Xperia T3 18.1.A.1.21, 18.2.A.1.18 firmware certified

New firmwares i.e 18.1.A.1.21, 18.2.A.1.18 firmware have been certified for Xperia T3 on PTCRB, both updates are minor udpates looking at their build keeping Xperia T3 on Android 4.4.2. Both LTE and HSPA+ variant of Xperia T3 have got new firmware certification.

Xperia T3 18.1.A.1.21 firmware is certified for D5103, D5106 LTE variant of device, moving it from present 18.1.A.1.17 firmware build. 18.2.A.1.18 firmware is certified for Xperia T3 D5102 / M50w HSPA+ variant.

18.2.A.1.18 firmware

Below you can see 18.2.A.1.18 firmware certification on PTCRB.

Xperia T3 18.2.A.1.18 firmware

18.1.A.1.21 firmware

Below you can see 18.1.A.1.21 firmware certification on PTCRB.

Xperia T3 18.1.A.1.21 firmware

We will keep you updated as when firmware rollout starts.

Let us know if you are facing any bugs on present firmware on Xperia T3. Drop your comments below.

Xperia E1 20.1.A.0.47, E1 Dual 20.1.B.0.64 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update rolling

Sony Mobile has officially rolled out android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for Xperia E1 Dual and Xperia E1, making the announcement on their blog today. Xperia E1 and E1 Dual users can now update their handset over KitKat, confirmed in India and European regions.

Xperia E1 D2004 and D2005 has got 20.1.A.0.47 firmware while Xperia E1 Dual D2104 and D2105 has got 20.1.B.0.64 firmware update. Update is available over PC Companion, No OTA seen yet.

Sony has confirmed giving app to SD card feature for Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual in this update saying this feature will be useful for devices with low internal memory. It was first spotted in Xperia T2 Ultra’s KitKat update recently.

As a part of changelog, new transparent status and navigation bar spotted, new Xperia home launcher, new Xperia themes, tweaked Xperia keyboard, Xperia lockscreen effects and boot animation.

New Sony Media apps along with updated Camera app is present. For PlayStation 4 users, new UI is introduced. Smoother UI, performance enhancement, built-in screenshot taking option in power menu now.

Xperia E1 and E1 Dual Android KitKat official changelog as seen on their product.

Android 4.4 KitKat with many new features and enhancements
Improved software stability giving smoother performance
Camera improvements for enhanced performance
Personalise your messages now with colourful emojis
Take screenshots easily with the built-in screenshot menu

Xperia E1 Dual 20.1.B.0.64 firmware screenshots

Sony has also promised Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual which will soon be rolled out. Meanwhile Xperia SP users are still waiting for any news on KitKat update and it seems Sony has plans for Xperia 2014 lineup first.

Soon we will post the Xperia E1 20.1.A.0.47 firmware ftf and Xperia E1 Dual 20.1.B.0.64 firmware ftf for manual flashing of firmware.

If you have updated your Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual on android 4.4.2 KitKat update, let us know your review on it. Facing any bugs. Drop your comments below.

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update rolling – Android 4.4.2

A major update in form of MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update has hit Xiaomi Mi 3 today in India,  Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines. MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update is available over OTA as a stable version with a very long changelog associated with  it. Previous update was KXDMIBE16.0.

MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 android 4.4.2 update is around 590 MB in size, go to your updater app and look for update notifications, if available update your device. New features like new version of Blocklist is present, optimized online music page, optimized UI, VPN issue fixed etc.

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update

Download Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update

For all those users who haven’t got the update yet, can manually download the update and flash it on your Mi 3

Download miui_MI3WGlobal_KXDMIBE18.0_6e904c6811_4.4.zip

MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update Changelog

Below you can see the official highlights of update.

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 changelog

New – Added ‘Resend all’ function in Outbox of Mail (05-28)
New – Optimized online music page (04-23)
New – New version of Blocklist (04-23)
New – Incoming calls will only show in the Status bar during a full – screen task (05-14)
Optimization – Support recognizing time information in a message and adding it to Calendar (05-20)
Optimization – Optimized UI for extremely poor AQI (04-16)
Optimization – Click the ‘Not enough system storage’ notification will go to Cleaner – Advanced directly (04-23)
New – Added two weather types: Freezing rain and hail (05-21)

Have you updated your Xioami Mi 3 on MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update, let us know what major changes you noticed on user end. Facing any bugs, drop your comments below.

Source – MIUI 

Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware update rolling

Sony is rolling a minor update in form of 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware on Xperia Z2 D6503 LTE. 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware keeps Xperia Z2 on Android 4.4.2 only ( Android 4.4.4 update is still missing ), confirmed rolling via PC Companion in regions like Russia, Iran, Korea.

No major changes spotted in this 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware update, it seems a security patch fixing update as Towel Root exploit fails to root this firmware for the time being. Connect your device to PC Companion and look for an update notification to update.

17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware

About phone details of 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware below.

Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware

Download 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware ftf

If you haven’t got the 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware update yet, download the ftf from below link and flash it using Flash Tool.

