Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling – Android 5.0.2 Update

Sony Mobile has finally started rolling Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for the older Xperia “Z” series. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in the form of 10.6.A.0.454 firmware build is now confirmed rolling on Xperia Z via OTA.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware is not rolling via PC Companion or XperiFirm tool for the time being. 10.6.A.0.454 firmware is confirmed for Xperia Z in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, USA region (on C6602). Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware update is also confirmed rolling for Xperia ZR (in Hong Kong and South America region).

Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware update

Xperia Z Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware OTA update size is 694.8 MB (and for some 708.4 MB).

[ UPDATE 23/05/15] How to root Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware on Xperia Z?

Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 OTA update

Xperia Z 10.6.A.0.454 about phone screenshot

10.6.A.0.454 firmware Changelog as per Sony:

  • A fresh look based on Google’s Material Design.
  • Intelligent Lockscreen notifications and customizable settings.
  • Multi-user profile and guest mode.
  • Moves app to SD feature included.
  • New Media apps and material design themes.

Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 Review

Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 Notification Menu

10.6.A.0.454 Lockscreen Xperia Z

Download Xperia Z 10.6.A.0.454 ftf

For Xperia Z C6602, Taiwan Region

Download 10.6.A.0.454 firmware ftf from below link and flash it using Flashtool. Flashing ftf steps here.

Download C6602_10.6.A.0.454_Taiwan.ftf
[ ftf shared by ninjy, source ]

Download C6602_10.6.A.0.454_Taiwan.ftf – New Link
[ ftf shared by DrJoint1991, XDA ]

For Xperia Z C6602, USA region

Download C6602_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_US.ftf
[ ftf shared by Haminjuri, XDA ]

Download C6602_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_US.ftf
[ ftf shared by dogsly, XDA ]

For Xperia Z C6603, Hong Kong region

Download C6602_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_HK.ftf
[ ftf shared by Haminjuri, XDA ]

How to flash Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware ftf manually using FlashTool – Tutorial

[ UPDATE 21/05/15 ] Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 update is now available from XperiaFirm Tool also.

Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 XperiFirm update

So, if you want to download  10.6.A.0.454 firmware from XperiFirm and flash it on your Xperia Z , use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download Xperia Z 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

[ UPDATE 23/05/15] How to root Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware on Xperia Z?

Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, and Xperia ZR users, check the link below to update your handset to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Xperia ZL Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia ZR Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia Tablet Z Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Have you got 10.6.A.0.454 firmware update on your Xperia Z, let us know? Drop your comments below.

Image Credits: Sajjad Hossen.

Sony shows Xperia Z running Andorid Lollipop

Earlier today Sony posted a pic on their official Google+ page showing Android Lollipop running on Xperia Z, the very first device of Xperia “Z” generation with the caption “Coming Soon…“. Coming Soon might not sound different to Xperia “Z” series users as we have heard the same phrase from Sony many times regarding Android Lollipop update.

Yesterday Sony announced that Android Lollipop update will also come on Xperia T2 Ultra (T2 Ultra Dual) and Xperia C3 (Dual) also along with Xperia “Z” series.

Xperia Z running Andorid Lollipop

Below you can see the pic posted by Sony today, showing the new lockscreen notification on Xperia Z running Android Lollipop exclusively.

Xperia Z running Andorid Lollipop

Earlier Sony rolled Android Lollipop update on Xperia Z3 series and Xperia Z2 series in Nordics and Baltic regions only while as per the latest statement released by Sony, Android Lollipop update is available globally to Xperia Z3 series now.

Xperia Z2 series users will be getting Android Lollipop update starting from next week.

We will keep you updated once more info comes on Android Lollipop regarding Xperia “Z” series.

Source: Sony Mobile Google+ | Thanks for the tip, Vikash Khoiwal & Pranay Shinde!

Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Z Tablet 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware certified

New 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Z Tablet on PTCRB today, probably bug fixing update over 10.5.A.0.233 firmware ( Android 4.4.4 update ). As 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware is certified for all variants of Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Z Tablet on PTCRB, we are expecting that it will be rolling soon.

Sony has already promised to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Z Tablet in early 2015 and it is good to see that Sony is still maintaining the firmware update line for early members of Xperia Z series.

