New firmware (32.2.A.5.11) lands on Xperia Z5 and Z3+/Z4 series with November security patch

by XB on 5th December 2016

in Firmware, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series, Xperia Z5 series


xperia-z5-firmwareSony Mobile has updated the Xperia Z3+, Z5 and Z4 Tablet series with a new firmware update. The new version moves the build number from 32.2.A.0.305 to 32.2.A.5.11 and includes the November Google Security patches. The update is rolling to all variants (including dual SIM models), across a number of regions. If you have updated your handset, let us know what changes you’ve noticed in the comments below.

DOWNLOAD FTF firmware for Xperia Z3+/Z4/Z5 family – Android 6.0.1

Xperia Z3+ (E6553) 32.2.A.5.11 Latin America Generic
Xperia Z3+ Dual (E6533) 32.2.A.5.11 Malaysia Generic

Xperia Z5 Compact (E5803) 32.2.A.5.11 Latin America Generic
Xperia Z5 Compact (E5823) 32.2.A.5.11 Australia Generic

Xperia Z5 (E6603) 32.2.A.5.11 Turkey Generic
Xperia Z5 (E6653) 32.2.A.5.11 Russia Generic
Xperia Z5 Dual (E6633) 32.2.A.5.11 Middle East and Africa Generic
Xperia Z5 Dual (E6683) 32.2.A.5.11 India Generic

Xperia Z5 Premium (E6853) 32.2.A.5.11 Russia Generic
Xperia Z5 Premium Dual (E6833) 32.2.A.5.11 Middle East and Africa Generic
Xperia Z5 Premium Dual (E6883) 32.2.A.5.11 India Generic

Xperia Z4 Tablet Wi-Fi (SGP712) 32.2.A.5.11 Middle East and Africa Generic
Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE (SGP771) 32.2.A.5.11 Latin America Generic

xperia-z5-dual_32-2-a-5-11

Thanks Tochi and all others that sent this in!

  • mrninko

    other changelog except security patch?

  • Tim Rox Westerholm

    I think that you don’t should expect any bigger changelog than just the security patch. Remember, Nougat is around the corner…

  • Rammstone

    from 32.2.A.0.305 to 32.2.A.5.11? Thats strange since I am on 32.2.A.4.3

  • Informezzo

    I am updating via PC Companion and there isn’t any changelog

  • “The new version moves the build number from 32.2.A.0.305 to 32.2.A.5.11 and includes the November Google Security patches”

  • MikeU

    I have the Z5 Premium Dual (E6883) Customized SG (Singapore), and the firmware version has not been updated since July 2016, so I still have the April 2016 security patch. I am not sure the explanation for the Singapore region Z5 series not being updated to the latest firmware.

  • bilomar

    I got a “memory app update” yesterday on my z5 premium.

  • vasanth

    Same here. No update for Singapore region yet. Don’t know why they are ignoring us :(

  • Brian O’Reilly

    Have always loved and owned many Sony phones but their decision to blame Google for not moving Z3 to Android 7 and their failure to provide monthly updates (still stuck on May) which had nothing to do with Google means this is my last Sony phone

  • Raj Singh

    Sony needs a new tablet and a new smartwatch.

  • Muhim Alam

    Mr. MikeU, same thing happened to my z5 dual E6683 stuck in .205…..didn’t receive any ota update….but afterwards when I checked for update uaing xperia companion I found the update.
    so you also should try checking update using your pc

  • MikeU

    I just tried using PC Companion and no updates are available.
    The Z5 Dual E6683 customized SG (Singapore) has not been updated since 12 July 2016, according to https://xpericheck.com/device/E6683

  • Han Alexandrea

    maybe its time to move on

  • Samar Vaishampayan

    u missed OTA updates. Try xperia companion on PC.

  • Jacky

    I agree with you about the monthly update. However, it is true that phones with snapdragon 800/801 won’t be able to upgrade to android 7 (withofficial firmware). You can Google it and find out that this applies to other brands besides Sony.

