Android 4.3 update available to download for Xperia Z and Xperia ZL [10.4.B.0.569]

by XB on 11th December 2013

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Xperia Z_Firmware_10.4.B.0.569The official Android 4.3 firmware update FTF for the Xperia Z (C6603) and Xperia ZL (C6503) is now available thanks to Androxyde over at XDA developers. Firmware build 10.4.B.0.569 represents Android 4.3 for both handsets, but it is unclear at this stage whether this is the final build that will roll out to consumers. Androxyde has tagged this release as “Commercial&Journalists”, although there’s a good chance that this is the build that will roll out in the next few weeks. Hit the download links below if you want to give it a try. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted once the Android 4.3 update rolls out for real.

Xperia Z_Firmware_10.4.B.0.569

Xperia Z – 10.4.B.0.569

Xperia ZL – 10.4.B.0.569

Thanks @DooMLoRD and @KY_F!

  • Mike Gonzalez

    oh holy crappppp!!! it is finally here!!

  • DooMLoRD

    have fun!

    rooting instructions for this FW for Xperia Z (unlocked bootloader):



  • Jakub ?echá?ek

    I honestly don’t understand the need for this update. As far as phones are concerned 4.3 Jelly Bean is not bringing any significant updates. If I were Sony I wouldn’t have bothered wasting manpower on this.

  • Dakota

    Downloading now, will flash & update you all here once done.

  • Nawi

    Looks nice!! I saw pictures in XDA and looks great

    Any link for Xperia ZL C6502?

  • SinaKing

    Cheers Master DooMLorD … <3

  • DooMLoRD

    here are some screenshots:



  • AMG38

    I’m in love with the new UI

  • Yongt

    Awesome, Xperia ZR users are waiting for this update too!!!!

  • the_truth_must_be_said

    does the keyboard have emoji support now?

  • lucasarg

    My ZL is c6502… So i’m going to wait a little more… :P

  • nvier

    The FTF file is a torrent nooooo, we need more seeders!!

  • Mr.Xperia

    What differences would the Z1 get from upgrading to 4.3? I doubt any UI changes since the Z/ZL pretty much just got Z1’s UI. I hope there’s camera improvements!!

  • alx

    Damn this new fw feels so smooth, and the low light shots seem to be better, thank you devs !

  • Dakota

    How long did it take to boot up for you after you flashed it?

  • Dakota

    Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck. How long does it take to turn on after you flash the new FW?

  • lio

    and i have always been thankful that DoomLoRD has always been there for us, Xperia users. gazillion thanks!

  • Dakota

    If you have a C6506 you will lose 4G/LTE

  • Alfonso

    Too bad they remove old pictures included earlier. Why not keep them? Maybe make old xperia pic available?

  • Marno Paz

    If you make a clean install, takes about 5~10 minutes to boot.

  • L

    DoomLord has direct download and mirror links.

  • JuanMiguel Alvarez

    this is only for 603? what about 602?

  • mikana

    What about 6602

  • Marno Paz

    i will seed, but my internet is sooo slow…

  • ZR user

    My ZR still doesn’t get 4.2 update :(
    from Malaysia btw

  • Shimoda

    So… My Xperia needs to be rooted if I want to try this ? Or i can simply download and intall it ?

  • P9

    the best UI in the world yet. :) sony <3

  • Holy Holy

    What about W960?

  • Deepan

    Wht abt c6602

  • Z1 please ^_^

  • Akshay Ballal

    Any chance of C6602?

  • Legolas

    you can install without root

  • yuskhayru

    z and zl done. who’s next?

  • Shimoda

    Do you know any tutorial ? I’ve just downloaded it ;/

  • Why

    They made everything white-ish in the ui which isnt good for my xperia z coz the scratches are more visible , oh well , looks nice though.

  • lio

    camera has been updated to add additional camera apps from sony and other developers. so, yeah, in a way sony still did give us the Z1 camera features (i.e. AR effect, motiongraph, social live, motion shot, etc). way to go, sony!

