Xperia Z,ZL,ZR,Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Rolling Officially – White UI, New Smart Camera app

Finally party has arrived to Xperia Z family i.e. android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware has officially been rolled on  Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Tablet Z; Sony confirmed it officially on their blog. Previously we saw a leak of android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware “Commercial and Journalist” version which almost clearly stated what Sony has hidden inside android 4.3 for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z.

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware is confirmed on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z rolling successfully via PC Companion and SUS ( Bridge for Mac ) No OTA seen yet. Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 ( Nothing seen on Wi-Fi users ) Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware confirmed in regions like India, Poland. Xperia Z  C6602/C6603 Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware confirmed in regions like Indonesia, Australia Vodafone, Optus AU, Spain, O2 DE. Xperia Tablet ZR ( ZQ ) Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware confirmed in regions like Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Algeria. Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware confirmed in regions like Sweden, Chile, Germany. Update is of 854.7 MB in size. No OTA yet.

[ UPDATE – 7 Feb ]

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Rolling – Bluetooth, Battery, YouTube app improvements 

Official Changelog from Sony 

User interface Optimization and smoother graphical experience .
New Sony UI with new home screen look and feel.
Sony’s Smart Social Camera app and downloadable camera apps.
New version of Battery STAMINA mode.
Security enhancement of Android 4.3

Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Connect your Xperia Z to PC Companion and look for notification of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update as shown below. After confirming the firmware build, kindly proceed as per onscreen instructions.

For all users who haven’t got notification yet, they can update it manually using flashtool and flashing 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf for your concerned device.

Download Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf for Xperia Z

# For C6603

Below ftf is from Singtel SG 1270-0743 device.

Download C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Cust1270-0743.ftf | 843 MB
[ via XDA user smardu ]

# For C6603

Below ftf is from Singapore 1270-0743_R1C device.

Download C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Cust1270-0743.ftf | 843 MB
[ via XDA user vip_47 ]

# For C6603 INDIAN users

Below ftf is from 1275-1562 Generic IN device.

Download C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Generic IN.ftf | 847 MB
[ via XDA user h4r5h ]

No ftf file available yet for Xperia Z C6902 users in India, as soon as we get it we will post it soon 🙂

Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Screenshots

Xperia Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Screenshots

Download Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf for Xperia Tablet Z

# For SGP321 LTE

Download SGP321_10.4.B.0.569_Generic.ftf | 877.7 MB
[ via XDA user Jozinek ]

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Download Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf for Xperia ZQ ( ZL )

# For C6503 LTE Brazil ZQ

Download Xperia ZQ (C6503)_10.4.B.0.569_Generic BR.ftf | 840 MB
[ via XDA user brenopapito ]

# For C6502 HSPA+ Latin America Unbranded

Download C6502_10.4.B.0.569_Generic LA.part1.rar
Download C6502_10.4.B.0.569_Generic LA.part2.rar
Download C6502_10.4.B.0.569_Generic LA.part3.rar
[ via XDA user RyomaEchizen ]

# For C6502 HSPA+ India

Download C6502_10.4.B.0.569_INDIA 1270-7911 R2C.ftf
[ via XDA user sanjulgupta ]

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia ZR Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia ZR Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Download Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf for Xperia ZR

# For C5503 LTE

Download XPERIA ZR C5503_РСТ_10.4.B.0.569.ftf | 787 MB
[ via XDA user akash4357 ]

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Features / Changelog for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z brought all features, UI, Themes, Camera similar like android 4.3 firmware for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.

  • White UI exactly similar to Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra android 4.3 look.
  • New improved Smart camera app like Xperia Z1.
  • New Xperia wallpapers exactly like Xperia Z1.
  • You can choose new themes now, as there is “+” option tapping on it, you can download some cool themes from Sony Select app where the navigation bar and status  bar color changes like to “blue” and the soft keys icons also.
  • New keyboard app with One-Hand Keyboard settings.
  • Phone’s UI changes as per theme applied.
  • Home screen soft icons and status bar changes as per theme applied.
  • Windows Tethering option is there which allows Xperia Z1 to be paired with Windows 8.1+ PC via Bluetooth. You can connect to the mobile network from your PC without any further settings on your phone
  • Performance enhancement and Bug fixing.
  • Screen calibrated for more brighter display.
  • Battery life, need to test it.
  • Restricted profiles settings in Xperia Tablet Z for more control of multi-user settings.
  • Set conversation wallpaper in SMS app.

