and this is not a plugin that will let you play games that you don’t own. In other words, it does not enable piracy. Nevertheless, as stated above, accessing the PSN with a hacked console is a breach of Sony’s T&Cs, so proceed at your own risk.
Below are demo videos from CelesteBlue, showing the ReStore functionality and ReNpDrm respectively:
Download and install ReNpDrm
The two plugins can be downloaded on custom protocol here: ReStore – ReNpDrm
ReNpDrm is installed and run like any other plugin on HENKaku, by copying the files to ux0:/tai, and editing the config.txt file. French Site Custom Protocol have a complete tutorial (in French) at the source link below for those interested.