  • RodrigoChang

    If you have a C6502 you can flash it, You not lost anything on respect about Network in my country (Chile) I continue detecting Nextel Chile AWS Network but not detect LTE networks (C6502 not has LTE Chip)
    Runs good very very good!

  • kinjal

    Does any1 have video of working 4.3 on xperia z c6603??? I would like to see review please

  • Marno Paz

    Here i take 1 minute to boot. But i make a full wipe with the flashtool.

  • Z

    most of the camera features of Z1 can be downloaded as in-app camera features (i.e. AR effect, motion graph, motion shot, etc). there’s a plus button on the upper right hand side of the camera that will lead you to other camera add-ons you can install. sony’s the best!

  • Shanky Mantri

    Waitng for some review speclly in video….da screenshot shared by doomlord gives an def idea an updated ui similar to z1 including camera ui…bt still a video review would be olwys gd…

  • Sadako

    I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it!

  • Jonfensu

    Use Flashtool. Just seach the tutorial in XDA forums

  • Jerry Berglund

    Well in a sense you right about that. But didnt Sony deside that 4.3 should get to Z and the rest, before Kitkat was released? I think they were actually closer to have a finished software than if they should start with 4.4 Kitkat. YOu would have had to wait much longer. So this way, you get a all faster phone, and even a better one later on.

  • kjmok

    Maybe u’ll get 4.3, skipping 4.2. From Malaysia as well, with a Z.

  • Kunal


  • lon

    How about for xperia v, t, tx? released it all

  • LocalPatriot

    SONY is the best! Thank you!!!!!
    changelog pls!!

  • sanzNya

    how about xperia SP ? any clue??

  • vigneshprince

    AR effect is there?? where? and is timeburst there?

  • kurosyamito

    4.2 already available months ago. I updated my bro’s phone to 4.2 several week after he bought zr. Massive change tho.

    Subang jaya here.

  • xperia tx

    Can I update my tx also ..plz send me d process

  • kurosyamito

    I just remember. You need to flash a new firmware bearing android 4.1 first. You need to update to the latest 4.1 firmware before 4.2 appear. Apparently, we missed one firmware update, causing the 4.2 doesnt appear. I had the same with my xperia z. Need to flash to latest version firmware before new 4.2 appear. If you miss even 1 firmware update, the next one will not appear.

  • Alan Chio

    Z1 plz plz plz~ =p

  • ibanez7

    Xperia TX LT29i user is waiting…. thank you SONY….

  • hans

    Sony already took the 4.3 upgrade path before 4.4 announced so they would be wasting their power if they skipped the 4.3 path. And that’s the problem every manufacturer faces. Consumer always complain for the newest firmware and always blame the manufacturer if they are late, but the truth is they need to adapt and test the firmware first. Without any announcement, people will complain that no update is given. But if taken like how Sony done it, people will still complain that they got no newest Android.

  • lio

    click on the the manual or superior auto icon in camera. it should show you the available features of the camera. on the upper right hand, there’s a plus icon. click on it and it should show you the available camera addons for Z. AR effect, motiongraph, and motion shot are just a few of them.

  • Zengetsu Espino

    DooMLord how about Xperia SP is there any sign 4.3 update this month. =)

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  • Xzen

    did the battery life improves??

  • Chris

    did they improve picture quality too or just the interface?

  • neville chidawanyika

    Xperia T still under investigation lol

  • CoolRaoul

    I do not agree,

    Trim support, new since this 4.3 version, is a real and important improvement:

    It’s not such a visible functionnality but I consider as a big step forward.

  • Raymond De Guzman

    Congrats guys! Now I’m waiting for our Z1’s turn. :)

  • Raymond De Guzman

    Congrats guys! Now I’m waiting for our Z1’s tirn. :)

  • Xajel

    There’s already 4.4 for that :D but I don’t remember where I lift my W960 :D

  • Xajel

    Any Video review yet ? I’ll trade my crappy Galaxy S4 i9500 for Z as soon as I replace the back cover and body ( scratched = no body want to trade If I wanted clean Z )

  • vigneshprince

    what about time burst??

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Wht is Color Tool ???

