New firmware rolling for Xperia M4 Aqua (26.1.A.2.167) and M4 Aqua Dual (26.1.B.2.147)

by XB on 14th October 2015

in Firmware, Xperia M4 Aqua

Xperia M4 Aqua Dual_26.1.B.2.147_1Sony Mobile is rolling out a small software update for the Xperia M4 Aqua, which keeps the handset on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The update moves the Xperia M4 Aqua to build number 26.1.A.2.167 and the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual to version 26.1.B.2.147.

Sony appears to have optimised the performance and importantly has removed some of the baked-in Google apps to free up some much needed internal storage (for the 8GB version at least). Some of the apps removed include Google+, Play Games, Play Books and Play Newsstand. The firmware links for each variant can be found below. If you have installed the update, let us know your thoughts below.

Update: Sony has now confirmed that it has removed apps to free up space. Here is the official changelog statement:

To free up memory for you we’ve removed some preinstalled applications and corresponding data: Books, CloudPrint, FaceLock, GoogleTTS, Keep, Newsstand, NewsWeather, PlayGames, PlusOne and talkback. However, they will remain if you have updated them at least once. Note that all apps, except FaceLock, can be downloaded again from the Google™ Play Store (where available).

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua FTF firmware files – Android 5.0 Lollipop (26.1.A.2.167)

Xperia M4 Aqua (E2303) 26.1.A.2.167 UK Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua (E2306) 26.1.A.2.167 Latin America Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua (E2353) 26.1.A.2.167 Philippines Generic

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual FTF firmware files – Android 5.0 Lollipop (26.1.B.2.147)

Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) 26.1.B.2.147 Malaysia Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2333) 26.1.B.2.147 Nordic Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2363) 26.1.B.2.147 India Generic

Xperia M4 Aqua Dual_26.1.B.2.147_1 Xperia M4 Aqua Dual_26.1.B.2.147_2

Xperia M4 Aqua Dual_26.1.B.2.147_3 Xperia M4 Aqua Dual_26.1.B.2.147_4

Thanks Jozef, Saurabh and Sumedh!

  • azzido

    where is the new firmware for Z5 that will fix the laggy UI and battery life? :/

  • RohitBopnna

    I have E2363 (M4 AQua Dual India) and

    after installing this firmware, i am not able to get to Fastboot mode or Flash Mode.
    The phone simply reboots back to system.
    I have tried “ADB reboot fastboot”, – reboots back to system. Holding volume up and connecting the USB cable for fastboot – Goes to Battery charging mode, holding volume down and connecting the USB cable for Flash mode – goes to Battery charging mode.
    and on the computer it says unrecognized USB device.
    The Fastboot and Flashmode was working in the older .129 firmware, not root and BL, updated via PCC, the only other option would be to try factory reset and repair with PCC and check if it works. I dont like to reinstall all the apps and setup the phone again.

    Any one has any ideas..

  • Andrej Petrevski

    Xperia m2 inc. ;)

  • rubinaish

    Fine, Sony! Now do that for any upcoming Xperia phone update :-)

  • Matt

    yep they should really get on that also i find the teleporter function a bit buggy as well

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    teleporter? am i not seeing correctly or you do mean it? if the z5 can teleport me out from work to home without annoying anyone I would definitely buy it

  • Matt

    yea just go to the settings > xperia connectivity > xperia Jump.
    that is where the teleporter setting is .

    nah,the buggy part i just lost my fingers, so i have to type this with my chin. and im now in the future , october 2017 to be exact. the new xperia looks awesome

  • Chan Kin Cheung

    Xperia Jump lol.
    It is smart of you to place it under “Connectivity” though, one phone can scan you, transmit the data stream on I don’t know…17G perhaps? Then another device re-assemble you.

    I don’t think teleportation technology will get invented in Oct 2017, even if it gets itself invented(c’mon the mathematics involved is way out of human comprehension, so will be invented by a complicated AI), it will be strictly under military control, and we probably will have no knowledge of it.

  • ShinOrochiX

    Exactly how much space has it cleared up? On a clean install.

  • Matt

    no no youre mistaken, i got this on the z5 , and because of the bug on xperia™ Jump i got teleported to the future :)

    don’t get me started on the `flight mode` , they changed it to `drone mode` so you dont have to fly your phone yourself , its automated.

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  • Chan Kin Cheung

    1. To teleport oneself “into the future” is what a teleporter intended to do. The only difference is “one monosecond” (which is normal) and “more than one monosecond” (which is hazardous).
    2. I don’t know about using “TM” in this case is legal.

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  • why

  • Jaimin

    M4 aqua dual, after updating to latest version
    26.1.B.2.147, there is no option to change usb mode(MTP or mass storage). also lost option for Wireless media transfer. Will it be solved?

  • Svnjay

    Why hasn’t stagefreight been fixed?

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    My M4aqua is working very poorly

  • Norman Franco

    I’ve already installed. It works very well.The operator logo disappeared and many trashy apps. I hope that when Sony updates my M4 Marshmallow improves some aspects of the software (the camera, for example) and heating of the terminal. Thanks

  • Ladis Herout

    all mentioned apps are still there. All of them. And I made this update only because of this information that these apps will disappear :(
    Any idea what is wrong? Xperia M4 Aqua, build 26.1.A.2.167

  • I already install this update, my phone was with 26.1.a.2.99 originally. Now the phone increase the performance very well, the lag still there but its almost imperceptible, heating is less than past firmware, I’m really happy with the changes of this update.

    Google apps gone! essentials still there.

    Thx, for share!

  • Oscar Betancur

    Hi Everyone, I am from Colombia. If i install this firmware 3g/4g networks will be working fine?

  • Alejandro Garcia

    Hey i need help. Yes I’ve actualized my m4 but now i cant donwload many apps because it say that my device is not compatible… Why? Can u help me?

  • Maxi M. Gómez

    Hi! I can’t get flashtool to recognize my Xperia M4 Aqua, it says “ERROR –
    Processing of loader.sin finished with errors” when I try to install the ROM. I tried installing the
    official drivers and also de Android/Google drivers, but it didn’t work.
    Also flashtool driver setup does not include the drivers for this
    device. Anyone had the same problem or does anyone know how can I get
    this problem solved? Thanks!

  • Habib Rana

    Good guide .

    as a cell phone engineer i also write about this –

    i hope its helpful.

  • i have search for sony e2333 firmware ,but nothing, here is my link if anybody have it

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