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PlayStation TV Hacks for FW3.63

Because of the PlayStation TV’s lack of Vita’s touchscreen, rear touchpad, microphone, camera and motion sensors, Sony blacklisted a large number of games that used these features. These included Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, Gravity Rush, and Tearaway. If a player inserted a Vita game card that was not on the whitelist and attempted to open it, it would fail to load. The decision to blacklist certain Vita games was not well received by players. Many of them felt some of the Vita’s most popular titles were included on the blacklist. Others argued that most of the games didn’t need to be blacklisted, as games such as WipEout 2048 only used Vita’s touchscreen for the menu and would be accessible using the DualShock controller’s touch-pointer emulation.

PlayStation TV Hacks

Mr.Gas released an exploit for players to overwrite the whitelist and load any game on the PlayStation TV. Using this exploit, players would create a new Gmail account, link it to Mozilla Thunderbird, and then send themselves the exploit files. If done correctly, games previously not supported would open up on the PS TV as though they were being played on the Vita. While some games like Unchanted: Golden Abyss suffered from the PS TV’s lack of Vita features, the vast majority of the blacklisted games turned out of to be perfectly playable with the Whitelist exploit enabled.

Here what you can do now with the PlayStation TV/Vita TV on FW3.63 since psvimgtools has been released.

Native hacks & tricks


Currently native Homebrews are indeed possible, but for now restricted to firmware 3.60 only! (and theoretically below) And as downgrading is not possible either, you sadly are out of luck on this firmware.

However, there are still some native tricks you can make use of:

PSM
Backup Editing

 

The following hacks & tricks are possible through using backup editing:

themes
Custom Themes
Whitelist
Whitelist Patch
registry
Registry Hacks

ePSP hacks


Currently it can be quite confusing reading the news and tutorials about bubbles, VHBL, eCFW and hacks since you can’t easily create custom bubbles anymore on this firmware but all formerly created ones will still work.

For now, you’ll need to either own/know someone with a second Vita, who can set everything up for you, or once again make use of backup editing mentioned above!

VHBL
VHBL
ARK
ARK eCFW
BUBBLES
Custom Bubbles

Note: Remember that we still can’t write to the PSP/GAME/ folder on this firmware!

Don’t forget to check out our guide for all kind of useful info here.

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2 comments

  1. My vita is on 3.18 fw and pstv is on near 3.20 i think but i been away from the scene for awhile due to work life etc. Is it now worth upgrading to 3.63 and will i be able to still use tnv to play all my psp emu and isos without it id be one unhappy camper. I wouldn’t know where to really begin.

    • NOOOOO don’t upgrade to 3.63!!!! you would have a much easier time hacking your vita with henkkaku while under fw 6.0.

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