Vita Custom Firmware for dummies

You just got yourself a new Playstation Vita, and are looking for a Custom Firmware solution? Then bookmark this page, as it will be kept up to date with the latest, greatest, and simplest solutions available.

PS Vita 3.71/3.72/3.73/3.74 (h-encore² and Modoru 2.1)

Firmwares 3.71/3.72/3.73/3.74 are hacked with the h-encore² exploit. You can also downgrade those firmwares with Modoru 2.3, for example to 3.65, or 3.60, in order to get the benefits of firmwares that have better hack/homebrew support (3.60 in particular)

PS Vita 3.69/3.70 (Trinity exploit)

Firmwares 3.69/3.70 can be hacked with the Trinity exploit.

PS Vita 3.65/3.67/3.68 Exploit (h-encore)

H-encore is a full native Jailbreak for Vita firmwares 3.65, 3.67, and 3.68. Details on how to install and run it can be found on our release article here.

If you have a PS Vita running firmwares 3.61 or 3.63, you will want to update it to 3.65, 3.67 or 3.68 before running h-encore.

If you own a PS Vita on firmware 3.60, we still recommend to stay on firmware 3.60 and run Enso/Henkaku as described below.

PS Vita 3.60 Hack (HENkaku)

HENkaku is the Homebrew Enabler for PS Vita 3.60, and one of the easiest way to hack your PS Vita, provided you’re on firmware 3.60. HENkaku lets you run Native Vita homebrews, as well as PSP homebrews through VHBL. See the following resources to install it and get started:

VitaDoom on HENkaku

VitaDoom on HENkaku

Vita Hacks on Lower Firmwares (3.5x and below)

If your PS Vita is running on firmware 3.57 or lower, you can manually update it to firmware 3.60 in order to run the HENkaku hack. Beware to not use Sony’s automated update system, as it will update your PS Vita to the latest official firmware, which is not compatible with HENkaku. How to update your PS Vita manually to firmware 3.60.

There exist other hacks for lower PS Vita firmwares, but at this point we simply recommend you update to 3.60 as explained in the paragraph above, as pretty much everything that used to be possible on lower firmwares (including PSP homebrews and backups) is now doable on Firmware 3.60.

PS Vita Hack history

Historically, “PS Vita” hacks were limited to PSP hacks running within the PSP emulator on the console. Many hacks required you to purchase an “exploitable” game on the PSN when it gets announced. In 2012 alone, 8 such game exploits were released. In 2014, more than 50 were announced. In 2015, several vita exploit games were announced for firmware 3.36. We regularly announced names of new exploitable games on this blog, but this trend has pretty much stopped with the HENkaku release on firmware 3.60.


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    Hey guys, need help here I have psvita with cfw 3.60 enso.. Planning to upgrade to 3.65.. When preparing the file, i accidently delete the tai folder, now i cannot install the henkaku anymore, looks like the spoof still on, i try formating the system, but the spoof and enso still there.. Each time i try installing henkaku from browser it give me error no payload found. Any solution for this guys?? Is my vita still can be safe or it already consider brick? Thanks in advance

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  14. Monovenis says:

    Hi guys. I am new here. After several reading and tryouts I can see and transfer photos and music with the file manager on my Vita 1004 but I cannot see psp isos and psvita game files downloaded on my pc laptop and/or macbook. It is a henkaku hacked vita with all the needed apps installed correctly by the previous owner (i see the games and files in the correct folders but i cannot see the files i downloaded to put them in the given places). It shows no files when i try to transfer using usb (and yes i selected it in the panel – i can do the music and the photos correctly).
    Furthermore, I cannot see the contents of my card on the pc (i see only an empty ps vita icon disk). Do i need to install a sd memory card to the game slot to have all this work?
    Many thanks for the help.


    the console opens like (downgrade ps3) and to pstv?

  16. andreas44 says:

    ofw 3.73 pstv
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