NoNpDrm + ref00d – Play PS Vita Game Backups on Any Firmware

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This guide will show you how to install the NoNpDrm and ref00d plugins on your custom firmware PlayStation Vita. These plugins together will allow you to play virtually any PS Vita game backups and DLC on any homebrew enabled PS Vita. NoNpDrm by TheOfficialFlow works by creating faux license files for any game that is boot up while the plugin is active; this means you can play backups as well as create backups from game cards that can be played on any console with the plugin. NoNpDrm is also compatible with downloadable content and game updates, allowing them to be shared with other devices. The ref00d plugin by the FAPS team allows you to run games and applications on any firmware regardless of their requirements; meaning 3.68 games can be played on 3.60 PS Vita consoles.

Required Downloads:

PS Vita with Custom Firmware

  • NoNpDrm and ref00d are compatible with a PS Vita running CFW such as HENkaku or h-encore

Wi-Fi Connection

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

Autoplugin (Optional)

  • The NoNpDrm and ref00d  plugins can be downloaded and installed directly from the Autoplugin homebrew app on PS Vita

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How to Install NoNpDrm and ref00d

  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. vita vitashell ftp folder
  3. On your PC file browser, copy nonpdrm.skprx to the  ur0:/tai/ folder on your PS Vita
  4. Copy ref00d.skprx and keys.bin  to the ur0:/tai/ folder on your PS Vitakeys.bin nonpdrm ref00d .skprx ur0 tai
  5. Press [Circle] on your PS Vita to close the FTP connection when the transfer is complete
  6. In VitaShell, go to theur0: -> /tai/ foldervita ur0 tai config .txt
  7. Select the config.txt file and press [Cross] to edit the file
  8. Highlight *KERNEL and press [Triangle] -> [Insert empty line]vita ur0 tai config .txt insert empty line
  9. Select the empty line with the D-Pad and press [Cross]
  10. Enter ur0:tai/nonpdrm.skprx and press [Line Break]
  11. Enter ur0:tai/ref00d.skprx on the line belowvita tai edit config .txt nonpdrm ref00d .skprx
  12. Press [Circle] to exit the editor and press [Cross] Save your changesur0 tai config .txt nonpdrm ref00d .skprx
  1. Exit VitaShell and restart your PS Vita for the changes to take place
  2. If you do not have permanent custom firmware via Ensō, reload your chosen exploit
You’ve now installed the NoNpDrm and ref00d plugins. You can now run all installed content such as game backups, DLC and themes regardless of DRM protection or firmware requirements. The licenses generated by NoNpDrm can be used to dump game cards to your memory card or PC.

PS Vita Game Backups

Installing PS Vita Content

  • PS Vita game content can be installed on your PS Vita by transferring the files via USB or FTP using VitaShell

Create PS Vita Backups

  • The NoNpDrm plugin generates a fake license file that can be used to create game card dumps and play them


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  • 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


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  • MicroSD cards are far cheaper than the PS Vita memory cards and have much larger storage capacity