Sony confirms Android 4.4.4 now rolling for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

by XB on 9th September 2014

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

Xperia ZSony has just confirmed that the Android 4.4.4 update for the older Xperia Z series has started to roll. The update first started to seed yesterday on the Xperia Tablet Z. However, earlier today we saw the update start on the Xperia Z (through SFR in France) .

Sony says that the update “brings fixes, battery, wifi & email improvements and more”. The update is arriving through firmware build number 10.5.1.A.0.283. If you’ve updated let us know how you are getting on.

Update: Sony has now included a changelog for the Xperia Z Android 4.4.4 update (10.5.1.A.0.283):

– Upgrade to Android 4.4.4
– Better battery performance in some background applications
– Email stability & performance enhanced
– General improvements to MMS, Calendar, Wifi, Contacts & More
– All of our latest bug fixes and enhancements

  • Niek van Rijswijk

    Is the Z2 now the only one without 4.4.4? Or am I missing something here?

  • onez

    Brace yourself. We will hear SP user whining soon..

  • XperiaSP


  • dimz

    Now, if only they’d port it to a certain device a part of their customer base has been bitching about… ;) with ART enabled

  • Nicar

    Z2 have no problem and the new z2 update is the latest same update as 4.4.4 to z series but with other number

  • Akira Y? (??)

    now where’s the 4.4 Kitkat update of my Xperia SP?! we’ve been waiting like ($&^$%%@@!&*@*#^^$%#^&#(@(@(#*#^#%#&^#$#^&@&@%#%#&*@(@(&#%#$@&@*(@^#%#@$@% months now?! …..just kidding, Z user here. xDD

  • Ali Marri

    please anyone upload this new update..

  • rs guest

    Hope it really fixes the bugs and brings app 2 sd

  • János Jenei

    xperia M????

  • Akshay Ballal

    Is it for C6603 only or for both C6602 and C6603? PTCRB has no entry for C6602…

  • Killian Khoo

    Waiting for the update to rollout at Malaysia ~

    ~Xperia ZR user

  • Sam Albalushi

    Waiting for my zr

  • amir

    Where is 4.4.4 for Xperia Ion Hspa

  • Nkansah Rexford

    Hahahah No update for z2. What a wise decision for me to have switched to CyanogenMod

  • Nkansah Rexford

    Do you know what you’re saying? The Z2 have no problems? I switched to Cyanogen Mod in less than 3 months after buying my z2. I never could use the Z2 software for even 1 week without having to restart the phone.

    And even with that, certified updates of 4.4.2 NEVER came to the phone till i left. I’m in South Africa, and because the Updates can’t cross the great ocean in between Asia and Africa, we are barred from the updates.

  • Shravan SP

    now i bet SP users will start mourning here!
    and hope it’s bug free as its gonna be our last major update…

  • Palaven

    “And what about Xperian U? Fuck Sony, they don’t update three-year-old phones”
    Stop crying please

  • Nkansah Rexford

    Even they don’t update their flagship phone, the z2, so how much more a 3 year old phone? Forget!

  • Shravan SP

    and is there app to sd??

  • Schanez

    <a href=""Sony Xperia Z Android 4.4.4 Update is finally available and now we will get rid of all bugs. Thanks Sony :D

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  • techielover

    If you spend your hard earned money and you get unfair things from the company wont you be whining as well??

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  • Vitali

    Waiting for the update! Xperia Tablet Z!! ;)

  • altechi

    Tablet Z gets 4.4.4., but no love for the Tablet Z2….

  • xperiaDROID

    The older Xperia Z series still have one more Android Lion update to go. If the Nexus 4 gets it, older Xperia Z series will get it as well because they share the same processor and amount of RAM.

    I don’t think Sony will abandon their flagship series so quickly.

  • xperiaDROID

    I hope it will fix all the problems. Also, there’s one more Android Lion update to go for the older Xperia Z series, I hope.

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  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Z2 will get Android L update, which Z will not…. So in a way Z2 will overtake Z shortly :)

  • xperiaDROID

    How can you be so sure that the Z “will not” get the Android L update?

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  • Loki

    What you mean from Samsung??

  • Loki

    SP = R.I.P.

    Move on my friend!

  • pars71

    i am disappointed , Sony , as SP user … i will switch to Samsung and never buy or recommend Sony , i am tired of this bad & buggy firmware of SP & careless of Sony & their changing of promise of Kit Kat update

  • kater

    any news about APP2SD?besides, the dump of Z3’s rom shows that the camera App is 2.0,does 283 update get this one ?

  • Anon

    No, because you should’ve bought your phone for what it was at the time of purchase, not what it may be a 1 year down the line.

    There’s a never a guarantee of firmware updates and would be un-resonable for you to assume so.

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  • mj

    just wait for a port or use cm11

  • Joker

    you’re kidding right?

  • ????????? ?????????

    Hm. There is no whining from xsp owners. But so many users discussing us :
    Stop it, please.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Judging by the past records i am guessing… And even if it gets it vl not be sooner than Z2 !!!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    I once downgraded my Z from kitkat to 4.2 via flashing. I then got the notification for 4.3 .101 update at the update center. I am at .101 at present but when I connect to PC companion, I am not getting the notification even for previous 4.4.2….. need help !!! Indian version

  • techielover

    There is nothing unreasonable if the company assures previously of giving kitkat to xp and even updated that on the official page and suddenly made it to under investigation wouldn’t that be completely unfair to the user??

  • DanielGearSolid

    Obviously it’ll come

  • John Zakaria

    PLease FIX NETFILX AND FB VOICE Messenger !!

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  • Supriyo

    I believe you have flashed some other country firmware. You need to download stock Generic India 4.4.2 rom (Customization version- 1270-7186) and flash again.

    You can get from Xperifirm or XDA.

    Hope this helps.

  • Mazin

    Poor Z2 users and I am one of them, we are still hoping that Android L will come directly !!! we are really naive to think that Sony will do such huge (if i may say huge) move from 4.4.2 to L!!! i have decided to not anymore do such risk in buying Sony phone, better Samsung.

  • Shravan SP

    dude but think practically.. no manufacturers have updated their android phone so many times…
    ZR came with 4.1, then 4.2, 4.3 and later 4.4.2 and now 4.4.4…

  • Supriyo

    Sony page shows for Indian version also :-)

  • Estêvão Campos

    I really don’t understand why people complain so much! Use your damn gadget and live your fucking life. If the Sony or samesung or whatever other company wants to upgrade the software of your device is about business decisions. We don’t live in a fair society, so get over it!

  • LOL

    and how about kitkat update for XperiaV…??

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Ohkk… thnx

  • Constantine

    Where is my Z2 4.4.4 update???

    P.S. Surprise :)

  • Adrian969

    Any features from Z1-Z3 included? Like better camera app, the new launcher etc?

