Android 4.4.4 update (14.4.A.0.108) now rolling to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

by XB on 27/06/2014

in Featured Content, Firmware, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1


BrJ36NdCMAA9s2QSony has started to roll out firmware build 14.4.A.0.108 to the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra handsets, just a day after it arrived on the Xperia Z1 Compact. This new firmware version introduces Android 4.4.4 KitKat to both handsets.

Sony has updated its software pages highlighting the new Android 4.4.4 software along with the changelog. This includes an “updated and improved camera experience” according to Sony as well as the latest updates that Google included in this Android build. The full changelog can be seen below.

The Android 4.4.4 firmware is currently rolling out to the Xperia Z1 C6903 and Xperia Z Ultra C6833 variants from what we can see. As you can see from the Xperia Update Checker below, it has already hit a number of regions, so Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra owners should receive it soon.

Firmware 14.4.A.0.108 changelog for the Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact

Android 4.4.4 including the latest enhancements and security updates from Google
Updated and improved camera experience
Improvements when using Google voice, Contacts, Music streaming and Google+
The latest versions of our Sony apps for you to enjoy
All of our latest bug fixes, optimisations & improvements

Xperia Z1 firmware (14.4.A.0.108) rolling to following regions

– C6903 variant only at time of post
Update: Now hitting C6902 handsets too

Xperia Z1_C6903

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Xperia Z Ultra firmware (14.4.A.0.108) rolling to following regions

- C6833 variant only at time of post

Xperia Z Ultra_C6833

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Thanks Alvin, Ben and François!

  • David Hvatov

    Sadly I have UK firmware. So I have to wait. :(

  • Ridhwan Azizan

    Yeay finally!!! Proud Xperia Z Ultra owner here!!

  • suit up !

    Holy Mother of God
    Bring it in India too… Xperia Z Ultra
    Proud of you, SONY

  • Pavan

    Change log on sony india webpage.

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  • Deki

    Official Changelog from Sonymobile.com

    http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/software/phones/xperia-z1/

    There are many improvements in this upgrade for your Xperia™ smartphone, some examples are:

    - Android 4.4.4 including the latest enhancements and security updates from Google
    - Updated and improved camera experience
    - Improvements when using Google voice, Contacts, Music streaming and Google+
    - The latest versions of our Sony apps for you to enjoy
    - All of our latest bug fixes, optimisations & improvements

  • Pavan

    Change log

  • suit up !

    SONY India page updated

    Latest available software

    You may already have the latest software, depending on the date of purchase. Software updates are released at different times depending on operator and/or country. Therefore, we cannot give you an exact date for when a specific update will be available for your device.

    Android version: Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)

    Latest available software: 14.4.A.0.108

    Release started: 2014-06-27

    To find your device’s current software version:
    Settings > About phone > Build number / version

    Included in this software

    There are many improvements in this upgrade for your Xperia™ smartphone, some examples are:

    Android 4.4.4 including the latest enhancements and security updates from Google

    Updated and improved camera experience

    Improvements when using Google voice, Contacts, Music streaming and Google+

    The latest versions of our Sony apps for you to enjoy

    All of our latest bug fixes, optimisations & improvements

  • suit up !

    saw dude, awesome :D

  • abmonstein

    what about C6902? no updates?

  • Guest

    awesome. did u get it installed?

  • suit up !

    no no.. PC Companion didnt show the update yet

  • Guest

    uhh

  • suit up !

    i can wait :P

  • Guest

    I CANT wait

  • suit up !

    u r one among the first in the world to grab the update, u see

  • Guest

    yes, but still, greedy :P

  • suit up !

    what a start to an amazing weekend….. :)

  • Guest

    want to get hold of that update bitch

  • Guest

    thanks for announcing it dude
    have an amazing weekend

  • suit up !

    im excited. have kept my phone connected to my PC….
    PC Companion, come on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Micro

    Runs like a charm! Very smooth UI again, no more Wi-Fi disconnects, bluetooth once again works flawlessly! Definitely “must-have”. UI have changed a little bit (like call screen, dial pad, the AWESOME “call” button directly on the SMS screen, and many more!). Don’t loose so much power any more (relatively, I never had problems with it but now the battery bar seems flat even with my poor reception here). Camera indeed runs a bit faster, I didn’t notice much image quality changes tho. Stamina icon is “fixed” (doesn’t show “+” sign next to the battery when in charger). Some fonts were tweaked too.
    Overall very nice update!
    Oh, and extremely easy to root without any flashing:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/552qr41qb2fwuj6/Z1+Root.rar

    Thanks Sony, great surprise :))

  • Cezary Raczyński

    Xperia Z waiting :)

  • fiestast2014

    maybe i buy this phone . i have think that newest phone gets it first , z2 . but probably not when this is rolling now as the first manufacture to roll out 4.4.4:)

  • Micro

    yeah, my Z2 Tablet felt offended by this update :D

  • Arctoze

    C6902 pls

  • Theo

    Just curious. Does anyone know if 4.4.4 will be available for Xperia Z? We all know that 4.4.2 is a complete disaster, especially in the battery department.

  • Abdul Ghani

    so everything is fixed but camera image quality

  • Micro

    I didn’t say it’s bad (IMO it’s not). I just said I didn’t notice much changes ;)

  • Vishal Sonawane

    What about C6902 ???

  • guest

    Nothing for Z Ultra C6806 (US version) yet in the update checker

  • Samesung

    damn you sony when will they fix camera image quality ?

  • Abdul Ghani

    well its good many bugs are fixed still dont know how to tell sony that just remove the post processing and compression from their camera software for low light pictures

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  • Micro

    That’s how I see this – they took everyone by surprise, made it perfect on the system side. Now all other brands have to make their run. So now Sony have plenty of time, instead of producing more bugs here and there, to work on just one thing – the freaking camera ;)
    let’s hope they will, the camera is very powerful, but it still needs some work.

