Sony rolling out KitKat update to Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z (10.5.A.0.230)

by XB on 21st May 2014

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


Xperia KitKatSony Mobile has confirmed that it has begun to roll out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update to a number of handsets including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z. As well as the standard KitKat features and performance tweaks, the update brings the PlayStation 4 launch animation and live wallpaper as seen in the Xperia Z2, Z1 and Z Ultra. The firmware also includes the latest updates to the native app portfolio and brings compatibility to SmartWear apps such as Lifelog. As always, the rollout starts in selected markets and hits other regions gradually.

Update: The new firmware is rolling out with build number 10.5.A.0.230. As of writing, the KitKat update is currently live for the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z (LTE) only. Unfortunately Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z (Wi-Fi) owners will have to wait a little longer.

Sony’s support pages have been updated with the changelog below.

– Android 4.4.2 KitKat with many new features and enhancements
– Many camera enhancements including Creative Effect video
– Personalise your messages now with colourful emojis
– Take screenshots easily with the built-in screenshot menu
– The latest updates to many apps including email, calendar and more…

Update 2: Xperia Z (C6603) FTF Firmware files for build 10.5.A.0.230 can be found below:
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  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Suprb Sony… Just make sure it is stable !!!

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Finally, so the devs now could manage new updates for Z1

  • burning F5 like crazy … Let’s fix this bluetooh bugs …

  • CoolRaoul

    and introduce new issues (SD card access limitations)

  • srry

    Congrats Z clan! Now where’s my bug fix of the bug fix of the bug fix of the update for SP :D Sorry couldn’t help it :/

  • Giannikosmo

    Great Job Sony! Let’s hope that no bugs will be included!!…

  • Tech Gospel

    Nice!!! Waiting for it to hit my Tablet Z

  • Andrea

    finally!

  • kaustubh

    any idea in which region the update has started?

  • byrm

    Oh Yeahhh come On:)

  • Akshay Ballal

    This was to happen in May 1st week… Seems like Z2 launch fanfare postponed this update for nearly 15 days…

  • Rahul Radhakrishnan

    Its not available in India… any news abt when update will rollout in India?

  • burger

    currently getting 10.5.A.0.230 on my xperia c6616 for bell in canada

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  • Akshay Ballal

    Since it’s beyond working hours for us so we can expect tomorrow I guess…

  • XperiaJunkie85

    Just updated my Tablet Z via SUS, the update was successful but when rebooting my device it’s still on JB anyone else had this issue?

  • XTZ

    Update available in Sony PC Companion for UK. Too scared to download though :P

  • Sherkhan

    Sony mobile india shows that Kitkat is available For Xperia Z C6602 in India…Anyone recieved the update thru SUS or pc companion?

  • Lakshit

    every update takes few days to hit all regions so sit back have some patience and check out what other guys have to say about this update.

  • Alphonse

    You know, they never give proper date for update, so how would you know it supposed to roll out on May 1? and looking back at Sony’s update history, always expect the update to hit towards the end of said month.

    off to update my Z! :)

  • Rahul Radhakrishnan

    ya xperia zr is patiently waiting for the update :)

  • osin17

    Get it, i’ve just started the update (Paris Region)

  • Nathan DeBord

    Well it took 2 months from the roll-out last time for me to get 4.3 (USA, C6506) so let’s see if they’ve gotten any better…

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Update your comment with the features and performance enhancements !!! Waiting….

  • Vitali

    Tablet Z WI-FI too???

  • Marc Yeo

    malaysia update…anyone? :P

  • kjmok

    Marc Yeo always goes alone with Malaysia in xperiablog =P. Expected to see ur name xD fellow Malaysian, im gonna stay away from this KK update. I wanna keep my lock screen blind effect =P

  • kjmok

    Along*

  • Opinion

    nothing yet on my zl,neither pc companion or ota,maybe in few more hour

  • Night of Xperia Z

    I saw there was someone reported say that Samsung 4.4 is not stable, like laggy in phone after update.
    I worry about this will happen on my Z too when updated to 4.4 Kitkat
    Can anyone give some review about the 4.4 kitkat update for xperia Z??

  • rach

    anyone with an xperia Z in the UK on tmobile got it yet?

  • shaun

    Same……its still at 4.3 for mine in Singapore as well! Did i miss an update??????

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    That was previous version .227…. Its the polished one with version .230. Hope this one is stable, and more probably the Camera has improvement which took some poor noise after 4.3 update !!!

  • Jim
  • XTZ

    Yeah, update for my 32gb version on PC Companion (UK) :)

  • lel

    any download links for Xperia ZR ?

  • Vitali

    :)) Can’t wait..

  • Rean

    Just checked mine, Australian unlocked model, no update yet… :(

  • For real? any description of this?

  • Luxsaan06

    nope, still waiting….

  • nerf

    Anyone in philippines?

  • hansip

    it’s KitKat feature. but to be honest, i have used KitKat for a while and no difference whatsoever, that is, as long as you keep it simple (by using built in File Commander app supplied by the ROM).

  • Faisal Armand

    I now own the Z2. But I do miss the times where sony rolled out firmware updates to my xperia z. Yes, I lost my mind as well :’)

  • Keith

    still waiting here malaysia~

  • Marc Yeo

    yup..tested it at 9pm…based on previous experience it takes 1 week to reach malaysia la

  • Arian Rivers

    ZL C6502 nothing yet :(

  • osin17

    Well, in few words i can say
    UI:
    boot animation has change (like ps3)
    there’s lot of new animation from sony (from the welcome configuration page to the entire device interaction)
    new quick setting menu directly visible from notification bar)
    new icones (percentage batterie).
    launcher, bottom bar at home screen is transparent
    new themes is smooth
    lockscreen has change (when you swipe there’re stars)
    you get the new apps
    About Performance:
    For the moment everything respond fast But I didn’t notice any lag on 4.3 so i don’t know if it’s better or not.

    I think everyone will share the same idea this build give a new age to xperia z.
    [sorry for my poor english :p]

  • John Zakaria

    I don’t think so the Xperia Z kitkat was leaked and tested on XDA so everything is already known

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Waiting for Bugs report before I update my ZR.

  • John Zakaria

    Could you post your FTF

  • Arian Rivers

    C6502, For now Taiwan, USA and Canada getting it. waiting for Malaysia

  • kjmok

    I had a friend who had Xperia Z Ultra, said that 4.4 SonyUI is laggy. Avoid at all cost. =P

  • Rahul Bangera

    i will update my ZR when it arrives

    and let u all know i there is any bug our so :) (region india)

  • Steven

    Google changed the external sdcard access rights in kitkat, so that an app can only _write_ to its own folder on the sdcard, they can still _read_ from anywhere (assuming the app has requested the permissions ofc).

    If you happen to want to shuffle around files somewhere else, you’ll be forced to do so from your PC or with the included file manager app (which is signed with a key, allowing it some special access rights)

    I’ve had KK for months, only had one run-in with this “issue”, when I was trying to unzip a file using a third party file manager.

  • osin17

    Yes i can, it take me a few moments… come back in 1 or 2 hours

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    A big thnks pal… :) And wht abt Camera ??? Has it improved ??

  • guest

    Congrats to you guys, still waiting the fix for z1 compact.

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  • xperiaDROID

    Yay, finally! That took you long enough, Sony. Hope the update will come to Malaysia quickly.

    Anyways, it’s celebration time come on! :D

  • ritz

    Now yet available in India.

  • Sokonito

    4.4.2 Sucks !! lag like hell !!

  • Jirka Teplický

    could someone post the tft ? thx

  • Danis Ariandi

    so, how about for Xperia T, TX n V ??? also SP ???

  • Aman

    have u tried it yourself?, if yes in what part of the UI is the lag?

  • thatguy^

    Yeah that’d be good. But sony are hot then they’re cold they’re yes then they’re no. Typical PMS

  • krish

    not yet …

  • Sokonito

    Camera apps and options i camera app lags bacground… 4.3 doesn,t have it. i’m from Poland and i’m kind of suprice that already poland have update. Other things great :D but that lags kill me :<

  • Prateek Bhanushali
  • Magnum

    As usual, v in middle east will receive it late.

  • j
  • osin17

    First link to FTF http://uploading.com/19mm6961/C6603_1270-4066_R1D_Generic-FR-10-5-A-0-230-ftf Take care it’s for C6603
    I have updated also on another hosting site http://dfiles.eu/files/ri8rag40a

    For any helping, the version customisation is 1270-4066
    Enjoy, it’s unbranded.

  • Inge

    I just got the update today, Xperia Z C6603 Norway, unbranded, unlocked.

  • mustafa

    Sony seems to have gotten better servers, cuz I got the Update
    And yet I usually get it between two weeks to a month later

  • aman

    im from germany, no update here yet, does the notification panel lag also? and is it worth it to update or am i better with 4.3?

  • David van der Zande

    Z2 also lags in camera.

  • D?ambalaja

    W jakiej sieci mia?e? ten update? Nonbrand nie ma ci?gle.

  • osin17

    I post it here on bottom, there’s 5 minutes ago

  • Guest
  • Ujjobbágy Attila

    Does have anybody an FTF for C6502 or C6503? Xperia ZL

  • Tim Vels

    I am from Bangalore, and I am plainly waiting for the ZR update to be packaged (ftf file) and upped on xda-developers forum :)
    That is the best. And I need root :(

  • Rahul Bangera

    yup i will give u the packaged link when it’ll be available :)

  • CoolRaoul

    Never said it was new.
    Was just replying to the guy which was “burning F5 like crazy”.
    Those issues are not making me very crazy about getting this update.

  • Tim Vels

    Whoa you are on xda, jolly good! Okay! Thanks! ;)

  • Jiyeon90

    But where’s kitkat for my Xperia S?

  • Rahul Bangera

    wait till 2015 :P

  • CoolRaoul

    I don’t have any built in File Commander app on my Xperia Z.
    It’s new app coming with this update?

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    can we flash this on c6602 ???

  • xperia

    any feedback on those early Kitkat adopters, so far?

  • Clamser

    Beautiful healthy initiative!

    But not too early, a little bit late, watching the competition.

    Xperia Z Released in March 2013, Software Launch Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

    Latest software available: 10.5.A.0.230 Android version 4.4 (Kitkat) Launch Version: 2014-05-21

    Potential competitor Galaxy S4 and HTC One (M7)

    Galaxy S4 Released in April 2013, Software Launch Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

    Latest software available: 4.4.2 (Kitkat) Launch Version: 2014-03

    HTC One (M7) Released March 2013, Software Launch Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

    Latest software available: 4.4.2 (Kitkat) CAEV Sense 5.5 Launch Version: 2014-04

    Update scheduled for Kitkat 4.4.3 VAEC Sense 6.0, June 2014

    Sony please be at the height of competition without forgotten us

    I’m a fan of brand since 1987 with my waterproof Walkman,

    Today I have the Z, and SP Broken Screen

  • ZR

    ZR+1

  • DE L TA

    Will it now support 128 gb microsd card?

  • DE L TA

    Can you also check whether this updated version supports 128 gb micro sd card?

  • Marc Yeo

    do i know u? :P

  • paul_cus

    Skipping all updates for the Tablet Z. I like the way it looks and runs out of the box.

  • Fazal Sayeed

    When it is going to come in India

  • osin17

    I think you have to wait a valid ftf for that model

  • Rahul Bangera

    the update will never extend the sdcard support it depends on the hardware of it as the ZR sdcard hardware supports only 32 to 64 gb!!

  • onosmajente

    When is it coming to Nigeria?

