Manually update Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 Official Firmware [TUT]

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This tutorial shows how to manually update Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 firmware – Guide

Sony Mobiles has started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware to its devices via OTA. Earlier we have seen the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and now it’s also being rolled out to Xperia Z3. So pickup your Xperia Z3 and check for Software update from Settings > About Phone > Software Updates. If you don’t see any software updates then don’t worry, as you can follow below steps to manually update Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 firmware.

Manually update Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 Official Firmware

As the firmware updates are rolled out via OTA (Over-The-Air) they might take some time to reach your region and so you will not receive software update notification. If this is the case with you then you can follow the steps listed in this tutorial and manually update Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 firmware.

As of now the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is being rolled out to Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 and D6653 variants and it will be rolled out to other variants as time passes.

Early Preparations:

  1. Take a backup of all of your important data.

Backup and Restore SMS

Backup and Restore Contacts

Backup and Restore Call Logs

Backup stored on Internal storage to PC

  1. Enable USB Debugging on Xperia Z3.
  2. Charge Xperia Z3 to at least 75% before you proceed.
  3. Download and install Sony Xperia USB drivers on PC.

Disclaimer: Though the FTF firmware files provided in this guide are official, if flashed improperly may brick your device and we are not responsible for any damage to your device. Follow the steps at your own risk.

Also Read: How to Install Android M on Sony Xperia Smartphones using FreeXperia ROM

How to update Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 firmware:

Step 1: Download the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 firmware file from the below links:

Xperia Z3 (D6603) 23.4.A.0.546 Nordic Generic (Android 5.1.1)

Xperia Z3 (D6653) 23.4.A.0.546 Australia Generic (Android 5.1.1)

Step 2: Download the Sony Flash Tool and install it on your PC.

Step 3: Follow the instructions listed here and flash the FTF firmware file on Xperia Z3.

That’s all now you have successfully updated Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.546 firmware. Do share this tutorial with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus and help them in updating Xperia Z3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware.

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