The popular Sony Xperia Z was first unveiled at the CES 2013, and the phone has started releasing in various countries. It is one of the most high-end Android phones by Sony with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with an amazing set of features. Most of you who would have bought the phone can easily connect it with the computer using Sony PC Companion or Bridge for Mac, but for those who can’t, we have the Sony USB drivers for Xperia Z — they are bundled with the Sony software package. PC Companion (Windows) and Bridge for Mac is a collection of tools and applications you can use when you connect your device to a computer.
Xperia Z USB drivers are the same as the other Sony Android devices. These new phones do not support mass storage anymore, but it does support MTP which allows you to add or remove files from your 16GB or 32GB of phone storage. MTP drivers are always included with the stock Android phone software — but could have been removed by Sony to include their own drivers. ADB drivers and Fastboot drivers will need to be downloaded from the Android SDK. We have an entire section full of Android USB Drivers, but we have that covered as well for you below on how to download and install the drivers.
Sony Xperia Z USB Drivers for Windows
Like we said, the USB drivers for Xperia Z are always bundled with Sony PC Companion or MTP drivers are part of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a micro USB cable (preferably the one you got with the phone) for the phone.
- Recommended: Download and install Sony USB drivers or PC Companion first for Xperia Z!
- Connect your Xperia Z with the computer using that USB cable.
- Now wait for the computer to recognize the device.
- Several drivers including the modem, MTP service etc. will be installed automatically.
Once finished, you will see a new media device in My Computer. You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Xperia Z USB memory.
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Sony Xperia Z USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting your Xperia Z USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Xperia Z should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Xperia Z and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:
- Recommended: Download and install Sony USB drivers first for Xperia Z!
- Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
- Connect your Xperia Z with the USB cable.
- Wait for the phone to get connected and drivers to be installed.
- Android File Transfer window will automatically open up the window with your internal phone memory directories.
That’s it! Pretty easy solutions, eh? Let me know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.
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Sony Xperia Z ADB / Fastboot Drivers
Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the Xperia Z, you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer.
We have done an entire tutorial on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK for any Android device. You can follow this tutorial and set up ADB and Fastboot and also download drivers from Sony for the Xperia Z.
Again, for any help you need or if you get stuck with an issue, you can always contact us below in the comments and the team of TeamAndroid will be happy to help you out.
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You may also like to check out our Xperia Z section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.