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

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in now rolling on Xperia ZR in the form of 10.6.A.0.454 firmware. 10.6.A.0.454 firmware hit Xperia Z first. Same Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware will also be available on Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR.

Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware is confirmed rolling on Xperia ZR(C5503) in regions like Mexico, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South America via OTA. It is very strange that this time Sony rolled OTA update first but still it has not been spotted on PC Companion yet.

Xperia ZR Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware update

Xperia ZR Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware OTA update size is 685.8 MB

Xperia ZR Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware OTA Update size 685.8 MB

Xperia ZR 10.6.A.0.454 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 ZR 10.6.A.0.454 ftf

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

For Xperia ZR C5503, Hong Kong Region

Download C5503_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_HK.ftf
[ ftf shared by Haminjuri, XDA ]

For Xperia ZR C5502, USA Region

Download C5502_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_US.ftf
[ ftf shared by Haminjuri, XDA ] [ UPDATE 21/05/15 ] Xperia ZR Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 update is now available from XperiaFirm Tool also.

Xperia ZR 10.6.A.0.454 firmware update from XperiFirm Tool

10.6.A.0.454 firmware XperiaFirm update

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

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

How to flash Xperia ZR 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? – Tutorial available

If any Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, and Xperia Tablet Z user has still not updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware, follow the links posted to update your device.

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

Xperia ZL 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 ZR, let us know? Drop your comments below.

Image Credits: Sajjad Hossen, john_cena163 , captx

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.

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

Sony has officially started rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update for Xperia ZR whereas the same update hit Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z, a week ago. Sony has updated the software status of Xperia ZR on its software update page as KitKat. Android 4.4.2 KitKat update was the very much awaited update for Xperia “Z” series owners and it began when Sony started rolling it back in Feb for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact.

10.5.A.0.230 firmware update for Xperia ZR is confirmed in regions like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Peru, Nordic regions via PC Companion and SUS. No OTA for 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update seen yet. 10.5.A.0.230 firmware on Xperia ZR brings the same UI as seen on Xperia Z1. 10.5.A.0.230 firmware is yet not seen in India on C5502.

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware

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

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware

Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware changelog

  • New White UI on android 4.4.2 KitKat.
  • Updated camera apps along with Creative Effect Video app.
  • Colorful emojis in messaging app.
  • Screenshot option present in power menu.
  • Updated Sony media apps.

If you haven’t got the Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware update yet then you can manually download the 10.5.A.0.230 firmware ftf from below mentioned links and install it via FlashTool.

Download Xperia ZR 10.5.A.0.230 firmware ftf

For C5503 Generic Nordic firmware

Download C5503_10.5.A.0.230_Nordic NCB.ftf
[via XDA user Mario.D ]

For C5503 Hong Kong firmware

Download C5503_10.5.A.0.230_1274-0031_R2C_HK.ftf
[ via XDA user a546109781 ]

 For C5502 Taiwan firmware

Download C5502_10.5.A.0.230_TW.ftf
[via XDA user pajoneer ]

We will soon post a detailed method to root 10.5.A.0.230 firmware on Xperia ZR, stay tuned 🙂

Let us know if you have already updated your Xperia ZR on Android 4.4.2 KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firmware. What features you liked most ? Drop your comments below.

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.




[ REVIEW ] Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Xperia ZR another beautiful smartphone from Sony which packs almost exact specifications of Xperia Z in terms of processor, RAM and GPU while sporting a smaller screen size and battery and retaining water and dust resistant characteristic. Today we will review Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve, as normally flip case and the back case is most preferred by the users.

Noreve ( France ) has made this beautiful Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case – Notebook style exactly like they have for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra which we review a lot ago. Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve costs around 54.90€ ( inclusive of VAT and all taxes ) / $74.26 and ships worldwide. They allow you to customize your Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case in terms of design, texture and color.

It’s not the first time we are featuring a case from Noreve, leather quality of the cases from Noreve is one of the best we have ever seen from any case manufacturer.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case fits on both Xperia ZR C5502 and C5503, though we tested it with our Xperia ZR C5502. It comes in red and black nice cardbox, Noreve has changed the logo design in this new stock. Case comes inside a red pouch.

Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Lets have a look at the naked Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve. On the bottom right you find the traditional logo of Noreve, no slot for hearing speaker at top and stitched from side in black thread to give a look like notebook.

