Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.4 (23.0.1.A.0.167) rollout begins – Includes PS4 Remote Play, Hi-res audio and more

by XB on 4th November 2014

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z2


Xperia Z2 seriesWe can confirm that Sony has begun to roll out Android 4.4.4 firmware for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet, in the form of build number 23.0.1.A.0.167. New features for Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet owners include PS4 Remote Play, Hi-Res Audio playback from PCM and DSD files (via 3.5mm audio jack), DSEE HX technology within the WALKMAN app as well as the option to customise headphone settings for various headsets.

Other new features include new edit options within Quick settings, Smart screen rotation, “Record Screen”, Ultra STAMINA Mode (limiting a number of phone functions) and Bluetooth unlock (phone unlocks when any of Sony’s Bluetooth accessory is in close proximity).

On the camera side, an update to Sony’s Smart Social Camera means that the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet owners can now take advantage of the latest Xperia camera apps such as Sound Photo, AR fun, Multi camera and Face in.

The update is already live in a number of regions for the Xperia Z2 (D6503) including Middle East, Latin America, Russia and a number of Asian countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia). The HSPA+ version (D6502) is live in Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam at time of posting. The update for the Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP521) is also live in Latin America and Middle East.

Update: The FTF firmare file for this update can be downloaded here [Mirror]

Official changelog from Sony

– Now includes Ultra STAMINA Mode for up to one-week use by simplifying your Xperia
– Bluetooth unlock – use your Sony SmartWear to unlock your Xperia without a password
– Many new Xperia camera apps: Face in, AR fun, Multi-camera & more
– Smart screen rotation – your display moves with you to remain readable
– Quick settings – customise your settings to access what you need quickest

original Z2 update_1

Via Sony Mobile Blog.

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    link!!! no lo encuentro :S

  • M Usman

    OTA?? Or just pc companion

  • Jiyeon90

    FTF file pl0x

  • Rubenos

    XperiFirm says 23.0.1.A.0.167, but once you click it for downloading, it goes back to the old version.

  • nicke

    Awesome news:-) thanx Sony:-)

  • Ulla

    Can it play FLAC-files with 24-bit and 96khz with full quality?

  • Ben Ling

    D6502 23.0.1.A.0.167 Generic Thailand available for download

  • Anon

    Really pleased Sony has decided to bring some of the key Z3 features to the Z2.

    As someone that use’s their tablet for multimedia consumption at least 5hrs everyday, I’m glad they’ve bought Hi-Res Audio & DSEE HX to the update.

  • Rubenos

    Generic Vietnam & Generic Thailand is available indeed, thanks Ben!

  • Hanna

    where, can you share the link please?

  • Clarence Alvarado

    I simply accept that Z1 users like me has time been already passed. Likewise last year, Z users receive what Z1 users got (social camera apps, etc). This year, Z2 users receive what Z3 users got. Congratulations and Kudos to Sony!

    P.S. more Kudos if they will also let us Z1 users to enjoy what Z3 users are enjoying.

  • IshuZ2

    what about Z2 D6502?? any news about it?

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    Instal 4.4.2 and update ;)

  • Kabuto Kouji

    YEEES! THE FRABULLOUS DAY !!! DANCE DANCE !!!

  • Nhat Nguyen

    Use XperiaFirm

  • Musicsoul

    WOW!!!!!!

  • Nhat Nguyen

    Use XperiaFirm and check for ThaiLand customization.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2998844&d=1415107674

  • gds

    In India did anyone got the update?????

  • jag

    Wow! Congrats to Z2 users!^^ cheers everyone! ^^

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Is Xperifirm okay for nonrooted ones? I simply just miss SUS.

  • jag

    Don’t forget the Z ultra too!^^

  • Guest

    Confirmed, No OTA, only PC Companion. Saudi Arabia.

  • Anon

    Sony has updated the Software page for the Z2 Tablet (UK) but no roll out across any countries yet.

  • Azam

    Confirmed, No OTA, only PC Companion. Saudi Arabia…

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  • roeshak

    At last, it’s begun. Great to see all these features being made available to the z2 series. It’s been a long wait though. Hopefully other regions follow soon!

  • a.hamameh

    Yes Yes Yes :)
    Customized DE is available now
    Downloading now

  • PC is required to update :)

  • IshuZ2

    anyone got update in India? for Z2 D6502

  • Tasfique Enam

    Can I root this firmware on locked bootloader?

  • Bence Dosztár

    Will the firmware in Europe being late?:oo I live in Hungary with Telekom carrier, and nothing…I saw that in UK also this occured.:S

  • Knight

    Still waiting in India

  • Faisal Armand

    Indonesia has got the update, but I will update tomorrow because I want to do camera comparison to see if the software has improved

  • Kabuto Kouji

    i got germany stock rom and nop, nothing here….

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Germany????

  • Kabuto Kouji

    no hay link bro es por pc companion

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    I got message to update via OTA and PC Companion, downloaded, but when connecting phone Companion says “There is no software available for your device”. Smth wrong with their servers

  • lasttodie

    Nothing in Norway yet:(

  • ultimate

    Well, I guess Z1 wont get anything, right? :)

  • update your pc companion first

  • a.hamameh

    Yup ;-)

  • Mr. G.

    Downloading in Italy… but very very slowly…

  • Kabuto Kouji

    just got it broooo!!!! my god!!!!

  • Mohammed Dahlan

    ???? ???? ?????? ? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??? https://www.facebook.com/ffgaza

  • yongt

    You will have Lollipop

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    ver 2.10.228, which yours?

  • a.hamameh

    Great :-)

  • joseph carmine nero

    Any body updated with root?it kills root?

  • ayub407

    I see the reason why the Xperia Z1 got the 4.4.4 update first. :(

  • Jiyeon90

    share FTF plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    nvm, I just got the update

  • ultimate

    Well, I would rather have HI-RES audio and smart rotation. 4K and this stuff from Z3 I have already installed.

  • Bence Dosztár

    Thanks for the reply, than the asian countries get soon the firmware then the european one…that’s interesting..:S

  • Open your pc companion , and then click on Support Zone

  • Bence Dosztár

    In Germany and Hungary still nothing..:S

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    lose pero por siacaso, no encuentro el firmware y tampoco el ftf -.-

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    It’s updated, no result

  • Vinicius Araujo

    Yeah. XperiFirm + Flashtool will work on nonrooted phones for sure ;)

  • adslgate

    Available in the Middle East :

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    availe in flashtools thailand generic!!!!!

  • I think the update doesn’t available in your country yet

  • Victor Martins

    No Brazillian firmware available, COME ONE SONY BRASIL!!!
    D6543

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Can anyone comform if do we got the Z3 clock (BOLD) with this update pleaaasee?

  • Niels d. G.

    Okay, here’s something strange… I connected my Z2 Tablet (wi-fi, 32 GB) to my PC and started PC Companion, it said there was a firmware update for my tablet, but it also said PCC needed to be updated. So I updated PCC first. Guess what? After updating PCC, there’s no sign of the firmware update for my tablet anymore. Then I checked Update Center on my tablet and it says firmware 23.0.1.A.0.167 is availble, and that I need my PC to update. But the update just disappeared without a trace from PCC, harr harr, Sony, harr harr.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    yo tengo el stock rom de alemania y me lo acaba de detectar el pc companion!!!! despues de darle click 100 veces en verificar! jojo

  • xperiaDROID

    Xperia Z user here, waiting for Lollipop update, passing through the crowd of Z2 users getting excited for their 4.4.4 update. Don’t mind about me.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    i had similar issue just re installed pc companion

  • Ali Alkhazal

    I could not update my phone. It seems that Sony servers are very slow at the moment.

  • Niels d. G.

    The bold clock is just the standard KitKat clock from Google, you should be able to find the exact same widget on the Play store.

  • a.hamameh

    It starts in Germany I’m updating now
    Check my comment above

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Similar, what is solution?

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Xperia Z1 didnt get any feature from Z2 nor Z3.
    Only Z got from Z1 and now Z2 getting Z3 features.
    Z1 IS THE LEFT OUT FLASGHIP!!

  • Niels d. G.

    Thanks, I’ll try that.