Xperia Z 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware certification details for Xperia Z C6602, C6603, C6606 on PTCRB.

Xperia Z 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

Xperia ZL 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware certification details for Xperia ZL C6502, C6503, C6506 PTCRB

Xperia ZL 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

Xperia ZR 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware certification details for Xperia ZR C5502, C5503 PTCRB

Xperia ZR 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

Xperia Z Tablet 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware certification details for Xperia Z Tablet SGP321 PTCRB

Xperia Z Tablet 10.5.1.A.0.292 firmware

We will keep you updated once the firmware update starts rolling. Drop your comments below.

10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware certified for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z – Android 4.4.4 Coming ?

10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware has been certified at PTCRB for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet which is a higher build over previous 10.5.A.0.233 firmware update. Sony has already updated Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra on android 4.4.4 KitKat version while other Xperia “Z” series handsets are still on android 4.4.2.

10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware is believed to bring android 4.4.4 update for the time being but it can also be bug fixing update ( for the severe battery drain issue ).

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware screenshot leaked – Android 4.4.4 update confirmed.

Xperia Z 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware certification for Xperia Z C6603, C6606 and C6616 on PTCRB.

Xperia Z 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

Xperia ZL 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware certification for Xperia ZL C6502, C6503, C6506 PTCRB.

Xperia ZL 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

Xperia ZR 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware certification for Xperia ZR C5502,C5503 on PTCRB.

Xperia ZR 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

Xperia Tablet Z 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

Below you can see the 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware certification for Xperia Tablet Z SGP321, SGP341, SGP351 on PTCRB.

Xperia Tablet Z 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware

We will keep you updated as soon as 10.5.1.A.0.283 firmware starts rolling for above mentioned Xperia handsets. Facing any bugs on present firmware, let us know. Drop your comments below.




Install SuperUser navigation bar softkeys on Xperia devices

Are you bored of your old stock navigation keys on your Xperia device, well if yes then here is something you can try i.e. customized SuperUser navigation bar softkeys courtesy of XDA user androidfreak70. SuperUser is an app used to main app admin rights permission on rooted devices. If you are not using some modded Xperia themes this SuperUser navigation bar softkeys are pretty cool.

It works great on rooted, deodexed Xperia Z ROM but it should also work on stock KitKat ROM. Back up your systemUI.apk first before using this mod. You need to download the below attached systemUI.apk file and push in system/app folder, set permissions rw- r– r– and reboot. Follow these steps to move app to system/app folder.

SuperUser navigation bar softkeys

Tested Devices : Xperia Z.

Trying it on other Xperia devices like Xperia Z1, Z2, ZL, ZR etc is at your own risk. We can’t confirm working for them yet. Do not forget to backup your systemUI.apk file.

Download Green softkeys

Download GREEN##SUNavBarbyandroidfreak70.zip

Green SuperUser navigation bar softkeys

Downlod White softkeys

Download ##SUNavBarbyandroidfreak70.zip

White SuperUser navigation bar softkeys

Do let us know if it worked on your Xperia Z. If any Xperia user managed to get them work on other Xperia devices, let us know. Liked them, drop your comments below.

Android 4.3 10.4.C.0.814 firmware rolling for Xperia Z T-Mobile US

Sony has finally rolled Android 4.3 update for Xperia Z T-Mobile US variant in form of 10.4.C.0.814 firmware update which many users have started receiving as OTA on their handsets. Sony has officially rolled android 4.4.2 KitKat update for whole Xperia “Z” series carrier independent handsets but Xperia Z T-Mobile US was still on android 4.2.2 and Xperia Z1S is still on android 4.3.

10.4.C.0.814 firmware update is confirmed to bring all the android 4.3 features which were seen on regular Xperia handsets when they received it like new Xperia themes, new Xperia messaging app, new Xperia home launcher, new Xperia White UI, updated Sony Social Smart Camera app with various add ons, improved network connectivity etc..

Xperia Z 10.4.C.0.814 firmware

Go to update center app and look for 10.4.C.0.814 firmware notification as shown below and proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia Z 10.4.C.0.814 firmware

If you have already got the 10.4.C.0.814 firmware update on your Xperia Z C6906, let us know which features you liked the most. We are hoping Sony may roll Android 4.4.2 KitKat update soon on remaining Xperia handsets when on the other side Android 4.4.3 has been started seeding on Nexus devices. Drop your comments below.