  • Kevin B

    It doesn’ t matter to me if Z2 gets Android 4.4.4 or Android L next time but i would like to see an Update for Camera.

  • kevlo

    Is this a Ota update?

  • grav1ty

    Good News,

    + battery drain caused from Google Play Services (GPS and so on) is fixed now but i can’t tell about battery life in general
    + no more lags in options menu or while scrolling down the notification bar
    + no need to activate “Force GPU-Rendering” to solve the lags mentioned above

    Be patient while waiting for rollout or flash the SFR Version (Bloatware incoming).

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  • Flavio Lemos

    which country?

  • chris

    My update says I’m getting 10.5.A.0.230 :)))

  • Akira Y? (??)

    hahaha! I wish you’ve read the last part of my comment. xDD

  • gordon

    what about my c6602 :(

  • Akira Y? (??)

    you sound bitter about it… :)

  • gordon

    C6502 got the update in Taiwan on pc companion, but not for c6602 :(

  • gege

    From philippines yrhey finally worth the wsit

  • ShinOrochiX

    +1 man, I feel the pain as well.

  • Muzaffer Bayraktar

    Past records have not been valid since Sony updated Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact eight after Google released 4.4.4
    I think Sony will keep up quick releases.

  • spade
  • Hitesh Pande

    Hi, why dont u download flashtool and download the 4.4.2 firmware from other country?

  • xperiaDROID

    Wow, I didn’t expect the update to arrive to my Xperia Z that quickly. I’m from Malaysia btw.

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  • Rifqi Al Fariz

    Agree. If you want more support, then go get their flagship. At least 4 minor and 1 major update. Look at my xperia tipo, only get 1 major update after 2 years.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I know man I’m just waiting for app2sd.Hope they updated it on Xperia Z series

  • Abdullah Robben

    as a Sony Xperia user i should keep whinning ….so where is android L for my ZL Sony??

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    But shravan just think like this we get A Sony phone for better updates and for thathe premium feeling. Still they can go beyond L. And they promise us there will be a better software solutions for flagship phones.and they should keep that promise. And I’m happy the path they’re going and how they act upon the past year except Xperia SP. :-D

  • ZL

    seriously you got it? I’m using xperia ZL. keep waiting. :D

  • xperiaz<3

    Is app2sd included

  • Giannikosmo

    Guys as a friend said in this blog, if Nexus 4 gets Android L so Xperia Z will get that update because of the same Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor they have! Sony didn’t managed to update Xperia S to 4.2.2 or any other versions because of the processor’s oldness…

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    But according to update cycle by Google, Z’s software support will end Soon… I hardly believe that Sony will update Z to “L”….. But No worries, Z has already seen much versions of android from 4.1 to 4.4.4, and then XDA member are here for help ;)

  • AeronMcaerhon

    I wish I had a Z3 =(. . .

  • Nawi


    Where is Android L?
    Still not out for any device

  • blitz_arc

    that guy on the left said ‘baaa..’

  • pankajmahesh

    Waiting for the update to rollout at India ~

    ~Xperia Z user

  • Mahinthan So

    Indonesia & Taiwan 4.4.4 is rolling Still Saudi in jelly bean.. Thanks to the flash tool..

  • Abdullah Robben

    i know but i have to whine about something

  • Nkansah Rexford

    I saved myself. I’m on cm now

  • nick verma

    I don’t know why Xperia Sp users keep complaining.. You guys feel unfair for not getting 4.4 update? Think about xperia L users.. We people even after buying a costlier and better (spec wise) device than M.. Are still stuck on 4.2 and it feels he’ll as we can’t use smart camera, xperia themes n more and above all its soo buggy.! So plz calm your asses it’s not just you who are suffering!

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  • Kunal Shukla

    sony will never include it for xperia z

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  • Jason malaysia

    Updating now,but it take around 2 hours still updating

  • 0A05

    Hey does anyone knows the difference between Customized FTF and Generic FTF?? Is the Customized a Career Version of the Generic?

  • rockz0829

    even the great Sammy S5 doesn’t have 4.4.4 yet. :) Afaik, from 2014 flagships, only HTC jumped off from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3.

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  • Nedas

    Lol I got it too!! #XperiaZ

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  • Shanky Mantri

    Now i see people getting updates rolling…i just wanna know is it solving the major battery n gps issue drain…? And performancewise it is better and non laggy?

  • Ajinkya Patrikar

    Can Xperia c get software update

  • QBerto

    Plot Twist: Z2 users whining about 4.4.4 soon (?)

  • ownzor

    anyone knows if the deadly Wifi Association Rejected issue has been resolved in this update?

  • Sunil Pathak

    @shankymantri:disqus Hey have u received the notification.

  • dereknobuyuki

    Funny… my Xperia Z Tablet is still on 4.2.2!
    There’s something about only rolling out to certain markets but maybe it’s time to use the computer based updater =P

    Is there anything really actually needed between 4.2.2 and 4.4.4 considering I have no WiFi issues. The only issue I have with the device at all are GPS performance and with the Smart Connect firing off some minorly disruptive event everytime the device is plugged in or unplugged.

  • Actman

    You will regret for sure. All of my family were using only SONY XPERIA handset except for my wife were using S4 and my brother is using Note 3. No matter what kind of android upgrade for SAMMY, you will stick to the same, bored, lame and old UI. Plastic crap as additional bonus! Not a word from a fanboy for myself, but for SONY, you’ll see major changes of the UI once you upgraded it. You might not believe or taken my words but you may go and try. I rather buy M8 rather than S5 crapphone!

  • Lanwari

    Someone can share link to download the ftf file thx

  • Actman

    Not only SP mate. Xperia L as well. Launched with 4.1.2 and upgraded only once. M is cheaper but got higher priority than L. Sometimes I only hate SONY because of this…

  • troll warlord

    xperia S 4.4.4 pls :p

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  • Shanky Mantri

    No buddy… I am still running 4.3 the best..Dint update 4.4.2 bcz of the issue as i need a powerful stable os for daily heavy was waitng for a fix…i hope it fixes…till then no update in india yet…bt more keen on reviews of the already updated 4.4.4..

  • Ernesto

    Because the Xperia SP was promised to be getting 4.4 at one point, and in comparison it actually has the best specs out of the named phones!

  • pars71

    but i had cheaper Samsung devices before xperia SP and i prefer them than others , now .
    if i buy new device , i buy new 2014 samsung device that run Kit Kat out of the box because it has light and speedy firmware with no bugs and new beauty interface and features like app2SD ,

  • ganskiy

    people share ftf file please, so tired of this bugs… … …

  • Nawi
  • jck

    Waiting for the update xZ #india

  • andrey

    No update for z2 Tablet?pfffffffffffffff if I don’t get this tonight I go to install cm…….

  • Camilo Uribe

    I guess the Z2 will have an awesome update, I mean, awesome features!

