The PS Vita is an awesome handheld worth revisiting, but what truly unlocks the greatness of this console is the power of homebrew. This tutorial will go through the process of taking any PlayStation Vita console on firmware 3.73 and modifying it with h-encore² with the goal of launching third party homebrew, games, applications, and more. This also goes through the process of downgrading to the more compatible 3.60/3.65 firmwares with the awesome coldbooting HENkaku Ensō! All of this is made infinitely easier thanks to VitaDeploy, and at the end we also cover HENkaku settings as well as future plugin setup with AutoPlugin.

The end-goal here being a successfully downgraded, coldbooting, modified Vita with a few starter plugins as well as pieces of homebrew to create a solid foundation for using the Vita. All the heavy lifting of the modification process itself is covered here while further recommendations and improvements are available in additional videos. Be sure to look in the “Additional Vita Videos” section of this description for more!

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0:00 – Introduction
1:53 – Prerequisites
3:28 – Checking Current Firmware Version
4:26 – 3.73 Setup
7:20 – 3.73 Installation
11:06 – h-encore² Installation
12:25 – VitaShell Installation
13:48 – Downgrading to 3.60/3.65
19:35 – Homebrew Installs
21:03 – iTLS Enso Installation
21:21 – Vita HomeBrew Browser
22:30 – HENkaku Settings Setup
23:50 – AutoPlugin Setup
30:05 – Final Recommendations


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