Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • BDP-S4100
  • BDP-S5100

About this download

This utility is only for use with the products identified and sold in Asia Pacific. Not all models are sold in all countries.
This utility updates BDP-S4100/S5100 firmware to version M15.R.0197 and provides the following benefits:

  • Disable SSL for Poodle issue
  • BD-ROM playability improvement

Recommended Operating System for the computer to create an update disc:

  • Macintosh® OS X v10.10
  • Macintosh® OS X v10.9
  • Macintosh® OS X v10.8
  • Macintosh® OS X v10.7
  • Macintosh® OS X v10.6
  • Macintosh® OS X v10.5

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.
    If the last four digits of the version number are 0197 or higher, it is not necessary to install this firmware update.

How To Get the Firmware update
There are two ways to perform the BDP-S4100/S5100 Firmware update:

Network update:

  • The Network update operation is straightforward, so it is highly recommended 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, for more information.

Create an update Disc:

Network Update Instructions
The Network Update operation is straightforward, so it is highly recommended that you use the Network Update method to update the BDP-S4100/S5100 firmware.

Important Notes

  • 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.
  • In order to perform the firmware update, it is necessary to have the system correctly connected to a compatible television.

Firmware update Instructions
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 BD player is connected.
  2. Connect the LAN(100) terminal on the Blu-ray Disc 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 Blu-ray Disc player, please remove the disc.
  5. At the xrossmediabar (XMB) , use the arrow keys on the remote control to select Setup - Network Update and then press the ENTER button.
  6. Network Update confirmation will display. Press OK to perform the Network Update.
  7. The message Update to a new software version is displayed, and the latest software version is displayed on the television.
  8. Select Start and then press the ENTER button.
  9. The first portion of the update process starts.
  10. During the update, the progress bar, showing x % and the download capacity, are displayed on the television.
    Note: The x changes to 0 through 100, indicating the update progress.
  11. The Blu-ray Disc player will restart itself when it is complete and the second portion of the update will start.
  12. The progress bar, showing x % and the download capacity, are displayed on the screen.
    Note: The x changes to 0 through 100, indicating the update progress.
  13. The firmware update is complete when 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 0197, the firmware update was successful.
    If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Sony.

Network Firmware update FAQ

  1. When running network update, the television displays the message, Connection status cannot be confirmed and you cannot perform the firmware update.
    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 unit 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. Confirm both 'Physical Connection' and 'Internet Access' are OK in Network Settings - Network Connection Status.
    4. Follow the Network Update Instructions again.
  2. The power was shut down during the update process.
    Power on the Blu-ray Disc player and try the network update process again.
  3. The firmware update process is still not finished after running for more than 30 minutes.
    Please contact Sony.
  4. While updating the firmware, Update failed screen appears.
    Please perform the following procedure:
    1. Ensure there is no problem with your network connection to the Internet.
    2. At the update failed screen, select OK to try the network update again or select
    Cancel to cancel the network update process.
    3. If the symptom does not improve after trying the network update again, please
    download the firmware from the web and create an update disc.
    4. Cancel the network update process and proceed with disc update at Home screen by inserting the update disc created previously.
  5. The firmware update continues to fail after multiple tries.
    Follow the steps in the Download the Firmware and Create an Update Disc section to create an update disc.
    1. Insert the update disc at the update failed screen, and then select Retry on the screen.
    2. If the problem still persists, please contact Sony.

File Info

File Name

  • UPDATA_M15R0197M.zip

File Version

  • M15.R.0197

File Size

  • 100.0MB

Release Date

  • 2014-12-23

System Requirements

  • OS X
  • Mac OS

Install

Details

Download the Firmware and Create an update Disc
If you cannot connect the BDP-S4100/S5100 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 version 10.5-10.10 is recommended.
  • 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.
  • 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_M15R0197M.zip file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Double-click the UPDATA_M15R0197M.zip file to extract the firmware files.
  3. The extracted file will be named UPDATA_M15R0197.ISO
    a. Right-click the UPDATA_M15R0197.ISO file and in the menu select Get Info.
    b. On the UPDATA_M15R0197.ISO information screen verify that the size listed is 103 MB (108,605,440 bytes).
    c. Close the Get Info screen.
  4. Create a firmware update disc.
    Note: Click here for instructions on how to burn the update CD.

Disc update Instructions
The instructions below are for how to install the firmware update using a disc.

Firmware 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 15 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 firmware update message 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 update process starts.
  7. During the update, the progress bar, showing x %, is displayed on the television.
    Note: The x changes to 0 through 100, indicating the update progress.
  8. The Blu-ray Disc player will restart itself when it is completed and the second portion of the update will start.
  9. The progress bar, showing x %, is displayed on the television.
    Note: The x changes to 0 through 100, indicating the update progress.
  10. The firmware update is complete when the disc tray ejects 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.
  11. Remove the update disc from the player.
  12. Power on the Blu-ray Disc player.
  13. Check the current firmware version to confirm that the update has successfully installed.
    Note: If the last four digits of the version number are 0197, the firmware update was successful.

If The Update Disc Does Not Eject
If the update disc does not eject even though the update has finished, 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.
  5. Once the disc is removed, disconnect and reconnect back the AC power cord to recover the player.

Disc Firmware update FAQ

  1. The power was shut down during the update process.
    Power on the Blu-ray Disc player and try the update process again.
  2. The UPDATA_M15R0197M.zip update file I downloaded from the update web site cannot be extracted.
    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.
  3. The firmware update process is still not finished after running for more than 30 minutes.
    Please contact Sony.