Xperia Z2 sees new Lollipop update hit (23.1.A.0.726)

by XB on 14th April 2015

in Android, Firmware, Xperia Z2


wpid-wp-1429027390986.jpegA new firmware update with build number 23.1.A.0.726 has started to roll for the Sony Xperia Z2. This is the same update that recently hit the Xperia Z3 series. The update is live across a number of regions including USA,  Hong Kong,  France,  Germany,  Portugal and Spain. It is said to bring a number of bug fixes relating to notifications on the lock screen as well as providing a fix to Vivid mode and X-Reality.

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Thanks Tamás and Antonis!

  • Lovelesh Khatter

    Any news about xperia m4 aqua release

  • Amel_Marie

    D6653?

  • Dexter Moregan

    I cry so hard. My Z2 still don’t get Lollipop yet while My mom’s Samsung Note 4 got it today already.

  • aryan1357

    why does even indian firmware at 4.4.4 not even 5.0

  • flipside010

    Same in the UK for both the z2 and z3 when I checked this morning

  • Apurba2790

    Sony please leave other models n do something for d6653

  • The Stig

    I got one yesterday. Very happy so far, did a complete reset as well. I can finally put some apps on SD card. However, not all apps use that feature so that’s a bit disappointing. Kind of makes SD cards a bit useless, but at least you can use them to store general media. I like the improvements though and just in general it’s nice to have a fresh new look.

  • Jayze

    Z3 D6653 haven’t even got the lollipop update and you’re rolling out fix for Z2. At least give us some info about our device, don’t just keep quite.

  • Robson Kanyama

    I refresh the update centre for my Z2
    D6503 almost everyday but still nothing

  • Messup7592

    Same here for my Z1 C6903

  • Kaloyan Stoychev

    Got it last night. Running very smoothly.
    So far so good.

  • George

    Great waiting for update

  • Shubham Sharma

    And what about india??? Any new news for india i have z2 but not received any update :/ -_-

  • alien question.

    Better check Pc Companion

    :)

  • aryan1357

    i flashed lollipop in my z2 but i wonder there is no firmware in xperiafirm now.

  • Shubham Sharma

    Yeah :/

  • Miloš Lalatovi?

    Anyone got it from Serbia or Montenegro?

  • HAWX

    What about close all button?

  • David Hvatov

    But what about system equalizer? Does it work now again?

  • magicdesign

    Nope. Not in the UK via ota or PC companion. Useless Sony employees

  • Oh!

    It is already there.
    From Singapore

  • Olivier Steiner

    Got it on my Xperia Z2 (D6503) in Switzerland (Swisscom) but no close all button.

  • Faisal Armand

    I would like to confirm camera improvement for Z2:

    I just did a camera comparison of my Z2 on 5.0.2 lollipop against my friend’s Z2 that’s still on 4.4.4.

    I did superior auto indoor comparison as the daylight performance was proven to be the same as it was on 4.4.4, only the colour & contrast presentation is somewhat prettier to the eye.

    My Z2 on 5.0.2 was shot at ISO 320 & 1/32s shutter speed, whereas my friend’s Z2 on 4.4.4 was shot at ISO 250 & 1/32s shutter speed. My verdict: it is quite impressive that the shot from Z2 on lollipop is showing better details, less noise, and better colours despite the fact that it’s shot at the higher ISO.

    These are 100% crops

  • amr

    I flashed the 5.0.2 with flash tool is there any chance that I get any future updates?

  • Pablo Barrionuevo

    No notifications on Lock Screen!!!

  • aryan1357

    i’m going to flash the Singapore firmware on my xperia z2 d6502

  • aryan1357

    guys the new firmware is out for indian users check out xperiafirm

  • Sadman Khan

    Note 4 is newer ._.

  • charbel aoun

    Yes, you will get future updates

  • Robson Kanyama

    I’ll check thanks though I did on Sunday there was nothing.

  • amr

    Do I have to lock the bootloader?

  • Robson Kanyama

    Am tired of refreshing my update centre app.
    I’ve Xperia Z2 D6503

  • alien question.

    You should do it every day, I just got lollipop today and I didn’t expected to receive it.
    I feel lucky ^^ hope you get it soon as well!

  • Robson Kanyama

    Okay I’ll. How’s the performance ?

  • Apurba2790

    Anything for xperia Z3 d6653?

  • alien question.

    It’s pretty good, better than I though it gonna be! I didn’t found any bug yet so everything running well

  • Kevinski Ying

    Kinda weird how my Z2 does not have the close all button. Other than that, i think generally, it’s good.

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Z3 neo or z4 on april 20

  • Robson Kanyama

    That’s great. Am loving what Sony is doing now releasing a software with bug free

  • Kabuto Kouji

    thats what i got yesterday.. dont forget to mention CLOSE ALL included!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    false, this firmware has lockscreen notifications

  • Kabuto Kouji

    its there !! on hong kong version

  • roeshak

    The higher iso on lollipop could be reason for the sharper photo. The camera focuses better the higher the iso value. Would have been better to test in manual mode using same iso values.

  • Pablo Barrionuevo

    Sorry, my mistake. It was not activated.

