Sony confirms Android 4.3 rolling for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

by XB on 16/12/2013

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1


Xperia Z1_14.2.A.0.290_1Sony has announced that the Android 4.3 firmware update is now rolling to the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. New features include improvements to Sony’s native app portfolio such as Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, Track ID and Sony Select. It also includes “Xperia Themes”, a custom user interface with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra also gets the Smart Social Camera allowing users to download “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder. This is on top of the native benefits of Android 4.3 including a smoother performance from Project Butter. The rollout for the other Sony Xperia handsets are “right around the corner” according to the company.

As expected, Android 4.3 is hitting the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra in the form of build version 14.2.A.0.290. It comes with the same 3.4 kernel.

Xperia Z1_14.2.A.0.290_2

Xperia Z1_14.2.A.0.290_1

Thanks ki-hyun kim and DooMLoRD for the pics!

  • alex

    沙发

  • lon

    Release all 4.3 updates in all xperia devices supporting it!

  • aekara21

    great!so do it now for SP!!!!!cannot wait!

  • Prasad Tiruvalluri

    Any changelog for the 4.3 for Xperia Z1…

  • RyanTunechi

    Xperia Z please?

  • rvjaywaks

    Google’s Android 4.3; Jelly Bean as standard – bringing Project Butter performance & UI optimisation and a smoother graphical experience
    Launched with Xperia Z1, we’re now bringing Sony’s Smart Social Camera to Xperia Z Ultra – our signature camera experience, that lets you download, access and enjoy “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder
    We’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select and…
    Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration* – a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience – Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, offering seamless access to both local and cloud content
    The launch of our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – more on this soon…
    The latest Android security enhancements, matched with Sony’s mobile enterprise solution: Xperia in Business

  • rvjaywaks

    Confrim on Xda

  • raj

    Awesomeness….
    Xperia Z Ultra from INDIA, waiting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MUAH SONY

  • KinG

    anyone got it?

  • Mark Curran

    Not available in europe (Ireland anyhow) yet. I’ll keep checking during the day to see if it becomes available.

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    waiting for ma ZR

  • Nikolai ivanov

    Dammed whre for other devices??

  • silverfox013

    not available in Europe/Italy yet..
    Does anyone know if this will work with unlocked bootloader phone – with ruined camera?

  • xperiaDROID

    Hell yea! I hope they will roll out the update for the Xperia Z and other Xperias within this week. Come on Sony, I want dinosaurs in my picture!

  • Nail Sarkarov

    Not available in azerbaijan yet :(((((

  • Hjopp

    “The rollout for the other Sony Xperia handsets are “right around the corner” according to the company.”

  • LancerEX

    My ZR’s still on 4.1.2 :’(

  • Gaelex

    It’s different chipset, older than current flagships. Patience, it will come.

  • SinaKing

    Guys …
    Please Be Patient !
    It’s Seeding Based On Rom Region Codes .
    I Have a LTE Sweden Z1 , There is Still No Update Here Too !

  • RyanTunechi

    Yes I understand but please we have waited to long for this update..

  • xperiaDROID

    What are you worrying about? If the Z will get the update, the ZR will get the update as well.

  • the_black_dragon

    No it won’t. Need to use Flashtool

  • Berg

    The update was stated to be released sometime this month, so there should be 2 weeks wait at the most.

  • theyseemeetrollin

    Xperia S and SP ? When ?

  • Putra Munchana Anak Agung

    Already rolling here in Indonesia.. Xperia Z Ultra C6802 downloading now..

  • Johnny Depp
  • amr

    Does the xperia z android 4.3 camera has a burst mode?

  • the_black_dragon

    All released Countries related to EMMA:¨
    Arabia
    Australia
    Baltic States
    Belgium
    Switzerland
    Greek
    Honkong
    Malaysia
    Nordic Countries
    Philippines
    Russia
    Saudi Arabic
    Singapure
    Thailand
    TR (Don’t know what that stands for, any suggestions?)

  • LancerEX

    I mean, the 4.2 update has been out since Sept. 16 :(

  • ShinOrochiX

    TR= Taco Republic, it is located in South America right next to Mexico. ;-)

  • http://www.xperiaplatform.com/ EsAd Bal

    İnstall Android 4.3 On Your Xperia Z1 Right Now ! :
    http://www.xperiaplatform.com/xperia-z1-icin-hemen-android-4-3-yukleyin

  • the_black_dragon

    Thank You :)

  • Nikolai ivanov

    s never sp soon..

  • Oğuzhan öztürk

    Tr: Turkish republic

  • pars71

    Xperia M is waiting for 4.4 dear Sony :-)

  • Sony™

    Get lost ! you know my sale policy, Don’t You ?

  • Mark Curran

    Anyone got a working ftf yet that we can use to flash? Thanks.

