Update manually to 3.18 and install TN-V11 and TNX Guide

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Tutorials' started by Denny64, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Denny64

    Denny64 Advanced Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    First of all I would like to thank all the readers of this Guide/Tutorial. I did not make any of these tools and would like to credit:

    Mr.Gas & Major_Tom for the writer.eml file
    qwikrazor87 for the TN-V11 exploit
    Total_Noob for the TNX exploit

    This guide is written for firmware version 3.18, for 3.3x and 3.5x I have no extra information on how to make TN-V11 / TNX work.

    Since the release of Henkaku 3.60 native exploit I entered the modding scene and bought my first Vita PCH-1104. I'm still enjoying all the Homebrew that is being released for Henkaku, but I felt like I was missing something: Accurate PSP en PSX emulation. Since I don't like to wait when TN-V is ever (if ever) going to be released, I searched for another Vita. Lucky me found a 3.01 PCH-1104 model and started installing TN-V. It took me hour to understand the process and install TN-V successfully, so I'm hoping I can make the process faster for anyone who has the same problems as I did.

    PS3 with PSN acces in order to get the exploit games
    PSVita with Firmware =<3.18 and 4GB+ Memory card
    USB cable
    QMCA 0.3.12+
    Paypal or PSNCard with credit to buy exploit game(s)

    Step 1: Download this All in One package on your PC: MEGA

    Step 2: Click on Settings => System => System Information => Check your System Software version: =< 3.18 you're good to go. If the firmware is below 3.18 go here

    Step 3 till Step 5 is optional for people that either bought a second handed console and want to link their own psn. Or for people that have the exploit game on another PSN account than they are currently logged in.

    Step 3: Click on Settings => Format => Restore the PS Vita System

    Step 4: If it askes to deactivate the system click NO => Close all apps YES => Format Memorycard YES

    Step 5: After reboot select language => Timezone => Time => Yes I've PSN => Connect to WiFi => Log in with PSN => Wait for intro to end
    20160909_171633 (1024x576).

    Step 6: Click on Settings => Select Flight Mode => Reboot console (if you won't do this step, QMCA will ask you to update System Software)

    Step 7: Open QMCA on the PC => Settings => CMA Protocol Selection MANUAL => CMA Protocol Version FW 3.10

    Step 8: Connect Vita to PC and go to Content Manager => Copy Content => PC => USB you should now be inside the PC

    Step 9: Disconnect the Vita and do NOT press on the OK button => Boot PS3 and connect to PSN

    Step 10: Purchase Tekken 2 for TNX exploit and Patapon 2 for TN-V (you are also able to use any other PSP game but this is the on being used in this tutorial) TIP: Search on EU PSN for Ape Quest Starter Pack. This is a free DEMO and you should be able to use this game also for TN-V11.

    Step 11: After the PS3 has downloaded the games leave them inside of the bubble and connect the PS Vita

    Step 12: Now press OK and select PS3 => USB you should be inside of the PS3 now

    Step 13: Go to Applications => PSP and transfer Patapon 2. After that go to => Playstation and transfer Tekken 2

    Step 14: Disconnect the Vita and check the Homescreen for the games

    Step 15: Connect the PS Vita to the PC and transfer the Save Data from Patapon 2, TN-V, TN-V Laucher, and Tekken 2

    Step 16: Click on Settings => Deselect Flight Mode => Start E-mail. Setup (fake) email (I suggest gmx.com) and login

    Step 17: Open writer.eml with Mozilla Thunderbird and send the email to yourself (check if attachment is still there, but do not change anything)

    Step 18: Open the attachment on your Vita and close the app (PS button => Swipe). Make sure you do NOT press the OK button

    Step 19: Open E-mail again and re-setup the account

    Step 20: Create email on PC and give Title name (without the space between : and p) ux0: pspemu/PSP/GAME/UCES01177/PBOOT.PBP (UCES01177 is Patapon 2) don't type anything else and attach the #0 file

    Step 21: Open attachment (Should be a Photo and not a question mark, if so return to Step 17) on Vita and you should see the "Could display this image" again do NOT press the OK button. Close the E-mail app (PS button => Swipe) and shut down the PS Vita

    Step 22: Start the Vita with R-Trigger, PS button and POWER button and hold it for 3 sec. You should enter the Safe Mode.

    Step 23: Rebuild the database and wait 3 min
    20160909_174310 (1024x576).

    Step 24: After the Vita has been powered on the Patapon 2 bubble should now be a TN-V bubble, Click it and press start

    Step 25: After the TN-V recovery menu has been started go to advanced and click Install 6.60 files. After the process you should be able to boot into PSP XMB.
    20160909_174511 (1024x576).
    20160909_174643 (1024x576).

    UPDATE TO 3.18:

    Step 1: Click on Settings => Select Flight Mode => Reboot console

    Step 2: Open QMCA and connect the Vita

    Step 3: Paste the 3.18 PUP and your regions updatelist into C:\Users\XXXXXX\Documents\PSV Updates

    Step 4: Click on Settings => System Update => Update by PC => Update 3.18 is ready to update click next. (Preview is 3.30 since 3.18 is already installed)
    Last edited by Denny64, Sep 9, 2016
  2. Denny64

    Denny64 Advanced Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    Will continue with the guide in 30min ;)