Sony Releases Alpha 1 Firmware Update 2.02

Published: June 13, 2024


Sony Alpha 1 Firmware Update 2.02 fixes a compatibility issue with the FE 200-600mm G lens and changes the update process from via PC to via Memory Card. Please Note: you must first update to fw 2.00 or 2.01 before updating to fw 2.02.

Applicable Model

This information is for the following models: ILCE-1

About this download

Note on Sony account: Before downloading the software, we recommend that you create a Sony account. After creating a Sony account or signing in with your Sony account, download the software (for customers in the USA and Canada). You also have the option to download the software without an account.

Things to keep in mind before performing the update

Updates should be installed in chronological order. When updating from Ver. 1.32 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 2.01 first before proceeding with the Ver. 2.02 update.

Update software for this product will be provided in the memory card version.
You can download the software update using the Creators’ App available in the App Store and Google Play.

Benefits and Improvements

• Fixes an issue where the camera might not work properly when using the SEL200600G lens
• Improves the operational stability of the camera

File Info

Version: 2.02
Size: 813 681 032 bytes
Release Date: 06-13-2024

Please read before proceeding to the latest update.

You will find the benefits and improvements of the latest update explained on the download page.

Important precautions for updating from Ver. 1.32 or earlier
Update order: Ver. 1.35 → Ver. 2.01 → Ver. 2.02

You must first update via Ver. 1.35 to Ver. 2.01 before proceeding to the latest version (Ver. 2.02).
Attempting to update directly to Ver. 2.02 will cause an error.

Checking your System Software Version

Note: If the Date/Time setting screen appears when you turn on your camera, be sure to set the date or time to the correct values.
Select Menu → Setup → Setup Option → Version.
The system software version will be displayed.

For Imaging Edge Mobile App Users:

• Updated cameras cannot connect to the Imaging Edge Mobile app.
• Install the Creators’ App after updating the camera.
• Ensure the Imaging Edge Mobile app is Ver. 7.7.2 or later to pair the camera with the Creators’ App.
• If using an iPhone/iPad, restart the device after the camera update and then pair the camera with the Creators’ App.
• Update the Imaging Edge Mobile app if it is not the latest version before pairing with the Creators’ App.

For instructions on installing and connecting the Creators’ App, please refer to the guide for migrating from the Imaging Edge Mobile app to the Creators’ App.

Download Links

Is your firmware version later than Ver. 2.00?

No, Ver. 1.32 or earlier:
Update to Ver. 2.01 (via 1.35) first and then to Ver. 2.02.
Proceed to Ver. 2.01 (via 1.35) for WIN
Proceed to Ver. 2.01 (via 1.35) for MAC

Yes, Ver. 2.00 or later:
Update to Ver. 2.02 (latest).
Proceed to Ver. 2.02 (latest) download page


If you have not already updated Alpha 1 to fw 2.00 or later, please follow these instructions to update to fw 2.01 before running the fw 2.02 update.

Download the Sony Camera Driver:

1.Visit the Sony Camera Driver download page and download the appropriate driver:
Note: The Sony Camera Drivers are different for Mac computers with an Intel processor and those with an Apple silicon processor.
• Sony Camera Driver (For Mac computers with Apple silicon)
Sony Camera Driver (For Mac computers with an Intel processor)
2. Click the Download button.
3. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

On Mac computers with an Apple silicon (Apple M1) processor, you need to change the security policy. The About This Mac screen will show an item labeled Chip, followed by the name of the chip. Refer to the How to change the security policy on Mac computers with Apple silicon article. For Mac computers with an Intel processor, this step is not necessary.

Step 1: How to Install the Sony Camera Driver

1. Close all programs currently running on your computer.
2. Double-click the Camera_Driver_2102a.dmg or Camera_Driver_2110a.dmg file you downloaded. Do not connect the camera at this point.
Note: If you have already connected the camera to your computer, disconnect it before following the procedure.
3. The Sony Camera Driver Installer is expanded.
4. Double-click the SonyCameraDriver.pkg icon.
5.The installer screen opens. Proceed as instructed.
6.You are prompted to allow the application to install new software. Type the password for the administrative account.
• If the operating system displays the System Extension Blocked dialog message (the actual message will vary depending on the operating system version), click the Open Security Preferences button. The macOS Security & Privacy screen opens.
• If the operating system does not display the System Extension Blocked dialog message, go to Step 2: Start the Updater to continue.
7. In the Security & Privacy screen, open the General tab and then click the key icon. When prompted to enter the password, type the password you used when logging in with the administrator account, and then click the Unlock button.
8. Click the Allow button to allow the system to start loading the system software.
9. After clicking the Allow button, if you are asked to restart, restart the computer and return to the beginning of the update procedure.
10. If the Security & Privacy screen does not disappear, close the window.

Step 2: Install Firmware Update

Follow all Firmware Installation instructions in the download instructions

Before Updating Firmware Please Read:

Bulletproof Guide to Sony Camera Firmware Updates

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