Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update rolling on carrier handsets

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update which was spotted on Xperia Z1 Compact (carrier handsets) is now rolling for Xperia Z Ultra C6833 also. Update is confirmed in Greece, Netherlands, and Poland on carriers Cosmote GR, T-Mobile NL, and T-Mobile PL respectively.

14.5.A.0.283 firmware update was also certified for Xperia Z1, so we might see soon 14.5.A.0.283 firmware getting rolled on Xperia Z1 carriers handsets in Europe also.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update

14.5.A.0.283 firmware update is also live via XperiFirm tool.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update

NOTE: Non-Carrier Xperia Z Ultra users, kindly do not flash the carrier ftf on their handset.

If you want to download 14.5.A.0.283 firmware from the XperiFirm tool and flash it on your Xperia Z Ultra, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.283 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.283 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update on Xperia Z Ultra? Let us know, drop your comments below.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.242 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop rolling

Sony has officially updated Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop today in the form of 14.5.A.0.242 firmware build getting released worldwide. Xperia Z3 Dual has also got Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.1.E.0.1 build today.

14.5.A.0.242 Lollipop firmware on Xperia Z Ultra is confirmed in regions like Indonesia, Malaysia, MENA Arabic, Thailand, Ukraine for C6802 (not seen in India yet); for C6833 in France, MENA Latin, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and for C6806 in USA.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.242 Lollipop update

Check out the 14.5.A.0.242 firmware running on Xperia Z Ultra screenshot below.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.242 Lollipop update

Download Xperia Z Ultra 14.5.A.0.242 firmware ftf

If you haven’t got the update yet, use the below 14.5.A.0.242 firmware ftf/flashable zip to update your handset.

For C6833

Download C6833_14.5.A.0.242_MENA Latin.ftf
[ by XDA user Regash ]

How to Flash above ftf, see this tutorial.

NOTE14.5.A.0.242 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z Ultra, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z Ultra Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z Ultra Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

UPDATE: Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact users can update to 14.5.A.0.242 firmware by following below mentioned link:

Xperia Z1 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware rolling now – Update it!

Xperia Z1 Compact Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware rolling now – Update it!

Xperia Z3 Dual Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.1.E.0.1 firmware rolling now – Update it!

Let us know your review on Lollipop update. Drop your comments below.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware certified for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact & Z Ultra

Sony has already rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series in limited regions and while other regions are waiting for it, 23.1.A.0.690 firmware is now certified for all variants of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series so it will come soon now.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware has been officially certified for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact & Xperia Z Ultra now. Sony will update its whole Xperia “Z” series on Android Lollipop version very soon.

14.5.A.0.242 firmware certified for Xperia Z1

14.5.A.0.242 firmware has been certified Xperia Z1 i.e. C6902, C6903 on PTCRB.

14.5.A.0.242 firmware certified for Xperia Z1

14.5.A.0.242 firmware certified for Xperia Z1 Compact

14.5.A.0.242 firmware has been certified Xperia Z1 Compact D6503 on PTCRB.

14.5.A.0.242 firmware certified

14.5.A.0.242 firmware certified for Xperia Z Ultra

14.5.A.0.242 firmware has been certified Xperia Z Ultra i.e. C6802, C6806, C6833, C6843 on PTCRB.

14.5.A.0.242 firmware certified for Xperia Z Ultra

We will keep you updated once 14.5.A.0.242 firmware starts rolling.

Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact 14.4.A.0.155 firmware certified

A new 14.4.A.0.155 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact at PTCRB which is a bug fixing android 4.4.4 update over previous 14.4.A.0.108 firmware. It has been a long since all these three handsets got any update.

14.4.A.0.155 firmware is certified for all variants of these handsets which makes it a possibility that this 14.4.A.0.155 may see a global release unlike 14.4.A.0.133 firmware which hit only selected carriers.

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.155 firmware

Check 14.4.A.0.155 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 at PTCRB below.

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.155 firmware

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.4.A.0.155 firmware

Check 14.4.A.0.155 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 Compact at PTCRB below.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.4.A.0.155 firmware

Xperia Z Ultra 14.4.A.0.155 firmware

Check 14.4.A.0.155 firmware certification for Xperia Z Ultra at PTCRB below.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.4.A.0.155 firmware

We will keep you updated as when 14.4.A.0.155 firmware starts rolling. Let us know if you are facing any issues on current firmware. Drop your comments below.




