The Japan-based phone maker promised it will release the Sony Xperia Z Android 4.4.2 update in the first half of the year, but the new firmware hasn’t been pushed to users yet. The first details about the Android 4.4.2 update for Sony Xperia Z surfaced online courtesy of XDA Developers member DooMLoRD.
The firmware build for the leaked Android 4.4.2 update for Sony Xperia Z is labeled 10.5.A.0.227 and, according to the screenshots posted by DooMLoRD in the aforementioned XDA thread, it’s pretty similar to the KitKat update that was rolled out for the Xperia Z1.
Besides the usual KitKat goodies such as transparent status and nav bars, immersive mode, cloud printing, color emoji support, new Location Menu, new Notification/Quick settings drop-down, along with updates for the camera app and other Sony native apps. DooMLoRD also added that the double-tap-to-wake feature is not present in the 10.5.A.0.227 build.
As I was mentioning above, the official roll out for the Sony Xperia Z Android 4.4.2 update hasn’t started yet, but the leaked build might indicated that the OTA shouldn’t be too far away. As usual the new firmware will be rolled out in stages which means that many users might not be able to download and install it right away. You probably know that once your Xperia Z will be eligible to receive the Android 4.4.2 update you should receive a system update message in the notification area.
Another way to check for the Android 4.4.2 update for Sony Xperia Z is to navigate to Settings > About phone > System update > Check now.
If you don’t want to wait until the Sony Xperia Z Android 4.4.2 update is officially pushed to you, you should stick around because a tutorial that teaches you how to manually flash 10.5.A.0.227 on your Xperia Z will be ready in the next couple of hours. It’s also worth mentioning that you will need to unlock your Xperia Z’s bootloader first.