Guide to installing Xperia Lollipop using XperiFirm and Flashtool

by XB on 17th March 2015

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Tips & Tricks


XperiFirm_1Finally, Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to roll for owners of the newer Xperia Z series, however the limiting factor is that it is currently only available in select regions. For those that don’t have the patience for it to arrive in their region we’ve created a quick guide on how to download and install the Lollipop update to your Sony Xperia device.

The process will be familiar to long-term readers of the blog and essentially if you’ve read one of our various debrand guides in the past, along with our tutorial on how to create a FTF firmware file then you’re pretty much there. However, after numerous requests we’ve decided to provide step-by-step instructions for those new to Xperia devices.

Installing Xperia Lollipop using XperiFirm and Flashtool [TUTORIAL]

Disclaimer: Please read the following instructions thoroughly before attempting to flash your phone. Xperia Blog absolves itself from any responsibility should something go wrong. Please proceed with caution and at your own risk.

Note: You do NOT need an unlocked bootloader or root for you to flash your handset. Warranty will NOT be voided if you flash new firmware to your handset.

It is recommended that you create a backup of your existing regional/carrier firmware just in case you need to send your device back for repair. This guide can be used to create any firmware file, so to create a backup just follow the instructions below with the relevant firmware build.

Preparation

1) Enable ‘USB debugging’ on your handset: Settings > Developer options

2) Enable ‘Unknown sources’ on your handset: Settings > Security

3) Install drivers for your Xperia handset: You need to ensure that your PC has all of the necessary drivers installed for your Sony Xperia. The best way to do this is to install PC Companion.

Make sure you connect your Xperia to the PC before starting the process to download the necessary USB and ADB drivers. If you have any problems you will find the necessary drivers (once you have installed Flashtool) in the following location: ‘C:\Flashtool\drivers’.

XperiFirm steps

First step is to download XperiFirm. Follow the instructions in that link to install.

Once installed you will see the program below. Navigate to your handset on the left pane. You can then choose the firmware for your region/carrier in the middle pane. The pane on the right side will show you which firmware is available for that region. Click on it to download the file.

Important: Only download firmware for your model and variant number. For example, if you own a Xperia Z3 (D6603), only browse and download the firmware builds listed under D6603.

XperiFirm_1

Once clicked, you are asked to confirm whether you want to download the firmware. Ensure that “Unpack automatically” is ticked and then click “Download” to proceed.

XperiFirm_2

Choose any folder as a location to download the new firmware.

XperiFirm_3

The firmware will now start downloading.

XperiFirm_4

Once complete, you will see the following pop message “Unpacked Successfully!” Click OK.

XperiFirm_5

The same “Unpacked successfully!” message will appear on the download dialog. Click “Close”.

XperiFirm_6

Check your download location and you will find a new folder that contains your firmware files.

XperiFirm_7

Inside the folder, you should find a number of files that look similar to the below.

XperiFirm_8

NOTE: If your list of files includes “fwinfo.xml” as highlighted below then manually delete it before continuing to the FlashTool steps. You MUST delete this file otherwise your FTF firmware file will corrupt.

fwinfo XML file

Congrats! That is the XperiFirm part of the tutorial complete. You now have the necessary files to create your FTF firmware file to flash your handset using Flashtool.

FlashTool steps

Download and install FlashTool.

Note: To install the Flashtool drivers for Windows 8/Windows 8.1, please follow the steps below.

1) Press the Windows key + R and in the run box type: shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00
– Now make the following selections to boot into the Start Up Setting Screen: Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start Up Settings > Restart
– Then, when the machine restarts, select number 7 i.e. “Disable driver signature enforcement”. Your machine will start with Driver signing enforcement disabled until the next reboot.

2) Now you can install the Flashtool drivers.
– Windows will warn that the driver is not signed and will require you to confirm the installation.
– Once the installation is complete, reboot the machine

Once you launch the program, you should see something similar to the below. Navigate to Tools > Bundles > Create.

FlashTool_1

A new pop-up called “Bundler” will appear. Click on the three dots next to “Select source folder.”

Flashtool_2

Now choose the folder where your firmware files are located and click “OK”.

Flashtool_3

The bottom “folder list” of the Bundler should now include all of the firmware files. Now double-click in the “Device” space to input the Xperia smartphone or tablet that you want to flash.

Flashtool_4

Once you choose your device, you will then be prompted to choose the variant. If you don’t know your variant, go to your Xperia device and click ‘Settings > About phone’ and look under “Model number”.

Note: If your device is not listed in the dialog then fear not. As long as the FTF firmware bundle you are creating includes the loader.sin file, then it can be flashed. The “Device Selector” is used to identify a device only if the FTF bundle does not include the loader.sin file. If the loader.sin file is included then the “Device Selector” is used for naming purposes only and does not affect the flashing of the file.

So, for example, if you have a Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (which is not listed in Flashtool at the time of publication) you could select any device and variant in the list and the FTF firmware file can still be flashed (as long as the loader.sin file is included in the bundle, which is what we recommend below anyway).

Flashtool_5 Flashtool_6

Now input the branding and firmware version number into the appropriate boxes. You should know these details from the actual firmware you downloaded from XperiFirm earlier.

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Highlight all of the files in the “folder list” and click the right arrow to move them all into the “Firmware content” frame. Click “Create”.

Flashtool_8

Flashtool will now start creating your FTF firmware file. You should see a progress bar as seen below.

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Once your FTF firmware file has been compiled you will see the following message.

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To ensure the FTF firmware file has been created, you can navigate to the following location on your PC: “C:\Users\[Your PC Name]\.flashTool\firmwares

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Now that the FTF firmware file has been created, you need to flash your Sony Xperia device. Click on the lightning bolt in the top left of Flashtool to “Flash device”.

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Select “Flashmode” and click “OK”.

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Select the firmware build version that you want to flash from the “Firmware” pane. If you want to retain your apps/data, untick “DATA” in the “Wipe” pane. Then click “Flash”.

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Flashtool will then indicate that it is “preparing files for flashing”.

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You may have to wait around 60 seconds for the pop-up below to appear. Once it does, you should now connect your Sony Xperia device. Make sure the device is powered off and then hold the ‘volume down’ button whilst connecting the USB cable. Once the pop-up disappears and flashing has started, you can let go of the ‘volume down’ button.

NOTE: Ignore the instructions displayed which says “press the back button” – these relate to the older Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets.

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Flashtool will then start flashing your Xperia device. Once you see “Flashing finished” as indicated below, your Sony Xperia has been successfully flashed.

Congratulations you have just installed Android Lollipop! Now disconnect your Xperia device and power on the handset. Don’t despair if it takes a while for the handset to boot.

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  • Dion

    Im sexy

  • Nope.

  • Mohamad Aslani

    How to flashing bin file. Downloaded with manual mode

  • Flashtool allows you to download firmware now, there is no need to use Xperifirm.

  • XperiaBlog

    Very true, however some still prefer to use XperiFirm to
    browse and download Sony Xperia firmware. We will probably follow-up with another
    guide at some point to show how to do this exclusively using Flashtool.

  • DIsChaos

    Does this cancel warranty? I need to send soon my Z2 to Sony …

  • Felix

    Is there any difference between two builds from two different region ? Or is it exactly the same update that will be released everywhere ?

  • Chris Mckechnie

    Yeah what’s the point in maintaining regional builds if there’s no difference?

  • ZXcorr

    The D5833 hasn’t been updated yet :-(

  • Mathias

    Gosh!!!! Did you even read the article until the instructions begin??? No, you didn’t! Otherwise you would know the answer!

  • pipslvr

    For one they are getting the update first, maybe because they are smaller markets and Sony was to do soak tests there.

    Someone mentioned elsewhere that some markets get different Sony services like ‘movies unlimited’ and the like. Then the ‘4G’ icon is different depending on region, USA uses ‘LTE’, europe ‘4G’..

    I installed the Baltic version on my USA bought Z3 and everything works great. I never used Sony services nor I intend to so, I may just stay on this version.

  • pipslvr

    TL;DR syndrome

  • pipslvr

    how do you download straight from flastool? I don’t see the option

  • In the Menu.. Devices > Check for Updates.. See the following screenshot: http://www.flashtool.net/gallery3.php

  • Mathias

    Hmmm, in Italy we use LTE branding…

  • James

    if i flash this to a UK version, will i loose anythink, like future OTA updates?

  • pipslvr

    Interesting. I didn’t realize.

    In USA there was major s**tstorm the past few years because some carriers that only had HSPA starting calling their service ‘4G’ and it created so much confusion with other who were calling LTE 4G.

    I don’t think it matters much, under the hood it’s all the same.

  • Doubleyoupee

    I thought this was all bundled into flashtool…especially the bundling feature.

  • Mathias

    There is a feater in EVERY browser which allows to search in text. Press Ctrl+F and enter e.g. “warranty” and you will find the answer within SECONDS!!!!

  • XperiaBlog

    You won’t lose anything, but your phone for all intents and
    purposes will be from that new region. So, for example, if you flash your UK
    phone using Nordic firmware, then it will only receive OTA updates once they
    are released for the Nordics. It is as if you bought the phone from that
    region. However, you can easily flash back to UK firmware once Lollipop is live (or
    for any other region that you want).

  • Igor Eisberg

    Flashtool’s database was not updated for a long time now. It has many missing CDAs, missing devices (Z3v, E4) and the like.
    Also, the unpacking procedure is different. Flashtool basically makes a statistical guess. XperiFirm uses filename information directly from Sony.

  • Sebastian Solaeche

    I’m on lollipop now and the automatic brightness tool is lost. Is is possible?

  • Ça?atay

    Where is my God damn lollipop for d5833?!

  • pipslvr

    It’s automatic by default. To turn on and off go deep into settings.

  • Igor Eisberg

    Some regions, even on generic (Customized) firmwares, have region-specific apps and features, or additional languages (or missing languages). For instance, only the Israel firmwares have the Hebrew language visible. Any other firmwares hide the language and you can unhide it in build.prop.

  • Igor Eisberg

    Press “Manual” again, then “No” for “Copy URLs”. Another window appears, named “Unpack?”, choose “Yes” and select the folder with the BIN files.

  • pipslvr

    Sony would be better off having ONE release and then turning features on and off in software like Apple does. This having centillions of versions of the very same firmware is silly

  • Amimanot

    Up next, How to root? Pretty please?

  • Igor Eisberg

    Probably. Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t listen much to our requests and ideas.

  • James

    Ok thanks, so i will not lose any warranty and it will work with the networks in the UK?

  • Mathias

    Read the article… Just the article!! Not even the instructions. Just the article!

  • pipslvr

    To add to the colorfulness of region customization, in the USA they have this thing called ‘AMBER alerts’ that when a child is abducted the police can push an alarm to ALL cellphones that will go off regardless of your silence settings. This can be turned off but by default it’s on.

  • Simos Katsiaris

    if dual recovery is ready, just….. flash supersu!

  • Dion

    Obvious that this was comming

  • kawawangpinas101

    How do this on ubuntu?

  • Damon Johnson

    Does this work for T-Mobile devices?

  • wared

    What about pc companion? Did sony stop supporting it too?

  • bzhzhJjsbzbz

    how do i know if i got the proper drivers installed?

  • SimonPieman

    Will I lose data doing this?

  • Mihai-C?t?lin ?alg?u

    Looks to me as there are only modem differences between the two models. I’m wondering if anyone knows if it would be OK to use the D5803 ones on a D5833.

  • iitroniickz

    Hi, I have an xperia z3 on rogers in Canada, the model numer is D6603. If I follow these should I be able to install and run Android 5.0 without a problem even if I have a locked Bootloader?
    Thank you in advance.

  • Stephen

    wow great guide, even a drunken irishman on st patricks day can follow it. just flashing my z3 compact now and hoping it fixes my wifi issue

  • Eric Manktelow

    Just flashed the Nordic one onto my UK EE Z2.
    Had some issues with Windows 8 blocking the flashtool drivers but was a breeze once that was sorted.
    Now just the long process of rebooting the phone, been showing the swirly Xperia boot screen for a few minutes.

    Edit: And we are in! :)

  • Alexx

    My Z2 X-Reality doesn’t work after Lollipop update

  • Daniel

    Thanks for the guide, just flashed it, and found out I can’t add/change lockscreen widgets.

  • Amimanot

    Flash lollipop = root and recovery lost. So… How do I install dualrecovery without root?

  • Jardany Estrada Nuñez

    You can do it bro!! Still works fine…

  • Lander

    Thanks it worked great

  • Anthony Marin Ortiz

    Hola ayudame, estoy en las mismas que tu estabas se tarda demaciado la actualizaciòn en Processing fotakernel.sin, colaborame que hiciste con tu actualizaciòn? gracias

  • (C):stem

    I live in the US, but there’s no lollipop update in XperiFirm for my Xperia Z3 compact yet. I’m trying to download the global lollipop version but the process always fails. Any suggestions?

  • GigaSPX

    What if I have the Z3v for Verizon? Could I just flash the Z3 lollipop into it?

  • Igor Eisberg

    No, most likely your phone will reject the FTF because of mismatching signatures.

  • Igor Eisberg

    Yes.

  • Sebastian Solaeche

    Al armar el archivo para flashear no inclui floatkernel.ta

  • Igor Eisberg

    Yep. You should do a clean flashing of Lollipop, since everything is different there (I’m especially referring to the ART runtime)
    Unless you mean your micro SD card, in which case no, it will remain intact.

  • joni kwok

    why the limiting factor is that it is currently only available in select regions? please rollout to wolrd wide soon .and not just fockus on one version of each type device

  • xperiaDROID

    They need to rollout slowly, or else many people updating at once will cause server problems.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Racism alert detected, please refrain from further ego

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    I would recommend you to backup your Rogers firmware first, then follow the guide

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Only if you ticked the wipe data option in flashtool.

