Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update rolling on carrier handsets

14.5.A.0.283 firmware update which was recently seen rolling on Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra is now rolling on Xperia Z1 also (but for limited carrier handsets only in European region). 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update is confirmed in regions like Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Poland, and Slovak Republic.

14.5.A.0.283 firmware is an Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update, which has a very low possibility of also getting rolled for global variants of these devices.

Xperia Z1  14.5.A.0.283 firmware update

14.5.A.0.283 firmware update is also available for download via XperiFirm tool also.

Xperia Z1  14.5.A.0.283 firmware update
Download Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.283 ftf 

For C6903

Download C6903_5.0.2 build .283_GLOBAL-LTA.ftf

NOTE: Non-Carrier Xperia Z1 users, kindly do not flash the carrier ftf on their handset. Flashing steps here.

If you want to download 14.5.A.0.283 firmware from the XperiFirm tool and flash it on your Xperia Z1, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.283 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.283 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Check out the preview of new firmware running on Xperia Z1.

Have you got 14.5.A.0.283 firmware update on your Xperia Z1? Let us know, drop your comments below.

via – XDA (ftf shared by NexusGTS)

Lollipop Call Recording MOD for Xperia Z3, Z2 & Z1

All those Sony Xperia users who have updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update might be missing the call recording function on their Xperia handset, well now a Lollipop Call recording mod has come for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2, and Xperia Z1 (running stock Sony Lollipop firmware).

You need rooted Xperia handset running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware and custom recovery installed. Make sure you backup your current ROM via recovery before flashing the mod.

Lollipop Call Recording MOD

Mod for Devices: Xperia Z3, Z2, and Z1 only, so other devices users should not try this mod strictly.

Devices Tested: Xperia Z3, Z2, Z1, Z1 Compact

Features of Mod

  • Deodexed TeleService Apk
  • Call recording enabled.
  • 2 G only mod and  3G only mod.
  • Speaker Voice enhancement.
  • Data notification in status bar disabled.

Download Flashable zip files from below. – Flashing Instructions mentioned below.

For Xperia Z2/Xperia Z3, Download here or use the link below.

GizmoBolt Download Button

For Xperia Z1, Download here or use the link below.

GizmoBolt Download Button

Lollipop Call Recording MOD

Xperia Lollipop Call Recording MOD

How to Flash?

  • Download the concerned zip file.
  • You must remove the ARM folder from System/Priv-app/TeleServiceMust STEP
  • Reboot into recovery > Flash the zip > Reboot.
  • Navigate to settings > call settings > enable call recording.

Lollipop Call Recording MOD for Xperia

Check out the Dolby Digital+ and Beats Sound Mod for Lollipop Xperia devices here.

If the Lollipop call recording mod works on your device, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA (Mod by Rajeev)

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.270 firmware update rolling

14.5.A.0.270 firmware which was certified for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra a week ago has finally started rolling. It is a bug fixing update over first Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware update for Xperia Z1.

Sony has officially started sending emails to Xperia Z1 users asking them to update to latest Lollipop 14.5.A.0.270 firmware available. 14.5.A.0.270 firmware update is confirmed for Xperia Z1 C6906 in Canada.

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.270 firmware update

14.5.A.0.270 firmware update is available from PC Companion for the time being.

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.270 firmware update

14.5.A.0.270 firmware update is available for download from XperiFirm tool also.

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.270 firmware ftf

Download Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.270 ftf

For Xperia Z1 C6906

Download 14.5.A.0.270 firmware ftf from below link and flash it using Flashtool. Flashing ftf steps here.

Download C6906_14.5.A.0.270_Telus CA.ftf
[ ftf shared by Alvian_P ]

NOTE: 14.5.A.0.270 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z1, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.270 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.270 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got the Lollipop 14.5.A.0.270 update on your Xperia Z1, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Saif, Nihar!

