This guide shows you how to install PKGj, update the PKGj database, and download PKGj files. Since PKGj uses the PS Vita's WiFi, the download speed will be slow. Please refer to the "Already Installed" section for the prerequisites needed before you can use PKGj. For faster downloads, use NoPayStation. My guide for NoPayStation can be found here.


Already Installed

Osyscall6 needed to run games on higher firmware:
See guide to install
NoNpDrm needed to run games,updates, and DLCs
:
See guide to install
Adrenaline needed to run PSP and PSX games:
See guide to install


Files Needed

PKGJ.vpk: GitHub Link 

MicroSD

Need More Storage?

Upgrade your Micro SD Card to store more files. I get my Micro SD Cards here.

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Step 1: Download PKGj.vpk File.

  • On your computer, download the pkgj.vpk file.

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 PKGj to the Vita.

 

  • Transfer the pkgi to any folder in the USB drive that just popped up when you connected through the USB.
  • I created a folder called VPK.
    Note: This step can also be done through FTP servers, guide here.

Step 4: Use VitaShell to Install PKGj.

  • Press O to cancel the USB connection and go to the folder you put it in (ux0:VPK in my example).
  • 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: Launch PKGj.

 

    • Go to the home page and turn on your WiFi.
    • Then click on the PKGj bubble and launch it.

Step 6: 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.
  • Press X on the title of your choice.

Step 7: Launch the Icon.

  • Because you already installed osyscall6 (guide here), no compatibility packs are needed.
  • 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.

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).

111 thoughts on “Download Titles on Vita: PKGJ”

  1. I’m having some issues only with PS Vita games. I can download all ps1 and PSP games but it won’t let me download PS Vita games. Any ideas of why?

  2. Hello! Thank you for the super useful and easy to follow guide. I installed it and have been using it for months without zero issues! However I recently (as of three months ago) saw a thread on updated games added to nps, so I would assume they should be in PKGj by now, but when I looked up a game that was in the list it’s not there at all. I tried searching the others up as well, but no dice. I already updated to 0.55 too. I looked them up on nps on browser just fine and I can get the PKG from there, but I’d like to know if there’s something I can do to have them show up on PKGj? Such as a manual update or something like that. Thanks in advance for any help!

    1. Oh wow, hmmm I don’t know how long it takes for games to start appearing on PKGJ once they been released on nopaystation. You might have already done this but you refresh your list or make sure that you didn’t filter it off (example you set it to just PlayStation game)?

  3. Kindly advise, what are the features of 0.55 pkgj.
    I am using 0.54 and today recent update popped up on my pkgj saying 0.55 asking if I want to download it…..
    Kindly assist how I’m I going to update it….?
    Hope it won’t give me issues with my previous games and hope other features would be added on 0.55 pkgj

    1. You should be able to go into pkgj and update through there but if not you can download the vpk from the github page and install that. The only difference I see is that it disabled compatibility packs by default since that seems to be causing issues for users.

  4. Hi!
    Enjoying PKGj so far!
    I aheva question tho. Im from Europe, can I play and earn trophies from other regions games? Or I get easely flagged on PSNProfiles? or even Banned? Thx!

    1. Unlikely, the only rumors of banning I have heard are from people using trophy hacks. The safest thing you can do is not use the PSN acoount you care about.

  5. I have a download error whenever the game file is 300mb+ It will show as download sooner or later! It just refuses to download.

  6. I followed this guide and installed all of the required files for pkgj, but when i launch it it says “NoNpDrm not found. Games cannot be installed or played.” As far as I can tell, nonpdrm seems to be installed correctly? Please help.
    My ur0:tai/config.txt looks like:
    KERNAL
    ur0:tai/storagemgr.skprx
    ur0/tai/nondprm.spkrx
    ur0/tai/ref00d.skprx
    … henkaku stuff

  7. hello i need help! i did everything in the instruction but it still says cant get list httperror

    please help me?

    i hope youll respond

        1. yes i am on pkgj 0.52, and no its not asking me to install iTLS-Enso. When i click on refresh it loads the game on 1/10 (loading games) Then its saying cant get list: HttpError: sceHttpSendRequest failed: 0x8041210c

          1. beta? what do you mean?

            i also intalled itls-enso and deleted the config.txt in pkgj folder i basically did everything i also have intalled the 0syscall6

          2. The config.txt from my site was outdated but I have since updated it. Inside the config.txt, the links had beta in them so I was asking you to remove those or download the new config.txt from my site. Are you still having issues then since you installed the other two plugins?