Plain leather texture is seen on front flip cover.

Front Side of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

On back side of cover, “Noreve – Saint Tropez” is embossed in silver color. At bottom protective speaker grills are provided for the external speaker and cover is cut from the top where camera sensor and LED flash light is positioned.

Back Side of Front Side of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

 Take a look at the full open case without phone in it.

Back Side of  Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Soft inner lining is provided so no harm is done on screen, it is embossed with Noreve logo.

Inner lining of  Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Perfect opening for camera and LED Flash area in the case.

Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve - Camera Slot area

Speaker grill for protecting external speaker.

Speaker Grill of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Notebook style opening for the case.

Notebook style of Speaker Grill of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Non-magnetic closure opening is provided in the case.

Non - Magnetic closure opening in Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Pros

  • Superb leather quality.
  • Very tough and durable.
  • Protects Xperia ZR from normal jerks and daily mishandling.
  • All ports well accessible.
  • Hand made leather used and life time warranty.
  • Case can be transformed into stand from back very easily.

Cons

  • No hearing speaker cut given in front side of flip cover.

Some user may find Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve a bit expensive but trust us the build and leather quality is the best among all cases from any manufacturer in the market.

Thanks Noreve for providing case for review 🙂 Check the official listing of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve.

If you have used above case for your Xperia ZR or using another case then let us know in comments its pros and cons. Drop your comments below, do you like this case for Xperia ZR.

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 🙂

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.

Sony CONFIRMS Android 4.3 Coming in December on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP, T, TX, V – No update for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion, P, J, U, Tipo, Miro, Neo V, L, E, M, C

As android 4.4 plans for Xperia devices confirmed by Sony just now stating that Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1 and Tablet Z are the first batch of devices which will get android 4.3 KitKat update soon, though no ETA is given. As Sony promised earlier about rolling android 4.3 jelly bean update soon, here comes the official news.

Sony Mobile has just now confirmed that Android 4.3 Coming in December on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP. As Sony said that some devices will be updated directly from android 4.1.2 to android 4.3 so the next batch of devices getting android 4.3 will be Xperia T, TX and Xperia V. Though it is a big deal if see android 4.3 coming for all above mentioned devices in December only.

[ Update ]

Sony CONFIRMED Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z – No ETA – Xperia ZR, SP, C Not mentioned
No Android 4.3 / 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion.

Sony Mobile quotes Android 4.3 update info on their blog :-

We’re pleased to tell you that we’ll start rolling Android 4.3 for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 from next month*.  

We also mentioned that a few of our products would be jumping software version – so, we can confirm that Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V* will be upgraded to Android Jelly Bean 4.3… also from next month.

Check out the tweet made by Sony Mobile…

 

So on on the basis of above info we are answering some questions that most users will ask…

Which Xperia Devices are getting android 4.3 jelly bean update and when ?

Android 4.3 Coming in December on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP, T, TX, V.

What is Strange ?

No android 4.3 update will come on Xperia L, C, E, M as per Sony statement till now.

No Android 4.3 Update for:-

No android 4.3 update for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion, P, J, U, Tipo, Miro, Neo V, L, E, M, C.

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.3 update

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.4 KitKat update

Let us know Xperia users, how do you feel after getting this official statement from Sony, drop your comments below.

[ Source – Sony Mobile ]

 

Sony CONFIRMED Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z – No ETA – Xperia ZR, SP, C Not mentioned

Most awaited news from Sony Mobile has just came up about android 4.4 KitKat update on Xperia devices, it is now CONFIRMED that Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z will come very soon thought it is not expected this year obviously due to scheduling of android 4.3 update in December.

Sony Mobile as announced on their official blog that Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z will be getting android 4.4 KitKat updates in future though no ETA has be given yet. Strange to see that Xperia ZR has not been named yet, may be they will do in future or they won’t it still remains a mystery.

[ Android 4.3 UPDATE – 7 November ]  

So in a short note we are confirming this as per mentioned by Sony Mobile statement.

We’re also happy to tell you about the first raft of Xperia products that we’ll make Android 4.4 Kit Kat available for – they are: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1*.

Check out Sony Mobile Tweet :-

 

Which Xperia Devices will get Android 4.4 KitKat update and when ?

Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z is confirmed. No ETA.

What is Strange here ?

Nothing mentioned for Xperia ZR, C, and SP.

