If you have been a Sony smartphone fan for a while now – even in the early days of Sony Ericsson – you would be familiar with the Sony Update Service, or SUS (which before that was the SEUS). It was the definitive Windows PC software to get if you didn’t want to use Sony’s PC Companion, but now we can tell you with certainty that the SUS is dead.

The SUS was a software for Windows PC that allowed you to update the firmware of your Sony handset without using PC Companion – and all those bells and whistles. It was just a straight-up service for updating the firmware of your device. That’s why we liked it so much, but now Sony has announced that they will stopping support for the software.


You want proof? Well, this here is proof – when you access the Sony Update Service website, you get this message:

“As from 21st July 2014, the Update Service application is no longer supported. To update the software in your device, use PC Companion instead.”


To make it clear though, if you have a version of the SUS installed, it will still work. But for how long, though? Sony may have realized that a lot of Xperia handset owners prefer the SUS software to the PC Companion, so in the meantime, the company has kept the server side connections open. But that might really not be for long. If you still want a copy of the software, check out the source link for the download locations.

VIA: Xperia Blog