SD2Vita lets you use a micro SD card instead of the PS Vita memory card. You'll have to buy an adapter and insert it into the game slot. Therefore, you can't play physical games and use a micro Sd card at the same time. This setup will allow you to use your old PS Vita memory card to store and load roms for Adrenaline (a PSP emulator), while using the micro SD card for everything else.

You will need the following items:

SDAdapter

SD2Vita Adapter V5.0

This tutorial will be using the SD2Vita Adapter 5.0. It is the newest one as of 2018 and will fit into the PS Vita slim without any modifications. I got mine here.

MicroSD

Micro SD Card

Get a legitimate micro SD card. If the price seems too good to be true then it is probably fake; buy from reputable sellers. I got mine here.

Files Needed

Autoplugin: GitHub Link
Win32 Disk Imager: SourceForge Link
zzBlank.img: GoogleDrive Link
VitaShell: GitHub Link
Make sure you Enable Unsafe Homebrew in HENkaku Settings.


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Step A: Move Tai Folder (Optional)

TaiCopy

It is highly recommended to have the tai folder in ur0 instead of ux0, the steps below will show how to do that.

  • Launch Vitashell and go to ux0.
  • Scroll down to Tai Folder and press Triangle to bring up the menu and select "Copy".
  • Press O to back out until you see ur0: and press X on ur0.
  • Select the ".." and press triangle to paste.
    Note: If you installed other plugins, you have to edit the config.txt inside the tai folder and change the ux0 to ur0.
TaiPaste

Step B: Delete the Tai Folder in ux0: (Optional)

SD2Vita Step5
  • Press O until you see ux0: and press X on it.
  • Select the tai folder and press Triangle to bring up the menu and select Delete.

 

Step 1: Back up all the contents on your Sony memory card through VitaShell.

NoNpDrmPT4
  • Launch Vitashell and press start to bring up main settings
  • 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 2: Enable Hidden Folders.

Show 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 /
  • Select "Show hidden files, folders, and drives"
  • Make sure to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)."
  • Click Ok.
  • For Mac Users, you can use CMD + SHIFT + . to enable hidden folders and again to turn off the view.

Step 3: Copy all Contents in your Memory Card to a Backup Folder.

MEmory CArd Backup
  • The folder that just popped up when you connect through USB contains everything in your Sony Memory Card.
  • Once hidden folders are enabled, copy everything in that folder to your back up folder.

Step 4: Download and Install Autoplugin.vpk

Transfer Autoplugin
  • Locate the Tai folder in your memory card folder.
  • Download the autoplugin.vpk plugin from Github and put it any folder. (I created a folder called VPK.)
  • Press O to cancel the USB connection.
  • In VitaShell, scroll down to ux0: and press X.
  • Go inside the folder you put autoplugin in and press X on Autoplugin.vpk to install it.

Step 5: Use Win32DiskImager and ZZBLANK.img file on MicroSD Card.

Install SD2Vita.pt6
  • Plug your MicroSD card into your PC, and take note of the letter your PC assigns to the card.
  • Install and open Win32DiskImager.
  • While in Win32DiskImager, click on the blue folder icon and select the zzBlank.img file.
  • The location of the zzBlank.img file will now appear under Image File.
  • Make sure your microSD card is under Device and then click Write.

Step 6: Eject MicroSD Card and Format it.

Install SD2Vitapt8
  • Safety eject your MicroSD card and plug it right back into PC.
  • You will get a prompt that says the MicroSD will need to be formatted.
  • Click on Format disk.

Step 7: Format MicroSD Card.

Install SD2Vitapt
  • Change the "Allocation unit size" to "Default Allocation size."
    • If you have a 128 GB card or bigger sd card, set the Allocation unit size to 64k cluster size.
  • Make sure the "File system" is "exFAT (Default)."
  • Click on Start.

Step 8: Copy Backed up Contents into MicroSD Card.

Install SD2Vitapt10
  • Open the folder you backed up in Step 1 and copy it all to your MicroSD card.
  • Eject your card from the PC once done.

Step 9: Insert MicroSD Card and launch Autoplugin.

Autoplugin Start
  • Now you can put your MicroSD card in the SD2Vita adapter.
  • Insert adapter into your Vita (insert it at the top of the Vita where you'd insert your physical game).
  • Launch Autoplugin.
  • Click on "Install Plugin for SD2Vita."
  • Press "To proceed with the installation."

 

Step 10: Configure Storage Manager plugin

Configure Storage Manager

These are the default settings, you can change where each memory card will be mounted by pressing L1 or R1.

  1. The official PS Vita memory card.
  2. Internal memory (Slim models only, mine is the original so none is being displayed).
  3. MicroSD Card.
  4. PSVSD (an adapter for microSD card that replaces the sim card slot on original vita, have to buy and install this separately).
  5. Press Triangle to "Save Current Configuration"
  6. You will get a system message saying "Your PSVita will restart"

 

Step 11: Confirm in VitaShell.