  • x

    In short Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware on Xperia Z and ZL brought all features and UI what Xperia Z1 has in android 4.2.2 firmware.
    White UI just like what Xperia Z1 has on Android 4.2.2 firmware.
    New Camera app similar to Xperia Z1.
    New Xperia home 6.1.2.A.0.1 version.
    New Album app 5.2.A.1.26 version.
    New Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 version.
    New themes and wallpapers just 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.
    Performance enhancement and Bug fixing.
    Screen calibrated for more brighter display.

  • Mohit Gupta

    Thank you for the info!

  • Samy Chaabna

    It’s Cool tool not color tool, and I think it’s an app that displays system stats in overlay mode (googled it)

  • Mohit Gupta

    From what I see in the screenshot, the battery icon in 4.3 has changed from horizontal to vertical!

  • Bülent S


    Please let me know in which areas 4.3 is released for XZ because there’s nothing here in Turkey yet…

  • LocalPatriot

    Big thanks!!!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    My bad :/ I was in hurry and googled with “color tool” finding no relevant result…. Anyways thnx pal :)

  • Chris

    Looking forward to 4.3 for Z1

  • T. Barlas B.

    Henüz ota üzerinden da??t?lmaya ba?lanmad? sony taraf?ndan. buray? inceleyebilirsin ..

  • Guest

    This is SONY OFFICIAL ROM , but this is not officially release a.k.a Leaked , as you can see when you flash the packaged the file was named PROTOTYPE not ROW like usuall released

  • here

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  • Fox

    Anybody make root by Kingo apk ?

  • Racecar

    Remove shatter film :D

  • pabs

    ya, Im hoping that it will be rolled out very soon

  • Legolas

    Here you go

    the method is same for almost all xperia phones

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  • Hitesh Pande

    Battery issue persists. android system show 15% usages instead of normal 5-7%..UI and features are the same as Z1.. ui is super smooth though

  • jijiki

    no aptx?

  • raj

    Waiting for the update in Xperia Z Ultra

  • pars71

    what a bout xperia M dual that is new sony device ? i don’t know if it will update or not to buy it or not !

  • xperianer

    did you mean the updat efrom 4.2 is not necessary? i hope so,
    because i have an xperia T, and there are significant changes from 4.1.2 to 4.3

    so….your thinking is some sort of not right in generally xD

  • Adrian969

    Possible to find the old ones availble for download?

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  • ibane

    Fuck off!

  • san

    Seriously fuck off!!

  • Shimoda

    Thanks ! (:

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  • lorikarte Turkiye

    I noticed That:
    You can take picture with volume buttons. (In camera settings)
    You can press and hold camera button for burst (In camera settings)
    New great design e-mail app. No more Turkish character problem.
    For movies app (Subtitle option for movies) If ?ts not new sorry.
    For movies app, Finally folder view options.
    Everything is perfect

  • ibanez7

    are you crazy?

    Your comments show your brain capacity ;)

  • Rick N

    if xperia SP receive 4.3 and 4.4 make sure xperia V, T, TX and acro S receive too sony,
    they have same (and higher) spec than SP. Totally unfair

  • Rick N

    much better than shamesung lol

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  • Rick N

    beautiful <3

  • Always take battery usage upon firmware update with a grain of salt. Lots of background processes still going for a bit afterwards. Measure that after a few days and evaluate then.

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  • Alessandro Romano

    What about shots quality in SUperior Auto?

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  • Mohammed Khired

    for xperia z1 and z ultra users they don’t need that…

    but for the rest , it’s mind blowing ! LOL

  • Mohammed Khired

    people still complain…. sony take too much time to update ,and when they release the update u find another problems with the update so they waste another time to release a fix…

    look buddy , xperia line (2013 and late 2012) are not hard to coup with the updates , almost every xperia device in total have a few types of processors (most of them are the same as nexus devics) and sony UI is almost the same as the nexus UI….

    i mean it’s not hard to release updates instantly as other company has more devices with different specs than the nexus devices completely different UI and already released the latest version of android.!!

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  • Vhan Modders

    Totally Agree!.