  • Ujjobbágy Attila

    We don’t know when will it come.

  • itsok

    Can you tell me your custom number?

  • bob

    Im almost certain all devices capable of 64 GB micro SD cards can use 128 GB too

  • Vimal Nair

    And Yehhh…here begins the waiting for it again…once we hear it has started to roll… We keep our eyes totally struck on this website to see when someone from our area got it….and yes even am waiting for it for my Xperia ZR… @ India

  • Chus

    y para el xperia zl(6502) COSTA RICA?:cc

  • kjmok

    Nope but i saw a few Marc Yeos in the past Xperiablog posts, mostly relating to Z updates xD

  • P9

    not yet available in Thailand.. looking forward 2 see soon

  • DE L TA

    Dude check out this website-

    http://phandroid.com/2014/02/27/phones-that-work-with-sandisk-128gb-microsdxc-card/

    It mentions Xperia ZL.. What’s bugging me is if ZL supports 128gb then what about it’s brothers?

  • ????????

    russia – none

  • Umer Hamid Enam

    OTA or via PC?

  • Douglas Yapú

    Notification On
    Download Off

    Not available in Ecuador

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  • Tomasz Fa?drowicz

    ja mam unbranded z i nie ma aktualizacji

  • Roy

    Got the update for unlocked C6603, arrived faster than previous updates.

  • Yiiiiihhaaaaa
  • Rahul Bangera

    cause ZL is meant to be launched in some specific regions with some additional improvement over ZR which is a globally launched version and that improvement to ZL is support to 128 gb sdcard……

  • Alejandro Morera

    Dude i had XPERIA SP with 4.3 (.101) and it hasn’t any bug ;o what are u saying?

  • Alejandro Morera

    dude i think you get the screenshot from here or them got yours screenshot:

    http://www.cilekhaber.com/xperia-z-zl-zr-ve-tablet-z-icin-4-4-2-kitkat-guncellemesi-dagitiliyor/

    :O

  • Kamwasli

    still not rolling out for the update in Malaysia

  • Daniela

    The SP might get it but i doupt for the others

  • Artis

    Guys, I have a problem, when updating software from PCCompanion, at one point the phone turns off but does not turn back on. At that point Windows is looking to update some drivers and PCCompanion stops the update. What can I do? I dont want to wait for 2-3 months untill my carrier pushes the software update. Please help!

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Please do. I’m waiting for bug report before I update my ZR.

  • Artis

    Please note that the phone turns off when PC Companion is till going through “Preparing” phase and says checking phone/tablet. After the shutdown, it will not continue the update. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks

  • ahem
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  • goku

    what about xpeia SP? if a company doesn’t keep its promise, then its not far away from being closing down

  • Inge

    Via PC

  • inge

    What is that, and where do i find this number?

  • tefank

    Germany anyone?

  • ElSenorLikes4k

    post it on xda please!

  • Yylfordt

    still no update available here in germany… :/

  • inge

    :O !? They got my screenshot, my language is Norwegian and i am from Norway.
    Here is a screenshot from my phone ;)

  • ???cz

    Awesome !! Not yet in my country :c

  • Rahul Bangera

    Yeah I’ll do so

  • Lukáš Pávl

    Good to hear that but still waiting for bugfixing update for Z Ultra…

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    22-05-2014 India C6602
    No update available as yet

  • ???cz

    Any buyg or lags ??

  • inge

    I haven’t noticed any yet, so far so good :)

  • aman

    normally germany gets it fast but this time it seems we’ll have to wait

  • rubinaish

    Would be nice to know if it comes OTA or via PC Companion only.

  • Gs4 was launched with 4.2 and M7 with 4.1 man :P

  • Roy

    New UI is great but there’s seems to be unusually laggy especially in the settings menu, anybody else experiencing this?

  • Abdel

    Y de la Tablet Z. A alguien le ha llegado la actualización?

  • SABBADINI

    Brazil with company is already, in my PCCompanion show the update… We´ll see what happens

  • Mine is lagging right now but CPU Spy is showing high usage after my first reboot. Probably rebuilding cache (especially media), etc after upgrading to KitKat. Give it a little time.

  • Sokonito

    Telefon na premiere z Orange ale zrobi?em debranding ;) nie laguje menu ale ogólnie ustawienia laguj? jak diabli… nie rozumiem czemu

  • Sokonito

    ;)

  • Jerry Berglund

    Hmm… strange that Sony is so silent when it comes to KitKat for Xperia T and V? But now they released for the first z-modells made, so maybe that means that Xperia T and V soon will follow or at least a desicion vill be made after those E1, m2 and t2-models. But congrats you guy for getting Kitkat now. :-)

  • itsok

    *#*#7378423#*#*
    Service code on dial, it opens service menu>software info>costumization version label
    The eight numbers are the custom number which defines the region and the brand(or unbrand).
    Here the Custom. No. on xda forum:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z/general/info-firmware-version-customization-t2315914

  • Reavetone

    Got mine for ZL locked to Rogers in Canada. So far perfect and wonderfully buttery.
    Suddenly craving popcorn to go with my Kitkat while watching Spiderman. GOOD JOB SONY

  • Dakota

    Can you make an FTF?

  • Arian Rivers

    Having laggy setting page and little when opining notification panel. something surprising. I lost my TA partition. but with this update i got my Bravia Engine Back! yoohooo!

  • Jose Ezequiel Cordova Soriano

    In Mexico now C6506

  • Dakota

    If someone could make an ftf for the C6506 that’d be great, or post the link for it at least.

  • Arian Rivers

    if now you are rooted maybe you can try this guide. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2334653

  • Flavio

    Nothing on my xperia ZL and Tablet Z wifi only my xperia Z is avaliable.

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  • Flavio Lemos

    Tablet z wifi?

  • Flavio Lemos

    works fine on my Z1!

  • Flavio Lemos

    updating Z now. Let´s see!

  • Flavio Lemos

    Por ahora solo salio Tablet Z LTE la wifi todavia falta.

  • Flavio Lemos

    WTF mine shows no update yet! :(

  • Flavio Lemos

    Updating Xperia Z

  • Douglas Yapú

    KK 4.4.2 rolling RIGHT NOW in Ecuador

  • rrcc

    Xperia ZL Generic Nordic — use at your own risk
    https://mega.co.nz/#!iZUyEKSJ!TNyRP0m-WrGJnCtYxTaWn5gvQcqrtn1RQPc6i3rd0Og

  • Rammstone

    Installed the update this morning and a few hours after I only had 17% battery left. I checked “battery usage” and it said “Google Play services” had used 72% of my battery. What the fuck? I tried restarting the phone and now im down to 7% so it didn’t seem to help

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  • Flavio Lemos

    well, thats rare. The battery on my z1 lasts almost 2 days. Im going to see now on Z. But still updating. Internet speed here sucks!

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  • Douglas Yapú

    Too many lag on my Xperia Z C6602. Not double tap wake up from the lockscreen and i dont like the video intro lol i hope it will roll better

  • Abdel

    La mia es la version WIFI. A esperar otra vez! :(

  • Guest

    Seems they’d rolled first where Z2is yet to launch!?

  • Guest

    Wow! That was so fast than I expected!! Sony rolls the 4.4.2 KitKat update in Greece now! :)

  • Guest

    Wow! That was so fast than I expected! Sony rolls the 4.4.2 KitKat update in Greece now! :)

  • Giannikosmo

    WOW!!! That was so fast than I expected! Sony rolls the 4.4.2 KitKat update in Greece now! :)

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  • Ritwij

    It says the update is live only for Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z (LTE) .. and ZR and Tablet Z(Wi-Fi) have to wait a little longer.

    Well, I am from India too and still no sign of KitKat for my Xperia Z, even on PC Companion. :/

  • Flavio Lemos

    No update to my tablet z yet. :/

  • Flavio Lemos

    Xperia Z updated! Yes for those who related thats laggy its true. Im going to reset factory setting to see if changes. Wish works better on tablet z wifi. Cya!

  • Flavio Lemos

    You´re right! Laggy! Resetting factory setting to see if changes.

  • Douglas Yapú

    For sure, if you reset the device the lags are LESS, i think the best part of the KK is the emojis … i love that shit lol

  • Flavio Lemos

    ojo, actualize mi telefono xperia z y esta colgando demasiado. Quedo mucho mas lento. Ojala no pase el mismo con en tablet z. Sds.

  • gt510

    Your Country?

  • zilber

    And? The lagging was end?

  • Flavio Lemos

    I live now on argentina.Bought the phone on US.

  • Flavio Lemos

    Yeap. Its fine. Much better. im going to start install all the shit that i use to see if keeps it that way. cya

  • Flavio Lemos

    Still nothing on Xperia ZL.

  • Franco

    From Argentina, C6502, installed 10.4.1.B.0.101 Taiwan, then after reseting the phone, connect it to the computer, and pc companion will bring up the update… still havent finished for me, after its done i’ll post comments

  • goku

    look, everyone has a different phone, it’s not like you have it good, so the rest should be all fine too. and you really needs to stop posting your stupid comments on this website k?

  • Abdullah Robben

    I updated my xperia ZL and i like it but it’s lagy sometimes especially in sittings

  • Bahaa Dajani

    I got the update :’)

  • Bahaa Dajani

    I got the update

  • Andrew Tan

    Why Tablet Z WiFi edition always late

  • ???cz

    Country?

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Syria
    But i’ve rooted my device and changed the custom number from middle east to US

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  • ???cz

    Same Phone, Same Firmware …. So Why both phones must have diferent behavior ???? If do you dont like my ‘stupid’ coments click on the ‘-‘ in the left corner (:

  • lanwari

    hi im from Tunisia how can i do this

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    True but they had a very faster update schedule, but I think Sony wanted to release a bug free KK. Hope this one is at least almost bug free. (fingerscrossed)

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    LMAO

  • Flavio Lemos

    What fix?

  • Flavio Lemos

    Which model? 6502? Still nothing here in south America.

  • ???cz

    Interesting, i had no idea something like that were possible!

  • Flavio Lemos

    Good question!

  • lanwari

    nothing for my zl in tunisia bought from dubai

  • rus_media

    I got Album update 6.1.A.0.14 instead of Kitkat :P

  • rus_media

    For ZL

  • ???cz

    ~Same Sony Troll u_u

  • rus_media

    Lack of software engineers I guess

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Updating Xperia Tablet Z Wifi (SGP311) here in Malaysia :D

  • Tech Gospel

    LTE

  • Jassi

    Still no update for India..

  • Nacho

    Update ready to download, I’m scared to do it though. How stable is it?

  • jhayp sevilla

    XV 4.4?

  • Ziegfrid

    Available here in Philippines

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Sry bro i don’t know
    Cuz someone who did this thing for me

  • Bahaa Dajani

    It is possible :’)
    I did that because the 4.3 update came to US in one week
    And it came to middle east after 2 months

  • HardyHarHar

    Where’s my Xperia Arc 4.4 update? :D

  • HardyHarHar

    I had my HTC One M7 update to 4.4 kitkat with sense 5.5 for a month or 2 already before I got my Z1 Compact though. So no it’s not 04-2014 but perhaps about 02-2014 or earlier.

  • Muhammad Saifuddin

    how do you install using the FTF files firmware that you have downloaded…

  • Muhammad Saifuddin

    what happens if u install using the firmware FTF files of commercial and journalist brands??

  • nerf

    Nothing here in the philippines. So sad. :(

  • Xperia Z User

    Same here. :(

  • Sony Xperia Z User

    I got the generic update por muy unlocked C6602, but it is laggy as hell with some minor bugs.

