Sony has been releasing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to many of its popular devices including the Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact. The flagship phone Xperia Z5 was the first to test the official Sony user interface which has been popular since. Now the update comes to Sony Xperia Tablet and some of its variants like the WiFi and LTE ones in the regions of the United States and Singapore. The update is being rolled out across the globe in waves so other regions will have to wait for it. The build these devices are receiving is 23.5.A.0.570, which is Marshmallow 6.0.1.
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 Xperia Z2 Tablets. As for now, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF firmware files are available for Sony Xperia Z2 [D6502, D6503], Xperia Z3 [D6603, D6653, D6646], Xperia Z3 Dual [D6633], Xperia Z3 Compact [D5803, D5833], Xperia Z2 Tablet [ Wi-Fi SGP511, SGP512 and LTE SGP521]. Regions like United States, Ukraine, Philippines, India, Singapore, Latin America, etc have already received it. You can take a look at the picture here. The update comes with the latest February 2016 security patches and exhibits the latest Android 6.0.1 firmware. It includes 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. We will be updating the post as we get the full FTF firmware for more variants and regions.
Download Marshmallow FTF For Xperia Z2 Tablet
Xperia Z2 Tablet Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF Firmware Files
- Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi (SGP511) 23.5.A.0.570 Singapore Generic (Android 6.0.1)
- Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi (SGP512) 23.5.A.0.570 US Generic (Android 6.0.1)
- Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE (SGP521) 23.5.A.0.570 Singapore Generic (Android 6.0.1)
Download and install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF firmware files on Sony Xperia Z2 [D6502, D6503], Xperia Z3 [D6603, D6653, D6646, D6633], Xperia Z3 Compact [D5803, D5833], Xperia Z2 Tablet [ Wi-Fi SGP511, SGP512 and LTE SGP521].
Drivers & Tools
- → Xperia drivers for Windows
- → Sony Flashtool
- →Use this Fastboot driver or Get Quick Fastboot Installer from here
How to Install Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Full FTF Firmware Files
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.).
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”
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 install. If 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 No.
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. Some other lucky Sony Xperia devices running Marshmallow are the Sony SmartWatch 3, Xperia Z3 Plus and the Xperia Z4 tablet.
Thanks: AP, XperiBlog