We have some great good news, Sony starts rolling out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo official update for Xperia XZ Premium. Now you can test the official Android 8.0 Oreo OS experience on your own device. This latest update comes with build number 47.1.A.3.254 along with lots of cosmetic changes and all the Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture, Wi-Fi Aware, Auto Fill and so on. Also, the official update brings some device specific features like auto-focus burst, improved sound quality, app shortcuts, 3Dcreator, predictive capture and much more. Sony Obviously rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get the official update at the same time. If you have not yet received the OTA update on your phone and you can’t wait more then still you can install it manually by following this simple step by step guide.
Sony had a wonderful journey with Nougat and most of devices received timely Android Nougat updates. Now Sony plans to continue and release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for his devices. The Xperia XZ Premium has started receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo firmware. This latest update includes some native improvements, stability and lots of changes. Not necessary but it is recommended to take a full backup of all your important data. If you are interested in installing this 47.1.A.3.254 Android 8.0 Oreo official update on Sony Xperia XZ Premium 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 Premium. 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 Premium USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging on the Xperia XZ Premium on the PC by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check USB Debugging option.
- Check the battery level of the Xperia XZ Premium, it should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while firmware installation.
- Download 47.1.A.3.254 Android 8.0 Oreo Official Update
- Download Android Oreo FTF file for Xperia XZ Premium (Coming Soon)
- Download Sony Flash Tool
Steps to Install Stock Android 8.0 Oreo official update on Sony Xperia XZ Premium:
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 Premium.
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 Premium 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 Premium to the USB using its USB data cable.
Step No 9: – Turn OFF the Xperia XZ Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium.