SD2VITA - Use MicroSD for PS Vita

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The SD2Vita is a MicroSD adapter that fits into the game card slot, it can be used to greatly increase your storage capacity without having to use an expensive Sony memory card. The StorageMgr plugin by CelesteBlue is required to redirect your PS Vita’s main storage location to the SD2Vita adapter. StorageMgr will be installed and configured using Autoplugin.

Required Downloads:

PlayStation Vita with Custom Firmware

  • StorageMgr, Autoplugin and the SD2Vita adapter require a PS Vita running CFW such as HENkaku or h-encore

SD2Vita Adapter

  • You will need the Vita Game Card to MicroSD adapter
  • They can be bought from Amazon for a fairly reasonable price

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 

  • You will need to install the Autoplugin app to easily install and configure StorageMgr

Backup PS Vita Files on PC

  1. On your PS Vita, launch [VitaShell] and press the [Select] button to activate USB or FTP modevitashell vita ftp ip address
  2. Copy all the contents within the ux0: directory to a folder on your PC

Preparing the MicroSD

  1. Plug your SD card into your PC
  2. Install and launch Win32 Disc Imager
  3. Select the location of your zzBlank.img file [Image File]
  4. Select the drive letter for your MicroSD [Device]sd2vita zzblank .img
  5. Click [Write] and wait for the process to finish
  6. Eject and re-insert your MicroSD card into your PC
  7. Format the MicroSD card if prompted, or right-click the drive and select [Format]sd2vita format sd
  8. Set [Filesystem] to [ExFAT]
  9. Set [Allocation unit size] to [Default allocation size]sd2vita format sd exfat allocation size
  10. Click [Start] and wait for the process to finish
  11. Copy all content you backed up on your PC from ux0: to the root of the MicroSD card
  12. Eject the MicroSD card and insert it into your SD2Vita adapter

Configuring StorageMgr

  1. Insert your MicroSD + SD2Vita into the game card slot and power on your PS Vita
  2. If you do not have permanent custom firmware via Ensō, reload it using your chosen exploit (h-encore or Trinity)
  3. Launch Autoplugin
  4. Select [Install Plugin for SD2Vita] and press [Cross] to confirmautoplugin vita sd2vita
  5. Set [MCD (Official Memory Card)] to [uma0 (USB Port)]
  6. Set [INT (Internal Memory on Vita 2K)] to [none (Unmounted)] for Vita 1000 (Fat) or [imc0] for Vita 2000 (Slim)
  7. Set [GCD (SD2Vita)] to [ux0 (LiveArea Applications)]
  8. Set [UMA (USB or PSVSD on Vita 3G)] to [none (Unmounted)]sd2vita storagemgr storage manager autoplugin
  9. Press [Triangle] to save your settings then press [Cross] reboot the PS Vita
  10. If you do not have permanent custom firmware via Ensō, reload it using your chosen exploit (h-encore or Trinity)
  11. Launch VitaShell to verify the changessd2vita 128gb sd vitashell

Congratulations, you can now use a MicroSD for better storage options for the PS Vita. Consoles without Ensō must reload their homebrew exploit on every reboot or the SD2Vita will not function.

Playing Backups from MicroSD

Installing PS Vita Game Backups

  • PS Vita game content can be installed on your PS Vita by transferring the files via USB or FTP using VitaShell
  • SD2Vita users can also transfer the game files directly to SD card

NoPayStation

  • 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

  • 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

Adrenaline

  • Expand your gaming library immensely with Adrenaline, which allows you to play PSP and PSX titles flawlessly using the built-in PSP emulator

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