As Sony says that Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z  are the first batch of devices getting android 4.4 KitKat update so it means we may see Xperia ZR, Xperia SP, Xperia C soon joining the list.

When should we expect it to come ?

As in December Sony is rolling out android 4.3 update for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Tablet Z, Z1, ZR and Xperia SP, T, TX and V so we may see android 4.4 KitKat update next year in January 2014.

Other Devices which can get android 4.4 KitKat update ?

Other device which have very strong chances of getting android 4.4 KitKat update is Xperia T, TX and Xperia V.

No Android 4.4 KitKat update for :-

No updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion, P, J, L, Tipo, Miro confirmed.

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.4 KitKat update

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.4 KitKat update Let us know Xperia users, how do you feel after getting this official statement from Sony, drop your comments below.

[ Source – Sony Mobile ]

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Sony has now officially rolled out 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR which brings display, camera, battery fixes & performance tweaks to these devices. Only for now Xperia Z Tablet is left and very soon it will also be updated with same 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware.

As you all know Sony has patched the perf_event exploit from 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware onwards so in order to root the devices one need to use the older rootable firmware kernels as mentioned by legendary XDA Developer DooMLoRD.

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware

Before rooting and using below DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 make sure your Xperia Z, ZL and ZR is on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware. If not then use below links to update your phone by manually flashing the ftf file.

Xperia Z 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update Rolled Out – Minor Bug fixing

Xperia ZL 10.3.1.A.2.67 Firmware Update Rolled Out – Minor Bugs fixed

Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update Rolled Out

WARNING

We have performed the steps for rooting Xperia Z, Below mentioned kernels are for Xperia Z C6602 / C6603 only. Please do not use them on Xperia ZL or ZR. 

Download below mentioned files

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf  | 7.12 MB

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 from below to root Xperia Z, ZL and ZR.

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip | 2.96 MB

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf | 7.17 MB

If you have Flashtool then it’s good otherwise download it from given below link.

Download flashtool-0.9.11.0-windows.exe

After downloading above files, proceed as per below mentioned instructions strictly. Back up your device before proceeding.

How to Root Xperia Z 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware – STEPS

Works on both Locked as well as UnLocked Bootloaders.

Enable USB Debugging  and unknown sources option on your phone before proceeding. Do not use other kit version except V18.

  1. Download Flashtool, Open it. Flash the “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf” file on your Xperia Z. It is the kernel of an old firmware of Xperia Z which was rootable.
  2. Reboot your Xperia Z after flashing. Connect to PC in USB Debugging mode.
  3. Do not forget to close FLASHTOOL. CLOSE FLASHTOOL , before proceeding next step or you will get serious error.
  4. Extract the downloaded “DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip” file and run the “runme_win” file.
  5. Follow onscreen instructions to root Xperia Z and once it is rooted, device will reboot. Verify that you are rooted, run SuperSU app.
  6. Now switch off your Xperia Z. OPEN FLASHTOOL.
  7. Now you need to flash “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf” file in order to get back the true kernel of Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware of Xperia Z.
  8. After flashing, disconnect the phone from PC, reboot it and your Xperia Z is now rooted and we are done with Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware steps.

How to Root Xperia Z 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware

How to Root Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware ?

In order to Root Xperia ZL and ZR you need to get separate kernel files for your respective devices. Do not flash kernel files of Xperia Z, if done so your phone will not boot up.

Download Kernel files for Xperia ZL

Download XperiaZL_C6502_423_Kernel.ftf

Download C6503_10.3.A.2.67 Kernel Only_Generic DE.ftf.7z

Xperia ZR uses should also do the same.

NOTE :-  As firmware is just released we are trying to get the kernels files for Xperia ZL and ZR as soon as we get them will update the links. Kernel files for Xperia ZL will be uploaded soon.

If you successfully rooted your Xperia Z, ZL and ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware , let us know drop your comments below. If you have got the kernel files for Xperia ZL and ZR, send us using TIP US form.

[ Via – XDA ]

Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update Rolled Out

In the starting of month August we saw Sony rolling out officially android 4.2.2 jelly bean 10.3.1.A.0.244 update for Xperia ZR C5503 and C5502 version globally but on the other hand Indian Xperia ZR C5502 users didn’t receive this 10.3.1.A.0.244 update on their handsets and they remained on android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.310 firmware. A few days back we reported that 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware is in testing for Xperia Z and may roll out soon but now we have seen this 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware update for Xperia Z and soon expecting it to arrive on Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z.