  • Deki

    Got it on PC Companion in Europe/Macedonia. :-)

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  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    None yet for my Z1 (from Philippines)

  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    there’s none yet in Philippines (or at least my device)

  • Yali AA
  • ImAnurag

    Confirmed for Xperia Z1 in India, Sweden, Finland, UK ( on Vodafone ) and for Z Ultra in Singapore. Check screenshots below.

  • Steven Choon

    Tablet Z (wifi) is waiting right here

  • the_black_dragon

    Turkish Republic is TU in Emma ^^

  • nobita

    lol

  • nobita

    can it be taiwan? what’s emma btw?

  • Dominic Wong

    Updating Z Ultra C6802 now ! in China

  • brandoko

    Do we have to back up before installing this?

  • Kamil1308

    Dont have it in Ireland yet

  • Lucas Lam

    of course we should

  • guest

    Nothing in the UK yet

  • Joey

    Updating Now Xperia Z Ultra KSA

  • Jow-Low

    Confirmed here in the Philippines as well.

  • the_black_dragon

    EMMA is a Sony Service tool to flash any firmware i want and with it i can also download any Firmware to make it Flashtool Compatible.

  • DooMLoRD

    here it is for Xperia Z1 (C6902):

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2572226

    regards,

    DooMLoRD

  • Hamed

    Here in Iran too.

  • djzolik@

    Just updated my lte ultra in new york. Camera is improved and so is xreality.

  • DooMLoRD

    ITS FIXED! FINALLY!

    Xperia Z1 bootloader-camera bug is now fixed on the 4.3 update!

    finally can resume my custom kernel work

  • KinG

    anyone in malaysia update?

  • KinG

    updating in malaysia now..C6903^^

  • Kamil1308

    Glad to hear that. Thanks for the information DooMLoRD you are the best

  • Xyor

    Check previous posts plz? there was a post about it couple days ago

  • nobita

    the “xperia themes” is not included yet, bear in mind the sony blog stated “more on this soon”

  • Rob

    You should really backup on a regular basis, regardless of if you are about to update it or not. The only thing Apple got right, they managed to make the users take backups of their devices :)

  • fluff

    You’re a LEGEND!

  • David S.

    updating via sony update services – new zealand CDA, here in the US with a 6802

  • thumble

    The 4.3 update is now availlibly in Norway iam downloading it rigth now the update is 802 mb lets see what sony brings on the table

  • Deki

    Confirmed in Macedonia Telekom LTE version EURO… :-)

  • Lars Roar Wold

    OTA?

  • neville chidawanyika

    802 MB? Fuck!!!!

  • Mr. Khan

    now indonesia get update 4.3

  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    update now available :)

  • Hjopp

    Let the “Wheres 4.4″ whinefest commence!

  • Kenzo Fai

    How u update? Over Wifi or computer? I can’t see in my phone’s update center.

  • KinG

    using PC companian

  • Domino

    New theme?

  • XSF

    We are waiting for SP

  • Mike

    When I try to update using PC Companion I get an error “The software is not available for your tablet/phone” AFTER I click update and it downloads the update. Anyone have a fix for this?

  • Deki

    I had this problem. Waited for one hour. I restarted the phone and Sony PC Companion. Then, the PC Comp. downloaded a new package. It was installed with no problem…

  • digitalteddybear

    now available in cyprus

  • joy

    Why are you using hangouts instead of Sony’s default messaging app? :p

  • InspectorGadget80

    Sony needs to start doing updates OVA. but it’s great their doing this update this quick checking mine now

  • InspectorGadget80

    Some reason as i download update it keeps turning off my phone. anyone knows why or have the same issues as me?

  • Mark Curran

    FYI… Xperia Z1 (C6903) Generic NCB firmware (.FTF) has been posted -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2572195. Thanks, I’m downloading now.

  • roby

    disponible en France sur Xperia Z Ultra!

  • Adrian M
  • Anon

    Nothing in the UK for the Ultra.

  • Mclen Nacion

    Not yet here in Philippines?

  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    Got this error after it finished downloading. Any suggestion? I do not have an unlocked boot loader and I am using the latest stock version. Any tips?

  • Sokphorn Miin

    How about Xperia Z? why still late?

  • Dan

    No update in Romania yet… :(

  • Issac Gonzalez

    This week is gonna be great for my SP. :3

  • Harut Hajin

    HAH

  • nobita

    i got this too, mine was successful after the fourth attempt… a new download was done and the voila

  • Mclen Nacion

    Merom na sa ph?Mer

  • Akshay Ballal

    Xperia Z before Christmas please

  • roby

    me too , in France! have you ok after more attempt ?