  • 0A05

    Yo actualize el mio y al inicio solo tuve problema con la barra de navegacion, le hice lo siguiente y me funcionó perfecto despues de eso: no hay que ser root ni nada por el estilo, solo habilitar las opciones de desarrollador y en estas opciones seleccionar la opcion de renderizado 2D de software, reiniciar y listo :D funciona perfecto sin lag…

  • 0A05

    Yo obtuve la mía por PC Companion para el Z en Costa Rica, entonces no debe faltar mucho para que este disponible para el ZL :)

  • aan cex

    Where c6602 update?i have still 4.3…

  • piyush

    no update in india yet!

  • Pavan

    New album update

  • Peter

    Your comment is great! Goku, you should try to fix your phone. Try to re flash the firmware and if that will not fix the problem than probably it’s a hardware problem. I own Xperia Z and Xperia SP. No lag no bugs on Xperia sp 4.3.

    Cheers

  • I’m having some problem changing the lockscreen wallpaper after updating my Xperia Z (C6603 Custom number: 1270-4986) to kitkat 4.4.2.
    Does anyone have the same problem? Is this a bug or is it just my phone…

  • Keita

    What’s your tablet Cust. Number?

  • nerf

    Are you sure?

  • Sandhu

    No Update Xperia Zl c6502 India……..

  • Gabriel Franco

    What is the diference between the generic roms and the Commercial and Journalist?

  • Syed Ameen

    Hey i haven’t got the Kitkat update notification yet.. But i just received an album update 6.1.0.A.14 for my Xperia Z

  • Chen

    When will the update for tablet z wifi come out?

  • Kiran Pasupuleti

    Seems like C6603 is getting the update first, as usual.

  • Ujjobbágy Attila

    Is it for C6502, C6503 or 6506?

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  • Stanley Lu

    Got it on Taiwan C6602!

  • Gaelex

    fu SONY, I checked for the update and after finding out there is nothing new for me the phone slid on the floor from 35cm height. “excellent” build quality, now it has a very VERY visible blemish on the side.

  • rrcc

    It is for C6503

  • Adnan Khan, Jeddah KSA

    Dear i have the same model, updated last time manually to 4.3, and my model changed to c6603, possible to download and install this kk 4.4.2 manually? and it will work smoothly?

  • guest

    blame yourself for dropping your phone dude.. how the hell is sony to be blamed for that..

  • Adnan Khan, Jeddah KSA

    Dear bro, i also have the same model, i want to install kk updates manually, if i download ftf 10.5.A.0.230 and flash it via flash tool, will it work?
    (last time i also installed 4.3 updates manually and my phone model changed to c6603)
    please guide me regard this!!!

  • bryanspeaks

    Philippines. Xperia ZL (C6502) got it.

  • Abdullah Robben

    C6503

  • Abdullah Robben

    i did a factory reset and it’s became so much better

  • nikhil

    in which country ..?

  • Jimmy

    Have the same issue on my z, havent tried factory reset cause i am at work…

  • dan

    I had an sp and had no bugs that i’ve seen some peoples have, and now i have a z and it’s ok too

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  • Guru

    update will avail for Xperia Z (C6602)

  • Ziegfrid

    Done some testing on Xperia ZL c6502.

    #Settings is laggy
    #Themes using AIR with live walkpaper is laggy.
    #Notification dropdown has some occassional lag.

    Thats all for now.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i don’t like to do this again, i have been here since update for 4.2.2 . Sony it is our last update, please don’t play us again ??

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  • JingXiang Lim

    Users should do a “Factory Data Reset” after updating to keep it run butter smooth~
    You must know that this is a major update and all things changed…
    Back-up all your important data (Contacts, messages, photos, etc…) before you do so~
    Good luck…=]

  • Keith

    is malaysia rolling??any1 currently at work couldn’t check

  • Killian Khoo

    Xperia Z , and Xperia ZL probably starting to rollout ~
    I cant promise u anythings ~
    But one thing for sure is that Malaysia Xperia ZR not yet get the update !!

  • Artis

    Same issue for me. Left overnight my ZL on stamina mode and with around 60% of battery. Had 17% in the morning. Held my device in hand and battery died with rate of 1% in like 5 seconds. Battery died completely. 83% of the battery was used by Google Play Services. Fuck this shit, I expected some bugs, but not my battery to die in 7 hours. I suggest staying away from the update yet!

  • Prasanna Nayak

    Anybody from India got the update ?

  • kaustubh

    No

  • natam

    i check mine c6603, still no update

  • Sandhu

    No……

  • Jakub Dusza Dworniak

    Polish C6603 unbrended unlocked not supported Yet :(

  • takis

    already installed in greece , everything goes so smooth, well done sony

  • Akuma

    i think i’m officially dumping Sony for the One Plus One

  • raikow

    i respect your manners,god bless you ( people usually keep complaining about the updates, at least 1 was happy for others :) )

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Thank you for leaving

  • karamelakimo

    Waiting,…….

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    the more the checks are infrequent, the happier you will be. guys come back next week and get it for sure

  • texterted

    PC companion just went through it with mine but on re-boot it still had 4.3! So I don’t know what’s going on there?

  • wei147

    Same here wake me up when kk is arrive :0

  • Ujjobbágy Attila

    Go to Developer Optioms in Settings menu (if this option isnot visible go to About Phone and keep tapping ~7 times on the Build Number, this will unlock Developer Options)
    Select Force GPU render
    Restart phone
    The interface will become a lot smoother now!

    (as Doomlord wrote at his thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=52193586&postcount=1)

  • wei147

    What model do yoo own

  • Kater

    looking forward to the 4.4 hit the ZR~

  • O_Troff

    Anyone from Australia got the update? Won’t show up for me yet. Congrats to those who have, sounds like a great update! :)

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    multiple devices, in fact all the sony devices (except ZL) receiving update. i live in hong Kong and none has update yet

  • Ney

    Just got it in Poland. The update is horrible. “Slide from top” menu was separated into two tabs. The phone became laggy on settings screen. Services eat a lot of battery. This is unacceptable from my point of view. Downgrading to 4.3.

    Being Xperia & Vaio user for more than 4 years now made me understand why Sony is drowning in debts.

  • Ashkan Shams

    Available in Oslo, Norway. Updating Now (Xperia Z).

  • Guest

    Try Factory Reset first instead of downgrading it!!!

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    you double faced guy?

  • AeronMcaerhon

    no.. not for the Philippines,, maybe your customization number must be from other country..

  • AeronMcaerhon

    No, Still nothing. Maybe you did bought your phone on grey market I guess.

  • Simi401

    Heya :)
    In Germany I’m downloading it for my Tablet Z SGP321 (probably Vodafone Branding!?), but nothin yet for my unbranded Xperia Z C6603 :'(
    Has anyone tried to download the ftf yet? Which one should i take as a german? I would’ve taken the Generic Nordic!?
    Any better suggests? =)) Thanks :D

  • Gaelex

    You must not be paying very much attention. I blame SONY for the quality of the materials used.

  • nerf

    Maybe when we will get the update here in the philippines?

  • teja nikhil
  • Prateek Bhanushali

    So now I have to blame GOD for giving you such a useless brain…. isn’t it ??

  • Ney

    I’ve tried this already.

  • Ney

    Why?
    You fanboy?

  • Ney

    I got the update yesterday via PC Companion.

  • Louris

    Haven’t received my update for my Z yet but I would like to say my gratitute to my friend Hexareus who had tweeted this news to XperiaBlog and made bunch of peoples launching their PC Companion to see this update. :)

  • chan

    what the heck!? i cant change my lockscreen wallpaper..

  • nerf

    Any update here in the Philippines?

  • Rammstone

    Did factory reset my phone today and this is the result after an hour. The only thing I did was install 3-4 apps and change the theme. Thank you Sony for making my phone useless.

  • Rammstone
  • sandpitninja

    any idea when it will be released in UK for xperia z? has any one in UK had update yet?

  • Akki

    Dude, you forgot one thing. HTC One M7 and Galaxy S4 are available as GPE devices. So Google provided HTC and Samsung with faster updates.

  • Karke321

    They only have updated RxD models. http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z/general/info-firmware-version-customization-t2315914 you can easily see that in this page. Uk two models have been upgraded.

  • Xperia Feels

    I’m loosing faith in the kitkat update for xperia v t tl and u spell users, jump in! It’s a shitty move from Sony, they want us to buy it’s newest phones for the updates, imo that’s shitty and sad, hope they reconsider our phones and give us the update, all the above mentioned phones have great stuff on it, the fathers of waterproof (v) and great cameras):

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Al what you said was observed in z1 as well. and If u didnt now that menu was split into 2 for kitkat till now well…
    And KK has lot of internal changes and it is going to eat ur battery for a couple of days till the services settle.

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  • gt510

    Can you share instructions (link?), i am newbie with rooting and e.t.c, thanx! from mena

  • gt510

    oh, sorry, you already answered to lanwari :D, gonna wait …

  • gt510

    Bahaa Dajani, can you give your customization number? you can find in your service menu (dial *#*#7378423#*#* > ‘Service info’ > ‘Software info’ > ‘Customization Version’). I want to change my cust.number to US but there are 3 custs for Xperia Z 6602

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z/general/info-xperia-z-firmware-customizations-t2287283

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Xperia z could handle 128 gb micro SD cards on Android 4.3 so yes I think it will work on the new kitkat firmware :) check YouTube for more info :D

  • Franco

    Xperia zl c6502, updated…. fine! the lag on the notification bar is gone after the first reset, i only notice a small lag in settings menu, the rest is working awesome

  • chris

    What hapend to the Generic Switzerland link, because it’s not working?

  • Nabeel Raza

    To decrease lag in settings, turn on developer settings and mark “Force GPU rendering”, and wait for few seconds. Lag gone.

    For those who don’t know how to enable developer settings > Keep tapping on the build number of your phone until it says you’re developer

  • chris

    Update is live now in Romania

  • Chen

    Mine too…..don’t know how long will it take to get the update…

  • Glenn Lauren

    Doesn’t it take effect to other apps? like gaming apps probably, I’ve read about this before

  • Dido

    yes,just try it and you will see.

  • Bogdan Marin

    I am from Romania, but still no uppdate, I have Xperia ZR, HG version c5503, probably you have vodafone xperia Z

  • bryanspeaks

    Im already missing the buttery 4.3.

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Here u go bro
    1271-0119

  • Krishna

    just now recieved WALKMAN update and still kitkat lagging for india Xperia Z

  • Douglas Yapú

    Ecuador

  • faidam

    Updated using a ftf file, pretty nice but the lock screen is lagging a little

  • Using 4.4.2 on C6603 for 18 hours now. What I experienced is;

    – AIR theme with live background is laggy. I used the same background on 4.3 and it was OK but now it is not that smooth so I switched to an unanimated background.
    – Battery usage almost doubled, compared to 4.3. The phone is getting warm without any apparent reason. I checked background apps that are running, deleted some of them, and disabled some. Battery will be an issue.
    – Camera works fine. It is actually faster than 4.3 and shutter lag is less than 4.3.
    – The shortcut menu that slides from the top now has two tabs which is not any user friendly than the previous version. Not a big thing but I’d prefer the previous one.
    – Did I mention about the battery? Yeah… the charge was 100% at 1AM and when I woke up at 8AM, it was 72%. The phone was in stamina mode, gps was not active and the GSM reception was OK.

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  • Same here… C6603, KitKat eats up the battery so quick

  • Abdul Ghani
  • Abdul Ghani
  • Clamser

    Please, tell us when and where this update was binding????