  • Vhan Modders

    These updates make me excited as hell.

    Still waitin 4.3 for my ZR

  • RodrigoChang

    Apps Like Motiongraph and AR Effect are in Play Store.
    All are compatible with ZL 4.3 :D
    Social Live and info eye I don’t know where found it

  • hans

    Sony is not God so please understand? Jeez Even Apple have that weird clock glitch which should have been taken care of at the first place. You just don’t know what glitches that other company’s devices have in the background. Combine all the complaints and you’ll know that it’s impossible to build a 100% perfect ROM for all devices. Just like a saying, Because it’s always greener at the other side that you can’t appreciate with what you have.

  • Leo Guerra

    Guys.. Backup from Android 4.2 is not working with 4.3! Pay attention! Superb job from SONY! Amazing! Unfortunately, SOCIAL LIVE is missing! Please, SONY! Bring it to Z/ZL.

  • Leo Guerra

    Guys.. Backup restore from Android 4.2 is not working with 4.3! Pay attention! Superb job from SONY! Amazing firmware! Unfortunately, Social Live is missing! Plz, Sony, Bring it to Z/ZL.

  • Serdar Aytamaner

    I suppose volume buttons lose zoom function when used for taking pictures, am i right ?

  • Daniel Dorestant

    PPL I want reviews! I want advice! Should I waiy for the offical update? HELP (Xperia Z)

  • azzido

    As 4.3 on Z looks the same as 4.2.2 on Z1 so I assume that 4.3 on Z1 will look different, redesigned right? If not, what will be the reason and what new / changed in 4.3 on Z1 if it will look the same as old 4.2.2…
    I am worrying about 4.3 for Z1 :(

  • sam

    What about xperia sp

  • brapi

    Damn I thought the camera app is exclusive for Z1 and now it’s being given to Z. It’s a bummer for Z1 owners who bought the phone for those neat extra features

  • Z

    is this from the 4.3 Z or he 4.2.2 Z1?

  • Hitesh Pande

    Hi doomlord, I have zl model c6502, however after downloading the c6503, will i be able to use LTE with this fw?

  • Mohammed Khired

    i bought the z1 because :

    snapdragon 800
    20 mp camera
    camera button
    aluminum frame
    headphone port without a cover

    where’s the bummer?

    if i buy a phone because of a software feature , bitch please…

    you acting like samsung fan boy

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  • Guest

    I think you read their post wrong… Or you have anger management problems. They said the 2013 mid range SP, not 2012 flagship S…
    But yes, hopefully next stop SP :D

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  • lio

    i don’t think they’ve included that in the add-on but you do have the ability to take burst shots by long pressing the camera button in superior auto mode.

  • bloke

    what a selfish bloke!

  • lio

    that’s strange…i have social live in the camera add-ons.

  • lio

    strange…i have social live as part of the built-in add-ons.

  • TheAnon

    Where’s Xperia S update?

    Nah, kidding lol. Enjoy it guys.

  • najiy91

    hi doomlord,please look forward on a fresh root method for for xperia z1’s 4.3 and 4.4 update.

  • sony fan


  • najiy91

    agreed.look how samsung release update in a hurry for s3,s4 and note 2.too much bugs!sony is the best in giving customer patient my friends.(‘~’)

  • luigi

    Xperia S users are waiting Thank You Sony!

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  • DaRk MaDnEsS

    search for social live in the play store you should find it and install it :D

  • zakriya

    Is timeshift burst available as a camera add on for xperia z?? Thanks

  • Mohit Gupta

    My experience so far after flashing this firmware:
    1. First, the backup from 4.2.2 cannot be restored via the inbuilt backup & restore app, so plan accordingly.
    2. The interface feels real smooth and graphics are 100 times better..
    3. The camera app has a lot new features and the end results look good. You can even install additional add on applications in camera (same as Xperia Z1). That looks a wow feature!
    4. I personally noticed that the battery seems to drain faster than in 4.2.2.
    5. Keyboard, UI, Camera, Themes, etc everything has been updated for the good! However I lost my messages in upgrading which is a downside to this update. Rest all good..