  • 0A05

    What about Xperia Z??? :(

  • DavidMCano1

    The Android 4.4.4 firmware is currently rolling out to the Xperia Z1 C6903 and Xperia Z Ultra C6833 variants from what we can see. http://to.ly/zX0T

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    Now the question is:
    How do you go from 4.4.2 that’s already rooted to 4.4.4 while keeping all root apps (as well as non-root actually) intact?

    Sometimes minor updates let users keep root. Does anyone know if this is one of those minor updates or is this just major enough to lose root when updating? :|

  • CK

    downloading the update now. c6903 from Malaysia

  • Nawi

    Sony Mobile News

    “andd Android 4.4.4; KitKat rolling (phased) for #XperiaZ1, #ZUltra & #Z1Compact – app improvements, camera tweaks, security updates & more!”

    https://twitter.com/SonyMobileNews/status/482560727644123137

  • Nawi

    and ZL =)

  • Micro

    Of course I lost my root in the process. I had stock (not rooted) .761 FW before. I have rooted it with the “make it rain” (armed with some patch), so no flashing was needed. I installed then Super SU and so on, and made my changes (pen mode, sd fix, some sys apps uninstall etc).
    Today I used PCC, that doesn’t wipe “data”, so my apps were there intact, only they stopped working because .108 caused the root gone.
    Then I found another rootkit, because that from Z1c won’t work any more (I posted a link above) and rooted again. All root apps are working again (I had to reinstall Super SU because binaries were lost) and made my customizations again.
    .108 removes root, you have to root it again. But it doesn’t involve any flashing (in fact, it was like 10 seconds to actually do it).

  • Michael Hernandez

    Incoming SP fanboys in 3…2……1………

  • grav1ty

    congratulations to all Z1 and ZU owners, really.. I like it how Sony pushed this update quickly.. but we, owners of Z are very disappointed. First we have waited for month to get KitKat, now we have a laggy device with extreme battery drains.. Scrolling down the notification bar is very laggy, scrolling in the options menu is very laggy.. Even writing with new Xperia Keyboard is very laggy.. All these problems were non-existing in 4.3 aka JB. I hope our Z won’t be treated like the Xperia S.. Hope Sony will fix those problems with a minor bug-fix update or quickly rollout 4.4.4 for Z also..
    Using a device with deactivated Google Services is not a fully functional device..

  • ash

    Any luck

  • laci_csk

    Xperia S cannot be updated not because Sony don’t want that, but because of Qualcomm you know that, or you are a troll?

  • Luca

    Did Sony forget about us?

  • MikeViller

    next year they will be forgotten also the z3 will be out …. lol

  • Actman

    I thought I heard a news from gsmarena notifying us that SAMEsung is testing and prepare to launch 4.4.3 ahead as soon as (before) google releasing it? Hmmm I was wondering where is it now? Perhaps SAMEsung’s KITKAT is much more creamier and tastier!

  • Deki

    Does the direct call shortcut show contact image? Is this fixed? :-)

    I’m still waiting for the update though…

  • Sam Albalushi

    whats new in this update

  • Micro

    it brings up the dial pad with the number of the contact pre-filled in

  • Micro

    the firmware

  • pradeep

    Hi I am from sri lanka. I already update my sony xperia z1 . its really good. Google fixed there errors. and sony fixed some of there errors. this is a great update. very smooth UI like jelly bean. so good. so happy with this update.

  • Sam Albalushi

    any other changes

  • Micro

    yeah, the version number
    oh, and some minor things we all talk about here, nothing worth reading

  • Micro

    hopefully ;]

  • Sam Albalushi

    waiting for bug fix update for my zr

  • http://facebook.com/P9.vutha P9

    Z is waiting patiently,,,
    strange for Z2,,,

  • Reza

    i use xperia z with 230 build number and i don’t think that all your disappointed was true, the keyboard is working smoothly it’s better and faster than JB 4.3

  • sora77

    Like you I just rooted last week with towelroot(make it rain). So it doesn’t work anymore? Is your root app as easy as towelroot?

  • Micro

    it doesn’t, it was some patch for the towel’s kit, now it just freezes
    but the second one is the same simple, even simpler because it doesn’t need you to do or click anything – “run it and forget”, root done

  • Ado Kanashii

    JUST ONE QUESTION.. does the click sound was messed up like the 4.3 ? or does still has the same nice ps3 4.4 click sound?

  • SkyS1gn

    WTF? They get 4.4.4. before the Z2?

  • Camillian

    Does anyone think we will get Android “L” for Xperia Z1 since it was released September last year so its been 9 months, If Android “L” releases for december / january are we going to get it?

  • Stanley08

    Lol. Even Z1 Compact Got before Z2. I’m a crying Z2 user here. xD

  • TouicN

    Probably yes because Qualcomm will make the drivers for Snapdragons 800 series.

  • suit up !

    Not yet

  • suit up !

    What’s up with you

  • suit up !

    These might be specific to your device. I have friends using KitKat on Xperia Z. They do not have any such problems. I suggest that you do a Factory Reset and then install it again

  • Raymond De Guzman

    Woah! Can’t wait to update mine later. From Philippines here, C6903.

  • ja

    ftf file please…

  • Zeeshan

    I have not got the 4.4.2 on my xpeira Z yet…. and I live in Pakistan…. can anyone tell me why i’m not getting the update??

  • Vitali

    And Tablet Z :)

  • zaid

    and the xperia sp will sleep hungry for another night

  • Marko

    Search for the new Google Service App (Version 5.xxxxx) and install it.

  • Faules Arschloch

    nice to see sony NOT giving a fuck about updates…still quite happy with my z1 :) appreciate this very much :)

  • Mike

    How do you do that? Where do I find that?

