Posted on Aug 8 2014 - 8:51pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony Mobile has officially rolled out android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for Xperia E1 Dual and Xperia E1, making the announcement on their blog today. Xperia E1 and E1 Dual users can now update their handset over KitKat, confirmed in India and European regions.

Xperia E1 D2004 and D2005 has got 20.1.A.0.47 firmware while Xperia E1 Dual D2104 and D2105 has got 20.1.B.0.64 firmware update. Update is available over PC Companion, No OTA seen yet.

Sony has confirmed giving app to SD card feature for Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual in this update saying this feature will be useful for devices with low internal memory. It was first spotted in Xperia T2 Ultra’s KitKat update recently.

As a part of changelog, new transparent status and navigation bar spotted, new Xperia home launcher, new Xperia themes, tweaked Xperia keyboard, Xperia lockscreen effects and boot animation.

New Sony Media apps along with updated Camera app is present. For PlayStation 4 users, new UI is introduced. Smoother UI, performance enhancement, built-in screenshot taking option in power menu now.

Xperia E1 and E1 Dual Android KitKat official changelog as seen on their product.

Android 4.4 KitKat with many new features and enhancements
Improved software stability giving smoother performance
Camera improvements for enhanced performance
Personalise your messages now with colourful emojis
Take screenshots easily with the built-in screenshot menu

Xperia E1 Dual 20.1.B.0.64 firmware screenshots

Sony has also promised Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual which will soon be rolled out. Meanwhile Xperia SP users are still waiting for any news on KitKat update and it seems Sony has plans for Xperia 2014 lineup first.

Soon we will post the Xperia E1 20.1.A.0.47 firmware ftf and Xperia E1 Dual 20.1.B.0.64 firmware ftf for manual flashing of firmware.

If you have updated your Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual on android 4.4.2 KitKat update, let us know your review on it. Facing any bugs. Drop your comments below.

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

  1. hemal August 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Hey…..if e1 is getting kitkat then why xperia m dual should not get it????

  2. User August 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    Just updated to the new version for E2105. I would say that my experience with the new version is neutral. No mentionable changes except for some glamour to the screen. No noticeable system upgrades and enhancements.
    Besides, I’m unable to update my apps in Google Play – guess its a software glitch due to this latest update.

  3. Greg Nelson August 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Hi. Have just installed this update on my Mum’s phone. But the update automatically deleted the Facebook app & when we try to reinstall the FB app from Google Play, the phone responds with message of “incompatible application”.

    Is anyone else having this issue ?

    HELP !

    • Venkat August 19, 2014 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Im also having the same issue with facebook app “incompatible update” n im using Xperia E1 Dual

    • Erick Walker August 22, 2014 at 11:34 am - Reply

      I am also having the same problem. I am hoping for an update because it’s difficult to use facebook using the Chrome browser.

    • Kat November 11, 2014 at 3:57 am - Reply

      Yes. My facebook has been wiped out too & resetting has made no difference whatsoever. What’s the fix sony?

  4. Jaydeep August 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    @Greg, I am also having this problem. The update deleted Facebook and I am unable to install it now. But Messenger is working fine.
    Does anyone have a solution?

    • Pratap Singh September 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      Hi,
      Last month I have purchesed the Xperia E1 Dual and facing same problem.
      I was not expecting the problem with sony.. :(

  5. Roland August 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    I have the same problem! i tried even installing current facebook apk manually. but i cannot install. the install process is starting, but after some seconds smartphone says: ‘anwendung nicht installiert’ (this is german, translation: ‘application not installed’).

  6. TinTin August 18, 2014 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I’m having the same issue. After I updated my Xperia E1 to Android 4.4.2, my facebook application was deleted and I am not able to install it now. I tried a couple of times and got the same error in every attempt: “incompatible application”

    I’m using web-based FB for now but I want to switch back to the FB app.

    Please help.