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 Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update rolling – Android KitKat Support

Sony has just rolled Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update following the previous Album App 5.4.A.0.12 version rolled in early Feb. Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update spotted as OTA update on Xperia Z family members and Xperia L, Xperia SP also following the same changelog as like its previous version.

Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update says Android 4.4 KitKat support again in changelog, which may indicate that Sony is updating its media apps before they roll out the official android 4.4 KitKat firmware update on their handsets. If you look closely in the screenshots you will see white icons in the status bar which is a native KitKat feature.

[ UPDATE ] Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update also rolled on Xperia C, T, TX and V.

Xperia C Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update

Check in your update center app for Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update notification as shown below.

Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update

Download Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update

Below apk is taken from our Xperia Z1 C6902.

Download Album 5.4.A.0.20.apk

Install as normal apk on your android 4.3 and android 4.2.2 powered devices. It may or may not work on  Xperia S, SL, Acro S, etc let us know after trying.

Xperia Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update Changelog

Xperia Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update Changelog

  • Updates for Android 4.4/KitKat Support.
  • Various PlayMemories Online improvements.
  • Software performance improvements.

Fast loading of thumbnails and smooth scrolling across pics is noticed.

We hope Sony soon rolls out KitKat firmware for its mentioned devices, hopefully it will come only after Sony’s MWC event where it will unveil Sony D6503 and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet with the new KitKat UI.

If you have got this Album App 5.4.A.0.20 update already, let us know if you are facing any bugs. Drop your comments below if it works on your device.

10.4.C.0.797 firmware certified for Xperia Z C6606 and C6616 variants

A new 10.4.C.0.797 firmware build has been certified for Xperia Z C6606 and C6616 variants on PTCRB following the previous certification of 10.4.C.0.793 firmware which was not rolled. 10.4.C.0.797 firmware seems to be a particular carrier specific firmware update for T-Mobile Xperia Z or any other Xperia Z carrier variant model. 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware released for Xperia Z C6602/C6606 still has not appeared on PTCRB.

Previous firmware which marked appearance of Xperia Z T-Mobile was 10.4.B.0.569 build and this new 10.4.C.0.797 firmware  may or may not come seeing the frequent change in build within 10 days of certification of last firmware.

Check below the 10.4.C.0.797 firmware certification on PTCRB page.

10.4.C.0.797 firmware Xperia Z

At present we don’t have info regarding KitKat firmware update for Xperia Z but for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact, testing of KitKat 14.3.A.x.xxx firmware has already started. It seems other members of Xperia Z family will get KitKat update later after flagship models are updated.

No ETA is there for 10.4.C.0.797 firmware rollout yet, we will let you know if this 10.4.C.0.797 firmware rolls out on Xperia Z. It will not come to global versions of Xperia Z.

Thanks Matt 🙂

10.4.C.0.793 firmware certified for Xperia Z C6606 and C6616

Just a day after we saw  10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware rolling on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z globally now, yet another 10.4.C.0.793 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z C6606 and C6616 on PTCRB. 10.4.C.0.793 firmware seems a minor update over previous 10.4.B.0.569 firmware seen on T-Mobile Xperia Z variant.

10.4.C.0.793 firmware is only certified for Xperia Z C6606 and C6616 and will not be seen on C6602 / C6603. It seems android 4.3 update only and as per our knowledge android 4.4.x KitKat update is very far for Xperia Z for the time being. Check below the 10.4.C.0.793 firmware certification.

10.4.C.0.793 firmware certification for Xperia Z C6606 and C6616 on PTCRB.

10.4.C.0.793 firmware certification for Xperia Z C6606 and C6616 on PTCRB.

No ETA or confirmation is there on 10.4.C.0.793 firmware as it seems a carrier specific firmware update only.

We will let you know as soon as 10.4.C.0.793 firmware update rolls out, stay tuned till then. Drop your comments below if you receive this 10.4.C.0.793 firmware update anytime.

