Xperia Z Ultra KitKat firmware is live (14.3.A.0.681)

by XB on 19th March 2014

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Xperia Z Ultra


Xperia Z Ultra_14.3.A.0.681_0Sony Xperia Z Ultra owners will be glad to hear that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update is now live across a number of regions. Users of generic handsets are reporting receiving the 14.3.A.0.681 update across Germany, France, Sweden and the UK. Click below for some pictures from the latest update. If you have downloaded the latest update, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Update: The C6833 FTF firmware file can be downloaded here.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Android 4.4.2 KitKat changelog (14.3.A.0.681)

– Updated Camera application and overall tuning to improve the camera experience
– Enhanced email app
– A tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings – More intuitive and customisable
– The same launch animation and live wallpaper as the Sony PlayStation 4 adapted across the lock and home screens
– Sony’s native app portfolio will be updated to the latest versions. This includes Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, TrackID TV, Sony Select and Smart Social Camera
– Updated Media apps including WALKMAN, Album and Movies. Better Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI and faster download speeds
– Stability, performance & battery improvements
– Answering machine option added in Call menu
– “Take screenshot” option returns in Power off menu
– Default SMS app can be switched to Hangouts
– Battery icon changed
– Switch between Notifications and Quick Settings from the drop down menu
– Touch block Small app included
– Calendar app updated
– Simple Home launcher
– Transparent status bar

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Xperia Z Ultra_14.3.A.0.681_2

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Xperia Z Ultra_14.3.A.0.681_0

Via XDA-developers.

Thanks Piran!

  • Carlos Lemus

    XPERIA Z1 UPDATE OFICIAL MEXICO KIT KAT :D C6906

  • ycleft xperia

    Still no notification via pc companion for z ultra

  • ProWeirdo

    How come that screenshot is in Polish, and I can’t update while being in Poland? -_- Yes, Z Ultra.

  • Anon

    Try SUS.

  • Alisson Santos

    BRASIL – OK – XPERIA Z1 KITKAT

  • Amin

    Where is Tap To Wake ?

  • Sand

    Agora posso pensar em comprar esse cel! *_*

  • János Jenei

    xperia M 4.3 ??

  • kiikooo

    UK? Did i read that correctly. I hope it is the same for the Z1.

  • XperiaBlog

    Yes try SUS – both our resident Z1 Compact and Z Ultra showed no update in PC Companion, but it was available via Sony Update Service (SUS).

  • Anon

    Yes, you read it correctly. Try SUS.

  • jv

    Someone provide us FTF firmware.

  • kiikooo

    I don’t have an Ultra, I was just hoping it is the same for Z1 UK unbranded as i always wait weeks before i get it.

    Thanks for the reply though

  • kevin

    Carlos Lemus tu Z1 es Telcel?

  • Carlos Lemus

    Si pero libere mi Z1 de telcel sigue estos pasos Xperia Z1 ROOT COPILACION 14.1.G.1.534 Telcel Mexico. – YouTube

  • kevin

    Gracias

  • Sherkhan

    Not recieved in India yet

  • Djgregoryke Macias García

    Where is the update for sony xperia z1!

  • Guest

    Probably your phone is branded or you will see notification soon.

  • xperiaz6603swe

    In sonys ass it is shame that tap to wake is in the digitizer on z2 so none of our phone ever gonna get the functions :-/ Bad but that’s the harge fact

  • ProWeirdo

    Not really, “pure Sony” ;) but anyways, it’s not a catastrophy, I can wait few hours…

  • Fafiq

    Still waiting for update on Z1 :(

  • Muhammad Furqaan Bari

    Xperia Z1 C902 14.3.A.0.681 Rolling India

  • Muhammad Furqaan Bari

    C902 now rolling

  • Muhammad Furqaan Bari

    Now live

  • Muhammad Furqaan Bari

    Z1 C902 now Live

  • Muhammad Furqaan Bari

    Now live in India via Sony PC companion

  • Muhammad Furqaan Bari

    Live… India C902

  • lex

    Sony, i hope that camera in my ZU will be good. If camera will not good i never buy your very terrible smartphone! Your programmers is very stupid! It’s your last chance will be better.

