Xperia M4 Aqua gets Android Marshmallow; Build 26.3.A.0.131 now rolling

by XB on 19th July 2016

in Android, Firmware, Videos, Xperia M4 Aqua

Xperia M4 Aqua MarshmallowSony Mobile has begun to roll the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update for the Xperia M4 Aqua and M4 Aqua Dual. New build number 26.3.A.0.131 has currently been released across select regions for most of the Xperia M4 Aqua variants.

We are hoping that Sony has included adoptable storage as part of the build, so once you have downloaded, please confirm either way in the comments below. We will include FTF firmware links below in due course, in the meantime, please also let us know your overall impressions.

Download FTF firmware for Xperia M4 Aqua – Build number 26.3.A.0.131 (Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)

Xperia M4 Aqua (E2303) 26.3.A.0.131 Nordic Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua (E2306) 26.3.A.0.131 Latin America Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua (E2353) 26.3.A.0.131 Vietnam Generic

Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) 26.3.B.0.131 Russia Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2333) 26.3.B.0.131 Middle East and Africa Generic
Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2363) 26.3.B.0.131 India Generic

Update: Users are confirming that there is no adoptable storage unfortunately. Please see a video walk through below.

  • Sergio

    Congrats, M4 Aqua users ;)

  • Felix

    About to get this device soon. Thank you Sony for releasing Marshmallow! :)

  • Genny Venable

    <<o. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!be905p:….,….

  • ????? ????????

    What about Xperia U?

  • razorg

    Boy, I’m getting excited for M4 Aqua users (as a Z5C user :P)

  • spiro205

    there is no adoptive storage in this release :(

  • Haven’t received the update….!!!!!!

  • Stefan Mari?

    Oh God give me MM for M5 already. Happy for M4 users, though, can’t believe they skipped 5.0 for it.

  • TYH

    Pleas link for FTF

  • ????? ????????
  • Mrr Vann

    When for c5???

  • MM for M5 also released

  • sahil khan

    Hlo any one help me..please .i m m4 aqua dual user in india but my mobile doesn’t show update of marshmallow. What can i do.??

  • Psygnosis

    I’m resident in Turkiye. I searching update on Sony support site with IMEI number of my M4 Aqua, showing update but at the same time It is stated that the software is up to date. Does not seem to be any update on the phone. What can I do?

  • Kliment Stamenkov

    Can someone tell us the size of the update when they get it? I might need to factory reset mine to get some memory lol

  • Jay Walker

    Plug your M4 to a laptop or desktop computer. Install Xperia Companion. After install click “Software Update”.

  • Jay Walker

    I hope this fixes the storage problem..

  • Jay Walker


  • Ailan Hidaz

    Released but rolling out region by region and variant by variant…so it’s probably not out in his region yet perhaps.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Why not the Xperia X1?

  • At?lay

    OTA ile daha gelmemi? olabilir, biraz daha bekle veya ftf at

  • Capitan_Beto

    Just got it! waiting to finish the download
    Mine is E2306
    Customized GEL but recently I’ve flashed the 1294-3910
    Customized US and it was workin flawlessly. But now getting the update. I will update the entry when the phone reboot

  • So who got the update….

  • Abdul Ghani

    of course there is no adaptive storage who will buy new phones when users can make their internal 128 gb lollolololol

  • Billy de Fretes

    indonesian here… it’s live

  • 1. April Security Patch and it is the middle of July

    Sony you rocks!

  • Svnjay

    You need to use the Xperia Companion app on your PC.

  • Svnjay


  • Heeyeon Ahn

    E3206 user in the US, it’s downloading now. Didn’t see it OTA or in the new Xperia Companion, but found it in the old PC Companion.

  • Domus

    finally…it’s time to get update for this phone…are months that I ask everywhere about this update. I hope camera software is better than 5.0 version that is heavy and crash a lot.

  • San Banana

    In Xperia Companion is ready to download from Mexico for E2306.

  • Felipe Orellana

    the firmware is available in Chile via Xperia Companion in my M4 E2306

  • jag

    Nice!! Congrats guys!!

  • Zet Steal

    How did you download that?! For some reason at the end of my download I keep getting a error messasge of Internet problem. I’ve litterly trief to download for hrs only to recieve a a error message at the end of the download. Infuriating :@

  • Capitan_Beto

    Zet Steal via OTA I’ve get the notification , but I didn’t download the update that way. First the phne need a backup so I made it. Then tried in Xperia companion and voila! Now enjoying the new os.