Download FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack v1.3 – Windows Drivers for all Xperia smartphones


A great work from XDA developer community has come in form of FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack, legendary XDA developer “DooMLoRD” has released FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack for windows based PC which are compatible with almost every Xperia smartphone present around ( from 2011-2012-2013 ). Users always had trouble in finding correct drivers for their devices but not now as you can get them all in one place.

As mentioned by “DooMLoRD” this FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack will be updated regularly as when new drivers are released for any Xperia smartphone from Sony and current latest build reads as v1.3, for the time being they are only compatible with windows PC now.

FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack

Below mentioned devices are now compatible with FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack v1.3, dated today.

Common Flash mode drivers (s1boot) for all Xperia devices
Common Fastboot mode drivers (s1download) for all Xperia devices
Common ADB drivers for Mogami and Zeus board devices based on MSM7x30/MSM8x55 chipset: Xperia ARC, ARC S, NEO, Acro, Mini, Mini Pro, PRO, Ray, Neo V, Active, Neo L
Common ADB drivers for Fuji board devices based on MSM8660 chipset: Xperia S, SL, ion, Acro HD, Acro S
Common ADB drivers for RioGrande board based on STE-NovaThor-U8500 chipset: Xperia Sola, P, U, GO
Common ADB drivers for Fuji board devices based on MSM8660 chipset: Xperia S, SL, ion, Acro HD, Acro S
Common ADB drivers for Blue1.0 board devices based on MSM8960 chipset: Xperia SX, TX, GX, T, TL
Common ADB drivers for Blue3.0 board devices based on MSM8960 chipset: Xperia SX, TX, GX, T, TL, V, AX, VL
Common ADB drivers for Lagan, Fusion3 board devices based on APQ8064 chipset: Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, ZQ, A, UL, Tablet Z
Common ADB drivers for JDM-Platform board devices based on MSM7225A/MSM7227A chipset: Xperia Tipo, Tipo Dual, Miro, J, E, E Dual
Common ADB drivers for Nicky board devices based on MSM8227 chipset: Xperia M, M Dual
Common ADB drivers for Viskan board devices based on MSM8960T chipset: Xperia SP
Common ADB drivers for Taoshan board devices based on MSM8230 chipset: Xperia L
Common ADB drivers for Rhine board devices based on MSM8974 chipset: Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z1s
Common ADB drivers for Tianchi board devices based on MSM8928 chipset: Xperia T2 Ultra, T2 Ultra Dual
Common ADB drivers for Shinano board devices based on MSM8974AB chipset: Xperia D65xx, other unannounced devices
Xperia X8, Xperia X10, Xperia X10 mini
Xperia Arc, Play, Neo, Acro (IS11S, SO-02C)
Xperia Pro, Ray, Ray (SO-03C)
Xperia P, U, Sola
Xperia S, SL, NX, Acro HD
Xperia Acro HD (IS12S, SO-03D), Xperia Acro S
Xperia GX (SO-04D), Xperia SX
Xperia TX, VL
Xperia Z (SO-02E), Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra (SGP3xx) (including WiFi Only SGP412, SOL24), Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition, Xperia Z1 f SO-02F
Xperia UL, Xperia A
Xperia Z1 Compact

From below you can download FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack

Download Flashtool-drivers-1.3-20140209.exe | 14 MB

FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack v1.3

Your device may not be listed above but drivers of another variant of same device will work.

Well keep on checking the drivers list whenever they are updated. We hope this FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack will settle the complaints of many Xperia smartphone users who were complaining that drivers of their phones were not available in FlashTool drivers list. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – XDA ]

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

In the middle of android 4.3 update crisis for Xperia SP, T, V and TX; Sony has just rolled a new bug fixing android 4.3 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZR and Xperia ZL officially. A few days ago 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update was rolled for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and this new 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware brings similar improvements. Sony rolled first android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z.

Sony Mobile has just tweeted that they are rolling 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR and for Xperia Tablet Z ETA will be told new week. In the changelog of 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update, they mentioned “brings BT connectivity, battery, YouTube app improvements & more“.

[ UPDATE – 11 FEB ]

Xperia Tablet Z 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware Rolling – Flickering Display issue not resolved.

Check tweet below.

We have not seen any user getting 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update till now, it seems it is still seeding and gradual rollout will be done soon depending upon the regions. We have not got it yet on our Xperia Z C6602 in India. Sony has update on the software support pages for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR with 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware details dated today.

