OWN RISK Description: What is Recovery Menu:
Sony did an excellent job with the PS Vita Recovery Menu.
The tools it provides will give you the ability to fix corrupt system files,
upgrade your firmware, format memory stick and much more. It is a
powerful tool and several features should be used with caution as
they can remove all your settings, as well as all of your saved information.
Most of you know that the PS3 has a recovery mode, especially
those of you that have installed a CFW, well it seems the PS Vita
also has one, here is some information and a video on it: Recovery Menu
1.Turn OFF your PS Vita (Press Power Button for 10 seconds)
2.Now press and hold "R" + Power + PS (PlayStation Button)
4.Now you're in Recovery Menu (Mode) Recovery Menu Options 1. Restart System
This option boots your system as normal without changing any settings or files. 2. Rebuild Database
This can be a usefull feature if you have lost files on your system for no apparent reason.
Try using this feature to see if it can restore those files. This will also rewrite corrupted
files within the database, potentially eliminating future issues. This feature should not
erase any of your saved data or settings.
Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on “Information” screens, trimming
information for pictures in “Photo”, video thumbnails, video playback history and
video resume information. This operation may take a long time depending on the
type and number of data items. 3. Format the memory card
This will format the memorycard, effectively erasing all data currently on it. 4. Restore PS Vita System
This will restore your system to original including, formatting and erasing all of the data on
internal flash and returning all system settings to default. This will not take your system
back to a previous Firmware release. Use this option as a last resort, unless you have
nothing on the console that you want or you want to erase everything on the console, do not use this option. 5. System Update
This can usefull if your system has become corrupted to the point you can not boot.
This will allow the user to update their console with new firmware via
PS Vita memorycard