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NWZ-F804/F805/F806 System Software Update

Article ID:588240(modified 23 Apr 2014)

Applicable Models

NWZ-F804, NWZ-F805, NWZ-F806

What does this download do?

For owners of Walkman F series, we offer NWZ-F804/F805/F806 system software update program to the latest version 1.13. This update utility is not necessary if your Walkman has already been updated to system software version 1.13 by the automatic system software update function.

Contents of the update
This utility updates the Walkman® player to system software version 1.13 and provides the following benefits:

  • Addressed the issue where the WALKMAN may not properly playback the playlists transferred from Media Go.

Improvements provided by previous updates and included in version 1.13:

  • Improvement in network performance, and a stability improvement of operation

Applicable Models
NWZ-F800Series (NWZ-F804/F805/F806) that have system software version lower than 1.13.

How to confirm the Model and the System software version
Please confirm the Model and the System software version from the steps below.

  1. Tap the Menu button from the Home screen.
  2. Tap System settings, and About device.
    Confirm the Model number and Build number.

Target PC environments
* OS

- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Windows 8
- Windows 8 Pro
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Starter (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 2 or later)
- Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 2 or later)
- Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2 or later)
- Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 2 or later)

* Hardware requirements
- CPU: 1 GHz or more
- Memory: 1 GB or more (32bit) / 2 GB or more (64bit)

Important Notes

Before Update

  • After updating, the firmware cannot be reinstated an earlier version.

  • Please transfer all data from the unit to the computer in advance, since the data may be lost when upgrading as they are remained on the unit. We cannot guarantee in case the tracks and the data are damaged or deleted by this update.

  • When upgrading, the unit is needed to have a free space about 310 MB. Please confirm the size from the steps below.

    1. Tap the Menu button from the Home screen.

    2. Tap System settings, and Storage.

    Confirm the “Available space” of “USB storage”.

  • Confirm that the low free space notification icon does not appear on the status bar. If internal storage free space is less than 10% (approx. 100MB), system may not boot properly, or settings and application data may not be inherited properly.

  • The sound effect settings (such as the Equalizer or Clear Stereo) will be reset. After update, set them again

  • When downloading the program and upgrading the firmware, log on to the computer with the administrator name or with any name which belongs to the administrator.

  • If you are Windows 8/8.1 user, Windows 7 user or Windows Vista user, “Windows needs your permission to continue” message appears in the User Account Control dialog box. Click Continue to proceed, and follow the announcements.

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