Posted on Oct 15 2013 - 11:49pm by Anurag Kumar

At last 14.1.G.2.257 firmware update rolled out for Xperia Z1, a major update it is. A few days back we reported that 14.1.G.2.257 firmware is coming soon for Xperia Z1 and here it comes 🙂 Current 14.1.G.1.534 firmware is replaced by this new series 14.1.G.2.257 firmware and it has brought a lot many changes under the hood for Xperia Z1 users. Sony has also confirmed that a new update is rolling for both Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and also listed an official changelog, well we will discuss it later. To our knowledge 14.1.B.2.257 firmware update for Xperia Z Ultra also will be coming out soon.

14.1.G.2.257 firmware on Xperia Z1 keeps it on Android 4.2.2 and is confirmed on both C6902 HSPA+ and C6903 LTE handsets. 14.1.G.2.257 firmware is confirmed in regions like Vietnam, France, Netherlands and to some user’s C6903 in USA ( AT&T ).

[ UPDATE 19 Nov ] 

Carrier based Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.259 firmware update rolling out

[ UPDATE 18 Oct ] 14.1.G.2.257 firmware CONFIRMED in India on C6902.

[ UPDATE – 17 Oct ]

How to flash Xperia Z1 C6902 India / C6903 14.1.G.2.257 ftf using Flash Tool Manually ?

Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware – Major Update Rolled

14.1.G.2.257 firmware is available via OTC as well as PC Companion / SUS and on Bridge for Mac. Xperia Z1 users are asked to check it. If you see a notification in update center app on your phone then update via it other wise connect it to PC Companion.

Check the notification as it is shown below and proceed as per on-screen instructions.

Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware major update via PC Companion

Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware major update PCC

Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware Details

Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware - Major Update Rolled

  • Phone Model – Xperia Z1 C6903 / C6902
  • Android – 4.2.2
  • Baseband version – 8974-AAAAANAZQ-10270011-22
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Build – 14.1.G.2.257

Xperia Z1 C6902 14.1.G.2.257 firmware

software info of Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware

For those who haven’t got it yet, can download manually the 14.1.G.2.257 firmware ftf from below link and flash it on your Xperia Z1 using FlashTool.

Download Xperia Z1 C6903 14.1.G.2.257 firmware ftf

Download C6903_14.1.G.2.257_GLOBAL-LTE (1277-1398).ftf

[ via XDA user Desperanto86 ]

Download Xperia Z1 C6902 14.1.G.2.257 firmware ftf 

Below file extracted from :- [ For INDIA Xperia Z1 C6902 users specifically ]

  • Phone Software Version – 1272-6084_14.1.G.2.257
  • File System Version – GLOBAL_HSPA_14.1.G.2.257
  • Country – India

Download C6902_14.1.G.2.257_Generic_IN.ftf
[ via XDA user chenthil ]

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Download C6902_14.1.G.2.257_Global.ftf


Download C6902_14.1.G.2.257_Global.ftf

Download above file in your PC and flash it manually using flashtool.

Download FlashTool latest version

Download flashtool 206-2013.exe

Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware Changelog – As what Sony says…

Sony has officially acknowledged the 14.1.G.2.257 firmware update info on their blog and listed the changelog very carefully as Xperia Z1 users are facing many issues on present unstable firmware.

Below changelog is based on what Sony has updated. We will soon update our changelog as soon as we get hands on this firmware.

  1. Camera Algorithm Tweaked – Batter Camera Pics now as per Sony’s statement.
  2. Xperia Camera app runs more smoothly. New camera app actually, new settings seen.
  3. Display is calibrated, need to see whether yellow hue tint issue on Xperia Z1 is resolved or not.
  4. Batter power consumption now.
  5. Exchange sync more better now.

Our Changelog on 14.1.G.2.257 firmware

  • Automatic power-off issue Still there. Got 3 times.
  • Wi-Fi range improved.
  • Touch sensitivity is better from previous firmware.
  • Optimized backlight option is gone now, and is permanently ON now.
  • Display not improved seems same to us. It many have been improved but not for as. It’s still same as it was before.
  • Battery draining at same rate, no improvement.

BUGS in Xperia Z1 14.1.G.2.257 firmware

  • NFC icon now shown while it is activated.

