The PS Vita may prompt an update notification when the PS Vita is not on the newest update/firmware. This guide will show you how to block the update notification by connecting to a non-Sony server and “spoof” the Vita into thinking it is on the newest update/firmware. 

Files Needed

Connection to a WiFi network.

Step 1: Set up WiFi.

  • Enable WiFi on the Vita and then go to the Settings.
  • Go to Network/Wi-Fi Settings then click on your Network name.
  • Go down to the last option of Advanced Settings.

Step 2: Set up DNS Settings.

    • Set DNS Settings to Manual.
    • Type in into Primary DNS.
    • Leave Secondary DNS blank and hit OK.

Step 3: Spoof firmware. 

  • Press O to go back to Settings.
  • Go to Henkaku Settings/Spoofed Version.
  • Type in the newest firmware (as of 2019 it is 3.71).

Step 4: Uncheck Download Update.

  • Go back out to Settings.
  • Go to System/Auto-Start Settings.
  • Make sure Download Update File for System Software is unchecked. 


4 thoughts on “Block Update Notifications.”

  1. If you haven’t set up Henkaku and are getting stumped by update prompts with a standard firmware Vita you can often get away with just the first 2 steps:

    After clicking ok on step 2 with the new DNS set up power off your Vita by holding the power button then touching the turn off Vita Prompt, wait a few seconds, then power it back on, in some cases you can now do anything you needed to do without the update prompts. If this doesn’t fully work you may have to resort to the previous prompt or find another workaround.

    1. Looks like you have to update to 3.72, use Hencore2 to install Henkaku, and then use Moduro 2.0 to downgrade the Vita. After downgrading, you have to install Henkaku again on the firmware you downgraded to.

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