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System Software Update

File:
Date:
4/05/2013
Version:
JR08_xav_1.13.003
Size:
91.32 MB
What Does This Do?
This utility updates the firmware for your mobile A/V receiver to version JR08_xav_1.13.003 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version HR10_xav_1.12.001:

  • Adds compatibility for the Sony Xperia® Z and Samsung Galaxy Note® II smartphones
  • Adds the MirrorLink™ Full Screen mode (Full Screen mode default)
  • Adds support for MirrorLink control using the remote commander
  • The "Zone x Zone" icon on the home screen is replaced with a new icon used to return to the playback screen of the current source from the home screen.
    Note: The Zone x Zone setting will be available in the setting menu instead of the home screen.
  • Increased the maximum number of contacts available to store in the phonebook
  • Adds support for Voice Command functions (Availability of voice command functions depends on the Smartphone)

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version JR08_xav_1.13.003:

  • Resolves an issue where the Source button is disabled after updating the firmware to version HR04_xav_1.12.001
  • Resolves an issue where the AVC unit keeps rebooting after updating the firmware to version HR04_xav_1.12.001
  • Compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy S® III smartphone using MirrorLink technology
    Note: The Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone may also require an update from Samsung to use the MirrorLink technology
  • Compatibility with the GPS by TeleNav® app for the iPhone® mobile device
    Note: Requires the RC-202IPV connection cable (not supplied)
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
XAV-601BT
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

How to Check if You Need the Update
  1. Press the "HOME" button, select "Settings", and then tap the General Settings General Settings Icon icon.
  2. At the "General Settings" screen, select "Firmware Version".
  3. At the "Firmware Version" screen, if the firmware version displayed is JR08_xav_1.13.003 or higher, you don't need this update.
Important Notes
  • WARNING!! Do not power off the unit during the upgrade process. Doing so may damage your receiver and make it unusable and require a charged repair.
  • To prevent the battery voltage from becoming too low during the update process, it is recommended to perform this update with the car engine running. Before starting the update process with the car engine running, be sure to park the vehicle in a safe place and keep the engine running until the update is complete. This update takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
  • The "Picture EQ" and "Aspect" settings may change to their default values after performing the firmware update. Please confirm and make the desired changes after the update is complete.
  • The voice command feature (depending on Smartphone) is activated via the "Home" key of the receiver. To use the Home key for voice command activation, the "Home Key Function" setting in "General Settings" must be changed from "ATT ON/OFF" to "Voice Command".
  • This update requires a computer with an Internet connection and a USB storage device that's 100MB or greater.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Transfer the Update File to Your USB Storage Device
  1. Download the update.zip file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference) on your computer.
  2. Extract the update file from the update.zip file.
    • For Microsoft® Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating system:
      1. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and right-click the update.zip file, and then click "Extract All.
      2. At the "Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders" window, click "Extract"
      3. A new folder will be created called "update"
    • For Windows XP operating system:
      1. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and right-click the update.zip file, and then click "Extract All.
      2. At the "Extraction Wizard" dialog box, click "Next".
      3. Click "Next".
      4. Click "Finish".
      5. A new folder will be created called "update"
    • For Mac OS® X operating system:
      1. Go to the location where the file was downloaded and double-click the update.zip file.
      2. A new folder will be created called "update"
  3. Connect a compatible USB storage device to your computer and transfer the update file to the USB storage device.
    • For Windows operating system: Go to the directory where the folder was created, right-click the update folder and, from the menu, click "Send To...", and then click the drive (EX: Removable Disk E:) that represents your USB device. The update folder will be copied onto your USB device.
    • For Mac OS X operating system: Drag and drop the update folder to the root folder of the USB device.
    Note: This update will not be performed if the update folder is not copied to the root directory of the USB device or if the name of the folder or the SONYXAV.BIN file contained in the update folder is modified.
  4. Remove the USB device from your computer.
  5. Please continue to the next section.
Update the System Software 
  • WARNING!! Do not power off the unit during the upgrade process. Doing so may damage your receiver and make it unusable and require a charged service.
  • To prevent the battery voltage from becoming too low during the update process, it is recommended to perform this update with the car engine running. Before starting the update process with the car engine running, be sure to park the vehicle in a safe place and keep the engine running until the update is complete. This update takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
  1. Connect the USB storage device containing update folder to your receiver.
    Note: Make sure no other USB memory device is connected to the unit.
  2. Power off the unit by pressing the OFF button on the remote commander or press and hold the SOURCE button on the front panel for one second.
  3. On the mobile A/V receiver, press the "HOME" button, select "Settings", and then tap the General Settings General Settings Icon icon.
  4. At the "General Settings" screen, select "Firmware Version".
    Firmware Version
    Note: Check the current firmware version. The firmware versions that begin with "SRxx" or "HRxx" are subject to this update.
  5. At the "Firmware Version" screen, tap "Update".
    Firmware Update
  6. To start the update, tap the "UPDATE" button.
    Firmware Update
    Note: The system will automatically reboot several times. Do not shutdown the system.
  7. IMPORTANT: Do not remove the USB storage device or shutdown the system before the update is complete and the message "Firmware Update Success" is displayed.
    Firmware Update

  8. After the firmware update completes, press and hold the OFF button on the remote commander (or press and hold the SOURCE button on the front panel for two seconds) to power off the unit.

    Note: Before the unit is powered back on, wait an additional ten seconds or more to ensure the unit is off.
  9. Remove the USB storage device
  10. Press the "Source" button to power on the receiver.

The firmware update is complete.

Confirm the Successful Update (optional)
  1. Press the "HOME" button, select "Settings", and then tap the General Settings General Settings Icon icon.
  2. At the "General Settings" screen, select "Firmware Version".
  3. At the "Firmware Version" screen, verify that the firmware version is JR08_xav_1.13.003.