Sony Xperia M5 Single, Dual variants ready to receive Android 5.1 Lollipop

February 1, 2016

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The Sony Xperia M5 is set to arrive in Europe this February. It was made available together with the Xperia C5 Ultra in selected countries back in September shortly after the two mid-range smartphone were announced a month earlier. Android 6.0 Marshmallow isn't available yet on the Xperia M5 but finally, the phone is now ready to receive Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Android 5.1 Lollipop is ready to roll out for the Xperia M5 single SIM (model numbers E5603, E5653, E5606) and the Xperia M5 Dual (E5633, E5663, E5643). The variants will be upgraded to firmware versions 30.1.A.1.33 and 30.1.B.1.33, respectively. All versions should be ready now for download except for E5643.

The firmware updates are expected to deliver better volume mode control, memory management, silent control, and alerts control. Controlling the camera from the SmartWatch 3 should also be smoother and easier now.

Download the FTF Firmware Files for the Xperia M5 from the links below:

Sony Xperia M5 Single (E5603) 30.1.A.1.33 Nordic Generic [Android 5.1]
Xperia M5 Single (E5653) 30.1.A.1.33 Thailand Generic [Android 5.1]
Xperia M5 Dual (E5633) 30.1.B.1.33 Middle East Africa MEA Generic [Android 5.1]
Xperia M5 Dual (E5663) 30.1.B.1.33 India Generic [Android 5.1]

Before this Android 5.1 for Xperia M5, the last Sony Xperia phones that received the same version were the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra.

VIA: XPERIA Blog


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  • Tracy

    Hi there, I’ve got the single sim e5603 model.. If I were to buy a dual sim tray would it work as a dual phone or not? Cheers Tracy