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Want to install ARK onto 3.63 Vita, can't login to download exploit game

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:59 am
by DrDungus
Basically what the title says. I got one of those shiny red JPN-only vitas, but it's on 3.63. Idk how long I'll be waiting for that HENkaku update, so I was hoping to get ARK working in the meantime. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to sign in to the PS Store to download an exploit game. I tried Vita Update Blocker, but it still tells me I need to update my system when I try to log in. There seems to be no way to access the PS Store without updating to 3.68. Maybe the Update Blocker only works if you're already signed in?

So is there any way for me to get an exploit game on this vita? I thought that it might be possible to transfer one via memory card, or download one on PC and then transfer it over through CMA, or I read something about downloading demos through the browser... I'm just really sick of hitting brick walls, so if anyone here knows something that will work, I would be ecstatic. I'm a bit new to this scene btw, so if you could also link to a guide that accompanies a solution, that would be super helpful. I've read dozens of guides and watched a bunch of videos by now, but I'm by no means well-informed on how all of this works.

Re: Want to install ARK onto 3.63 Vita, can't login to download exploit game

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:36 pm
by fate6
You would need a PS3 to activate the system and PSVIMGTOOLS to install ARK

viewtopic.php?t=47515
https://github.com/SilicaAndPina/psvimgtools-frontend

Those proxies haven't worked in years BTW.

Re: Want to install ARK onto 3.63 Vita, can't login to download exploit game

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:38 pm
by DrDungus
Thanks for the reply, fate. I think my ps3 is broken atm, but I'll have to take another look at it and see.

Re: Want to install ARK onto 3.63 Vita, can't login to download exploit game

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 am
by DrDungus
Turns out my PS3 is not broken, which is great, but unfortunately I can't use the PS3 to activate my system because connecting to the ps3 requires me to login. And trying to login prompts a system update. :(

Re: Want to install ARK onto 3.63 Vita, can't login to download exploit game

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:04 am
by DrDungus
I think at this point I may just try buying another one and switching the mobo.

Re: Want to install ARK onto 3.63 Vita, can't login to download exploit game

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 am
by qwikrazor87
I'm not sure if this Vita + PS3 guide still works or if you tried it yet.
http://wololo.net/2015/04/08/big-faq-lo ... ich-ecfws/

Re: Want to install ARK onto 3.63 Vita, can't login to download exploit game

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17 am
by ANU815
DrDungus wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:04 am
I think at this point I may just try buying another one and switching the mobo.
Do the mobo swap. It’s easy to do and gives you a US board in the JPN case. That’s what I did with my Sapphire Blue 1k.