Do check for yellow hue issue on white UI, is it present ?

How to flash manually  Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z ?

FTFs for Xperia ZL, ZR and Tablet Z will be posted as soon as they are out.

Note :- No Root Needed. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1 and is similar for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

Guide :- How to flash 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z ?

Soon we will post methods of rooting Xperia Z, ZL, Tablet Z and ZR on Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware.

All Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z users who have updated to Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware let us know your views on it. Do you like it ? Liked the new Xperia themes ? Are you overall satisfied with the update or you are facing still some bugs.

Drop your comments below. Also comment with your changelog and screenshots we will add in above list.

Thanks Marcin, Reda, RyomaEchizen, samylyes2304, RyomaEchizen 🙂

Set conversation wallpaper in SMS on Android 4.3 in Xperia Z1, Z Ultra

Sony recently rolled Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and many new features introduced like “Xperia Themes” and Sony Smart Camera app on Xperia Z Ultra. Till now it has the smoothest UI in the firmware rolled by Sony. We listed “one hand keyboard” settings but missed one hidden features of keyboard app in Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.

Sony has added an extra feature in keyboard app to set conversation wallpaper in SMS, well let’s see how you can set the wallpaper. Good thing is that you can set different wallpaper for different contacts now unlike “Whatsapp” where you can set same wallpaper for every contact.

Set conversation wallpaper in SMS on Android 4.3

  • Open Messaging app.
  • Open any message in your inbox.
  • Tap on menu settings, click on “set conversation wallpaper”.

Set conversation wallpaper in SMS on Android 4.3 in Xperia Z1

  • Choose wallpaper and set it.

Set conversation wallpaper in SMS on Android 4.3

Do check your Android 4.3 on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, you may see some more hidden stuffs in it. We are still exploring it and if you find any interesting stuff just drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1, Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.XXX firmware bug fixing update coming soon

Sony finally rolled out much awaited android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update on both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, though it’s a nice update with some cool “Xperia Themes”, smooth UI and improved camera functionality still users are facing many bugs on it. Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra users are reporting to us many bugs which we will discuss in this post later. First let me answer your question, is the next update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra due soon ? Yes it is.

Just now we found that android 4.3 14.2.A.1.XXX firmware update will soon hit Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra as a big fixing update over previous  android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update. At present 14.2.A.1.XXX firmware is in testing, most likely to come very soon but we can’t 100% confirm that the same build will be rolled out, it may happen that a higher build to 14.2.A.1.XXX firmware will be rolled out ( if something changes during testing ).

If you still have not updated to latest android 4.3 firmware for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, kindly do it from below link.

Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update Rolling Officially – Bootloader Camera Bug Fixed on Xperia Z1

Let’s talk about bugs faced by many users in Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update.

  • Many users are getting this error when you navigate to “Sound enhancements -> Settings”, it shows “Unfortunately, Sound enhancements has stopped.”
  • Battery backup on standby mode has decreased a lot now.
  • RAM consumption has increased after this update.
  • For some importing contacts have become an issue.
  • Yellow hue issue still present, though UI of new themes are more white but on stock themes it is still yellowish.
  • Noise in camera pics have reduced but it is still present.
  • Touchscreen issues, screen is not responding well on Xperia Z1, it seems a hardware issue though who knows a software update may fix it 😛

Factory resetting has fixed some bugs not all.

Another thing it was mentioned Sony Support official staff member that an update is due in Jan 2014 for Xperia Z1 where we will see the “White Balance app” settings finally.

White Balance App on Xperia Z1  Though a solution for yellow hue issue is available temporary, you can install White Balance app on your rooted Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra devices.

How to Install White Balance App on Xperia Z1 to remove Yellow Hue

Lets hope we soon see this 14.2.A.1.XXX firmware update on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. If you have already updated to android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware, let us know below what bugs you are facing on your Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z,ZL,ZR,Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified by PTCRB

Recently XDA devs leaked android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware build for Xperia Z and Xperia ZL which was speculated that it is the final build and should come soon. Yesterday Sony rolled out android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra officially which fixed many issues for both phones and Sony posted on their blog that further android 4.3 update rolling for other devices gonna follow.