  • Rblok

    Z1 got android 4.4.4 before the Xperia z3 was released, the Z1 isn’t left out, it just has to wait for the next update (may be android 5.0 so it might take a while)

  • xperiaDROID

    Don’t be like that, my friend. Did the Note 2 get any features from Note 3 on the Kitkat update? No. Did the S3 get any features from the S4 on the KitKat update? No…wait, the S3 didn’t even get the Kitkat update lol.

  • Noppel

    this is great news! can’t wait to use Ps4 Remote Play and Bluetooth unlock!

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    why comment?

  • Kabuto Kouji

    but its not the same one on z2 (not bold) than z3 (bold) isnt that part of the sony´s stock rom?

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    jkajjajajajaja excelente

  • Kabuto Kouji

    what about the icons are they bigger????

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    yes

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    But Samsung dont release every 6 months flagship dude, it is a year old….But Xperia Z1 is just now a year old, so Sony should support their flagship owners as soon as possible. If they cant update they should make a yearly Flagship. Better.

  • Just happy to get updated to 4.4.4 IMO

  • Gustav Salazar Vazquez

    OTA

  • Niels d. G.

    Re-installing PCC didn’t help, sadly. No trace of the firmware update since the PCC update.

  • IshuZ2

    India?

  • rahul malik

    anybody update the screenshots of udate? how does it look or the video

  • rahul malik

    yes got in india via pc companion

  • David Hvatov

    But why not 23.0.1.A.3.9? :(

  • Kabuto Kouji

    dude im so sorry to hear that… just recomend be patient and try different times of the day..

  • IshuZ2

    YES YES….atlast got it in India.. Z2 D6502

  • Kabuto Kouji

    anyone can confirm? xperia z3 themes????? or not???

  • rahul malik

    think so

  • whatwhatster

    Shoot Netherland is also available for the Z2 Tablet but my tablet is on 22% damn :)

  • Sander Puus

    update center gives me the update available, needs pc but connecting to pc comp the pcc says up to date, no update
    Edit: update live from estonia

  • Niels d. G.

    Update: fixed it by disconnecting my Tablet from PC and shutting down the tablet, then starting it up again. PCC gives me the update now.

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    I’ve reistalled also, that it downloaded firmware again, but when phone is connected – No firmware for you (

  • Kev

    Not here yet in Brunei. I am assuming the same case for Malaysia/Indonesia region. Oh well, gotta wait.

    On the plus side, at least it’s finally out!

  • Niels d. G.

    Disconnect your phone from USB, turn it off completely and turn it back on, reconnect USB and it should show the update again (just figured this out for my Z2 Tablet)

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    It’s shows me, and even dowloads, but when it’s time to bring it to phone it shutting down phone for update to start and then says No software for your device

  • a.hamameh

    I can’t update my Z2
    Stupid PC Companion -_-

  • charlie456

    after that news i want your opinion – should i choose xperia z3 compact or xperia z2 because in my country both devices are almost at the same price

  • David Hvatov

    Yeah! Sony rules! Especially Z2! :D

  • Axi6_Ne8us

    I cannot upgrade. getting an error that this update is not for my phone. Is it because my z2 is rooted? how do I unroot the phone?
    thanks

  • mahdi

    thank.sony is the best

  • Fatbob

    Does Android 4.4.4 finally allow Z2 owners to install App2SD?

  • SK

    Z1 will get the L update and thats it. Nothing from the z3 as most of the implementation that they made were on hardware.

  • Raj Singh

    Need this for Z Ultra…

  • j

    cos his hating lol

  • SeVeMaS

    nothing yet in France

  • Anon

    Nothing showing on XperiFirm for any of the Z2 Tablets?

  • Micro

    just got it for Z2 tablet Poland
    waiting for root now ;]
    BTW: no word about ultra stamina for tablet in the update description… hmm

  • Tommy Irianto

    It should be available. I got the same problem as well, My Update Centre has the new firmware, but requires to be updated through PC Companion. I got my PC Companion at the latest version and have the Firmware Downloaded completely (at a very long download time).

    But once the PCC started to update the firmware on the phone, my phone shuts down, but refuses to turn back on until the PCC says “There is no software available for your device”, and also “please try again later”. The phone still won’t turn on, no matter how many times and how long I push the power button. But this only affected as long as the phone is connected to the PC USB port. Once I unplug it, press the power button, voila it works again.

    But the PCC keeps on refusing to update my phone’s firmware because it keeps turning off but won’t turn on during every update trials. Any info would be appreciated.. Thanks..

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Same things, 100% guess we just need to wait

  • rahul malik

    z2

  • Tommaso Serra

    Same here (Italy)

  • Happy Norwegian!

    Update: 4.4.4 Kitkat
    Model: Xperia z2
    Country: REACH TO NORWAY!!!

    CHEERS !

  • TAIMUR

    it is saying that it doesnot have an update after downloading its not installing it on my phone in INDIA

  • Stephen Lane

    nor me… waiting for the Orange version!!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    uuuta me marco error la estupidez… segundo intento

  • Anon

    Ultra Stamina mode only disables functions found on a phone so it hasn’t been included in the tablets firmware.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    just got same issue here dude!!! “There is no software available for your device” ARE THEY STUPID OR WHAT? then what was downloading? all this time?? porn??

  • snakesvk

    Still waiting in Slovakia

  • FreshVibez

    Thailand too!! hell yeah..

  • Kabuto Kouji

    same issue here!!! dude did you unlocked bootloader???? by any chance???

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  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    No, it’s stock

  • rahul malik

    same.. phone shut downs and says no update

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    It’s seems like block from Sony

  • Kabuto Kouji

    thank god i thought my problen would be cause lost my DRM keys… im trying second time, this time i wont unplug the phone and see… have u try second time?

  • Micro

    sorry, my bad – I said wi-fi, but it’s LTE/wi-fi version so it actually have all phone functionalities
    that’s why I thought it’s weird
    not that I’m complaining, because last time the battery lasted for 16d 18h with still 17% left… just saying it’s weird if it has lte modem

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Woow how could this be????

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Yup, I’ve tried several times, plugged and unpluged, even reinstall pc Companion, it downloads but then, you know what happens

  • Kabuto Kouji

    just cant beleive this shit is happening dudeeee…

  • Stephen Lane

    now it appears to be on all the French variations except the Orange one!!!

    Better not be a hold up thats Oranges fault!!!

  • Don

    how can i update my xperia z2 in step by step? (new to z2…)

  • rahul malik

    DID U UPDATED?

  • Kabuto Kouji

    WHAT A SHIT!! when PCC is done downloading…. gives an error that says: there is no Software for ur phone, what !!?? then what the heck was downloading the hole fricking time???!!!

  • jbernardo

    That is also my question… If you find out, please post here.

  • rahul malik

    SAME..

  • whatwhatster

    I downloaded it already through PCC but waiting to install it after tablet Z2 gets on 50%.

  • rahul malik

    SAME HERE FRIEND..

  • Kabuto Kouji

    the strage thing is that in my case, it was at 56% downloading but suddenly it said it was done so maybe it wasnt 100% downloadesd!

  • Tommy Irianto

    I might agree with you on this one. I tried using the XperiFirm to check my D6503 on the latest firmware available. It turns out that when you check all releases, a lot of countries already released the 23.0.1.A firmware. But when you’re about to download it, it reverts back to the only one available which is firmware 17.1.2.A. This occurs in all countries except for Thailand, which when clicking on the release you can choose to download either firmwares. But when downloading the 23.0.1.A firmware, it says “WARNING: The file ‘FILE_281733454’ is missing from Sony Mobile’s server and, since it is not needed, will be ignored!” I press OK, the download just stops and won’t continue. *sigh*

  • Kabuto Kouji

    anyone with a succesfull update??? post some screenshots!

  • rahul malik

    YUP.. THE SAME HAPPENS HERE

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    a mi me ha marcado error a cada rato, prueba con un proxy de thailand

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    5.0 release day…. Quite an irony :) But anyways – anybody managed to root it?

  • Stanley08

    Download the FTF file for flashtool here. D6503 users ONLY!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz4ANHmLVuVTeUZhanVyVkw5aXc/view

    CHEERS!

