Blocking Updates

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To prevent unwanted updates, we configure the device’s DNS settings to use a custom update server which points to 3.60 as the latest update available. This has the effect of blocking any firmware versions above 3.60 from being installed when the device attempts to perform an update.

What you need

  • An internet connection on your PS Vita (TV)


Section I - DNS Configuration

Note that these DNS servers will need to be set on each network you connect your device to for it to block updates!

  1. Launch the Settings application
  2. Navigate to Network -> Wi-Fi Settings
    • Connect to a Wi-Fi network if you have not already done so
  3. Select your current connection
    • This is signified by a green dot next to the network
  4. Select “Advanced Settings”
  5. Set “DNS Settings” to “Manual”
  6. Set “Primary DNS” to
  7. Leave “Secondary DNS” blank
  8. Ensure “Proxy Server” is set to “Do Not Use”
  9. Return to the main Settings menu
  10. Navigate to System -> Auto-Start Settings
  11. Uncheck “Download Update File for System Software”
  12. Return to the main Settings menu