Download and Install Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie update

The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus was launched in August 2017 with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and later upgraded to Android Oreo. Recently, Sony started rolling out the Android Pie update for the Xperia XA1 Plus, including the latest security patch level. The update is being rolled out over-the-air and will gradually cover all regions. However, if you have not received the update yet, this guide will help you manually install the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie update.

The Android 9.0 Pie update comes with a range of features, including a new gesture-based navigation system, redesigned volume slider, advanced battery with AI support, notch support, improved adaptive brightness, manual theme selection, Android Dashboard, and more.

The Xperia XA1 Plus features a 5.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 processor coupled with 3/4GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory. The device has a 23MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 3430 mAh battery with fast charging (Pump Express+ 2.0) and also features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Although the Android Pie update is being rolled out over-the-air, some users are yet to receive it. If you are one of them and want to experience Android Pie now, you can manually install the firmware using the latest version. We have provided a complete installation guide below to help you through the process.

Download and Install Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie update

Download Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie firmware

Here is the download link of the firmware which comes with the latest Android Pie update.

48.1.A.2.101 February 2019 Patch

Steps to Install Android Pie Update on Xperia XA1 Plus

Before installing the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update, you have to follow some guidelines.


  • The above firmware is exclusively for Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.
  • Make sure to charge your phone to a minimum of 50% before installing the update.
  • Take a complete backup before doing this procedure. If your device is rooted, then you can also backup all your apps using Titanium Backup
  • A PC/Laptop with USB cable
  • Install the Latest Sony USB drivers on your PC/Laptop.
  • Download and install  Sony Flashtool on your PC.

Instructions to Install:

Step-1 First begin by downloading the firmware file

Step-2 Move the firmware to the Sony Flash Tool’s Firmware folder.

Step-3 Install the Flash tool and Sony USB drivers on PC

Step-4  Now enable USB Debugging on your smartphone. It will enable Developer Options feature.

Step-5 After developer option is active, Go to device Settings -> Open developer option -> Enable USB Debugging. 47.2.A.0.306

Step-5 Run the Sony Flashtool.exe on your PC.

Step-6 Switch off your device and hold VOLUME DOWN button and then connect it to the PC using USB Cable.

Step-7 The phone will detect Sony Flashtool window

Step-8 In the Flashtool Window, Tap on Flash device –> Flash mode –>select the firmware from the firmware folder.

Step-9 You have to perform a clean install. So, select the Wipe, Userdata, and app_log to entirely wipe out your device data.

Step-10 Tap on OK button and wait as the firmware loads.

Step-11 Now the firmware installation starts, wait for sometimes as the installation process is going on.

So, that’s it, guys. I hope this guide was helpful to install Xperia XA1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update.


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