The "My SD2Vita/PSVSD is having issues" thread

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  1. Priestiality
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    People keep making threads about SD2Vita issues and a lot of them boil down to simple configuration problems. I've been helping individually in threads as they're posted but I'm hoping this might cut down on some of them.

    SD2VITA/PSVSD Configuration Guide
    This guide assumes you already have henkaku installed and understand how to use VitaShell to connect to PC using USB or FTP

    Getting Started Fresh
    1. Download zzblank.img. Use an imaging program to write it to your microSD using a PC. Remove and reinsert the card. Format it to exFAT, default allocation size, no volume label.
    2. Download StorageMgr, the skprx and txt files are all that's needed. GameSD has a lot of issues on 3.65+ it seems and almost every problem has been solved by switching to StorageMgr.
    3. Open VitaShell.
    4. Navigate to ux0:tai and use square to mark all files. Press triangle and select copy.
    5. Navigate to ur0:tai. If the folder does not exist, create it. Press triangle and select paste. Overwrite files if asked. Everything from ux0:tai should now also be in ur0:tai.
    6. Press select. Using either FTP or USB copy storagemgr.skprx and storage_config.txt to ur0:tai.
    7. You can do the rest of the steps via PC or in VitaShell. Open config.txt in ur0:tai. Change any lines in *KERNEL and *main that say ux0:tai/<plugin>.skprx to ur0:tai/<plugin>.skprx.
    8. Add a line in *KERNEL that says ur0:tai/storagemgr.skprx. Save and close.
    9. Navigate to ux0:. Delete the tai folder completely.
    Proper Configuration
    1. Connect to the PC with VitaShell using preferred method.
    2. Enable showing hidden and system files. (In any file folder in Windows, go to View, then Options, then select File and Folder options. Then follow this screenshot.
    3. Make a folder for ux0 on the PC and using USB or FTP, copy every thing in the ux0: directory to that folder on the PC.
    4. If you have anything in your uma0: folder, create a separate folder on the PC and back that up as well. From here, depending on how you would like to configure your storage and which FW you have methods will differ.
    To use SD2Vita/PSVSD for Vita Games
    To use SD2Vita/PSVSD for Storage/Adrenaline
    Finalizing and Cleaning Up

    For 3.65 Henkaku Ensō
    For 3.67/3.68 h-encore

    BONUS: To use uma0 for Adrenaline PSP and PS1:
    1. Open Adrenaline.
    2. Hold the PS Button until the Vita Settings Menu opens. At the top select the "Settings" button next to "Adrenaline".
    3. In the Adrenaline Menu, press "R" twice to navigate to settings.
    4. Change "Memory Card Location:" to "uma0:pspemu".
    5. If you use pkgj, navigate to ux0:pkgi using VitaShell or FTP/USB and open config.txt.
    6. Change the line that says "install_psp_psx_location ux0:" to "install_psp_psx_location uma0:". Save and close.
    Hopefully this saves people some hassle and slows down on the SD2Vita threads.

    Feel free to reply here or shoot me a PM if you have any questions or something doesn't work.
     
    Last edited by Priestiality, Jul 27, 2018
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  2. Barrons

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    No idea why this isn’t stickied....

    Just found this myself now.

    Brilliant guide!
     
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    Fixed
     
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  4. Madridi

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    This is more fitting for the tutorial section tbh. But good guide nonetheless.
     
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    I followed it and managed to copy all the data from my 32gb Sony memory card over to my 64gb Micro SD card with no problem.
     
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  6. sephurchin

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    Got mine today. These instructions were easy to follow and worked flawless. Thanks!
     