Xperia Z1, Z Ultra 14.4.A.0.108 firmware Android 4.4.4 Update rolling

Earlier today Sony rolled android 4.4.4 update for Xperia Z1 Compact in form of 14.4.A.0.108 firmware and now the same Android 4.4.4 14.4.A.0.108 firmware is rolling on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. Sony has officially confirmed android 4.4.4 roll out for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra and their product page respectively.

14.4.A.0.108 firmware brings Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra confirmed in regions like France, Turkey, UAE and Russia. Android 4.4.4 is a minor update from Google as well as from Sony over Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, it brings mainly security enhancement fixes. It is around 995 MB update.

[ UPDATE – 1 JulyRoot 14.4.A.0.108 firmware on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact

[ UPDATE – 30 June ] Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108 update is available in India via PC Companion.

Xperia Z1 / Z Ultra Android 4.4.4 update

Have a look at the Sony’s official statement on release.

Xperia Z1 Z Ultra 14.4.A.0.108 firmware

Official Changelog of Android 4.4.4 update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra :

Android 4.4.4 including the latest enhancements and security updates from Google
Updated and improved camera experience
Improvements when using Google voice, Contacts, Music streaming and Google+
The latest versions of our Sony apps for you to enjoy
All of our latest bug fixes, optimisations & improvements

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108 firmware update

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108  PC Companion India update

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108  PC Companion

In case you want to flash the 14.4.A.0.108 firmware ftf then you can download from below link and flash it using flashtool.

#For C6903

Download C6903_14.4.A.0.108_Generic FR 1276-5833_R5C
[ via user DjeMBeY ]

Download C6903_14.4.A.0.108 – KitKat 4.4.4 – Conan206_Customized AE 1277-5106.rar
[ via user conan206 ]

Download C6903_14.4.A.0.108_1276_7937_R3C Customized SG.ftf
[ via user chunlianghere ]

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108 firmware update

#For C6902

India Region

Download C6902_14.4.A.0.108_Generic IN.ftf
[ via user puneethv ]

We will soon the post the detailed review and 14.4.A.0.108 firmware ftf for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra as soon as update hits globally.

Let us know in case you have got the update, drop your comments below.

Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056 build rolling for Sony Z Ultra C6806 Google Play Edition

Sony Z Ultra C6806 Google Play Edition is getting Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056 build update from Android 4.4.2 KOT49H build. Sony Z Ultra is the first device with Sony brand getting android 4.4.3 update and for rest Xperia brand device Sony is yet to declare the schedule for android 4.4.3 update.

Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056 update is confirmed on Sony Z Ultra C6806 Google Play Edition in regions like US, Europe, India. Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056 update is moreover a bug fixing update over android 4.4.2 rather than a major update. As seen in changelog from Google, new improved phone dialer app is introduced in the update along with other performance enhancement fixes.

Sony Z Ultra Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056

Check the system update settings if you still haven’t got the update yet.

Sony Z Ultra Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056

Download Sony Z Ultra  Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056 OTA

From below you can download the Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056 OTA zip for Sony Z Ultra C6806 GPE ( not a ROM ).

Download KTU84L.S1.3056_Sony-Ericsson-E-Application-Signing-Live-864f-1.zip

Let us know if you have already updated your Sony Z Ultra C6806 on Android 4.4.3 KTU84L.S1.3056 build, what changes you noticed. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Billy 🙂

14.3.A.0.769 firmware certified for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact

A few days back we saw 14.3.A.0.761 firmware on Xperia Z1 L39h in China while the same update not seen anywhere else. Following 14.3.A.0.761 firmware, a new 14.3.A.0.769 firmware has been certified at PTCRB for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra recently. After buggy KitKat update from Sony, 14.3.A.0.757 firmware was released to fix those bugs but unfortunately they are still there as users are reporting them.

14.3.A.0.769 firmware is not certified for all variants of Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra as only certain region handsets have got certification yet on PTCRB. Either 14.3.A.0.769 firmware will be certified later for all regions or is it again a carrier specific firmware update; time will tell.

14.3.A.0.769 firmware

14.3.A.0.769 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 C6903 on PTCRB.

14.3.A.0.769 firmware Xperia Z1

14.3.A.0.769 firmware certification for Xperia Z Ultra C6833 on PTCRB.

14.3.A.0.769 firmware Xperia Z Ultra C6833

14.3.A.0.769 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 on PTCRB.

14.3.A.0.769 firmware Xperia Z1 Compact

We will keep you updated as soon as 14.3.A.0.769 firmware starts rolling on above mentioned devices. Let us know what bugs you are facing currently. Drop your comments below.

Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra Size Comparison

Xperia Z Ultra is Sony’s first phablet device launched in mid last year 2013; features 6.4″ 1080p HD Triluminos display, S800 2.2 GHz quad core processor with 2 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU and 8 MP cam with flagship waterproof and dust resistance nature. Xperia Z Ultra features one of the best screen displays ever seen in any Xperia smartphone. A few days back we heard rumors of Xperia Z2 Ultra also.

Sony came up with another phablet device this year in mid Jan 2014 which is Xperia T2 Ultra / T2 Ultra Dual; featuring a 6″ 720p HD screen, S400 SoC 1.4 GHz Quad core processor, 8 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM and 13 MP rear cam / 1.1 MP front cam with 3000 mAh battery.

There is only 0.4″ screen size difference between Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra though thickness of both phones and size is different, let’s have a close look at Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra Size Comparison.

Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra Size Comparison

 Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra comparison

 Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra front panel

 Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z camera sensor

 Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z thickness comparison

 

Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z size comparison

Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra display

 

Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra viewing angles

Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra

Xperia T2 Ultra / T2 Ultra Dual is now available for purchase also in many regions across the world though it still hasn’t marked its appearance on Sony Mobile Online Stores in Europe.

Are you looking to buy Xperia T2 Ultra, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – MobileTelefon

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.

Download Voice balloon photo app version 1.0.A.0.0 from Sony

Sony Mobile rolled Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact yesterday and foretold its plan to update other Xperia devices ( Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, M2, E1, T2 Ultra ) on KitKat in future. Sony Mobile has rolled “Voice balloon photo” photography app for its Smart Social Camera app for all devices updated in KitKat yesterday.

Sony Voice balloon photo app allows you to put text on the photo in form of balloons by recognizing the voice of the users around the camera. You can edit the words spoken, put them in three different style options and can really give words to your beautiful pic captured. Let’s see how it works.

Voice balloon photo app

At present Voice balloon photo app is exclusively only available for Xperia KitKat devices in selected regions only ( available in UK ), you may not be able to download it officially from Play Store. If it is not available for your regions like India etc then you can download the  Voice balloon photo apk from below and install it normally.

Voice balloon photo app confirmed working on Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact running KitKat. Other Xperia devices running android 4.3 not tested yet. Not working for Android 4.3 Xperia SP.

Voice balloon photo app Version 1.0.A.0.0

For Stock KitKat Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact and Z2 – No Root Needed

Download com.sonymobile.voiceballoonphoto-1.apk

Voice balloon photo app Version 1.0.A.0.0

Voice balloon photo app For Android 4.3 Devices – No Root Needed

XDA user kongaz2 has ported Voice balloon photo app version 1.0.A.0.0 for android 4.3 running devices. Download the apk from below and install it like normal apk on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP, T, TX, V.

Download [4.3+]Voice balloon photo v1.0.A.0.0.apk

Voice balloon photo app fro Android 4.1.2 Devices – No Root Needed

XDA dev xperiaz2 aka Ash has ported Voice balloon photo app version 1.0.A.0.0 for android 4.1.2 running devices, confirmed working on Xperia M, L, E if Sony Smart Camera is ported on them.

Download VoiceBalloonPhoto.apk

How it works ?

Install Sony Voice balloon photo app.

Voice balloon photo app

Read the instructions  to use Voice balloon photo app.

Sony Voice balloon photo app

As soon as you see microphone on screen then start speaking some words.

How Sony Voice balloon app works

As you will speak, text words will appear on screen and keep on coming till you are speaking.

Sony Voice balloon apk

You can move, edit the text in different styles. Hold on balloon box and move it.

Download Sony Voice balloon apk

There are 3 themes available in Voice balloon photo app viz. Pop, Comic and Chalk.

Download Sony Voice balloon version 1.0.A.0.0

Xperia Z1 Voice balloon photo app

Do try this Voice balloon photo app on your KitKat running Xperia device and let us know you like it or not. Drop your comments below.

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 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.

Install Xperia Z Ultra KitKat Charging Animation mod from 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware

A few days back we saw Xperia Z Ultra Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update getting rolled on a user’s Xperia Z Ultra C6833, it is expected as either it is some internal leak or an update over some developer handset. Yesterday system dump of 14.3.A.0.681 firmware was leaked and developers have started porting features from Xperia Z Ultra KitKat update now.

