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:

  • BDP-BX59
  • BDP-S490
  • BDP-S590

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the Blu-ray™ Disc player firmware to version M12.R.0510 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over firmware version M12.R.0497:

  • Resolves SSL security issue

Benefits provided by previous upgrades and included in version M12.R.0510:

  • Improves BRAVIA® Internet Video connectivity
  • Improves BD-ROM playability
  • Adds support for the Sony® Entertainment Network portal
  • Adds support for the "Recommendations" feature
    Notes:
    • The "Recommendations" feature automatically analyzes your interests by referencing your viewing history to find programs and items you may like, and presents them in the xross media bar™ menu.
    • This feature may not be available depending on your region and broadcasting conditions.
Note: This update includes Cinavia™ content protection technology. Information about Cinavia technology is provided at the Cinavia Online Consumer Information Center at: http://www.cinavia.com.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS® X

File Info

File Name

  • UPDATA_M12R0510M.zip

File Version

  • M12.R.0510

File Size

  • 98.74 MB

Release Date

  • 12-18-2014

Before You Start


Check the Current Firmware Version

  1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the Blu-ray Disc player is connected.
  2. Power on the Blu-ray Disc player.
  3. If the player starts to play a disc, press the "STOP" button and wait until the xross media bar™ menu is displayed on the television before proceeding.
  4. Use the arrow keys on the remote control to select "Setup" - "System Settings", and then press the ENTER button.
  5. Use the arrow keys to select "Quick Start Mode" and make sure that the "Quick Start Mode" is set to "Off".
    If the "Quick Start Mode" is set to "On", change the setting to "Off". Otherwise, the firmware update may not succeed.
  6. Use the arrow keys to select "System Information", and then press the ENTER button.
  7. The firmware version currently installed on the Blu-ray Disc player will be listed on the television screen.
    Firmware Version
    If the last four digits of the version number are 0510 or higher, it is not necessary to install this firmware update.

Download & Install


Table of Contents

How To Get the Firmware Update

There are two ways to update the Blu-ray Disc player firmware:

  • Network Update:
    • The Network Update operation is straightforward. Sony highly recommends that you use the Network Update method.
    • You will need to connect the Blu-ray Disc player to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable.
    • Please see the Network Update Instructions section below, for more information.
  • Disc Update:

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the Customer Service Center in your country.

Network Update Instructions

The Network Update operation is straightforward. Sony highly recommends that you use the Network Update method to update the Blu-ray Disc player firmware.


  • Important Notes
    • If you have not done so already, please check the current firmware version to determine if this firmware update is needed for your Blu-ray Disc player.
    • WARNING!! Please follow the update instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the update process and may cause the Blu-ray Disc player to be unresponsive or to require repair.
    • WARNING!! Do not power off the Blu-ray Disc player or disconnect it from the AC power outlet. Loss of power during the installation of the firmware update may cause the Blu-ray Disc player to be unresponsive or to require repair.
    • In order to use this update method it is necessary to have the player correctly connected to an active Internet connection.
      Note: If you cannot connect the player to your Internet source, please see the Download the Firmware and Create an Update Disc section below for information about firmware update disc options.
    • In order to perform the firmware update, it is necessary to have the player correctly connected to a compatible television.
    • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

  • Network Update Instructions

    WARNING!! Please follow the update instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the update process and may cause the Blu-ray Disc player to be unresponsive or to require repair.

    Note: The firmware update process usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on system configuration and network connection.

    1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the Blu-ray Disc player is connected.
    2. Connect the "LAN(100)" terminal on the player to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable.
    3. Power on the Blu-ray Disc player.
    4. If there is a disc in the player, please remove the disc.
    5. At the xross media bar™ menu, use the arrow keys on the remote control to select "Setup" - "Network Update" and then press the ENTER button.
    6. The message "Perform version update?" is displayed on the television.
    7. Select "OK" and then press the ENTER button.
    8. The first portion of the update process starts and the progress screen is displayed on the television.
    9. During the update, the message "*/9" is displayed on the television and "UP*/9" is displayed on the player front panel display.
      Note: The "*" changes to "0" through "9," indicating the update progress.
    10. The Blu-ray Disc player will restart itself when it is complete and the second portion of the update will start.
    11. The software update starts and the progress screen is displayed on the television.
    12. During the update, the message "*/9" is displayed on the television and "UP*/9" is displayed on the player front panel display..
      Note: The "*" changes to "0" through "9," indicating the update progress.
    13. The firmware update is complete when "DONE" appears on the player front panel display and the Blu-ray Disc player automatically powers off.
      WARNING!! Do not operate or power off the player until the update is complete. Doing so may cause the Blu-ray Disc player to be unresponsive or to require repair.
    14. Power on the Blu-ray Disc player.
    15. Check the current firmware version to confirm that the update has successfully installed.
      Note: If the last four digits of the version number are 0510, the firmware update was successful.