Download D6503_17.1.2.A.0.314_Generic Thailand.rar

Let us know if you spot any noticeable changes in this update. We found that apps to SD card feature is not spotted in this update which is seen in Xperia T2 Ultra’s android 4.4.2 19.1.A.0.473 firmware update. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA




Xperia T2 Ultra 19.1.A.0.473 firmware Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling, T2 Ultra Dual as 19.1.C.0.116 firmware

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now rolling for Xperia T2 Ultra as 19.1.A.0.473 firmware and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual as 19.1.C.0.116 firmware. Android 4.4.2 is still in seeding stage ( No Android 4.4.4 for the time being ), confirmed in India region for Xperia T2 Ultra on PC Companion.

Sony has posted the info on Sony blog about the update and confirms Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 are in line to get Android 4.4.2 KitKat update next. Android 4.4.2 update brings compatibility with  SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app, updated Sony Media apps, new UI for Sony PlayStation 4 app, tweaked status and notifications bar with performance enhancement and UI as per Google KitKat update.

Xperia T2 Ultra Android 4.4.2 KitKat Changelog

Sony has updated the detailed changelog on the product pages of both devices.

– Introducing Android 4.4.2 KitKat with many new features and enhancements
– Updated Camera application and overall tuning to improve the camera experience
– Enhanced email app
– Stability, performance & battery improvements

Xperia T2 Ultra 19.1.A.0.473 firmware

Xperia T2 Ultra Dual 19.1.C.0.116 firmware

19.1.C.0.116 firmware PC Companion

You can download the 19.1.C.0.116 firmware ftf from below if you haven’t got the update over PC Companion yet.

For D5322 

Download D5322_19.1.C.0.116 ftf  Unbranded
[ via XDA user Ashwin Prabhunerurkar ]

19.1.C.0.116 firmware About phone details

19.1.C.0.116 firmware About phone.

Xperia T2 Ultra 19.1.A.0.473 firmware

You can download the 19.1.A.0.473 firmware ftf from below if you haven’t got the update over PC Companion yet.

For Xperia T2 Ultra LET XM50t Chinese Variant

Download XM50t_19.1.D.0.132_CN.ftf
[ via XDA user Ashwin Prabhunerurkar ]

We will update the ftf for other variants very soon.

If you have already updated your Xperia T2 Ultra and Dual on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, let us know about the update. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1s C6916 14.4.B.0.37 firmware certified – KitKat update

In month of June we saw a new 14.4.B.0.20 firmware build for Xperia Z1s C6916 getting certified at PTCRB which is expected to be Android KitKat update well now a higher build 14.4.B.0.37 firmware is spotted at PTCRB. At present Xperia Z1s is still on android 4.3 Jelly Bean since its launch at CES 2014 in Jan.

Sony has already updated Xperia “Z” series to KitKat where Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra are on android 4.4.4 KitKat version. We are still wondering why Sony is so slow with carrier updates. We saw Xperia Z on T-Mobile got its major update after a very long wait.

[ UPDATE – 6 Aug’ 14Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.37 firmware Android 4.4.4 KitKat update rolling for T-Mobile US users

14.4.B.0.37 firmware certification

Below you can see 14.4.B.0.37 firmware certification for Xperia Z1s C6916 T-Mobile US on PTCRB.

14.4.B.0.37 firmware Xperia Z1S C6916

 

A few days back full root was achieved on Xperia Z1s C6916 so if you want to root your device, check the below link.

Root Xperia Z1s C6916 T-Mobile – Install Recovery

We will keep you updated as soon as Sony rolls KitKat 14.4.B.0.37 firmware update on Xperia Z1s C6916. If you are facing any major bugs on present android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Ben for the Tip!

Xperia Z2 Tablet 17.1.A.2.69 firmware rolling for SGP521 LTE variant

In mid April 17.1.A.2.69 firmware update rolled on Xperia Z2 as a minor bug fixing update and now same 17.1.A.2.69 firmware update has been spotted for Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE variants in MEA region. Many Xperia Z2 Tablet owners are complaining regarding touch screen issues, hope this update brings a sight of relief for those users.

Connect your Xperia Z2 Tablet with PC Companion for updating to 17.1.A.2.69 firmware. 17.1.A.2.69 firmware not spotted for Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi version yet. No OTA seen for 17.1.A.2.69 firmware update yet. Below you can see the 17.1.A.2.69 firmware about tablet details.

17.1.A.2.69 firmware Xperia Z2 Tablet

Software info of 17.1.A.2.69 firmware.

Software info of 17.1.A.2.69 firmware

Download Xperia Z2 Tablet 17.1.A.2.69 firmware ftf

If you haven’t got the update yet then you can manually download the 17.1.A.2.69 firmware ftf from below link and flash it using flashtool.

Download SGP521_17.1.A.2.69_1281-5556.part1.rar
Download SGP521_17.1.A.2.69_1281-5556.part2.rar
Download SGP521_17.1.A.2.69_1281-5556.part3.rar

Let us know if you find anything major in this firmware update. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA

Is Xperia Z KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware rolling now ?

Today we saw KitKat 10.5.A.0.227 firmware getting certified for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z on PTCRB and a few days back we saw same firmware getting leaked online also and now the news is coming that a new higher android 4.4.2 KitKat build 10.5.A.0.230 firmware have struck Xperia Z in Malaysia and Denmark region as reported by many users in Sony Xperia Malaysia FB group and on XDA also.

All the users who reported this new KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware for Xperia Z got it as OTA update, 307.1 MB in size but were not able to install it via OTA. We have not seen yet many Xperia Z users reporting this update. Do check your Xperia Z also if you are getting an OTA update notification for same update or not.

