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 Z2 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update rolling

Xperia Z2 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update is now rolling but only on limited carriers like T-Mobile AT, Telekom.de, Cosmote in regions like Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, and Slovak Republic. This build has already been rolled on Xperia “Z3” series.

23.2.A.1.62 firmware was certified for both Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet and now also rolling on Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 on the same carriers. It is not clear for the time being whether this update will hit global variants of Xperia Z2 series or not.

Xperia Z2 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update

23.2.A.1.62 firmware update is a bug fixing Android 5.0.2 update over previous 23.1.A.1.28 build23.2.A.1.62 firmware is also live via XperiFirm tool for D6503.

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update rolling, look here.

Xperia Z2 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update

Download Xperia Z2 23.2.A.1.62 firmware ftf 

For D6503 – T-Mobile HR

Flashing steps here.

Download D6503_23.2.A.1.62_T-Mobile HR.ftf
[ shared by kamalmawa ]

NOTE: 23.2.A.1.62 update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z2, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download Xperia Z2 23.2.A.1.62 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z2 23.2.A.1.62 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got the 23.2.A.1.62 update on your Xperia Z2, let us know. Drop your comments below.

23.2.A.1.62 firmware certified for Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet

A new 23.2.A.1.62 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet on PTCRB, just after Sony announced that they are rolling new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop bug fixing 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update on whole Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series (changelog here).

23.2.A.1.62 firmware was recently spotted on Xperia Z3 in Hong Kong region specifically, but now it seems Sony has plans to roll a new firmware with same build on whole Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series.

23.2.A.1.62 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

Check out the 23.2.A.1.62 firmware certification details for Xperia Z2 D6502, D6503 on PTCRB.

[ UPDATE 1/06/2015 ] Xperia Z2 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update rolling

23.2.A.1.62 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

23.2.A.1.62 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

Check out the 23.2.A.1.62 firmware certification details for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 on PTCRB.

23.2.A.1.62 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z2 Tablet series users, check the link below to update your handset on latest 23.1.A.1.28 firmware available.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

We will keep you updated once 23.2.A.1.62 firmware starts rolling on Xperia “Z2” series. Drop your comments below.

 

Sony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Sony Mobile has officially confirmed that a new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in the form of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware is now rolling globally for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware was first spotted rolling for Xperia Z2 yesterday which brought new recent app close button and Sony has officially posted a detailed changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware.

Official Changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia “Z2” & Xperia “Z3” series

Besides software improvement and enhancement, following features are included in the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update:

  • Ensured the lock screen/notification bar doesn’t indicate “no service” when the device has coverage
  • Added a Sony feature; bringing back the “close-all-button” in the activity menu, so you can easily close all apps at once
  • Unblocked devices with server policies (such as Exchange Active Sync for e-mail), to enable the new Lollipop lock-screen notifications
  • Ensured the LED light is lit across all sound modes – and no longer offset by “silent”
  • Made the necessary fixes to enable the easy movement of content from internal memory to external microSD card (something we saw affecting a few devices)
  • Improved messaging functionality in Ultra stamina mode – some conversations could not be opened before in Ultra stamina mode

We will soon post the firmware ftfs for all device with this new update.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Sony Xperia Lollipop Update

NOTE: 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia device, use the below links:

How to download 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got the new 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update on your device. Let us know, drop your comments below.

Source – Sony Mobile




Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling

Xperia Z2 has got a new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop bug fixing update in the form of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware which was certified a few days back on PTCRB for both Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. For the time being 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is confirmed only for Xperia Z2 D6503.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware is confirmed in Sweden, Denmark, Nordic regions. As the firmware has hit Nordic regions also, it may roll out globally soon. Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is live via XperiFirm for the time being.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware rolling

Check out the customization info of Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update in the Nordic region.

[ UPDATESony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware

Download Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware ftf

Flashing tutorial here (No root needed, no unlock bootloader needed).

For D6503, Nordic Region.

