Massive update of the “PS Vita CFW For Dummies” page!


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11 Responses

  1. Arnaldo says:

    Thank you!

  2. Ferdip says:

    Thank you very much! I was looking to finally install permanent enso, your guide seems like a good excuse

  3. Marc says:

    Very nice, that you make all the work, to bring this nice Tutorial to the year 2022. Thanks a lot 🙂

  4. lollypop says:

    can u downgrade to stock firmware 3.20 when 360 was just in few million years ago ?.?

  5. Ray says:

    Looks a bit complicated for a “dummies” guide… any reason you don’t include finalhe app? or is there a reason why a user shouldn’t downgrade to 3.60 as opposed to 3.65? 3.60 can be jailbroken from a website.

    Great guide, just wondering why these few things in there. Thanks for the guide by the way.

    • wololo says:

      Good points!

      About why I don’t include finalhe: I personally believe it’s best to use the tools as they were provided by the original hackers, for a better understanding of what you’re doing. Finalhe adds a layer of “stuff” that to me hides a lot of things under the carpet. On the surface it makes things easier, but it also makes it harder to troubleshoot if you run into any problem. So, although the guide can appear to be “long” and not very “dummy like”, the guide targets people who like to understand what they’re doing, and doing it step by step, rather than trusting a GUI to do all the job for them. This is a very personal opinion of course, and I know lots of people use finalhe.

      About 3.60: I felt that given how far the Vita is in its own lifespan, going to higher firmwares is the way to go moving forward: I’m thinking there will be less and less people on 3.60 moving forward, so it’s easier to be on 3.65 and 3.74, where the majority of people will be.

      But to be clear: finalhe is a good tool, and 3.60 is a good option for people who want it.

      • Ray says:

        Gotcha. As mentioned in the article there are a ton of sites with guides, nice to see a focus on more “behind the scenes”. Love the site, love the work you guys do to bring us the gaming news. And Thank you for everything.

      • Cimmerian Iter says:

        I don’t really agree with your choice, this just makes everything more complicated for the end user. Going to higher firmware is definitely not the way to go forward. Not when the current scene is empty.

        Vitasdk only include 3.60 nids so writing stuff for 3.65 and especially 3.74 requires more work. Let alone the fact that 3.74 is absolutely not a target. Sharkf00D, adrenaline and many other tools don’t support that firmware and don’t plan to support it.

        3.60 is still the golden firmware that is recommended by devs, the biggest work has been done there, and full support for any tools. The webkit exploit especially makes it easier to troubleshoot issues than hencore. Which is why when people will stick to 3.74 and request help wherever it is in reddit or discord, they will immediately asked to downgrade.

        3.60 will not have less and less people over time. and it is absolutely not easier to be on 3.74