    If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the Customer Service Center in your country.


  • Network Update FAQ
    Q: "UP NG" is displayed on the player front panel display. A: Please perform the following procedure:
    1. Ensure there is no problem with your network connection to the Internet.
    2. Select "Retry" at the "update failed" screen.
    3. If the symptom does not improve after trying the network update again, follow the steps in the Download the Firmware and Create an Update Disc section to create an update disc.
    4. Insert the update disc at the "update failed" screen, and then select "Retry" on the screen.

    If the issue persists after performing the update again, please contact the Customer Service Center in your country.

    Q: When running network update, the television displays the message, "Connection status cannot be confirmed" and you cannot perform the firmware update. A: There may be a problem with the network connection. Verify that the network connection and settings are correct.
    1. Check the Ethernet cable to make sure it is securely connected to the "LAN(100)" terminal on the player and to the Internet source.
    2. Check the Blu-ray Disc player network settings and confirm that the player has its own IP address.
      Note: If you use a proxy server, enter the IP address of the proxy server you use, instead of the proxy host name, in the "Proxy Server" input field.
    3. Follow the Network Update Instructions again.
    Q: The power was shut down during the update process. A: Power on the Blu-ray Disc player. The player will automatically retry the network update again.
Q: The firmware update process is still not finished after running for more than 30 minutes. A: Please contact the Customer Service Center in your country.


Download the Firmware and Create an Update Disc

If you cannot connect the Blu-ray Disc player to your Internet source, please use the disc update method.


  • Important Notes
    • If you have not done so already, please check the current firmware version to determine if this firmware update is needed for your Blu-ray Disc player.
    • WARNING!! Please follow the update instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the update process and may cause the Blu-ray Disc player to be unresponsive or to require repair.
    • WARNING!! Do not power off the Blu-ray Disc player or disconnect it from the AC power outlet. Loss of power during the installation of the firmware update may cause the Blu-ray Disc player to be unresponsive or to require repair.
    • Use a brand new CD-R disc to burn the firmware update. The player may not be able to correctly read a dirty disc or a disc with scratches.
      Note: A CD-R disc is strongly recommended. Do not use a CD-RW disc.
    • Recommended operating system for the computer that will download the firmware update:
      • Macintosh® OS X version 10.10
      • Macintosh OS X version 10.9
      • Macintosh OS X version 10.8
      • Macintosh OS X version 10.7
      • Macintosh OS X version 10.6
      • Macintosh OS X version 10.5
    • A drive with CD disc burning capability and a new blank CD-R disc are required to create the update disc.
    • After you create the disc, please see the Disc Update Instructions section below, for more information.
    • If you are unable to create the upgrade disc, or if you require assistance, please contact the Customer Service Center in your country.
    • In order to perform the firmware update, it is necessary to have the player correctly connected to a compatible television.
    • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

  • Download and Disc Creation Instructions
    1. Download the UPDATA_M12R0510M.ZIP file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
    2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click UPDATA_M12R0510M.ZIP. The file UPDATA_M12R0510.ISO will be extracted.
      1. Right-click the UPDATA_M12R0510.ISO file and in the menu select "Get Info".
      2. On the UPDATA_M12R0510.ISO information screen verify that the size listed is "101 MB (106,659,840 bytes)".
      3. Close the "Get Info" screen.
    3. Open the Disk Utility program of your computer. (This program is located under Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.)
    4. Drag and drop the UPDATA_M12R0510.ISO file from the location where the file was downloaded (temporary or download directory) to the left pane of the Disk Utility window.
    5. Insert a new blank CD-R disc into the computer.
    6. Select UPDATA_M12R0510.ISO and click the "Burn" icon.
      Burn Data