Download D6503_23.1.A.1.28_Customized NCB (Nordic Combined).ftf

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware  screenshot

NOTE: 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z2, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

We will soon update 23.1.A.1.28 firmware pre-rooted zip.

If you have got the update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Image/Ftf shared by xPlayGunZ

Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Earlier today we saw 23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 carrier handsets in Europe and now a new 23.1.A.1.28 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. 23.1.A.1.28 firmware moves the current build from 23.1.A.0.xxx to 23.1.A.1.xx.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware is certified for Xperia Z2 D6503 and Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 only for the time being. It seems to be a major bug fixing update (Android 5.0.2) hopefully. Let’s see if it rolls for global variants for Xperia Z2 series or not.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z2 D6503 on PTCRB below.

[ UPDATEXperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling

[ UPDATESony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 on PTCRB below.

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

We will keep you updated once this firmware starts rolling.

Drop your comments below.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling for Xperia Z3, Z2 carrier handsets

23.1.A.0.740 firmware which was certified on PTCRB a few days back for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 is now rolling officially on carrier handsets. 23.1.A.0.740 Lollipop firmware is confirmed rolling for carrier “Orange” for the time being in European region only.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is not expected to hit the global variants of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series. Earlier Sony rolled 23.1.A.0.726 firmware rolled (Android 5.0.2 update) globally for both handsets.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.740 firmware update

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is confirmed rolling for Xperia Z3 D6603 in Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain and France.

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware availability screenshot from XperiFirm tool.Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.740 firmware update

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is confirmed rolling for Xperia Z2 D6503 in Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain and France.

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware availability screenshot from XperiFirm tool.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling

NOTE: 23.1.A.0.740 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z2, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z3/Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.740 firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z3/Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.740 firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got the update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia “Z3” & “Z2” series

A new 23.1.A.0.740 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series over current build 23.1.A.0.726. Earlier Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series in the form of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware, which was pulled later and 23.1.A.0.726 firmware was released globally.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is certified for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. It is not yet certified for Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. It is a bug fixing update, as the present Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.726 build is having issues like severe battery drain, heating issues and some minor bugs.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 D6603 on PTCRB.

[ UPDATE23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling for Xperia Z3, Z2 carrier handsets

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3 Compact

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3 Compact

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 D6503 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

We will keep you updated once 23.1.A.0.740 firmware build starts rolling. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.726 firmware Lollipop update rolling – X-Reality & Vivid mode working now

A new 23.1.A.0.726 firmware is now rolling for Xperia Z2 in selected regions over the present 23.1.A.0.690 firmware which was originally rolled as Android 5.0.2. 23.1.A.0.726 firmware was recently rolled on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact carrier handsets also.

23.1.A.0.726 firmware (Android 5.0.2) for Xperia Z2 is confirmed on D6503 in regions like Austria, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA. Sony has pulled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update from India region for the time being. D6502 has not got the update yet.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.726 firmware Lollipop update

As per user’s report, 23.1.A.0.726 firmware is said to fix the issue of exchange accounts and notifications on lockscreen, X-Reality and Vivid Mode are now working on Xperia Z2.

Update ] It is now available on D6502 in India as well via PC Companion as well as via OTA (size is 14 Mb via OTA and via PC Companion 1.3 GB).

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.726  OTA 14 MB India

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.726 D6502 India

D6502 India Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.726 update

Check out the about phone screenshot of 23.1.A.0.726 firmware running on Xperia Z2 below.

Xperia Z2 23.1.a.0.726 firmware

Download Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.726 firmware ftf

If you haven’t got the update yet, use the below 23.1.A.0.726 firmware ftf to update your handset. How to flash below posted ftf, steps here.

For D6503

Download D6503_23.1.A.0.726_R7C_Customized HK.ftf
[ by XDA user esps ]

Download D6503_23.1.A.0.726_HK.ftf
[ by XDA user light19940120 ]

NOTE: 23.1.A.0.726 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z2, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z2 23.1.a.0.726 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z2 23.1.a.0.726 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

If you have got the update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Shuhail! Changelog by NetSkill & Jackos | Image Credits: XeNoNerGY

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.

