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How to install a ARK-2 Bubble without any exploitgame
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Working for Firmwares: 3.30 - 3.63

PlayStationTV compatible: Yes

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 5 min

Credits: qwikrazor87, Mr.Gas, Major_Tom

  • FW360_ARK_pboot_bubble.zip [for 3.60-3.63]

  • release_ark_352.zip (1.54Mb) [for 3.51-3.55]

  • release_ark_350.rar (1.42Mb) [for 3.50]

  • ARK-2_PBOOT_Bubble.rar (2.02Mb) [for 3.3X]
  • any PSP Game/Demo installed
  • a registered e-mail account on your Vita (fail-mail)
  • yifanlu's psvimgtools (backup-editing)
  • CMA / QCMA

  • Note: Your 'basegame' will be replaced by the ARK-2 bubble and thus not be useable anymore!

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    Note: Make a CMA backup of your Basegame first!

    Step 1: Download and copy the savegame

    1) Download the appropriate archive for Firmwares 3.3X, 3.50, 3.51-3.52 or 3.60-3.63 if you haven't already and extract it.

    2) The first thing to do is move the whole ARK_01234 folder to Documents/PSAVEDATA/xxxxxxxxxxx/ ..


    ..and transfer the savegame to your Vita via your favourite CMA program.


    Step 2: Installing the PBOOT.PBP file

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

    Backup Editing - for ALL firmware(s)

    ark bubble

    Done! :)

    Alternatively: Video Tutorial by HackinformerTV via youtube

    FAQ & Troubleshooting

    Can I install a different Menu?

    Yes just update the ARK_01234 folder and recopy it to the Vita.

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

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

    Last updated:
    November 4, 2019