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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • XAV-601BT
  • XAV-701BT
  • XAV-741

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

This page provides instructions on how to update the firmware for XAV-601BT/701BT/741BT.

Applicable firmware

  • The firmware version which starts from "SRxx" or “HRxx” is subject to update.

Improvements over firmware update:

  1. MirrorLink
    - Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy NoteII will be added as compatible device. Please view MirrorLink™ Compatibility for more details.
    - Adding the MirrorLink Full-Screen mode
    - Adding controllability by remote commander
  2. User interface
    - Adding the function to return to the playback screen from the Home screen
  3. Bluetooth Hands-free phone (except XAV-741)
    - Increasing the number of contacts in the stored  phonebook
  4. Voice command (except XAV-741)
    - Supporting the Voice Command function

Before getting started:

  • Please make sure the PC is connected to internet.
  • This firmware update is performed with a USB storage device to be inserted into your Car Audio unit. Make sure to use USB storage media with available space of 100 MB or more.
  • WARNING! Do not turn off the unit during the update process. Doing so may damage your unit and make it unusable, or may require service.

File Info

File Name

  • update.zip

File Version

  • JR08_xav_1.13.003

File Size

  • 91.3MB

Release Date

  • 2013-04-03

System Requirements

  • System OS

Download

  • WARNING! Do not turn off the unit during the update process. Doing so may damage your unit and make it unusable, or may require service.
  • You need to turn off and on the unit after the firmware update. (Step 10 of the update process)
    The touch panel may not work, if you skip this step.
  • After updating this firmware, Picture EQ and Aspect in the Visual Setting may be changed to default value. Please confirm them and if they will be default, please set again.        The default value is as the below.
    Picture EQ = Dynamic
    Aspect = Full

Install

Details

Download the Update File

  1. Download the update file from the to your PC.
  2. Extract the update file to create the "update" folder which includes SONYXAV.BIN.
  3. Copy the "update" folder to the root directory of the USB memory.

Updating Procedure
This update procedure in your Car Audio will take approximately five minutes.

Preparation: Park your car on the safe place and start the engine to avoid the voltage drop of the power line.

  1. Connect the USB storage media which includes the update folder to the unit.
    Any USB memory other than the one for update should not be connected.
  2. Press OFF button of the remote commander (or press and hold SOURCE button for 1 second ) so that the unit is in Source OFF state.

  3. Select Setting from Home Menu.
  4. Select General Settings → Firmware Settings.
     
  5. Press Update button.
     
  6. Check if the current firmware is subject to update.

    The firmware version which starts from "SRxx" or “HRxx” is subject to update.
  7. Press Update button again to start the firmware update.
    Important: Please wait until “Firmware Update Success!!” message appears on the screen without turning off the unit or removing the USB memory.
     
  8. Press and hold OFF button of the remote commander (or press and hold SOURCE button for 2 seconds) to turn off the unit.
  9. Remove the USB storage media and wait for more than 10 seconds.
    Note: Make sure to wait for more than 10 seconds so that the unit is surely turned off.
  10. Press SOURCE button to turn on the unit again.

Confirm the update version

  1. Select Setting from Home Menu.
  2. Select General Settings → Firmware Settings.
     
  3. Confirm JR08_xav_1.13.003 is displayed