Xperia ZR KitKat update (10.5.A.0.230) now rolling

by XB on 27th May 2014

in Android, Firmware, Xperia ZR


Xperia ZR_10.5.A.0.230A quick update for Sony Xperia ZR (C550X) owners to let you know that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update (10.5.A.0.230) has started to roll. The Sony support page for the Xperia ZR has also been updated to show that today is the day KitKat is rolling.

At the moment, the update has arrived in Taiwan for the HSPA+ model (C5502), whilst the LTE model (C5503) has hit customised versions in the Nordics and Hong Kong. It should start rolling out to other regions in due course.

Xperia ZR_10.5.A.0.230

Xperia ZR KitKat

  • Abdo Hmouz

    what about xperia T and TX ?

  • Shravan SP

    waiting for kitkat in india ?-)

  • Kater

    Hope some guys can make a test on this update

  • Shravan SP

    its the same firmware as on xperia Z/ZL. So check the list of bugs here: http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR/4-4-2-problems-for-xperia-z-zl-and-zr/m-p/691041#U691041

  • Nix

    still waiting for KitKat in Manila. :(

  • Killian Khoo

    waiting for update in Malaysia ~

  • John Zakaria

    Still waiting here in Egypt

  • SWAT Xian

    Still waiting the update for Z in malaysia ……..

  • Shravan SP

    Indonesia is still on .569 lol XD

  • Mahinthan So

    Can I make a downfall parody?

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    not yet revived in India

  • Vitali

    What about Tablet Z WI-FI? WHY everytime nobody cares about the Tablet Z WI-FI?!?!

  • Palle

    downloading in Sweden….ZR

  • Killian Khoo

    Tell us how it is afterwards thx ~

  • Reza

    Still waiting kitkat on my z C6602 been trying many times checked the pcc but nothing

  • Reza

    It showed on support page sonymobile.com, SP, T and TX still under investigation, let see after the z lines finished the kitkat updates, probably it’s on the way to those xperia that i mentioned before.

  • Bogdan Marin

    naw uppdating, Xperia ZR C5503, Hong kong version from Romania

  • Bogdan Marin

    here is the print screen

  • Diana

    another confirmations dude Woooooaww waiting for update :D :D
    http://www.cilekhaber.com/xperia-zr-icin-beklenen-kitkat-guncellemesi-geldi/

  • Billy de Fretes

    no, Indonesia already 10.4.1.B.0.101, still waiting for kit kat

  • Shravan SP

    see carefully… there are two indonesian versions. one is on .101 and the other still in .569 :P

  • Paaliaq

    Same changes as for z/zl etc…

    Camera seems to react way faster
    No lag with live wallpaper (thanks 720p screen^^)
    and no battery drain as reported from many xperia z users

  • Darkholme95_

    I had a vision of the past, sorry, I mean to the future

  • Darkholme95_

    That’s what I want, I use paint :(

  • Juan Delgado Espinoza

    Updating now in Peru! :D

  • George

    great news waiting for update my verision 5502 Arabic

  • mi

    Which device??

  • P9

    I’m on my Z & still no see yet :3

  • yudi_hilmawan

    Is the ZR/Z/ZL get TimeShift Video and 1080 @60fps Video recording?

  • Abdel

    Good Question! im waiting too! (SGP311)

  • bob

    no ,is not

  • yudi_hilmawan

    Thanks for the info.

  • Temuri Afridonidze

    waiting for update in Georgia… (C5503)

  • DeLorean75

    C5503, unlocked and unbranded, updated via PCC here in Sweden.

  • chuck

    Seems to runt just fine on my xzr, have not noticed any problems so far.

  • Reyoch Ch

    Hai friend u updated. Kitkat zr..how was it.does any issue lag in setting,battery drain,heating.??any problem pls reply me..

  • William Ngen

    Still no sign here in Australia for Z. :(

  • Flavio Lemos

    Still nothing here on y Xperia tablet z wifi (SGP312) and Xperia ZL (6502). WTF!

  • Flavio Lemos

    waiting too SGP312

  • Juan Delgado Espinoza

    C5502, unlocked device!

  • XTZ

    Waiting too, the last 4.3 update has messed up my wifi speed.

