Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi Android 4.3 update now live

by XB on 28th December 2013

in Android, Firmware, Sony Tablet

Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi_Android 4.3_3Sony had already released the Android 4.3 firmware update for the LTE version of the Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321), but owners of the Wi-Fi only Xperia Tablet Z (SGP311 and SGP312) were left waiting. We can now report that the update is now live for the Wi-Fi tablets, which updates the Xperia Tablet Z (SGP311/SGP312) to Android 4.3 with build number 10.4.B.0.577.

The update brings a number of changes including a new home launcher (similar to the Xperia Z1), the Sony Smart Social camera, ‘Xperia Theme’ support, the ability to launch multiple Small Apps, Restricted Profiles for multi-users and a new version of battery STAMINA mode. However, we’re sad to see that the app shortcut on the top left of the screen has been removed – this was something we found very convenient for the most used apps. The update is only available through PC Companion or SUS (Sony Update Service), you won’t be able to download OTA (over-the-air).

Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi_Android 4.3_1

Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi_Android 4.3_2

Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi_Android 4.3_3

Thanks Steve!

  • lucasarg

    And my ZL C6502 stills here with 4.2.2 ¬¬ and 8.1.A.0.3 walkman version :P

  • Nikolai ivanov

    damn you sony….. where is 4.3 update for xperia T???

  • Patrol619

    Be patient. You are right after SP, so it won’t take long ;)

  • Yali AA

    The rest of the updates will come before 15th of January…. The device is over 1 year old… older devices gets slower priority for updates, but the will get it!

  • Bob

    I have a non carrier XPERIA Z but I haven’t received 4.3 yet in the UK. I tried to update from PC companion but it can’t find the server. What’s wrong??

  • Nikolai ivanov
  • XperiaJunkie85

    I have done the update to my Tablet Z all is good except “Sony Select” won’t work now just keeps on saying no wifi connection when it is working fine with everything else. Is Anyone else having this issue?

  • James Earley

    I also have a non-carrier Xperia Z and haven’t received the update in the UK. But don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll get it eventually.

  • glein

    The dates come from a parallel universe where Sony has gotten their act together and delivered all the updates on the first day of December. :P

    Not to confuse with the other parallel universe where Sony has every 4.3 capable phone updated two months after the OS release rofl

  • Kamil1308

    Finnaly got it in Ireland

  • Tedster

    Same for me and loads on the sony support forum.

  • XperiaJunkie85

    Hopefully they can just update the app via Update Centre soon I was really looking forward to trying out the new themes

  • Dáire Mooney

    I have the same issue. Sony says it’s an issue with their severs and they say they are looking into it.

  • XperiaJunkie85

    Good to hear was starting to think I may need to re flash my Tablet Z :)

  • flo irimescu

    Sony can easilly to says that T,TX,V will get in January,but they says December!!! What word have they?

  • András Csaba Sz?cs

    Same here. Don’t worry, I think it’s a common error. :) I was going to download some more themes. :/

  • András Csaba Sz?cs

    In Hungary it did too! :)

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    I think the best thing Sony did is adding a split on screen keyboard for our thumbs for easy typing. Other than that, better performance and new animations.

  • Daniel Dorestant

    Same here, in the US tho, using it on Att

  • blitz_arc

    Have you tried updating using Sony Update Service(SUS)? Becoz i just updated my brother’s phone C6603 using that software yesterday. But im not from uk.

  • Dáire Mooney

    Have you received any app updates on your tablet? I haven’t even after I receive them on my Xperia Z.

  • XperiaJunkie85

    No none yet

  • Tech Gospel

    Xperia Home feels a bit weird now without the dock. Calculator looks nicer though. Menus are all white now… feels like crApple. Nothing Apex can’t fix. There seems to be more control over data/hotspot usage. The WalkMan app is getting much better. I wish they would just include crossfade (the only reason I’m still on PowerAmp) and more widget sizes. Camera app seems to be much improved (both for the main and front). My LTE signal seems more stable as well. Might just be a coincidence though.

  • Mohit

    We need a theme creator just like that of sony Ericsson java phones… We would like to make custom themes for xperias too as it now supports themes on my z ultra :)

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Still waiting for updates on t tx and v. Sony pls dont left us behind can you roll it together with the SP. As a matter of fact you clearly stated to your official blog that t tx and v will aso updated with 4.3 on DECEMBER! dont break your promises

  • Andrew Tan

    4.3 is awesome, the only cons is removing of the top left corner apps shortcut.

    – Support download of New Themes.
    – Same camera module as Z1 with support on download new features.
    – Multiple Small Apps
    – New Z1 Style Launcher & Settings. The New Launcher is extremely smooth.
    – New Design of Alarm & Clock, Calculator, Calendar, Email & etc, same as Z1.
    – New nice white keyboard.
    – App Shortcut at top left corner has been remove, I kind like this feature actually.

  • Rad

    wen can i get the update 4 sony xperia z in UAE?

  • Tech Gospel

    There’s also a glitch in the Smart Connect app. When I used to dock my Tablet Z in the cradle, I would have it automatically activate tethering. Now, when I dock it, it only opens the tethering menu, it doesn’t turn on tethering. Bummer

  • upczhou

    LT29i?????????????? ?????12? ????12?30??