  • iitroniickz

    If i check wipe data will I lose Rogers bloatware?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Install pc companion

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Not that i know of, it is just flashing lollipop before pc companion
    Detects it

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Depends on whether you have branded firmware

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Because sony intends to roll out 1to 2 version of lollipop for every z devices in two weeks, regional firmware will commence afterwards

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes, So please backup an image in case it is mandatory for repair

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    gaVe Me a laugh at the end of thread, well done

  • GigaSPX

    Ah darn. Thanks for the info. I guess the wait continues with each passing…hour *__*
    lol

  • Armaan Komal

    I am stuck.
    I have installed the drivers via PC Companion but Flash Tool Aborts the Flashing saying drivers not found for the installed device.
    I am flashing it on D6653
    and I followed exact steps as in the above tutorial
    Please help out.. need to install Lollipop asap :P

  • (C):stem

    Because there’s no native support in Android Lollipop for that.

  • (C):stem

    OK, I’ve installed the Nordic unbranded version of Lollipop in my Xperia Z3 Compact.

    Everything is working good so far. I didn’t wipe any data, perhaps that’s why I’m detecting some delay starting apps, but nothing to worry that much. The phone was also overheating a little bit, and there’s a bug trying to activate the default Lollipop battery saver. Anyway, I’ll put my Z3C to charge and will let it “rest”, maybe it neets to “get used” to the new system.

    I recommend to do full wipe though.

  • Arthur Ho

    Guys, seek for your advice, does it mean that my Z2(Malaysia – Asia unit) can be installed through this method? Or i can be installed even thou it is not under my region now?

  • Amel_Marie

    Kat Malaysia belum dapat lagi kan?

  • Think i will wait lol

  • mukul verma

    u should install adb driver & fastboot driver before flashing a file.
    now go to flashtool folder > driver >install flashtool driver.

    after that u can flash a rom.

  • c070533

    I don’t unlock my bootloader of D6503.I find that X-R and Super-vivid mode are ineffective. Does anyone meet the same issue?

  • Nawi

    https://twitter.com/Sony/status/577897207501709312

    Z4 is the “bond phone”. Maybe soon we see something

  • c070533

    I meet the same issue????

  • lovebmw

    You can, but you have to make sure you use the z2 firmware and not z3 firmware, and follow the same steps.

  • kingfong

    can Xperia Z1 install it?

  • lovebmw

    So I tried flashing my 6616 with 6603. It crashed, so I went back to tmoble software…. I guess I have to wait.

  • Killian Khoo

    I think that watch probably the new Sony smartwatch as well ~

  • c070533

    Lost X-Reality and Super-vivid mode on locked bootloader

  • Nawi

    So… Smartwatch 4 and Xperia Z4?
    Sounds logic =)

  • Eduardo Otero

    Yeah, as said before, Flashtool doesn’t show all of the Xperias and firmwares, there are a lot missing.

  • Amel_Marie

    Malaysia probably will get Lollipop before or by next week i guess

  • z3firm

    damm it Sony Release it for z1

  • sup3rt3dy

    If i flash my z3 will i get new device ID or will it stay the same?

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    It is actually missing in the firmware and you need to manually install it, but for that you need root.

  • SM

    can I install this lollipop on my Xperia m by this procedure?

  • SM

    can I install this lollipop on my Xperia m by this procedure? Somebody suggest me

  • z3firm

    no .i’m waithing for 5.0.2 for z1 too.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    any screenshot or log or any other evidance?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    any screenshot or log or any other evidance to suggest it ain’t working? because i have this selection in settings

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    one more thing, make sure you have the correct fw of either DXX02 or DXX03.
    Flashing DXX02 fw on DXX03 WILL LOSE YOUR LTE/4G !!
    Flashing DXX03 fw on DXX02 WILL NOT GIVE YOU LTE/4G AND YOUR DEVICE WILL RECOGNIZE ITSELF AS DXX03, PEOPLE MAY REFUSE TO REPAIR IT !!

  • ozanyalcn45

    still waiting update for xperia z1 .

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    To NOT get any problem, make sure you flash the LTE fw on a LTE phone,
    and a 3G fw on a 3G phone. Cheers

  • Does that already give access to a fully operational Lollipop firmware for the Z1 compact too??

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    check Xperifirm; not yet i believe, but check anyways

  • libioo

    install drivers located in the flashtool folder (drivers folder) then restart your PC

  • I sure will, once I am back home tonight :-)

  • Fahad

    Can I install D6603 firmware on D6653?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    you can still follow this tutorial to find the most up to date fw that your phone have

  • Jordy Minnebo

    What do I fill in at Branding for Belgium?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    anything you like, or just Belgium, or Generic Belgium. Bottom line is, do you remember the barnding info of your fw on Xperifirm? just fill in that

  • Jordy Minnebo

    Customized BE? :D

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    looks fine for me. Actually this has nothing to do with flashing, just for your own clarification, or if you upload it, for others’ easy understanding. cheers

  • Amel_Marie

    Which one is faster? OTA or pc companion?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    OF COURSE pc companion, but you won’t connect your phone to pc daily, right? so OTA still has its place, espacially for media app updates

  • Amel_Marie

    I got z3 with D6653 but i still got no update yet. I wonder if people with this build number experience the same.

  • Jordy Minnebo

    I’m Flashing thx bro

  • SimonPieman

    Don’t waste your time with this garbage if you have Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611). It’s not listed in Flashtool. Quite clearly the writer has a Z3 phone and just assumed…

    This is an hour of my life I’m not going to get back…

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    that depends on whether you want 100% safety or 10% risky, i would say there is nothing i can think of now that prevents a D6603 fw to work on a D6653. However, this is (flashing D6603 fw) is 10% risky. On the other hand, waiting for OTA is much better

  • cocorico

    If it’s a Smartwatch 4 and Xperia Z4, God listened to my wishes ! :D

  • SM

    my phone xperia already has its latest & last os i.e. 4.3 but as I wanna install loliipop so just want to know can i install that on my xperia m by this process?

  • cocorico

    Does it work for Xperia Z (first of his name)

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i ALWAYS recommend Xperifirm. Pls check it first. The database in Flashtool may be outdated.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    sure, it WILL 100% work on a Z. But you need to wait for XZ 5.0.2 fw for you to download.

  • Amel_Marie

    You’re right. I think i just wait for the update that come from update center. Thank mate!

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    then you will need to find AOSP 5.0 Projects, and unlock your bootloader (hey, you got nothing to lose)

  • Jordy Minnebo

    Wow, super slow, apps not opening, think i’ll have to wipe data :(

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    factory reset it, than go on this procedure again, selecting full WIPE
    .. I got lunky because all my apps support 5.0, i dirty flashed

  • SM

    I am kinda noob in this field..can you help me out?

  • Chan Kin Cheung
  • Teatinh

    Can I flash the normic update to the USA variant?

  • Tomislav Mati?

    New Flashtool has Devices –> Check Updates
    It is same thing as XperiFirm and much easier to create ftf file because it is doing it automaticly after download. You only have to highlight all of the files in the “folder list” and click the right
    arrow to move them all into the “Firmware content” frame and click
    “Create”.
    One app for all you work. No confussion with two apps.

  • Paul

    very informative and easy to follow instructions. What would happen if one flashes a FW from a different region/country? Would that cause any network compatibility issues or just end up with carrier specific apps from the region/country the FW was made for?

  • SM

    thanks. but that’s for xm & mine is xm dual. So far I understand ,
    Official CyanogenMod 12 has not released for XM dual. Correct me if am missing something.

  • joni kwok

    thanks for the info guys

  • Lord
  • zizo

    Can i flash it on d6633 dual sim card?! thank you !!

  • Ali

    Low sound alert! I can’t hear calls and messages :(

  • Dániel Cseri

    If I install the firmware in this method, int the future will i able to update my phone using pc companinon or just in this way?

  • Snorky112

    it’s like pc companion, so yea, you just do manually what pc companion does automatically

  • @XperiaBlog:disqus What _IMPACTFUL_ customisations would the various providers actually make? I’m specifically asking about Vodacom in South Africa. I know that they show their logo on bootup (which, while being extremely minor, irritates me very much) and preloads the phone with some bloatware offering me use of their services like cloud storage, contact backup and the like.

    Surely the cellular providers don’t make optimisations so that the phone will connect better on their network because the GSM, 3G and LTE standards are precisely that: standards that providers *HAVE TO* follow?

    Thank you
    Andrew

  • c070533
  • c070533

    I do have root. I solved this issue by using the method in the following passage.http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z2/themes-apps/fix-x-reality-super-vivid-23-1-0-690-t3057267

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Precisely.

  • c070533

    haha . I’m glad to see XR come back!

  • lovebmw

    Well, i tried flashing 6616 with 6603, it did not work, then i tried 6633… same thing so i had to go back to Sony pc companion and repair the phone…. and now the annoying part, sign in in all the applications, sync periods and all that annoying first use crap…..

    so if you have a Tmobile USA, i ca only tell you wait for them to release it.

  • lovebmw

    yes, auto works as far as pc companion is concerned, it only fallows what ever built numbers are, and since those updates are from SONY, pc companion wont know if you installed it with this method or not. so all good body. but if you go/ hacked/ customized/ altered builds that are not designed by sony, then you might have an issue. this blog is only talking about FTFs that were released by sony, only we are enforcing them sooner into your phone.

  • lovebmw

    i tried flashing 6616 (T-MO USA), i kept on getting errors, tried it twice and gave up…. i am now just waiting on Tmo to release the update.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Paul,
    1.When someone flashed other regions’ firmware, absolutely nothing will happen, except that you now have a phone with corresponding OS that you flashed, it is, for the general public, just the same compared to the case that you updated via oc companion or OTA.
    2. No it won’t cause network issues,except that 1. you flashed LTE fw on 3G phone or vice versa, 2.you have branded firmwares and you try to overwrite it, the latter case you are likely to run into trouble.
    3. yes you will end up with useless apps if you flashed a different regions’ fw. But they cause no harm.

  • kido

    Hey anyone know if i can flash my xperia z3c (D5833) with lollipop version for xperia z3c D5803?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    it is definitely try-able

  • Paul

    Thank you for the explanation.

  • Ali Bach-Tobji

    For those who tried this method can you please post an image if antutu benchmark recongnize the device ?

  • Steti Claudiu

    HI, I have a problem when il try flashing
    Start Flashing

    18/000/2015 16:00:42 – INFO – Processing loader.sin
    18/000/2015 16:00:42 – INFO – Checking header
    18/000/2015 16:00:42 – ERROR – Processing of loader.sin finished with errors.
    18/000/2015 16:00:42 – INFO – Ending flash session
    18/000/2015 16:00:42 – ERROR –
    18/000/2015 16:00:42 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    18/000/2015 16:00:43 – ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    18/000/2015 16:00:43 – ERROR – You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
    i instal drivers and nothing…. any help

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  • Andi Vivaldi

    Can i do this on D6653 with fw of D6603?

  • dhoko_123

    Esto tambien se le puede aplicar el Xperia Z? o solo es para el Z2 y Z3?

  • jmaxim917

    Was having the same issue and found this solution at XDA. However you are making the USB connection try doing the opposite. If you are connecting the cable to the phone and then the PC, do the opposite by connecting the USB cable to the PC first and then the phone.

  • Benjamin Levy

    Only if Sony has released a version of Lollipop for your phone.

  • Salvix

    thanks a lot guys

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i can’t think of a reason to say no. So, yes

  • Rene Pedroso

    I’ll Wait, LOL

  • David

    For those who flashtool says drivers are not installed, if you’re using Windows 8 or later, you have to disable the drivers signature enforcement, you’ll find excellent tutorials in google, that worked perfectly for me and now my Z2 is running Lollipop perfectly!

  • Rene Pedroso

    It’s an Omega

  • kido

    Wont it ruin my phone or somethin??

  • David

    For those who flashtool says drivers are not installed, if you’re using Windows 8 or later, you have to disable the drivers signature enforcement, you’ll find excellent tutorials in google, that worked perfectly for me and now my Z2 is running Lollipop perfectly!

  • Snorky112

    install the drivers manually, if you are on W8 you need to disable the drivers signature enforcement, check google or youtube for a tutorial

  • Carlos W. H. Sun

    just release the update globally you idiot sony

  • Snorky112

    flashing could work but you wouldnt have signal, so no actual phone, just don’t do it

  • Steti Claudiu

    Yes, I did it, but, not sure if I understand complete this tutorial, can I flash my z3 from Vodafone Ro kit kat to generic bal. Lollipop?

  • Matys1497

    When I install LOLLIPOP on my Z2 with this guide, can I turn back to original firmware 4.4.4 T-mobile branding by PC Companion?

  • Aimen

    Waiting for Z1

  • Kristo

    Wait, doesn’t Sony PC Companion get the update immediately? Why use this complicated method when we have the companion?

  • Damon Johnson

    If by branded you mean it is stock t-mobile, then the answer to that is yes. I haven’t made any mods to my phone yet. Does this mean I will not be able to use the method to update to lollipop mentioned in this forum.

  • SM

    no way..sony has left all the series of Xperia for lollipop except z series. So i will go for cm

  • imrehk

    I know it’s off-topic, but I’m new here and I don’t know where else to post; and this thread is about installation. I’d appreciate it if someone could tell me why can’t I install the original Backup & Restore and Notes apks form my Z Ultra on my Z3? I did allow install from unknown sources, and I copied those apks from my own Z Ultra. Is root necessary for this? I’d rather not root my device. (The new Backup & Restore app is pretty useless compared to the old one, and Sony no longer included the Notes app that I really liked. The replacement apps I bought for these, that I’m currently using, aren’t as good that the ones Sony gave us on the Z Ultra.) Thanks in advance.

  • James

    i have flashing it on a friends UK version, and sometimes when the screen is locked the screen flashes red, and the battery life is poor. does it matter which country i download?

  • jonathan3579

    Could this be used on the T-Mobile US Z3? I’ve been hoping there’d be a way to get an international ROM on there.