  • Abdul Ghani

    India Thailand and Germany are reviving new update for xperia z2 Firmware 17.1.1.A.0.402 start rolling out

  • Bahaa Dajani

    I got the update on my mobile too

  • Clamser

    Please, tell us when and where this update was binding????

  • kaus

    Which country and model??

  • Nabeel Raza

    You got the kitkat update in India ? or you flashed it using flashtool ? or did you change the customization number ?

  • Chris

    Too much lag!

  • calinavaro

    any news about ZR?

  • Raymond

    Just thought i’d add that you can download the Kitkat update on the Three UK network as of now on the C6603 bot sure about other models. I used the Update Service on PC happy downloading :).

  • Z user

    Any news about the update in Xperia Z in Philippines? Thanks

  • CoolRaoul

    I now it’s not “new” stuff, just that it’s effects will be new for people starting to upgrade their “Z” with this firmware release.

    My purpose was to reply to the guy “burning F5 like crazy”, waiting for this update: those SD Card issues are not making myself very “crazy” to get it. Not even conviced it’s worth the upgrade.

    (and BTW, I’m already subscribed to blog RSS Feed)

  • ArkGuat

    I got my update 6602 but i am noticing a lot of lag and phone getting to warm

  • Seng Jee Hong

    my xperia still haven’t got the android 4.4 update D;

  • Vitali

    How many longer? WHY Tablet Z WIFI owners have to wait AGAIN a month more for the update?! what’s so hard to release it together with all others?!

  • olaf

    Germay isn´t Aviable :/ Central Europe is Aviable..Ihope it will come today or tomorrow..

  • audio

    No update for US LTE tablet z (SGP351).

  • joe

    Stop changing the theme with updates. Why change colors around for no reason. My menus used to be black and now I cannot change it without downloading new themes. An option for black or white should be available like many otherphones. Very unsatisfied.

  • rubinaish

    Hab es jetzt! Ungebrandetes C6603 und Over-the-air!
    Got it now, unbranded C6603 in Germany and OTA!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Wht walkman update you had??? share the screenshot…

  • Prateek Bhanushali
  • Jerry Berglund

    I got an Xperia Z1 compact now, so I have nooo hurry at all… :-)

  • Gaelex

    You can do whatever you want, it’s a free world. But do try to use your brain, I said “slid” and “35cm” that’s less than 1 foot. I’ve had Nokia and Sony Ericsson and Xperia devices survive without such visible marks from drops from 1m on concrete.

  • Douglas Yapú

    No, i did it through PC Companion. it don´t believe it, anymway you do it will always be with some lags. I notified it to sonymobile on twitter, i hope it ´ll be heard

  • George

    why xperia zr update page is not updated with 4.4 ? wtf sony

  • dss

    I really like the update, but I don’t like the notification bar. It doesn’t fit in the profile of the Sony UI, plus it’s laggy/buggy (when rolling down). Are there any new things in this update except the UI look?

  • Weehaaw

    Do not update. Google play services is going crazy. The phone is hot as hell and draining the battery really fast. Lame update.

  • Abdel

    Para cual? Xperia Z? o Tablet Z?

  • Douglas Yapú

    Xperia Z C6602

  • wolfing

    My xperia arc s is waiting, too

  • EchterJung234

    Are you sure? do you mean Generic DE? I didnt think so…

  • EchterJung234

    Did you do factory reset??? it was recommended to do this… Many users wrote that the performance and the akku power were better after doing this !!! So dont cry that this is a stupid update before asking why it can be

  • EchterJung234

    you know that before the update every model has RxC :D so they change it after the update… that gives no evidence

  • Flavio Lemos

    Aca todavia nada. Probe por la manana y ahora pero nada.

  • Flavio Lemos

    en anexo la foto!

  • Chus

    a mi no nada que me llega:(( el mio es el zl(c6502) lo compre por ADN, osea que es libre como hicistes? yo aun no lo he podido actualizar….

  • Abdel

    Works Fine?

  • John Zakaria

    Xperia ZR ‘s update is starting to get rotten in the server

  • zerograviti

    update for z is already release :)

  • mail

    waiting to feel it in ukraine….. in this chaos,,am waiting for a little relief…… :)

  • nerf

    No update yet

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    guys if you not satisfied, go visit iosonandroid.com

  • Sandhu

    Anyone got update for xperia zl c6502 india….????

  • ElSenorLikes4k

    Yeah, sure.

    No one has the update yet.

  • Saumil Dighe

    Sadly no updates in india….

  • Adnan Khan

    May i use this ftf for Xperia z c6602 , i am in saudi arabia

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Just got the update.. 23rd/5..Malaysia.. Was happy to get it and had high expectations..Well proud to say Sony had nailed this update…Only two things disappoint in this update,Not as smooth as 4.3(as was expected, by me at least) and the other is the camera,indoor at least.(have not tried outdoors). It has a lot of over sharpening.. Will update when I go outdoors later..
    Overall, it’s a nice update with only six percent battery used in the last 10 minutes with quite a lot of camera testing, exploring the update and typing this..My expectations weren’t so high but this definitely past it..

  • Glenn Lauren

    What is your device?

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Oops sorry for mot mentioning..
    It’s an Xperia Z C6603

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Oops, sorry for not mentioning it..
    It’s an Xperia Z C6603

  • keith

    so malaysia is rolling now? going update ASAP when i get home

  • Keith

    any1 checked now? i heard c6603 is rollled.

  • krishna

    i didnt recieved yet but the walkman update i got and version 8.3.A.0.7

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Hii guys
    The software is very laggy
    I advice no one to update!

  • dko3tgk

    Just got my update. I did a check on my update center app. And it was there, now updating OTA. 11:30AM. ZL C6506 US unlocked version. Located in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • mufc

    Noticed some lag when for example scrolling in the settings menue and also when I roll down the notification window…. pretty annoying… Next phone will not be a Sony, thats for sure.

    // Xperia Z

  • Bahaa Dajani

    The software is very laggy here and there
    Especially in the settings and notification area

  • dss

    Precisely! I’m glad I’m not the only one. There will come a bug fix within a week of two. Just watch

  • The BICTH BICTH!

    Hello.Malaysia update anyone ???? XPERIA TABLET Z (LTE)

    Hello.Malaysia update anyone ???? XPERIA TABLET Z (LTE)

  • mikmik

    is it OTA or via PC Companion? I cant see the update on my phone via the Update Center

  • xperiaDROID

    How come I didn’t get the update yet? I’m from Malaysia too and I’m using the Xperia Z C6603 as well. Did you update via OTA or PC Companion?

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    It’s done via PC Companion..
    I too did check via OTA for the last 2 days,but couldn’t get anything..

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Haha.. Yeah..Pleased to me you all.. Unfortunately, it’s a little laggy, not to say it’s buggy but it’s feels like it’s back on 4.1.2

  • z

    Is the battery draining much?

  • mikmik

    thanks! cant wait to go back now. haha!

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Yeah, i’m hopping for that..

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Well..I can’t tell you for sure..Because I have been using it for the last 4 hours by listening to music,online chatting Web browsing and exploring the wonders of my phone as well as taking pictures to test them..But I can tell you that it has drop from 90% to now as time of writing 44% with just a 45 minutes break..in the break I saw that a drop a little of about 2-3%..Not too bad..
    Personally, I think if it can go pass 6/7 hours doing those that I mentioned above is more than enough for me as I never charge my phone beyond 90%..

  • zl

    im using zl and there isnt any update here :(

  • Keith

    is ur rom stock rom? just checked on c6603 no update yet =(

  • Keith

    just checked on PC companion no update….

  • Shravan SP

    Sony, you said you started rolling out kitkat update but instead I’m getting some media updates -_- are you guys trolling??

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Sorry to hear that..I’m not sure what do you mean by stock,I’m not so knowledgeable..

  • Ney

    Turn on GPU acceleration for applications in developer tools menu. The lag vanishes btu I’m not sure what influence it has for battery performance.

  • Jen Hadler

    Just upgraded my xperia c6616 and have i have MAJOR battery drain … anyone else experiencing this problem .. need my old battery life back .. any help or suggestions would be extremely helpful .. thanks

  • mikmik

    why I cant see anything on my PC companion? :((

  • samwoice

    no

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Hmm..Not sure..Perhaps it certain region in Malaysia.. Happened to me with 4.3,some got it early..I got it by the 1st Jan..Sort of a new year present

  • Dion

    I hope they gonna release a bug fix

  • Prasanna Nayak

    nope man……….

  • AeronMcaerhon

    Maybe tom.? ..hha

  • AeronMcaerhon

    try Reformatting, and the forcing of the GPU,

  • AeronMcaerhon

    just chill out man, ZR is so damn fine that you can use it even in underwater, what I mean is that, you ZR guys has the advantage, alright. Here comes our advantage, when update starts to roll, usually, Z and ZL goes 1st and then last for ZR

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Ok i will try it..

  • 100procentpartycrew2011/2012

    i droped my lovely z in the floor no choclate there. :P

  • Vitali

    whyy …

  • 100procentpartycrew2011/2012

    yes why, yes it so i dropped it exidently , in the stone floor the scereen cracked , so it was kaputt :(

  • Vitali

    Im even the walkman update didn’t get..

  • Juan

    Updated Xperia ZL In Mexico. As feedback, there is a huge battery drain caused by Google Play Services.

  • Amr Mohamed

    I got the update from 2 days the battery

  • Asbjørn Eliassen

    Definitely a bit more laggy. Also it ate up my battery in ten hours, which is unusual. I’ll expect some updates in near future to fix this :-)

  • Bahaa Dajani

    The lag will gone with time

  • Jassi

    No update still in India, it’s been 2 days X_x

  • gt510

    i think so

  • Jose Henrique Hino

    After the update to Kit Kat (4.4.2), I realized the Stamina mode doesn’t uphold the battery as before (Jelly Bean 4.3) in my Xperia ZL (or Xperia ZQ in Brazil). =/

  • Musashi Masana

    Jose,

    Did you used the flash tool? I’m trying to update, but the PCC says that there’s no uptade for me… my Xperia ZQ is unbranding, maybe that the reason?

  • The BICTH BICTH!

    HYEE ! HOW ABOUT XPERIA TABLET Z (LTE) ???

  • John Zakaria

    Seriously?! Is that something useful? We still want the update?
    Also the waterproof feature isn’t so great we still have water leaks

  • kin cheung Chan

    For those who suggested “pseudo”-solution to this new 4.4.2 firmware problems, whether it was enabling some developer mode operations or doing a factory reset (i didn’t try any of those and will never, reasons below), i want to tell you that your points and fixes are all invalid, whether it eventually worked or not, because USER NEED NOT KNOW ANY OF THIS !! In Objectn oriented language, it is a bad release because it is bad ENCAPSULATION!!

  • Jose Henrique Hino

    Hi Musashi, I’ve updated my Xperia via “Update Center” tool, available on menu screen. There’s an update/refresh icon (round array) on the top right corner. You have to click on it first and than click on the “System” tab. It might have all the available updates for download. If not, I recommend you to restore the system from scratch before and try to move on with the last update. Good luck!

  • Weehaaw

    Not user friendly to need to factory reset a device after an update that is hardly visible. Yeah, ill do that shit. But it still is lame as s***. Dont even know IF that will fix the problem. Ive heard some different experiences…

  • Musashi Masana

    Thanks for the answer. I’ve discovered that the unbranding version have to wait a little more. Maybe I’ll try the OI version that can be found in the XDA forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2759658… but I’m worried about the battery drain.

