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How to: manually updating to PS Vita firmware 3.60

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  1. ana3zoz says:

    I manage to update my vita as I mentioned above by trying this method in a new laptop and fresh install here is what i did:
    1. Install latest CMA.
    2. Install qcma.
    3. Change the compatibility for the qcma.exe to windows 7 and check “run as administrator”.
    4. Download the attached xml and change this line “http://www.example.com/PSP2UPDAT.PUP”
    To the location of the update file in your pc for example mine is “c:/users/test/vita/PSP2UPDAT.PUP” save it and put it along with 3.60 update file named PSP2UPDAT.PUP Then jump to number 7 in the tutorial.

  2. JM says:

    I’m use to doing things like this. I believe I’m doing everything correct. But I’m getting error “the system is already up to date/ latest firmware” has Sony stopped this from working? Any ideas
    Thanks

  3. Carl says:

    I’m getting C3-12049-6 error while updating, says that “The latest version of the system software is already installed.” I’m on 3.36.

  4. ana3zoz says:

    For whom ask for the MD5 for the update file is CD80B3DA55771C99557DB552542DFF2B

  5. TheBeck says:

    As you will see in the comments, I had a few troubles, too. What finally worked for me is of course the right region (UK for Vita PCH-2016) in the xml-file and the right folder-structure. I put the xml-file and vita-update-file-3.60 in one folder and set the settings for QMCA for “Updated / Web content” to this folder. The rest of the settings are on a different folder and this worked for me.
    I hope this might helps someone….

  6. ascascac says:

    uk version here, didnt have to modify the http address on the xml. After few tries with different xmls it worked with the one posted by aaa
    https://mega.nz/#!BE8ChDiD!-Um9K0uYBtftnxAv-hXr6eEFDk1_qsO2iED9awJGRqI

  7. Junghans says:

    i,m getting error message : C0-11274-4
    Could not connect to the PC.
    Check that Content Manager Assistant is running on the PC.
    When Connect Manager Assistants is running, an icon will be displayed in the notification area.
    (C0-11264-4)

    my CMA & QCMA is still running.

    • Potion says:

      Hello. I had the same problem and I fixed it by the follow.

      1. Only have QCMA installed not CMA as they conflict with one another
      2. Go to QCMA settings then go to Other tab. Go to CMA Protocol Selection and Select MANUAL. From there select the CMA Protocol Version. You need to select the version closest to your fw version on your vita prior to it. So if you have a vita on 3.15 you need to select FW 3.10. If your vita is on 3.55 then you need to select 3.30.
      3. Once that is done you can plug in your vita and update to 3.60.
      4. Keep in mind that when you do update your vita to 3.60 successfully and want to use QCMA again (for transferring stuff) you need to change the CMA Protocol Version setting back to “Latest” FW (or in this case “FW 3.30” since you will be residing on 3.60)

      ENJOY!

  8. tezukasama says:

    Hey guys, i encountered “already have latest FW” . Took me 1 day to find out solution. You just have to make your update folder on another location. For me, i made C:\PS Vita , copied PUB and xml files to it, and browse the destination in qCMA to it then the update screen to 3.60 appeared. Yaayyyyy!

  9. Xpl01Tr says:

    Installed latest QCMA (never had CMA) … Replaced Driver w/ Zadig already. On 3.35 trying to get on 3.60
    I keep getting C0-11264-4 both when trying to copy content and update. Windows 10 machine …

    • Potion says:

      Hello. I had the same problem and I fixed it by the follow.

      1. Only have QCMA installed not CMA as they conflict with one another
      2. Go to QCMA settings then go to Other tab. Go to CMA Protocol Selection and Select MANUAL. From there select the CMA Protocol Version. You need to select the version closest to your fw version on your vita prior to it. So if you have a vita on 3.15 you need to select FW 3.10. If your vita is on 3.55 then you need to select 3.30.
      3. Once that is done you can plug in your vita and update to 3.60.
      4. Keep in mind that when you do update your vita to 3.60 successfully and want to use QCMA again (for transferring stuff) you need to change the CMA Protocol Version setting back to “Latest” FW (or in this case “FW 3.30” since you will be residing on 3.60)

      ENJOY!

  10. CyKoDeLiC says:

    I always get C0-10120-4. Please help me!

  11. James says:

    I have no idea what region code I should use for Australia?? AUS doesn’t work, and neither does EU

  12. ggc says:

    Help, C0-11025-9.

    I’m on a 1.06 oled vita

  13. Desperate Guy says:

    I am having a “Connect through a USB cable issue” Please help.

  14. fmj77 says:

    Doesn’t work. Bought a used Vita on 3.51 and it’s telling me it needs to be linked to a PSN account. Help.

  15. smurfsmasher94 says:

    For everyone having that dumb error saying its on the latest version:
    just point the qcma directory right to the update folder inside the PSV Updates folder .not the PSV Updates folder its self.

  16. DBJoe says:

    An important note for people who might be having trouble with this guide, if you have a 1001 or 1101 Vita, the ones with the OLED Screens, you need to make sure to check the “libusb_0” box when installing QCMA, otherwise it will not work. The “libusb_k” drivers are for the later vita models.

  17. z1n5fgu1 says:

    I was having a problem. The drivers installed but Qcma didn’t recognize the VIta being connected. What fixed it for me was reversing step 8. I connected the PS Vita then started Qcma. It then was recognized and I was able to update to 3.60.

  18. james says:

    Hello when do u think there will b a hack released for 3.61 approx. I just bought my ps vita with 3.61 on it n now thinking of geting rid of it :(.

