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ARK eCFW by Team Pro

ARK

Originally named PROVita, ARK is an eCFW running on the Vita's PSP emulator. The CFW is based on PRO for the PSP as it has mostly the same features, but ARK is not just a port, it was written from scratch taking the Vita's limitations in mind too. ARK eCFW does not offer the PSP's XMB as TN-V does. But just like TN-C, ARK needs a Menu of your choice to run on.

As of 2014 ARK was updated to version 2, giving it the name ARK-2, to support newer PS Vita Firmwares and handle Sony's restrictions.

Acid_Snake announced the release of ARK-3 with features like Pro Online coming soon!


ARK Bubble files (working for 3.3X - 3.63)

[FW3.60 - 3.63] FW360_ARK_pboot_bubble.zip + Tutorial

[FW3.51 - 3.55] release_ark_352.zip + Tutorial

[FW3.50] release_ark_350.rar + Tutorial

[FW3.3X] ARK-2_PBOOT_Bubble.rar + Tutorial



All ARK Savegames

Firmware

Exploit Game

Region(s)

Download

FW 3.50

Ape Escape: On the Loose

US

FW350_APE_US_ARK.zip

FW 3.50

Pool Hall Pro

US

FW350_PHP_US_ARK_v2.zip

FW350_PHP_US_ARK_adhoc.zip (outdated)

FW 3.50

World of Pool

EU

FW350_WOP_EU_ARK_v2.zip

FW350_WOP_EU_ARK_adhoc.zip (outdated)

FW 3.36

Numblast / Qruton

EU, US,
JP, AS

Numblast_EU_ARK2_v2.zip
Numblast_US_ARK2_v2.zip
Qruton_JP_ARK2_v2.zip
Numblast_AS_ARK2_v2.zip

FW 3.36

HotBrain

US

HotBrain_US_ARK2.zip

FW 3.30

Pool Hall Pro

US

FW330_PHP_US_ARK.zip

FW 3.30

World of Pool

EU

FW330_WOP_EU_ARK.zip

FW 2.02

Uno

EU, US, JP

ARK_2.0x_ecfw-UNO.zip


ARK Bubble Installer Savegames

Firmware

Exploit Game

Region(s)

Download

FW 3.55

Mimana Iyar Chronicle

US

FW355_Mimana_US_ARK_installer.zip

FW 3.51-3.52

Pool Hall Pro

US

FW352_PHP_US_ARK_installer.zip

FW 3.51-3.52

World of Pool

EU

FW352_WOP_EU_ARK_installer.zip

FW 3.51-3.52

Puzzle Scape

EU

FW352_PuzzleScape_EU_ARK_installer.zip

FW 3.51-3.52

Rockman Rockman

JP

FW352_Rockman_JP_ARK_installer.zip

FW 3.50

Pool Hall Pro

US

FW350_PHP_US_ARK_installer.zip





Tutorials & Guides Compilation


The ARK Guide: Tutorials, Tricks, Tips and More (via wololo.net)

[Tutorial] How to install a ARK Bubble without any exploitgame (3.00 - 3.52)

[Tutorial] How to install Homebrews on ARK-2 (via hackinformer.com)

[Tutorial] How to install Emulators on ARK-2 (via hackinformer.com)

[Tutorial] How to install an ARK-2 eCFW bubble on 1.00 - 3.63 (video)



More Downloads


Addons:

Vita Plugin Manager for ARK by Acid_Snake


Alternative Menus:

138Menu by GBOT

ONEMenu by Gdljjrod

yMenu by Yosh

arkMenu by Acid_Snake



Frequently Asked Questions



How do I get back to the main menu? / What's the exit combo?

Press and hold L + R + START + DOWN for a couple of seconds.


Does ARK support Pro Online?

Sadly not since the PS Vita emulates a PSP 1000.


Can I get banned for using this or brick my Vita?

No.





Last updated:
July 23, 2017