  7. Roland August 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    i will alert this to sony next weekend.

  8. shravan August 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Hi. Have just installed this update on my Mum’s phone. But the update automatically deleted the Facebook app & when we try to reinstall the FB app from Google Play, the phone responds with message of “incompatible application”.

    Is anyone else having this issue ?

    HELP ME NOW PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !

  9. Doc August 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I don’t have the problems you guys have.
    My facebook works fine.
    Try to reflash it.

  10. Kat.M August 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    I have the same problem with the facebook app. I am very dissapointed with SONY…

  11. Roland August 28, 2014 at 10:40 am - Reply

    they discuss here:

    http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-E1-E1-Dual/Problem-with-Facebook-after-update-to-Android-4-4/td-p/791319?sl=y&sso_no_log=y

    sony is working on this problem. be careful what you do with your mobile, some have lost data.

  12. Tania August 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I have the same problem with my sony xperia update. Facebook now gone and unable to reinstall. How does a company release firmware upgrades without testing it properly? Very passed off!

  13. Kat.M August 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    correct me if I m wrong but there is no soloution for the facebook issue until now. I believe that we will have to wait for many months until a trustable solution come out.

  14. Billy Yip September 2, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I am also experiencing the missing Facebook syndrome after ota update to Kit kat 4.42 from Sony. Please notify me of any solutions.

    Sony Xperia E2 user.

  15. Sam V September 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Same Facebook problem here… Are there any solutions yet? Seems it’s been an issue for a few weeks now!!

  16. Wether September 8, 2014 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Mesmo problema aqui … Facebook Há alguma solução ainda? Parece que tem sido um problema para todas as atualz~ções..

  17. Geran September 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Facebook cannot install, lots of bugs after upgrading Xperia E1 4.3 – 4.4, have you ever tried to Reset the factory setting of your E1?, resetting you phone’s factory after an upgrade is the best way to clean the bugs.

    Method for fixing bugs and facebook problem for Xperia E1:
    Backup you phones’ s Data, Files and Application via Built in Back up & restore application>

    go to settings>Backup & reset> (click) Factor data reset> (check) Erase Internal (optional)>

    and Click [Reset phone]

    wait… a moment and your phone will restart,

    after the phone starts again.. you will see the Facebook application, fresh and Clean E1 without any bugs. try it..

    • Sandra October 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      Forgive me, buy by restoring phones factory settings to regain facebook, will I not lose all my contacts etc?

  18. E1 man September 29, 2014 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Yeah, This is frustrating..After the update, Facebook was gone and it won’t install.Incompatiblity error..

  19. YASh October 3, 2014 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    the new update to E1 that is 20.1.A.0.47 is having a bug in the security section… going to the screen lock option the drop down option namely “none” and “swipe” says “diabled by Administrator, Encryption Policy or Creditional Storage” and does not allow to select it… please do the required..

  20. faizahamed October 9, 2014 at 9:58 am - Reply

    sony xperia e1 lock screen not work swipe help me

  21. faizahamed October 9, 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

    the new update to E1 that is 20. 1 . A . 0 . 47 is having a
    bug in the security section … going to the screen lock
    option the drop down option namely “ none ” and
    “swipe ” says “diabled by Administrator , Encryption
    Policy or Creditional Storage ” and does not allow to
    select it … please do the required . .

  22. TinTin October 10, 2014 at 6:28 am - Reply

    i restored my phone to factory settings and my facebook is ok now.

    • Sandra October 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      Forgive me, buy by restoring phones factory settings to regain facebook, will I not lose all my contacts etc?

  23. Elizabeth cox October 29, 2014 at 12:20 am - Reply

    I have also carried out the latest system software update and have the same problem, facebook app deleted and unable to re-install. also phone generally is not performing well since this update beginning to wish I hadn’t bothered.

  24. Luis November 9, 2014 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Me pasa lo mismo com mi xperi E 1 no tiene ya facebook y no se puede instalar dede el google play

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