HENkaku

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Introduction

HENkaku is the first ever homebrew enabler for PS Vita and PSTV. It is akin to jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting your Android device.

Homebrew are games and other software not officially approved. For example, VitaDoom is a port of the classic game DOOM and mGBA lets you play GameBoy Advanced ROMs. You can find more examples in the showcase.

Best of all, HENkaku is 100% free. No cost. No ads. No “donations”.

How To Get

Visit https://henkaku.xyz from the built-in web browser on your PS Vita and press the “Install” button to install HENkaku. You must do this every time you reboot the console–that is, every time you turn the console off and on again.


Requirements

You need a PS Vita or PSTV running system firmware 3.60. Unfortunately, it is not possible to run HENkaku on any device running a higher firmware version and it is also not possible to downgrade your system firmware.

You also need a memory card (any size) with at least 10MB of free space. Internal memory on newer devices is currently not supported. In order to transfer homebrew to your device, you also need a FTP client for your computer. We recommend FileZilla. Finally, you need an internet connection to install HENkaku.

tl;dr:

  • Vita on firmware 3.60
  • Internet connection
  • FTP client on your PC
  • Memory card

Important Links

Official Website

Usage Guide

Developer Guide

Homebrew

Vita SDK

Help Forums

English

Wololo

PlayStationHaX

PSX-Place

GBATemp


Italian

Bite Your Console


French

Custom Protocol


German

PSXTools

KINGx

Other Links

Yifan Lu's Blog

Yifan Lu's Twitter

Davee's Twitter

Wololo