Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta update is rolling out for Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact with build number 23.5.A.0.486. The Marshmallow update for Xperia Z2 is released along this update and we have posted a guide on it earlier. The Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta update for Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact is only available for the members who have already signed up for Marshmallow beta program.
The 23.5.A.0.486 firmware update is rolling out in the major European countries and brings security patch upto december 2015. The update is packed with multiple new features, and the change log of this 23.5.A.0.486 update has mentioned improved security, redesigned camera interface, improved Xperia Messaging, Google Now on Tap, Doze mode and much more
The 23.5.A.0.486 Marshmallow firmware for Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact is rolling out via OTA at the moment but you will be able to flash it manually when the firmware file becomes available. To check for the Marshmallow firmware via OTA.
Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact via OTA
To update Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware you don’t need to download multiple file for it, just you need your device and the working internet connection. You must also remember that OTA process works only on Stock devices which means your device is no longer rooted while you searching for latest firmware via OTA. If you think your device is rooted then don’t waste your time switch to alternative firmware update processes or if possible un-root it and then give it a try. But we don’t recommend you to get stuck in such a long un-rooting process just manually if the download link is available. If you think you are all set to go, then
Go to device Settings >> tap on About device >> Software updates.
Now tap it to check the latest available firmware. Upon it’s availability you will be prompted about the update, now what just tap “Download Now” to instantly download the firmware or “Download later” if you wish to download later. Some times it depends on the region too for example, if the update is released for a specific region but you are not present there it will take some delay until firmware update reaches that region.
Download flashtool from here or simply flash it using stock recovery.
Please let us know if you have successfully updated your Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 23.5.A.0.486 firmware.