New firmware (14.4.A.0.157) certified for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra [Update: Now rolling]

by XB on 6th November 2014

in Firmware, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1_14.4.A.0.157A new firmware update with build number 14.4.A.0.157 has been certified by the PTCRB for the Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. This appears to be a minor revision over the previous software that was certified, but never released, with build number 14.4.A.0.155.

If Sony does release this firmware it would replace build number 14.4.A.0.133 (which only hit selected carrier devices) or the older 14.4.A.0.108 that saw a global release.

Update: The generic Xperia Z1 Compact firmware is now rolling across the Nordics, Australia, Germany Middle East, US and Saudi Arabia. We would expect the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra to follow shortly. [Thanks saeed !]

Z1 Compact firmware

Update 2: The generic firmware is now hitting the Xperia Z1 (C6903) in Italy, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. The C6906 variant has seen the firmware roll to generic US handsets. Still no sign for Xperia Z Ultra users.

Update 3: French operator SFR has posted a changelog for this firmware which includes a more stable camera, improved battery life with Android Wear and patches for certain Google apps. [Thanks Francois!]

Xperia Z1 build number 14.4.A.0.157 certified for C6902, C6903 and C6906 variants

Xperia Z1_14.4.A.0.157

Xperia Z Ultra build number 14.4.A.0.157 certified for C6802, C6833, C6843 and C6806 variants

Xperia Z Ultra_14.4.A.0.157

Xperia Z1 Compact (D5503) build number 14.4.A.0.157 certified

Xperia Z1 Compact_14.4.A.0.157

  • saeed

    Relesead for z1c for some regions..check xperiafirm

  • jag

    Does it include the remote play? Just Wishfull thinking. ^^

  • bao trung giang

    waiting on my z1…

  • Reidanster

    I must do a backup? My data is safe if I update directly?

  • Willian Quah

    yeah Babe waiting

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  • Willian Quah

    just check with flashtool
    not yet rolling out for z1 c6903
    the latest still .133

  • Reidanster

    I have build 14.4.A.0.108 on my Z1 Compact.

  • Anon

    The last before 5.0 lets hope this one fix camera freeze.

  • Reidanster

    I received it via OTA.

  • Reidanster

    I really hope it too!!!

  • Yassine Toumdi

    I just hope that this fw contains some of z3 features like the new xperia home and ultra stamina mode. the camera app would be nice to but still nice to receive updates from time to time. tnx sony ^^

  • Yassine Toumdi

    the xperia z1 also received the update ! ^^ check xperiFirm

  • Yassine Toumdi

    i checked only the c6903 model !

  • Bird


  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Is xperia z1 getting the update right now….Which all region, is India included

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Changelog please….Who have downloaded plzz share it quick also tell me if they have fixed the Camera issue

  • Yassine Toumdi

    it just started rolling out now ! c6903 and c6906

  • Yassine Toumdi

    yes the rolling just started ! c6903 and c6906

  • Leon

    Got it for Z1 Compact in Germany ;)

  • Yassine Toumdi

    is there any changes form the .108 fw?

  • Reidanster

    Never mind. I update it directly via OTA. :)

  • Reidanster

    I think that is the camera fix.

  • Ahmed Musthafa


  • Yassine Toumdi

    is 4k option included ?

  • bird


  • Ahmed Musthafa

    For C6902???

  • Ahmed Musthafa


  • Abdul

    We know that you is DoomLord, stop hidding yourself.

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    What fix

  • Ahmed Musthafa


  • Yassine Toumdi

    the rolling for c6902 also started ! Generic LAM i think ^^

  • Willian Quah

    which branding ??

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    No OTA

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    I think

  • Willian Quah

    brother you confirm flashtool ??

  • bao trung giang

    is Viet Nam include?

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    I am not Doomlord, you are fake

  • Ibrahem Salah

    What’s new in this update ?

  • Ibrahem Salah

    Lol do you have 4K option in your Z1 ?

  • Leon

    Yes, 4,5 MB or so…

  • Leon

    Only Bugfixes I think… I didn’t noticed anything

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    lol ass, I was asking abt the changes, I didnt say sure for 4k, I didnt even get the update, just asking cant you read comments below

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    whats your device c6902?

