Creating an internal memory card
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On first generation PS Vitas, you must have a memory card to install homebrew. This is because they don't have an internal storage partition, unlike the second generation models.
Fortunately, it's possible to use VitaDeploy to re-partition the internal storage, allowing for homebrew installation without a memory card. VitaDeploy can be installed onto the system by following Using HENlo, replacing the system app "NEAR".
This partition will only be 1GB in size. We recommend you use this to then install YAMT for use with an SD2Vita card. This is preferrable, as microSD cards are much cheaper than official Vita memory cards.
What you need
- A homebrewed device with VitaDeploy installed
Section I - Configuring HENkaku
- Launch the Settings application
- Navigate to
- Check "Enable Unsafe Homebrew"
- Return to HENkaku Settings menu
- Close the Settings application
Section II - Repartitioning
- Launch the VitaDeploy application
- Press × on "Miscellaneous"
- Press × on "Create an internal memory card"
- Read the disclaimer, and press × to continue
- If the application crashes, open it and try again
- Press × on "Default 2xxx storage configuration"
- Once repartitioned, your device will reboot
Section III - Reformatting
- If you have a memory card inserted, remove it
- Open the Settings application
- Navigate to
Format Memory Card
- Press × on "Format"
- When prompted, select "Yes" to confirm
- Once formatted, select "OK" to reboot
You should now have a 1GB internal partition on your device. You can verify this by opening the Settings application and navigating to
To install VitaDeploy to this new partition, follow Using HENlo and install the application as normal.