Pre-requisites:

  • 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 0.9.18.5 (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, Z2 Tablet Lollipop update rolling now globally

Earlier in mid-March Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Xperia “Z3” and Xperia “Z2” series but the update was limited to only Nordics and Baltic regions. As per the latest announcement made by Sony Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update is now rolling globally for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet.

Just now, Xperia Z2 D6502/L50w has got Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (23.1.A.0.690 firmware) update in regions Vietnam, Singapore, Ukraine, Thailand, MENA Arabic, Generic LAM, USA, India. Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 users are reporting Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in Saudi Arabia and Thailand now.

Android Lollipop update rolling globally

Xperia Z2 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware is now available in India for D6502.

[ UPDATEHow to download Lollipop firmware via XperiFirm Tool?

[ UPDATEHow to flash Xperia Z2/Z3 23.1.A.0.690 ftf using Flashtool Manually ?

Update is now available via PC Companion and notification can be seen in Update Center app but can only be downloaded via PC.

Xperia Z2 D6502 23.1.A.0.690 firmware update in India

Xperia Z2 PC Companion 23.1.A.0.690 firmware update

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware India

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware OTA update

Sony has also tweeted stating the same:

Download Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware ftf

Check this link for flashing ftf tutorial.

For D6502 INDIA region

Download D6502_23.1.A.0.690_INDIA_GIZMOBOLT.ftf

Xperia Z2 Lollipop update INDIA

For D6503

For MENA Arabic Region

Download D6503_23.1.A.0.690_Customized_MEA.ftf
[by XDA user Haminjuri ]

We will update the post with regional 23.1.A.0.690 firmware ftf files as soon as all region get it.

Have you got Xperia Z2 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in your region, let us know. Drop your comments below.

How to get root on Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Sony is finally done with rolling first script of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet in Baltic and Nordic regions for the LTE variants. While many regions and HSPA+ variants of the device has not got the update yet, we are still waiting for the second script of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update to roll out quickly.

Meanwhile, if you have updated your Xperia Z2 D6503 on Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware and looking for the root, then now a method to access root on 23.1.A.0.690 firmware is available.

Root on Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware

To get root on 23.1.A.0.690 firmware, you must have already custom recovery installed on your Xperia Z2 running Android 4.4 KitKat.

Below posted pre-rooted flashable zip of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware works on both locked and unlocked bootloader handsets. It doesn’t have any working recovery installed yet (firmware is from Baltic region). Make a backup of your data before proceeding.

To Download D6503_Customized BAL_1282-…XZDR2.8.3.zip

[ Copy paste the full link text given below in address bar ] https://mega.co.nz/#!RI93CZ6T!5wc4wWQpsur5iEuFuPjsUmGaXsfPwqibv64qfXK KDLw

Flashing Instruction: Flash the above zip file in recovery, wiping all data.

NOTE for D6502 users: All those D6502 users who have flashed above zip file, kindly flash the below-mentioned file which contains “d6502 working baseband”.

Flash this zip file just after you have flashed the above-posted ROM zip file.

Download 6502_Baseband_V2.zip

root on Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware

It is found that image enhancement files are missing from the Xperia Z2 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware so X-Reality and Super Vivid Mode are not working, so in order to fix this problem, check out the fix given below.

How to fix issue of Image enhancement files missing from Xperia Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware ?

Once Sony rolls Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on D6502, we will update the firmware ftf files.

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z3 Compact users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z3 users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

[ UPDATEXperia Z2 users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware rolling – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

[ UPDATEXperia Z2 Tablet users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.0.690 firmware rolling – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

[ UPDATEXperia Z3 Tablet Compact users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 23.1.A.0.690 firmware rolling – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

If you have already got the Lollipop update, let us know your views. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA (Rooted zip by niaboc79, D6502 Baseband zip by adyscorpius)

Image enhancement files missing from Xperia Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware

Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet today with lots of new features and redesigned UI. It seems image enhancement files are missing from Xperia Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware, as reported by XDA recog. dev niaboc79.

