Sony NW-A40Series custom firmware



On this page you can find custom firmware for the Sony NW-A40Series Walkman player:




You can find previous StockRevert packages for NW-A40Series custom firmware, here.



Unofficial stock firmware update for A40 - based on the latest NW-A50Series stock firmware.




67 comments:

  1. This is all awesome work, thank you!
    Might you release a DMP-A40 firmware variant to just be the Z1 sound signature? (this firmware is like the "R" version for NW-A50 series)

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    1. I think the stock A40 firmware is not as fast as the DMP-A40 mod, this being the reason why I didn't do it yet. Will see.

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    2. I don't know if it is placebo, but I have observe that after installing your firmware, loading song selection is much faster. I think that,since I have a massive music collection and loading files and waiting for covers to pop up used to take a greater amount of time in comparison with this firmware. I havent done a controlled test so I don't want to make bold claims. Noice cancelling and ambient sound was something i used since I have the IER-NW500NE headphones Fm is nice thing to have but I'm willing to let this features go and enjoy those perks.

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    3. Well, the newer firmware versions (after the last update of A40) are indeed faster.

      I'll work on bringing the A50 player to our device. I hope I'll manage that, and then everything should work like on thr stock firmware.

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  2. Great work MrWalkman - another vote for a 'R' version of A40 firmware. I'd love to keep the FM radio, and don't think I would use visualisations.

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  3. Thank you so much for your firmware. Bluetooth receiver mode is a boon for me on Nw-a45. I wish you include FM Radio in future firmware. Sound quality is awesome. great effort. respect.

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  4. I'd love to have FM radio and streaming capabilities, at least a web brower for podcasts. the original nw-A45 doesn't have the .ogg format, so if you'd add a lot more codecs that would a blast

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  5. wow, this sound amazing! thanks! Donating right now.

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    1. Really appreciate it, man, and I'm glad you like it!

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  6. thank you very much💪🏾

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  7. available for mac OS or not?

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  8. Can i still chose system language in your custom firmware?

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    1. Hey, I would've mentioned if you cannot change the language.

      You can't change the language on J region though, which is not something I've done.

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    2. nice! ty very much, you are the real mvp of walman international community

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  9. I thank you for doing this awesome work!
    Today I noticed that I can not power done my A45 when it is charging. It asks if I want to shut down and confirming that, it does it only to then imedeatly power up again. This might be a feature and not a bug...

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    1. Hey, thanks.

      That's just how these players work.

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    2. Thanks MrWalkman for the info - then I did not notice that on the original Firmware.
      Now that you have written a 2nd Firmware, I could reinstall that and check what happens or did happen then - I might have simply forgotten that it turned on and was on while charging

      Happy new year from Germany

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    3. The same thing happens on their Android players as well (like the A105).

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  10. I dont see a link here for the firmware for the NW-A40 Series players?

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    1. Hey, just read the page carefully.

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    2. I'm sorry, I'm an idiot. Thank you. Ill donate money once I give it a try.

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    3. Thanks man, and no worries.

      I hope you'll like what you'll hear.

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  11. Windows thinks the DMP-A40_EXT_Tuning is a virus. Just an FYI.

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    1. Indeed - it's a false positive: https://www.mrwalkman.ml/p/faq.html

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  12. Sent you enough for a Beer, I hope. :) Thanks again.

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    1. I really appreciate it! I hoped you'd like to give it a listen first, what if you don't like it at all?

      In any case, a stock-based FW will be available for A40, which will also have the BT Receiver option and the FM radio.

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  13. I think its pretty slick, after having some time with it. Breathed some life into my last gen player. I do kinda wish the ClearAudio wasn't one of the things removed. I dont really need/want FM radio or the turntable audio enhancements. Look forward to seeing how the stock one looks. I assume its the A55 stock on the A45?

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  14. Hello, thank you very much for your wonderful work. It's amazing how much you have done with these Sony players.
    I have an A45 and I have updated it with this firm of the A50 serial port.
    Everything I have tried works. I have only found a problem. The icons on the screen settings (FM Radio, Dac, BT Receiver ...) do not appear.
    Thanks again.

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    1. Ah, you're right. Gonna take care of that soon - watch out the main page for a post.

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  15. Now the icons do appear. Perfect.

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  16. I have a problem with StockRevert program:
    I'm on DMP-A40 and starting StockRevert_(DMP-A40). The 1st window with "Nice, continue" and "Next" is ok. By the 2nd window with "The firmware installation will be initiated. Do you really want to install the firmware?" and clicking on "OK" the program hung up. I only can close the program in Task-Manager.

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    1. Hey, that doesn't have something to do with the installer, and I can't really help with Windows things.

      I suggest maybe trying on another computer.

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    2. It's all ok now. I restartet my PC and then StockRevert works fine. Sorry, my mistake. I will try DMP-A40 FEv2 now.