  • Leon

    D5503 Z1 Compact

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    ohh.. KK… Just wanted to know how is camera performance and Free RAM

  • Fadi Obaya

    Got update on z ultra but it was aborted by low battery, now it doesn’t show any new update.. :(

  • Abdul

    Stop Lying you are DoomLord! ;/

  • f35hunter

    No it will not be the last update before the 5.0 because must update the z1 with z3’s style 4.4.4 before the 5.0

  • W. W.

    You must know Doom.. :)

  • AndroidUser

    Got my update now. :)

  • Guest

    No update in india..waiting..

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    same here, no update for c6902

  • Fadi Obaya

    where is z ultra?!?!!? Come on sony, Z2 got 4.4.4 yesterday..

  • Fadi Obaya

    Sony should be Sory for shiiting on us

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  • Anon

    I Agree.. The last update was more than 3 months ago and Camera is kinda ‘Broken’ since I bought this phone… They should be ashamed and say sorry at least..

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Sony is late in putting up an update and every update introduces a new bug and Sony maintains the bug for months sometimes never fix

  • Ahmed Musthafa
  • Ahmed Musthafa for all the latest tech updates

  • Willian Quah

    still 133

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  • Killian Khoo

    off topic :
    Sony have officially put the NEXT VERSION tag with Android 5.0 for Oldest Xperia Z series ~
    On software update page ~

  • Raj Singh

    Z Ultra already has 4.4.4. It was one of the first Android devices to get it.

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  • Ahmed Musthafa

    then you are Boomlord

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    He isn’t DoomLord, DoomLord is Indian.

  • Rashad

    Actually the true name of DoomLord is ImAnurag. And I know that cause I am her classmate.

  • Rashad

    Actually the true name of DoomLord is ImAnurag. And I know that cause I am her classmate. :)

  • ash

    I don’t have any issues

  • Roger Carp

    One in a million

  • ash

    May be this is not for carrier specific phones

  • mehdi

    please tell me what is new in the 157? is it Ultra stamina added? .is it fix camera quality?

    is it super vivid added?

    Sony make a lot update for Z1 but not different with same.I am sorry for Buy sony Z1

  • Boonerski

    Is it rolling out via an OTA update? Guy from the Philippines here…

  • Ibrahem Salah

    Lol I wish i can mute bitches like you

  • No, the change in the number of firmware is too small to be an exchange of UI .Z2 received the new Ui thanks to new firmware that has the same number of copilação Z3 , identical updates will roll between them , as between Z1 and Z Ultra . With the Z1 it will not happen .

  • 5.0 turns first to Z3 and Z2 sometime in the first quarter of next year , the rest of the Z line come after sometime not informed by Sony .

  • matilda

    Where can I contact xperiablog if there’s something I want to share?

  • gmfady

    at the top of the webpage, there is the horizontal Toolbar Navigation Menu:
    Home .. Forum, after the Forum (still at the header of the page) there’s a blank space Followed by another horizontal Toolbar (for Contacting/Social sites) starting with:
    TIP Us .. Subscribe.
    .matilda, for contacting this site: Click on the Highlighted TIP Us, & Register the entries required for your share.

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Bitches, he started first asshole

  • Boonerski

    The update just popped up on my Z1 (C6903). Guy from the Philippines here.

  • mukul verma

    imAnurag is just a copy cat person, he just copy somewhere to his site, date y Sony didn’t allow Xperia name to his site.
    Doomlord is iim graduate, he is the best kernal developer in the world. So don’t compare Doomlord with Tom duck n harry type person.

  • Mac

    Change log plz!

  • javs

    downloading now .157 from Turkey C6903

  • Stanley08


  • xperiamike

    sad…not getting my update for z2 ,….need that now!!!! lol

  • JG

    Z1 (C6903) Philippines, none yet so far…

  • Rumed

    Bi de?i?iklik var m? hac?? Ona göre indircem

  • javs

    valla gormedim haci,bence degmez,root ta gitti en cok buna uzuldum.

  • Anon

    Nothing for Brazil and South America yet.. :(
    Shame on you Sony..

  • David Hvatov

    update via flashtool then.

  • amd

    I downloaded to my phone. I am from sri lanka. so its working here.

  • gregosor78

    OTA received in France (no carrier specific Z1C). Doesn’t break root

  • Willian Quah

    unfortunately my customized sg after download cannot flash

  • f35hunter

    Read the my comment will and then comment like a dumbass troll !!!