  • pars71

    if customers don’t satisfied with products support (for example in android , upgrade is an important item ) they don’t buy others products of that company and they dispend their friends and others from buying them, but Sony has very good upgrade services and its one of reason of buying Sony Xperia M and i satisfied and enjoy with it

  • Micro

    Confirming in Poland (C6903 LTE) :)

  • Glog

    Did anyone from Germany get it?

  • steffen gjærdingen

    is the camera quality better? any changes in controls like iso etc?
    is the pictures still comprimated a lot?

  • sisore

    You mean OTA, right?

  • xperiax10.awesome

    How?

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    I have a feeling that the Smart Social Camera will not be available to other Xperia Z series, they’ll probably say that it’s not compatible with the chipset or any other silly reason, hope that I’m being pessimistic only, but just in case so we won’t get disappointed..

  • nobita

    go to theme and and tap get more at the top right corner? 3 are free and the others have to pay

  • xperiax10.awesome

    There is nothing like “get more” !!!

  • nobita

    That’s how mine looks like, as you can see it’s on the top right corner (the menu buttons are so cute lol)

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Mine is this much only – “pre installed”

  • valentino

    Xperia Z Ultra Here!!
    Hey did they change the touch screen sound?? mine seems muffled or sumthing strange..
    if they change it.. it sounds bad.. my screen seems gone yellow…
    after the update..

  • nobita

    is yours a z1? i’m not sure then coz mine’s ultra

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Yeah, may be just now for Ultra !! :-)
    That wat m wondering why its not coming for me..

  • mustafa

    Don’t like the rounded corners

  • lunkz

    So where is the Touchscreen fix?

  • lunkz

    Serious? Are they High?

  • valentino

    dunno..
    Hey did they change the touch screen sound?? mine seems muffled or sumthing strange.. but the ring tone sound normal…
    if they change it.. it sounds bad.. my screen seems gone yellow…

  • Cool2B

    Updating from Malaysia now..final count down in <10min

  • valentino

    yep me too.. >.<

  • lunkz

    Not Germany.

    Yeah we are the last, again. The same with Fiber Optic Internet Connection, Education system and last but not least politics. ” Neuland ” – Merkel

  • Marinko Agic

    I installed,and dont work,why?how to installed?

  • Kenneth Ring

    Works fine on my Z1

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  • Adrian M

    Ne, ich habe mir die TFT datei runtergeladen, mach ich immer so, so muss ich zwar alles von neu machen, geht aber schneller

  • Salai Nayagan

    Below mentioned changelog applies to both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.
    More calibrated screen display, much brighter now. More White Screen.NO YELLOW HUE ISSUE ANYMORE
    New Option to choose Themes “XPERIA Themes” from Sony select app. Good ones are “paid themes” rest are free which is to be downloaded via Google Play store via Sony select app.
    Bootloader camera bug fixed on Xperia Z1 now the best thing. ( Now Camera works fine after unlocking the bootloader )
    Phone’s UI changes as per theme applied.
    Home screen soft icons and status bar changes as per theme applied.
    One-Hand Keyboard settings in there, so you can type with only hand ( right ).
    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.
    Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 version, Walkman app 8.0.A.0.4 version, Xperia Home 6.1.1.A.0.8 version and Album app version 5.2.A.1.22 though for some apps higher builds were seen in leaked Xperia Z android 4.3 firmware.
    More Smooth interface, project butter successful.
    Touch screen more responsive now.
    Battery life need to test for the time being.
    Camera pic much better now, less noise was noticed though it is still present there. Camera app UI more smooth now.
    Stock Email app updated.
    Xperia Support app present.
    For Xperia Z Ultra specially Xperia Z1 Sony Smart Camera app now available on it.

  • Dragos

    Got it here in Romania. Check again with PC Companion, mate.

  • valentino

    touch screen sound changed.. when touch home, back, recent apps..
    sounds like muffled speaker..
    unlike before which sounds crisp tone when you touch them
    just like touching alphabets when typing..
    -_- battery seems drain faster than before..
    everything seems alright..
    screen display not square anymore.. looks rounded at the corner thx to this person..
    who notify me..
    ______________________________
    mustafa
    • 42 minutes ago
    Don’t like the rounded corners
    ______________________________
    but seems cool right now. it’s looks like it blend with the device that have rounded corners..
    thats all that i have noticing in my xperia z ultra c6802

  • valentino

    but it like it now it looks like it blend with the rounded corner of the device…

  • Kenneth Ring

    Plus sign in upper right corner

  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    It worked finally! Just try uninstalling and re-installing PC companion, i also restarted my PC before trying again just to make sure.

