The reF00D plugin will allow Vita to run games or apps that requires a higher firmware. Therefore, players can stay on a lower firmware to have Enso and play newer games. If using PKGj, reF00D will replace the compatibility packs and eliminate the need to download them.

Files Needed

reF00D: GitHub Link 
keys.bin: MediaFile Link

Step 1: Download reF00D and Keys.bin.

  • Download reF00D and Keys.bin.
  • Launch Vitashell, press START and make sure SELECT button is set to USB.
  • Press SELECT to start the USB connection and transfer reF00D and Keys.bin to any folder (I created a folder called VPK).

Step 2: Transfer reF00D and Keys.bin to Tai Folder.

    • After transfer is complete, press SQUARE on reF00d.skprx and Keys.bin to mark them.
    • Press TRIANGLE and then go to COPY.
    • Now go to your tai folder in either ur0 or ux0.
      • If you have both, it is best to just have the tai folder in ur0 and delete the tai folder in ux0.
  • Press X on the tai folder and while highlighting .. , press TRIANGLE to PASTE.

Step 3: Edit Confiq.txt File.

  • Press X on the confiq.txt.
  • IF you have nonpdrm installed, highlight nonpdrm.skprx and press TRIANGLE and Insert Empty line (reF00D has to come after nonpdrm).
    • Otherwise, highlight *KERNEL and press TRIANGLE and Insert Empty line.
  • Type in ur0:tai/reF00D.skprx (make sure it is Zero instead of the letter O, capitalization does not matter).
  • Confirm the changes.

Step 4: Reboot the Vita.

  • While still in Vitashell, press START and then Reboot.
  • Test out reF00D by launching something that requires a higher firmware.

7 thoughts on “Install reF00D to Play Newer Titles”

      1. Works great, installed it with Autoplugin to ur0. Then just inserting cartilage and you can play. I just encountered problem because I have all plugins in ur0 and I had tie folder also in ux0, after deleting tai in ux0 everything works without any struggle like charm.

        Great website with guides, any chance to make more detailed guide for store manager? Like having on PS TV internal memory, memory card and external drive? Also guide for account switcher would be great.

  1. great article tons of help!!! but also you should fix the part where you say “Type in reF00D.skprx (make sure it is Zero instead of the letter O, capitalization does not matter).” also add that you have to type “ur:tai/reF00d.skprx” just a bit confusing for a beginnner when your speed reading kind of seems for a second that you meant to ONLY write reF00D.skprx in config.txt

    1. That’s a good point, I will update with your suggestion. I hope this fixes your previous issue, let me know if it doesn’t.

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