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How to swap your Vita memory card without formatting
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Working for Firmwares: 3.00 - 3.52, 3.60

PlayStationTV compatible: Yes


Difficulty: Easy

Time: approx. 5 min


Credits: Mr.Gas, Major_Tom

Requirements:
  • a registered e-mail account on your Vita (fail-mail)

  • Note: This trick won't let you run your Japanese Games on your US Account for example!


    Step 1: Create and overwrite/delete empty id.dat 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




    Done! You should now be able to put this memory card into any other Vita without the need to format!

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    But remember that you will need to redo this process every time you want to swap again!





    FAQ & Troubleshooting



    After putting the memory card in the other Vita it restored itself.

    No idea why. Shit happens.. :/


    I can't start any of my games on the other vita?!

    Thats normal. The games are still tied to your other account.


    Is it possible to swap between a normal Vita and a PSTV?

    Yes it is!


    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