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PS Vita CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Feb 1, 2016 at 4:41 PM       18,421       41      
Today must be PlayStation Vita news day here, as PS Vita developer The Flow announced the release of PS VitaShell 0.5 with source code and details below.

Download: VitaShell.velf / BitBucket Repo / GIT

VitaShell is an alternative replacement of the PS Vita's LiveArea. It offers you a file browser, homebrew launcher, built-in FTP, network host feature and much more!

In order to run / compile VitaShell you need
Changelog 0.5
  • Increased homebrew force-exit compatbility and stability.
  • Added network host mountpoint.
  • Added ability to compile shader programs (use the suffix for vertexes and for fragments).
  • Finished photo viewer. Use the right analog stick to zoom in/out. Left analog stick to move. L/R to rotate and X/O to change display mode.
  • Updated to newest vita2dlib which fixed many bugs with images.
  • Improved 'New folder' by extending to 'New folder (X)', where 'X' is an increasing number.
  • Improved message dialog texts.
  • Limited filenames so it doesn't overlap with the size/folder text.
  • Fixed infinite loop when copying the src to its subfolder by an error result.
  • Fixed FTP client crashes and added support for Turboclient Android.
  • Fixed alphabetical sorting, finally.


Chaos Kid

Senior Member
Damn just in time just got my new compiler up with support for the rest this will come in handy now. its ashame i cant use rejuvenate but not that big of a deal for us.

Good old cygming


Staff Member
Here is a VHBL Updated Install.rar (267.3 MB) from atreyu187 and an update to VitaShell 0.7 from TheFloW with the changes and some demo videos below:

Download: VitaShell.vpk / VitaShell Repository / VitaShell BitBucket / VitaShell.vpk (MP3 Support - 509.14 KB)

VitaShell 0.7 Changelog
  • Ported to HENkaku (support for renaming/creating folders and for analog stick for fast movement).
  • Added custom dialogs.
  • Added graphics by Freakler.
  • Added possibility to use FTP in background.
  • I/O operations can now be cancelled.
  • Removed misc stuff, shader compiler, homebrew loading, PBOOT.PBP signing, network host.
  • Fixed various bugs.


Staff Member
Here's another VitaShell update bringing it to version 0.8 from TheOfficialFloW followed by v0.85 with the changes below:

Download: colors.txt / english_us.txt / VitaShell.vpk (0.80) / Source code (zip) / Source code (tar.gz)

VitaShell Changelog 0.8:
  • Added support for >2GB zip archives (dropped support for 7zip and rar though).
  • Added cache system for zipfs (faster file reading when browsing in zip archives).
  • Added possibility to customize the application's UI.
  • Added possibility to translate the application.
  • Fixed 12h time conversion.
Download: VitaShell.vpk (0.85) / Source code (zip) / Source code (tar.gz)

VitaShell Changelog 0.85:
  • Added customization possibility for ftp icon, battery, dialog and context menu.
  • Added random wallpaper feature.
  • Changed location of themes to 'ux0:VitaShell/theme/YOUR_THEME_NAME'.
  • Fixed russian and korean language support.


Staff Member
From TheOfficialFloW comes VitaShell v0.90 followed by v0.91 with the changes below:

Download: VitaShell.vpk / VitaShellCustomization.rar / Source code (zip) / Source code (tar.gz)

VitaShell Changelog 0.90:
  • Added possibility to use specific background for file browser, hex editor, text editor, photo viewer.
  • Added files and folder icons by littlebalup.
  • Added charging battery icon by ribbid987.
  • Added sfo reader by theorywrong.
  • Added translation support for turkish (english_gb uses the same id as turkish, fix it Sony!).
  • Updated to latest libftpvita which fixed file size string > 2GB and added APPE command.
  • Fixed bug where copied files and folders of archives didn't stay on clipboard.
  • Allow auto screen-off.
  • System information trigger combo changed to START instead of L+R+START. System information can now also be translated, thanks to littlebalup.
VitaShell internal network update version

This is used for VitaShell automatic network update feature. You don't need to download this file.

Download: version.bin / Source code (zip) / Source code (tar.gz)
Download: VitaShell.vpk / VitaShellCustomization.rar / Source code (zip) / Source code (tar.gz)

VitaShell Changelog 0.91:
  • Added automatic network update. VitaShell will now notify you when there's a new update. You'll then be able to download it within the VitaShell application and it will update both molecularShell and VitaShell to the newest verison.
  • Added text and audio file icon by littlebalup.
  • Updated to latest libftpvita which fixed file size string > 2GB and added APPE command.


Staff Member
Here's VitaShell 0.95 from TheFloW for everyone interested :)

VitaShell 0.95 Changelog
  • Added ability to install update files as .vpk (for Vitamin).
  • Added patch to make .vpk installation appearing as full version instead of test version.
  • Added text editor by BigBoot (WIP).
  • Added 'More' entry to the context menu.
  • Added 'Install all' feature to install all packages available in the folder (by ribbid987).
  • Added 'Calculate SHA1' feature by xerpia64.
  • Added support for ftp promoting for
  • Fixed 'Move' operation. Now it does integrate into folders and replace files.
  • Dropped GENERAL_COLOR, now all colors are adjustable.

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