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Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPe now receiving OTA update for Android 5.1

Just days after the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe received the latest Lollipop build, so too is Sony's Xperia Z Ultra GPe. Download link within for manual patching.

Published onApril 9, 2015

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With the Z Ultra GPe now receiving Android 5.1, we must ask: will the standard version be next?

While Sony is gearing up to release its fourth Xperia Z phone, some phablet fans are still sitting pretty with the original’s larger-than-life cousin, the Xperia Z Ultra. For those who opted to keep things pure, the GPe variant was the way to go. Fortunately, Google hasn’t forgotten about the largest phone to have been offered with stock Android, as the just a few days after Android 5.1 hit LG’s G Pad 8.3 GPe, it’s now time for the Z Ultra GPe to receive the latest Lollipop build.

The update brings the hardware to build LMY47D. For those who can’t wait for the OTA to hit via traditional methods, the file can be manually downloaded and flashed via the link at the end of the post. The download comes in at 212MB which is about the same size as the G Pad 8.3’s update. Note that manually updating the device is not recommended unless you know what you’re doing, as if something goes wrong your Z Ultra might end up as a paperweight.

For those interested in a history lesson, please check out our review of the original Z Ultra for a tour of the hardware:

Has anyone with the Xperia Z Ultra already installed Android 5.1? Let us know your thoughts or experiences in the comments below.

For manual download, please click here.

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