Sony PlayStation Vita Firmware 3.12

March 28, 2014
PSP2UPDAT.PUP
114.0 MB
Windows (all)
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PlayStation® Vita Update Methods

Update Methods

You can update your PS Vita system software by any of the methods described below.
After the update is completed, go to the PS Vita system home screen and tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update you used for updating the system is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was completed successfully.

Update using Wi-Fi

Perform the update using the Wi-Fi feature of the PS Vita system.

To perform an update using Wi-Fi, tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] >
[Update Using Wi-Fi] in a location that has an access point you can use. Your PS Vita system will connect to a location on the Internet from which you can download the latest update file. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

  • For details about network settings, refer to the PS Vita system user’s guide.
  • You cannot perform an update using data transfer over a mobile network (3G).

Update by connecting to a PS3™ system

Use the network feature of a PS3™ system to download the latest update file via the Internet.

Before performing a system update, the PS3™ system you are going to connect to must first be put in the following condition:

  • The PS3™ system must be connected to the Internet.
  • For details about PS3™ system network settings, refer to the PS3™ system user’s guide.
  • The system software must be version 4.00 or later.
  • All open applications must be closed, and (User) must be selected.
    1. Connect the PS Vita system and the PS3™ system using a USB cable.
    2. On the PS Vita system, tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PS3™ System]. The latest update file is downloaded via the Internet using the network feature of the PS3™ system. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

Update by connecting to a PC

Use the computer’s network feature (Windows® / Mac) to download the latest update file via the Internet.

Before performing a system update, you must set up the computer you connect to as described below.

  • Connect to the Internet.
  • Download and install Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on the computer.
  • You can download it from the following website: http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma/
    • Check that Content Manager Assistant is running on the computer.
      • Windows®:
        • Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the notification area of the taskbar.
      • Mac:
        • Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the menu bar:
    • Connect the PS Vita system and the computer using a USB cable.
    • On the PS Vita system, tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PC].
    • The latest update file will be downloaded via the Internet using the computer’s network feature. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

Update using a PS Vita card

When the update data is on a PS Vita card, you can perform the update using the PS Vita card. If a screen prompting you to perform an update appears when you start a game, this means that a system software update is required.

If you tap [Update System Software], the update will start. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

System Software

PS Vita system software and system software updates installed on your system are subject to a limited license from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Visit http://www.scei.co.jp/psvita-eula/ for details.

What's New:

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • It is now easier to access PlayStation Network servers so you can upload or download saved data. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation Plus is necessary. Tap (PlayStation Plus) on the LiveArea screen of each game.
  • You can now play content saved on a connected device, such as a PS3 system or a computer, without copying the content to your PS Vita. Select the connected device from the list of categories, and then tap the content to play it instantly.
  • [Bluetooth Settings] has been moved from [Network] settings to the newly added [Devices] settings.
  • You can now adjust network features from the menu that appears when you press and hold the PS button.
  • You can now use the PS Vita system's buttons to customize the home screen. On the home screen, when you press a button on the PS Vita system, the cursor appears on the screen. To enter edit mode, press the button while the cursor is displayed.
  • The method for displaying the menu in PSP Game software and PSOne Classics software has been changed. When a game is running, press and hold the PS button to display the menu.
  • You can now adjust for each game whether to show the trophies you earned. Tap (PlayStation Network), and then tap the game you want to adjust settings for. Tap the (Options) → [Privacy Settings] → [Show Trophies for This Game] checkbox to set a checkmark to enable this setting.
  • You can now adjust playback settings, such as those for the screen and subtitles, while watching a streaming video on a Web page. Tap (Options) → [Settings] during playback.
  • You can now make detailed adjustments to how closed captions are displayed. During playback, tap the (Options) → [Settings] → [Accessibility] → [Display as Specified by Content checkbox to remove the checkmark, and then tap [Advanced Settings] on the screen that is displayed.
  • The method for adjusting saved data auto-upload settings has been changed. Settings adjusted on the (Information) screen for each saved data item can now be adjusted with [Select Saved Data] under (Content Manager) → [Start] → (Online Storage) → [Saved Data Auto-Upload]. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation Plus is necessary.
  • [Show Trophies] has been added under [PlayStation Network] → [Privacy Settings], and you can now adjust the range of who can see information about your earned trophies.
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