Great news for Sony fans. The Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 series of devices are currently receiving the Android 10 update. The new system upgrade is knocking into these devices with build number 52.1.A.0.532. If you use Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, or XZ2 Premium then you should now check for the new Android 10 update.
While Sony dropped the latest Android OS for its newer flagships first in late 2019. Now, the older flagships are also getting their share of the Android 10 upgrade. However, some users have complained that the recent Apps and new gesture navigation is not working after stepping up to the new Android OS. These features are still working as it would do on Android 9.0 Pie.
Generally, in Android 10 we have the new recent apps which we can scroll about horizontally. Also, there are new navigation gestures that allow swiping from the corner end of the display. Maybe it’s some kind of bug that led to these feature getting missing on the update. We believe Sony may fix this bug as soon as they become aware of it.
Along with that, Android 10 comes with new features for location and privacy controls. Users can now set which apps can access their location and when. The messages app will now support spam filtering and smart reply options. You can check out the Important features of Android 10 to know more about the new system update.
If you have been waiting so far for the Android 10 update, then you should check your device now. OTA updates are automatic in nature. So, you should get a notification about the 52.1.A.0.532 system update. Otherwise, you can manually check for the same by going to the Settings app.
Go to Settings > System > Software Update. Check for the new update. The device will run a check and notify you whether the new system software is available or not. System updates are usually of large size. So, we recommend using a Wi-Fi network to swiftly download the update. Also, be mindful to have sufficient battery charge on your device before you kick off the installation process. A device with a low battery percentage will not allow you to perform a software upgrade.
Download FTF Firmware Files
- Sony Xperia XZ2 52.1.A.0.532 Firmware
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 52.1.A.0.532 Firmware
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium 52.1.A.0.532 Firmware
- Sony Xperia XZ3 52.1.A.0.532 Firmware
How to Install 52.1.A.0.532 Android 10 on Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 Series
Basically, the firmware we have put up for the mentioned Sony smartphones are FTF firmware files. So, to install these files you will need an exclusive flash tool called the Sony Flash tool. We have put up the download link for this tool in the Requirements section. Make sure to download it.
- This guide and the included firmware only supports Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, and XZ2 Premium.
- Maintain the battery charge on your phone to at least 50% before performing the manual installation
- Take a complete backup of your device data before updating the firmware. If your device has root access, then you can also backup all your apps using Titanium Backup.
- Download the correct firmware file for the correct device.
- After downloading the firmware move it to the phone’s root of internal memory.
- It is important to download and install the latest Sony USB drivers on your PC.
- Most importantly, you have to download the Sony Flashtool and install it on your PC.
Step-1 Download and install Sony Flashtool on your PC/Laptop
Step-2 Download the FTF firmware files and move them to the same folder where you have installed the Sony Flash Tool.
Step-3 Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your phone. You can check it by going to Settings. For enabling the USB Debugging, you must enable 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“.
Step-4 Again under device Settings > Developer Options > Scroll for USB debugging. Tick the checkbox to enable it.
Step-5 Now open Sony Flash tool that you’ve installed
Step-6 Switch off your phone > Hold VOLUME DOWN button and at the same time connect the phone to the PC using USB Cable.
Step-7 Wait till your phone is detected on the Sony Flashtool window.
Step-8 Click on Flash device > Flash mode > select the firmware from the folder you moved it into.
Step-9 Select the Wipe, Userdata and app_log options. It is recommended for a clean installation.
Step-11 tap on the OK button. Now, wait till the firmware loads completely.
Step-12 Now your installation will begin and it will take some time to finish.
So, make sure to install the 52.1.A.0.532 update on your respective Xperia XZ2 device. We hope this guide was useful to you.