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Install 41.2.A.2.223 Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Sony Xperia XZ (G8231 / G8232)

Sony has started rolling out the latest official May security patch update for Xperia XZ both (single SIM (G8331) and dual SIM (G8332) variants). This latest update comes with build ID number 41.2.A.2.223 along with May 2017 security patch to enhance the general performance of your device. The official security update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and brings a huge amount of new features like Multi-window support, multitasking made easy, improved battery, improved battery life and much more. Sony rolled out this latest official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get the update at the same time. If the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat is not yet available in your region then still you can install it manually by following this step by step guide.

The latest official update comes with bug fixes and many improvements. Also, the 7.1.1 Nougat comes with some unique features like App Shortcuts, Image Keyboard support, Customizable Quick Settings, Do Not Disturb, Enhanced Doze Mode, System UI Tuner and much more. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android device to the latest official firmware released by Sony.  Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.1.1 Nougat May security patch official update on your Xperia XZ (G8331 / G8332) then go ahead and follow the given steps.


This guide containing the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official May security update and instructions can be used only for the Sony Xperia XZ (G8231 / G8232). Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the device’s model number first.

Warning: will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Sony Xperia XZ during or after the installation of Android 7.1.1 Nougat official May security update. Proceed at your own risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • Create a proper backup of all your important data and settings using a recommended custom recovery like TWRP or CWM.
  • Download and install Sony Xperia XZ USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging on the Galaxy Note 2 on the PC by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check USB Debugging option.
  • Check the battery level of the Xperia XZ , it should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while firmware installation.

Required Files:

  • Download Nougat May security official update for Xperia XZ (G8331)
  • Download Nougat May security official update for Xperia XZ Dual  (G8332)
  • Download Sony Flash Tool

Steps to Install Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat official May security update on Sony Xperia XZ (G8331 / G8332):

Step No 1: – First of all, download the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official May security update and Sony FTF update file from the above links to your PC for the Sony Xperia XZ .

Step No 2: – Copy both the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official May security update and FTF files to the desired folder on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 3:- Next, copy the FTF update file to: C:/Flashtool/firmwares

Step No 4: – Run the Flash Tool on your PC and then load the FTF update package which you would like flash on the Xperia XZ  by choosing the Nougat firmware file, that you’ve already downloaded on the PC.

Step No 5: – Click on the Flash button of the tool (lower right corner).

Step No 6: – Make sure that all 3 options are selected from the Wipe Menu of the Flash tool.

Step No 7: – Finally, select the option “No Final Verification” at the bottom.

Step No 8: – A message will be displayed saying to connect the Xperia XZ  to the USB using its USB data cable.

Step No 9: – Turn OFF the Xperia XZ  in order to boot into flash mode.

Step No 10: – Turn ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Down button while making the connection between the device and PC.

Step No 11: – Your phone will automatically boot into flash mode and Android 7.1.1 Nougat official May security update will get installed.

Step No 12: – Now reboot your Xperia XZ enjoy the latest Nougat firmware on your phone.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official May security update on your Xperia XZ.


Bhatti Junaid

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