How to Install h-encore on PS Vita & PSTV (3.65/3.68) | Firmware Update, Ensō, & Plugin Setup!

h-encore from TheFloW is the latest homebrew enabler for Vita consoles of all variants working up to firmware 3.68. This modification allows you to install and launch third party homebrew games, applications, load kernel plugins, and truly unlock the full potential of the Vita. This tutorial will show you how to update to firmware 3.65 if you are on an earlier version, how to install h-encore, how to make h-encore apply permanently on boot if you’re on firmware 3.65, and how to load plugins through the taiHEN engine!

It should be noted that this tutorial works for all Vita consoles up to firmware 3.68. Thanks to HENkaku’s version spoofing you can still get online while retaining an older firmware, so once your console is modified this should not be much of an issue. If you are on firmware 3.65 you also have the opportunity to install Ensō to make your custom firmware apply on boot as opposed to running h-encore on every bootup!

3.69 was just released meaning that anyone who has updated past 3.68 CANNOT follow this tutorial anymore. However if you are on 3.67 or 3.68 you can still follow the guide and connect to PSN to transfer your FinalHE file! In your network settings, be sure to set your Primary DNS to before installing FinalHE. You can revert the change after h-encore is installed, but don’t forget to change the version number in your Spoofed Version settings to 3.69!

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  1. [ ? ]8BIT[ ¿ ] on December 15, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Can you delete the hencore app when your done

  2. Para Romance,ecchi,hentai hater trooper on December 15, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    When I tried to use h-encore in 1000 model, it keeps crashing with a flash of white page then reboot my system. And it says it’s a corrupted file. How will I bypass yhat?

  3. Kid Wawvy on December 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    everyone always says downgrade the vita it’s easy and more convenient, and when i finally do i get fucking stuck on 3.65

  4. Readhea Laksawana on December 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Hey @MrMario2011 Love your video, easy to follow, but why it keep aying failer to load module kernel blablabla when i try to running the enso app..
    hope you can help me sir

  5. Tolga Tekin on December 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    ı need help it says u need to update my firmware is 3.68

  6. desrick2006 on December 15, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    bro do an example using usb. everyone aint usin ftp

  7. prince anand on December 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    hiii bro this is shiva here
    i have a quire that my PS VITA is on 3.65. i m trying to jailbreak my vita using your tutorial (current update on PSN is 3.72) i m not able to sign in to playstation network on ps vita ( after changing DNS settings it asking me to update vita to sign… please guide me

  8. kenneth vizmanos on December 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    I did the tutorial to get rid of the trophy notification, ended up browsing thru a Japanese game, I opened vitashell and the file I saved disappeared, now I’m stuck with the game and can’t enable h encore. I don’t know what happened.
    I guess I have to do the process all over again.
    Thanks for your tutorial…
    Was able to enable h encorw on my psvita

  9. Chris G on December 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Everytime i want to transfer data from my pc to my vita..he says i must update my firmware…i am on 3.65 currently

  10. Kevin noMSG on December 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    is there a more updated DNS address? the one in the video isnt active any more

  11. yahya EL-haleas on December 15, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    my Enso 3.65 stopped auto booting, now I need to manually launch H-encore to get the hack going, anyway to fix it?

    Tried reinstalling Enso.apk but it keeps giving me failed to load kernel module

    Nvm, there are 2 vpks versions, you need to delete whatever enso you got and make sure you install the enso.vok version that works for you


  12. Aelita Stones on December 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    once again just a fantastic well made tutorial thank you!

  13. Jealeen Lalabs on December 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    sir can you help me .. my vita kepp crashing while playing henkaku
    3.65 my vita FW
    Gpu Driver detects gpu crash 😭

  14. xtonygardnerx on December 15, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    is there now a solution for the dns problem? i have the same problem and that sucks.

  15. TwiSteR on December 15, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    If I am on 3.60 should I update my Vita to 3.65? What do yo think Mario?

  16. Trafalgar Law on December 15, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    23. 96. 6. 207 DNS doesn’t seem to work, has anyone found a solution?

  17. Anime One on December 15, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Hey I was trying to use custom logo manager and my PS vita stop working and won’t turn on

  18. Christian Holmes on December 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    I will if you did revert to 3.65 in order connect to what I did and its was used the DNS and then I turned of my of wifi

  19. Joe Roque on December 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Reinstalling everything because all my apps suddenly dont work. Henkaku crashes it. Vita shell errors.. enso errors.. everything failed. I dont even have henkaku in my settings anymore.. smh I dont even have access to a pc right now so I’m screwed….

  20. Here is Korea Man on December 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Hey, I have a problem. I can’t sign in to my account because my ps vita won’t let me continue unless I upgrade it. What do I do to solve that problem??

    edit: nvm, solved it.

  21. gipht marauder on December 15, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Im on 3.63 is it advised to go to 3.70 and the trinity method?

  22. Nappie Scammie on December 15, 2019 at 9:15 pm


  23. Andrew Chen on December 15, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    so i did the thing to remove the h-encore trophie thing permanently damaging the exploit. How do i fix it?

  24. Supremo Del Bloke on December 15, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    i cant download vita shell , h-encore keeps crashing on me… dunno what reason but my ps vita is jailbroken due to the FW version 3.65Henkaku but how can i fix h encore???

