The NoNpDrm plugin allows you to install official PS Vita game files along with any updates or patches. These are the real game files but with fake licenses generated. For this guide, we will install NoNpDrm files on our hacked Vita. You must have NoNpDrm installed (steps 1-3) before you can use NoPayStation or PKGj.
Files and Programs Needed
NoNpDrm.skprx: GitHub Link
VitaShell: GitHub Link
Filezilla: FileZilla Homepage
Game File: Google or NoPayStation PSVitaMod Page
Make sure you Enable Unsafe Homebrew in HENkaku Settings.
Once you have NoNpDrm installed (After step 3), you can go to my other guides to install PKGj or NoPayStation.
Step 1: Set up Connection to FileZilla.
Turn on your Wi-Fi on the Vita and go to VitaShell. Press start to bring up main settings and change “SELECT button” to FTP, and press O to exit.
Step 1.5: Set up Connection to FileZilla.
Press Select to bring up your FTP server information. These numbers allow Filezilla to connect to your Vita. Leave this notification on or press X.
Step 2: Transfer NoNpDrm.skprx to Tai Folder
Open Filezilla and enter the host # (appears after ftp://) and port # (last 4 digits after the colon) and then click QuickConnect. Move the nonpdrm.skprx into the ur0:Tai folder and wait till you get a notification that your file was transferred.
This guide refers to the Tai folder in the ur0 directory, this is because I am using a microSD card. If you are using an official Vita memory card, your tai folder will be in ux0 throughout the guide!
Step 3: Edit Config.txt file in ur0:Tai
Go to the config.txt file in your tai folder and open it by pressing X. Scroll down to *Kernal and press Triangle to bring up a menu. Press “Insert empty line” and type in “ur0:tai/nonpdrm.skprx. Press O to go back out to your config file and then O again to exit. Press X to save your modifications.
If you want to install downloads through PKGj instead, restart your Vita after pressing X to save the modifications and then follow my PKGj guide.
Step 4: Switch to USB connection
Press start to bring up main settings and change select button to USB. Press Select to connect to your PC through USB. Wait for a screen to pop on your PC containing all the files on your memory card.
Step 5: Enable Hidden Folders.
You need to enable View Hidden folders to see everything in your memory card. Go to View / Options /
Change folder and search options / View / and select “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”, and make sure to uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Click Ok.
Step 6: Transfer Files to Memory Card.
Your downloaded files will either contain an App folder or a folder that starts with a letter follow by numbers. In this example our game has an app folder and inside is PCSE00277. You should see an app folder on your memory card folder. Copy the PCSE00277 folder and paste it into the App folder. Wait for the files to finish transferring.
Step 6.5: Transfer DLC, Patches, or Licences.
If your game file contains other folders such as addcont (DLC), license, patch, app (game itself) then you will need to transfer those over to the same corresponding folders on your memory card. If the folders are not on your memory card, then create them.
In the diagram above, each folder will contain the game ID (PCSA00147), except for license. You need to move each folder in the red square to the same folder in your memory card. Ex: Move the PCSA00147 folder in the app folder to the app folder in your memory card.
Step 7: Reset PS Vita.
Back on the Vita press O to cancel the USB connection and then Select to bring up the main settings. Press reboot on Vitashell, wait for the Vita to reset, and then launch Vitashell again.
1. Every time you add or change anything in your config.txt file you need to restart the Vita for those changes to occur.
2. If you are using the official PlayStation Vita memory you need to change your USB device to memory card. See pic below. (Thanks to Jazzman for pointing this out)
Step 8: Have VitaShell Install the Game.
Press triangle and click on Refresh LiveArea and press X to continue. The screen should say “Refreshed 1 items.”
Note: If you are transferring multiple games, you only need to refresh once. In that case the screen should say “Refreshed X items” where X is the number of games you transferred.
Step 8: Go Back out to the Home Screen.
Go back to the home screen and scroll all the way down. There should now be a bouncing bubble containing your game.
Notes: If you are getting 0 items refreshed
- It might be the game file you have. Try to search for another source such as NoPayStation (https://psvitamod.com/nopaystation) or PKGj (https://psvitamod.com/pkgj).
- If your game file has patches, DLC, etc., install just the App and see if that works.
- Please make sure you have nonpdrm.skprx under the *Kernal in config.txt and that you restarted your Vita after doing this.
- If you are not using a microSD card you should be using ux:0 and NOT ur:0.
- Make sure you are putting the game files in the right places. Ex: Put whatever is inside the App folder of the game file to the inside of the App folder in ux:0.
- Reload your taihen file in Henkaku settings.