How to: manually updating to PS Vita firmware 3.60

288 Responses

  1. benm says:

    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 says:

    …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 says:

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

  4. Jack says:

    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 says:

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

  6. EM says:

    step 6 2 links are both down 🙁

    • EM says:

      My bad the second one works Sorry XD

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  7. Kackle says:

    Error C3-10698-4

  8. Stewart says:

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

    UK? GB? EU?

  9. Alex Clearwood says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • gideon de marcas says:

      you cant downgrade. made the same mistake as you did and upgraded my device to 3.6.5

  11. Hitesh says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

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  15. meanmachine says:

    is it possible to update any other way without using the usb port?? i got a used vita with 3.51 but the port is wrecked

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  17. blot says:

    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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  19. Unknown says:

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

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  20. VoldemortsPuss says:

    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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  22. cozinezz says:

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

  23. Saulo Silva says:

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

    • Dumari says:

      I had the same issue, I assume they’ve updated the software since these directions were posted

      If you go to

      QCMA Settings > Other > Use this version for updates > and change the value to ‘FW 3.60 (Henkaku)’

      You’ll be good

  24. DarkV says:

    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.

  25. lopl says:

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

    • claude says:

      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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  28. Allan says:

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

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  30. Trolol says:

    For reference, the available regions to edit your xml:

  31. Rika says:

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial!
    However, when I try to update (manual way) it gives me the following message:

    “Could not connect to the PC.
    Check that the Content Manager Assistant is running on the PC.
    When Content Manager Assistant is running, an icon will be displayed in the notification area.
    (C0-1 1264-4)”

    I’ve installed Content Manager Assistant, and I’ve restarted both the PS Vita and my PC multiple times to no avail…
    What should I do?

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  33. honey says:

    is the website for download ps vita ofw is real i mean if i download the 3.60 version from there is it real 3.60 or fake or i end up updating to uper firmware

  34. Tatuz says:

    i have error : c0-13293-8
    can we help me ?

  35. Eric says:

    I have set the DNS like the instruction above but when i tried to download the update, it said the server is maintenance. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance

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