  • Romeu Osmar Jung Junior

    I have a question if i update my z2 to lolipop it will have the brasilian portuguese language option?

  • KJ Marway

    Has anyone else found that the bundler stage of the process doesn’t list Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact?

  • anniina

    Could you please make a guide as simple as this to go back from Lollipop to Kitkat?

  • XperiaBlog

    The procedure is exactly the same – just make sure you select KitKat firmware from XperiFirm and ensure you do a full wipe in Flashtool.

  • XperiaBlog

    You can select any device when creating the bundle as long as the loader.sin file is included. If this is the case, the “Device Selector” is used for naming purposes only and does not affect flashing the device. We have expanded on this in the tutorial above.

  • XperiaBlog

    Yes, we have checked the Nordic build and it includes Portuguese (Brasil).

  • XperiaBlog

    No, you will have to wait for Lollipop to hit the D6616 variant unfortunately. Firmware should only be downloaded for your own model/variant number.

  • XperiaBlog

    Yes. The procedure is exactly the same – just make sure you select KitKat firmware from XperiFirm and ensure you do a full wipe in Flashtool.

  • XperiaBlog

    We recommend that you only download firmware for your own model/variant number.

  • XperiaBlog

    This guide can be used for any Sony Xperia device with any firmware (not just Lollipop). You can select any device when creating the bundle as long as the loader.sin file is included. If this is the case, the “Device Selector” is used for naming purposes only and does not affect flashing the device. We have expanded on this in the tutorial above.

  • XperiaBlog

    We recommend that you only download firmware for your own model/variant number.

  • XperiaBlog

    No – only if the update is provided officially, which it is not for the Xperia M.

  • XperiaBlog

    It only changes your customisation version.

  • anniina

    I feel embarresed for being such a dummy, but how can i know i have selected the KitKat firmware and how can i be sure i do a full wipe in flashtool?

  • XperiaBlog

    It is really not that complicated when you go through it. We’ve just detailed EVERY step to make it idiot-proof! :)

  • XperiaBlog

    When you click on a particular region in XperiFirm, typically two firmware builds are available to download. The latest one and the previous one. At the moment, the previous one will be KitKat, but if ensure just search for that build number on this site or Google to confirm.
    In terms of Flashtool, wipe is ticked by default so there’s no need to change anything!

  • anniina

    Thank you very much!! I assume then that the 23.0.1.A.5.77/R11B is KitKat then?

  • XperiaBlog

    Yes, that is correct.

  • jonathan3579

    Darn! Thank you for the reply.

  • Jecht_Sin

    No need for Xperifirm to download Lollipop. Flashtool has an option to download the latest firmwares. Also they should already be in Flashtool format.

  • KJ Marway

    Cheers XperiaBlog – you guys rock, fantastic stuff!

  • Sean

    Does this affect those infamous DRM keys?

  • Thelos257

    Good evening, I would ask this method will work and Sony Xperia E4 or not? How could I make this mobile to bother with Lolliport?
    Thanks.

  • Juan

    I have a Z3 D6603 which I bought in Mexico and does not belong to any telecom service provider (I think is called OEM)…Which firmware should i download? Thank you

  • DIsChaos

    Before I start this , How can I know what the current firmware that I’ll need to switch back ? Since I’m in France there is 4 different one , but the phone came out with vodaphone service which does not exit in France…

  • XperiaBlog

    We have just been told by the Flashtool dev that the Z3 Tablet Compact is now listed!

  • KJ Marway

    Let the good times roll – cheers XperiaBlog!

  • Ali

    They forgot to add “Remove User” for the guest mode!!! And the sound is too low!

  • Dioq8i

    Zizo i own Z3 Dual too.. Just wait man..

  • Mihai-C?t?lin ?alg?u

    I decided against doing that, in the end. There are some filenames linking it to the D5803 which might cause problems, and there’s also a general feeling over on XDA that it’s not safe since it’s not known if the kernels will differ(and someone pointed out that ROM builders make separate builds for them)

  • hcm.

    ….Why would you want to allow a guest to remove users without your permission?

  • Ali

    dude i meant i cant delete guest profile as admin..

  • Kevinski Ying

    Yea, i will wait. Thank you very much though for this detailed guidelines. I am sure there are many people who appreciates this.

  • wah007

    I have the Z3 Compact Smartphone (sim free and ubranded) in the United Kingdom, and I am using the Three network sim card in the phone. I am confused as to which firmware I need? Any help please?

  • Stefan Rees

    I did the flash, turned on my phone, and it didn’t do anything :S

  • Snorky112

    the unbranded firmware maybe ?

  • harish g

    Did any one from India got update on Z3???

  • harish g

    Tried to check with flash tool, but it is still showing the build number 23.0.1.A.5.77 which is Kitkats’s

  • Snorky112

    ton firmware doit être écrit sur la boite je pense, ou dans le téléphone tu dois tapper un numéro spécial genre *#7635356475 je sais plus exactement regarde sur google le numero pour acceder aux infos.

    le numero c’est ça je pense: *#*#7378423#*#*

  • Snorky112

    wont work with E4, only when E4 gets lollipop

  • Snorky112

    nope, you only lose DRM when you unlock the bootloader

  • wah007

    I just wanted to make sure as some people are saying to get the Nordic Combined firmware, but I need an unbranded (generic?) one for the UK. Or doesn’t it matter what region it’s for?

    Thanks

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    It seem the lollipop update for z3 making the speaker more weaker compare when it was in kit kat version. I dont know either my device having a speaker failure or sony really att to tone down the volume so it wont loosing the bass n treble effect.

  • Snorky112

    your smartphone is unbranded, so you dont care you can just take the brand of your sim or unbranded, just better keep the same as you have but you can still change so maybe try and keep the one you prefere

  • MattO

    I keep getting Google play services asking to update, and when I click the notification it never updates, just brings me to the play store page for Google play services.. Anybody else having this issue?

  • wah007

    Okay, I might just wait for the update to come through automatically. Thanks for your help

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    try erasing your google account and log on again

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i have the exact same situation, but that’s no problem for me, i use bluetooth stereo system at home, on the street i use earpods

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    try with d6603 fw

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    nordic combined, or similar name…i can’t remember

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    make a backup before you try buddy

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    just be patient, it is a electronic device after all

  • I am trying to flash my Z2 with Lollipop update as mentioned above post and facing this issue while I am opening the Flash tool and did the changes as it showing on the screen. But it still showing me the same information. I did the same thing more then ten times.

    I Tried Uninstalling and Installing the flash tool more than couple of times.
    Restarted my PC for 3 times and after installing Flash tool.

    But the same information is being displayed..

    Can anyone help me with this issue…?

    Thanks
    :)

  • AZNguyen

    Will this void my DRM Keys for Sony camera/apps? I have an unlocked Xperia Z2.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    if you are unlocked, your DRM keys are already voided. Flashing lollipop in this way will not further destroy it nor wiill it restore it. But you need to flash kernel saperately (i am not sure about kernel, since you unlocked you should know what i mean), cheers

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    do you use a restricted network access PC? (proxy-guarded PC), or just put it simply, do y6ou try it at workplace or publicly-shared workstations? if yes, please try at home or a privately owned PC.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    strictly speaking , it will work as long as there is fw for E4 on Xperifirm, but yes, not lollipop, you can indeed persue kitkat by this way though

  • Yeah, I am at workplace right now and its my own PC. Yeah will try at home Thanks Chan :)

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    did you wiped data (with friend’s permission of course)

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    how can you possibly think you can migrate apps to a different device, but not porting them? ok, the simple answer is, you should feel lucky since your z3 did not allow installation. Had it allowed, youur phone might break down. You should search on xda-developer s and see if the dev there cracked it

  • AZNguyen

    It was factory unlocked. So I don’t think it voided the DRM keys. I can use the proprietary stuff like Sony Camera features, PS4 Remote Play, and Audio/Video.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    if they use a strategy like this: roll out selected fw for device 1 –> roll out globally for device 1 –> (loop) until device n;
    do you think they will still meet the fortnight deadline?
    what if they use this: roll out selected fw for device 1 –> roll out selected fw for device 2 –> (loop)

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    what’s with that LOL?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    d6603? then yes, otherwise? you should wait

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    do u meam it is sim-unlocked? you make sure that you DIDN’T unlocked your BOOTLOADER? if yes, ignore my previous comment, you are clear, so to speak.

  • Keon Fraites

    would this work on the t-mobile variant?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    No, you need to wait for T MOB to update

  • Simos Katsiaris

    Use the cm kernel to flash lollipop kernel and super su

  • aryan1357

    just go to the c->flashtool->firmwares and cut the ftf file and paste it in the following directory c->user->username->.flashtool->firmware.
    remember to cut n paste not to copy

  • freezxp

    6633 firmware is out?

  • xileblack

    I’m with Rogers (Canada) for my Z3…obviously 23.1.A.0.690 isn’t out for it… just KitKat 4.4.4 should I wait for OTA or download Lollipop 5.0.2 from another country?

  • aryan1357

    waiting same as you bro,how much time it will take to put it on asian server or indian servers.

    how many day did it take to rollout kitkat2 to entire z2 series in every region.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    which phone model you have?

  • xileblack

    D6603

  • manpreet sharma

    if i flash my xperia z1 by using xperifirm will i able to perform updates pushed by sony via ota????

  • harish g

    don’t know bro, just refreshing hourly

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes, only the timing will be different, generally smaller markets receive faster updates, so you may want to flash nordic instead of your own country when the firmwares are avaliable

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  • Amel_Marie

    Any idea when D6653 will receive update?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes you can flash 5.0.2, backup your current fw is recommended

  • xileblack

    Wouldn’t it mess up APN for connection? I don’t want to download from Baltic, just to have to go back because I don’t get a signal anymore.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    it might be on the next batch, ETA might be anywhere between tonight to the day after tomorrow. It is a Z3 variant after all. Rest assured it will be before z1 and other z phones

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    at this stage, i can’t think of reason why it would mess up. Do try, and if you face problems, just revert. Fallback is just as easy for xperia phones.

  • Amel_Marie

    Im sorry sir but what is ETA?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Expected Time of Arrival

  • Amel_Marie

    Some people say pc companion is faster than OTA. is it true?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    true, but you won’t connect your phoone to PC daily, will you? so, OTA still has its purpose, espacially for media apps updates

  • MattO

    thx for the tip, it’s good!

  • Joel Collicott

    Thanks for the tutorial but for some reason my phone did not get flashed with android 5.0.2 it just reflashed 4.4.4 on my xperia z3. Can you please tell me what i did wrong?

  • Nino

    Hi guys , last night I left my Z2 (D6503) on charger (I use magnetic cable),and this morning picked it up and noticed it was 96% And it stayed like that no matter what. http://m.imgur.com/wDqvuG4 Does anyone know how to fix this.. It’s not a big deal but it’s pretty annoying.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    have you made sure that you dowmloaded 23.1.A.0.690 in the first place?

  • Matys1497

    But I ask that can I turn back to my android 4.4.4 by PC Companion? And when I flash lollipop and then I will flash back my originial android 4.4.4, Sony will be updating my phone further?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    if u have recovery, try wiping battery data, recalibrate by doing a full discharge cycle.
    else, you need to COMPLETELY EXHAUST the battery to the point that the phone kills itself at 0% battery, charge it back up whilst the phone is CLOSED. Next morning, try again. If your problem is not solved, either find a way to root and run the root way aforementioned, or take the phone back to a repair centre.

  • Steti Claudiu

    yes, i did it, now i have lollipop, working great

  • shongololo

    The provider specific firmwares usually just contain extra bloatware and branding customizations. Everything else should function the same.
    There’s plenty of generic firmwares in XperiFirm you can try without all the customizations.

    First thing I did with my z3c was flash it with a generic firmware and remove the super annoying Vodacom splash and bloatware.
    There are also relatively simple ways to disable the misc Sony add-ons like the quick settings and small apps to get a closer to vanilla/aosp experience without rooting/unlocking the device.

  • SAM

    I can’t find the Nordic region under the Z2 D6502 , it doesn’t get lollipop yet ?!

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    well if i am the technician at Sony and i know you did this, i might think you are dissapointed by lollipop, and yes i would disable updates for you. HOWEVER, there is no way for any person except yourself to know what you have done as long as you didn’t unlocked bootloader, so relax mate

  • James

    Sony have told me that flashing voids the warranty is this true? Quote: “I can only advise that you have voided your warranty and we can not give you further information if you have carried this out, you have done this at your own risk.”

  • Carlos W. H. Sun

    I don’t understand you logic.

  • Pulex0067

    Hello.My Xperia Z3 is from UK from operator Three.It’s possible to
    install android L from Nordic Combined? Sorry if this is a silly
    question:P

  • Jonny Love

    Yes it is possible I done it on older updates though I’m sure the UK update is a matter of days away so if your unsure best just waiting imo. Im just gonna wait myself unless I’m still waiting this time next week

  • Pulex0067

    I just finish to install it, it’s working:) anyway, thanks for the advice

  • manpreet sharma

    Does Lollipop shows punjabi language??

  • Alan Burrows

    Think I’m gonna try this tonight. I’m on O2 UK Pay Monthly, so it’s there…

    Would I be correct to assume that the built in Sony back-up on my Z3 will restore correctly after flashing Lollipop? Not worried about apps, as they will all come back via the Google Play Store – I just want to ensure I get all me contacts back.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes, no worry…but i use google account to sync

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i am quite sure that the guy from Sony actually mean custom ROM. flashing FTF (just moving to other builds of STOCK ROM) will ABSOLUTELY NOT void your warrenty. you are very safe, he just scare you

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i actually don’t know what “punjabi” is,but my answer is regardless of its language. I assume that “punjabi” will show up in settings selection only in selected firmwares. However, languages that didn’t show up in settngs does not mean that that language is not supported by this particular firmware, it is only hidden. You can always unhide it (and thus, selectable) in build.prop file

  • James

    Yes, all i did was flash with a FTF to my Xperia Z2 with one of the versions listed on Xperia Firm and they told me i had voided my warrenty, so what they said was incorrect?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    it may not be incorrect,i think he gave this comment only because he didn’t know the difference between .FTF and .ZIP flashing. Flashing FTF will not void warrenty, does not require custom recovery, and does not require root access. On the other hand, ZIP flashing will definitely void warrenty, require custom recovery, and require root access

  • Alan Burrows

    Thanks.