XDA dev DavidMKD has ported Xperia Z Ultra KitKat Charging Animation mod from 4.4.2 and it looks pretty nice. You can install it on your android 4.1.2+ running handset, rooted with CWM recovery installed. Kindly install SuperUser Mod if you can, follow the guide given here.

Download the below zip file and flash it in recovery. Backup your “chargemon” file before replacing it.

Download Xperia_ZU_KitKat_chargemon.zip

Xperia Z Ultra KitKat Charging Animation

UPDATE – 9 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.

Like the new Xperia Z Ultra KitKat Charging Animation guys, let us know. Drop your comments below.

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.

Xperia Z Ultra C6833 14.2.A.1.144 firmware certified on PTCRB

A day ago we saw 14.2.A.1.144 firmware getting certification for Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1 C6903 and here it comes for Xperia Z Ultra C6833 also. 14.2.A.1.144 firmware is not spotted for HSPA+ version of Xperia Z Ultra. 14.2.A.1.144 firmware seems a carrier specific update so far to us as previous build 14.2.A.1.142 firmware has not been rolled on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra yet but was seen rolling for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503.

14.2.A.1.146 firmware was spotted on Xperia Z1 Compact M51w a few days ago. At present Xperia Z Ultra is on android 4.3 14.2.A.1.136 firmware and if 14.2.A.1.144 firmware  ever came will bring only minor bug fixing updates to Z Ultra.

Check below the certification of 14.2.A.1.144 firmware for Xperia Z Ultra C6833 on PTCRB page.

14.2.A.1.144 firmware Z Ultra

Sony has already certified 17.1.A.0.504 KitKat firmware for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet and we hope so KitKat lands on Xperia Z Ultra also soon.

We will keep you updated if this new 14.2.A.1.144 firmware rolls out for Xperia Z Ultra. If you get this, let us know. Drop your comments below.

14.2.A.1.142 firmware certified for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact

At present Sony Mobile is in middle of crisis regarding continuous delay in android 4.3 update for Sony Xperia SP, T, TX and V as promised by them and in middle of that regular updates are being rolled for Xperia Z family members. Recently we saw 14.2.A.1.136 firmware getting rolled for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and same is expected to hit Xperia Z1 Compact very soon. 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware was rolled on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z.

Just now a new 14.2.A.1.142 firmware  is certified for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact on PTCRB for all the variants. 14.2.A.1.142 firmware has very less chances of getting rolled as we heard Sony is now currently working on 14.3.A.X.XXX firmware which will bring Android 4.4.X KitKat update on Xpera Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact.

[ UPDATE – 22 FEB ]

Xperia Z1 Compact first 14.2.A.1.142 firmware update rolling

[ UPDATE – 11 FEB ]

14.2.A.1.142  and 14.2.A.1.144 are both carrier based firmware so they may not be rolled on regular variants  If everything went well next update will be 14.3.A.x.xxx firmware KitKat.

Let’s have a look the 14.2.A.1.142 firmware certification.

14.2.A.1.142 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 / C6906 / C6943 on PTCRB.

14.2.A.1.142 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 C6902 14.2.A.1.142 firmware certification for Xperia Z Ultra C6802 / C6806 / C6833 / C6843 on PTCRB.

14.2.A.1.142 firmware certification for Xperia Z Ultra C6802

 

14.2.A.1.142 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 on PTCRB.

14.2.A.1.142 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 on PTCRB.

Above mentioned firmware has very less chances of coming now, we would be surprised if it comes anyhow.

At present users and we are more interested in seeing any updated info on android 4.3 for Xperia SP, T, TX and V. Sony Mobile has now stopped replying users on Twitter regarding this crisis. Drop your comments below…

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Size and Screen Display Comparison Pics

Xperia Z Ultra, this beast need no introduction; Sony’s mid 2013 flagship device, first Snapdragon 800 SoC powered device with 6.4 inch 1080p HD screen with pencil touch input screen and flagship water and dust resistant nature. What amused tech enthusiasts about Xperia Z Ultra most is its enormous size 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm and weight 212 grams. It’s kind of Sony’s first phablet device and it was a lot praised by users for its good screen quality and viewing angles, unlike Xperia Z and Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact is the mini version of mighty Xperia Z1, features exact similar specifications of a flagship device in a smaller 4.3 inch screen size and 2300 mAh battery power. We are now stacking up Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra. Check the post below. We are not criticizing either of both phones for screen display, we are just putting up one against another so that users can check it out for fun 😉

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Size Comparison

Xperia Z Ultra is 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm  in dimension, weighing 212 grams while Xperia Z1 Compact is 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm in dimensions, weighing 137 grams.

