How to Use Sony's New PlayStation Mobile on Any Rooted Android Device
Early last month, Sony released PlayStation Mobile, bringing PlayStation games to the PS Vita and other certified phones and tablets.
The list of certified phones isn't as extensive as it should have been, consisting of only Sony devices (a few tablets and Xperia) and a couple of HTC ones. For anyone with a supported device, you can head over to the PS Store for the download and installation instructions.
So, what if you don't have a supported device, but want to join in on all of the fun?
- Download and install the latest PSM APK from Sony. These are a few of the mirrored versions: Mediafire, Android File Host, and Mirror Creator.
- If you try running it, you'll more than likely receive this:
- Download this flashable ZIP from here or here.
- Flash the ZIP from custom recovery, like ClockworkMod or TWRP. This relies on having Busybox.
If you don't want to flash from recovery, you can do this manually while booted into Android:
- Unzip the file.
- Copy playcertetcpermissionscom.playstation.playstationcertified.xml to /system/etc/permissions/ on your device.
- Copy playcertframeworkcom.playstation.playstationcertified.jar to /system/framework/ on your device.
- Set the permissions on com.playstation.playstationcertified.jar to 644 (read/write, read, read) using your favorite file manager or command line.
Now, continue for both methods...
- Reboot device.
- You should now no longer see an error when logging on PSM. Register for a Sony Entertainment Network account and get to playing!
A few of the phones that users have had luck doing this on include the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the Asus Nexus 7 (the developers tablet, pictured below).
Try it out on your phones and tablets and let us know if it works!