Just a moment ago we spotted Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware update on our Indian Xperia ZR C5502 handset confirming that finally Android 4.2.2 update arrived for Xperia ZR in India. Xperia ZR users who have already this android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update are also receiving this 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware update being confirmed in Vietnam.

Note :- 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware brings android 4.2.2 officially for Xperia ZR in India and rest who already have android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 update for them it is only a bug fixing update.

Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware details

Xperia ZR C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware details about phone

  • Android – Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Phone Model – Xperia ZR C5502
  • Baseband version – 9x15A-ACEFWMAZQ-30110068-44
  • Build Number – 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware
  • Kernel – 3.4.0-g43a9ba9 [email protected] #1 Mon Aug 26 10:05:33 2013

Change in both kernel version and baseband version is noticed.

Xperia ZR C5503/Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update

10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware is available over PC companion and SUS as usual, connect your Xperia ZR to PC and check for 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware update notification as shown below and proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia ZR C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update via PC Companion

Xperia ZR C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update

For all those who haven’t got this update notification till now can update their Xperia ZR by manually flashing the 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware ftf file.

Download C5503_10.3.1.A.2.67_RU.ftf | 708 MB

NOTE :- As soon C5502 ftf file will be available, we will update the links. If you are desperate to use above file you can use it, it will do no harm. Cross flash it. Root your device. Then edit your build.prop back to C5502.

Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Changelog

We have just updated our Xperia ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware and are checking out the changelog, soon we will update this section. As this is android 4.2.2 for Xperia ZR Indian users, all changes are same as was in previous 10.3.1.A.0.244 update.

If you have already updated your Xperia ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware then let us know the changes you noticed. Any improvements over previous firmware, if you are an Indian Xperia ZR user, drop comments on your android 4.2.2 update.

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

As we all know last night Sony rolled a lot many firmwares for it’s beloved Xperia Z Series phones. Xperia Z, ZL and ZR were updated on same Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware with same kernel version and baseband. The most serious concern for the update was that, Sony has patched the perf_event exploit which was used to root the devices. But not issues.

Legendary XDA Developer has found a solution to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by his new DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18.

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware

Before rooting your phone you must be on Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware, if you are not, please update your Xperia Z, ZL and ZR before beginning. DooMLoRD has done a smart thing, he is asking users to first use the kernel on which root exploit works then root the device and then flash back the latest kernel on phone again 😛

Xperia Z / ZL Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Rolled Out – Install it.

Xperia ZR C5503 / C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Rolled Out – Install it.

WARNING

Below method and files for downloading only works for Xperia Z C6602 / C6603 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware. Do not test it on other phone / firmware variants strictly.

Download 3 files

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf  | 7.12 MB

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 from below to root Xperia Z, ZL and ZR.

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip | 2.96 MB

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf  | 7.17 MB

If you have Flashtool then it’s good otherwise download it from given below link.

Download flashtool-0.9.11.0-windows.exe

After downloading above files, perform the given below steps.

How to Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware – STEPS

Works on both Locked as well as UnLocked Bootloaders.

Enable USB Debugging  and unknown sources option on your phone before proceeding. Do not use other kit version except V18.

  1. Download Flashtool, Open it. Flash the “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf” file on your Xperia Z. It is the kernel of an old firmware of Xperia Z which was rootable.
  2. Reboot your Xperia Z after flashing. Connect to PC in USB Debugging mode.
  3. Do not forget to close FLASHTOOL. CLOSE FLASHTOOL , before proceeding next step or you will get serious error.
  4. Extract the downloaded “DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip” file and run the “runme_win” file.
  5. Follow onscreen instructions to root Xperia Z and once it is rooted, device will reboot. Verify that you are rooted, run SuperSU app.
  6. Now switch off your Xperia Z. OPEN FLASHTOOL.
  7. Now you need to flash “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf” file in order to get back the true kernel of Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware of Xperia Z.
  8. After flashing, disconnect the phone from PC, reboot it and your Xperia Z is now rooted and we are done with Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware steps.

Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware  by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

How to Root Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware ?

In order to root your Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR on the same firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18, you need to perform the same above 8 steps as mentioned. But the files for the kernel would be different for both phones. Do not flash the kernel of Xperia Z Strictly.