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.242 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

Sony has rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in the form of 14.5.A.0.242 firmware on Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact  and Xperia Z Ultra worldwide whereas Lollipop 23.1.1.E.0.1 firmware has been released for Xperia Z3 Dual variant globally just now, as mentioned by Sony officially.

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.242 Lollipop firmware update is now confirmed rolling in regions like Slovenia, Austria, Sweden, Hong Kong, MENA Arabic, MENA Latin, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UAE for C6903. Update has not been reported for Xperia Z1 C6902 yet (neither in India).

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.24 Lollipop Update

Check out the 14.5.A.0.242 firmware running on Xperia Z1 C6903. App to SD feature has been included in the update.

Xperia Z1 14.5.A.0.24  Screenshot

Download Xperia Z1 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 C6903 – Hong Kong

Download C6903_Customized HK_1276-7948_14.5.A.0.242_R5D.ftf
[ by XDA user deconfrost ]

Download C6903_5.0.2_C6903.ftf
[ by XDA user Sony guy ]

Download C6903_Customized_AE_14.5.A.0.242.ftf
[ by XDA user su86bd ]

How to flash ftf, tutorial here.

NOTE: 14.5.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 Z1, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z1 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z1 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

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

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

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

Let us know if you have got Lollipop update on your Xperia Z1 handset. Drop your comments below with your review on latest Lollipop update.

Image Credits: iedafarha




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 14.4.A.0.133 firmware update rolling on carrier handsets

A new 14.4.A.0.133 firmware has started rolling on Xperia Z1 carrier handsets in European regions on Vodafone carrier. A few days back we saw 14.4.A.0.133 firmware getting certified for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact on PTCRB. 14.4.A.0.133 firmware is a bug fixing update over previous 14.4.A.0.118 firmware.

14.4.A.0.133 firmware update rollout for global Xperia Z1 variants for the time being is not known, we may nor may not see it rolling. It is confirmed on Vodafone DE, NL, ES, Cosmote GR, Polkomtel PLUS PL.

14.4.A.0.133 firmware update

14.4.A.0.133 firmware can only be updated via PC Companion for the time being.

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.133 firmware ftf

Download Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.133 firmware ftf

Download 14.4.A.0.133 firmware ftf from below and flash it using flashtool.

For C6903

Download C6903_14.4.A.0.133_VodafoneDE.ftf

Download C6903_14.4.A.0.133_VodafoneES.ftf

Download C6903_14.4.A.0.133_VodafoneNL.ftf

Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.133 firmware ftf

Let us know if you have updated your Xperia Z1 this firmware. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 size comparison pics

Xperia Z1 is the old entry in smartphone industry while Samsung Galaxy S5 came after it and OnePlus One has marked its presence in android smartphone arena recently with remarkably outstanding specifications in a low price. While Xperia Z1 is no longer Sony’s flagship device, Galaxy S5 and OnePlus One are enjoying the flagship device status of the parent company.

Today we have picked above mentioned handsets for a preliminary size comparison. Sony Xperia Z1 features 5″ display, Galaxy S5 5.1″ display while OnePlus one features a big 5.5″ display. Let’s see Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 size comparison pics.

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1 is 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm in dimensions, Galaxy S5 is 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and OnePlus One is 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm.

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 Build quality

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 Comparison

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 size comparison

OnePlus One is thickest among them with 8.9 mm width.

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 Tickness

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 dimensions

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1

 

Xperia Z1 features FHD 1080p Triluminos display ( 441 ppi density ) with X-Reality Engine, Galaxy S5 features FHD 1080p Super AMOLED display ( 432 ppi density ) and OnePlus One features FHD 1080p LTPS LCD display ( 401 ppi density ).

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 display

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 viewing angles comparison

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 viewing angles

Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One vs Xperia Z1 display quality

Are you using any of the 2 devices listed above, let us know your views on them. Drop your comments below.