  • roeshak

    No its just the timing of its release. The z1 came out with Sony’s complete software suit for 2013 and as such the original Z, also a 2013 flashship got the z1’s features.
    The z2 and z3 are both 2014 flashships and so will end up level pegging on software.
    Neither z2 nor z3 will get any features launched with z4 next year.
    I’m taking about Sony’s software additions and not the base android updates. Z2 and z3 I expect we’llbe updated beyond android L.
    It’s something to bear in mind I suppose. Well unless we see an end to the 6 month cycle I don’t see it changing

  • Morph33

    I contacted Sony Germany’s customer support through live chat an they said that they have got issues with the update server at the moment and I should try again later.

  • IshuZ2

    its downloading. and downloading slowly

  • roeshak

    Very different phones. Ones big, the others compact. Z2 has the better specs being full HD but the two phones are in different categories. You should know if you want the big or small chappie lol

  • rahul malik

    yes this cud be possible reason

  • rahul malik

    after downloading it will show no update found

  • Morph33

    Sorry bro but according to the elabel file in that ftf file it is .314 so the existing 4.4.2 rom

  • bao trung giang

    What about Ultra STAMINA Mode? Does that need a new hardware?!

  • DooMLoRD

    need an FTF for D6503 please!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    doom sorry for my stupid question but why not using PCC…

  • Sander Puus

    sony server is overloaded or something else is wrong, seems like nobody is getting the update – whether via pcc or xperifirm. only current solution is try again later

  • Morph33
  • IshuZ2

    have you already downloaded it?

  • Andrey

    Same in Russia / win81erp…

  • rahul malik

    yes.. server issue is there. but let it download for future

  • whatwhatster

    Finally charging at 50% but like others I am not able to install it, tablet shuts down and that the message appears that there is no update.

  • gds

    Whats the size of the update

  • IshuZ2

    i second you.

  • Pavel

    My Xperia Z2 is switched off and appears There is no software available for your device WTF?

  • Gautham Tej

    Same here in India :/

  • thumble

    The update is rigth also availlible in Norway iam updating my xz2 rigth so if theire are som people from Norway on the xperia blog here then they should check pc companion

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Read below, there is common problem now

  • Bakhtavar

    Facing issue in upgrading thru pc companion and ota update is also not available.

  • Swapnil Bangar

    same here

  • Bakhtavar

    Have u upgraded

  • Swapnil Bangar

    what to do for this error

  • Yash Keshan

    hey did anyone try with the repair my phone option and downloading the firmware?

  • Angels

    I have the same thing here in latvia. The same error. does eny one know how to solve it?

  • PavelB

    Same problem here in Czech

  • rahul malik

    try again later as their server is facing problem due to many people trying to update

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Now I feel like crying…..hehehe…hahaha
    Now my xperia z1 feels so outdated…
    No love at all from sony and yet we share almost same spec…I will have to be patient until 2015 march

  • rahul malik

    do any1 updated successfully? if yes please share screens

  • wolvesfinest

    When is the update available for the UK?

  • RoberMC

    They probably fixed the exploit that allowed rooting, but luckily you will be able to update… then flash back the .314 kernel only, root, and reflash the new .167 kernel again… and you are rooted again.

  • Tochi Nwodu

    I wonder….
    Whats so new in the xperia z3 hardware z1 cant handle?

  • jonyah

    patiently waiting for a way to upgrade manually and keep root now……. Hopefully it won’t take too long. Obviously, here in the US this isn’t even available yet still.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Yo!! could everybody just stop your downloads im trying to get it right here!! i promise to post some pics after im dome !!! ;)

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Exactly mehn you need to see me excited at the time

  • P9

    beloved Sony. they even add most market key features of Z3 to the Z2, who says the Z3 released and Sony forget older..

  • rahul malik

    are u getting

  • Kabuto Kouji

    yea 4.4.4 !

  • Tochi Nwodu

    This is just lame with the incredible inside of the xperia z1
    Yet no new app…
    No wonder apple does so good….you flood the market with phones and in 1year it feels so old
    And yet,
    With a very powerful hardware

  • RoberMC

    Only Z and Z2 were actual flagships, at least to Sony, the subsecuent Z1, and Z3, were mere revisions of Z and Z2 respectively, thats why Z and Z2 get all new stuff from their revisions, and Z1 and Z3 don’t ger stuff from newer flagships X’D

  • Tasfique Enam

    That means i have to download both the firmwares .ftf files. when i flash the .314 kernel will it brick my phone? Can u please try this and let me know

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z2/general/how-to-root-firmware-314-t2821619

  • ilMartiniano

    Where is the folder where it put the downloaded firmware? (I have the impression that the download was wrong, I want to delete the file for poterglielo do re-download)

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    What a shit answer, Z1 is also a flagship and maintains allmost all hardware!!
    Nd 2GB Ram can handle 4K video recording Sony wants user to replace handset every 6months as it does!!

  • Yash Keshan

    how long did it take for you to download the firmware..

  • Kabuto Kouji

    nop´no matter how many times i try i simply cant update it!

  • RoberMC

    Go and cry to Sony’s support forum. You are getting newer launchers, and other small things at least, and of course, the newer Android versions. Other manufacturers only update Android and nothing else, and their customers are more than hapy with just that.

  • Tarek

    same problem in Jordan

  • Fempter

    Is there any Sony FTP server, where I can download firmware manually?

  • Baston

    Talked to Sony Support, they recommend to do an Repair before updating…

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Sony says: What?? u all wanna update??? here …. u aint getting shit !! hahahahahha””

  • Kabuto Kouji

    no fucking way!! im not erasing my stuff!!! just because some dumb agent that has no idea recomends me too!

  • Baston

    Move your shitty stuff on SD card then.

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Its not about Everything…Its about what hardware is capable and Sony limiting it, And I have allready complained thwm at Sony Forums

  • nicki

    same error in sweden , doesn´t work with pcc at the moment . i dont know y but wait and se what happening later on

  • bzack07

    In what way we could repair?

  • a.hamameh

    I can’t update it
    After I downloaded it tells me no update for your phone -_-

  • taimur

    After downloading its not installing its showing sony doesn’t have the update in india any body facing this??????

  • Kabuto Kouji

    lol

  • Baston

    Well on PC Companion there sould be an Repair option …

  • RoberMC

    That doesn’t matter… usually smartphones get no significant new functions with updates, only bug fixes, and/or minimal cosmetic changes. It doesn’t matter if the next flagship will be relased in 6 or 12 months, you buy what they offer in that moment.

    If new functions from newer flagships arrive, then be glad and enjoy, if not… don’t cry, because they don’t have to do it, and you don’t have the right to ask for something you didn’t pay for.

  • taimur

    Me tooo facing same

  • bbbb

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????????

  • Bryan Zack

    Have you tried? did it worked?

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    The same here. Unbranded Z2. Went through the whole download/preparing process. Than in the end it tells me, that the phone will be turned off and I should be patient. After the phone turns off, I get info about no updates. WTF?

  • IshuZ2

    mine is still downloading. after reading all these comments i wana stop the download. Z2 India

  • Yash Keshan

    i can try the repair option but the problem is the internet speed is sooo slow, due to sooo many tries of updating by lots of people.

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    I have the update downloaded. This appears after the phone gets turned off by the update process. I guess the process is stopped before bgetting the phone into Download mode.

  • Baston

    Nope, haven’t tried yet

  • Jiyeon90

    yes

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    We have paid for the hardware that supports all the features only the software limits that, Note 3 was running Snapdragon 800 and have 4K video, sony itself makes its phone weaker when it can have those features.
    Even 60fps 1080p not available….30fps is so old evn Old dual core devices have!!

  • Arthur Simon

    Have that in Finland too,….

  • Bryan Zack

    Looking for the repair but no option..

  • John

    Nothing in the UK?
    Nothing showing up on my UK sim-free Sony Xperia Z2.
    Is this an OTA update or through PC Companion? Or both?
    Anyone in the UK got this yet?

  • Yash Keshan

    disconnect the phone, and click on software update then you will get the repair option..

  • Baston

    Chillax guys, issues with the update server at the moment try again in next few hours.

  • Björn Bratt

    Hey do NOT fabric-reset your device if you get the error “no software available”. I got that with my tablet, and then it wouldn’t start so I thought, “Great, its bricked.” But after a few minutes it started and the update process restarted.

  • RoberMC

    Did you know you can root and have 4k video record?, that’s is all that you want?

