Native homebrew and emulators are now a possibility on the PS Vita through the Rejuvenate hack. This hack gives us access to the native performance and functionality of the PS Vita, per opposition to the so called “ePSP” hacks, which ran through the PSP emulator on the PS Vita, and were constrained to the performance of the original PSP.
What is Rejuvenate?
Rejuvenate is a combination of hacks + tools on the PS Vita allowing people to run unsigned code (homebrews) on the PS Vita. It requires a PS Vita with Firmware 3.51 or less.
How to Install Rejuvenate PS Vita?
- Make sure your PS Vita is on firmware 3.51 or lower. If you have firmware 3.52 or higher, your PS Vita cannot run the Rejuvenate hack
- Install the PSM Dev Assistant for Unity on your Vita. Alternatively, if you already have the PSM Dev Assistant (not the unity one) installed on your PS Vita, this will work too.
- Install the Rejuvenate files (see here)
- Get your developer license through PSM+. Follow the instructions here.
You should be all set up. In order to confirm everything is working, go ahead and try to run your first homebrew.
I’m all set, what homebrews and emulators can I run with Rejuvenate?
- We maintain a page of Emulators for the PS Vita running with Rejuvenate.
- Here’s a good list of available homebrews and emulators for Rejuvenate, maintained by /talk user Warft.
How do I program my own homebrews and games for the PS Vita with Rejuvenate?
If you’re a developer, you can try and start to program your own homebrew for the PS Vita. You can get the SDK here.
Feel free to ask for help on our forums, or in the comments section below. We’ll do our best to update this page as new information is available.