Modoru is a utility for hacked PSVita consoles that allows you to downgrade them to a lower firmware of your choice.
The latest official version of Modoru doesn’t work out of the box due to Sony adding some checks but thanks to SKGleba’s efforts, FW 3.71/3.72 can downgrade quite easily!
Developed by TheFlow, this utility is mostly used by individuals who hack a PSVita/PSTV running FW 3.67+ and want to downgrade it to FW 3.60/3.65 to get HENkaku Enso (untethered hack that needn’t be reapplied every reboot) and optimal homebrew compatibility.
Up till the release of h-encore², everything was working fine but upon FW 3.71 getting a public native hack, it was noticed that downgrading with modoru results in a softbrick that requires you to restore your system with a PUP file from safe mode. Obviously, this disappointed many people on the latest PSVita firmware since h-encore²’s exploit has a low success rate and some plugins/homebrew aren’t updated for FW 3.71/3.72 but SKGlebahas saved the day by making modoru work on these firmwares!
What does SKGleba’s Modoru 2.0 bring along?
SKGleba’s unofficial Modoru 2.0 was released following his recent success in enabling modoru to work on FW 3.71/3.72, first through code execution in F00D and now using a more reliable method!
SKGleba’s Modoru 2.0 makes downgrading from FW 3.71/3.72 stupidly easy so everybody on these firmwares should probably do it since PSN can be accessed on lower firmwares through spoofing!
According to its changelog, his unofficial version of Modoru brings along:
Support for firmware 3.71/3.72
This means that you don’t need to use dsll-mdr72 and go through the process of loading an older system module in order to use modoru. All you need to do is just copy the target PUP file to ‘ux0:app/MODORU000/PSP2UPDAT.PUP’
The current and minimum FW versions are now shown before battery/PUP checks
SKGleba forgot to change the version information in the LiveArea and as a result, it still shows version 1.0. A commit fixing this change has been pushed so an updated VPK should come soon.
Obviously, you need to grab a PUP file in order to downgrade your PSVita and to do that you can check out this page by Darthsternie. Unless you have a special PSVita model, you have to download a file from the ‘Complete Official Firmwares’ section – it’s generally recommended to downgrade to either FW 3.60 (what I personally use) or FW 3.65 as anything below 3.60 has limited native hack support and anything above FW 3.65 doesn’t support HENkaku Enso.
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