This guide shows you how to install pkgj, update the database and download the PKGJ file. The disadvantages of PKGJ is that the WiFi is very slow on the Vita so downloads will take a while. For faster downloads, use NoPayStation. My guide for NoPayStation can be found here.

Files Needed

PKGJ.vpk: GitHub Link 
Config.txt: PSVitaMod Link 
Repatch.skprx: Github Link
NoNpDrm.skprx: GitHub Link   
Make sure you Enable Unsafe Homebrew in HENkaku Settings and you need to have the NoNpDrm plugin installed. My pic by pic guide to install NoNpDrm can be found here.

Step 1: Download PKGJ and Config file.

  • On your computer, download the pkgirePatch, and config files.
  • Create a new folder called “pkgi” (make sure it is PKGI and not PKGJ) and put the pkgi and config files inside that file.
  • Create another folder called “repatch” and put the rePatch.skprx in there.

Step 2: Launch Vitashell and Connect via USB.

Memory Card

  • Back on your Vita, launch Vitashell, press Start and change “SELECT button” to USB.
  • Press O to cancel main settings and then press select to connect your Vita to your PC.
    Note: If you are using SD2Vita, change the USB device to SD2Vita.

Step 3: Move the PKGI Folder to the Vita.

  • Go to the folder where you stored your pkgi and repatch folders and move them into the USB drive that just popped up when you connected through the USB.
    Note: This step can also be done through FTP servers.

Step 4: Use VitaShell to Install PKGJ.

  • Press O to cancel the USB connection and go to ux0:pkgI folder and Press X on the pkgJ.vpk file and X to confirm the install.
    Note: You can delete the PKGj.vpk file after the installation if you need space.

Step 5: Move Repatch.skprx

  • Go to the repatch folder and select repatch.skprx and press Triangle and then Copy.
  • Press circle until you see ur0 (Some of you who are only using an official Sony Memory Card might have your tai folder in ux0) and go to the tai folder.
  • Press X on tai and then triangle on “..” and then Paste to copy and paste the repatch.skprx plugin into your tai folder.

Step 6: Edit Config.txt to Launch rePatch.

  • Press X on config.txt and then press Triangle to select Insert empty line and then type ur0:tai/repatch.skprx.
  • Press O to go back out to the config.txt and O again to get a save prompt and X to save the changes to the config.txt.
  • Press start and then go to REBOOT to reset the Vita so the changes can take place (the ur0:tai/repatch.skprx should be under *KERNEL but if you have other plugins like I do then put it as the last one like the pic below).

Step 7: Launch PKGJ.

  • Go to the home page and turn on your WiFi, this will allow PKGj to load the links provided in the config text file.
  • Then click on the PKGj bubble and launch it.

Step 8: Refresh PKGj database.

  • Launch PKGj press Triangle and go down to Refresh and press X to show the list.
  • If you want to look for more downloads, press triangle and scroll down to the option you want and press X.
  • If no items appear, press triangle to bring up the menu and click X on Refresh.
  • Make sure the config.txt file is in the PGKi folder because the txt file provides the most up to date database.
  • The text file provided on this site will look like the pic below.

    Note:
    1. You can also create your own config.txt file and copy what is in the pic instead of downloading from PsVitaMod.com or edit the config.txt in your pc to look like above.
    2. The comppack allows for those on lower firmware to play higher firmware games.

Step 9: Launch the Icon.

  • Once the download is done, go back out to the home screen on your Vita.
  • Scroll all the way down and you should see a bouncing bubble of your file.

Bonus: Install Update


To update, click on the newly installed file and click on the yellow button. If there are no updates, then this icon will not appear.

Note: Since the update does show up on your notification, for paranoid users in fear of PSN ban (so far no reported case of a PSN ban from a hacked Vita and very unlikely) create a new PSN.

Compatibility Packs are now completely optional. If you have the ReFood plugin installed (guide coming soon), then you can skip step 10.

Step 10: Download Compatibility Packs.

  • Certain downloads require a compatibility pack if your firmware is too low.
  • Press on your title and PKGj will tell you if you will need a compatibility pack.
  • Install the title and then install the compatibility pack (the packs will show up in your Repatch folder).

  • Wait for the Diagnostic to turn “All Green” to indicate that everything installed correctly.

Step 11: Install DLC.

  • To Install DLCs, press triangle to bring up menu and scroll down to Show DLCs
  • Press X (if no item shows, press triangle and then Refresh). Find the compatible DLC, a blue dot will show which DLCs are available for your collection.
  • Press X on the compatible DLC and wait for the install, the blue dot will turn white letting you know that it was installed.
    Note: If there are no blue dots, make sure you have the correct version (EX: US vs Europe).

14 thoughts on “Download Titles on Vita: PKGJ”

  1. I finished downloading “Spelunky” in PKGJv0.29 since it has a small size, my problem is it would not install the game. It just displays this

    Download failure: scePromoterUtilityPromotePkgWithRif: 0x80870004
    Please check your NoNpDrm installation

    I already have the nonpdrm.skprx in both my ur0 and ux0 folder.

    I hope you can help me. Thank you!!

    1. You should only have one nonpdrm.skprx. Best to leave it in ur0 and delete the Tai folder in ux0. Make sure the Config.txt file in your ur0 Tai folder is referring to the ur0 nonpdrm.

  2. Hi. Great tutorial you made here. I’m planning to get a Vita 3.60 and stick with it. I just have a question.

    You said that PKGi can also download compacks for game compatibility. Will PKGi be the one that will handle its installation of the files, or do I have to do something to make the dowoaded compatibility pack work?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Yes, in the newest version (v0.38) clicking on the game you want will also show the compatibility pack if you need it and will install it.

  3. Hey, umh.. I have a problem, Lately I’ve tried to download games (+2GB) but after a while this error pops up
    [Download failure: HttpError: HTTP download error 0x80431068]
    Then it stops the download, I don’t mind the error but the game Icon doesn’t appear yet the part of the game that got dwnloaded still takes my memory and I don’t know where the file is so I can delete it.. How can I know where the game files get stored?

    1. Hi there, the incomplete downloads should be in ux0:pkgi folder. You have to know the gameID of the incomplete game, because the files in there will contain letters and numbers. Delete the file that has the GameID of your incomplete game.

  4. Thanks a lot for this tutorial but I have a problem.
    I can not start the games that need to be patched, I have the message C1-6703-6.
    I have a PS Vita Slim with Henkaku in 3.60 and a SD2Vista card.
    With PKGj I download Iconoclast for example, and the patch, then I refresh the liveArea and the bubble of the game appears but the game does work…
    Could you help me please?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi, are you sure the patch you download is a compatibility patch? It sounds like you are trying to play a game that requires a firmware higher than 3.60

  5. Hello, i followed this guide and all works fine except one thing, when i load psx game list i have this error:

    ”can’t reload list: failed to parse line 565: stoll”

    After the message i can read the games list.

    Thanks

    1. Did you use the config file I provided? Make sure the config.txt in the pkgi folder matches what it is showing under step 8.

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