[ UPDATE ] XDA Dev DooMLoRD says 10.5.A.0.230 firmware is currently in testing for prototype devices .

Check below the OTA update notification for 10.5.A.0.230 firmware.

For Malaysia region

Xperia Z 10.5.A.0.230 firmware

Xperia Z KitKat firmware 10.5.A.0.230 update

For Denmark region

10.5.A.0.230 firmware Xperia Z

It can’t be said at this moment about the authenticity of this new 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update unless we see an official announcement from Sony. We will soon try to grab the 10.5.A.0.230 firmware ftf.

Do let us know if you have got this new 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Ben 🙂

Install leaked Xperia Z KitKat 4.4.2 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM

Sony rolled Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact a month back and made promise that soon it will roll for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z in mid May 2014 hopefully. For all Xperia Z users who are waiting for official Sony KitKat update, leaked Xperia Z KitKat 4.4.2 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM is now available to install on Xperia Z unlocked bootloader handsets only, courtesy of legendary XDA developer DooMLoRD.

There is no specific info that 10.5.A.0.227 firmware will hit as official update for Xperia Z but now you can test in on your Xperia Z if you don’t want to wait anymore. Kindly note below mentioned 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM is specifically for unlocked bootloader Xperia Z C6603 / C6602 handsets, don’t cross flash it on Xperia ZL, ZR or Tablet Z ( doing so will hard brick your device ).

[ UPDATE – 30 April Is Xperia Z KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware rolling now ?

Xperia Z Leaked 10.5.A.0.227 firmware KitKat ROM

All features seen on Xperia Z leaked KitKat ROM are almost similar to what we saw on Xperia Z1 KitKat update. Below you can see the about phone detail. Firmware is still very laggy, so if you want to test it, do it at your own risk.

Xperia Z Leaked 10.5.A.0.227 firmware KitKat

Xperia Z KitKat 10.5.A.0.227 firmware features

  • New lockscreen transition.
  • White status bar icons.
  • Update Camera app.
  • New Xperia themes.
  • New Xperia wallpapers.
  • New Xperia home launcher.

Kindly note 10.5.A.0.227 firmware is still in testing phase so many features are not working properly. Don’t expect it to run buttery smooth.

Download Xperia Z 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM

Download Z-4.4.2_leak_227-DooMLoRD.zip

Steps to Install it on Xperia Z

No specific release date if available yet for final KitKat update for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z.

If you have tried above posted 10.5.A.0.227 firmware ROM then let us know about the features you spotted. Drop your comments below Xperia Z users.

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.69 firmware update rolled out

A few days back bug fixing 17.1.A.2.55 firmware update rolled for Xperia Z2 and now another 17.1.A.2.69 firmware update has been rolled. Xperia Z2 is now available in market for purchase in many regions and users are claiming that they have got 17.1.A.2.69 firmware out of the box while many Xperia Z2 users who have this handset already, got an OTA 17.1.A.2.69 firmware update notification.

17.1.A.2.69 firmware update is confirmed in regions like UK and other regions across Europe on D6503 LTE edition. Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.69 firmware is not yet seen updated on its official software update page on Sony website. No news apps are seen on this update. It seems that it is either the final retail version of the firmware Sony has prepared to release on Xperia Z2.

Below you can see the Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.69 firmware about phone details.

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.69 firmware

We will soon try to get the Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.69 firmware ftf for manual updating via FlashTool for users who haven’t got it yet.

Let us know if you have got this update on your Xperia Z2, saw any new features. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

14.3.A.0.681 firmware update was rolled a dew days back on Xperia Z1 Compact as android 4.4.2 KitKat and users have been reporting some serious bugs the then like sound coming from hearing speaker instead from external speaker, heating issues, battery drain. Sony has rolled a new 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update to fix all acknowledged bugs by them.

14.3.A.0.757 firmware is a bug fixing update over 14.3.A.0.681 firmware which keeps Z1 Compact on android 4.4.2 only. 14.3.A.0.757 firmware is confirmed on Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 in regions  Russia, France, China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Austria, Philippines, 14.3.A.0.757 firmware is available over PC Companion and SUS, no OTA seen yet.

UPDATE – 9 April ]

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

Xperia Z1 Comapct 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

Connect your Xperia Z1 Compact to PC Companion and look for a notification as shown below, proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia Z1 Comapct 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

If you have not got official 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update  yet on your Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 , then download 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf from below mentioned links and flash it manually using flashtool.

Download Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf

#For D5503

Download D5503_14.3.A.0.757_RU.ftf
[ Via XDA user – John.D.. ]

We will soon post other regions 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf and detailed changelog. If you have also got the 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update on your Xperia Z1 Compact, let us know what changes you noticed. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

Sony rolled android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update a dew days back on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact and users have been reporting some serious bugs the then like sound coming from hearing speaker instead from external speaker, heating issues, battery drain. Sony has rolled a new 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update to fix all acknowledged bugs by them.

14.3.A.0.757 firmware is a bug fixing update over 14.3.A.0.681 firmware which keeps Z Ultra  on android 4.4.2 only. 14.3.A.0.757 firmware is confirmed on Xperia Z Ultra C6833 in regions  United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Singapore, Russia, Spain.. 14.3.A.0.757 firmware is available over PC Companion and SUS, no OTA seen yet.

UPDATE – 9 April ]

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

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

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

If you have not got official 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update  yet on your Xperia Z Ultra, then download 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf from below mentioned links and flash it manually using flashtool.

