Sony is on the roll with the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Yes, they are a bit late to the party but considering how the company is updating each and every phone in the Z series, it can be ignored. The latest smartphones to taste the Lollipop are the Xperia Z1, Z3 Dual, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact. We have already covered several guides related to Xperias since the phones are our personal favourite. The latest one is no different; today we are going to teach you guys how to update your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.



  • Make sure your battery is charged to at least 70 percent.
  • The ADB drivers must be set up. Here’s how to.
  • Turn on the USB debugging by going to Settings > About Phone > Tapping the ‘Build number’ at least 7-8 times and going back into settings and then going to Developer Options.
  • Backup your apps and important messages.
  • Download and install flashtool from here.
  • Download the ftf for your Xperia Z1 from here.

How To Update Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

  1. Once the files are downloaded, copy them to Flashtool/firmwares folder.
  2. Launch the flashtool and wait for it to load.
  3. Once the flashtool is up and running, click on the small lightning bolt on the top left and choose Flashmode.
  4. Select the firmware file you placed in the firmwares folder.
  5. Make sure all boxes are unticked apart from Wipe Data/Cache/App logs.
  6. Once you are done making the selection, click the ok button and wait while the update gets prepared.
  7. Turn off your phone and wait for the message that asks you to attach your phone.
  8. Press and hold the volume down key and attach the USB cable to your phone.
  9. As soon as the firmware starts flashing, leave the volume down key and wait for the phone to flash the firmware. Do not disconnect the phone at any cost.
  10. Once the firmware is flashed, you will get a message asking you to reboot your phone.
  11. Reboot your phone and wait for 10 minutes for the first boot.

Congrats, your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now running the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with material goodness. The initial boot will take at least 5-8 minutes. This isn’t a bug; Android has to load an entire OS for the first time and optimise it.


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