Small update (30.1.X.1.55) rolling for Xperia M5 series

by XB on 26th March 2016

in Firmware, Xperia M5

Xperia M5 Dual_30.1.B.1.55_1Sony Mobile is pushing a small firmware update for the Xperia M5, which moves the build number to 30.1.A.1.55 for the single SIM variants (E5603, E5606, E5653) and version 30.1.B.1.55 for the dual SIM variants (only E5633 and E5663 are live right now).

This is a small update from the previous version (30.1.X.1.46) and keeps the handset on Android 5.1 Lollipop. A number of owners have been suffering from a shutdown issue, so hopefully this update has provided a fix. If you’ve installed the update let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Download FTF Firmware files – Xperia M5

Xperia M5 (E5603) 30.1.A.1.55 Central Europe 5 Generic (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
Xperia M5 (E5606) 30.1.A.1.55 Latin America Generic (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
Xperia M5 (E5653) 30.1.A.1.55 Singapore Generic (Android 5.1 Lollipop)

Download FTF Firmware files – Xperia M5 Dual

Xperia M5 Dual (E5633) 30.1.B.1.55 Russia Generic (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
Xperia M5 Dual (E5663) 30.1.B.1.55 India Generic (Android 5.1 Lollipop)

Xperia M5 Dual_30.1.B.1.55_1 Xperia M5 Dual_30.1.B.1.55_2

Thanks Dhruvil, Faisal and Parag!

  • sahil khan

    My m4 aqua some time auto restart… Plse solve this problem.

  • xpz3

    my z3 is still on 5.1.1

  • xpz3

    my z3 is still on 5.1.1 with stagefright issue :(

  • WilliamTell13

    My Z1s is permanently stuck on 5.0.2. I need a new phone ASAP.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    No update is going to fix the random shut down issue. It has been confirmed that only a battery change will fix that issue as its a problem with the old model battery used in the first batch of Xperia M5 phones

  • Matt

    instead of blaming sony and begging for 6.0 you wrote that.

    i like you

  • WilliamTell13

    If anyone is to blame, it’s T-Mobile for abandoning the phone or myself for buying a carrier-branded phone. But I definitely learned my lesson. Unlocked phones only from now on.

  • Armanto Azhar

    Riau,indonesia. Since i bought this phone in dec 2015, i have no problems.
    I had 4 times updates until x.55 and going to faster and stable. Hope no problems in the future, thanks sony.

  • Alvin

    How can I be like him? I mean, I’m begging for 6.0 because I can’t afford new phones this early.. Lol

  • MoYeung

    Z1 has android 5.1.1 since last year.

  • MoYeung

    Did you talk to T-mobile support? What did they say about firmware update?

  • Faisal Armand

    Halo mas saya di Jakarta, punya M5 juga. Ver

  • Faisal Armand

    Well in this firmware I feel everything is blazing fast. Opening apps, etc.

    Btw, I don’t know why some people looks down on M5 just because it has MediaTek Helio X10. In actual performance, M5 beats my dad’s Note 5 in speed and also battery life. M5 can do 7h Screen on Time, while Note 5 only manages to do 5 – 6

  • Beatrice Wright

    “my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….

    two days ago new Mc.Laren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Hereo!227????? http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsMedia/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:::::o!227………

  • Peter

    Dear Faisal, in manual mode with full resolution (21.2MP) can we adjust the ISO setting on this M5? you know with Z5, just the auto ISO, no other choice. Thanks.

  • Faisal Armand

    In Xperia M5 camera, we are able to use scene modes, tweak ISO, and use HDR at full resolution. Thanks

  • Svnjay

    And Sony is not going to do a recall?

  • Bob

    Not first batch. I got mine M5 (ver2) single sim in Australia in Dec last year. I experienced the battery lock or auto shutdown issue. I asked for exchange a new in Feb and it is working perfectly.

  • Stefan Mari?

    Is there an ETA for Xperia M5 Marshmallow update?

