Applicable Models

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

This information is for the following models:

  • PRS-T3
  • PRS-T3BC

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the PRS-T3 firmware to version 1.1.00.15210 and replaces The Reader™ Store icon and link with the Kobo Store icon and link to enable direct access to the Kobo eBook Store via Wi-Fi® connection. This update also disables the following functions linked to the Reader Store:

  • Facebook® sharing
  • Bookmarks and reading position sync
  • Annotations and highlights sync

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS® X

File Info

File Name

  • PRS-T3Updater.dmg

File Version

  • 1.1.00.15210

File Size

  • 122.49 MB

Release Date

  • 03-26-2014

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • This utility requires one of the following Apple® Mac® OS X® operating systems:
    • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    • Mac OS X 10.7 (64 bit only) or later
    • Mac OS X 10.6 (32/64 bit) version 10.6.6
    • Mac OS X 10.5 (32 bit only) version 10.5.8
  • IMPORTANT: This utility is for compatible Mac OS X operating systems only. If you are using a computer with a Microsoft® Windows® operating system please go to the PRS-T3 System Update for Windows page.
  • WARNING! The Sony Reader must be fully charged before installing this update. Failure to fully charge the Reader before installing the firmware update may cause the Reader to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  • The software update process takes about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • 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 & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. WARNING! The Sony Reader must be fully charged before installing this update. Failure to fully charge the Reader before installing the firmware update may cause the Reader to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  2. 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.
  3. Before you start the download, please confirm again that your model is PRS-T3.
  4. Download the PRS-T3Updater.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  5. Connect the Sony Reader to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
  6. Wait until the USB connected screen is displayed on the Reader, and then tap Data Transfer Mode.
  7. If the Reader for Mac software starts, close Reader for Mac before continuing.
  8. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PRS-T3Updater.dmg file to begin the installation.
    WARNING!: Do not disconnect the Sony Reader during the update process.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
    Note: The Sony Reader will automatically restart during the update process.
  10. After the software update is complete, an Update Completed message is displayed.
  11. Click the X to close the update utility.

After the Sony Reader restarts, and the Reader displays an update complete message, the installation of the Sony Reader (PRS-T3) Update is complete.

Installation Verification (optional)

  1. On the Sony Reader, press the Home button.
  2. At the Home menu, tap Applications, and then tap Settings.
  3. At the Settings menu, touch About, and then tap Device Information.
  4. At the Device Information screen, version 1.1.00.15210 should be displayed.
    Note: If the version is not 1.1.00.15210, please re-download the update, and then perform the software update again.

Questions & Answers


Possible Errors During the Update Process

ERROR: Please first quit Reader for Mac and try again. is displayed. RESOLUTION:
  1. Close the Reader for Mac software.
  2. Click the X in the upper right hand corner to close the PRS-T3 updater window.
  3. Double-click the PRS-T3Updater.dmg file to restart the installation.
ERROR: Update isn't complete. Please try again is displayed. RESOLUTION:
  1. Click the X in the upper right hand corner to close the PRS-T3 updater window.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the PRS-T3.
  3. Start the update process again.
ERROR: The Update button in the PRS-T3 Updater is not enabled even if the PRS-T3 is connected to the computer. RESOLUTION:
  1. Click the X in the upper right hand corner to close the PRS-T3 updater window.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the Reader.
  3. Press the Reset button on the Reader, and then press the Power button to restart the Reader.
  4. Start the update process again.