Posted on May 28 2014 - 12:02am by Anurag Kumar

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

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

Download C5503_10.5.A.0.230_1274-0031_R2C_HK.ftf
[ via XDA user a546109781 ]

 For C5502 Taiwan firmware

Download C5502_10.5.A.0.230_TW.ftf
[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.

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

  1. gitansh May 28, 2014 at 1:25 am - Reply

    what does this nordic means??

    • Anurag Kumar May 28, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Nordic here refers to the Nordic countries which include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

  2. Raj May 28, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

    When will KitKat update be available in Malaysia?

  3. Raj May 28, 2014 at 10:40 am - Reply

    It’s not available in Malaysia yet. :/

  4. Mil May 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    How can I find xperia z 10.5.A.0.230 firmware?

  5. jagrat joshi May 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    hey anurag when it is comming to india, It is not showing here yet. PLZ a reqest is that give a link to indian version of stock ftf.

  6. Magdiel veloso May 31, 2014 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Funciona bien si lo instalo en EE.UU??? La rom de los Paises nordicos?? en que varia???

  7. jordi June 5, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I’m using the C5503 Generic Nordic firmware on my Belgian phone. Works perfect. Just had to disable a setting to stop battery drain: “Wifi” > “advanced settings” > “Scan Always available for google apps”

  8. Kamalakar June 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    can taiwan version C5502_10.5.A.0.230_TW.ftf…will work on indian phones

  9. Kamalakar June 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    ????

  10. Kamalakar June 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    how to use…please enumerate steps to install taiwan version on c5502

  11. Kamalakar June 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    please at least mention here…do you know or not ?

    • Anurag Kumar June 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Check this tutorial – http://www.gizmobolt.com/2013/05/17/update-manually-xperia-phone-by-flashing-ftf-file-via-xperia-flash-tool/

      Same steps goes for all Xperia 2013 2014 lineup

  12. dinesh June 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Till now,I didn’t get any update for my xperia ZR through pc companion..
    I’m willing to update my xperia ZR.

  13. Kamalakar June 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    xperia zr is not in the xperia flash tool…Pl inform how to manually add xperia ZR in the xperia flash tool

  14. ridsa June 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Already update to kitkat 4.4.2 good smooth room, still no option to move app 2 sd, so i hope there are method to root it.

  15. anand June 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    how to intalll fllashtool for xperia zr c5502

  16. Judroid June 30, 2014 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Thanks for the link to the taiwanese version of the kitkat firmware for xperia zr, i flashed it via flashtool and it works perfect save kitkat stops users from copying contents in internal storage to sd card and even from sd card within. So sad.

  17. Judroid June 30, 2014 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Thanks for the link to the taiwanese version of the kitkat firmware for xperia zr, i flashed it via flashtool and it works perfect save kitkat stops users from copying contents in internal storage to sd card and even from sd card within. So sad. From Nigeria

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