14.1.G.2.257 firmware  for Xperia Z1 has brought up a lot many things under the hood and we hope now we get a stable firmware for it, well we are still testing it. Do let us know your views on this 14.1.G.2.257 firmware update and don’t forget to let us know if you still face any issues on your Xperia Z1, list down your problems in below comment box…

Do comment with your changelog, it will help us to find bugs in this new firmware.

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

  1. Radhi October 16, 2013 at 12:27 am - Reply

    nothing here in India yet…any Indian C6902 user got it ?

    • Chandrahas October 20, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Yes , Its available in India 18th onwards

  2. Monika October 16, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    yellow hue issue fixed ? how’s the screen saturation now ?

  3. Aranav October 16, 2013 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Got it here in paris…a lot better update, camera app is new with new settings and better color on screen…

    battery stats, can’t say anything right now…
    wi-fi improved range.

  4. XZ1 Lover October 16, 2013 at 12:33 am - Reply

    phone heating issue gone or still there ?

  5. MArky October 16, 2013 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Camera flash intensity improved ? on previous firmware it was very low… :/

  6. Anurag Kumar October 16, 2013 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Not seen in India yet 🙁

    • athiban October 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      still ??

  7. marctb October 16, 2013 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Nothing here in the Netherlands yet

  8. De Josz October 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Nothing here The Netherlands

  9. Abid Iqbal October 17, 2013 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Guys Updated C6902 Indian
    Working Fine
    Will be uploading the FTF file soon on dropbox

    • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

      how did you do that ? I see no update here in India. Also post the software info screenshot…

      • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm - Reply

        you have posted both links of Screenshots 😛 Post screenshot of software info. Dial *#*#7378423#*#* and service info > software info.

        Which version of flashtool you used and post the link of ftf.

        • athiban October 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm - Reply

          so you have any idea when will the official update roll out to india ??

          • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm -

            no idea, still waiting. Many countries have not got it yet. Though it is updated in Sony’s respective region website.

            What i think is now try to re-install firmware via PC Companion or SUS you may get the Indian version of it.

          • athiban October 17, 2013 at 12:50 pm -

            ok i will try that
            thanks a lot

          • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm -

            have you tired ? Does it work ?

          • athiban October 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm -

            in the final step of updating will let you know ASAP

          • athiban October 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm -

            No it doesnt work…still on 14.1.G.1.534 🙁

          • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm -

            I wanted to tell that :- first flash .257 ftf for c6902 and then re install firmware via sus then do you get indian version or journalist ????

          • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm -

            Now it will not void warranty. 100% safe. No root needed

            Download ftf
            Download flashtool from above
            Now install flashtool
            Open the location where flashtool installed, create folder “source files” now keep ftf file in this folder
            Now run flashtool, click on lightnig icon, choose flashmode, select the source folder, chose the ftf file,
            Uncheck the boxes of wipe data cache log
            And click on to install ftf

          • athiban October 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm -

            will wait for official update for some time … be honest i am afraid to do that manually ….will do that if no other go

          • athiban October 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm -

            update now rolling

    • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      All links added in post with credits. Thanks a ton 🙂

  10. athiban October 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    update now rolling in india 🙂 via pc companion 🙂

    • Anurag Kumar October 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      yes we have updated the post, and already downloaded it meanwhile 🙂

      do post your review on it, especially on screen quality.

      • athiban October 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

        yeah downloading rite now will share my thoughts soon !!! 🙂

      • athiban October 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm - Reply

        yeah your change log is perfect .. i dont see no changes after a good three days of testing … and the camera is still not upto the mark with lot of noise in the images….it doest look like big sensor or 20.7 optics or g lens present inside and one more thing my mobie heat up so quickly goes to 42 degrees with light usage and 46degrees with average usage and insane 50 degrees with heavy usage … is it only with my phone or a software issue ?? if you share your thoughts i might go for a replacement (heating issue is present before and after the update ) help me out …

        • Anurag Kumar October 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

          take heating issue very seriously, it may be due to faulty battery. Take it to customer care. show them up. Show the heating to them with temperature. they will do software update. Let them do. Than you again show them heating and get a replacement…if it’s not a software issue. Do not agree to have faulty hardware with yourself 🙂

  11. Req Ired October 19, 2013 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Nothing nothing nothing!

  12. mark November 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    I just noticed that when I am on a ongoing call, try to type another phone number on the dial keypad, but the numbers are invisible, not sure if it’s the update caused the problem or not. Could u pls help me to solve this problem. Thanks a lot.

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