Posted on Apr 13 2015 - 5:41pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony has rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in the form of 14.5.A.0.242 firmware on Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact  and Xperia Z Ultra worldwide whereas Lollipop 23.1.1.E.0.1 firmware has been released for Xperia Z3 Dual variant globally just now, as mentioned by Sony officially.

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.242 Lollipop firmware update is now confirmed rolling in regions like Slovenia, Austria, Sweden, Hong Kong, MENA Arabic, MENA Latin, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UAE for C6903. Update has not been reported for Xperia Z1 C6902 yet (neither in India).

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.24 Lollipop Update

Check out the 14.5.A.0.242 firmware running on Xperia Z1 C6903. App to SD feature has been included in the update.

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.24  Screenshot

Download Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.242 firmware ftf

If you haven’t got the update yet, use the below 14.5.A.0.242 firmware ftf/flashable zip to update your handset.

For C6903 – Hong Kong

Download C6903_Customized HK_1276-7948_14.5.A.0.242_R5D.ftf
[ by XDA user deconfrost ]

Download C6903_5.0.2_C6903.ftf
[ by XDA user Sony guy ]

Download C6903_Customized_AE_14.5.A.0.242.ftf
[ by XDA user su86bd ]

How to flash ftf, tutorial here.

NOTE: 14.5.A.0.242 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z1, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z1 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z1 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

UPDATE: Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra users can update to 14.5.A.0.242 firmware by following below mentioned link:

Xperia Z1 Compact Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware rolling now – Update it!

Xperia Z Ultra Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware rolling now – Update it!

Let us know if you have got Lollipop update on your Xperia Z1 handset. Drop your comments below with your review on latest Lollipop update.

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

  1. Rolf Martin Schmidt April 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    My Sony Xperia Z1 Compact here in Germany just got the update notification. My Carrier is O2.

    But I will reset my phone before I do the update via OTA.

    Anurag Kumar, just for your info, this comment is also posted at your Google+ site, at XDA and at the Xperia blog.
    Keep up the good work. 😉

    • Anurag Kumar April 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm - Reply

      yes update is now live for Z1, Z1C and ZU plus for Z3 Dual.

  2. pradeep April 13, 2015 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    thanks Anurag, now i am going to get Lollipop on my Z2.

  3. vaibhav April 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    When I’ll get update for my xperia z1 m from india

    • Leonardo April 13, 2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

      If I were Sony, I’d say “Soon”

      • Anurag Kumar April 13, 2015 at 11:47 pm - Reply

        They have replaced word “Soon” with “next week” now Lol 😛

        • pravesh April 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm - Reply

          just got the update today on my Z1. havent updated yet. wanna get some feedback on the same before i do.

    • Kumar May 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      its available now

  4. Heinz April 13, 2015 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    So i have done a wipe and now when i try to install the rom it doesent work? any ideas ? where can i find the ftf file?

    • Anurag Kumar April 13, 2015 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      Check the post again mate, we have posted links of 3 fresh ftfs to be flashed via flashtool

  5. Daniel April 14, 2015 at 5:51 am - Reply

    C6902 is out! question, since xperiafirm fails to download this 1.2 GB file, instead of download, I clic on manual, and paste them in jdownloader, which works good. only problem is, instead of the _FILE files I get many differente files (I guess need to decrypt or something similiar) how do I process this files? in xperiafirm? or flashtool?

  6. mark April 14, 2015 at 6:03 am - Reply

    do u have a torrent file of it? my internet has been crappy all week so downloading a large file is impossible for me right now unless its a torrent. thanks

    • Anurag Kumar April 14, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Yes I saw a torrent file at XDA yesterday, let me find it…will post links.

  7. larph April 14, 2015 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Successfully updated using the flashtool! Just waiting for root instructions 🙂

  8. audie April 14, 2015 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I’m from the Philippines, using sony z1 under a carrier. However, i havent gotten any updates yet ota. Shall i update my phone using pc companion instead? Has anybody tried this method?

    • larph April 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm - Reply


      Hi, i’m from ph too. Usually it takes a lot of time(few more weeks ot event months) for the update to come up in pc companion or ota. I’ve downloaded the firmware(ftf) and used the flasthool and voila in 6 minutes i now have lollipop. No issues so far.

  9. Santosh Aher April 14, 2015 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Today I got the lollipop update on Xperia Z1 C6902 in india !!!

    • kengadharan April 14, 2015 at 11:30 pm - Reply

      when did u got the update…

      how did u done that using pc companion or update centre

      • Santosh Aher April 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

        I got the update message from Sony bridge for MAC (same as PC companion on windows) and just followed the instructions.

  10. Santosh Aher April 14, 2015 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Today I got the Lollipop update on Xperia Z1 C6902 in india !!!
    Excited to experience the new update…

  11. tyrion April 14, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Can i use the c6903 update on c6902 ?

    • Frank April 17, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply


  12. tyrion April 14, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Can i use c6903 update on c6902?

  13. Shashi April 14, 2015 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Can i intall this flash(C903) on my xperia Z1 C902

  14. rohit April 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Have a doubt bro will d rooted users get an ota update?

  15. robert April 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    hi, does the rom work for any country or just HK? wouldit work in romania/?

  16. vaibhav joshi April 15, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Now i can’t wait anymore for z1’s lollipop update . M going to buy nexus. Feeling sorry for sony.

  17. sxz1xxxl April 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    how to root this Mother F***** Lollipop?????
    help me.

  18. tyrion April 17, 2015 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    My c6902 is rooted and the bootloader is locked I got an OTA but cannot install it what should I do?

  19. larph April 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    still waiting and hoping for root. ^_^.

  20. Siddharth Khurana April 18, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I still have not got the update for my Z1!!
    Using it in India, got it from UAE though.. Any insights?

  21. Saif Obiedat April 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Anurag please answer my question iam downloading the ftf from xda member sony guy will it work on c6903 r6c

    • Anurag Kumar April 20, 2015 at 10:10 pm - Reply

      Every ftf will work on Z1 till it is of Z1 model. Ftf should work, will there be any issues after flashing the ftf, I can’t tell.

  22. randy April 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    How about the update for z1 6903 here in taiwan..not yet rolling.pls let me know when will have it.tnx

  23. Farhan Labeeb April 29, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I’ve two Z1 one of them got the update while the other didn’t. Both were bought from London and now using it in Bangladesh.

  24. kanagarajan May 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    i updated my xperia z1 using the ftf file via flash tool.i later on found that my sim card is not detected.Is there any way to rectify???iam from india

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