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This desk was based mostly on the good exploit tables right here, particularly the work of The Zett.

Note that each one firmwares below the Maximum Supported Firmware are supported by the exploit.

Note: A PS3 is required to buy and set up PSP video games to the PS Vita.

Also, the video games themselves won’t ever be patched, solely the Official Firmware can be. Thus, so long as the PSP recreation wasn’t faraway from the PSN community, and you might be on a supported firmware; you’ll be able to nonetheless use a PS3 to purchase them after which switch them to your Vita.

  • FW 3.18/3.20 – The Golden Firmware model for the PS Vita. This model is able to eCFW, PSX emulation, and incorporates a useful Package Manager to put in non-DRM apps/demos and not using a PS3. It additionally helps the Native Rejuvenate exploit. It is sort of helpful, so do not replace previous it, and snap up any you see in Gamestop. Edit: 3.60 is now thought-about the golden firmware, have a look at /r/vitahacks on reddit for extra particulars. 3.60 can do what 3.18/3.20 does and extra
  • Sony PSP – A well-liked Sony handheld recreation console launched in 2004, and had a thriving homebrew dev scene that was famed for it is numerous array of emulators. The PS Vita incorporates a PSP emulator, which should be exploited to run homebrew.
  • eCFW – Full-blown Custom Firmware for the PSP that permits you to run homebrew and play PSP ISOs (PSP recreation pictures). eCFW exploits are most popular.
  • PSX – The Sony PlayStation One, a preferred online game system within the Nineteen Nineties. The PS Vita incorporates the very best handheld emulator for this recreation console, bundled with a purchase order of a primary get together PSX recreation on PSN.
    • Currently, solely FW 3.18 and three.20 permits you to load any PSX recreation into the emulator, versus the small library of PSX video games on PSN.
  • VHBL – Half-Byte Homebrew Loader for Vita. This solely permits you to run homebrew, with barely restricted compatibility (e.g. consumer-mode solely). No ISOs.
    • Not to be confused with the upcoming VHL, the Vita Homebrew Loader for the Native Rejuvenate exploit.

eCFW PSP Emulator exploits, for 3.50 and under. Not for 3.51.

Exploit Game Available Regions Maximum Supported Firmware Hack Category Currently at PSN? Exploit Developers Other Info
World of Pool EU, AU 3.50 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Ape Escape: On the Loose US ONLY 3.50 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Pool Hall Pro US, SA 3.50 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 Pool Hall Pro in North America
Toukiden: Kiwami Demo JP ONLY 3.51 and under VHBL NO 173210

There’s a 3.51 exploit listed within the desk, however it’s now not doable to obtain this recreation demo, not to mention exterior of Japan.

3.36 and Below (eCFW) – The Bubble Exploit[edit | edit source]

Qwikrazor and different PS Vita hackers found a tantilizing exploit that created PS Vita bubbles in your homescreen that launch PSP Firmware. This is a serious milestone in Vita homebrew.

Exploit Game Available Regions Maximum Supported Firmware Hack Category Currently at PSN? Exploit Developers Other Info
Patapon 2 EU, AU, US, JP 3.36 and under Bubbles YES qwikrazor87
Numblast EU, AU, US, JP, AS 3.36 and under eCFW/Bubbles YES qwikrazor87 Qruton in Japan
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend JP ONLY 3.36 and under eCFW/Bubbles YES 173210
Arcade Darts EU, US 3.36 and under Bubbles YES qwikrazor87 US-Version needs to be transfered through PS3!
Hot Brain US ONLY 3.36 and under eCFW/Bubbles YES qwikrazor87
Notice: If you might be working 3.18 or 3.20, don’t replace to three.30/3.35. You will lose eCFW help.

If you discovered your self on firmware 3.30, to not fear, a number of builders managed to run VHBL utilizing the next video games. Note that VHBL can not run PSP ISO recreation backups.

These exploits had been instantly patched by Sony in FW 3.35.

Exploit Game Available Regions Maximum Supported Firmware Hack Category Currently at PSN? Exploit Developers Other Info
Go! Sudoku EU, AU 3.30 and under eCFW YES Dumpster & qwikrazor87 Patched in 3.35.
Z.H.P. Zettai Hero Project EU, US, JP, AS 3.30 and under eCFW NO KanadeEngel Patched in 3.35.