    Eagerly waiting for the stable official 4.3 update from Sony!!

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  • Junaid Mustafa

    after updating perfomance becomes better than before and benchmark on antutu also improved…but battery drainage is quick now….

  • Jiakushi

    Day 1 since i used this FW on my Z (C6602): This is the coolest FW from Sony. Its completely smooth than the previous FW. And Antutu gave score around 22000. The screen is more responsive and i think the colours of the screeb is more vivid (or just me?). I love the white UI, its more fresh look and looks not boring for me. Just waiting the official FW release and sorry for bad English :D

  • Jobs

    Better to wait for Sony to release it I think..

  • Umm is there no update for c6602 yet? Or is the update here safe to flash into the device?

  • Raymond De Guzman

    Hi, this is Z1. :)

  • Raymond De Guzman

    Not sure but some are abailable in Sony Select and Play Store like AR effect

  • Raymond De Guzman

    Agree. I’m a Z1 user and I’m encountering that too.

  • lorikarte Turkiye

    For zoom you can use two fingers zoom ?n/out

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  • iNovve Web Design


    If I use this update, when the official one comes out it will still update automatically?


  • Rajnish Kumar

    U can flash this firmware into c6602. No problems will happen. I have done yesterday

  • Farai Chiwandire

    Used the ROM but it feels very incomplete to me. There are a few things that still need polishing before it’s daily driver for me. Going to wait for the official release. So going back to cm11 for now.

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  • Radhesh Menon

    wen will b the official release of 4.3 version?

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  • Nawi

    You suck!
    Your are bad people >:(

  • sujeeth Kumar

    sick of waiting for 4.3 update for my xperia sp…shuld have bought nexus 5…feel like i hav made a big mistake…

  • sid3091

    Other than the blazing fast CPU, the nexus 5 is a terribly boring phone.

  • RodrigoChang

    I have it now, I saw on my Play Store list because I remember social live when I tested it with Honami camera on 4.2.2, well I searched it and I installed it now I have Social Live too XD, Info Eye any one have the APK Odexed for the Z1? The app is compatible but I can’t install because I only have the Deodexed version :(

  • Ed

    Maybe after all those Z series…

  • vigneshprince

    it doesn’t equals the time-shift function! any way thanks!

  • Paul

    So this has a lot of camera options removed now?

  • bharath kumar

    here you go bro . you should be rooted for this. it s a completely ported xperia z1 rom and has 95 % of its features.

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  • So what

    You are a joke!
    Get off this forum you clown.

  • guest

    You are the selfish bloke you muppet

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  • Mohit Gupta

    I also feel the colour reproduction is improved in this firmware.. My personal view though.. Anyways one bug I see is in Google Chrome.. When toggling in tabs the tabs seems to disappear and reappear..


    Xperia z waiting for 4.3 in india??????

  • Aude

    Great news. I was waiting for it since a couple of weeks. I hope Android KitKat will now come soon or my next smartphone will be the samsung galaxy s5 ^^

  • Mohit Gupta

    Someone asked about heating issues.. First day it was heating up and also there was a huge battery drain problem, however I don’t see any battery and heating issues now. Things look good! And official update shall be there in a week!

  • vishal

    did u install dat fw in ur z 6602?

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  • AlliDelta

    I thoroughly recommend not to download the 4.3 version to your Xperia z. There is a problem with bluebook and wifi and battery usage has got worse for me!

  • Carl Machin Chose

    Hi…ive updated to 4.3 on my zl 6506 but cant root anymore…no more access to the recovery options while pressing vol+power…..whats next ???…cheers….from quebec canada with Rogers with locked bootloader ;)

  • pablosch23

    love u bro

  • HTR©

    AFTER UPDATE WITH THIS 4.3, i have issues with my xperia Z. I can’t record voice message in facebook messenger and whatsupp, Viber is so bad i can’t hear and i can’t be heared from the other side…. after i search i understood that the microphone is occupated buy other app some how and that this kind of issues are caused when using custom rom version …..stil figthing the issue still no result… i just wishe to roll back to 4.2.2 but sadly no way

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