Today PTCRB has certified Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Tablet Z. All 4 Xperia devices will get the same Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 build very soon. It should come in any moment now on all Xperia Z variants C6602, C6603, C6606,  Xperia ZL variants C6502, C6503, C6506,  Xperia ZR C5502, C5503 and Xperia Tablet Z LTE SGP321 version though it may not roll out at the same moment on each device.

[ UPDATE – 23 DEC ]

Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Rolling Officially – White UI, New Smart Camera app and Xperia Themes

Check below for certification of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware for various Xperia Devices.

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia Z

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia Z

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia ZL

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia ZL

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia ZR

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia ZR

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia Tablet Z

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 Firmware Certified for Xperia Tablet Z

If you can’t wait for now and are keen to find what this Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware will bring for your Xperia devices, check out the link below.

Download Xperia Z and ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf Leaked

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update will be a major update for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z which will brings White UI like Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Sony smart camera app, New Themes and better stable UI.

If any Xperia user has got this update already officially via PC Companion, inform us then.

Thanks to all who sent this in 🙂




Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update Rolling Officially – Bootloader Camera Bug Fixed on Xperia Z1

We knew that Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update will soon come on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra soon and Sony Mobile has just confirmed on their blog that Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update is rolling now officially for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra now. As both phones are getting the same Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware so we will stick only one post this time where we will post all about this firmware.

14.2.A.0.290 firmware brings Android 4.3 update on both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra with lots of changes and updates. Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware is still seeding so might not get the notification all over the world at the same time. Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware has been confirmed on UK, India, Finland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand region on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra. Available via PC Companion and SUS, no OTA seen yet.

[ UPDATE – 20 Dec ]

Xperia Z1, Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.XXX firmware bug fixing update coming soon

[ UPDATE ] Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update confirmed in India for Z1 and Z Ultra. 923.4 MB is size.

First have a look at what Sony has to say on this update. Sony Mobile’s official changelog on this Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.

Project Butter performance & UI optimisation and a smoother graphical experience.

Sony’s Smart Social Camera to Xperia Z Ultra launched.

Tweaked  Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select apps.

Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network update.

New “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select app.

Android security enhancements.

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update

Connect your Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra to PC companion and look for Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update notification as shown below.

Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update on Xperia Z1 via PC Companion

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update

Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update Changelog – What we noticed ?

Below mentioned changelog applies to both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.

  • More calibrated screen display, much brighter now. More White Screen. NO YELLOW HUE ISSUE ANYMORE 🙂
  • New Option to choose Themes “XPERIA Themes” from Sony select app. Good ones are “paid themes” rest are free which is to be downloaded via Google Play store via Sony select app.
  • Bootloader camera bug fixed on Xperia Z1 now 🙂 the best thing. ( Now Camera works fine after unlocking the bootloader )
  • Phone’s UI changes as per theme applied.
  • Home screen soft icons and status bar changes as per theme applied.
  • One-Hand Keyboard settings in there, so you can type with only hand ( right ).
  • Windows Tethering option is there which allows Xperia Z1 to be paired with Windows 8.1+ PC via Bluetooth. You can connect to the mobile network from your PC without any further settings on your phone.
  • Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 version, Walkman app 8.0.A.0.4 version, Xperia Home 6.1.1.A.0.8 version and Album app version 5.2.A.1.22 though for some apps higher builds were seen in leaked Xperia Z android 4.3 firmware.
  • More Smooth interface, project butter successful.
  • Touch screen more responsive now.
  • Battery life need to test for the time being.
  • Camera pic much better now, less noise was noticed though it is still present there. Camera app UI more smooth now. Change in camera click sound.
  • Stock Email app updated.
  • Xperia Support app present.
  • Better signal reception on 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi.
  • For Xperia Z Ultra specially Xperia Z1 Sony Smart Camera app now available on it.

For Xperia Z Ultra specially Xperia Z1 Sony Smart Camera app now available on it.