Finished Storage Manager
  • Launch VitaShell and press O until you can't go back out anymore.
  • Vitashell should look like the configuration you made in the previous step.

Note: If you are on 3.67 or 3.68, your MicroSD card will not be loaded if you shut your Vita down. You need to start h-encore to load your Microsd card whenever you boot up. So if h- encore is on your Sony memory card, you must keep that memory card in your Vita.  

Bonus: Set up Adrenaline to Read from the Sony Memory Card.

Set up Adrenaline
      • You must have Adrenaline installed: Guide here.
      • Launch Adrenaline and hold the PS Button to bring up the Settings Menu.
      • Select Settings at the top right.
      • Press R twice to go to the Settings.
      • Highlight Memory Stick Location and change it to uma0:pspemu

     

     

165 thoughts on “Install MicroSD card”

  1. Anybody knows which folders to backup for game data only. I backup my sd card periodically and doing the whole card can take hours with 200 gb of games.

    I have vita, psp, psx and gba games.

    Thanks

    1. The save files or the actual games? Vita games are always installed in ux0:app. Look at step 6.5 in my guide here (https://psvitamod.com/nonpdrm/) for which files are games, updates, dlc, etc. The other choices depends on whether you are using Retroarch or Adrenaline and if you are storing the roms on the Sony Memory card or microsd card.

  2. When I connect vita to the pc via the select button inside Vitashell regardless of how long I wait no screen shows up showing the contents of my memory card. I can connect perfectly via an FTP program, wifi wise. The Vita registers the USB connection and it shows it’s charging but just nothing shows up in File explorer? I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling QCMA, nothing changes. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the three different QCMA drivers, nothing changes. Please help?

    1. Do you have Sony CMA installed? If so, delete it. Download a program called Zadig, it installs drivers for your PC. Plug your Vita in and go to USB connection in Vitashell. Launch Zadig, go to options, show all devices, and select the PS Vita. Choose the libusbK driver and click reinstall. See if that works for you.

  3. “When I connect vita to the pc via ‘Press Select to connect to your PC through USB.’ regardless of how long I wait no screen shows up showing the contents of my memory card.

    I can connect perfectly via an FTP program, wifi wise.

    The Vita registers the USB connection and it shows it’s charging but just nothing shows up in File explorer? Please help?

  4. The guide was great and looks like i got everything running just fine.

    However once this is complete can i use both places (sd car and official memory card) to store and access/play applications?
    I already had a few games installed on the original psp official memory card. Can i leave those there and then delete the back up ones from the Micro Sd and still be able to play them properly (vise versa) ? Or all application going to be booted from the micro sd card exclusively?

    1. Unfortunately no, once you have sd2vita set up the only thing you can use the Sony memory card for is to store roms for your emulators. In my guide for setting up sd2vita, you will be transferring everything on your Sony memory card to the mirco sd one.

      1. How do i then download more game to the SD card? Can i only use FTP at that point or is there a way i can access that folder to install PSVita games via USB?

          1. Yes u can just change ur licensee to um0 so you can play with your sd card when u want to play with it sd2vita card change it again it works for me

          2. How did you solve it? I tried deleting the game from my Vita memory card but then it was corrupted and wouldn’t run. I want to be able to run it entirely off of the SD2Vita.

          3. Did you do steps 1 to 3, where you put the entire content of your Official Sony Memory card in a backup folder and then transferred it to the SD2Vita in step 8?

  5. Works perfectly on 3.60 enso with sd2vita v5 and 16gb class 10 microsd card. Make sure you copy all of the hidden files(system files too) when you back-up your internal memory. Otherwise you will not have vitashell and the essential stuff. Thank you for the great tutorial!

    1. Yes the hidden files are important and needs to be transfer, thanks for reaffirming this. Enjoy your hacked Vita!

    1. The only real difference between mac and pc is the tool used to format the micro sd card, I believe someone near the bottom of this page mentioned using balenaetcher instead of win32diskimager.

  6. hi, Ive downgraded from 3.70 to enso 3.60. I’ve followed the above guide, at the end when i select the autoplugin (step 10), i select what you have and restart. I then see my 128gig card under content manager, But i lose my bubbles, so no vitashell, homebrew, autoplugin etc.

    the only way i get these back is by booting and holding L, but then it only sees my 8gig card in ux0 under vitashell.
    Have i gone wrong? thanks in advance

      1. Sorry that I couldn’t get to you in time, but I would think you had to refresh the livearea in Vitashell? Glad it worked out for you though!

  7. Hey man I did everything,and everything is perefect.Thank you so much for your time and your work on the site.Now I am able to enjoy my summer and my ps vita !Much love

  8. Hello, I’m having an issue after installing the plugin…I can’t open vitashell at all after I install it? I get an error named C1-6775-5.

    1. What firmware are you on, if you don’t have ENSO installed you have to install Henkaku every time you shut off the Vita.

