Sony rolled Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact a month back and made promise that soon it will roll for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z in mid May 2014 hopefully. For all Xperia Z users who are waiting for official Sony KitKat update, leaked Xperia Z KitKat 4.4.2 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM is now available to install on Xperia Z unlocked bootloader handsets only, courtesy of legendary XDA developer DooMLoRD.
There is no specific info that 10.5.A.0.227 firmware will hit as official update for Xperia Z but now you can test in on your Xperia Z if you don’t want to wait anymore. Kindly note below mentioned 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM is specifically for unlocked bootloader Xperia Z C6603 / C6602 handsets, don’t cross flash it on Xperia ZL, ZR or Tablet Z ( doing so will hard brick your device ).
Xperia Z Leaked 10.5.A.0.227 firmware KitKat ROM
All features seen on Xperia Z leaked KitKat ROM are almost similar to what we saw on Xperia Z1 KitKat update. Below you can see the about phone detail. Firmware is still very laggy, so if you want to test it, do it at your own risk.
Xperia Z KitKat 10.5.A.0.227 firmware features
- New lockscreen transition.
- White status bar icons.
- Update Camera app.
- New Xperia themes.
- New Xperia wallpapers.
- New Xperia home launcher.
Kindly note 10.5.A.0.227 firmware is still in testing phase so many features are not working properly. Don’t expect it to run buttery smooth.
Download Xperia Z 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM
Steps to Install it on Xperia Z
No specific release date if available yet for final KitKat update for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z.
If you have tried above posted 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM then let us know about the features you spotted. Drop your comments below Xperia Z users.
Thanks Alot. I will try this soon.
Thanks for sharing!
How can I install it without unlockbootloader ?
No you can’t.
So far it runs ok but it doesn’t carry an embedded PlayMemories Online in the Album app probably because it’s a internal release.
Can we install this rom in any xperia (which have enough specs to support kitkat) ?
can i install this rom in sony xperia zr c5502……..please reply…………can it fix sudden death issue…………..whether it has wifi problem……………..please reply.
No you can’t install it on XZR.