New update (23.4.A.1.232) rolling for Xperia Z2/Z3 series with full Stagefright fix

by XB on 1st October 2015

in Firmware, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 series

23.4.A.1.232 Stagefright fixSony Mobile is rolling new firmware build number 23.4.A.1.232 for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series that thankfully provides a full patch for the Stagefright exploit. The last firmware that rolled for these devices (23.4.A.1.200) unusually was fully exploitable to the Stagefright bug, but this new build fixes that. We haven’t noticed any other changes in our brief testing, although USSD issues seem to have been patched.

The update is currently live to most variants of the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series including the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is the only device that has not seen the firmware roll at the time of writing. We will include FTF firmware links below shortly.

Sony Xperia Z2 FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.1.232)

Xperia Z2 (D6502) 23.4.A.1.232 India Generic
Xperia Z2 (D6503) 23.4.A.1.232 Central Europe 3 Generic

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Dual FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.1.232)

Xperia Z3 (D6603) 23.4.A.1.232 Middle East and Africa Generic
Xperia Z3 (D6653) 23.4.A.1.232 Malaysia Generic
Xperia Z3 Dual (D6633) 23.4.A.1.232 Middle East North Africa Generic

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.1.232)

Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) 23.4.A.1.232 Central Europe 1 Generic
Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833) 23.4.A.1.232 Singapore Generic

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.1.232)

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE (SGP621) 23.4.A.1.232 Central Europe 1 Generic

23.4.A.1.232 Stagefright fix

Thanks Ahmad, leso60 and MScorpionZ!

  • Saad Khan

    What about USSD codes in Xperia Z3 Dual? Did they fix that?

  • Kabuto Kouji

    nothing on HK

  • David Hvatov


  • Anjar Permana

    When for z2?

  • Aiden Pearce

    Till now
    D6653- Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia

  • Bennder

    you already have for z2 (D6503) go check Central Europe 3

  • Anoop

    Does it come for Z3+ too ?

  • Drakomord

    Somebody can explain to me WHY Sony don’t update the Customized FR channel ?

  • Sadman Khan

    Gonna wait for OTA this time. Won’t update via PCC for such a small sized update :’D

  • aiamkesz

    Z3+ was the first of all that received the fix.

  • Olger Shaqiraj

    what is this i never didnt understand it someone can explain it

  • Kaasisbaas

    The sad thing is that there are already new stage fright bugs discovered today…. This time in MP3

  • aiamkesz

    Z3+ was the first to receive this fix.

  • I´m waiting for .200 since “yesterday”

  • No update up for me yet.

    However, stagefright 2.0 found already:

  • azzido

    Hey did you see the newest Playstation Plus offer for October? This is PATHETIC! Xbox support and its AAA games in Live are waaaay better. Sorry Sony but no more plus, considering to sell PS4 and buy XOne instead.

  • mUSICA

    hope older z series get this fix aswell

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    But still nothing for T-Mobile…I started to hate carriers :)

  • Moonlight

    Anyone to prove USSD codes issue fixed now?

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    I just flashed CE3 version, and I must say…my Z2 isn’t overheating at all…is it just me, or…?

  • And while you get the update for the old one after months of being exposed, the new one gets discovered Life is not deprived of irony for lagdroid users.

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Well, that’s not Sony’s fault, is it?

  • Of course not! Especially releasing them for their phones months later is surely not their fault at all.

  • Nawi

    Great, Sony. Now Full StageFright fix for original Xperia Z Series, please =)

  • Janatan

    I had to go back to 23.4.A.0.546 yesterday after 3 days with the terrible .200. USSD issue was the biggest bug not to mention the battery drain. Weirdly am experiencing better battery life with .546

  • stephen xu

    My top speaker lost 95% of its volume after .200 ! Had to use speaker mode for phone calls ! Im pissed as I am on a business trip !

  • stephen xu

    Anyone else lost 95% of the top speakers volume for music/ phone calls after .200 update ?? Anyone know a fix ?

  • Anoop

    Thanks…. My phone shows Android version 5.0.2 instead of 5.1.1

  • thew01

    nope ,mine didn’t get the issue ,on music ,the speaker on top and button still the same produce volume sound

  • stephen xu

    Im hoping this new update will fix this.

  • thew01

    i just update to 232 from 167 ,and pass the 200 fw update

  • aiamkesz

    Hey, you’ll get 5.1.1 very soon and Z3+ will have all the features from Z5 series including manual camera UI. Your wait will be worth it.