  9. Guten Tag, erst mal vielen Dank, dass Sie den Leuten immer antworten und helfen.
    Ich habe eine frage und zwar habe ich einen Jailbreak bei meiner Vita gemacht, also gedowngraded schätze ich, Henkaku, Enso u.s.w installiert und später PKGJ um spiele runterzuladen.
    Es hat alles funktioniert und ich konnte die Spiele spielen, da ich aber nur 7 GB hatte, habe ich mehr Speicher hinzugefügt durch den Spielkartenslot mit der MircoSD-karte. Dort wurde auch alles wie gefolgt ausgeführt.
    Ich kann alle Apps öffnen und habe mehr Speicher, doch bei PKGJ werden sobald ein Spiel fertig installiert wäre,wird ein Fehler angezeigt : downloadfailure: scePromoterUtilityPromoterPkgWithRif failed:0x8010111c, die alten Spiele die ich zuvor installiert habe sind auch nicht mehr zulänglich.
    Wissen Sie vielleicht was ich falsch gemacht habe, ob ich was beim Dateien verschieben,auswählen,kopieren und was man tut etwas nicht richtig gemacht habe, oder muss ich durch die SD2V was anders machen. Ich habe PKGJ neu installiert, doch auch das hilft nicht.
    Ich hoffe Sie können mir helfen und verstehen mein Problem.

    1. Hi and thank you for the message! Where did you install the nonpdrm plugin, because it should all be in the same tai folder. You might have to show me the contents of your config.txt file in your tai folder.

      Hallo und danke für die Nachricht! Wo hast du das nonpdrm Plugin installiert, denn es sollte sich alle im selben tai Ordner befinden. Möglicherweise müssen Sie mir den Inhalt Ihrer config.txt-Datei in Ihrem tai-Ordner anzeigen.

  10. Hello! Everything was working just fine until I hit the image writing part… I keep getting an ‘error 1117’ whenever I try to write. The image is fine and I doublechecked that my sd is listed as the device, so what could this be? Thanks in advance!

    1. Have you tried it with a different sd card reader, also are you sure that your sd card is legitimate and works?

  11. Just one thing, can I remove the SD2Vita and play my physical games or am I gonna screwsomething up?
    Thanks in advance

    1. It is best to get a digtal backup of your physical game. You can take out the SD2Vita and plug in your game, but the save won’t be on the sd2vita.

        1. Saves are typically found at ux0:user/00/savedata and then under the gameID. It might easier to get digital versions of your games so you don’t have to switch the sd2vita adapter in and out.

  12. I JUST HACKED MY PSVITA I HAVE A TAI FOLDER AT ur0 ALREADY SHOULD I HAVE TO DELETE IT BEFORE COPING THE TAI FOLDER AT Ux0

    1. No you don’t have to delete the folder in ur0, in which folder do you see a config.txt file? If it is in ux0 then move that and everything in ux0 to ur0. Then delete the ux0, if the config.txt is already in ur0 then delete the ux0 folder.

  13. Everything worked flawlessly up until the final step. When I check VitaShell, uma0 doesn’t show up at all. I’m on a 2000 running 3.60 Enso. What’s the problem?

    1. Nevermind, I messed with the mount settings in AutoPlugin to fit what I needed and uma0 showed up, I completely neglected to do this the first time around. Thank you for the guide.

  14. I have 64gb sony memory card but i cant use it on enso 3.65, when i insert on vita there asked for format but i have error in formatting. Help me how do i do if i want use my sony memory card instead of sd2vita

    Thanks in advance

    1. You can just leave the Sony memory card in and remove the SD2Vita, but it sounds like something is wrong with your Sony memory card.

        1. i forget to ask it is ok if i switch my SD2vita with other sd2vita? I have 2 more micro sd and want to used as SD2vita. Any problem with that method?

    2. Well my SD2Vita adapter finally arrived and I’m re-reading this and I believe I see a real problem above. Your Step 4a Move tai folder (Optional) should be way above before making a backup. It should be Step 1 and then Step 2 should be making the backup. Because you say to make the backup (Step 1), then optionally move the tai folder (optional Step 4a) and then copy back the backup to the SD2Vita/microSD card (Step 8). Well, if you do it that way, the tai folder is going to be back in ux0: on one card and in ur0: in the other.

      1. Hmmmm yes that’s true, good catch. The ur0 vs ux0 is tricky because everyone is starting in different places, but I guess the solution is to always have a recommendation for ur0 in all the pages. Thanks for the comment!

  15. Hey. Great info. But a little question if you do not mind answering. I’ve seen the guide to hack the 3.70 fw. But will an sd2vita card still be supported with this fw as all seller I can find basically say the sd2vita is only for f.w 3.6 and under….
    I’ve just purchased a 1103 vita and it’s running ancient fw. 3.16 or something ridiculously outraged along those digits. Also brought a psp 1003 in near mint condition so am new to all the hacking techniques
    Thanks in advance.

    Hydroxicut

    1. Sd2vita works best with ENSO installed, so firmware 3.60 or 3.65. It will still work on 3.67 to 3.68, if your vita is below 3.60 it is pretty easy to update it to 3.60.