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  7. 2DSGamerdude

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    nice guide, im waiting for my SD2VITA to arrive from china,
    I've done all the steps:

    1) backing up my vita
    2) formatting the card using win32 & blank file.img (64gb)
    3) copied my ux0 backup from pc -> SD card
    4) transfered all tai/ stuff from ux0 -> ur0.

    but, I have a question regarding storagemanger:

    since im on FW 3.65 enso, ps vita 1000 unit, and I want my existing UX0 to become:

    SD2VITA (64gb): ux0
    MCD (16gb): uma0

    and I want to use my new ux0 for vita games and psp stuff,
    in the storgarmanger config: it should be:

    MCD=uma0
    INT=imc0 (remove)
    GCD=ux0
    UMA=grw0 (remove)

    or is it easier to use TheheroGAC's Autoplugin tool to install the SD2VITA plugin?

    will the TF card plugin also work in my case?
     
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  8. Priestiality
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    I'm not familiar with the autoplugin, but the configuration you posted should work just fine.
     
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  9. Linky97

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    I followed this guide:

    I can't start VitaShell anymore, it crashes everytime. Any help? I'm on 3.68 PSVita Slim

    UPDATE:
    I think i fixed the crashes. I just reset the taiHEN folder

    UPDATE 2:

    I removed everything that i did from watching the video and followed these instructions instead. Every time i use my SD card and start up VitaShell i get an error that says that the file is corrupt. What do i do?
     
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  10. Hayato213

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    Shouldn't have follow video guide, tends to be missing steps and outdated.
     
  11. PiXi

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    Yet Another SD2Vita Trouble.

    After I have updated Vita to 3.65 I can't load SD2Vita card anymore, I've tried literally EVERYTHING, tried all possible configurations, ur0, ux0, tested all possible latest SD2Vita drivers, gamesd.skprx storagemgr.skprx etc. No luck! Every time Vita boot up I see how LED is flashing a lot and then I get this damned window "Format your Memory Card..."

    I just refuse to believe that this is physical issue, have two different SD adapters, they can't die in the same time after 3.65 upgrade.

    Also tried different microSD cards, nothing helps.

    I just have no idea what to do. :(
     
  12. Hayato213

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    Show your config.txt and did you unlinked your Sony Memory Card?
     
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  13. PiXi

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    I'll be damned! It wasn't unlinked :lol:

    Thanks!
     
  14. Hayato213

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    Normally when it is unlinked , it will asks you to format it before you can use the card again after restart.
     
  15. 2DSGamerdude

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    np, thanx for the reply,

    actually, after extracting the contents of TF card plugin.vpk as .zip
    it uses storage manger for SD2VITA and it's config is written as:

    MCD=uma0
    GCD=ux0

    so, I guess this works for me :)

    the second option in it's menu sets:

    SD2VITA as UX0 and MCD as UMA0.

    autoplugin does the game I guess, tho it auto instals the storage manger plugin and sets the config file, or there you might need to edit that yourself like in your guide.
     
  16. Priestiality
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    Yeah I think VitaShell has a similar functionality to change the mount points but I haven't messed with it personally.
     
  17. lifeofmikey

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    vitashell reboots my vita everytime i hit the TRIANGLE button . im trying to refresh my live area
     
  18. sephurchin

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    After using this guide with everything working perfect I noticed that exiting h encore take longer and if I try to relaunch it I get the corution message, but everything works fine. I can access vitashell and boot games. I noticed that the henkaku settings is also missing from the settings. If I reset the confirmation it's fine, but when I add the plug-ins it does the same thing.
     
  19. 2DSGamerdude

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    got my SD2VITA some time ago, used TF card plugin to install storage manger option 2: (SD2VITA = UX0, MEMCARD = Uma0).
    worked perfectly, data was already on sd card and formatted properly.
    it was seamless :)

    the storage manger config is written as:

    MCD=uma0
    INT=imc0
    GCD=ux0

    is that "INT=imc0" option needed for ps vita 1000?
     
  20. Priestiality
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    I don't believe so. AFAIK it's the default system mount, so removing the line shouldn't change anything. The GCD and MCD mounts are the only ones that really matter.
     
  21. Thanos3212

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    This was my issue before i figured it out

    PSA Never enable Custom Warning Plugin with SD2VITA because it will cause all your ps vita system apps to give you the error code C2-128128-1

    Solution to bypassing this is to not use that plugin at all with SD2VITA.

    Bye
     
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