Install 14.4.A.0.108 firmware deodex patch on Xperia Z1

We hope all Xperia Z1 users have already updated to android 4.4.4 14.4.A.0.108 firmware update already if you haven’t do it. If you are waiting for PC Companion update notification, well then you can flash the 14.4.A.0.108 firmware ftf on your device. It doesn’t require rooting.

Download 14.4.A.0.108 firmware ftf for Xperia Z1 from here. Flashing firmware steps here. Once you are done now you have too root your device. To Root Xperia Z1 on 14.4.A.0.108 firmware, follow the steps given here. Once you are rooted now let’s install custom recovery.

How to Install Recovery on Xperia Z1

Follow the below mentioned steps are your own risk, you may get bootloop error if not performed cautiously. Do check the source links for more clarification. Below mentioned files are for Xperia Z1 only, do not try them on Z Ultra or Z1 Compact.

For locked bootloaders. You will get dual recovery installed. To know more about installing recovery, check here.

  • Download below mentioned recovery installed zip file and extract it on your PC.

Download Z1-lockeddualrecovery2.7.132-BETA.installer.zip

Enable USB Debugging on your phone and connect it to PC.

  • After extracting above file, click on Install.bat to run the program. Follow the on screen instructions and recovery will be installed soon.

Flash 14.4.A.0.108 firmware deodex patch on Xperia Z1

Download 14.4.A.0.108 firmware deodex patch for Xperia Z1 from below.

Download Z1-4.4.4-108-deodex.zip

  • Copy the above zip file on your phone and reboot in recovery.
  • Flash the above download zip file in recovery.
  • Wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  • Reboot system.

Now you have got stock 14.4.A.0.108 firmware deodex ROM on your Xperia Z1 and now you can try all mods which require deodex ROM.

Let us know if you face any issues in above mentioned steps. Drop your comments below.

Source – [NUT], XDA

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.

[VIDEO] Root Xperia Z1 – Locked Bootloader Android 4.4.2 for C6902, C6903, C6906, C6943

Ever wished you could unleash the full potential of your Sony Xperia Z1? With root access you will be able to install various mods and try custom roms that could potentially make your device run a lot faster and also extend the battery life.  If you wished you could have 4K recording and the cool Timeshift Video known from Xperia Z2 thanks to various developers that will be possible as well.  So what are you waiting for?

Sony recently rolled android 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.761 firmware update on Xperia Z1 and if you are looking for a method to root Xperia Z1 we have got one. This rooting method does not require unlocking of the bootloader and you will be able to easily revert to stock. Kindly note rooting voids warranty and as soon as you revert back to original firmware you get warranty back.

[VIDEO] Root Xperia Z1

Before we start

  • This guide will remove all data on your phone so make sure you perform a BACKUP first!
  • Answers to most commonly asked questions to root Xperia Z1 ( FAQ ) can be found in below video.

Necessary downloads:

  1. Xperia Z1 Drivers, download here.
  2. Newest FLASHTOOL, download here.
  3. Newest Recovery installer by NUT (file name: Z1-lockeddualrecovery(…)installer.zip ), Download here.
  4. Any .534 firmware corresponding to your model number from here, get from here.
  5. Check your phone model by going to Settings > About Phone > Model Number and download the right files from below:

C6902 files:

Flashable zip – C6902_14.3.A.0.757.flashable.zip

Stripped ftf – C6902_14.3.A.0.757_Stripped.ftf

C6903 files:

Flashable zip  – C6903_14.3.A.0.757.flashable.zip

Stripped ftf – C6903_14.3.A.0.757_Stripped.ftf

14.3.A.0.761 firmware files, get them here.

C6906 files:

Flashable zip – C6906_14.3.A.0.757.flashable.zip

Stripped ftf – C6906_14.3.A.0.757_Stripped.ftf

C6943 files:

Flashable zip – C6943_14.3.A.0.757.flashable.zip

Stripped ftf – C6943_14.3.A.0.757_Stripped.ftf

If in any doubt to root Xperia Z1 kindly put your comments below XDA user shem2409 will surely answer it. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA, Thanks to [NUT]RyokonRHBH

14.3.A.0.761 firmware rolling for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact as OTA update

A new 14.3.A.0.761 firmware has been spotted rolling on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact where same 14.3.A.0.761 firmware was spotted on Xperia Z1 L39h in early May this year. 14.3.A.0.761 firmware is available via OTA update only as reported by many users and not seen on Xperia Z Ultra yet.