Official Changelog of 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware from Sony

  • Enhanced user experience.
  • Improved battery life.
  • Software performance improvements

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware is confirmed on Xperia ZL C6503 (LTE Europe/Asia) Singapore region, Generic SG, Cust. No 1270-0690, Version 10.4.1.B.0.101 R1C.

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware Xperia ZL Singapore

UPDATE – 11 Feb ]

Xperia ZL 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update is confirmed on Xperia ZQ C6503 Brazil region.

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update is confirmed on Xperia ZQ

Download Xperia ZL 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware ftf

# ZQ C6503 Singapore Firmware

Customization version: 1270-0690_R1C

Download C6503_10.4.1.B​.0.101_Generic SG.ftf
[ via XDA user Bird40 ]

[ UPDATE – 10 Feb ]

Xperia Z 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware for Xperia Z is now rolling, confirmed in Ukraine.

Xperia Z 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware

Download Xperia Z 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware ftf

# For C6603

Download Xperia Z_10.4.1.B.0.101 _1270 -1397 UA Ukraine.ftf
[ via XDA user smardu ]

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware for Xperia Z

Xperia ZR 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update

10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware for Xperia ZR is now rolling, confirmed in Russia, Chile.

Xperia ZR 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update

Download Xperia ZR 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware ftf

# For C5503 LTE

Download XPERIA ZR C5503_РСТ_10.4​.1.b.0.101.ftf
[ via XDA user xenius9 ]

10.4.1.B.0.101 Xperia ZR firmware

Do let us know if you have got 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware update, drop your change log and screenshots if possible. Drop your comments below.

Sony updates Album App to version 5.4.A.0.12 – Android KitKat Support

Sony Mobile has just updated one of their media app, Album app is updated to new version 5.4.A.0.12 from previous 5.3.A.0.24 version. This new update moves album app from version 5.3.A to 5.4.A which means considerable changes in the app. At present Album app version 5.4.A.0.12 is confirmed rolling on Xperia Z series and Xperia L across many nations.

Album app version 5.4.A.0.12 brings android 4.4 KitKat Support as mentioned in the changelog which is very amusing right now, why would Sony mention android 4.4 KitKat stuff in the changelog of media app update. Well if you see clearly in screenshots below in one the screenshot taken by Sony itself, all icons in status bar are white in color which is a standard KitKat feature of Android.

[ UPDATE – 5 Feb ]

Info Eye version 1.3.04 update rolling for Xperia Z1 Camera App

Album app version 5.4.A.0.12 is rolling as OTA update, check in your update center app.

Album app version 5.4.A.0.12

Download Album app version 5.4.A.0.12

Below file is taken from our Xperia Z1 C6902.

Download com.sonyericsson.album_version5.4.A.0.12.apk

No root needed, just install above as normal apk. Confirmed working on android 4.3 devices. Android 4.2.2 or android 4.1.2 users try it by installing on your Xperia S, SL, Acro S, SP, T, V,C etc and let us know.

Album app version 5.4.A.0.12 Changelog

5.4.A.0.12 Album App

  • Updates for Android 4.4/KitKat Support.
  • Various PlayMemories Online improvements.
  • Software performance improvements.

Smooth scrolling across pictures and fast loading of thumbnails is seen.

What do you think why would Sony mention KitKat support in Album app version 5.4.A.0.12  update, is its release near than we actually expected. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Camilo Uribe, David Emanuel 🙂

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

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

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

[ UPDATE – 7 Feb ]

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

Official Changelog from Sony 

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

Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

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

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

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

# For C6603

Below ftf is from Singtel SG 1270-0743 device.

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

# For C6603

Below ftf is from Singapore 1270-0743_R1C device.

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

# For C6603 INDIAN users

Below ftf is from 1275-1562 Generic IN device.