  • Zet Steal

    I have not received the ota but went to Xperia companion. It reaches the download then gives me error message of error code: uedownloadservicefailed ue_1220.
    Been trying for hrs getting the same message. What does that even mean?

  • Please upload FTF files for e2363 india generic…

  • Nicole McPherson

    <<o. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!bc257p:….,…

  • Vikas

    When will you post the ftf files for e2363. Pls make it fast.

  • Sabay Ch

    My M4 Qqua Dual often restart by itself. Tried software repair by can’t fix. WiFi and cellular data don’t work sometime. :(

  • God damn it my region is always last for updates xD I guess I’ll have to wait for 3-4 days. At best. xD

  • João Paulo

    Demorou…vem logo pq eu preciso lhe usar monstro…

  • ???????? ???????

    When will it roll in Bulgaria… :|

  • ???????? ???????

    This might be a problem with the battery.. my previous Xperia device was Xperia T and i got the same problem. I rooted it and I thought that when i was switching custom ROMs I made a mistake, but it was because of my battery. I changed it and now my brother uses the phone, no problems after that, so give it somewhere for a check.

  • ???????? ???????

    I know this feeling :D

  • ????? ????????
  • amd

    Hi u just want to know after installing the new update how much internal space have? how much internal space iw for the new update? I mean the 8Gb version? For now I have only 750mb. Not the last lollipop update. I am using the os before the last lolipop update.

  • Callum Head

    Im just here waiting for it to come to the UK

  • Thimira Thenuwara

    I have activated Adoptoble storage

    Try this. 100% success

  • Domus

    same to my xperia m4 dual…wait for… :(

  • I am also waiting :-(

  • I guess India generic haven’t updated!! :-( have to wait more…!!! Can’t wait more for the update. Please update asap in the India region

  • Not yet!! Can you please tell when the India generic will be updated? We are still waiting :-(

  • Dario ElGrande

    I live in Colombia. I just installed the update using Xperia Companion. So far everything is going well . The only detail is that the screen no longer shines as before.

  • unfortunately the 1 update that we wanted was the adaptable storage, and its not included in this update.

  • unfortunately the 1 update that we wanted was the adaptable storage, and its not included in this update.

  • Teresa Mullin

    <<o. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!bc759p:….,..

  • Atiq Tyagi

    I have received the email about marshmallow. But don’t show any update Xperia companion and mobile. My mobile model No. E2363 (Indian version)

  • Atiq Tyagi

    Received email but not showing update..

  • Heung Yit Ki

    Same here, I’ve plug my phone in my computer every day. :(
    Mine is:M4 Aqua Dual E2363 (Hong Kong)

  • Welton Pereira

    you need free 500mb, has nothing to do with the message, just commenting

    sry for my bad english

  • Amer Al-Zibak

    E2333 Not yet in Syria : !

    We are still waiting :( ,, wish this update resolve the camera focus and warm device problem ..

  • Amer Al-Zibak

    me too E2333

  • Mahesh Kamath N

    Plz connect it to your laptop or computer check for udpate via Xperia companion. I hv India version already updated yesterday i think it is not an ota update so check and revert

  • Atiq Tyagi

    Also connect xperia companion. but update not show till now

  • Mahesh Kamath N

    See my comments above try d same

  • Atiq Tyagi

    ok thanks. will try and update u

  • Atiq Tyagi

    After updating companion same issue…

  • Atiq Tyagi

    Update not received till now … and showing undefined update…

  • Tried but results

  • Every time I open Xperia Companion, it does this. It does turn on, but every time it gets reconfigured. Always moves the icon on my desktop to the first availible space.

  • Chanuka Sanjitha Gunasekara

    Flashed customized TH <3

  • amd

    Machan after update how much space you have machan? Do you have 8gb one?

  • Charbel Aoun

    Check XDA-Developers, developer 99poison has just uploaded the stock ftf frimware

  • Andrew Appleyard

    Happy Days people! Adoptive Storage IS IN THE NEW UPDATE!!!! You just can’t find it in ANY menu’s. You have to play with ADB to get it to work though. Full instructions are here:

  • In House

    still have yet to receive update in Singapore. Help me.

  • Andrew Appleyard

    Only problem with using the ADB to activate Adaptive Storage it totally confuses the total space count.

  • a n t o n i o T Z

    Seguro que es la versión 6.0.1 de Android? Tienes la ROM de Telcel o es otra?

