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.