  8. Hi, I hade a problem with PKGj (PS Vita with latest soft 3.73 + henKaku). Most of people already has it. The problem exist when you want to update list in PKGJ, you receive error/problem with http connection. I solve the problem on my own.
    First thing: you must edit file config.txt (using VitaShell). Remove from all addresses word ‘beta’ – address of official web has changed. The next step, file config.txt must exist in directory: ur0:/pkgi. After that steps file config.txt autamtically gets latest servers configuration.
    That all,

    best regards, Yoda.

    1. Thanks for the update, I will be updating this page soon. I just updated my Vita to 3.73 and I have been documenting all that hacks I have done to it.

  9. Hello,
    On ps vita 3.60
    Pkgj v0.51
    When trying to refresh I get the “can’t get list error 0x80436007”
    It seems nopaystation has changed from beta but I can’t find any new working links. I removed beta from config.txt but still same issue. Looking for a complete configuration.txt with tsv links etc. I found a post on reddit that gave a psa work around with only the comppack url here’s link. https://www.reddit.com/r/VitaPiracy/comments/e18tq0/psa_temp_solution_for_pkgj_issue/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf. Any ideas

    1. Yes, I have heard about the migration of nopaystation servers being moved so it seems to be that is still temporarily down. Did that temporary solution work for you because I think we have to wait for new working links or find another solution for comp packs such as the reFOOD plugin.

  10. Hi,
    two days and always the same problem, i’am in 3.6 with sd2vita, when i dowload a vita game 2 windows appeared in the live area one with c0-9250-6 error and the other with correct downloading but when this one is complete i have a message : app can not be found?!
    I checked many posts , made autoplugin, errase ux0: tai …
    sd2vita issue ?
    Thanks for your help
    S

    1. No most of the hacks on my website won’t work on 3.72, if you already hacked your Vita on 3.72 then you have to use Moduro 2.0 to downgrade to 3.60 or 3.65.

  11. After following the steps to entering a line in the control.txt and reboot the PSVITA reboots everytime I access the apps.

  12. hello, i have a issue about the cancelled donwload on PKGJ it takes to much space.. how can i delete the cancelled donwload? Thier not in the PKGJ folder also..

  13. I am having an issue with my Psvita I’m sorry it’s not really related to issue but it’s kinda is I have a 32 sd card am my Psvita system use is taking 9gig out of it how should I resolve this problem

    1. There are 2 ways you can handle this. First is go to content manager and then “Manage Content on Memory Card” to see what is taking up all your space. Otherwise, I would connect the Vita to your PC and see which folders are the largest.

  14. Halo, im have question to download dlc…. I want to download dlc “shin Gundam musou”, example “additional Mobile suit: Wing gundam ew”, I’ve already installed, but I check to my game its not there/show… I’m newbie,pls help What is problem that…? Thank u…

      1. Would like to know the answer to this as well! Am facing the same problem but i am sure i have followed all the steps correctly. THe bubble is white as well.

          1. Yeah, its there… and that is matchs to app.. example:PSO000xxx, I try to move it to app shin Gundam musou, but didn’t work too…. my mind is blank Now…. Who now to fix it I really gratefull to u to tell everyone lover psvita… ty

          2. What is the game and DLC called? I might try to download it myself. Are you sure the DLC is something you could get at the very beginning of the game? Have you try downloading the DLC from NoPayStation?

      2. Yes,I already follow that step… but it didn’t work… the Blue dot already to white… I try to restart or shutting down console, but result is same, I really want to install this dlc…. for your answer, I appreciate… ty

        1. This game is pcsh00058-ASA- Shin Gundam musou 2,75GB
          Dlc name is pcsh00058-ASA- Additional Mobile suit [Wing Gundam Zero (EW)… I’m not sure Coz I never use Dlc before so i don’t no… No, ihavent yet Download dlx from nopaystation…. Coz I think in pkgj have it, Why else…? ty

          1. I would try to use nopaystation to download the DLC and transfer it to ux0:addcont, use my guide to install nopaystation. If you already have nopaystation installed then you can go to step 8.5 to see how to install the DLC manually. The game works for you though right, and sorry I don’t have time to download it tonight but I should have time tomorrow to test it out.

