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Aside from Nintendo Switch that you have learned about in the post earlier than this, there is also another gaming console that will surely add thrills to what you love doing – PlayStation Vita. 

The PlayStation Vita, more popularly known as PS Vita or simply Vita, is a handheld video game console developed and marketed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was on December 17th, 2011, when it was first released in Japan, and it was beginning on February 22, 2012, when it was released in North America, Europe, and other international locations. This console is the successor to the PlayStation Portable, and it primarily competed with the Nintendo 3DS. 

To further enjoy the gaming experience, gamers turn to apps known as Homebrews. If you are not a gamer, you might think that Homebrew is an alcoholic beverage prepared at home. While this is true, Homebrews for PS Vita and other gaming consoles are created by ordinary people and not those big software brands to enhance the gaming experience. Let us take a look at the best and your must-have Homebrews for PlayStation Vita. 

Best Homebrews For Your PlayStation Vita 

Here is the rundown of the best Homebrews for your PS Vita.

1. Molecular Shell

The first Homebrew for PlayStation Vita in this discussion is Molecular Shell. This is the installer of HENkaku. HENkaku is the Homebrew that allows you to enable all other Homebrews to be used on your Vita. It is also the first-ever Homebrew enabler for PS Vita and PSTV. It is somewhat related to jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting your Android device.

Know that the install button is just one tap away, and it will automatically do all the work you need. You only have to make sure you have an Internet connection. Vita users and players have been using this for quite a long time, and every time they turn off their Vita consoles, they need to install Henkaku again. This may be a downside if there are any. 

2. Enso

Meanwhile, Enso is the updated version of Molecular Shell. This is permanent, unlike its predecessor. What does this mean? It means you just need to install this once, and your Vita will be permanently on HENkaku. You can disable this, though. 

3. Vita Shell 

On the other hand, this Homebrew makes the Vita easy to connect to your computer. Unlike regular connecting, it takes a lot of updates and processing just to connect your Vita to your PC, but Vita Shell makes it easier for you. Sounds great, right?

4. Pro Camera Vita

Then, you have the Pro Camera Vita. This is the Homebrew that takes charge of upgrading the things the Vita camera can do. It has standard functions that can be found on most phones, making this better. You can modify the brightness, contrast, place grids, or even change them to black and white. 

5. VPK Direct Installer

This may seem a bit old and not updated, but nonetheless, it is still working. Once the player launches this app, they will automatically go online to the website where they can download various kinds of Homebrews. Looks exciting? It is. 

6. PSP Homebrew Browser

This app is very thrilling to many gamers, and many of them wish they had their PSP again with this Homebrew. It is a Homebrew where gamers can browse and download other Homebrews from different makers, similar to when they visit the App Store. 

This Homebrew for the PS Vita has a simple user interface or UI that also has a touchscreen feature. You can use this app to navigate through particular categories for any kind of Homebrews like games or emulators. 

Furthermore, at the top, there is this option to launch your Vita Homebrew Browser, another app like this but unique for your Vita. Keep on reading to learn about this. 

7. Vita Homebrew Browser

Unlike your PSP Homebrew Browser, this one has a simpler icon. Many reviewers say they still prefer the PSP Homebrew Browser’s UI compared to this, but still, it offers a great, clean, and minimalist experience for browsing Homebrews exclusive for PlayStation Vita. 

8. Custom Themes Manager

Custom Themes Manager is very noticeable because of its child-like icon that gamers describe as cool, making them want to try this immediately. So what does this do? 

Once launched, there are several options to choose from. For instance, you may tap on the Download a Custom Theme option since you do not have a theme yet. There are over 400 themes available for you to choose from. 

For example, you can choose to download the Halloween theme. Once downloaded, simply press start to store it in your Vita’s database. 

Then, proceed to Settings, choose Themes and select the theme you downloaded. Not only does it change the entire theme, but the music as well. Voila!

9. Vita Toolbox

Many players consider this Vita Toolbox challenging to understand, so you must be careful while using this. What is one of the things it can do? Well, it can change your Okay and Cancel buttons. If you prefer the Cross button to be your Okay button, you can change it to this with this Homebrew. 

10. Vita Stick

For you to use Vita Stick well, you need to have both the Homebrews on your Vita and your PC. By using this app, you can make your Vita a USB controller for playing PC games. Amazing, right?

Now, on to the last item on our list. 

11. Vita Pad

Last but certainly not least is the Vita Pad. It is generally the same as your Vita Stick, but this does not need a USB. You read that right. This can make your PS Vita an extra wireless controller for your PC gaming. Now those are what Homebrews are all about. 

Final Words

So in this discussion, we have looked at some of the most effective and the best Homebrews that promise the best of experiences for PlayStation Vita gamers. However, it is crucial that you try them properly so you can make sure they are supporting your causes and needs. It is all about the experience.

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