Minor update (28.0.A.7.31) starts rolling to the Xperia Z3 Plus

by XB on 10th August 2015

in Firmware, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series


Xperia E6553_28.0.A.7.31A small firmware update has been released for the Sony Xperia Z3+ (E6553), which moves the build number from 28.0.A.7.27 to version 28.0.A.7.31. The update has been released OTA in select regions such as Hong Kong and is available via PC Companion in Taiwan. If you have updated, let us know what changes you’ve noticed below.

Update: As noted in the comments below, the update provides a fix to the Stagefright exploit.

Xperia E6553_28.0.A.7.31_2 Xperia E6553_28.0.A.7.31

Thanks Connor and Haziq!

  • Zhan

    Does it still remain with 5.0.2 on Z3+??? On the other hand that’s even better, cuz in my Z3 with 5.1.1 battery drains even faster than previous! the world is so cruel! :( )))

  • amit kumar anand

    PLease any one tell z ultra update in which month or date

  • mohsen

    please help
    i have two problem in google plus social network: (i found no answer in G+ help community, they never answer)
    1) missing share button at top right corner of google web pages
    2) i cant reshare any posts to any community (just public)

  • Wolf0491

    Has the D6633 dual Sim Z3 still not got the 5.1 update? Just wondering because I haven’t seen it pop up on mine

  • Jecht_Sin

    Does it fix Stagefright?

  • nfs2010

    Could anyone confirm if this fw has ‘microphone noise suppression’ under settings -> call ?

    It was missing on the previous HK fw. Thanks!

  • John Jay

    There are already 2 countries who have updated their firmware, I tried it and I regret it has many bugs that degraded my phone, better stay in 5.0.2 there is not much difference between the two. in 5.1.1 Battery drains faster, issues in SMS, it lags in many occasion, visual bugs like in lockscreen clock, missing time left for charging, take longer than usual to charge. Read the Sony forum before you update.

  • Haziq Hasnol Zam Zam

    I’ve updated to the latest firmware and nope, that feature is still missing..

  • Haziq Hasnol Zam Zam

    Yup, the update is still on 5.0.2..

  • nfs2010

    Thanks, Bro! I think it’s a HK thing – time to flash something else. Cheers!

  • Ching Wei

    yup

  • can i know, what is stagefright?
    can someone explain for me? is it virus? or what?

    i have no idea

  • r u already try reinstall G+ vers.?

  • avtella

    There is something called libStagefright which is an Android library used for processing video files. Basically there are ways to exploit it, and so Google patched it along with OEM vendors.

    Further Info:
    http://www.androidcentral.com/stagefright

  • jag

    Try repairing it via pc companion

  • Faisal Armand
  • DBS

    You should have bought a LG G4. It doesn’t have those problems. It is the only phone this year that doesn’t suck.

  • DBS

    Man, I feel sorry for you. I never have any of those issues on my LG G4. It’s the best phone on the market and you should have bought it too.

  • DBS

    That’s sad. You should switch to an LG G4. LG always updates all their phones in time.

  • DBS

    That’s because Xperia Z3+ is irrelevant. LG G4 is the only good phone this year, that’s why it’s the only phone that matters.

  • mountain

    I would have bought a G4, if it was not so damn ugly! (Especially the logo)

  • Jecht_Sin

    That has been fast from Sony then!Thanks.

  • DBS

    It’s not ugly. Plastic is the best material for the back cover (but premium LG plastic, not the cheap Samsung plastic), and the logo looks just fine. You are just a hater.

  • Lukas

    i got a question,is it possible to flash Cyanogenmod to Xperia Z1C via flashtool?

  • Pedro Ho

    This is sad u hv to keep replying to promote the LG G4 in a Sony XPERIA forum, please be relevant and go someplace where LG G4 MATTERS

  • Shehab Skull

    LG G4 .. LG G4 everywhere :”3

  • DBS

    LG G4 matters everywhere It’s the best phone on the market, that’s a fact. I’d tell you to go somewhere where Z3+ matters… But Z3+ is irrelevant everywhere.

  • DBS

    Well, it’s the best phone this year. That’s a fact. It’s got all the best features that actually matter to people, it has amazing battery life (just don’t look at GSMArena, PhoneArena and Anandtech tests, they are biased because Galaxy S6 wins), and Snapdragon 808 which is the best processor this year. And it doesn’t have useless gimmicks like a fingerprint scanner.

