Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware Android 4.4.4 update rolling – PS4 Remote play, Hi-Res Audio, DSEE HX included

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!