T-Mobile Xperia Z1s C6916 14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware certified

A new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.B.0.228 firmware has been certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z1s C6916 handset at PTCRB over older 14.5.B.0.220 firmware which was certified in April starting. A few days back Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 14.5.A.0.242 firmware update on global variant of Xperia Z1.

14.5.B.0.228 firmware will move Xperia Z1s to Android 5.0.2 from Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.B.0.56 firmware. No ETA is there when the update will be rolled on the carrier handset in USA.

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware

Check out the 14.5.B.0.228 firmware certification for Xperia Z1s C6916 on PTCRB.

14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware

Sony earlier pulled Android Lollipop update from some regions within a day of rolling it on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 (because of some bugs) and then released another bug fixing update; 14.5.B.0.228 firmware seems to do the same thing over 14.5.B.0.220 firmware (which was never released).

Sony has already rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia “Z3” and Xperia “Z2” series in the form of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware and is now available worldwide.

Sony will also give Lollipop update to Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3, 19.3.A.0.468 firmware has been certified for both handsets already.

Once 14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware begins to roll, we will let you know.

Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z4 Dual Android 5.0.2 Lollipop running screenshots leaked

Up in the silent making noise first look of hopefully Sony’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop UI has been allegedly leaked in the screenshots supposedly from Xperia Z4 Dual. All the screenshots are taken from Dual SIM variant of Xperia Z4.

About phone screenshot of Xperia Z4 Dual shows it is running on Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 SoC, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop version,  3.10 Kernel version and firmware build starting from 28.X.

Xperia Z4 Dual Android 5.0.2 Lollipop screenshots

Wireless & Networks settings shows Dual SIM settings and almost similar icons as present in KitKat firmware but with a whiter UI as expected. Navigation keys present in the screenshot we have seen earlier also many times.

Xperia Z4 Dual Android 5.0.2 Lollipop screenshots

We are now seeing a colored status bar of same color may be just as of theme applied.

Xperia Z4 Dual Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Clock and Dialer app screenshots

If you notice clearly Sony is using network and Wi-Fi icon similar to stock Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM which we earlier reported when the same icons were spotted in Sony’s Facebook, Twitter app for SmartEyeglass screenshots which gave us an initial preview of Sony’s new material design UI, check out the screenshots below.

Sony Android Lollipop 5.0 Status Bar

Facebook app for SmartEyeglass

It may happen now Sony giving directly Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update to Xperia “Z” series skipping Android 5.0 ( as the screenshots are from Android 5.0.2 showing it has already been baked ).

What say guys, liked the new Sony’s Android 5.0 material design UI impressions. Let us know, drop your comments below.

via – XperiaBlog

Android 5.0 23.1.X.X.XXX firmware build to come on Xperia Z3

Sony promised to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop update on whole Xperia “Z” series handsets from early Jan 2015. Not much details are known yet of Sony’s Android 5.0 firmware whereas the very first 23.1.X.X.XXX firmware build which is expected to come on Xperia “Z3” series handsets as Android 5.0 Lollipop update is spotted at Handset Detection.

XDA user gbil posted today that Sony/D6603/D6603:5.0/23.1.X.X.XXX firmware is in testing now which is Android 5.0 Lollipop ( in past same user has posted classified info regarding future firmware updates, so it seems credible ).

Xperia Z3 series Android 5.0 23.1.X.X.XXX firmware build

23.1.A.0.75 firmware is spotted ( at HD ) running on Xperia Z3 D6603 as Android 5.0 Lollipop version.

23.1.A.0.131 firmware is spotted ( at HD ) running on Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet SGP621 as Android 5.0 Lollipop version.

Sony Z Ultra GPe got its Android 5.0 Lollipop update a few days back and recently Sony posted a video of Xperia Z3, Z2, Z1 running AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM officially.

Xperia Z3 Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

Exact time frame of roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop update is not known yet but is surely in testing now as seen from above firmware builds.

It will be great to see if Sony rolls Android 5.0 Lollipop update on any other device except “Z” series handsets like Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia M2, Xperia C3, Xperia T3 etc.

Thanks for sending, ( XDA RC Themer Ben Ling ) | Image Credits : Sony Developer

Xperia Z2, Z1, Z, L gets Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM support

Sony will be rolling android 5.0 Lollipop update on whole Xperia “Z” series in early Jan 2015 but if you want to taste android 5.0 Lollipop now you can do that on a few Xperia devices. Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z and Xperia L gets android 5.0 Lollipop ROM support now at XDA, initial unstable builds have already been released for them.

At present all the builds are in early stage and many important features are not working. Do not flash them if you are looking for a daily usage ROM. You need to unlock the bootloader of your device to flash ROMs.

Xperia Z2 Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

ROM is still in WIP ( work in progress stage ), screen/touch, Wi-Fi, vibrator working. Visit the original XDA thread ( dev – m0rph3us )  for detailed info.

