Finally, Sony decided to roll out the official stable Android 10 for Sony Xperia devices. Last year Google released the stable Android 10 update for Google Pixel devices. After that, most of the companies started hard work in releasing the Android 10 official build for their devices. Sony is too late to release the Android 10 update, but finally, it started pushing out the stable Android 10 for Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, and XZ2 Premium. So if you are the users of one of them then now the time to upgrade your device to the latest stable official firmware on your device.
By following our given below step by step guide, you can easily download and install stable Android 10 for Sony Xperia devices. The most recent update comes with lots of new features such as Digital Wellbeing, single SIM devices in the US, gesture-based navigation, a light Google Search bar in dark mode, new recent apps/multitasking windows and much more. Also, the update brings many other improvements, some customization and much more. So after installing this latest official firmware, you can get the experience and enjoy all the features of Android 10 on your own device.
Sony started rolling out the Android 10 update via OTA, so not all users can get the update at the same time. Currently, the official update is available in Europe and some Asian regions. If the update is not available in your area then still you can install it manually. Given below we share the OTA file link, through that you can download and install it on your device. The size of the stable Android 10 official update is about 730 MB. Go to the instruction portion and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 10 official update and instructions can be used only for the Sony Xperia XZ series. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the device’s model number first.
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- Create a proper backup of all your important data and settings using a recommended custom recovery like TWRP or CWM.
- Download and install Sony Xperia XZ series USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging on the
- Xperia XZ series
- on the PC by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check USB Debugging option.
- Check the battery level of the Xperia XZ series, it should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while firmware installation.
Download Android 10 OTA File for Xperia XZ series
Steps to Install Stable Android 10 For Sony Xperia Series Official Firmware:
Step No 1: – First of all, download the Android 10 official update and Sony FTF update file from the above links to your PC for the Sony Xperia XZ series.
Step No 2: – Copy both the Android 10 official update and FTF files to the desired folder on the desktop of your PC.
3:- Next, copy the FTF update file to C:/Flashtool/firmware
Step No 4: – Run the Flash Tool on your PC and then load the FTF update package which you would like flash on the Xperia XZ series by choosing the Android 10 firmware file, that you’ve already downloaded on the PC.
Step No 5: – Click on the Flash button of the tool (lower right corner).
Step No 6: – Make sure that all 3 options are selected from the Wipe Menu of the Flash tool.
Step No 7: – Finally, select the option “No Final Verification” at the bottom.
Step No 8: – A message will be displayed saying to connect the Xperia XZ series to the USB using its USB data cable.
Step No 9: – Turn OFF the Xperia XZ series in order to boot into flash mode.
Step No 10: – Turn ON the device while pressing and holding the Volume Down button while making the connection between the device and PC.
Step No 11: – Your phone will automatically boot into flash mode and Android 10 official update will get installed.
Step No 12: – Now reboot your Xperia XZ series enjoy the latest 10 firmware on your phone.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any questions or trouble while installing the Android 10 official update on your Xperia XZ series.