    Sony also underclock the SOCs they mount in order to keep things in the low consumption, but you can get up the clocks again with root… When they released tha Z1, you saw what you could do with it, and that is what you bought, i still don’t understand your rant

  • Yash Keshan

    did you use the repair option, and is it updating to the new firmware?

  • Kabuto Kouji

    thanks bro i mean what the hell with this stupid update!!! they show u gold but u cant touch it!!!

  • Björn Bratt

    No repair. I just let it sit for a while and then it started by itself.

  • Baston

    Google something like PC Companion Repair

  • Björn Bratt

    Im waiting for a while though before I start the update again. Don’t wanna push my luck…

  • chetan barsopiya

    user who got errors in sony pc companion, i have a solution for them.

    show hidden files in pc and then navigate to C:ProgramDataSony MobileUpdate Enginedb

    Delete all the files in this db folder and then restart pc companion. Update will work like a charm after this fix.

    I hope i have solved the issue.

    – chetan

  • RoberMC

    Do you understand that when you bought anything, you are buying the hardware + the software that runs it?… if the software doesn’t have “X” function at the moment you buy it… why are you requiring sony to give to you new functions?, just because you envy Z2 users getting Z3 functions?, come on!.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    did u got 4.4.4? can u post an image?

  • Rammstone

    Yeah same problem here (Norway)

  • chetan barsopiya

    please leave a reply if my suggestion works

  • Kabuto Kouji

    i dont see db inside update engine folder

  • whatwhatster

    I did this one hour ago before you mentioned it but the issue stays for me!

  • Tarek

    ok am trying that , so the old file downloaded deleted and pc companion downloading again the firmware .
    hope that really solve the problem

  • SeVeMaS

    Ça Y est
    One hour later is available in France for the Generic Version, Don’t know about branded Versions

  • dehan

    Same in Turkey

  • Domino

    Poland have too update :)

  • Yash Keshan

    Hey anyone tried using a Mac?

  • Newneo

    Did you succeed on the Update?

  • Tarek

    please post pictures
    and if any one solved the problem by this way please confirm that

  • Baston

    No Mac users with SONY devices …

  • Adal Hinojosa

    Do you have rooted the z2? i have the same problem

  • Valetto Pereira

    Now available in mumbai India

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Do u think everyone that dumb? I’ve tried that, but result is the same, after new update it says No software

  • bb

    do any1 updated successfully?

  • Tarek

    did you get the message the you have update or you already updated your phone???

  • Yash Keshan

    it wont update…. try later

  • pain

    The same error.

  • timothy chan

    ultra stamina basically change your interface and switch off most apps and other functions, meaning you will only be able to use a limited amount of apps (although it still looks better than the samsung’s black and white solution)… it is i think a really desperate situation and with a full battery, the “theoratical” standby time is around 12-13 days… you probably don’t need that, I always have extended stamina mode on but may try this one out if i really need to reserve the last drop of battery.

  • Domino

    I get the message. I have only 4% battery

  • Kabuto Kouji

    dont think so…no screenshots by no one

  • Bryan Zack

    Nothing happens :((((((((((

  • Guest

    :)

  • Yash Keshan

    i guess all we can do now is wait for sony to reply to this with an update to the PC Companion…

  • Rick M

    Same problem in Holland :(…

  • Baston

    Haven’t tried yet, I will try later.

  • Tarek

    but it still mysterious error as the firmware is able to download

  • Tarek

    there are few people downloaded the firmware and set it up by falshtool

    http://firmwaremobile.com/index.php/xperiadownload/file/253-z2

    and thats the link for downloading the firmware but i didn’t try it actually
    http://xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware/51-sony-xperia-z2-d6503
    and you can see videos for the firmware here

  • Yash Keshan

    i guess the PC Companion is not yet ready for it..
    mite be some issues with the Drivers related to 4.4.4 for Z2.

  • Rblok

    I tried with a macbook and a laptop (windows 8.1) and neither one works for updating my Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet :(

  • Anon

    It seems the Z2 Tablet is receiving the update is selected countries but XperiFirm show’s now new firmware available?

  • Yash Keshan

    I guess all it comes to now is a wrong upload of firmware by Sony.

  • Purplehaze

    Please tell me there is a fix for this update problem, I tried it on pc and mac. It shuts down mij xperia z2 tab, and says there is no software available….. Did anyone here got this to work????

  • Emanuel

    Looks like niether one gets the update sucsessfully

  • Ali Bach-Tobji

    Same problem Tunisia

  • Guest

    got it

  • Tarek

    After deleting the old firmware which downloaded by the pc companion and deleting pc companion itself and reinstalling pc companion and downloading again the firmware and the phone still connected during all the downloading process saaaaaaaaaaame error nothing happened

  • Guest

    works form me still waiting

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    … but be aware: you will get an empty phone. No user daa will be kept, except contents of SD card of course.

  • Tarek

    did you finished updating or what ??

  • Niels d. G.

    Same here.

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    got it

  • whatwhatster

    This works for everybody :), after it asks to unplug and plug again the device turns off and that’s it.

  • Yash Keshan

    let us know if it installs

  • Angels

    But then why my phone go off ? after disconecting usb i can turn it on?

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    i am downloading but cant post images

  • Niels d. G.

    Server overloaded? No, this happens after the firmware is fully downloaded.

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    So you mean… just wait, it will start again?

  • Tarek

    every one here finished downloading but when it says plug the usb cable and it will turn off your phone….the phone just turned off and nothing happened after that just a notification on pc companion that you dont have update for your phone

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    damn i wasnt enable to post imagess but they have done

  • Niels d. G.

    Right, now I’m experiencing this too.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Xperiablooog rating is crazyyyy now with this damm issue

  • GMAN 10111

    I dont seem to be getting any updates,even after i refresh the list. Can anyone help me?

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    i will test it

  • Niels d. G.

    For Xperia Z2 tablet, the problem when trying to update seems to be caused by PCC losing connection with the tablet after it shuts down.

  • Valetto Pereira

    It just finished downloading one thing and now a second new thing is getting downloaded at a slow speed. Two downloads o.0

  • Tarek

    so?

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    nope it doesnt work

  • Iuliana C

    has anyone succeeded in installing the update on xperia z2 smartphone?

  • Tarek

    i think no one at all

  • Niels d. G.

    Okay something changed in XperiFirm: earlier today, it show that the latest firmware for “FR/DE/AT/CH/BE/NL/PL” was 23.0.1.A.0.167, but now it’s back at
    17.1.1.A.0.402

  • Iuliana C

    the error seems to be caused by the phone losing connectivity to the pc after pc companion shuts down the phone to update

  • Niels d. G.

    Okay something changed in XperiFirm: earlier today, it showed that the
    latest Z2 Tablet firmware for “FR/DE/AT/CH/BE/NL/PL” was 23.0.1.A.0.167, but now
    it’s back at 17.1.1.A.0.402

  • Anon

    I’ve been checking all day and although people are saying they’re receiving the update, the Z2 Tablet hasn’t moved from 17.1.1.A.0.402.

  • Morph33

    Yep, with Flashtool.

  • Bob

    So basically now there’s no point of a z3?

  • Tarek

    post pics plz

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Yeaaaa

  • Niels d. G.

    Hmm, I just double checked and it seems that after you click “check all” it appears as if most regions are at 23.0.1.A.0.167, but as soon as you click an individual region, it changes to 17.1.1.A.0.402. Very strange.

  • Morph33

    I have no time to do that, but you can find it in this XDA thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z2/general/android-4-4-4-kitkat-xperia-z2-review-t2928724

    There are not only pictures but videos as well.

    I downloaded from the above thread and flashed it with Flashtool. Worked like a charm.

  • Jiyeon90
  • Kabuto Kouji

    dude in Russia does the 4G shows LTE? or 4G?

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    there are 2 ways via flashtool or waiting for sony

  • Kabuto Kouji

    does ur phone says LTE or 4 with this rom????

  • Morph33

    LTE

  • Anon

    Hopefully tomorrow they’ll release the firmware.

  • Alberto

    Same problem here (Portugal)… -_-‘
    But in my opinion, this is not a server problem, because the firmware rom was already downloaded to my computer, right?

  • aa

    ya same problem for me, Bangalore(India)…any one have any idea about this ?

  • Kabuto Kouji

    yeah better grip! ;)

  • Niels d. G.

    Maybe Sony just realized that and therefor pulled back the update, LOL.

