Xperia Z3 Android N FTF firmware file now available – see the first screenshots

by XB on 21st April 2016

in Android, Firmware, Xperia Z3 series


Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_5Google and Sony Mobile announced the Xperia Z3 as the first non-Nexus device to receive the Android N Developer Preview earlier today. The preview is only available to two variants of the Xperia Z3 – the D6603 and D6653. You are able to install the update via Xperia Companion, however if you would like to use Flashtool instead, then the FTF firmware file is now available below.

We have also included a variety of the first user screenshots below, to show what you can look forward to. The update includes the Sony camera and other features such as double tap to wake. If you want to give it a try, then the FTF file for Android N Preview NPC91K is available below – it has a file size of 880MB.

DOWNLOAD FTF firmware file: Xperia Z3 (D6603) Android N Developer Preview (NPC91K)

Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_1 Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_2

Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_3 Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_4

Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_5 Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_6

Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_7 Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_8

Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_9 Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_10

Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_11 Xperia Z3_NPC91K_Android N_12

Via XDA.

  • CerberusSco

    Why is Sony’s flagship Z5 left out again? Not that it bothers me, just curious.

  • I thought Z5 will got this time Android N preview first. But Sony suprised me again.

  • looks like they think that snap810 was a fail: z3+/z4 is also out of this beta programme

  • Maciek

    And in UK i’m still on lolipop… Ive got both pc and xperia companion.
    “Your device is up to date” :/

  • Bennder

    Actually no that’s not the reason, z3 was already in few beta testing and people from beta program collaborated with sony developers very well. So this is safe bet for sony and by doing this they prove futureproof for their phones so maybee more people come to buy sony products. Soon xperia x series phones will come to market and new users can expect 2-3 years update support which is pretty good compared to some other android manufacturer. Same for z5 so don’t worry it is not left by any means.

  • agujeronegro

    Blame your phone operator, not Sony. Or just install the firmware from other country.

  • Stuart Gardoll

    So much love for the Z3.
    What’s a Z5 owner to think?

  • Maciek

    which operator if i bought it straight from sony?

  • Kieran

    The instructions on the Sony website mention holding the ALT key down when selecting the Repair option in Xperia Companion. I haven’t gone through the process myself, but it does bring up a different page. You also need to be on the latest version of Xperia Companion

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  • iia3ezu

    Google still hasn’t named Android N yet? Nutella for me.

  • Utsav Shah

    This is glorious. I have never been this happy with sony ever. Z3 is the best choice I ever made in terms of buying gadgets. And seems like it’s sony’s favorite too.

  • Utsav Shah

    And a big slap on those faces who said Marshmallow is the last Rom for Z3.

  • hansip

    Once again it’s a developer preview. The z5 definitely will get the official first once again (ofc after xperia x after launch). So nothing to worry.

  • TombStone

    This look exciting. Although I would much rather prefer that they also concentrate on ironing out the current known bugs with the Marshmallow to make it an even more stable OS.

  • Adrian
  • MurF-A-Zoid

    That looks badazz on the Sony cell, wish they did that to my Sony Z1s

  • jamie evans

    no N for the Z3 Compact?

  • Makiz

    I love the new circular folders <3

  • Mohammad Kaisar Uddin

    Does it work on Z3 Dual D6633 Variant?

  • Wolf0491

    Glad I bought the Z3. Looks like this baby will last me a while and it hasn’t started to get slow yet.

  • Wolf0491

    Probably not yet. Usually somone on xda makes a patch. I would wait for confirmation.

  • Wolf0491

    Well I don’t think the dual Sims have got it yet either? I mean I am running it with a patch from xda lol. I recommend using xda if you can to the OP. You don’t have to unlock bootloader either.

  • could_you_doge

    dude what language is that just use english already

  • Ashroft

    Its time to move on Z2 users :’)

  • Rock Lady

    My Z3 still on Lollipop, but I’m glad Marshmallow it won’t to be the last update for this device. Good job, Sony.

  • Brick

    It’s the best selling Xperia after all. And it still costs like 350€, more than the galaxy s5 which can be found for less than 300.

  • Brick

    If z5 sells as well as z3 it will be the next one getting all the love. On top of that, I don’t think a high percentage of z5 users are willing to use their new expensive phone as a test device for unstable software. N right now is not ready to be a daily driver.

  • Eranda

    Upgrade to Android N preview will remove FM Radio?

