PS Vita News: Recovery Menu

by ps3iso on December 31, 2011

Published on 12-31-2011 07:53 AM

It seems that news these holidays revolves mostly around the PS Vita and why shouldn’t it. By the time it is released in other countries our knowledge regarding this device will be enough for every end user to get into the PS Vita hacking scene smoothly. Today I bring you news regarding a simple but crucial aspect of the PS Vita, the Recovery Menu. Below is the necessary procedure to get into this special mode.
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Recovery Menu:

  1. Turn OFF your PS Vita (Press Power Button for 10 seconds)
  2. Now press and hold “R” + Power + PS (PlayStation Button)
  3. Wait…
  4. Now you’re in Recovery Menu (Mode)

Recovery Menu Options:

1. Restart the PS Vita System
This option boots your system as normal without changing any settings or files.

2. Rebuild Database
This can be a usefull feature if you have lost files on your system for no apparent reason. Try using this feature to see if it can restore those files. This will also rewrite corrupted files within the database, potentially eliminating future issues. This feature should not erase any of your saved data or settings.
Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on “Information” screens, trimming information for pictures in “Photo”, video thumbnails, video playback history and video

3. Format Memory Card
This will format the memorycard, effectively erasing all data currently on it.

4. Restore the PS Vita System
This will restore your system to original including, formatting and erasing all of the data on internal flash and returning all system settings to default. This will not take your system back to a previous Firmware release. Use this option as a last resort, unless you have nothing on the console that you want or you want to erase everything on the console, do not use this option.

5. Update System Software
This can usefull if your system has become corrupted to the point you can not boot. This will allow the user to update their console with new firmware via :
PS3, PC, PS Vita memory card.

Source: vitadevwiki.com

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