Download Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf

#For C6833 Nordic regions.

Download C6833_14.3.A.0.757_Nordic.ftf
[ Via XDA user – LordManhattan ]

We will soon post other regions 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf and detailed changelog. If you have also got the 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update on your Xperia Z Ultra, let us know what changes you noticed. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

A few days back Sony acknowledged the issues on original android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware rolled for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact like sound coming from hearing speaker instead from external speaker, heating issues, battery drain and promised to being a firmware update to fix those issues, it seems now 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update is rolling as new KitKat bug fixing update for above mentioned handsets.

14.3.A.0.757 firmware is a bug fixing update over 14.3.A.0.681 firmware which keeps Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact on android 4.4.2 only. 14.3.A.0.757 firmware is confirmed on Xperia Z1 C6902, C6903 in regions India, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden. 14.3.A.0.757 firmware is available over PC Companion and SUS, no OTA seen yet. It is a huge 1023.5 MB update if updated via PC Companion or SUS.

[ UPDATE – 9 April ]

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update rolling – KitKat Bug Fixing

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

Connect your Xperia Z1 to PC Companion and look for a notification as shown below, proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

14.3.A.0.757 firmware Xperia Z1 C6903

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware

168 applications are optimized in this 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update, you will see it as soon as firmware is finished installing first time.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware about phone details

Download Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf

#For C6903 LTE Euro

Download C6903_14.3.A.0.757_EURO-LTE_Unbranded.ftf
[ Via XDA user – auras76 ]

We will soon post other regions 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf and detailed changelog. If you have also got the 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update on your Xperia Z1, let us know what changes you noticed. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.55 firmware update rolled – Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Xperia Z2 which is still not available in most of the market yet has been hit by another 17.1.A.2.55 firmware update just now. Xperia Z2 is still in shipping stage and has not come to market yet while we saw on PTCRB firmwares getting certified for Xperia Z2 frequently which clearly indicates that Sony is working on the retail firmware release of Xperia Z2 with lots of improvements.

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.55 firmware update was recently seen on PTCRB being certified for both D6503 and D6502 version and now it has been seen on some Xperia Z2 handsets which only a few users possess right now. 17.1.A.2.55 firmware update is just a bug fixing update over previous 17.1.A.2.36 firmware. 17.1.A.2.55 firmware is confirmed on D6503 LTE France region.

Check below the Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.55 firmware about phone details.

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.55 firmware

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.55 firmware software info below.

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.55 firmware software info

Download Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.55 firmware ftf

Download [email protected]
[ via [email protected] ]

Xperia Z2 is already available in Taiwan and we can expect 17.1.A.2.55 firmware update rolling on all sold handsets in Taiwan.

We will keep you updated as soon as we get more info on the shipping of Xperia Z2 globally. Drop your comments below for any clarification.

Thanks Rimas 🙂

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Sony Mobile has started rolling Android 4.4.2 KitKat update officially for Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact as stated on their blog. Sony has released its schedule for Android 4.4.2 KitKat rollout for other devices also, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR will be getting KitKat in mid Q2 2014 while Xperia E1, Xperia M2 and Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra Dual will also get KitKat but no release date mentioned yet.

Sony has updated Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware build for Xperia Z Ultra on its official product page and anytime now users will be getting it worldwide. It seems at present 14.3.A.0.681 firmware is in seeding stage and soon will hit globally on users handset.

[ UPDATE – 20 MarchDownload Voice balloon photo app from Sony – Smart Social Camera app for KitKat devices

UPDATE – 19 March ] Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

UPDATE – 19 March ] Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Xperia Z Ultra KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update

Look for a Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update notification on PC Companion as shown below and proceed as per onscreen instructions.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 PC Companion

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 About Phone

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 HomeScreen

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 Notification Panel

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 Display settings

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 themes

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 Simple Home Launcher

Download Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf

For Z Ultra C6833

Download C6833_4.4.2_HK.ftf
[ via XDA user H786 ]

Download C6833_14.3.A.0.681_PL_1275-9426.ftf
[ via XDA user reaper61616 ]

Download C6833_14.3.A.0.681_LTE Germany.ftf
[ via XDA user chemcup ]

To install Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf, download Xperia Flash Tool from below and you can also refer to ours manually flashing guide.

Download flashtool-0.9.15.0-windows.exe 

How to flash manually Android 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf on Xperia Z Ultra ?

Download concerned ftfs from above links. FTF for C6802 will soon be posted.

Note :- No Root Needed. Warranty not void, safe. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1 and same is for Xperia Z Ultra.

Kindly un-check the options “Wipe Data, cache, logs” if you want to protect your phone’s data after flashing.

Guide :- How to flash Android 4.4.2 Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf using Flashtool manually ?

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update Changelog from Sony.

  • Camera app update to improve overall camera performance.
  • Stock email app is updated.
  • Stability, performance and battery improvements.
  • New Xperia KitKat UI as per Google’s android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.
  • Tweaked status bar and quick settings options. 2 Tabs notification panel included.
  • New UI for Sony Playstation 4. New animation and live wallpapers for lockscreen and homescreen.
  • New Sony Media apps including Walkman, Album, Movies.
  • Sony’s native stock apps updated like Message app, Call app, TrackID, TackID TV, MyXperia, SmartConnect and small apps.
  • New Xperia downloadable themes included.

