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 ]
[ UPDATE 18 Oct ] 14.1.G.2.257 firmware CONFIRMED in India on C6902.
[ UPDATE – 17 Oct ]
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 Details
- 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
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
[ 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
[ via XDA user chenthil ]
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Download above file in your PC and flash it manually using flashtool.
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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.
- Camera Algorithm Tweaked – Batter Camera Pics now as per Sony’s statement.
- Xperia Camera app runs more smoothly. New camera app actually, new settings seen.
- Display is calibrated, need to see whether yellow hue tint issue on Xperia Z1 is resolved or not.
- Batter power consumption now.
- 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.