Have a look at pic below we put Xperia Z1 Compact on Xperia Z Ultra and it feels so tiny in front of it.

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Size Comparison

 Z1 Compact vs Z Ultra

 Z1 Compact vs Z Ultra size

Xperia Z Ultra has a thickness of 6.5 mm while Xperia Z1 Compact has 9.5 mm. Check below the difference in thickness of both phones.

Z Ultra vs Z1 Compact size

Sony Z Ultra vs Z1 Compact size

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Screen Display Comparison

Xperia Z1 Compact features 4.3 inch screen display 720p while Xperia Z Ultra features 6.4 inch screen display 1080p. Let’s have a look at blacks on both device.

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Screen Display Comparison

Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Screen Display Comparison

Let’s have a look at whites on both devices.

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Screen Display Comparison

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Screen Display
Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Screen

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra Screen comparison

 Well screen on both handsets is beautiful and with good viewing angles while whites on Xperia Z Ultra were a bit warm may be because of yellow hue, which can be altered using white balance app.

If we take the size of Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z Ultra, former one looks so tiny in front of Xperia Z Ultra. We hope you liked the post. Xperia Z1 Compact is already out for shipping officially in Europe, have you got yours ? Let us know in comments below.

Thanks Henry Green for pics 🙂

Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z Ultra GPE CyanogenMod 11 Nightly Available

A good news for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition users, just now CyanogenMod has confirmed that CyanogenMod 11 Nightly version ROM is available now for the mentioned devices. CyanogenMod 11 is based on android 4.4.2 version. Sony has already planned android 4.4 update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra but it may not be coming till March and Xperia Z Ultra GPE is already on android 4.4.2 KOT49H version and updates are maintained by Google.

At present CyanogenMod 11 Nightly is available for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra and for Z Ultra GPE it is in testing now. You need to unlock bootloader of respective devices for installing ROM. Check below links if you interested in installing them and like to taste android 4.4 KitKat flavor on your device before Sony’s official updates.

Download CyanogenMod 11 Nightly for Xperia Z1

Download cm-11-20140207-NIGHTLY-honami.zip 

Download CyanogenMod 11 Nightly for Xperia Z Ultra

Download cm-11-20140206-NIGHTLY-togari.zip 

Download CyanogenMod 11 Nightly for Xperia Z Ultra GPE

Download cm-11-20140207-EXPERIMENTAL-togari_gpe.zip 

CyanogenMod has made the announcement on their Google Plus page. Check below.

So are you planning to install it ? Let us know below in comments…

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Sony Xperia Z Ultra, handset which was also referred as “beast” by Xperia fans is an overall package of phablet in a slim 6.5 mm body, so what keeps this monster alive is its 3050mAh embedded battery but is it enough. Well Xperia Z Ultra features Snapdragon 800 SoC and 6.4″ 1080p HD screen 344 PPI so to keep this large display screen alive for longer hours, one may need some external battery case or portable charger. If portable chargers don’t fancy you so we have for you a 4000mAh battery case. In past we have reviewed Xperia Z 3000mAh Mugen Power battery case and now they have introduced a similar 3000mAh Xperia Z1 Mugen Power Battery Case.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is now available, priced at $89.50 at Mugen Power Online ( $98.50 price was also spotted on another Mugen Website ). Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is available in black color only for the time being with 365 days warranty and free return. With this case, you can almost double the battery back up of your Xperia Z Ultra, let’s have a closer look at Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case below.

[ REVIEW ]Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case model number CC-C6802 is compatible with all variants of Xperia Z Ultra C6802, C6833 and with Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi tablet SGP421. It was shipped to us via FedEx and took around 2 days to reach us, as it was review sample. So when you order it, shipping charges will be included, kindly note that.

Official Listing of Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Let’s have a look at naked case. The case may not look pleasant but that’s all they have.

At front side of case, it has got clips at sides to hold Xperia Z Ultra inside it and phone is charged via magnetic dock pins.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

At back side of case it has got rear camera hole opening, 4 power LED lights and in center of case there is silver color stick which can be used to stand the case. At the left side of case there in a slot for stylus included in the case itself.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case - Back Side

At the bottom of profile of case there is a micro USB port and on/off button.

Mugen Power Battery Case for Xperia Z Ultra

Description 

At the back of case we have 4 lights which glows as blue in color and a button besides them which on pressing indicates how much battery power is left in the case.

