In early 2019, the tech giant Google has released its Android Q (later named Android 10) beta testing program and just like other popular smartphone OEMs, Sony has also participated in that. Sony has also included the Xperia XZ3 model in the list of the early Android Q Developer Preview program. Though the Japanese tech brand Sony gets delayed in terms of providing the latest Android 10 update to other models, it’s better late than never. Currently, Sony has started pushing out the latest Android 10 update for Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 devices with a software version 55.1.A.0.748 respectively.
However, there is no public beta was available for both models. Sony has decided to go with the official stable Android 10 update directly. Additionally, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 devices are also receiving the November 2019 Android Security Patch Level for improved system security and bug fixes. OTA updates are waving in a phased manner across the globe and will soon hit on your respective model. Still, don’t want to wait for OTA? Check out our full-depth guide to install the firmware on your device below.
What’s on Android 10?
Android 10 is the 10th iteration of Android OS that has been launched officially in September 2019 by Google. As it’s the successor version of the last year’s Android 9 Pie, the new version comes with a bunch of new features and most importantly privacy-related measures that will come in handy for the users. This year Google has also ditched the alphabetical naming tradition with the Android 10 that keeps it simple and easy to remember.
Now, want to know more about the features of Android 10? Let’s take a quick look. There are a couple of highlighted features that you should know about Android 10. It offers the much-awaited system-wide Dark Mode, Focus Mode (similar to Digital Wellbeing), Live Caption, Family Link, Smart Reply, Sound Amplifier, improved Gesture Navigation, Privacy & Location Controls, Security Updates, and more.
Additionally, you will get Foldables & 5G support, app permission control, Ads Personalization option, camera improvements, hearing aid support, improved sharesheet, etc. You can also check out our video overview below.
55.1.A.0.748: Firmware Details
- Device Name: Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5
- Software Version: 55.1.A.0.748
- OS Version: Android 10
- Security Patch Level (SPL): November 2019
- File: Stock Firmware Update
- Tool Supported: Xperia Flash tool
Steps to Install Android 10 for Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 (55.1.A.0.748)
Now, if the latest OTA update hasn’t arrived yet on your Xperia 1 or Xperia 5 device, then don’t worry. You can manually flash the firmware file by following the step-by-step guide here. Follow the download links and requirements properly in order to proceed to the installation steps.
- Ensure that you’re using Sony Xperia 1 or Xperia 5 to flash the mentioned firmware.
- Fully charge your phone.
- Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on your device.
- Requires a PC/Laptop and a USB cable.
- Download and Install the latest Sony USB Drivers on the PC.
- Download the Xperia Flash Tool also on your computer.
Instructions to Install:
You’re all set to proceed to the Xperia Stock Firmware flashing steps. Follow the guide link below.Steps to Install Stock Firmware on Sony Xperia using Flash Tool
That’s it, guys. We feel that you’ve installed the latest firmware on your Xperia 1 or Xperia 5 successfully. Do you have any queries? Feel free to comment below.