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How to install the PSTV Whitelist Patch (v2)
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logo   How to install the PSTV Whitelist Patch (v2)


Working for Firmwares: All

PlayStationTV compatible: Yes


Difficulty: Moderate

Time: approx. 5-15 min


Credits: Mr.Gas, Major_Tom, yifanlu

Requirements:
  • DB Browser for SQLite 3.7.0
  • a registered e-mail account on your PSTV (fail-mail)
  • yifanlu's psvimgtools (backup-editing)
  • FileZilla (HENkaku)

  • Note: This trick will obviously not make camera or microphone depending games fully work!


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    Step 1: Dumping your app.db file



    Depending on your firmware there are different ways to do this:


    Fail-Mail trick - for firmware(s) 3.00 - 3.52



    HENkaku - for firmware 3.60



    Backup Editing - for ALL firmware(s)





    Step 2: Modifying the app.db file



    1) Back on the PC we can now start the SqliteBrowser, open our app.db file and select the Execute SQL tab!

    sqlitebrowser



    2) Copy the following SQL code, ..

    CREATE TRIGGER CHANGE_CATEGORY_GPC AFTER INSERT ON tbl_appinfo WHEN new.val LIKE 'gpc' BEGIN UPDATE tbl_appinfo SET val='gdb' WHERE key='566916785' and titleid=new.titleid; END; CREATE TRIGGER CHANGE_CATEGORY_GP AFTER INSERT ON tbl_appinfo WHEN new.val LIKE 'gp' BEGIN UPDATE tbl_appinfo SET val='gdb' WHERE key='566916785' and titleid=new.titleid; END; CREATE TRIGGER CHANGE_CATEGORY_GDC AFTER INSERT ON tbl_appinfo WHEN new.val LIKE 'gdc' BEGIN UPDATE tbl_appinfo SET val='gdb' WHERE key='566916785' and titleid=new.titleid; END; CREATE TRIGGER CHANGE_CATEGORY_GD AFTER INSERT ON tbl_appinfo WHEN new.val LIKE 'gd' BEGIN UPDATE tbl_appinfo SET val='gdb' WHERE key='566916785' and titleid=new.titleid; END;

    ..paste it in the SQL field and hit the 'Play' button!

    sqlitebrowser3


    3) The triggers to automatically patch all your already installed games and those to be installed in the future are now applied

    sqlitebrowser3


    4) Hit Write Changes and close the programm.




    Step 3: (Re)Installing the modified app.db file



    Fail-Mail trick - for firmware(s) 3.00 - 3.52



    HENkaku - for firmware 3.60



    Backup Editing - for ALL firmware(s)





    Note: A Database rebuild will remove the patch and you'll have to redo the whole process!
    (Of course rebooting is totally fine and even a Database refresh will not reset anything!)



    FAQ & Troubleshooting



    My e-mail shows a [?] instead of the photo symbol?!

    Try resetting the PSTV's mail account or resend the mail.


    Some of my games still won't work!?

    Yes. Some won't ever work since they need hardware the PSTV simply doesn't have.




    Last updated:
    November 28, 2017