PS Vita Release: Vita Battery Fixer 3.0
Developer SKGleba has released Battery Fixer 3.0 for PS Vita. If you’re having battery related issues with your PS vita (in particular if you’re using a 3rd party replacement Vita battery), this utility might help.
What is Battery Fixer for PS Vita
PSP2-Battery Fixer is a small utility that fixes most of PSVita’s battery-related problems.
It deletes all the temp flags from the battery chip and hard-resets all devices.
This tool was tested on firmwares 3.52 – 3.74.
This tool resets the battery controller (Abby) and reboots the system controller (Ernie) before Abby can get its calibration data. This in turn causes Ernie to do a full power cycle of all devices on Ernie startup due to bad Abby data, it also clears all the Abby calibration data and flags.
PS+SELECT+LT+PWR+START for 10-15 secs key combination reboots Ernie and makes it do a full power cycle of all devices on startup, including Abby, but it does NOT clear its calibration data.
Battery Fixer 3.0 – what’s new
From the changelog:
- Changed and simplified the whole process.
- Should now work on all devices.
- Increased the delay before reset from 5 to 10 seconds, should now be easier to read the whole displayed message.
- Added debug logging to
- Fixed display artifacts (partially).
- Now bicr directly talks to the battery chip in the no-os mode (increased success rate)
- Clear output including console info & tool compatibility.
PS Vita and battery issues
As a decade-old device, the PS Vita might sometimes be showing its age, and you might be tempted to replace its battery. Replacing the PS Vita battery is not extremely complicated (although unlike the PSP, Sony didn’t make it particularly easy for the Vita), and there are lots of cheap 3rd party options to choose from.
As your battery ages, its longevity might degrade, but it might also run into firmware issues. Or you might have received a 3rd party replacement that’s incorrectly configured. In many cases, this can impact the battery performance because of incorrect readings at the software level. (e.g. your battery reporting as 30% when it’s in fact full, or vice versa). This is where battery fixer can help, by resetting all the internal flags of the battery.
Download Battery Fixer for PS Vita
You can download Vita Battery Fixer from the project’s github here. You will need a hacked PS Vita (hacking the Vita is a risk-free, super easy process for all known models at the time ofthis writing) in order to run the tool.