  • Gopi

    Just received in Australia

  • Guest

    what is your version of mobile is it C6833 or c6802

  • disqus_LnE6AsKOeX

    Not here in London – SEUS/SUS/PCC all showing latest FW. Generic UK.

  • Shehab Khaled

    can you upload some screenshot and tell us your feedback

  • zondacinque0910

    after the update i can’t change my lock screen wallpaper .__.

  • Skye

    What about Sony Xperia Z Ultra (C6802)?

  • Maxx Tan

    ZU never had good camera to begin with. Are you expecting a miracle to happen with this update?? LOL

  • darannechelle

    Philippines please!!!

  • Thiolo

    Still no update via PCC or SUS here in the philippines., ugh

  • suit up !

    Dear KitKat Darling,
    I do not crave for any ‘tap to wake up’ feature. I just long for you, my babe. You are my sweetie pie. You are my chum. See you soon on my Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

    Regards,
    Your Wellwisher from India

  • jag

    any news from singapore?

  • GMX

    You should know what you’re buying. Z Ultra was never intended to be a full-fledged camera phone. Didn’t you notice the lack of a flash? If you were after a good camera, you should have bought a different phone in the first place.

  • lord

    not yet in new zealand

  • lord

    none in new zealand

  • Shehab Khaled

    Nothing here in middleeast

  • Abhijit Biswas

    If E1 can get kitkat, Even M will get kitkat, so stop whining for 4.3, wait and you will be blessed with kitkat….. Although the wait can be long enough!

  • GMX

    It’s here. Don’t check using the phone. Use Sony PC Companion or Sony Bridge to check for the update. I got my KitKat update through the computer, it doesn’t show up on the phone’s updater.

  • darannechelle

    Thanks!! I check 5am on PC but I did not get any update. Since u said it!! Super cat wait to get home and install it!!

  • Zhyriel ZA

    So far still no at South East….

  • Thiolo

    just checked didnt get any update

  • Prateek Bhanushali
  • suit up !

    Anyone received for Xperia Z Ultra C6802 in INDIA?

  • xperiaz6603swe

    No its true :-D

  • Gopi

    C6833

  • Gopi

    Updated, not happy with the update. got some apps crashed, under personalisation->manage notification option is continuously crashing

  • savan

    Oh. Am also waiting…when is come india? On c6802??

  • suit up !

    Already the Sony India page is updated with KitKat info. But not on our mobiles yet

  • chirag garg

    When this update comes in india for my xperia z ultra c6802??? Still nothing shows in PC COMPANION

  • sandokan66

    FUCKED-UP KitKat !!!
    WARNING about Google’s behavior regarding external SD Cards: they render it to almost unusable as a universal storage media. My Xperia ZU can no more play movies, musics or show my images from the external microSD.

  • Ricardo Ca

    Really? That´s horrible! Is this a bug?
    Can anyone else confirm this?

  • jag

    Using it now! Singapore! nice! It’s like my phone is new again. Woohoo!

  • jag

    I just pc companion and boom! Update found! ^^

  • Alex Kent

    Now it’s live in Singapore. I’m updating it ….

  • Shehab Khaled

    Is your phone c6802 or c6833

  • Justin

    Movie app has bug in Xperia Z Ultra C6833…all of my video cannot be played

  • Justin

    I cant play my video in the movie app :(

  • jag

    Yup! Already using it now. So happy with sony right now! Kitkat in my Ultra, FFX in my vita then tomorrow will be infamous for ps4!! Wahoo!

  • jag

    C6833. Unbranded. ^^ go check it now

  • Shehab Khaled

    I’m c6802

  • Shehab Khaled

    I’m still wating :(

  • Justin

    The sound enhancement bug is fix :)

  • Justin

    manage notification option in my xperia z ultra is not crashing

  • jag

    Hmm? My one is playing just fine. Maybe you want to reboot your phone.

  • Justin

    all right…the movie app works now after i restart the phone…trying to test it again

  • sandokan66

    See here what´s about it…but i blame SONY for not getting around it: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7859/examining-microsd-changes-in-android-44

  • Justin

    What is your phone? Mine is xperia z ultra c6833

  • asd

    we will get nothing…

  • jag

    See? Hehe! ^^

  • Justin

    but after some minute ,it didnt play again…my mxplayer play my videos but not the movies app :(

  • jag

    Same. ^^

    The only thing that I’m sad about this update is they did not include the new version of sony media apps. Maybe after the Z2 got released. Other features like the media apps would be available in the next update.