    2. Just above, where it says “Bonus: Set up Adrenaline to Read from the Sony Memory Card”. No, I want Adrenaline to read from the SD2Vita and the large microSD card inside it. You then wrote, “Highlight Memory Stick Location and change it to uma0:pspemu” I’m sorry, no again. I want it to be ux0:pspemu These are both incorrect, right? I mean why would we put our PSP ISOs and PS1 EBOOTS on a tiny Sony Memory card? That’s why we bought the adapter and microSD card in the first place. I’m thinking the microSD card is supposed to be ux0: and on there, we put PSP ISOs, PS1 EBOOTS and Vita roms and just about everything else. Also, the very first paragraph on this page says “…use your old PS Vita memory card to store and load roms for Adrenaline” Surely that’s also an error. My Sony Memory Card is 4 GB. That would hold like three PSP roms. That’s why I have an SD2Vita adapter coming. Please, I hope these three things are just simple typing errors; otherwise, what’s the use?

      1. All the text about putting it on the Sony Memory card are for those who installed Storagemgr and want to use both the microSD and their Sony memory card. Otherwise you can ignore those because it will default to the microSD card. It is an option because this is the only other use for the very expensive Sony memory card, storing roms for emulators.

  16. Sorry if this was already mentioned but will this permanently alter the sd card? Would it still be usable or made to normally usuable again?

    1. Well it does format the card to a specific format, but I think it really depends on what device you are using it for. It’s not permanent, but you might lose everything on the card in order to make it work on something else.

      1. Ok thanks for the reply. Can you do a revert guide and also maybe a screenshot/screen record guide. Thanks again.

        1. You’re welcome! The reverting of the microsd card would be backing up the contents of the card first and then formatting the card in the device. Are you using it in another console? I would test it out and see if it’s compatible, you might not have to do anything. To take a screenshot, press the PlayStation button + Start button at the same time. I will probably make a guide for screen recording, there is a plugin to do that. Thanks for the suggestion!

          1. Nah. I used an sd card pulled from my phone and was just wondering if it could go back and forth. No longer a problem tho, I ordered two 128gb cards otw.

            Thanks for the tip, I didn’t know about the native screenshot feature. (Ive only had my vita for a week now)

          2. Yes I think that would be the best option, free feel to ask more questions as you install more hacks on your Vita!

  17. Hello,
    I want to buy a sd2vita card but I was wondering if I can just put in de sd2vita in my psvita and use it as storage or do I really need to use custom fireware and do all this stuff ?

    because I want to keep my original fireware

    Greetz from the Netherlands

    Iwan

    1. So you don’t want to hack your Vita? If not then you can’t do anything on my site. You do need to hack the Vita and install Henkaku with the storagemgr plugin, that is telling the Vita to use the sd2vita as the memory card otherwise nothing will happen when you insert it. Are you worry about getting banned?

  18. Thanks for the incredibly clear guide! Quick question though. What’s the best way to wipe the vita memory card after all this setup? I plan on just using it for adrenaline (as mentioned in your guide). There’s nothing I “have” to keep on there in terms of cfw right, since everything was moved to my SD2Vita?

    1. The fastest way is to take out the sd2vita, leave the Sony memory card in and then format that memory card. However, I would instead of formatting, just start deleting the bubbles/icons you don’t want. I would at least leave Vitashell.

  19. Hey there, love the guide. Thanks for putting it together! I’ve been having a hell of a time getting this to work on my end and I’m not sure what else to try so I thought I’d give you what config I have currently;

    ux0:tai/ does NOT exist. My ur0:tai/ folder currently has these configuration;
    boot_config.txt
    config.txt (…*KERNEL ur0:tai/storage.skprx, ur0:tai/nonpdrm.skprx…)
    config.txt.bak
    config_backup.txt
    henkaku.skprx
    henkaku.suprx
    henkaku_config.bin
    nonprdrm.skprx
    storagemgr.skprx
    storagemgr_log.txt (…GC2SD not detected…)
    storage_config.txt (int=uma0, GCD=ux0) –> This is also showing the same in the AutoPlugin vpk.
    taihen.skprx

    In a nutshell, I have an 8 GB Vita Card but have since reformatted and re-hacked my Vita without it. So I’m running off of internal memory for everything at the moment and my microsD card with PSVita Adapter 64 GB (Shows files fine on my PC that I backed up from the Vita, including hidden folders). I confirmed my Game Card slot works with a game but using the adapter just doesn’t work with your steps unless I missed something. No indication of mount change. There IS a light when I put the Adapter card in but that’s as far as I get. I thought my settings were all correct but any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. An update on this is that I found out I didn’t have the gamesd.skprx driver in my config.txt or in my tai folder on ur0. I added that and now it boots differently so while I’m hoping it’s progress, basically it just boots with default apps. I can’t access anything else. If I hold the L button on reboot i can get by that but any advice on what I can do to finally see that ux0 is in fact my 64 GB microSD card? Thanks!

      1. GameSD is a different plugin that allows you to use sd2vita but won’t let you use your Sony Memory card. You have to decide if you want to use storagemgr or GameSD.

