A formerly popular PSP plugin by the name of USBHostFS has been ported over to the PS Vita, by Cpasjuste (the same developer who ported pfba to the Vita). The plugin allows for the files on your PC to be accessed on your Vita when connected to one another via USB. The plugin allows access to specific directories and enables transferring files using any application that supports host0, installing VPKs, and much more.

As this is the first build, some issues are present in the plugin:

  • Installing this plugin disables VitaShell's standard USB function of copying files from your Vita to your PC.
  • Some stability issues in opening specific files; users have reported issues opening JPG files stored on a PC, which work fine when copied to the Vita's local storage.
  • 'usbhostfs_pc.exe' does not function in your PC's root directory.

Most of these issues are a consequence of the fact that host0 support was only implemented in VitaShell in version 1.75, meaning bugs are bound to be present. We should expect to see most of them solved over the course of the next few releases.

Installing the plugin is a simple process, which you can accomplish by following these steps:

  1. First, copy "usbhostfs.skprx" to ux0:/tai or ur0:/tai.
  2. Add the plugin's directory to the KERNEL section of taiHEN's config.txt
  3. Reboot your Vita and connect it to your PC
  4. Open Device Manager and open the "Unknown Devices" tab. Locate your PS Vita and double click it.
  5. Open the 'Driver' tab, click 'Update Driver' and navigate to the directory where you extracted the driver. (Please note that while the driver is unsigned, as Windows will point out, it is safe to use. On Windows 10, you will have to disable driver signature verification to install this.
  6. Open the 'usbhostfs_pc.exe' file on your computer. (The directory shared will be where the 'usbhostfs_pc.exe' is found)

Now you can open VitaShell on your PS Vita and copy whatever you want to your heart's content! What do you guys think? Will you use this feature? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.

via Wololo