  • aryan1357

    yes its also released for z3 also!!

  • Faisal Armand

    Agree there, I should’ve done an ISO test. But from my personal experience, I think image quality on lollipop is better overall especially in low light.

  • Apurba2790

    U mean its available in asia for d6653? India?

  • Matea1905

    Or Croatia maybe ?

  • roeshak

    For me I haven’t noticed any difference. Very disappointed the edge clipping problem is still there with blown out highlights.

  • aryan1357

    indian xperia z2 and z3 users can check their notifications for new lollipop update

  • bilomar

    Just fix the low audio on Z3 Sony

  • charbel aoun

    Screenshot plz

  • Austin

    Is it available? Mine is showing Up to date In the Update Centre

  • charbel aoun

    Amr. When you flash ftf file, you don’t need root, or unlock bootloader. You will get future updates. But if you have unlocked your bootloader, you will not get any update or when you install an update you will brick your device. It’s recommended to relock it asap

  • Bob

    Still waiting for the last update in Canada. I’m stuck with 4.4.2. Xperia z2 D6503 :(

  • aryan1357

    i had downloaded the firmware from xperiafirm

  • Kabuto Kouji

    there u go bro fresh pic.

  • aryan1357

    yeah i had checked in xperiafirm

  • Apurba2790

    Great! Even i checked just now…but no update available through pc companion or ota!!!

  • Kal RH

    I’m still waiting for lollipop in peru, Latin America…did someone get it?

  • Ritwij

    Oh Marie

  • Robson Kanyama

    Finally it’s here

  • Robson Kanyama

    Finally I’ve received it.

  • Ritwij

    what region is your Z2 from?

  • bilomar

    Z2 gets bug fix immediately, Z3 gets no bug fix, some users don’t even get lollipop at all. WTF

  • alien question.

    Todo you ^^

  • kido

    Out of topic somewhat, but i hope sony fixes the bugs in the walkman/music sound engine In 5.1 update.

  • Constantine

    Still no 5.0.2 for UK…

  • Thariq Mohammed

    Me and my friend both have D6503 z2, he got lollipop yesterday via OTA, but not for me, even i tried with same Sim card, why? Help me?

  • Ritwij

    Try PC Companion

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    As I see it, most of the T-MOBILE users didn’t get an update! And that’s what sucks!

  • Ali Bach-Tobji

    Anyone got it mena region ?

  • stoof stf7

    Still waiting T-Mobile Germany :(

  • Ali Alkhazal

    How is the battery life for you guys, I still haven’t updated my Z2 because of this. Is it better than 4.4.4 or not?

  • Orçun Bakkal

    What is your theme accent color looks good?

  • daniel

    my Z2(unlocked) have the close all botton to, updated yestarday with build number 23.1.A.0.726 in Venezuela

  • Ali Bach-Tobji

    I can say it’s the same or slightly better, go for the update it’s safe my friend

  • Faisal Armand

    Sony did something to the metering system, so we get that blown highlights. Early builds of Z3/Z3C had this problem as well, but sony fixed it. Wonder why Sony don’t fix it for Z2 :(

  • Amel_Marie

    Im tired of waiting Ritwij. Ughhh maybe i have to swap my z3 with my friend’s z1

  • Ravi _111

    Yes

  • Ali Alkhazal

    I will update it soon™ :) thanks

  • Robson Kanyama

    Style cover -Copper theme

  • Robson Kanyama

    I’ve received it

  • Shubham Sharma

    Got mine new update in india fully bug free :)

  • Ed231

    Still waiting for it here in Australia

  • Hafez Kayali

    I’ve got the 1st lollipop build in Egypt last week, still waiting for the new build, which will hopefully fix quick settings area because it keeps changing icons all the time! And of course the close all button is a must.

  • thew01

    hei there …are you binusian …sory for oot question :)

  • Update for Z3 (D6653) is indeed available. At this moment, I am downloading the update using PC while writing this message :)

  • Check with PC companion now, its available.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Hong kong dude

  • Jagadeesh N

    Hi Guys,

    I am using xperia z2 , which i took when i was in India. But right now i am in US does my Xperia Z2 receives lollipop update?

    Please let me know…awaiting for response….

  • Prasad Saxena

    Just flash it using xperifirm and flashtool. It’s a 5 min job. Lollipop is released for US. Phone works great on US firmware and will k
    keep receiving updates till Sony keeps releasing it.

  • Prasad Saxena

    It’s actually quite good.

  • Prasad Saxena

    The problem is also on Z1 Android 5.0.2.

  • Amel_Marie

    Via xperifirm or pc companion?

  • PC companion. Build 23.1.A.0.726.

  • RAK

    Same with me , My D6503 has nothing even in the pc companion , been checking for over a week now , last sony ill ever own

  • Zidhin Mohd

    I flashed the first Indian lollipop firmware … Is there any way that i can get the new update via ota or pc companion..?

  • Faisal Armand

    Yes! I study Management – Business and Organization. 6th semester

    Are you binusian too?

  • Vinay Kumar

    Finally It’s available in India through pc companion :) sony z3 D6653

  • Amel_Marie

    Really? How about Malaysia?

