PRST1 Firmware Upgrade

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This page give step-by-step instructions for installing firmware to the Sony PRS-T1 eReader.

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  1. Fully charge your PRS-T1
  2. Connect your PRS-T1 to your PC or Mac. Start the Reader software if it doesn't auto-start.
  3. Check for Updates, and follow the GUI prompts.
  4. <TODO: can somoene fill out the complete flow please>

[edit] Generic

These instructions were kindly supplied by LinuxReader in this forum post.

1. Fully charge your PRS-T1

2. Download the stand-alone firmware updater file (see below) from Sony's support site.

3. Unzip this file using your favourite unzip utility:

For example, using the Linux command line:
 unzip "PRS-T1_Updater_1.0.03.11140.exe" "PRS-T1 Updater.package"

4. Connect your PRS-T1 to your PC with the USB cable (causing it to mount its 'SETTING' and 'READER' partitions).

5. Copy the "PRS-T1 Updater.package" file to the 'READER' file system.

For example, using the Linux command line:
 cp "PRS-T1 Updater.package" /media/READER/
 sync

6. Disconnect the PRS-T1 from the USB cable.

7. Power down the PRS-T1 (a full power off to the blank screen).

8. Hold down both the home button and the menu button, and, while keeping them held, press the power button to turn on the PRS-T1.

9. Release the home and menu buttons once the boot screen is shown.

The PRS-T1 should now install the update and automatically reboot once done.

[edit] Firmware

  • 1.0.00.09010 - installed on some shipping models
  • 1.0.00.09270 - installed on some shipping models
  • 1.0.02.10280 - released on 17 November 2011
  • 1.0.03.11140 - released on 9 December 2011
  • 1.0.04.12210 - released on 27 January 2012
  • 1.0.05.11130 - released on 26 November 2012

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