  • 4 Blue LED lights – Power 100 %
  • 3 Blue LED lights – Power 75 %
  • 2 Blue LED lights – Power 50 %
  • 1 Blue LED light – Power 25 %

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case - Bottom Profile

You can use the AC Adapter charger which came with your Xperia Z Ultra to charge Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case.

Technical Specifications

  • Cell : Li-Polymer
  • Voltage : 3.7 V
  • Battery Power : 4000mAh
  • Input : DC 5V – 2A
  • Output : DC 5V – 1A

Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case

Camera opening in Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case

It can be used like a stand for watching movies etc.

Camera opening in Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case 4000mAh Cradle Dock

Plastic Stylus is included in the case itself.

Plastic Stylus of Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Case

Have a look at the bottom width of the case.

Width of  Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Cas

Side Clips are provided in case to hold Xperia Z Ultra firmly.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Review

How to use case ?

  • Slide the button towards “ON” tag on case and it is power on, then check the battery level and put your Xperia Z Ultra inside the case.
  • Make sure magnetic dock pins of case fits well to Xperia Z Ultra, if it does, charging takes place 😉

Magnetic Dock pins of Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power case

P.S. Soon we will post the pics of Xperia Z Ultra inside the case.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is a bit heavy due to its larger size and the battery plate embedded in its lower portion. As when it charges Xperia Z Ultra, it gets somewhat heated due to induction from the case.

Charging Results

  • It took us around 5-6 hours to charge the case fully with the AC Adapter came with our Xperia Z1.
  • While charging Xperia Z Ultra from 0-53% , the case got discharged completely and it took around 2 hours 50 minutes to do that.

Well we have used so many battery case till now for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and all gives similar results due to lower output power given by case to phone..

Pros

  • Durable, easy to use.
  • Can charge your Xperia Z Ultra upto 50-60%.

Cons

  • Too expensive, many cheaper case are available in market.
  • Too much time taken to charge the case.

Mugen Power is well-recognized brand when it comes for external battery case, so it’s purely users wish to got with cheap cases or with a brand, well after using so many case Mugen Power case heats a bit less as compared to others and fits well.

Thanks Mugen Power Battery Fattafa Ltd for sending this in for review 🙂

Do let us know if you are using battery power case from Mugen Power or some other brand, we would like to hear about the alternatives present in market, cheaper they are more preferable to users they are 😛

Xperia Z1, Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware rolling officially – White Balance Settings included

A new major bug fixing 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update is rolling of Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra handsets. Sony rolled android 4.3 update on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra in form of 14.2.A.0.290 firmware which has many serious bugs like yellow hue on screen, less battery back up, poor touch screen response etc. 14.2.A.1.124 firmware was seen recently getting certified for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra on PTCRB where we posted that a new 14.2.A.1.136 firmware will come soon as it was in testing at that time. 14.2.A.1.136 firmware was yesterday certified on PTCRB for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact.

Sony Mobile has just tweeted saying that roll out of 14.2.A.1.136 firmware has started officially globally now. 14.2.A.1.136 firmware keeps Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra on android 4.3, confirmed in regions like Finland, Generic Nordic Countries like Norway, Vietnam, Hong Kong, UK, Canada ( for Xperia Z1 ) and India, Thailand, UK ( for Xperia Z Ultra ) and currently available over PC Companion and SUS and Bridge for Mac

[ UPDATE ] 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update confirmed in India on Xperia Z1 C6902 and Xperia Z Ultra C6802. It’s a hefty 944.6 MB update in size for Xperia Z1. 14.2.A.1.136 firmware OTA available now on Xperia Z1.

To update your Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, connect it to PC Companion and look for 14.2.A.1.136 firmware notification and then proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update via PC Companion

14.2.A.1.136 firmware update is confirmed rolling now on both C6902 and C6903.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware India

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware India update

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update via PC Companion

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

14.2.A.1.136 firmware for Xperia Z1 is also available on Sony Bridge for Mac.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update via Mac Bridge

Bridge for Mac 14.2.A.1.136 firmware Xperia Z1

14.2.A.1.136 firmware is also available as OTA on Xperia Z1, size is 59.5 MB.