  • Mine got updated yesterday to Build no. 32.2.A.5.11, in India.
    Hadn’t noticed any changes yet…

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Updated my Z4 tablet WiFi this morning and will check the changes when I get back home :) still waiting for the nougat update for my X performance though :(

  • Emil Oskarsson

    It’s Googles fault though…. Still a security update would be nice to see for the z2 and z3 series

  • P00ket

    got ota update this morning for my z5 dual in malaysia. Was looking for a changelog. But I guess shouldn’t expect any difference with just a security update…

  • Stergios Papoutsoglou

    That. Though mine got destroyed be a fall, but I will buy it again, though this time I will buy a different variant

  • Mahesh

    I think Z2 have reached End Of Cycle or whatever you say. Already passed 24 months since launch. A Z2 owner (No complaints whatsoever)

  • Matt

    Theresa is the door,dont Nock yourself on the was Out.

    It is the reality of android device. Even Nexus 5 with snapdragon 800 does not get 7.0

  • Karenrdugan

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !sy175c:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !sy175c:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash465DirectPureGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!sy175c:….,….

  • Brian O’Reilly

    I’m talking about Z3. Monthly security updates aren’t being sent out and this is not Google’s fault – it’s Sony’s

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    Flashtool!

  • deekbee

    Mine is still stuck on the April patch, build 32.2.A.0.253 …. I’m guessing this is in part down to the operator not having tested it. But it is still rather frustrating.

  • Dilipkumar

    Try using xperia companion

  • deekbee

    xpericheck shows the latest build for my operator variant to be 32.2.A.0.253 … may as well give the companion a go. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Maybe it’ll sort out an infuriating problem I have with it temporarily dropping data connections.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yeah and see it this way: Sony wanted to update them to nougat as final update even if they had passed 24 months since launch. That’s why I still buy Sony phones because I get update for atleast 2 years sometimes almost 3 years. I had the Xperia z before my x performance and that phone got so many updates that I lost count xD

  • haxona

    Got the same on my XZ

  • TombStone

    Updated mine, I see no difference. I reckon it’s just a security updates

  • Dilipkumar

    Nougat release on xperia x series , z5 series and z3+ arrives at end of this month

  • Zayed Kotayba

    You are right I was waiting for the SmartWatch 4 for along time but I bought the SmartWatch 3 because now it’s a bargain compared to other competitors and hopefully SONY will update it to android.wear 2.0
    Also I wish if SONY release another 8 inch tablet

  • MikeU

    I also still have the 32.2.A.0.253 (customized SG/Singapore) with the April 2016 security patch level, while other regions have received two firmware updates since. I will not buy another Singapore variant Xperia.

  • MikeU

    Xperia Companion reports 32.2.A.0.253 is the latest firmware on my Xperia.

  • deekbee

    Xperia companion agrees with xpericheck – I’m on the “latest” release for my Z5C, 32.2.A.0.253.

  • Asphodeli

    Seems like my banking apps no longer reset/remove the personalization feature on my Z3+ now…thanks, Sony?

  • Venkatasurya Prakash

    What..?? How can you say that..??

  • Venkatasurya Prakash

    Wht does it means..??

  • Sky
  • Atanas Vangelov

    what changes do you expect? Can’t you read? “security patch” “security patch” “security patch” “security patch” “security patch” “security patch” “security patch”

  • Not sure why you’re getting so agitated here!!!

  • Moisés

    I do not think so… Nougat was supposed to reach Xz in the end october. Just beginning of december.
    Now they update X and X Compact, then z4 , z5

  • Moisés

    Yeah… I want a XZ tablet.
    Snap 820 , 128 gb, ip6568, metal body, fingerprint scanner, no rear camera but only frontal of 13 mp for video calls

  • Furkan Ege Öztürk

    nope, to enable the System UI Tuner, pull down the notification shade at the top of your screen. long press the gear icon after about five seconds of holding, a notification appears saying “Congrats! System UI Tuner has been added to Settings.”

