Android 4.3 firmware build 10.4.B.0.569 certified for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

by XB on 17th December 2013

in Android, Firmware, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR

Xperia Z_10.4.B.0.569Android 4.3 has already begun to roll out to the Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and now it looks like other devices won’t be too far behind. The Android 4.3 firmware build 10.4.B.0.569 has been certified by the PTCRB for the Xperia Z (C6602, C6603, C6606), Xperia ZL (C6502, C6503, C6506), Xperia ZR (C5502, C5503) and the Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321). We’ll keep you posted as soon as the firmware starts to roll out.

Xperia Z_10.4.B.0.569

  • stev_21

    Waiting for 4.3…Philippines..

  • Keith

    please reach malaysia~~

  • Akira Y? (??)

    fingers crossed… hopefully this week! (or next week) :D

  • Yuri Barbosa

    My Xperia ZQ (ZL Brazilian version) eagerly awaiting.

  • Lance

    Already got mine C6903 .. try it with PC Companion

  • JayDee

    I hope they do not forget about the Tablet Z wi-fi only….like they almost did with 4.2.

  • Arun

    he is telling about xperia z.

  • Arun

    he is talking about xperia z

  • Vhan Modders

    Finally 4.3 for my ZR! m/

  • WynandMarais

    So what is the exact point for the 4.3 release when 4.4 kit-Kat is the actually the one everyone is waiting for?

  • Patrol619

    So if it goes like this, the roll out for these phones will be on 24th December (Z1 and ZU certified od 9th Dec and roll out 16th, so 1 week), then on 25th SP, T, TL, TX and V will be certified, so roll out for these phones will be on 1st January.. That’s my theory

  • Abdullah Robben

    I am very excited

  • T. Barlas B.

    Z1 was certified last tuesday and it got 4.3 yesterday. Today tuesday and i think we should wait a week :/

  • jc

    then buy a nexus if you want kitkat

  • diablo

    Hoping for a beautiful Xmas treat for my ZL.. :-)

  • Giannis Salonikios

    Xperia SP 4.3 update …Sorry for bad english…

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    On my ZR too ;-)

  • Mohit Gupta

    It’s the same firmware which leaked few days back for C6603 and ZL models.. Everything is buttery smooth! Loving it <3

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Can u tell us about the camera, battery and general performance ??? Does phone still has over-heating issue ??

  • Comment

    My phone restarted in the middle of surfing and my chrome is flickering when i open many tabs (4 or more) with this firmware, altough it could be cos im rooted.

  • WynandMarais

    I asked a question jc, no need to get all uptight and shit.

  • Chai WenTah

    haha. Just flash it faster.

  • Chai WenTah

    yup. It’s buggy sometimes. Auto shut when use the camera above 42 ‘C

  • Nishant

    When it will be available for C6602?

  • Squrppi

    There is always the next version coming up.
    Porting every version to work (mostly) flawlessly on any unit takes time and effort. I am pretty sure 4.4 is already under works and testing, but it will still take time to have it available. If we just waited for that, we’d have 4.5 already “available” and the circle is ready.

  • WynandMarais

    Thanks for a proper reply! Do you know if there are any performance tweaks in 4.3? I’m in the mindset to root my Xperia Z Tablet, but don’t want to make the effort if 4.4 will be launched in a month. 4.4 I read had some major performance tweaks, thus i’m wondering about the 4.3 release.

  • Anon

    Never received 4.3 for the Ultra in the UK!

  • onlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy xperia z

    design z very better of z1

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  • Adil

    Firmware for SP, T, TX & V was verified on 10th December.

    Check here,

  • Very_Certain

    Certified is different from DLNA verifying.

  • 1

    available in india ???

  • JG

    I got it this am.

  • Adil

    Yeah, its still not certified from PTCRB.

  • Yongt

    Mine too!!!!!

  • Squrppi

    What Sony brings with it, is completely another topic. Best answers and guesses to that may be in another thread on this site.

  • WynandMarais

    understood.Thanks again.