  15. Please I just installed my sd card and made it my primary now I cant longer download games into my vita using PKGJ it keep giving me 0x8p431068 errors please help me in solving this problem

    1. How did you set up the sdcard, do you have nonpdrm installed, and where is your tai folder located at? What does the config.txt in your tai folder say?

  16. bro you did very well install it with your instruction and everything was in no errors of any such pls i need your help i just got and sd card and my vita card is 8gig i now have a 128gig memory card you give me instruction on how to use sd2 card read and the sd card on a vita

  17. Hi, I need some advice. I’ve installed pkgj’s vpk, downloaded nonpdrm and repatch, and made it to the pkgj screen, but every time I hit Refresh I’m hit with
    can’t get list: HttpError: sceHttpGetResponseContentLength failed: 0x80431071
    and I’m a bit stuck on what to do next.
    Any advice that you would be willing to share?
    I was using a different guide before I found yours, and installed nonpdrm via autoplugin, so that might have been it?

    1. Where is your tai folder located at, make sure the config.txt in that tai folder is correcting referencing the all the plugins like nonpdrm.

  18. Hi, I have made everything, I already have nonpdrm and repatch on the right place on the config.txt.

    I can download the games and the compability patches, PKGJ says that’s all “green”.

    However I always get error C1-6703-6.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    1. Just to make sure, what are the contents of your config.txt in your tai folder and where is where is your tai folder? Kinda sounds like the nonpdrm plugin, did you use my guide to install that?

  19. spider man is missing in pkgj?please help…i downloaded spiderman vpk and after playing some time game goes loading and loading and only loading,,please help me to solve this issue. i tried downloading from different servers but still i face this problem..please help me..i want to play spiderman without strucking

    1. I don’t know how to install vpk versions of games, that seems to be an outdated method. If it’s not on pkgj then try to find a nonpdrm version of it from Google.

  20. I was able to successfully install pkgi and even downloaded a game. For some reason, the game only shows “waiting to install” on the live area. How can I resolve this?

    1. Do you also have nonpdrm installed? Where is your tai folder, and what does the config.txt in that tai folder say?

  21. Hey I’m completely new to this, and maybe I’m doing this wrong, i thought I followed all the steps correctly. I did the trinity exploit, downgraded to 3.60, installed henkaku, vitashell, adrenaline and am trying to get pkgj to work but I cant get the final part to work. I don’t have an sd card just the official sony memory card, so i changed the config file portion in blue to uma0: like I was supposed to (right?), copied repatch over to the ux0 tai folder, edited the config.txt and added the lines for the nonpdrm and repatch .skprx and then launched pkgj after following the other steps. I can see the library, but if i try to install a vita game it says install failed, scedownload change_state dc0 failed. And if i try to install a psp game it says download failed, sceloDopen(uma0:pkgj/ What am I doing wrong or what did i miss?

    1. First mistake is changing the confiq to uma0 (this is only applicable for those who used storagmgr), but I guess that is not clear enough in my guide because of the second sentence (I will fix that). Since you put repatch in ux0, all your other plugins such as nonpdrm should also be in ux0. The confiq.txt file should then reference ux0 under the *KERNEL. However, it is considered best practice to have the tai folder in ur0 and put everything in the ur0 tai folder and delete the tai folder in ux0. If this is not clear, send me what’s inside the confiq.txt in your tai folder (that seems to be the issue).

  22. I went ahead and also downloaded some PS1 games, but for some reason, those don’t show up on my Vita.

  23. Hi it’s nice to see you’re still helping people after this time! I am from the UK and I would like to know why my ps vita stopped installing some games via pkgj. I downloaded a few moderate size files. Now I tried to download for example guacamele and it fails with error codes. I have nopdrm and ref00d. Also games not saving when using vitashell

    1. Oh yes, pretty active with this site lately with the news of the Trinity released. So your problem is pkgj used to worked for you but now it doesn’t? Not sure what you mean by your games not saving when using VitaShell, VitaShell doesn’t save your game. What firmware are you on, what model vita, where is your tai folder located in, and what error message are you getting?