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

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

Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Screenshots

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

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

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

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

# For SGP321 LTE

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

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

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

# For C6503 LTE Brazil ZQ

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

# For C6502 HSPA+ Latin America Unbranded

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

# For C6502 HSPA+ India

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

Xperia ZL Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia ZR Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

Xperia ZR Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware update

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

# For C5503 LTE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Marcin, Reda, RyomaEchizen, samylyes2304, RyomaEchizen 🙂

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

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

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

[ UPDATE – 23 DEC ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all who sent this in 🙂

Sony releases Android 4.4.1 AOSAP binaries for Xperia L,S,Z,ZL,Tablet Z

Officially it might take very long to get android 4.4 KitKat update on already mentioned Xperia devices from Sony but Xperia devices have recently got love from many developers. XDA devs have contributed for almost every Xperia device to get unofficially CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build on them even the 2011 Xperia devices have got it.

In past Sony has released AOSP binaries for Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z and now Xperia L and Xperia S have been added to the list. Yes Sony has officially released  Android 4.4 AOSAP binaries for Xperia L, S , Z, ZL, Tablet Z. Build available is KRT16O.S3.1044 ( android 4.4 KitKat ).

If you are a developer or want to contribute in making AOSP ROMs for above mentioned devices, download the binaries and start developing today 🙂

AOSP for Xperia  L – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia L
AOSP for Xperia L project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  Z – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia Z
AOSP for Xperia L project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  ZL – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia ZL
AOSP for Xperia ZL project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  Tablet Z – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia Tablet Z
AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  S – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia S
AOSP for Xperia S project on GitHub.

We hope to see some great builds from developer community for all above devices and hope more will be added soon. It is pretty weird Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra is missing from the list. Probably after android 4.3 update on Xperia Z1, broken camera bug after unlocking the bootloader on Xperia Z1 will be fixed.

Are you excited Xperia L and Xperia S users, drop your comments.

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

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

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

[ UPDATE – 23 DEC ]

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

Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware Features / Changelog

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

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

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

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

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

Works on both C6602 and C6603

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

Xperia Z Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware

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

Works on both C6503 and C6502

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.4 Minor Update for Xperia Z, Z1, ZL, Z Ultra Rolling

A few days back we saw Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 update being rolled on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z and ZL devices. Being a major Walkman app update it brought new playlist features like  “newly added songs” etc. and just now a new Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.4 minor update has been rolled out. We just spotted it on our Xperia Z1 C6902. Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.4 update is confirmed rolling on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z and ZL so far. It’s only a minor bug fixing update as the build number has just increased by a decimal point. Check for a notification in update center as shown below.

Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.4 Minor Update for Xperia Z, Z1, ZL, Z Ultra Rolling

Download Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.4 update

Below app is extracted from Xperia Z1 C6902.

Download com.sonyericsson.music-2.apk | 14 MB

Download Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.4 update

Install the above apk file on your android 4.2.2 powered Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia L, it should work smoothly on thesse handsets.

If the above app runs on any other Xperia device, do let us know below in comments.

Official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies for Xperia Z,ZL,ZR,T,V,Tablet Z – Android 4.4 KitKat Build Available

December is approaching and here we wait for Android 4.3 to come out officially on Xperia devices and meanwhile a few days ago we posted unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat builds for 2011 Xperia devices from LegacyXperia Project team for Xperia Arc/Arc S, Neo, Neo V, Pro, Mini Pro, Active, Mini, Ray, Live with Walkman and before that for 2012-2013 Xperia Devices Xperia Z1, Z,  ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, T, V, Go, P, Sola, U, SP, Tablet Z. All those builds were unofficially by various developers but now for some devices official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies build have come up from CM team itself.

Official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, T, V, Tablet Z  (Wi-Fi + LTE version) is now available on CyanogenMod website. Keep in mind that “Nightlies” build is not a stable build and is updated very frequently so if you want to taste the flavor of android 4.4 KitKat on your above mentioned Xperia devices you can download the builds.

Installing such ROMs require you to unlock the bootloader of phone. Keep in mind to have  a backup of the DRM keys before unlocking the bootloader for safety.

Do let us know if you have downloaded and installed any of above nightly CM ROM on your device. How stable they are we would like to know, drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

After reviewing a lot many cases in a row for Xperia Z1 from Roxfit, Brando, TETDED, Muvit, RockPhone CN, PDair today we will review a premium book type case from PDair for Xperia Z. Xperia Z has such a sleek body that one would think twice before covering it with any case but in order to protect the glass panels on both side you should opt a case.

Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair came as review sample unit for us, it is priced very decently at $29.99 and is shipped worldwide ( from Hong Kong ). Available in more than 10 colors and also comes with a leather belt clip.

Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair comes in brown box similarly just like Xperia Z1 case came from them. “PDair” logo is embossed on top of box.

pd1

The case is as usual stitched in white thread and is made from premium handmade deluxe South Korean cowhide leather. We must say the quality of leather is very good and it smells a bit for some days due to leather stuff issues.

We are currently noticing that many flip book style cases have no hearing speaker opening in the front flap in this case it is also missing may be because the thickness of front flap it too much as it may not be practically possible to do a hole then.

It comes with a magnetic colsure to close the front flap.

Front side of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

Back of the case is fitted with removable 360 degrees belt clip which can be very well inserted in the belt of trousers or jeans. Notice the opening at the camera lens, it seems it obstructs a pit portion of camera flash and camera flash seems distorted. A hole opening is given for secondary microphone at the back. While case is close no port is accessible.

Camera opening of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

Accessibility 

While case is closed, you can access the SIM card slot, power button and volume rocker keys partially; to access them completely you need to open the case.

Ports opening of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

SIM card slot opening in Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case

At the bottom phone is being held by two clips of case itself.

Bottom side of Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair - Revie

3.5 mm headphone jack port is well accessible.

3.5 mm headphone jack port is well accessible in Xperia Z PDair case

At the book flap side, Micro SD card and USB port slots are well accessible including magnetic charging port but due tot thickness of the case you can’t use the magnetic charging port while case is on.

Magnetic charging port opening in Xperia Z Book Type Leather Case from PDair

Inner lining of the case has velvet touch surface to protect the screen from any scratches.

Pros

  • Genuine leather used ( Cowhide ).
  • Removable 360 Degrees Belt Clip support.
  • All ports accessible.
  • Variety of colors available.

Cons

  • Too thick.
  • Too bulky.
  • Camera opening obstructs flash.

If you are looking for a good leather case for Xperia Z, then it is a good choice but do keep in mind that camera opening hole obstructs LED flash path a bit.

Thanks PDair for sending 🙂 Check the listing of PDair Xperia Z Book type case here, if you want to buy it.

Which flip case you are using for your Xperia Z, as in past we have reviewed flip cases for Xperia Z from Roxfit, Noreve . Drop your comments below.

Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 Update for Xperia Z, Z1, Z Ultra Rolling

A new Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 OTA update is now rolling on Xperia Z devices. It’s the latest build over previous Walkman app version 7.15.A.0.0 which as brought many new features this time. Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 OTA Update is already confirmed on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Xperia Z, it should soon hit other devices also ( Xperia ZR, ZL, SP etc hopefully ). It has bring the new playlist features besides bug fixes.

Check in your update center app it may or may not be showing a notification for Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 OTA Update as shwon below. If yes download it otherwise look for the manual downloading link below.

Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 OTA Update for Xperia Z, Z1, Z Ultra Rolling

New Features in Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 

  • Enjoy a 30 seconds free preview out of millions of songs from the Music Unlimited streaming service.
  • New playlists for “Newly Added” songs, “Most Played” songs and “Track ID history” ( depending upon the version of Track Id ).

Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 OTA Update

  • Possibility to save playlist shared by your friend.
  • “Now Playing” indicator for songs, albums and playlists.
  • Performance enhancement and bug fixes.

Though “Track ID History” didn’t appear for us, may be because of the Track ID version installed.

Download Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 apk

Below Walkman file is extracted from our Xperia Z1 C6902.

Download Walkman 8.0.A.0.3.apk | 14 MB

Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3

Just for sake of concern do let us know which Track ID version you are playing, we have version 3.82.06 installed on our device. Xperia L, M, SP, T, V, S, SL, Acro S, Ion, E, J users try installing the app, it may work.

Download the Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 and let us know if it worked on your device or not. It seems pretty nice till now, let us know if you find any other major changes in the app other than mentioned by Sony.

T-Mobile USA Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware update rolling finally

As December comes closer, release of android 4.3 update for Xperia handsets comes nearer and in the mean time T-Mobile has updated Xperia Z C6606/C6616 for the very first time to android 4.2.2 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware from android 4.1.2 10.1.1.B.0.166 firmware update. It was certified by PTCRB back in early November Well it is quite late for the T-Mobile to update Xperia Z on android 4.2.2 when the world is talking about android 4.3 and android 4.4 while android 4.2.2 was rolled on global version of Xperia Z back in June.

