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logo   How to hack and modify Trophies

Working for Firmwares: 3.00 - 3.52, 3.60

PlayStationTV compatible: Yes

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: approx. 15 min

Credits: Mr.Gas, Major_Tom

  • DB Browser for SQLite 3.7.0
  • a registered e-mail account on your Vita (fail-mail)
  • FileZilla (HENkaku)

  • Note: Syncing at your own risk!!

    For HENkaku enabled devices you can use TropHAX instead!

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    Step 1: Dumping your trophy_local.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

    Step 2: Modifying the trophy_local.db file

    1) Back on the PC we can now start the SqliteBrowser, open our trophy_local.db file..


    ..go to Browse Data and select tbl_trophy_flag from the dropdown menu.

    2) Here are all the trophies listed with their Names and descriptions.


    Field explanation
    title_id Every Game has it's own number 1, 2, 3..
    unlocked 0 = locked, 1 = unlocked trophy
    grade 1 = Platinum, 2 = Gold, 3 = Silver, 4 = Bronze
    hidden 0 = normal, 1 = hidden Trophy
    title The Trophy Title
    description The Trophy's description

    3 If you just want to unlock trophies, set the unlocked tab to 1 and don't forget to adjust a valid and legit date at time_unlocked. ;)

    If you want to adjust the progress bar aswell switch to the tbl_trophy_title and change progress to 100.


    And if you just want to just mess around with everything feel free to do that and change whatever you want! :D


    4) When you're done just hit Write Changes and close the programm.

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

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

    HENkaku - for firmware 3.60

    Now just start the Trophy-App and look at what you've.. Done! :D

    hacked trophies

    FAQ & Troubleshooting

    Can I get banned for doing this?!

    We don't know how sony is going to deal with this yet. So its at your own risk.

    My SqliteBrowser says changing some parameters could corrupt the datbase?!

    Ignore it..

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

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

    Last updated:
    November 28, 2017