  • valentino

    Walkman sound enhancements>settings now failed to start.. Mine always crashing
    from xperia z ultra c6802

  • Micro

    yes/no/hard to tell
    it’s a little better at the corners of the photos, they were a bit blurred close to the edges and corners, now it’s more acceptable (but still need some work). Nothing noticeable in camera UI (at least I didn’t find anything new there, maybe just steady shot for movies but I don’t know if it was there, I don’t shoot movies). There still some noise in dark scenes, white artifacts too. What I still miss is the camera auto-rotate still broken, before previous update it was following any position, now it cannot rotate more than 90deg and only one direction.

  • Micro

    same here, C6903 lte :|

  • Micro

    There is new tab in apps – “disabled”, contains all disabled apps (for me it’s very nice to have)

  • plesanz

    Any Wifi® issues been update.. Z1

  • Z1

    does it wipe out all your app contents when you update it via pc companion? i don’t want to re-install all my apps again. o_O

  • M Usman

    Hi DooMLoRD. I need you help please. I updated my Z1 C6903 using the Nordic C6903 software. I unticked wipe data as I hadn’t backed up my internal sd card. now my phone won’t start. I’ve plugged in my charger, and all I get is a blinking red led light. Do you think the battery is dead or the phone is bricked?? Not sure what to do…

  • roby

    me too,, just disconnect and reconnect the phone

  • z1

    cool sound! what’s the title of this song?

  • Adrian M

    Stop stalling – derby
    Try the track id app from Sony :-)

  • M Usman

    looks like some Xperia Z1 phones are dying after flash. Mine just died too! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=48547850&posted=1#post48547850

  • steffen gjærdingen

    Ok, thanks

  • Legolas

    fuck the round corners ..what is wrong with sony…stupid move…i hate that ..what is use of round edges in a rectangle display…

  • the_black_dragon

    yes… nothing new… i flashed switzerland… but be carefull! do NOT Flash immediately to 4.3 with flashtool… just Flash an older Version with Switzerland Region and then update via PCC or SUS… the bootloader Needs an update and gets new signatures… you will NOT be able to boot the new kernel without updating by PCC

  • Darek

    Nothing in the UK on 3 :(

  • Mohammed Khired

    yep i got it…

    i bought the phone from Singapore , and im from yemen

  • lunkz

    Thank you, will give it a try

  • Micro

    nothing strange if 4.3 was flash(tool)ed over 4.2.2 without BL update, they differ

  • Micro

    nope, your stuff is safe

  • Andy Liang

    just got it in new zealand!!!

  • M Usman

    I’m sorry I don’t understand. BL was locked. Never unlocked it. There was a specific rom for the C6903 Model. I believe that’s the 4g/LTE model. Anyway I and a couple of people have experienced a possible bricked phone after flashing the 4.3 update. I’ve had my phone on charge for an hour now. Red LED light is still blinking. Phone won’t turn on. I will try flashing it again if my computer recognises my device

  • Guziec1

    No new software in my z1 from T-mobile Poland :(

  • Stephen

    got mine today for Z1 in ireland, but it deleted all my numbers and texts, i made a backup using sandisk memory app, but that failed and now i have to format my memory card because its not being recognised, sandisk make nice sd cards but their apps suck

  • Micro

    try reflash old one back (without wiping your data) and it should boot like nothing happened

    afaik BL got updated with 4.3 (the broken camera issue was fixed and BL was the problem) and it’s not compatible with 4.2.2, I think that’s why your got bricked
    PCC updates BL along with the system, flashtool only flash rom – you have to make the update from PCC to make it work. Don;t get this wrong dude, it doesn’t matter if BL was locked or not, if it’s locked it only means you can’t manipulate on it by yourself, android still can.

  • Kamil1308

    Stephen what do you have your phone with ? I am aslo from ireland and i still cant seem to get the update :/

  • PetraPavel HustazŠustrovi

    Wtf Czech republic update 4.3 is repeat restart system And shutdown when open album And movies And walkman

  • Stephen

    meteor, but i bought my phone online from the meteor store september 21tst and i got qx10 lens free, but more importantly the phone had no meteor bloatware on it. i got my update using sony pc companion

  • Ahmet Göktaş
  • Rob Ralah

    Hey, I’ve just got it….

  • Rob Ralah

    Are you on a Sim free phone?? I have it already, it may be that your network hasn’t released it yet if your not Sim free.

  • Ahmet Göktaş

    I think Xperia Z owners will receive update in one week

  • Kamil1308

    QX10 for free nice :) i got my in argos and got the watch with it. I also have no boatware now im using 48 but it shouldnt make a differance what network im using.