  • Amel_Marie

    My build number is 23.0.1.A.5.7. Is it available in Malaysia?

  • You have Z3 Compact, I assume. But I think Z3 Compact Lollipop is not rolled out to MY yet. Since after a long delay, Z3 (D6653) got its update in Asia region, you will get in next 1/2 days (assuming you still haven’t got it). I bought my unbranded Z3 from HongKong btw.

  • Vinay Kumar

    yes Amel !
    Build number : 23.1.A.0.726 and I guess its available for all asian countries.Keep checking update centre

  • Amel_Marie

    Mine is 23.0.1.A.5.77. I hope its available. Thanks Kumar!

  • Amel_Marie

    Im using the 5.2 inch z3. Really? Still got nothing here via OTA in malaysia

  • hansip

    Ah another Binusian like moi ;)

  • hansip

    Such weird placement -_-

  • a.hamameh

    Walkman app is available on play store
    I can’t believe my eyes https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonyericsson.music

  • Dexter Moregan

    I got Lollipop today.

  • I see. Then we are using the same device (D6653). Check using Sony PC Companion, OTA update is not available (at least not for me). The Lollipop update was pushed just 12 hours ago. So you should get it today or by tomorrow.

  • nick

    Only for sony xperia i suppose..updated morning no noticable change though

  • Amel_Marie

    Got it. Thank you sir

  • SlaughTerror

    Great to know there are some binusian other than me here hahaha

  • a.hamameh

    Yes but I thought that Sony will replace Walkman with Music but the music app is disappeared from my installed apps play store list

  • You are welcome :D

  • Robson Kanyama

    I’ve received it for my D6503

  • Sweggity

    which country is ur z2?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    I have a question…I flashed .690 when it first came out (i flashed customised baltic) without wiping my data, but I want those new stuff from this build, i.e. XReality, close all button, NFC icon. Is it fine if i flash this build (i am on .690) without wiping my data? i plan to flash HK version. Thanks in advance.

  • Naail Zahid

    Do you have any low light shots with 100% crops?

    I dont see much of a difference in these pics. To me, they still look over processed.
    Do you have any portrait shot comparisons?

  • Basheer Hadi

    did anyone got from MENA region?

  • Basheer Hadi

    MENA region got?

  • Shad3y

    Don’t forget to consider the variable whereby Superior Auto mode on kitkat drops the resolution down to 8mp. I’m not sure if they have rectified this on lollipop.

  • mohmmad

    i have xperia z2. still No update in u.a.e

  • Robson Kanyama

    Zambia

  • Akhilesh Kumar Singh

    I updated my Country India’s firmware X.690 using Xperifirm. Will I get the new Firmware on PC companion or will have to use xperifirm again? Please help.

  • vitor

    And for Z3 in ireland network three

  • nick

    Yes it wil recieve the update…

  • Faisal Armand

    Forgive me but I only managed to shoot one scene :(

  • Shaktimaan

    OTA now rolling out in India
    Was waiting for this!!

    Love u Sony :)

    P.S I’m not running lollipop, it’s the theme :p

  • Mayank Trehan

    Got the same for my Xperia Z2 (D6502 India) too…… :)

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    please try either way and report back. I have the same concern. Thanks.

  • Vaibhav Gosalia

    Why would it still need a computer to update!! Why no ota option in India!! D6502

  • Vaibhav Gosalia

    Haven’t got the ota option, D6502 India

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    think of it this way. Sony is just trying to reduce your data usage. Does it make you happier?

  • Vaibhav Gosalia

    It would but it still increases the inconvenience rather than just have an ota update :(

  • Shaktimaan

    It’ll show up after some time…..keep refreshing the update centre lol

  • aryan1357

    yeah my friend did the same he got the update for lollipop 2 via companion

  • aryan1357

    just flash thorugh flashtool

  • Ritwij

    Even I updated my Z2 D6503 to 23.1.A.0.726 yesterday… But I didn’t get the ‘Close All’ button. My Z2 is from US.

  • Ritwij

    Hahahaha. What’s up with your profile pic though Marie?

  • Ritwij

    Still the same

  • Amel_Marie

    Like a sir… #9gag haha!

  • Nasos Vasiliadis

    What is exactly improved in this build, can somebody tell us?
    (Still waiting for Customized GR)

  • ganesh thunder

    You’ll get via pc companion

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i heard that it 1. fix bugs in lockscreen notifications (i don’t have bugs so I can’t tell)
    2. re-enable XReality and vivid mode (maybe the most important)
    3. add close all button in recent apps list
    4. show the NFC icon

  • sony sucks

    good thing they took the time to bring a “bug free” os according to the fanboys… lame
    i finally sold my uk z2 (which btw still stuck on kitkat) ending that miserable experience which sony gave me in the last 6 months… good job, thanks for nothing

  • magicdesign

    Still nothing in uk via PC companion.

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Got the update too..d6502 india..pc companion

  • Tarun Vats

    Ur phone is z2 or Z3..
    Mine is Z2 with lollipop .690 update
    Still waiting waiting for OTA

  • Nasos Vasiliadis

    Well, I believe 3 and 4 happen only in some specific builds. Because they also said that for .690 but in Customized GR that I use neither of these two appeared :P (thank God in my opinion, the “Close All” button looks awful)

  • magicdesign

    It is frustrating when they delay the roll out but when they do finally release it, it is still buggy.

