Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • XAV-712BT
  • XAV-612BT

About this download

Important: This update is only applicable for XAV-612BT and XAV-712BT solde in Australia.

Improved Functions

  • On/Off setting for safety camera warning to TomTom.
    To switch the On/Off setting:
    1. Touch Settings icon.
    2. Touch the "mouth" icon to turn on/off safety camera warning and voice guidance.

  • Earlier timing of safety camera warning.
    Version 1.20: About 5 seconds before.
    Version 1.30: This version: About 15 seconds before.

Before getting started:

  • Please make sure the PC is connected to internet.
  • This firmware update is performed with a USB storage device to be inserted into your Car Audio unit. Make sure to use USB storage media with available space of 200 MB or more.
  • You need to turn off and on the unit after the firmware update. The touch panel may not work if you skip this step.
  • WARNING! Do not turn off the unit during the update process. Doing so may damage your unit and make it unusable, or may require service.

File Info

File Name


File Version

  • 1.30

File Size

  • 186.0MB

Release Date

  • 2014-09-08

System Requirements

  • System OS



Download the Update File

  1. Download the update file from the to your PC.
  2. Extract the update file to create the "update" folder which includes SONYXAV.BIN.
  3. Copy the "update" folder to the root directory of the USB memory.

Updating Procedure
This update procedure in your Car Audio will take approximately five minutes.
IMPORTANT: Do not turn off the unti while updating. Doing so may cause damage.
Preparation: Park your car on the safe place and start the engine to avoid the voltage drop of the power line.

  1. Connect the USB storage media which includes the update folder to the unit.
    Any USB memory other than the one for update should not be connected.
  2. Press OFF button of the remote commander (or press and hold SOURCE button for 1 second ) so that the unit is in Source OFF state.
  3. Select Setting from Home Menu.
  4. Select General Settings → Firmware Version.
  5. Press Update button.
  6. Check if the current firmware is subject to update.

    The firmware version 1.20 or earlier is subject to update.
  7. Press Update button again to start the firmware update.
    Important: Please wait until “Firmware Update Success!!” message appears on the screen without turning off the unit or removing the USB memory.
  8. Press and hold OFF button of the remote commander (or press and hold SOURCE button for 2 seconds) to turn off the unit.
  9. Remove the USB storage media and wait for more than 10 seconds.
    Note: Make sure to wait for more than 10 seconds so that the unit is surely turned off.
  10. Press SOURCE button to turn on the unit again.

Confirm the update version

  1. Select Setting from Home Menu.
  2. Select General Settings → Firmware Version.
  3. Confirm 1.30 is displayed.