Xperia Z Ultra owner reports notification of 14.2.A.0.290 build; could it be Android 4.3?

by XB on 8th December 2013

in Android, Firmware, Xperia Z Ultra

Xperia Z Ultra_Firmware_14.2.A.0.290A member of XDA-developers is claiming that he received an OTA firmware update for his Xperia Z Ultra (C6802, XL39h) which could be Android 4.3. The build version was 14.2.A.0.290, which compares to the current version of 14.1.B.2.257. The user wasn’t able to install the update, which clocked in at 228.2MB, suggesting it very well could be the Android 4.3 update given the size. We can’t translate what the text says, but if anyone can help, let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, the Android 4.3 update is hopefully not too far away know, so we’ll report back as soon as we hear of any meaningful movement.

Xperia Z Ultra_Firmware_14.2.A.0.290

Via XDA-developers.

Thanks Ani, Anurag, Ben and Piran!

  • lucasarg

    I hope so, because I want my ZL Gets the update too :D

  • Mike Gonzalez

    well it really looks like it’s 4.3 update
    but i dont expect it to hit XZ until last week of december at the very least

  • Patrol619

    So it’s finally starting! Let’s hope it will arrive for whole Z family this week, and for SP and the other in the next :)

  • Sobhy Mahfouz


  • Invar

    Someone can test this OTA and finally say which version of Android is it ?

  • Cezary280

    This means “You can now download applies to your Xperia ™ device from Sony’s latest Android software. Update your software to get the latest features, and leverage your Xperia device.” via Google Translate

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Desperate here for Z…. Hope we see new camera features from Z1(though Chances are less).. Atleast Some !!

  • ??????? ??????

    Im opened file download_package.bin in Hex and see CDA 1276-0361 r7a (new zeland). But new zeland dont have update. sory for my english

  • brapi

    I hope this 4.3 fixes the touch screen problem in z1

  • lon

    sony says it will released android 4.3 in december BUT until now it has no signs that there is 4.3 update, hayzzz

  • adi

    ready to download 228.2 MB
    you can now update your Xperia to latest Android firmware. update your firmware and get latest feature, and leverage your xperia device.

  • jag

    this would be a great christmas present. ^^
    i always check my update center app hoping for the 4.3 update pop up hehehe! cheers to all xperia users

  • xperiafan324

    what problem? Could you elaborate abit for those of us out of the loop?

  • xperiafan324

    Have you looked at Xperienz (sic) ROM? The one for Z with X-reality engine and Z1 camera app? Sure beats waiting imo ;)

  • bin

    it mean you can download the new software now????????????


    Waiting for my Xperia ZR to get 4.3 already (INDIA c5502)
    Also iam not even reserve walkman v.8 (still have v.6), and even galery !
    Shame SONY

  • Chris

    Don’t have any problem with touch screen with my Z1, but it’ll reboot every 3, 4 days. Quite annoying…

  • Matthew Ryan

    I’m having problems with swipe being stuttery on my z1, like it connects and disconnects. But that’s probably cause of the glass protector..

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  • Babylonbwoy

    december ends the 31st, the day before new year…

  • Mochamad Rinaldy Aulia

    Best Camera Phone on 2013 :

  • anthony


  • Leifiek

    Microsoft is here doing ads

    nokia and microsoft are the biggest patenttrolls ever

  • John
  • American Pie

    .. A-And arrives for Arc and Neo too!

  • Mochamad Rip’lady Aulia

    ONLY thing for it is the camera… other stuff for it is full of s@hit. Nokia is history!

  • Nawi
  • Bayhas Kana

    PTCRB just certified this version for Xperia Z Ultra, C6843

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  • Bala Nandhu

    Pls do check properly … I am using Xperia ZR only … Received all the updates properly … Now waiting for android 4.3 … Sony released Both walkman and album update to ZR India.

  • hs

    Nobody cares about ur Nokia

  • hs


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