  • reza ramadi

    Good job Sony, my Z was updated to 4.4.4 :)

  • inge

    :( This was strange, i got 10.5.A.0.230 Android 4.4.2 for my Xperia Z C6603 here in Norway.

    So no 10.5.1.A.0.283 Android 4.4.4 for me yet.

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  • sai

    From which country r u from??

  • inge

    10.5.A.0.230 was also my version before i connected my phone to Sony PC Companion.

  • reza ramadi

    Indonesian, maybe ull get update soon

  • Still waiting for that in Poland

  • Is that new L-style bar included in the update or u got that from some kind of 3-party software?

  • Geez. I wish to see that new design in my Xperia Z soon.

  • Keivan

    Just tried it with ftf , i couldnt find any major update in compare to the 233. I suggest waiting for it to be appear O OTA

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  • seppl

    Well, Sony has a really great support cycle for their Xperia middle and high class phones. Perhaps, their Software has a superb generic architecture so that the cost of upgrading to a new Android version is very small. In theroy, they could take the stock Google android and just wrap their thin GUI arround. With such fine designed software, upgrading is no rocket science. Keep going, Sony! :-D

  • aman

    just updated, all of the lags are now gone and battery drain has been fixed as well, plus the wifi seems much better now

  • goldenblls

    It’s great that the Xperia Z is being updated. It’s already a great phone.

  • Prateek Bhanushali
  • nicar

    yes i know absolutely whart im saying. 99% of z2 has no problems with the software there for 4.4.4, is not to z2 but its the same stuff as z but with a another version number as i said before, z has 99% big problems before this best update, wichbring the z owners good z as it should be, happy ?, thanx

  • seppl

    “… firmware with no bugs …” does not compute.

  • Guest

    Anybody have any news about Kitkar for Xperia M & M dual..then kindly share

  • SM

    If anybody has any news about KitKar for Xperia M & M dual..then kindly share

  • Kiwison

    I got that 2 days ago
    P.S I do love that theme #fliesaway

  • Dark Moyan

    Where is 4.4 for my Xperia S!
    lol still with my Xperia S ;)

  • yongt

    You can download the theme

  • roeshak

    Software updates are part of life in mobile tech. Get over it!

  • Atedos

    Now, how do I get rid of What’s New app?
    It can’t be removed or disabled, and it puts an icon to google now gesture from home button, so I should swipe differently than usual.

  • Killian Khoo

    wow so fast ?

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  • lomars

    me to..from malaysia XZ C6603

  • Ziegfrid

    You probably don’t have an xperia sp device. I simply brought the device because its the cheapest sony device that has been confirmed to get kitkat update. suddenly after I brought the device, sony decided to fu**** up its kitkat update. How are you not going to be disappointed?

  • poenyaku

    ZR Indonesia
    can we still use Towelroot in this update?

  • Robert

    I’m very very happy NOW Xperia Z device can install new themes!!!!!!!!!!
    Android L style System UI with Xperia Z3 icon App Drawer

  • Guest

    edit,the pictures doesn’t show in my previous post

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  • poenyaku

    ZR Indonesia
    the picture doesn’t show in my previous post?

  • Robert

    Can you confirm that Xperia Z Android 4.4.4 support new themes?

  • Robert

    How can you show your post pictures?

  • Robert

    I’m so happy for

    this new!!!!! Great job Sony!!!!!!!! I love you!!!!!

  • Robert
  • Shanky Mantri

    Ahhhh…..such a relief 2 hear that…thxs buddy…

  • Willy Mularto

    Landed in Indonesia safely ;)

  • Estêvão Campos

    I’m fine with my Z2 and it’s 4.4.3.

  • alam niha

    Tq for not forgetting us xperia Z users. keep up the good work sony.

  • Nawi

    Look guys!. Here is full changelog :D

    Thanks! Bandolero (Sony Support Forum)

  • Jane

    I wonder whether the Xperia Z will update Android L or not @@

  • rus_media

    This is the first time I got an Xperia update within 24 hours. The last update I got was near about 2 months after the release.

  • rus_media

    May be not. Cause they used the 4.3 bug free update as 4.4 to tell it as a new update.

  • Chee Leong

    Anyone in Singapore got the update? XZ user here.

  • ray

    Ok, got an update notification. For those that have updated their phone, what you think of the update? Is it better or what?

  • Jane

    so sad if it’s true but I still hope that Sony will update Android L for XZ before deciding to stop update for it

  • Fella

    Any news for INDIA?

  • Whack

    Got it last night @Malaysia #XperiaZ

  • Amit

    How is the performance?

  • Amit

    Not yet.. :(

  • Alter

    Seriously, whining here doesn’t change anything. They should whining at Sony PR or CS or something, better than whining on random site.

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  • mahesh

    Any news for india

  • wtf bro

    wtf. you’re talking to yourself

  • Ken

    I think the google play service issue still there….

  • Whack

    I noticed the lags are gone, and when we want to switch the camera on it’s faster than before but could be better but still improvement there
    About the battery life, I’m not really sure.. We’ll see how :)

  • Naya

    anyone in the middle east got it ??

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    Updated Xperia ZR in India Flashed with Taiwan Generic ftf to Kitkat 4.4.4

  • Killian Khoo

    They provide latest xperia home for Xperia Z ? nice ~

  • ganskiy

    any bugs ??

  • RoberMC

    I have a Z2 tablet, and the Firmware is rock stable, there’s no need for 4.4.4.

    Oh, and please, stop going offtopic, i have read like 20 comments till now, none of them was related to this update for the XZ series. It is frustrating.

  • Wouter van Vliet

    Had that to. If be happy with it though, seems to have fixed the battery drain issues

  • RoberMC

    The Xperia Z, probably, will not get Android L simply because it will end it’s support cycle by Sony in a month (18 months after launch). The Nexus 4 will have it just because it is a Nexus device with a much longer support cycle by Google itself.

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  • gerand

    “software update information currently not accessible”

    someone please help me. from philippines.. I did it so many times installing, reinstalling and the result is always the same.. How can i fix the problem with PC COMPANION. thank you

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  • eli

    Is it possible to update with update centre not pc companion? My usb connector inside is broken off. :(

  • Rain_Broker

    It might be unfair, but it doesn’t in anyway justify completely filling comment sections of private blogs with whining. Sony couldn’t care less what you write here. Direct your anger and stop ruining the comment section

  • maheshpankaj

    Where is the new update for my sony xperia z in india

  • Rain_Broker

    “in comparison it actually has the best specs out”

    Maybe best specs if you prefer a smaller screen. It has 0.2 GHz more yes, but 2 cores vs 4 and half the RAM. It is after all a mid-range phone and not flagship

  • Alessandro Romano

    Here from Italy, my Greek Xperia Z has been updated and it is working like a charm. Settings are now very lag-free!!!

