PSTV Modding

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PSTV Modding

Postby tweekers237 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:56 pm

Good Morning ISO Zone.

Saw something in my tweet feed today about PSTV modding. I'm a new owner of a PS4 and I do have a PSTV to Remote play in the basement. I'm sure most of you know the PSTV kind of falls short of everything but has a few neat positives.

I'm not looking to hack into this yet but wondering if anyone has hacked into it and what do you actually gain/lose when your Jailbreak it.

Just wondering. Thanks guys.
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Re: PSTV Modding

Postby goat813 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:56 pm

if you've updated you pstv recently you won't be able to mod it at all. I have one softmodded and honestly it doesn't do anything a psp can't do (and psp does it better IMO) as of right now there's no way to play back up of vita games, just run emulators and possibly run psp games depending on how/ when you modded it. Not really worth messing with it IMO.
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Re: PSTV Modding

Postby schmupluvr » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:08 pm

I enjoy mine for some vita games but mostly for the emulators via RetroArch. There is only a small handful of vita games that aren't good on the PSTV. Using a PS4 controller allows the mouse pad to be used as the touch screen on a Vita.
Learning/configuring RA is not easy but the emus really do run good, no lag either, not kidding some brilliant minds did a great job.
*I actually do not go on PSN with mine. I've had the same account for way too long to risk a ban.
The new VitaShell update is out now with USB support so things are evolving/improving.

Quick list of good Vita games:
Wipeout 2048
TxK (Tempest knock-off)
Street Fighter X Tekken
Sky Force Anniversary
Murasaki Baby (trippy/artsy puzzle game)

Check out Reddit if you've not already.

Edit:@Goat813 is correct but.....as much as I love PSP Go it cannot output via HDMI. :(
2nd Edit: You can play backups. Mai dumps are great. Reddit!
3rd Edit: The only games that can't be played w/Henkaku are on 3.61/3.63 ofw. Not that many and I'm confident cfw will handle that as well. Peace and love and all that stuff.
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Re: PSTV Modding

Postby capsnk » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:11 pm

If you are on OFW 3.60 firmware you can mod it with the Henkaku exploit i recommend also installing Adrenaline for psp isos and vitamine and maidump for vita games backups.
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Re: PSTV Modding

Postby tweekers237 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 pm

awesome feed back. I'm currently knee deep in my Retropie so I can't see modding yet another device for emulation. This was helpful though. If hacking the PSTV made it into the device it should have been then I'd be all about it. I still may grab another because they are cheap now and PS is basically abandoning the whole product.
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Re: PSTV Modding

Postby UnholyArceus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:56 pm

you can play psp games and ps vita through HDD Drives now.
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Re: PSTV Modding

Postby voultar » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 pm

The PSTV shits all over the PSP in terms of homebrew and backup loading for both PSP AND Vita games. Now with USB mounting capabilities, it's an oustanding device to have if you secure one with 3.60 firmware.

All new/sealed PSTV's will ship with low firmware, so it isn't a problem if you buy new stock.


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Re: PSTV Modding

Postby mutantchipmunk » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:26 pm

If you have firmware 3.60 on it then go hack that baby. However you can do the whitelist hack on 3.61 so you can play all vita games on the device.
With firmware 3.6, as said above, you can load games via usb now instead of the memory card. You can run psp, vita games and theres a n64 emulator coming soon to the retroarch builds for the vita. To use the remote play feature you would have to find the hack and will only connect directly to the ps4 and not use the internet. If you need remote play, most pc's run the client just fine and works over the internet. I have a 10.1" windows tablet with an atom processor, 2gb of ram and it runs remote play great.
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