These zero-day exploits had been leaked en masse throughout an inside argument between PS Vita devs.

This implies that FW 3.18 is the Ultimate Firmware for the close to future. PS Vitas with this firmware are helpful and might fetch a excessive value, so do not replace. It has full PSP eCFW help, a PSX emulator that may play any recreation, and a hidden Package Manager for non-DRM apps and demos (particularly PSM DevAssistant for Unity, wanted for the Native hack).

3.18 / 3.20 (eCFW + PSX)[edit | edit source]

If you will have a PS Vita with 3.18 (or a PS TV with 3.20), you need to use these video games to put in TN-V customized firmware in your Vita, permitting you to play PSP ISO recreation backups along with typical firmware.

These video games had been patched on 3.30, which can not run TN-V.

  1. Choose a PSP recreation from the desk under, and buy it from PSN.
    • If you wish to save house and lower your expenses, Talkman Travel: Tokyo is a superb alternative, because it prices solely $3 and is 18MB.
    • Otherwise, Patapon 2 is really helpful, because it’s an excellent recreation and the obtain code prices solely $4.
  2. You should use a PS3 (with the OpenCMA trick) to switch the PSP recreation to the PS Vita.
  3. Download an exploit installer for your PSP recreation
  4. Follow these directions to put in the exploit.
Exploit Game Available Regions Maximum Supported Firmware Hack Category Currently at PSN? Exploit Developers Other Info
Talkman Travel: Tokyo EU, US, + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 Only $3, and 18MB in measurement.
Patapon 2 EU, AU, US, JP 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 A obtain code prices solely $4 on Amazon.
Patapon 1 EU, AU, US, JP 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Gladiator Begins EU, US, JP 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Space Invaders Extreme EU, AU 3.18 and under eCFW YES Wistine & qwikrazor87 Good recreation for the EU Store
Mystylist JP ONLY 3.18 and under eCFW YES 173210 & qwikrazor87
Skate Park City EU, AU, AS 3.18 and under eCFW YES freakler & qwikrazor87 AS model needs to be purchased through PC!
Arcade Darts EU, US 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 USVersion needs to be transfered through PS3
Armored Core 3 Portable US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES Conjo & qwikrazor87
Armored Core Silent Line Portable US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Ben 10: Protector of Earth US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days EU, JP 3.18 and under eCFW YES fate6, Kankertje & qwikrazor87
Fight Night Round 3 US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES sockse & qwikrazor87
Field Commander US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES sockse & qwikrazor87
Go! Sudoku EU, AU 3.18 and under eCFW YES Dumpster & qwikrazor87
God of War: Ghost of Sparta US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES sockse & qwikrazor87
KaZook EU + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Kingdom of Paradise US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES vonjack
International Athletics EU + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Mawaskes Puzzle EU + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES fazo786 & qwikrazor
Real Madrid: The Game EU + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES YANOX & qwikrazor87
Sid Meier’s Pirates EU + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES freakler & qwikrazor87
Z.H.P. Zettai Hero Project EU, US, JP, AS 3.30 and under eCFW NO KanadeEngel Patched in 3.35.

3.18 PS1 Loader Exploits[edit | edit source]

These exploits permit your PS Vita to play any PS1 recreation you select, at full pace, and upscaled. It’s one of the best ways to play Final Fantasy 7.

Exploit Game Available Regions Maximum Supported Firmware Hack Category Currently at PSN? Exploit Developers Other Info
Tekken 2 EU, US, 3.18 and under PS1 loader YES qwikrazor87 & acid_snake
Sports Superbike 2/XS Moto EU, US 3.18 and under PS1 loader YES qwikrazor87 & acid_snake Not accessible in Germany

PSP Demo Games[edit | edit source]

The PSP Demo video games solely labored in the course of the 2 days of PSN restructuring that Sony underwent after the three.18 exploit swarm. It is now not doable to put in them on any firmware model.

Exploit Game Available Regions Maximum Supported Firmware Hack Category Currently at PSN? Exploit Developers Other Info
Patapon 2 Demo US + ??? 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 Demos can now not be put in.
Gladiator Begins Demo EU, US, JP 3.18 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 Demos can now not be put in.

