Many of Sony Xperia devices are receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo, now it’s time to update your Sony Xperia XZs to brand new version of Android 8.0 Oreo OS. Sony had a wonderful journey with Nougat updates and now Sony released the latest official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware update for Xperia XZs. This latest firmware comes with all new features and many other changes like improved sound quality, Autofocus Burst, App shortcuts, Predictive Capture (Smile) and much more. Also, the Android 8.0 Oreo update comes with new Quick Settings menu, Picture in Picture (PiP) mode, Google Play Protect integration, background limits, text auto fill and much more.
Sony rolled out this official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means not all users can get this OTA update at the same time. If this Android 8.0 Oreo update is not yet available for you currently and you are excited to flash it on your device and get the experience of the latest Oreo OS then still you can install it manually by following this simple step by step guide.
The Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware is light so everything will be fast and smooth on your smart phone and the update includes optimization, customization and new applications. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android smart phone to the newly released official stock firmware. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.0 Oreo official update on your Sony Xperia XZs then go ahead and follow the givens steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo official update and instructions can be used only for the Sony Xperia XZs. 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 XZs 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 XZs, it should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while firmware installation.
Steps to Install Stock Android 8.0 Oreo official update on Sony Xperia XZs:
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 XZs.
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 XZs 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 XZs to the USB using its USB data cable.
Step No 9: – Turn OFF the Xperia XZs 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 XZs 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 XZs.