  • San Banana

    Es la rom genérica de latinoamerica, se la pusieron a mi Xperia cuando lo liberaron los de movistar.


    Does this update fixed otg support?

  • Robert Rodriguez Ponce

    yo tengo el modelo E2333 y no sale nada para actualiarlo ni por el xperia compañion mi celular es libre de operadora soy de ecuador

  • a n t o n i o T Z

    Es que yo también tengo ese modelo el E2306 igual con la rom genérica que publicaron aquí.

  • a n t o n i o T Z

    Ah! ya me apareció, si es la ultima versión jejeje. gracias.

  • still no update, even though there’s an update available three days ago for my region costumization

  • Irfan Sumaro

    i got it on the next day of release




    It’s showing update in xperia companion but still can’t download….how do you update with proxy Internet?

  • Felipe Orellana

    -Best Speaker quality
    -Battery duration extended
    -Fluided UI
    -Same Camera quality

    -USB Host not funcionally

  • Atiq Tyagi

    Update not received till now :(

  • Pavlos Hadj

    ?? adoptable storage? Really Sony? Sony removes the only feature that could save the m4..

  • amd

    dude if u use windows 10 just disable the firewall. then its working

  • Mark Atkins

    hi all,

    Just rang Sony support here in Australia (1300 13 Sony),
    There is no planned update on any Xperia for adaptive storage, so I left feedback to request the feature and explained how many people and websites are having the discussion about the lack of space available.

    Please CALL SONY and request this feature, it’s worthwhile for us all and every call will help, Sony are usually a fantastic company, if they see that hundreds of people are calling technical support asking for this to be put in an update, I am sure they will do so.

    Please write in here if you have called them so we can keep track of how many requests go through, if we have a kind of petition in a documented form and nothing is changed in a few months, I will contact them again and link them directly to this forum.

    Remember to state the model you have, if for some reason you get a staff member who has no idea what this is, and you are not quite sure but are wanting to have more internal storage just tell them: “Adaptive storage will allow me to use the SD card as internal memory, which I need because the phone has no space for installing applications”.

    You can also go on to tell them that there is a large discussion online and provide them with this blog address if they ask.

    Every call counts, do not sit there thinking “one call won’t change this”, every call is increasing our chance to change it… If every person reading this calls, it will happen a lot faster and we won’t be waiting around for months.

    Thank you all in advance for calling Sony and posting.

    Also share this on your social media accounts



    Did that….still its not updating

  • Chanuka Sanjitha Gunasekara
  • Limon Hossen Hridoy

    Hey Xperia Blog Upload Frimware Here hurry
    This all device marshmallow frimware Upload it hurry here please…… In 1 or 2 days please
    Many people not have pc or laptop then what they do… get this frimware…. If you Upload it hurry then people can borrow a pc for Some time to Flash only
    Xperiablog Do It Hurry please

  • Matias Demsar

    In Slovenia im still waiting for update :(

  • Lucaas Andrade


  • Xristos Vlachos

    Still no update in Greece

  • How much longer god damn it… :/

  • Sampahio Damaceno

    This is August, 1st. And no update yet (E2363 1294-3908 R11A)

  • PhoneFix

    ar u in uk ?

  • Krasimir Kolev

    ??? ?? ????, ?? ?????? ??????. ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ?????? ??????? 6 ???????? ?? ?4 ?? ????????? ?????? Customized CE1? ?????? ?? ???????? ??????? ????????? ??????, ???? ?? ? ?? ????????? ??????, ?????? ?? ???-????? ??????????. ?????? ?????? ????.

  • Krasimir Kolev

    ??? ?? ????, ?? ?????? ??????. ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ?????? ???????
    6 ???????? ?? ?4 ?? ????????? ?????? Customized CE1? ?????? ?? ????????
    ??????? ????????? ??????, ???? ?? ? ?? ????????? ??????, ?????? ??
    ???-????? ??????????. ?????? ?????? ????.

  • Krasimir Kolev

    When there will be an update for Sony M4 android MM for
    Customized CE1?

  • aek original

    hi. how u do this?

  • Andrew Appleyard

    irst, you need adb working.

    Have SD card inserted and formatted as portable.
    Eject your SD card from the Storage & USB menu
    Use “adb shell” to list your adoptable storage:
    like this

    $ adb shell sm list-disks adoptable

    disk:179_64 is my SD card that can be made adoptable, I want 75% as external SD:

    $ adb shell sm partition disk:179_64 mixed 75
    Note: Your card may be listed with a comma instead of an underscore, e.g. disk:179,64 in which case, that is what you type:

    $ adb shell sm partition disk:179,64 mixed 75
    This will erase the entire SD card, giving 75% as portable storage and the rest as adopted internal storage.

