Hardware PS Vita 3.72 Downgrading to 3.65 Now I have a brick any help?

Spendy39

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
52
Trophies
0
Age
44
XP
348
Country
United Kingdom
Thought things were going along nicely but when it comes to the update after putting the update 3.65 into the Modoru folder and then launching hencore then modoru and choosing 3.65 it goes to update screen and keeps failing and saying it cant update keep getting an error C1-6562-9 and if I turn it off and turn it back on it try's the update again and fails. So I went into safe mode R + Home Button + Power and got into recovery. Tried to update System by connecting to a PC and it says " The latest Version of the system software is already installed" so I can't do anything.

Power off system and turn it back on and green power light is solid but screen is black. It will allow me to go back into recovery. I was wondering if I was to pick up a cheap ps3 to try the update surely I will get the same issue saying its already running the latest version of the system software.

Never had an issue modding a console ever before
 

H-1-N-1

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
11
Trophies
0
Age
35
XP
31
Country
Philippines
Used Modoru 2.0 by SKGleba for 3.72 You should have research more before make the green light...

Try using FinalHE to fix it... or barrow a friend vita with a file data 3.72 on
ux0:data/PSP2/UPDATE/psp2updat.pup


For me 3.68 henkaku version is better because it far more likely not to brick your handle console.
because enzo is somewhat permanent...

For example: on a 3.68 tai config not always on. And if you soft brick your console probability small because the o.g firmware is untouched and if so it will not going to activate the mod in safe mode... so it is easier to restore via firmware/data ux....
 
Last edited by H-1-N-1,

Spendy39

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
52
Trophies
0
Age
44
XP
348
Country
United Kingdom
Its fine, I updated the database on QCMA and it showed all the files I had transferred to the internal memory. I deleted the files and then QCMA let me reinstall the 3.72 and not i have downgraded it without any issues. Thanks
 

Spendy39

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
52
Trophies
0
Age
44
XP
348
Country
United Kingdom
Were you able to fix the brick? Just got into the same situation
Yes see above

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Open QCMA, change Use This Version for updates to Custom, and change Custom PS Vita version 03.720.000

Extract the update file from the PSVita OFW 3.72 and put it in the file for QCMA called PSV Updates.

Put the PS VITA into recovery but holding home button + R + Power choose recovery by PC and then wait for it to boot up. You may still get an error but QCMA should show your PS VITA. Right click on on QCMA either click on update database or backup manager I can't remember and it should show the files you have added to the memory. Delete them all and then re do the steps of going into recovery and this time it will allow you to reinstall 3.72 and then you can try downloading again
 
  • Like
Reactions: laz305 and H-1-N-1

Tianshu

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
4
Trophies
0
Age
26
XP
40
Country
United States
Yes see above

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Open QCMA, change Use This Version for updates to Custom, and change Custom PS Vita version 03.720.000

Extract the update file from the PSVita OFW 3.72 and put it in the file for QCMA called PSV Updates.

Put the PS VITA into recovery but holding home button + R + Power choose recovery by PC and then wait for it to boot up. You may still get an error but QCMA should show your PS VITA. Right click on on QCMA either click on update database or backup manager I can't remember and it should show the files you have added to the memory. Delete them all and then re do the steps of going into recovery and this time it will allow you to reinstall 3.72 and then you can try downloading again
Thanks for the detailed steps! I tried this but for some reason when I went into backup manager there were no files. I wonder if it’s because I restored the system prior to doing the downgrade hack (so there’s no files essentially) or if it’s because I’ve never used qcma to back any files before. At this point I don’t know if finding a PS3 is the only way to fix this
 

Spendy39

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
52
Trophies
0
Age
44
XP
348
Country
United Kingdom
Does your PC show your PS Vita is connected? There should be files on there as you would have put them on the memory card / Internal memory to even attempt the downgrade.
 

trunk208

Well-Known Member
Newcomer
Joined
Feb 3, 2016
Messages
68
Trophies
0
Age
27
XP
102
Country
United States
Similar situation trying to downgrade from 3.73 to 3.70 also having "The system is on the latest firmware" when recovery update.

the fix is Update the vita to the latest 3.73 then h-encore 2.... u can downgrade etc etc lucky latest firmware can downgrade atm
1. Go here in Complete Official Firmwares Section download the 3.73 update file
2. extract PSVita OFW 3.73.zip only that zip then put the PSP2UPDAT.PUP to "Documents\PSV Updates"
3. on QCMA settings
  • Use this version for updates is Custom
  • Custom PS Vita version is 03.730.000
4. on your vita, only option "Update System Software" then "Connecting to a PC" - should work, if work update next etc agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you have this "The system is on the latest firmware"
1. Make sure again on QCMA check Custom PS Vita version is on 03.730.000 not FW 0.00 (Always up-to-date) or FW 3.60 (HENkaku/enso) or anything like that sort.