  • Billy de Fretes

    ahh… didn’t see it first :D

  • Kater

    Strange, some guys in CHina says that their batteries are much better than before. Besides, I read the passage of your address and I found that it’s the google service that drain most of the battery. Maybe freeze that app will help.

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  • Killian Khoo

    Nice ~

  • Robson Kanyama

    SONY PLEASE SURPRISE THE XPERIA SP USERS WITH SOME GOOD NEWS CONCERNING KITKAT.

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  • Gutt Grinder

    You can get one from a near 7/11 store. They do have a lot of variants of KitKat there, feel free to get one..

  • Gutt Grinder

    Don’t get your hopes up..

    My Xperia V has the camera bug and no matter how many times I restore it, the issue still there.. For me its okay if the T, TX and V wont get KitKat update as long as the issues will be fix.. :)

    I have high hopes for SONY.. They do have good phones but it just happens that their software isn’t fully optimize or poorly coded.. Just saying……

    Enjoy the KitKat update Xperia ZR users…

  • George

    romeli versia gaqvs RC1 ?

  • Mahinthan So

    If you have got it reply.. I’m waiting from Srilanka

  • Mahinthan So

    SP Left out in cold

  • Mahinthan So

    Waiting for kitkat from Srilanka is like waiting for message from earth in Gliese 581.
    A update from sony.. Never reaches

  • Mahinthan So

    :( same thing but on ZR

  • DeLorean75

    I got major battery drain on my ZR C5503. 29 % in 7 h in standby.

  • Shravan SP

    Sure :)

  • Shravan SP

    Go to settings -> more -> Mobile networks -> Network mode and set it to gsm only. Use WCDMA and LTE only when you need it and change it again :)

  • Reza

    Yeah, they’re PT. Sony Indonesia and SCM, i think SCM is the most faster updates for xperia devices in Indonesia. But i keep wondering why the kitkat not coming to my z C6602, I’ve been checking via PCC many times, still no kitkat…:(

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  • Reza

    Yeah mate, we’ll see what sony can do to optimized their ex flahsip in the future but at least sony is doing better job compare to another company, their updates it’s almost equal from the low end till the high end.

  • Reza

    My Z don’t even getting kitkat but the z lte has it! It’s been a week since sony released the kitkat firmware for the z lines..

  • Reza

    It’s normal after we upgraded to the new software, the battery needs to callibrate and get used to with thr newer software, wait for about 2 or 3 days and it will be normal again.

  • Frederik

    Gotta buy the right model ;-) LTE + Wifi (SGP321)

  • grizz86

    Please post ftf. file here :)

  • Val

    I updated my zr to 4.4.2 and i’m not experiencing any lag though battery drains slightly faster but it’s still acceptable. I believe in few days, it will be rectified. Finally, they fixed the battery level indicator problem i’m experienced in 4.3. I’m able to use my zr up to the last battery level. (c5503 hk)

  • Rohan

    Me also Waiting for my xperia zr 4.4 update.(India)

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  • kin cheung Chan

    It must be some hardware issues that prevented SP to get kitkat, as far as i know of, no dual-core phones runs 4.4.2 (with the exception of nexus, well, Google must have thought of it)

  • kin cheung Chan

    the battery have gotten like 5% (very slightly) worse, well kitkat has added something so i can bear with it. But i have to bring a 5000mAh with me every day to prevent the phone from instant death at around 10pm, (i unplug at 6am), which is not needed for 4.3

  • kin cheung Chan

    visit xda developers to get every ftf you need. I am against posting any work without permission, along with the forum rules strictly prohibit it

  • kin cheung Chan

    From my experience

    I live in HK and
    MTR is my daily transport, heavy usage there

    Light usage in
    work and during drinking

    Event 4.3 4.4.2

    Unplug (duh!) 100% 100%

    Start Work at 9am 84-86% 80-82%

    Lunch at 12pm 81-83% 77-79%

    End work at
    6pm 63-65% 54-56%

    Arrive home at
    9pm 39-41%
    21-23%

    Playing Puzzle&Dragons
    til 9:30pm 9-11% 1-3%

    Work on project
    til 10:30pm 2-4% dead

  • Killian Khoo

    nope , Moto E is running 4.4.2 ~

  • grizz86
  • grizz86

    its still not in xda, thats why ask from here. But now i found the ftf file already. wont tell u. :p

  • Vitali

    The WI-FI in kikat connects faster?