    2. Assuming this is exactly what’s inside your ur0 tai folder, then you misspelled storagemgr in your config.txt (spelling is very important in the config.txt this tells the Vita what to launch). If it was a typo on your end, then can you tell me what firmware you are on and do you have ENSO installed. Also you probably did do this but I didn’t see it in your comments; Did you also do step 5, use win32diskimager on your sd card?

      1. Ah, OK. So if I am going the microSD route I dont need the gamesd.skprx plugin or the line in my config file? Referring to your other comment. Below, sorry that was a typo regarding the storagemgr line in the config.txt. It matches what it needs to be. I’m running 3.65 with Enso. On researching my adapter (V 5.0, white casing from Amazon) I have a hard time believing it’s the adapter but I’m still open to any and all help, lol. I appreciate it!

        1. You can’t have both, but they both let you go the microsd route but gamesd won’t allow you to use your Sony memory card (typo on my part). To your first question, yes delete gamesd and the line in the config file. I know this seem obvious, but did you follow step 5 and use win32diskimager, and you use autoplugin to install storagemgr? I am trying to eliminate all areas in which it could go wrong, starting with the obvious. Don’t think it is your adapter because you mentioned you get the orange light when you inserted it into your Vita.

          1. No worries at all! I’m the first timer with a this and between my Vita and my NES/SNES classics I’m a bit too deep but dont want to quit, lol. I removed the file/config command line for gamesd. And yeah I did the format correctly based on Step 5.

          2. Sure, let me know if these links dont work-

            Storage config- https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Mnhot1oiy-rTsLaLjEib4WVgxwonEY4/view?usp=drivesdk

            Config- https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Z-H_ybHeZEoev6d2-g6ZGasaFgdV6jm/view?usp=drivesdk

            ur0/tai- https://drive.google.com/file/d/11TeqwY7ZfzVwMR0wV84aRzECXEpLVMyY/view?usp=drivesdk

            If it’s easier to troubleshoot this outside of these replies let me know, I can provide my email is that is easier. Thanks so much again for the help so far!

          3. Yep, thanks for the pics definitely helps. Your storage config is missing certain texts, you can add it in Vitashell but it should contain these 4 lines not 2:
            MCD=uma0
            INT=imc0
            GCD=ux0
            UMA=grw0

            If that doesn’t work, might have to delete all the storagemgr and reinstall it because something went wrong if that’s how your storage_config looks. Other then that, I really don’t have any more solutions.

          4. Thanks for the suggestion, that helped in regards to me not needing to hold L, but I still don’t see my microSD card as ux0. I’ll try the removing and restart off storagemgr but it sounds like I’m going to be stuck with just 8GB of space at this point, lol. Unless my adapter is bad after all. Just dont get how something so easy does not work for me. Btw, my Vita MC has not been inserted as I’ve been doing this. Storage logs show GCD not detected. Thanks again for all the help so far.

          5. When you fix the storage_config and plug in your Sony Memory card, does it show 8GB in umao? If yes and based on that log, Storagemgr is working but can’t detect your microsd card. So something is wrong with with the adapter or memory card, but does sound like the adapter.

          6. When I fixed the storage config and inserted the 8 GB Vita Card, I now just got the home screen with default apps. Settings show 8 GB but I’ve never seen uma0 mounted in previous attempts of this. I tried again and did so without my MicroSD adapter plugged in and got the same results. I’ve reached out in the meantime to the seller I got the adapter from. Sorry for the mess at this point, I’m likely going to try from scratch one more time but is there also a trick to inserted the MicroSD adapter? Should I click in like a game or be placed another way?

          7. There’s no trick to inserted the MicroSD card or SD2Vita, it can only go in one way.

          8. Gotcha, well I guess I’ve reached the end of my efforts. I will try another SD card before trying another adapter but one thing that concerns me is I can’t even mount the Vita Memory Card (I factory reset my Vita and started from scratch with the card inserted) to uma0. So wouldn’t that mean it’s not the PSVita Adapter? Either way, thanks for all your help and time, at least I learned some things. I’ll stick with 8 GB or move to 16 GB Sony card, lol.

          9. The way everything is set up, the files in the microsd card is telling the Vita how to run everything, including setting the Sony Memory card as uma0, but since it isn’t detected it just runs like there are no memory cards.

      2. Sorry, and yes I did do Step 5. Card was formatting, used the image file and then loaded all the files from ux0 to it including hidden files.

        1. Do you have another microsd card to test it with? Check your current microsd card with h2testw to see if it is legit.

          1. Yep, did that and it checked out. Is there a special way to insert the adapter? Just as an update, if I hold L on boot, everything is OK after a DB re build. Vitashell shows ux0 as the 1 GB of internal memory. If I reboot and dont hold L, its default apps and nothing else.

          2. Yea holding L means it won’t load any of the plugins, does your storag_config txt look like this:
            MCD=uma0
            INT=imc0
            GCD=ux0
            UMA=grw0
            Can you post what’s inside your config.txt file in your tai folder?

