New Android 5.0 update rolling for Xperia M4 Aqua (26.1.A.3.111) and M4 Aqua Dual (26.1.B.3.109)

by XB on 8th March 2016

in Firmware, Xperia M4 Aqua


Xperia M4 Aqua_26.1.A.3.111_1Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for the Xperia M4 Aqua today, but before you get too excited, this is only a small update on Android 5.0 Lollipop. No Marshmallow for Xperia M4 Aqua owners just yet.

This is a global update and is live across all variants of the Xperia M4 Aqua (E2303, E2353, E2306) and Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312, E2333, E2363). The single SIM variants have been updated to build number 26.1.A.3.111 (from 26.1.A.2.167), whilst the dual SIM variants have been updated to version 26.1.B.3.109 (from 26.1.B.2.147). Feel free to post your impressions once you’ve updated. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted once the big Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware starts to roll.

Download FTF firmware files (Android 5.0 Lollipop) – Xperia M4 Aqua

Xperia M4 Aqua (E2303) 26.1.A.3.111 Central Europe 5 Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua (E2306) 26.1.A.3.111 Latin America Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua (E2353) 26.1.A.3.111 Singapore Generic

Download FTF firmware files (Android 5.0 Lollipop) – Xperia M4 Aqua Dual

Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) 26.1.B.3.109 Russia Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2333) 26.1.B.3.109 Latin America Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2363) 26.1.B.3.109 India Generic

Xperia M4 Aqua_26.1.A.3.111_1 Xperia M4 Aqua_26.1.A.3.111_2

Thanks Adian!

  • Amit Pharande

    WTF…..Still waiting to get Marshmallow….Just updated to minor update 4 days ago and now again 5.0 Update? WTF Wrong with you Sony?

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  • have not got it yet !!!!

  • maybe consolation update :P

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  • ???? ??????

    For Xperia M4 Aqua (E2306) in XperiFirm available new update only 1294-3902 Generic LAM 26.1.A.3.111 / R9A. What does it mean Generic LAM?

  • yknot1

    I think LAM means Latin America.

  • Alvin

    I was about to said “WTF? M4 BEFORE Z3?” But it turns out that it’s not 6.0, but 5.0

    Need to check my eyes soon-_-

  • Alvin

    Nothing wrong, they care about your phone, so they give you bug fixes and stability.

  • Jose Mariano

    Sony is trolling us hahaha.

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  • cicababa

    lol :D and E4 is still waiting for that small update from last october :D hey sony, never mind, I already have a new phone, never no more any sony devices! :D

  • Robert Dunn

    Can anyone verify if this update fixes a few bugs that the M4 Aqua had? (Like when the phone would only record black video after being on for a while and YouTube video not working at all)

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  • Adian

    For me all works fine. And I see no changes at all. Been using the phone over 2 months, no problems at all (only storage).

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  • PRATHAMESH GOVEKAR

    No update in US?

  • John Walker

    Be patient. M4 is not flagship. Be happy sony decided to update m4 to 6.0 at all

  • Robert Dunn

    Use the Sony Companion tool and it will update immediately.

  • Govind Sharma

    Updated to new firmware. Before update 1gb internal memory was available nw its 1.8gb. Approx 800mb got free. Dual Sim calling bug also got fixed.

  • FTF Firmware files please!!

  • Filip Gonda

    I dont have update even IF I connect to PC and use companion it says I got latest version but I dont I got. 167

  • ???? ??????

    Update to new firmware, everything works much faster.

  • Yes same problem I have not found the update!! Maybe it’s taking more time for availability in India generic.

  • Filip Gonda

    Iam from SLOVAKIA its Centrál Europe :) theres nothing to we just must wait for the update

  • Capitan_Beto

    Updated Xperia M4 unlocked, no carrier (2306). I bought this phone in USA, at the moment living in Argentina. I thought the update hit first LAM. No bugs in previous versions in my phone. I will update the entry if something appears.

  • Capitan_Beto

    Updated Xperia M4 unlocked, no carrier (2306). I bought this phone in
    USA, at the moment living in Argentina. I thought the update hit first
    LAM. No bugs in previous versions in my phone. I will update the entry
    if something appears

  • PRATHAMESH GOVEKAR

    Thanks! I have unlocked 2306 (Amazon version) but haven’t got any update yet; tried both via OTA and PC Companion :(

  • PRATHAMESH GOVEKAR

    Tried already; no update available :(

  • Dhanasekar

    After update this happens lol why

  • 167 and 147 users have to wait for the update?