    Do you me Google calendar etc? I use this too. But I use the stock phone book.

  • James

    What would be the best thing to say to them if they accuse me of voiding my warranty? Also have you or anybody else experienced bugs on the flash update like material design errors or very small screen driver errors?

  • imrehk

    Thanks for the reply. I don’t understand though. An app is an app. Both my phones are Sony Xperia Z series running the same Android version; one being Z Ultra, the other Z3. I can see that a different firmware could break the phone, but I’m talking about an app that was still available on the Z1, and I believe on the Z2 also. These are third party apps that Sony bundled with the phone, the only thing I can think of is that they have DRM. I wasn’t trying to give them away, I was trying to install them on the same version of Android on my own account, and on a Sony Z-series phone. The new version of the app has now been posted to the google playstore, but it is a slimmed-down version, and it no longer backs up apps and their data, which the previous version did.

  • James

    Oh and is it just me or have Sony still not fixed the battery bug? It seems like it is draining too fast still

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    1. you don’t need to say anything to them,if u know your warrenty is intact then it is already fine.
    2.I haven’t experienced similar bugs. But should anyone have these bugs, you definitely didn’t wipe data. wipe it.
    3. when it comes to bug reporting, “seems” is unworthy of any discussion nor attention. Hard proofs and evidences are needed

  • James

    1. Okay great
    2. I didn’t wipe anything after the flash, the phone was clear but i hadn’t wiped anything however after the flash i used the PC companion to re install the software. Would i still need to wipe data after that to clear any bugs?
    3.The only piece of evidence i have is that on Kit Kat version 4.4.2 The battery lasted about 20mins on 100% but on the 4.4.4 version and on lollipop it only lasts about 5 at max and i know this isnt a battery calibration issue as i know someone who has the same issue and they have gone through the battery calibration steps

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    everything have a reason. if they make the trimmed down version publicly avaliable, then you should use the trimmed down version. The original version might be exclusive to a phablet like Z Ultra.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    2. Then the bugs might be due to apps incompatibility with lollipop, if you wiped on flashing.
    3. May i know what is the circumstance of testing that generated these results? remember 5W and 1H.

  • James

    2. I didnt wipe exactly i just flashed again using PC companion, Also side note i have 7 System incidents in my Diagnostics
    3. Directly unplugged from 100% in standby with limited background apps (Same circumstances for both version tests) Newer Kit Kat Version drained to 99% within a minute and Lollipop within 2mins. Whereas the older Kit Kat version (4.4.2) Took 15-20mins. What exactly do you mean by 5W and 1H

  • Khaled

    Hey guys, any idea how to get the blue wallpaper for lollipop similar to the Z4 render and MWC videos? It was in my lockscreen after I flashed Nordic 5.0.2 firmware but now it’s no where to be found!

  • Drew Tavares

    Under My region and carrier (UK/O2 Pay monthly) it still says 23.0.1.A.0.167 / R1B which my phone has installed now which is kitkat… How do i get lollipop then….

  • iitroniickz

    Plz help its giving me unable to install internet and MMs settings I’m with Rogers in Canada

  • James

    i am currently on the tmobile kitkat UK, can i put the unbranded version on it, and still get OTA, and send it off to sony with that firmware?

  • Tommy Irianto

    OMG !! It works, thank you so much.

    I flashed my Z3 D6653 using the Nordic Combined D6603 Firmware. It works out really great. I flashed them all without any issues.. Even though using the bundler, I changed the market into “Indonesia” which is different from the original “Nordic Combined” market name.

    Once it’s all done, I checked my about phone and it shows that mine’s a D6603 now.. lol, but network and WiFi all working smoothly. Thank you for this tutorial. Let’s hope there’s no performance issues involved.

  • David Chush

    A question: will i be able to update to lollipop 5.1 in pc companion after installing this via flashtool?

  • kmf

    watching this thread like a hawk

  • axel vermeij

    i cant flash (xperia z2 d6503) it says missingdrivers but when i install the drivers of the flashtool map i get an error that says instal fild or somthing

  • z3

    please help.i cannot open flash tool

  • harish g

    Getting error while downloading the firmware via xperifirm, and unable to find the Global generic version of lollipop for D6653 in Flashtool. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

    Still waiting for lollipop in India, any idea when it will be available here??

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes, if 5.1 will roll out

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i would highly recommend against, better wait for ota

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    check your device model, if it is D6603 then yes, otherwise no, wait for OTA

  • Gil Julio

    will this leave my phone rooted???

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    no. However, if you want root, my advice is stay on kitkat until some dev create a pre-rooted zip to flash. Then you will retain root. Once you updated, it may not be so easy to accquire root

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    you have all blanks in the latest firmware column. That means Xperifirm is unable to connect to sonys’ servers. Check your network connection.

  • Gil Julio

    Just wanna make sure everytime sony have a update I’ll be able to update ota right?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    if you never thought of rooting or you can wait for native root solution, then by all means yes

  • harish g

    i was able to download other firmwares except the Generic global

  • harish g
  • Chan Kin Cheung

    You mean you “was” able to download firmwares or you “are”?

  • harish g

    i am able to download firmwares except the Generic global

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    there is no such thing as “global”, can a market be global? ok i know it is listed in xperifirm, but the latest release for global is N/A. you can just use 1288-5531/5532/5530/5533/5534

  • Kleyton Hunter

    I think I will try,wait for lollipop is make me sick

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    details?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    ok. but only if your device can house 23.1.A.0.690, that currently only restrict to D6603 / D6503 / D5803

  • Avery Chandler

    I tried this on both my xperia Z3v and my Xperia Tablet Z (wifi). And it did absolutely nothing on both of them. On my xperia Z3v i got in error after trying to flash “Error parsing TA file Skipping” and then it finished flash and told me to turn on phone. on xperia tablet z i experienced no errors. its just when i booted back up my tablet, absolutely nothing changed.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    lollipop did not release for these two devices yet, May i ask which two firmwares you used to flash them?

  • Shaurya Saxena

    Where did you get the ftf from ? I have a mac so i cant use xperifirm. And my windows laptop doesnt connect to the net ? Any link for the ftf ?
    And any bugs ?

    Xperia z3 D6653.
    Thanks

  • Rynaldi Rahman

    when the firmware in my region is out, can i flash to my region’s firmware?
    i’m using D6653 btw

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    absolutely. but since any fw is the same, you might as well flash the earliest one and be done with it

  • Rynaldi Rahman

    I’ve flashed it with the nordic, I was just wondering whether i can revert to my region’s. thanks btw

  • Adam

    I keep getting this error message after i installed the flash tool and open the program.. Any ideas??

  • obada

    can i download another region update into my z2?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    just follow the instruction on the popup. flashtool make it perfectly clear what you have to do at all times. Cut out FTFs from “Flashtool/firmwares” and paste into “.flashtool/firmwares”, the latter should be auto created when you install flashtool

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    when u ask this, i assue you at least read the article and the procedure but still not sure about this. as a rule of thumb, You should probably wait for OTA.

  • Adam

    Hi Chan, I have done exactly that.. but it comes up with the same message.

  • Adam

    My mistake.. it works now. Thanks.

  • siwz

    Ok, I know it’s not an appropriate topic, but I use xperia e3 and I still didn’t get a 4.4.4. I bought non-brand phone in Poland, and I’m wondering how long I got to wait for newest kitkat in OTA or PC Companion? It’s nearly week since it was rolled out, but not in my country yet I suppose.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    You should give more confidence to yourself, after all you bought the phone, you deserve to use the phone however way you like.And flashing the latest OS is ony way that you trully take control of your phone.

  • Adam

    Does the update wipe your current settings or does it just update the OS (Apps and data remain)?

  • axel vermeij

    i get this. same as befor restart steps in the link.

  • siwz

    yep, I did it when I got xperia J in 2013 – performance was really awful and cyanogenmod was my only choice despite of loss of guarantee. But this time I’m just wondering how long does it take to roll out update for other regions? I’m not gonna risk my guarantee second time or playing with Xperifirm and flashtool (yes, I know it does not breach guarantee), because e3 runs well – just I think about some annoying bugs in my phone and endless waiting for update whis is actually rolled is riddicolous xD

  • axel vermeij

    screenshot

  • axel vermeij

    screenshot2

  • Dioq8i

    has anyone flashed thier Z3 Dual (D6633) with a Z3 (D6603) update and got the sim card not working??

  • Nilesh Patil

    Thanks Sony for lollipop…

    Feeling proud as Sony user

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes, and no. The catch is when you flash, you can tick or untick “wipe data”

  • Adam

    I keep getting driver not installed. I tried everything mentioned in this forum.. the driver does not pick up.

    20/038/2015 15:38:37 – INFO – Device disconnected
    20/038/2015 15:38:44 – ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    20/038/2015 15:38:44 – ERROR – You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
    20/040/2015 15:40:47 – INFO – Device disconnected

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i had my drivers installed correctly by simply plugging in my phone to pc and let the software do the rest,

  • Ça?atay

    You’re all very lucky.I haven’t got lollipop for my d5833 yet :( and i’m so sad. Because sony was to late to give us Android 5.0

  • Slck

    Hello guys!

    I have followed exactly the steps were given above and came till creating FTF firmware/bundle and began to create the file but on the exact level of ” Adding emmc_appsboot_S1_Boot_MSM8974AC_LA3_0_L_15_AID_4_PLATFORM…” procedure stops and nothing happens after. I’ve tried three different computers and 3 different Windows Systems (xp, 7, 8) yet no difference.. Is there anything I’m skipping or there is a problem with the file I’ve downloaded with XperiFirm.. I thought maybe I have to wait more than 30 minutes (which I was able to wait that long) procedure to be completed or there may have been another problem.. Could someone please enlighten me on this?

    Many thanks..

  • aryan1357

    when did you get lollipop and which model ur using

  • Yandal

    Anyone having the ‘drivers need to be installed error’ try this it worked for me, go to Settings > Xperia Connectivity > USB Connectivity > Install software and uncheck the box. Fixed that issue for me with a Z3 Compact on Windows 7 (although I was only debranding, I’m not convinced the Lollipop update is worth it yet, seems to be quite a few issues/bugs). Good luck

  • brick

    Remember that this is an unofficial way to get lolli before rollout happens for your region. There is a risk of messing up your phone using flashtool if you don’t follow the guide perfectly. Honestly I would just wait for official rollout if you don’t know what you’re doing, lolli will probably come within the end of the month. Nobody ever releases such a big update globally because the load will crash the servers and if there are problems they risk messing up too many phones at once. Although it seems this update is stable and almost bugless, unlike the lolli update I got on my Galaxy S4 which made my phone literally unusable with massive battery drains and lag all over the place, and literally no new features or apps. You guys keep complaining about sony being “late” (more like you being an entitled inpatient baby) but this update is great and brings a ton of new features. Sony is probably the best when it comes to updates.

  • kawawangpinas101

    Does z ultra already have the lollipop?

  • Omprakash

    Hi, I’m totally new to this topic… but still i would like to ask –> can i follow these steps & install Z3 firmware in Xperia SP (not sure).. as you all know that Sony dropped SP from software update …. and i’m very much bored with jelly bean…

  • Peter Kafura Van Nest

    Is kit kat the only one available for Xperia Z1 (C3903) MENA generic? I would like to flash to Lollipop, but it only flashes to 4.4.4

  • Isaac

    HI, if i got orange in France and it is not update can i use it for noric? wjthout have bootloader???

  • Danny Holyoake

    Anyone else getting driver issues? Flashtool refuses to work, it see’s the device but when I go to flash says I don’t have fastboot drivers installed. Trying to install the drivers via Flashtool doesn’t work (generic error message), downloading the fastboot drivers straight from Sony didn’t work either (some weird error message about the driver not being available).

    Can anybody help? This is a Z3 Compact I’m trying to flash.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i think Sony now has a way smaller team of programmers now. Sony have never been late to continue the rollout stream. maybe that’s related to them laying off their staff?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    not until z1 have it deployed

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    how on earth make you think it is possible? these 2 phones even have a DIFFERENT chipset oh my lord

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yup you have to wait a little while longer still

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    look at comment from Yandal a few posts below. I won’t copy and paste. Thumbs up to Yandal though

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Your attitude is right. You really shouldn‘t try if you have even 1% unsure

  • John Martinez

    Can someone help me? I cant do the Flash cause when i conect my cellphone said “Drivers need to be installed for connected device” and when i try to install it launch me a error … please i need help

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    simply connect phone with.Pc before flashing, (before flashtool i mean), it will prompt you to install pc companion , remember to uncheck “install software” in settings, usb connectivity

  • Peter Kafura Van Nest

    Okay thanks

  • harish g

    Bro are you from India??

    Did u got lollipop?

  • Nilesh Patil

    Yes,
    I have installed by using above procedures
    And download .ftf from xda which is official.
    Sony launched official lollipop in other countries.

  • Nilesh Patil

    Lollipop on Xperia z2

  • AcidGambit

    Can someone tell me the difference between the Z3 Compact D5803 and the D5833, I own a D5833 and would like to know if i can flash the lolipop fw from the D5803 onto mine.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    hi gambit,
    please don‘t flash. tablet is unlike cell phone, it would affect the baseband. the difference between 5803 and 5833 is the signal type. so if u flash , your tablet is effectively unable to access internet
    unless you use wifi only

  • aryan1357

    is phone signals working and x-reality
    any problems?