  • admiralmustache

    I don’t have it in Hungary either, so you are not alone bro ;)

  • raghava k.r

    have u updated ur phone?
    how’s the battery performance?

  • LouisT291

    news about xperia sp… sp latest and final update only jelly bean 4.3 at sony official page

  • mosfett

    See, they updated the old phones, now please shut it.

  • James Paul

    Hey grav1ty,
    I`m still running Jelly Bean 4.3 on my generic german device (C6603), haven`t updated to KitKat 4.4.2 due to battery drain and other problems.
    Now, can I directly update to KitKat 4.4.4 or do I have to update to 4.4.2 first?

  • Shravan SP

    you have to know that the general trend is for flagships it is ‘atleast’ two major updates and support for ‘atleast’ 18 months
    for a mid range phone(l&m&sp), it’s ‘atleast’ one major update
    and for low end phones, maybe a few minor updates…
    even if the device is capable, it’s gonna cross the 18month cycle and has got already so many major updates…
    if you’re looking into the hardware, then even the Xperia S or galaxy note 1 is capable of running kitkat…

  • Magnum

    it took 3 months for 4.4.2 to come to middle east. Mayb longer for 4.4.4. Pls hurry up Sony.

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  • Moehamad Pay

    ZL Indonesia still waiting.

  • Nawi

    This update is awesome!! =)

    Good job Sony. Works like a charm ^^

  • ganskiy

    thank you ! this fw is awesome !

  • thoughts

    Actually no, my wife owns one and she was more happy with the phone when it was without updates, all updates proved to slow down the device to the point that freezes are common, updates are not always a blessing in that sense. For flagship devices with plenty power and ram it makes sense to update it to newer versions if the hardware drivers are available for the newer versions

  • vimal

    any luck in india??? or its last on list??

  • Gonzalo Pantoja

    I have the same issue man, dont know if i have to update to 4.4.2 first in order to get the 4.4.4 upfate

  • Moehamad Pay

    Indonesia stiil waiting :)

  • Gaurav Sharma

    No luck till now….tired of checking again and again…..pls sony

  • admiralmustache

    your screenshot looks like an xperia S :)

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Did you cleared the data ???? If not then any problems there ????

  • Abdul Ghani
  • anonymous

    Hong Kong Xperia zr update now available

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Got it on my Xperia ZL in Malaysia.
    I can confirmed that the battery issues has been fixed and stamina mode works better than before. The lags are eliminated too. Kudos to Sony for providing us a stable kitkat.

    It’s just too bad that SP users can’t enjoy yhis update.

  • Killian Khoo

    Seems like you got no idea that Sony now is the only company offered app2SD feature on 4.4 Kitkat platform ~
    The App2SD system for the others OEM is useless in 4.4 Kitkat platform now ~

  • Killian Khoo

    From Xperia Update Checker app on windows ~
    LTE version of Xperia Z in Singapore all have rollout ~

  • sridublr

    Z/ZR users please confirm if App2SD available ? thank you :)

  • Shanky Mantri

    I am happy with hearing the update rolling out and solving major bugs n making kitkat stable..but any confirmation of apps2sd included since i was gonna purchase a gd higher sd card…

  • prasanna

    Hei do you got App2Sd card feature ?

  • prasanna

    can you tell whether app2sd feature included inside this update or not ?

  • prasanna

    do you got app2sd feature ?

  • xperiaDROID

    Unfortunately, no.

  • Ritwij

    You can directly update to 4.4.4 by using Sony PC Companion.

  • Ritwij

    Lol HTC One M7 style virtual keys. Nice!

  • Ritwij

    Yep, ZR and S both have 720p display and hence 720p screenshot

  • James Paul

    OK! Thx!

  • Ritwij

    Did they update the Xperia home in 4.4.4 or did you install it manually?

  • Ritwij

    I know bro, i got 230 update twice. The second was OTA of size 0.2 MB

  • Jacky

    Got the update this morning. -ZR usa unlocked

  • Nir

    Now the waiting time for xperia z user started … will reach the released in at least one year

  • ganskiy

    I have no possibility to move SAS3 to SD … 4.4.4 Thailand

  • xperia z23

    after the update i can’t use mobile data on my phone .all the apn set up is done correctly ;-(

  • ganskiy

    It is need to clean data before flashing via Flashtool ? Im newbie… I didnt clean it :O

  • xperiaDROID

    You sure? Mine works fine. If it really doesn’t work, you should fix your phone on PC Companion then.

  • xperiaDROID

    Yes, the battery life has improved and is better than the previous 4.4.2 if you ask me.

  • Killian Khoo

    oh sad ~

  • Canuck in Japan

    Here in Japan, the KDDI version of the Xperia Z (SOL22) appears to be left out of the KitKat update process (stopping at 4.2.2). The Docomo version of the Xperia Z (SO-02E) on the other hand however started updating from today.

  • asasa

    ZR I get a bluetooth detection problem,other smartphone. if this update could help my ZR ? :(

  • Amit

    Got it for ZR in India today …. downloading now …

  • Amit

    try now ….

  • PRo

    Rolling for ZR in India OTA…..

  • This Update doesn’t work on My Xperia Z… updates downloaded successfully but… It can not performed update! Update Failure… try again…

    How can I overcome this? Thanks!

  • admiralmustache

    yep, but i meant the lower part of the screen

  • Amit

    Don’t see any ground breaking changes .. It works as it was working before… just need to see the battery performance. No Apps2SD , which was not expected either on high end phones….

  • dante786

    As the sony hasn’t mentioned android 4.4.4 as”latest and final version” for xperia Z,Zl,ZR on its official site……does that mean those devices still have chance to get android L?

  • Anthony

    I got the notification and did DOA. Can’t install new firmware. Tried like 10 times already. What’s wrong?

  • Kido Tsubomi

    I’ve updated my XPERIA ZR three times already but it always says that it can’t install the new update. -__-

  • Killian Khoo

    Sony Xperia ZR is getting the update in Malaysia OTA ~

  • Killian Khoo

    Hope so ~

  • Andree Torres

    Ready for Peru

  • poenyaku

    It is Xperia ZR

  • poenyaku

    Sign in to disqus,i try to post as a guest before and the picture doesn’t show

  • Killian Khoo

    my phone just installed the update in one go ~

  • Roger

    Has anyone got the new 4.4.4 update in India for xperia z yet?

  • Kunal Shukla

    nope buddy still waiting

  • suren

    i got via ota india ,tamil nadu and it is ant 132mb in size

  • R¤bin

    I’m also facing this problem -_- I did a factory reset but the problem didn’t gone.Can anyone help me why this is happening!!? T_T

  • Daniel Andres

    happy with the updates on my xperia tablet z but disappointed with the updates on my xperia sp, Sony is of the brands that more care their products and this is good, this is one reason to choose sony, but after that i’ll search another brand

  • Nuttanon Montadilok

    I will try today 2or3time i can’t update my phone it say can’t to install update version. What can I do. Please toll me please

  • Kunal Shukla


  • Gaurav Sharma

    must be sony xperia………….lol

  • Kunal Shukla

    let’s give a two minute silence… another joke died here :(

    I meant Z, ZR or ZL

  • Gaurav Sharma

    Ohhh….I thought you meant Samsung s4

  • Cooldude

    May be update is coming tomorrow… XZ

  • Fella

    The only reason why they’ll not let you update is your Grammer!

