PKGj - Download PS Vita Backups Without PC

This guide will show you how to download game backups directly to your PS Vita using PKGj by blastrock. PKGj uses the same database as NoPayStation so it is possible to download backup games for PS Vita, PSP, PSX and also downloadable content. Your downloads will run in the background using the LiveArea queue so you’ll be able to download your games and still carry out other activities concurrently. The NoNpDrm plugin will be required to play downloaded backups and the ref00d plugin will also be needed if you wish to play games that require a firmware update so these two plugins are highly recommended.

Required Downloads:

PlayStation Vita with Custom Firmware

  • The PKGj homebrew app is only compatible with a PS Vita running CFW such as HENkaku or h-encore

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

NoNpDrm + ref00d

  •  The NoNpDrm and ref00d plugins combined will allow you to play virtually all PS Vita game backups and DLC on any homebrew enabled PS Vita


  • The official PSP emulator is required to play PSP and PSX games on your PS Vita

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Installing PKGj

  1. On your PS Vita, launch VitaShell and press the [Select] button to activate FTP or USB modevitashell vita ftp ip address
  2. On your PC file browser, go to ux0: and create a folder called vpk if it doesn’t already existvita ux0 vpk folder
  3. Transfer pkgj.vpk to the ux0:/vpk/ folder on your PS Vitavita vpk folder ftp
  4. When the transfer is complete, press [Circle] on your PS Vita to close FTP/USB mode
  5. In VitaShell, go to ux0: -> /vpk/ then highlight pkgj.vpk
  6. Press [Cross] to install it and confirm the extended permissions promptps vita vitashell install vpk
  7. Close VitaShell when the installation is complete
  8. Launch the PKGj bubble from your LiveArea and select the game you wish to downloadpkgj vita backups
  9. Select [Install game] to begin the download, you can also choose whether to download game patches and updates alongside your gamepkgj install game with patch
  10. Your game will be added to the LiveArea queue for background downloadspkgj livearea game download in background
  11. Your game will automatically begin to install when the download is completevita pkgj livearea game install

You can now download game backups directly to your PS Vita without a PC. You can press [Triangle] to open the PKGj menu to filter between backups for PSX, PSP, DLC, themes and more.

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


  • Adrenaline unlocks the built in PSP emulator for flawless PSP and PSX gameplay and is also compatible with PSP homebrew


  • Use your PS3 or PS4 controller to play games with DS3Vita / DS4Vita, installed via Autoplugin