Great news for everyone that owns a Sony Xperia Z that they have sourced from the “uncarrier,” T-Mobile. The carrier has finally started releasing the much awaited Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the smartphone today, and apart from all the bells and whistles we have come to expect from version 4.3, the update also brings various other improvements and fixes. The T-Mobile Xperia Z Android 4.3 update is rolling out in phases, so it might take a while for the update to become available for everyone. Patience, is key.
Users should receive a notification for the over-the-air download on their devices, though it may take a couple of days for everyone to receive said notification. Those who simply can not wait have an alternative, they can download the firmware file from T-Mobile’s website and then manually flash it using Sony PC Companion software. It should be kept in mind though that manually flashing firmware requires some level of advanced skill, so the method isn’t exactly for everyone.
The update brings improvements for software stability, brings new designs for UXP Air and Wi-Fi calling, updates Keyboard from Nuance’s XT9 to Swiftkey and modifies signal bar to display 5 bars instead of 4. The last time Sony Xperia Z owners on T-Mobile got an update was back in November 2013, when it was upgraded to Android 4.2. So there’s no point now in waiting any longer for version 4.3, which weighs in at 308MB and is now available for all users.