The stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop can be installed now on Sony Xperia Z officially. The build number of this firmware is 10.6.A.0.454. Xperia Z owners are in for some good news in the US, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Bangladesh that Sony has rolled out the latest Android 5.0.2 official update via OTA. The Lollipop notification can be anytime appeared on your Xperia Z but as the official firmware is being rolled out in phases, so not all the users will receive the OTA notification at the same time.
If you have installed a custom ROM on your smartphone, rooted your phone or have not yet received the OTA notification then you’ll need to flash the Android 5.0.2 firmware build 10.6.A.0.454 manually by using this step-by-step guide. So if you are interested to flash the Android 5.0.2 10.6.A.0.454 official firmware on your device then go ahead to the installation instructions. Keep in mind that the OTA update can only be installed on devices with locked bootloader.
This guide containing the Android 5.0.2 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop and instructions can be used only for the Sony Xperia Z. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the device’s model number first.
AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Sony Xperia Z during or after the installation of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your important data and settings using a recommended custom recovery like TWRP or CWM.
- Download and install Sony Xperia Z USB Drivers
- Enable USB Debugging on the Galaxy Note 2 on the PC by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check USB Debugging option.
- Check the battery level of the Xperia Z, it should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while firmware installation.
- Download Android 5.0.2 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware for Xperia Z C6602
- Download Android 5.0.2 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware for Xperia Z C6603
- Download Sony FTF Update File (flashtool-0.9.18.2-windows.exe)
Steps to Install Stock Android 5.0.2 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware on Sony Xperia Z:
Step No 1:- First of all, download the official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware and Sony FTF update file from the above links to your PC for the Sony Xperia Z.
Step No 2:- Copy both the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware and FTF files to the desired folder on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 3:- Next, copy the FTF update file to: C:/Flashtool/firmwares
Step No 4:- Run the Flash Tool on your PC and then load the FTF update package which you would like flash on the Xperia Z by choosing the Lollipop firmware file, that you’ve already downloaded on the PC.
Step No 5:- Click on the Flash button of the tool (lower right corner).
Step No 6:- Make sure that all 3 options are selected from the Wipe Menu of the Flash tool.
Step No 7:- Finally, select the option “No Final Verification” at the bottom.
Step No 8:- A message will be displayed saying to connect the Xperia Z to the USB using its USB data cable.
Step No 9:- Turn OFF the Xperia Z in order to boot into flash mode.
Step No 10:- Turn ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Down button while making the connection between the device and PC.
Step No 11:- Your phone will automatically boot into flash mode and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware will get installed.
Step No 12:- Now reboot your Xperia Z and enjoy the latest Lollipop firmware on your phone.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on your Xperia Z.