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  • Pren Dedaj

    Hi all!
    I can’t seem to find this update on official Sony site.I bought M5 in Germany a month ago ,but i’m still on 30.1.A.1.33 and there is no update to 30.1.A.1.45 nor 30.1.A.1.55.I tried with Xperia Companion and with OTA but both says ”Your device is up to date”.And when i go to Sony official site on support for xperia m5,the latest update is 30.1.A.1.33.I tried with global english and german site but still the same.And i would like to be able to update through Xperia Companion or OTA and not with FlashTool.

  • Peter

    Thanks a lot.

  • 3_nity

    Hehe. M5 Dual saya udah saya jual gan. Ngga bisa pakai VR

  • Armanto Azhar

    Berarti m5 agan ada masalah?
    Punya ane msh oke,sblmnya ane pake z1 compact jg gk ad mslah

  • Armanto Azhar

    Gk ada kendala kan boss?

  • Faisal Armand

    You must’ve got a leftover unit from the previous months. My mom bought M5 (dual sim version tho) in december and she never got shutdown issue

  • Armanto Azhar

    Di box nya versi berapa?
    Punya ane ver.1 bagus,kt org2 ver.1 byk problem

  • Nav

    So will sony be able to push out ANDROID M to all promised devices before N?? Still wondering…!

  • Ana Heluši?

    Problem solved :)

  • sahil khan

    Ok m waiting.

  • XperiaJunkie85

    The M5 is great bit of kit and can give some flagships a run for their money. Any way #ShamelessPlug anyone thinking about buying the Z5 Nnoe the price has come down check out my 6 month review over on YouTube

  • Kwstakhs

    guys excuse me for the off topic comment but I need help…my Z1 compact broke…i didn’t have much money to afford buying a new one and so on I bought an S4 mini…now i’ve got the chance to buy an Xperia Z for my s4mini +20-30€….is it worth it?

  • HAWX

    Xperia Z has lollipop radio active bug, which causes immense battery drain and heat. There’s no possible solution including repair, factory reset. Even Sony haven’t said anything about that. S4 mini has better and efficient screen especially in night, Xperia Z is way too bright in night. Cameras on Z are joke except very good light conditions and still images. S4 mini looks way batter. I still have Z btw. (Flashed it to 4.2.2, which is still the best version for Z)

  • 3_nity

    M5nya baik2 aja gan. Cuma ini hp emang ngga ada gyroscope, jadi ngga bisa main virtual reality. Sayang sih, hape mahal tapi sensor kalah sama hape 2 jutaan

  • WilliamTell13

    Yeah, they haven’t flat out said they abandoned it, but they just give the generic response about not knowing and to just check the Z1s software updates page.

  • Malih

    You can but the UI does not allow quick switching, they put ISO setting in a long menu so you have to scroll down every time you want to change ISO.

  • Battel

    Unfortunately Sony didn’t make Snapdragon model of this phone !

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    AFAIK they did, but only in Taiwan

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    Apparently all E5643 units (the dual SIM variant with Digital TV — exclusive for the Brazilian market) ships with the new battery. I never saw a single complaint of the battery lock issue with this variant…

  • Armanto Azhar

    Ooo gitu,
    Tapi ane gk pake buat game gituan jd gk msalah kali la…

  • 3_nity

    Iya, cuma dulu nyesek aja, beli mahal tapi ternyata ngga punya sensor gyro. Hehe. Alhasil VR Box nganggur.

  • 3_nity

    Rev 2.0 yg OK gan

  • Armanto Azhar

    Tp ane gk ad mslah sampe skrg di ver.1 gan….
    Jgn2 beda pasar beda komponen…

  • EQ

    Xperia Z is far superior to S4 mini. Better hardware, screen, camera, RAM amount, storage and speed. Plus Xperia Z got tons of mods to make even better. Dont listen to the clowns spreading FUD.

  • me 2 can’t find it also (netherlands)

  • Armindo Silva

    This is a great phone but Sony is removing features from it!

