Preparing for Trinity


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Required Reading

The latest PS Vita (TV) exploit (dubbed ‘Trinity’) requires you to install software from the PS Store and perform other preparation before installation. The hack exploits bugs in the built-in emulators used to run PSP games and PSP minis to modify the system.

Since the exploit uses games existing only online, on the PS Store, it’s important to download it as soon as possible in the event that Sony patches the exploit in the future. Your device must be linked and activated with a PSN account to allow you to download the PSP games from the PS Store. The instructions on how to do this are detailed below.

If you have a PS Vita 1000, you must also have an official Sony memory card (of any size) to follow this guide. This restriction does not apply to the PS Vita 2000 or PS TV as those devices have a built-in memory card.

Section I - Blocking Updates

Note that these DNS servers will need to be set on each network you connect your device to for it to block updates!

If you are on 3.69 and haven’t created and activated a PSN account on your system, you will need to update to 3.70 through system settings and then proceed.

  1. Launch the Settings application
  2. Navigate to Network -> Wi-Fi Settings
    • Connect to a Wi-Fi network if you have not already done so
  3. Select your current connection
    • This is signified by a green dot next to the network
  4. Select “Advanced Settings”
  5. Set “DNS Settings” to “Manual”
  6. Set “Primary DNS” to 212.47.229.76
  7. Leave “Secondary DNS” blank
  8. Ensure “Proxy Server” is set to “Do Not Use”
  9. Return to the main Settings menu
  10. Navigate to System -> Auto-Start Settings
  11. Uncheck “Download Update File for System Software”
  12. Return to the main Settings menu

Section II - Registering a PSN Account

If you have already registered a PSN account on your system, this step is not required and you can move on to Section III.

  1. Launch the PS Store application
    • If you encounter a message instructing you to update, reboot your device and try again
    • If you still encounter this message, follow the instructions on Blocking Updates and try again
  2. Select “Create a New Account”
    • If you already have a pre-existing PSN account, select “Use an Existing Account”, sign in and move onto the next section.
  3. Enter in the relevant details when prompted
  4. Accept the terms and agreements when prompted
  5. Enter in your desired Online ID
  6. Enter in your email and a secure password and any other information requested
  7. Press “Confirm” when you are ready

Section III - Activating your PSN Account

If you have already activated your PSN account, this step is not required and you can move on to Section IV.

  1. Launch the Settings application
  2. Navigate to Playstation™Network -> System Activation -> Game
  3. Select “Activate”

Section IV - Installing Exploit Game

  1. Launch the PS Store
  2. Download one of the following demos corresponding to your region:
    • Europe: Ape Quest
    • North America & Singapore: LocoRoco Midnight Carnival
    • Japan: YS seven

The game will not be usable after exploit installation.

You can use any PSP or PS minis game, however the above are recommended as they are free.

Ensure that the game is a PSP or PS minis game by launching the game and holding down the PS button. A quick menu should appear, giving you a “Settings” option, giving you options where you can set a bilinear filter and more. If this does not appear, you likely have not downloaded a PSP or PS minis game.


If you are running Windows, continue to Installing Trinity (Windows)

If you are running a UNIX based system, e.g. MacOS or Linux, continue to Installing Trinity