Xperia Z3 was the flagship device of second half of 2014. Xperia Z3 runs on a 2.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 3100mAh battery. The 5.2″ IPS LCD display has a 1080p resolution and utilises Sony’s Triluminuous backlighting technology. The Xperia Z3 is also IP65 and IP68 compliant, meaning it’s good for those dusty or wet environments. Z3 also has a new impressive camera, featuring a 20.7MP.

Sony have rolled out official Android 5.1.1 update for Xperia Z3. Not all the users will get it together as it is rolled out in batches. If you are too impatient to wait for the update, you can install it manually. Follow the guide below.


Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Xperia Z3:


Steps to install Android 5.1.1 on Xperia Z3:

  1. Download the Flash tool and extract it. Then install the Flash tool.
  2. Download the Xperia Z3 firmware file and extract it. You will get a .ftf file.
  3. Copy the .ftf file to the Firmware folder which will be created when you extracted the Flash Tool.
  4. Switch off Xperia Z3 and connect it to the computer.
  5. Run FlashTool on your PC and click on Flash.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions and wait for the process to complete.
  7. Once it is completed, phone will reboot. Done!

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