HENkaku Ensō 1.1 released – A very important update which fixes a bricking bug when uninstalling it in a specific way!


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33 Responses

  1. Chris Doffel

    So I should just install Enso.vpk and that’s all to be safe? I already have 3.65 Enso installed.

    • Maskmark

      according to theflow, 3.65 h-encore’s author,3.65 hencore should use theflow’s enso installer v1.1 instead of yifanlu’s. and according to yifanlu, his ensõ installer is only for 360. so there are 2 enso installer got updated and Aurora just got confused.

      • Aurora

        The article has been updated to include TheFlow’s version of the installer for FW 3.65. It must noted that TheFlow released his version for 3.65 an hour after this article was published. Furthermore, I didn’t see anything saying that it didn’t work on FW 3.65 until TheFlow released his own update.

        I only have one PSVita and that’s running FW 3.60.

        P.S: I didn’t get confused contrary to what you’re trying to suggest.

        • ElRubius_OMG

          Aurora, i have installed on my PSTV 3.65 H-ENCORE and ENSO for 3.65 from THEFLOW, the question are, ¿i must download the new ENSO V.1.1 from THEFLOW, and install that new version and execute whitout unnistall the previous ENSO 3.65?
          I dont want brick my PSTV!!
          Thank you.

        • maskmark

          even before both v1.1 was released,3.60 enso and 3.65 enso are two projects. the payloads were different,which was mentioned on enso.henkaku.xyz.as you said,v1.1 were just safer uninstallers.they are different before the new installer/uninstaller got released.

  2. Michael

    I didn’t understand these 2 comments, they seem to contradict each other?

    >>1. you should not reinstall HENkaku Ensō through it if it’s already installed!
    >>2. it’s recommended you update your Ensō installer as soon as possible.

    Could you please explain the safest proccess to update HENkaku Enso if it’s already installed?

    • Ralfy172

      I understand you can update the vpk, just not run the enso installation again.

    • TehCupcakes

      Do not reinstall Enso – Enso itself was not technically updated. Only download and install the Enso Installer itself.

      • Freaka

        I understand you do not need to reinstall, but after 1.1 enso there is no problem if you do, right? Wololo seems confused about this.

        • Ethan Weegee

          There is no problem, it’s just redundant. No point to; nothing changed outside of the installer itself.

  3. The big dick

    Just installed this in my 2 vitas and its fine!

  4. Renato

    Please, I need help. I tried to update Enso with the new installer and I get: “Your HENkaku version is too old! Please install R10 from http://henkaky.xyz./go/ (not the offline installer)” However, I updated the console to 3.65 with Enso updater and the Henkaku website does not allow me to update henkaku to r10 on 3.65. How can I update Henkaku to r10 then?

    • Miles Calloway

      nononon this is the 3.60 enso installer. When the 3.65 version was made it reportedly had this patched already.

    • Santa's little helper

      I had the same issue. Problem is that 3.60 people are writing like 3.65 is the same thing. This is what worked for me.
      Use Qcma then get auto h-encore.exe and install h-encore. That will help update (or whatever) HENkaku. When the h-encore bubble is on your system go into it and install. Then install the Enso 1.1.vpk for 3.65. When the enso 1.1 bubble is on your system you will then be able to use that installer. Then you will be able to install the newer 1.1.
      Also, make sure if you already have the Enso bubble before doing this delete it. Just start fresh with the Enso bubble. Take your time and use youtube for better step by steps on how to get h-encore on your system by the method I’ve written. Anyway, That is for those of us on 3.65 and h-encore has never touched our systems.
      I hope this helped.

    • Michał Łukasik

      Use the H-encore?

      • Santa's little helper

        Yeah, when I got that error telling me Henkaku was to old and to go to the HENkaku site to update. I did. Then I got an error from the site. So, I thought I will just see if putting h-encore on the vita would work. I did and I was able to install enso 1.1.
        I’m guessing h-encore over wrote something in the HENkaku I already had to make the 1.1 install work.

  5. Jack

    3.18 forever.

  6. Maskmark

    360 enso and 365 enso use different installer vpks. use yifanlu’s enso 1.1 for360 and theflow’s enso 1.1 for 365. it’s important and hasn’t been mentioned in this article.

  7. Reynkz


    • Ralfy172

      If I went from 3.60 henkaku to 3.65 henkaku enso, then I should install the vpk from Yifantlu?

      • Maskmark

        you should uninstall ensõ with yifanlu ‘s v1.1,update to 365 ofw ,install hencore,and then install enso with theflow’s enso installer v1.1.that’s all.

  8. Ilegend

    What the fack

  9. Amnos

    Why is everybody pumped on upgrading?

    Am I missing any recent significant PS Vita game releases?

    • Donopatay

      That and probably because you could actually play online using the PSN network on the newer firmwares.

  10. AMTF

    Can I confirm, the next step is to install the updated installer, but not use it?

  11. acromioclavicular

    DIdnt install Enso yet caus i was sticking with the question: If Enso irreversibly modify system files?

  12. digimon04

    Does “resetting to factory default in setting” constitutes “reinstalling a firmware PUP file”?

  13. Aline Piru

    I’m one of the users who bricked with the following procedure:
    My Vita still is bricked right? This fix is only for future users I think. I should have waited 2 weeks more, I bricked mine 16/08/2018.

  14. Aline Piru

    #Sad, mine was a Dragon Quest Builders Metal Slime special edition. Now there is no use. No recovery mode, nothing…

    I can’t ask for someone to pick a new motherboard and fix it because Vita Slim motherboards are very rare and I don’t know anyone with skills to assemble all parts…

  15. WaitingKy

    users on 3.65 use another enso. so you should install this: https://github.com/TheOfficialFloW/enso/releases/tag/v1.1 from theflow

  16. Midori

    How can I uninstall enso on 3.65 to do this?

  17. Santa's little helper

    wow, my advice on how to update 3.65E with enso 1.1 in a reply chain gets deleted with no message on what was wrong with the advice? The R10 error happened to me and I found a way to fix it. I shared how I fixed it to help out. Where and what rules did I break to get my replies deleted Aurora?

  18. captain

    my molecule enso will not reinstall after uninstalling it and formatting my system.