Install 41.2.A.0.235 May Security Patch FTF Update for Xperia XZ (Nougat)

After announcing the Android Nougat for Xperia XZ, Sony already shared the May Security Patch for Xperia XZ few weeks back. Today Sony started Seeding a new updated OTA for Xperia XZ F8331. The new version rolls out with May Security Patch FTF Update for Xperia XZ. The update comes via OTA and if you already have a Stock Nougat running on Xperia XZ F8331 then you can update your phone using this new update to 41.2.A.0.235. This new update is based on the last released Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. The update has already started rolling out via OTA for some region and you may receive the update anytime soon on your phone. The latest 7.1.1 Nougat update comes with a build number 41.2.A.0.235 May Security Patch FTF Update On Xperia XZ F8331 with some minor bug fix and improvements.

If you didn’t receive the notification of the new update, then Go to Settings —> About phone —-> System updates. You may find the new update, but if you still not received the latest update of Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Xperia XZ, then head down below and download the latest 41.2.A.0.235 FTF file for Xperia XZ. After downloading the 41.2.A.0.235 FTF, you can install the OTA file manually on your Sony Xperia XZ. This update is for both the Single (G8231) and dual SIM (G8231) variants of Sony Xperia XZ will receive this official OTA update on the device.

As of now, this is an incremental update with latest May Security Patch FTF Update for Xperia XZ. So make sure to update to keep your device safe with May Security update which has patched a whole host of vulnerabilities in Android. (Recommended)

Install 41.2.A.0.235 May Security Patch FTF Update for Xperia XZ (Nougat)

IInstall 41.2.A.0.235 May Security Patch FTF Update for Xperia XZ (Nougat)

To update manually on Xperia XZ with FTF 41.2.A.0.235 Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, you need Sony Flashtool. Download the Sony Flashtool on your computer and follow the guide below on How to Install 41.2.A.0.235 Nougat update on Xperia XZ Manually .

What Is In Android 7.0 Nougat And Its Feature?

It’s been a while since Android 7.0 Nougat has released. As we know Google Pixel is the first smartphone by Google which debuts the Android 7.0 Nougat update which comes with a unique feature called Google Assistant, an AI bot which acts and talk like a human. With Android Beta Program, Google released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for all Nexus device in the form of the developer preview. The update is pretty stable and Fair warning, though, that the developer preview isn’t free of bugs.

Android 7.0 Nougat comes with handful of features such as  App Shortcuts, Multi Window support, restart setting to power menu, Launch the camera by pressing the power button twice, Image Keyboard support, 100 emoji added, GIF Support, Quick Reply via Notification, Notification Redesigned panel, Notifications prioritization, Enhanced Doze Mode, System UI Tuner, Customizable Quick Settings, Don Not Disturb, New Settings Panel Redesigned, Data Saver per App, seamless updates and New Emoji Support.



  1. This will work on Xperia XZ, Don’t Try this in Any other device.
  2. Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%.
  3. You will loose the original ROM or any CUSTOM ROM if you already installed on your phone. So make sure to Backup your phone before doing this step.
  4. You can also backup all your apps using Titanium Backup
  5. Download all the Zip files from below and Place it in your phone’s root of internal memory.
  6. Make sure that you have latest USB drivers installed on your PC/Laptop.
  7. Download Sony Flashtool and install on your PC.


DOWNLOAD May Security Patch FTF Update


DOWNLOAD Nougat FTF file for Xperia XZ F8331 Central Europe 1 Generic


DOWNLOAD Nougat FTF for Xperia XZ F8332 India Generic F8332 v41.2.A.0.235

DOWNLOAD 34.2.A.0.333 FTF Russia Generic

Model: Sony Xperia XZ (F8331)
Firmware version:
Android version: 7.0


Steps To Install 41.2.A.0.235 Nougat ftf update on Xperia XZ

  1. First of all, Download Sony Flashtool and install on your PC/Laptop
  2. Download the FTF Files and move the firmware file to your Sony Flash Tool –> Firmware folder
  3. Make sure to install the Flash tool drivers on PC by finding the installed location of Sony Flashtool (C:\Users\–PC Name–\flashtool.)
  4. Now download the Sony USB Drivers from the Pre-Requisite link and install it
  5. Now you need to enable USB Debugging on your smartphone. To Enable the USB Debugging, First you need to activate the Developer Option, Go to your Settings -> About -> Software Information -> More -> Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabled“.How to Unlock Bootloader on
  6. Once your developer option is active, Go back to your settings -> Open developer option -> Enable USB Debugging. USB Debug
  7. Now run the Sony Flashtool.exe on your Computer
  8. Power off your phone and now hold VOLUME DOWN button and connect the phone to computer using USB Cable.
  9. Once your phone detects on Sony Flashtool window
  10. Now in the Flashtool Window, Tap on Flash device –>> Flash mode and select the firmware from the firmware folder
  11. Recommended to clean install by selecting the Wipe, Userdata, and app_log (This will wipe your data and do a clean installation)
  12. Now tap on OK button and wait for the firmware to load completely.
  13. Your installation process will start, now wait for few minutes to complete the installation.
  14. have fun with the latest version of 41.2.A.0.235 Nougat fft update on Xperia XZ F8331. 

This Article is about installing latest Nougat on Sony Xperia XZ F8331. Hope you found this article helpful. Let us know your feedback on 41.2.A.0.235 Nougat in the comment section below.

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