Hacking your PS Vita will require a minimum firmware version of 3.60. Update your PS Vita to 3.60 in order to hack your Vita and install HENkaku Enso Custom Firmware (CFW).Be careful, if you update your PS Vita the “official” way (through Sony’s servers) you will update to the latest version and possibly remove the ability to hack your PS Vita.
Follow this guide to update your PS Vita safely.
Set your PS Vita’s DNS to 126.96.36.199 and choose to update from Wi-Fi. Proceed only if the message says “A new version of the system software is available. Firmware 3.60 (変革 Compatible)”. That’s it!
Step by Step Instructions to Update your PS Vita
- Open the Settings app
- Select “Network”
- Select “Wi-Fi Settings”
- If you are not connected to the internet, do so now. Select your current connection (there should be a green dot to the left).
- Select “Advanced Settings”
- Under “DNS Settings” choose “Manual”
- Under “Primary DNS” set it to 188.8.131.52
- Leave “Secondary DNS” blank. Make sure “Proxy Server” is set to “Do Not Use”. Press OK.
- Back out to the main settings screen. Select “System Update” and then “Update Using Wi-Fi.”
- If you get an error saying your system is up to date, that means either your Vita is on 3.60 already or your Vita is > 3.60 and is not supported by HENkaku
- Otherwise you will see a pop-up saying there is a new update. Make sure the message says “3.60 (変革 Compatible)”! If the message does not say that, do not proceed and try to repeat these steps to see if you missed something.
- After ensuring you are updating to “3.60 (変革 Compatible)”, proceed with the steps on screen to update.
- After updating to 3.60, you can follow steps 1-5 again and then set “DNS Settings” back to “Automatic” to restore your DNS settings.
Continue to install HENkaku Enso custom firmware (CFW) on your PS Vita.