  • Marko
  • Darknight307

    I just wanna simply say thanks Sony for this fast and greatly effective update.

  • grav1ty

    Nope.. Surely you dont know about those problems with .230 FW.. There are many user complaining about performance issues worldwide.. This is definitely not a specific problem.. Sure, there are user with no problems on their XZ, but that doesnt mean, that everything is ok..

  • grav1ty

    YOU are not representing the general dude.. Just go through XDA or official Sony forum threads.. in FACT there are performance issues with .230 update.. Some ppl dont have it, but many people do.. including me

  • grav1ty

    If i were a troll, then you fed it..
    Im not talking about Xperia S “major” updates, im talking about fixing bugs, which was a legendary thing on Xperia S

  • Erik Engelsen

    got the z1, not out in australia

  • David Moslehi

    “Sony Mobile Iran” announces the rolling out of the update for Iranian users of Xperia Z Ultra.

  • Anas

    my friend in khi got the 4.4.2 on xperia z

  • Anas

    Double tap to wakeup

  • Xria#Z5

    Now for the Sony Xperia Z2,Z,Z tablet and Z2 Tablet. Bam. It should be flawless they say.

  • Mirrorpurple

    YES ABOUT TIME SONY TAKES THE LEAD… HTC 90DAYS IS TOO LONG TBH

  • suit up !

    i also wanna be a proud Xperia Z Ultra user from INDIA. But apart from updating the Sony India website, they didnt start pushing the update :P :P :P :)

  • suit up !

    i also wanna be a proud Xperia Z Ultra user from INDIA. But apart from updating the Sony India website, they didnt start pushing the update :P :P :P

  • Gopi

    just received to my ZU through update service

  • Rushi Shah

    Still waiting for Z ultra C6802 in canada….no signs of any kind of updates yet.

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  • nvier

    Dat theme doe…

  • Kelvin Chi

    Can someone please help check if the new firmware of z1 support the new Sony headset sth30? I am suffering from the “volume down” key issue on the headset control, the volume down key seems “stuck” upon click and the volume down all the way to zero. But the problm gone when I plug the headset to other smart phones.

  • NidouXperia

    I have Z1 C6903 but i didn’t receive the update yet!! ughh

  • suit up !

    did anyone receive update on C6802 Xperia Z Ultra INDIA?

  • suit up !

    did anyone receive update on C6802 Xperia Z Ultra INDIA??

  • clayton

    c6943 way :(

  • vin

    Was the heating issue been fixed?! This was my biggest concern, second being fast battery drain. Thanks to anyone who can answer.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Well,I have the XZ C6603, and I personally think it’s a hit or miss with. 230.. But if you do get. 233.. I doubt you would complain much.. Plus,I don’t think you have and XZ,so you wouldn’t know..And I for me,a simple reboot over several days help reduce it substantially.. Oh and the little thing most people don’t say is how much they have in their internal memory.. I used to max it out, but since I don’t play any of them,I cleared them and voila, smooth..Memory affects them..Remember,we,the XZ community uses a much slower LPDDR2…

  • finch35

    Just updated my z1 to 4.4.4.. Super smooth!!!

  • Christian

    When can we probably have tap to wake feature for the Z1 (without rooting of course).

  • JG

    Your mean! Those people are sony fans too… I’ll tell you to my mama!!

  • the_black_dragon

    Finally my biggest Problems are solved :O
    - Bluetooth Battery Drain problem solved (now i can use my SmartWatch 2 again!!!) and i have less than 1% per 2 hours in Standby (LifeLog still needs a lot of battery though but it is acceptable now)
    - Wifi Bandwith Problem Solved (it was something special to my network and i had this problem since Xperia S and Xperia Z, Full bandwith after fresh connection but then it goes down to 1MBit after a while, maximum of 30min)
    - Camera Performance massively improved and overall system performance (app switching) also improved
    Now i’m happy with my Z1 again :)

  • JG

    What are the new apps from Sony? I’m sooo excited! I don’thave the update yet here in Phils.

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  • roeshak

    It’s almost impossible to get a handle on Sony’s update process. Last year, they updated newer devices first as always but this time the older devices are getting it first. Perhaps the plan to add some new features to the update for z2 and don’t want z1 users to cry about that so they’re getting theirs out of the way first. Who knows!! Sony’s just such a strange company.

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  • jag

    Lollipop xperia theme plus 4 4.4 kitkat for my Z ultra! Thanks #sony!! I got it this morning here in sg. So far it’s ok for me and the battery lasts longer now. I’ve been using my phone since 7am but as you can see it’s still on 40%+ until now. Nice one!

  • arj

    some one please help.
    do i need to install the 14.3 update to get the 14.4 one. mine still runs in 14.2. and pc companion still shows 14.3 update ony.
    location india.

  • jag

    Nothing much changed. For sony apps is still the same. What’s New app is here now but it’s just like the Sony select app last time. This update is mostly for bug fix and Security update by Google. Check 4.4.4 in their changelog.

  • Reza

    So it means that I am a lucky one

  • Deals ForaSteal

    What Xperia theme is that in the screenshot, it looks Great!

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  • J

    WTF sony?! where’s the update for Z2? Seriously, when are you going to fix the darn screen hypersensitivity issue? First and last phone from sony.

  • Madan

    anyone received this update in india for zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz1.

  • Abdul Razzak

    The Android 4.4.4 Kitkat update is now available on the Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra
    http://goo.gl/NnHkWQ

  • vivin.v

    and z2…lol

  • vivin.v

    count me in…

  • darannechelle

    Still waiting for my z ultra C6802

  • Deepak K

    +1.. India

  • rvjaywaks

    Because z2 doesn’t have bugs

  • Akash
  • Mirrorpurple

    Battery drain like more worst while using mobile data… UI smoother… No more overheat… More avail RAM… Camera is faster now… Standby time is MASSIVELY improved… Will update more if i find anything

  • Vitali

    lol

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  • Diego

    Not yet released in Italy!! Come on Sony Italy … wake up!! ;-)

  • Abdul Ghani

    what do you mean by camera performance improved the picture quality or just the app is not glitchy anymore?