  25. Raider Kid on December 15, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    can someone help me with this error please?
    this c1-6775-5 error appears when I open my vitashell -_-

  26. MrMario2011 on December 15, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    New developments for anyone above firmware 3.65 or 3.68!
    Firmware 3.70 Trinity Tutorial:
    Firmware Downgrader modoru Tutorial:

  27. Nick Doerfler on December 15, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    This is literally impossible for me with my Mac because it runs snow leopard, 10.6.8, and every version of Finalhe it for that matter, woman, psvimgtools, and any other hencore based program is too new and modern for my piece of shit iMac from 2007. This sucks. I have all the means to hack my vita slim like my OLED and I can’t do it unless I get a friend with a fuckin pc.

  28. Alan L on December 15, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    how do you play games that need the 3.70 firmware?

  29. Mike Johnson on December 15, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    If anybody is still having that problem with being unable to sign in while on 3.65, what I did was installed H-encore first, installed Henkaku and then it was fine with signing into PSN. Hope that helps people

  30. Nick Doerfler on December 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    I didn’t mean woman, I meant qcma.

  31. ruffnutts on December 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    The D.N.S does not work no more I need to get from 3.60 to 3.65 any ideas?

  32. Ippiki Õkami on December 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    3.65 stock… Fucking beautiful, only spent £100 and got the Vita card of 4gb free, well £75 for console after checking the difference of discounted and unboxed, £7 saving, and have a Windows running tablet with USB connection ports on the keyboard

  33. Brundone T on December 15, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I recently purchased a vita second hand and formatted the sd card it came with (It came with version 3.68), and I followed the steps until the firmware update update, I’m sure I put in the right DNS, but when I try to update I get Error (NW-9735-4). Can anyone help?

  34. Riuen on December 15, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I have been following 3 of your tutorials and everything has worked flawlessly
    , i’ve done the 3.70 exploit, the firmware downgrade and now this was the last step, installing h-encore and Enso and this was my first time doing something like this. Thanks you!!

  35. oxolith on December 15, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Figured everything out through the help of your guide, as well as a few others. Thanks, brother! Worked like a charm. I can’t wait to start jumping in to all this stuff!

  36. Leonardo V. on December 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    I need help! I dunno if I screwed something up, but after updating to Enso, the system is asking me to format the memory card, and when i do it, it reboots, and asks me again to format! I don’t know what to do from this point, i’m stuck in a loop

  37. Tony Taormina on December 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    My update installer stopped working when I downgraded to 3.65 from 3.70, I have all the settings correct but I can’t get past the grey update screen to login to psn. Not really sure what to do

  38. SpArTaCuS-93N-L on December 15, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Can you message below in what order i need to hack the vita its at.the moment on 3.60 i want play emulators etc

    Please help great video

    Do i need auto plugin to ?

  39. Oken on December 15, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    It keeps asking me to update the system software whenever I try to do the 10:20 step. I have the correct "Primary DNS" number. I’m guessing that’s because I’ve been signed in since I first got the dang thing years ago so should I keep going?

  40. Kurdish Exploit on December 15, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    God bless you

  41. MomoDodoBird on December 15, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Cool just dropped 3.70 back to 3.5 let’s do thissss crossing my fingers I don’t come along a mistake on my own or dns errors I have faith in this after all this guy is how I hacked my PS3 😁

  42. Scroomples on December 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    the first dns that let’s me access content manager no longer works, kinda sucks since i’ve hacked my vita before but it got corrupted and i needed to reinstall everything. on version 3.68

  43. desrick2006 on December 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    thats weird, when i open hcore screen turnss white then reboots

  44. ZeBro on December 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    can you please help dr mario. when trying to get in playstation network it asks for system update. even after changing dns server. please help

  45. Ahmet Cesmeli on December 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    after i complete the h encore software my ps vita says conectoin with pc is lost plz helpsad

  46. Zst Woszislaw on December 15, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I have on vita soft 1.8
    What best soft its for vita? I want install henkaku and emulator psp.

  47. thegingerbreadman on December 15, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Amazing tutorial Mr.Mario

  48. von jon on December 15, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Does this let pstv play every vita game? Like even red dead 2?

  49. Joey Home on December 15, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    for the 3.65 exclusive extra content, why not also show how to using usb ??? not all of us are familiar with FTP

  50. Ippiki Õkami on December 15, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I’ve got everything up to installing ensõ but when attempting ensõ it’s giving the 8002d whatever the full string of alphanumeric characters is error… Any advice would be helpful (had troubles with QCMA at first but after installing official content manager assistant on Windows and unblocking that, QCMA was fine, made HENkaku encore a breeze to install) but looking for information about what’s wrong… I can’t find anything remotely useful, one of which was a long and complicated string of things to follow that just seemed… More like they was trying to look good and pretend they had an answer while saying they don’t have it because it in no way is simple, and my final HE is from GitHub so I know it’s not that as others say… And essentially I’m stuck for what else to do, I legitimately followed the majority of this, with the exception of installation of vitashell, where I needed to reset my WiFi connection on the Vita, which solved that… But I will say, it’s my first time modding anything so to actually get this far, the creators of the mod stuff and even yourself for this guide, and the community for that matter, all deserve credit for what parts was played in getting here (and further) as a beginner in this

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