14.3.A.0.761 firmware seems a minor bug fixing update only as it is of less than 2 MB ( 1.9 MB ) size via OTA. 14.3.A.0.761 firmware is mostly seen on C6903 variant, only a few C6902 users reported this update. 14.3.A.0.761 firmware not seen in India and other Asian regions, mostly available in European regions. Just letting users know that recently a higher build as 14.3.A.0.769 firmware has been certified on PTCRB which we may see eventually getting rolled in future. Battery drain bug is fixed for Xperia Z1 users and overheating for Xperia Z1 Compact as mentioned by many users.

Xperia Z1 17.3.A.0.761 firmware

Check in your update center app for 14.3.A.0.761 firmware update notification and download the update.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.761 firmware

Xperia Z1 C6903 14.3.A.0.761 firmware

Download Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.761 firmware ftf

Use Flash Tool to flash the below given ftf file, no root needed.

Download C6903_14.3.A.0.761_SFR-FR_1276-5845_R6C.ftf

If you want a flashable zip file of 14.3.A.0.761 firmware, use the below mentioned one. Root needed to flash via CWM.

Download C6903_14.3.A.0..761_NCB.flashable.zip
[ via XDA user juanpirulo ]

Xperia Z1 Compact 17.3.A.0.761 firmware

Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 users are also reporting the 14.3.A.0.761 firmware update.

Xperia Z1 D5503 14.3.A.0.761 firmware

Download Xperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.761 firmware ftf

Download D5503_14.3.A.0.761_1279-4149_Nordic_Generic.ftf
[ via XDA user paul5425 ]

If you have already updated your Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact on 14.3.A.0.761 firmware, let us know if any major change noticed. Drop your comments below.

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 Z1 14.3.A.0.761 firmware update released in China

Recently certified Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.761 firmware on PTCRB for C6902, C6903 has been released in China on Xperia Z1 L395 model. Acknowledging the bugs on original Xperia Z1 android 4.2.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware, Sony released a bug fixing 14.3.A.0.757 update a few days back and now it seems 14.3.A.0.761 firmware will soon hit the global variants of Xperia Z1 also.

14.3.A.0.761 firmware is not seen anywhere yet except on Xperia Z1 China L39h model, both changelog and features remain unknown so far. 14.3.A.0.761 firmware seems only a minor bug fixing update only. Do check at your end also if you have got this 14.3.A.0.761 firmware update or not.

14.3.A.0.761 firmware about phone details below.

14.3.A.0.761 firmware

Download Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.761 firmware ftf

Download [email protected]
[ Password – 0ok3 ]

We will soon share the 14.3.A.0.761 firmware ftf for manual flashing on Xperia Z1.

Do let us know if you any Xperia Z1 user got this update on his phone. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA | Digi-Wo

Download $350 worth free Pro Apps from Sony on Xperia Z1 and Z2

Sony is giving away $350 worth free Pro apps to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z2 owners, which is a very cool promotional offer. Sony is giving 6 free movies including Captain Phillips, Unlimited Music Service 30 days trial, 8 games from PlayStation Mobile, free download of album XSCAPE out of box with Xperia Z2.

Sony is now giving away premium apps to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z2 owners till 31 July. To redeem the offer, users need to install Xperia Lounge app and then access the offer link to download the apps. We accessed the link on our Xperia Z1 and found only four apps for downloading viz. OfficeSuite PRo, Box, Bitcasa and Social Live Premium.

Download $350 worth free Pro Apps

Download $350 worth free Pro Apps

Below you can find the list of apps which Sony is offering for free download.