  • Tudor

    I got an ” ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.” Tried to install drivers from Flashtool pack, but still no success. Strange, with PC Companion works just fine. What should I do? I use a W8.1 Pro and Xperia Z2.

  • Tudor

    I stiil get an ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device. Tried to install them from Flashtool pack, but no success. Any ideas?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    This already been answered, please search “8.1” to locate your answer

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    This already been answered, please search “8.1” to locate your answer.

  • Shaurya Saxena

    I have an Xperia z3 D6653. I’m in India. Flashed the nordic ftf.

    No signal problems or anything.
    But there are other problems.
    Less notification volume than kitkat.
    Less speaker volume while playing music and videos.
    They still havent updated Album icon in some apps like sharing and contact pic.
    Image enhancement doesnt work.
    Unless you wipe data and flash freshly you’ll experience some lag.

    Overall the rom is stable but there are some bugs.

  • Tudor

    None of the options described bellow worked. Still got the same error about drivers. Unchecked the “install software” , connected the phone with PC via Companion before flashing… no luck! :(

  • AcidGambit

    The D5833 is a cellphone (z3 compact) so is the D5803.

  • aryan1357

    whats the model no. after you flashed did it changed??

  • aryan1357

    do experience any bugs

  • Nilesh Patil

    Facing touch problem at back button sometimes
    Have to press lock button and then I have to use back

  • wael

    After this, will my phone still get ota updates ?

  • Nino

    Yes, this is offical Sony release.

  • wael

    OK is there a way to force receive the android l update even though I’m not in the regions that already received it ? Probably using VPN or similar thing ?

    Thanks .

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    MY BAD,sorry.The same story fits though,you can flash, but you probably will have no access to network in your place of residence. You might get network access in some parts of China,which uses TD-LTE, but that’s not you want , right?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i am 90% certain that;s a win 8,1 problem.I can’t remember cause i don’t use 8,1,but sure the solution can be found somewhere in this thread

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    a proxy server might work, but why do you want this where you already have FTFs?

  • Shaurya Saxena

    It changed to D6603 from D6653 but that doesnt really matter, does it ? :)

  • aryan1357

    there is no way to force the firmware updates.

  • aryan1357

    of course it matter a lot when there is need to give it in the service center.

  • Shaurya Saxena

    just backup your stock ftf now.
    then flash the new lollipop one.

    and whenever you want to give it to the service centre you can flash your backed up ftf. simple as that.

  • aryan1357

    its better to wait then..thanks bro for the info
    will u share your lollipop pics if its ok with you

  • aryan1357

    could you be more specific what do yu mean by back button.
    and also what about image enhancement ??

  • Shaurya Saxena

    Here you go.

  • Misha Shevkun

    i look at every questions and answer about it — non of this workes for W8.1

  • guerz86

    My Tutorial, to install Lollipop on Z3/Z3c ( Sub Eng )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0v5XIWS_-8&list=UU5_i4k9IMYCSKpiuvsBllQA

  • ShaunTheSheep

    Sense of humour bypass activated! Scanning dictionaries for bizarre use of “ego”….FAIL! Please correct attitude and grammar before attempting to educate others.

  • Adrian Brillo

    How to do the last part? I’ve been doing this for 3 times already. Can someone help me please.

  • aryan1357

    thanks bro enjoy lollipop..
    my wait continues:(

  • XperiaBlog

    You haven’t installed the drivers correctly. Have you installed PC Companion on your computer? Maybe also try C:Flashtooldrivers

  • XperiaBlog

    Try the following for Win 8 to install Flashtool drivers:

    1) Press the Windows key + R and in the run box type:
    shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00

    Now make the following selections to boot into the Start Up Setting Screen

    Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start Up Settings > Restart

    Then, when the machine restarts, select number 7 i.e. “Disable driver signature enforcement”. Your machine will start with Driver signing enforcement disabled until the next reboot.

    2) Now you can install the Flashtool drivers.

    Windows will warn that the driver is not signed and will require you to confirm the installation.

    Once the installation is complete, reboot the machine

  • Tuks

    I strongly recommend not to update your z3
    Stamina mode just doesn’t function properly
    after update battery can’t last for a full day.
    Sony should fix this soon,this is basically against their promotional – marketing offers about z3…

  • XperiaBlog

    Probably down to not having the correct drivers installed for your phone. Have you installed PC Companion?

  • XperiaBlog

    Try installing PC Companion. If you already have – are you on Win 8 as that causes its own issues?

  • Tudor

    Worked now!!! You’r a genius… Many thanks!!! :)

  • Tudor

    After flash, Android version is the same 4.4.4. Lolipop is not avalaible yet?

  • aryan1357

    which region firmware you used to flash on ur z2

  • Esteban Jaramillo Bolivar

    Hi.
    I followed the instructions and they worked flawlessly on my Z3 compact, thanks a lot.
    There is something that i dont fully understand, I live in colombia (Americas) and i think my phone whas imported from the USA, it is unlocked.
    I found my country in the list of xperiFirm but my operator was not, since i’m virgin mobile, and the ones on the list where Tigo and Claro, and of course their build numbers where from KK, so i ended up installing the firmware from “Nordic Combined”.
    The question is, should i expect something not working right on my phone, like the 3g or 4g, or something bad if choose to change operator? (I currently dont use mobile data)
    Why every release in xperiFirm had a diferent number after the build numbers (R9C-R5C–R4C)

    Thanks¡

  • Piseth Ricky

    Great, It work for my xperia Z2, but the update center is disappear. Is Sony removed it or what?

  • aryan1357

    yeah it had been in the whats new app look out.
    n any bug do experienced till now??

  • le pollo

    hey, I was trying to create the bundle, however, my flashtool stops at INFO – Streaming from file : C:….. it doesnt do anything after that. I have already installed all the drivers and everything. Im using windows 8.1. Help me please!

  • Avery Chandler

    On xperifirm, the xperia Z3v is the first listed on the list of firmwares. It is 23.0.E.1.44. Now for the tablet, i used 10.5.1.A.0.283 for the SGP311 model.

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    it doesn’t work out on my Xperia device plz help me i followed all the steps correctly even my device get flashed but still it wont get lollipop update…………………

  • Tudor

    It worked after I followed the steps indicated by XperiaBlog next post for disabeling driver signature enforcement.

  • Tudor

    what did not worked was the ROM update, in the list for Z2 is the same ROM I already have.

  • Misha Shevkun

    Tried to update the phone on Windows 7, new error, what is wrong this time?
    All drivers installed and other

  • Adam Saich

    I keep getting this issue when its finished flashing:

    “22/012/2015 11:12:03 – INFO – Ending flash session

    22/012/2015 11:12:03 – INFO – Flashing finished.

    22/012/2015 11:12:03 – INFO – Please unplug and start your phone

    22/012/2015 11:12:03 – INFO – For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone setting”

    Z2, 3 uk. Any ideas?

  • aryan1357

    have checked the debugging option in developers on your device

  • Mulu Kaso

    nice

  • Adam Saich

    Debugging options are on

  • Slck

    Hello guys!

    I have followed exactly the steps were given above and came till creating FTF firmware/bundle and began to create the file but on the exact level of ” Adding emmc_appsboot_S1_Boot_MSM8974AC_LA3_0_L_15_AID_4_PLATFORM…” procedure stops and nothing happens after. I’ve tried three different computers and 3 different Windows Systems (xp, 7, 8) yet no difference.. Is there anything I’m skipping or there is a problem with the file I’ve downloaded with XperiFirm.. I thought maybe I have to wait more than 30 minutes (which I was able to wait that long) procedure to be completed or there may have been another problem.. Could someone please enlighten me on this?

    Many thanks..

    Anyone? Still couldn’t find a solution :/

  • harish g

    Bro if you don’t mine can you please post the caller ID screenshot??, i didn’t find any where in internet…..

  • kermit

    bootloop after my try….

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    can i update my xperia Sp to lollipop using this tool????

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    did not flash the correct firmwware for your device? the message seeems to point to failure when checking if your phone have a chipset MSM8974AC, which is z3,

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    can you give us more information?

  • aryan1357

    as well as unknown sources

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    which device do you have? did you flash correct firmware for your device?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i think the download is corrupted

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    maybe flashtool expects a file but did not find it? please download again

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    where do i will get that option?

  • Guest

    under security

  • aryan1357

    in settings ->developer options ->usb debugging.

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    i have xperia sp and i followed all the steps

  • aryan1357

    which firmware are you using to flash into your device

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    their is no such option in security

  • aryan1357

    then you can become a developer by pressing build number until the notification says you are developer
    settings->about phone->build no.(continuously press 8 times)

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    costamised IN 12.1.A.1.205

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    thanx……………i hvave to tick it right?

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    customised IN version 12.1.A.1.205

  • Adam Saich

    Unknown sources on too. Its still on 4.4.4

  • le pollo

    That’s what I thought.. I’ll do that! Thanks

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    is that a right firmware?

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    Can anyone please tell me it is possible to update Xperia SP C5302 with 12.1.A.1.205 to 5.0 lollipop updates

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    no, it is not possible no matter you use

  • aryan1357

    this firmware is only to flash for xperia z3 models ,you gotta find out other xperia sp firmware

  • aryan1357

    make sure that the firmware downlaoded is the correct one and it include all the files

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    Can you suggest me where do I will get other firmware

  • aryan1357

    you check in XDA developer zone and type in you phone model
    i think currently the latest firmware available for sp is kikat itself
    you have to wait for lollipop

  • Devendra Niphadkar

    Ok……. N thanx for helping so far..

  • Adam Saich

    Is there a way to verify that the firmware I’m downloading is 5.0?

  • Esteban Jaramillo Bolivar

    Anyone?

  • Adam Saich

    I’m installing firmware 23.0.1.A.0.167 / R2B on my Z2 D6503.

  • Carlos W. H. Sun
  • yo bro Thanks aryan

  • Carlos W. H. Sun

    battery life is poor on my 6653 too. thinking of going back to kk

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  • Adrian Brillo

    Anyone can help me with this??

  • Adrian Brillo

    I follow step by step without missing anything. And i also installed PC Companion. That’s why i’m also thinking why it’s not working on my z2.

  • Misha Shevkun

    same problem

  • wah007

    I can’t open flashtool. It keeps giving me a pop up saying move the firmware contents to another folder. I’ve tried everything. What am I supposed to do?

  • Joshua Eduarda

    my phone wont get in flash mode pls help i have a XPERIA Z2

  • Joshua Eduarda

    cut and paste the firmware map from your drive to the destination they say

  • wah007

    Thanks Joshua. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried almost everything but I’ll go home and try this after work.

  • Selçuk Kahraman

    “no final verification” mark my required.

  • Shaggy Wilson

    Great post. Successfully unbranded my xperia z 6606 to 6603. Thanks a bunch
    God bless

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    congrat, you may flash c6603 firmware when released, i bet c6603 customised beltic firmware will be first to the Z

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    turn off your device. Open up your flap at the left side of the device. plug in usb cable, THEN plug in the other end to PC, at the same time press the volume down button at the right side of your device until flashing started. If flashtool shows the device connected but no flashing, disconnect and try again.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Flashtool make it perfectly clear what you should do at all times. Just folloe the pop-up

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    currently only if your fw has a version code 23.1.A.0.690

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    flashtool make it perfectly clear what you should do at all times, What can you deduce from the latest error message? c’mon man it is obvious

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i think it is not the correct attitude to say “what should i expect?” when you haven”t tried it on your own. The correct one should be whenever you got something uncertain, try it and report if problem solved or not.
    EDIT: at least for your first two pronlems

  • Esteban Jaramillo Bolivar

    Well, as I said, I don’t use mobile data, so I can’t try for my own. I’m not native English speaker, I’m sorry if my words don’t sound that good, that was not my intention.

  • Christian Dixon

    Are there issues with Windows 8.1 not being able to install the Xperia Z3 drivers? I got all the way to the last step in this who process and then my phone wouldn’t flash because the drivers weren’t installed. I attempted to install them, but Windows 8.1 simply wouldn’t accept them.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Dear xperiablog system administrators:
    please post the below instructions for windows 8.1 to the article above. There are way too many identical questions already.
    Thanks.
    ================QUOTED FROM XPERIABLOG==============
    Try the following for Win 8 to install Flashtool drivers:
    1) Press the Windows key + R and in the run box type:
    shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00
    Now make the following selections to boot into the Start Up Setting Screen
    Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start Up Settings > Restart
    Then, when the machine restarts, select number 7 i.e. “Disable driver signature enforcement”. Your machine will start with Driver signing enforcement disabled until the next reboot.
    2) Now you can install the Flashtool drivers.
    Windows will warn that the driver is not signed and will require you to confirm the installation.
    Once the installation is complete, reboot the machine
    =======================================================

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Dear xperiablog system administrators:
    please post the below instructions for windows 8.1 to the article above. There are way too many identical questions already.
    Thanks.
    ================QUOTED FROM XPERIABLOG==============
    Try the following for Win 8 to install Flashtool drivers:
    1) Press the Windows key + R and in the run box type:
    shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00
    Now make the following selections to boot into the Start Up Setting Screen
    Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start Up Settings > Restart
    Then, when the machine restarts, select number 7 i.e. “Disable driver signature enforcement”. Your machine will start with Driver signing enforcement disabled until the next reboot.
    2) Now you can install the Flashtool drivers.
    Windows will warn that the driver is not signed and will require you to confirm the installation.
    Once the installation is complete, reboot the machine
    =======================================================

  • aryan1357

    when select the flashing file in flash tool it shows the list of files it includes in the same window then you can verify

  • aryan1357

    the firmware you selected was kikat 4.4.4 its not lollipop

  • aryan1357

    and also when you want flash file paste in the same directory as above where you pasted the ftf file

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  • by doing so will we lose the warranty on the device. since we are installing a different firmware.

  • Adam

    I’ve installed pc companion and its still the same. I’m on Win 7.

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  • Adam

    I tried a different PC and did the same.. it picks the phone up. But when i try to flash it, i get the same error.