  • Kamil1308

    Can anyone tell me if they lose their root after they have updated ? Thanks

  • Ahmet Göktaş

    Yes, you will lose your root access when u update via Pc Companion

  • Stephen

    48 uses 3 network?
    when i was with 3 it took ages to get updates for my old xperia T
    but keep checking during the week and you might get it
    just make sure you make a backup using the phones original backup and restore app, because everything gets deleted

  • PetraPavel HustazŠustrovi

    Xperia z1

  • Stephen

    if you type ar effect sony into google play store the app is the first one there to download, btw its not a great app, if you are taking a picture of somebody with dinosaurs, their face is very hard to see behind the plants and walking dinosaur

  • Darek

    I’m on phone with 3 network :(

  • Arturo Pastrana

    ¬_¬

  • http://unlimitedskye.tumblr.com/ Micael

    I’ll plug later after charging.. :D

  • valentino

    Changing theme now not simple as before. You cannot see the preview of the color when you change theme.. Battery life seems better but the stamina mode not very effective as before i think..

  • hans

    I have no such problem. C6802. I have done factory reset though.

  • jumbo3220

    Xperia Z ,ZL and ZR Android 4.3 build just certified at PTCRB. within few days it will be rolled out .heres link for Z: http://www.ptcrb.com/vendor/complete/view_complete_request_guest.cfm?modelid=22708

  • Michael Hernandez

    Updated in Costa Rica :)

  • Chester Lau

    Sound enhancement somehow stopped working on the Xperia Z1 running android 4.3.

  • Sherkhan

    even in India

  • Sherkhan

    xperia z ultra official 4.3 update and overview

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE0KK0F_3Mg

  • valentino

    Hmm wipe all data?? Well i have many apps.. if i wipe i cry..

  • JG

    Just got the update, here in Philippines.

  • JG

    don’t knoknow hhow to use it then.

  • JG

    Try it again I just got it.

  • valentino

    mine too on xperia z ultra c6802

  • brapi

    I heard that touchscreen issue is still there.. oh well.. the only happy ones are for those who have yellow hue. Sucks for us.. it’s a hardware problem.

  • Actman

    Hello. Does anyone got Z1 update in MALAYSIA? I mean official update… I’m using MAXIS and it seems like I’ve tried everything OTA or even PCompanion but nothing shows up…

  • xperiax10.awesome

    dont know why its NOT coming on my Xperia Z1 !!

  • Michael Hernandez

    On PC companion, you can to re-install the android, re-install and try them again. Maybe that someapps has corrupted during install, don’t worry, after tell us how goes you.

  • Michael Hernandez

    a OTAKU :)

  • KinG

    My also like that,use pc companion to repair it,after that it will be fine

  • Adrian M

    Musik: Stop Stalling Derby

  • krishna

    My time shift burst mode is not activated…

  • Jow-Low

    Yes.

  • Hamed

    yes, battery drains faster.

  • Ridhwan Azizan

    its says error when downloading using PC Companion… Anyone??

  • Salai Nayagan Arunmozhi

    Wifi not working in 4.3 :(

  • Diego

    Not yet in Italy! ;-(

  • Berg

    Some people had the same problem on Xperia Z, and there they added whitepoint calibration in the settings. Hopefully they will do the same here.

  • PetraPavel HustazŠustrovi

    After reinstal that same problem ;( camera ok but mp3, JPEG And movies not play And auto restart Xperia diagnostic White all!!!!!!!!!!

  • PetraPavel HustazŠustrovi

    And not read sd Card

  • Chester Lau

    Xperia Z1 C6903 camera comparison. 4.2.2 on the left, 4.3 on the right.
    not taken at the exact same time, but tried my best to make both shots identical.

  • Chester Lau

    camera doesn’t rotate right 90 degrees.
    camera app somehow shuts down by itself after 15-20 sec. not sure the camera app crashed or just power saving.
    image quality is about the same. (not sure why i still can’t take picture of my keyboard, doesn’t focus at all)
    you can now customize what the volume key does (zoom, shutter or volume). smile shutter for video now available.

  • Chester Lau

    guys, some changes to the camera app based on my observation.

    -camera doesn’t rotate right 90 degrees.-camera app somehow shuts down by itself after 15-20 sec. not sure the camera app crashed or just power saving.
    -image quality is about the same. (not sure why i still can’t take picture of my keyboard, doesn’t focus at all)
    -you can now customize what the volume key does (zoom, shutter or volume).

    -smile shutter for video now available.

    -camera widget now customizable.

    -the highly anticipated sweep panorama STILL captures panorama at 4912×1080 resolution.

  • Rob

    How is it late if it’s supposed to come some time in december? Still half a month left until it’s late.

  • Marinko Agic

    is it with full zoom?

  • Marinko Agic

    what touchscreen issue?I dont have on my Z1

  • Mickey

    still no updates here in Doha Qatar for my Z1

  • Chester Lau

    no zoom, just 100% crop.

