New update (23.4.A.1.200) rolling to Xperia Z3 series

by XB on 22nd September 2015

in Firmware, Sony Tablet, Videos, Xperia Z3 series


Xperia Z3_23.4.A.1.200_3A few days back, we reported that build number 23.4.A.1.200 was rolling to the Sony Xperia Z2. However, the same Android 5.1.1 update is also rolling to the Sony Xperia Z3 series including the Xperia Z3, Z3 Dual, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact. As with the Xperia Z2, the update has not appeared on XperiFirm, but users are being notified of the update.

For those that update, you will notice that your device will become fully vuulnerbale to the Stagefright exploit. On the flip side, Sony has refreshed one ‘Small Apps’ icon (for the browser) to the new UI used in the Xperia Z5 series. This seems like a strange decision as the Small Apps now shows icons from both the new and old designs, which frankly looks odd.

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Dual FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.1.200)

Xperia Z3 (D6603) 23.4.A.1.200 Central Europe 1 Generic
Xperia Z3 (D6653) 23.4.A.1.200 Hong Kong Generic
Xperia Z3 Dual (D6633) 23.4.A.1.200 Central Europe 1 Generic

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.1.200)

Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) 23.4.A.1.200 UK Generic
Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833) 23.4.A.1.200 India Generic

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.1.200)

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Wi-Fi (SGP611) 23.4.A.1.200 UK Generic
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Wi-Fi (SGP612) 23.4.A.1.200 US Generic
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE (SGP621) 23.4.A.1.200 Singapore Generic
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE (SGP641) 23.4.A.1.200 Taiwan Generic

Xperia Z3_23.4.A.1.200_1

Xperia Z3_23.4.A.1.200_2

Xperia Z3_23.4.A.1.200_3

Via XDA.

Thanks Jozef!

  • Samuel

    The small apps on the play store got their material design update today,now they don’t look that odd if you installed Z5c small apps. I already sent my tip to XperiaBlog.

  • Niels d. G.

    So this update makes our phones more vulnerable than before..?
    Sony what are you doing. Go home Sony you are drunk.

  • Andrej Petrevski

    XPERIA M2 PLEASE ?#?FEELDALOLLIPOPHYPE?

  • BraveHeart0815

    Trading a new smallapp-icon into a full vulnearable z3 to stagefright? Sounds fair :D

    I hope they atleast tweaked something which the users didnt notice until now, like battery

  • DBS

    Wait…the update makes the phone fully vulnerable???
    What the hell…

    Thank God I didn’t allow my Z3C to update from KitKat. Next thing you know and Sony is delivering virus through updates…

  • BraveHeart0815

    With KitKat you are also vulnerable, maybe not fully, but it isnt that much better

  • DBS

    On the other hand I don’t have to deal with Lollipop’s crap memory management nor its even worse design and we-want-to-blind-you-white backgrounds everywhere ;)

  • BraveHeart0815

    it improved on 5.1.1 and the design: yeah, you have to be a fan of material design, I dont love it, but its quite ok

  • DBS

    Yes but it’s still a disaster compared to KitKat. And that’s not a Sony problem, it’s a Google problem (Sony’s only fault is not trying to solve it)

    Material Design isn’t the problem. OnePlus showed that on Oxygen OS that has a Black Theme available without sacrificing any of Material’s Design guidelines.
    The problem is Google’s horrible aesthetic choices in colours (bright whites and a ton of colours) and Sony’s inability to either revert that (by offering an alternative Dark Mode like OnePlus or by expanding the Theme Engine instead of contracting it as they did with Lollipop)

  • ????? ????????

    This Stagefright thing is blown over proportion. The operators took care of it by sending only links instead of full MMS. But still, it’s also weird that on this update it isn’t fixed but it is on the .580 one.

  • Matt

    flagged in 5 ,4 ,3 . .

  • Abhi

    They (Google) took out black menus option in the recent Android M preview apparently.

    Makes no sense considering devices like the Nexus 6 which are AMOLED based….

  • DBS

    I’m used to children around here, I don’t even care anymore.

  • DBS

    Yeah though they weren’t even real black, they were that vomit-colour that the Lollipop notification tray is.
    At any rate, it’s pathetic. Bloody Windows Phone has two colour schemes, you’d think Android would haveat least the same amount…but no.

  • Saad Khan

    Can anyone confirm that USSD codes on Xperia Z3 Dual (D6633) are working now or not?