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  17. last night I installed the DMP-A40 FEv2 and it's beautiful! I don't know if Project Z is better but, so far, I'm keeping the FEv2.

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  18. hi,question,i already installed your last custom firmware,do i need to stockrevert first before installing this new custom firmware?

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    1. Hey, yes, this thing is mentioned on each of the two firmwares' pages. Just make sure to read all the info.

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  19. Hi, i lost radio function with this firmware, is it normal?

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    1. Nice region code was the problem, radio is ok now, good work thanks a lot

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  20. Absolutely fantastic 👍🍺

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    1. I really appreciate the support, and I'm glad that you like it! :)

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  21. is it possible have visualisation on nw-a45?

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    1. Yes, it is, but for now that is not available, as I wanted to prioritize firmware stability over features that are not really useful in a way.

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  22. ok great, can we wait for it later?

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  23. very nice i'll offer you a beer later, when i can because you ar making a very good work.

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  24. Any way pricing of adding 10 band eq to the a45?

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    1. I am planning on having another ZX300-based firmware for A40 in the future, after I figure out what's wrong on some devices.

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  25. Great software. I used it to fix my paperweight A45 that was stuck in a bootloop.

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  26. Hello! We've got an A45, and we would like to revert the software in order to install the FEv2. The problem: we are not sure, which software is already installed. It is one of yours. This is what the unit information says: Model: NW-A40Series, System Software 1.02 Firmware port from NW-A50Series by MrWalkman. Which download should we use to stockrevert before installing v2?
    Thanks!

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    1. Please always read carefully about what you are installing, and how to revert back.

      It seems that you have "Unofficial stock firmware update for A40" on your A40, so for that one you don't need to do any kind of reverting. You can just go on and install anything you want.

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    2. Thank You! We got the exact firmware version from the previous owner of the A45, and yes, it didn't need to be reverted. My sony, who owns the player now, chose the Project-Z. We well do listenings via Y-cable on our stereo equimpent, if we hear the different characteristics of the Project-Z (A45) and the FEv2 (A55).
      Your work is pretty impressive.

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    3. I'm trying to get the 1A/Z firmware working on the A40. It basically already works, but 1A/Z has a bigger screen, so the interface doesn't fit correctly. I'm trying to work around that, and we shall see.

      A40 with the 1A/Z firmware sounds brilliant.

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  27. Thanks for your work! It works on my A45 flawlessly.
    It is my sincere hope that you could add a clock on the top panel. It could also be great if you give some guide on how to make custom walkman roms.
    Appreciation for your great work again!

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    1. Hey, some other people asked about how to/how it works, and I told them that I don't wish to get into details about that.

      At the moment I'm looking into making the 1A/Z player app fit on the A40/A50/ZX300 screens, and the next thing would be to have battery percentages. A clock sounds nice too, but we shall see how it all goes.

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  28. hello,where can i find the ext. tuning for the dmp a40,i think it was the first mod for the nwa a40.i only have the firmware file

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  29. Thanks just got myself a A45 removed the sound restrictor and installed your FEv2 cfw for it thanks keep up the great work :)

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  30. Hi i recently hot a Preloved na a46hn song wm spreader loaded with mr.walkman mod...It's volume gain is too low for any OEM or small headphones like kiss kph30i ...And so much problem with album art ...I tag album art with mp3 tag. Still it doesn't show..What possibly i can do ...??Hell me out

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  31. Iam unable to manage album art..its not displayed in my a45...with Mr walkman mod...

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  32. Thanks for the nice work done. Couple of weeks ago I did a little donation to support you. Waiting for the next implementation (1A/Z) on the A40/50 models!! I hope you'll get that soon.
    Meanwhile I really enjoy the Project Z soft. so far so good. Thanks again!!

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  33. Downloaded the projectZ version of your firmware and the walkman improved in every aspect! The UI is more fluid and the sound is much better than before. Thank you so much! Waiting for the 1A/Z implementation on the A40 :)

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  34. Great work, overall!!
    But, dear MrWalkman, am i able to test the Reloaded Version too? Maybe pn an downloadlink? especially like to try 10-Band Equalizer and the various Vinyl-Processor Presets..

    Regards

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  35. Overall thank ya for incredible sound enhancement!! I'm on DMP-A40 FEV2 forba while and i also tested both other Firmeares.. Now i'd realy love to test (and maybe help debugging) the earlyer firms especially with Vinyl-Processor Templates and 10Band Equalizer!! Could you please share an link ti your older versions

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  36. Hi, I accidentally deleted some files on my Sony NW-A46, now i get only the boot animation, not able to view any option or content on the screen. Is there any way to reverse this & make it work normally again.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Please send me an email (www.mrwalkman.ml/contact) regarding this situation. Just deleting files from the internal storage or from the SD card can't cause this kind of issue.

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