Modoru - Downgrading PS Vita Firmware

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This guide will show you how to downgrade the firmware on your homebrew enabled PS Vita. Modoru (戻る) by TheOfficialFlow is a firmware downgrade app for the PS Vita, you will use Modoru + a firmware update file (PSP2UPDAT.PUP) of your choice to downgrade your PS Vita provided that the firmware is higher than your Vita’s factory firmware. While HENkaku has been ported to higher firmwares, 3.60 is still considered the golden firmware with the highest compatibility with homebrew as well as access to persistent custom firmware via the Ensō hack.

Required Downloads:

PlayStation Vita with Custom Firmware

PS Vita Firmware File (PSP2UPDAT.PUP) [Full List]

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

Installing Modoru

  1. On your PS Vita, launch VitaShell and Press [Select] to enter FTP modevitashell vita ftp ip address
  2. Enter the address displayed on the PS Vita in your PC file browser e.g. ftp://xxx.xxx.x.x:1337ps vita vitashell ftp folder
  3. On your PC file browser, go to ux0: and create a folder called vpk if it doesn’t already existvita ux0 vpk folder
  4. Copy modoru.vpk to the ux0:/vpk/ foldervita vpk folder ftp
  5. Press [Circle] to close FTP/USB mode
  6. In VitaShell, go to ux0: -> /vpk/ then highlight modoru.vpk
  7. Press [Cross] to install it and confirm the extended permissions promptps vita vitashell install vpk
  8. Press [Select] to enter FTP/USB mode again
  9. On your PC file browser, copy your PSP2UPDAT.PUP update file to ux0:/app/MODORU000/ on your PS Vitavita psp2updat .pup modoru000 folder
  10. Go to ur0: and rename the /tai/ folder to /taibackup/
  11. Go to ux0: and rename the /tai/ folder to /taibackup2/ if it exists vita rename tai taibackup
  12. Press [Circle] on your PS Vita to close FTP/USB mode
  13. Exit VitaShell and reboot your PS Vita
  14. Launch your exploit app (h-encore or Tinity) and select [Install HENkaku] then [Exit] once it is installedvita install henkaku h-encore
  15. When your PS Vita reloads, open [Settings] -> [HENkaku Settings] -> check [Enable Unsafe Homebrew] then close Settings
vita henkaku enable unsafe homebrew You’ve now disabled your plugins and enabled homebrew via HENkaku, you can now run the Modoru app to downgrade to your desired firmware version.

Downgrading PS Vita Firmware

  1. Launch the new Modoru bubble in your LiveAreavita modoru bubble downgrade firmware
  2. Press [Cross] to confirm and wait 20 secondsvita modoru downgrade firmware
  3. Press [Cross] to accept the terms and start the downgrade
  4. The Modoru menu will be replaced by the green update screenvita system update
  5. Your PS Vita will reboot when the update is finished, check [Settings] -> [System] -> [System Information] to confirm your new firmware versionvita system information firmware 3.60
You have now successfully downgraded your PS Vita’s system firmware, you can now prepare to install the corresponding exploit for your new firmware.

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