  • Alex Marinos

    downloading now via PCC for unlocked LTE C6903 for Greek carrier

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  • Shehab Khaled

    After the update. Z ultra to 4.3 thw battery become so bad and decreses very fast
    And when I try to open the settings of enhancements in the sound settinhs it force stop Sony please repair these bugs

  • Shehab Khaled

    Also on z ultra after updating

  • Tri

    I’ve also problem with “Sound Enhancements” in “Setting” tag of Z Ultra, it show “Unfortunately stopped”

  • Jerry Berglund

    Sighs. Doesnt look that we Xperia V owners won’t get a x-mas present this year. :-( I still hope for this year though, but I guess it might be in january.

  • Gazza

    Still no update in the UK. :(

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  • Gazza

    I have a UK sim free phone, no update yet :-(

  • Marinko Agic

    Croatia-no update…:(

  • Kamil1308

    Can you not update over the air? Or do you have to update through PC companion?

  • valentino

    There seems so many issues with this 4.3 update..
    I recommend you guys to update it with Sony Update Service or PC companion..
    And make sure you reset factory setting or wipe all data before update it.
    to make sure there are no issues with the risk losing all apps..
    And make sure you back up first..
    I receive some issues on the update, so i just reset my phone and update it again.
    Now everything works well but losing applications..
    and need to update walkman, album, and other softwares again manually..
    T-T
    Using Xperia Z ultra C6802

  • valentino

    use Sony Update Service.. sadly you need to wipe all data or reset it to factory settings with Sony Update Service
    Anyway you should wipe all data or your update might having many issues

  • valentino

    with the consequences of losing all apps
    T-T i done it.. and now need to redownload everything again..

  • Chester Lau

    The widgets will misalign easily after update. Xperia Z1 C6903 running 4.3.

  • baselinept

    Uk still absent but couldn’t care less about the bugs tough.
    Bootloader is fixed and finally our devices are free. If Sony hadn’t come through with this, my freaking Z1 would be up on ebay faster than..err… a very fast thing.
    Bring on the custom ROMs I say :)

  • Actman

    For Z1 yes the battery drains faster than last time but I do notice another bug… When you play a video, try to press on options – sound effects – Sound enhancements – The program will crash!

  • Alex Marinos

    battery does drain faster and that surely is an issue, for vid playback i have no issues with the effects, no crash

  • sammar

    updated for my xperia z1… n sound enhancement crashed after update!! not working anymore…

  • Marinko Agic

    just update softvare again

  • valentino

    MUST READ!!!

    okay guys..
    I found an awesome features in xperia z ultra after update..
    you can now minimize your mini apps if you move and drag it to the right or bottom..
    and if you want to maximize it.. you can move the icon and drag it to wherever you want on screen..
    or you can minimize it via notification bar..
    drag the bar down and there are two option and you can read and choose what you want try it guys.. XD

    MUST READ!!

  • valentino

    this features make me stay with this phone.. and not going to change to note 3 XD

  • Micro

    small apps were always able to minimize or stick to the screen edge ;] you just didn’t find that out before ;) (even on XS it was always like this once the small apps appeared)

    but yeah, the notification bar management is new :)
    Also, you can turn almost any screen widget into your own small app! :) (perfect for bank account balance indicators, so you can hide the widget ;) )

  • valentino

    yeah..
    maybe i just found it now.. hahahhaah..
    thx.. XD

  • Actman

    Sorry mate. It was Z ULTRA suppose!

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  • Mauritz Van Zyl

    The sound the touches make is the same as stock android.

  • ali

    Not yet at Egypt..

  • ali

    When can I up grade at egypt

  • ali

    Xperia z ultra not yet in Egypt I need to know when?

  • raj

    GOT IT
    GOT IT
    GOT IT

    Just connect the phone to a computer via PC Companion
    It will prompt you for a software update

    AWESOMENESS

    Updated SONY Xperia Z Ultra in India

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    step by step procedure below

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    step by step procedure as below

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  • Paul M

    Download PC Companion from here: http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/pc-companion/

  • Darek

    UK please!!!

  • sabin

    Hi andy.. Which carrier are you using? Am on telecom and havnt recieved it yet..!!

  • Stephen

    heres mine i used diagnostics app

  • Kamil1308

    Here is my I still dont get why i wouldnt get the update and you would specially that we come from the same region. Also quick question i will lose my root after i update is that correct ?

  • NiuginiNexus

    Finally getting it here in Papua New Guinea :-)

  • InspectorGadget80

    Finally got my update. just wish SONY could of done OVA instead of using a pc connectivity. it takes longer to download. cause i have to close all my windows app on my pc for it to complete its download update now which is great

  • Stephen

    the root, im not sure , check xda to find out

  • Andy Liang

    mine is unbranded on vodafone

  • Andy Liang

    im on vodafone but unbranded

  • sabin

    Am using an unbranded.. No luck yet..

