We mentioned a few days back that a 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware build will come as android 4.3 on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z and here it comes, yes just now XDA legends DooMLorRD and Androxyde leaked the “Commercial & Journalists” version of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware for Xperia Z and ZL respectively. Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware has not been certified yet on PTCRB but it was about to release as per our sources and here comes the final build of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware.
Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware is tagged as “Commercial and Journalist” version which is normally given to developers for testing various issues and now you can download it on your Xperia Z and Xperia ZL and you will come to know what you will be getting very when Sony rolls it officially.
[ UPDATE - 23 DEC ]
Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Features / Changelog
In short Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and ZL brought all features and UI what Xperia Z1 has in android 4.2.2 firmware.
- White UI just like what Xperia Z1 has on Android 4.2.2 firmware.
- New Camera app similar to Xperia Z1.
- New Xperia home 6.1.2.A.0.1 version.
- New Album app 5.2.A.1.26 version.
- New Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 version.
- New themes and wallpapers just like Xperia Z1.
- You can choose new themes now, as there is “+” option tapping on it, you can download some cool themes from Sony Select app where the navigation bar and status bar color changes like to “blue” and the soft keys icons also.
- New keyboard app.
- No X-Reality for mobile, same old Bravia Engine 2 is there.
- Performance enhancement and Bug fixing.
- Screen calibrated for more brighter display.
- Battery life, need to test it.
If you want to install the Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, let us tell you how to do that. Some things you need to know before doing it.
Note :- Not the official release, it will be rolled out soon via PC Companion. Leaked Version.
Download Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf
Works on both C6602 and C6603
Download C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Commercial_And_Journalists.ftf | 790.39 MB
MD5 Sum: c71e7f1f0a4c548970426f0c702a1335
Download Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf
Works on both C6503 and C6502
Download C6503_10.4.B.0.569_Commercial_And_Journalists.ftf | 790.39 MB
How to flash manually Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL ?
Note :- No Root Needed. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1 and is similar for Xperia Z and ZL also.
So update to new Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware and let us know what new features you got in your Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. It will take some time now as when this firmware comes officially on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL.
Drop your comments below if you face any difficulties in flashing the ftf files of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware, we will help you out.