  • akzidenz

    sony fixed the memory leaks in the 5.02 update m8

  • Stanley08

    This was a problem on 5.1.1 i believe, I have single sim but my friend with Dual sim complained

  • Abhi

    Some of Google’s moves are a bit bewildering like splitting the office suite and now Wallet. Also taking 6 months to acknowledge the “Mobile Radio Active” battery drain bug even though it’s number 2 in terms of votes on the issue tracker.

  • Vincent

    What is your phone? My Z3C and Z3+ haven’t got the small apps update

  • raju

    Wait

  • Z3 COMPACT

    did they fixed broken adaptive brightness in z3c?

  • hansip

    Strange that my Play Store listing still uses the old version. Maybe later today.

  • mrninko

    No

  • Sadman Khan

    The battery life is amazing. I’m surprised that xperiablog didn’t mention that. It’s the biggest change (in my opinion).

  • Sadman Khan

    Xperiablog should have mention that you get “kitkat” battery life after this update. No kidding.

  • Z3 COMPACT

    sad

  • mrninko

    it´s even worse

  • Samuel

    My Z2 is very modified, as you can see I’m running the Z5c small apps.

  • Samuel

    I’m from Mexico running a USA firmware.

  • Arch9

    Confusing, so you get the new small apps icon from the update on Google play? or you manually install small apps from Z5C?

  • Ashwini Singh

    Still not available for Xperia z2 D6502 in India…

  • Ashwini Singh

    Where are you from bro?? Have you got the latest firmware from Sony?

  • Samuel

    Both. The updated apps are: Currency converter, Unit converter and Mirror, but I already installed Z5c small apps: Active clip,browser, calcultor and touch block; all of the Z5 small apps require root/recovery.

  • KingRichard

    No love for Z3+ dual??? Damn….

  • @sadmankhan:disqus Have you actually been running this build?

  • One picture is 23.4.A.0.580.

    One picture is 23.4.A.1.200.

    Guess which picture is which. *facepalm*

  • Simon Setyadarma

    Lol.. what is DBS talking about..
    White background everywhere, I believe my T2 Ultra came with Android 4.3 and now is 5.1.1, no white background anywhere except setting and built in apps -___- But eh don’t care, my T2 Ultra running much better in 5.1.1..

    Btw why flagged him?

  • theskig

    They did a very nice job!
    2 major updates to have the same phone as before but with terrible design. I love those updates (and my Z3 is still running Kitkat)

  • Andrej Petrevski

    are u kidding me im waiting like 5 months.

  • Craig

    lots of people seem to be having this problem myself included, strange that this hasnt been fixed yet…

  • betatesterz

    I haven’t done much research on this firmware and stagefright vulnerability exploit. But based on what this article said:

    “For those that update, you will notice that your device will become fully vuulnerbale to the Stagefright exploit.”

    It’s still supprising that everyone is still begging for the update to out on their phones.

  • theskig

    What about fixing those stupid SIM icons, NFC icon and that F**KING notification about data roaming or data connection disabled that is annoying users since many years. Anybody in Sony noticed that?

  • Matt

    Opinion is fine, nice actually, but if i do not like something (for example lollipop design), i just not update and do not force giant company to change things for me , a singular customer. or complain constantly and saying its horrible because i do not like it, while other people do like it , in this case the design.

    complain is fine, as long as it is on a good friendly manner. not bashing the exact same thing in each and every time . that is simply un-acceptable.

    even people who tried to be helpful to him got bashed, so what is the point commenting at all?

  • Remsi

    Adaptive brightness bug fixed??! (?????

  • Caio Marsiglia

    Nothing in Brazil yet.

  • Damien

    6 months actually, going to 7 in October. My hopes are crushed, I don’t expect Sony to update M2 this month, fuck Sony

  • Damien

    Brasil is always last my dear friend, T2 Ultra almost took 3 weeks to be updated in Brazil after the rolling out of 5.1.1

  • Damien

    That phone shouldn’t even exist. He’s the reason why I have to wait for my update, so do us a favor and burn it.

  • Damien

    Dude, why do you always say that? Ofc it isn’t available for India, it just started rolling out and India doesn’t proceeds a reputation of fast available updates

  • Damien

    Which Z3

  • theskig

    Z3 dual D6633

  • Simon Setyadarma

    Yeah, I think I kinda missed the notification menu on Kitkat and Jelly Bean.. But can’t more agree with you :)

  • Sadman Khan

    Yes. For a while now. It’s amazing. In 4 hours with wifi on, i lost just 1% with occasional checking of whatsapp and messenger and replying

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Do you have this latest build? Is battery issue fixed?

