Xperia XZ smartphone was launched by Sony in 2016; the device comes with Android 7.1 Nougat OS and was expected to receive the update to Android Oreo before the end of this year. Sony has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo official update for its Xperia XZ with build ID number 41.3.A.0.401 along with latest November 2017 security patch to fix some of the major existing vulnerabilities and bugs. This latest update has an enhanced Xperia Actions feature that suggests settings based on your usage, Reminders feature, all-new gaming and community features and much more.
Also, the Android 8.0 Oreo official update comes with new Quick Settings menu, Picture in Picture mode, Google Play Protect integration, background limits, text auto notification dots fill and so on. Sony rolled out this official update via OTA (Over–the–Air) in phase-wise manner, which means not all users can get this OTA update at the same time. If you have not yet received the Android 8.0 Oreo official update in your region and you can’t wait more, then still you can install it manually by following this simple step by step guide.
The Android 8.0 Oreo official update brings all Google’s default Android Oreo features, improvements, changes, and predictive capture functionality. This latest update is stable build and smoothly run on your device without any problem. Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing 41.3.A.0.401Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware on your own Sony Xperia XZ then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo official update and instructions can be used only for the Sony Xperia XZ. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the device’s model number first.
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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 Xperia XZ 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.
- Download 41.3.A.0.401 Android 8.0 Oreo Official Update
- Download Android Oreo FTF file for Xperia XZ
- Download Sony Flash Tool
Steps to Install Stock Android 8.0 Oreo official update on Sony Xperia XZ:
Step No 1: – First of all, download the Android 8.0 Oreo official 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 8.0 Oreo official 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/firmware
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 8.0 Oreo official 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 8.0 Oreo official update on your Xperia XZ.