Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update (10.3.A.0.423) rolling out

by XB on 20th June 2013

in Android, Firmware, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Xperia ZL 4.2.2 updateSony Mobile has released the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia ZL (C650X) users. The screenshot below shows that new firmware build 10.3.A.0.423 is available for the European LTE version of the handset (C6503). Reports are also coming in that the HSPA+ version (C6502) is also receiving the update.

This is great news for Sony Xperia fans and given the sheer volume of firmware releases recently it highlights that the company has turned a corner when it comes to the timing of its updates. Hopefully, it shouldn’t be too far behind for Xperia Z (C660X) users.

Update: Here is the Sony Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 changelog from the official website. [Thanks Norair!]

– Latest version of Sony Media Apps with seamless integrated services
– my Xperia application that helps you find your phone and secure everything you have on it. Read more at
– New Customizable navigation bar with quick settings
– New widget functionalities, both on lockscreen and homescreen
– Support for bigger (64GB) SD card so that you can store even more on your Xperia

4.2.2 Xperia Changelog

Update 2: We have just confirmed that the update is also rolling out for North American (C6506) handsets too.

Update 3: If you don’t want to wait, you can download and install the FTF firmware file via Flashtool here.


Xperia ZL 4.2.2 update

Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update

Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update

Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update

Thanks Kervin!

  • dm

    wtf jst happened ???

  • Arokhantos

    They listenend

  • TheDutt


  • Michael Scharfe

    great, now bring the 4.2.2. update for the Z!

  • Jonny Love

    I assumed the z would be first but regardless this is great news. Go Sony!

  • iamKyleXy1215

    What the heck ?

  • mat jeng jeng

    Fuck. Fuck fck

  • KrYpToNiT3

    what sorcery on earth is this ? Z should receive it :( anyway congratz ZL users :D Enjoy the taste of Jellybean 2

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    may b its a check version, they are testing it on zl first as zl are lesser in number….. so Z is in toe…..

  • aligamz

    Watch out, Xperia S owners ahead:

  • Kenny Liao

    OMG! it’s freaking quick! what about Z???

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  • Very Quick as Lightning, Sony !

  • Akshay Gupta

    There is no 4.2.2 for XS! Sad but true…. :(

  • Xyor

    owooo????What just happen?!!!

  • shien


  • aligamz

    I know, and probably will never be. I’m just trolling.

  • Farid Babanejad m

    fucking sony where is ion JB? fuck you sony

  • masoud

    Xperia Ion 4.1 ????????????????????? Sony ….. ***

  • Herman

    They will.
    Be patient.


    Good job Sony o_O’

  • WaLu

    LOL :D

  • Sony Guy

    This is the real deal.

  • A Chai Yuth

    i wish for an update with no bug n smooth forever for my XS lolxxx

  • aligamz

    Let’s see how many bugs this firmware has. Sony may break its own record, who knows?

  • Yedz Odd

    Using Xperia ZL (C6602) and updating now via PC Companion, hope there will be no bugs

  • Cristi13

    5 months after the release of the phone is not what I call quick(for an update like this). Well at least is better than a year.

  • Timothy Lee

    Updating in Malaysia! via Sony PC Companion. Xperia ZL (C6602). Looking good!

  • SonyFan

    i cant belive my eyes…omg i going crazy…ajfakldjklfjaklfjdjn sd 4 2.2. asdskldjaskdljasOMG i odnt belivne it !!1
    wuuhuuu!! grrrr….4.2.2 jeah!!! u’ve got it bitcheZZZ!!! ONSy is tha best onee…!!omg i dont belive it!!!!


  • Kolobolka

    ??? JB ??? Xperia V ?!

  • jumbo3220

    and Xperia ion users too :/

  • falesh chaudhary

    dude ZL is 6502!!! not 6602

  • Timothy Lee

    My bad, typo

  • zl use

    while setting up your pc companion…which country did you select?

  • torqe

    available for Xperia ZL C6506 in US as well. I got it through the Update Service. PC Companion doesnt seem to be working

  • Kenny Liao

    Is the UI same to the Xperia ZU/Togari??

  • Yedz Odd

    i’m from Malaysia and if not mistaken i set asia for my pc companion :)

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    It’s the same as the the we have seen on the Xperia Z with the leaked Android 4.2.2.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    any news frm Indian?

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Seems to be available for the C6502 as well.

  • CLB

    What the hell, really amazing! Thanks Sony!
    The Z was your flagship isn’t it, whoooooooooooot!

    Gonna wait for the OTA-update so I keep root!

  • falesh chaudhary

    No news yet from Indian version….just wanna see if the leak was true or false!!

