Posted on Nov 4 2014 - 7:03pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony has finally rolled the very delayed android 4.4.4 update for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet in form of 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware. Sony has update the same on their blog with a detailed changelog. Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet got the exclusive Xperia Z3 feature of PS4 Remote Play and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless controller connectivity compatibility.

23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware Android 4.4.4 Update is still in seeding stage and has not been reported by many users around the world but it is confirmed in regions like Singapore, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore , Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Greece, India etc.

Android 4.4.4 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware update

23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware is rolling via PC Companion for the time being. Below you can see update available on Xperia Z2 D6503.

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware rolling

Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.4 23.0.1.A.0.167 PC Companion India update

Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.4 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware PC India

23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware update is only available via PC Companion for the time being.

Xperia Z2 Android 4.4

Download Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware ftf

For D6503 RU firmware

Download D6503_23.0.1.A.0.167_RU.ftf
[ via Jozinek ]

For D6503 DE firmware

Download D6503_23.0.1.A.0.167_DE.ftf
[ via an3K ]

For D6502 Thailand Firmware

Download D6502_23.0.1.A.0.167_Customized_TH
[ via an3K ]

For D6502 India Firmware

Download D6502_23.0.1.A.0.167_Customized_IN
[ via an3K ]

For D6502 Ukraine Firmware

Download D6502_23.0.1.A.0.167_Customized_UA
[ via an3K ]

23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware changelog

  • PS4 Remote Play feature with full DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller compatibility.
  • Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet support now built in (via 3.5 mm audio jack) Hi-Res Audio playback from PCM and DSD files along with USB Hi-Res playback.
  • DSEE HX technology added in Walkman app.
  • Option to specifically select optimized sound settings for different headsets.
  • New Camera app with inbuilt apps like AR Fun, Multi Camera, Face In, Sound Photo.
  • ULTRA Stamina Moda ( upgraded version of Stamina Mode ) added.
  • New Quick settings options added like – Smart Screen Rotation which analyzes itself the way the screen should be rotated when you change the position of the way you hold your device.
  • Screen Recording option added in the power menu to record the content of the screen.
  • Compatibility with Android Smart Wear – Bluetooth Unlock feature via SmartWear.

NOTE : Many Xperia Z2 users are reporting an error while downloading the 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware update “There is no software available for your device” , “Sony Update Engine doesn’t have software available for your device”.

We are still looking into the resolution of the problem, it seems Sony’s server is overloaded for the time being, so kindly try to update after a while ( No need to download the file again ).

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware  update error

We will update the changelog once the update starts rolling globally. 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware ftf will be available very soon, stay tuned.

Let us know if you have got your android 4.4.4 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware update on your Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Ben!

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

  1. Sahil Naik November 4, 2014 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Then what’s the use of buying Z3 if you are getting all features in Z2?????

    • Anurag Kumar November 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      Nothing 😛 No use 😛 you get 6 month+ update support that’s it.!

  2. Manfred November 4, 2014 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    23.0.1.A.0.167 for Xperia Z2 Tablet is available.

    • Manfred November 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      For Germany.

  3. Sahil Naik November 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I was thinking about buying Z3..but now im confused.
    Which phone should i buy according to your opinion z3 or z2??

  4. tochi November 4, 2014 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Now I feel like crying…..hehehe…hahaha
    Now my xperia z1 feels so outdated…
    No love at all from sony and yet we share almost same spec…I will have to be patient until 2015 march

  5. Rohit November 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have exp Z2, and i see this update available in my update center, I am trying to update through PC, but it says-

    No software available for your device.

    Detail: sony update engine does not have update available for your device.

  6. Manfred November 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Rohit, the same error message at my pc for updating the Z2 Tab.

  7. Camilo November 5, 2014 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Why you use Goodle Drive?

    Sorry, you can’t view or download this file at this time.

    • Camilo November 5, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

      Don’t worry I just find the link to xda-developers, sorry.

  8. Steve November 5, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Sony PC Companion tells me my Xperia Z2 is upto date, though it’s not. It’s not showing any update available.

    Does the fact that its on Telstra Australia make a difference?

    • Anurag Kumar November 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      yes on carrier you will get update a bit later.

  9. Aditya November 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    after the 4.4.4 update for the z2 the phone looks good over all but the issues are many.
    1 freezes bad at times
    2 vibrate on touch doesn’t work all of a sudden
    3 battery discharge
    Signal drop (terrible Issue )
    i am totally disappointed after seeing this update and just waiting for the bug fixes now…. for people who haven’t updated their phone please wait for a while or don’t update

    • Shree Kale November 14, 2014 at 12:02 am - Reply

      True Aditya…also the phone is heating very badly during voice calls…and the icon are damn big for viewing…just feels like getting rid of it. Hope Sony fixes this issue soon. Regretting for getting the update.

  10. kerry December 3, 2014 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Xperia z2 just had 4.4.4 update, absolutely shocking, Hate it hate it hate it, feel like I just been given a primary school kids toy, big icons, irritating clock with different font size. If I can’t get rid of update I’ll get rid of phone, cannot describe my hatred and anger at this latest update. Sort it out.!!!

  11. molham staif December 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I hope xperia z1 gets the Z3 UI

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