    3. Quick update- IT WORKS. How? Yeah, you were right. Bad adapter, lol. Same seller sent me one overnight and boom. No issues. I highly recommend the one you put on this page as that’s where I got mine, even though the first was no good, service was great. FINALLY. Feel so accomplished, lol. I’m not bothering with uma0 but just sticking with ux0 which is what works now showing almost 60 GB of space. Thanks again for your help and patience!

      1. That’s great! Thanks for the update, I know you are traumatized but if it works then you should be able to have your Sony memory card store roms. Yes, the seller is pretty good but sometimes you just run into a bad adapter. Really glad it worked, because everything you did was correct!

  20. So I have a few quick questions.

    After we do this procedure to make our main storage device the SD card, how do we go about accessing and saving to our original Vita memory card?

    Also, before beginning this process, would it be better if I deleted some of the larger games off of my original card in order to speed up the process?

    Please let me know as soon as you can, and thanks in advance!!

    1. Yes deleting some of the larger games will speed up the process but deleting the games would also delete the save files. After installing storagemgr, your original card is reduced to holding roms for Adrenaline or any other emulator. You will need to install Adrenaline found here:https://psvitamod.com/emulators/, it will tell where to put your roms.

  21. This method is working in 3.7? I’m trying for couple hours and I don’t have Uma0 folder in my vitashell. Is it possible that my SD2Vita adapter is broken?

    1. No you need to downgrade, Trinity is just hacking your Vita so you could downgrade to a firmware where all these hacks are supported.

  22. I had to apply the nonpdrm and reFOOD plugin after doing this, as games were not working and downloads weren’t working from PKGj.

    Thanks again for your help

  23. thanks for the guide one of the better written easier to follow ones online. but my question is why did the steps i took break my config file? (im on 3.60 with henkaku.xyz) i had refood,nopdrm, and repatch plugins but when i added gamesd plugin in ur0 and to my config file and rebooted/reloaded taihen it added a tai folder in Ux0 with no other plugins and wiped the config file in ur0 clean, what gives? think im going to stick to my 16gb then if its gonna kill all my other plugins..

    also i had my config files set up as

    ur:tai/gamesd.skprx
    ur:tai/nopdrm.skprx
    ur:tai/reF00D.skprx
    ur:tai/repatch.skprx

    1. Do you still not have Enso installed? I believe every time you install Henkaku it creates a ux0 tai folder by default. When booting up, the Vita will look for a tai folder in ux0 first and if there isn’t one it will load from the ur0 tai folder. Probably a typo in your comment but you have to specify which tai folder in your confiq.txt, EX: ur:tai/gamesd.skprx needs to be ur0:tai/gamesd.skprx. If you don’t have Enso then have everything in the ux0 tai, see if that works for you. So have a tai folder in ux0 with all your plugins and the config.txt in that folder will be refering to ux0 Ex: ux0:tai/gamesd.skprx.

      Also, I updated my guide to use storagemgr now instead of gamesd so you can store roms in the PS Vita memory card and use the microSD card for everything else.

  24. Have so many issue trying to get my sd2vita to work (this the 3rd different method I have followed). After following all the steps, when I launch my device with the sd2vita (with 128gb microsd inserted), my vita goes really slow. h-encore loads, I change select “install HENkaku”, and after pressing “Exit” it freezes, the only way to unfreeze it is by removing the sd2vita. Anyone go any idea?
    FYI – I downgraded from 3.69 to 3.65 using trinity,

    1. I need more information about your setup. Do you have the fat or slim PS Vita and you are on 3.65 but you are using Hencore? I assume you don’t have ENSO installed then? Where are your tai folders located at, is it in ux0 or ur0, and how do you have the confiq.txt file set up?

      1. Thanks for your reply, since my message I did something wrong as my vita was permantley stuck on the esno logo, so had to reformat my Vita memory card and my vita.
        I am now back to where I was and can confirm:
        Slim Vita
        To be thorough these are the steps I took:
        I was on 3.7, installed Trinity, downgraded to 3.65 using Modoru, installed H-Encore, installed Enso.
        I have a tai folder in uxo and uro. Uxo only has config.txt, config_backup.txt and nonpdrm.skprx (last one was a mistake I think). Uro has boot_config.txt, config.txt, config_backup.txt, henkaku.skprx, henkaku.suprx, henkaku_config.bin, keys.bin, nonpdrm.skprx, nopsmdrm.skprx, reFOOD.skprx and taihen.skprx

        1. Ok, your Ur0 looks good. Delete the entire ux0 tai folder, make sure the config.txt in the ur0 is all correctly referencing all the plugins in your tai folder Ex: ur0:tai/nonpdrm.skprx
          Reset your Vita, launch Vitashell and see if ux0:tai is still there. Since you have two tai folders, the vita always loads on ux0 first only when it can’t find a tai folder in ux0 will the Vita load from ur0.