  • APai

    aah, so they are sticking to the one firmware per year (pre Z series phones)

  • Adil

    No bro, Xperia SP has had around 3 firmware updates since the phone got released. I guess 4.3 would be the 4th one to arrive on XSP.

  • Ani

    That was only dlna certification for android 4.3 on these devices.
    The final firmware certification will be made through ptcrb
    And after that these devices will get the update.

  • Sokphorn Miin

    Hope its will receive update before Christmas day

  • mato

    What about xperia t?

  • Steven Choon

    No update for xperia tanlet z (wifi only)?

  • amr

    Waiting for 4.3 Xperia z in Kuwait

  • munak

    Just installed 4.3 on my Z1, I really don’t see the difference, its still pretty much the same. The only difference I noticed is my battery now drains faster……..

  • Legolas

    not excited after seeing updates for ultra and z1..and most hated is round corners in the screen

  • Vhan Modders

    he is reporting about xperia z.

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  • the_black_dragon

    You can’t take the PTCRB certification day as an index when it will roll out. sometimes FW Comes even 1 or two days after it was listed there, sometimes it took 2 weeks and we even had Firmware rollouts a few days BEFORE it was listed there

  • Mohit Gupta

    Camera is way better as far as I see! … Battery drained really fast the first day but then it improved! Now it seems better than in 4.2.2. The performance is really really smooth.. The interface looks stunning! Trust me, even the screen looks a bit more colourful.. I like this firmware! The only bug I see after these many days is the screen flickers while navigating tabs in Google Chrome..

  • Niclas Sweden

    Tomorrow then :-D to telephones all over the world first pc companion Friday ota jippi yeah :-D

  • dixit

    Xperia SP ?

  • Ashwin Nagarajan

    wat happen to xperia sp?

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Just want to know if we (sp t tx and v ) have the ptcrb we can already have 4.3 ?? Sorry for the english and pls have time to answer thankyou

  • Alvin

    anyone have problem with a smart connect? mine stopped working after I update it, xperia z1(4.3) thanks

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  • gourav

    Same question bro.

  • Ani

    Till now its necessary for sony mobiles to get their firmwares certified by ptcrb.
    And may be a firmware will live in some cases without the appearance of new firmware version on but it actually will be certify by ptcrb before roll out.
    So may be You will get update before the appearance on

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  • Giannis Salonikios

    Xperia SP ;;;;

  • abhijit

    Adil fellow with SP, APai was talking about the Z series/family! Also it was not related to no. of updates, z series got more updates than SP

  • Dýáá Ib?áhím

    thanks sony we love u but we need kitkat 4.4???

  • jonny22iceman

    Me to in England

  • SK

    Are you serious mate. The update has changed a lot of things.
    Installable Themes for the the UI
    Camera quality has improved
    Camera app has the option to download additional apps from the market
    Battery has improved. Usually it holds on for 16 hrs b4 it reaches 30%, but not it has held nearly 19 hrs and im still on 53%
    The overheating issue while playing HD games has gone down. It just gets warmer now against the HOT in 4.2
    The one hand keyboard which im in love with
    And definitely a better wifi network stability
    There are few more but i guess this is definitely a lot of change

  • SK

    And the screen display quality has also improved

  • Keon Fraites

    I’m thinking Saturday – Monday timeline of rollout initiation

  • Keon Fraites

    It’s just really good to see Sony keeping their word, and pushing devices and getting rollouts on schedule, before they’d say This date and then we’d have to wait 2-3 months down the line to actually get the update. their 4.2 update has some issues thats not dealing with Androids personal 4.2 update but their skin and features, functions etc. it’s really good to see most of them are being addressed and fixed in the 4.3 update and when 4.4 comes around even more bug fixes from previous update. That’s basically why most of the community is excited :) Waits patiently for XZ to be updated :3

  • SK

    From Xperia z1 perspective, I am noticing good performance improvements. Snappier smoother and a little battery friendly too. And as I understand 4.4 is not coming any day before Feb. Hopefully March should be a good time for Xperia series tasting Kitkat. And that is based on some rumors in XDA.