  • akzidenz

    Yep, the thing went all the way from 4.1 to 5.1 lollipop

  • Shehab Skull

    CALM YOUR TITS !

  • seems no one read what the title says…

  • Raj Singh

    They should release a round face watch and an 8-inch tablet. Love the Z3 tablet but it’s aging now and won’t be updated.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Yeah a round watch is better even though the current design is not that bad and the Xperia Z3 tablet compact is so beautiful and deserve a new secssor

  • Katherinejmorgan

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !sy511c:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !sy511c:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash801GroupFindGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!sy511c:….,…..

  • fried_egg

    the smartwatch market has peaked… the tablet market is dead… sony needs to stay in products actually selling things

  • fried_egg

    wow EE already have their version being pushed out… I bet it is because they don’t want it pushing into the 7.0 release testing

  • deekbee

    Just looked this up – doesn’t work on my Z5C :(

  • Khillo81

    Works for me. I also have the Z5C.

  • Kris.Globtrotter

    I’ve decided to flash a different region than wait again for an update…

  • Kris.Globtrotter

    that doesn’t count as a system update

  • Ziggy

    So it looks like Sony has totally given up on giving Z3 and Z3C any more security updates.

    Thanks Sony.

  • Ziggy

    It’s really utterly amazing that they have just completely forgotten the Z3 line.

    Security updates are something that Google or some entity like EU and USA should force the OEMs to do for 4-5 years.

  • hadi

    I have the same problem, I have sony Z5 E6653 with last build number 32.2.A.0.253 , the two update didnt come to my device , why ? Why ? , the sony pc companion tell me that my device has the last update

  • hadi

    I have the same problem, I have sony Z5 E6653 with last build number 32.2.A.0.253 , the two update didnt come to my device , why? , the sony pc companion tell me that my device has the last update.

  • razorg

    That’s a shame for sure :( I’ve got loads of people around me using Z2/Z3/Z3C and they’re still very pleased with their devices. We know Nougat is impossible officially, but Sony could at least provide newer Marshmallow builds with more up-to-date security patches… :(

  • Schectz

    Hey, I wonder if Sony can bring back home side bar, rotating home screen and black theme UI on Xperia Z5 premium dual?
    Sony phones are great with it

  • MikeU

    I spoke by e-mail to a Sony representative from Singapore and they stated the following:

    Beginning

    “Dear Sir /Madam,

    Thank you for contacting the Sony Xperia support centre.

    We are sorry to learn your experience.

    With regards to your query, kindly be advised software updates are released at different times depending on the operator, market, region or country. Therefore, we cannot give you an exact date for when a specific update will be available for your device. In addition, network operators and specific markets may choose not to avail of the updates for specific models.”

    End

    Therefore, it appears the Singapore operators have decided to no longer support the Z5 series, especially after the release of the XZ and X Compact. If true, it is not unprecedented for operators to do so; but it does antagonize users of these devices. Singapore seems to be on the other end of this practice, while other operators worldwide will provide support until Sony stops such support. Will Singapore update Z5 series to Nougat?

    I will no longer buy a Sony Xperia phone with a Singapore variant.

  • Khillo81

    Rotating home screen is already there

  • Schectz

    Really? How?
    Mine can rotate the setting only to landscape

  • Khillo81

    Which version of the Xperia Home do you have? I’m on the beta channel but I thought they had brought that feature to the stable channel in one of the firmware updates. If you don’t have it, you’ll have it soon.

  • Raj Singh

    I want to buy a new Sony smartwatch and I want to buy a new Sony tablet.

  • Robert Dunn

    Holy smokes, in the almost 8 months that I’ve owned my Z3+ I had no idea this existed! Thanks!

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Same as nexus 4 with the same SoC :)

  • Moisés

    Hi guys.. Need help.

