Sony released the official firmware update based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for his two stunning premium phones including Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance. Sony is next in the line of OEMs to roll out Android 7.1.1 updates to its devices. Now Xperia devices can be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat via this latest OTA firmware and get the new features and customizations on your Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance. This new Nougat firmware comes with build ID 41.2.A.2.199 along with 1 April 2017 security patch. Also, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat brings system improvements and regular bug fixes. Sony rolled out the official update via OTA (Over -the-Air), so not all users can get this update at the same time. So if the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update has not yet reached 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 7.1.1 Nougat bring tons of new features like new set of emoji, the ability to send GIFs via the from the keyboard and compatible launcher because currently, Sony Xperia’s default launcher does not support app shortcuts. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update on your Sony Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update and instructions can be used only for the Sony Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance. 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 and the Xperia X Performance 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 and the Xperia X Performance, it should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while firmware installation.
- Download Nougat FTF file for F8131 Xperia X Performance Switzerland Generic
- Download Nougat FTF for F8132 Xperia X Performance Russia Generic
- Nougat FTF file for Xperia XZ F8331 Central Europe 1 Generic
- Nougat FTF for Xperia XZ India Generic F8332 v41.2.A.2.199
- Download Sony Flash Tool
Steps to Install Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update on Sony Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance:
Step No 1: – First of all, download the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update and Sony FTF update file from the above links to your PC for the Sony Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance.
Step No 2: – Copy both the Android 7.1.1 Nougat 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/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 and the Xperia X Performance 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 and the Xperia X Performance to the USB using its USB data cable.
Step No 9: – Turn OFF the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance 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 update will get installed.
Step No 12: – Now reboot your Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance and 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 update on your Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance.