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#164730 by Jd8531
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:40 am
OPEN CMA FOR PLAYSTATION VITA
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What is Open CMA?

Open CMA is the content manager assistant to copy files to the Vita. Open CMA is the same as the official Sony version but modified, so that you can copy files without any internet connection unlike the official Sony CMA which requires a constant internet connection to the Sony Servers, something that can be inconvenient It will also not sneak a patch or do a forced firmware update on your device if one comes out and it will not send any data to Sony or their servers about whats being copied, edited, and transferred. Open CMA also does not collect data regarding crashes.
In General it:
1. Allows offline transfers on either PC or Vita.
2. Allows lower firmwares to transfer. (Open CMA 5 works on 2.00+ Only)
3. Disallows the sending of information to Sony.
4. No contact to Sony’s servers.
5. Open CMA prevents CMA from auto updates or mandatory updates.
6. It also allows you to transfer anything black listed, it doesn’t check their servers to confirm if its on the PSN.
7. Lets you copy Homebrew, ISO/CSO to use with an exploit with less errors.

For a guide on Activating and transfering on lower firmwares follow this: (If it no longer works please let me know)
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1: Update Manually via PS3 Proxy Server to 1.81 OFW
1. Download and install "PS3.ProxyServer.GUI"
2. Start PS3.ProxyServer.GUI and Type in your PC's IP then select "PSP Mode" and click Start..
3. Click the Logs Tab, Then on your Vita Go to WiFi Settings and enter your PC's IP for the Proxy.
4. Go to System Update and click "Update Using Wi-Fi".. It will show the Latest Version then click "Next" and "Yes" Then "Do Not Accept" and "Yes".. This will give you the Link to the PUP file it will download and install..
5. Copy this link from the Logs screen and click "Replace File" Tab.. Past that link on the left side. On the Right side click the Little button and select the PUP file you want to install.
6. Now click the "Logs" Tab again and click "Update Using Wi-Fi" and make sure in the "Logs" Tab is says that the files has been Redirected to a local file.
7. Done you can update to any Version you want.. (You can not downgrade this way)

2: Installing OpenCMA
At first we need our PS Vita device. We should be able to boot into the main menu and its recommended to disable every Wifi option at the device. Use the airplane mode AND disable Wifi, recommended.
Next we need the official Sony CMA (old version, pre-2.00 | or new version, post-2.00) which has to be patched with OpenCMA for using our little firmware update trick.
WARNING: If you have the most recent version of the Sony CMA, it is necessary to have the PS Vita Firmware 2.00 or higher, but that is not what we want, use the older CMA + OpenCMA patch for this tutorial if you want to install a firmware below 2.00!

3: Activating PS Vita
So this was my main issue, because I thought that I could not activate it without updating to a higher OFW.
1. Power off you're Vita then push and hold the PS Logo Button + the R shoulder Button + the Power Button. Hold them for a few seconds, till the screen goes on and the recovery menu appears.
2. Select option 4. Restore the PS Vita System.
3. Wait till the Vita boots up again and follow the instructions till it asks you if you would like to link you're Vita with you're PSN Account. Do this now because it's the only way to avoid the update.
4. So now you should have activated you're PS Vita.

4: Getting a exploit game on to you're Vita via OpenCMA PS3 trick
1. Look in in the Playstation Store for a exploit game that is working on you OFW.
2. Download it to you're PS3.
3. Connect you're PS Vita with you're PC via Open CMA.
4. Remove the Vitas USB cable and plug it on to you're PS3.
5. Copy exploit game on to you're Vita.
6. Its done.
-Thanks to solid patroit


OPEN CMA 5 (FOR FIRMWARES 2.00 AND ABOVE ONLY)
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How to Install VF’s Open CMA 5
1. Download the latest verision of the Official CMA
2. Apply VF”s Open CMA 5 patch in the same folder as the official one
3. Run .bat and then setdll.exe

Download Open CMA 5:http://wololo.net/downloads/index.php/download/1252
General Troubleshooting
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If you still have issues after r4.5
-Try to reboot the PsVita
-Run step 3in Admin mode
Special Notes and Comments
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Its recommended that you use open CMA with vhbl or eCFW TN.
Special Thanks to ind3x-gosu and Cheestheif for the XML region edits
If you have any comments or need help please post in this thread and someone else or myself will try and help you

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OPEN CMA 4.5 (FOR FIRMWARES 1.81 AND BELOW ONLY)
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Download Open CMA 5:http://wololo.net/downloads/index.php/version/19423
-This Version is built on Virtuous Flame's OpenCMA: Credit goes to him for his dedicated hardwork and talent. R4.5 version & Tutorial by Jd8531

ChangeLog
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-Easier to Install and Setup
-Optimization for Windows XP (There still may be some issues, XP is outdated and its recommended to use this on Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8)
-Freezes and Bugs during install

Instructions
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1. If you have any type of open CMA already go to where it is installed and delete all of the contents inside
2. If you do not have any CMA or have deleted the contents from step 1 make sure your file structure is correct
Should be something like this (C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Manager Assistant)
3. Inside the Content Manager Assistant folder extract all of the contents of r4.5 into the folder.
4. Run setdll.exe
5. Run run.bat
6. Thats it enjoy! You can create a shortcut of CMA.exe to your desktop for fast launch.

General Troubleshooting
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If you still have issues after r4.5
-Try to reboot the PsVita
-Run steps 5 and 6 in Admin mode
-Replace the psp2-update.xml with a specific one for where you live

US: http://www.mediafire.com/?8v8kf91h5kjx2nr
UK: http://www.mediafire.com/?gwyky82s2jwlfy5
EU: http://www.mediafire.com/?x8epwbv6l25amq6
JP: http://www.mediafire.com/?8v8kf91h5kjx2nr
AU: http://www.mediafire.com/?gna6fs6f9f9o41j
SA: http://www.mediafire.com/?8hfohuwhc1wsho6

Special Notes and Comments
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Its recommended that you use open CMA with vhbl or eCFW TN.
Special Thanks to ind3x-gosu and Cheestheif for the XML region edits :)
If you have any comments or need help please post in this thread and someone else or myself will try and help you ;)


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Last edited by Jd8531 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:53 pm, edited 35 times in total.
#164732 by rafael707
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:44 am
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#164739 by rafael707
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:02 am
Jd8531 wrote:Its even letting me copy PSM and psone files! About to try crash bandicoot which is supposed to be blocked.


Which psm files?
#164740 by jd20dog
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:05 am
Jd8531 wrote:Its even letting me copy PSM and psone files! About to try crash bandicoot which is supposed to be blocked.

if bandicoot works
would this also work for phantasy star portable 2??
or are unsupported psp games blocked by the vita itself?

woot 300th post, and its a dumb question lol
Last edited by jd20dog on Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
#164741 by rafael707
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:08 am
jd20dog wrote:
Jd8531 wrote:Its even letting me copy PSM and psone files! About to try crash bandicoot which is supposed to be blocked.

if bandiccot works
would this also work for phantasy star portable 2??

woot 300th post, and its a dumb question lol



Test it, but you didnt answer my :?: ?
#164743 by Jd8531
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:18 am
sorry i didn't see it. Im trying it now, what it did was add a optional sub folder called PSM where you can browse both PSM folders on the vita and on the PC. I am about to try copying a pssac.
I tried getting it to copy a pssac and .sln but my vita froze so....
Last edited by Jd8531 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
#164744 by artmaze7
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:18 am
It works on the latest update. :) thanks for the link

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