  • Ani

    Will it be live in india.. :(

  • Owen

    Guys I am experiencing severe bugs with this update mostly in-call problems…I cannot here the caller. This is very important for a phone…
    It seems that heating issue has returned as well…

  • Leo

    14.4.A.0.157 ….its 5.1mb … :)

  • Vincentius Phang

    dafuq did i just read

  • Fadi Obaya

    what device?

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    really, try factory rest and then try… Please comment after trying

  • Domus

    This evening I have noticed about .157 (Z1C Italy) but after download (7,6MB) says “impossible verify” and don’t update (OTA)

    I have root on my Z1C…it’s due to this? I have to do with Pc Companion?

  • Ibrahem Salah

    What’s new ?

  • Smuti

    Just got it now
    Z1 Compact in Slovenia, was around 8mb. I don’t see anything new. Was hoping that we are finally getting Z2’s knock to unlock, better luck next time.

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Xperia Z1 build number 14.4.A.0.157 is now rolled out in India via Sony PC Companion

  • Jeffrey

    India! :) Firmware update got popped up :D

  • matilda

    Where’s xperia z ultra?!?!!?

  • matilda

    Xperia z ultra should get it first, since it’s got released first before xperia z1 and z1 compact

  • Boonerski

    Nothing really… I had to force reset my phone during the update cause it messed up.

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Make me 2 then.

  • bao trung giang

    It’s here bro! C6902

  • ash

    Yes we know that. It’s a week ago

  • ash

    Already live

  • Claes

    I updated today. I no longer have sound on the left channel when using headphones. Either my headphone jack stopped working today by coincidence, or this is a bug introduced by 157.

  • khan

    I need a small help with the updating process.(very little tech knowledge). I have this z1 phone. Always updated my device wireless only this time it says computer needed and it asked to back up all data as the phones entire data may be deleted (may/ surely?).So,safeside backing up.But its taking ages i have waited almost for half an hour.Do i cancel ir? i suppose its a small update, really will the entire internal data be deleted?

  • julsval

    i have the same problem with the camera freeze, i call sony and they tell me to reset my phone…. i hope this update fix that

  • julsval

    i have the same problem and I download today and its working ok …

  • julsval

    now its on

  • kenneth escalona

    Baidu folder still remains.

  • f35hunter

    It is a bug fix update without changelog . It is focusing solely in imroving the camera with good result until now …

  • Lukáš Pávl

    You need to update MyXperia to get rid of Baidu folder.

  • mahesh

    Hi I am from India, I got this update today :)

  • rajawahi

    Updated using PCC from Malaysia!

  • Naveen

    Any changes you’ve noticed?

  • Willian Quah

    after the installation new firmware
    my battery usage damn fast finish

  • human

    Screen mirroring doesn’t work anymore for me after this update on Z1 Compact. Have anybody same problem?

  • daffydkjones

    Flagged for gay spamming

  • Rex

    Hi… Can I know how long is the time u download this update?

  • sushil

    In India i havnt received it :(

  • abhi

    It is so buggy do not do.
    it has old movies nd other apps nd update center does not show any updates

  • Ahmed Musthafa

    Yes it is full of bugs
    1.Sometimes headphones not detected
    2.Sd Card not read sometimes
    3. Heating issues returns

    In every Xperia Update there is a whole lot of bug introduced.

  • SK

    If u tried it with PC companion, Uninstall it and download the latest PCC from SOny and try again. It would work.

  • CasperPL

    Poland and CE1 get updated 157.

  • John P

    I’m also from PH. Was your update OTA? or connect to pc?

  • Maddireddy Sravan Tej

    There is an arrow on Home screen for z1

  • Boonerski

    I can’t tell because I messed up during the update process so I had my Z1 software repaired and had a factory reset. I updated it through PC Companion.

  • Roger Carp

    The update came 3 hours ago in Romania. Nothing visually new from what i have noticed.
    The touch screen but is gone. So far.

  • Hasan

    Update is also rolling for middle east

  • Anon

    Nothing yet for Brazil ;(

  • Claes

    Turns out there was some pocket lint at the bottom of my headphone jack. I removed it by scraping gently with a wooden toothpick. The lead at the bottom of the jack is now clearly visible. It wasn’t before. I now have stereo sound again.