  • Giannikosmo

    Everyone has this problem, I installed the Xperia themes manually from the play store. Hope Sony will fix it in the next week…

  • Cody

    Unfortunately, generic UK XZ is like the shameful bastard child of Sony, it doesn’t get any love from the company, only gets firmware updates when everyone else has it. IRCC, the last two out of three updates were months behind other carrier or non carrier xz. So if you are a generic UK XZ owner like myself, congratulations! Our journey to 4.3 is still months ahead! :(

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  • Toh Ler Kang

    Same here, dude..

  • zzykeanu

    ? ???????? ??? O(?_?)O???~ lt25i ????? ??????????

  • wocaoxperia

    Xperia TX T V will get update Android 4.3 in 2015? And they are still Under Investigation about Android 4.4 in 2016? ??

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  • spatch

    Updated without any problems, even Sony Select works. Beware: not all the new themes are free!

  • Joachim Nilsson

    Will there ever be an OTA update? I only have a Ubuntu Linux PC, no Windows … anyone knows if the SUS can be run in Wine somehow?

  • uidesigner_sony

    Story with 3GP311 Model…. Got root, changed dpi to 320 as Z Ultra dpi then got two status bars like in AOSP, but the first looks like Sony’s stile, the second is from AOSP)
    No swoops, but finding artefacts looks so funny)
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  • Khalid

    When it will be for Xperia Z? Where is the update?

  • Muhammad Imran Khan

    Khalid where from.u??

  • Muhammad Imran Khan

    Have anyone got update 4.3 in Pakistan?? Plz reply I am waiting…..

  • Sam
  • Dáire Mooney

    Have you received any app updates yet? Like have you received the latest Walkman update from the update centre? I haven’t.

  • Janne Eriksson

    no update here (Sweden)

  • Nikolai ivanov

    Yea dude why they lying us…. Im also Xperia T user.

  • Mint

    Watch out people the angry Xperia T users have arrived!

  • Kamil1308

    Hope I seem to have newer Walkman and Albums on my Z1.

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Haha :) not angry, just asking bro. By the way were hoping that they will roll it. They only have 1day left. Or else i will launch a firecrackers here at the philippines straight to their office. Happy new year everyone

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Sony select is now up and running again as of 29th december 2013.

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  • Dáire Mooney

    Same with me and the Z. Thank God, I thought I was the only one. Thanks

  • Micro

    it’s a punishment for leaving me completely alone on the fight for Xperia here ;)

  • Willem Ng

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  • TimAhKin

    Yeah! Where’s my 4.3 for T? Come come Sony, I don’t have all year. :))

  • Sony

    What about Xperia t, Sony??? Today and tomorrow are the only days left for you to do your promise.

  • Crim

    After updating my SGP311 to 4.3 I can no longer use my phone (Galaxy S3 mini) as a bluetooth accesspoint to connect to the internet. Tapping the device on the bluetooth devices list does nothing. Tried rebooting both devices and pairing them again; still no success.
    Has anybody else encountered this problem?

  • Zhimin Cao


  • I own a SGP321 (LTE version Xperia Tablet Z). After the update my tablet disconnects GSM every 10-20 minutes and cannot connect again until searching for a network and manually choosing one.

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  • Willem Ng

    how you add ar effect on camera? mind to share?

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  • Stihy

    I hope this will fix issues with wifi signal on tablet z

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  • cherry

    i am using xperia tablet z LTE & i only get the update hours ago. what is this identity confusion?

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  • viki

    After. Update my screen blinking always anyone suggest me

  • Levo

    Seriously, we really needs 4.4 update for Xperia Tablet S!

  • Camilo Uribe

    FTF For 4G(LTE) model please !

  • Robert Pilot Whiteson

    My emails are not loading after the update Xperia Z

  • Toon27

    Anyone in the UK got the 4.3 update for the LTE Tablet Z?
    I got mine from CPW so assume it is the none carrier version…

  • Andrew Tan

    Just download by clicking the + apps at camera.

  • Toon27

    Update, downloading now through Sony PC Companion. UK LTE unbranded version.

  • Ricardo

    Anyone in Portugal got the update for Xperia Tablet Z LTE unbranded?

  • Manuel Maldonado Turcios

    I have the SGP312 and PC companion to this day says my tablet is up to date with JB 4.2.

  • Manuel Maldonado Turcios

    I have the Tablet Z SGP312 Wifi 32GB, bought if from Japan. I haven’t gotten any update over the air nor in PC Companion.

  • fuck you

    I hate this update! I hate this white keyboard and white settings! Was it so hard to allow colour changing? I have no idea why they deleted chrome small app as well! It was so useful! Burn in hell, who did it!!!

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  • Joachim Nilsson

    Update: The OTA arrived the other day here in Sweden. No need to hassle with the various Windows tools, just downloaded automatically and suggested I apply it. Took about five minutes, or less! :)

  • Mr.

    I have updated but cant find widgets on Xperia z tablet. Any one knows how to solve this problem?

  • ciel

    After I updated my experia z lte to the new 4.3 version, the camera stopped working

  • Amine

    Same problem here !

  • olreak

    23/04/2014 (France) … still waiting for this update to 4.3 on SGP312 bought directly on sony online store…

  • I think now everyone has this problem, I installed the Xperia themes manually from the play store. Hope Sony will fix it in the next week. I would like to say Thanks for sharing such a nice article here.
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