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31 Mar 2012
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How do I access Recovery Mode (Safe Mode) on the PlayStation Vita?

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How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?


RabidWalker wrote:

How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?


If you have a problem with the PlayStation Vita and need to access Recovery Mode, you will need to do the following:

 

  • Ensure that the Vita console is turned off 
  • Press the PS button, Power button and Right Shoulder Button at the same time and hold for couple of seconds.
  • You will now have a menu with the following options:

1) Restart the PS Vita System

2) Rebuild Database

3) Format Memory Card

4) Restore the PS Vita System

5) Update System Software

 

(Please note: you must use the PS Vita system's buttons to operate this menu).

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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

G'day!

 

I think I might borrow this tip for the ANZ forums, if I may :smileyhappy:

 

-sbs

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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?


stupidbunnysuit wrote:

G'day!

 

I think I might borrow this tip for the ANZ forums, if I may :smileyhappy:

 

-sbs


Lazy! Write your own! :smileytongue:

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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

Nah... you don't have to hold the right trigger and the ps button. Just hold the power button for 30 seconds -_-''
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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

Can you access Safe mode even if the Vita freezes and fails to work. It froze when I was on Treasure Park and also switch it off.

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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

Yes you need to hold the power button down for quite a while and then it will either switch off or the recovery screen will appear

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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?


Kermit1970 wrote:
Yes you need to hold the power button down for quite a while and then it will either switch off or the recovery screen will appear

Yep this is true kermit,

 

I believe it was changed with an update, so I will get this changed.

 

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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

RabidWalker wrote:

How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

If you have a problem with the PlayStation Vita and need to access Recovery Mode, you will need to do the following:

 

  • Ensure that the Vita console is turned off 
  • Press the PS button, Power button and Right Shoulder Button at the same time and hold for couple of seconds.
  • You will now have a menu with the following options:

1) Restart the PS Vita System

2) Rebuild Database

3) Format Memory Card

4) Restore the PS Vita System

5) Update System Software

 

(Please note: you must use the PS Vita system's buttons to operate this menu).

 
 
 I tried this ,Doesn't work...Rabidwalker.
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Re: How do I access Recovery Mode on the PlayStation Vita?

hey rabid i need some help 2 my sister got my passcode wrong 5 times and i lost my patients reset the system (taking the memory card out) and turned it on and safe mode came automatically it would only let me choose 2 options and i had my memory card in but i did the update(connected to my ps3 as it wouldnt let me do with wifi) and now the system keeps reseting

it would only let me have option 1 and 5

PLEASE HELP
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