hy guys I connected may xperia z to my PC. updates are avelible but its stuck when it say :preparing computer to update software: I waited so long time it seams update hangs or what? I have still JB 4.1.2
PLZ any one help I like only sony mobiles to be honest
So you have to wait a day longer before you can update your Sony phone and becouse of that, you want to switch to another brand? Come on.. don't be a crybaby. It's pathetic
Mohammed11, 01 Aug 2013Could be something fishy going on Sony's side because I don't see a reason why they couldn't r... moreThere's a lot of talk that Sony have lost the serial numbers for the UK generic xperia Z's and that's why there not updating them... I personally don't think that's the case, I just think that there's too few people with UK generic handsets to test and roll out the 4.2.2 update for them... firmware is firmware and has nothing to do with the serial number of the handsets. I've just seen a nexus 4 running 4.3.... it looked good... and we're still on 4.1.... it's a joke but there's nothing anyone can do about it.
I have an S2 that only got JB update OTA about a month ago so I can understand what you mean, but for smartphone giants like Samsung and Sony they should invest more time and money taking care of current flagship owners of their smartphones and updates are not difficult to roll out especially when the handset is a generic one.
The Xperia Z case is a strange one because non-generic devices normally get updates AFTER generic ones. I know now that there are a number of unhappy customers including myself.
Can I use an app or something to flash my phone OTA or is it only possible through a PC?
Okay, so I just flashed my ancient Generic UK to this new Generic NBC. The process was easy and nothing was lost. The new version really looks gorgeous, lagging is gone, there are new features and cool effects. Screen turns on/off much faster. Highly recommended, I should have done this weeks ago.
Mohammed11, 01 Aug 2013Could be something fishy going on Sony's side because I don't see a reason why they couldn't r... moreGood luck with samsung, still waiting for JB for Tab 2 10.1 wifi, an update that supposedly was available in december 2012 in some regions, and now its August 2013.
Samsung updates are bad, they do premium service to high end phones and nothing to low end.
Its available on my C6603 through PC Companion, but not yet OTA. Was the same with the 4.2.2 update, it was available first only on PCC, and then some days later OTA. Too bad because PC Companion is so slow here, unknown reason, but OTA is screaming fast over the same home wifi network.
Those who dont have PC just have to wait for the OTA, with the 4.2.2 update it was just like a week extra waiting for me (PCC was so slow that i gave up that time, maybe do the same this time.)
Mohammed11, 01 Aug 2013Could be something fishy going on Sony's side because I don't see a reason why they couldn't r... moreSamsung does the same, releasing the update in some regions and then for others, and Samsung is even worse. Some S2 till now did not receive even ics and many s2s did not receive jellybean, flashing stock ftf on Sony doesn't require root and is safe, it should be done on pc
Mohammed11, 01 Aug 2013Could be something fishy going on Sony's side because I don't see a reason why they couldn't r... moreFlashing another stock firmware doesn't require rooting. The method it uses should be the same used by PC companion and nothing should be lost during the process afaik...
Alex, 01 Aug 2013I work in a mobile phone retail shop ( not allowed to tell you which one) and i was speaking t... moreCould be something fishy going on Sony's side because I don't see a reason why they couldn't release update at the same time for all Z's. I don't have a PC and I don't want to risk rooting.
I'm an unhappy Sony customer and I think my next phone will be a Samsung. Thanks for the info mate. I don't think it's 100% accurate.
zed, 01 Aug 2013I got the 4.2.2 update through PC companion at the beginning of the month and now this new upd... moreWeird, me neither... Looks like something's screwed up pretty badly then. After all, I'm not alone in this situation:
http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/142470?start=0&tstart=0 (+ all the comments here)
i have sony z c6603 LTE vertion.plz give the update for that vertion..we are waiting..
Mohammed11, 01 Aug 2013How do you know?I work in a mobile phone retail shop ( not allowed to tell you which one) and i was speaking to the sony rep... if you do get it, they'll release another one, and then you'll still be behind... its 4 updates behind now... best thing to do is root it and just use custom roms as they will do alot more things and have better features.... sure they are probably going to be more unreliable, but i'd rather take unreliability over stock boredom....
I just got only the walkman update only and why i cant get the full update still ??? is it depends on the country also ???
ekp1, 01 Aug 2013Were you stuck with 4.1.2 like the others? Just checked with PC and still nothing... I'm going... moreI got the 4.2.2 update through PC companion at the beginning of the month and now this new update, I dOnT rely on OTA