10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware brings android 4.2.2 jelly bean to T-Mobile USA ( United States ) Xperia Z both models C6606/C6616 and is available over OTA as well as via PC Companion / SUS. If you updating 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware via OTA, file size of is about 185 MB in size ( must have free 200 MB internal memory ).

T-Mobile Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware update rolling finally

  • Android Version – 4.2.2
  • Phone Model – C6606/C6616
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Baseband version – 9x15A-ACEFWMAZQ-30110076-50
  • Build Number – 10.3.1.E.0.191

Check the 10.3.1.E.0.191 software info below.

Phone Software version – 1269-5309_10.3.1.E.0.191
File System Version – TMOUS-LTE_10.3.1.E.0.191
Customization version – 1272-8668_R10B

Check the 10.3.1.E.0.191 software info

10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware Changelog

  • Adds camera access from lockscreen.
  • Software enhancement.
  • Improves handset rebooting when dialing a call.

Rest other features include all basics android 4.2.2 features which global version of Xperia Z got.

If you have updated your T-Mobile Xperia Z on 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware, let us know what it has brought for you under the hood, drop your comments below.

Thanks Jeffrey Moore 🙂

Install Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M Stable ROM on Xperia Z “Yuga”

While every Xperia smartphone user is waiting for the official wording from Sony Mobile on their plans for android 4.3 and android 4.4 KitKat update, as per Sony Mobile tweet they will let users know later this week but in the meantime XDA developer pabx has managed to boot up android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M ROM on Xperia Z “Yuga” which as per many users wordings, is a stable ROM.

It’ good too see android 4.4 AOSP development has begun for Xperia devices even before the launch of android 4.4 officially on them. It’s a great ROM as per users if you don’t want to wait for CyanogenMod ROM.

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP ROM Coming soon for Sony Xperia Z1

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M Stable ROM for Xperia Z

If you are planning to install this ROM on your Xperia Z, you must know that this ROM is purely based on android 4.4 KitKat AOSP and is needed to be flashed with fastboot. Let’s see what this ROM contains. Kernel is 3.4.67.

Working features :- As per version 3.1 of the android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M ROM on Xperia Z; Wi-Fi, audio, Camera / video recording, callings / SMS feature, GPS, NFC are working fine including other features too.

Known Bugs :- Some users after testing claims that syncing calendar with Google may not work on fresh installation of android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M ROM on Xperia Z, after a series of rebooting it works fine and while selecting mobile network manually and unwanted dialog box pops up, press home button to get rid of it.

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M ROM on Xperia Z Overview

XDA member mestanr has created an overview of this ROM, let’s have a look at it.

If you want to install this android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M ROM on Xperia Z then head over to XDA thread for all detailed info on installation and downloading packages concerned for this ROM.

If you have installed this ROM, let us know how was the experience.

T-Mobile USA Xperia Z C6606/C6616 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware certified – Which Android version ?

In between the time when Sony Mobile officially tweeted that they are going to release their android 4.4 KitKat and android 4.3 update plans for the Xperia devices, a new firmware has been spotted for T-Mobile USA Xperia Z C6606/C6616. 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware besides 10.3.1.E.0.190 firmware has been spotted on PTCRB website recently.

It is still not clear that 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware belongs to which android version. It is a higer build over android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware update as the new firmware has a new series 10.3.1.E.X.XXX so it is expected to be a higher build of android too.

[ UPDATE 19 Nov ]

T-Mobile Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware update rolling finally

Check below the certification of 10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware on PTCRB website. 10.3.1.E.0.190 firmware can also be seen in below image.

10.3.1.E.0.191 firmware certified for Xperia Z

No new firmware has been spotted for global Xperia Z C6603 LTE and C6602 HSPA+ versions, it something amazing that we saw a firmware certified for T-Mobile USA Xperia Z version.

We hope it may a higher build of android, hopefully android 4.3; still no official word on this. As soon as we get more info on this new firmware certified, we will update you…

Let us know if you have received any such firmware update…

[ via –  PTCRB ]