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 3.69, once hacked 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 – 3.65.

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. Those on 3.65 WILL be able to install Enso.

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, though. Please see my guide here to install PKGj.

What if I am on firmware 3.67/3.68?

You will need to launch H-Encore every time you turn off your Vita.

What is the best firmware to be on (It is not 3.69)?

If you don’t mind loading HENkaku everytime or leaving your Vita on sleep mode, then being on 3.67 or 3.68 will be fine. The benefit is you can play the newest games without having to download compatibility packs for each game.

What if I am on firmware 3.69?

Unfortunately, you can’t hack the vita and this guide will not apply. There is no way to downgrade your vita (except when you open the Vita and install a new motherboard not on 3.69). However, there might be a hack in the future when the Vita is discontinued.

6 thoughts on “Noob Guide”

  1. 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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