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 212.47.229.76 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 3.70).

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. 

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