  • Zhan

    Is it possible to repair somehow the battery drain or you mean a downgrade to 5.0.2??

  • Zhan

    Yeah, but I’m in love with my Sony design! :)

  • DBS

    Sony design is terrible and repetitive. LG’s design is far superior. And it’s far more practical. No one really needs waterproof and aluminum, but everybody needs a removable battery.

  • mountain

    And is there a problem to hate something that is ugly =)

  • DH Dog

    War of the PLUS: Xperia Z3+ vs HTC M9+
    I know the winner. Do you?

  • DBS

    If you want to see ugly, look in the mirror. LG G4 looks awesome. Much better than any other phone..

  • Svnjay

    Not better looking than the Z3+ and Moto X Style.

  • Sadman Khan

    Well if you have an LG G4, why are you here again? I mean…you are clearly only criticising Sony here. If you’re happy with your phone, then be. Where is the need for bashing? You don’t like Sony phones, fine. But you’re not giving any sort of constructive criticism.

  • mountain

    You are joking, right?

  • Haziq Hasnol Zam Zam

    What a wanker this guy..

  • ShinOrochiX

    I got an LG and have to agree with you, software is more stable, design is good (not better than Sony lol) and a major pro is that the LG apps are all consistent with the material design. I have been an Xperia owner for years and there have always been ugly inconsistencies in the Xperia software.

  • Geese Howard

    XD lol looks aside from Timel we have a LG fan here, but this fan has more class than Timel and a mouth-full too!

  • Geese Howard

    Yeah it is everywhere and every time I see the words L G and the number 4 it hurts my eyes!

  • Wolf0491

    Your joking right? I have no hate for LG as I recommend them to friends all the time since a Sony phone isn’t really readily available but saying they get updated faster is a joke. They get updates sure but at about same pace. Sony isn’t bad at updates at all. I have a G3 and never use it because I enjoy my Z3 way more.

  • SommoPastore

    LG G3, android 5.0

  • Pedro Ho

    oh dear…

  • Oggy

    Does your G4 stand any chance against Z3+ in audio department? ofc I mean sound quality over the headphones. And forget about Z3+ or Z3 I believe It doesn’t even contain the level of detail, precision or punch of the 2 years old Xperia Z1…Correct me If I’m wrong. (I guess I’m not)

  • haxona

    Ahh please the amount of shit you post about Sony and now Z3+ is beyond annoying. The Z3+ is a beautiful device and is the best Z phone I have owned and I have had one from every series except for the Z3(Z, Z1, Z2 and now Z3+) and no the heat problem BS is just that BS. The G4 is a good phone but it doesnt mean you have to spread your FUD all around this comment board like you always like to do

  • haxona

    Do a full reset after updates it usually fixes lots of issues

  • z1c

    where is 5.1 for ther rest of the z series?!!?

  • nfs2010

    You’re replying to a fool who thinks korea is as advanced as Japan – cost/GDP wise. After getting busted, he came up with the next round of BS – Sony makes phones in China (without knowing Cheapsung makes their crap in Vietnam (cheaper labor) & China too), so Sony phones shouldn’t cost as much as those korean craps. This Fool never knew the diff. between R&D & manufacturing. While I’m at it. let’s not forget how big of a flop G4 is thanks to its shitty 808 with that craptastic GPU

    http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-g4-poor-sales-south-korea-625705/

  • nfs2010

    As an owner of Z3+ & Z2, I think Z3+ is better than Z2 & Z3 in every single category.

  • Alvin

    I think z3+ is better than g4 in many ways but s6 family are even better than g4.

    S6 family are easily the best, but when overheating issues are fixed on z3+, easily… Z3+ will be my first choice.

  • Alvin

    HAH even my z3 and my xperia l beats that thing on audio

  • Alvin

    Without thinking, I just knew it already.

    It’s just too obvious.

  • Alvin

    Ummm… No, nobody beats timel of his way of thinking that beats Some fanboys who are dumb.

  • Alvin

    Yup thank god z3+ not named z4 worldwide.. Because number 4 already hurts my eyes, almost every 4’s are a disaster, (disaster: read: s4 and g4)

  • haxona

    Ohh believe me I know he is a fool, have had several discussions with him on other posts where he simply is vomiting out misinformed shit.

  • Alvin

    “terrible and repetitive”

    I just can’t stop laughing at seeing those words.

