Update Sony Xperia Z2 To Android 5.1.1 23.4.A.0.546 Firmware

Good day for Xperia Z2 owners. Sony just started seeding the promised Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to the Z2 today. The update carriers a handful of improvements and enhancements. These improvements include better sound quality, camera app enhancements, new WiFi and Bluetooth buttons in the status bar, a new send animation in the messaging app and a lot more that you may come across upon installing this update. The update is on a rollout through OTA or though Sony PC Companion at the moment. As usual, this update will take some time to hit all regions as these updates are always rolled out in different phases.Screenshot at Jul 28 03-23-19

If you don’t want to wait for the update to reach your device through OTA or through PC Companion and you want to update it using a manual method right now, then you may have spotted the right place. The purpose of succeeding guide is to help you to flash latest FTF file on your Sony Xperia Z2 and update it to the latest and greatest iteration of Android, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The new update carries the build number 23.4.A.0.546. We will be flashing the FTF file on our beloved Sony Xperia Z2 D6503, D6502 & D6543 using Sony’s flashtool. Let’s go ahead and flash the firmware now.

Early Preparations:

1. This is only for Sony Xperia Z2 D6503, D6502 & D6543

This ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this firmware on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.

2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%.

Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.

3. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

4. Enable USB Debugging Mode on your device.

Enable USB debugging mode on your device. To do so, tap settings>developer options>USB debugging. If you can’t find developer options in settings, then tap settings > about device and tap “Build Number” for 7 times and you’ll get em’ activated under settings.

5. Install and setup Sony Flashtool.

You must have installed Sony Flashtool.  Find the full guide here. After installing Sony Flashtool, open the Flashtool folder from the drive where you installed it.Now open Flashtool>Drivers>Flashtool-drivers.exe and install the Flashtool, Fastboot & Xperia Z2 drivers from the list. [Important]

6. Use OEM data cable to establish connection.

Make sure that you use the phone’s original data cable to establish connection between your phone and the PC. Using a different data cable might result in interrupting the firmware installation.

How To Update Sony Xperia Z2 D6503, D6502 & D6543 To 23.4.A.0.546 Android 5.1.1 Firmware

 Before moving forward, please make sure that you’ve read the pre requisites and ensure that you are set to go ahead.

  1. Download the latest firmware Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 FTF file.
    1. For Xperia Z2 D6503 [Generic/Unbranded] Create your own FTF using this guide
    2. For Xperia Z2 D6543 [Generic/Unbranded] Create your own FTF using this guide.
    3. For Xperia Z2 D6502 [Generic/Unbranded] Create your own FTF using this guide.
  2. Copy the file and paste in Flashtool>Firmwares folder.
  3. Open Flashtool.exe now.
  4. Hit the small lightening button on the top left corner and select Flashmode.
  5. Select the FTF firmware file that you placed in the Firmware folder.
  6. From the right side, select what do you want to wipe. Data, cache and apps log, all wipes are recommended, perhaps you may select if you don’t want.
  7. Click on OK, and it will start preparing the firmware for flashing. This may take a little while to load.
  8. As soon as the firmware is loaded, it will prompt you to attach the phone by turning it off and keeping the back key press.
  9. For Xperia Z2, Volume Down key will do the job of back key, just turn off your phone, keep the Volume Down key pressed and plug in the data cable.
  10. As soon as the phone is detected in Flashmode, the firmware will start flashing, Do not leave the Volume Down key until the process is complete.
  11. As soon as you see “Flashing ended or Finished Flashing” leave the Volume Down key, plug the cable out and reboot.
  12. That’s All! Congrats! You’ve installed latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Xperia Z2. Enjoy

In case you got any queries or face any problems regarding this guide, please feel free to stop by the comment box below and let us know. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks all!

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