    Consider your self warned!

  • Battel

    Xperia Z battery is the worst and it’s speaker is on the right side where your hand cover it while holding it, and it’s viewing angles are bad, Get Z3 Compact or M4 or 5, they’re much better than Z and if you couldn’t but any, try the ZR it’s better than the Z in battery life & speaker position .

  • Jamiemlange2

    “my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….

    two days ago new Mc.Laren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Hereo!276????? http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsMedia/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:::::o!276……….

  • Abraham

    Someone can flash the FTF with Flashtool? I cant. Im with the Xperia M5 :(

  • Kwstakhs

    well I had the Xperia Z before my Z1 compact…my only fear is that I will start feeling uncomfortable again with a 5inch display…that’s the only thing that keeps me back…
    @HAWX better screen at night? wtf…it’s really low at night indeed but does this make it better? FHD vs something lower than HD…

  • Faisal Armand

    Ver 1 nih. Tapi gaada problem. Problem yang dimaksud tuh apa aja yah?

  • Kwstakhs

    i would get a z3 compact but i can’t afford it…m4 aqua and m5 are not my cup of tea…i think the best resolution on 5′ inches and above is FULL HD…anything less is bad, anything higher is not needed…As for ZR it’s not being sold at my country and still, it’s too ugly next to Z man…
    PS. Yes, the Z’s speaker sucks but it’s battery life is pretty cool man…

  • Itsna A.F.

    HELP /, I try to flash this firmware using flash tools, but get ERROR loader.sin, and I wait until an hour, but nothing happened, then I remove the USB Cable, trying to Start over but my Xperia M5 only show red light, can’t turn On and can’t go to flash Mode….

    Tolong Bantu saya T_T

  • Itsna A.F.

    Dont Follow the instruction in this Blog, it say to update via flash tools, but actually flash tool doesn’t suppport M5 yet, so it will make your phone Hard Brick……..

  • Battel

    No, it’s battery sucks too, i’v owned Xperia Z for one week and sold it in the next week because the battery couldn’t hold with me for more than 6 hours with stamina mode on (i’m a mid user)
    and the reason for selling it because of it’s battery life .

  • Kwstakhs

    Well,I had no issue like this one

  • Battel

    Maybe some updates did make the battery life’s better, i owned mine back in March/2013 .
    Good luck with yours :)

  • ELzbth Plm

    I’ve been using Sony phone for about years ago but when the time I buy
    the new Sony Xperia M5 dual I’m so disappointed! ever since I bought it
    from the Philippines on November of last year which is 2015 I
    experience an auto shut down on my phone they replace it on January 2016
    but the camera is not that clear compare to other same model phone, I
    took it to the nearest service center and they advice me that they will
    have to reprogram my phone, then months ago, April 5 , 2016 to be exact,
    I use my phone to take photo under our pool as referred to their
    advertisement, you can use the phone to take photo under water except
    salted water but when I got to my room I saw my phone shutting down by
    it self, I take off my sim cards and memory card and saw water on it so I
    bring it AGAIN to the service center and repair it.
    I thought this
    phone is a water proof phone! I just use it for about a seconds under
    water and it seems to have problem right after.
    When the time a buy
    xperia M5 I never been satisfy at all. This is the last time I will use
    xperia phone! and never recommend it to my family and friends to buy the
    product any more.

  • Kwstakhs

    I think i’ll collect some more money so i can get Z3c… thank you very much man.

  • jeff

    Hi, This one solved my auto shutdown issues. I’m from Philippines too.

  • jeff
  • Kaveen manishka

    it was a good phone. but i had 3 one to one replacements due to manufacture faults from 2015 October and last time they replaced my main board. now its gone, due to water damage.

  • Kaveen manishka

    same thing happend to my 3rd one to one replacement and my retailer refused to repair my phone due to liquid damage. actually cause to the damage was waterproofing seal was not perfectly done after mother board replacement done @ 4th time..

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