As we earlier notified you about the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow coming to the premium Sony devices viz, Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 compact, the manufacturer has now confirmed the update and is being rolled out across the globe in waves. Earlier, Sony had a signup program for the Beta testers and needed to install an Android application. However, the wait is now over and we have the Full FTF files for the three devices for some regions. Android 6.0.1 comes to the Xperia Z2 (D6503), Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) for the regions Ukraine, Philippines and Latin America with firmware has build number 23.5.A.0.570 as seen in the picture here. This is the same build as the Beta that was released earlier. The update comes with the latest February 2016 security patches from AOSP and holds the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and goodies such as app permissions, doze mode, some Sony stability improvements for greater battery life, enhanced home launcher and much more.

The stock official firmware files come to Sony Xperia devices in the form of FTF files with .ftf extension. The installation procedure is listed below and you can grab the files in the download section below. We will be updating the post as we get the full FTF firmware for more variants and regions. The Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Z5 Premium have already seen a similar update last month but it still runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Some other lucky Sony Xperia devices running Marshmallow are the Sony SmartWatch 3Xperia Z3 Plus and the Xperia Z4 tablet. Sony Xperia Concept Software 3027 for the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact devices may also interest you.

Update: Now download and install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF firmware files on Sony Xperia Z2 [D6502, D6503], Xperia Z3 [D6603, D6653, D6646], Xperia Z3 Compact [D5803, D5833], Xperia Z2 Tablet [ Wi-Fi SGP511, SGP512 and LTE SGP521].

Download Marshmallow Xperia Z2, Z3 (Compact) FTF

Xperia Z3 (D6603) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF File:

Xperia Z3 DUAL (D6633) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF File:

Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF File:

Xperia Z2  Xperia Z2 (D6503) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF File:

Drivers & Tools

How to Install Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact

Before you proceed, backup everything as this will perform a clean firmware installation. Follow the instructions below to flash the ROM. If you want the firmware for your Xperia device variant, the download the firmware with XperiFirm tool.

Step 1: Download and Install the Flashtool. Once installed, go to its location. For example, “C:\Flashtool\drivers” and install Flashmode and Fastboot drivers listed in the download section. (Note: On Windows OS 8/8.1/10, you will need to disable driver signature verification.).sony xperia z3 concept installation1

Step 2: Now download and move the D6503_23.5.A.0.570_R2D.ftf to the location of Flashtool as shown – “C:\Users\username\.flashTool\firmwares”sony xperia z3 concept installation2

Step 3: Now open Flashtool and click on Flash device->Flashmode. The D6503_23.5.A.0.570_R2D.ftf should now appear on the list. Check Wipe APPS_LOG and USERDATA if you want to perform a clean installIf you are just looking forward to upgrade, then do not check the two options. Now select Flash and follow the instructions. If it asks to use a script, select xperia z3 concept installation5

Step 4: Once installation completes, boot your phone normally and you should now be on the latest Marshmallow firmware. This process may take a while, so be patient.

That’s it. Enjoy your new Marshmallow firmware. Follow, like and share us on social media. For queries comment down below or leave a question in forums.

Thanks: AP, XperiBlog

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  • annas

    What about z1?

    • Sarang

      Not available yet. You will have to wait.

      • Victor Souza

        wait forever you mean bcoz there won’t be MM for the Z1

  • Reginald C. Lamson

    Is it working with xperia z3 D6653? Thanks in advance

    • Sarang

      No. Only the listed variants. I will be updating the links here once available. Try using XperiFirm tool or the Sony PC companion and check if the update is available.

      • Victor Souza

        it does work actually, it’ll “transform” your Z3 with TV on a Z3 without TV, that’s all, everything works perfectly

        • Joseph

          Will mine work z3v

    • JAEqer

      I just installed d6603 version into my d6653 and it works okay 🙂

    • Sarang

      The firmware for your variant is now available.

      • pheara

        firmware d6653 download from mega not work?

  • Tuntematon

    Can I use custom recovery to install this?? (TWRP)

    • Sarang


      • Tuntematon

        Okay thanks?

  • simonsedavia

    Can I install this on Xperia Z2 with locked bootloader? Thanks!

    • Sarang

      Yes you can

      • simonsedavia

        thank you

      • Amj Jma

        I tried but not luck, it failed flashing system.sin

  • Radu

    What happen If the process fail, I am gonna lose the actual software? Thanks!

    • Sarang

      If you are worried you can go with the Xperia companion from here:
      XperiFirm is a custom built software providing advanced functionalities which works equally well.

      • Radu

        I have on my pc, sony companion but I didn’t received the update.. I am still waiting and waiting for that marshmallow.
        PS: How do i send you a private message or I can’t ?

  • Mariu

    Does Xperia Z3 Compact_D5803_23.5.A.0.570_Latin America_Generic 6.0.1 contain language Polish ?

    • Sarang

      The the firmware file states the region it is from. However, it comes with all the languages made available by Sony. So yes you can change the language from settings if the default one is different.

  • jai kumawat

    Can I install and use z2 d6502 Latin America version on my Indian handset, will it work properly

    • Sarang

      According to users who have tried it, the firmware for same variant from other regions work just fine. Just make sure you have the firmware for your variant for backup.

  • Zeeshan Khan

    Just flashed the India Generic version on my Australian variant. Works perfectly.

  • Venugopal Ganesan

    Can I flash android marshmallow from other Xperia model to my Xperia z ultra

  • Manu Yadav

    I have rooted my xperia c3 dual, please tell me is there any way to install marshmallow on my device. Can we install firmware of xperia z over xperia c3 dual…please help me.

  • Joseph

    Please help im wondering if this will work on my xperia d6708

    Or which one would be compatible im US also

  • Troia

    Hi to all of you. since several months I’m trying to root my tablet (z2 sgp521) but I’m not able. May can u help me about? I just success to unlock/relock bootloader (via flashtool) but anything else! I’m using original marshmallow firmware but i could like to root the tablet and continuing to use the stock firmware. I don’t mind to keep my data, cache and more, i can install all a portion zero! I’m coming from Samsung experience and, for me, if was much easier; now I’m completely lost. Thanks for your time and i hope to get quickly an answer!