Xperia Z1 Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

In this ROM Bluetooth, Calling, Texting, Sound, Vibration, Screen/Touch is working while Mobile Data, Camera and many more features are not working. Visit the original XDA thread ( dev – krabappel2548 )  for detailed info.

Xperia Z1 Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

Xperia Z Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

In this ROM ( pretty stable one ) Wi-Fi, Screen/Touch, Vibrator, Audio, Camera, RIL, NFC, Bluetooth, Sensors, GPS is working great. Visit the original XDA thread ( dev – thomas1991_12 )  for detailed info.

Xperia Z Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

Xperia L Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

In this ROM ( pretty stable one ) Display, touchscreen, Hardware Acceleration, System Audio, Hardware Media Decoding, All sensors, vibrators, Camera, GPU rendering, External & Internal Storage, LED is working while Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RIL and GPS not working. Visit the original XDA thread ( dev – varun.chitre15 )  for detailed info.

Xperia L Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM

We will keep you updated once more Xperia devices get android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM support. If you have tried any of android 5.0 ROMs on your Xperia device, let us know how was the experience. Drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Akrosh28!




Download Monthly Google Calendar Wallpapers from Android 5.0 Lollipop

As you all know preview images for android 5.0 Lollipop have been released for Nexus device, so the ports of various android 5.0 Lollipop apps have started coming up. Recently we shared android 5.0 Lollipop wallpapers, Google Keyboard and messenger. Today we are sharing Monthly/Seasonal Google Calendar Wallpapers from Android 5.0 Lollipop.

There are 12 Google Calendar Wallpapers from Android 5.0 Lollipop for each month associated with a particular design ( much inspired from Google Now launcher wallpapers ). You need to crop them to put on your home screen if using an FHD device, we tested them on our Xperia Z2.

Google Calendar Wallpapers

Download zip file of all 12 Google Calendar Wallpapers from below or save monthly wallpapers as per your choice

Download 12_Google_Calendar_Walls.zip

Xperia Z2 Google Calendar Wallpaper

Xperia Z2 Android 5.0 Wallpaper

December Xperia Z2 Android Lollipop Wallpaper

Xperia Google Calendar Wallpaper

Below you can see the month wise preview of each wallpaper.

January Google Calendar Wallpaper

January Google Calendar Wallpaper

February Google Calendar Wallpaper

February Google Calendar Wallpaper

March Google Calendar Wallpaper

 March Google Calendar Wallpaper

April Google Calendar Wallpaper

April Google Calendar Wallpaper

May Google Calendar Wallpaper

May Google Calendar Wallpaper

June Google Calendar Wallpaper

June Google Calendar Wallpaper

July Google Calendar Wallpaper

July Google Calendar Wallpaper

August Google Calendar Wallpaper

August Google Calendar Wallpaper

September Google Calendar Wallpaper

September Google Calendar Wallpaper

October Google Calendar Wallpaper

October Google Calendar Wallpaper

November Google Calendar Wallpaper

November Google Calendar Wallpaper

December Google Calendar Wallpaper

December Google Calendar Wallpaper

Like the Google Calendar Wallpapers, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – AmongTech | via- Droid-Life

Download Google SMS/MMS Messenger app from Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google has replaced stock messaging app with its new Messenger app in Android 5.0 Lollipop. It has a new material design look which goes with Android 5.0 Lollipop system UI. It is very simple app when it comes to features and UI; attaching media in the messages now is easier with one tap and you will find different color settings of each conversation.

Google’s new SMS/MMS messenger app from Android 5.0 Lollipop is now unofficially available for download and it is working great on non rooted devices running android 4.4 KitKat. We have tested it on our Xperia Z2 and it works great and it should work with all android 4.4 running devices.

Google Messenger app from Android 5.0 Lollipop

Download Google Messenger apk from below and install normally on your device. No root needed, confirmed working on all Xperia android 4.4 devices, compatibility with android 4.3 unknown. Google Messenger version 1.0.041 apk attached below.

Download Messenger.apk

Google Messenger app from Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google Messenger apk  from Android 5.0 Lollipop

Download Google Messenger app version 1.0.041

Let us know if you like the app. Drop your comments below.

via – Matthew Baer Google+

Download Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard 4.0 version for non rooted devices

Along with Google’s Android new mobile OS launch i.e. Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has updated all its native apps in the system. Google’s Keyboard has been updated to newer version 4.0.21003.1519572 which brings material light and material dark themes in the keyboard.

You can now install Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard 4.0 version on non rooted Android 4.0+ running devices. It is confirmed working on all non rooted Xperia devices running android 4.3+. It has inbuilt Emoji (available on android 4.4.4 ).

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard

Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard 4.0 version apk from below and install normally. Go to Language settings on your device and choose the Google Keyboard.