  • guest

    dont know but it should be like in the rest of europe

  • MarkLastiwka

    What kinda bugged me was that Z2 came out and Z1 never got updated to include a lot of the Z2 features. All the while, the Z2 gets updated with all the Z3 features pretty much right when the Z3 comes out. And the Z1 still doesn’t have the Z2 features…

  • h.scheerooren

    No connection whatsoever. No USB no WiFI no BT. Computer with WIndows 8.1 doesnot “see”my tablet Z2. What now SONY?

  • Kabuto Kouji

    yes it is suposed so, is at the very last step

  • Peyman

    It is issue from sonys server.
    Please wait until next news about it on today or tomorrow.

  • Hossam

    So I decrypted the files i got from the PC Companion and guess what i found…!!
    the old version rom (.314) was the one included in the downloaded files, FU..K YOU SONY, you didn’t even bother to check the files you are sending to us.
    Seems that the same problem happens in several regions, as lots of talk i found when googling the problem.

    And that explains everything, the PC Companion downloads whats on the server as the new 23.0.1.A.0.167, and when the mobile shuts down to the flash mode the error happens

    Also some guy at the XDA Developers GENERAL forum posting the ROM twice, and they reply “its the old one”, unbelievable …

  • Adrian M

    WTF I have the Z1, what we become from the Z2 ? Right, nothing ! WHY SONY !?! Give us HD Audio too.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    cool it up man, nobody aint getting shit! this update is a fricking FAILURE!!!!

  • Nona Meyet

    Rolling out in New Zealand

  • Björn Bratt

    Yeah. I did pull the usb then I reconnected it, and tried to start it a couple of times but nothing happened, then after a couple of minutes it just started. Maybe some built in timeout in case an update failed. I dunno…

  • Hossam

    So I decrypted the files i got from the PC Companion and guess what i found…!!
    the old version rom (.314) was the one included in the downloaded files, SHAME ON YOU SONY, you didn’t even bother to check the files you are sending to us.
    Seems that the same problem happens in several regions, as lots of talk i found when googling the problem.

    And that explains everything, the PC Companion downloads whats on the server as the new 23.0.1.A.0.167, and when the mobile shuts down to the flash mode the error happens

    Also some guy at the GENERAL forum posting the ROM twice, and they reply “its the old one”, unbelievable …

  • Kabuto Kouji

    helll noooooo!!! that make sense, 3 hours downloading the same STUPID software, so that means that until sony damm guys realize that ,…we are fckt up unless we use flashtool

  • Alex Baloch

    Reminds me when the Xperia Z was getting updated to Look like the Z1 a year ago. Good times.

  • Fempter

    Relax… Just wait and I think, tomorrow we will get new firmware. Don’t panic.

  • manud

    Hi-res audio is a joke.the audio level goes down when I use hi-res

  • Hossam

    So I decrypted the files i got from the PC Companion and guess what i found…!!
    the old version rom (.314) was the one included in the downloaded files, FU..K YOU SONY, you didn’t even bother to check the files you are sending to us.
    Seems that the same problem happens in several regions, as lots of talk i found when googling the problem.

    And that explains everything, the PC Companion downloads whats on the server as the new 23.0.1.A.0.167, and when the mobile shuts down to the flash mode the error happens

    Also some guy at the GENERAL forum posting the ROM twice, and they reply “its the old one”, unbelievable …

  • Kabuto Kouji

    hahhaa duuude im trying just cant wait anymore

  • Kabuto Kouji

    ok now entering the phase of resignation ……..coments slowed down a bit…

  • Angels

    i didn’t rootmy phone

  • Vasja Strelec

    Same problem in Slovenia

  • karl

    still waiting here in the UK……

  • BASS

    Damn SONY….. they are seeding the Fucking OLD Update again..!! thats why it wont update ..!!

  • Dirrtydog

    “That Was Really Awfull
    So I decrypted the files i got from the PC Companion and guess what i found…!!
    the old version rom (.314) was the one included in the downloaded files, FU..K YOU SONY, you didn’t even bother to check the files you are sending to us.
    Seems that the same problem happens in several regions, as lots of talk i found when googling the problem.

    And that explains everything, the PC Companion downloads whats on the server as the new 23.0.1.A.0.167, and when the mobile shuts down to the flash mode the error happens.”

    source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z2/help/fix-pcc-software-available-device-error-t2928784

  • Icsperiazetadue

    One of the main reasons that made me switch from Sammy to Sony was exactly because the Note 2 didn’t get anything from the Note 3 and that pissed me off… Love my Z2 and I will probably never go back to Sammy

  • HDERAZI96

    used sony bridge and pc companion same shit happening

  • Kabuto Kouji

    I WANA FUCKIN DIE WITH THIS SONY BASTARDS!!!

  • Wan Azizan

    they should re-open the Update Service via air

  • Kabuto Kouji

    hope so man

  • Anthony pierron

    No in OTA no computer requied :)

  • Wan Azizan

    MALAYSIA users if have problem too just be patient and wait cause xperiafirm confirmly stated its still 4.4.2

  • guest

    same error for me in France

  • Wan Azizan

    download xperifirm there u can check is it available for your country or no . in the z2 it says update for 4.4.4 but i checked in xperifirm in malaysia still 4.4.2 . be patient and have faith in Sony :)

  • Kabuto Kouji

    OK EVERYONE…… SAY GOODBYE TO “X-LOUD” FEATURE, i just found by zodiac100 user in XDA confirmed that X-LOUD its going straight the HELL after the update,….. WHY, why they always f+++k it UP taking out cool features like x loud!!???

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    So, u finally updated? I didn’t try again yet, so what about X-Loud, is it gone from menu, or broken?

  • Kabuto Kouji
  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Ok, I will wait for official

  • Ahmed Abuissa

    The same problem in Algeria

  • viva Jordan :)

  • azzido

    same problem in Poland :(

  • azzido

    The truth is someone just copied the wrong data to the server… the old ones instead of new.
    And we all need to wait until the dude will come tomorrow morning to the job anr replace it :D :D :D

    Sick!

  • azzido

    Sony, we all want to know the name of the DUDE!!! :)

  • Thank you Sony, for bricking my phone

  • azzido

    This situation reminds me something:

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    sony??? nob

  • BASS

    Waiting for update… waiting for update … update found…. Downloading… Downloading… Downloading… F****G ERROR… Downloading FTF …. Flashing …Flashing…. There You Go BANG ..!! …. X-LOUD Gone

  • khalilgallardo

    Does this solve the touchscreen issues on the Tablet Z2?

  • xperia z2

    i don’t have computer

    how i can update Xperia Z2 ?

  • Umair Sikandar

    DO NOT REPAIR ,i have done it right now i lost all my data and got same shitty 4.4.2 update all over DAMN SONY!!

  • xperia z2

    i don’t have computer

    how i can update Xperia Z2 ? .

  • Umair Sikandar

    same in pakistan ,just did the repair and nothing !! lost all data and got 4.4.2 all over again ,hope sony will soon fix it !

  • xperia z2

    How i can update Xperia Z2 via OTA ?

  • Stanley08

    Use Flashtool

  • xperia z2

    How i can update Xperia Z2 by OTA ?

  • M Usman

    just updated my xperia z2 UK to 4.4.4. flashtool was being difficult in flashing the file and giving me too many errors. eventually after an hour i managed to fix the issue. now waiting for the lollipop update on my nexus 10. 2 major updates in 1 day. I think I just found heaven :D

  • M Usman

    you can’t. I did not have access to a laptop so wished for an ota update. wasn’t to be as it is a major update. over 1gb in size. Used flashtool and flashed the Russian version. Had a few errors during flashing but managed to sort it out in an hour.

  • pransis

    Not yet available for carrier-locked (Smart) Z2 here in the Philippines. :3

  • kev

    wow, this is quite the troll!!!!

    At least I didn’t have to wait that long for the download. SONY PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!!!

  • Same problem in Canada.

  • Wan Azizan

    its all country except Thailand

  • Wan Azizan

    u flash from Thailand ver right?