OTA update 14.2.A.1.136 firmware[ Pic credits, XDA user poo-tang ]

After updating on the first reboot, you will see that Android is upgrading and “85 applications are optimized” and then boot will be finished.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware About Phone Info

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware C6902 India

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware About Phone Info

  • Phone – Xperia Z1 C6903
  • Firmware Build Number – 14.2.A.1.136
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Baseband Version – 8974-AAAAANAZQ-10270028-35
  • Android – 4.3 Jelly Bean

Xperia Z1 Software Info of 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

  • Phone Software Version – 1274-8313_14.2.A.1.136
  • Customization Version – 1276-2561

Xperia Z1 Software Info of 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

Xperia Z1 C6902 India 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

Xperia Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update via PC Companion

14.2.A.1.136 firmware update is already confirmed on Xperia Z Ultra C6802 HSPA+, C6833 version.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update via PC Companion

Xperia Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware About Phone Info

Xperia Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware About Phone Info

Xperia Z Ultra Software Info of 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

  • Phone Software Version – 1271-5715_14.2.A.1.136
  • Customization Version – 1275-7780

Xperia Z Ultra Software Info of 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

We will soon post the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware ftf for manual flashing by flashtool as soon as it is available for Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 / C6906 handsets and Xperia Z Ultra handsets.

Download Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware ftf

# For C6903 Italy

Download C6903_14.2.A.1.136_Generic IT_1276-0557_R2B.ft
[via XDA user cingolat]

# For C6903 PCT

Download C6903_14.2.A.1.136_PCT_1276-7743.ftf
[via XDA user Desperanto86]

# For C6902 India / International C6902

Download C6902_14.2.A.1.136_GENERIC IN.ftf
[via XDA user jmgg2k]

# For C6943 Brazil

Download C6943_14.2.A.1.136_Generic_BR_1276-7099_R3B.ftf
[via XDA user RHBH]

Download Xperia Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware ftf

# For C6833, German LTE

Download C6833_14.2.A.1.136_GermanyLTE.ftf
[via XDA user chemcup]

Download flashtool-0.9.13.0-windows.exe
[ via – Flashtool.net ]

We will soon update the links for Xperia Z1 C6902 14.2.A.1.136 firmware ftf for Indian users.

Check below link on how to flash the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware ftf on your Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.

GUIDE :- How to flash 14.2.A.1.136 firmware ftf on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra using flashtool ?

Xperia Z1 / Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware Changelog

As per Sony, update brings “display, BT music streaming, email, Wifi improvements and more“!

  • White Balance Settings included.

White Balance in 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

  • Screen Display calibrated. Though we don’t see any change, still yellow hue is there on 14.2.A.1.136 firmware .
  • Touch Screen Response seems ok, same as before.
  • Wi-Fi reception is same as before, no major improvement.
  • Improvement in RAM management.
  • No App to SD card option.
  • No new camera apps
  • Touch firmware version updated to “D” from “B”.
  • Movies and Album app updated to new version.
  • Better battery backup now on Xperia Z1. Tested for almost 24 hours and satisfied as compared to pathetic battery backup on previous .290 firmware.
  • Time Shift Burst app working properly on Xperia Z Ultra now.

Sony has already started working on Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.X.XXX firmware for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact and hope so soon after the launch of Sony D6503 and Sony D6603 at MWC 2014 Feb event, we will get it.

If you are looking to root 14.2.A.1.136 firmware on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra we will soon post the guide for it. If you have already updated your Xperia Z1and Xperia Z Ultra  on 14.2.A.1.136 firmware then do let us know what changes you noticed in this new 14.2.A.1.136 firmware. Drop your comments below with your changelog and any bugs if you are still facing.

Thanks Mikael Eenilä , Bee Sek, Gabriel De Saro 🙂

14.2.A.1.136 firmware certified for Xperia Z1 Compact, Z1 and Z Ultra

Android 4.3 14.2.A.1.136 firmware which we claimed will be coming to Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, was seen yesterday rolling out in Baltic regions from EMMA update service only, though no user claimed 14.2.A.1.136 firmware rolling out from PC Companion or SUS for Xperia Z1. Just now we spotted that very same android 4.3 14.2.A.1.136 firmware build is certified on PTCRB.

14.2.A.1.136 firmware is certified for all variants for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503. 14.2.A.1.136 firmware is a major bug fixing update over previous 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and 14.2.A.1.114 firmware on Xperia Z1 Compact D5503.