As per the changelog provided by Sony it is clear that there is No 4K cam app, No TimeShift Video app, No Smart Call Handling app, No Smart Backlight Control, No Glove Mode, No Tap to Wake up feature which is spotted in Xperia Z2 KitKat firmware.

Xperia Z2 features can’t be given by Sony until Xperia Z2 comes in market for purchase.

Xperia Z Ultra KitKat changelog as per users

  • New Homescreen and locksreen wallpapers.
  • Transparent navigation bar and status bar.
  • New Battery icon.
  • No touch to wake up feature.
  • New start up screen.
  • New KitKat Boot animation.
  • Screenshot option in Power menu.
  • Calendar app updated.
  • Answering machine option in call app.
  • Manage notification settings for particular app.
  • Default SMS app settings.
  • Background Defocus app added in camera.

If any Xperia Z Ultra user has got 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update then let us know. Post your screenshots and changelog. Drop your comments below.

We will soon post Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf for manual flashing.

[ Pics via XDA user SWFlyerUK ]

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Today Sony Mobile has confirmed that they have started rolling Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact. Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR will be coming in mid Q2 and Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia M2 and Xperia E1 will also be getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update but no specific date mentioned for them yet by Sony.

Sony has updated the Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware build for Xperia Z1 on it’s software product page. 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update will come soon on Xperia Z1 now worldwide. As we can see currently 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update is seeding. 4.3.A.0.681 firmware is confirmed in France, Vodafone Ireland, Canada on Xperia Z1 C6906, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, Hungary, India.

[ UPDATE – 22 MarchHow to Root Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Android 4.4.2 KitKat

UPDATE – 20 March ] Download Voice balloon photo app from Sony – Smart Social Camera app for KitKat devices

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update

Look for a PC Companion update notification as shown below and proceed as per onscreen instructions.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 PC Companion Update India

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 C6902 India Update

You can also SUS to update Z1, update size is 1021 MB.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 C6902 SUS update

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 SUS KitKat Update

After updating you will see around 165 applications will be optimized under “android upgrading process”. You will also see NFC firmware getting updated.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Screenshots

About Phone screenshot below.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware About Phone

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Software info below

Software Version – 1272-6084_14.3.A.0.681
Customization Version – 1277-2364_R4C

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Software info

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Quick Settings Option

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Notification settings

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Notification Panel

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Lock Screen

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Home Screen

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Default SMS App settings

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 answering machine

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Camera App

Download Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf

For Z1 C6902 India / Global

Download C6902_14.3.A.0.681_Customized_IN.ftf – NEW LINK
[ via XDA user Ayush Singh ]

 For Z1 C6903

Generic France

Download C6903_14.3.A.0.681_Generic Fr.ftf
[ via XDA user auras76 ]

Singapore SingTel carrier

Download C6903_14.3.A.0.681_1276-7941_R4C SingTel SG.ftf
[ via XDA user chunlianghere ]

For Vodafone UK carrier

Download C6903_14.3.A.0.681_1276-0815_KitKat4.4.2_Vodafone-UK_By_Conan206.rar
[ via XDA user conan206 ]

Generic MEA Saudi Arabia KSA

Download C6903_14.3.A.0.681_BY_Conan206_Generic MEA_1277-2882.rar
[ via XDA user conan206 ]

Generic Nordic

Download C6903_14.3.A.0.681_Generic Nordic.ftf
[ via XDA user cklow01 ]

For Z1 C6906

Download C6906_14.3.A.0.681_Canada.rar
[ via XDA user PherChe ]

For Z1 C6493

Download C6943_14.3.A.0.681_Generic_BR_1276-7099_R4C.ftf
[ via XDA user RHBH ]

To install Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf, download Xperia Flash Tool from below and you can also refer to ours manually flashing guide.

Download flashtool-0.9.15.0-windows.exe 

How to flash manually Android 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf on Xperia Z1 ?

Download concerned ftfs from above links.

Note :- No Root Needed. Warranty not void, safe. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1

Kindly un-check the options “Wipe Data, cache, logs” if you want to protect your phone’s data after flashing.

Guide :- How to flash Android 4.4.2 Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf using Flashtool manually ?

Xperia Z 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update Official Changelog as per Sony.

  • Camera app update to improve overall camera performance.
  • Stock email app is updated.
  • Stability, performance and battery improvements.
  • New Xperia KitKat UI as per Google’s android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.
  • Tweaked status bar and quick settings options. 2 Tabs notification panel included.
  • New UI for Sony Playstation 4. New animation and live wallpapers for lockscreen and homescreen.
  • New Sony Media apps including Walkman, Album, Movies.
  • Sony’s native stock apps updated like Message app, Call app, TrackID, TackID TV, MyXperia, SmartConnect and small apps.
  • New Xperia downloadable themes included.

As per the changelog provided by Sony it is clear that there is No 4K cam app, No TimeShift Video app, No Smart Call Handling app, No Smart Backlight Control, No Glove Mode, No Tap to Wake up feature which is spotted in Xperia Z2 KitKat firmware.

Above mentioned Xperia Z2 features can’t be given by Sony until Xperia Z2 comes in market for purchase.

Xperia Z1 KitKat changelog as per users

  • New Homescreen and locksreen wallpapers.
  • Transparent navigation bar and status bar.
  • New Battery icon.
  • No touch to wake up feature.
  • New start up screen.
  • New KitKat Boot animation.
  • Screenshot option in Power menu.
  • Calendar app updated.
  • Answering machine option in call app.
  • Manage notification settings for particular app.
  • Default SMS app settings.
  • Background Defocus app added in camera.