  • Abdul Ghani

    Yes camera is very powerful as in hardware but the poor software for low light pictures grain with so much noise

  • the_black_dragon

    Launch speed of camera and saving time for every picture. Didn’t check the quality but it was already very good before

  • kaushal_12348

    did the overheating issue of camera is solved now???

  • suit up !

    hey SONY
    Please do not think that i am greedy :P
    But C6802 Xperia Z Ultra pls… INDIA :)

  • Mirrorpurple

    My Z1 sap battery like drinking water during mobile data… Even on H+

  • Clamser

    Sony! your efforts will be rewarded, continue in this path.

  • arj

    still waiting :(

  • suit up !

    hehe chill man…
    think this way….. Google released it just 9 days before :D :D :D
    Probably SONY were to release 4.4.3 and then they got to kow about 4.4.4. So they thought WHY NOT 4.4.4 :D :D :D
    So, just wait :) :) :)
    I am happy

  • suit up !

    truly… this is the best PR that they can ever get

  • Willian Quah

    malaysia not yet respond
    source from sony pc companion

  • Xperia Z3

    Speculations related Xperia Z3 specifications.

    http://smartphonetechie.com/speculations-sony-xperia-z3-specs/

  • afiq

    I got it already. If u didnt get it, mybe ure using an AP set

  • Sushanth Shetty

    Sadly one of my friend who uses an Xperia Z still hasn’t recieved his 4.4.2 update whereas it’s shown available on the Sony India Site. Hope we don’t face the same problem. Waiting for the update for Indian Z1 users.

  • Micro

    haha :D I’m just kidding, please don’t tell your mama :D
    What I really hope is this whole “SP whining” thing won’t happen again under every single blog post ;]

  • Shripad Ozarkar

    I’m using Xperia z1 c6902 but still the updated is not available, When it will be available for my C6902

  • ayub407

    It says the update is released in the United Arab Emirates… But I still couldn’t get it for my Z1. :|

  • ja

    Ftf file please

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  • x277

    I suppose I can just forget getting KitKat for my XperiaZ tablet, right Sony?

  • syam

    Mine was updated as soon as I read the article

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  • Modemokraterna

    Yea, and I am still stuck on the 4.4.2 (14.3.A.0.757) on model# C6833! are you listening SONY?

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  • EA

    time to download & install the awesomeness to my XZ1.
    grEAt job!
    SONY make.believe
    thank you for this firmware update.

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  • dandv

    Who Have downloaded 4.4.4, there is no overheating?

    as is the battery performance?

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  • jag

    Really? Good thing mine doesn’t act like that. Maybe because i had a clean install?

  • Mirrorpurple

    Seems legit… But im lazy to backup and restore

  • jag

    Haha.. Yup! It’s quite a task to do the same things over and over again. It’s just because my lockscreen doesn’t change at all so i decided to have a clean install this time.

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  • Mirrorpurple

    No such bug for me tho… So i lazy to clean install

  • Willian Quah

    mine original set, but still not yet get update

  • Willian Quah

    ori set and now still not yet get update, in malaysia

  • Willian Quah

    still stuck at 4.4.2
    14.3.A.0.757

  • Thiolo

    still not yet in PH ugh

  • suit up !

    I dont think it is the same for others in India. Model Number pls.
    Moreover, i guess they are next in line for 4.4.4 update

  • suit up !

    yes, they are listening. Thats why they started rolling out an Android Update, which is just 9 days old, to your devices. Even i didnt get the update. But knowing that it will arrive in a couple of days, makes me feel good
    And no other OEMs have even published their 4.4.4 rollout plan

  • Madan

    still not yet in india

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  • Killian Khoo

    Same as ZR ~ :)

  • suit up !

    a new Android Version

  • Gautham Tej

    didnt get the update on c6902, z1..not on pc companion ,not on update centre

  • Gautham Tej

    in india btw

  • suit up !

    I think its a one off case. I have a friend who’s on 4.4.2 . which is the model number of the Xperia Z?
    Let me have a look

  • suit up !

    Got it ?

  • suit up !

    Yes I guess

  • Sushanth Shetty

    Xperia Z C6602 Indian version… Which is a hspa model not international lte model

  • suit up !

    OK
    Did anyone get this update on C6802 Xperia Z Ultra ?

  • suit up !

    I understood. Xperia sells only HSPA models in India. My friend has the same model and is on 4.4.2. May be a one off case for your friend

  • suit up !

    Ask the person to try with PC Companion again

  • Sushanth Shetty

    Even i’m waiting for the same.. Fellow Indian z1 user.
    Only the international variants have received it now. Will be a few days i guess before we get it

  • Sushanth Shetty

    Any chances of getting an indian ftf.. So far my search on xda was futile… Lets hope our z1 doesnt have to wait that long **fingers crossed **

  • suit up !

    I have never enquired about Xperia Z though, cos I don’t own one :)
    I’ll check once and let you know
    Meanwhile XDA developers will be the best place to search for this
    They will definitely help

  • Sushanth Shetty

    I found taiwanese and middle east ftf for c6602 model.. Sadly none for indian

  • Peter Goessling

    When is available for Australia

  • suit up !

    Ok

  • suit up !

    Let me do a search

  • mohan

    not yet in india for z1

  • Akshay

    Psst..pss..ps..p…Xperia S? Sony? Listening? :( xD

  • ja

    not jet in Austrija for C6903

  • MM

    not in india for c6902

  • KApil

    We know that… HeHe…

  • Mohan

    Thanks for Informing…….