It is weird how come Sony miss them, well they are needed for X-Reality Engine and Super-Vivid mode to work properly. Check in your Sony Album app, whether it is working or not.

How to enable Image enhancement in Xperia Z2 Lollipop update ?

Download the Image enhancement fix file from below link. You need rooted Xperia Z2 on Lollipop to install this fix. It is not a flashable zip file.

Gizmo-Bolt-Download-

  • After downloading the above file, extract them into /system. (there should be in total 4 files)
  • Set rw- r– r– permissions for all 4 files.
  • Now move files to system/etc folder and reboot.

Check the images below with no image enhancement, X-Reality On, Vivid mode on respectively.

Xperia Z2 Lollipop No Image Enhancement

Xperia Z2 Lollipop X-Reality mode

Xperia Z2 Lollipop Super Vivid mode

Let us know if it works on your device or not. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware rolling – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

Yesterday Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in form of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware build and now Android 5.0.2 is officially rolling on Xperia Z2 also. Sony has updated the same 23.1.A.0.690 firmware build on Xperia Z2 also.

Android 5.0.2 update on Xperia Z2 is confirmed rolling in Nordics & Baltic regions, specifically confirmed in Sweden, Norway, Denmark. It features old 3.4.0 Linux kernel. Update is confirmed on Xperia Z2 LTE D6503 variants, not seen on HSPA+ D6502 variants yet.

Xperia Z2 Android 5.0.2 Update

[ UPDATEHow to download Lollipop firmware via XperiFirm Tool?

[ UPDATEHow to flash Xperia Z2/Z3 23.1.A.0.690 ftf using Flashtool Manually ?

Below you can see the about phone screenshot of Xperia Z2 Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware

Xperia Z2 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware changelog

  • Material Design UI.
  • New Xperia Themes and wallpapers.
  • White system UI.
  • Updated Sony Media apps with material design UI.
  • ART runtime.
  • New Quick settings.
  • New Notification screen with an option to see on lock screen.
  • New navigation keys.
  • Multi-user profile and guest mode.
  • Move apps to SD card feature.

Download Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware ftf

If you haven’t got the firmware update yet then use the below link to download 23.1.A.0.690 ftf and flash using Xperia Flash Tool (check this link for flashing instructions). It is not available in India yet.

For Xperia Z2 D6503 Baltic Generic

Download D6503_Lee480_XDA_Baltic_Generic_23.1.A.0.690.ftf
[ via lee480 ]

[ UPDATEHow to get root on Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ?

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z3 Compact users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z3 users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

We will keep you updated once Xperia Z2 Lollipop update rolls out globally.

Let us know if you have got it. Drop your comments below.

Image Credits: adamsmth663, lee480

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.12 & 23.0.1.A.4.44 firmware for Xperia Z2 Tablet rolling

A new 23.0.1.A.3.12 firmware hit Xperia Z2 handsets ( D6503 ) in Taiwan region exclusively and 23.0.1.A.4.44 firmware update hit Xperia Z2 Tablet in Taiwan region on VMo TW operator. Another firmware 23.0.1.A.4.30 was spotted rolling for Xperia Z2 Tablet recently.

It is not clear yet whether above mentioned firmware updates will hit global variants of Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, for the time being they are only available for carrier handsets in Taiwan only.

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.12 firmware

Below you can see the customization details of 23.0.1.A.3.12.

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.12 firmware

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.4.44 firmware

Below you can see the customization details of 23.0.1.A.44 firmware.

23.0.1.A.4.44 firmware

We will update the post with 23.0.1.A.3.12 ftf and 23.0.1.A.4.44 ftf soon.

Let us know if any user other than from Taiwan has got 23.0.1.A.4.44 firmware update on Xperia Z2 Tablet and 23.0.1.A.3.12 on Xperia Z2.

via – XDA | Thanks for the tip, Ben!

Install Xperia Green KitKat Bootanimation with sound

A few days back we shared Xperia Lime KitKat Boot animation and today we are sharing Xperia Green KitKat Boot animation. Sony introduced new purple boot animation in Xperia device on KitKat and if you are looking for a change in color you can try this new green colored boot animation mod.

