New Firmware Updates for Sony Reader PRS-T2 and PRS-T1 Now Available

Sony Reader PRS-T2

Sony has released firmware updates for their latest ebook reader, the Sony PRS-T2, as well as last year’s model, the Sony PRS-T1.

With the PRS-T2 it will notify you that the update is available after connecting to Wi-Fi and then ask to download and install it. I’m not sure if the PRS-T1 has automatic updates or not (it didn’t used to) so its package may need to be downloaded and installed from a computer.

Regardless, here are the links to the Sony support pages with the firmware downloads and the descriptions of the changes:

Sony PRS-T1

Sony PRS-T2

Note that those links lead to the US versions. If you live outside the US you’ll have to track down the support page from one of Sony’s regional websites.

Both updates are dated today, 11/27/2012. The new firmware version for the PRS-T2 is, and the new firmware version for the PRS-T1 is

The update for the PRS-T1 basically removes the Google Books feature since that is no longer integrated into the Sony’s Reader Store, and it also supposedly fixes an issue for those unable to login to the Reader Store.

The update for the PRS-T2 addresses an issue with error messages displaying when going into collections, and login issues with Facebook and the Reader Store.

So basically the new updates include some much-needed bug fixes but no new features.

11 Responses to “New Firmware Updates for Sony Reader PRS-T2 and PRS-T1 Now Available”

  1. Ingo Lembcke, Hamburg November 28, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Just installed with Mac Standalone-Installer for PRS-T1 Europe/Germany. It should have worked with the Reader Software on the Mac, but that could not find an Update.
    Root and my third page of the Homescreen (showing Adnroid Apps) is gone, as expected.
    I will probably install root after re-partitioning, as room for Apps was not enough.
    Wether it was necessary to update I cannot say, I have the 2 page forward error when I press the forward key once, but that may be due to rooting or dirt under the keys. Only time will tell if it is gone, as it does not happen too often.

  2. Any font rendering improvements in that update by chance? 🙂

  3. Maybe a silly question, but cannot get it answered elsewhere.
    Can I install prs-t2 firmware onto my prs-t1? If yes, I would like detailed instruction. Thanks.
    I like the evernote function on prs-t2.

    • Ingo Lembcke, Hamburg December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

      So far I’ve not seen anything about T2 Firmware being able to install on T1. Given there are only few changes hardware-wise, it could be possible, together with loosing Audio support.

      But maybe there is another solution, just Root the reader and install the (free) App from Google Play (or Amazon). Wether it runs, I cannot say, but that is imho safer than running another firmware.

  4. updatet my PRS 1t now – the wlan modus does not work any more.

    #thank you Sony 🙁

    Does any one knows help?


    • This does happen when the device was rooted befort the update. this kills the wifi functionality.
      to fix, use the restore-set package for your firmware.

  5. help!
    I root the T1 after updating the firmware,then I cannot install apps and wantted to undo the root. Later, I made factory reset, however the firmware was still root. How can I undo the root? please help me.

  6. just read a paper book 🙂

  7. Don’t root..