  • Peter Goessling

    When will be available in Australia

  • Sadman Khan

    Flashed a C6833 on my C6802 Z Ultra. Everything working fine and no bugs yet! It feels much smoother than the older firmware and the Stock Xperia Live Wallpaper no longers lags on Z Ultra. Good job Sony :D

  • engin
  • ja

    ftf file anyon???????????????

  • fiestast2014

    Yes strange why buy the latest phone when they not getting updates first:-P bad of Sony for this but fast as he’ll to update :-P

  • doom guy

    Does that work for the Z Ultra? thanks.

  • Micro

    I honestly have no idea, I don’t have ZU

  • Nipun Sharma

    It sure does. My camera is overheating and shutting down after taking just 8-10 pictures. And the battery drain in standby mode overnight (around 6 hours) crosses 10% .. This is ridiculous

  • finch35

    I’m from Phil.too bro… Check your Sony companion. Because it’s not available via OTA

  • cool2b

    i have created and uploaded the 4.4.4 FTF for Malaysia

    C6903_14.4.A.0.108_1276-7939_R3C Generic MY.ftf

    https://mega.co.nz/#!NhUVDZ7T!Hq7h9G8lwE-zb87bZQX8F90aQsQC3IVSEGb8c452ZNo

  • Flavio Lemos

    C6906 nothing yet

  • Ipjam

    Now Z1 also have simple home

  • Willian Quah

    but through flashing phone my z1 will totally void warranty ah

  • ja

    ftf world generic someone????

  • Micro

    I did a small test. Team Win Recovery was very handy so I didn’t loose anything :)
    There are significantly LESS artifacts (those random white noise areas). Overall quality didn’t change much on any other scene I tried, every time it seems to be a little bit less noise in very low light photos, and much less of the white noise.
    This one, however, shows the real change when shooting from close distance.
    First photo I shoot from .757 FW, the second one after the update to the .108. I tried my best to take those as fast as possible one after another, so the ambient light don’t change and from the very same distance the same crop.
    Both are 1:1 crops, in Superior Auto mode. What was interesting, the first one had ISO64, and the second is ISO100, so theoretically the second one should have more noise and be more grainy (it has some white artifacts tho). Surprisingly, the ISO100 photo by .108 FW looks a WAY better- especially much more detailed. And yes – I took several pics on each probe to avoid any accidents.
    So actually, something has been done there. It’s not perfect, not even close to it, but IMO – to Sony: From now on, that’s how you update your cameras!

  • puya LF

    Will it work on ultra 6802?

  • Peter Goessling

    Y no Australia?

  • Rushi Shah

    no not yet in canada
    m also waiting for the update

  • Camillian

    Why does this update take so long. It’s been 2 days and the update isn’t rolling out anywhere. 18 Countries that got it on the first day are still the 18 countries that have it… WTF.

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  • yash jariwala

    No update for the c6902 xperia z1 in india yet!!!!
    checked it via pc companion

  • Deepak K

    Thanks Marko. I see very significant improvement in battery life.

  • kikoolol

    I still didn’t receive anything on my Z tablet! It seems that Sony forget the most important part in the world: the US !! Does anyone knows how to flash it?

  • v.vivin

    when will you release the update for z2 i paid 830 bucks for this!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SinaKing

    Still No Update For C6903 Global Rom …

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  • Xperia Z1 Dude

    Ugh, still nothing in Australia! Pfft

  • kk

    update arrived in india via update service

  • Hatim Kanchwala

    I can confirm. It is also now available via PC Companion.

  • Ricardo Ca

    Dont forget to send your complaints to Sony. Xperia blog can do nothing about it.

  • Farshid Nazari

    Update arrived for global customization number via PC companion 1277-2880.

  • Abdul Ghani

    where is it

  • fiestast2014

    Sony said they don’t know if and when it be available for other model worst answer my friend is not happy for that answer all phones on the market should have this 4.4.4 update :$

  • Farshid Nazari

    Update with Sony PC Companion

  • Abdul Ghani

    what country

  • Abdul Ghani

    not available in saudi

  • Guy from the future

    Android 7.0 is where some serious shit goes down, guys. It’s not even called Android anymore.

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  • arj

    india? i didnt got it yet :O

  • jag

    How’s your battery now? Im using my phone since this morning and i still have 15% left. Last time my battery won’t even pass my lunchbreak. Hehe! So it’s a happy update for me. ^^

  • jag

    No overheating issue here. Battery is better!

  • Modemokraterna

    OK, THX for reply. But i am still on the 4.4.2 and I have not recieve the 4.4.3!!!

  • Mirrorpurple

    Wah your screen usage so scary

  • jag

    Hahahaha! I told you… So that’s why i am really happy with this update. I use it at work.. So yeah… The screen is on almost all the time.

  • mukul verma

    update available now.

  • Mirrorpurple

    Lol mine was 50% with only like 50% brightness

  • jag

    I’m also glad about the low power usage of bluetooth now. 2% only was used during the period but in fact my bluetooth is on since morning and it is connected to my headphones with Walkman playing until i get back home again. Crazy!

  • Alex

    you know if this update only to come out in Spain? Or only in some countries of Europe?

  • Samesung

    where’s NUT and his stock rom for this update????

    please

  • Samesung

    just making a lot of phones with same specs but different names. wbu cutie ‘-’

  • mode

    Finally….my camera is no longer crippled. Thanks Sony! Happy camper here :)

  • Madan

    Loved the dial pad and the concept behind home but i feel the heating issue is not taken care of yet..

  • Vishal Khedkar

    And Xperia Z officially disowned by Sony!!! Yayyyyyy!!!

  • Guest

    When c6802 update?

  • Niggachu

    I’ve hardly ever commented on any post ever in my life but I have to say this update is amazing. Got it a few hours ago in India and everything is so much better. Screen looks vibrant( may be placebo), battery is amazing, camera opens fast, no overheating and just overall smoothness. I am soooooo happy wow Sony good job!

