Will Verduzco · Mar 20, 2014 at 03:00 pm

Regional Android 4.4.2 FTF Files for the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra

Yesterday morning, we talked about how Sony had finally begun updating its current generation flagships to Android 4.4.2. But while an official KitKat release is great news, not everyone was lucky enough to receive the update.

As stated by Sony, update availability depends both on region and carrier. And since these rollouts come in stages, not everyone even in those regions that have already received the update will be included in the initial wave. Luckily, the community has stepped up to bring the update to any Xperia Z UltraXperia Z1, and Xperia Z1 Compact device owner looking to update before his or her time.

The FTF files for the Xperia Z1 Compact comes courtesy of XDA Senior Members JozinekDarkimmortal, and louis0815. And so far, the extracted firmwares are available for unbranded Czech, unbranded UK, and unbranded German devices.

The goods are also available for the Xperia Z1, with many more regional variants being extracted and mirrored. These are available for commercial/journalist (Bin4ry), unbranded India (DooMLoRD), unbranded France (auras76), unbranded Brazil (RHBH), customized Malaysia (chunlianghere), customized Singapore (chunlianghere), unbranded Canada (PherChe) devices.

And not one to be left out, FTF files for the  Xperia Z Ultra are also available. These are available for Hong Kong (H786), Poland (reaper61616), and Germany (chemcup).

As expected, the firmware for all three devices comes in at version 14.3.A.0.681. So pick your poison, and head to the links above to get started.

[Many thanks to Portal Supporter Titokhan for the Z1 Compact link!]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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