[ UPDATE – 30 Jan ]

Xperia Z1, Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware rolling officially via PC Companion – White Balance Settings included – NEW UPDATE

Check below the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 on PTCRB website.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

Check below the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 C6902, C6903, C6906, C6943 on PTCRB website.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

Check below the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware certification for Xperia Z Ultra C6802, C6833, C6843, C6806 on PTCRB website.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

14.2.A.1.136 firmware has fixed many issues on Xperia Z1 and has brought white balance settings in display settings. Want to know what 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update has to offer, check the below link.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update seen on EMMA Update Servers in Baltic Regions – White Balance Settings

NOTE : 14.2.A.1.136 firmware has not been rolled via PC Companion globally yet, as soon as it rolls out we will let you know.

Xperia Z1 Compact soon will be shipping in Feb 2014 those who have ordered from Sony online stores and we expect this new 14.2.A.1.136 firmware on Xperia Z1,  Z Ultra and Z1 Compact  to come in a week.

Thanks Ben 🙂

Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 Announced for Au by KDDI for 78120 Yen / $784

Earlier today in morning we saw Sony officially announcing the min-tablet version in Japan in form of Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi Tablet SGP412 for 51800 Yen / $497 to be available by 24 Jan 2014 in 3 color variants black, white and purple. It is first Snapdragon 800 SoC powered tablet from Sony yet which has its flagship water and dust resistant features. As far as accessories are concerned Sony has also announced a new Sony magnetic charging dock DK33 especially for this new tablet for 2700 yen / $26.

We just spotted that Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 is now officially announced by Sony for AU by KDDI 4G network carrier. Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 features Snapdragon 800 SoC, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB on board memory, 8 MP ear cam with IR blaster also added. Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 retains the water and dust resistant features as seen in original Xperia Z Ultra C68XX variants.

Xperia Z Ultra SOL24

Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 will be launched with android 4.2.2 just like Xperia Z Ultra Tablet Wi-Fi SGP412, we wonder why not Sony rolling directly with android 4.3 ! Au by KDDI is branding is seen at the back panel of Xperia Z Ultra SOL24.

Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 Black

Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 Price

On new contract as lump-um payment Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 is priced at 78120 yen / $784, while other plans are also available with respect to data charges.

Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 is available in 3 colors black, white and purple and is available for sale from online stores of KDDI from 25 Jan 2014.

Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 Announced for Au by KDDI for 78120 Yen

So as of today two new handsets launched in Japan from Sony, we hope to see Xperia Z1 Compact also on some carrier network soon.

Well users are willing to buy Xperia Z Ultra SOL24, let us know are you satisfied with the price or you want to consider some other device especially Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi tablet now. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet Launched in Japan for 51800 Yen / $497

Sony SGP412 has been seen number of times till now and yesterday we came up with some official pictures of Sony SGP412 along with its dismantling assemble pics, SAR test pic and latest user manual. We were very sure that Sony SGP412 is the Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi tablet version and here it comes, Sony Mobile has now officially announced the Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet model in Japan this morning. Soon we will also be seeing AU by KDDI also launching Xperia Z Ultra to their network in Japan.

Sony has confirmed that Sony SGP412 is the Wi-Fi tablet version of Xperia Z Ultra which features 6.4″ full HD LCD panel, 6.5 mm thickness, weighs 212 grams and retains the flagship water resistant and dust resistant characteristics. Surprisingly Sony has launched it with old Android 4.2.2 version, Snapdragon 800 SoC and Adreno 330 GPU with WH802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connectivity and on board 32 GB ROM. Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet is launched in 3 colors black, white and purple. Sony has now listed Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 in tablet’s category on its site.

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet is priced in Japan at 51800 Yen ( around 52000 Yen ) almost $497 and will be available for sale by 24 Jan 2014 from online Sony Stores. Sony has also launched a new Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK33 separately for Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet along with Stylus Pen ES22, Power Cover CP12 Black Leather Case DCS-XZUPL01BK and White Leather Case DCS-XZUPL01WH.

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet Launched in Japan for 51800 Yen

As a promotional offer Sony is giving “E-Book coupon worth 1000 yen” to the customers on first come first serve basis.

When Xperia Z Ultra was launched many users said that it is a trouble for carrying such a huge smartphone but with only W-Fi version, Sony dubbing it as tablet, will you take it.

Download Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet Official Press Catalog 

Download Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet.pdf

We want to ask this question to our reader, will you buy Xperia Z Ultra Tablet ?

UPDATE – 22 Jan ]

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK33 for Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi Tablet SGP412 Launched in Japan for 2700 Yen / $26 

We hope Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet gets a global launch soon with the same price tag or a lower one hopefully. Will you buy Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 Tablet if it comes to your region ? Is it worth a tablet, well it is but the size does it both you ? Drop your comments below on this.