  • Darknight307

    that update had improved my phone a lot….performance…camera and battery are clearly improved….what’s new app is also added and integrated in UI….way to go Sony

  • amr

    Yeah it’s nor available yet

  • Anon

    This Update is very good, camera fully responsible now! ;D

  • Alex D.

    Guys, any news on when it comes out in the UK?

  • andiKo

    Got update today,….Germany PC Companion,….Camera is very good now,….but still need improve,…Common Sony are the beste camera producer ( not for sony smartphone ),….but your smartphone camera now still worst,…( compare from other,…)

  • suit up !

    Oh ok… Then fine… All the best with your efforts

  • suit up !

    yes, they are listening. Thats why they started rolling out an Android Update, which is just 9 days old, to your devices. Even i didnt get the update. But knowing that it will arrive in a couple of days, makes me feel good
    And no other OEMs have even published their 4.4.4 rollout plan

  • Abdul Ghani
  • Cool2B

    it is the stock firmware from sony. It won’t void your warranty not like other custom rom which need to unlock the bootloader which eventually void your warranty. instead of waiting for the PCC or SUS to do the update, you can flash it using the FTF file.

  • Ridhwan Azizan

    Is there 4.4.4 update for the Z Ultra C6802??

  • Marinko Agic

    Croatia,Europe,YES FOR Z1…:)

  • JG

    Does xperiablog has any idea of release dates for other countries or regions? If so, can you post another info on this and let your readers know?

  • Deepak K

    Xperia Z1 C6902, update 4.4.4 available via PC companion India

  • Deepak K

    Update started rolling for C6902 India.
    Via PC companion..

  • Deepak K

    now available.

  • Steven

    It’s not the same platform as the Z1, so why would this mean anything like that? Some people seem to want them to delay updates for some models just so that they can release them all at the same time.

    Clowns..

  • Deepak K

    C6902 on 14.4.A.0.108

  • Deepak K

    Z1

  • arj

    Still no for z1 compact India

  • Modemokraterna

    Echo, echo echo echo…did you really read my reply?

  • Mohammed Furqaan

    Now rolling to C6902 India

  • Syed ameen

    Hey pal, not yet notified.. Could you plz put up a screenshot.
    Did u get it through PC companion..??

  • Mohammed Furqaan

    Now rolling via PC companion

  • Mohammed Furqaan

    Now rolling C6902 PC companion

  • Mohammed Furqaan

    Now rolling

  • Mohammed Furqaan

    Now available

  • Mohammed Furqaan

    Now Rolling to C6902 India and others!

  • Mohammed Furqaan

    Yup via PC companion

  • Sushanth Shetty

    Updated yesterday and created ftf for xda as well

  • suit up !

    awesome man

  • InspectorGadget80

    How com the u.s. doesn’t have it yet? My model is international

  • Ron

    Hi raymund, nakapag update ka na ba?

  • Diego S.

    Which model number do you have? I am in Chicago and I have the C6903 unlocked model, I received the 4.4.4 update since last week.

  • InspectorGadget80

    it’s the same thing. but going to check again now

  • sTEVEN

    No update yet in Romania for my unbranded Z1. :(

  • adu552

    Thnx for the link.. It works perfectly plus it also gives cwm along witn it… Cheers bro ur awsome.

  • Alex D.

    U.K. either… I really hope it’s worth the wait and fixes battery drain and 15mp photo quality on my phone. :D

  • Lawrence Yang

    Still waiting for Kitkat update for Xperia Tablet Z in New Zealand :(

  • Gary Ohanian

    Try today. I got mine updated via Update Service

  • Gary Ohanian

    Try again today. I got mine updated via Update Service

  • Peter Goessling

    Me too via PC companion

  • skep

    Is it only via PC companion? Z1 asks to connect to computer for update :/
    Previous updates i did on the phone.

  • Gary Ohanian

    I just used the Sony Update service (Not PC Companion).

    I did have OTA update to 4.4.2 before but for some reason there was another update that wasn’t part of the OTA but still 4.4.2. Sorry iof that’s unclear.

    Basically previously, I used only OTA up to 4.4.2. Then did a Update Service while still on 4.4.2 (and it did update something but not sure what) I don’t think that update was possible via OTA. Then today I ran Update Service again and it updated to 4.4.4

  • skep

    Right thanks,, yeh i had the 442 update sitting there for a while but didnt touch it cos the build# was identical & also wanted the pc.

    So basically no OTA on the 4.4.4 update *sigh* no choice then i guess

    Thnx mate!

  • Xperia Z1 Dude

    I’m on 4.4.2 right now, and both PC Companion and the Update Service is saying I have the latest software! I guess I’ll just wait a bit longer, not that big of a deal really :) Just stuck with a laggy camera and a hypersensitive touch screen haha

  • Mirrorpurple

    perfection… my 20.7 mp is now a god

  • Gary Ohanian

    Is your z1 branded? Mine’s vanilla, it might be a longer wait for branded phones

  • Micro

    actually there is a bug – smartwach2 app crashes when a call is received from any contact with a picture assigned to it. Seems everyone with kk 4.4.4 have the same problem. Only happens to the “smart call handling extension”, but it gets a bit annoying if many ppl call you
    but I forgive them this tiny bug, because after this update my Z1 officially stopped using the battery AT ALL :D

  • Xperia Z1 Dude

    Branded as in with a service provider? I’m with Telstra if that’s what you mean :) Thanks for the info, cheers!

  • Marcin Bentkowski

    Unbranded CE3 hits Xperia Z1 in Poland!