    I have a z3+ dual since april. Nothing to complain. Cam does not shut down, sometimes I take more than 30 photos and it is still fine. Almost 16 min of 4k once.
    I update twice, just small uptades to manage temparature.
    I have notification of 6.0.1 here. I am kinda afraid of doing it because many people have issues when they uptade their devices.
    I paid something like US$ 500, one year after z3+ was released, they are all expensive here. All brands.
    I cannot get another one if something goes wrong.
    Sony has a bad costumer service here, they damaged my xperia C . Got money back so I could buy the z.

    Just wanted to know how it is now running 6.0.1. What is different now. If cam app looks like Xperia X.

    Thank you…

  • Han Alexandrea

    “WITH”

  • Schectz

    My Xperia home version is 10.0.A.0.31
    Well, I’ve read that rotate home screen and black theme UI in marshmallow on Xperia Z5 premium been off.
    For the side bar menu, I noticed it gone when I upgrade the lollipop into marshmallow

  • Dilipkumar

    There are good improvements in camera of 6.0.1
    So without worries u can update

  • fried_egg

    and far more people wanted to buy a pebble… but pebble went out of business this week (assets bought by another firm who just wanted the IP) while tablet sales have collapsed & even apple are selling fewer than expected… other than amazon & apple no one is selling volume to justify making them… do you want Sony to be in business or go bust? they wont play in markets where there are just losses anymore.

  • razorg

    Hey man. What exactly do you mean by “there are good improvements” ? Is the Camera app updated from 1.0.C.2.7 to 2.0.0 as in Xperia XZ and X Compact?

  • jxPerience

    My phone became slow, opening usual apps like dialer, messaging, chrome became slow than the previous update. Im getting blank screen for about 1-2 secs then the app interface will show, nougat will save this, pls sony release it asap

  • jxPerience

    Tablet is dead, apple don’t have any new ipad yet. Better release xperia to compete with surface not with android tablets

  • jxPerience

    Buy z4 tab, its the best android in the market, i don’t know why it was sold in limited countries only. For SmartWatch we have the same sentiments. Sony should release new smartwatch not this fes watch. It looks so cheap yet expensive

  • Moisés

    Did you try to reset after updating?

  • Raj Singh

    I’ve never been a fan of Pebble watches but I always rooted for them. They didn’t go out of business; FitBit bought them out.

    Everything you said makes sense but I think Sony designed the best 8-inch tablet and I want to buy a new one. Problem is that the Z3 Tablet isn’t even on the market anymore. You can find one online but you can’t go to a store and buy it. So I’m in the market for a tablet and I can’t buy a Sony, which is annoying because that’s the one I want.

  • Raj Singh

    I would love to see Sony get back into the PC market but they are no longer competitive and don’t know how to sell computers, phones or tablets.

  • Khillo81

    Oh, OK. I’m on 10.2.A.2.0. Hopefully, you’ll get the new Xperia Home with the new firmware. For the sidebar menu, it’s gone and I guess it’s gone for good. Now swiping to the right brings the most used apps and suggested apps.

  • jxPerience

    No, i don’t reset my phone after updating the software since lollipop. So i think there is something wrong with the new update. Have you updated your software too? How’s your experience?

  • jxPerience

    Yeah slide bar is the best home interface from xperia. You can never find the same function on other brands, but Sony nowadays don’t do innovation, they are the followers now. If you will notice no original sony apps on xperia phone. Keyboard from swiftkey, calendar, browser,calculator from google. I want Sony to become the old sony, all original and you can tell the difference from other android vendors. But now sony is like any other brand, it doesn’t make any difference at all.