  • JingXiang Lim

    You are such an ignorant~
    People are just giving solutions rather than you commented something useless…
    There’s no smartphones last time~
    If you wanna put in your “smart” statement, then it shall be “Human need not to know how to use smartphone”…
    We learn together to solve problems~
    Share experiences and help other people…
    If you are not helping~
    Just remain silence…
    Thank you~
    And goodbye “pseudo smart guy”…

  • cran

    I did a clean installation. So far, the only annoying issue is the music playback, for any reason it makes a buzzing sound while a song is playing, it’s not that it skips, it plays and buzzes once in a while. Well, I haven’t played that much with the phone to check anything else regarding video recording (i barely use it.)

  • Jimmy

    Factory reset fixed it!

  • dss

    My microphone isn’t working! I’m I the only one?

  • Flavio Lemos

    qual ZL? 6502?

  • Flavio Lemos

    mine is SGP312. Still nothing!

  • Hans Sjunnesson

    Overheating and less batteri time.

  • Jose Henrique Hino

    6503. Stamina fails.. 25% consumed in 1,5 hours. 30 minutes listening songs with Walkman and screen off. =/

  • Cristián Lagos

    My Xperia Zl with KitKat

  • Florin Nemes

    same from romania and no update :(

  • Jaskanwar Singh

    Will my xperia z c6602 in india,also get a kitkat update??

  • Cristian Lagos

    Screenshot from my Xperia ZL

  • Bahaa Dajani

    The lags will go just wait few hours
    And thnx :’)

  • not patient with sony’s choice

    that’s bullshit how I have the flagship tablet but since its now an carrier device but instead wifi im the last to receive updates in the xperia z market. it almost makes me want to root the tablet to cryogen so I don’t have to wait instead upgrade when I want to instead. get it together sony mobile…wifi edition is just as important as the others! its like xbox and ps4 content but instead sony and sony… starting to rethink my consumer relations with sony

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    I don’t know..I don’t have the tablet..But I think you would have to wait a little,maybe for another two to three days,in any circumstances, keep trying and don’t give up..
    Also,my Xperia Z isn’t on stock rom…I’ve been using Sony’s update software the whole time..

  • sameh

    mY BATTERY IS DEAD AFTER 3 hours without using my mobile :D !!!!!!!!!!! WTF sony the updates mean new feature and better performance not killing an old feature :@

  • kjmok

    No, im not even expecting the KK update, knowing that it is laggy and its not worth waiting for. Im gonna stick to my JellyBean 4.3. Why fix something that is not broken, smooth just to get the latest version of Android, which has nothing much to offer? =P im now a happy man.

  • Amr Mohamed

    That doesn’t happen with me my battery getting better more than ever xperia z lte

  • Gaelex

    My Xperia Z was purchased from Amazon.DE, no update OTA this morning.

  • Sunny

    For everybody asking when KitKat update is coming on Xperia Z/ZL in India.
    ITS MAY 31!

  • Glenn Lauren

    Where do u get the information?

  • teja nikhil

    Who said to you..?

  • LegendryKrish Krissh

    bro even in Xperia z 4.3 also same prob. Yesterday my mobile battery suddenly dropped from 72 to 18 due to google services consumed 86%. so that is not the issue with 4.4 update but with the google services

  • SeVeMaS

    After update I have problems with gps location. And when it finds my location it get lost very easy, and then it takes another eternity to locate back again.

  • Paul

    Same here, I can not use voice, my battery is drained after 3 hours…

  • teja nikhil

    R u From Inida ..??

  • SeVeMaS

    After update I’m having problems with gps location. It takes an eternity to get located (outside), and when it gets the location I loose it just after. Hope is just a bug, because I had no problems with 4.3 (de branded)

  • Paul

    C6603 in Hong Kong, I can not use voice calls anymore (there is no sound coming from the mic), and the battery drains around 10% every 15 minutes on standby mode. how to roll back?

  • kaustubh

    Any reason??l don’t think it will take so much time..

  • AeronMcaerhon

    Pls, before posting,think and look for the tings that affects the battery,not just slacking shit about kitkat, use your head, not your mouthhead.

  • AeronMcaerhon

    Sir,reinstall 1st.. Before rolling it back..

  • AeronMcaerhon

    Even in 4.3 .. Zzzzzzz..

  • AeronMcaerhon

    Reinstall

  • AeronMcaerhon

    Reinstall it.

  • AeronMcaerhon

    Yes sir, just wait for it

  • Hariharan

    is it available for xperia Z C6602 India

  • Olga

    I have Xperia Z, model number C6602. I have just updated firmware up to 4.4.2, build number 10.5.A.0.230 and I have a problem with it now. My phone reboots itself every 15 or less mins. Does someone have the same problem or I am only one so ‘lucky’?

  • hassan

    Anyone wants US generic ftf for c6602? I have it, but tell me where to upload it :P

  • George

    same here only album update

  • Jaskanwar Singh

    Yes, they are saying it will be. We just have to wait for it

  • Jaskanwar Singh

    Thank you for that :-)

  • suren

    which region and via pcc or sus

  • legendry

    yes im from india

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    For those who are cribbing about battery issues the problem is mainly due to Google apps, particularly Google+ app. You may uninstall(atleast Disable) it if you’re not very fond of it. You can always go to Google+ from the browser. I’ve disabled google books, music etc except Play Services (required for maintaining Achievements & Rankings from apps & games). Try these and Stamina mode does a pretty decent job in maintaining the battery.!

  • EchterJung234

    Stupid comment… i think you havent any idea of the android system… There are people publishing solutions and you say: need not to know any of this? Please dont cry and do this!
    Furthermore, google recommend to do a factory reset after updating to Kitkat. They also say it for firmware upgrades in the past, everytime, there is a bigger update like ICS to JB or JB to kitkat, you should do a factory reset!!!!

  • dss

    I’m sure this is a bug. I tried restarting my phone and it worked again! Battery drain is always an issue after an update. Please be patient, a bug fix will come in these 2 weeks.

  • Reyoch Ch

    z,zl,tablet z,,released 4.4 kitkat..till now zr not released kitkat in all over world. :(. zr

  • Sunny

    Hi Olga,

    Give it some time.

    If the issue persists try a factory reset!
    If that doesnt work either try re-installing with factory reset!
    In both case do backup your phone.
    CHEERS!!

  • Vitali

    ohh.. I thought you dropped it because you was dissaponted from the update or something like others.. haha

  • raviteja

    did u get the update??
    nd where r u frm??

  • 100procentpartycrew2011/2012

    Haha no its important but not dead serious :-P sadly I’m not get to enjoy kk on z anyway 8-)

  • mail

    when i checked update checker,,,,the customization version with build R1,R2,R3D ,,got the kitkat that is taiwan,honkong, us,nordic,baltic etc,,,,,the next in the line is RxC ie india,malasia,indonasia,,,,,so its in the doorsteps,,,will get any time soon…….Mine itself ,,i bought online in ukraine ,,but has customization version malasia generic,,,,,so hope will get the update coming days for c6502…..

  • svetlana yulia

    i bought my xperia zl c6503(unbranded) online from russia,,but when i checked my customization version , it is that of indonasia,,, and the russian version already got the update,,,,so is it possible to change the customization version to my local version……( i do saw reset customization with factory reset option ,,,,will it be enough ) ,,i dont know clearly,,,any one knows about it and help me……

  • nvouche

    you rather wait than doing all these stuff dear svetlana……

  • Mahir Muntazim Mohammad

    none of the ausi firmware is out yet

  • The BICTH BICTH!

    FAKE news from SONY! BICTH !!!! #Sorry

  • cesar

    Overheating and less batteri time.

  • fizh

    Not yet in malaysia ;-(

  • RyanTunechi

    Anyone has Android 4.4 Kitkat for the Xperia Z in The Netherlands?

  • mail

    i too waiting for malasian release…i live in ukraine but have generic malasian version on my zl c6502…..

  • kaustubh

    It won’t release tomorow in india …its Sunday…normally they don’t release on Sunday..

  • Xperia Z LOver

    Who has the Update for the Xperia Z in Germany?

  • Bogdan Marin

    Anyone uppdate xperia ZR HK version C5503 LTE

  • 100procentpartycrew2011/2012

    Haha no no :-) I be little sad that I not get to experience kk on my z oh well new phone with kk:-)

  • ass

    I have it! OTA update for the C6603 (LTE) like 2 days ago.

  • Rafa?

    If I may say something – do not update, phone is working much more slower than on 4.3. This it’s ridiculous how so much power of your phone is working slow like Windows Vista

  • sss

    Sadly this is true! I hope we’re getting a bugfix as fast as possible.

  • Archit Garg

    Buggy Kitkat update on Xperia Z!!! Since I updated it, the battery is draining like hell!!! Google play services is using 88% of the battery!! Guys, if you have any solution to stop this fast draining of the battery, please help me. Thanks!!

  • ?ukasz

    Polish t-mobile ! lkiedy ?

  • Neil

    Hi
    Are you from India mate?

  • Archit Garg

    Hi!! Ya from India but at present in Swiss!! I think in India, the update hasn’t been rolled in by Sony!! It’s good than to update this shitty kitkat which is draining the battery like hell!! What about you?Are you experiencing the same problem?

  • Archit Garg

    Ya from India but at present in Swiss!! Are you experiencing the same problem?

  • Naos

    Disappointed, this update is rubbish. The launcher feels slower, multitasking between apps have now lag the same as Z2 has, notification centre drop-down animation stutters. Sony – congratulations, really, after years you are still not capable of producing quality Android software.

  • KBH

    I think a fresh install 4.4 is better than upgrade from 4.3 to 4.4.
    I got this problem. You can try it.

  • Neil

    I am from India we haven’t got the update yet so can’t tell.
    Some people here say the problems get sorted over 2-3 days usage maybe. Hope for the best..
    CHEERS

  • Nacho

    DON’T UPDATE, I REPEAT DON’T UPDATE! The OS is unstable as crap. My phone is ultra laggy, back heats like hell, and the battery drains without any usage. I mean come on! I cannot even make calls, this “update” has made my phone completely unusable. If you want to keep using your phone without any kind of trouble STAY IN 4.3.

  • Neil

    Looks very likely
    Can we know your source?

  • Hariharan

    I tried via PCC, but not working

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    No mate, am yet to receive the update.

  • Jiakushi

    It’s been two days since i updated (flashing) my C6602, and the battery not draining as much as people talk. Lag sometime when the phone is hot and overall it’s perfect i think. Now i will waiting for bug fix firmware.

  • olaf

    no.. the System works Fine! I´have Flashed the Commercial an Journalist. Some things are lagging (sometimes) but all in all a Good Update

  • neil

    Since update battery life is very poor even in stamina mode on xperia z with Google play services using approx 80% of the power though the day. I rarely use my phone at all at work and after about 10 hours i have got about 20% of the battery remaining

  • Eamon

    Updated my Xperia Z on Friday. Battery is now a disaster. Google Play services uses up 65-70% of battery. Why don’t Sony test these things before releasing them? Anyone know a way of rolling back to 4.3?

  • Sherkhan

    u recieved the 4.4.2 update for Z ???Which Country??

  • olaf

    Via Flash Tool

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Has the lag problem gone after 2 days of usage?? I heard many of them are claiming it….. Share your experiences so that others might get a clear idea.

  • JB

    Gents, the battery draining might be due to something else. Having an unbranded C6603 with no update to kitkat, Google Services let the battery drain completely (from 98% to 0) overnight. This was the first time it ever happened.