Rooted Xperia is required handset to install Xperia Green KitKat Boot Animation. It has inbuilt boot animation sound which goes well with Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series devices, you need to enable boot animation sound from settings option. It also features powered by android logo.

Xperia Green KitKat Bootanimation

Download Xperia Green KitKat Boot Animation zip file from below and flash via recovery.

Download Z2_bootanim_green.zip 

Xperia Green KitKat Bootanimation

Below you can listen the boot animation sound.

 

Xperia Green Boot animation

Like the new green color in bootanimation ? Let us know, drop your comments below

via – XDA ( dev – nreuge )

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware rolling for carriers – Android 4.4.4 update

Sony has officially rolled 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware update for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 tablet which brought Android 4.4.4 for them. Both devices now enjoy similar firmware features like Xperia Z3. It seems that now Sony is rolling 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware update for Xperia Z2 carrier handsets ( Android 4.4.4 update ).

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware is confirmed rolling for O2 carrier in Germany. We are not expecting this firmware to hit regular Xperia Z2 series variants in any case.

23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware

Check the latest release of 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware at the time of writing article.

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware

Download Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware ftf

Download D6503_23.0.1.A.3.9_O2.ftf
[ via – Jozinek ]

Check the 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware details of Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet here.

Let us know if you are facing any bugs on your Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.4 firmware, drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Ben!

Xperia Z3, Z2, Z1 running AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM Video shown by Sony officially

Sony has come up with a video where android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP ROM is shown running on Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1. As Google has already released the source code for android 5.0 Lollipop so Sony will be rolling the same on their all Xperia “Z” series devices from early January 2015.

Sony will soon be providing the necessary android 5.0 Lollipop binary files so that developers can start making android 5.0 ROM for unlocked Xperia devices. AOSP device configuration is already available for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2, coming soon for Xperia Z3.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z3 running AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM

Below you can see the AOSP android 5.0 Lollipop ROM running on three Xperia flagship devices.

Sony is giving a chance to some Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact users to test beta version of their android 5.0 Lollipop release.

Currently program only available for Sweden users with carrier “3” ( 3Beta ), it seems a good move by the company to get an early feedback of the firmware from the customers before the official rollout begins.

We will keep you updated with more developments of Android 5.0 Lollipop in Sony’s arena.

Source – Sony Developers

Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware certified – Android 4.4.4 Update

Another 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet which will bring android 4.4.4 update for the said devices. Previously we saw 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware getting certified and 23.0.1.A.0.32 firmware getting leaked which showed that Xperia Z2 will have UI like Xperia Z3 on android 4.4.4 ( though anything can changes on final release of update ).

Sony has already updated Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra to android 4.4.4, Xperia T2 Ultra Dual to android 4.4.3 while Xperia Z2 series is still waiting for android 4.4.4 KitKat update.

[ UPDATE – 7 Nov 2014Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware rolling for carriers – Android 4.4.4 update

[ UPDATE -4 Nov 2014 Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware Android 4.4.4 update rolling – PS4 Remote play, Hi-Res Audio, DSEE HX included

23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware

Below you can see 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 D6503 on PTCRB, nothing spotted for Xperia Z2 D6502 yet.

23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware

Below you can see 23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 on PTCRB, nothing spotted for SGP541, SGP561 yet.

23.0.1.A.3.9 firmware certified

Recently Google added both these devices for Chromecast screen cast and will support Sony PS4 Remote Play feature on android 4.4.4 update.

We will keep you updated once android 4.4.4 starts rolling for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Drop your comments below if you have any doubts.

Thanks for the tip, Rocko!

Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware Android 4.4.4 certified

After a long wait Android 4.4.4 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Sony first updated Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra on android 4.4.4 version and later on updated Xperia T2 Ultra family on android 4.4.3 version though it was weird that the then flagship model Xperia Z2 was left out in cold without an update.

