Xperia Z Canadian owners get LTE working

by XB on 22nd May 2013

in Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Canada LTE Xperia Z_1If you own the Sony Xperia Z (C6603) and are based in Canada, then you’ll be glad to hear that there is a way to get LTE to work. The method involves downloading the FTF firmware file for the Xperia ZL (C6506) which is the North American variant. Users then flash this firmware’s baseband onto their Xperia Z using Flashtool (see what settings you need below). Users are reporting success with carriers including Rogers, Fido and Bell. If you want to give this a try, there are some detailed instructions here.

Canada LTE Xperia Z_1

Canada LTE Xperia Z_2

Flashtool FTF settings

Canada LTE Xperia Z_3

Via xda-developers.

Thanks Ed1!

  • Moe

    so does that mean LTE will work on ATT?

  • Athris

    it only work on LTE band 7 (2600), i doubt it will work on ATT since it doesn’t have band 7

  • Great Hroch

    Good possibility. Bell, Rogers, Fido and Telus uses the same band 4 and 17 LTE frequencies, the more important one being 17 for AT&T. I’m very interested as to if this applies for the SP as well.

  • Xyor

    Well, I tried this method right after they released the C6506 ftf…It certainly not working on at&t with a C6602. Not sure about 6603, but since they share the same hardware, I guess it won’t work.

  • Xyor

    I think this have nothing to do with the baseband thing….I hear that Canadians are upgrading their LTE network, use 2600 instead of 1700. And the 2600 is supported by the C6603.

  • Great Hroch

    You probably need a C6603 for it to work…the C6602’s MDM9215 modem is either hardware disabled for LTE and/or is missing the proper antennae to amplify the signal.

  • Urbanos

    working on rogers in hamiton ontario, C6603, fw v.253

  • carlo101291

    what would happen to my phone when the next update comes out? for example 4.3

  • Amrit

    I have bought sony xperia z from UAE, soon I will be landing to Canada. I just want to know will it work in Canada though I have International roaming or if I purchase local sim there will it work. pls suggest

  • mrk

    I have xperia z1. Model 6906 from Canada. It gets Lte. On At&t in US. But only 6906 will work and get LTe.

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