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[HOW-TO] Sony MW1 , Sony SBH52 and SBH54 Firmware Downgrade / Firmware Update

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By burak5, Member on 17th October 2014, 10:04 PM
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This is a Method to update Firmware of Sony MW1 , Sony SBH52 and SBH54. I extract the firmware from the headset apk.
BIG UPDATE
Instructions for Sony MW1:
1. Download the Attachment "Sony MW1 Firmware Tool"
2. Reset your Device via Settings/Systeminfo/Reset
3. Power off your Sony MW1, press "back-button" and connect in the same moment your device to the usb port of your computer.
Now you should see this screen:

4. Now open the program "zadig.exe" in the Attachment and press Options/List all Devices.
4.1 Now you choose your device which is connected in DFU-Mode and which should be named "LANCE", Choose "WinUSB (v6.1.7600.16385)" and" press "Replace Driver"

5. Now open "Firmware-TOOL.bat" Batch File, choose your Firmware and wait until the Flash Process finished.
if Flash Process was successful you get a green screen(If i didnt make something wrong error interpretation).
PS: Dont get scared if you get a red screen. This only means that you didnt follow all steps in this Instruction.
6. Remove USB-Cable and Press Power button.
7. Reset your Device again and have fun with your "stable" Firmware.


Instructions for Sony SBH52:
1. Download the Attachment "Sony SBH52 Firmware Tool"
2. Reset your Device via Settings/Reset
3. Power off your Sony SBH52, press "back-button" and connect in the same moment your device to the usb port of your computer.
Now you should see this screen:

4. Now open the program "zadig.exe" in the Attachment and press Options/List all Devices.
4.1 Now you choose your device which is connected in DFU-Mode and which should be named "SBH52", Choose "WinUSB (v6.1.7600.16385)" and" press "(Re)install Driver"

5. Now open "Firmware-TOOL.bat" Batch File, choose your Firmware and wait until the Flash Process finished.
if Flash Process was successful you get a green screen.
PS: Dont get scared if you get a red screen. This only means that you didnt follow all steps in this Instruction.
6. Remove USB-Cable and Press Power button.
7. Reset your Device again and have fun with your "stable" Firmware.


Instructions for Sony SBH54:
1. Download the Attachment "Sony SBH54 Firmware Tool"
2. Reset Your Device
3. Power off your device, then hold down call button and at the same time connect with the usb to pc [Thanks to pelopis]
4-7. Same like SBH52 Instructions


Warning: I take no responsibility for bricked devices or angry Sony staff.

Changelog
Latest Updates:
V.1.0 for Sony SBH 54 Firmware Tool
-added 7 different Firmware Files, which are extracted from the offical Sony App
-Option for Custom Firmware update
-Backup and Restore your Firmware

V.1.0 for Sony SBH 52 Firmware Tool
- added Sony SBH 52 Firmware Update and Downgrade Tool with 2 Firmwares: 2.3.A.0.9 and 2.4.A.0.2 [Tool Tested by myself and Tool is stable]

V.2.1 for Sony MW1 Firmware Tool
- added Option for Custom Firmware Update and Restore of backup Firmware on Sony MW1 tool with marked as BETA
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V.2.0
for Sony MW1 Firmware Tool
- update zadig.exe
- new Batch File with MENU
- Included many other firmware updates for example: firmware 0.1.C.0.3, 0.1.E.1.4 and 0.1.E.1.6
- Add Backup feature which creates a backup of your current firmware (PS: you can send me your firmware files if they er not included in the batch File)
- Add Font.bin File to the Download files at the bottom (Font.bin fixes issues with special mp3 tags for example with Chinese or Japanese characters)
- minor bug fixes

V.1.1
for Sony MW1 Firmware Tool
- update zadig.exe
- update dfu-util.exe ( should fix error with multiple DFU devices)
V.1.0
for Sony MW1 Firmware Tool
-initial version

Troubleshooting:
If you followed all steps but dfutil cant find any dfu device then try another usb Port which is not Usb 3.0.

Please provide me older Firmware Files or older Sony MW1 and Sony SBH 52/54 Applications, for expanding the choice of Firmware.
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3rd November 2014, 06:37 PM |#2  
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Any Feedback or Thanks if you downloaded and tested this method??
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USB Device Does Not Show Up
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Originally Posted by burak5

Any Feedback or Thanks if you downloaded and tested this method??


So, when I get my MW1 into the file transfer mode. The same display as you sent. I do not get any recognition of the OS that a USB device is connected.

Mac OS 10.9.2, Windows 8.1 64bit, Windows 7 64bit.

The device is not detected in zadig. Am I missing a step? The device does not show up in device manager, or System Profiler (OSX).

Am I missing a step?
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1. It´s not file transfer mode. It´s Firmware update mode (you need to press back button while connecting your device)
2. It should show up (I have a win 7 64bit)
I think you maybe missed the back button or your computer cant download the drivers (?)...
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20th November 2014, 05:39 AM |#5  
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My USB Cable was shot.

So zadig.exe has "Install Driver" not "Replace". DFU-Util is saying that I have more than one device in DFU Mode. Is there a way to modify the install.bat to specify a specific device?

zadig.exe detects 5 devices on my Macbook Pro running Windows.






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Originally Posted by burak5

1. It´s not file transfer mode. It´s Firmware update mode (you need to press back button while connecting your device)
2. It should show up (I have a win 7 64bit)
I think you maybe missed the back button or your computer cant download the drivers (?)...

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Opening DFU capable USB device... Cannot open device
Hi ,

I have tried to downgrade it by given steps, While opening install.bat it says "Opening DFU capable USB device... Cannot open device"

Please do the needful

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Hi ,

I have tried to downgrade it by given steps, While opening install.bat it says "Opening DFU capable USB device... Cannot open device"

Please do the needful



Appreciate your help
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VirginiaVn900

My USB Cable was shot.

So zadig.exe has "Install Driver" not "Replace". DFU-Util is saying that I have more than one device in DFU Mode. Is there a way to modify the install.bat to specify a specific device?

zadig.exe detects 5 devices on my Macbook Pro running Windows.

I updated the dfu-util. Now this error shouldnt happen anymore.
Pls give Feedback
Quote:
Originally Posted by paisakya

Hi ,

I have tried to downgrade it by given steps, While opening install.bat it says "Opening DFU capable USB device... Cannot open device"

Please do the needful

---------- Post added at 06:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:57 PM ----------


Appreciate your help

Then you missed the steps with zadig.exe.
I updated the instructions.
Please look on Step 4 and 4.1 with the picture.
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25th November 2014, 02:33 PM |#8  
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Thumbs up Thanks!
Great job man!

I wrote several times to complain about sony for this update but I have never heard.
With the downgrade is risen!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by burak5

I updated the dfu-util. Now this error shouldnt happen anymore.
Pls give Feedback


Then you missed the steps with zadig.exe.
I updated the instructions.
Please look on Step 4 and 4.1 with the picture.

Verified Working.

Now running 0.1.D.0.6

Thanks a million!
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Thank you so much!! finally found a way to downgrade! you saved my mw1 from the trash can lol. can't believe sony just dropped the support entirely without fixing the firmware...
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