We mentioned a few days back that a 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware build will come as android 4.3 on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z and here it comes, yes just now XDA legends DooMLorRD and Androxyde leaked the “Commercial & Journalists” version of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware for Xperia Z and ZL respectively. Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware has not been certified yet on PTCRB but it was about to release as per our sources and here comes the final build of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware.
Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware is tagged as “Commercial and Journalist” version which is normally given to developers for testing various issues and now you can download it on your Xperia Z and Xperia ZL and you will come to know what you will be getting very when Sony rolls it officially.
[ UPDATE – 23 DEC ]
Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Rolling Officially – White UI, New Smart Camera app and Xperia Themes
Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Features / Changelog
In short Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and ZL brought all features and UI what Xperia Z1 has in android 4.2.2 firmware.
- White UI just like what Xperia Z1 has on Android 4.2.2 firmware.
- New Camera app similar to Xperia Z1.
- New Xperia home 6.1.2.A.0.1 version.
- New Album app 5.2.A.1.26 version.
- New Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 version.
- New themes and wallpapers just like Xperia Z1.
- You can choose new themes now, as there is “+” option tapping on it, you can download some cool themes from Sony Select app where the navigation bar and status bar color changes like to “blue” and the soft keys icons also.
- New keyboard app.
- No X-Reality for mobile, same old Bravia Engine 2 is there.
- Performance enhancement and Bug fixing.
- Screen calibrated for more brighter display.
- Battery life, need to test it.
If you want to install the Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, let us tell you how to do that. Some things you need to know before doing it.
Note :- Not the official release, it will be rolled out soon via PC Companion. Leaked Version.
Download Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf
Works on both C6602 and C6603
Download C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Commercial_And_Journalists.ftf | 790.39 MB
MD5 Sum: c71e7f1f0a4c548970426f0c702a1335
Download Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf
Works on both C6503 and C6502
Download C6503_10.4.B.0.569_Commercial_And_Journalists.ftf | 790.39 MB
How to flash manually Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL ?
Note :- No Root Needed. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1 and is similar for Xperia Z and ZL also.
Guide :- How to flash 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and ZL ?
So update to new Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware and let us know what new features you got in your Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. It will take some time now as when this firmware comes officially on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL.
Drop your comments below if you face any difficulties in flashing the ftf files of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware, we will help you out.
Great and nice update from Sony. Hope that Battery life is better !
Battery issue persists. android system show 15% usages instead of normal 5-7%..UI and features are the same as Z1..
Also has got heating issues even in adaptive brightness conditions
Can we install on locked bootloader and without root on C6602
yes you can install.
If I install this leaked version, can I again install the official release as usually, when it is released?
yes you can but I guess you won’t get the official update notification, so then you must back your present firmware ftf 4.2.2 and as soon as firmware is released officially for your phone and then flash back 4.2.2 and then you will get notification as per your region.
Hope to get it in Xperia L!
I’ve installed this Firmware on my Xperia Z (Bell 3616 –> 3606). Android System shows 4 – 5%. The transitions are faster and the boot is a bit slower like the last version pre-release.
Thanks for the leak guys. 🙂
How to flash Xperia ZL..??
I was going through the XDA forums for rooting 4.3 ,in case you have directly flashed the FTF and lost root access.
Please find the link below to get root again
Can I still get a new update from sony if I install this leaked version?
NO. Rolling has started for Z1 and ZU, wait for sometime
So, the official firmware update will not notify if we install this leaked version, but can my Xperia™ Z get notify about a new update like a new apps or another if I install this leaked version?
If i install on xperia zl c6506 it works?
can I get 4.3 on c6602
Please said, if i install on Xperia ZL C, it work?? please somebody?
Please said, if i install on Xperia ZL C6506, it work?? please somebody?
The new version is great. One minor issue, it kills the handset microphone. I have no idea why, but everything works just fine other than that. Has anyone heard of this problem?
On my xperia z. should be loaded on 10.4.B.0.569. but not ustanavlivaetsya help please!!
I tried flashing many stock roms before that is available but none of them has worked out for me..Luckily this one is superb , works well with my xperia Z …highly recommended for those who are planning to downgrade from 5.0.2
can i install it in c6606??