Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Sony has officially started rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update for Xperia ZR whereas the same update hit Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z, a week ago. Sony has updated the software status of Xperia ZR on its software update page as KitKat. Android 4.4.2 KitKat update was the very much awaited update for Xperia “Z” series owners and it began when Sony started rolling it back in Feb for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact.

10.5.A.0.230 firmware update for Xperia ZR is confirmed in regions like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Peru, Nordic regions via PC Companion and SUS. No OTA for 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update seen yet. 10.5.A.0.230 firmware on Xperia ZR brings the same UI as seen on Xperia Z1. 10.5.A.0.230 firmware is yet not seen in India on C5502.

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware

Connect your Xperia ZR to PC Companion and look for a notification as shown below then proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware changelog

  • New White UI on android 4.4.2 KitKat.
  • Updated camera apps along with Creative Effect Video app.
  • Colorful emojis in messaging app.
  • Screenshot option present in power menu.
  • Updated Sony media apps.

If you haven’t got the Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update yet then you can manually download the 10.5.A.0.230 firmware ftf from below mentioned links and install it via FlashTool.

Download Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware ftf

For C5503 Generic Nordic firmware

Download C5503_10.5.A.0.230_Nordic NCB.ftf
[via XDA user Mario.D ]

For C5503 Hong Kong firmware

Download C5503_10.5.A.0.230_1274-0031_R2C_HK.ftf
[ via XDA user a546109781 ]

 For C5502 Taiwan firmware

Download C5502_10.5.A.0.230_TW.ftf
[via XDA user pajoneer ]

We will soon post a detailed method to root 10.5.A.0.230 firmware on Xperia ZR, stay tuned 🙂

Let us know if you have already updated your Xperia ZR on Android 4.4.2 KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware. What features you liked most ? Drop your comments below.

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware KitKat build certified

A few days back we saw 10.5.A.0.230 firmware getting certified for Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z and now the same android 4.4.2 KitKat build has been certified for Xperia ZR also on PTCRB. A previous build 10.5.A.0.227 firmware was certified a bit ago and an updated build has now arrived which was recently seen rolling on some developer Xperia Z handsets.

10.5.A.0.230 firmware is certified for Xperia ZR C5503 and C5502 both variants and should hit the device in upcoming weeks. As per Sony’s statement KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z, is scheduled in mid Q2 2014, exact date is still unknown. Below you can see the firmware certification on PTCRB.

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware

We will keep you updated as we get more info on rollout of Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware.

Do you feel it has been too late now for KitKat update, Sony should have rolled it out earlier. Let us know. Drop your comments below.