These exploits are for firmwares decrease than 3.15. For essentially the most half, the video games themselves have by no means been patched (Sony patches the firmware as a substitute).

So don’t be concerned in the event you’ve missed the exploit window; so long as you will have a appropriate firmware and can purchase the sport from the PSN Store, the exploits will nonetheless work.

Exploit Game Available Regions Maximum Supported Firmware Hack Category Currently at PSN? Exploit Developers Other Info
Everybody’s Tennis EU, US, JP, AS 1.61 and under eCFW YES Teck4 Support dropped
Motorstorm Arctic Edge EU, JP, AS 1.61 and under eCFW YES Teck4 and yosh Motorstorm Raging ice in Japan
Super Collapse 3 EU, US 1.67 and under eCFW YES TheCobra
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite EU, US 1.80 and under eCFW YES Neuron
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 EU ONLY 1.80 and under eCFW YES NeurOn
Monster Hunter Portable 2ndG JP ONLY 1.80 and under eCFW YES Neuron
Monster Hunter Portable third ONLY JP ONLY 1.80 and under eCFW YES NeurOn
Urbanix EU, US, JP 1.81 and under eCFW YES xerpi There is a 2nd exploit for firmware lower than/equal to 2.61
Mad Blocker Alpha EU, US 1.81 and under eCFW YES frostegater USVersion shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
Gravity Crash Portable EU, US, JP, AS 1.81 and under eCFW YES Teck4
UNO EU, US, JP 2.02 and under eCFW YES frostegater & Zer01ne
Apache Overkill EU, US 2.06 and under eCFW YES Major Tom
Gamocracy One: Legend of Robot EU, US 2.12 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 USVersion shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
Arcade Darts EU, US 2.60 and under eCFW YES frostegater & acid_snake US model needs to be transfered through PS3
Arcade Pool & Snooker EU, US 2.60 and under eCFW YES frostegater, qwikrazor87 & acid_snake USVersion shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
Arcade Airhockey & Bowling EU, US 2.60 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor& acid snake US model shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
World of Pool EU, US 2.60 and under eCFW YES acid_snake Pool Hall Pro in North America
Pipe Madness EU, US 2.61 and under eCFW YES frostegater US model shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
Fieldrunners EU, US 2.61 and under eCFW YES frostegater USVersion shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
Half Minute Hero EU, US, JP 2.61 and under eCFW YES frostegater & yosh (wth)
Urbanix EU, US, JP 2.61 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 A second exploit for the Urbanix recreation
Jewel Keepers: Easter Island EU, US 2.61 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 Juwelenwächter: Osterinsel in Germany
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2012 Ketteiban JP ONLY 2.61 and under eCFW NO 173210 Game wont return to the PSN Store
King of Pool EU, US, JP, AS 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 & acid snake
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Battle Arena 2 JP ONLY 3.01 and under eCFW YES 173210
101-in-1 Megamix EU, US, AS 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 & xerpi EU-model cannot be purchased/downloaded
Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks EU, AU, US 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 & Kankertje Dont confuse it with Ben 10 Alien Force
FIFA 2011 US, JP 3.01 and under eCFW YES Matthew_WI & qwikrazor87 Fifa Soccer 2011 in North America
FIFA 2012 US, JP 3.01 and under eCFW YES Mathew_WI & qwikrazor87 Fifa Soccer 2012 in North America
Persona 2: Innocent Sins EU, AU, US, JP 3.01 and under eCFW YES Mathew_WI US model shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
Arcade Pool & Snooker EU, US 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 & acid_snake USVersion shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
Arcade Airhockey & Bowling EU, US 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 & acid_snake US model shouldn’t be transferable through PS3
World of Pool EU, US 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 & acid_snake Pool Hall Pro in North America
Numblast EU, AU, US, JP, AS 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 Qruton in Japan
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest EU + ??? 3.01 and under eCFW YES qwikrazor87 Also referred to as POTC: Dead Man’s Chest
MyStylist JP ONLY 3.15 and under eCFW YES 173210
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 2012 Ketteiban JP ONLY 3.15 and under eCFW NO 173210 Game will not return to the PSN Store.

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