  • Celxiuz

    I partially agree with you…this update is still unstable…it is obvious when scrolling in the setting…it is not fluid as in 4.3…and abit laggy

  • nnnn

    it also happen to me
    im still 4.3 and it happened the day before. when i checked, the google play service ate my battery over 70%.
    but now its gone due to turning off every google setting like location and search

  • LegendryKrish Krissh

    yes dude i too faced the same prob in 4.3 and then i just turned off all the google related service . then the battery eaten level changed from 86 to 3 %
    now im happy and so waiting for 4.4 irrespective of any complaints

  • Ali Marri

    No update it,s 25 may, 4:50pm still pc companion shows your phone is up to date..

  • mifreak

    There won’t be any update today…they don’t release on Sunday..

  • kin cheung Chan

    Just a guess, may someone familiar correct me….Maybe all your problems are actually due to the new revamped API (Application Programming Interface – where all client code is based on), maybe z series just doesn’t have native support to this API, and Sony have to use virtualization to get around it. This explains your problems and why Sony refuses to give 4.4 to some phones

  • Husam Al-Balushi

    It happend to me as well. It’s because google services has been updated. Just hard reset your phone ( HOLD POWER BUTTON and VOLUME + ) and everything will be back to normal. Before there was only 38 MB RAM left. Now it’s showing a well over 1 GB.

  • Maulana Yusuf

    The kitkat update is nice and it’s merely close to 4.3 sony android UI. However, i still find some lags in setting and messaging applications.

  • Philip Kohl

    still waiting (Vodafone branded xperia z…).

  • Akira Y? (??)

    any guys from Singapore who got the update?

  • Reza

    still no 4.4.2 updates here in Indonesia on my c6602.. :(

  • Only Wants to Help Everybody

    Hi, ?f you Have a Xperia Z, ZL or ZR and there is no any update in pc companion, you can use that guide is : how can install android 4.4 kitkat to your xperia z-zl-zr ss

    http://www.xperiaplatform.com/xperia-z-zl-ve-zr-icin-hemen-android-4-4-kitkat-yukleyin

  • How Can I Help You ?

    Hi, ?f you Have a Xperia Z, ZL or ZR and there is no any update in pc companion, you can use that guide is : how can install android 4.4 kitkat to your xperia z-zl-zr sss

    http://www.xperiaplatform.com/xperia-z-zl-ve-zr-icin-hemen-android-4-4-kitkat-yukleyin

  • pain

    anyone on Vodafone with an xperia z c6603 in the uk who got kikkat yet or not

  • Sony WTF?

    LOLOL.. 4+ days and still no update in India O_o

  • Kunal

    why do you even need it when it’s buggy better wait for the bug fix update and upgrade directly to that one

  • hansip

    Is there no built in file explorer on Z? I think it is default by KitKat standard from Sony. You might need to try to install it manually from Play Store, and if it still doesn’t work, try to reflash the ROM.

  • kaustubh

    Can anyone please upload sreenshot of homescreen??? And an YouTube video link of notification bar lagg!!

  • nnnn

    me too.. but ive heard that c6603 already receive it

  • dss

    Wrong, the nexus 4 has allmost the same specs. but runs kitkat smoothly. This has to something to do with the testing quality of Sony within a short period of time. They send the update first to make us stop crying, so they have time to make it bugless afterwards.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    no, whether a phone NATIVELY conforms to a particular API has nothing to do with its hardware, although it is confirmed that play services problem was entirely liable to Google Inc, not any Android vendors. i agree with the second part though

  • Sony WTF?

    Its not buggy, it takes a week to stabilize..

  • AcidGambit

    What about the sound issue that some people are talking about?

  • SokeN
  • Aakash

    Has anyone got it in India for xperia z?? C6602

  • olaf

    I downgrade..to 4.3 ..

    My Battery has a 5hours life in Standby Mode ! I will wait for an Fix…

  • kaustubh

    Not for xperia zl….no idea about z

  • legendry

    NO …..still waiting

  • CoolRaoul

    I’m still on on 4.3 so I don’t need this file manager since there’s no issue on SD Card access with this release (I’m using ES File)
    Since my previous post, I’ve remembered that File Commander was a pre installed app that I had uninstalled.

    I guess that Sony had now made File Commander a *system* application (that is not simply pre-installed and thus non removable)

    Starting from 4.4 since such apps are not affected by the new kitkat restrictions concerning sd cards.

  • Jose Henrique Hino

    C6503. I’ve update it by using the “Update Center” tool available in the menu.

  • bpeo.kkp

    Also Waiting but no update at today 26-5-14 at 10.00 PM. its rubbish

  • grav1ty

    Now, where are those guys defending sony with words like “Stop cryin, Sony is taking extra time to proof their Update for bugs and release it bugfree later”

    So, just look at the 4.4 Update and how many peaople are complaining about low fps, lags, battery drains, flash problems, weak signal and so on.. Problems that didn’t exist in earlier FW.
    So, where are you guys ? It’s a big shame for you Sony. 1st you are very late with KitKat, 2nd it is full of failures..

  • Reza

    Yes my friend, the xperia z lte is a newer model and if you remember when it released was come with 4.1.2 and no updates like we’ve got on c6602. The z lte straight jump to kitkat and skipped the 4.2.2 and 4.3 jellybean. I think it’ll take one week or more for the z c6602 to gets kitkat right behind the z lte or c6603, that’s odd..

  • XPZ

    my xperia z c6603 hasn`t got the update now!!
    unlocked, unbrandet phone, bought via amazon in austria.

    Why?!

  • Abdel

    someone got the update for Xperia Tablet Z (SGP311)???

  • mail

    the one thing u shud know mate…. htc , samsung , got these updates 2 months back…. and still sony fixing the bugs,,,, grt troll ,,,,lol…!!!!!!

  • mail
  • RyanTunechi

    Just updating my Sony Xperia Z (C6603) in The Netherlands (T-Mobile branded).

  • Sony WTF?

    Exactly and it’s still not available in many countries, it’s been 5 days since they started the roll out proccess!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    I downgraded to 4.2.2….. Njoing the best ever performance. No camera gimmiks, just quality :)

  • CoolRaoul

    Still in 4.3 but having the same issue since a few days (Google Play Services sucking battery big time), so KitKat is not the culprit I guess.

  • T. Barlas B.

    I got update my xz 6603 and no lags. After update you should hard reset power+volume up and be sure all apps updated. And then restart normaly. All is fine.

  • kaustubh

    Region?!

  • legendry

    where u from ..dude

  • Reyoch Ch

    Settings. Any Lag issues… Battery drain..heating??

  • EchterJung234

    Stop wining about the update: I am really excited, this update is really
    good. Smooth and the akku power is good managed. My Z was 2 days on
    without loading!! So you only have to do a factory reset after
    installing the update, Thats it…Everything good!!! Keep goin Sony!!
    You did a good job. I dont know what you were doing with your phones :D I
    flashed the central Europe 1 firmware with the flashtool and it works
    perfectly. I cant wait for Generic DE!! :D But it seems to be a good
    decision :D NO BATTERY DRAIN; NO HEAT!!! PERFECT SONY!!

  • EchterJung234

    Wining, you should read some xda Stuff… The problems gonna be solved… You only do a factory reset and thats it i got no Problems: Two days without loading my battery … Really Nice :) and with WLAN everytime on :) NO LAGS etc…

  • EchterJung234

    If you cant wait flash firmware from other regions, it is tooooo easy !!!!! I did it for 4.3 as well…
    And stop crying… If you want it, you can get it!!!!

  • Aldo Pucci

    Thank you Armand!

  • Abdul Ghani
  • T. Barlas B.

    All is perfect

  • T. Barlas B.

    Central Europe 1

  • MI Robin

    How long do I have to wait for this update for my Xperia ZR

  • gt510

    +
    every time we get an update as now, we are waiting it, we are reading the comments and somebody beginning to cry about bugs, battery consumption, etc., but I did not have any of that, a couple of comments are enough to create chaos. stop it, pls

  • kaustubh

    It will take some time….as update for z,zl has still not reached many regions…

  • Paaliaq

    It’s there for my Xperia ZR (Germany)

  • Deckard.Cain
  • kaustubh

    Received it just now??

  • grav1ty

    That’s not whining, those are facts my friend. These problems with are not always solved with hard- and/or softreset. Red many forum postings about that and many people downgraded back to 4.3. You or a group of 10-20 people are NOT general. We also know, that bugs do not always appear on everyone, even when they have exactly the same settings. But thx for trying to help.

  • Paaliaq

    yes!

  • Jose Henrique Hino

    Hey guys!

    I don’t know exactly what I did to solve the problem of battery draining
    in my Xperia after the update to KitKat. But now it seems to be OK. =)

    Here is what I’ve tried:

    1) go to Settings > Apps > Running and kill all “Google Play services” apps including those listed in “Cached processes”;
    2) Installed and run GServiceFix ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playfulgeeks.gservicefix);
    3) Recharge the smartphone to 100%;
    4) Uninstall the GServiceFix;
    5) check Power management > Battery usage (Google Play service is not listed as consumer anymore)

    In my Xperia (c6503) the battery usage after 4 hours and 15 min is 84%!!!
    Screen consumption in 26%, Mediaserver 14%, Android System 12%, Walkman 12%, etc.

    I hope to hear from you..

  • sd

    Anyone got the update for xperia z c6602 in india????

  • AcidGambit

    dont know about the z but the zl hasnt got it yet

  • Faisal Rabbii

    not getting update for z C6602 in Bangladesh what can i do :(

  • Faisal Rabbii

    not getting update for my Xperia zC6602 can any one help

  • Sandhu

    still waiting for update…Xperia ZL c6502….!!!!!
    its six day after release of kitkat and still no sign of update…:@

  • Ryan

    Malaysia Update ~.~ (XperiaTabletZ)

  • mifreak

    Got it??

  • iainbong

    An Sony Companion update just came. Usually before a software update there will be a Sony Companion update. Guess it’s coming within this week to Malaysia. :)

  • Sherkhan

    not available yet… maybe sony will relase the Bug Fix update soon and we will directly recieve the 4.4.2 Bug Fix update..Same thing was done For Z1 and Zultra

  • Sherkhan

    not available yet… maybe sony will relase the Bug Fix update soon and we will directly recieve the 4.4.2 Bug Fix update..Same thing was done For Z1 and Z Ultra

  • Abdel

    A alguien le ha llegado la actuaclizacion para la XPERIA TABLET Z (SGP311)??

  • Flavio Lemos

    Still nothing. Show that´s there are no update available to Xperia tablet z wifi 32gb (SGP312) and Xperia ZL (6502)

  • Flavio Lemos

    yep. Updated now sony companion. I hope my devices updates come soon!

  • Flavio Lemos

    me too! Nothing yet!

  • Flavio Lemos

    works fine on my Xperia Z (6603). Battery is being consumed normal. Its lasts almost 2 days. Initially was with a lot of lag but i factory reset and now works fine.

  • Flavio Lemos

    El mio es SGP312 y todavia nada.

  • Abdel

    Que cosas! nos dejaron de ultimo. Al ZR ya le llego su update.

  • Flavio Lemos

    my phone works fine! 6603. Just as you said: factory reset and voilá!

  • Flavio Lemos

    i think its not out yet. Mine is SGP312 and still nothing!

  • Flavio Lemos

    Yep, true. Mine already updated.

  • Ryan

    Ya. I hope so

  • Ryan

    Yaaa!