23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware is certified for all models of Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet globally which clearly means the roll out is very near now. If you noticed Sony has adopted a new firmware number series i.e. 23.0.X.X.X.XXX for Xperia Z2 series now which clearly means a major update over older Android 4.4.2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware and may be a new UI like Xperia Z3.

[ UPDATE -4 Nov 2014 Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware Android 4.4.4 update rolling – PS4 Remote play, Hi-Res Audio, DSEE HX included

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware certified

Below you can see 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware certification of Xperia Z2 on PTCRB.

Xperia Z2 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware certified

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware certified

Below you can see 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware certification of Xperia Z2 Tablet on PTCRB.

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.0.1.A.0.167 firmware certified

We will keep you updated as when android 4.4.4 firmware update starts rolling for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Let us know if you are facing any bugs on your present firmware. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware update rolling

A new 17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware has hit carrier dependent Xperia Z2 handset in UK and Germany on Vodafone carrier. 17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware  is only available on LTE variant for the device for the time being and not spotted on regular variants of Xperia Z2.

17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware brings an option of video settings in call app though it is not working as tapping on it gives no result. It is not clear whether the 17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware  will be released globally or not.

17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware

17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware update is available as an OTA update, android 4.4.2.

17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware update

17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware ftf

New call app 17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware

Let us know if you find any major changes in 17.1.2.A.0.323 firmware update. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA

[ VIDEO ] How to replace Xperia Z2 IPS LCD screen panel ?

Sony Xperia Z2 features 5.2″ full HD 1080p IPS LCD display with Triluminos Mobile, ever thought what if you have to replace Xperia Z2 IPS LCD screen panel yourself, thinking why and how ? Well if anything happens to Xperia Z2 screen display only certified Sony Service Center team should see this but in case some professional wants to see how it can be done, lets see the below posted video.

Witrigs have come up with a hands on video showing how one can replace Xperia Z2 IPS LCD screen panel. Though it shouldn’t be done by users as it will void the warranty.

[ VIDEO ] Replace Xperia Z2 IPS LCD screen panel

You will need an OEM LCD with Digitizer for Sony Xperia Z2 if you are replacing your screen.

What say guys ? Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware update rolling

Sony is rolling a minor update in form of 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware on Xperia Z2 D6503 LTE. 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware keeps Xperia Z2 on Android 4.4.2 only ( Android 4.4.4 update is still missing ), confirmed rolling via PC Companion in regions like Russia, Iran, Korea.

No major changes spotted in this 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware update, it seems a security patch fixing update as Towel Root exploit fails to root this firmware for the time being. Connect your device to PC Companion and look for an update notification to update.

17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware

About phone details of 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware below.

Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware

Download 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware ftf

If you haven’t got the 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware update yet, download the ftf from below link and flash it using Flash Tool.

Download D6503_17.1.2.A.0.314_Generic Thailand.rar

Let us know if you spot any noticeable changes in this update. We found that apps to SD card feature is not spotted in this update which is seen in Xperia T2 Ultra’s android 4.4.2 19.1.A.0.473 firmware update. Drop your comments below.

via – XDA

Xperia Z2 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware update rolling – Improve Tap to wake up feature

17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware was certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet in mid June on PTCRB and now it seems 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware has started hitting Xperia Z2 in South East Asia region as reported by an user at XDA. At present Xperia Z2 users are suffering from many issues like overheating, touch response issues, laggy camera in 4K mode.

17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware update improves tap to wake up feature which was not working properly previously and 4K video recording is still overheating as reported. No other major changes are noticed in the 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware update. It seems currently 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware is seeding and users will be getting it soon globally.

Xperia Z2 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware

Below you can see about phone details.

Xperia Z2 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware ftf

We will soon the post the Xperia Z2 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware ftf as soon the update hits globally.

Let us know if you have got Xperia Z2 17.1.1.A.0.438 firmware update already. Keep checking the PC Companion for notification. drop your comments below.

Thanks Rimas 🙂