  • crew

    Any news for Xperia Z update India?

  • Guest

    omg So fast~
    Got it in Taiwan! Xperia Z!

  • Stanley Lu

    omg so fast~
    Got it in Taiwan! Xperia Z!

  • grav1ty

    Hey, usually updating with pc companion allows you to jump to the newest firmware. If you want to update OTA, the Sony Update Centre will only show you the next FW released after yours.

    For example: You are running 4.3 – PCC will directly show you 4.4.4 (If it’s rolled out for your device)

    But if you want to update via OTA, first you have to install 4.4.2 – After installing, update centre will show you 4.4.4.

  • James Paul

    Thank you very much for the reply!
    Hope the update will be rolled out soon!

  • Bluetoo

    on england xperia z have to go though pc

  • Ankit Shrivastava

    Received xperia zr 4.4.4 india.. Finaly got a stable bug free update..

  • Maniek

    When 4.4.4 in Poland …I’m still waiting…

  • Shagun Kohli


  • syai z

    I have problems with new updating on my xperia Z. When trying to install i get the message “couldn´t install please try again”. I have tried several times and several restarts. Please help and fix it. Thank you

  • Piotr Wisniewski

    Polkomtel PLUS PL released

  • Maniek

    Ju? masz ? O a ja mam bez brandu i lipa :(

  • Piotr Wisniewski

    Received Xperia Z UK Vodafone

  • Billy de Fretes

    done update for Xperia Z C6602 Indonesia

  • Danny

    so I’m guessing I need to wait 5-6 months, presumably January 2015, until the C6606 Xperia Z T-Mobile variant get the 4.4.4 Kitkat?

  • Killian Khoo

    Sony have updated most country Xperia ZR C5502 ~
    It should be arrive in india soon ~

  • ??

    Having a question of my xperia z new android software 4.4.4 is could not install , im tried to download when my downloaded is complete , and i was ready to install it will show me ”could not install”

  • Piotr Wisniewski

    ja nie jestem w Plusie ale jako pierwszy ju? dosta?

  • jalal majid

    I downloaded the software update 4.4.4 on my xperia z, and it couldn’t install twice! Now I don’t know what to do.. :(

  • prasann

    Hei did Sony gave app2sd card move option ?

  • Guianne

    Can you tell us what theme is that? Thanks!


    Is it me or the latest kitkat version (4.4.4) screen consumtion is higher that before ?
    Does anyone notice it to ?

  • A.o.D

    Try updating with your pc companion….it should work

  • A.o.D

    Try updating with pc companion….it should work

  • bryan

    any news for Philippines? haven’t received it yet for my ZL.

  • Kunal Shukla

    It’s normal for screen consumption to be high… If other softwares are sucking up more battery then it’s a problem

  • mahespankaj

    Now in india the update for c6602 is rollout….voho

  • cooldude

    Update is rollout in india…..confirm in xperifirm

  • abdul

    Seems not to work on my xperia Zr… Phone shutdowns but immediately it starts to startsover again…and no upgrade happens

  • Kunal Shukla

    Xperia Z update available OTA… Downloading now

  • Ashkan Shams

    Update landed in norway today. updating now.

    Ash, Oslo, Norway

  • dko3tgk

    Just got it on my ZL C6506. 12 SEP 6:30PM Located in Thailand. Yay. i hope the battery drain crap is fixed, that’s the only reason I care about firmware.

  • Nabeel Raza

    OTA right ? I can’t see the update in PC COMPANION

  • inge

    I got the 4.4.4 update today here i Norway, Xperia Z C6603, unbranded, my carrier is Telenor.

  • Maniek

    Via OTA or PC Companion ?

  • Laurentiu

    I got the 4.4.4 update today here in Romania, Via OTA and PC Companion for ZL 6502

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    Just received the update on my unlocked Xperia ZL (C6503) from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • jackson dangsawa

    Got it now..ready to install #z india..c6602

  • cyapalmos

    SGP312 in the USA. Just got it.

  • ola

    Xperia Z 4.4.4 – Germany Generic ist aviable via.OTA

  • ola

    and pc-companion

  • James Paul


  • Ayman F. Herzallah


  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    Same happened to me, they announced it on May 21st and received it on July 15th. But actually this one’s different, I received 4.4.4 only after 3 days! :D

  • Maniek

    In Poland I still waiting for 4.4.4 :(

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    Okay so now finally I can be happy again with my ZL, this update is simply what should have been first place, fixes all the battery drainage issues (Google Play Services and other apps), and now I turned on Location and all other settings that was disabled because of their heavy battery consuming. And also no more lag in the settings nor in anywhere in the device, this is truly relieving, thank you Sony! And I gotta say that if my phone and other older Z series models won’t receive Android ‘L’ I won’t be mad because being stuck on a stable software is better than having a newer one that is full if freezes :D

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  • Juan

    Just confirming my Xperia ZL recevied the update in Mexico (unbranded and my carrier is Iusacell)

  • Gustav Salazar Vazquez

    Xperia tablet z wifi


    Thanks for your respon sir, glad to know the truth and got no worries now. Hahaha

  • Sairin

    My Xperia z couldnt update. Tried many times. Error message is “could not install” 10.5.1.A.0.283

  • build6

    just rolled out for Singapore/Malaysia ZR

  • Petr P

    when update has come i install it via flashtool and software like album, movies, walkman was old and there wasn’t updates. so i install previous version of android, updated apps and android via update center. so. now here is new album version and i don’t see it in update center.

    do anybody faced with it??

  • Rahul Joshi

    Available in India for Xperia Z. Couldn’t see on phone but connecting to Sony Bridge shows it. Updating now…

  • R¤bin

    Use pc companion to update your phone software or flash directly via flashtool

  • zhenhui ng

    After root my xperia z with towelroot should i update to 4.4.4?

  • fida

    Yes u can! I did too

  • Guzu

    1. Anybody experiencing random reboots with 100 plus apps installed on latest 4.4.4?
    2. Media apps Album, Walkman, Movies are they old versions because my 4.4.2 media apps had more advanced features but for 4.4.4 lesser…

  • James Paul

    I had a clean update to 4.4.4 on my german generic device (C6603) yesterday.
    As you wrote directly from 4.3 to 4.4.4 with pc companion.
    It`s running smoothly, no battery draining or lagging so far!
    Thanks again 4 your advice and keep on posting!!!!