Got AnTuTu score of 36125 points on Xperia Z1 Android 4.314.2.A.0.290 firmware 🙂

Download Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware ftf

For all Xperia Z1 Users who have not got Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update notification yet, can download the ftf file from below link and flash it manually on your Xperia Z1

Download for Xperia Z1 C6903

Below file is extracted from :- Software version 1274-8313_14.2.A.0.290, C6903 LTE BRANDED,  Customisation – 1276-0815_R1B, Vodafone UK

Download C6903_14.2.A.0.290_Vodafone-UK.ftf [ Updated ]
[ via XDA user gregbradley ]

Below file is extracted fro 1274-8313_14.2.A.0.290 EURO – user, C6903 LTE UNBRANDED, Customization Version: 1276-9897_R2B,  Generic NCB

Download C6903_14.2.A.0.290_Generic NCB.part1.rar

Download C6903_14.2.A.0.290_Generic NCB.part2.rar
[ via XDA user Rekoil ]

Download for Xperia Z1 C6902 INDIA

Android version : 4.3
Baseband : 8974-AAAAANAZQ-10270025-26
Kernel : 3.4.0-perf-g4f35567 [email protected] #1 Tue Nov 19 19:53:25 2013

Download Xperia_Z1_C6902_14.2.A.0.290_GLOBAL-HSPA_IN | 948 MB
[ via XDA Legend DooMLoRD ] MD5HASH: d5c1c0aca979436edda4b85283421bd6

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update

NOTE :- While flashing, Tick “No final verification” in flashtool. Use Latest flashtool only. To keep your apps, data ; Tick “Exclude data” in flashtool

As soon as we get Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware ftf for Xperia Z1 C6902 we will soon update it here.

Xperia Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update

Connect your Xperia Z Ultra to PC companion and look for a notification as shown below to update to  Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware.

Xperia Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update

Download Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware ftf

Download C6833_14.2.A.0.290_SG-lte.ftf | 850 MB
[ via XDA user Reb0rn ]

Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update

How to Flash manually Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra ?

Flashing manually don’t require any root or unlocking of bootloader. So juts download the ftf files from above link and proceed as per steps mentioned in below guide.

GUIDE :- How to Flash manually Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra ?

Meanwhile if any Xperia Z Ultra user has got this Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update notification, kindly let us know we will update the post ASAP.

Main question we want to ask Xperia Z1 users, IS YELLOW HUE ISSUE STILL THERE IN 4.3 UPDATE ON Z1 ? LET US KNOW…

Drop your comments below on this Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update, do you like the flavor of it, what changes and bugs you noticed…While commenting do mention for which device you are talking about. If you want us to add more in the changelog, let us know…

Download Xperia Z and ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf Leaked

We mentioned a few days back that a 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware build will come as android 4.3 on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z and here it comes, yes just now XDA legends DooMLorRD and Androxyde leaked the “Commercial & Journalists” version of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware for Xperia Z and ZL respectively. Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware has not been certified yet on PTCRB but it was about to release as per our sources and here comes the final build of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware.

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware is tagged as “Commercial and Journalist” version which is normally given to developers for testing various issues and now you can download it on your Xperia Z and Xperia ZL and you will come to know what you will be getting very when Sony rolls it officially.

[ UPDATE – 23 DEC ]

Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Rolling Officially – White UI, New Smart Camera app and Xperia Themes

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Features / Changelog

In short Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and ZL brought all features and UI what Xperia Z1 has in android 4.2.2 firmware.

  • White UI just like what Xperia Z1 has on Android 4.2.2 firmware.
  • New Camera app similar to Xperia Z1.
  • New Xperia home 6.1.2.A.0.1 version.
  • New Album app 5.2.A.1.26 version.
  • New Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 version.
  • New themes and wallpapers just like Xperia Z1.
  • You can choose new themes now, as there is “+” option tapping on it, you can download some cool themes from Sony Select app where the navigation bar and status  bar color changes like to “blue” and the soft keys icons also.
  • New keyboard app.
  • No X-Reality for mobile, same old Bravia Engine 2 is there.
  • Performance enhancement and Bug fixing.
  • Screen calibrated for more brighter display.
  • Battery life, need to test it.

If you want to install the Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, let us tell you how to do that. Some things you need to know before doing it.

Note :- Not the official release, it will be rolled out soon via PC Companion. Leaked Version.

Download Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf

Works on both C6602 and C6603

Download C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Commercial_And_Journalists.ftf | 790.39 MB
MD5 Sum: c71e7f1f0a4c548970426f0c702a1335

Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware

 Download Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf

Works on both C6503 and C6502

 Download C6503_10.4.B.0.569_Commercial_And_Journalists.ftf | 790.39 MB

How to flash manually  Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware ftf on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL ?

Note :- No Root Needed. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1 and is similar for Xperia Z and ZL also.

Guide :- How to flash 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and ZL ?