    You pay peanuts, you hire monkeys I guess…

  • Shaktimaan

    Mine is z2, I didn’t update to the .690 firmware

  • zeoxzy

    Has been made available to Vodafone variants in the UK. Still waiting for non carrier version though :(

  • sony sucks

    doesnt matter to me anymore but i am still curious that why UK is always the last at a certain release, that was when they released 4.4.4 too, anyone?

  • sony sucks

    sony doesnt hire anyone even monkeys:) they fired like 4000 employees this year alone, not surprisingly no one buys their devices… thats a downward spiral and i dont think there is chance turning around after this fiasco

  • disqus_JLTUFXTW5H

    let’s make it happen, mates https://www.facebook.com/SonyXperiaNexus

  • disqus_JLTUFXTW5H
  • Karthik

    Lollipop update for Xperia Z2 rolling out in India on OTA (approx size 659MB).

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Z1 India has alsobgot the lolli update

  • Dmura Bally

    Oh how stupid ur, just stop, ur the stupidest fanboy ever

  • Mayank Trehan

    go to update centre on your device……n refresh it…….coz SONY have already pushed OTA in India for D6502…….. i am having the same device……n i have the OTA update notification.

  • lee chapman

    Just used XperiFirm & Flashtool to flash 23.1.A.0.726 (lollipop 5.02) to my Z3C in UK on O2

  • lee chapman

    Just used XperiFirm & Flashtool to flash 23.1.A.0.726 (lollipop 5.02) to my Z3C in UK on O2

  • roeshak

    Indeed, with 4.4.4 they added this face metering option to the software for z3 and z2. They’ve since removed it from z3 series as it was causing problems but left the z2 stuck with it. I guess they can’t be bothered anymore to do anything for nothing but their latest devices. I hoped lollipop would correct this for the z2 but face metering is still there and the Canberra is still just as overly sensitive to light as it was before. Shame that. It’s something that’s really making me want to try out the s6 once the price drops considerably.
    I’m just tired, so tired, of Sonys ways of support. They have a very insulting way of doing business indeed!

  • Faisal Armand

    oi hansip, jurusan apa? mantep bro karya small apps lu.. Rajin update pula di playstore

  • z3user

    its not true, I receveid today this number build for my Z3!
    so smooth, lets see if the battery life it’s amazing too

  • Guest

    z2 lolipop update sound setting youtube not to work

  • hzr

    z2 lolipop update souns setting youtube problem not to work help

  • damian01211

    Just check it on XperiFirm and my network provider have that update ready and I on CE1 (Didn’t want to wait for my network to update Z2 so I flash CE1) don’t have… Weird.. Hope it will come fast to CE1 as I don’t want to be back on my network rom :D

  • What ?! Is this seriously the official close all button ? :/
    It looks ugly + it’s overlapping with the Google search bar… WTF Sony.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    thats it bro, agree its not my favourite, check out the S6 “close all” is at the bottom and looks nicer…

  • Kabuto Kouji

    hong kong bro.

  • Yup, even this modded “close all” button for rooted Xperia phones running Lollipop looks better :/

  • Chandan Shivaramu

    does this update on z3 updates baseband also?

  • John Fernandes

    Try connecting updating it through pc companion, I didn’t get any notification about the update on my phone but pc companion is showing me update.

  • Faisal Armand

    Dude, I just experimented. When you shoot in manual mode, you must change the metering to “centre” to avoid the clipping of highlights. By choosing that, you automatically fasten the shutter speed too!

    Btw, centre is the most common metering in photography world

  • Kabuto Kouji

    nice!!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    i wonder why could that be bro… that a real bummer! maybe someone can help us in this forum, so we can fix that issue…

  • Inay Niaty

    Share tutorial updatenya

  • Ça?atay

    Guys after the update I can’t activate stamina mod. Anyone who has the problem like that? I use d5833

  • Florin Costin

    Now it is available!

  • bilomar

    Which country and does your phone have branding. I didn’t get anything in germany

  • Guest

    its 1.32gb i think

  • jokensy

    There is no close all button in recent apps list.I just updated my z2…Oh! and my battery dropped from 43% to 8% in about 3 hours while in sleep mode!!!

  • musharab Khan

    AVAILABLE IN INDIA WITH PC COMPANION

  • Ritwij

    LOL!

  • poiko

    Anyone else on VodaUK with no close all button or is just me?

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    Are u talking about last lollipop update I mean 726 coz on 690 don’t see any changes ok it’s more faster but no noise reduction

  • Faisal Armand

    I was talking about 690..

  • Nicolas Castelblanco Puentes

    I got it. it is just for pc update though, sadly since I prefer to never open my z2’s flaps. I’m from Colombia, and was told my phone was brought from Hong Kong, it is a D6503 variant. Hope its good. Great blog by the way, read it every day.

