Sony Playstation Vita

Recovery Mode

  1. Turn OFF your PS Vita (Press Power Button for 10 seconds)
  2. Now press and hold “R” + Power + PS (PlayStation Button)
  3. Wait…
  4. Now you’re in Recovery Menu (Mode)

Recovery Menu Options and Description

  1. Restart System - Boots your system as normal without changing any settings or files.
  2. Rebuild Database - Rewrite corrupted files within the database, potentially eliminating future issues. This feature should not erase any of your saved data or settings.
  3. Format the memory card - Format or erase data in the memory card.
  4. Restore PS Vita System - Restore the system to factory settings, data, firmware and internal flash.
  5. System Update - Allow the user to update the latest firmware from Sony.