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ARK is a PSP Emulator Custom Firmware for your Vita. It supports most PSP Homebrews, plugins, and backups, as well as PS1 games

Instructions :
> Go into the ARK folder
> Choose your region and copy the savedata to your '\PS Vita\PSAVEDATA\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX\' folder
> Transfer it to your PSVita using CMA

> PSX game support (soundless so far, our sound plugin is too glitchy for public use at the moment)
> ISO/CSO game support
> NoDRM Engine for decrypted dlc playback
> MS-SpeedBoost (most noticable on games like soul calibur)
> Stargate Game Patches (fixes several anti-cfw games)
> Customizable Main Menu
> Plugin support
> Recovery support
> ISO-cache support (speed up ISO gaming)

... and much more!

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About yMenu:
Default menu, created by Yosh - for more details see
Special thanks to ind3x-gosu for his custom theme!

About PROShell Recovery:
While triggerring the exploit press R to enter the PROShell minimalistic launcher menu!
This menu can be used to sort out or launch corrupted icon EBOOTs.

About Plugins:
To load plugins, place a plugins.txt file in your savedata folder containing lines as:

- Mode can be either umdemu (for isos), game (for homebrews), or pops (for psx)
- Path is the absolute plugin's path
- And then 1 for enabled, or 0 for disabled

Warning! Never put any additionnal spaces or anything between commas

For instance :

Credits :
Dark_Alex for the initial M33 CFW who guided us mentally through several CFW generations by giving good examples on how to patch Sony OFW.
VirtuousFlame: For the ISO Loading Code, Custom PSX EBOOT Support, PSPCipher and most of the CFW related code.
Coldbird: For Proshell, and all his CFW related code & Vita redesign of PROCFW.
Yosh: For the initial sceWlanGetEtherAddr leaked kxploit, yMenu, other kxploit related things and various pieces of code.
thecobra & frostegater: For precisions about this kxploit.
neur0n for his syscall execution in kernel mode, several bug fixes and other CFW related code.
ardi for his umd4homebrew to enable UMD in homebrews.
Zer01ne for the initial Uno exploit discovery.
All our testers.

And last but not least - Sony for making wonderful, however very locked down, portable gaming handhelds.

Latest Version : ARK For FW 3.52 MajorGas Bubble (V2)

Release Date: 2015/09/30

Notes for this version: This release by Qwikrazor relies on the email Writer trick on Firmware 3.52

Included NP.ISO is the necessary loader for ARK.

Follow tutorial here to install ARK ISO using MajorGas method:

For the above, you must have a base game installed from PSN, and it should not be a crappy minis,
and full PSP games with previous exploits may not work, but I haven’t tested much.
In my tests, Pool Hall Pro and Numblast didn’t work.

I have provided three separate saves, which have different patches/kexploit depending on the firmware.
For 3.3X, it is possible to create folders in ms0:/PSP/GAME/, but it has been patched in 3.5X.
Folder names should be self-explanatory for which one you require.

In the “menu” folder, you can choose the menu of your choice, current menu in ARK save is ONEMenu,
drag and drop the files into the ARK_01234 save so that VBOOT.PBP is at root of ARK_01234/.

To exit homebrew/ISO, hold button combo L + R + Start + Down.

To enable plugins:
Make a file called PLUGINS.TXT inside ARK_01234/.
Here are some examples for the format to use.

As you can see, the format is mode,path,switch

“game” should be used for homebrew.
“umdemu” should be used for ISO/CSO/PSN.
“pops” should be used for PS1 games.

path points to plugin.

To enable, you can use “1”, “true”, “on” or “enabled”.

Thanks to the authors of ARK, Coldbird and Virtuous Flame.

This is not ARK-2 or ARK-3, it is the very first ARK, updated for later firmwares.

I hope I didn’t forget anything, enjoy.

v2 (30/09/15):
Fixed bug in one of the patches, crashed some homebrew, should be fixed now.
v1 (30/09/15):
Initial release.


Find download links for ARK below.

ARK For Vita Firmware 3.52 Download from (indirect link)
ARK For Vita Firmware 3.52 Download from (indirect link)
ARK For Vita Firmware 3.52 Download from (direct link)


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