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Hurmm after a long period using z5 with 6.0 the device getting lag like hell…

  • Matt

    The most sensible and logical comment since a long time

  • Julian Wulff

    I want to have “n” in my Z3 tablet, but not “MM” sony gave us yet.

  • Edward Lopez Cobo

    I love my z3, still great battery, ram and performance

  • Edward Lopez Cobo

    it’s german

  • Luis alexander rosas velasquez

    Why? The Z3 and Z2 are the same in specs,they just need to change a little bit the kernel and that´s all.

  • Yuen Lui

    S801 is the best :)

  • Shell_Casing

    DOPE!!! I’m downloading the FTF file now and gonna flash this baby soon.

  • Matt

    Dat bootanination

  • Berylwreyes2

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet 98$/hr”…..!ce381ctwo days ago grey MacLaren P1 I bought after earning 18,512 DoIIars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k DoIIars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. hourly 87 DoIIars…Learn. More right Here !ce381n:?:?:???? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsStudiosGetPayHourly$98…. .??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??::::::!ce381n….,…

  • Emil Oskarsson

    I kinda feel the same with my 3 years old Xperia z, sadly it has gotten it’s last update so time for a new Xperia phone, waiting for the x performance to be released :)

  • Wolf0491

    I have an original Z around as well and it defiantly still works fine. My GF started using it until very recently. Once I had the Z3 I gave it to her haha. So it got many years of use.

  • rygarto

    they’d have to deal with Ferrero for licensing, sadly

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  • Alvin

    I wonder how much they sold this phone though… They wouldn’t want to brag about it like other manufacturers btw, lol

  • Brick

    I wonder how many fools are going to flash this expecting a full stable release and then complaining it doesn’t work as well as they expected.

  • erdem VN

    Why is sony dont care c5 or c4? They both have serious problems such as restarting at 4.5g and also battery problems.. Sony is being a douche. If its going to be like this im gonna sell my phone and buy samsung. Tired of sony’s poor support.

  • James

    I’ve flashed this image on D6653, is it going to be a problem?

  • James

    My phone can not be identified by PC companion after flashing FTF file

  • Beverlyshills3

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet 98$/hr”…..!ce830ctwo days ago grey MacLaren P1 I bought after earning 18,512 DoIIars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k DoIIars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. hourly 87 DoIIars…Learn. More right Here !ce830n:?:?:???? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsOutletGetPayHourly$98…. .??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??::::::!ce830n….,…

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yeah best spent money for sure, but the battery life sucks compared to nowadays Xperia so that’s one of the reason I will upgrade :) Also I finally want a better camera the one found in Xperia z sucks in low light :p

  • Aleksadar Aleksandar

    I tried it, it is nice, fresh, new… works nice,however not yet that stable for a regular driver :) half of the z3 apps don’t work, a lot of the camera apps are not optimized yet, a number of playstore apps don’t work yet, few wifi glitches… so if you want to use it as a daily mobile driver it is not ready yet, so be patient… also i didnt have great batery life, even by not touching the phone could not pass 24 hours on a charge :)

  • Luc

    Meine too. Missed to much.

  • James

    Does PC Companion work with you guys who tried it?

  • YuuriAyano

    Aughhh. My z5c is jealous.

  • Norarbranch1

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet 98$/hr”…..!ce168ctwo days ago grey MacLaren P1 I bought after earning 18,512 DoIIars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k DoIIars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. hourly 87 DoIIars…Learn. More right Here !ce168n:?:?:???? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsEarthGetPayHourly$98…. .??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??::::::!ce168n….,…

  • roeshak

    TBH I just can’t see why people keep getting excited about these updates. In the old days when new features and huge performance improvements came with these updates, yes! But now, I struggle to tell the difference. Just updated z2 to 6.0 and apart from the new camera app,can’t say there’s anything else I’ve noticed.

  • Daniel Marques

    Well, I’m using it as daily driver on my Z3 since day one and it’s working even better than Android 6.

  • Duch Sophanit

    Do you have android N FTF firmware for Z3 d6616?

  • Udenso Ugwu

    My thoughts exactly

  • Udenso Ugwu

    Emmmm please could anyone tell me where i could find the ”Android Beta Program” On My Z3? Can’t see where it’s located on my phone. {Phone type>>Z3 D6603}.

  • moiassar abdul jabbar

    Is there any support for Z3 D6633 dual please ?

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