  • Amit Sharma

    Since I updated my Xperia Z with Android 4.4.4 yesterday evening, I am not able to receive 3G signal. Please help

  • Jon Procter

    I’m still waiting for 4.4.4 :( (UK unlocked and unbranded).

  • Stanley Lu
  • AK

    Got the update via OTA.

  • Maniek

    Which country ?

  • Ted

    Anyone got UK Generic yet? Tablet-Z and Z phone (0682).

  • crazychef83

    I just downloaded the 4.4.4 version yesterday O.T.A on my unlocked c6602 in the united states and now i can’t get my internet connection to work. My service provider is tmobile hspa+. Dont understand why this is going on. I already did factory reset from the phones reset on the settings menu.Going to try and do it with pc companion and see what happens. So much for bug free software updates.

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  • Nawaf Buhamad

    What about Z2. ):

  • Karke


  • zhenhui ng

    After rooting my xperia z with towelroot can i update it to 4.4.4 ? After fully unroot can i update to 4.4.4 siny pc companion?

  • Kunal Shukla

    Settings > More > Mobile network settings > Network Mode

    select wcdma(preferred)/GSM if it isn’t already or select to wcdma only to check if your phone can latch onto 3G or not

  • Kunal Shukla

    Not for me… everything is functional and much better than .233 over 120 apps installed excluding system apps

  • Kunal Shukla

    Does it occur OTA update or pc companion. I couldn’t install it by PC companion but OTA wifi was smooth

  • Kunal Shukla

    Totally agree with you but I still hope Z gets android L :p

  • Nirm

    Nope too… PCC stills says 4.4.2 is up-to-date!

  • Amit Sharma

    Tried all this. It has just stopped catching 3G. Though 2G data is working. Since update to 4.4.4 the 3G is just not showing!!!

  • admiralmustache

    Anyone still waiting? I am starting to worry :(

  • A.o.D

    I’m still waiting for my ZL in India!

  • Adnan Khan

    Since i updated my phone, Model C6603, i can’t get 4G signal properly, it is floating, while on older version it was working very smoothly (in KSA)

  • Alex from the other side

    Updated my ZR to 4.4.4 yesterday, via PCC. No issues found (yet). Battery from 44% to 21% after one day of not so heavy usage.

  • Kunal Shukla

    Check with a different Sim to confirm if it’s the network issue or Phone

  • Shanky Mantri

    Updated my Xperia Z to 4.4.4 today…til now no problems…

  • Guianne

    Thanks Stanley! Too bad it needs rooting (if I read it correctly).

  • Rajat

    any word for indian xperia zl??

  • Neil

    Just one mate “WAIT”

  • Neill

    Its here at last!!! :)

  • mariusz

    Anyone has 4.4.4 in Poland no-brand C6603 ????

  • Prasanna

    I got it for my Sony Xperia ZL in India… yippee

  • Prasanna Nayak

    got it for my Sony Xperia ZL.. In India…..

  • Guest

    I got it for my Sony Xperia ZL in India…

  • Marcin

    Jeszcze nie.

  • Deekshith

    when Z2 get 4.4.4 update guys????

  • Deekshith

    when will Z2 get 4.4.4 update??

  • Nirmal Sitaldin

    I got my 4.4.4 update yesterday on my Xperia Z c6602, but there is a problem! When I got it I started downloading it and I was using google chrome on my phone, but all of a sudden my phone started rebooting although the download wasnt finished. When it started up again I saw the update again, ready to be downloaded. When I wanted to download it, there came some sort of error saying “could not download with a red “!” mark”. I tried to download it several times but same problem came, so I refreshed my update center and all of a sudden it dissapeared and I couldnt find the update. My update center told me i have the newest system update but i didnt even download it! Let alone install! And i still have 4.4.2 en yes I rebooted, still no change… Pls someone help me wth this, pc companion said the same as update center

  • Chee Leong

    My Xperia Z is currently on 4.3. I get the 4.4.2 update notification back in May but I didn’t update it due to its issues. Now I still didn’t received 4.4.4 update notification. Do I need to install 4.4.2 in order to get 4.4.4?

  • Nirmal Sitaldin

    I got my 4.4.4 update yesterday on my Xperia Z c6602, but there is a problem! When I got it I started downloading it and I was using google chrome on my phone, but all of a sudden my phone started rebooting although the download wasnt finished. When it started up again I saw the update again, ready to be downloaded. When I wanted to download it, there came some sort of error saying “could not download with a red “!” mark”. I tried to download it several times but same problem came, so I refreshed my update center and all of a sudden it dissapeared and I couldnt find the update. My update center told me i have the newest system update but i didnt even download it! Let alone install! And i still have 4.4.2 en yes I rebooted, still no change… Pls someone help me wth this, pc companion said the same as update center!

  • crazychef83

    Ok the weekend has past i fixed my phone with pcc did a repair. now this morning when i left my house all of a sudden i cannot connect to the internet.I have the Hspa+ sign on my phone but it’s not working. Bugs like these make me want to switch to the competition.

  • mail


  • ganskiy

    reinstall pc companion or just use another pc

  • ganskiy

    The same situation

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  • Nirmal Sitaldin

    I’ll try that, but if it doesnt work, I’ll just wait maybe the update’ll come again

  • Chee Leong

    My Xperia Z is currently on 4.3. I get the 4.4.2 update notification back in May but I didn’t update it due to its issues. Now I still didn’t received 4.4.4 update notification. Do I need to install 4.4.2 in order to get 4.4.4?

  • ysc3

    updated to 10.5.1.A.0.283 two days ago via Sony companion. Was unable to do the upgrade through wifi or wireless.
    however, battery drainage seems to be the same but seems charging has become a bit slower instead. I still lose about **10%+ every hour.
    ** based on my personal normal regular daily usage pattern. not indicative of other users.
    from Singapore.

  • Stanley Lu

    no problem! Yeah, you’ll need root

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  • dko3tgk

    In case you were wondering, my battery life is back to normal!!!!. My phone would be dying in under 3-4 hours before. Almost 20-30% per hour drain. Now, on standby with all the location services turned on. Even after two hours, over 90%. Really happy. Too bad SONY took so long to fix this major problem.

  • James Paul

    Hey, usually updating with pc companion allows you to jump to the newest firmware. If you want to update OTA, the Sony Update Centre will only show you the next FW released after yours.
    For example: You are running 4.3 – PCC will directly show you 4.4.4 (If it’s rolled out for your device)
    But if you want to update via OTA, first you have to install 4.4.2 – After installing, update centre will show you 4.4.4. (this advice comes from user grav1ty)

    PCC will show you the update 4.4.4 as soon as it`s available in your country.
    I directly updated from Jelly Bean 4.3 to KitKat 4.4.4 last friday, and my device (C6603) is running perfectly.