    7. On the "Burn Disc In" screen, click the triangle.
    8. Burn Disc

    9. Ensure that the "Verify burned data" checkbox and eject disc options are selected.
      Verify Burned Data
      Note: Make sure that the "Leave disc appendable" option is not selected.
    10. Click "Burn".
    11. The process begins and the update disc is created.
    12. Click "OK" when the message "Burned Successfully" is displayed.The disc will be ejected.
    13. Make sure the disc creation was done correctly without any errors. If the disc creation failed or had errors, please create a new update disc.
    14. Do not create the update disc using any other process than the one described above.

Disc Update Instructions

The instructions below are for how to install the firmware update using a disc. The steps are the same whether you downloaded the firmware and created the disc, or whether you ordered the disc from Sony.


  • Disc Update Instructions

    WARNING!! Do not power off the player or disconnect it from the AC power outlet. Doing so may damage the player to the point of requiring repair.

    WARNING!! Do not press any buttons, except as instructed, until the update is complete. Doing so may damage the player to the point of requiring repair.

    Note: The firmware update process takes a minimum of 30 minutes.

    1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the Blu-ray Disc player is connected.
    2. Power on the Blu-ray Disc player.
    3. Place the update disc in the player, and close the disc tray.
    4. After the disc is loaded, the message, "Perform version update?" is displayed on the television.
    5. Use the remote control to select "OK", and then press the ENTER button.
    6. The first portion of the upgrade process starts and the progress screen is diplayed on the television.
    7. During the update, the message "*/9" is displayed on the television and "UP*/9" is displayed on the player front panel display.
      Note: The "*" changes to "0" through "9," indicating the update progress.
    8. The Blu-ray Disc player will restart itself when it is complete and the second portion of the update will start.
    9. The software update starts and the progress screen is displayed on the television.
    10. During the update, the message "*/9" is displayed on the television and "UP*/9" is displayed on the player front panel display.
      Note: The "*" changes to "0" through "9," indicating the update progress.
    11. The firmware update is complete when "DONE" appears on the player front panel display and the Blu-ray Disc player automatically powers off.
      WARNING!! Do not operate or power off the player until the update is complete. Doing so may result in your player being unresponsive and requiring repair.
    12. Remove the update disc from the player.
    13. Power on the Blu-ray Disc player.
    14. Check the current firmware version to confirm that the update has successfully installed.
      Note: If the last four digits of the version number are 0510, the firmware update was successful.

  • If The Update Disc Does Not Eject

    If the update disc does not eject even though "DONE" is displayed, please follow the steps below.

    1. Power off the Blu-ray Disc player, and disconnect the AC power cord.
    2. Reconnect the AC power cord while simultaneously holding down the "Open/Close" button on the player.
      Note: Pressing the "Open/Close" button on the remote control does not work. It is necessary to press "Open/Close" button on the Blu-ray Disc player.
    3. Keep pressing the "Open/Close" button until the disc tray opens.
    4. Remove the disc.

    Disc Update FAQ
    Q: "UP NG" is displayed on the player front panel display. A: Please perform the following procedure:
    1. Confirm that you are using the update disc that was created in the previous steps and re-insert it.
    2. Select "Retry" at the "update failed" screen.
    3. If the symptom does not improve after trying the upgrade disc again, remove the update disc from the Blu-ray Disc player and follow the steps in the Download the Firmware and Create an Update Disc section to create a new update disc.
    4. Insert the update disc at the "update failed" screen, and then select "Retry" on the screen.

    If the issue persists after performing the update again, please contact the Customer Service Center in your country.

    Q: The power was shut down during the update process. A: Power on the Blu-ray Disc player. The update should restart automatically.
Q: The UPDATA_M12R0510M.ZIP update file I downloaded from the update web site cannot be extracted. A: The download may have failed. Delete the downloaded file and follow the steps in the Download the Firmware and Create an Update Disc section to create a new update disc.
Q: The firmware update process is still not finished after running for more than 30 minutes. A: Please contact the Customer Service Center in your country.