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About this download


Updating is simple and with the newest firmware version, you can get even more from your Reader™. Please read carefully the following instructions.


  • Date released: 19/06/2014
  • Name: Reader™ PRS-T3 System Update Version 1.1.01.17210
  • Applicable models: PRS-T3
  • Benefits and improvements:
    • For Country/Region setting as UK, Germany and Austria, this update will replace “Reader Store” icon with “Kobo eBook Store” icon to enable direct access via WLAN to Kobo eBook Store
    • Disabling the following functionality linked to Reader Store:
      - Facebook sharing
      - Bookmarks and reading position sync
      - Annotations and highlights sync
    • Removal of "More Content" page

Install

What you need

  • Operating systems
    • Mac OS X 10.8
      • Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
    • Mac OS X 10.7 (64 bit only)
      • Mac OS X version 10.7 or later
    • Mac OS X 10.6 (32/64 bit)
      • Mac OS X version 10.6.6
    • Mac OS X 10.5 (32 bit only)
      • Mac OS X version 10.5.8

Before you update

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

Download and install the update

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

Alternate Installation method instructions:

  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-T3before you start the download
  3. Download the PRS-T3Updater.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference)
    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 Propertiesin the menu.Click the digital signature tag and check if the name of signer shows correctly Sony Corporation
  4. Connect the Reader™ to the computer with the supplied USB cable
  5. Wait until the USB connected screen is displayed on the Reader™, and then tap Yes
  6. If the Reader for MAC software starts, close Reader for MAC before continuing
  7. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click PRS-T3Updater.dmg file to begin the installation

    Warning: Do not disconnect the Reader™ during the update process

  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation
    Note: The 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 Reader™ restarts, and the Reader™ displays an update complete message, the installation of the Reader™ Update is complete.

After the update

Check if the firmware update completed successfully:

  1. On the Reader™, press the Home button
  2. At the Home screen, tap >, and then tapSettings
  3. At the Settings screen, tap About, and then tap Device Information
  4. At the Device Information screen, Version 1.1.01.17210 should be displayed

Note: If the version is not 1.1.01.17210, please re-download the update, and then perform the firmware update again.

Questions & Answers

ERROR: "Please first quit Reader for MAC and try again." is displayed.

RESOLUTION:Close Reader for MAC, close PRS-T3Updater via the X button, and restart PRS-T3Updater 1.1.01.17210.dmg

ERROR: "Update isn't complete. Please try again" is displayed.

RESOLUTION: Close PRS-T3Updater by X button, and disconnect the USB cable from PRS-T3, and follow the installation instructions again.

ERROR: Update button of PRS-T3Updater is not enabled even if PRS-T3is connected to the computer.

RESOLUTION: Close PRS-T3Updater by X button, disconnect the USB cable from PRS-T3and press reset button of PRS-T3. Restart PRS-T3by PowerKey and follow the installation instructions again.

File Info

File Name

  • PRS-T3Updater.dmg

File Size

  • 130.81 Mb