AndroLayer release: Android running on the PS Vita (Video + download)!
Developer Crait (whom you might remember from his Vita homebrew game Treasure Chasers) has published a full fledged Android emulator for the PS Vita. This allows you to run Oreo (Android 8.1) on your hacked PS Vita, and is available right now!
Check out the video and the download link below.
What’s AndroLayer for PS Vita?
It’s finally time to announce my secret project, AndroLayer! It’s an Android emulation layer for the PS Vita that can run 8.1 (Oreo) at decent speed! Yes, internet tunneling works and many games alreasy run at (almost) full speed! #VitaIsland #PSVita #Homebrew pic.twitter.com/iM7cTVeKyb
— Jonathan Holmes (crait) 🐔 (@crait) March 31, 2022
Few people know it, but the PS Vita Architecture is extremely similar to that of most phones that run Android.
On this basis, it stands to reason that an Android port to the PS Vita was only a matter of time. And this is what Crait delivered, with a pretty functional Android layer already.
Obviously, this emulator still needs lots of work, but the developer plans to open source it soon.
Let’s hope that the community will catch up on this and join forces to make it grow.
Surely this could mean great things for the PS Vita scene.
Download AndroLayer for PS Vita
You will need a hacked PS Vita in order to run AndroLayer.
Follow the instructions from the original tweet, then download the VPK from the developer’s site here.
Once you’re done installing and running the VPK, you’ll go through the typical Android setup. During this process, make sure to set the date correctly, as it’s critical for compatibility with this release.
FOOLS yourself =\
Would be cool, if the SIM in the Ps Vita would work with this 😀
Nice April Fool’s prank… Was actually hoping to use the PSTV for something.
Lol Great April fools day! I always look forward to what you have in store for us. As cool as this would be I do think it could be possible as we can port android games now. I dunno maybe down the road
Lots of people have this dream.
but hey , we can still dream…
You guys suck you know how many people are actually waiting for this? April fools joke? Jeezs, wololo you running out of ideas that quick? I remember when your website works report actual news about the scene now is just the same things over and over again.
How many people?, Probably less than 3. Just go buy a cellphone man. and a blu ray of avatar.
This would have been nice if it were true.
ow F*** just because my psvita broke we’re getting this
o *** i’ve been fooled at least i’m not out of this
Lol these mods deleted my comment. I remember when you could say what you wanted, that’s why your forums are dying. Wololo.net has become a joke compared to what it used to be. All i see now is pages full of adds. Makes me sad to see such a dedicated part of the scene slowly become greedy with no care.
Hi there, your comments are not being deleted, but all comments are pending approval before they are published. It can sometimes take a few days before I moderate the comments. I used to not have to moderate anything, until a group of pranksters decided to post dozens of hateful comments and insults every day. So, yeah, here we are 🙂
Your comment about greed and lack of care is extremely inaccurate, and sometimes I wish readers spent a day in my shoes just to see what I mean, but there’s not much I can do to convince you otherwise. If the ads are too much (I tend to agree unfortunately), feel free to use an adblocker.
I can’t help but ask; what have YOU contributed to the scene? Please post a link to your accomplishments and contributions to the modding and hacking community.
Oh, nothing? You have done literally NOTHING but express your sense of entitlement?
When is the last time you threw a few bucks to a developer, or used an affiliate link to support ANYONE giving you their work for free?
Please. Sit down. Shut up. Be silent. Be grateful.
When you don’t get the joke, just accept that you didn’t get the joke.
YOU are what is wrong with this community. Begone, beggar.
Oh buddy the things I’ve done? Man maybe thank your local pirate the next time you want to relive your fever dream of playing an old PSP/PS1 game. Don’t discredit us we keep the community alive just as much as the developers. I’ve been hacked banned and suspended more than I can count. Never forget the reason you can play any game you want is because of us. Developers are temporary, pirates are forever
This thing is totally April’s fool you fools
Pity it’s already April 2 here.
Care to elaborate more why setting the correct date is critical?
Of course. This article was published on April 1st. It was critical for people to understand what this date meant, hence the emphasis 😛
I wasn’t sure if this was real or not, but kinda hoped it was, because it would mean the guy in GAME who sold me my first Vita in March 2012 would finally be right. He told me you could get android apps and games on there. You’d think someone working in a shop dedicated to selling games and consoles would know what they’re talking about.
Technically, Vita can run some Android apps like GTA San Andreas, Bully, Max Payne, Crazy Taxi and more,
can it do 4K?
This actually got me lol. In my defense though, my mind is no longer in April fools mode.
Guys. Do you know what does it mean? If Android has updates in the future in order to run better as normal as like mobiles, this means that we have from Play store Nintendo DS ( Drastic Emulator ), N64 ( Mupen64 ), Gamecube / Wii ( Dolphin Emu ) and more apps. That’s fantastic! Congratulations!
In this 2022 which plugin is better by far for Psvita oled fat 3.65 hencore + enso?
The fact is that Vita can’t even run Android 4.0.3
It’s not working for me link is dead
It was an April Fools, don’t worry too much 🙂