A new Android Lollipop firmware is seeding for a few Xperia smartphones.

Recently, an Android firmware with build number 14.5.A.0.283 was certified by the PTCRB across all variants of Xperia Z1 (C690X), Z1 Compact (D5503) and Xperia Z Ultra (C68XX) indicating a global release in the near future.

The same is now making its way through the aforementioned Xperia models from different carrier networks, confirm folks at XDA forum, who have already received the notification.

"Started rolling out as well for Z1 on Cosmote, Greece and T-Mobile PL/SK. So we´re getting it as well, it seems. Update: Germany Telekom.de as well. Downloading now," asserts senior forum member, stamppot.

Bearing Android Lollipop version 5.0.2, the update seems to be working smoothly.

"Everything seems to working fine, I'm not encountering the Infamous "camera not found". For aesthetics, they put the close all apps back again which is permanently floating on the bottom right of the open apps screen," observes digiknowzone.

Xperia Z1 Compact
Screenshot for new build 14.5.A.0.283 on Xperia Z1 Compact. XDA

Sony is yet to update the software page with the latest availability. Meanwhile, you can manually check if the update has arrived in your region. Go to Settings >> About Phone>> Software updates>> System updates.

Don't worry if the firmware is yet to hit your region, as the forum member has managed to capture the OTA and has shared the download links.

Xperia Z1 Compact

  • Device: Xperia Z1 Compact (D5503)
  • CDA: 1280-3230
  • Market: Germany
  • Operator: Telekom.de DE
  • Network: TELEKOM-LTE
  • Release: 14.5.A.0.283 / R5D
  • Android OS: 5.0.2
  • Size: 1.48 GB

Download link or, from here

Xperia Z1: C6903_T-Mobile PL_1276-1204_14.5.A.0.283_R1D.zip (Alternate link)