  • Val

    the only problem i have is my zr won’t connect to the wifi (802.1x) in the office. i believe they messed up again in the wifi coding section. it happens to other devices running 4.4.2 (e.g. s4 and note 3).

  • kin cheung Chan

    same here..i indirectly used a lot more $$, my story: when i bought zr until 4.2.2, the wifi connected so i used a 3G plan. From 4.3, everytime i tried to connect to workplace wifi (on 802.xx, no problem on WPA though), 6/10 times it says “association denied” or some sort. So i upgraded to 4G =.=/

  • kin cheung Chan

    but then MOTO now has a very “intimate” relation with google. I treat MOTO X, G, E as nexus….they get updates faster it seems

  • XTZ

    Hopefully! I don’t know. All I know is that after the last 4.3 update my wifi speed has become almost unusable. I’ve tried redownloading the firmware and done a hard reset. Any other suggestions anyone?

  • Aditya

    Me tooo

  • Patricio Andres Clucellas

    Just updated in Argentina zr unlocked via pc everthing working fine at the moment

  • Sebastian Reyes Moraga

    Chile igual recive actualizacion?

  • Herlan Ortiz Borja

    hello can anyone tell me if you still have problems with NFC and Bluethoot? my ZR does not work that!!

  • hafis

    already roll out Malaysia.. mine update already..

  • Ricardo

    waiting Kit Kat C5502 in Chile

  • Temuri Afridonidze

    eg rogor gavigo romelia?

  • Temuri Afridonidze

    When updated Xperia ZR 4.4.2 in Georgia?

  • Guru

    I have also not got update for my ZR bin India, Can anybody tell me when it be available in India??????????????

  • sorhaihafis

    Ah… Crap! Show me the build number’s screen shot…

  • Killian Khoo

    Nope , not yet ~

  • Killian Khoo

    I guess , u should check reasons for that bad battery issue ~

  • Vitali

    KitKat is started to roll out for the WI-FI :))
    Now we only have to wait that it will come to our regions :P

  • Val

    no problems here (c5503 hk from ph)

  • Vikas Patil

    when it will available in India ???

  • Vikas Patil

    Waiting waiting …..

  • George

    where the fuck is update sony really wtf released only in 7 regions checked with xda update tool

  • George

    akrife *#*#7378423#*#* mere shedi service info mere software info da iq weria customazation version da iq weria romeli versia gaqvs

  • Luis

    al parecer es por orden regional, pero si, si recibira

  • Shravan SP

    Kk :)

  • Temuri Apridonidze

    R2C es versiq maqvs, ratom mkitxe? Da es ras nishnavs? Da xoar gaqvs informacia rodis iqneba chemi telefonistvis?

  • Anish Nagpal

    BC, its been 3 days now.
    still no update in India

  • kv

    me three

  • Sy Biswas

    phone update is not showing the update, but website and companion are showing it

  • nakul

    still waiting

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  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    Mine too haven update in malaysia… I have already check pc companion and phone update it says ‘ur device is uptodate’…. If anyone from Malaysia gets an update pls Letme know

  • Neo Khun

    Excuse me I am a XZR user from Indonesia, updated ma phone last night
    By any chance did anybody got a problem with their lock screen ?
    Mine cant change the pic
    Any suggestion ?
    Sorry for the bad english

  • John Zakaria

    Disable Location Services and Opt-out interest based ads

  • John Zakaria

    That is not even the ZR
    C5303 XD

  • Neo Khun

    Did anyone face a problem where you cant change lock screen wallpaper after upgrading to Kitkat?
    And My Lock screen live wallpaper gone
    When i uninstal the z2 live wallpaper that i got from Xperiablog a couple month ago
    And i have install it back to getting that live wallpaper to work , what ’bout yours guys ?
    “Xperia ZR C5502 Indonesia”
    Regards

  • vimal

    Anyone in India got it for ZR??????

  • George

    eg nishanvs romeli bazristvis aris gankutvnili sheni telefoni vnaxe exla xoda sheni aris rusetistvis
    ara ar maqvs informacia mec velodebi

  • George

    i think we would get update for our region at the end of JUNE :(
    mine is R1C

  • Jaya Sagar

    still no update in india

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  • Mahinthan So

    C5502… 5 days gone after appeared in the site as kitkat is the current version. Still only China & Taiwan region gets the updates.. Outrageous.. Is that same for jelly bean too?

