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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?


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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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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G'day!

 

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

 

-sbs

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stupidbunnysuit wrote:

G'day!

 

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

 

-sbs


Lazy! Write your own! :P

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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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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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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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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.

 

Rabid

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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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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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u should have waited hwlf an hour than put the right passcode in
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Actuallly you just hold the power button for 30seconds and it will take you to the recovery mode.

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THANK YOU

 

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Just bought a used Vita. Is there a way to keep the games that are downloaded on the system but change the owner on the system and connect it to my PS3?

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Nope. it should have Been wiped before you got it.
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So I would have to wipe the system (restore) to input my info? That's terrible news, but thanks for the reply.

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The games are non-transferrable, but as long as the games are on the vita, you can play them. The trophies will just be on the account they were originally on though.

 

You can have two accounts on your vita, but the switching process is a bit bothersome, and requires a second memory card.

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Thanks for the info everyone, the vid was a big help.

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Hi when ps vita turned on I kept hold 30 seconds it then went off and opened restore screen
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it did not work is there another way
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Worked fine for me. Thank you.
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