  • Wan Azizan

    GOOD NEWS MALAYSIA AND RUSSIA USERS ITS 4.4.4 ARE COMING . DELETE THE PREVIOUS DATA AND RE-DOWNLOAD THE NEW ONE

  • kev

    seems like this is the case indeed. tried again, and this time it goes to downloading a new software instead on working on the downloaded one…

  • Wan Azizan

    POLAND
    SINGAPORE
    THAILAND
    MALAYSIA
    INDONESIA
    KOREA
    RUSSIA
    PHILIPPHINE
    MENA ARABIC
    SAUDI ARABIC
    MENA LATIN
    PORTUGAL

  • For the noob’ish peoples like myself, where do I find the previous files to delete?

  • I had to change my Norton 360 firewall to “Allow” from “Auto” for the Sony PC Companion.

  • kev

    Actually i didn’t delete anything, it automatically downloads (i assume it’s the new one because prior to this, it would just go straight into updating with the old file) i didn’t get to test it yet cus my pc companion crashed. Still trying now.

  • Will have to use a friends or something.

  • UPDATE. just tried again, and now it’s actually downloading, rather than stopping at 0%

    Location: Canada – Unbranded device.

    Update 2: Now getting DL errer at 2% lol. I guess everyone is trying.

  • kev

    I HOPE THIS WORKS

  • Reading the rest of the discussion, thank goodness I gave up last night and decided to try again now. Just finished downloading again (after FW off), will update.

  • TY, just started for me too, error’ing out at 2%. I’ll keep at it.

  • Wan Azizan

    I already checked it i know why it fails to update last night cause its the 4.4.2 . just now i checked again for malaysia and its 4.4.4 . ^^

  • Wan Azizan

    just now Sony update the real 4.4.4 for my country yeahhhhhhh

  • Successfully updated! First screen changed. “Xperia” logo is now displayed at the bottom of the screen in addition to the “Sony” logo.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    Join the fb Xperia Z2 group here guys! We have a list of countries who have received it so far! Connect with 14k+ more members! ;)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sxperiaz2/

  • Josh México

    It is a mockery of Sony

  • Wan Azizan

    from wht country are you ? congrats!

  • Wan Azizan

    via pc companion ?

  • Ajay R

    Reporting after successful updation. D6502 – Bangalore, India

  • Singapore!

  • Tommy Irianto

    Update is working now, What I did was to simply uninstall both the PC Companion and the Sony Update Engine. Restart computer and reinstall a fresh copy of PC Companion.

    Plug your Xperia and it should download the update all over again and it should succed (Attached screenshot)

  • Tommy Irianto

    Sorry for the multiple screenshot upload. I thought the rest didn’t load.

  • kev

    2 people seemingly successfully updated their z2 just recently. I give up. Will try later…

  • Yeah me too bud. I’ve been trying the past hour and still getting stuck at 2%. Tomorrow it is! heh Toodles guys, and ty for the info.

  • Wan Azizan

    done with updates . hey have u tried open the camera mine quite laggy unlike 4.4.2 are smooth

  • Wan Azizan

    or its because its improve hte stability mode . when focus on something no lag

  • Oh come on, give them a break. :) Probably the chap that mis-posted the update is getting a once over by his bosses.

  • RoberMC

    That should work, I will try it as soon as the firmware for my SGP512 (Z2 Tablet 32gb) is available.

    In worst case scenario (very remotely) the device would not boot, but it is easily fixable flashing again the newer kernel again, as the bootloader remains untouched.

  • kev

    Can you elaborate on that? How is it now?

  • Wan Azizan

    not smooth as usually when auto mode

  • faisal

    as salam bro..ni faisal from kl..need some help from u…tried mlm tadi but failed n pastu ada mention akan hilang all pics,vids,contacts etc etc….so,saya terus hold dr update…leh tak wasap me at 016 732 7295..really need ur help..tq bro

  • ?? ??

    After this update, i found the camera lag a bit, not as smooth as usual

  • Wan Azizan

    agreed . but the weirdest things is when u open ar fun theres no lag at all . i think its not smooth maybe minor bug

  • Wan Azizan

    try record avideo u see serious worst colour blurry thing

  • ?? ??

    Hope the bug will fixed ASAP =(

  • Wan Azizan

    i rather go for 4.4.2 camera damn it

  • Wan Azizan

    pegi program data>sony mobile>update > db 13740…. > blob . delete smua file dlm blob tu pastu download baru kat pc companion

  • Swapnil Bangar

    finally some one updated fw on server side.
    installing right now

  • Wan Azizan

    be ready for the camera are the worst thing

  • Lapog

    Yes even I am getting the same error as below, California

  • Jeff Martinez

    Hey Sony I need Remote Play for my Z1 Compact!!!

  • Swapnil Bangar

    X-loud and x-reality are gone…:(

  • FreshVibez

    Use other region then..

  • Jeezy

    I ‘ve already updated to 4.4.4, Thailand D6503

  • Shaurya

    Hi Guys, from India here. Just got the update, installed successfully :) If you try to update your software through PC companion again and it starts to download the software again- you know you’re getting the right one this time. Took only about 45-50 mins to download.

  • rahul malik

    Ok but yesterday what did it was downloading

  • rahul malik

    Where is remote play

  • Olivier

    Your tip works! Thank You very much!

  • IshuZ2

    downloading it now. 23% done. Z2 D6502 India

  • IshuZ2

    m downloading it now.

  • kev

    41%. going painfully slow. aware of the lag and camera problems, but i am still going through with it.

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  • Swapnil Bangar

    its in playstation app and u have to download app of remote play

  • Swapnil Bangar

    at the start it lags but its working fine and lag free, havent tested photo quality yet

  • Eliel

    i successfully updated my xperia z2, thanks sony!

  • Bojan

    Can you help me out,I did the same thing and it starts the download,and when it comes to 2% it says that my network connection is low,but its not,the connection is pretty good,what should i do?

  • Dexter Moregan

    Still cannot move app to sd card in 4.4.4

    WTF!

  • Hanna

    Hi guys, it was really a party day yesterday, long night but it is worth it. Have faced same problem of colleagues mentioned below, I have done all possible but with no luck, then i have moved to flashing the FTF downloaded from XDA and finished by 3 AM. I can say it is a great update. The camera had received a significant improvements.

  • Wan Azizan

    thats the old one

  • Stephen Lane

    Still no sign of the Orange France Branded Version :-(

  • rahul malik

    U downloaded it yesterday too..

  • rahul malik

    PlayStation or playstore

  • Swapnil Bangar

    Open Playstation app, go to connect ps4, then search for PS4 Remote play

  • rahul malik

    Ohh thnks..

  • kev

    okay, it’s updating right now. FINALLY.

  • Wan Azizan

    for orange france its still 4.4.2 just wait

  • rahul malik

    Xloud gone but high res audio playback comes. And dsee hx

  • rahul malik

    X reality is there

  • Tasfique Enam

    Okay try it and let me know. Waiting for ur reply.

  • skooal

    Still nothing here in Ireland…

  • IshuZ2

    what is dsee hx?

  • Deep

    Hi Swapnil , what u did today to install it successfully ? I tried yesterday and got the same error which u mentioned last night “Problem : There is no software available for your device” . Thats why wanted to know the solution of this problem.

  • kev

    updated to 4.4.4. plenty of good, and plenty of bad too. the quality of the camera went down quite considerably, imo so i really hope they are going to get a patch for that. i understand that xloud is gone, but it seems as though it is thrown into the clearaudio setting, albeit it’s not as loud as before…so that’s probably bad too. so far, those are the ones that really stood out after the update. so update if that is what you want, but if you are happy with 4.4.2, then that’s fine.

  • subin salim

    already got that update.. But bugs to be fixed in smart screen rotation

  • Swapnil Bangar

    Nothing, If you try to update your software through PC companion again and it starts to download the software again- you know you’re getting the right one this time.

  • lasttodie

    DSEE HX uses an algorithm to analyse your music and automatically replace the “lost” information so that the quality is almost as good as true Hi-Res Audio quality

  • IshuZ2

    i canceled it. when i read those error and nothing updated after download comments. so i am updating it now. is it necessary to use original data cable ? mine is at home. and i am at work.

  • deep

    ok thanks a lot :)

  • IshuZ2

    thank you buddy …

  • pouya

    Same problem in IRAN

  • westberg

    In Poland: in fact there was a problem yesterday, today, trouble-free installation.

  • IshuZ2

    updated it finally. dam those icons are big. but its good.