If you update and around 7% you have this "C3-12027-2"
1. Again make sure on QCMA check Custom PS Vita version is on 03.730.000 not FW 0.00 (Always up-to-date) or FW 3.60 (HENkaku/enso) or anything like that sort.
2. Also check if you have the right PSP2UPDAT.PUP for the firmware, right language for your country signed in PSN register on the vita.

Then you should be good to go :toot:
 
Last edited by trunk208,

AL_16

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2017
Messages
229
Trophies
0
XP
576
Country
Ukraine
Similar situation trying to downgrade from 3.73 to 3.70 also having "The system is on the latest firmware" when recovery update.

the fix is Update the vita to the latest 3.73 then h-encore 2.... u can downgrade etc etc lucky latest firmware can downgrade atm
1. Go here in Complete Official Firmwares Section download the 3.73 update file
2. extract PSVita OFW 3.73.zip only that zip then put the PSP2UPDAT.PUP to "Documents\PSV Updates"
3. on QCMA settings
  • Use this version for updates is Custom
  • Custom PS Vita version is 03.730.000
4. on your vita, only option "Update System Software" then "Connecting to a PC" - should work, if work update next etc agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you have this "The system is on the latest firmware"
1. Make sure again on QCMA check Custom PS Vita version is on 03.730.000 not FW 0.00 (Always up-to-date) or FW 3.60 (HENkaku/enso) or anything like that sort.

If you update and around 7% you have this "C3-12027-2"
1. Again make sure on QCMA check Custom PS Vita version is on 03.730.000 not FW 0.00 (Always up-to-date) or FW 3.60 (HENkaku/enso) or anything like that sort.
2. Also check if you have the right PSP2UPDAT.PUP for the firmware, right language for your country signed in PSN register on the vita.

Then you should be good to go :toot:
Thanks!! Works fine
 

bigstone

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jan 10, 2020
Messages
4
Trophies
0
Age
22
XP
16
Country
France
i have the same problem..i tried to reinstall firmware with a ps3 but dont work
ps vita in recovery mode still blocked on """please wait""
and it is the same when i use qcma
 

bigstone

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jan 10, 2020
Messages
4
Trophies
0
Age
22
XP
16
Country
France
solved!! j ai utilisé la carte mémoire vita pour la mise a jour...
-prenez une autre ps vita hackée .. connecté y votre compte .. entrez la carte mémoire dans la vita hacké
copiez le ficher pup depuis le pc ou n importe ou vers ux0://data-PSP2-UPDATE
go to recovery and select update to card
 

Yolomation

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Feb 21, 2020
Messages
1
Trophies
0
Age
23
XP
31
Country
United Kingdom
Hello! pretty much i tried doing this and it worked but i keep getting the error system software cannot be used with this system. What do i do?
 

Beemite

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Mar 3, 2020
Messages
1
Trophies
0
Age
44
XP
22
Country
United States
I had a similar situation trying to reinstall the latest firm ware 3.73. The system says “The latest firmware is already installed.” There is a setting in QCMA “Ignore local file psp2-updatelist.xml on update folder” which is checked by default. Uncheck this option and the 3.73 version will be ready for install and you can continue the recovery as described in other postings.

Note: I think I bricked my PSVita when I tried to downgrade with the wrong firmware file. It was psvupdat.pup instead of psp2updat.pup
 
Last edited by Beemite,

KaceyTanner

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Apr 14, 2020
Messages
3
Trophies
0
Age
23
XP
39
Country
United States
Hello i keep getting an error saying c3-3822-5 when i try to update my ps vita please contact my any time soon please.
 

jimthehelper

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Aug 13, 2020
Messages
1
Trophies
0
Age
25
XP
12
Country
United States
Thanks for the detailed steps! I tried this but for some reason when I went into backup manager there were no files. I wonder if it’s because I restored the system prior to doing the downgrade hack (so there’s no files essentially) or if it’s because I’ve never used qcma to back any files before. At this point I don’t know if finding a PS3 is the only way to fix this

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Have you unbricked it yet? If not tell me how your vita got bricked
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
    KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName: Excited about adding a 4tb drive into my og Xbox for a beastly aio classic machine