  • Deckard_Cain

    Considering that Kitkat in the Z2 works absolutely flawless and that vanilla Lolipop is a bug-ridden mess (even 5.1) I don’t see a problem with staying in 4.4. In fact I will hold in updating the device even though I have the update available already.

  • Rana Shahid

    Can anybody tell me when z2 will get lolipop over the year update

  • Andre Lemard

    Well it looks like the update for the sim free Z2 in the UK is rolling out. My sister’s Z2 is downloading it now.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i advise you to update with more battery,4% is too risky.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    after flashing HK version my 4G icon changed to LTE, is that no problem? originally i have a taiwan phone

  • Angels

    Even if this is update bug fix when its going to be in baltia?

  • George

    SONY LOVES Z2 MORE THEN Z3 :D

  • roeshak

    I know this already. Centre metering exposes the light source while under exposing the surrounding. It only works if you’re pointing directly at the light source. If taking a picture of a scene where there’s say bright light coming from the window it doesn’t solve the problem there.
    It’s also a problem when shooting outdoors unless you’ve got clear blue skies. If there is strong light but cloud cover, things get over exposed and you find the clipped edges of anything with the sky behind!

  • roeshak

    I think it would be great if we could put together a list of which firmwares have the close all button.
    Flashed the Belgian customised rom and that doesn’t have it. I see that the UK 726 firmware is available for z2 but not sure if that’s got it or not. Saw in the comments section that someone on Vodafone firmware doesn’t have it so I’m guessing the others don’t have it either.
    I think so far it’s just the Hong Kong and Malaysian firmware that has it. Possibly the US rom as well.

  • Nathán Torres

    What about D6653 with SI 1287-9486.2??? I don’t know where it is from. Someone help please!

  • Mayank Trehan

    Got my Xperia Z2 (D6502 India) updated to 5.0.2 today via OTA…..device performing really good…..nice work SONY

  • Omar

    I didn’t update to 690 and got this 726 notification. A friend who updated to 690 didn’t get 726. I had the 690 notification on my phone last week, but didn’t update. It then disappeared and today I got the 726 notification.

    It is also interesting to note that 690 was 1.2 gb and 726 is 650 mb

  • Ritwij

    I don’t think this is an issue that we can fix. Even on the .690 firmware, some regions had the “CLOSE ALL” button.. So maybe it’s Sony’s choice. Waiting for Sony to give an answer to that.

  • nick

    Maybe..thats why they used same design in next model…z3 neo or z4 whatever it is

  • George

    YEP i think same :) i think Z2 stereo speakers design is best on the market best part of this design is placement of notification led bar inside of speakers

  • Luis alexander rosas velasquez

    Dude,your Z2 had the .690 or you was on KK to get the update?/Man.tu Z2 tenía la .690 o estabas en Kitkat para tener la actualización?

  • Hermy

    o2 UK updated my Z2 2 hours ago – looking nice & smooth, so far so good!

  • Gernel

    Any changes for dialer (690 compared to 726)?

  • Kevin

    Got to work late because I was installing it. I love it so far, everything looks good.

    I’m gonna miss my Bluetooth unlock. I hope they bring it back.

  • Guest

    ??????I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak36:

    ????http://TopNetMoney.com/supper/pr0fitables/2O15

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

  • charbel aoun

    Thx bro :*

  • charbel aoun

    Nop. In other regions 4G is LTE

  • charbel aoun

    Bro, i have a nexus 5, in 5.1 it’s very ugly and so buggy. Performance is so bad :(.
    In Z2/Z3 5.0.2 is so smoother and cool.

  • charbel aoun

    Try pc companion or flashtool

  • charbel aoun

    You will not get ota since you are on 4.4.2. You can only update via PC companion directly

  • Abdul Ghani

    the update is live in saudi too sony slowly adding regions

  • Ritwij

    Notifications LED is the best in Z2, but sadly that won’t be the same in Z4 / Z3 Neo

  • Freddy Hendrawan J.P

    Why My lollipop update stuck at 20% (using bridge for Mac), tried it using different macs buts still the same. Im in China. And am using xperia z3.. Anyone?

  • jonoave

    D6653 is the Asia Pacific region. The rollout just started in a few countries. I just got mine in Malaysia 2 hours ago!

  • Nathán Torres

    Thanks! I recieved it a couple hours too!

  • Abdul Ghani

    Lol sonys exclusive post processing loving it (sarcasm)

  • Jagadeesh N

    Thanks a lot for the info, i have updated using xperfirm, its works great. Just wanted to know by doing this, does it roots my phone? further updates from sony will i receive??

  • kin cheung Chan

    visually none

  • kin cheung Chan

    my places sells Z2(6503) and Z3(6653), so Z2 got updated before Z3! amazing!

  • kin cheung Chan

    agree 100%, my place sells Z2(6503) and Z3(6653), so Z2 got updated before Z3! amazing!

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    an alternative approach is to search online (on xda for example) for your firmware in .ftf format. It should be avaliable to download as soon as this update is officially released. Secondly, flash it using flashtool

  • Thariq Mohammed

    I got it via OTA

  • Thariq Mohammed

    I have updated my Z2 to lollipop, so far fantastic no

  • 5u5m1t

    Z3c got lollipop in the UK too now…Finally!