  • roeshak

    I just the flashed the Russian generic rom available. It’s very light weight. Not much bloat!
    The first thing in did was test the camera last night and I can confirm that the focusing issue especially at full res is fixed. The cameras more consistent and pictures are sharper. Lowlight photos are improved but it seems more noise creeps in.
    The rom’s very fast and fluid. We’ll see how battery life goes.
    One thing that annoys me though is that x loud is gone. Volumes are now much lower. I’d suggest you switch off x loud if you’re using it before updating. Give yourself a chance to get used to the sounds without it otherwise it could be a shock to the system to see it gone lol!
    All in all, a great update but Sony needs to get their software act together. They’ve got to be able to launch their best software at the start of the year and not September. Hopefully that’ll improve once they ditch the 6 month cycle!

  • roeshak

    Yeah the viewfinder is quite laggy but photo quality is much better especially at full res

  • roeshak

    You need to understand the way Sony works. They produce software in one year for all the flagships released in that year.
    Z and Z1 were released in 2013 so Z got the features that were launched later with Z1.
    Neither phone got anything Sony launched with z2 or z3 because that’s 2014 software for 2014 flagships. Z2 got the features from z3 but neither phone will get any Sony features released with z4 next year. They’ll get the core android updates but not Sony’s additions.
    That’s the 6 month cycle mate. You’re always better off buying at the start of the year considering the way the cookie crumbles with Sony!

  • roeshak

    Got nothing to do with hardware. It’s just Sony’s update policy. They don’t give their own proprietary software features from one year to devices released in the previous year.
    Z2 and z3 will get nothing Sony releases with z4 next year.
    Also z2 didn’t get intelligent active mode and high iso but I’m sure we’ll see at least intelligent active mode appear in android L

  • lasttodie

    Flying F@#¿!! Download stops at 2% on Pc companion with message “download error” what the heck is that all about?

  • Gabriel Voica

    this is the new Kitkat 4.4.4 build 167 update

    http://youtu.be/J0dP40II0rM

  • jeff

    I have finally updated my MIGHTY Z2

  • Gabriel Voica
  • Killian Khoo

    Seems like Sony have ditch the xloud feature for new Xperia Z series like Z2 onward with this update ~
    And Z3 didnt have xloud feature at all, have a try on it confirmed it didnt have that feature ~
    I guess Sony want to listen to its original volume rather than enchanced volume and that is really bad, I am not fan of this feature I kind of find it useless ….
    Other than the ringtone settings ~

  • Angels

    For me its still dont work

  • Gabriel Voica
  • Iuliana C

    after the update in someone wants to disable that annoying google search bar all you have to do is pinch the home screen and you have the option to hide that search bar. working on my xperia z2 smartphone

  • I tried to flash mine with the very same rom but flashtool got stuck during system.sin unpacking and bricked the phone. I restored the phone using PC Companion. Did you face any troubles during flashing?

  • roeshak

    I got an error to begin with but that was because I had usb debugging enabled. Once I switched it off, it flashed OK

  • jeff

    On the contrary, image quality of the camera became EXCELLENT!
    take a look:

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1425/675/original.jpg

  • tugares

    What should we do for this problem it is not solving uninstall and restart way ;)

  • Gabriel Voica
  • Yeah I download.

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  • 111

    finally updated / Saudi Arabia

  • That’s interesting, but does anyone know how to transfer DSD files from a SACD to a smartphone? will a Sony software allow that?

  • Rami

    Not good update very larg icons for the app and Google search tab sticks all the pages please fix this.

  • whatwhatster

    Dude you can hide the search tab!, hold the screen and hide it.

    Anyway, looks good on the Tablet Z2 the first thing I tried out was Remote Play and one my first match with it :)).
    But it has a little bit lag in the gameplay and hope this will be fixed, but it is great to play it whenever you wan now.

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  • Shaurya

    Yesterday apparently the older .314 (4.4.2) update was downloaded as the (4.4.4) update. Someone had made a mistake in the naming of the file in Sony’s servers. It looks like it has been fixed now :)

  • Anon

    Not a fan of the new home launcher layout on the Z2 Tablet.

  • Stephen Lane

    I hate waiting lol

    I have noticed using the Xperia firmware update checker no additional variants have been added today… Is this normal for Sony to stagger the updates?

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  • sQueezedhe

    I uninstalled the sony update engine and the pc companion, downloaded it from the site, reinstalled it *then* started all over again this morning.

    All works now.

  • Icsperiazetadue

    Just updated my Z2 in Switzerland. Took 20 minutes. Everything works good. No bugs so far!

  • Niels d. G.

    The large icons is adopted from Google Play Launcher. Sadly you’ll have to either get used to it or use a third-party launcher…

  • Icsperiazetadue

    Keep trying. It did it to me the first time I tried then I waited 30 minutes and retried and it worked without any problems!

  • Niels d. G.

    You’re to blame Google here, they want do away with SD cards in Android completely.

  • lasttodie

    OTA in Norway, juuhuu ha ha HALLELUJA!

  • Niels d. G.

    Don’t get your hopes up

  • RoberMC

    I tried and it does not work, the tablet would not boot with .167 firmware + .314 Kernel, so there is no way to run the towelroot exploit for now.

  • Mikael

    Is it recommended to root my new z2 before or after installing this new rom with pc companion ?
    -Thanks

  • Olivier Steiner

    OTA in Switzerland too!!!

  • TimotejKraner

    It’s now available as OTA update.

  • Huntesh Kumar

    why Ultra STAMINA Mode is not available in Sony Xperia Z….still facing battery drain problem…..

  • Sana Sheikh

    I did the same, but same result..but now its downloading the update again…maybe it work this time..

  • xperiax10.awesome

    after the update – ICONS become HUGE, I didn’t like it !! :-(

  • lasttodie

    Update over OTA works GREAT, no lagg in camera app, everything works great. Thanxx Sony. You MAKE me BELIEVE

  • GMAN 10111

    Has anyone in South Africa received the 23.01.A.0167 update for their Sony Xperia Z2?

  • Ali G

    Hey guys I’m from Turkey. I just couldn’t do the update last night. I tried everything. I deleted Companion reinstalled, I tried using XperiFirm. Nothing happened. Then I opened Update Service from my phone and refreshed. There it was. A 313Mb update was waiting for me. Right now I’m up to date with 4.4.4. Just try it guys ;)

  • rahul malik

    where is bluetooth unlock feature

  • GMAN 10111

    Ive been trying that since i first heard about the update but it isnt showing up on mine at all(Im in South Africa)

  • Asif Kader

    it should now be available as an update ota, try to refresh in update center app

  • Asif Kader

    try to refresh in update center app

  • Asif Kader

    there’s no easy way to root 4.4.4 YET, but if you want to just search on xda. i would do it after installing update

  • GMAN 10111

    Refreshed it now but it still says im up to date. Even did it on my PC

  • Wan Azizan

    i greed

  • Asif Kader

    That’s weird, it’s available in Sweden :(

  • Praviraaz

    Icons are very big and Hi-Res audio is not so inexpressive…

  • Wan Azizan

    test the camera .

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  • Wan Azizan

    no lagg camera app???

  • Asif Kader

    if anyone can show if there’s any difference in camera quality between 4.4.4 and 4.4.2, it would be highly appreciated, BATTERY life as well hehe :)

  • Wan Azizan

    4.4.4 camera are worst 4.4.2 are the best unlike 4.4.4 u feel like its not doing its own job making excelent photography

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  • GMAN 10111

    South Africa is always slow with the updates :'(

  • Asif Kader

    wow, with a new update you do expect that Sony had improved picture and camera quality as well as their algorithms.. it’s really funny how they can have the best camera hardware on the market but their software is so mediocre. they should be ashamed -.-

  • GMAN 10111

    Is there anyone from South Africa that has the new update yet?

  • Wan Azizan

    from wht operator ?

  • rahul malik

    u mean z3 camera is worst.. cmon man

  • Wan Azizan

    south africa all operator still 4.4.2

  • GMAN 10111

    Vodacom

  • GMAN 10111

    I got a stock Z2 no root or anything

  • GMAN 10111

    So when do we get the update?