  24. im on 3.70 and NONE of the psvita or dlc not downloading fyi i dont have repatch on my vitashell so what could be the REAL PROBLEM???

  25. If im already using pkgj and have even downloaded a compat pack (here for p5d for example), I simply need to install repatch to get everything working, right?

    1. Hmmm, you need repatch for the compatibility packs to work and it is stored in the repatch folder. Not sure how you were able to download the pack without repatch, but install repatch and then download the comp packs.

  26. So I’m trying to download the psx and psp games onto my uma0 folder, but I’m not exactly sure what the process is for doing this. Can you explain to me what I need to do?

    1. The confiq.txt file I provided is telling PKGj where to stored those games. Downloaded the confiq.txt and where it says install_psp_psx_location ux0: change that to uma0. Make sure not to type any additional spaces. Save the changes and transfer the confiq.txt file back to your PKGi folder and override the current confiq.txt in there.

      I will update that information in my guide.

      1. As it turns out, I’m just really blind and kept missing a few steps in the process. My bad, but thanks for the help!

  27. Hey! When refreshing inside of PKGj, at the very end [9/10 100%] error pops up:
    can’t get list: failed to parrse line
    PCSG01018/PCSG01018—.ppk
    regex didn’t match

  28. great guide thanks. but do you know why my games wont launch and i get an error? (c1-6703-6) i got all the plugin correct and my config.txt file. also in pkgj my game says “all green” and my compatability packs are installed

    1. So you were able to download through pkgj but can’t launch the bubble? All the plugin includes nonpdrm and repatch? What firmware are you on and do you have Enso install?

      1. yeah i was able to download games through PKGJ i can see the bubble and get it to open but the error message is displayed after launching. yes i installed repatch and nonpdrm (correctly i believe, they are in my ur0 directory and shown in config.txt under kernel, also no tai folder in ux0) im on 3.60 and i dont have enso it wont install for some reason. so i use henkaku from henkaku.xyz exploit.

        1. What error are you getting from trying to install enso? This might be related to your issue. Do you have any other plugins installed, I might have to see your config.txt file. Since you don’t have Enso, you lose your hacks everytime you shut down or restart. Did you try launching the bubble after you installed Henkaku?

          1. Think I found the problem. I just noticed I didn’t end ur0:tai/repack with .skprx in my config.txt file that little error was what was preventing me from launching games

  29. Thanks a bunch, most of the steps went well.
    Although I would like to point out a problem that I currently have. The error message says:
    “can’t get list: TSV file is truncated, check your internet connection and retry”
    I’m not sure if my wifi is too slow, I have tried reconnecting with my vita and it seems to connect properly. Also tried to unplug the router then connecting it again yet the same problem pops up. Been stuck with this problem for a while. thanks again in advance

    1. Are you using the config.txt from my site, it sounds like an issue with the text file. Does your config.txt in the PGKi folder look like the pic I have at the end of Step 8?

    1. I don’t quite understand what you saying, if you followed my guide from step 1 all the way to the end PKGj should be working.

  30. Hello. I am trying to install games on PKGj, but I keep get the same error:C0-9250-6. I thought it was a problem with the plugin and software, so I uninstalled PKGJ and the plugin. I followed bothof your NoPdRm and PKGJ guides, and yet, small apps like YouTube won’t even install, it will download 100%, and then will either say unable to install, or wait to install. I am using a 4gb Sony memory card, I didn’t get sd2vita yet. Do I have to delete my tai folder on ux0, and move the contents to ur0? I’m not used to vita, I hacked my 3ds, and yet this feels much different.

    1. Yes that would be my first step, move all the contents to ur0 and then delete the tai folder in ux0. Then make sure everything in the config file in the ur0:tai is referencing ur0:tai instead of ux0:tai.

    1. Do you have nonpdrm plugin installed, is it in the ux0 or ur0 folder? Where is your tai folder located at? Make sure you have the nodpdrm plugin in the tai folder at ur0 and don’t have a tai folder in the ux0.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

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