Sony has been rolling out Android 5.1 updates to many of its devices since last July. Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra were the last few devices that received bumps to Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware last month. Today, the Xperia M5 gets the same treatment with the 5.1 update available over the air. The OTA is not yet available for download, but can be expected soon. Meanwhile, you can get the OTA update using our OTA capture guide. Alternatively, M5 can be updated with the official Sony PC Companion. Just install the PC Companion and connect your device to PC. The latest firmware will be flashed on your device.
This mid-range device from Sony was launched back in August, running Android 5.0 at launch. The phone comes with a 5-inch 1080p screen and an impressive 21.5MP rear camera, a MediaTek X10 processor, and 3GB of RAM paired to just 16GB of storage space. The 7.6mm-thin phone uses Sony’s water-resistant body system and a 2600mAh battery. The device surely deserves a firmware upgrade. As a good news for the Xperia M5 users, the device has been promised an Android 6.0 update last year.
Sony recently released the Concept Marshmallow ROM for some of its devices. First to receive this is the Xperia Z3 and the Z3 Compact. It brings latest Sony UI along with the latest Android features from Google. Ever since the Android 6.0’s AOSP code has been available to manufacturers and developers, it has been ported to many Android devices with the CyanogenMod 13 or stock based custom ROMS.
Users can wait for the over-the-air update alert in the usual manner, or use Sony’s PC Companion computer program to download and install the update manually. As the update is rolling out slowly and regionally, the OTA link is not available just yet. However, it will be updated soon in the download section below. Hence, keep visiting to get the OTA capture even before it hits your device. Moreover, if you have rooted your device, then you may not receive the update over the air. Check the download section below for update.
Latest available software
You may already have the latest software, depending on the date of purchase. Software updates are released at different times depending on operator and/or country. Therefore, we cannot give you an exact date for when a specific update will be available for Xperia M5.
Android version: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Latest available software: 30.1.A.1.33
Release started: 2016-01-27
To find your device’s current software version:
Settings > About phone > Build number / version
Download Sony Xperia M5 Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA
Xperia M5 OTA
→ Download | Coming Soon
Meanwhile, Go to Settings > About phone > Software update and check for an update there.
Source: Sony Mobile Support
Also See: How to capture OTA On your device→