  • Ryan

    No!

  • Darrel

    Anyone in Singapore that received the update?

  • Kentut Berapi

    Xperia z c6603 still have no update in Malaysia ;'(((

  • Glenn Lauren

    What’s ur device? Z C6603 just received the update yesterday via OTA notification

  • Darrel

    Yes, mine is the C6603 +Glenn Lauren, but the update center and PC companion dosent have any update notification. After reloading it still doesn’t show.

  • Kentut Berapi

    What about malaysia please,mate?

  • Glenn Lauren

    Tak ada kabar, soon maybe.. Karena update sudah mulai memasuki region Asia

  • Aman

    Haha! A week later, I finally have the update for “PC Companion” and “Movies” APP. Still no update for Xperia Z. This is messed up!

  • Kentut Berapi

    Same with me here,are u from malaysia?

  • ShiroiTaka

    Tablet Z WiFi update is here in the UK :)

  • nikhi

    Guys i have a Doubt..Can i flash my z with z1 flash Files..?

  • Aman

    No, India. We usually get updates from Sony pretty fast but this time we haven’t ;(

  • kaustubh

    Xperia z and zl update in india will b on 31st…

  • Kentut Berapi

    Yeah,i dont know why sony did this to us

  • Sherkhan

    no not possible…either it will not install or you will get ur phone bricked

  • Legendry

    Could you please confirm where do you got this info

  • kaustubh k

    Sony service centre near my,house…they said they will receive update copy on 31st..so we should also get it on 31st on pcc

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  • legendry

    good to hear and lets hope for the best

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  • Kentut Berapi

    Mine too xperia z c6603 but until now i didnt get kitkat update.all i get were pcc n movie app updates ;((( whats wrong with sony?

  • kjmok

    Lol why do you fart flames? Angry for the slow update rollout? Wahaha

  • shien

    until today malaysia also never recivece??any news about xperia z update??

  • aman

    I just said Fuck you sony and flashed an ftf file onto my Z

  • chan

    do i have to root to flash to my fone….

  • piyush

    waiting for update in india
    can anyone help!

  • Sandhu

    EVEN IF WE RECEIVE UPDATE TODAY OR TOMORROW THEN THERE IS NO BENEFITS OF IT….BECAUSE NOW IT IS TOO LATE FOR KITKAT …ALL OTHERS ALREADY RECEIVED THIS AND THEY ARE PLANNING FOR NEXT ANDROID AND WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR KITKAT…..:@

  • subin

    i just flashed usa version in my c6502 zl,,,,,, its just awsome ….if you are reluctant to flash because u r not familiar with flashing rom,,,,jst feel free to ask….. and about 4.4.2… i didnt felt any lag and the battery usage is gud than before…….if anyone wants to know how to flash ,,,i will describe it in detail ,,,,,,,it easy and don’t requires root access……. ;)

  • Jassi

    No, it’s rather easy. Just look it up on YouTube..

  • suren

    pls describe

  • LegendryKrish Krissh

    dude can u help me out in update process..
    legendrykrish@hotmail.co.in

  • CoolRaoul

    Car mode bug (introduced with android 4.2) is fixed!

  • x277

    Still no update for the Xperia Tab Z. I’m in the US.

  • subin

    1) first u have to download flashtool setup from – http://www.flashtool.net/download.php

    then u carry normal installation of the flastool.
    2) Next u have to download the ftf file ie stock rom — http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2759640.

    3) after installing the setup ,,, open the folder (flashtool) in local disc C..then Open the folder (DRIVER) and install all the drivers( recommended) ,
    4) Next u copy the downloaded ftf file and paste in the folder (FIRMWARE) located inside the flashtool folder i mentioned b4 in local disk c.
    5) now u install the FLASHTOOL64 (MY SYSTEM IS 64bit)

    5) Next u must enable the usb debugging in the developers option and install unknown app in security..IN UR MOBILE

    6) Then open the flashtool and wait for syncing device to finish ,then u switch off ur mobile and connect in flashmod ( power+vol down)
    7)Lastly click on the the LIGHTNING sign in the flashtool and click FLASHMODE,,,,then select the firmware and click flash…
    8) wait for the flashing to complete ….. switch on the mobile ,,,use ur 4.4.2

  • LegendryKrish Krissh

    thanks dude..

  • Ryan
  • Ryan

    Sorry #Xperia

  • Islam Elkhayat

    After update battery life is so poor and phone get noticeably hot and uncomfortable even when i browse on wifi… please sony fix this!!

  • Neil

    Well mister we will see about it tmrw!

  • iainbong

    Am in Malaysia but couldn’t wait so FLASHED Generic Nordic version and did 1 hard-reset (power+vol up) and 4 normal reboot right after that and everything is perfect! No lags whatsoever! Thank you sony!

  • raviteja

    can we get the next update released through pc companioin or OTA after installing flashed kitkat???

  • mifreak

    I think the update process is halted….no update in india till now for z,zl..

  • Darrel

    Sorry for the late reply, Glenn. Mine is C6603 too. Till today there still isn’t an OTA Notification

  • Glenn Lauren

    Hmm, it’s weird, my friend’s got update few days ago, what is your phone customization number?

  • Darrel

    Sorry Glenn, but just to ask what’s “phone customization number”?

  • subin

    i flashed my mobile with us generic version,,i dont have battery draining problem……

  • subin

    screenshot……

  • ghh

    hhhhh

  • iainbong

    Cann. But only updates of that region of that ROM you flashed. For eg. you flashed the US region ROM so you’ll only receive updates of that region

  • Sandhu

    STILL NO UPDATE IN INDIA…….:@

  • Glenn Lauren

    That cust.number related to phone region number, every branding have different number, you can check it by pressing *#*#7378423#*#* on call menu, then service info – software info, look at customization version

  • cacambo

    still no update in Msia. T3T

  • Darrel

    Ohh, its 1270-0742_R8C

  • Glenn Lauren

    I’ve try to search any info for that cust.number, and your phone is not on the list, sorry Darrel
    What about sony pc companion? Have you checked any update from there? If so, maybe you should wait little longer, many countries haven’t received the update yet

  • bpeo.kkp

    Still no Update for Z, in india, Never Buy any product of Sony in future

  • AcidGambit

    Dude relax I’m from India as well and after hearing about all the bugs in this update I’m glad they’re taking their time coz who knows they might even fix some shit

  • Neil

    fix? :D

    A minimum of 1 month or more before they release a fix :P
    And we get it here in India after 2 months :P

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    well, today’s the 31st. hoping for the update!

  • ninja

    midnight, updating my C6603 in Thailand

  • Neil

    Liar

  • neil k

    seriosly liar…

  • ninja

    updated done.

  • neil k

    post screenshot

  • David Calvo Estabén

    Xperia Z 4.4 update sucks, un fact, sony’s android versión does. Compass not heading correctly, earphone not working properly during I call, huge battery drain… I thought it was hardware problem. Installed cyanogen mod forma yuga and it works like a charm. Back to son y versión yesterday, same problems. Going back to cyanogenmod.

  • Neil

    Buzz off u twat!

  • gt510

    :( it is not for 6602, can i use it with ftf file for 6602 instead of 6502 by this instruction?

  • bpeo.kkp

    Still no update in India for Xperia z, Shame on sony, After 10 Days they cannot provide Update in major mobile sector. Shame shame very shame

  • LavX

    Guide to fix battery and lag issue on 4.4.2 Xperia Z update

    http://lavx.hu/sony-xperia-z-kitkat-bugfix-2/

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    India 02-07-2014 00:14 hrs
    No update via Sony PCC.

  • samwoice

    wen v gonna get update in india?

  • Lakshit

    The Kitkat roll out for Xperia Z C6602 HSPA+ version has not been started yet in any regions of Asia and Europe. You can look at the firmware versions region wise from the below link based on the customization numbers, because of the major issues faced by users there are chances that SONY have hold down the roll out for other regions to avoid inconvenience to the users.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z/general/info-firmware-version-customization-t2315914

  • gt510

    Flashed it with Generic US.
    Sometimes user interface is going laggy…switched to non-animated wallpaper, after unlocking phone is appears not immediately, battery is norm, bluetooth sound working fine with sbh20, temperature seems ok idle is 26-30, load 42-43.

  • ninja

    after updated for 2 days, it’s seem to run normal, no lag, no battery heavyly drain! Just regular update via PC.

  • Darrel

    Nope, the PC Companion still dosent have any update notification. I guess that there’s no choice but to keep waiting.

  • Amr Mohamed

    Guys pcc shows an update but i already updated my xperia z anyone knows why?

  • Jack D

    where you’re from?

  • Neil

    WTF!
    Still no update on Xperia Z/ZL in India!!

  • alive

    update live in uk unbranded version for xperia z

  • mifreak

    i know the feeling bro

  • David M

    the guy’s from Israel..4.4.2 rolling out there now

  • mifreak

    for both z and zl?

  • xperia z c6602 lover

    Update live in india

  • piyush

    shit job!

  • sai hiremath

    When they going to release in india? Plz help

  • suren

    where ru from

  • The Man

    liar

  • mifreak

    Liar… Its still 4.3

  • Amr Mohamed

    No Im not indian im Arabian

  • Neil

    Does anyone here have a valid explanation as to why there is no release yet in India and other Asian countries?

  • ninja

    you’re wrong! it’s available in Thailand.

  • Paul Debmalya

    just go to developer options and turn on the force gpu rendering..the lag will go away..

  • Paul Debmalya

    It started in Taiwan , Thailand. And i already flashed the Taiwan rom…

  • Paul Debmalya

    also in Taiwan

  • Paul Debmalya

    Guys in India ,,Just wait…Its a gradual process..It will reach soon..the kitkat 4.4.2 is awesome..
    If you can’t wait, just flash the Taiwan generic or US customized version via flashtool what exactly i’ve done..

  • Paul Debmalya

    actually in Thailand c6603 update is available,not c6602..
    The generic c6602 hspa update is available only in Taiwan and USA ..

  • Kanav

    Did india received kitkat update for xperia z??

  • Lakshit

    Not in Thailand yet and for Taiwan and USA it is available from Day 1.

  • gt510

    Paul, thx. What about battery consumption?

  • Paul Debmalya

    I turned the location and Google app data sync off…the battery life is even better than. 4.3..if not the same!!

  • gt510

    Paul, I am newbie in this. After I flashed my phone to generic us, with the same method can I flash my old firmware with flashtool (I will just replace the ftf file in firmware folder), Is this right way? Thx

  • gt510

    You mean also with turned on GPU rendering function?

  • Paul Debmalya

    Ya..u can…

  • foff

    fuck you bastard

  • Kanav

    When i m getting update of c6602 in india??

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    My display gets dull and washed out when phone get little heated. When I restart, screen gets back to normal and becomes dark again after few seconds. This problem actually occured aftr 4.3 and never gone then. I even tried to downgrade to 4.2 but it never vanished, and then my camera got worse aftr flashing ftf constantly(even at .67 version which I flashed 3-4 times to get it repaired)…. Now what ever I do screen loses its brightness even after 4.4…. Please help

  • SONY MOBILE INDIA

    Xperia Z/ZL/ZR users..
    Kikat update will go live only after June 10..
    Sorry for the inconvenience..

  • Rohan Santamaria

    LIAR!!! Eat your own Lies!

  • AcidGambit

    What if sony has put the 4.4.2 update on hold till Google releases an update for its Google play services, coz that’s what sony is saying is the root cause of the bugs we’re facing.