So update to new Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569  firmware and let us know what new features you got in your Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. It will take some time now as when this firmware comes officially on Xperia Z and Xperia ZL.

Drop your comments below if you face any difficulties in flashing the ftf files of Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569  firmware, we will help you out.

Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Certified

As predicted by us that a 14.2.A.0.2XX firmware will land as android 4.3 on both Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and more specifically we mentioned “14.2.A.0.290” firmware and here it comes. Finally PTCRB has certified android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware for both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra on their site and most importantly the same firmware build is certified for both phones like previously Sony rolled out same firmware build on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z.

[ UPDATE – 16 December ]

Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update Rolling Officially

All variants of Xperia Z1 C6902/C6903/C6906/C6943 have been certified with Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on PTCRB website yesterday. As per our sources the Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware is still in testing and should come within 1-2 week before the employees leave for Christmas Holiday.

Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Xperia Z1

Another android 4.3 14.2.C.X.X firmware build is running on mysterious Xperia Z1 C6916 device which is expected to be unreleased LTE version of Xperia Z1 in US.

Meanwhile same Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware has also been certified for Xperia Z Ultra C6843 on PTCRB website, though no firmware has been certified for Xperia Z Ultra C6802/3 yet. Yesterday we saw that Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 OTA update notification on a Xperia Z Ultra ( may be a developer handset ).

Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Certified

Above certification clearly suggests that now Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware is not so far from rolling out officially on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.

We will keep you posted as soon as it comes, do let us know if you have spotted above firmware rolling out on your devices.

[ via – PTCRB 1,2 ]

Sony Rolled by mistake 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z Ultra, Is It android 4.3 ?

As when every Xperia user is waiting for android 4.3 to be officially rolled out, it seems something fishy has come up. An XDA user
Zack0905 claims that he has got android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware OTA Update on his Xperia Z Ultra. Though nothing else specific he has posted regarding this 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update on Xperia Z Ultra except that he has unlocked device and so can’t update it. WE STILL DOUBT THE ANDROID VERSION.

[ UPDATE – 16 December ]

Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update Rolling Officially

Original poster has posted the OTA update 14.2.A.0.290 package which he downloaded on his Xperia Z Ultra. Yesterday was saw leaked screenshots of Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware and a lot ago we found via handset detection that 14.2.A.0.2XX build is running as Android 4.3 on both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra and more specifically 14.2.A.0.290 is running now as testing version. So OP’s claims seems true, but we are not sure though as because below update don’t say it is android 4.3.

Check below the OTA update notification of 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z Ultra.

Xperia Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware OTA Update Rolled by mistake from Sony

Those who want to dig more into this 14.2.A.0.290 firmware, there is also the package file of this OTA update. Check below the link.

Download download_package.bin | 228.1 MB

NOTE : We haven’t seen any other Xperia Z Ultra user yet coming up with the claim that he has got this update notification and is it android 4.3 or not. So nothing can be said yet which android version it is actually.

If any other Xperia Z Ultra user has got this 14.2.A.0.290 firmware notification on Xperia Z Ulta, then let us know. Comment below with the screenshots and other details if you have any.

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware Screenshots Leaked

As December has come and Xperia users are eagerly waiting for the android 4.3 update to come on already decided Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP and TX, T and V. We previously posted that Xperia Z1 C6903 and Xperia Z Ultra C6833 will feature same android 4.3 build 14.2.A.0.290 firmware ( or 14.2.A.0.2XX ) and Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z will feature new android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware build and what we saw today is some screenshots of Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware have leaked.

Someone allegedly posted Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware screenshots at BBS.GFAN showing the about phone, lockscreen, home launcher, memory. As we have already posted on Nov 26 that 10.4.B.X.XXX build is about to come and after seeing these screenshots, it seems legit ones.

It is clearly visible that UI has gone white exactly what Xperia Z1 sports in android 4.2.2 firmware which was already expected that Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z may get same UI as Xperia Z1 sports.

Check below the screenshots.

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware – About Phone screenshot

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware – Lock Screen Screenshot

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware – Home Launcher screenshot

From screenshots it seems Xperia Home Launcher version is 6.1.A.0.5 as because similar launcher we spotted on Xperia L.

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware - Home Launcher

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware – Memory screenshot

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware - Memory screenshot

As per the conversation going on the original source, it seems that around mid December rolling of android 4.3 may start, though no one knows the exact ETA yet. No major changes are spotted as per the tipster except a few like enhanced screen calibration, camera etc.

