Posted on Aug 4 2013 - 10:03pm by Anurag Kumar

As promised by Sony, Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update for Xperia Tablet Z SGP321, European LTE version has been rolled just now. In past one week we have seen same Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update being also rolled on Xperia Z, ZL and ZR, Sony has stuck to same build number for all android 4.2.2 updates, don’t know why.

Update confirmed in Indonesia (Bandunga), Germany and Spain :)

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Out

10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update is available over PC Companion as well as by SUS and on Bridge also for Mac users. It has brought out new performance update to Xperia Tablet Z. No update on Wi-Fi version of Tablet Z seen yet.

About Phone Screenshot - Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware

  • Model number – Xperia Tablet Z SGP321
  • Android – 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband version – 9x15A-ACEFWMAZQ-30110057-39
  • Build Number – 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware
  • Kernel – 3.4.0-g3865184 BuildUser@BuildHost #1 Tue Jul 2 07:57:34 2013

All firmware build number, kernel version and baseband is similar to what Xperia Z,ZL and ZR got in their Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update.

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update by PC Companion

Connect your Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 to PC and check whether you have got any update notification as shown below, if yes then proceed as per on screen instructions shown.

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update by PC Companion

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by PC Companion software

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update via PC Companion

Sony Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update by PC Companion

First reboot will be slow and there will NFC Software upgradation on booting up, let it happen. Sony has officially listed the open source archive build for 10.3.1.A.0.244 on their site on August 2.

NFC Software upgradation in Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware Changelog / Review /Screenshots

  • Centered Soft Buttons on bottom.
  • Notification bar on top instead of bottom.
  • More like Phone UI instead of a tablet UI.
  • Small App drawer is there just like in Xperia Z series.

Small Apps in Sony Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware

  • Quick Settings feature from notification panel.
  • Lock Screen has semi-transparent status bar.
  • Multi User Account option now available :)

Multi User Account in   Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware

Multi User Accoutn Option in Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware

We will update the post more later as soon as we get more details about the update. FTF file for manual flashing of Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update is posted below.

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware  ftf  - Manual Flashing

Download the ftf file from below link.

Download Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321)_GLOBAL-LTE_10.3.1.A.0.244_GENERIC.ftf | 776 MB
(MD5: 6144bc13086af13934b3253e7ec739ad) – via XDA Member lowtraxx

Customization Info Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware

Above file has been extracted from 16 GB version of Xperia Tablet Z so don’t cross flash it on other versions.

If you have updated your Xperia Tablet Z on Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update then do send us the changelog and the bugs info in this firmware if you noticed any.

Thanks Kaneda, Aram for sending us screenshots :)

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28 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Miranda August 5, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

    any news about wi-fi version update ?

    • Craig August 5, 2013 at 1:17 am - Reply

      I live in Austria, I have an Xperia tablet z LTE version SGP321 build number is 10.1.1.A.1.253. I still havent got android 4.2.2 on it yet

  2. Felimenta97 August 5, 2013 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Could you post more screenshots?

  3. Aram August 5, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    What happened to the remote control and small app icons? What about the shortcut icons on the lock screen for the camera and the music? Is this the open source version update or is it truly the stock Sony update.?

    • Anurag Kumar August 5, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

      True sony update it is, users have confirmed it…open source is for developers only…it cant be used as update.

  4. Kanemad August 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I´m actually in Spain with 307 (Lte. Ver.) Installed & No update here, not even in PC companion not by OTA.

    Some one can say in wich countries it starting to appear the update?.

    • Anurag Kumar August 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      Indonesia got the update. No update in Philippines yet, can you share your software customization number ?

  5. Kanemad August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    So it appears that the update isn´t avalaible in Europe yet, maybe it will take a few days to arrive here.

    Software customization Number.

    Model:SGP321
    Android Version :4.1.2
    Compilation Number: 10.11.A.1.307

  6. Kanemad August 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Hi.

    Just this afternoon the update was starting to appear in my PC Companion Suite.

    • Anurag Kumar August 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Hello, will you please share the PC Companion update notification screenshot , About phone Screenshot, Software info screenshot and other screenshots with latest feature info and changelog please, we will update it in post…Send us ASAP to our mail id.

  7. Kanemad August 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Hi
    i have just send some pics with the upgrade process please confirm that you´ve it.

    Kind regards.

    • Anurag Kumar August 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      yes we have got your mail, kindly check it we have sent a reply to you just now…

  8. Kaneda August 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Hope all the pics will be usefull for you :-)

    • Anurag Kumar August 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      yes they are fabulous :) let us know if you find any changes…

      thanks again :)

    • Anurag Kumar August 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Can you let us know is there a multi- user support ?

  9. Kaneda August 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I,m from Spain so you can update the status update is avalaible here too :-)

  10. Kaneda August 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Confirmed.
    I,m sending you some pics.

  11. shingeling August 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Update available in Sweden!

    • aram August 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      Yes, I also got the update in PC Companion. (not in the tablet update center).

  12. aram August 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    2 Strange things happenned:

    - Before update I had 34% battery, After update I got 58%!!! ???

    - It is definitely slower.

    btw, all brightness and other useful buttons are gone from the status bar. Or is it? Cause I can’t find it….

    • Anurag Kumar August 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm - Reply

      Definitely this battery reading bug was in Xperia Z on previous firmware and it’s now…looking Sony gave this bug to Tablet Z owners.

      P.S. Users say that if you update within less than 50% battery remaining then you get this bug…although i don’t believe it…it’s something related to firmware…

      They are their, try to find out them…everything is their like small app drawer etc..

      • aram August 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm - Reply

        Yes!!!
        Finally, It might have been there even in 4.1.2 !!

        From the settings -> Display -> Personalisation -> Quick settings
        you can select the icons you would like to see on the status bar drop down.

        • aram August 6, 2013 at 11:37 pm - Reply

          Although it still pisses me off now to have the sliders on the shortcut dropdown. The brightness button simply toggles like a button…

  13. aram August 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Changelog update:
    The developer options are hidden by default in this version of android. (See the screenshot)

    To bring the option back, simply go to the settings -> About Tablet.

    Then tap 7 times on Build number and it appears! Trollface!

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