  • hekermeker

    Yo ! Yo have to use the newer Xperifirm. And update the flashtool also to avoid any errors in making the ftf. And PC Companion too, if you want the orig. rom.
    Or you can buy a new freakin’ phone :D

  • Christian Kogler

    Received the update for my Z3 compact yesterday. The first thing I noticed: The “automatic brightness” bug when waking up the phone is gone now. Thank god, that was annoying :)

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  • Sergio

    Shut the fuck up, dumbass

  • Aiden Pearce

    thats nice to hear

  • Solomon

    yes ussd working

  • Solomon

    super ussd working for z3 dual,thank u sony for fixing this bug

  • Orkhan Asadov

    It’s not gone at all. Push on/off button and wait 4 seconds…

  • Christian Kogler

    It’s definitely gone for my Z3c. Before the update, the screen lit up brightly for 2 or 3 seconds after unlocking, now it stays on a considerable low level.

  • Amirul Jeffry

    Thanks God its gone. Will update my Z3C now.

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    yay finally

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  • Abhi

    A new StageFright exploit was discovered, guess we will be getting another round of updates.

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  • Brick

    I also confirm the bug is fixed on the regular Z3.

  • Brick

    Try to connect the phone to PC Companion on PC. Sometimes you get the update earlier than OTA using it.

  • Nidou Xperia™

    fuck vulnerability… and fix low volume and microphone issues, and improve the battery life. it’s more prioritized

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  • And the black clock widgets are missing again. Why on earth would they remove them!? Now the white theme is practically unusable, as I can’t add the stock clock on homescreen. That beautiful white wallpaper from Z5 wallpaper collection, is craving for black clock…

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  • Snidhin Ninu

    Finally released bug free version of 5.1 for Xperia Z3 Dual..
    Now USSD Codes are working

    Thanks Sony

  • Hamada D

    Stagefright 2 sloved?

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  • Betão Choairy

    Someone had trouble with the 4G (LTE ) of the types 200 or 232 ? If you turn off the LTE , you can not connect over again! Some information? Xperia Z3 D6603 .

  • Chitti- The Robot

    What? It was found just a couple of days ago.!

  • Aiden Pearce

    on .200 my clock widget changes color automatically.
    If black theme it changes to white and if white theme it changes to black.

  • Christian Kogler

    Which phone model do you have? The Z3 compact has the best battery life of any smartphone I know. Also, microphone and volume isn’t an issue at all for my Z3c.
    So either it’s different with the large Z3 or you have a faulty device.
    But in general, I would say that the stagefright-vulnerability should be the biggest concern and top priority for any company.

  • Sunny Sarraf

    I have yet not received the update for my Z3 and I hope they have solved the USSD problem as they claim to have sloved it.

  • Nidou Xperia™

    well, i have the D6603 ,and not just me who has these bugs, because i went to sonymobile website and i read so many reported bugs same the once i mentioned. i agree with you, sony as brand has the best battery life among all manufacturers… but in 4.4.4 the battery life was much better, same as the volume and the microphone functionality during calls… sometimes it doesn’t work… and i all started ever since i updated to 5.0.2 then, 5.1.1
    lollipop is a big fail for me… probably i blame Google not Sony…
    i know that lollipop has many benefits + features but kitkat is much better in general.

  • Christian Kogler

    So you have the normal, large Z3. Well, I can understand that battery lifetime might be a tad shorter than on the Z3c because of a larger screen, higher resolution but only a slightly bigger battery.
    But I’m not sure if I can agree that Lollipop shortened battery life…I have the feeling that nothing changed with the update. I reach 2 full days with 7hours screen-on time as I did with Kitkat. But then, I did a full reset after installing Lollipop.
    I would suggest you also try repairing the firmware with the Sony PC Companion (do backup your data before!) and see if your issues still exist…I can only talk for the Z3c but I haven’t any bugs there anymore.

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    (If sharing A google play game is forbidden in here Just warn me please and i wont do it again:)) I Will be happy if you try and test my Android game please :) Jetscore:

  • shahid

    i agree with Nidou .. the volumes have gone way lower in lollipop release..
    its just mixer file they need to update with some parameter.. sound was amazing in kitkat but now ruined completely…
    It has happened to Z3 as well Z2 series..
    Sony needs to update their Z3 official website and remove the high defination audio advertisement there..

  • It’s only live on Vodafone and my is unlocked… :/

  • Mohammed Saffarini

    Yesterday I Update My Z3 DUAL and its amazing.
    go ahead SONY

  • cüneyt avc?

    23.4.A.1.232 xperia z2

  • Basheer Hadi

    Same mine also z2

  • subbu

    Be aware xperia users.New update (23.4.A.1.232) is still vulnerable to stagefright. See the screenshots below.
    Xperiablog, please report this to sony developers.
    Thank you.

  • ShanghaiWall

    After updating to .232 I lost all of my apps links installed on SD Card from home screen. They’re still present in the App Drawer and function normally, but I have to drag them back to home screen all over again, which is BS.

