After Sony Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 series, Sony has rolled Android 9.0 Pie update for Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. The new system update comes with the build number 52.0.A.3.84 which is upgraded from 52.0.A.3.27. Along with the OS upgrade to pie, Sony is also rolling out the November 2018 security patch with this software. This may be the reason why the company delayed the November patch this month. The software update is rolling out over-the-air and will cover all the regions gradually. Here we will also guide on how to install Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Android 9.0 Pie Update.
The new Android Pie brings a couple of design changes to the successor Android Oreo but the most notable one is the gesture-based navigation system. Other features of Android 9 Pie are New Quick Settings UI design, Redesigned volume slider, Advanced Battery with AI Support, Notch Support, Improved Adaptive Brightness, Manual theme selection, Android Dashboard which Google calls Digital Wellbeing, and more other features.
Many users are yet to receive the new system upgrade over-the-air. If you are one of them and want to experience Android Pie now itself, then worry not. We have put up the firmware which packs latest Android Pie with new build 52.0.A.3.84. You can install it manually. We have also provided a complete installation guide which you can find below.
Download Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Android 9.0 Pie firmware
Here is the download link of the firmware which comes with the latest Android Pie update.
|Build Number||Security Patch/Details|
|52.0.A.3.84||Android 9.0 Pie Release|
|51.1.A.11.51||September 2018 Security Patch|
|52.0.A.3.126||December 2018 Security Patch|
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Steps to Install 52.0.A.3.84 Android Pie Update on Xperia XZ2 Premium
Before installing the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Android 9.0 Pie Update, you have to follow some guidelines.
- The above firmware is exclusively for Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.
- Make sure to charge your phone to a minimum 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.
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 XZ2 Premium Android 9.0 Pie Update.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Specifications:
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium features a 5.99-inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 630 GPU. The device has internal storage with 64GB and also it can be expanded via microSD card with up to 400 GB. The handset has a IP65/IP68 certified dust and waterproof.
The camera on the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with a dual camera with 19 MP + 12 MP and on the front, the device sports 13 MP camera for selfies. The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and backed by 3540 mAh battery. Other connectivity options include Fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 4G VoLTE support, Dual Sim, and many more.