Sony Xperia Z3
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Sony has begun rolling out new stock firmware for the Xperia Z3 and its compact version.

The Xperia Z3 and the Z3 Compact are now on sale in the UK as SIM-free and unlocked variants and as contract phones. This is the first firmware update following the market rollout of the devices.

The new update with Android v4.4.4 bumps the build version of the new Xperia series from 23.0.A.2.93 or, 23.0.A.2.98 to 23.0.A.2.105, reports Xperiablog.

The update is currently live for UK users and is expected to become available in other regions soon. To check the availability of the update navigate to Settings>> About phone>> Software updates>> System updates.

Sony is yet to share the official changelog for the update, which seems to have made the phones very fast and stable without any lag, claims recognised XDA contributor, Jozinek. He also states that the update does not bring any significant change.

Sony Xperia Z3
screenshot of Android 4.4.4 (23.0.A.2.105) running on Xperia z3.XDA

"Sony Mobile start to rollout firmware 23.0.A.2.105 for Sony XPERIA Z3 Compact and first users, which got this update, are users in UK. I install this firmware to my phone, but compared to version 23.0.A.2.93 and 23.0.A.2.98 I don't see any improvements," notes the developer.

The member has also shared ftf files for the 23.0.A.2.105 build, allowing users to flash the files according to the model numbers of the device using the Sony Flash Tool. Below are the ftf download links for Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D5803).

FTF Download links:

23.0.A.2.105 for Xperia Z3 [Alternate links-1/2]

23.0.A.2.105 for Z3 Compact [Alternate link]