Xperia M4 Aqua to skip Android 5.1 firmware; small update rolls in Nordics

by XB on 4th February 2016

in Firmware, Xperia M4 Aqua

Xperia M4 AquaWith a number of handsets receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware update that weren’t expected to, we’ve had many Xperia M4 Aqua owners ask whether the same will happen for them. Well according to Sony’s official twitter channel, the M4 Aqua will not receive Android 5.1 and instead skip straight to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as was originally envisaged.

While we wait for Marshmallow, Sony Mobile has updated the Android 5.0 firmware of the Xperia M4 Aqua (E2303) and M4 Aqua Dual (E2333) in the Nordic region. This upgrades the build numbers to 26.1.A.3.92 for E2303 and 26.1.B.3.91 for E2333. We haven’t seen the firmware appear for other Xperia M4 Aqua variants, so this might only be region specific. FTF firmware files are available below if you would like to give the new update a try.

DOWNLOAD FTF firmware files

Xperia M4 Aqua (E2303) 26.1.A.3.92 Nordic Generic [Android 5.0]
Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2333) 26.1.B.3.91 Nordic Generic [Android 5.0]

Thanks domell98, Jozef and KarCerKK!

  • Amit Pharande

    Fcuk…Bad Luck cause Marshmallow gonna take lots of time to come on Xperia M4 Aqua Device and till date Xperia M4 Aqua owner have stick with shitty 5.0 Lollipop..

  • AlexFirth91

    Better off IMO. 5.1 doesn’t really do much.

  • Joe Black

    When the fuck are they even going to give us an ETA on Marshmallow?
    I mean, even “soon” would satisfy me at this point.

  • Andrej Petrevski

    1 year m8 :D First they will update Z5P,Z5,ZC,Z4,Z3,Z3c,Z2 etc.

  • Brick

    Guess what, 5.1 lollipop is just as shitty as 5.0 outside of some fancy animations. Maybe you should buy an iPhone if you dislike android so much.

  • iia3ezu

    Yep, the Z devices are first class citizens. As far as Sony is concerned , the others can go take a hike. No Japanese keyboard, no Xperia Lounge Gold etc.

  • iia3ezu

    But… Material Design, bro. Even Sony’s Audio Recorder app got a Material Design update.

  • Nav

    Whats dat? Does dat mean m4 getting M early!!!
    We hope to hear about m Ota real soon sony!!!!!!

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  • Probably it will start rolling after MWC

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  • Zbaeia

    M4 Android 5.0 and instead skip straight to Android 6.0

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  • Ambitious Man

    6.0??? lol. =)))) Feb next year.

  • Joe Black

    Irrelevant. If you read my post again, you will notice how I’m complaining about the lack of official announcements in regards to something that should arrive any day now.
    Replying to it with a speculation, or a probability that we all heard before is illogical.

  • SONY only
  • Leo Ng

    SONY just released the Valentine’s Day AR Effect app~

  • mUSICA

    an im hea waitng for the bug fix update for Xperia zr still no rollout…looks like older Z fones will get 6.0 but mayb after all device has been updated…i still have hopes…if it was end they would have announced that older z wont get 6.0

  • Robert Dunn

    But at least 5.1 fixes that annoying memory leak.

  • Zbaeia

    Xperia M4 Aqua …April MayJune android 6.0 :)

  • Brick

    If you weren’t a noob you’d know the memory leak only affected Nexus devices and that it never affected Sony phones.

    You probably don’t even know what “memory leak” means.

  • Matt

    Do you realise you’re speaking abut phone update?

    Chill out bro

  • Matt

    You get what you paid for ;)

  • Matt

    You will not get 6.0 it’s announced, z and Z1 are not on the list. And yes since I need to write everything down,nor will zr. It will stay on 5.1.1

  • Robert Dunn

    I’m going to ignore your dickheadedness and say that I do know what a memory leak’s when you free RAM suddenly decreases because something in the OS is not releasing it.

  • mUSICA

    well they havent included z,zr an zl, they still havent confermed the support is over for them yet so still there is a chance

  • Matt

    lol, sure :)

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  • Amit Pharande

    I never said i hate Android and love Shitty iOS…iOS is more worse than Android…I wanted to say that if we (Xperia M4 Aqua owner) get 5.1.1 Lollipop then it would be great because 5.1.1 is much better than 5.0 lollipop in terms of performance and Memory Leak issue. and more than that Xperia M4 Aqua owner have to wait lot more time to get their hands on Marshmallow update due to there is whole Xperia Z series is ahead in line to get update so if we get 5.1.1 between these long waiting days that would be Great.

  • Brick

    It’s only natural, of course the flagship phones are going to come first, what did you expect? Not only that, but ALL companies focus on the flagship first, why should Sony be any different?
    On top of that, I spent 600€ for a Z3 so I’m ENTITLED to get updates before you guys with low tier devices.

  • Brick

    Memory leak only affected Nexus on the very first release of Lollipop.

    Let’s make something clear: Xperia Lollipop does NOT have that memory leak.

    Performance between 5 and 5.1 is identical. If you wanted speedier updates you should have gotten a nexus or a flagship. That’s how it works m8. Don’t like Sony? Move to Samsung, so you’ll consider yourself lucky if your phone even works after an update.

    Sony is being smart not wasting resources developing pointless updates for low tier devices. The big money comes from the flagship segment so it’s only natural most resources are spent making flaghsip users happy. We (flagship owners) give Sony the most money after all.

  • John Walker

    Marshmallow released for z5, z5 premium and z5 c today

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  • Jaime Mata

    Only issue I need fixed is some odd LTE glitch.
    On 5.0 on m4 aqua or Z, it restarts itself if data is on while in sleep mode. I have to turn off data or it will restart itself.

    The Z is fine once 5.1 was installed, i’m assuming it’s a 5.0 problem not a sony one?

  • Roh_Mish

    They are not including z1. So that’s a given for z series

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  • Orizon Brave

    what about the 2363 model? there’s no mention in your article. Cheers

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