How to flash Xperia Z2/Z3 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 ftf using Flashtool Manually ?

Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet globally yesterday and many users from different regions around the world are now confirming it. So far only Xperia Z3 series and Xperia Z2 series have got Lollipop update.

Yesterday we explained how to download Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool, if you haven’t got it yet and today we will let you know how to flash manually Lollipop firmware ftf on your Xperia device.

How to flash Xperia Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 ftf?

XperiFirm Tool is used to download Lollipop (or any ordinary firmware) firmware bundle and then creating “firmware ftf” using Flashtool (steps mentioned in this tutorial, use XperiFirm tool if you haven’t got firmware update yet via PC Companion or OTA or you just need ftf file).

How to download Lollipop firmware via XperiFirm Tool and creating ftf using Flashtool?

Now we will use Flashtool to flash manually firmware ftf.

Facts to know:

  • Flashing firmware ftf file on your Xperia device doesn’t void warranty.
  • Flashing ftf file doesn’t require unlocking bootloader of your Xperia device.
  • No root needed.


  • Xperia device.
  • USB cable.
  • PC.
  • Firmware ftf file.

You should do?

  • Take a backup of all your data via PC Companion.

NOTE: We will explain the tutorial taking Xperia Z2 and flashing 23.1.A.0.690 ftf on it. Steps are similar for every Xperia handset on any firmware.

Step 1 – Download Flashtool

Download Flashtool version (or the latest available) from here.

After downloading above Flashtool, install it.

On opening it, it may ask you to move files stored in F:\Flashtool\firmwares to F:\Users\PC NAME\.flashTool\firmware (Do move the ftf stored if asked to do so).

Wait then till it syncs the devices list (if it don’t syncs because you are not connected to internet, then leave it. It is not mandatory to do sync).

Create ftf via FlashTool

How to use Xperia Flashtool to update Lollipop

Step 2 – Download Firmware Ftf file

For D6502 INDIA region

Download D6502_23.1.A.0.690_INDIA_GIZMOBOLT.ftf

Step 3 – Put your above download firmware ftf in “F:\Users\PC NAME\.flashTool\firmware” folder

Additional Step :- Install Drivers

Install Drivers from the folder named “Flashtool Drivers” in the location where Flashtool is installed OR just install PC Companion on your PC and connect your device with it and then remove it.

Step 4 – Open FlashTool

Now Open Flashtool. See the “Black Lightning Thunder icon” at the top left corner. Click on it.

How to flash Xperia Z2 Lollipop firmware

Step 5 – Choose Flashmode from Bootmode chooser

Now choose flashmode from given two options.

Xperia Z2 Lollipop firmware flashing manually

Step 6 – You will now automatically see your download firmware ftf file in the “firmware” section (left hand side) of Flashtool window. Select your firmware.

Step 7 – Wipe data if you wish

See the right hand side of window under the “Wipe” tag, all three options are checked if, will delete all user data.

How to flash 23.1.A.0.690 firmware on Xperia Z2 using Flashtool

So if you don’t want to delete all user user data and don’t want a factory reset then you should uncheck them.

Flash Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 ftf on Xperia Z2

Wiping full data is recommended, though (if you have backup).

Do it: Click on “Flash” button.

Step 8 – Preparing files for flashing

After clicking on “Flash” Button in above step, now FlashTool will prepare firmware ftf selected for flashing.

How to update Xperia Z2 on Android Lollipop

Step 9 – Connecting phone in FlashMode.

Important: Now enable USB Debugging on your phone and enable unknown sources option in your Xperia device and switch it off.

When prompted the notification of connecting your phone, connect it in flashmode (as chosen above)

How to do ? Press Volume down button and then insert usb in phone, you will see red and green light blink once, it means phone is connected in flashmode now.

How to connect Xperia Z2 in flashmode

As soon as phone is detected by Flashtool, flashing beings and wait till it is finished.

WARNING: Do not cancel the process in between once flashing has started or it will result in boot loop or device not booting up at all.

Update Xperia Z2 on 23.1.A.0.690 using Flashtool

Disconnect phone as soon as flashing is finished.

Step – 10 Disconnect phone

Now reboot your phone. First reboot after the update will take some time.

Flash 23.1.A.0.690 ftf on Xperia Z2

You must have Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware installed on your Xperia Z2 now.

Xperia Z2 Lollipop update INDIA

Try the above mentioned steps carefully, let us know if you are stuck anywhere. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z2 D6503 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf Leaked – 4.4.2 KitKat

Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat testing 17.1.A.0.289 firmware build’s system dump was leaked as soon the phone was launched by Sony officially and till date we have seen so many ports related to Xperia Z2 KitKat apps and features which will not be available on other Xperia smartphones for some time on official KitKat update.

Just now Xperia Z2 D6503 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf has been leaked which is the most recent build for Xperia Z2 till yesterday when we saw new 17.1.A.2.36 firmware getting certified on PTCRB. Leaked Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware is of ‘Commercial and Journalist’ Version not the retail 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf which will be available to regular Xperia Z2 users after the phone is officially launched in market.

Download Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf

Download the below mentioned 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf, it has no CDA.

Download [email protected]
[ Key – BQsj0rAPlWvlwzuMZi1tWTMG1lt1-mrwQCVltLiZVGk ]

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware

In order to flash above 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf on your Xperia Z2 you need to download the latest version of FlashTool  v0.9.14.0

Download flashtool- 
[ via – Androxyde | ]

Below you can see the software info of Xperia Z2 on 17.1.A.1.2 firmware.

Software Version – 1278-4770_17.1.A.1.2 | Cust – 1279-0989_R3A

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware - Software Info

If you are interested in developing apps from Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware then apps and framework have been shared below. Download it and start developing.

Download Z2_17.1.A.1.2_freamwok&apps_deodex.rar
[ Key – 8xOZroOgQ2Vv6jhBJSuYqK4PZRjAOE4e26HLmcuUhRM ]

If you have retail Xperia Z2 already you can try flashing the firmware ftf if you want to. Let us know if you do so. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – [email protected]XDA | XDA ] Thanks Rimas 🙂