Sony has officially started rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update for Xperia ZR whereas the same update hit Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z, a week ago. Sony has updated the software status of Xperia ZR on its software update page as KitKat. Android 4.4.2 KitKat update was the very much awaited update for Xperia “Z” series owners and it began when Sony started rolling it back in Feb for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact.
10.5.A.0.230 firmware update for Xperia ZR is confirmed in regions like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Peru, Nordic regions via PC Companion and SUS. No OTA for 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update seen yet. 10.5.A.0.230 firmware on Xperia ZR brings the same UI as seen on Xperia Z1. 10.5.A.0.230 firmware is yet not seen in India on C5502.
Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware
Connect your Xperia ZR to PC Companion and look for a notification as shown below then proceed as per on screen instructions.
Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware changelog
- New White UI on android 4.4.2 KitKat.
- Updated camera apps along with Creative Effect Video app.
- Colorful emojis in messaging app.
- Screenshot option present in power menu.
- Updated Sony media apps.
If you haven’t got the Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update yet then you can manually download the 10.5.A.0.230 firmware ftf from below mentioned links and install it via FlashTool.
Download Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware ftf
For C5503 Generic Nordic firmware
Download C5503_10.5.A.0.230_Nordic NCB.ftf
[via XDA user Mario.D ]
For C5503 Hong Kong firmware
[ via XDA user a546109781 ]
For C5502 Taiwan firmware
[via XDA user pajoneer ]
We will soon post a detailed method to root 10.5.A.0.230 firmware on Xperia ZR, stay tuned 🙂
Let us know if you have already updated your Xperia ZR on Android 4.4.2 KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware. What features you liked most ? Drop your comments below.