Is it safe to update your games while on a lower firmware?

July 1, 2013

So you want to stay on lower firmwares on your PSVita in order to keep accessing to some of the hacks, but still want to play your Vita games and get the latest updates. So is it safe to update your games with lower firmware like 2.02 or 2.06 on the PSvita? Are you nervous that it’s going to update your PSvita, to the newest firmware?

Yes, you can download all the patches for all the games on PSVita and they will still work on lower firmware. Yes, even digital downloads too for instance like Assassins Creed, that game has a lot of glitches and is very buggy when you first buy it, and it does not require you to update to the newest firmware. So far I have not seen one PSvita game that actually requires you to update to the new firmware when you are patching the game.

For new releases that is a different story like soul sacrifice or dead or alive 5. These games require firmware 2.05 so if you’re using 2.06 firmware with VHBL then it goes the same for you.
So far the cross controller games (like little big planet, Fifa soccer2013 and Marvel vs Capcom 3) will still work with cross controller too.

Now on to the PS3 and remote play with the PSP and PSvita: that function still works great with lower Firmware. Here is a list of working titles with remote play: It may need a little updating as the list get’s bigger all the time…


Aqua Vita/Aquatopia (PSN game)
Anarchy: Rush Hour (PSN game)
Bejeweled 2 (PSN game/demo)
Bionic Commando Rearmed (PSN game/demo)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (BD game)
FirstPlay (PSN software)
Gundemonium Recollection (PSN game)
God of war HD collection (BD) (PSN)
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition (PSN game)
Hitagata Happa
Imabikisou (BD game/PSN demo)
Lair (BD game)
LEGO Batman (BD game) Life with PlayStation (PSN software)
Mainichi Issho (PSN game)
Misato Katsuragi’s reporting Plan (PSN game)
Peggle (PSN game)
Peggle Nights (PSN game add-on)
PixelJunk Eden (PSN game/demo)
PixelJunk Monsters (PSN game/demo)
PixelJunk Shooter (PSN game)
PlayStation 1 games (CD games/demos, PSN games/demos)
PlayTV (BD software/PSN demo)
Retro/Grade (PSN)
Sim city 2000(PSN)
SingStar (BD game)
SingStar Vol. 2 (BD game)
SingStar ABBA (BD game)
VidZone (PSN software)
Weekly Toro Station (PSN game)
Zuma (PSN game/demo)

All other PSN/PS3 games, PS2 games, DVD/Blu-Ray Movies, and Super Audio CDs will not work. The typical functions of the PS3 XMB, music, videos, and pictures on the PS3, as well as music, videos, and pictures from Media Center will work.

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