Android 4.4.4 arrives on the Xperia M2 (18.3.1.C.0.21)

by XB on 26th November 2014

in Android, Firmware, Xperia M2

Xperia M2 Android 4.4.4Sony has begun to rollout the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia M2 (only D2303 and D2306 LTE variants so far). The update moves the build number from 18.3.C.0.40 to 18.3.1.C.0.21. The issue of delayed audio has been fixed. If you have downloaded the update, let us know what changes you’ve noticed below.

DOWNLOAD FTF: Xperia M2 (D2306) 18.3.1.C.0.21_Generic Latin America


Thanks Ben, JIMA and Vinicius!

  • Waiting for 4.4.4 (and 5!!! :-) on the M2 Aqua for a family member’s phone…

  • pars71

    What about M2 Dual ?

  • Niki

    Wow not bad :-) Sony doing great when it’s comes to update theirs phones

  • UnQuish

    And we are still waiting for the update for the Xperia E1 D2005 ?? .. We are more necessary because we have problems with the lockscreen and stability…

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  • bob

    Still don’t have 4.4.4 for z2 in Canada.WTF!!!

  • Afnan Shuhaimi

    Sony Xperia E3 still no update 4.4.4 kit kat or skip to 5.0 lollipop :D

  • xLobito

    If they have rolled out the 4.4.4 KitKat update, maybe we get Android 5.0 in a future. Other phones just have the 4.4.3 update and now, we have 4.4.4.

    Hope to see Android 5.0 in this device. It isn’t too bad smartphone to handle Lollipop.

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  • tivep91

    How to install this on my D2303?

  • xLobito

    Using Flashtool. Look up in xda-developers forum about how to Flash a FTF file in your device.

  • Henry

    Any update for UI? Screenshot??? Still waiting update for D2302 :-)

  • Seriously, my friend and I that using Xperia E1 Dual doesn’t have that issue (although it is rare).

  • Shady

    Flash it using flashtool :)
    You can download the ftf using xperiafrim
    Or if you don’t care about warranty or Sony’s stuff flash a custom ROM

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  • Vincent

    New weather app

  • Vincent

    Weather app update

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  • Fadi Obaya

    Link? :)

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  • Vincent
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  • Sarfaraz Habib

    What about for Xperia E3 Android 4.4.4

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    What about for Xperia E3 dual. its still running on 4.4.2

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    from where? still no update to update center

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    yes! it still running on 4.4.2

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    wait for sometime. If M2 update then surely it will be on M2 dual too

  • Vincent

    Update can just download and install the apk..

  • Sarfaraz Habib
  • Sarfaraz Habib

    an error to download the .apk

  • Vincent

    Try this link..

  • pars71

    You can download with direct link all the latest Xperia apps from This Xperia Persian fans website :

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  • -l-eMn-l-

    the “Notes” app is gone after the update… and i have important notes save in there… T_T
    here’s a screenshot… it’s set alphabetically, there’s no Notes app..

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    nice but its in persian language which I cant read…any way to change its language

  • Google Translate bro…

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    thank you!!!

  • You are welcome :)

  • pars71

    you can use Google translate to change website language to your language

  • pars71

    Xperia E3 is new releasing to stores … It will get updates certainly but its very new now !

  • pars71

    thanks for screen shot . any other changes especially in UI or somewhere else?

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  • loloro

    how i wish sony updates all 2012-2014 of their phones to lollipop. don’t they just get it. numbers matter. and see an increase in sales.

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  • razvan2003

    Its work on sony xperia m2 d2303 , and do this with falshtool ?

  • -l-eMn-l-

    There’s nothing in UI… T_T, the auto brightness is not that accurate. Maybe the best example is night time(no light), you set the brightness auto but the brightness level is in max, it is still so bright. But when you set to low and it is in auto the light is still weak…
    sorry for no pic. of it and for wrong grammar, hope that helps a bit..

  • Valentin

    You’re right. You can download it here :

  • -l-eMn-l-

    Tnx man!!! ^_^

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  • Dsel

    My Z3 updated today and now the Email won’t refresh???????? So no new mail since update 8hrs ago.