    Reboot your phone.

    From Storage & USB menu, select the SD card (internal) and choose Migrate Data (so that apps, where possible, are installed there).

    From the Storage & USB rename the adopted storage to have some name like Adopted otherwise if it has the same name as the external storage partition, the USB MTP view may only show the internal

  • Andrew Appleyard

    I just copied and pasted from the site I found it on.

    There ARE issues though. Using the Migrate Data system corrupts the memory card, you lose everything. Play Store still uses the free internal memory space to decide if there’s enough room to install apps. I also found setting the Adaptive Storage to over 10Gb also caused problems. But I have been using it successfully for nearly 3 weeks.

  • aek original

    I yesterday try this with adb,i write in commands “adb shell pm set-install-location 2” but when i go to download apps it tells me that i dont have enough space in internal storage(but i have) why?What is that u tell me to do?it worths to do phone will works normally?

  • Andrew Appleyard

    I haven’t said to change the install location. Nowhere in the copied or the original does it say to change it. I’m afraid you’ll have to ask the person who’s instructions you’re following.

  • aek original

    i will try to do that you say me with adb.its safe right?

  • Andrew Appleyard

    I wouldn’t say it’s safe. Usable yes but not safe. Any mistakes while using it wipes your sdcard. It isn’t a fully working part of the system. Sony didn’t implement or disable it properly.

  • aek original

    you do it and it works good right?the only risk is for sd card?no phone?if i understand you right

  • aek original

    i do it but why my sd not found?

  • aek original

    in android 5 also thanks for your help

  • aek original

    my question is how to make my sd card format as portable in android 5 because i dont have marshmallow in my phone because dont recive update


  • Robert Rodriguez Ponce

    Para cuando sera que liberan la actualización para el xperia m4 aqua dual E233 con la personalización 1300-4320 R1A rom genérica latinoamericana

  • M?rcis Šustiks

    still no MM update in Latvia (Baltic states)…M4 E2303

  • amd

    Hey why are you guys dying to update your phone to marshmallow? Just think. New os mean its use more memory I mean hard disk space. And just few changes. So just don’t try to be hurry to update your phone. After updated you guys again yelling this is not good and all. Just be happy with the version you have. Still lollipop version have great battery stamina and battery life. And have space. Just use your version and don’t try update your phone without any reason. If your os work fine use it. There are no big changes between lollipop and marshmallow.

  • jose luis

    This version includes STAMINA mode???
    or they withdrew in this update

  • jose luis

    peru is not available in the update,
    fear that telephone companies do not upgrade us dea

  • Go for manual Flashing via Flashtool

  • JesseTweetzzz

    Still don’t have it, what about you?

  • jose luis

    I can give more information as it is not much of that topic

  • Amer Al-Zibak

    not yet :'( , where are you from ?

  • darmawangsa syahrir.c

    My phone is Xperia M4 Aqua E2353 Indonesia

  • Moataz.Lotfy

    I have a problem, when i use my camera flash the back frame of mobile lights
    Is that normal!!?

  • Maskdemort

    Always nocing from France (E2333)

  • Filipe Pereira

    But this is not dangerous ?

  • robert eriksson

    M4 aqua android 6.0.1. I cant move any program to sd card only pictures moves to sd card… !!! it says memory full…. i have 2.7gb on phone and 7.4gb on sd card free

  • Madhu Km

    pls share where to get the old pc companion

  • Luís Fernando Marques Rosa

    Hello, I have a E2363 with taiwanese customisation (which was not updated to Marshmallow).
    Can I confidently apply the Indian customisation, which seems to be the most stable at the moment? Thanks.

  • Malik Shahid Farooq aWaN

    still i cant received update on my aqua dual e2333. what can i do please help me

  • Shaila Colaco

    How many of you people here have experienced this issue after the marshmallow update
    1) The WIFI strength weakens.i have to actually stand near the wifi router and access the internet
    2) There are network issues.
    3) The mic doesnt work unless its on speakers. The normal communication via the phone is not happening. When contacted the customer service they asked to repair the software which has not done any good.
    I cant even go back now. The only place the phone can go after the update is in the dustbin

  • Shaila Colaco

    its already up but please dont upgrade there are lot of bugs i the patch….

  • Eduardo Oliveira


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