What if I am on firmware 3.69 or 3.70?

A new hack called Trinity is out, see guide here. Once hacked, use Modoru and downgrade the Vita to a firmware with a permanent hack.

Why do I Need to Downgrade from Trinity, I thought I Hacked my Vita?

Trinity is a temporary solution, you need to downgrade because not every hack works on 3.69 or higher. Also, any future updates would most likely fix the Trinity hack and render it useless.

Can I Still Log Into PSN and Use Remote Play?

Yes, these features still exist after the Vita has been hacked. All you need is to spoof your firmware to 3.70 in HENkaku settings.

Will my PSN Account Get Banned?

There have been no reported user bans from Sony. However, don’t do something silly such as using cheats when playing online. For peace of mind, create a new PSN account for your hacked Vita.

What is HENkaku?

An app that lets you run hacks/mods on your Vita, but disappears when you turn off your system. You must load HENkaku again when you turn on the PS Vita (putting the Vita into sleep mode will not cause HENkaku to disappear). Available on firmware (or system update) 3.60 – 3.68.

What is Enso?

Enso automatically loads HENkaku every time you turn on your vita. You can turn off your Vita without HENkaku disappearing. Available on firmware (or system update) 3.60 and 3.65. Think of it as a permanent hack.

What is H-Encore?

A new hack released on July 1, 2018 that allows users on the official Sony firmware of 3.65, 3.67, and 3.68 to install HENkaku (see guide here). Those on 3.65 WILL be able to install Enso.

What if I am on firmware 3.67/3.68?

You will need to launch H-Encore every time you turn off your Vita or you can downgrade the Vita to 3.60 or 3.65 (guide here) to install Enso.

What is the best firmware to be on?

3.60 is said to be the best because of how easy it is to install Enso and being the firmware with the most compatibility with all the hacks out there. However, the benefits are very minimal between 3.60 and 3.65. If you don’t mind loading HENkaku every time or leaving your Vita on sleep mode, then being on 3.67 or 3.68 will be fine. It is highly recommended to downgrade if you are on Trinity.

What is NoNpDrm?

NoDpDrm are the official PS Vita game files but with fake licenses generated. The NoDpDrm plugin will allow you to install these games, please see my guide here for the installation. It is highly recommended to have NoDpDrm game files. Games from NoPayStation and PKGj are NoDpDrm files.

What are NoPayStation and PKGj?

NoPayStation is an app designed for users to download games, DLCs, updates, and themes on their PC or Mac and then transferred over to the PS Vita. These downloads come from users who have actually uploaded the downloads to Nopaystation for everyone’s enjoyment. This provides a safe and fast way to get what you want. Please see my guide here to install NoPayStation.
PKGj is NoPayStation on the PS Vita, where users can download directly from their Vita what they need. Since the PS Vita WiFi is being used, downloads will be much slower. Please see my guide here to install PKGj.

31 thoughts on “Q&A”

  1. hello i just recently got a vita that was on firmware 3.70 and as i was following your guide i slammed into a wall with “Step 6: Use Command Prompt to Decrypt Game.” as my cmd prompt when i put this
    “C:\Users\XXXXX>cd”C:\Users\XXXXX\Documents\PS Vita\PGAME\XXXXXXXXXXXXXX\NPUG80318″ ”
    into command prompt it always without fail says
    “The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”
    anything you know that can help me out of this stump my guy

    1. Hmm first thing I notice in your cmd, is there a space between the cd and “C:/…..” Also is the PSP game really in that file location you have in the cmd?

    1. It might not be compatible on 3.70 or you might encounter issues. Trinity is just so you could downgrade the Vita to a firmware that supports all the hacks.