  • zl use

    but mine says no new software update is available…i am from Nepal and i just changed my location to Malaysia but it didn’t work…any help? o.O

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    You’re gonna have to wait like the rest of us.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    yes it is.. many of them are claiming…… Waiting for Z though

  • So did Microsoft… what’s happening?

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  • rus_media


    I’m getting this right now.

  • paul_cus

    6506 soon then, huh?

  • SonyFan

    the features are listed for 4.2.2

  • Xperia India

    ion jb??

  • Arokhantos

    Still not buying xbox

  • rus_media

    They call it “Soon” :D

  • Malachi

    Hope so! C’mon 6506!!

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Actually, it is already available.
    Check through the update service.

  • The website still shows the old firmware version

  • Arne

    what about the early 2012 phones ?!?!?!

  • Xuân ??

    Wait week-2 weeks for 4.2.2 for Z and wait 2-3 days for CE ftf

  • masoud


  • Doubleyoupee

    What sorcery is this?!

  • the_black_dragon

    i would’ve bought before and also afterwards :P and this is OT here…

  • Tome

    is it out?

  • Ambroos

    Updates are purely based on what region your phone is from, there’s no easy way to get updates early.

  • the_black_dragon

    <– flashing ZL Firmware on Z in 5min :D
    We'll see if it works… once it worked well with an older build

  • ???Sony

    ham gah chan!!!! 4.2.2 for ZL but no 4.1 at all for ION?!!! IM DONE WITH THIS SHIT!! IM SHIFTING TO IPHONE OR WHATEVER PHONE IN THE PLANET BUT NO MORE SONY!!!

  • SonyFan

    not yet…but soon it will roll out…

  • Jerry Berglund

    It will come. Havent you noticed that the JB dont work as it should for Xperia S or Xperia acro S? XS, XaS and Ion are siblingphones. Those phones share lots of hardware. The only differences is the screen size or the Shell. That means, they actually have to release a software without the same bugs for Ion. Because XS users is not that happy about not being able to film with 1080p HD. So just think a little. Sony now knows that JB aint working properly because we XS users said there is problems. So they have to fix that before they release it.

    And one more thing. Sony do also care more about their Xperia Z-family.

  • Anonymouse

    update is available too for the Xperia ZL C6606 North American version. Great job Sony!!

  • gfg

    4.1 already very stable (if u discount the 1080p vid). Overall, i say Sony did a great job with Xperia S’s update.

  • Tome

    cant wait

  • AA

    I LOLed when reading these

  • SonyFan

    7th july

  • Kewl

    Now what’s next? Angry Xperia T users?

  • DK

    How did u know ??? any proof available or are u just guessing ??

  • Tome

    the date of rollout? how do you know?

  • Utsav Shah

    does it mean sony has started ditching the Z?

  • SonyFan

    just wait…i’ve tip that to xperiablog…hopefully they will be fast and post that here….
    date where the rollout starts

  • zl use

    so…any idea about when we are going to get the update?? i am so eager to get it on my phone

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  • Tome

    ok, waiting then

  • SonyFan

    i am armenian…

  • Tome

    i’m croatian

  • Malachi

    Just got C6506 4.2.2 through PCC

  • rus_media

    Can anyone say that if I can use SD card for installing apps with this update?

  • Tome

    i cant understand that letters, what is writing?

  • the_black_dragon

    Just flashing it on my Z and will Report in 10min :)

    that is also my most important Point i’m waiting for

  • Cristi13

    Angry xperia x10 users,
    Angry xperia arc users,
    Angry xperia s users,
    Now angry xperia ion users,
    In no time it will be angry xperia t users.
    I don’t know who’s to blame, the users or sony.

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  • SonyFan

    they say that Xperia Z will get JB on 7th July…
    Xperia ZL will get 24th June…(officially)…that means they will update the website with the new buildnumber etc…

  • Cristi13


  • Tome

    okay, then the two more weeks i update is out, thank you man ;)

  • the_black_dragon

    Damned… seems to be another Display Driver… it boots up but Screen stays black :(

  • the_black_dragon

    Damned. seems to be another Display Driver… it boots up but Screen stays black :(

  • Carljn

    Chill man! They do not work with one update at a time..

  • Huh ?


  • rukzes

    updating to 4.2.2 jellybean….frm Malaysia…

  • Jhonbert Magana

    Commented just to say LOL!

  • falesh chaudhary

    just downloading JB 4.2.2 for my ZL……!!!!

  • falesh chaudhary

    Downloading…Updates now..its huge one…

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  • APai

    users, always the users :P

  • Akshay Gupta

    I just want the 3.4 kernel to be bugless… That’s all… Developers are having a hard time porting it for AOSP roms… :/

  • Cheong Chuan Hong

    i got it.. 4.2.2 for my XZL C6502. From Malaysia

  • Cheong Chuan Hong

    Do cry to ur mummy..