Rooting method for Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware will be posted soon.

If any Xperia Z1 user has got 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update then let us know. Post your screenshots and changelog. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

A moment ago Sony officially confirmed that Android 4.4.2 KitKat update rollout for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra has started rolling and it should come to devices very soon ( still in seeding stage ). Sony has also mentioned that they will be rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR in mid Q2 2014 and Xperia T2 Ultra / Dual, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 will also be upgraded to android 4.4.2 KitKat but no specific date for rollout mentioned yet.

Just now Sony Mobile has update the Xperia Z1 Compact latest version on Software page as Android 4.4.2 KitKat, roll out starting date 19 March 2014 with build number 14.3.A.0.681 firmware. 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update on Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 has not been spotted yet on user’s handset in regions and as soon as it rolls out we will let update you.

UPDATE – 20 March ] Download Voice balloon photo app from Sony – Smart Social Camera app for KitKat devices

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Screenshots

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 About Phone

2 Tab option is seen in notification panel > Notifications and Quick Settings.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 Notification Panel

New Home screen UI spotted with new battery icon, transparent navigation and status bar.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 Home Screen

New Start up screen.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 Start Up screen

Download Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf for manual flashing

#Commercial and Journalist firmware

Download D5503_14.3.A.0.681_Commercial.ftf

OR

Download D5503_14.3.A.0.681_Commercial.ftf
[ via XDA user Jozinek ]

#Generic firmware

Download D5503_14.3.A.0.681_GenericUK.ftf
[ via XDA user Darkimmortal ]

OR

Download XperiaZ1compact(D5503)_14.3.A.0.681_GenericDE_(1279-6978)unbranded.7z.001
Download XperiaZ1compact(D5503)_14.3.A.0.681_GenericDE_(1279-6978)unbranded.7z.002
Download XperiaZ1compact(D5503)_14.3.A.0.681_GenericDE_(1279-6978)unbranded.7z.003
[ via XDA user louis0815 ]

To install Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf, download Xperia Flash Tool from below and you can also refer to ours manually flashing guide.

Download flashtool-0.9.15.0-windows.exe 

How to flash manually Android 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf on Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 ?

Download concerned ftfs from above links.

Note :- No Root Needed. Warranty not void, safe. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1 and is similar for Xperia Z1 Compact .

Kindly un-check the options “Wipe Data, cache, logs” if you want to protect your phone’s data after flashing.

Guide :- How to flash Android 4.4.2 Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf using Flashtool manually ?

14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update Official Changelog as per Sony.

  • Camera app update to improve overall camera performance.
  • Stock email app is updated.
  • Stability, performance and battery improvements.
  • New Xperia KitKat UI as per Google’s android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.
  • Tweaked status bar and quick settings options. 2 Tabs notification panel included.
  • New UI for Sony Playstation 4. New animation and live wallpapers for lockscreen and homescreen.
  • New Sony Media apps including Walkman, Album, Movies.
  • Sony’s native stock apps updated like Message app, Call app, TrackID, TackID TV, MyXperia, SmartConnect and small apps.
  • New Xperia downloadable themes included.

As per the changelog provided by Sony it is clear that there is No 4K cam app, No TimeShift Video app, No Smart Call Handling app, No Smart Backlight Control, No Glove Mode, No Tap to Wake up feature which is spotted in Xperia Z2 KitKat firmware.

Xperia Z1 Compact KitKat changelog as per users

  • New Homescreen and locksreen wallpapers.
  • Transparent navigation bar and status bar.
  • New Battery icon.
  • No touch to wake up feature.
  • New start up screen.
  • New KitKat Boot animation.
  • Screenshot option in Power menu.
  • Calendar app updated.
  • Answering machine option in call app.
  • Manage notification settings for particular app.
  • Default SMS app settings.

There is no point of giving all Xperia Z2 exclusive firmware features to other Sony devices until Xperia Z2 is available in market for purchase.

We will soon post the Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf and screenshots as soon as it is out.

If any Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 user already got this new 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update then do let us know. Post your screenshots and changelog below. Drop your comments.

[ Pics via XDA user Jozinek ]

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Rolling for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact – Sony confirms

A very good news for all Sony Xperia fans, Sony Mobile has just now confirmed that Android 4.4.2 KitKat roll out has started for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact. No exact build number is included in the post but we expect either 14.3.A.0.681 or 14.3.A.0.747 firmware to come on Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra handsets as KitKat firmware.

Sony has also mentioned that they will be rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR in mid Q2 2014 and Xperia T2 Ultra / Dual, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 will also be upgraded to android 4.4.2 KitKat but no specific date for rollout mentioned yet.

UPDATE – 20 March ] Download Voice balloon photo app from Sony – Smart Social Camera app for KitKat devices

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

UPDATE – 19 March ] Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

What is new in this Android 4.4.2 KitKat update as per Sony ?

  • New Xperia KitKat UI as per Google’s android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.
  • Tweaked status bar and quick settings options. 2 Tabs notification panel included.
  • New UI for Sony Playstation 4. New animation and live wallpapers for lockscreen and homescreen.
  • New Sony Media apps including Walkman, Album, Movies.
  • Sony’s native stock apps updated like Message app, Call app, TrackID, TackID TV, MyXperia, SmartConnect and small apps.
  • New Xperia downloadable themes included.