  • mynameisdoge

    New updates – more countries have the 14.4.A.0.108

    If you want to check if the update is already available for your device on your own, download the “Xperia Update Checker by Macmol” in the following link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2608983

  • Vishal Khedkar

    I said that because Sony failed to give a good 4.4.2 for XZ even when they took so long. NOW a bug fux update for that is coming, in the 233 firmware when Z1 has got 4.4.4. Just imagine when the Z will get it. And, also they haven’t released the 233 firmware for all. So far only Hong Kong. That makes me sad as a customer. They are not paying attention to Z, which is not too old.

    Most manufacturers just want to make more and more devices, because people also encourage them by buying. They then don’t concentrate on delivering quality service to people like me.

  • sethdev

    1276-4318 now rolling

  • Burak

    z1c firmware build 14.3.E.0.1 and 14.3.A.0.769 had been certified but didn’t be rolled. maybe z would be receive 4.4.4 without getting 233.

  • Luca

    Well obviously we have to ‘whine’ because Xperia E1 is getting KitKat

  • mayank singh

    Is it available in India on C6802 yet??

  • Abdul Ghani

    saudi 1277-2882 now seeding

  • fbh

    Looks like sony betrayed z ultra C6802, none of the countries have recieved any update for this model. This is not done sony.

  • Hendra

    Now its rolling for Z Ultra C6802! :)

  • laughingoh

    C6903 Hong Kong Unbranded.

    Still have not received the update..

    anyone else?

  • Kiran Rj

    When will I get OTA update on my Xperia z1 in india

  • Mohammed Khired

    how to root it ?

  • laci_csk

    Sorry for “trolling” you, in this case.
    My nephew’s xperia S working great at all.

  • Micro

    simple – download, connect the phone in ADB mode (debug on in dev options), and run the .bat file – that’s all :) no flashing!

  • Dan

    No update yet in México for Z1 :(

  • jag

    Aah.. Is that how it is? I mean if its 50% then the percentage rate the screen is using will be 50% too? I use auto because I’m too lazy to change my brightness every time

  • roajah

    Got the update for c6903 in belgium, the phone i think is made for poland tho, not sure how this works.
    Anyway, before i could not use the bluetooth volume when using external speaker such as philips sbt30, now it’s the same, still not working

  • Liron Sher

    Hi
    My phone get updates last night and since then the contacts app is crushing every second time.
    How do I roll back???

  • ayub407

    Hey guys! :D
    Can someone tell me what changes are there and what else are added in this update.

  • Willian Quah

    mine one is 1276-7948
    R6C
    but dont know still doesnt have update yet

  • Willian Quah

    my z1 also from hong kong one but they didnt give the chances to update it to 4.4.4

  • Mohammed Khired

    does it delete every thing in your phone ?

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Z1 6902 India has 4.4.4 update via ota

  • Micro

    nope

  • Roman Yatsina

    Anyone knows how to set up time to the center of notification bar?

  • fbh

    But if u install c6833 ram on c6802, it drains its battery like hell, for me, on fresh install it consumes 1.3 gb ram just after reboot, with prev rom, it used to be 800 mb, now i ve to charge everyday, sometimes twice a day, with prev ron i charged once every 2 or 3 days(at times). Hence i reverted back to 4.2 instead of 4.3( cz till date ver .136 has the best battery nd ram usage till date. Will wait for 4.4.4 for c6802 nd check the usage.

  • jack_daniels

    Lol

  • Sadman Khan

    I have very good battery actually. It doesn’t drain battery like hell. Maybe it was a problem with older builds. Or you just forgot to put the Network Mode on GSM. LTE would drain battery even if you cannot use it on c6802 as it keeps searching for those networks.

  • Ricardo Ca

    C6843 is receiving the update.

  • Abu Saleq Rocky

    Superb performance on my z1 C6902 after 4.4.4 update. Super stable. Battery improved almost 40 percent. Now I didn’t use stamina mode. It’s the best update ever for Z1

  • fbh

    it will,,, but will drain your battery like hell
    u might end up charging twice a day(with normal amount of calls)

  • fbh

    looks like they won’t update for c6802(no matter which country), they strated treating it as an outdated model

  • fbh

    i always used WCDMA mode with my previous version(4.4.2), it worked fine, used to charge once every 2 days or at extreme times, per day, in case i play games for a longer time.
    but here, even on doing a fresh install, even on keeping the phone in GSM mode only, switching off GPS, NFC, Wifi, and even now i had to use stamina mode, still i had to charge daily(on listening no music, but with average amount of calls a day).
    i reset my phone again, still severe battery drain.
    both u and me are using the same handsets(actual c6802, but installed c6833), so there should not be any variation. but wait, ARE YOU ROOTED, and if yes, then by which method?
    P.S. i guess rooting has nothing to do with battery issues.

  • MLJO

    Update available in Switzerland with PC Companion

  • fbh

    guys, finally its out for C6802, the HSPA+ model.
    what you need to do is root your xperia ultra c6802 with locked bootloader, if unrooted, use Easy Root Tool v8 or later to do so. Then download ES Explorer, under settings, mount root folder, now go to build.prop and edit your customization no, to 1275-7796, just this much and nothing else. now reboot your phone and try to update using PC Companion only. You shall recieve the 14.4(4.4.4) update.(OTA updates are not released for any device, but even if they are released, this method can’t be used to update via OTA, it can be done only using PC companion 2.1).
    for people who are afraid of warranty void issue, your device will be unrooted again and those who want to root can again use the same tool to root. I am already rooted on C6802 4.4.4( i am not talking about Gpe , but exclusive Xperia version).
    Cheers.

    P.S. This update is exclusively for C6802(not that you are installing C6833 on C6802). It has better battery than installing C6833 on C6802.
    Any help, please comment back. :)

  • fbh

    its available now:

    cheers :)

  • Sadman Khan

    I rooted using Towelroot for Xperia. I have no problems with battery life seriously. In fact, it has improved for me.