    Even making my laughter go further up, the words ” LG’s design is far superior” oh gosh, just can’t. And then to make my stomach hurts even more, the words “No one really needs waterproof and aluminium” just made me crack my throat.

    And my laughter reduced on the last 6 words in that last sentence but still laughing at those funny parts

  • Alvin

    We called that a troll, mate.

  • Geese Howard

    Well that means you won’t be able to play the PS4 then, that has a 4 but no LG in it :) The Playstation 4 didn’t turn out as a disaster, thankfully.

  • Hamada D

    What about overheating issue?

  • Wolf0491

    Damn and I just got the notification

  • mohsen

    i use win7 so chrome browser

  • haxona

    Its missing on the swedish FW too so nope not HK specific

  • Stanley08

    Including heat! Yes!

  • Svnjay

    “aluminum, but everybody needs a removable battery.”

    iPhone sales say otherwise.

  • nfs2010

    Dang, Someone told me UK FW has this. I’ll have to flash that one then.

  • Zhan

    Do you mean a factory reset? If it is, then it will erase everything! (( thanks for the answer in advance!

  • Alvin

    But you can see there that i typed “some” not “all”

  • Alvin

    Sorry, i meant i typed “almost” not “all”

  • jag

    No downgrade. You just try to repair your phone with the latest software. This will be a clean install of the OS which will erase all your internal memory data so you have to back up your files first. It will remove all unnecessary/ redundant files and will make your system clean thus having a smoother experience and maybe a better battery management.

  • haxona

    Yupp it will but its worth it :)

  • DBS

    That is a fake account. That’s why it’s repeating itself. The kid is way too stupid to do anything better.

  • DBS

    Disregard the fake account. It has been reported to discus and the authorities.

  • DBS

    Don’t waste time with a fake account. It’s being dealt with by Discus and the authorities.

  • DBS

    That’s because it’s a fake account. Disregard it.

  • DBS

    Perhaps you should start by learning the difference between real and fake accounts.

  • DBS

    Disregard the fake account.

  • DBS

    He can’t answer you that because it’s a fake account and I’ve never before made any comment on the HTC M9+ so he can’t know it to copy it.

    Disregard the fake account.

  • DBS

    And you’re a terrible impersonator, kid. Your cell-mates will have a blast with you.

  • DBS

    Disregard the comment. It’s a fake account. Police is dealing with it.

  • DBS

    It’s a fake account, don’t bother with it.

  • DBS

    No, he’s trying to impersonating me and failing miserably. Disregard it. Authorities are taking care of it.

  • DBS

    Disregard the comments that fake account is making.

  • DBS

    Ignore it. Some kid is trying to impersonate me and failing miserably at it. Discus and the authorities have already been contacted.

  • DBS

    Disregard the comment of that fake account, please.

  • DBS

    It’s a fake account. Disregard it.

  • DBS

    That guy’s a fake account, mate. Authorities have been informed. Disregard it.

  • DBS

    So am I. That guy is just a kid trying to impersonate me. Disregard it. Authorities have been informed.

  • DBS

    He doesn’t. Because he’s just some kid with way too much time on his hands. I own a Z3 Compact and will only replace it when either Sony presents a better phone or Nokia returns. Ignore the kid, authorities have been informed.

  • DBS

    Ignore it. It’s a fake account. I would have never said something that stupid. Specially when ALL my phones since 2010 have NOT had removable batteries (Nokia L800, 920, 1020, 930, Z3C).

    This is what happens when you try to steal someone’s identity and fail miserably. Oh well. He’ll later explain that to the authorities.

  • Wolf0491

    Uhhh lol Wtf?

  • DBS

    Laugh. He’s a terrible impersonator. But an impersonator nonetheless.

  • DBS

    Yeah, I had the same reaction. Apparently someone’s so obsessed with me that they tried to pass themselves for me.

    Unfortunately he can’t fake join dates or number of comments.

    Me: https://disqus.com/by/davidbaptistasilva/
    Him: https://disqus.com/by/davidbaptistasliva/

    Authorities are on it. Apparently no one told the kid impersonation is a crime and he probably thinks Discus, Xperia Blog and Google can’t collect information on him to deliver to the authorities. Oh well.

  • Sadman Khan

    Hahahah sorry man! :P Proud owner of Z3c here too xD

  • Xdragon

    how do you change your region to get the newest update? For me 28.0.A.7.31 is the newest. Help please.

  • Darren Lim

    Is it rolling in Singapore yet?

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