  • Keon Fraites

    If I remember correctly 4.4 is coming in January/February if memory serves correctly, (I can be wrong). But from what pre-testers have been saying with the 4.3 update on XZ and XZL (not too sure if same applies to Xperia Tablet Z) is that they’re have been significant changes and improvements across the bored.

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  • Oasis

    Mine too.. Go ZR!

  • Mohit Gupta

    Working fine for me in my xperia z.. No issues faced with smart connect

  • Alvin

    Well after using bluetooth,my smart connect won’t even open walkman if i using headset, it work after i uninstal the update must be not compatible with 4.3

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  • Steven Choon

    Yes, my tablet z need update

  • Mohit Gupta

    I am listening to songs right now via my smart headset pro.. The smart connect application is recognising my smart headset pro and the Walkman application…But it’s crashing when selecting text to speech.. Hey by the way, few minutes back Sony updated smart connect.. The application just updated over wifi.. Try checking!

  • z

    so do you already have the official 4.3 software? i’m talking about this new update, not the leaked 4.3 commercial and journalists. what country?

  • Alvin

    I know my z n tablet z work fine with update just not’s crazy right? In update center or play store?

  • xperijanaer

    THIS firmware is shit for Gaming i had 30 FPS on asphalt 8 with MAX graphics now i have 20 FPS, on dead trigger i had 60 FPS on Low graphics now 25 30.:(

  • Mohit Gupta

    Play store.. Seems a problem only with xperia Z1..

  • Mohit Gupta

    The firmware built number remains the same so it is basically the same firmware! I’m from India :-)

  • David Avila

    The point is that they were already working with 4.3 when 4.4 got announced. Sony as a Japanesse company can’t afford to send that work to the trash and start with 4.4 that is why they finished 4.3 and then began with 4.4

  • WynandMarais

    This makes sense, thanks for replying!

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  • Tim Aries

    really bro? only 4.1 from major updates
    if you count minor updates in then Z series got 6 before this 4.3 update.

  • Legolas

    and the screen has round corners now!!!! bad move from sony…round corners in a rectangle display

  • Jeffrey FoYskimac De Jesus

    have you tried that already??

  • Alvin

    Just read couple review n play store everyone with android 4.3 all smart connect app stop working

  • Adil

    Well im not gonna debate on numbers of updates of different phones, that is ridiculuous.
    It is quite obvious that the Z family is the first priority of Sony. They’d care for them more than any other phone.
    Z, Zl, ZR and tablet Z is getting 4.3 on 19th dec so I guess the SP, T, TX and V users might have to wait a little bit. Maybe till the end of the month.

  • Mohit Gupta

    I admit there are bugs to be fixed but it’s working for me.. I hope the problem gets resolved..

  • Alvin

    Yeah I hope so, now I thinking to not update my z n tablet z to 4.3 until this problem solved

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  • Prerak Bhagat

    For my ZL too ;)

  • Procurement ReadyMix

    Very slow for company like SONY,
    If you want to fight in the market with Samsung & Apple you must be way better than this.

  • Pueng

    How do I get 4.3 for my ZR?

  • Legolas

    should have released with z1 and ultra

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    for my black ZL too, from Jordan :D

  • Gaurav

    Where did you get 4.3 for zr

  • Henrik Jansson

    Got it trough PCC now! (ZR in SWE)

  • Nagaraj

    4.3 update has issues with Xperia Z , whenever i receive call or make call the display screen goes off and never comes back to home screen, evertime i need to reset the phone after i complete the call… this is very pathethic and sony is not ready to resolve the issue … they asking to get it rectified through PC companion, but the Xperia Z USB port not working … sony demanding Rs.28k for the replacement of the new phone. Very ridiculous and no service for individual customers.. please beware of these points while buying sony Xperia Z.. I strongly never recommend Sony Xperia Z and is the worst available smartphone in the market

  • JIM

    i just updated my xperia zr to 4.3 but after i updated and turned it on it stays on the ion screen and its stucj this way what happend

  • europeandude

    Mine got worse battery, slow and unstable (reboot at least once/day now)

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