  • gef

    …not yet available in philippines…

  • fbh

    its sucking up my battery like an elephant drinking water, after the update. don’t know how it has solved the battery issues for many, but for me(C6802), this update is even more pathetic than .757 (4.4.2) update. a bit laggy interface, and it sucks up so much RAM.
    now for those who are telling that i might have been using with WCDMA mode and installed Ram boosters and all, let me remind you again, i was on the same softwares and apps before the update too. it was working fine earlier, but now even after fresh install and using GSM mode and also using Stamina mode, i have to charge my phone twice a day.

    From a C6802 user from India.

  • myriam

    even i too am facing with severe battery drain issue with too much RAM usage, hence reverted back to the previous ROM(for the time being), even the Gpe version of 4.4.4 is better than this, just that its interface looks old school type, but smooth though, but in my opinion, the latest version of 4.3 jelly bean had the best RAM and battery usage. Downloading 4.3 jelly bean right now.

    C6802, with 4.4.4 kitkat user from Malaysia

  • fbh

    i updated to the 4.4.4 official version exclusively for c6802, did a clean format, still having battery drain issue without root. Then i rooted and removed maximum bloatwares and all unwanted apps, even deleted facebook(which consumes too much RAM). still not much difference, it still drains my battery as well as uses extensive amount of RAM,hence again charged twice today. got frustrated and installed the last version of 4.3 jelly bean, now its working flawlessly, wit optimum RAM usage and good battery but i can’t enjoy some modified features of 4.4.4

  • Omar Hussain

    same here bro, its sucking up my complete RAM even after a fresh install, i thought sony would solve my issues I faced with previous ROM, instead it added to my agony. the .168 version has some sound bug.
    Right now on jelly bean 4.3 and everything is working normal.

    From my C6802 from Saudi Arabia.

  • nihaal

    seriously, this is one of the worst updates from Sony, atleast for C6802, battery and RAM are being used like anything. To solve that to some extent, i reset my phone, now i am unable to download apps using play store, it downloads just max 200-300 Kbs and the downloading icon disappears, but says installing, but i can browse internet very well, looks like some bug with play store thing. even after reset no improvement in battery issue. I am seriously surprised, people commenting about better battery with 4.4.4 update, but i am sure, its the worst for C6802.

  • Razvan

    Please help!
    My Z1 still not updating from firmware 757 kitkat 4.4.2. and not a single update since then (3 months already)…Even if I daily check with pc companion and sony update service. I even ran a restore and reinstall the software.
    Any idea if its a problem with the phone or just a local delay from the carrier?
    Location Romania btw.
    Appreciate the help anticipated.

  • Tech Gospel

    4.4.4 Bluetooth headset issue. Now my jawbone cannot connect both media audio and phone audio (it worked perfectly before, and still works on my Tablet Z) … if I connect the phone audio, I cannot get notifications, music, podcasts on my headset. If I enable media audio, I cannot get phone audio on my headset.

  • ja

    turn off 4g,it will stop leaking battery…it works for mee :)

  • Richard Bade

    Thanks @disqus_lNfVBCtCBW:disqus, that link for rooting my phone really helped! I’d been putting it off because it was too hard.
    I was then able to fix the volume being too quiet via this thread at xda:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2476498

    This phone is now pretty much what I’d hope’d it was from the start! :)

  • Sadman Khan

    You definitely have a corrupt file in your sd card. Google search about it. You will find that a lot of people faced issues on kitkat. That file does not let the phone sleep as media scanner keeps running and kills the battery. This happens on kit kat due to the new sd restrictions i think. Anyway a format of the sd card fixes this. Have a look in xda about this

  • Alex D.

    Just got the update in the UK – I’m on Three. According to Xperia update checker, they’re the first to deliver. Fuck yeah.

  • Papiturbo

    Cuando llegará a España y más concretamente a los vodafone? Gracias.

  • dmv

    Hi! The 4.4.4 update for Z1 and some others have been apparently rolled out on June 27th yet. Philippines has always been first among the few who gets it. However, I have been constantry trying to check on both PC Companion and Sony Update Service, but still says my phone is updated. I have the Xperia Z1 (6903), and still on 4.4.2

    Please enlighten me regarding this matter. How come I still don’t have the update? I usually get the updates a day after posting.

  • querzo

    I’ve already download, connect the phone in ADB mode and run the. bat file, but nothing happens uhu need help here, I’m using xperia Z1

  • Willian Quah

    have you guys face this problem:unfortunately , email has stopped.
    this is so fucking annoying for me arghhh

  • aks

    hi i a zultra c8602 user from india, the website shows available but not able to download through pc companion or ota…is this the only method, any can i update it too?

  • Daniel Johanzon

    One might begin to wonder when the damn update will come to C6903 in Sweden!!

  • gef

    …until now, not yet available in the philippines…

  • bobiro

    someone with C6903, bought from Vodafone, customization 1276-8203-rc4, got the update?

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  • dmv

    Ok… I am now currently updating it via PCC. It just got available. Yaaay for Filipinos!!! Thanks, Sony! ;-)

  • dmv

    Go for it! I just got the update via PCC!! :-)

  • Jose George

    I had posted a comment re: issue with the camera on my Z1 compact after 14.4.A.0.108 update but the comment has been removed !!
    My camera freezes up after clicking. Anyone else faced a similar issue? solutions?

  • Cool2B

    Nop. it won’t. You are just flashing back the phone to original latest sony firmware.

  • wallace

    The camera is hell since the last update. Crash all the time Photo/Recording.

  • gef

    ..after this update battery drain fast..also HDR mode is not functioning as well…c6903

  • BuLiN

    Bro, I suggest you reformat your phone although you have a lot of data inside it. I waited so long end up just backup all my data and reformat it. Now my phone can last for 3 days with Data / Wifi on. As this is a major update jumps from Android 4.3 to 4.4 version.

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