  • Misha Shevkun

    you can see my screenshot above and, well, say what is wrong, because i dunno…

    I have no error with drivers on W7, just “processing of loader.sin finished with errors. Error flashing. Aborted”.

  • Adam

    It worked now.. I included the top two options when installing the driver as well as the Z3 Compact driver.

  • Mark H

    Sense of stupidity detected!. ‘Ego’ used in the context of putting down another persons creed in order to feel better about oneself.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    look at top of this thread. the quote from xperiablog solves it

  • Shaikh Yaser

    Hey Nilesh.. Good to see your Z2 with Lollipop. Which firmware did you flash? Is it Nordic?

  • Nilesh Patil

    I had flash baltic generic firmware file. Which was downloaded from xperiafirmware.com

  • Nilesh Patil
  • Shaikh Yaser

    Thanks for the quick reply!

  • Misha Shevkun

    Actually, also need to set the compatibility with windows vista (Flashtool Drivers).
    Then it works!

  • akash ash

    Hey I own a xperia z2(d6502).. what happens if i flash nordic firmware(d6503).. Does it cause network issues..
    PS:I’m from india.. I have unlocked sim..

  • Abhinandan Kadam

    Is Root is necessary to flash this firmware…. Because my xperia z2 still not rooted…. Plz reply…

  • Chance Butterfield

    Just wanted to say thanks for the detailed tutorial! My Xperia Z3 D6603 is working fantastic running 5.0.2 on the Bell network here in Canada. Had to tweak the Network access point details to get all my network features but that’s all.

  • Chance Butterfield

    no its not

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes indeed. d6503 supports FDD-LTE, and backwards compatible with WCDMA, HSUPA, HSDPA, and HSPA+, and d6502 runs the latter three standards. So it won’t be totally unable to connect to data, but you will not get LTE compatibility, also there may be problems that are unforseeable (eg. carriers….), so generally i don’t recommend it

  • akash ash

    Thanks for replying.. Guess i have to wait for ota rollout… Btw do you have any information regarding the rollout in india?

  • Abhinandan Kadam

    I am from India n can I flash android lollipop d6503 version on my xperia z2 d6502 version? Anybody flashed yet? Any issues about network signal?? Plz help me fr d same…

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes indeed. d6503 supports FDD-LTE, and backwards compatible with WCDMA, HSUPA, HSDPA, and HSPA+, and d6502 runs the latter three standards. So it won’t be totally unable to connect to data, but you will not get LTE compatibility, also there may be problems that are unforseeable (eg. carriers….), so generally i don’t recommend it.

  • papil

    Has anybody had ‘NFC’ error while installing Lollipop???? Mine is not working anymore….!!

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    it is weird, never been reported before. Which device do u have? which firmware do u use? Have you done anything not listed above before or(and) after the flash?

  • papil

    Hi,

    I’ve Z3 and flashed with FlashTool and ‘D6603_23.1.A.0.690_Baltic.ftf’….

    At the and it said ‘NFC’ update failed….

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    to be honest, back in the days of the (mighty) SUS, the roll out is pretty predictable, and for 3G variants, India should be one of the first countries to receive updates. However, since SUS is abandoned, roll out plans were becoming more bizarre.This roll out to only for flashing but not pc companion or ota is first to happen, so I have no idea. But if sony’s promises are to be kept, it should happen within Sunday of this week.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    so flashtool said NFC update failed ONLY? have u tried the actual NFC working or not?

  • papil

    Message came on the phone, yes i tried not working and i flashed again this morning no luck… it was working with kitkat… Dont know what else to do…

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    what purpose did you use NFC for? Which app you use to test? My suspicion is that specific app does not support 5.0

  • papil

    i use it to connect speaker and handsfree… when you go to settings and more then switch it on actually you can not…

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    so the settings selecion is irresponsive or the selection is responsive but didn’t ring the bell?

  • papil

    That correct…. And I havent came a cross anybody else with the same problem….

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    try the app “Near Field NFC Tester” which you can find in play store.
    edit: post the result. It should happen immediately when you start the app, remember to switch on NFC

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    so if the app returned correct result, the only thing going wrong is your speakers and handsfree, have you also switched on NFC for them?

  • papil

    yes there are switched on…

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    you will need an outside test subject, try an advertisement board on the street. They should have NFC tag. Try scanning it.

  • Gustavo

    My Z3 Compact becomes very hot after upgrade

  • Lefunestre

    Does the LTE working for you? I flash my Z2 and I only have H+. I’m also on Bell Network.

  • Alan Burrows

    Flashed the Nordic ROM to my Z3 (O2 in the UK) last Friday.

    Have to say the above is an excellent tutorial, and it worked perfectly. I now have Lollipop 5.0.2 running as smoothly, if not smoother, than KK 4.4.4 was before.

    I should also point out that, as long as you follow carefully and un-tick the correct box during the process, it keeps your setting, folders and so on EXACTLY as they were. I thought I would get Lollipop in factory setting state, and have to reinstall a back up and put everything back to as it was manually (I probably thought this as that was the case when I used to DL leaks of Blackberry software a couple of years ago), but it wasn’t the case, thankfully.

    I have one question – when (EVENTUALLY!) O2 actually release Lollipop OTA in the UK, will I get the option to update, or will this only happen when & if they push out 5.1 a variant build?

  • wah007

    It doesn’t make it clear dude, I had to ask someone. I had to move the firmware folder instead of copying it.

  • Chance Butterfield

    Hey Bud, I am getting a good 4g signal notification right now, cant honestly remember if the Z3 had a LTE symbol in the status bar before or just 4G. you can message me on FB and I can walk you through a bit more

  • Stephen

    warranty still intact by reflashing original firmware

  • Lefunestre

    Thanks you answer question.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    when your carrier release update, you will NOT get it, because you are already at 5.0.2, and their update targets 4.4.4, you are free to try out 5.0.2 for as long as you like, but i would recommend flashing back to O2 rom whenever you try to sell your phone, or take back to repair, or your carrier request its call-back.

  • Thanks. so even if i flash a different region rom. Its okay if i flash back my region rom to avail the warranty.

  • Paul

    I also flashed using the tutorial and my Z2 (D6503) is running perfectly. I haven’t had any issues at all and the phone is much faster than it was on 4.4.2
    I’m on the Bell Mobility network in Canada btw.

  • Janith Pasindu Nanayakkara

    Guys please help me. i live in Sri Lanka, and yesterday i downloaded and flashed my sony xperia z3 (D6653) to android lollipop which was build for d6603 (customized baltic) using the xperifirm and flashtool. after i installed everything goes fine, device worked perfectly, but when i went to setting to see the device info, it was mentioned my phone model as d6603. but still lollipop ran ok on my device. then i switched off my device, and in the morning when i took my phone to start, it was hot, i wondered even i switched off how could it be so hot, phone booted and then wifi does not worked, then i realized something went wrong, and i switched off the device thinking to flash it to original kitkat version 4.4.4 build for d6653. in the evening when i came home i took the phone to flash, i tried to switch on the phone, it was completely dead, then i plugged it to the charger, and charging led indicator lit up in red color, after 15 mins time i pushed the power button to start the phone, but it does not start at all, now it’s completely dead, not booting at all, only led indicator lit up in red color and that’s all. what went wrong, can i recover my phone, what shall i do, please help me

  • Dalavara

    it didn’t work for me, even with the install sofware unchecked, I still have drivers need to be installed, find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool. Anyone has an idea why ?

  • Slck

    I did and didn’t work but after downloading file with Xperifirm again, I was able to create the FTF file and finally updated my phone to Lollipop.. Thanks!

  • Slck

    After downloading the file with XperiFirm again, I was able to create FTF file and update my phone to Lollipop.. Thanks!

  • Thanks a Lot for the lollipop update Sony enjoying it. So smooth, so far no problems m/

  • Sudesh Sush Pillay

    hey guys , i cant install the drivers onto my laptop any idea why? only one is installing the others just end up failing

  • Alan Burrows

    I decided to flash back to KitKat for now, to get the official O2 update when it finally appears.
    I did everything exactly as when I flashed Lollipop, and even uninstalled/reinstalled everything, but now, when I power up the phone are flashing is complete, I’m stuck in a boot-loop. All I get is the Sony emblem on the screen, then the Android one, and then the blue swishy screen, and then it goes blank, and it’s back to the Sony screen, and so on.
    Any advice pls? This is getting a bit desperate.
    Cheers.

  • Alan Burrows

    Update on this. Decided to flash the Nordic Lollipop back again – it worked, and my phone is alive again, but the screen brightness is on full at first and then, after a few minutes, goes VERY dark, to the extnet that you almost cannot see the screen (darker than 0%, and the brightness slider no longer worked. I then deceided the flash the Baltic variant, and now the screen stays on full brightness, but, again, the slider no longer works.

    I think I may just use the Sony PC companion to try and go back to where I was. It’s all got rather messy.

  • Alan Burrows

    Another update – brightness has now gone almost totally dark again.

  • Dave Dunhaveit

    Hi
    Can i use this way to flash my sony xperia ZR without unlocking bootloader?
    Besides my phone is stuck on Jelly Bean 4.3………. So weird.
    My mother’s older phone LG L90 has the damned kitkat update while my high end phone does not, does not make sense
    We both have the same provider too

  • Gil Julio

    im in the US can i install a lollipop on my phone from a diferrent regions????

  • Ameer Alqam

    I keep getting this message after downloading

    “An error occured while attempting to unpack!”

  • Alan Burrows

    Ok. One last update in case anyone cares (mods on here have gone awfully quiet…).

    Kept the Baltic Lollipop build, and decided to do a factory reset from there. Solved the ambient light sensor issue (having used a developer code from my dialler, it was clear that the phone was not recognising the fact that the AL sensor existed), and the build works nicely now. Also, I found that the new Walkman update works well – my first Lollipop flash led to the old app. not recognising the search function to locate SD card tracks.

    My advice is the first do a back up, then a factory reset, then flash your chosen Lollipop build. It might even be worth doing a further factory reset one you’ve flashed, then reinstate your back up. It’s more of a pain, but I spent most of the last 2 days mucking around trying to get my Z3 functioning again.

  • Alan Burrows

    Yes – you don’t need to unlock the BL.

  • Dave Dunhaveit

    Ty alot :)

  • Dave Dunhaveit

    Forgot to mention, does my phone need rooting ?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    NO YOU DO NOT

  • Dave Dunhaveit

    Ty :D

  • Dave Dunhaveit

    I’m stuck on branding. Where do i find this for my phone? The downloaded file (firmware)says the firmware version is numbers followed R1D? While the operator says Custumized BE?

  • Dave Dunhaveit

    It worked wohooooooo. Running kitkat 4.4.4 atm :D Finally got my desired kitkat, now i gotta wait for Lollipop.
    Awesome stuff & blog :D

  • Frederic Vachon

    can you elaborate on the tweak to the Network access point you did. I can’t get data but calling works.

  • Chance Butterfield

    You have to go into access point names in mobile networks and create an access point name for Bell. You can call bell and they will provide you with information. Also the information is in this link http://support.bell.ca/mobility/smartphones_and_mobile_internet/how_to_configure_a_mobile_phone_or_smartphone_for_the_bell_mobility_hspa_network?step=4#displayStep

  • Frederic Vachon

    thank you so much for the fast reply. tried that but had a typo…
    works great now!

  • Chance Butterfield

    Outstanding glad I could help! When Bells official firmware releases I will probably reflash my phone. Couple inconsistencies still with my mobile network But better than nothing!

  • Ho Guojun

    anyone here knows if the D6603 build would work on the D6653 varient of the xperia z3?

  • Ben Nahon

    After i doing the all guide, My device (xperia z2) still remains on android 4.4.4
    Any ideas why this?

  • Vrr

    Hey guys can I flash Xperia z2 d6503 ftf on d6502 will it cause any problems

  • J Cav the Great

    Can I use this for the T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 D6616?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    no, because it isn’t compatible

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes, however no immediate problems. You won’t get LTE though. The main conccern is when you flashed D6503 FTF, your phone is recognized by Sony as D6503. When some day, a device-specific update comes, it will seriously mess up your phone

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    obviously did you choose lollipop?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    no, because it isn’t compatible

  • Khaled Zaher

    I flashed the D6503 Baltic Generic on my D6502 but now I don’t have any cellular signal. Help?

  • wynstn

    Me too. I did a soft/hard reset (not sure which. Just held down the power button with volume up button until the phone turns off with 3 vibrates). All good after that

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  • Xperia Z2 User

    I guess you guessed wrong.

  • Daniel Silva

    I did it last night for my unlocked Xperia Z2. The only issue I’m experiencing is that MMS stopped working. I might have to do a full wipe. :/

  • Amel_Marie

    Did you get lollipop update already?
    Its already 31th march here in malaysia (30 minutes to 1st april) and i dont see any signs of it. I guessed right.

  • Janith Pasindu Nanayakkara

    Don’t use this, specially Lollipop build for D6603 to D6653, it could ruin your device. i just took the stupidest decision in my life just reading this article, to flash lollipop built for D6603 on D6653, eventually it ruined my device. Battery need to replace now as it drained too much

  • Justin Faluotico

    How do I know if the firmware I downloaded is actually Android 5 or not? Couldn’t it just by my current firmware

  • Marc 15L

    thanks. great guide. the part with the drivers was crucial.

  • aryan1357

    can you post the link of nordic frimware??

  • aryan1357

    i had flashed baltic firmware then i saw that no signals.i’m trying again with nordic firmware

  • Rafael Nunes

    I flashed the rom but now I want to downgrade to 4.4.4, but everytime I try I get bootloop. Anyone knows why this is happening?

  • Frederic Vachon

    I’ve installed the Customized US version instead of the Nordic. now the LTE is working perfectly with 25 Mb/s d/l speed.