  • M?rcis Buhholcs

    Since then Zimperium added new vulnerability CVE-2015-6602 to the list. .232 build is vulnerable to that.

  • Tabitha

    Updated xperia z2 DC605 in Australia today it is not fixed!

  • Viktor Németh

    HI I had the same issue with the top speaker and it occurred after the first 5.1.1 lollipop update. So I thought it is a software bug but it was not. I sent the device for warranty repair and they found a hardware defect so they replaced my device and now the top speaker is as loud as it was on kitkat. So send them back for warranty don’t wait for updates.

  • magicdesign

    Nothing in the UK yet

  • Elias Santiago

    Different app says it’s not vulnerable anymore, try that.

  • amauri

    The vertical clock with two numbers in bold is gone even from home screen now, with this update, seems that wasn’t good enough take it away from lock screen … :(

  • Dhany Wibiksana

    Still vulnerable stagefright CVE-2015-6602

  • VytautasK

    Still vulnerable to CVE-2015-6602

  • twm

    Stagefright vulnerability is still present after update.

  • I was wondering if I was alone, but I cannot connect to 4G networks either since the update on my Z3C D5803.

  • Shahed Hossain

    Is this update available through OTA? If so whats the size and changes? I am too much disappointed as i didnt get it yet in Bangladesh.

  • critico poa

    I don’t see any better with this new firmware, my Z3 connect to mobile network, but don’t work the internet, anyone app that need internet don’t connect anymore. And the 4G network appear in the upper screen.

    When reboot or shut down and wake up the cell, all apps installed in the sd card vanish from screens.

    This 23.4.A.1.232 bugged all my cellphone, crap.

  • Vladimir Angelov

    Even after the firmware build number 23.4.A.1.232 on my sony Xperia Z2 phone was installed, it is still vulnerable to Stagefright exploit.

  • critico poa

    I have a Z3 large, and the battery is awensome, the problem is som of smarts the instalation of the firmware has a problem, needed a reset e reinstall the firmware and it work again.

  • critico poa

    I have the Z3 with lolipop and have a excepnional sound, the problem it’s not generalized , only some of then have this issue. Try a new reset and reinstall the firmware, work in some cases.

    Example, I use a in the middle the sound because is to loud.

  • critico poa

    Strange, i don’t have this problem in any firmware with my Z3.

    Have so many different poblem in the same type of phone and others wih the same don’t have the problem, i dn’t know what a hell sony do in your phones, it’s very strange, but i know tha the test team from sony is horrible.

  • Elkanahk

    Is this update reduce the battery life?

  • pheonix31121

    i never had this brightness problem on my z3c d5833 but the battery life does seem to be a bit better than the previous build and camera auto focus focuses a bit faster.

  • pheonix31121

    strange i never had that before but it did spike a bit on the lock screen.

  • pheonix31121

    the volume and battery did worsen after the lollipop update and was consistent till now. but the battery seems to be a bit better now. volume stays the same though

  • pheonix31121

    sony needs to look into the volume thing. battery did become a bit better after this update. atleast on my z3c d5833

  • pheonix31121

    battery seems to be a bit better on my z3c d5833

  • pheonix31121

    around 200mb through ota, 1.4gb through pc. battery and auto focus have improved a bit on my z3c d5833

  • Z2 running 232 build, one of the stagefreight 2.0 bugs left to fix.

  • Shahed Hossain

    I have updated (from. 200 to .232) my z3 through ota and the size was around 42 mb only. How did u get 200 mb? Have u updated to (.200) before this?

  • Ahmad GH Shurbaji

    i have z2 and the update for my z2( 23.4.A.1.200) not( 23.4.A.1.232) and i have a problem with high temperature …. in new update are repaired ??

  • poiko

    Have they stopped rolling out? for the last few days I cannot see more regions/operators on .232.. And UK is always last to receive updates..

    Could they be fixing stagefright2.0?

  • Igy Tech

    Got today 232 update, Z2 tablet lte, Croatia

  • the_real_petur

    noticed the same thing… how many more ‘final’ fixes do we need?

  • Alain Leed

    same for me…

  • Zoran

    Well I’ve just noticed that xperifirm shows 23.1.a.0.546 as the last software for z2, not 23.1.a.1.232…

  • nikhil

    my wifi is not switching on and idea to fix this issue

  • jabrick mohawk

    Have anybody noticed firmware for D6503 on XperiaFirm? Since the last app update, I could see it. Anybody tried this? Looks like it’s an internal test firmware

  • Nicolas Castelblanco Puentes

    Got it today february 29 in Colombia. Bought carrier free from Hong Kong I think

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