  • jag

    I see. That is indeed a problem. Care to repair your phone via pc companion and do a complete reformat? Maybe that would help.

  • Justin

    Ok tnx for the help…i will just wait for the next minor update for bugs :)
    btw i dont usually use the movies app because it cant play mkv files ..so i stick to my mx player haha xD

  • jag

    Well that’s odd? Movies app can play mkv formats also. And it supports subtitles too since 4.3 jellybean. But yeah, mx player is a great option too if you can’t play the formats you want to. I’m using it too because of its great ui

  • Justin

    haha my default video cant play mkv ever since…well at least the update fix the sound enhancement bug :)…

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  • Guest

    Just got it in Malaysia~
    But still don’t have the guts to perform the update… just in case shit happens~=D

  • Guest

    Just got it in Malaysia~!!!
    But still don’t have the guts to perform the update… just in case shit happens~=D

  • Bayhas Kana

    Anyone with C6806 got the update yet?

    Seems to be certified on PTCRB at the same time for all 68xx flavors, but I am yet to see someone with updated 6806, or 6802 for that matter…

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  • Bayhas Kana

    Nevermind, just tried again, and C6806 is updates as I type these words…

  • Adjaero Pascal

    exactly, all I see is C833 :(

  • Adjaero Pascal

    LOL, we will get something. We don’t just know yet

  • lex

    Are you LOL? Do you know that hardware of camera is good? Photomodule of sony install in many smartphones! Why is the camera in other smartphones with sony photomodule work normally? Also if i buy TOP smartphone i await good quality photo! Now qulity photo in ZU is the same as in 2007.

  • lex

    Vide supra

  • Ricardo Ca

    c6843 Brazil, nothing yet.

  • Shehab Khaled

    Nothing for c6802 till nw :(

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  • Zhyriel ZA

    Really? I don’t found any update on my Xperia Ultra from the PC Companion……..

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Anyone? Who having a SD Card problem? Please share here…..i need to know the details before I update mine. Thank you.

  • SyLaR

    msh lwa7dk yabny ;(

  • chirag garg

    Yup i m also using c6802…..still no update via ota or via pc companion

  • Gustavo Almeida

    I didnt get any update in Brazil yet… And mine is not tied to any Carrier…

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  • King Re-Al

    Rolling in brooklyn ny, C6806, just waiting for my 50% of battery life to get there to start it up lol

  • Lim Jia Nian

    Well, that’s strnage….
    Mine is LTE version, what’s yours?

  • Zhyriel ZA

    oooo…i see…mine is 3G version C6802….no wonder i don’t get it yet…

  • Mohan

    i am also having this problem

  • sokk

    You may be the dumbest person here but at least you know it, right?

  • Ricardo Ca

    Is there any difference between these two? Installing via SUS is better/worse?

  • lex

    May be you lick ass of Sony?

  • Sherkhan

    Anyone Recieved Update for Z Ultra C6802 in india?

  • dj

    I’m from indonesia. Using c6802 to. Still no update 4.4

  • Adjaero Pascal

    sad but true story….. Tried both PC companion and SUS to no avail. I used to these updates on day ONE :(

  • Adjaero Pascal

    NOTHING FOR C608

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  • Shehab Khaled

    where is the update sony f*** you :@ :@

  • Shehab Khaled

    Noone received the update for c6802

  • GMX

    Try Sony Update Service. Or maybe it’s not out yet for the 3G version.

  • chirag garg

    Still no update for c6802 in india .i thought sony make fool to the indians. I never buy sony phone again in lyf.

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  • avinash

    I Gt it 2 days back yaar.. It’s nt worth.. Batt drain.batt temp.. Slow charging.. Lock screen issue…

  • chirag garg

    Bro did u get it via ota or via pc companion ? Nd in which city u live??

  • Shehab Khaled

    Is your phome c6802

  • Shehab Khaled

    I don’t thnik that his phone is c6802

  • Parth Shah

    Not yet….C6802

  • Parth Shah

    Same here…Waiting for it since 3 days.

  • savan

    Yes sir but only show on Sony india page…but not show update in pc companion :(

  • dj

    Sony just update z1 and z1 compact also z ultra only LTE version

  • suit up !

