Xperia ZL
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia ZLXDA

As promised, Sony released the Android Lollipop update for the first generation Xperia Z series devices including the Xperia ZL and Tablet Z.

Sony was quick to update the software support site for both the aforementioned Xperia mobile devices, according to which the Lollipop upgrade with build version 10.6.A.0.454 brings an array of changes such as:

  • Sony's latest software experience, with Android 5.0 - Lollipop
  • A fresh look and feel, based on Google Material Design
  • Intelligent lock screen notifications and customisable settings
  • Multi-user profiles and guest mode
  • Storage optimisation; move apps to SD card
Xperia Tablet Z
Xperia Tablet Z running Android 5.0.2 stock build 10.6.A.0.454.

Latest available version for ZL and Tablet Z

  • Android version: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Latest available software: 10.6.A.0.454
  • Release started: 2015-05-21
Xperia Tablet Z
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Xperia Tablet Z.XDA

To check the availability of the update wirelessly go to Setting>> About phone>> Software updates>> System updates. It is recommended to use Wi-Fi to avoid data traffic.

The update started seeding on 21 May and the wider availability would continue for weeks to come.

According to folks at XDA forum, the OTA with Android version 5.0.2 is now seeding for Xperia ZL users in Canada (Rogers), Argentina (Claro AR), Chile (Entel), Taiwan, US (T-Mobile), and for Xperia Tablet Z in US and Taiwan.

Xperia Tablet Z
Android Lollipop running Xperia Tablet Z.

Following are the FTF links for both Xperia ZL and Tablet Z for advanced users who wish to flash on their devices using Sony flash tool.

Xperia ZL (C6502) US firmware (.FTF)

  • Build number: 10.6.A.0.454
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Country: US

Download link: Google drive or, Mega (source thread) or here.

Xperia Tablet Z (10.6.A.0.454)

SPG311

Cust: 1274-3316 Taiwan

Torrent: SGP311_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_TW.ftf.torrent

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Google Drive

SGP321

Cust: 1272-8692 Taiwan

Torrent: SGP321_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_TW.ftf.torrent

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Google Drive

SGP351

Cust: 1275-6954 US

Torrent: SGP351_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_US.ftf.torrent

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Google Drive or, go to development thread

UPDATE: 26 May

The Android Lollipop update is now live for LTE Xperia ZL model (C6503) in Nordic countries.

  • Build number: 10.6.A.0.454
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Country: Generic NCB
Xperia ZL LTE
Screenshot for Android Lollipop update for Xperia ZL LTE.XDA

FTF link: C6503_10.6.A.0.454_R1E_Nordic Generic_1270-6779.ftf [alternate link]