  • vimal

    But one thing is still there…lots of complaints of serious battery drain in kitkat version issued. I think even that has to be sorted… Else we after converting would repend the same.

  • HK

    Did you get it yet?
    It’s been more than a week now!
    I live in Mumbai, no update for my Xperia Z yet.

  • saif ali

    anyone got?? @INDIA

  • kv

    Still Waiting

  • Chetak Parate

    Looks like Sony is not in a mood to roll out the update outside Taiwan, Nordic Region, Norway and USA regions.

  • Anshul

    seriously it never took this much time when upgraded 4.2 & 4.3…
    I heard 4.4 with ZR has heating and battery drain issues…

  • Anshul

    Seriously it never took this much time when upgraded to 4.2 & 4.3…
    I heard 4.4 with ZR has heating and battery drain issues…

  • Bob

    Just got it in the Philippines!

  • LancerEX

    Which version are you using? C5503? Some ZR users received the OTA update already though I believe they bought their phones online (non PH region) :)

  • vimal

    Any luck with Xperia ZR in India??? Or still we left to wait??

  • Siddharth Bane

    I have flashed the Taiwan ftf which was given on the XDA website and also its an pre rooted one;)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2765062

    and i must say that the rom is bit laggy while scrolling between settings overall it has given a fresh look to the phone i am not facing battery drainage prblm yet heating is minimal hope u enjoy the update.

  • Anshul

    Thanks siddharth I’ll wait lil more for the update from SONY & if don’t get it then will follow the link you’ve provided.. My phone is not rooted yet.. :-)

  • nono

    Received this firmware as a minor kitkat update on my xperia Z (C6603) – Spain, debranded.
    Hope this will fix battery drains and overheating…

  • Actman

    WTF… waited for almost a week for this update and yet it never shows up. Malaysian.

  • Patricio Andres Clucellas

    i updated in Argentina zr unlocked, the battery problem is there, i get 30% less battery usage. But also i have to note that it do´t occur every day, so i think the problem is some bug that sometimes keep connections running even with screen off and stamina. I have to say that the battery is improving every day, so perhaps it will debugged itself with usage.

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    Ya….. Me too waiting for update in malaysia

  • kv

    Waiting .. .. .. … ….. …… ZZZZZzzzzzz…..

  • Reyoch Ch

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

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    I just saw a xperia z getting update 4.4.2 in malaysia but my zr haven

  • Aishah

    Am in Ukraine. Got my xperia Zr version c5502 in Dubai. Am yet to get the update or I haven’t gotten the update yet. It’s taking too long.

  • Actman

    It had been released in Malaysia. Updated this morning.

  • Raymond George

    Still no updates for de ZR.. :( from Kerala.. i guess im gonna flash it with de Tawain ftf…

  • syam

    im from kerala.still havent obtained kitkat for my ZR.So much delay.ridiculous

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    I haven’t get my update

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    I just got the update….

  • Actman

    Siva have you encountered any wifi problem on your ZR? I think the error message would be wifi association rejected or something rejected…

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    Nope… No any errors… So far

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    My wifi works normally

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    But there is heating problem and battery drainage issues

  • kv

    Waiting .. .. .. … ….. …… ZZZZZzzzzzz….

  • Tejas

    When will it start in India?? my device has 4.3 and says it is up to date -_-

  • santan gupta

    Hi siva r u from india. I am having zr with 4.3 and when I am checking the device for update. It is still showing your phone is updated with latest version

  • Denesh Kumar Sivakumar

    Nope I’m from Malaysia n I just got the update yesterday

  • Muhammad Imran Fraaz

    When are we getting the latest update 4.4 Kit Kat 4.4

    my customize number is 1272-9020 R1C

  • Jaya Sagar

    Anyone got kitkat update in india????

  • Reyoch Ch

    Please dont update. (230) its lag and battery drain quick fastly… The New firmware (10.5.A.0.233) its fixing the battety drain and lag issue. Dont update 10.5.a.0.230 version.its a buggy version.

  • Rumman Hasan

    still waiting for that

  • kv

    give up waiting

  • Rohan

    Still waiting in india.

    Stupid sony still have not seeded 4.4 update.
    Anyone else have got it?