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  • Freddy Hendrawan J.P

    Can I download flashtool in Mac?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    yes, search on flashtool website, you only can’t use xperifirm

  • Basheer Hadi

    wt about in uae? did anyone received? please update

  • Devajyoti Barman

    Here are some bugs I noticed on Z1-C6902:

    1. “No service” shown on lockscreen (Check Photo)
    2. xLoud/Clearphase missing
    3. Clearaudio+ does not work properly
    4. Battery drains too fast/Charging too slow
    5. Wifi is a bit wonky. Sometimes it doesn’t transfer data through Wifi.
    6. Apps2SD is notb working properly. It does say that apps are installed on the card, but the space occupied is on Device memory, not on the card! Basically lying!

    Other than this the update is good. No heating issue (It does get warm, but that’s natural), Camera is faster and takes better pictures. It definitely has become faster. Apps load quickly. Apps to SD is

    None, other than the battery drain is very crucial. I hope Sony fixes it and quick.

  • Tomislav Mati?

    I have the same problem with Apps to SD on Z3 and Z3 Compact. But I think only apk file is moved on SD card, not data. You are right. It is lying. It says whole app is on SD card but only apk is.

  • Devajyoti Barman

    Oops, I seem to have posted this to a wrong thread. Anyway, this may apply to the Z2 and Z3 as well. I have also found that some sound come out from the Main Speaker and from the Earpiece as well. So the audio system is not working properly.

  • MccharlesJ135

    Like a boss.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i also noticed the app2sd issue, but rather indirectly. From my expeience (on gingerbread), true app2sd will cause the app concerned to delay startup when phone is reboot. It will also fail to show the icon while sd card is becoming ready. On 5.0.2, when the phone reboot, apps2sd apps will show the memory card not ready icon, but unbelievably the app will function as quick as the app is not moved to sd, i.e. as fast as system memory apps with no delay. So i suspect just a tiny fraction of the app is moved to sd

  • droid guy

    update now available on india too from 15/4. Just downloaded update, but still not sure about installing them as I love the look and feel of kitkat on xperia. Anyone who installed the update on z2, can u pls tell what all changed apart from camera? Is the android soft buttons changed to small circle, triangle and square? What about pull down menu? Is it like stock lollipop type (2 stage pull down) on xperia too? Any changes in xperia keyboard layout? And any improvement for overheating issue while using camera? Thanks in advance…

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    what all changed apart from camera? everything changed and snappier camera and better images
    Is the android soft buttons changed to small circle, triangle and square? nope, it is triangle-pentagon (home)-square
    What about pull down menu? Is it like stock lollipop type (2 stage pull down) on xperia too? stock type
    Any changes in xperia keyboard layout? haven’t tried it
    And any improvement for overheating issue while using camera? no more excessive overheating, only normal overheating due to prolonged use

  • sharath kamath

    I just loved the update. I mean they are certain limitation in
    customizations which i am sure will be fixed in follow up patches. But
    it was totally worth updating. Nice Smoot UI, better battery and cool
    effects. U can now add users and give ur phone to others for calls
    without any worry of them peeping into ur personal data. ..bleh bleh

    Please update. Anyways u can flash a FTF if u dont like it.

  • Hafez Kayali

    Upgraded to 23.1.A.0.726 in Egypt, didn’t notice any changes till now, the close all button is still not there!

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    i believe that button only HK and MY fw have

  • gtavpc

    Just Recieved the update in the UK havn’t updated it yet though cause im trying to look for a root for it.

  • Karthik

    this is how it was showing

  • Karthik

    Its available with OTA also

  • Ravi

    Thank you Sony. Got it from Sri Lanka. Camera improvement is much better than Kitkat, too speed.

  • Abdul Ghani

    i dont know whats wrong with ur phone but battery drain is not the issue in lollipop i can conform that i used 6 hrs screen time in 2 days 3 hrs

  • Karthik

    Updated to lollipop yesterday. I feel it just the same as kitkat mostly except some changes like elevations, animations, etc.

    Some things which I didnt liked and trying to get fixed are,
    1. Apps cannot be hidden in lockscreen notification. I want to use apps like avast, 3g watch dog, du battery to be shown in notification status bar but not in lockscreen.

    2. No option/quick toggle for Auto-brightness. You can change the brightness from notification area but to toggle Auto-brightness, you’ve open Settings->Display->Adaptive brightness

    will update more if found any

  • nick

    Indian firmware has close all

  • nick

    Exactly.. And led is cool in z2 and zl had best notification led in my opinion it was such unique eclipse styled…

  • nick

    Movies app updated to Video

  • Mohammed Ihtesham

    Got the new lollipop update in UK (3 Network). It seems to me that it is working better and much more smoother than Kitkat. The battery life has improved a little bit, however having said that it does really make a difference. As previous users have said about the phone over heating, no issues for me of any such. Thanks Sony! Was worth the wait in the end!