Get the kernel files of old rootable and new firmware for Xperia ZL and ZR separately and then you can root your device using above steps.

Download Kernel files for Xperia ZL

Download XperiaZL_C6502_423_Kernel.ftf

Download XperiaZL_C6502_244_Kernel.ftf

So finally the root is also achieved on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18. Do let us know in comments if you find any issues in rooting your device. We will help you out.

[ via – XDA ]

Download Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update ftf

A few days back we saw Sony letting us know it’s android 4.3 update strategies and confirming that android 4.2.2 will be available for Xperia ZR and Tablet Z soon in August. But last noticed we spotted an unusual perf_event exploit patch fixing Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update on Xperia Z and ZL.

Just now we have spotted the same Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update on Xperia ZR also. Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update is confirmed for both C5503 LTE version and C5502 HSPA+ version.

Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update has been rolled out in Nordic countries till now, Some users from India also have reported the update but can’t say whether they updated via flashtool or a pure OTA update. Update Confirmed in Russia now.

10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update is a new update for Jelly Bean version 4.2.2 from Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.310 and a perf_event exploit patch fixing update from Sony.

[ UPDATE ]

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Out

Xperia Z C6602, Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Rolled Out- Install it.

[ UPDATE ]

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 – ROOT ACHIEVED 

Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update

Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update

  • Android – Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Phone Model – Xperia ZR C5503
  • Baseband version – 9x15A-ACEFWMAZQ-30110057-39
  • Build Number – 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware
  • Kernel – 3.4.0-g3865184 [email protected] #1 Tue Jul 07:57:34 2013

Ironically Xperia ZR has been given the same Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update just like Xperia Z and ZL with the same kernel source and baseband version.

 Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update via PC companion or SUS

Connect your Xperia ZR C5503 / C5502 to PC Companion or Sony update Service and look for Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update notification if you have got any, proceed it further.

Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update on PC Companion (2) Xperia ZR C5503 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update via PC companion

First reboot after the update may take some time. Thanks St_Ranger 🙂 for above screenshots.

Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware – Manual Update by Flashing ftf.

If you have not got any notification of update yet on PC Companion or SUS then you can update your Xperia Z manually bu flashing the ftf file of Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update.

Download Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware ftf file from given below link. Below file belongs to Nordic Region. You can flash the below ftf file on Xperia ZR C5502 also, though you will get LTE settings but it will not work obviously 😛

Download C5503_10.3.1.A.0.244_NCB.ftf I 692 MB ( Unbranded)

Or

Download Xperia ZR C5503 Russian region ftf file.

Download C5503_10.3.1.A.0.244_RU.ftf I 694 MB

[ UPDATE ]

XDA Developer DooMLoRD has just tweeted that all Xperia Z / ZL users who have rooted handset, shouldn’t flash this 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware ftf file directly. They should use OTA ROOT KEEPER, otherwise root will be lost in this new firmware.

How to keep Root in Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update ?

If you are updating your Xperia ZR directly via Flashtool, everything in (the /system partition) gets formatted completely, so you loose root :/ So update it over OTA to keep root.

Root Access will be lost, if flashing via FlashTool.

Use OTA RootKeeper, if you want to have root access remain to your phone. If you are updating your Xperia ZR by “Update Center” app, then using OTA RootKeeper, you can save your root access.

Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware Review / Changelog / Screenshots

A changelog has been posted below of the Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update…

  • Camera quality increased in terms of speed of focusing. Better color calibration this time.
  • Low light shots have good results as compared to previous version ( In Xperia Z and ZL update, they too have good quality pics in low light).
  • 1762 MB RAM available for usage.

1762 MB RAM In Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update

  • 3G Signal strength improved.
  • New UI in Update Center app.
  • Quick Settings option in notification panel.
  • Screen contrast is much higher,dark text on light background looks pleasant.
  • Daydream screensavers.
  • Under Accessibility option in settings; Magnification gestures included. Triple tap to magnify the entire phone screen then pan and zoom with two fingers

Magnification gestures in Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update

  • DualShock 3 Wireless controller support.
  • Screen Mirroring available.
  • New Clock app, World-Clock, timer app.
  • No screenshot taking option in power menu.
  • Increased Battery life on this update 🙂

If you have updated your Xperia ZR on Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update, then please comment regarding the changelog you noticed and the bugs…