It’s not very long now that users have to wait, excited Xperia users for android 4.3 ?

Thanks Ben 🙂

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.XXX, 14.2.A.1.XX firmwares spotted

While Xperia Z1 users are waiting for official android 4.3 update for their devices which is due in December as per Sony’s statement on their blog we have spotted some new android 4.3  firmware set running on Xperia Z1 while running handset detection program by our blog. At present Xperia Z1 is running android 4.2.2 version and 14.1.G.2.257 firmware series and recently android 4.3 14.2.A.0.205 firmware was spotted on Sony D5503 model.

With respect to android 4.3 14.2.A.0.205 firmware spotted running on Sony D5503 model, we spotted Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.XXX, 14.2.A.1.XXX firmware builds exclusively running on Sony Xperia Z1 C6903, while some of the builds were also spotted on C6902. All the Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.XXX, 14.2.A.1.XXX builds seemed as various testing versions and one of them can be a final version also, hopefully the most higher build.

[ UPDATE – 16 December ]

Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware Update Rolling Officially

[ UPDATE – 5 Dec ] 

Xperia Z1 C6903 and Xperia Z Ultra C6833 will feature same android 4.3 build 14.2.A.0.290 and Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z will feature a new android 4.3 10.4.B.X.XXX firmware build.

[ UPDATE ]

C6902+C6906+C6903+C6943 will have the same numbering 14.2.A.0.2xx as 4.3 android and 14.2.A.1.XX build is for US version. While Xperia Z1 C6916 is running 14.2.C.X.X as 4.3 android. Identity of C6916 is still unknown.

In total we spotted 9 firmware builds from android 4.3 14.2.A.0.XXX running on Xperia Z1  as 14.2.A.0.146, 14.2.A.0.152, 14.2.A.0.177, 14.2.A.0.183, 14.2.A.0.206, 14.2.A.0.229, 14.2.A.0.242,
14.2.A.0.255, 14.2.A.0.266 and 3 android 4.3 14.2.A.1.XX build running on Xperia Z1 viz. 14.2.A.1.4_131104, 14.2.A.1.31, 14.2.A.1.37.

Check below for the spotted Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.XXX, 14.2.A.1.XX firmware builds details as per our handset detection program.

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.146 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.146 firmware Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.152, 14.2.A.0.177, 14.2.A.0.183, 14.2.A.0.206 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.152, 14.2.A.0.177, 14.2.A.0.183, 14.2.A.0.206 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.177, 14.2.A.0.183, 14.2.A.0.206 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.177, 14.2.A.0.183, 14.2.A.0.206 buildXperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.229 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.229 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.229 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.229 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.255 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.255 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.266 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.0.266 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.1.4_131104 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.1.4_131104 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.1.31 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.1.31 firmware

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.1.37 firmware shown below. [ CLICK on Image to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.1.37 firmwareXperia Z1 Android 4.3 C6903 14.2.A.1.37 Build

If you have noticed above images clearly you must have seen that android 4.2.2 14.1.G.2.260 firmware is also detected which was never rolled yet as the latest android 4.2.2 build spotted on Xperia Z1 is 14.1.G.2.259. Another mysterious android 4.2.2 14.1.X.6.258 is also spotted.

It is not very clear so far which build will finally be rolled on Xperia Z1 as android 4.3 firmware, it can be any of the above stated firmware or can be the any new build which has not been detected yet.

As per our confidential source, next stop for Xperia Z1 will be android 4.3 now ( no more android 4.2.2 build will be rolled ) and is in pre-final testing version and soon all Xperia Z1 users will taste it. Excited for android, let us know…Don’t ask for ETA as there is none yet except the month December 😛

Sony CONFIRMS Android 4.3 Coming in December on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP, T, TX, V – No update for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion, P, J, U, Tipo, Miro, Neo V, L, E, M, C

As android 4.4 plans for Xperia devices confirmed by Sony just now stating that Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1 and Tablet Z are the first batch of devices which will get android 4.3 KitKat update soon, though no ETA is given. As Sony promised earlier about rolling android 4.3 jelly bean update soon, here comes the official news.