  • BeReal

    Any news on the release in Canada? I;m with Bell, and they’ve been known to not release updates…that’s why my Z2 is still stuck on 4.4.2 …

  • Lancelotos

    I just got it, though not close all button yet. Hope they add his in the future

  • Robson Kanyama

    Zambia

  • Guest

    ???I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak8:

    ????http://RealCarePro.com/get/pocket

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Just got it! T-Mobile HR

  • Zoran

    Dobro da su se sjetili.
    Jel ima potrebe raditi reset nakon updatea?
    Ili možda prije?

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Osobno nisam radio reset nakon updatea, i zasada, vidim da nema bugova, a ni ono za bateriju, barem meni, nije istina što govore, da se brzo prazni. Sve je fluidno, ure?aj mi je ?ak i puno brži, tako da zasad nemam pritužbi :)

  • Zoran

    A nisam ni ja do sada nikad radio reset nakon updatea..prije sto godina na symbianu jesam al nema mi to bas neke svrhe..
    Nedavno sam u komentarima na jednoj od tema na ovom blogu vidio da je netko napisao da preporuca napraviti reset prije..
    Meni se jos skida..

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Da, vidio sam na dosta ?lanaka da se ljudi “žale” ako im ure?aj normalno radi tek nakon reseta, ali u mome slu?aju to nije tako. Zaista, nisam primjetio nikakve bugove, barem za sad

  • Zoran

    Onda ne?u..ni sa kitkatom nisam imao problema nevjerujem da bih sa ovim trebao imati

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Javi svakako u komentar dojam! :)

  • cc

    After the update my z2 kept restarting. And it said that the software was not successfully installed. Then after a few more auto restarts, i switched it off using the red button (hard restart) and then it suddenly became ok. Its just a little bit warmer than before. But im still afraid that the update might have damaged my phone.any similar cases?

  • Stanley Lu

    Can you upload the original stock close all button apk?

  • Zoran

    Za sada..dojmljivo..brz i bez bugova..za sada..ja sam si i prike isklju?io animacije izme?u prijelaza tako da je bio brz i prije..al ovo je baš ok..e sad vidjet ?emo kako ?e se kamera ponašati..ona mi je zapravo najbitnija..
    Na kitkatu je kod tmobilea bio problem sa 4G u zatvorenom prostoru..kada bih ušao u zatvoreno izgubio se 4G i signal op?enito..jesi proverio dali su to riješili..kako su rekli u tmobile trebali su riješiti bug sa lolipopom

  • Hans Huber

    Go to security-> trust agent and enable Google smart lock

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Nisam to provjeravao, pošto vrlo rijetko imam upaljen 4G

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  • Basheer Hadi

    Not able to update via sony pc companion it showing error here in uae and its available in pc only

  • Asad Ahmed

    plug in the USB again and in Pakistan, my friend got the update OTA

  • Matea1905

    Just got it today, Z2, Croatia, great update!

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Accrding to vivaleaks… Z4 might be the game changer for sony

  • Ankit

    More than Z4

  • Kabuto Kouji

    i wish i could but have no idea how to do that, im really sorry…

  • Basheer Hadi

    Tried so many time same error (11)

  • Bob

    Sony mobile Canada tweeted it should out by the end of April. Hopefully Bell pushes it out asap. But I doubt it.

  • Dhany Wibiksana

    Where’s for other regions ( apac)?

  • zetoze

    From pc companion to ota… how much time does it take?

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    varies. Sony delivers OTA at the same time when the update file is hosted on its server. What’s causing OTA arriving usually later is the fact that it depends on your network

  • zetoze

    Its my z2 tablet wifi (no network) it has the update through pc companion as notification on update center for 2 days but not ota. My pc is such a mess, i would prefer the ota updade.

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    using pc can drastically reduce the chance of update failure due to corrupted file

  • corlate

    i try to update my z2 phone and my pc companion on preparation mode on 80% say to my that is unable to comunicate with sony update center eror 11 ..i need some help i don;t knew what to do

  • eee

    UK – received 5.0.2 on Vodafone OTA yesterday. Faster and bug free!

  • Abdul Ghani
  • so where

    who do i need to blow to get lollipop for z3?

  • Lee Jia Hui

    Same here…

  • Kima

    ahahahahahahah

  • Kima

    Da li je iko dobio kod vas u Hrvatskoj Lollipop na z1/z1 compact? Imate li neku informaciju? Ina?e ja bih vam ipak preporu?io da uradite factory reset…

  • George
  • Guest

    ???????I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak34:

    ????http://SureFinanceMedia.com/pr0fitable05/2015

  • akhil g

    Deleting a message thread is talkin forever. I have to click the home button and then go back to the message app to get rid of the loading.
    Is this only me?

  • OSagnostic

    Deleted instantly on Z3C. The threads I deleted were quite small.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    he made u delete ur messages dude LOL!!!!

  • Basheer Hadi

    updated

  • Basheer Hadi

    updated here in uae via pc companion I didn’t find except xreality and vivid mode working now

  • Graham

    Just upgraded my Z2 from 444 to 5 (Lollipop) and my phone is now not seeing and therefore not mounting my 128MB SD Card. Saw it fine before the update. Any suggestions, please?

  • Graham

    Just upgraded my Z2 from 444 to Lollipop, and now I can’t access my 128MB SD Card. It doesn’t see it and won’t mount it. Worked fine before the upgrade.

