Download & Install PlayStation®Vita System Software Update For PS Vita 3.01 !

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update

PS Vita System Software Update

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 3.01 (including 3.00)

An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on December 5, 2013. You can use this to update your system software to version 3.01.

A PS Vita system software update is required to use PlayStation®Network features and some features on the system. Also, downloading and installing the PS Vita system software update will update your PS Vita system’s operating system to include the latest security patches, as well as new and revised applications, features, and settings. It is recommended that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.

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Main features in system software update version 3.01 (including 3.00)

New for 3.01

System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

New for 3.00

(PS4™ Link)

  • The (PS4™ Link) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    With this application, you can use your system to remotely control a PlayStation®4 system. When you are playing a game on the PS4™ system, you can also display information from that game on your system using the second screen feature.

(Parental Controls)

  • The (Parental Controls) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    You can manage the duration children and teenagers can play, and the use of games and videos that have parental controls. You can also manage the ability of children and teenagers to use system features as necessary. To adjust settings, you must enter the passcode you entered when you first started the (Parental Controls) application.

(Photos)

  • (Panoramic Camera) has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. You can now use Omnidirectional, Tall and Wide, and other modes to take panoramic photos. You can also view the photos you take.

(Friends)

  • The application layout has been improved.

(Messages)

  • The (Group Messaging) application name and icon have been changed to (Messages).
  • The application layout has been improved.
  • You can now send and receive messages with friends and players who use PS4™ systems or PlayStation®App.

(Party)

  • The icon for the (Party) application has been changed to (Party).
  • You can now voice chat and text chat with friends and players who use PS4™ systems.

Other new or revised features in version 3.01 (including 3.00)

PSNSM

  • “PlayStation®Network” has been renamed “PSNSM“.

(Email)

  • You can now sync the contacts saved in your email account from services such as Gmail™ (Google’s email service) or Yahoo! Mail, and then use, edit, or delete these contacts on your system. To sync your contacts, you must adjust settings for your CardDAV account.
    Select (Contact List) > (Options) > [CardDAV Settings] > [Add CardDAV Account], and then follow the screens.

(Content Manager)

You can now use Wi-Fi to connect your system with a PS3™ system, and transfer data between them.

  • Connect the PS3™ system to a wireless access point, and then connect the PS3™ system with your system using the access point. Your system and the PS3™ system must be connected within the same network.
    • To use this feature, the system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.50 or later.
  • When copying PSP™Game software from a PS3™ system to your system, your system now checks if update data is available. If available, it is automatically downloaded.
    • To use this feature, the system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.50 or later.

(PS3™ Remote Play)

  • The (Remote Play) application name and icon have been changed to (PS3™ Remote Play).

(Settings)

  • [Download Update File for System Software] under [PSNSM] > [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically] has been moved to [System] > [Auto-Start Settings], and now anyone can use this feature.

Notices

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update data provided online or on a PS Vita card by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a PS Vita system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS Vita system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the PS Vita system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • This update is for PS Vita systems purchased in North America. DO NOT update your PS Vita system using this website if you purchased your system outside of North America. There is no guarantee of proper operation with models sold outside North America. For details about PS Vita systems purchased outside of North America, please visit the website for your region.
  • Do not turn off the power or remove the memory card for the PS Vita system during the update process. Interrupting the update can cause a system malfunction.
  • It might not be possible to start the update if the battery charge level is low.‎ ‎
  • The power button and the PS button do not function during the system update process.‎
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

System Software

The 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.

Update Methods

You can update the PS Vita system software by any of the methods described below.

After the update is completed, go to the home screen and select (Settings) > [Start] > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update file 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

Use the Wi-Fi feature of your PS Vita system to update the system via the Internet.

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PS Vita system
  • Internet connection (wireless)
    You must configure your PS Vita system’s network settings. For details, refer to your PS Vita system’s user’s guide.

To perform an update using Wi-Fi, select (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update Using Wi-Fi] in a location that has an access point you can use. Your PS Vita system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. Follow the screens to complete the update.

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 update the system via the Internet.

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PS Vita system
  • PlayStation®3
    • The system software must be version 4.00 or later.
    • Prepare a connection to the Internet.
      You must configure the PS3™ system’s network settings. For details, refer to the PS3™ system’s user’s guide.
  • Connect your PS Vita system to the PS3™ system using a USB cable.
  • All open applications must be closed, and (User) must be selected.
  • On your PS Vita system, select (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PS3™ System].
    Your PS Vita system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. Follow the screens to complete the update.

Update by connecting to a PC

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

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PS Vita system
  • Computer (Windows® / Mac)
    • 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 your PS Vita system and the computer using a USB cable.
  • On the PS Vita system, select (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PC].
    ‎Your PS Vita system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. Follow the screens to complete the update.

Update using a PS Vita card

Use an update file contained on a PS Vita card to update the system.

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PS Vita system
  • A PS Vita card that contains an update file

When you start a game that contains an update file for a later version, a screen will be displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update

Download & Install PlayStation®Vita System Software Update For PS Vita.

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