  • Zumi Zumi
  • roeshak

    This update has the most limited improvements of any android update I’ve had. Very little improvements. Above all I’m hoping that games lag less with this update. Since 253, I’ve noticed a lot more lag in games which is annoying since the performance was better with 434.

  • xMelBurNx

    lol amazing,pretty fast update from sony. lets wait news for 4.2.2 to xperia s jajajajaja (joke)

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  • Abdullah Robben

    downlaoding :)
    thank you sony :)
    thank you xperia blog :)

  • Sheokand

    Right, well, what a JOKE: M$ “listened to the consumers”!

    The X1 was revealed in May, and people cried out because of the
    draconian policies they presented with it. They didn’t hear that one,

    Three weeks later at the E3 Sony unveiled the PS4 without any
    restrictions whatsoever. M$ still stood firmly by their initial plans.

    Now, one week after E3 when people all around the world have started
    pre-ordering consoles, M$ realizes that nobody wants to play with

    So now they listen, right? To the sound of the dollar rolling, or rather NOT rolling into their pockets.

    Whatever M$ is offering now people should have integrity and stand by
    their beliefs. Who knows what M$ will try to pull off next.

  • sony xperia is the best in the world

  • :)


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  • tdot

    where can i fnd the latest flashtool ? thanks.

  • HAMZAaiti

    Waw thanx I love ” Xperia ZL”

    my blog about best phones and have free apps

  • inlovewithSony

    is it ota?

  • falesh chaudhary

    Didnot like the task manager and removal of sliding music widget…rest its okay..

  • Goko

    No Ion Thx!!!!! :@

  • SonyFan

    Hi tome…i have new infos…
    Xperia Z jb 4.2.2 in europe starts from 7.july….
    zl from 22.june

  • Cristi13

    Sony, always the sony(s)…

  • Abdullah Robben


  • luke stjean

    i died a little in the inside. with all the troubles with my x10 and Arc i never saw this coming. Beofre my htc One, now thats impressive. I hope i get a port for my arc :)

  • DooMLoRD

    and incase you want root for this firmware here it is :)



  • Clarence Alvarado

    Wow. That word “Philippines” made me more proud.

  • All companies are here to make money, it’s just business. Don’t make it sound like they change it because they “wanted” money. Of course I’m not here to protect them, I won’t be buying Xbone, i’ll be buying PS4. But it’s just nice that they listen.

    And it’s better to have more competitor so they can give us better product

  • Same here

  • Julio Spinoza

    Brace yourselves…

  • jag

    first time to see you guys to agree with each other.

  • Julio Spinoza

    Wow, you are amazing my friend, I cant wait to use the 4.2.2 in my Xperia Z (official) thanks!

  • Arokhantos

    The problem with the drm they wanted to force upon people is limits consumer rights and screws over people.
    Not mention xbox one would be unplayable in 180 countries.

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  • spatch

    Just updated my LTE Xperia ZL last night, and I love it. The new lock screen is amazing — I now have album art for music & podcasts currently playing, and I now have a Gmail widget available with a left swipe. Still playing around with it, so hopefully there should be some more exciting discoveries to come.

  • flagshitXS

    they ‘ve better fix the 4.1.2 bug first…

  • jag

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahHHHhh!! i want to root my phone now!! i want this on my Z.. huhuhu

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Any camera improvements???

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  • Tome

    ok, cant wait then, thanks dude, keep informing me here about any new infos ;)

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  • Deki


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  • uidesigner_sony

    Cool!, But…Maybe it’s time to roll out Android 4.1.2 for Xperia ION?

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  • Asa

    whoa, Sony really is stepping their game up.

    Im calling it now:

    PS4 will lead console sales by a wide margin.
    Xperia phones will catch up to Galaxy sales within 5 years.
    End of this or next fiscal year Sony will have a net income of at least 1 billion dollars.

    Now it’s just the electronics division, really.
    Turning around their television business is going to take some time.
    I wonder if they’ve got a plan, it’s in pretty deep shit I think (despite their tv’s being awesome).

  • elmeu coreu

    Viewing “tested : Xperia S (LT26) {FW: 6.2.B.0.211} [Cust: 1257-8080] [v10 onwards]”
    Means that I can flash my Xperia S to 4.2.2 ???

  • Albatro

    Got update of JB .423 for XZL in Chile, South America.

    One thing… Now appear an “R” (Roaming mode) in notification bar.
    And I must to activate Roaming to connect to internet.


  • ManRaj

    With Togari coming out in a few days and Jelly bean updates for almost every phone from the list that they announced in December, I think Samsung and other companies should probably watch out, Sony’s gonna hit them Hard in the coming years.


