Guide: PlayStation Vita

Guide: PlayStation Vita

Last updated: 01MAY2021 (see Changelog for details)

This tutorial will show you how to safely and permanently jailbreak/mod your device so that you can run RetroArch or other emulators, plus load backups of your PS Vita, PSP, and PS1 games.

This guide is intended for the PS Vita 1000 and PS Vita 2000 models. The PS TV setup is mostly the same, but there are some slight differences in the process; because I’ve never used a PS TV, I would recommend looking elsewhere for the jailbreak instructions. This tutorial is written for Windows users, but Mac users can also follow this guide. When the process deviates for Mac users, I have provided relevant instructions and adjustments.

Note that each of these tutorials are written in a specific order. For example, you will need VitaShell installed to run certain tools, and so those instructions are found above the other tutorials. Long story short: if you just jump into a specific section and it references things you don’t understand (like VitaShell, AutoPlugin, etc.), then scroll up a bit to find those particular instructions.

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Review: PS Vita Grips with L2/R2 Buttons

Review: PS Vita Grips with L2/R2 Buttons

Let’s test out these PS Vita grips that have L2/R2 trigger buttons, making them a viable option for PS4 Remote Play or PS1 emulation. With Hori grips selling for $150+ right now, are these JEC budget grips worth $30/20?

PCH1000 grips:
https://amzn.to/3nfe7QH
https://www.play-asia.com/l2r2-button-grip-cover-for-pch-1000-black/13/709ikh

PCH2000 grips:
https://www.play-asia.com/l2r2-button-grip-cover-for-pch-2000-white/13/708qs5

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PlayStation Vita as a Retro Handheld Gaming Device

PlayStation Vita as a Retro Handheld Gaming Device

Last updated: 13DEC2020 (see Changelog for details)

If you’ve ever spent time on any emulation-related website, subreddit, YouTube comments, or discord server, you’ve heard the arguments: if you want a good handheld gaming device, you must buy a PS Vita. So I decided to pick up a PS Vita and give it the same critical eye that I like to give any of my handheld devices.

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