  • Wan Azizan

    vodacom south africa still no updates maybe tmorrow

  • Wan Azizan

    im downgrading to 4.4.2 again

  • Yamil

    Anyone from USA has been able to complete the update??? My PCC keeps stopping at 2% saying that Tried Xperifirm and says that one file is missinf from Sony Mobile and stopped the download, whats is happening??? :-(

  • rahul malik

    Ok good

  • rahul malik

    Bluetooth unlock works fine?

  • kev

    Just keep trying. Or wait for a while. I had that this morning. Waited till the afternoon, and it was pretty slow. But it completed in the end.

  • kev

    I really want to Intelligent Active for the Steadyshot…any chance they’ll add it in the next fix?

  • Yamil

    Seems like Sony USA is the worst of all servers!! tried to download from another country using Xperifirm and worked, the Customized US keeps saying that there is a missing file!! WTF!!

  • Jaroslav Jásek

    Stáhl jsem to p?es OTA a v pohod?…

  • Yamil

    Are you from USA??

  • Frosty

    Can someone send a link with new Xperia launcher?

  • GMAN 10111

    I really hope it comes soon,I cant wait for 4.4.4

  • lasttodie

    Sorry, haven”t tried yet

  • Wan Azizan

    hope u guys get better one cause i get the worst camera

  • Vishu

    Anyone received update for Z2 on Bell Canada?

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Is it just me or does anyone notice that the max volume is not as loud as it was on 4.4.2??? its to damm low!!! i know X loud is gone but this is ridiculous!!

  • Yamil

    Now downloading from USA, I´ll keep you posted, lets see if I finally finish the update!!! :-(

  • Gabriel Voica

    Screen record demo on the Sony Z2 running Kitkat 4.4.4 with all the new features and picture samples from the camera

    http://youtu.be/k8DAIU0woI8

  • Yamil

    Finally updated!! now to try the new rom for a few days and start working on a way to root this firmware!! :-) … Happy updating!!

  • Yamil

    Screenshoot

  • IshuZ2

    at 100% battery and after activating stamina mode.. what is battery time showing on your Z2?
    mine is 23 hours. : (:(

  • Simos Katsiaris

    i was getting the error when i got the ota on the devise, from the pc i was able to flash with no issues!

  • Simos Katsiaris

    i will check if my root survived ota and report back to you

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    Error de audio en Notificaciones….

  • James Røren

    Yeah :(

  • James Røren

    And in Norway

  • James Røren

    Men har fått et ny problem (Kunne Ikke verfisere)????
    Got a new problem with ota (Could not detected)???

  • kev

    Hello guys. To those complaining about the loss of Xloud and the volume being lower, the only way is to activate the ClearAudio setting only (well, for now). It feels like the Xloud setting is sort of fused in the ClearAudio option. Keep in mind it’s just not as loud as before, but it’s good enough.

  • kev

    Well no, but i assume it’s a similar problem because people all around have been complaining about the update being stuck at 2%, me included. Have you tried OTA update? Heard it’s better.

  • Jeremmy Palacios

    in notifications is very very bad.

  • Lefunestre

    I just check with XperiFirm and no update available. Still version 17.1.A.2.55

  • Abu Saleq Rocky

    Where is xloud

  • Sreejit

    Updates.. working great!

  • Nick

    Mine is stuck at 25% or so of the prepare scree in PCC even after numerous retries. I’m from Malaysia. Not happy!

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  • jbernardo

    As I also have a SGP512 with locked bootloader, I’ll hold for now… But maybe it is possible to backup TA before updating, unlock bootloader and root afterwards, then restore the TA and with it the locked bootloader?

  • RoberMC

    Of course you can do it, but remember to do a backup of your data before unlocking the bootloader.

  • jokensy

    Now the Z3 is completely obsolete! HA!HA!HA!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    hmm thanks for the advice but still as u said it wont really solve it, hope they make an update for this, its a nice 4.4.4 update except for this boomer!

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  • rahul malik

    bought sony mdr xb50ap for 3000 rs n it has no option to select on z2.. other cheap ones r there.. what d fck sony

  • Stephen Lane

    Still no sign of 4.4.4 for my Orange France Variant! :-(

    Maybe operater related delay as I notice none of the Orange versions in Europe have yet to receive the update…

    Might just flash the generic ROM and be done with it!

  • Gabriel Voica

    so far these are the ones i noticed…. http://youtu.be/C5Hqxy9HZOI

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  • Gabriel Voica

    IF YOU STILL DIDN’T GET THE UPDATE

    http://youtu.be/FhGQyZMkiHk

  • peltruquin

    Was this for the phone or Tablet?

  • peltruquin

    Has anyone from USA been able to download this for the xperia Z2 Tablet? PC companion says Tablet is up to date with 4.4.2 -_- I need remote play URGENT!

  • Paul

    Has anyone encountered this issue while updating with bridge for mac? Error message is: (reason: failed to parse installer XML (code 11)). I reinstalled Java, BFM, and turned off the firewall, and I still can’t update. Cheers!

  • GMAN 10111

    Does anyone know whether South Africa will begetting the update and when???

  • bobby

    Still nothing with vodacom

  • Wan Azizan

    Hey guys did u guys experiencing camera laggish ?? Heres why . The screen resolution have been minimize to 1794×1080 than 4.4.2 which is 1920×1080

  • Wan Azizan

    Plus , our z2 are getting hotter than before . Thats because the updates runs quad. 4.4.2 runs 2 core

  • Wan Azizan

    This

  • Zombie

    Yep,nothing from vodacom.

  • Steve Potter

    Xperia Z2 unlocked, UK model still no 4.4.4 update on phone or PC companion…. is it just me?

  • Levi Smith

    I’ve today received the new update on 3 UK (12th November 2014) but not too sure whether to install as I’m currently rooted on .314. If anyone knows of root access for this new update could they please provide a link? Thanks

  • Iqbal

    Hi did your root survive the ota update? and if not then how did you update to the latest one 23.0.1….? I’ve got towel root, xposed installer, currently running 17.1.1.A.0.402. I don’t want to have to lose all my data if I manually have to install this! Please inform us! Thanks.

  • W. Jurewicz

    Comes with a couple bloatware: lifelog, Vine. Other apps can be uninstalled. I don’t appriciate that

  • Aaron

    Got the update today – o2 UK

  • Arch

    Just updated. Seems laggy, camera much slower to launch and phone definitely warmer than before, just basic operation and i can feel phone is warm on back, never had this before. Wishing i hadnt bothered. As always with most updates.

  • Simos Katsiaris

    no, they closed all holes, i moved to cm11

  • Petsu

    Multi User support???

  • Steve

    I didn’t need to use my computer for the update, everything went smoothly…

  • Antonio

    ust bought my Z2 3 days ago and I noticed today that my device is draining the battery fast. It consumed 14% in just three hours of casual use and the first hour is on standby mode. is this normal?? my OS is 4.4.4 updated via OTA thanks

  • bob

    Bell Canada is refusing to release 4.4.4 update. WTF.

  • helpme

    trying to turn it on for a week now.. i got in working a few hours ago but when i was repairing it via sony companion it suddenly disconnected from pc, now it wont turn on again..any idea?

  • helpme

    and when charging no charging light indicator

  • helpme

    trying to turn on my z3 white for a week now.. i got in working a few hours ago but when i was repairing it via sony companion it suddenly disconnected from pc, my internet connection is fine, did what that on screen instructions instructed me to do now it wont turn on again..and when iplug it in trying to charge it,there’s no light indicator that its charging.

    hope i havent brick this

    any idea?please help

  • dien

    I hate this big icon. Its like toy phone. How to restore original icon for z2?

  • SHAHEER

    For Xperia Z1? When!!!!! ”

  • Annonymous

    I cant connect my Xperia Z2 to my PC, I connected it Yesterday to my aunts PC, and it popped up with an install button and I clicked okay, everything worked perfectly. Today for the first time I connected it to my PC and it shows absolutely nothing, it doesn’t even charge, no installing drivers, I dont know what to do?

  • Simos Katsiaris

    sorry for the late reply, no i had to move to cm11

  • Lanz

    GoodAfternoon Sir , was the update to 4.4.4 worth it?
    does it have it downsides? im reluctant to have this update till now. can you please tell me in detail. need help.

  • Lanz

    GoodAfternoon Sir , was the update to 4.4.4 worth it?
    does it have it downsides? im reluctant to have this update till now. can you please tell me in detail. need help!!

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