  19. NoobGuy says:

    Hi guys,
    If you are on OFW 1.06 or nothing works. This will surely work.
    http://zurez.xyz/ps-vita/easiest-method-to-updateactivate-from-any-firmware-to-3-60-on-play-station-vita/
    Worked for me.

    • Potion says:

      Hello. I had the same problem and I fixed but I was on version OFW 3.15. But my method will work for old versions as well.

      1. You only need to have QCMA installed not CMA as they conflict with one another
      2. Install QCMA and the appropriate drivers. OLED needs USBLIB0 drivers and USBLIBK for new ps vita when prompt to choose.
      3. Go to QCMA settings then go to Other tab. Go to CMA Protocol Selection and Select MANUAL. From there select the CMA Protocol Version. You need to select the version closest to your fw version on your vita prior to it. So since im on 3.15 I needed to select FW 3.10. Since your vita was 1.06 you had to select FW 1.00.
      3. Once that is done you can plug in your vita and update to 3.60 like in the guide above when the XML and PSP2UPDAT.PUP are placed in the correct Updates folder that QCMA is pointing to in the Folder Tab.
      4. Keep in mind that when you do update your vita to 3.60 successfully and want to use QCMA again (for transferring stuff) you need to change the CMA Protocol Version setting back to “Latest” FW (or in this case “FW 3.30” since you will be residing on 3.60)

      ENJOY!

    • 007 says:

      Thank you NoobGuy, that worked!!

    • wwNd says:

      Hi guys, u can explain how to use xammp? i little confused :c

  20. dumbdmb says:

    what code xml region for region 3 asia, is it as or hk?

  21. Fais says:

    Hey guys, so i have a 1104 series PS vita, I have done everything in the tutorial, and QCMA recognizes my Vita when I plug it in.

    But when I go to settings and update the system through pc, it just says ‘please wait’ non stop. Never get the screen asking to update.

    What am I doing wrong? I took poster ‘aaa’s XML file and changed the region to eu and the path of the update to E:\Roots\desmume-0.9.11-win64\PSVupdates\PSP2UPDAT.PU which is also where the XML file itself is.

    Any help? Should I change the 3.600.000s to 3.603.600s?

  22. Mike Stankus says:

    what update folder smurfsmasher94?

  23. Black Anarchy says:

    Is there any way to downgrade the firmware? Just recently got a Vita with 3.61 on it :/

  24. yuukichan says:

    Well, Region ID isn’t about your PSN account region ID but it’s refer to the hardware ID.
    finally can update it to 3.60

  25. meganeshounen says:

    Does anyone know what region code I need to use for a Vita that has a serial of PCH-1106?
    I’ve checked the internet and it’s definitely the code for the 3G Hong Kong version…

  26. Schmoopidooo says:

    How I got it working.

    I have region as “UK” since that what I said I live in. Not EU, but UK.
    Plugin the vita, then start QCMA.

    Then it worked.

  27. Coldasice says:

    I’m getting “The file is corrupt” (C3-11038-3)

  28. vic says:

    I give up i have *** tried everything, it says latest version already installed. Best off just smashing this thing against a a wall/

  29. Ravanaidas says:

    For god sakes someone please paste all the region codes!! That seems to be everyone’s problem.

  30. mayhem says:

    au Australian/New Zealand – AU
    cn China – CN
    eu Europe – EU
    jp Japan – JP
    kr Korea – KR
    mx Mexico – MX
    ru Russia – RU
    sa South Asia – SA
    tw Taiwan – TW
    uk United Kingdom – UK
    us United States – US

  31. Aspir3 says:

    Hey guys,

    I get everytime the C3-10698-4 error. Could somebody help?
    I’ve got a PCH-1108 on 3.36

    • Dr_Hades says:

      I have had your problem before. According to your Model number, the region in the xml file should be “EU”.
      And I leave this here just in case anyone else has the same problem and are stuck. “http://www.vitadevwiki.com/index.php?title=SKU_Models ”
      The above mentioned error is a region error so check your system region by refering to the mentioned website and change region accordingly and it shall works.
      Hope I was able to help in anyway.

    • kyushiro says:

      i have the same error what should i do

  32. spoof says:

    For people on mac or osx which have problems; edit the xml in a proper text editor and this means not OSX TextEdit!

    you should see that Text edit is changing something in the syntax!

  33. MaXXvs says:

    C3-10698-4 error
    replace the right region code. And Scandinavia code is uk region codes.

  34. Dochi says:

    my PS Vita is R3 ( I think this is asia). What do I put in the Region ID??? Please help

  35. Zebastyan says:

    Okay, i have a problem with my friend’s vita, I try to plug it in the pc to try to update and stuff but the pc wont detect the vita, as in, the computer doesnt do any noise or anything to indicate connection. Any fix?
    And, I was thinking of switching the memcards themselves with my vita to update it, the memcard through my vita, will that work? Or use another memcard that has 3.60 on the vita?
    The vita is on 3.52

  36. Car says:

    Links of step 6 are not working =(

  37. PSVITAGuy says:

    Hello Guys. nothing works for me ….is There anyone know hot to update PSVITA to 3.60…my vita is in 3.06?? because its the ig problem and many people not just me do all the steps and always comes with error in the end.

  38. PSVITAGuy says:

    i got a problem with QCMA my ps vita works on QCMA in pc and when i put update and click on (UPDATE FROM PC ) is comes a meeseg says (Connect to ps vita using cable USB) and as i say I can open my ps vita on QCMA in pc ..any help??

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