  • Anas ßalóÒsh

    Why i didn’t get close all button and lollipop stock browser in my region and some other regions have it thats kinda unfair

  • Akhil G

    no it’s the same loading though my a conversation thread has only one message.

  • mike

    i can not find closs all button, anyone, i see “google search” though

  • Terrence de vera

    Just updated my Z2 to 5.0.2. And I was expecting the added features such as (1) adding a guest account and (2) being able to lock apps for the guest. I got the first part (adding guest account), unfortunately, app locking wasn’t part of the update. Which was part of the Lollipop SW upgrade. The only option is limiting phone calls and sms for the guest account. Im the kind of user who shares his phone with his friends specially if they’re in dire need of it. And being limiting the apps accessibility is a big concern for me.

    BTW here’s the link to it.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/205301/how-to-use-android-5-lollipops-restricted-user-profiles-for-basic-parental-controls/

  • Ibrahim Mahmoud

    I am updating my z2 but I don’t have close all button

  • JBo

    Still nothing in Australia, wtf sony. what. the. farq.

  • S.A.E.E.D

    Yeah exactly Sony has to do something about the guest mode…

  • S.A.E.E.D

    I’ve just finished updating my Z2 to lollipop OTA after a week of receiving the update through pc companion.

  • zetoze

    Yeah… I got the update ota the day after i post this question. Everything went fine and I’m liking it so far. Only thing i did prefer in kit kat was the 2 notification draw instead of this double swipe we have now. (I’m on a tablet btw)

  • Jas

    Poland T-Mobile also updated (April 17th).
    BTW – How change this awful blue elements color?

    Regards

  • Kevin

    That helped a lot, thanks. The only thing is that it only lists my PS3 controller, which I connected once, last year. For some reason, it cant see the Smart Band it is currently connected to.

  • jhannah angela madi

    I updated my Z2 two days ago and noticed that the MOTION CONTROL is NO LONGER WORKING…. how come? the voice reduction also sucks! what to do?

  • rygarto

    Unfortunately, not everywhere.
    Taiwanese 726 doesn’t have Close all for open apps, just for cleaning notifications :(

  • a.hamameh

    Now it’s Music :(
    good bye Walkman

  • eee

    Same here, no Close All on Voda UK!

  • Antonio

    hope experia share app will be back on the next update

  • milugtr

    Hello to all from Bangladesh.

    I still haven’t received the lollipop update on my Z2 D6503. This is awfully frustrating as my friends who’re using Z and Z2 has already received it! Every time I look up for the update on the phone, it just shows – ‘Your device is up to date!’ which seems like the worst joke ever!

    I’m really starting to think buying Sony was a bad decision after using iPhone for last 4 years.

    Could anyone be so kind and help me with some advise?

  • milugtr

    Hello to all from Bangladesh.

    I still haven’t received the lollipop update on my Z2 D6503. This is awfully frustrating when my friends around me have got the update on their Z and Z2’s! Every time I look up for the update, the message – “Your device is up to date!” seems like the worst joke ever!

    I’ve really started to think that buying Sony was a very bad decision after using iPhone for last 4 years.

    Could anyone be kind enough to advise me?

  • nick

    Not till now..only beta is called music..the stable version is still walkman.. Bt not for long i suppose

  • Greg

    As someone who considers build 690 as the worst OS ever installed on any device I have ever used and is longing to return to kitkat; should I ‘upgrade’ to 726 or will I become even more frustration with the inferior OS?

  • Sandeep Mahanti

    Can anybody help me out with this,,,i have one star shown in the status bar….what this star indicate….plzzz sme1 reply n help me

  • Faisal Armand

    I had that star too but it disappeared after I restarted the phone

  • Lucian

    I can’t see the newest build .726 here in eastern europe…Those who already updated to .690, can’t see the .726?

  • poiko

    Well… Dunno about 690 as my update went straight to 726…

    But I can tell you that I’m not very happy with LP behaviour :
    -Lags that I did not have before, and general lower performance
    -Battery life remain the same or worst (probably same)
    -No close all button
    -Quieter speakers and headphones
    -And the one that really gets to me is the lockscreen notifications, which you cannot manage, it is either all notifications on or off, no tuning possible

    Once I’ve got the time, I think I’m going back to KK (rooted)

  • poiko

    Well… I cannot tell about 690 since my phone went straight to 726, but I can tell you that I am not a happy owner…

    -same or worst battery life
    -Lags that did not have before, and I feel a general decreased performance
    -Quieter speakers and headphones
    -Dictionary that does nor remember your words (mostly swearing, let’s face it)
    -Worst of all, the new notifications.. You cannot manage lockscreeen notifications, it is either all notifications on or off, nothing in between…

    When I do have the time, I’m going back to KK rooted..

  • sajan Jacob

    Hey whats the opinion about lollipop
    Is it necessary for my z2

  • mihaelb

    Just got update in Canada

  • Gauri Verma

    Thanks for posting this update. It is indeed helpful.
    Cheers!! recording app

  • Prasad Saxena

    No it doesn’t root your phone. You will receive further updates from Sony.

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