  • Chance Butterfield

    Yes I have done the same thing and the phone is working Flawlessly! You beat me to the punch haha

  • manpreet sharma

    My phone’s original operator is yoigo(Spain) so if i flash it with uk operator will i get ota updates and able to install them

  • Madvinegar

    I used Xperifirm but I see that for my country (Greece) and carrier (Cosmote) the available firmware is still kit kat. What should I do…?

  • pheonix31121

    thanks!

  • Madvinegar

    Can someone please explain what is the “customized” firmware in Xperifirm and what is the difference between the customized firmware and the firmwares of the carriers…?

  • Luis Serin

    I will try to use this guide. Updating a Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) from chilean market with the firmware 23.2.A.0.278 / R11C of the same model (D5803) from german market. I hope this works, =)

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  • Yuukon

    I am quite a bit curious if this has any effect on any further official updates for the device? I am running an unbranded Z3 Compact, but the update has yet to arrive in Holland and I have been thinking of flashing it manually, but I don’t want to do that if that means I am not getting any more official updates…

  • Willy Lin

    Help… I already followed the steps that XPERIABLOG made.
    the model D5833 is the correct one
    I’m on Windows 7 and the drivers are already installed correctly..
    what’s is wrong then?
    Thanks before…

    10/024/2015 17:24:03 – INFO – Selected Bundle for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833). FW release : 23.1.A.0.726. Customization : Indonesia

    10/024/2015 17:24:03 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing

    10/026/2015 17:26:39 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.

    10/028/2015 17:28:17 – INFO – Device disconnected

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – INFO – Opening device for R/W

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – INFO – Start Flashing

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – INFO – Processing loader.sin

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – INFO – Checking header

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – ERROR – Processing of loader.sin finished with errors.

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – INFO – Ending flash session

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – ERROR –

    10/028/2015 17:28:34 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted

  • Yuukon

    You do know that D6603 is a different phone from D6653, right?

  • Yuukon

    That is because D6503 is a different PHONE from D6502. You need to flash firmware for D6502 on your D6502.

  • Kawaii

    I have a small question.

    I used XperiFirm to flash my phone, after failing to update to Lollipop using Sony’s PC Companion and not being able to reset my phone, either.

    -> Phone “started” showing the Sony logo but stayed stuck.

    After flashing it, it worked again (I have to thank you for that).

    But now I have the Version 4.4.4 on my phone,

    I used this CDA (Telekom), because the phone card I use is from a company which is a subsidiary of Telekom.

    My question:
    Can I flash my phone again using the “Customized DE” version and would that also be Version 5?

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  • Igor Eisberg

    You didn’t even say which device you’re using exactly. Lollipop isn’t available for most of them.

  • Kawaii

    Xperia Z2

  • Kawaii

    I have an Xperia Z2 and it has the Number D6503.
    I live in Germany.

  • Suhayb

    From where I can find the Branding?

  • Suhayb

    After degrading to kitkat from lollypop, my phone continuously keep turning on and off.
    By the way, the phone Sony Xperia Z3 , D 5803

  • Igor Eisberg

    Yeah just flash Customized DE and you’ll have an unbranded Lollipop. Your SIM should work properly also.

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Just flashed my Z2 (D6503) with Customized GR…it worked…I just couldn’t wait for Lollipop to come to Croatian market! Btw, I see no bugs at all…

  • 3_nity

    What the f**k! Finally for the first time I see Lollipop for my Z1C. :) Here in Indonesia. Cheers!!!

  • rey

    First Time User of this Tool;kudos to the guide/step by step instructions. This a very well thought out guide but I have a couple of comments: one the installation of FlashTool on Windows 8 involves an additional step of “moving” firmware content to where the popup instructs you too. Move means cut/paste not copy to the location otherwise it WILL NOT WORK. Secondly, the Xperi Firm download for the Xperia Z2 Tablet Verizon v.SGP561 latest release 23.0.1.E0.208 is KitKat 4.4.4 and not Lollipop 5.01.
    Has Lollipop for the SGP561 been released and if so can it be dowloaded for use with FlashTool?

  • Roshan Poddar

    Worked like a charm for me..!
    on Lollipop for z1.

  • Darshan Logan

    Hi,

    I’m from Canada, I have a Xperia Z2 D6503, Version 4.4.2 – Rogers. Will i able able to get Lollipop on my device using this method?

    Thanks

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  • Quick question. If I’ve installed a firmware from another carrier using this method when my carrier will push an update superior to 5.0.2 I will still receive OTA from my carrier?

  • Deni Sisernik

    Hello, i have one stupid question… I am from slovenia and still don’t recive lollipop. But on XperiFirm i can see lollipop uptdate for slovenia, but it is for diferent operater( it is for Mobitel, no for Simobil). Is better to flash my device with this slovenia version or some other ( nordic generic)?

  • Deni Sisernik

    Hello, i have one stupid question… I am from slovenia and still don’t recive lollipop. But on XperiFirm i can see lollipop uptdate for slovenia, but it is for diferent operater( it is for Mobitel, no for Simobil). Is better to flash my device with this slovenia version or some other ( nordic generic)?

  • Razvan

    Hello,
    Just flashed my Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 with Lollipop 5.0.2.
    I have few question’s:
    I flashed with a different carrier, from a different region.(US one, i’m from Europe, Romania)
    Will i be able to receive any further update if it will come in the next future for this carrier?
    If i wanna return to stock software, can i do that if i repair with PC Companion?
    TY in advance.

  • Viresh Daya

    Will this reset the device to factory settings or will it just do an update as if it was an OTA and retain all your files/settings?

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  • Viresh Daya

    Epic tutorial! Worked like a charm

  • Guest

    I have to ask, let’s say my operator is tele2, and I were to install a firmware which is from another operator

  • Ilija Vuleti?

    I have to ask, let’s say my operator is tele2, and I were to install a firmware which is from another operator, let’s say VipNet, can I still use the SIM card by tele2?

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  • Ilija Vuleti?

    Hey, yeah, I had to ask, if I were to install the firmware by VipNet onto my Tele2 phone, can I still use my SIM card by tele2?

  • Luis Alberto Garcia

    I’m tired of waiting for t mobile to push lollipop on xperia z3 d6616 but I read on some other blog that cellular network not work if flash it. Can any one help

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  • Denis Karlov?ec

    da, možeš i dalje koristiti sim od tele2. ja imam xperiu z1 kupljenu u tele2 i sad sam instalirao firmware od vipa jer tele 2 nije još izbacio novi, za sada sve radi odli?no

  • Ilija Vuleti?

    Hvala, sve radi zakon, ja sam zadovoljan!

  • tiangiron

    I have a question. I want to flash 4.4.4 KitKat (14.4.A.0.108) back, but the only available firmware for the Philippines is 5.0.2 Lollipop (14.5.A.0.242) which is currently running on my Z Ultra. Can I choose a firmware from other markets?

  • Thomas

    sooo. How do i unroot my device? :D

  • Brian De Guzman

    Is this also considered cleaner way of updating compared to PC Companion?

  • Brian De Guzman

    I don’t know what to put on the “Branding” part, where in the guide he used “Generic Nordic”, I dowloaded the D6653 for Philippines, the Customized one not the Smart Communications network one, what should I put in branding?

  • Brian De Guzman

    I have a D6653 and will flash mine with 23.1.A.0.726 Philippines – Customized PH

    However I am lost in the branding part of the Flashtool, I don’t know what to put there, what should I put there?

  • Kima

    Mogu li ja u Srbiji da instaliram na svoj z1 compact firmware za vaš vipnet? Hteo sam da skinem central europe customised ali ni za to nema još uvek Lollipop… o.O

  • Denis Karlov?ec

    ne znam, ali mislim da možeš…ti sam odlu?i ako ?eš instalirati, ali po mom mišljenju mislim da ne bi trebalo biti nikakvih problema, ali ako nisi siguran da u?iniš to, pri?ekaj još malo, možda ?e i u srbiji uskoro do?i update

  • Adri

    thank you for tutorial. Yesterday, having the z3 compact in my back pocket, how I moved, I activated the upgrade to lollipop. :)) didn’t wanted to move from kitkat just yet due to mirrorlink issues in lollipop. However, I want to go back to kitkat but I don’t know how to do a firmware backup (as you also suggested that is a thing which should be done), so how to do the backup, can’t see it in tutorial, is a different tutorial for that? thanks

  • Kristijan Rado?aj

    Da li ovo flashanje funkcionira jer bi htio updateti z1 compact na lollipop?

  • Tomislav Mati?

    Jeste, samo kako sam rekao i pokazao novi flashtool ima ve? sve potrebno tako da ti xperifirm ne treba. Radi fenomenalno. Digni firmware od regije koja te zanima.

  • Nadav

    Hi, I’m getting the below error when launching Flash Tool, any idea?

  • Nadav

    showing full error message

  • Patrick Edmundson

    Hi folks, Going thru this process and upon first run, Flashtool is insisting I move content from C:flashtool to C:my-user-folder. I have done so, but it still insists I do it. Windows 7 Enterprise SP1. I d/led from the link provided in a thread here on this blog. What version of Flashtool actually works?

  • Marius G. Mann

    Cum se mi?c? Lolopop? Are rost sa trec de pe kit kat? Bateria cum se prezint??

  • Razvan

    Se mi?ca bine. Are rost. Bateria se prezint? super bine, dar doar dup? prima reînc?rcare dup? flashuire. Probabil softul nu isi da seama decât dup? prima reînc?rcare de starea exacta a bateriei.

  • ferdesmannen

    Use cut, and not copy. Source location needs to be empty.

  • Dejan

    Druze pomagaj, uradio sam sve kako pise, imam z1 compakt. I kada sam krenuo sa flashtools izbaci mi problem For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode, i sada mi je telefon na logu sony i sam se gasi i pali, probao sam da drzim volume up i da ga upalim, zavibrira 3 puta i opet nista.

  • Patrick Edmundson

    OK, thx for that info ferdesmannen! I have since been able to reload my phone with the *242 build of Lollipop from Sony and the tethering function works, so I no longer need to downgrade to kitkat but I was interested in getting to use this flashtool anyway, so thanks. :)

  • Tomislav Mati?

    Meni se to nikad nije dogodilo i da sad ne pišem da dugo i široko na ovoj stranici imaš sve upute za sve situacije. Meni je pomogla kad sam drugima spašavao XPERIA-e. Sve upute od Z1 iste su i za Z1 Compact samo trebaš na?i datoteke koje su njemu potrebne.
    http://www.android.gs/unbrick-sony-xperia-z1/
    Koristi najnoviji flashtoll, pokušaj preko njega dignuti novi firmaware ne preko XperiFirm, kad radiš bundle ne ozna?uj .ta datoteke i prije spajanja pokušaj ugasiti mobitel drže?i istodobno tipku za poja?avanje i tipku za gašenje pa ga onda spoji na flashtool u flashmodu.
    Ako ti ovo ništa ne pomogne ukjlu?uju?i ovu stranicu uništio si ure?aj i ne gine servis.

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  • fenixen

    Hi I have tried 3 different lollipop builds for my Z1 and my phone is completely bricked.

    Getting the same problem as this guy: http://www.ez-pg.com/q-flashtool-tool-failed-after-amss_fsg-sin-cant-flash-phone.html#comment-11985

    Please help us out.

    The last entries in the log:

    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – INFO – Processing of amss_fs_1.sin finished.
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – INFO – Processing amss_fsg.sin
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – INFO – Checking header
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – INFO – Flashing data
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – INFO – Processing of amss_fsg.sin finished.
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – INFO – Ending flash session
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – ERROR –
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    20/028/2015 15:28:51 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    20/028/2015 15:28:52 – INFO – Device disconnected

  • fenixen

    Yes, absolutely, Sony has stated this sometime..

  • lorem ipsum

    You should create new tft WITHOUT fwinfo.xml. This should help.

  • d001

    Do you mean the fwinfo.xml in preared folder?

  • VlaVla

    Thanx for info. Had same problem. This worked for me…

  • Kim Venetvirta

    I need help. I get this when flashing…
    21/031/2015 22:31:01 – ERROR – Processing of loader.sin finished with errors.
    21/031/2015 22:31:01 – INFO – Ending flash session
    21/031/2015 22:31:01 – ERROR –
    21/031/2015 22:31:01 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    21/031/2015 22:31:02 – ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    21/031/2015 22:31:02 – ERROR – You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.

    I did install the drivers, but still get the message.

  • XperiaBlog

    Please see the updated part to the guide just before the start of the FlashTool steps. You will have to delete the fwinfo file when XperiFirm downloads the files. This is a new bug that should be sorted in the next version of FlashTool.

  • XperiaBlog

    It should do. Please see the updated part to the guide just before the start of the FlashTool steps. You will have to delete the fwinfo file when XperiFirm downloads the files. This is a new bug that should be sorted in the next version of FlashTool.

  • Justin Adrian De la Cruz

    is this rooted? reply immediately pls

  • d001

    I bricked my phone several times trying to use this method to install another market’s firmware on my Z ultra. The fwinifo file is and comes with the FlashTool and not in XperiFirm so I am confused here…

  • Fady Hany

    and nothing happened to my xperia zr its still on 4.4.4 :(..what should i do

  • hamza sahbeni

    hey just askin i can t see my region or operator i live in tunisia north africa so how can i install ???

  • Yassin Chaddad

    If i install the .ftf file from the old xperia lollipop rollong out thread (zr c5502).
    Should i just go with the ffart of flashing ? Do i need to delete something like the ones who use xperifirm?

  • harshadisqus

    I did all the steps properly and now my phone restarting constantly and my display in corrupted too. Please help me…..

  • harshadisqus

    I did all the steps properly and now my phone restarting constantly and my display in corrupted too. Please help me…

  • Nino Aaron Dacua

    can i upgrade to lollipop with xperia c3?

  • d001

    thanks for the reply… will try again to flash and hope it works! :D

  • Jaber Khodadadi

    i did everything you said in this page but in the last part show me some error
    how can i fix it?