  • sabin

    Do u knw if any one else in nz u knw get the update

  • Patrick

    when applying a theme freeze, someone happened?

  • Patrick

    I Have the C6903 international version unlocked

  • Hamed

    I have this problem with icons in folders.

  • Hamed

    Anyone?

  • Andy Liang

    Just check pcc it will come

  • Hamed

    I did all, but it didn’t work. finally I switched to another computer.

  • Sandeep Kumar

    after update my XPREIA Z1 c6902 ( android 4.3 ) to much lagging

  • raj

    so happy now

  • Mirrorpurple

    tiny bit more saturation… and a bit lesser noise… i think thats it

  • Mirrorpurple

    so far so good my Z1… just did a factory reset…
    1.Sound Enhancement bug gone
    2.Install/uninstall bar bug still there.
    3.brighter screen, but yellow hue is there, but not so obvious
    4.faster app loading, smoother UI
    5.phone dont heat so much anymore
    6.Batt life about the same for me tho
    7.Camera takes lesser noise pics

  • Satish Odedra

    Can anybody from India confirm whether the OTA is available? I can’t seem to find OTA and I’ll be able to have access to my PC on weekends so wondering if I could update it via OTA.

  • Gazza

    Still no update for the unbranded UK Z1 :-(

  • Berg

    For large updates I always do a fresh update instead of keeping data. I usually need to clean up junk by that time anyway, perfect excuse :) Any apps I actually used I just reinstall and push the app settings in.

  • Stephen

    go go gadget update

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  • Mirrorpurple

    hmmm im a person who values apk data more than anything so…
    Sony Backup & Restore app is the best

  • Mirrorpurple

    use PC Companion, its more stable that way

  • kiikooo

    Yeah i am still waiting too.

  • Clive

    I’ve an unlocked phone from Carphone Warehouse in the UK & still no update here, would be nice to see for the unbranded devices at least as no carrier intervention involved!!!!

  • kiikooo

    Always happens for UK unlocked for some reason.

  • peter

    Still no update for the Netherlands…

  • Gazza

    The UK are always last at receiving updates. Sony must have something against us.

  • hans

    Do backup with Helium app. Doesn’t need root to do that.

  • Gazza

    Just flashed to 4.3 using flashtool. I Used the Central Europe ftf. Was sick of waiting for the UK update.

  • Clive

    Might look to do that my self as Sony seem unwilling to offer any explanation to this.

  • Gazza

    Clive, it’s so easy to do. Even I was scared to do this. Sony seem to forget about us. Any future updates you will be one of the first to get this.

  • kjekken

    What I really don’t understand is how it is possible SONY can’t provide a list with dates and/or carriers and/or countries or I don’t care what else, but they can proudly announce the rolling of a new update. I don’t know (and I don’t care to know) how the update finally reaches my country or provider but I’m getting frustrated as time goes by. Just don’t announce it if you’re not ready to let me have it. Ok SONY dearest?

  • Drachinos

    For those having issues with Walkman>Sound Enhancements>Settings…. perform a clean install when updating to 4.3 or do a factory reset. I would suggest using the Backup & Restore app if you have a lot of app data. Fixed the bug for me.

  • Mirrorpurple

    Did exaxtly that…

  • Kingeng

    When i can do this update for my z1???????????????

    From IRAN

  • Emanuele Ciotti

    In Italy still nothing :(

  • peter

    Netherlands still nothing pffffff

  • sabin

    What is pcc??

  • Andy Liang
  • Kingeng

    Not yet in IRAN

    Hey i need to update i want to do it :@

  • Marc Nettersheim

    When it will be available in Belgium?

  • Peter

    good question, netherlands also still nothing

  • Peter

    agree :-(

  • steven

    Still nothing for UK unbranded

  • Darek

    Hey
    I’ve just received update through Pc companion in the UK
    Finally

  • Marchizu

    Where in Romania …LoL … NO update yet.Orange RO – C6903

  • kiikooo

    But was yours purchased from the UK unlocked?. Because i still did not get it.

  • steven

    Mine is unlocked UK unbranded. He must be Vodafone!

  • Darek

    No. I’m on 3 network

  • Darek

    My phone is with the contract. 3 network

  • peter

    how is the phone working after the update ? fine ?

  • Darek

    No problems… so far
    Phone seems to work faster

  • Marinko Agic

    Croatia dont have update! :-(

  • Dez

    today my sony z1 sound problem after update 4.3

  • Clive

    Well still Sony is failing to offer the 4.3 update for unbranded UK devices… Think I might look to put a custom 4.3 ROM on the device as at least I’ll see updates quicker!!!!!!

    This is appalling customer service when UK Vodafone, 3 & O2 have released but Sony not able to give any indication to the delay or date available for unbranded devices.