  2. Hey m8,
    Ive done something but I don’t know what. Its similar to other problems out there but its a lil different so I can’t find a fix. I tried downgrading. It didn’t work. Then I turned off my Vita and now getting error C1-6775-5 on everything so yeh don’t know how to fix. They say reinstall Henkaku in the browser but it doesn’t do it on 3.70 so yeh I’ve seen people with this problem but none have 3.70. So I’ve tried a few things but no go. So should I maybe format the sd card? Try redoing Trinity? That seems like all thats left to do but if it stuffs up more but tbh I dunno how much crapper it can get. Nothing works. Anyway I’ll probably try reinstalling Trinity via wiping the sd card before u reply so yeh I’ll edit and add how I went I suppose. It was only hacked for an hour. I was enjoying the hell out of it but no one in these install hack vids said don’t turn it off!!!!!!! I didn’t know u couldn’t. Jeez. Really annoyed. Can’t believe theres nothing on this too.

    1. So what happened when you try to downgrade, which step did you get stuck on? The henkaku hack is not permanent without installing ENSO, so when you restart or turn off your vita you have to launch trinity again to install Henkaku.

  3. Good Day Sir ! I’m just wondering , when will you post a guide for installing enso on FW 3.65
    I prefer to follow your guides since they are the most intuitive among others I’ve seen.
    ( would’nt want to brick my baby )
    Thank You for all the wonderful guides 🙂

  4. Hello, I am considering buying a ps vita but I don’t want to get those pricey vita memory card and just get the sd2vita and a 128gigs microsd. Is an official memory card required to hack and essentially use the sd2vita or can I do everything using the inbuilt storage of Vita slim ? Also, is it possible to store and access game pkg and save from the sd2vita card ?

    1. If you have the slim version with the 1 GB internal memory then no you don’t need the expensive Sony memory card. The sd2vita is essentially taking the place of the Sony memory card, there are no limitations to sd2vita compared to the Sony card EXPECT that you can’t really play physical games. This is because sd2vita has to be inserted in the gameslot.

  5. Hi, I’m about to buy a ps vita. Is there anything I should do first so everything else will be great? Thank you!

    1. Well, since all Vitas can be hack I would not pay more for those that are said to be on a lower firmware. The easiest Vita to hack are those on 3.60 but still not worth paying extra for. I would only pay more for a brand new Vita or an unique color one. Other than that, I would just check to see if everything works on the Vita (can it charge, does WiFi work, do you hear sound, open a few apps and use the shoulder buttons to switch in between the apps just to test the shoulder buttons, also play the Welcome Park app to make sure the button and camera works. These are the things I checked for when I buy a Vita locally.

          1. Thank you! It arrives today, so I’ll be able to check what version it is and then I’ll start from your guide and then go from there. Thank you again.

          2. Thank you! Do you have way to play pc games on the vita that have already been purchased? For instance, I bought a game called Hades from epic games and am not sure how I can get Epic games launcher on the Vita. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

          3. I don’t know about Epic games launcher but if your PC has a Nvidia GPU, then you can install Moonlight and that can stream PC games to the Vita.

          4. Thank you for all your help. One last question for a while that might be kinda silly: is there a way to make an intel graphics card mirror a nvidia one, or something similar to moonlight for an intel? Thank you!

          5. Don’t think so because you need to use the NVIDIA GameStream, which only NVIDIA graphics card can use, at least that is my understanding of why it has to be NVIDIA.

  6. hello, i want to ask, do i need to update my vita to 3.65 (mine is 3.60) to play nonpdrm game? i try to install no pay station games, but failed

    1. No, you can stay on 3.60. Were you able to install the game and get a bubble in your home screen? Older firmware need to download compatability packs or use the reF00D plugin to play newer games.

  7. If I use a micro sd card via adapter to use as my main storage for my ps vita can I still use my psn account to download games off the psn store?

    1. Yes, as long as you spoof your Vita to 3.70 you should be able to use your PSN normally like you never hacked it.

  8. Hi,
    Forgive me I am noob!! I just bought a vita it has 3.69 firmware, so does that me I cannot install H-Encore? I want to be able to remote play using my ps4 controller. I have tried but I had to make an another account and sign in as player 2. I would love to be able to play PS One games and other cool games, but it sounds like I can’t since I have 3.69 firmware. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    1. Hi Gregory,
      The only good news I see here is that you just brought your Vita recently so I would try to return it. If you want to hack your Vita, your best bet is to find a Vita on 3.68 or lower. Otherwise you can’t hack it. Good luck, I know this isn’t really the news you wanted to hear.

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