          1. Thank you so much!! I followed the instructions and everything now works perfectly!

  25. Hi there,

    I really appreciate this great guide – but I just can’t get my vita to work with it…
    I’m following all the steps as listed, I believe, and have done this three times now from scratch (restoring each time to try again).
    Only differences I might have…
    I’m using the 5.0 sd2vita, I have a 400gb micro-sd (genuine) and I have fitted a psvsd inside, though I’m not even attempting the install on that until I can get this to work. I also have enso installed, but other than that – it’s the same setup, on a 3.65 vita.

    Every time I finish the steps above, I just end up with no sign of the SD card, no sight of it in Vitashell.
    I have a 16gb SONY card showing as ux0 and a 2.55gb ur0 (internal?).

    Really stuck and have no idea where I’m going wrong!

    Thanks.

    1. Just to add – I think I may have instantly solved my own issue (possibly).

      Reading some of your answers to other peoples posts – I’m not getting a blinking light from the sd2vita slot. I have two of these, and neither give a blinking light, though it does blink if I insert a sony game card.

      So, I reckon I need to order a few more of these and try to get a working one??

      Or does it still sound as if I’m getting it wrong somewhere else?

      1. Hey man, thanks so much for your hard work. I’m having an issue though: in vitashell I see the ad card as 64 GB, but on my PC It only shows at 8gb and it won’t let me use the extra space. Any idea how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

    2. It does sound like your adapter but what does the confiq.txt in your tai folder look like? Also where is your tai folder ur0 or uxo?

  26. I am saying that I want a hacked PS Vita, and thinking whether to buy one already hacked or one NOT hacked. I appreciate all your assistance.

  27. Good Day. Please Help.
    Want to purchase a second ps vita. PS Vita with 3.69 version not hacked (R2 500)
    or Ps Vita With Henkaku/H-Encore/KPGJ and VitaShell. R3 200
    Please Assist. I want to the slim version

    1. I prefer the slim version myself. There is a hack coming for Vitas on 3.69 sometime in late May/June and I will make a guide for it when it comes out. I would just get whichever one is cheaper if you don’t mind hacking it yourself.

    1. No you don’t have to use your Sony memory card anymore plus only one memory card can be used to store all the plugins and games. You can however use the Sony memory card to store all the roms for your emulators, I am working on a guide for that. It is very similar to the steps seen in this guide.

  28. I have a psvita slim with internal 1gb with h-encore and vitashell on it and 8gb sony memory card i bought the same micro sdcard you did but i have a samsung 256gb micro sdcard. My question is do i have to remove the sony 8gb memory card to install nonpdrm games to the sd2vita? Because if i remove the sd2vita i can install games to sony memory and it will work. Now that i have sd2vita its at ux0 and the 8gb sony doesnt show up in vitashell. I connect usb to sdvita using vitashell copy nonpdrm games to it in ux0:app then please triangle to refresh and nothing is found no bubble either.

    1. You don’t have to remove it, but my current setup only allows for one memory card to be used. However, only one memory card can be used to stored games. There is a plugin called storagemgr that allows you to use your Sony memory card as additional storage for roms on adrenaline otherwise there isn’t much other use for the Sony memory card.

  29. I should mention, my SD2Vita card shows up in VitaShell no problem.

    If I USB to my PC, only card that shows is my Sony card. How do I move files to the SD2Vita via PC? This is ultimately what I need

    1. IT doesn’t sound like you need to, if your everything is working. Moving the files is just transferring the contents in your Sony memory card to your new SD card. However, if you want your sd2Vita to show up on your PC you have to press start in VitaShell and change USB device to sd2vita instead of memory card.

  30. Is it necessary to move contents from Sony card to new SD2Vita card? What if I don’t?

    Also, I followed all of the steps but when I access my drives via VitaShell, my SD2Vita Card shows up as uma0. Not sure if that matters or not?

    1. Are you using a slim and running off the internal memory? Copying the stuff from your Sony memory card is just transferring everything on your Sony Memory card to your new card.

    1. This will require a different plug-in than the one I listed. You have to use StorageMgr, with that you can use your Sony memory card to store your backups for Adrenaline but that is about it.

  31. Is there a guide or any tips on upgrading the size of the SD card once this has already been done?

    My scenario……I bought a used vita that is running 3.65 Henkaku Enso (through H-encore) and it came with a 16GB micro sd in the sd2vita. When using that card, everything works as it should. I have been trying to upgrade to a 128gb micro sd but when I copied everything from the 16GB to the 128GB (all hidden files and folders etc) the light blinks on the sd2vita when starting, but vita shell and h-encore disappear from the vita screen and it does not recognize by 128gb card at all.

    1. Is this the slim vita? It could be that Hencore and such are stored in the internal memory. Opps missed the part about your memory card not being recognized, did you format your bigger micro SD card shown in step 6?

  32. This did literally nothing. I backed up my saves, copied and pasted them into the micro-sd after updating, followed the instructions to a T and the micro-sd card still cannot be read. I have no idea what I did wrong.

