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New firmware (10.1.1.A.1.307) certified for the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL!

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Apollo89

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o thats a shame... i dont even rmb what ive deleted lol.. i guess i wait for 407 :laugh:

Or you can download and flash the 'Generic HK' 10.1.A.1.434 firmware, root it and then update OTA to 10.1.1.A.1.307.
[FTF] Xperia Z (C6603) 4.1.2 - 10.1.A.1.434 Generic Hong Kong 1270-5695 R11A Firmware
The only problem is: if you downgrade from 10.1.1.A.1.253 to 10.1.A.1.434 without wiping data, usually your phone gets stuck into a bootloop because of the 'NFC firmware update'. So, to downgrade, you would have to backup all your data and then flash 10.1.A.1.434 including wipe of all data.
 

LitoNi

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I read somewhere that if you delete only facebook apk,you will not be able to use ota.

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lol thats lame!.. i think i did delete the xperia facebook crap.. leaving only the facebook facebook app

Or you can download and flash the 'Generic HK' 10.1.A.1.434 firmware, root it and then update OTA to 10.1.1.A.1.307.
[FTF] Xperia Z (C6603) 4.1.2 - 10.1.A.1.434 Generic Hong Kong 1270-5695 R11A Firmware
The only problem is: if you downgrade from 10.1.1.A.1.253 to 10.1.A.1.434 without wiping data, usually your phone gets stuck into a bootloop because of the 'NFC firmware update'. So, to downgrade, you would have to backup all your data and then flash 10.1.A.1.434 including wipe of all data.

yea i know, just too much work for me lol..nothing much changed between 253 and 307. i dont care about anything else other than my messages. I know how to back up just too damn lazy! :fingers-crossed:
 

Apollo89

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lol thats lame!.. i think i did delete the xperia facebook crap.. leaving only the facebook facebook app

The advantage of 'Xperia with Facebook' is that it can sync calendar, contacts and friends' music. The Facebook app can only sync contacts.
Perhaps if you reinstall the apk, OTA update will work again.
 

LitoNi

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You didn't unlock your bootloader?
4.2.2 is really good.

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i know :( but busy with school exams so no time.

The advantage of 'Xperia with Facebook' is that it can sync calendar, contacts and friends' music. The Facebook app can only sync contacts.
Perhaps if you reinstall the apk, OTA update will work again.

lol i hated the xperia facebook crap.. dont know where i can find and reinstall the xperia facebook crap.i have the original facebook apk that you are able to download from playstore
 

Apollo89

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lol i hated the xperia facebook crap.. dont know where i can find and reinstall the xperia facebook crap.i have the original facebook apk that you are able to download from playstore

Here are all the Facebook APKs I could find in 10.1.1.A.1.253: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2e8v9obsknops8m/XperiaFacebookAPKs.zip
You can check which ones are missing in system/app and restore them from this ZIP file.
Don't forget to set the right permissions (the same as the other APKs in system/app).
Hopefully OTA update will work again :)
 
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sturmtruppler

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I restored every app I deleted, but wasn't able to get an update ota. I ended up in building a ftf file from my sus files and flash system partition via flashtool. After that ota was no problem!
 

Apollo89

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That update check URL is only valid for Sony PC Companion. OTA update usually comes later.

On THIS homepage. I already flashed unbranded BE 307 ftf via flashtool.

That's the global-en website, so that information is not valid for all firmware customizations. Even on the websites for specific countries, the 'latest available software' information isn't always up to date.

For the latest available software, check these lists (daily updated) or bookmark the right URL from that thread, which displays the latest version directly from Sony's update server. It's the URL Sony PC Companion uses to check for updates.
 
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Nokow

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I have. 307 for a week now, had to flash it manually and rooted it with doomlord.. Im in spain and i didnt receive any update..
Pros: faster camera shut on..
Iu and menu much smoother
White color balancing config

Contra: pictures in low light still Very poor for being a 13mp. My xperia arc was better!
Battery drains a lot more..
Rooted but very unstable, everytime i wanna use root uninstaller or similar the phone freezes 2 sec. And restarts alone..
Very annoying!

Hope they bring out a Real Update!



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scorpi786

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I have. 307 for a week now, had to flash it manually and rooted it with doomlord.. Im in spain and i didnt receive any update..
Pros: faster camera shut on..
Iu and menu much smoother
White color balancing config

Contra: pictures in low light still Very poor for being a 13mp. My xperia arc was better!
Battery drains a lot more..
Rooted but very unstable, everytime i wanna use root uninstaller or similar the phone freezes 2 sec. And restarts alone..
Very annoying!

Hope they bring out a Real Update!



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seconded the camera on my wife's arc s takes pictures better half the time.
 

Nokow

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seconded the camera on my wife's arc s takes pictures better half the time.


Yep thats what i was saying! Same as the audio quality of the speakers, much better on the Arc...
The xperia Z still has overheating issues! Playing games or using it non stop makes the backside of the phone literally burn... NOT VERY NICE SONY!

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guybrush2099

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I have. 307 for a week now

Contra: pictures in low light still Very poor for being a 13mp. My xperia arc was better!

have you tried SCENE NIGHT PORTRAIT?

I think XZ with .307 become one of the best camera phone ever..I can post 3 examples in VERY difficult low light conditions in full 13MPX..IMHO very good..and if you change resolution (non needed but it gets a better final quality) of the pictures to standard 8MPX you will find the incredible quality compared to the other 8MPX smartphones

http://imageshack.us/a/img694/8505/nnbk.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img203/1734/972g.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/8196/dsc0068mg.jpg
 
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LenAsh

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Great pics - thanks for the share. Glad I just manually updated to 307 BE now (phone is UK unbranded was stuck on 434). Will try the camera!
 

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