Sony Mobile has just now confirmed that Android 4.3 Coming in December on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP. As Sony said that some devices will be updated directly from android 4.1.2 to android 4.3 so the next batch of devices getting android 4.3 will be Xperia T, TX and Xperia V. Though it is a big deal if see android 4.3 coming for all above mentioned devices in December only.

[ Update ]

Sony CONFIRMED Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z – No ETA – Xperia ZR, SP, C Not mentioned
No Android 4.3 / 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion.

Sony Mobile quotes Android 4.3 update info on their blog :-

We’re pleased to tell you that we’ll start rolling Android 4.3 for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 from next month*.  

We also mentioned that a few of our products would be jumping software version – so, we can confirm that Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V* will be upgraded to Android Jelly Bean 4.3… also from next month.

Check out the tweet made by Sony Mobile…

 

So on on the basis of above info we are answering some questions that most users will ask…

Which Xperia Devices are getting android 4.3 jelly bean update and when ?

Android 4.3 Coming in December on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP, T, TX, V.

What is Strange ?

No android 4.3 update will come on Xperia L, C, E, M as per Sony statement till now.

No Android 4.3 Update for:-

No android 4.3 update for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion, P, J, U, Tipo, Miro, Neo V, L, E, M, C.

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.3 update

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.4 KitKat update

Let us know Xperia users, how do you feel after getting this official statement from Sony, drop your comments below.

[ Source – Sony Mobile ]

 

Sony announcing android 4.4 KitKat and android 4.3 plans next week – Which Xperia phones will get ?

Android 4.4 KitKat is official now, one of the major update for android operating system. With the previous release of android 4.3 jelly bean, Sony officially announced that whole Xperia Z family will get android 4.3 jelly bean including Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z and Xperia SP, while some phones will be directly updated to android 4.3 jelly bean from android 4.12 ( names has not been disclosed yet ).

With Android 4.4 in front line, next most important question is which Xperia handsets will get android 4.4 KitKat update and when ? Some official wording has come from Sony on this now.

[ Android 4.3 UPDATE – 7 November ] 

[ Android 4.4 KitKat UPDATE – 7 November ]

Sony Mobile has tweeted regarding their plans for android 4.3 and android 4.4 KitKat.

Sony Mobile made a tweet…

re. #Android @KitKat, we’re excited – next week our news on: 4.3, 4.4; products & more… #SonyXperia

 

Above tweet clearly says that Xperia users will get a solid info on the android 4.4 KitKat and android 4.3 update for them. Hopefully Sony will tell the approx. timing of rolling update and the phones getting it.

Android 4.4 includes “Project Svelte ” which is an effort by Google to run android 4.4 KitKat even on low memory devices with 512 MB RAM, so can we also expect it on low end Xperia handsets.

Let us know what do you think, which Xperia handsets will get now android 4.4 KitKat update and should Sony skip android 4.3 now ? Drop your comments below…

Sony says Android 4.3 update for Xperia Z,ZL, ZR, Z Ultra,Tablet Z, SP

Google has now officially launched Android 4.3 and the early builds are officially being rolled on Nexus devices 🙂 Good news for all android fans. Sony isn’t left out, Sony has officially announced it’s plan of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean up-gradation 🙂

[ Android 4.3 UPDATE – 7 November ]  

[ Android 4.4 KitKat UPDATE – 7 November ]

Android 4.3 update for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, Tablet Z and Xperia SP

Sony has officially launched android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia Z and Xperia ZL and soon it will be rolled on Xperia ZR and Tablet Z in early August.

Android 4.3 update for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, Tablet Z and Xperia SP

What is extremely good for all Xperia fans is that whole Xperia Z series including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z Ultra and Tablet Z will be getting android 4.3 jelly bean update including Xperia SP which is still on android 4.1.2.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion ???

Sony also confirmed that some devices directly from Android 4.1.2 will be given Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, so what are those devices ??? Sony has not mentioned any device name yet on this comment.

Sony’s feedback on android 4.1.2 jelly bean update…

Sony's feedback on android 4.1.2 jelly bean update

Sony also wrote that it has heard the comments and frustration of all users who were not satisfied by android 4.1.2 jelly bean update and Sony developers will try their best in future to give more satisfactory updates 🙂

Do let us know what’s your take on Sony’s strategy on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgradation ? Sony has left Xperia S, SL , Acro S and Ion users in puzzle whether they will receive any other android update or not..

What do you think, let us know…

[ via – Sony ]