  • Dsel

    Also the clock on the lock screen has a huge bold Hour and normal thin font minutes…This looks crap!! I don’t see any option to change it :-(

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  • demand_greet?

    Nothings change. The only changes are the battery icon when charging while phone is off and the notes are missing, where the in the bloody hell did sony place that notes, I hope it’s not in their ass.

  • fubar

    i’ve got same problem- with Notes App, and auto brightness…
    how can I fix it?

  • mekh_grg


  • Hate the update

    I downloaded it, but all my notes haven’t returned?

    Anyway possible to return my saved note before the update?

  • Hate the update


    Same here and I have a lot of saved notes, which I need to get back. :(

  • razvan2003

    -l-eMn-l- download note app from here :

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  • -l-eMn-l-

    if you really want to fix the auto brightness, just flash the old kitkat(4.4.2)….

  • fubar

    I dont even know how to do it. Whatever.

    How can I get back my notes? Its more important to me. Is it possible?

  • Valentin

    Maybe with the Backup app from Sony but I’m not sure…

  • Valentin

    Maybe with the Backup app from Sony. Did you make a backup ?

  • Valentin

    They fixed the Ok Google bug. Now, you can also take photos with 8Mpx quality

  • fubar

    No, I dont even know what does it mean… Im totally lame in stuffs like this:P

  • Simon Setyadarma

    When T2 Ultra will get any future update?

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    Any information for the update of E3/E3 dual

  • And it’s here, thank the Lord! Next update: LollingPop! :-)

  • dynoclimb

    link microsoft one note to it and all notes will be synced if you have already got a one note account they will be on there if not I think you would need the phone to be rooted then find them on the drive. unless the install formats the internal memory if so there gone!

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  • stella

    Hi, have you find how take back the Notes?

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  • -l-eMn-l-

    ammm. if you don’t have a back up of it, then there’s no way to retrieve it….

  • Hate the update

    So, how would I root the device? How do I know if the install has formatted the internal memory?

    I really would like those notes back.


  • Hate the update

    Scratch that!

    Just contacted a sony adviser and they said, you can root it and retrieve your notes :(

    They should have warned us of this shambolic update!!

  • Hate the update


    Meant to say cannot.

  • suzie

    aarrgghh, how very annoying. Sony really should warn you about things like this before sending out updates. I rely on my notes and have now lost them all!!!! Not amused.

  • dynoclimb

    Xda site will tell you how to do it
    As for knowing if it’s formatted I have no idea. It’s worth trying one note first and if not then root.

  • Karen Johnston

    My Notes app has gone, have I lost everything !!!!!

  • Cecil Adams

    M2 Dual people, the wait is OVER. Checkout the update for D2302 but not yet OTA so go to flash tool.

  • V0idZero

    When would be CE version released?

  • Ilham

    The update makes me cannot watch YouTube on 480p…

  • mulIA


  • MM





  • Shadychris

    I have just been prompted that this update is available for my Experia M2, downloaded it but then get a message saying could not install. Nice one Sony!!

  • noteseeker

    HEY!! how is this done?? can you please help out? i lost my notes and am kinda desperate…

  • noteseeker

    hey!! have you found a solution yet? i’ve looked for some way to get back notes, but it just isn’t happening. please do post a reply if your find something.

  • noteseeker

    hey!! have you found a solution yet??

  • ma

    Mine as well.

  • AnnoyedByUpdate

    I liked the bit on the update where it says that your data won’t be affected by the update… What a load of BS. Not only is the notes app + the notes I made with it, but since my phone was on a contract with virgin I got some free helpful apps WHICH ARE ALSO GONE! At least change the description of the update saying your apps and important notes you make will be deleted on you and unless you back them up they will be gone forever. Very disappointed.

  • AnnoyedByUpdate

    *note* screenshot with practically empty virgin folder (had at least three apps in) also I’ve noticed some new apps have been added. Just…Why?

  • Hate the update

    This is what dynoclimb said to do:
    Xda site will tell you how to do ithttp://forum.xda-developers….
    As for knowing if it’s formatted I have no idea. It’s worth trying one note first and if not then root.

  • Hate the update
  • Pat

    I hope in the next update we can change the system font like the samsung and lg phones..


