Updating to 3.65

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Required Reading

If you have already hacked your PS Vita (TV) before on 3.60, follow Updating to 3.65 (HENkaku) before continuing.

The hencore exploit is only compatible with the firmware version 3.65, 3.67, and 3.68. As a result, lower firmware versions must update using a custom update server in order to use the exploit.

To do this, we configure your network’s DNS settings to use a custom update server which points to 3.65 as the latest update available. This has the effect of blocking any firmware versions above 3.65 from being installed when the device attempts to perform an update.

While the h-encore exploit itself is compatible with firmware versions 3.67 and 3.68, we will be updating to firmware version 3.65 as it is the latest version which still supports the Ensō boot-time exploit.

What you need

  • An internet connection on your PS Vita (TV)


Section I - DNS Configuration

  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

Section II - Updating to 3.65

  1. Navigate to System Update -> Update Using Wi-Fi
  2. Ensure the update message “3.65 (変革 Compatible)” is displayed
    • If it displays any other message, stop and figure out what went wrong
  3. Follow the prompts to update your device to 3.65
    • When the process has completed, your device will reboot automatically

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