PSVita Releases: batteryFixer with fixes for Vita battery issues, Vita Save Manager Nightly 191 with ur0/uma0 save dump support, button-only mode and remaPSV 1.1 with menu support for games running at a resolution lower than 960×544
The last two days were pretty busy in the PSVita homebrew scene and brought about the release of batteryFixer alongside updates to two popular system tools.
SKGleba releases batteryFixer – A kernel plugin to fix any PSVita battery woes
Has your PSVita been having issues with its battery like showing an incorrect percentage or shutting off when the battery is allegedly half-full? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that SKGleba has just released a plugin called batteryFixer which might fix these problems and also make your battery charge a tad faster!
From the plugin’s GitHub readme, the purpose of it is to reset battery information, to allow for recalibration, similar to what would happen if you physically disconnect the battery or execute a syscon keycombo. Other than resetting battery information, it also nukes temporary flags (crash/temperature/load/optimization) which SKGleba says are mostly useless and only serve to make the battery take longer to charge.
If you want to try it out, check out this link and follow the instructions provided to install the plugin (it’s pretty simple to do); SKGleba recommends you use it on a fully-charged battery. The plugin only works with HENkaku-Enso enabled PSVitas (i.e FW 3.60/5)
If your PSVita’s battery is working fine, you probably shouldn’t use this plugin as it’ll result in little to no benefit.
Homebrew Updates: Vita Save Manager Nightly 191 and remaPSV 1.1
Unlike the PSP, backing up saves from a vanilla PSVita is a headache since it requires you to backup the whole application rather than the save data on its own. However, thanks to d3m3vilurr‘s Vita Save Manager, backing up/restoring save game data has been much easier since the early days of HENkaku. Occasionally, this popular utility receives an update and this time, we have a feature-packed Nightly update which brings along:
- The list mode (similar to the GUI of pre-2.0 versions) has added back
- The GUI can now be controlled using buttons-only which means that the latest version of Vita Save Manager is compatible with the PSTV
- A simple configuration screen is opened by pressing SELECT in the main screen (or the R-trigger when in button-only mode)
- Support for saving game data backups in ur0 and uma0
- The ACCOUNT_ID field in param.sfo is now automatically replaced
To grab this nightly version of Vita Save Manager, check out this link. If it doesn’t work properly, it’s probably because you need to open it once then close it and re-open it.
- A rework of the plugin’s configuration menu so that it can now be used in games that run at a resolution lower than 960×544 (Vita’s native resolution)
- A frame limiter has been added to the menu so that now, it doesn’t run too fast in some games
- A typo relating to the R Trigger was fixed
- Buttons like L3/R3 that aren’t detected in native PSVita games but are available on controllers used with the PSTV are now remappable even on games that don’t support them
- A code cleanup, the ability to close the menu by pressing SELECT and a menu showing hooked functions (debug purposes)
To download remaPSV 1.1, check out this link and copy the SUPRX file to your PSVita to install it.
Other than new software releases, the last 2 days also saw PSVita Saves going back up. This is a website that lets you upload/download PSVita saves to/from the public which are to be used with Vita Save Manager.
If you appreciate the work of the developers whose homebrew was mentioned in this article, you may donate to them by following the links below for more great releases 🙂
Rinnegatamante’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Rinnegatamante
SKGleba’s call for spare PSVita motherboards: https://twitter.com/skgleba/status/1121925907764133889