    IT WILL COME… DONT WORRY :)

  • Hamed Azizi

    Is there anything for C6802?

  • chirag garg

    I recently read a article in which sony says that the kitkat update for xperia z1 , z1 compact and z ultra will come after 2 weeks in india

  • dj

    OMG, 2 weeks. C6802 version have to wait. Others branded device already update 4.4. Why sony have to do that?

  • Shehab Khaled

    :O :O

  • sanchit

    Sony kamino..haramiyo kardo ab toh kitkat release india main…madarchodo april bhi aane wala hai ab toh

  • sanchit

    Saali badi behan ki lodi company hai ye sony behanchod effort kuch karti nahi or nikalna samsung se aage chahti hai.

  • Harsh

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

  • Shehab Khaled

    Where’s the Update :@ :@

  • Dionm

    Its just come through now, PC companion alerted me to an update for the Xperia Z1 so quite possibly the Z ultra as well

  • Lim Jia Nian

    But I have been seeing negative feedback after the KitKat update, like reduced battery life & other minor bugs. Better hold off for a while

  • Z ultra user

    Anyone having issue after updated 4.4 on Z ultra, the tone or any media app such as movie app, the sound will be directly come from the main ear piece speaker and not the loud speaker? I am having this problem after update. Any solution?

  • Ridhwan Azizan

    Wait till it come to Asia

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Better hold for the update. I saw a lot of bugs in 4.4….as for me, i will wait for next update when they fix the bugs. cheers!

  • Ricardo Ca

    i have seen reports of these errors. Did you contact Sony? The problem occurs with other apps like mxplayer etc?
    Other people having this problem?

  • Z ultra user

    Hi Bro, no in Malaysia Sony customer service sucks. Ya once it is in the ear piece, playing any media app like movies from any playern will be the same. Others then this, the phone bsttery drain very fast even with stamina mode. To solve the speaker issue, I will need to restart the phone and it be back to normal. Other than this no problems, perfetcly smooth interface.

  • ProWeirdo

    Does anyone know how to root it on 4.4.2?

  • Shehab Khaled

    Flashed c6833 ftf on my c6802 and everything is fine
    Waitinh for c6802 ftf to flash it

  • karan

    Yar i hve also c6802 so plese tell me how i flashed it

  • Shehab Khaled

    Just download the ftf and the latest version of flashtool and flash it

  • Sam

    OT: Nice car… Volvo Amazon… :)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Amazon

  • Sherkhan

    all features working??? wifi, bluetooth?

  • Shehab Khaled

    Everything is working

  • scythelord

    Chinese c6802

  • Sherkhan

    can u make an ftf and share it on Google Drive???

  • Gordon

    Now rolling for 6802

  • dj

    I just update my c6802 into 4.4.2 update from Indonesia

  • Gordon

    Check again. its rolling for 6802

  • scythelord

    Sorry i find the picture in a chinese forum

  • Sherkhan

    plz make FTF and share it ….no sign of update in India…4.4 only available for z1 and Z1Compact only

  • Roman Yatsina

    c6802 update rolled out in Russia

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Please share if you found bugs in it. Thank you.

  • Roman Yatsina

    It seems like sliding menu from time to time handles on millisecond, last version worked absolutely perfect. So in other UI aimations some lags can appear, but at all feeling is very good. All apps work great, finally I moved all my music in Google Music to SD (such option appeared). What about long charge time – it’s quite the same, it wasn’t fast on earlier firmwares. No problems with sound or video. There was bug with extremely sensitive touchscreen on earlier firmwares, It unpredictable reacted on every water drop or even sweat had been left from fingers but it is hardware bug, I doubt it ever be fixed.

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Ok. Noted. I think I can consider to update it. Thank you very much Bro for the information.

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Please share some information if you found bugs on this update….Thank you!

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Please share if you found bugs in it. Thank you.

  • Shehab Khaled

    After updating my z ultra to 4.4 I can’t change my lockscreen anymore

  • Shehab Khaled

    Also there’s a bug in the speakers the sound come from the call speaker not from the soundspeaker

  • Adjaero Pascal

    So this is all I have left of the massive 2gb of ram? Without any apps open. My O my :(

  • SyLaR

    tft wala pc companion?