    FRIDAY is my second favourite F-Word ;-)

  • Shanky Mantri

    Dude same here..i also was running 4.3 and use to get 4.4.2 notification via update centre but neglected it bcz of bad reviews and issues…so finally updated directly via pc companion 4.4.4.. So dont wrry just see whether your update has rolled out or no?? I gt in India on last 12sept…

  • guest

    same here but ZL(india)…

  • Nirmal Sitaldin

    Well I guess we’ll have to wait for the update to come again cuz nothing’s working

  • impasse

    got it on my unlocked c6506 on t-mobile usa, ota on friday night, 09/12/14. woooo

  • Russell

    I’m currently on 4.2 and my phone says it’s ready for 4.3. Do I have to update to 4.3 before I can update to 4.4, or can I go straight to Kitkat?

  • Chee Leong

    Thanks James. I will try it on PCC to see what will pop out. :)

  • Chee Leong

    Hi Shanky, how you find the 4.4.4? Any issue so far? Is the App2SD feature available? I hope everything runs well.

  • Nawi

    Why 4.4.4 update was removed to Xperia ZL? :/

    It’s very strange. Is something wrong?

  • winston

    finally got my updated xperia z c6602 .. its so fast .. from Manila

  • prasann

    same thing happened with me too………..

  • Karke

    United Kingdom Generic UK Anyone?

  • Guest

    Updated my xperia z
    But not like huge fix at all.
    Just it’s okey.
    Waiting for lollipop

  • SK Imran

    Updated my xperia z
    But not like huge fix at all.
    Just it’s okey.
    Waiting for lollipop

  • Shanky Mantri

    i installed it on the top without factory reseting … its really working well.. performance wise i can say its really good….but battery consumption is same n far better than that play services eating hell of battery…and i dont use sd card so dont know abt this feature…but as per the commnts n reviews i thnk its not available ..its should only for low range devices as per sony…

  • Neil

    I got it!

    Way happened to you guys?
    Tried PC Companion?

  • kanishka

    i’m running 4.3 but i received 4.4.4 :O

  • mark

    Wo hoooo!!! Using it now.. No problem.. No fast draining of the battery And no hang-ups on my z… Clean as if it is new again… Thank you…

  • Robert

    Upgrade to KitKat 4.4.4 is so good!!!!!!!!!!! very good………
    You can have more themes for your HOME…….see here:

  • Rob Thompson

    Same, no sign of it on my Z

  • Rob Thompson

    Still nothing on my unlocked C6603 in the UK

  • Karke

    Me too, bro…

  • Rob Thompson

    Seems like we’re the last ones :(

  • admiralmustache

    I know how you feel!

  • zori

    XZR upgraded to 4.4.4 in Poland, not branded

  • Mariusz

    Ota czy pc ?

  • Karke
  • Rob Thompson

    Ah great, thanks for the link Karke!

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    No problem

  • zori

    Na OTA bylo info, ale wymagany jest pc

  • Makie

    Yeah!! Today mine Xperia Z (Non-branded – Holland) got the 10.5.1.A.0.283 update!

  • peteyd1984

    Downloaded update a few days ago (unlocked Tab Z in Australia) Noticed no real difference, device works perfect as always! I assume all the changes are bug fixes as opposed to added features.

    Question, do you think Sony will/would add the ‘CLOSE ALL’ button to kill all open apps, like on Z2 phone and tab? I really want that feature on my Z tab!

  • Rob Thompson

    Just download ES Task Manager from the app store, have been using it for years, very quick and easy

  • ?

    Turn on USB debugging….. And connect again.mail

  • matticitt

    11 days later and I still didn’t got it :/

  • matticitt

    Still nothing

  • Bart Simpson

    For the people who updated to 4.4.4 are those lags we have on 4.4.2 (scrolling in settings, etc.) are still there?

  • Rob Thompson

    Still waiting for Generic UK, need it so bad Google Play Services are nailing my battery

  • Karke

    Totally agree. 13 days gone past and still no update for us :/

  • James Paul

    No they aren`t. Everything is working smoothly!

  • mail

    Hey my fone is working as perfect as apple’s ui afte the update….internet uses much battery.. But offline the battery performance is superb, one more thing my stock keyboard is xllent now …sony pls dont giv us buggy update again like 4.4.2… Even if i dnt get android L.. I dont hav any regret….thanks sony… With courtesy from c6502….

  • maniek


  • Remi

    me too ! what’s wrong with Generic UK ? we’re the only one left !!

  • zilber

    Zainstalowa?e?, czy te? wyskakuje b??d 2003? Dzwoni?em do Xcare i powiedzieli, ?e wypu?cili b??dnego update’a i pcc oraz ota moze zg?asza?, ale wyskakuje b??d. W innych krajach i polskim brandzie plusa przesz?o bez problemów. daj znaka co i jak, pozdro!

  • zilber

    I jak? Zainstalowa?e??

  • maniek

    Tak, ten sam b??d …mówili kiedy to naprawi? ?

  • zilber

    Powiedzieli, ?e w przeci?gu kilku tygodni… Nic wi?cej. Babka, ?e tyle si? dowiedzieli od prze?o?onych… Trzeba czeka? niestety :-(

  • maniek

    ale dziadostwo ze strony sony…

  • Rob Thompson

    Customised UK and 3 UK still sitting at 10.5.A.0.230 on Sonys server. Zzzzzz

  • matticitt

    Aaaaaand 14 days have passed – still nothing. What’s wrong with UK seriously? Gotta remember to never buy Sony products from the UK!

  • Rob Thompson

    Sucks. Seems half of Europe are in the same boat still though. Would have thought the generic versions would be the first released.. can’t believe the o2 branded one is out. I could flash that but I dont want any branding

  • Tedster

    UK Generic for Tablet Z on PC companion now! Still no sign of Z phone tho.

  • Remi

    thanks for the info !! I think it should arrive on the phone soon.

  • Tedster

    Aye, fingers crossed! :)

  • matticitt

    Well, hopefully the phone’s update will follow very soon.

  • Manpreet

    Hi I have updated my xperia zl to 4.4.4 qnd I m facing battery drain problem. Earlier I was running 4.4.2 with no issues but since I have updated to newer version my battery is draining like hell.. I have to charge it 4-5 times a day.. Please help me

  • Rob Thompson

    Still no Generic UK, but it seems my Google Play Services are no longer chomping all of my battery and things are running well.. odd.

  • Raymond

    Anyone using Flashtool the CE versions are out and I am using CE1 and it works perfect.

  • Remi

    I’m so bored of checking PC companion every few hours for the last 14 days !!! :( :(

  • Mark

    Any one else lose the standard browser app with this update? Now I’m only left with chrome.