As per the changelog provided by Sony it is clear that there is No 4K cam app, No TimeShift Video app, No Smart Call Handling app, No Smart Backlight Control, No Glove Mode, No Tap to Wake up feature.

We can’t see now news about Android 4.4.2 KitKat rollout for Xperia SP, Xperia C, Xperia V, T, TX and Xperia L for the time being, hope Sony provides the info soon.

If you have already got android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update on your Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra then do let us know in comments. Drop your comments below.

[ via – Sony Mobile ]

KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware certified for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact – Android 4.4.2

After a long wait something credible regarding android 4.4.2 KitKat rollout for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact have come up, just now a new 14.3.A.0.681 firmware has been certified on PTCRB for both phones. A few days back android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware build was spotted rolling on Xperia Z Ultra C6833 which is believed to be either internal leak or an update over a developer’s handset and day before yesterday we saw new 14.3.A.0.747 firmware running on Xperia Z Ultra.

At present 14.3.A.0.681 firmware is certified only for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 and Xperia Z1 C6943 variants, nothing spotted for any varaint of Xperia Z Ultra yet. It is very much believed that this 14.3.A.0.681 firmware build may not roll out as a few days back Sony has started testing a new higher build 14.3.A.0.747 firmware for Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.

UPDATE – 19 March ] Android 4.4.2 KitKat Rolling for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact – Sony confirms 

UPDATE – 19 March ] Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

UPDATE – 19 March ] Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Check below 14.3.A.0.681 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 C6943 on PTCRB.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware PTCRB

Check below 14.3.A.0.681 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 on PTCRB.

Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 14.3.A.0.681 firmware

 If you have already got android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update on your Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra then do let us know in comments. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.747 firmware pic leaked – Android 4.4.2 KitKat

A few days back we saw Xperia Z Ultra C6833 getting android 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update OTA notification on a user’s handset which was believed to be an internal leak or an update on a developer’s handset. 14.3.A.0.681 firmware screenshots revealed the new KitKat UI from Sony and other features also. 14.3.A.0.681 firmware system dump is now available for download and some apps and features have already been ported to other Xperia handsets.

Just now @latter21 from Digi-Wo, a credible source when it comes to Sony Xperia handset’s leaks and other internal info; has just posted a pic of Xperia Z Ultra C6802 running on 14.3.A.0.747 firmware which is android 4.4.2 KitKat, a build higher than what we saw previously ( 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ).

Take a look at sneak peek of Xperia Z Ultra’s latest KitKat 14.3.A.0.747 firmware build about phone details.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.747 firmware

As mentioned by original source, there is no tap to wake up feature included. 14.3.A.0.681 firmware details revealed that answering machine and simple home launcher is included while there is no smart call handling, smart backlight control and camera apps are same like on android 4.3.

It was already known that Sony has started testing a new 14.3.A.0.747 firmware build for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact and after seeing the leaked pic of 14.3.A.0.747 firmware about phone running on Xperia Z Ultra, we can hope it may be the final build to get released, though nothing is confirmed yet.

We will keep you updated as soon we get more info on Sony’s plan to launch KitKat for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact, stay tuned till then.

Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM available now

Xperia X10, legendary Sony Ericsson device which seems forgotten by the developers and discontinued by the manufacturer has come back with a bang, guess what AOSP Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM is now available for it. Xperia X10 features 384 MB total RAM in system which disregards the essential requirement of running KitKat 4.4.2 version, as it needs atleast 512 MB RAM for perfect installtion.

XDA user Tof37  has come up with the first of its kind Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 ROM which has successfully booted on many users handset, though it is still pre-alpha 1 stage so it has a lot many bugs and some essential features are obviously not working.

Download Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM

You need to unlock the bootloader on Xperia X10 before trying the ROM and if you don’t know about installing customs ROMs much then stay away from it for the time being.

Download Evervolv-Es209ra-Kitkat-alpha1-pmemversion.ftf

Below you can see a short list of features working.

  • GSM and Data is working at some level.
  • Clock, settings and launcher is working fine. ( FC on changing wallpaper ). Third party launchers are successfully installed.
  • Phone app dials perfectly but audio drivers seems missing so mic not working.
  • Phone’s browser can load sites connected to data.
  • Quick settings options is there.

SD card and Camera is not working.

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 ROM AOSP

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Kernel Details

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Boot

Xperia X10 KitKat About Phone

Xperia X10 KitKat Homescreen

Xperia X10 KitKat Wallpapers

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Phone Dialing app

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Quick Settings Options

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Total 219 MB RAM

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Browser Loads

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Camera not working

AnTuTu benchmark was run on Xperia X10 on AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM and it scored 3045 points

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 AnTuTu Benchmark

If you still own Xperia X10 and willing to test the above mentioned KitKat ROM then you can, but remember essential phone functions are still not working so better wait for some stable release from the concerned developer. Check the source link at end of post for more info on Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM.

Excited Xperia X10 users, let us know. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – XDA ]

Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet 17.1.A.2.36 firmware certified – 4.4.2 KitKat

Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet have seen till now 3 firmwares getting certified on PTCRB viz. 17.1.A.0.504 firmware, 17.1.A.0.391 firmware and 17.1.A.1.2 firmware. We have seen system dump of 17.1.A.0.289 firmware of Xperia Z2 getting leaked and a few days back 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf was also leaked. Just now a new higher build in form of 17.1.A.2.36 firmware is spotted on PTCRB.