  • Moisés

    No… Mine is still lollipop..
    It is good to reset, because it erases any trace of last firmware…

  • Schectz

    I’m 100% agree, missed the old Sony and kinda bit regret updated my phone to marshmallow actually

  • Schectz

    Ahh I see that’s the difference about home version. But what the use of swiping to the right like that when swiping down have the same function?
    I have this two function on the device so I think the side bar menu will be more Sony like and make it different from the other smart phone

  • DAVID MARTIN GRAFF

    It appears Sony allowed itself to be taken over in the N. American market by Samsung, a company who first developed a footprint in the US consumer electronics market with low end 2-Head VHS compared to all companies during the late 1980s when 4-Head Hi-Fi Stereo VHS came out similar to 4K today and every Sony device enjoyed at least a 40% premium to market and their cheapest VHS they made sold for $479.99. Most cost back in 1987 for between $500- $900.

    Sad to see Sony who arguably built the established market with their Sony Trinitron best selling TVs known in the world to a relegated subtop-tier OEM.

  • fried_egg

    I am afraid you have not read the pebble news correctly. pebble went broke. fitbit have bought the IP and taken on some of the staff but will not be making any of their new hardware (all new product funders are being refunded by march2017). the existing hardware will be maintained but fitbit have said functionality will begin to die out – they are not investing in keeping it going. pebble is dead, and what is left is a company with a lot of debt that fitbit did not takeover. pebble is going to be liquidated, it’s IP and r&d guys is all fitbit bought. world tablet sales not made by amazon or apple have fallen heavily for the last 2 years… the news from Taiwanese brands is dreadful about them. Tablets & smartware are bad markets… and Sony is aggressively avoiding markets they can’t make money from… there was no sw4, there was no tablet announcement this year… they have no intentions of doing either while the trend is double digit declines and maker consolidation as sales collapse

  • Rolf Mao

    From homescreen, pinchzoom out, choose settings -> Check allow phone to rotate homescreen…

  • Schectz

    That’s the problem, got not rotate homescreen on my Xperia z5 premium marshmallow

  • Rolf Mao

    Doh… I have it on my z5c.
    Though the settings were similar.

  • Jake

    Flash it to the variant you want. Get XperiFirm and/or FlashTool

  • Román Rodríguez

    when though…

  • Román Rodríguez

    I didn’t understand anything that you just said. Lol

  • Samar Vaishampayan

    no, it is not updated to 2.0.0

  • InspectorGadget80

    Sony will never release 7.1 NOUGAT for the Z3/Z4 series

  • JaviBulle

    Just updated my phone (Z5) using Xperia Companion and got bricked…. Wating its repair or directly a new Z5 from my mobile operator…

  • u43spn

    Updated my Z5C with the lastest firmwear, and after that my phone is very slow to open apps, Try to cast cmore, i works but i take up to 5 minutes to start the app and you couldent start and stop the movie when you playing, if you stop then you have to start i from the beginning again. Hope for en new update in the next days.

  • Khillo81

    You should translate it from Trollese :)

  • ᅠᅠᅠ

    It says “with” November security patch, not that that’s the only thing the update includes. With Sony lacking the sense to provide a changelog, it’s up to users like us to figure out if there’s anything else in there.

  • ᅠᅠᅠ

    You could try a reset. It shouldn’t be necessary, but sometimes issues like this can be resolved by resetting after the update.

  • u43spn

    Tanks for help, Now it works fine again after a reset. Many thanks.

  • Aminouv Sersou

    Or it is the update nougat for Xperia z5 this is the new year is on nothing received

  • Fischbrötchen

    Also waiting for Nougat on my Xperia Z5, looks like we have to wait a bit longer…

  • jxPerience

    Agree, right now im still using my old Sony Vaio S laptop, i want to change it but i don’t see any good brands anymore. I may end up buying Surface or Mac but not with any other brand. I can consider Vaio Brand also, since this brand is far way better than any existing brand now. So it’s either Vaio (not available anywhere),Mac or Surface.

  • Download this theme for your xperia devices https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earthone.webs.com

  • Mosiur Rahman

    Not have this update yet. When it will available in Bangladesh?

Previous post:

Next post:

Sitemap