  • Michael Coronado

    I have a Z3C running 23.4.A.0.580 and supposedly that update gets rid off the stagefright exploit but I still get one library affected :(

    Does anybody know why?

  • Matt

    i:) glad to hear that. me too

    IDK what is up with kitkat notification, in comparison with lollipop you need 2 swipe to reach any toggles, but the kitkat one feels . . faster

    im upgrading to lollipop when i have time and the stagefright is fixed.

  • Tiago Sousa

    I can’t update it. It gives me error 13. I already tried on my brother’s pc and the same happened. No idea what’s wrong.

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Same here with Xperia Z2

  • Tiago Sousa

    Maybe it’s a ghost update?

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    I tried different PC, all possible combinations and settings, Sony Care responds to me and tell to use older Windows version than W10 x64

  • Samuel

    I’m downloading it for Customized US, so far PCC has downloaded over 85% and I’m ready to build the .ftf. (D6503=Z2)

  • Antonis Kalaitzakis

    because CVE-2015-3864 was found after they made .580

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Donwloaded on W7 Also

  • Andrej Petrevski

    Yea fuck sony i will probably instal custom rom.

  • Kabuto Kouji

    hola samuel yo tambien soy de Mex, y tengo el Z2 tambien ke onda como te contacto?

  • GregLu

    Agreed, the notification of data connection disabled is a pain in the ass …

  • GregLu

    Use Lux from Cassi it’s a miracle App IMO

  • theskig

    Every Xperia user hates that notification. It’s so stupid and unuseful, why they don’t remove that??
    And why they add that? I think Sony is the only one.
    Maybe their managers use only iPhones and don’t care about user experience of Xperia addicted like us.

  • Craig

    ah thanks, i used to have this and forgot about it completely!

  • Richard

    Sony always sucked with software so guess i wont be buying the Z5 till they step it up. And i also hate that the z5c aint even out and you here these rumors bout a z5c premium with 4gb ram.

  • Richard

    Sony and software never goes good.

  • GregLu

    They don’t care, but they do have IMO the best interface possible without any lags and so. The closest is to me LG and their UX but I do like very much my Z3c for it’s faultless software even after a few month. It’s too bad that they can’t have the best of the hardware

  • theskig

    I also love Sony’s interface. It’s why I’m angry, they made a nice and fast UI but left that stupid thing behind

  • Tochi Nwodu

    I am happy at 5.0.2…they culdnt fix a simple ringtone bug on my z3 dual….had to look elsewhere for solution ……
    5.1.1 looks good aslong as ussd bug remains….am ok where I am…
    As for vulnerability…..oh sony…..

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Where did you get the active clip from?

  • Nasos Vasileiadis

    For me too! What exactly is going on with error 13?

  • bilomar

    Trying to update but I get error 13. Pcc win10x64 :/ no solutions on the Internet found

  • Brayan Ramírez

    But there are no fully working rom for this shitty device (excluding russian cm11)

  • MichaelGopan Jackson

    have problem with USSD code, please fix for xperia z3 dual :(

  • Dhany Wibiksana

    Me to Bro, updated with pcc always error 13, whats wrong with Sony engineer, come on Sony build great software now.

  • Benjamin Levy

    Unfortunately, it it can no longer find any of the apps I moved to the SD card, or they no longer work.

  • Benjamin Levy

    After waiting 20 minutes or so, it found the apps.

  • Samuel

    Z5c system dump

  • Timel

    It looks great but I think Sony should move the small apps bar from bottom to the right, I mean the small apps bar always hide but users can swipe it out from the right edge whenever they wanna use it

  • raju

    Just 1 week (month end)

  • Moonlight

    OMG that voice on the video….

  • joe

    A new problem if you have a light color wallpaper you can’t see the clock widgets any more there is no black widget for the clock in the new update ?????? every thing is falling down on the Sony software .

  • Igor Eisberg

    Mine is modified even further XD
    That way I keep the small apps out of the way unless I really need them.

  • Sadman Khan

    Yes the battery life is amazing

  • LiterofCola

    That one isn’t coming to the US as it’s a Japan only release.

  • nick

    popped up for D6653 India

  • RiTCHiE

    Well, untill the z5c sales fail and they have to come with something new. Because now the z5c is almost the same as the z3c which is a big fail.

