Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet
Sony has released Android 4.4.4 update for Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet. Sony

Sony has confirmed the roll-out of Android 4.4.4 KitKat with the latest User Experience for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet.

The update with build version 23.0.1.A.0.167 brings the best of Sony experience, native apps and content packages. The new firmware bundles PS4 Remote Play with full Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller compatibility, debuted on Xperia Z3 series devices, for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet.

The Xperia Z2 series will now support built-in Hi-Res Audio playback from both PCM and DSD files. Besides, the Walkman app adds Sony DSEE HX technology. Z2 owners can now enjoy the latest Xperia Camera apps such as Sound Photo, AR fun, Multi camera and Face in. The update also brings Ultra STAMINA Mode.

Other noteworthy changes are the smart features such as Quick Settings, Smart screen rotation and Record screen and compatibility with the wearable devices. Below is Sony's official changelog for the update.

Meanwhile, Sony has also updated the software page for the Xperia Z2 with the firmware details.

Firmware details

  • Android version: Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
  • Latest available software: 23.0.1.A.0.167
  • Release started: 2014-11-04

Software features

This upgrade for the Xperia smartphone includes many improvements such as;

  • Now includes Ultra STAMINA Mode for up to one-week use by simplifying your Xperia
  • Bluetooth unlock – use your Sony SmartWear to unlock your Xperia without a password
  • Many new Xperia camera apps: Face in, AR fun, Multi-camera & more
  • Smart screen rotation – your display moves with you to remain readable
  • Quick settings – customise your settings to access what you need quickest

To check the availability of the update navigate to Settings>> About phone>> Software updates>> System updates. Like always, the timing and availability of the update might vary depending on the market and the carrier.

But if you cannot wait for the update to hit your region, head over to XDA forum for the FTF links which can be flashed using Sony Flash tool.

FTF links for Xperia Z2

D6503_23.0.1.A.0.167_RU (1).ftf [Alternate link]

Stock Firmware 23.0.1.A.0.167_Generic (4.4.4)

Generic FTF

FTF links for Xperia Z2 Tablet

sgp521_23.0.1.a.0.167_vmo ru-ua-kz.ftf