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Z2 Update to protect from Stagefright?

I'm wondering when O2-UK will get an update to protect us fully from the Stagefright exploit? So far, many (if not most) carriers around the world have updated to 23.4.A.1.232. I believe this protects mostly (but not completely) from Stagefright. In the UK, most carriers (including O2) are still on version 23.4.A.1.200. Vodafone is the exception - they are rolling out a version numbered 23.4.A.1.236.

 

Can someone from Sony give us any idea when a new software version will be rolling out to protect us, please? Or are we waiting for Marshmallow, when everything will be updated [b]and[/b] we'll be protected?

 

I would like an update from a Sony representative please, not just a forum regular who says [i]"It'll be ready when it's ready!!"[/i], or [i]"I'm sure something will happen soon!!"[/i]. These are serious questions which Sony should have answered without having to be asked. I realise an exact date probably won't be official, but if you could give us some sort of idea, that would at least be adequate, I suppose. And also, a reason why the UK seems to be one of the last regions to see this update.

 

Thank you.

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Re: Z2 Update to protect from Stagefright?


@GUKo2 wrote:

I'm wondering when O2-UK will get an update to protect us fully from the Stagefright exploit? So far, many (if not most) carriers around the world have updated to 23.4.A.1.232. I believe this protects mostly (but not completely) from Stagefright. In the UK, most carriers (including O2) are still on version 23.4.A.1.200. Vodafone is the exception - they are rolling out a version numbered 23.4.A.1.236.

 

Can someone from Sony give us any idea when a new software version will be rolling out to protect us, please? Or are we waiting for Marshmallow, when everything will be updated [b]and[/b] we'll be protected?

 

I would like an update from a Sony representative please, not just a forum regular who says [i]"It'll be ready when it's ready!!"[/i], or [i]"I'm sure something will happen soon!!"[/i]. These are serious questions which Sony should have answered without having to be asked. I realise an exact date probably won't be official, but if you could give us some sort of idea, that would at least be adequate, I suppose. And also, a reason why the UK seems to be one of the last regions to see this update.

 

Thank you.


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Re: Z2 Update to protect from Stagefright?

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Hi @GUK

This is an O2 customer to customer forum....so as said... no-one from Sony will read your post

@Chris_K is our man in the know (at O2) re updates etc. I have mentioned him in this thread so he can update you. We also have a couple of Sony experts @viridis and @MI5 who may also have more information than me

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Re: Z2 Update to protect from Stagefright?

Chris_K will be able to inform you of O2's upcoming firmwares but cannot comment for Sony.
If you visit http://talk.sonymobile.com/ you can ask Sony directly there, however you will probably find the same answer, it will be released (by o2) once testing and modification is complete, not before.


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Re: Z2 Update to protect from Stagefright?

Sony have already updated my generic Z1 so I assume the same for z2.
I guess it's down to o2 testing now?
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Re: Z2 Update to protect from Stagefright?


@GUKo2 wrote:

I'm wondering when O2-UK will get an update to protect us fully from the Stagefright exploit? So far, many (if not most) carriers around the world have updated to 23.4.A.1.232. I believe this protects mostly (but not completely) from Stagefright. In the UK, most carriers (including O2) are still on version 23.4.A.1.200. Vodafone is the exception - they are rolling out a version numbered 23.4.A.1.236.

 

Can someone from Sony give us any idea when a new software version will be rolling out to protect us, please? Or are we waiting for Marshmallow, when everything will be updated [b]and[/b] we'll be protected?

 

I would like an update from a Sony representative please, not just a forum regular who says [i]"It'll be ready when it's ready!!"[/i], or [i]"I'm sure something will happen soon!!"[/i]. These are serious questions which Sony should have answered without having to be asked. I realise an exact date probably won't be official, but if you could give us some sort of idea, that would at least be adequate, I suppose. And also, a reason why the UK seems to be one of the last regions to see this update.

 

Thank you.


We don't have representatives from vendors here but I can typically fill in and find out if I don't have the info to hand. I've checked into this for you and we're currently awaiting receipt of the 232 software for testing and approval - once received, this typically lasts a week or two and is then sent back to Sony for release if no issues are found. That said, it's difficult to be more precise with a date but sometime in the latter half of November may be likely... I'll keep folk posted though.

The 236 update you've seen is a network specific one - the main update is just 232 but it has specific changes the network requires, which isn't uncommon so don't worry if you see some networks with different versions of updates - usually they're all the same but with network specific changes.

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Re: Z2 Update to protect from Stagefright?

To add, it usually is vodafone with unique firmware numbers on xperia devices.