Create PS Vita Backups from Game Cards

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This guide will show you how to backup your PS Vita games so they can be played without the game card. You can create your own backups of your game cards by dumping them to the PS Vita memory card or onto your PC. You’ll be able to play them using the license files generated by the NoNpDrm plugin.

PS Vita with CFW

  • NoNpDrm is only compatible with a PS Vita running CFW such as HENkaku or h-encore

NoNpDrm Plugin

  • The NoNpDrm plugin by TheOfficialFlow is required to generate the fake license file so the game will run

Wi-Fi or USB Connection

  •  You will need a Wi-Fi or USB connection to transfer the install files via FTP or USB with VitaShell

Autoplugin (Optional)

  • The NoNpDrm plugin can be installed easily using the Autoplugin homebrew app on PS Vita

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Dumping Game Cards

  1. First launch the game you wish to dump at least once with the NoNpDrm plugin enabled
  2. Launch VitaShell
  3. Press [Start] and set [USB device] to [Game Card]vitashell press start usb device game card
  4. Press [Select] to enter FTP or USB modevitashell vita ftp ip address
  5. On your PC file browser, go to gro0: -> /app/
  6. Copy your game folder /TITLE_ID/ to a location on your PCvita gr0 game dump nonpdrm
  7. Go to ux0: -> /nonpdrm/ -> /license/ -> /app/ -> /TITLE_ID/
  8. Rename 6488b73b912a753a492e2714e9b38bc7.rif to work.binvita nonpdrm rename 6488b73b912a753a492e2714e9b38bc7 .rif work.bin
  9. In your PC game backup folder, go to /TITLE_ID/ -> /sce_sys/ -> /package/
  10. Copy work.binto the /TITLE_ID/ -> /sce_sys/ -> /package/ folder on your PCvita nonpdrm create backups work.bin 6488b73b912a753a492e2714e9b38bc7 .rif
  11. Transfer the game backup /TITLE_ID/ from your PC to the  ux0:/app/ folder on your PS Vita memory cardvita ux0 app game folder
  12. Press [Circle] on your PS Vita to exit FTP/USB mode
  13. Go back to the VitaShell root directory list
  14. Press [Triangle] and select [Refresh LiveArea™]vitashell press triangle refresh livearea
  15. Exit VitaShell and launch your game from the LiveAreavita gravity rush

Congratulations, you’ve dumped your game to your memory card with the NoNpDrm license file so you can now play it without inserting the game card.

Dumping DLC Files

  •  Additional content files can be found at ux0:addcont/TITLE_ID/DLC_FOLDER and grw0:addcont/TITLE_ID/DLC_FOLDER
  • The NoNpDrm license file 6488b73b912a753a492e2714e9b38bc7.rif should be copied from ux0:nonpdrm/license/addcont/TITLE_ID/DLC_FOLDER/ to ux0:license/addcont/TITLE_ID/DLC_FOLDER/

PS Vita Backups


  • NoPayStation is a Windows / Mac application containing a library of PS3, Vita, PSP and PSX games to download and transfer to your console
  • The NoPayStaion library also features game updates, DLC and themes


  • pkgj by blastrock is a homebrew app that uses the NoPayStation library to download and install Vita, PSP and PSX game backups, DLC and themes directly to your PS Vita without the need for a PC


  • Expand your PS Vita storage with a MicroSD by using the SD2Vita adapter with the StorageMgr plugin