  • sekhar

    Still no update in India. Think sony forgot with update

  • legendry

    dude i flashed with taiwan version ..its smooth

  • mikmik

    Currently updating via PCC for XperiaZ c6603 in MY.

  • SONY MOBILE INDIA

    Lies?

    SONY
    Make.Believe

  • jack

    what’s ur comments on ur phone running kitkat? Do u have those issues that people claim to have?

  • mikmik

    Update is abit slow. I’m still updating currently at 30%. :(

  • jack

    Let’s hope those issues don’t exist

  • gt510

    what is MY?

  • Abdel

    Xperia Tablet Z SGP311, parpadea teclado en chrome, firefox y traductor de google. Android 4.4.2

  • mifreak

    I have a gut feeling that update for India will arrive tomorrow at evening for z

  • Damish

    Im from India…
    I haven’t received this update yet….. :(

  • mikmik

    Malaysia

  • mikmik

    so far so good. battery – yeah a bit fast to drain, 100% around 7am but now 10:30am by 75% (or maybe since its a new update, I normally check each apps to test? that is why it drains fast?? dunno, maybe I’m wrong)

    I want the quick settings above the notification BACK!!! now they separate it into two tabs.. accessing it is not QUICK at all!

    I still have the whole day to test this new version, will give another update by tonight. ;)

  • thisismifreak

    i have a strong gut feeling that update will arrive today itself in evening…coz yesterday indonasia and many other received it….same thing happened during 4.3

  • mikmik

    As of 3pm battery is at 15%. With normal usage. No chat, only check of Facebook and instagram notification. No call and sms too.

  • jack

    Wow the battery drains so fast

  • Sunny

    shut the gut up!

  • gt510

    Guys, just flash it, it is not hard, its about 5 minutes to work.

  • muhammedkaya

    Here is close all option for background apps. NO ROOT Required. (works on 4.2.2, 4.3, 4.4.2)

    Instal apk and restart your phone.

    http://d-h.st/dka

  • muhammedkaya

    Here is a screenshot.

  • Xperian

    Simple and very good. It works.

  • Reyoch Ch

    New firmware (10.5.A.0.233) certified for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z..

  • Reyoch Ch

    Guys dont hasten to update kitkat..there is no huge difference in 4.3 to 4.4.in 4.4. Main disadvantage we cannot copy folder and paste and Create new folder but only it works with file commander.. :(. Ealry android said that apps move to sd card..but that not in xperia devices..but in sime samsung devices supported that option..and also the sony not fixed camera issues..i think plan to buy google play editon phones nexus,moto g,etc..its released latest version 4.4.3.its really fast to update.no lag issues no problems in there update google play edition..moto e low budget phone releasing with 4.4.2.plan to update 4..4.3.only 6700 rs.in india..so i stoped buying xperia devices.moving to nexus or moto..sony hardware good.but their software very poor updates and not testing..

  • Lakshit

    Where the hell is the update for Xperia Z in India? Even update is now available through OTA for Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, USA for C6602.

  • Sergio

    Finally in Colombia the update firmware (10.5.A.0.230) KitKat 4.4.2: Xperia ZL C6502 unbranded version. Finalmente en Colombia la actualización del firmware (10.5.A.0.230) KitKat 4.4.2: Xperia ZL C6502 versión sin marca de operador.

  • fida

    Can I use this firmware for C6602

  • pranay

    No update in India for Xperia ZL

  • kevlo

    What is with germany? No update… Sony is very slow

  • saukoon

    same here, until June 11, 2014, no updates to Malaysia yet and Sony support cannot even give an estimated date!

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  • GUFRAN

    Anyone got update for xperia zl c6502 india….????

  • cacambo

    hei man, there is KK now, use PCC to update.

  • Reyoch Ch

    Indian sony very slow..better is moving to motorola or nexus 5..xperia p,v,go,u,sola,e,c,m,l all these phone only 4.1.2. And also price starting from 12000rs..moto e only 7000rs only.coming with kitkat…its a realy shame to sony…

  • Praz_roger

    Anyone got 4.4 update for Xperia Z c6602 in India?

  • Reyoch Ch

    Update its stopped.. Sony due to battery drain problem heating issue.. See this link
    http://www.inferse.com/15383/sony-warns-xperia-z-users-avoid-android-4-4-2-kitkat/

  • guru

    Still waiting for update

  • Naveen Bansal

    Hey there.. I am from Delhi,India and had not yet got Kitkat update on my Xperia Z C6602.. This us fucking annoying.. When it is expected release??

  • Roger_praz

    Dude, see that link yourself properly, the update is not stopped, they have told the users to avoid the update.

  • Roger_praz

    No one knows when the update will come, Sony India website says its already available, I don’t know why they lie, hope we will get the update before July 10th..
    #sonysucks

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  • Praveen Jaladanki

    They probably suspended the update for India and gonna let the next update directly. Next update is .233

  • Das

    Didn’t get kitkat uodate yet on Xperia zr in India… When are we getting it?

  • Roger_praz

    One month over since they released Kitkat for z and still no update seen in India!!! Wtf is sony doing?

  • Roger_praz

    No one got the 4.4 update in India except this guy!! I dunno how’s this possible??

  • vignesh

    i want to know there is a update in india for xperia z
    if u find notefiy me

  • shameer

    when the 4.4 update will come for xperia ZL in UAE. Every body updated their higher end models to 4.4 already. Sony is still sleeping…………………

  • mifreak

    now available in germany

  • james_paul

    Got a notification right now that 10.5.A.0.230 is now available for my device which is a generic german Xperia Z (C6603). As usual it took five weeks ;-)

  • Sharique Ansari

    As it was said that Google play service 4.4.52 is causing battery drain, Google has just released new Google play service 5.0.77 therefore Sony no more has any excuse not to release Kitkat update in India as soon as possible coz it’s been well over a month and still there is no update released in India it seems Sony is treating us as if we live in a 3rd world country and doesn’t care about us, but if you’ll do the market analysis India is 2nd largest market for Sony & it was Xperia Z which got Sony back on the track but still we Indian’s are being Ignored. Hope some sense prevails and Sony releases Kitkat update in India before the end of this month.

  • Fazal Sayeed

    what the hell is it sony not releasing update for xperia z for india
    i am just fed upp
    this time very annoyed by sony

  • Paul Debmalya

    nobody knows!

  • Roger

    Still no update for xperia z in India, Sony #youareshit

  • rus_media

    Kitkat makes my phone battery a bit useless. Really its finishing the charge too fast. or I can say it lightning fast. Yet no bugs free update. Also did factory reset. Can’t see any impovement yet…

  • kragel

    Sony you are a shit,why you no give update to Egypt and also many countrys, are you a f***ing racist??

  • Xperia ZL user

    Xperia ZL update available in India OTA :) Downloading :)

  • raviteja

    can anyone upload the link to download ftf .230 xperia z c6602 of generic in(india)

  • Kragel

    Wtf is this new Sony’s joke in India.. No update for xperia z but update for zr and zl.. Wtf us this sony

  • Cajetan Fernandes

    Finally!!!!!! I just received the OTA update for android kitkat 4.4 on my xperia ZR in India….. I’ll update comments later during the day if i find any bugs in the same…

  • Reyoch Ch

    please reply how was it??lag,battery problem

  • Cajetan Fernandes

    Well the update is surely stable… No problems so far… Loved the PS4 graphics… SONY really does know how to design wonderful breathtaking graphics… The problem with Xperia Z, with the battery drain isn’t the same with my ZR… If you see attached screenshot below (or above wherever it appears) Google play services takes up <10% battery usage…. Ihad checked it once.I'll after the update and the usage from google play services showed 90% but then a restart worked it out… Anyways… It's stable for now with better graphics and improved performance….. For those who face problem with battery drain due to Google Play services… Please use Gservicefix… Download the app from play store and follow the instructions…. I did the same for my friend's xperia Z and it worked for her….

  • Cajetan Fernandes

    Google play services shows battery usage less than 10% after kitkat update

  • Nabeel Raza

    kitkat released for xperia z india

  • Shanky Mantri

    Kitkat update is rolling india…i got a first system update via update centre..but confused that i should update or not bcz of battery drain n hot issue…Can anybody tell me hows this update working with Indian’s speclly…

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    go for the update man. Google Play store got updated. Think they had addressed the battery drain due to play services.

  • Shanky Mantri

    yeah man i wanna too but due to negative cmmnts m waitng for some time…as i ma hardcore user and full day out so i wanna ma os to be stable fast and speclly battery saving at some time….so lets see i wait so more commnts and then go for it….

  • Ragavendra

    Update is good. Updated yesterday.. Havent noticed heating issues. Lag is there in notification drop down, coming out of lock screen etc. even after rendering force GPU.

    Battery is fine (14% down in 4&1/2 hrs with nominal usage and full Wifi) though Google services is eating 60% of the battery.

  • Shanky Mantri

    That means update is again dicey with some people getting da play issue fixed and some dont like you still with 60% eating battery…i thnk I’ll wait for some time….

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    I got a battery drain, which I thought would not happen since the update was delayed for a rework (probably)… But a restart solved the issue!

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    And a correction. Google Play Store is not yet 5.0 on XZ 230. Still battery drain doesn’t happen (except for the first time after installation).

  • Shanky Mantri

    I have already updated mine play to 5.0 on 4.3 version and yeah my XZ started out with a good battery saving like max 20% in power usage…Do let me know once you update your play services to 5.0 on v4.4 specially..As per the comments the update should fix the battery drain and there is only bug of lag in setting stuff…

  • Sunil pathak

    @Shanky Mantri @praveenjaladanki:disqus please suggest i would update my Z with kitkat or not…Sincere advice is needed….

  • Praveen Jaladanki

    please go forward with updating Sunil. You will not be disappointed. Restart once or twice after the update. Switch off “Cloud Print” (in Accessibility) option and turn off location report once before restarting. Should not be difficult!

  • Shanky Mantri

    Ok will see tommorow… Bcz cnt wait for fix from sony…it will take a hell lot of time…lets see if its good or bad…

  • Sunil Pathak

    @praveenjaladanki:disqus Thanxx for giving time and valuable suggestions..

  • Shanky Mantri

    Dude surely let me know hows the update going bcz i am still not able to make ma mind for update bcz of more negative feedbacks…

  • Zakorb

    Did anyone use the update with Play Services 5.0..?
    Does it solve the battery issue?

  • Sunil Pathak

    @shankymantri:disqus Hey i am trying to install this using PC companion its too slow and taking too much time, in system update its showing 320 MB but dont know why, while i am installing using PC companion/SUS its huge 935.8 MB… So i finally quit installing 4.4.2 and feeling happy with 4.3 as one of my friend just installed 4.4.2 and he is almost in crying mode..

  • Shanky Mantri

    Thxs buddy for the reply…even me to restricting myself till the next update solves some issue or either stable..

  • Amitabha Chakraborty

    Sony Xperia Z tab upgraded to 4.4.2 today in Saudi Arabia.

  • Shanky Mantri

    When is sony gonna release a kitkat fix for Xperia Z…damn feel so bad to use a superb hardware with bad software performance. I think people should start petitioning about this…

  • Sunil Pathak

    @shankymantri:disqus Dear You can install the new update of Kitkat as i had installed and there is no any problem like the people mentioning…Operating system is smooth an battery is same as of 4.3 update. In my opinion you can install i had installed it day before yesterday and since then there is no hanging and lag found..

  • Shanky Mantri

    Good to hear that…but my friend has also updated his phone but the update screwed his phone…i still behold with 4.3 till any fix is coming or else root once my device is done from warranty period…

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