Download lollipop_keyboard_version_4.0.21003.1519572.apk

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard Material Light

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard emoji

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard apk

Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard 4.0 version apk

Let us know if it works on your device, drop your comments below.

via – XDA

Xperia Android 5.0 L Material Design Grey, Black Themes released

A few days back we posted Xperia Android 5.0 L Material Design Themes suit which included 8 Color Themes and now two more themes in black and grey color from the same XDA RC niaboc79 have been posted. You will find the themes adapted from Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop system UI.

To install themes posted in this post you need rooted Xperia handset with SuperUser Mod installed. Download theme apk from below below and install normally, reboot OR try pushing the apk in system/app folder > set permissions rw- r– r– and reboot.

Xperia Android 5.0 L Material Design Grey Theme

Download theme apk from below below and install normally, reboot.

Download Material_Design_Grey.apk

Xperia Android 5.0 L Material Design Grey Theme

Xperia Android 5.0 L Material Design Black Theme

Download theme apk from below below and install normally, reboot.

Download Material_Design_Black.apk

Xperia Android 5.0 L Material Design Black Theme

Check out the same themes in Blue, Green, Emerald, Copper, Orange, Red, Purple color here.

Let us know if you like the themes, drop your comments below. Report any bug if found.

Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpapers, Ringtones

Android 5.0 Lollipop developer preview is now available for download and the system media apps, wallpapers etc. have started coming from the system dump. Today we are sharing Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpapers, Sounds, Ringtones and new notification sounds.

You just need to download the stuff from below and run on your device, no root needed. All below posted stuff are from stock android 5.0, not from Sony’s Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpapers

Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpapers from below, QHD resolution. You need to crop the wallpaper to fit the screen size, we did the same for Xperia Z2.

Download Lollipop_Wallpapers.zip

Xperia Z2 QHD Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpaper

Download QHD Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpaper

Sony Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpaper

Xperia Z3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpaper

Android 5.0 Lollipop Ringtones

Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Sounds, Ringtones, Notification sounds from below.

Download Lollipop_Sounds.zip

Sony will officially update whole Xperia “Z” series on Android 5.0 Lollipopas mentioned by them earlier today. Android 5.0 Lollipop update will start rolling from early 2015 starting from Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2.

Download the system media stuff from Android 5.0 Lollipop from above and let us know if you like the new wallpapers. Drop your comments below.

Sony OFFICIALLY updating Android 5.0 Lollipop on entire Xperia “Z” series from early 2015

Yesterday Google unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop as the newer version of its mobile OS and we were speculating which Xperia devices will get Android 5.0 Lollipop and now Sony has officially come up with a statement which we were expecting.

Sony will officially update whole Xperia “Z” series on Android 5.0 Lollipop as mentioned by Sony on their blog today. Android 5.0 Lollipop update roll out will start from latest flagship devices Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 from early 2015.

Confirmed Xperia devices getting Android 5.0 Lollipop – OFFICIAL LIST

Sony Z Ultra will be the first device to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update very soon.

Android L Xperia

  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Tablet Z
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia Z1S
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3v Verizon
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony has not mentioned any other device yet which will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update which brings doubt whether Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia T3, Xperia C3, Xperia E3, Xperia M2 will get or not.

Sony has already ended support for Xperia S, SL, T, V, TX, SP, C, L, M, E, so there is no chance for any further android update.

What do you say guys, Sony has made all Xperia “Z” users happy. Drop your comments below.

Source – Sony Mobile

Which Xperia phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update ?

Google has officially unveiled the next edition of Android OS i.e. Android 5.0 Lollipop along with Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Images of Android 5.0 Lollipop will be released by Google on 17 October and then we can expect manufacturers to build Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their device. Motorola and HTC have already come up with their plans of rollout for next android update, so what’s next for Sony Xperia devices ?

Android 5.0 Lollipop update brings material design UI to the devices, improved notification system, long lasting battery improvements, more regulated security update, newer quick settings layout, more powerful connectivity options with low energy Bluetooth Capabilities, ART runtime and many other new features, check out the full list here.

[ UPDATESony OFFICIALLY updating Android 5.0 Lollipop on entire Xperia “Z” series from early 2015

Xperia phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images will be available from day after tomorrow so the real pain for various companies will start for building new update. Sony recently launched Xperia Z3 lineup with KitKat update and now whole Xperia “Z” series is on Android 4.4.4 KitKat ( except Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet for which it has been certified already ).

Xperia phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

It seems the right time now for Sony to unveil its plan for Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Xperia devices. So which Xperia devices will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update ? Let’s see.

Note : We are just speculating the devices list, don’t take it as official wording.

Android 5.0 Lollipop update getting Xperia Devices : Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet will definitely get it. Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet are also in list. Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra follows the list.

Most probably Sony will also update Xperia T2 Ultra / Dual and Xperia T3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

We are not sure whether Xperia M2, E3, C3, E1 will get or not. ( They should get an update. Sony will release an update or not, Sony will tell it in future once they are done updating Xperia “Z” series ).

Sony has already ended support for Xperia S, SL, T, V, TX, SP, C, L, M, E, so there is no chance for any further android update.

What do you think guys, which Xperia devices will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Let us know your views. Drop your comments below.