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How to: manually updating to PS Vita firmware 3.60

265 Responses

  1. benm

    Hi! I’ve done the procedure for updating my PS vita from 3.61 to 3.60, but I faced an error which says: The latest version of the system software is already installed.
    Please I need help

  2. benmo

    …same problem:
    On my PC notification bar, the qcma says: The PSVita has requested an update check, sending embedded XML file (version 0.00)

  3. someuser

    Can I update a PCH-2000 unit (JP) to a 3.60 US firmware using this method?

  4. Jack

    The xml link isn’t a download, just goes to a page with the code, I’m not sure what i’m supposed to do with that.

  5. AryanSO

    Right click and select “Save Link As…” from the context menu

  6. EM

    step 6 2 links are both down 🙁

  7. Kackle

    Error C3-10698-4

  8. Stewart

    What’s the region code for a UK PS Vita?

    UK? GB? EU?

  9. Alex Clearwood

    Obviously once you have FW 3.61 it’ too late.. Forget about henkaku.. The only option left is VHBL!! So sad!!! It makes me want to buy a new vita system

    • AryanSO

      It’s probably a worthy purchase, if you were planning on playing games
      don’t know how much these things sell for though- aren’t they pretty cheap?

  10. InsertNameHere

    Can I use this to downgrade or will it brick my device?


  11. Hitesh

    Can 3.61 be downgraded to 3.60 guys. Or just only lower firmware can be updated. I have already tried so hard on 3.61. Help.

    • m

      This was written at the beginning of the tutorial – “Note that this tutorial is about upgrading to firmware 3.60, not downgrading to it! If you’ve installed firmware 3.61, you’re pretty much sc*** for now and will have to wait until a new hack is released for the PS Vita.”

      Which part did you not understand?

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  13. lady gaga

    it has already a 3.63 version why all people here keeps on talking about 3.61???

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  16. blot

    I don’t know if mine is Asian or Japan. So what do I put for region id=”XX”
    I wish it was more specific. US is not the only region for ps vita.

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  18. Unknown

    Can you use this method to downgrade from 3.63 to 3.60?

  19. VoldemortsPuss

    For those of you that had annoying trouble with the “firmware already up to date” message;
    in QCMA settings, try changing “use this version for updates” to 3.60 Henkaku instead.
    Worked for me.

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  21. cozinezz

    Hey, Try changing QCMA settings. CMA PROTOCOL : Custom
    Use this Version : 3.60 .
    Worked for me

  22. Saulo Silva

    My PSvita is running on 3.55 firmware , but I still get the error The latest version of the system software is already installed.

  23. DarkV

    This post needs to be updated. QCMA is set to ignore the .xml file you downloaded by default. So that setting needs to unchecked I think.

  24. lopl

    Tells me “The File is corrupte” (C3-11038-3)

    • claude

      make sure you have renamed the PSVUPDAT file to PSP2UPDAT.
      had the same problem and error message then check and found my mistake

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  27. Allan

    can I update a brand new factory 1000 ps vita to 3.60 using this tutorial?