  33. Hello I have used all your guides and they have all worked amazing however ive done this one multiple times and I get a file corrupted error on every app after launching h-encore for the first time ive tried doing some research but every attempt has failed what step would I be messing up?

  34. hey, I’ve got duplicate files files in my tai when i copied it over there was already a tai folder there. should delete the duplicates? and can i switch over to the vita card memory again?

    1. IF this is your first time doing this, you shouldn’t have a tai folder in UR0 but it should be safe to replace the same files. You can switch over to the Vita memory vita if you want, just take out your microsd card and reset. If so don’t delete anything on the Vita card.

  35. Thanks for your amazing guide. Would like to clarify the following: “Therefore if H-Encore is on your Sony memory card then you need to keep that memory card in your Vita. However, you can’t use both memory cards at the same time.”

    I’m running 3.68 and installed the h-encore on my Vita memory card. Can I keep the Vita memory card just to run the exploit and store the roms on microsd?

    Thanks and sorry if it’s a silly question. Just got a vita and entirely new to this cfw scene.

    1. That’s a good question. Yes, as long as the sd2vita is setup as ux0 in my guide your Sony memory would just be used to launch H-Encore.

  36. Probably the best, most straightforward SD2Vita tutorial out there at the moment. Instead of glossing over the process the author breaks the hack into discrete steps and takes the time to explain how to complete each step … and to explain what you are doing.

    H-encore is a great hack but it took me a few days and a bit of a headache to get it to work. I had absolutely no problems following this tutorial and got it right the first time! The whole process took an hour ONLY because my 8GB Sony card was full. If I had deleted the games on it the process would have taken only minutes (copying from the Vita and to the SD card was sloooow).

    Thank you CFWConsoles for a great tutorial. Instead of 8GB of memory, I now have about 60GB and all for $18 (microSD card) plus $5 for the SD2Vita adapter!

    1. Wow thank you so much for your comment and for using my guide! That’s a pretty good deal you got and it still cost less than the 8GB memory card!

  37. Bro I Have Question May Tai Folder in Ur0 in config.txt the extension file is same in Uxo Folder
    Example:
    ux0:tai/etc like that. the same ur0 i remodify them at Step thanks sori for my english

          1. Not a problem, thanks for using my guide. When you put in the SD2Vita Adapter, you want the Vita to be off and then turn it on after you insert the SD2Vita.

    1. No you don’t need the Sony memory card unless you used a Sony memory card to install H-encore and Vitashell because you want to transfer those over to your SD card. Also if you are using internal memory, I believe the tai folder will be in ur0 and not ux0 but make sure once you start installing SD2Vita.

    1. Hi Sidney, is there a certain step that is giving you trouble? At least half of the steps are done on your Vita and most of the steps on the PC are dragging folders. I haven’t done this on a Mac but I do have one; I have been getting a few requests for a mac tutorial.

  38. Is it normal, that the sd2vita Folder is now ux0 on the OLED Vita?
    I can’t see the original Memory Card in the Vitashell anymore.
    On this tutorial your sd2vita folder is ur0.
    Do I need to change the tai/settings.txt on ux0 or on ur0 now?

    1. Yes, it being on ux0 is normal. I forgot in my tutorial that I was using another hack that turns it into ur0. It’s been corrected!

  39. I followed all the steps but the sdcard shows up in vitashell under ux0 not ur0. I’ve tried multiple times and each time the sd cards capacity is added to the ux0 directory. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Any ideas?

    1. Actually you are correct, the default is ux:0, I forgot I was using a plugin to switch it. Your SD card should be good to go!

  40. im using 3.68 i try this but after restarting my device and install the hencore again then exit it goes black screen until my device turn off then need to open again is there anyone who can help me with this problem im very frustrated try to set up my sd2vita

  41. I followed everything, and redid it 3 times, but at the last part when i remove the sony proprietary card from the vita, h-encore and vita shell disappear, i checked content manager, it doesn’t detect the sd2vita card, and shows 0GB. When i leave the sony card in, it shows both h-encore and vita shell, and content manager shows my microsd storage correctly.

    I have the original Vita 1000 model on 3.68.

    any help will be appreciated.

    1. It doesn’t sound like you transfer anything to your SD card, where is your tai folder located at? Is it in ux0 or ur0?

      1. I have this same problem and if I take the sony card out I lose encore and vitashell. I deleted ux0:tai and my ur0:tai is setup perfectly, I believe. Now, I can’t just use one. It’s like they’re both relying on each other now. It’s a phat vita, if that matters.

  42. Jaysus that looks awkward as fuck. Was kinda hoping I could just put in the sd card and start using it haha.

  43. How does it work If I also want to play physical games? Do I take out the sd card and put the game and when finished just put the SD card back again like nothing? or do I have to do this process all over again?

    1. Not really worth it, people usually just play digital games. It really is a pain to play physical games because if you save it, the save would be in the internal memory (if slim) or on your official memory card.

  44. there is no easy way to quick swap between official Card and Micro SD Card yet ?
    iam asking because i bought a 32GB Sony Card and it dont really wanna let it lying around 🙁

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