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[TOOL] Website for instant firmware update check for Xperia phones

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By pascalbrax, Senior Member on 11th April 2014, 08:30 AM
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Hi everybody!

This post is probably already late for party, but I wanted to share with you a website I've done in june 2013 first for checking the availability of new firmwares for the Sony Xperia Z phone and then expanded to more Sony devices.

Sony firmware check

This is a website (which works very nicely from mobile, too) to quickly check if Sony has released a new firmware for your phone model based on your Customization ID number stored inside your phone.

It allows you to save a bookmark for your very own phone (I have one myself on my phone homescreen) and it also allows you to have a dynamic image to insert in your signature on forum boards for brag and stuff.

It does NOT (yet) allow you to download FTF firmwares from different regions. If you need an update check AND a sort of FTF files index, I suggest the awesome updatechecker (for Windows) by Macmol.

This is the website: http://scavenger.ch/xperiaupdate/

I hope you can find it useful. Any (good or bad) feedback is very welcome.
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11th April 2014, 08:49 AM |#2  
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We have a better tool > http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2608983

Also that website is know for server problems and slow.. Also if a lot of people are checking their device the website will be very very slow.
11th April 2014, 09:01 AM |#3  
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We have a better tool

You know, I have linked that tool in my post...

And it's definitely a very nice tool (and I love the direct links to the FTF files), the only "flaw" is it only works on Windows, but hey, the more, the better. Right?

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Also if a lot of people are checking their device the website will be very very slow.

Mh... nope, not really. The website caches requests for the same firmware for a short period of time to avoid overloading Sony server. If the reply is slow it's because the Sony server are slow in that moment, there's nothing I can do without generating even more load on Sony servers side.
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11th April 2014, 04:32 PM |#4  
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Thanks. I like this website.

I already have a browser open after my Windows started so I don't need another tool just to check for a easy version number. This website is a better fit for me.
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12th April 2014, 10:47 AM |#5  
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Why not make apk checker

Xperia Z existenze V6
12th April 2014, 11:10 AM |#6  
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It looks great and is made really well, but I'm not sure whether it's a website issue or custom rom issue because I'm running on .681 based rom and it won't tell me about a new firmware update, yet the website tells me this:
Model: C6903
Custom number: 1276-7939
Latest firmware: 14.3.A.0.757

Any ideas?
12th April 2014, 02:35 PM |#7  
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You don't have the L on the list.
13th April 2014, 12:05 AM |#8  
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It looks great and is made really well, but I'm not sure whether it's a website issue or custom rom issue because I'm running on .681 based rom and it won't tell me about a new firmware update, yet the website tells me this:
Model: C6903
Custom number: 1276-7939
Latest firmware: 14.3.A.0.757

Any ideas?

If you don't insert your own Custom number, the website picks a generic one (if available) or a random one from its countries database. And we all know Sony doesn't deploy firmware updates homogeneously between countries.

For exampe: these custom numbers 1276-2221, 1276-4318 and 1279-2261 will give you all different firmware versions.
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You don't have the L on the list.

Added, thank you.

BTW, the custom id for Wind is 1272-3535.
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Why not make apk checker

That's a nice idea, and I'm working on it.

Meanwhile, the website works nicely on your phone.
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