    Based on this would I consider suggesting Sony to friends? Maybe not at present, Z1 is a good phone but I do like the latest OS especially when this should really have been released with 4.3 from the start!!!!

  • Sherkhan

    this bug was already there.. even i experienced it in 4.2.2 and still have it in my 4.3

  • peter

    :-(
    overhere in the netherlands my unbranded z1 also still no update

  • Dez

    yea…after erases all data on phone,my sound problem fix..thanks

  • John C

    The update doesn’t work. My phone is factory unlocked purchased from phones4u. The update is displayed on Sony website but when I tried to update by any possible way it just says ‘you already the latest update’ . I searched a lot on forums and I couldn’t find any relevant post to explain why do I get this error..

  • James Riggott

    No update for my Z1 on O2 UK yet :(

  • Xperia Z C6603 Sweden

    Any generic phone who got the update yet . Hope Sony fix this or explain what had gone wrong With this out rolling :$

  • Antonio

    I still haven’t received the 4.3 update…on c6906 in Canada…what gives?

  • Antonio

    what is an unbranded z1?

  • peter

    No still no update for unbranded

  • Camilo Uribe

    Root please !

  • Fabien R

    So far, in France, C6903 – Orange, update not available yet.. does someone has another opinion?

  • djno

    I prefer previous sound click. Its like psp sound.

  • Constantin Narayan Ghita

    No update in Romania… C6903

  • peter

    pfff still nothing @ the netherlands, unbranded z1

  • Sony Xperia ZL

    while updating Android 4.3, will my contacts, apps and media would get deleted?????????

  • Robert Pilot Whiteson

    Since the update my emails will not load wife or 3g connection if someone can enlighten me if the r experiencing the same problem or similar or anyone with Amy help on this matter it would be great!

  • ProWeirdo

    Hah! I new it! Xperia Z shares the fate of my Xperia S!!! That’s probably Z’s last update…

  • Prasad

    The Android 4.3 update is a piece of Crap..!!!
    It has so many bugs…!!!
    Movies app wont play all movies, Album wont display all photos, and if you click on a pic, it just hangs for 2 min and then restarts..!!!
    4.2.2 is way more better, my Z1 didnt hang for a sec in the 2.5 months i used the 4.2.2 but after upgrading its hanging like hell.
    I dont even have a SD Card and my phone memory is around 53% free..!!!
    I hate this new update.

  • Tobias Hedlund

    You guys remember the camera update sonydid with 4.2.2? I´ve now noticed that the high iso photos taken with the z1 looks much worse with the 4.3 update. Photos taken with iso 1600 or 3200 looks like oil paintings with 8mp mode in manual. The same iso settings where sharper and had more clarity in the 257 4.2.2 update. Can anybody tell me wtf happened?

  • Ahmed

    have any idea when it will be available in egypt

  • Peter

    Still no update for z1 unbranded @ the netherlands :-(

  • Fredrik

    Today the 290 update went live for my device, almost a month after the original release and after Sony already certified a newer version for Z1.. :) What is the point of the delay if they dont intend to fix any early bugs before releaseing in my territory? Just load on Sony servers?

  • peter

    you are totaly right, overhere in the netherlands still no update, i really dont get it…

  • mhon

    got a problem on my z1 since i update it…. the sound enhancement always unexpectedly quit… same also after booting with vitamino…

  • Fredrik

    After following the comments here, I will probably wait for the bug fixed 4.3 version.

  • ripqhy

    just updated my z ultra to 4.3 ..on feature i don’t feel much different, but the battery performance is reaaally awesome, i think almost 50% longer, i use stamina mode all the time, the difference almost half day! thanks sony! :D

  • Ton

    I still don’t get any updates on my Sony Xperia Z1 here in the Philippines. This unit is under Smart Postpaid Plan. Please see attached picture for more details

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  • Ron Scrivani

    Lots of things unfortunatly stop with 4.3 here. several apps, firefox included.. Also, sound is very low now and it was a lot better before update.

  • bzickuhr

    Sony XPERIA-Z tablet just updated, and they screwed up the autorotate feature. Turning off autorotate USED to lock the screen to your current orientation – handy when you want to read in portrait mode while lying on your side on the couch or in bed. Now, turning of autorotate forces it to landscape mode. This is a bug, but Sony refuses to acknowledge it and recommends finding a 3rd party solution..

  • http://hikerogen.tumblr.com/ Abed Maghari

    Men same with me! Mine is Smart locked too and no 4.3 update both in PC Companion and OTA. Now I want to flash using the Sony Update Service. :(

  • Pushpender Sharma

    experia z1 4.3 update has isses like
    sound enhancement stooped working, overheating!
    help me out man!!!!

  • adel

    Can you please have the arabic software to revive arabic massages which I cannot read in the next update.

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