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Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by jxk462 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:55 pm

I accidentally updated my psvita last night to 3.61 and it would suck a ton if I can't get my emulators working again so is there any possible way to downgrade?
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Re: Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by xErwin » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:16 pm

No.
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Re: Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by samsara » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:18 pm

Simple answer: No.
Long answer: Haven't been possible and I doubt it will come before 2017 earliest if not ever.

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Re: Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by CPUzX » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:32 pm

If you're worried or concerned that you or somebody else might come along and use your PS Vita or update it, put a passcode on it and leave it in aeroplane mode.
Do that next time, if you plan to buy another 3.60 Vita

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Re: Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by HarmfulMushroom » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:57 am

CPUzX wrote:If you're worried or concerned that you or somebody else might come along and use your PS Vita or update it, put a passcode on it and leave it in aeroplane mode.
Do that next time, if you plan to buy another 3.60 Vita
If you're a little bit handy, just buy a new logic board. Swap them out, will be much cheaper than buying a whole new vita. As if right now thats the closest thing to a downgrade as you can get without having made a nand backup before hand.

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Re: Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by CPUzX » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

HarmfulMushroom wrote:
CPUzX wrote:If you're worried or concerned that you or somebody else might come along and use your PS Vita or update it, put a passcode on it and leave it in aeroplane mode.
Do that next time, if you plan to buy another 3.60 Vita
If you're a little bit handy, just buy a new logic board. Swap them out, will be much cheaper than buying a whole new vita. As if right now thats the closest thing to a downgrade as you can get without having made a nand backup before hand.
The only issue with that is the risk factors - the chance you'll break the Vita you already own, or the replacement motherboard that you bought; either through static electricity, or dropping it.
Ribbon cables are very fragile, and so are the little plastic connectors they go into.
It might just be wise to purchase a new one if you aren't technologically prepared to do a motherboard replacement yourself, but that's good advice for the intermediate kind who would be willing to give that a go.

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Re: Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by HarmfulMushroom » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:51 am

CPUzX wrote:
HarmfulMushroom wrote:
CPUzX wrote:If you're worried or concerned that you or somebody else might come along and use your PS Vita or update it, put a passcode on it and leave it in aeroplane mode.
Do that next time, if you plan to buy another 3.60 Vita
If you're a little bit handy, just buy a new logic board. Swap them out, will be much cheaper than buying a whole new vita. As if right now thats the closest thing to a downgrade as you can get without having made a nand backup before hand.
The only issue with that is the risk factors - the chance you'll break the Vita you already own, or the replacement motherboard that you bought; either through static electricity, or dropping it.
Ribbon cables are very fragile, and so are the little plastic connectors they go into.
It might just be wise to purchase a new one if you aren't technologically prepared to do a motherboard replacement yourself, but that's good advice for the intermediate kind who would be willing to give that a go.
Fair point, if for no other reason than ribbon cables are super fragile and annoying. I've done it myself quite a few times but I also have a decent amount of experience. Definitely a good idea not to risk it if you don't feel comfortable doing that (forgot to stress that point).

@OP look up a teardown video/tutorial online and decide for yourself if you were interested in looking into this further.

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Re: Is there anyway to downgrade my firmware?

Post by fate6 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:56 am

HarmfulMushroom wrote:
CPUzX wrote:If you're worried or concerned that you or somebody else might come along and use your PS Vita or update it, put a passcode on it and leave it in aeroplane mode.
Do that next time, if you plan to buy another 3.60 Vita
If you're a little bit handy, just buy a new logic board. Swap them out, will be much cheaper than buying a whole new vita. As if right now thats the closest thing to a downgrade as you can get without having made a nand backup before hand.
You can get Vitas for $50 these days so I mean.....
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