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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • PRS-T1

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

This utility updates the Sony Reader PRS-T1 firmware to version 1.0.07.05070 and includes the following benefit.

  • For Country/Region setting as UK, Germany, Austria and Australia, this update will replace “Reader Store” icon with “Kobo eBook Store” icon to enable direct access to Kobo Bookstore via Wi-Fi® connection.
    Note: “Reader Store” and “Kobo eBook Store” are not applicable for New Zealand.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?
Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64 bit)
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Windows 8
    Windows 8 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
    Windows 7 Starter
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Professional
    Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bit)
    Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 or later
    Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 or later
    Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 2 or later
    Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit only)
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 or later
    Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 3 or later

Important Notes:

  • The software update process takes about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

File Info

File Name

  • PRS-T1_Updater_1.0.07.05070.exe

File Version

  • 1.0.07.05070

File Size

  • 103.0MB

Release Date

  • 2014-07-01

System Requirements

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

Install

Details

Download and Installation Instructions:

WARNING!! The Sony Reader must be fully charged before installing this update. Failure to fully charge the Sony Reader before installing the firmware update may cause the Reader to be unresponsive or to require repair.

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Please confirm again that your model is PRS-T1 before you start the download.
  3. Download the PRS-T1_Updater_1.0.07.05070.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
    Note: Please check if the file has been downloaded correctly without any damage. Right-click your mouse after placing the mouse cursor over the file, and then click Properties in the menu. Click the digital signature tag and check if the name of signer shows Sony Corporation.
  4. Connect the Sony Reader to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
  5. Wait until the USB connected screen is displayed on the Reader and then tap Data Transfer Mode.
  6. If the Reader for PC software starts, close Reader for PC before continuing.
  7. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PRS-T1_Updater_1.0.07.05070.exe file to begin the installation.
    WARNING!! : Do not disconnect the Sony Reader during the update process.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
    NOTE: The Sony Reader will automatically restart during the update process.
  9. After the software update is complete, an Update Completed message is displayed.
  10. Click the X to close the update utility.
    After the Sony Reader restarts, and the Sony Reader displays an update complete message, the installation of the Sony Reader Update is complete.

Alternate Installation Method Instructions:

  1. Within the Reader Library software, click the Help menu command.
  2. At the Help menu, click Check for Updates.
  3. Click OK to download the update.

Possible Errors During Update:

  • ERROR: "Please first quit Reader Library and try again." is displayed.
    RESOLUTION: Close Reader Library, close PRS-T1 Updater by X button and restart PRS-T1_Updater_1.0.07.05070.exe.
  • ERROR: “Update isn’t complete. Please try again” is displayed.
    RESOLUTION: Close PRS-T1 Updater by X button, and disconnect the USB cable from PRS-T1, and do Installation Instructions again.
  • ERROR: Update button of PRS-T1 Updater is not enabled even if PRS-T1 is connected to the computer.
    RESOLUTION: Close PRS-T1 Updater by X button, disconnect the USB cable from PRS-T1 and press reset button of PRS-T1 . Restart PRS-T1 by Power Key and do Installation Instructions again.

Installation Verification (optional):

  1. On the Sony Reader, press the Home button.
  2. At the Home screen, select > and then Settings.
  3. At the Settings screen, select About and then Device Information.
  4. At the Device Information screen, version 1.0.07.05070 should be displayed.
    NOTE: If the version is not 1.0.07.05070, please re-download the update and then perform the software update again.