  • Raymond George

    Hey I flashed mine with de Taiwan ftf n it works great.. N I didn’t need to even root de phone… So enjoying 4.4.2 as of now…

  • Anshul

    They don’t have any plan to roll out kitkat update for India…

  • Siva

    Update released on 27th March, today it is July 2nd, and still no info abt any update for Z series in India, pathetic

  • deep

    I am currently updating the phone :D It started rolling out today in India :)

  • anshu

    released in india.

  • Dhruv

    No worries guys,,,,,,,
    Its is now available in india using PC companion Suite for XPERIA ZR.
    I think , over the air will be available later on.

  • Ritam Das

    Available in India from today, enjoy!

  • vimal v

    Even OTA available in India, but after all these days of waiting it is the. 230 version that is released here. Whether to go for it or not???

  • Anshul

    Hi there,
    I have installed the kitkat update .230 in India via OTA on my ZR. There are no issues so far. Lock screen wallpaper can be changed, no heating issues. Battery drain is not that bad; may be because the location services are off.
    In 4.3 I had encountered major issues with wi-fi and bluetooth but with 4.4 everything is upto the mark. Although unlocking the screen is not so fast as it used to be in 4.3.In 4.4.
    Overall I’m pretty much satisfied with this update.

  • Anshul

    Hi there,
    I have installed the kitkat update .230 in India via OTA on my ZR. There are no issues so far. Lock screen wallpaper can be changed, no heating issues. Battery drain is not that bad; may be because the location services are off.
    In 4.3 I had encountered major issues with wi-fi and bluetooth but with 4.4 everything is upto the mark. Although unlocking the screen is not so fast as it used to be in 4.3.In 4.4.
    Overall I’m pretty much satisfied with this update.

  • Siva

    Updated my Xperia Zr via OTA yesterday (July 3rd), no issues except some fast discharging, I think Sony had waited for quick battery discharging issue by Google play Services to get fixed first, i see the OTA as soon as the latest play services 5.0.84 released by Google, By the by, the KitKat is just awesome.. :))

  • Aditya

    updated my zr today, little lag observed in settings

  • vijay

    Hi guys…. Am vijay using zr lives in hyderabad and got kitkat update July 3rd…. Its rocking with cool features no issues…. Guys just chk sony update centre in ur phone it’s already available.. Ok enjoy

  • Vimal V

    Started using the kitkat from yesterday, and the new look n’ feel is welcome. However as reported by many I feel the battery seems to be used up faster after the update. Rest feels smooth. Happy with the update except battery issues.

  • Bobb

    Updated my zr to the chocolaty treat of kitkat a day ago here in India :)
    Satisfied now..
    Though it is to be noted that there’s a huge battery drain bug caused due to Google play services but after uninstalling the updates for the app and by disabling location tracking and reporting along with Google now the battery performance has actually gotten even better than the previous 4.3 jellybean…. All in all quite satisfied now.. Enabling the forced gpu rendering also helps to solve a bit lag observed in the interface… That’s all :-)

  • Gaurav

    I updated to kitkat yesterday and the experience is really BAD. Phone is slower. Battery is draining on Stamina mode too. Phone gets overheated even while doing nothing. Scroll speed is bad and stops. Toggling between windows is sluggish.

    Extremely disappointed!

    Old version was much better.

  • reyon

    friends i update kitkat to xperia zr there is no battery drain ,heating
    problem..its better than 4.3..a option from deveoper options force gpu
    rendering please mark it. and remove multi task and check again settings
    and scroll it there is no lag its better than 4.3..and good battery
    back up..i have google play service 5..no need to factory reset..trust
    me.

  • reyon

    if you have no latest google play service..battery drain..try this Go back to Settings>Apps>scroll to the ‘All tab’ Look for the Google Play Services and tap ‘Force Stop’ then Uninstall Updates and tap Disable. Then tap ‘Clear Cache’, then Enable the application back and tap ‘Clear Data’ again. Now restart the phone and go to Google playstore, search for Google play services and update it.

  • reyon

    i update xperia zr..no problem to me its better than 4.3..developer option mark force gpu no lag in settings..its veryy smooth..no battery drain and heating i have already google playservice 5.0..

  • Amit

    got a minor update today, not sure what it will do? The version number remains the same.

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