When it comes to console hacking, homebrew and plugins usually get the most attention with themes generally taking a backseat. However, when it comes to the Vita, community members have created a wealth of custom themes and even to this day, some are still working on improving customisation options with Giroto being one of them.
What is Persona 3 Minimilastic? Why is Persona a big deal in the Vita community?
Persona 3 Minimalistic is a theme for the PlayStation Vita by Giroto (Girotin on Reddit) which has been around for quite a while and managed to get over 2000 downloads. This amount of downloads is no doubt attributed to the fact that the Persona games are some of the most popular titles on the Vita with the console having a native port of Persona 4 Golden and also being able to run Persona 1, Persona 2 & Persona 3 Portable. Other than through themes, the hacking community has also shown interest in Persona 4 Golden by creating various mods for the game including an undub for the English version, No TV Static mod and more which can be read about in this article.
Giroto working on updating their Persona 3 Minimalistic theme
Moving over to updates relating to Persona 3 Minimalistic, Giroto has shared some screenshots of the theme’s upcoming version 2.0 on Reddit (link below). One of these screenshots demonstrates an updated lockscreen with a nice looking comic-style background with another one demonstrating updated icons, backgrounds and even page selector. In 20 hours, Giroto’s post on Reddit showing the theme’s upcoming update received over 200 upvotes and 2 awards which demonstrates community approval and interest.
As of right now, Giroto’s theme is not available for download but there are plans for a release in the near future that will be accessible through Custom Theme Installer. The theme’s creator is also open to suggestions which can be left on the Reddit thread linked below.
Persona 3 Minimilastic Version 2.0 Showcase: https://www.reddit.com/r/VitaPiracy/comments/j6x0fo/im_making_a_persona_3_theme_to_update_the_last/
Persona 3 Minimalistic Version 1.0 Download Link: https://psv.altervista.org/theme.php?id=1583014129