  • Danel

    C6802 update is live in Hungary!!!

  • art

    any issues encountered with the upgrade?

  • BurntBiscuits

    is there a workaround for this ; as i am see the same thing very annoying

  • Sherkhan

    Did anyone received the update for C6802 in India or Pakistan????

  • Zhyriel ZA

    WTF…why tehy eat so much Ram? Damn! I think we should housekeeping the application…remove and disable any application that we don’t use. Sigh!

  • Zhyriel ZA

    waaaaahhh….so many bugs reported….i better hold for upgrading…wait until Sony release the next update…sigh!

  • manigma

    Still not 4.4.2 update for C6802 in India :(

  • Amit

    No not yet in India! Checked today!

  • Shehab Khaled

    Tft

  • Shehab Khaled

    All bugs in my z ultra c6802 are nw solved jusr by clear data
    Nice update

  • Zhyriel ZA

    what type of data do you clear it?

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Malaysia already got the update…..who from Malaysia? please share a info on this update….any bugs found in it? Thank you.

  • Calvin

    Hi Bro, updated from Malaysia here. It is smooth the interface but the disadvantages is the sound problem which many ppl complain, the music or any mediz app or notificstion sound will sound through the ear piece speaker and not the loud speaker,therefore it is very annoying and you tend to miss the notification. I woulx recommend u possible do not upgrade first, wait for update to solve this issue. The battery life also became worst. Usually can last for 2 days but now can last for less than a day with same usage. I have change back to my old xperia s and wait for the update to solve it. I won’t be formatting my phone as from other user mention work for them as my phone to many apps and notes. Lazy to reinstall everything again. U can try if u want to. Have a noce day.

  • Zhyriel ZA

    Hi Calvin, thank you very very much for the infos. I really appreciated it. I’ll take note, i will update my Z Ultra once they release the next update. Thanks again bro!

  • Sherkhan

    whenever u get it ..please comment here

  • Shehab Khaled

    All except my songs and pics

  • ripqhy

    4.4.2 C6802 now rolling in Indonesia :)

  • Fadhil Parewangi

    Indonesia ready now..!

  • Zhyriel ZA

    so…what is your bugs? please share…thank you!

  • ripqhy

    this is also happen with me, average 1,3gb of ram used.. and the animation for that widget was not moving.. :(

  • ripqhy

    i didn’t notice many besides bigger use of ram, and i don’t like the position of new quick setting.. :(

  • Smart Waqar

    When Kitkat Is Come For Sony Xperia Z Ultra (C6802)…………??????? Please Replyyyyyyy Is Too Late For Ultra…….

  • ripqhy

    The most annoying is third party apps now can’t write a damn thing on sd card.. Shame on Google on this.. :(

  • captain pure

    Maap mas kok update saya gagal terus di 81%???

  • captain pure

    Change your language lnput into english (us) then recheck your update it (how to solve it)

  • captain pure

    Bagaimana caranya bro.,.? Sy selalu tersangkut di 81 persen saat download kitkat using pc companion and updatevcntre still get same problem

  • captain pure

    Is already for c6802 just change your language and keyboard input into english (us) then recheck on update centre

  • Asif Latheef

    Now in india… :)

  • Amit

    Mr. Sherkhan, the update is now available in India for xperia z ultra with all bugs fixed up – the latest version. Hope it’s available in your region too!

  • Sherkhan

    got the update… downloading now

  • Fadhil Parewangi

    Hello captain pure, coba ikuti instruksi persiapan update. Pastikan level battery diatas 70% dan cukup space. Tentunya dengan koneksi yang lebih reliabel dan stabil. saya pake updating via OTA successful on the first try. Alternatifnya bisa menggunakan sony bridge bia computer. Semoga berhasil!

  • Sherkhan

    Xperia Z ultra Bug Fix Kitkat Update.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9y14DnZhuc

  • av

    Now kit kat is available for z ultra. Check your. Sony pc companion

  • ripqhy

    Updates: this updates kind of shitty..so laggy..i hope there will be update to fix this

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  • Any one face speaker volume very small during on call ? Although the volume already tuned to max.

  • afafasdas

    yes i have an update 4.4.4 kitkat

  • Marten

    can you update the download link? it’s error when i open the link

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