  • Garmin Xperia edition full suite.
  • OfficeSuite Pro Full version.
  • Box 50GB account.
  • Evernote premium subscription for 3 months.
  • Bitcasa 1TB storage account for 3 months.
  • 10 Xperia themes.
  • Social live premium account for 1 month.
  • Three Additional games and apps.

Download OfficeSuite Pro on Xperia Z1

Download Bitcasa Premium on Xperia Z1

Download OfficeSuite Pro apk on Xperia Z1

Download Office Suite Pro

Download Box apk on Xperia Z1

Download Bitcasa apk on Xperia Z1

Download Social Live apk on Xperia Z1

Garmin Xperia Edition is available to Xperia Z2 owners only for the time being. Download the apps on your device and let us know if you are able to download more apps on Xperia Z1 or Xperia Z2. Drop your comments below.

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

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

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

[ UPDATE – 9 April ]

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

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware update

14.3.A.0.757 firmware Xperia Z1 C6903

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware about phone details

Download Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.757 firmware ftf

#For C6903 LTE Euro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Update

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 PC Companion Update India

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 C6902 India Update

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 C6902 SUS update

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 SUS KitKat Update

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Screenshots

About Phone screenshot below.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware About Phone

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Software info below

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Software info

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Quick Settings Option

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Notification settings

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Notification Panel

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Lock Screen

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Home Screen

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Default SMS App settings

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 answering machine

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 Camera App

Download Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ftf

For Z1 C6902 India / Global

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

 For Z1 C6903

Generic France

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

Singapore SingTel carrier

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

For Vodafone UK carrier

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

Generic MEA Saudi Arabia KSA

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

Generic Nordic

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

For Z1 C6906

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

For Z1 C6493

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

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

Download flashtool-0.9.15.0-windows.exe 

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

Download concerned ftfs from above links.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xperia Z1 KitKat changelog as per users

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ via – Sony Mobile ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware PTCRB

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

Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 14.3.A.0.681 firmware

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

White Xperia Z2 Vs Xperia Z1 Vs Xperia Z1 Compact color contrast comparison

Sony’s latest flagship device Xperia Z2 is launched in 3 colors white, black and purple just like Xperia Z1 while Sony launched Xperia Z1 Compact in black, white, lime and pink color. White gives you elegant and clean look and obviously gets dirty before any color gets, so here found some pics of all three handsets in white color.

Below you will find pics of White Xperia Z2 Vs Xperia Z1 Vs Xperia Z1 Compact color contrast comparison and you can  see the exact difference in white color contrast among three handsets. Phone’s side profile and edges shows a difference in contrast of white color, in pics it gives a silver look. Have a look and let us know your opinion.

[ Extreme Left – Xperia Z2 , Middle – Xperia Z1, Extreme Right – Z1 Compact ]

White Xperia Z2 Vs Xperia Z1

[ Top – Z1 Compact, Middle – Xperia Z1, Bottom – Xperia Z2 ]

White Xperia Z1 Vs Xperia Z2
White Xperia Z1 Vs Xperia Z1 Compact
White Xperia Z2 Vs Xperia Z1 Compact

It is clearly visible all three whites are not of same contrast, difference can be spotted among them easily.

What do you think guys, which one looks more pleasant to you. Let us know, drop your comments below.

[ via – Digi-Wo ]

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.144 firmware rolled on Movistar carrier in Spain

Android 4.3 14.2.A.1.144 firmware update was recently certified for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact and was expected a carrier based update only just like 14.2.A.1.142 firmware update which rolled on Deutsche Telekom carrier only for Xperia Z1. Just now 14.2.A.1.144 firmware update is confirmed rolling on Xperia Z1 C6903 on Movistar carrier in Spain only for the time being, not spotted on Xperia Z1 C6902.

14.2.A.1.144 firmware update hit the Xperia Z1 Customization 1276-8653_R10B and the concerned 14.2.A.1.144 firmware ftf is now available for flashing. It seems only a big fixing carrier update with some minor changes only. Check the firmware ftf below.