  • Antonis Kalaitzakis

    Customized UK
    Xperia Z2(D6503)

  • nick

    They seriously f****d this up.
    1. Killed the so nice remaining bold hour clock in home launcher.
    2.Moved the Personalisation settings to Display.
    3.Removed black clock widget(sony devs r u smoking w**d?)
    4.Still no fix for weird auto brightness.
    i am going back to .546
    all jobless coders are working at sony hq, bunch of incompetent idiots

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Did you install? Noticed any changes? How did you install? OTA or from PCC?

  • nick

    They seriously f****d this up.
    1. Killed the so nice remaining bold hour clock in home launcher.
    2.Moved the Personalisation settings to Display.
    3.Removed black clock widget(sony devs r u smoking w**d?)
    4.Still no fix for weird auto brightness.
    i am going back to .546
    all jobless coders are working at sony hq, bunch of incompetent idiots.

    Oly PCC no OTA or xperifirm yet.

  • You forgot to mention that this update also updates NFC firmware. But yeah, stagefright is back. New small app icons kinda suck. Hope that this update brings better battery life. 5.1.1 kinda ruined it. Personalisation and Display in the settings are now merged.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Any Changes in Battery performance? Because few people are reporting better battery life after this update.

  • nick

    Sorry didn’t wait for long on this because its waste as per me, also this is just a test firmware as per my knowledge and Sony is testing it before pushing worldwide.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    I’m downloading it now. Will post info about this later.

  • nick

    good luck, i couldnot stand all those stupid changes and oh wait there are 2 stupid games included Real football and Spiderman for trial of 180 seconds

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Do you have any idea of its size of download?

  • nick

    around 1.4 gb

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Just cancelled the download. Will wait for issue reports in Sony Forum.

  • nick

    i thnk it was a good call from u..
    ahh just frgt to tell baseband is also updated

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Yes, because I don’t want to be a beta tester… ;)

  • Musadiqkhan
  • Luis alexander rosas velasquez

    Hey man,can I talk to you about rooting and few things? You speak spanish?

  • Simon Setyadarma

    Mine faster when it is on 5.1.1, it’s like there’s no lag seen.. But depends on person who uses it.. :))))

  • mike

    still does not fix the email push issue (no push or late push,especially in standby mode)

  • Samuel

    Si, contactame en HTC Mania. Ahi, en XDA, Ingress y otros foros soy “cachanilla86”

  • Samuel

    En HTC Mania como “cachanilla86” (Mexicali FTMFW)

  • @theskig:disqus “data connection disabled” I find that useful actually. If I turn my data off because I’m on a wifi connection and I forget to turn it on when I leave, I see the notification to remind me to turn it back on.

  • Tajhric fox

    Update seems to have fixed a Google now problem if the “OK google” command from any screen is on no one would be able to hear you in phone calls

  • Saad Khan

    I can confirm that even after this update USSD codes are still not working on Xperia Z3 Dual (D6633). Come on Sony, fix it already.

  • Radek Šubrt

    I see a few changes.. Battery life is better and settings was changed.. straightfight is not important for me..

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  • Khalid Qabaja

    New update with same fucking error with USSD code In Z3 Dual, I know the new update comes to correct the mistakes, where is the corrections?

  • Will Komba

    so google photos is pre-installed now? WTF!?!?!?

  • Khalid Qabaja

    the same problem in this firmware still , fuck sony.

  • Aiden Pearce

    just noticed a change.
    the clock widget changes color according to the applied theme.
    if you have white theme the clock turns black and vice versa

  • No it’s not. At least not on my Z3 compact. Whatever the theme you choose, the clock is always white, in both, lockscreen and homescreen.

  • Rin Zukii

    Guys i’ve updated this update OTA earlier today and ever since then i’m stuck in airplane mode! Even when I toggle airplane mode off it will not turn on the cellular radio. However wifi works.

    Trying to fix this as I can’t receive calls or call atm and it is getting frustration.

    Anyone else having this problem?

    Anyone help is appreciated thanks.

  • Shad3y

    I’ve just read all I can bear on these comments. I can conservatively say that 90% of these complaints are user-level. Stubborn ignorance is so negative and ugly.

  • Benjamin Levy

    Last night, 23.4.A.1.200 became available for my Z3C (D5803) in the US via PC Companion (and this morning I got an email from Sony Support announcing the update).

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