    An Xperia S owner who is happy with JB 4.1.2

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  • Jaouad

    Their plan is best delivering OLED instead of talking OLED (rant against Samsung by Kaz). Sony will be the first to release mainstream 4k televisions. And they have a prototype 4K OLED while Samsung is still not able to produce 1080p OLED televisions.

    55″ 4K will cost around 5000 dollars on Amazon. The difference is is that Sony will be able to provide true 4K content. And I think that next year the price will even drop further

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  • rus_media

    Why my XPERIA S can take better pic than my XPERIA ZL?

  • Asa

    Their 4K OLED TV set took everybody by surprise.

    They have to build on that success and be the first ones to bring an *affordable* OLED TV to the market. The hype around OLED is huge, not only among tech savvy people.

    If Sony could just win the price war, they would easily be able to turn the TV business around.

  • Marcin Podsiad?y

    Why the ZL gets it before Z when it is only crapier, plastic-fantic version of Z??? Dissappointed…

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  • Jaouad

    While Samsung is still trying to develop their 1080p OLED televisions that they’ve promised Sony already has a prototype OLED television with a 4k resolution. And there are also rumours about Whitemagic Oled screens for mobile phones. If that is true than you can have the best contrast ever. You’ll get the brightest screen with the most natural white as well as full darkness since pixels can go off. That would be awesome.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Bitter much? Grow up. That’s the way it happened. Get over it.

  • stefano

    You could try to change language settings or mobile network settings…

  • Kermet de kikker

    Does the 4.2.2 update also involves the photo sphere (camera 360) function?

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  • PsiClone

    Same way it happened with Xperia S users…they will now torture Xperia Z users…

  • Arokhantos

    Well they way they deal with it now is the wrong way, piracy is a service issue, if pirate gives better service then ofcourse people gonna pirate.

  • Funguss

    No it doesn’t

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  • Billy de Fretes

    it’s only for nexus phone or search for custom rom

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  • Digotia

    Great update thanks Sony! ^^

  • Guest

    its more fun with the SEA w/ Z…

  • Mulisha

    Already update to 4.22 on my xperia ZL C6502

    Screenshot capture option now disable.Got to use volume down button and on/off button.I hate it.

    A little bit laggy especially in album,and lockscreen.

    Battery are MORE WORST than before.Suckss.

  • Anyone with this phone try the camera out after the 4.2.2 update? I’m curious if they scaled back the compression a number of reviewers called out when the ZL (and Z) was released.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Agree with you but don’t forget that few years ago Sony was considred as evil in gaming world…Geohot all all that…
    Still, I got every Playsation gaming console and will buy next one too without a doubt.

  • Justin Wong

    Updated my Xperia ZLC6502 from Malaysia
    Agree with that taking screenshot is that troublesome…..
    And also the starting screen i think is bit inappropriate

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Updated to 4.2.2.

    Very good performance improvements and battery life has also improved after I have completely discharge it and charge it back. Everything has been improved except they removed the screenshot capture option so now you have to the old method of capturing a screenshot.

    Overall, update is okay. Good job Sony.

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Discharge it completely and then charge it without turning it on.

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  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    I actually laugh at your comment for saying that ZL is crap.

  • Silas Arentsen

    Angry birds maybe :p

  • jeroen luts

    I am receiving my Xperia Z 4.2.2 update right now!

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  • Kiran Pasupuleti

    Sure you mean Z? or ZL? If Z, where are you from?

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  • jeroen luts

    Netherlands :-) Yes Z

  • Kathleen Aprille de Jesus

    I have it for my Xperia Z now!!! I’m from Philippines :)

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  • zulfahmi

    My screenshot function have been disable after installing this version. Any solution for this issue other than root the phone?

  • kiterules

    anyone knows if Xperia T will get an update?

  • Zizi

    Hold volume down button and on/off button..

  • CNJ96

    it’s sucks!! i prefer the the 4.2.1. the homescreen becomes laggy, the tabs manager lame, can’t add walkman widget player to lockscreen, transparent status bar doesnt match with the drawers color.

  • Herman

    Isn’t it ironic?

    Anyway, you can always convert back to Jelly Bean 4.1
    I remember that my Nexus 7 used to be a lot more fluent running Android 4.1 than now, running 4.2.

    Moreover, my Xperia S’ camera performance was much better running Gingerbread than it was on ICS and even on Jelly Bean. It’s weird how updates always seem to degrade one feature.


    this phone is such a pain in the arse to root or even install drivers. thanks to it only having 9gb free i really need to root it to be ABLE TO USE IT. PUT MORE MEMORY IN YOUR FUCKIN PHONES AND DEVELOP THE SOFTWARE RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!11

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