How to fix Sonos “Error code 9” when trying to update

December 1st, 2016


I recently ran into a problem trying to update my Sonos system, where when I tried to update it, it would show this.

The Problem:
This “error code 9” was apparently caused by going into the beta program and then leaving. There is a bug as of now that prevents Sonos systems from seamlessly leaving the beta program. ¬†After a lot of back and forth with a few representatives, I was unable to figure out a solution. Most just said I had to call them and they would figure it out there. I would have done this but I get home at around 6 pm, which is 9 pm, or the time that they close phone support… Today I managed to finally have a window in which to call them, but as soon as I got on, I was greeted with the same music that GoDaddy uses for their phone support, but with a message claiming I was position “110” in the queue. I stayed on until about 100 and then decided there had to be another way. While I had checked the support forums before, to no result, this time I found a thread that had been replied to within the last 5 minutes. I opened it up, and “Jeff S.” was requesting that people PM him for help. People were replying with thanks so I decided to give it a try.

The Solution:

I sent “Jeff S.” a PM and he replied about 2 minutes later saying he needed me to submit my support diagnostics number. You can find this number in the “help” menu by clicking “submit diagnostics”.


After doing this, he then said he had done a few things on his end and to try updating it. I did this and was treated to the success screen after a minute or two.screenshot-2016-11-30-17-00-17

I thought I was in the clear, but all my menu buttons were still grayed out.

After returning to the PM and telling Jeff this, I refreshed and realized that he had sent another pm.¬† Apparently there were two updates that needed to be done. I did the second one, and now have gotten rid of this “error code 9” and will not be joining the beta program again.


2 thoughts on "How to fix Sonos “Error code 9” when trying to update"

  1. Kelly Michelle Cuthill says:

    In english please?

    1. joeybab3 says:

      If you joined the beta program, Sonos needs to do something on their end to fix it.

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