  • Alex

    I received this update today in Poland. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between this rom and the previous one? I just can’t see any.

  • AA

    I updated via Sony Companion on PC. I’m using z1 compact and in USA. Does anyone know what is new in this update? Thanks.

  • human

    It works after all!

  • skyxz

    is it just a bug fix update or are there any noticeable changes?

  • peltruquin

    Yay! Camera Freeze is fixed! Thank you Sony!

  • Janek

    Today rolled 14.4.A.0.157 for Z1C in Poland

  • Krzysztof Kajdasz

    You mean the touch screen bug is gone? On what device? Xperia Z1? Please confirm if it’s still gone after more testing…

    I’ve sent my Z1 to repair twice already and the issue is still there, despite having the whole touch screen replaced at first repair…

    I’d be sooo glad if the new FW fixed the issue, so I wouldn’t have to bother with sending my phone to the repair centre again :/

  • ash

    You can download it no data would be deleted.
    Or you can wait for some days and computer needed will go and you will be able to download it from mobile as well

  • ash

    Not for me still.

  • ash

    Not available for me though

  • Roger Carp

    Sure man.

  • John P

    I got the update notification days ago pero connect to pc option lang ang available.

  • John P

    The wait is over! I got it today OTA option is now available.

  • Tech Gospel

    Finally got the notification here in the US for my unlocked Z1 Compact

  • f35hunter

    Read my comment well dumbass ! When I talked about z3’s 4.4.4 I meant the UI style not the features

  • Roger Carp

    Sadly the touch screen bug is back. Not as severe as before. But it’s there. Very dissapointed in Sony’s software team. I can only wonder when will they have a phone that works right every time you use it

  • Krzysztof Kajdasz

    Damn, that’s a pity… :/
    ‘ll wait until the update hits me and check myself, but I guess I’ll have to send my phone to the service centre again…

  • Roger Carp

    Maybe this update will fix it for you. Sure hope so. When you get it while you test it turn it off and force reset it also. It may help to really test your device’s driver

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  • sutheshk

    From Malaysia and the update just got seeded. Funny I dont see any difference.

  • Himanshu

    When will xperia z1 get update of android L?

  • law

    Can anyone free to share your feeling after updating? What is the change?

  • Sony_fan

    Dint find any changes after update?
    Others?? ny idea about changes??

  • Robson Kanyama

    Am thinking of the same features as well

  • Sina Seyfi

    Everything works fine on my z1 compact after update to .157
    No bug, No battery drain, No issue
    Looks like camera freeze had been fixed ^_^

  • Deki

    So far, so good. I like the new firmware. I got a little bit more battery and I noticed that they finally changed the low battery window where it was “Enable Extended Standby Mode” and now it is “Enable STAMINA Mode”. :-)

  • csk0304

    Finally it fix my touch sensitivity issue!!! Good!!!!

  • Jaimster08

    are there any bugs in this update?

  • Jaimster08

    Can everyone list the bugs here please?

  • Robson Kanyama

    I’d love if Sony can include 4k video recording cause the Xperia Z1 is capable of supporting 4k

  • Bobby Shmurda


  • Bagas Anindito S

    still no update for C6802 in Indonesia

  • Daniel

    Where can I find the C6902 Build 14.4.A.0.157 Xperia Z1 Firmware for download? I need it to flash my device on FlashTool. PC Companion is doesn’t working and the only way else I know is with FlashTool. Anyone knows? (Sorry for bad english)

  • Awesome! Will get my Z1 in two to three days, now knowing that it is up to the price mark :D

  • Paul M

    I just used flashtool and checked very operator firmware it could find, still no joy for us Ultra owners.

  • SaltyUK1

    Nothing but over heating and battery drains with the latest small update…..goes from 30%+ to 4% in seconds and then powers off. Reflashed software and rebooted hundreds of times, still same issue……

  • Rune Vangen

    This is exact my problem too. It can go from 55% to zero in seconds.

  • Raymi

    Yet to receive Z ultra lolipop 5.0 update. Im from singapore, and currently my version is 4.4.4

  • Guest

    Still havent got the update? Xperia z1 c6903

  • Pushpika Eesara Benaragama

    Please give me a xposed 4K and Timeshift for 5.1.1 c6903 :/

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