  • David

    Why would you want to move apps that are meant to be in the system rather than SD. In my experience apps that goes to SD usually cost the phone to freeze and sometimes slow it down.. I think today’s smartphone has enough internal memory storage.. If not, you need to get a Micro SD and move movies, musics, games, pictures to the card…

  • David

    I have Sony xperia z C6606 still running on 4.3… People say 4.4.4 is much better and the battery drainage is gone. I wanna know how true is that, but it looks like T-mobile will not be releasing this update anytime soon.. Also, stop mentioning about APP2SD.. If you want that App, root your phone.. Smartphone nowadays has enough internal storage… In my experience, transferring apps that are meant to be in the phone system and moving it into SD card causes errors, slow phone down, overheats and some times freezes… Get a micro SD card and move songs, pictures, games, movies from there… Your phone will run alot smoother. Leave the system apps alone and any apps that are not meant to be MOVE..

  • matticitt

    I ABSOLUTELY agree that apps should not be moved to SD cards – that’s exactly what Google was trying to say when they removed SDcard slots from their Nexus devices.

    But….. there’s one problem – not enough storage. I understand that 16GB might be enough for some people, but it won’t be for others. Many people use limited amount of apps and don’t game on their phones. I do, and nowadays when a SINGLE GAME can take up to 2,5GB of space, having 16… ekhm I’m sorry, 11GB of storage IS NOT ENOUGH!

    In 2010 I bought Nokia E7, which had about 20x slower processor, screen with 10x less pixels, 2x smaller battery, 8x less RAM and was 2x thicker and 50 grams heavier than my Xperia Z now……. it had 16GB of storage.

    In 2010 64GB SSD (for PCs) costed around 330 bucks. Now for that price you can get 1TB SSD. So for the same price you get 16x more storage.

    Knowing that is it unreasonable for me to expect… no, DEMAND at least 64GB of storage as standard when in fact we should be getting 256GB (16GB x16)?! I don’t think so.

  • Nirm

    Ditto… have to agree that 4.4.2 with Google Play Services 5.089 seemed far better and for more than a month I was back to “normal” battery drain! 2 days ago for no explicable reason Google Play Services raised it’s ugly head and zoomed to 85% and my phone was almost flat as a pancake in approx. an hour… I simply restarted the phone and things started to normalize again and then I noticed Google Play Services had updated to… hmm, I wonder! I am getting bored waiting for 4.4.4 for the Z, my wife has it on her Z1, it’s going to be an anti-climax I suspect ;-)

  • guest93

    HiI recieved notificatin about the new upgrade but then I thought it would be better to update it from pc companion but then it says that my phone has the latest software. And eventually the upgrade notification is gone! What should I do? I’using Z but it also happened in my friend ZL

  • Pete

    My nighmare started with this update. Before it my battery lasted about 1 week with normal use. I do not use almost any active clients like email of Facebook etc. But now after this update battery will last only 1 days (!!) and when I find out the usage there is Google Play Services that consumes 88% of battery life? I tried to stop and remove most of the Google services and now the battery consumpiton of Google is 80%. I do not understand a bit about this. I only use phone, sms, camera and gps. The other stuff I do with computer. What the hell happened ??

  • Guest

    Z or ZL ?

  • matticitt

    What version of OS were you on before this update? This issue started with 4.4 update.

  • matticitt

    What version of OS were you on before this update? This issue started with 4.4 update.

  • tedster

    Blimey, what are they doing with the Z phone update for the UK generic?

  • matticitt

    Hey, I want to tell y’all a joke – It’s been 19 days and there’s still no update for UK Z. Isn’t that a great joke?! -_-

  • Remi

    I couldn’t laugh harder ….. :( :( :(

  • mail

    Bro…i had it wen i tried to update….switch on usb debugging and connect again.. U will recieve the notification in pc companion..

  • Karke

    Make it 20.

  • Rob Thompson

    Maybe we should start a bet to see what day it’ll come…

  • Raymond

    Could it be something to do with the 3 UK update that is delaying it maybe?

  • matticitt

    21 …

  • Rob Thompson


  • Rob Thompson

    Seems half of europe is still showing 10.5.A.0.230 in XperiFirm

  • knub

    Still no Update 4.4.4 for the Generic_UK ?? Cant believe :-(

  • tedster

    Apparently it breaks data access so it’s gone back to Sony.

  • matticitt


  • manoj

    when xperia z3 going to androd l update??

  • matticitt

    L is not even out. Probably around 3 months after official release.

  • jeffryx

    after the update……. i noticed battery abnormalities…….sometimes it last…. mostly not…. please fix this on the next update…. i love sony a lot

  • Rob Thompson

    TWENTY ****ing FOUR

  • Rameez Khan

    Still no update for the UK version :-(

  • matticitt


  • Rameez Khan

    Still Nothing

  • Rob Thompson

    I’m pretty sure we’ll all die of old age before this actually comes out now

  • Karke

    Yeap. Still waitting. It`s been almost a month…

  • matticitt

    Just wait one more day ;)

  • Karke

    And one more and one more :D

  • Rob Thompson

    Looking around and on XDA developers seems the Generic will only come out once all the branded ones are out, so we’re waiting on the Three version, which apparently had a cellular data issue (a small one) as Tedster mentioned below. So might be a few weeks, i’m gonna come back in a week and forget about it until then.

  • Remi

    thank u Rob for the info

  • Karke

    I like that British people understand that this is not Sony fault. And they don`t flame them :)

  • Rameez Khan

    WTF Rogers rolling out 4.4.3 soon. 2minute silence for UK consumers

  • Karke

    It`s been almost a week. So maybe you heard something? :)

  • Rob Thompson

    Sadly not, you can keep up with a similar thread on XDA Developers but it’s equally depressing:

  • Tedster

    Wow, the UK Generic for Z is out!

  • Karke


  • Tedster

    Well, it took three downloads before it finally worked, nice one Sony for leaving the old version on your server, dopes!

    Finally I have 4.4.4 on my UK Generic Z (6603). :)

  • Remi

    at laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast !!!!!!!

  • Rob Thompson

    Finally. I can’t actually tell the difference ;)

  • matticitt

    Update for XZ Three is still not out.

  • Antonio Dinis

    I’m in Portugal and didn’t get this update yet. anyone knows when it will available? thanks

  • At last my XZ now runs more fluid again (the scroll lagging on menus, swipe lock animation now improved). Just updated it yesterday after i backup my data and factory reset, cos some malware prevents me from updating my device. All that’s left is the upcoming Lollipop update nxt year.

  • Rameez Khan

    xperia ZL from rogers, still waiting for the update while it got updated to 4.4.2 on the same day it was out. anybody know whats the matter?

  • malav patel

    anyone in canada have 4.4.4 for xperia z ?
    i have model c6616 they say it has been rolled out but i dont have it yet and its been two months

  • Dejan Arsov

    All Z series will be updated with L soon , waiting for a release date , I already have 4.4.4 on my Xperia Z, i see some changes.

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  • DonZZ

    when can I get my update??
    Build Number 10.5.A.0.__

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