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. 


2 thoughts on “Block Update Notifications.”

    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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