  • wil Rock

    Does my data in will be wiped if I do this with my Xperia zr?

  • jus

    How can i know the branding and version of the firmware downloaded?

  • Akash Schwarnenegger

    can i flash different region rom to my xperia zr

  • Robin

    Definitely yes.you can flash different region rom to your Xperia zr and then you’ll get latest update only from those region.

  • Igor Eisberg

    Operator = Branding
    “Customized PH” is the branding.

  • Igor Eisberg

    Yes. You can also try to find an older FTF for your firmware on
    http://xperiafirmware.com/

  • Danur Osda

    Wow thanks a lot! It’s really great guide. My C6603 was repeatedly reboot after upgrade failure. I was using flashtool-0.9.18.3-windows and waited for more than two hours but stuck at flashing system.sin. I pulled the usb cable and turned on my C6603 but just reboot again and again. The worst part is can’t connect to PC.

    I thought i must bring my phone to Sony Care in Jakarta but I won’t do that because based on experience from my friends using Xperia, they must wait around 2-8 weeks for repairing process.

    Then I upgraded to flashtool-0.9.18.6-windows and still believing that I can handle it by myself. I searched on Google and landed on this amazing guide. I followed this guide carefully and it worked like a charm.

    My Z now can singing again with Lollipop system inside. Thanks!

  • Anantha Prasad

    Hii.. I have followed the above above steps. Still my Xperia L is not getting updated to Lollipop. Can anyone please help. There is no error, while flashing or after flashing. But its not getting updated. Please help Me

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  • Ricky

    I have maybe a silly question: Do I have to connect my phone to the PC, before running the XperiFirm Software? When I disconnect the phone, it does not show my country. When connected, it does show my country. Reason why I want to flash my phone Z3 D6603, I want to get rid of my carrier’s Logo. Thanks.

  • crackinthewall

    I just tried this with the 5.1 update for the Z3 Compact and I got “Error flashing aborted” without any log specifying the error. I’m currently downloading a pre-packaged FTF file from XDA so hopefully it works. In case it doesn’t, any idea what to do with it?

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  • Ameer Kazan

    Where are the back-up instructions you are talking about ????

  • Marciianito Yeti

    no puede ser me tire el cel por cambiarle el kernel ahora solo prende sale sony xperia y se reinicia ya no puedo flahsearlo ahs alguna solucion

  • Rendy Andrean

    will it erase the data on my phone like doing factory reset?
    plss answer need help with this question

  • Atish Bhoir

    what about boot folder…?
    where i downloaded my firmwear

  • Alexandre De Oliveira Pereira

    Thank you. Xperia Z3 updated thanks to your support =)

  • DKStallion

    Mine works fine until its almost finished and it starts the “parsing boot delivery” and then it says Error Parsing TA file. Skipping and then it ends the flashing and doesn’t finish it
    What do I do?!

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  • manikanta

    hi this is manikanta.
    i tried to flash my sony xperia m2 d2302.
    i completed flashing successfully till the end it showed to restart the device i did.
    but its not booting, please help me how to get back my device working.

  • tapiwagwatidzo

    lovely tutorial!!!

  • Polad Garlyyev

    Hi, I tried to flash my Xperia Z C6603 to Lollipop but i think I bricked my phone. Previously it had android 4.4. I followed all the instructions from this blog and tried several times. Unfortunately did not work. It gives this errors:
    08/033/2015 14:33:53 – ERROR – Processing of
    emmc_appsboot_S1_Boot_Lagan_1.1_10_HWID_7190E1_OEM0.sin finished with errors.

    08/033/2015 14:33:53 – INFO – Ending flash session

    08/033/2015 14:33:53 – ERROR –

    08/033/2015 14:33:53 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted

    Now when I turn my xperia, “Sony” brand name comes on then it says: This software update is failed. Please connect your phone to your pc and try again.
    I tried everything. nothing works. Please help me!

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  • Chan Kin Cheung

    This is your problem, no brainer. Flashtool should put it as FAQ.

    “Make sure you do not use the FSC Script to flash when using the latest version of Flashtool.”

    AND if and only if you unpack FTF from XperiFirm,

    NOTE: If your list of files includes “fwinfo.xml” as highlighted below then manually delete it before continuing to the FlashTool steps. You MUST delete this file otherwise your FTF firmware file will corrupt.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    update your flashtool to latest, and It will prompt you whether you want FSC everytime you flash. Select “no” always, and “yes” is not fully implemented yet. XperiaBlog will inform you if that is done.

  • Da_nae

    Is it okay to go back to Android 4.4.4 with this guide? I’ve updated to Lollipop 5.0 my Xperia M2 device but I’m not satisfied

  • vishal waghmode

    i an getting error cannot open bundle flash operation cancelled

  • geostubbs

    same issue here, ever figure it out?

  • DKStallion

    No unfortunately I was never able to figure it out

  • Richard Williams

    I’m trying to upgrade an Xperia E4 E2105.
    I get as far as the Flashtool and flashing. This fails with Error dumping TA. Aborted. Then 2nd error Can’t parse field ‘datalen’ for IOException. Error flashing. Aborted. Tried with version 0.9.19.8 and 0.9.19.10 of Flashtool with same results. Any solution?

  • Richard Williams

    Anyone?

  • Joey The Smith

    Please tell me how the fuck that is racist.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    “even a drunken irishman on st patricks day can follow it”, which implies a “drunken irishman on st patricks day” is only capable of following instructions. In fact, “a drunken irishman on st patricks day” is fully capable of individual analysis and fully cognitive. Isn’t it a racism against “a drunken irishman on st patricks day”?

  • Tan Maxx

    I am not geting an option to untick wipe while flashing via Flash Mode, rest everythings fine! Thanks

  • Fabrizio

    Hi Igor,
    excuse me what does this mean? In xperifirm operator is “Verizon US”.
    Shall I put this or “Customized PH”?
    And how about version?

    Thank you

  • Fabrizio

    Hello everyone,
    I have what probably is a stupid doubt. When do I use the lollipop ftf file downloaded here http://www.xperiablog.net/forum/resources/xperia-z3v_d6708_23-1-d-0-509_us_verizon-internal.440/?
    In the flashtool step, do I have to use the one I downloaded from the link or the one from xperifirm?
    Sorry, I am a bit confused.

    Many thanks

  • Maxi M. Gómez

    Have the same problem with Xperia M4 aqua. Did you solved it?

  • Brett Jones

    23.1.D.0.509 is available on the internet just not OTA because of Verizon waiting still. I am one of many who has the “Error parsing TA file. Skipping” error that ends the flash process. I’ve tried both versions of Flashtool as well with no luck. Trying to flash this FW to my D2708.

    Can you please help?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    If in doubt, use the one from Xperifirm,

  • Fabrizio

    Hi there, thanks for your reply.
    Sorry, I didn’t clarify myself. I own a z3v and I’m in Italy, so my aim is to get lollipop because there is still no official update. Is the firmware I download from xperifirm lollipop? Or it’s just the old version of kitkat that I already have?
    Many thanks again

  • Fabrizio

    Hi Avery,
    Were you able to get lollipop in the end by any chance?
    Ibow; a z3v too and no news about the update.
    Thanks for your answer

  • Avery Chandler

    I was able to do it recently but that’s only because recently the correct firmware that works on the z3v specifically was leaked on the xperifirm software. I then used flashtool to flash it onto my phone and it finally worked for me.

  • Avery Chandler

    Check the xperifirm software again for the z3v firmware it should now be on there. I have been running lollipop on my z3v for weeks without any problems. I highly thank the developers of xperifirm and flashtool for creating the extremely convenient software. No thanks to Verizon though and their incompetence.

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  • Ramim Leon

    recently I’ve flashed my Z3 D6603 and now I want to repair my phone using PC Companion, but can’t do it. Plz help…

  • I had no ideea about this tools and as I see from your tutorial it’s not very hard to work with them if you follow step by step.

  • Pepe Peaton

    In a new version of flastool ( 0.9.19.10) is a box called “SIMLOCK” what about it? i check or uncheck the box?
    I’m trying to flash marshmallow in my c4 and I arose this doubt

  • aymen

    Thank you !
    this post helped me with my Xperia C4 and the problem of blocked MXTP
    ( if someone has the same problem, just flash your phone with a firmware different than 27.2.a.0.155 )

  • William Tavares

    let it checked as it comes, i assume your device is factory unlocked, right?

  • Pepe Peaton

    Yes , I do not want to lose the unlocking

  • Pepe Peaton

    Yes, I do not want to lose the unlocking or brick my phone

  • J Smith

    Good general guide on using Flashtool and Xperifirm. Thanks. I don’t know why this is not included on the Flashtools site.
    Anyway I am trying to use it to upgrade an old Xperia Ray ST18i (unlocked).
    Unfortunately, I get the following error message:
    3/045/2016 18:45:05 – INFO – Selected Bundle for SonyEricson Xperia Ray (ST18i). FW release : 4.1.B.0.587_R3I. Customization : T-Mobile NL_1251-8507
    23/045/2016 18:45:05 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    23/045/2016 18:45:07 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    23/045/2016 18:45:21 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    23/045/2016 18:45:21 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    23/045/2016 18:45:21 – INFO – Reading device information
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Opening TA partition 2
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Current device : ST18i – CB511UH1WF – 1252-5332_R8D – 1248-9545_4.0.2.A.0.62 – WORLD-i_4.0.2.A.0.62
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Closing TA partition
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Start Flashing
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Processing loader.sin
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Checking header
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – ERROR – Processing of loader.sin finished with errors.
    23/045/2016 18:45:22 – INFO – Ending flash session

    Drivers are installed.
    This is under W7-64. Flashtool version 0.9.19.8.
    Someone wrote earlier that Flashtool always tells you what to do, but I don’t
    see it here. There is something wrong with loader.sin, but what?
    I have meanwhile tried 3 different ROMs downloaded and bundled via Xperifirm, and a couple I downloaded elsewhere.
    All with the same result.
    If one of the gurus here can give me a pointer, much appreciated.

  • Devanir Nunes Filho

    Great post. Congratulations.

  • JB

    Thank you. My Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 is finally up to date!

  • Gian Realubit

    I deleted the “fwinfo.xml” but still had an error.

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  • rey

    Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet:
    ========================
    Ending Flash session
    Next to unit should be the size on 4 digits
    ERROR Error flashing Aborted

    Please unplug and start your phone
    INFO – For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings
    I disconnect and restart and get Software Update failed and it shuts down?!!! And I can not get into the settings and it will not bootup? I tried flashing again but the same error occurrs.

    Suggestions, please.

  • Richard Jang

    Great Guide. Though I usually never like to install updates, I did on a Z5 to 6.0 Marshmallow, and the result was terrible. The help from people involved from this guide, Flashtool, and Xperifirm, is much appreciated!!

  • Dan Bratten

    Even Russian on ordinary day can follow this procedure :)))

  • fjordstrøm

    I had the same error, but tried again and it worked.

  • fjordstrøm

    Thanks! Used this guide for Marshmallow on Xperia Z3 Compact and it worked!

  • D?ej Kej Khuyokha

    can someone help me. I followed the steps above to Flash my Sony Xperia C5 Dual Ultra running android lolipop 5.0 version 29.0.B.1.55 to the latest 5.0.1 version 29.1.B.0.87. But Suddenly it stop in the middle during flashing and froze . Now my phone is dead.

  • D?ej Kej Khuyokha

    I connect the phone again while holding the volume down button but it says on the screen
    “Device connected with usb debugging off.”
    “For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode.”
    “Device disconnected.
    then it repeated again.

  • Vito Ciccia Romito

    The stage below is taking a lot, the progress bar has been stuck at the beginning for half an hour. Is this normal?

    06/012/2016 11:12:24 – INFO – Processing fotakernel.sin
    06/012/2016 11:12:24 – INFO – Checking header
    06/012/2016 11:12:24 – INFO – Flashing data

  • Vito Ciccia Romito

    The process below is taking over half an hour and progress bar is still stuck at the beginning, Is it normal?

    06/012/2016 11:12:24 – INFO – Processing fotakernel.sin
    06/012/2016 11:12:24 – INFO – Checking header
    06/012/2016 11:12:24 – INFO – Flashing data

  • Vito Ciccia Romito

    Tried to go back from Marshmallow to Lollipop, this program didn’t work. Phone stayed in Marshmallow even after all process completed and seemed successful. Any thoughts or ideas?

  • Bhargav Saikia

    Can I flash my phone with a different firmware?
    For example I have a z2, can I flash it with the z5 or z3 firmware?

  • crafciak31

    what is st patricks day? im for other country and i dont know what is this

  • Hjalmar

    i have the “Device Selector” window empy, not a single option, why is that?

  • Alperen DEM?R

    I was wait 2 hours. It’s can’t done :(

  • Facing issue while flashing frimware try this, i have try to keep is easy and simple..

    Here is link for that:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7zDA94gqdc

  • Daniel P H Kristanto

    help me pliss sir. i dont know how to solve it.
    08/041/2016 16:41:57 – INFO – Selected Bundle for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact(D5503). FW release : 14.6.A.1.236. Customization : Customized US
    08/041/2016 16:41:57 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    08/043/2016 16:43:45 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    08/044/2016 16:44:28 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    08/044/2016 16:44:28 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – INFO – Start Flashing
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – INFO – Processing loader.sin
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – INFO – Checking header
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – ERROR – Processing of loader.sin finished with errors.
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – INFO – Ending flash session
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – ERROR – null
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    08/044/2016 16:44:29 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    08/044/2016 16:44:34 – INFO – Device disconnected
    08/044/2016 16:44:35 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    08/044/2016 16:44:41 – INFO – Device disconnected

    thanks

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  • Nagymarosi Richárd László

    After last step my Xperia T2 Ultra do nothing… :-( What can I do…????? :-(

  • Nagymarosi Richárd László

    Uhh… Made a reset… It work! :-)

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