17.1.A.2.36 firmware has been certified for both Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet on PTCRB for all variants which are listed so far. Sony unveiled the new KitKat firmware on Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet at MWC 2014 and it will come out of the box when these 2 devices launches officially in April 2014.

Check below the 17.1.A.2.36 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 D6503D6502 on PTCRB.

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.2.36 firmware

Check below the 17.1.A.2.36 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521SGP541 on PTCRB.

17.1.A.2.36 firmware

It is clearly visible that Sony is working on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet and hope users get a bug free firmware.

Many new features like 4K Video cam app, Timeshift Video app, Smart Call Handling, Smart BackLight Control, Answering Machine, Simple Home launcher have been spotted in the KitKat firmware of Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. As soon as we get more info on KitKat firmware roll out schedule of Sony for other phones, we will let you know.

Do try the below Xperia Z2 mods on your Xperia device, if you want.

Xperia Z2 Live Wallpaper 1.0.A.0.9 version for NON ROOTED devices

Install Xperia Robocop custom theme on Android 4.3 devices

Install Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation on Xperia Z1

Thanks Rimas 🙂

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware System Dump Leaked – 4.4.2 KitKat

Two days back we saw 14.3.A.0.681 firmware getting rolled on an user’s Xperia Z Ultra C6833 which is an upcoming Android 4.4.2 KitKat update planned by Sony. It is believed either it is some internal leak or an update over developer handset as neither Sony nor any user reported it. Android 4.4.2 KitKat being a major update will definitely see a formal announcement from Sony when it is rolled for concerned devices.

Except for some 14.3.A.0.681 firmware screenshots nothing else was spotted, no detailed changelog. Well just now EXR Team has leaked Xperia Z Ultra Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware System Dump, which is available for download now. Kindly note it is a system dump, not Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf so it can not be flashed on any Xperia Z Ultra.

Download Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware System Dump

Download EXR.ZU4.42_system.zip

14.3.A.0.681 firmware

 

What is present in this KitKat update ?

  • Answering machine option in Call app.
  • Simple Home option as second launcher.

What is not present in this KitKat update ?

  • No 4K Video cam app.
  • No TimeShift Video app.
  • No Glove Mode.
  • No Tap to Wake up option.
  • Smart Call handling.
  • Smart Backlight option.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update will take a bit more time while it is officially rolled on Sony devices. A big concern among users has come up whether Sony will give all new KitKat features which we spotted on Xperia Z2, well it seems 4K Cam app, TimeShift Video app and a few other features like Tap to Wake Up etc. will remain exclusive on Xperia Z2 for the time being.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Android 4.4.2 KitKat update coming soon ?

We will keep you updated as we get more info on Android 4.4.2 KitKat roll out. Drop your comments below if you have any questions.

Thanks Ame123 🙂

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Android 4.4.2 KitKat update coming soon ?

All Xperia Z family users are now waiting for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to be rolled officially by Sony, in the mean time we posted some days back that 14.3.A.x.xxx Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware will hit Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact soon and it seems  it will come very soon now. A user has got 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update notification on his Xperia Z Ultra C6833 which is android 4.4.2 KitKat update.

He got 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update notification as an OTA update but no other user got the update so far. Either it is some internal build leak or is an update on some developer handset. Well check below more details about 14.3.A.0.681 firmware.

[ UPDATE – 17 MarchXperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.747 firmware About Phone details pic leaked – Android 4.4.2 KitKat

[ UPDATE – 8 MarchXperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware System Dump Leaked – 4.4.2 KitKat

As per the original poster on GFan, 14.3.A.0.681 firmware is a 324 MB update if received via OTA.

14.3.A.0.681 firmware OTA update

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware info below.

14.3.A.0.681 firmware

  • Phone – Xperia Z Ultra C6833
  • Android – 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Build Number – 14.3.A.0.681
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Baseband version – 9874-AAAAANAZQ-10270045-39
UPDATE – 8 March ] Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware System Dump Leaked – 4.4.2 KitKat

After seeing the System Dump below mentioned features were present.

What is present in this KitKat update ?

  • Answering machine option in Call app.
  • Simple Home option as second launcher.

What is not present in this KitKat update ?

  • No 4K Video cam app.
  • No TimeShift Video app.
  • No Glove Mode.
  • No Tap to Wake up option.
  • Smart Call handling.
  • Smart Backlight option.
[ UPDATE – 7 March ] More screenshots of Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update added below with some features listed down.

No 4K recording mode is spotted in camera app, neither it is similar to new Xperia Z2 KitKat Camera app. New Battery icon seen with transparent navigation and status bar as native KitKat feature.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 Quick Boot Mode

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 Developer Options

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 GPU settings

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 CPU settings

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 Home App KitKat

Xperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 Home Launcher

Xperia Z Ultra Camera App 14.3.A.0.681 firmware

Xperia Z Ultra Settings 14.3.A.0.681

If above 14.3.A.0.681 firmware info is legit then we can expect Android 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware build to hit the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1  Compact globally soon. Either the same build or a new 14.3.A.0.xxx build will come.

If somehow after contacting the OP, 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf is out we will post it, excited guys about Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, it’s sure on verge of rolling now. Drop your comments below.