Posted on Mar 16 2015 - 3:21pm by Anurag Kumar

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update is finally seeding on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Xperia Z3 Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware is now being reported in Nordic regions, Norway, Denmark, Sweden as reported by many users. Update is available for download via XperiFirm tool and via PC Companion also now.

23.1.A.0.690 firmware follows the same old 3.4.0 Kernel which was also spotted on 23.1.A.0.632 firmware running on Xperia Z3 at MWC 2015. Update is confirmed on Xperia Z3 D6603 LTE version for the time being. Sony has officially confirmed the new on their blog also and for next Xperia “Z” series handsets it will roll in next 2 weeks timeframe.

Xperia Z3 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update

Update is now available via PC Companion.

[ UPDATEHow to download Lollipop firmware via XperiFirm Tool?

[ UPDATEHow to flash Xperia Z2/Z3 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 ftf using Flashtool Manually ?

23.1.A.0.690 firmware PC Companion update

Xperia Z3 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Check out the about phone screenshot of Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware below.

Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware

Xperia Z3 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware changelog

  • Material Design UI.
  • New Xperia Themes and wallpapers.
  • White system UI.
  • Updated Sony Media apps with material design UI.
  • ART runtime.
  • New Quick settings.
  • New Notification screen with an option to see on lock screen.
  • New navigation keys.
  • Multi-user profile and guest mode.
  • Move apps to SD card feature.

23.1.A.0.690 firmware Settings UI Xperia Z3 Android 5.0.2


23.1.A.0.690 firmware Xperia Z3 Androd 5.0.2 Quick settings

Download Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.690 firmware ftf

You might not have got 23.1.A.0.690 firmware update yet via PC Companion on your Xperia Z3, so if you are looking to update it right away, use the below link to download 23.1.A.0.690 ftf and flash using Xperia Flash Tool (check this link for flashing instructions). It is not available in India yet.

For Xperia Z3 D6603 Nordic NCB

Download D6603_23.1.A.0.690_Customized_NCB.ftf

Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware ftf

For Xperia Z3 D6603 Baltic Generic

Download D6603_Customized BAL_1288-5530_23.1.A.0.690_R3C.ftf
[ via user Desperanto86 ]

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z3 Compact users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

[ UPDATE Xperia Z2 users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware rolling – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

We will keep you updated as soon more info comes on 23.1.A.0.690 firmware global release.

Pic Credits : tseyksuli, Thanks Dennis Sievert for screenshots and ftf!

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

  1. Nayef March 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Will 5.0 come for z3 dual?

  2. Muthukrishnan March 16, 2015 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Where is the update for D6653?

  3. Aimen March 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    When it gona come for z1 ?

  4. Yogeshwar Patel March 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    When Lollipop Come For Xperia z2
    And Dont say After 2 weeks

    • Anurag Kumar March 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      So do you want to hear ? tomorrow ? Lol. when it is said that two week, what is the issue in it ?

  5. Rupak March 16, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I guess sony wanted to say that the updating process of next whole z series will complete in next 2 weeks.

    • Anurag Kumar March 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      it would be amazing if it happens 🙂

  6. bessewell March 17, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply


    After install: …the “D6603_Customized BAL_1288-5530_23.1.A.0.690_R3C.ftf” apply for Spanish selection language ?


  7. RealD March 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    It works on my czech D6603 🙂
    Please how to have root on this 5.0.2 firmaware???
    PLEAAASE. thank you

    ( I need it because of removing some bloatware and have permissions to secure my device from stealing it from someone any many more)

  8. Kyaw Zaw March 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Will it work on D6653 Z3?

  9. Nimalen March 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Which firmware version is best for Asian countries? i meant Baltic or other one?
    I dont have any idea that which one to flash on my z3 and currently livving in Srilanka.. please help..

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