Category PS Vita CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Feb 1, 2016 at 4:41 PM       16,918       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.



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VitaShell 1.0 is now live from TheFloW (GIT) with download links and the changes below :)

VitaShell 1.00 Changelog
  • Added audio player with .MP3 and .OGG support (Press /\ to turn off the display while listening to music. Graphics by Valle).
  • Added changelog to the VitaShell bubble (press /\ or hold the bubble of VitaShell in the livearea).
  • Added ability to resume to the directory you've last visted before exiting VitaShell).
  • Leaving to livearea or suspending the device does no longer corrupt an IO process anymore (while copying things you can now leave VitaShell and resume).
  • Improved text editor and added search feature to context menu (press /).
  • Fixed bug where copying to different partitions didn't work.
  • Fixed network update bug.


ya and the compiled vpk is .... vitashell while the actual eboot is vitamin.... anyone pay attention to arm instruction set?

you see the enumerators for mounting files right in vitamin from the vpk... im not a booking retard neither you have 12 bits available
hence ->

#define MAX_PATH_LENGTH 1024
#define MAX_NAME_LENGTH 256

#define TRANSFER_SIZE 64 * 1024

oh wow really?:noexpression:->
The ARM Instruction Set - ARM University Program - V1.0
Second Operand :
Immediate Value (1)
There is no single instruction which will load a 32 bit immediate constant
into a register without performing a data load from memory.
• All ARM instructions are 32 bits long
• ARM instructions do not use the instruction stream as data.
The data processing instruction format has 12 bits available for
• If used directly this would only give a range of 4096

no really? thats only booking obvious
cant do the math thats your problem ...


Staff Member
VitaShell 1.2 is out from TheFloW (GIT) with downloads and the changelog as follows:

VitaShell 1.2 Changelog
  • Added ability to export photo and music files ('More' -> 'Export media').
  • Added battery percentage to system information (thanks to littlebalup).
  • Added toolbox where more features will have place, by theorywrong (press START).
  • Improved stability for file browser delete operation.
  • Pressing L in the music player will now restart the song if the song is not at the beginning.
  • VitaShell will now remove the unused updater bubble after successful updating.
VitaShell Fake Update

This is just VitaShell 1.2 uploaded as 0.99 so VitaShell 0.91 will be able to download it. VitaShell 0.95's network update is still broken though.


Staff Member
VitaShell 1.3 followed by v1.31 is now live from TheFloW (GIT) with downloads and changelogs as follows:
VitaShell 1.3 Changelog
  • Added ability to compress files and folders into a zip archive.
  • Added scanning for unsafe fself's and imports.
  • Added lrc support for audio player by Mayoshiroi.
  • Added partition used/total size information, thanks to littlebalup.
  • Added 'Install folder' by soarqin.
VitaShell 1.31 Changelog
  • Touching the screen on dialogs would abort the process, fixed.


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VitaShell 1.42 is live from TheFloW (GIT) with the related tweets, downloads and changelog below:

Changelog 1.42
  • Added a brand new settings menu which is accessible by pressing START (design by WesleyPolicena). This adds the ability to disable auto-update and power options have been added where you can reboot, enter standby or turn off your device.
  • Fixed local date being incorrect.
  • The name 'molecularShell' will now be displayed if it's runned as molecularShell, otherwise 'VitaShell'. This will help differentiating the two applications, as molecularShell is from now on a safe homebrew and doesn't have the full range of features like VitaShell. Additionally in molecularShell you can see the HENkaku settings section which are hidden in VitaShell (note that both still share the same eboot.bin, only the flag is different).


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VitaShell 1.5 is released from TheFloW (GIT) with the changes below:

VitaShell v1.5

Changelog 1.50
  • Added USB mass storage transfer support.
  • Added RAR archive support (by Mayoshiroi).
  • Added coredump viewer.
:arrow: VitaShell 1.51 is released from TheFloW (GIT) with the changes below:

VitaShell v1.51

Changelog 1.51
  • Fixed bug where 'Please wait...' was shown instead of a specific USB message.
  • Fixed VPK installation crash.
  • Fixed bug where 'theme.txt' was always resetted.
  • Updated to newest libftpvita.
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