    I have also lost my notes after download of new version of os

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  • Lost info

    Not impressed. I have also lost the Notes app with important information on it. There doesn’t seem to be any useful information around on how to get the information back-or the app. This is unacceptable from Sony.

  • Thuy

    I lost the app Notes and all of my very very important notes after I updated 4.4.4 for M2. What can I do now to make them return?

  • Rajdev

    hi friends …i have already update Sony experia M2 dual 4.4.4android but voice clarity bad

    how to solved this problem please halp me -91-9909995249

  • Colin

    Not even going to bother with this update……………………and I do have FAST internet. This is SHITTY South Africa…………..

  • Andy Young

    480p has gone on youtube app after update.????

  • Souley

    Just downloaded the update via the update center in my xperia m2, but when I try to start it it says, the update won’t start and I’m thrown back to download. Any ideas whats going on?

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  • MRiddleR

    I just found a list with more than 100 tech reporters’ emails, and I emailed all of them with the following;

    Hi all Journalists,
    Upon the Android 4.4.4 arrival on the Xperia Mobiles, many user worldwide were pissed off by the removal of the Stock Notes App, that came with the device, with all their personal/work notes!
    Sony support wouldn’t make any official statement nor provide a solution to recover the notes, and leaves it to the users on the forum to find their way out!
    Check the big thread here:
    and comments of pissed off users here:

    Here’s the list:

  • pratik

    Also lost my imp info in my notes app… How to retrieve it..??

  • ahamed

    After my upgrading to 4.4.4 my phone speaker is totally unacceptable. I don’t get much loudness as how I had before. Please concern on this and help me

  • Arshad Habib

    Nothing new to Android 4.4.4 on Xperia M2 Dual like Z3 icons are not bigger

  • nilesh

    hi… there any update for sony xperia m dual c2004 series????? nw its 4.3

  • Lenachka

    When I get the new version of the last software, I have a big problem with my camera. The pictures are awful… Help please. Is it from the new software, or it is other problem? Did someone have the same problem?

  • Elena

    And how to return the old kitkat 4.4.2? I’ve got a serious problem with my camera – can’t make photos – it’s awful… And the same problem with the notes and record.

  • -l-eMn-l-

    ammm… if you want to roll back the update (4.4.4 – 4.4.2). you just need to flash the 4.4.2 ftf file update… (1st. download the ftf file (Xperia M2 4.4.2), 2nd. unlock the the bootloader of your M2. 3rd. make a back up. 4th. flast it using flashtool or anthing that is working…) sorry if i can’t link any tutorial but you can just look for it in youtube or xda.

  • Bruno Olave

    Dude this bullshit makes me angry, they should know that people probably have important notes in there, and not all users have an account, e.g. Me :/. I just saved the most important note, but the others were important too :x. Fuck off this crap

  • Ielgaam

    my update centre says I can download but after reading this blog.. NNOO THANKSSS!!! Will stick with what works. Until Sony decides to fix all the crap they create. DO they NOT TEST these updates before making it public???!!! Not good SONY.. And nobody from their company even replies here!!!!

  • Jozutts

    My Notes app has completely disappeared as well. There is just a blank space where it used to be!

  • paul

    just to say update latest software

    18.3.1.C.0.21 and my email background is blue and got bugs

  • Lucky

    hey i am facing a problem too when i update my build number to (18.3.1.b.1.8), whenever i try to take a snap or record something while putting my default memory as SDcard then it shows “could not save” and it’s lagging too much also, i don’t know what to do. so please help me out Guys…..

  • Nuno Rodrigues

    Hi , have problem in my mobile, i would like to update to this version , how update ?
    send me a email to :


  • Alvin Bagh

    when you install a new OS the rom is completely wiped so that you can install the new rom you should have taken the back up that is what I do so that is if something goes wrong you still have the backup. It works same as the computer to install the fresh copy of OS you format the drive and then you have a new set of data. if problem is there go to the service centre surely they will help you.

  • Arpit Bhargava

    Hi, after updating my M2 D2302 to new kitkat 4.4.4 version, my phone is charging slowly and battery is draining so fast, please help me out in this.

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