Download Xperia Z1 C6903 14.2.A.1.144 firmware ftf

Do not cross flash it on regular Xperia Z1 variants as carrier updates normally have some carrier related apps and you may have issues in getting future updates.

Download C6903_14.2.A.1.144_Movistar ES_1276-8653_R10B.ftf
[ via – XDA user IaguCool ]

Below is a screenshot from update checker app confirming the update presence.

14.2.A.1.144 firmware Xperia Z1 Spain

There is no confirmed news regarding roll out of KitKat update from Sony yet as mid March has already arrived.

If any other user has got this 14.2.A.1.144 firmware update on their Xperia Z1 then let us know. Drop your comments below with the changes you noticed.

Install Xperia Z2 Sketch 1.0.A.4.5, Creative Effect 1.0, Timeshift Video from 17.1.A.1.2 firmware

A few days back Android 4.4.2 KitKat 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf of Xperia Z2 leaked so the apps and framework of new build which kickstarted the porting of new Xperia Z2 apps and features from the latest build 17.1.A.1.2 firmware though we saw another new 17.1.A.2.36 firmware getting certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet yesterday on PTCRB.

XDA user dvha79_ddt has ported the new Xperia Z2 Sketch 1.0.A.4.5, Creative Effect 1.0 and Timeshift Video app version from build 17.1.A.1.2 firmware. You need a rooted handset with custom recovery installed on the device. Except Xperia Z1 users, all look here to install SuperUser Mod on their devices it is necessary to get TimeShift Video app running.

Xperia Z1 users running stock android 4.3 14.2.A.1.136 ROM, flash the below mentioned SuperUser Mod first via recovery.

Download Z1_SuperUser_MOD_4.3_136.zip

OR

Download Z1_SuperUser_MOD_4.3_136.zip

Download the below mentioned apk, push in system/app > set permissions rw- r– r– > reboot OR flash the zip file in recovery.

Xperia Z2 Sketch 1.0.A.4.5 version 

Download Xperia_SomcSketch_4.3_v1.0.A.4.5.zip
OR
Download Z2_SomcSketch_V1.0.A.4.5.apk

Xperia Z2 Sketch 1.0.A.4.5 version

Xperia Z2 Timeshift Video app – Slow Motion working.

Below app will only work after installing SuperUser Mod else it will keep on crashing.

Download Xperia_TimeShift_Video_4.3_136_V2.zip

Xperia Z2 Timeshift Video app

Xperia Z2 Creative Effect 1.0 version app

Download Xperia_Creative_Effect_Addon_4.3_V2.zip

Xperia Z2 Creative Effect 1.0 version app

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

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

Install Xperia Robocop custom theme on Android 4.3 devices

Install Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation on Xperia Z1

Let us know if above Xperia Z2 new apps worked on your handset or not. Drop your comments below.

Install Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation on Xperia Z1

Now days we are seeing too many cross device development regarding Sony Xperia smartphones where almost all Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat apps and features are ported to other Xperia devices. As you all know most of the mods and ports need rooted phone and recovery installed so users please do it if you haven’t done it yet. Today we present you Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation for Xperia devices.

XDA dev iamkani and Abbyjeet has ported this Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation and it works great. Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation has 1280×720 resolution so it can be used on other Xperia smartphones also but resolution may be an issue. Do back up your original bootanimation.zip file from system/media folder and follow the instructions given below.

Download the Ironman Jarvis bootanimation.zip file from given below link and copy it in system/media folder and reboot.

Download bootanimation.zip

Below you can see the Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation preview on Xperia Z1.

Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation

Xperia Z1 Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation

Do try the below mods also if you want.

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

Install Xperia Robocop custom theme on Android 4.3 devices

Let us know if Xperia Z1 Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation worked on your device specifically if you are trying it on another device other than Xperia Z1. Drop your comments below.