  • Dhanasekar

    Anyone else face this issue

  • Eric Jay

    Got the update, I’m in Philippines. Hope marshmallow will arrive soon. And adaptive storage will be implemented by sony.

  • Armin Harper

    Can anyone mirror the ftf for the E2306?

  • Amit Pharande

    Update Available in India…. I updated to latest Build 26.1.B.3.109

  • Wahyu Prasetyo

    Got updated yesterday, so far its better.. And the new look for dial pad, i think its little bit too small..

  • Restu Subekti

    Get update, and still Lolipop. Thanks Sony.

  • Filip Gonda

    Still no update ;( how about others ? its phone optimized or camera?

  • yopo

    I have the same problem!!!
    when i recorder a awesome video and then when i want to play the video i just see black :(

  • Robert Dunn

    Yeah, that happens once the phone has been running for a while, and when that happens, YouTube videos don’t play either…I was wondering if this latest software update fixed this bug…could you verify?

  • yopo

    what fixs this update?

    is it fix the black recorded video?

    cause when i record a awesome video, and then when i want to play the video i just see black :(

  • 168 MB of nothing. Wow, well done, Sony.

  • Its OK man, its only your phone

  • raymond

    Didn’t explore anything yet, the only i notice is the memory, before i update its like 1.7gb but not its 2.01gb i think the update is more concentrate to make file smaller to lessen the consume memory in the device, i actually shock when i see the 168mb for the update but i accept it any way and not disappointing on the result.well done sonny for now.

  • Fabio Neumann

    I would say some guys just complain a lot. I’m happy with my M4 and I’m also happy that Sony is addressing issues with the system. There is no bug free phone!

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  • Darshan Darshannavi

    even am thinking same i buyed this phone only because of camera and for marshmallow update ( m4) but sony cheated like a hell

  • Darshan Darshannavi

    camera performance is worst, its worst than cheaper phones enjoy in my money, sony the big cheater

  • Darshan Darshannavi

    Shamless sony

  • Dreadfull

    Update came on March 09. in Serbia.. So far I didn’t notice anything better, the only bad thing is that the Album slideshow live wallpaper is now gone, don’t know why did they terminate this feature, because it was one of my fav…

  • Touring_Dave

    Has Sony UK forgotten to release this?

    It’s now been 10 days since it was released in other European countries judging by the comments here but nothing has appeared on my M4 Aqua :-(

  • chris vallejo

    Odio a los operadlres… Por que no simplemente lanzar la actualización en pc companion o directo al telefono… Luego ellos la mandan asta que se les da si gana

  • Touring_Dave

    Update to my post above, the software update arrived thus morning on my unlocked UK e2303. Didn’t notice gaining 300+mb that some other users have commented on so performed a cache clear and phone now shows 1.5gb free so will look again at installing some of the apps I wanted to use but had to uninstall as I got down to only 450mb free at one stage.

    Have come to this phone from a OnePlus One which I still own. Whilst I prefer the functionality and performance of that phone I have come to realize that bigger isn’t necessarily better and that the smaller form of the M4 Aqua fits my life / usage better.

    Hopefully Sony will enable full installation of apps to the microSD card functionality when they update the M4 Aqua to Marshmallow otherwise I can see me passing this phone on to one of my kids and returning to my OnePlus despite its size.

  • PRATHAMESH GOVEKAR

    Finally I got 26.1.A.3.120 update yesterday :)

  • Lee Johnson

    Not sure if it fixes that, only just uploaded it, but I was getting same issue. I contacted Sony Support and had following advice:
    *You have to go to all app select Camera- FORCE STOP – – then CLEAR CACHE.
    **Restart app and phone. If that doesn’t work, repeat and select CLEAR DATA. ***Restart phone usually works.
    *****Do the same for Youtube, as I was getting no connection every time until I did the above. Sometimes I would have to do it weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
    Hopefully, the new update will fix the need for all the above, only time will tell?
    Hope this helps Good Luck!!!

  • Evan

    How can I change my App Bar or Notification Bar to the material design? without root or an app… The thing is I have seen photos of this version of android with the material theme and I would like to have it to….
    Just to make it redundant I have Xperia E2306 with this version of android LA GEN Customized <– downloaded from XpFirm i think is called

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