The major Japanese smartphone manufacturer has already released Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and June 2017 security updates for various Sony Mobile devices including Xperia Z5, Xperia X, Xpeira XA, XZ, and many more. Today, Sony released the latest July 2017 security updates for the same. This makes it the third manufacturer to release it after Samsung and Google. The new OTA update comes with a firmware build number 34.3.A.0.206 over the previous 34.3.A.0.194 build for the Xperia X device.
As the update log isn’t available, new features and bug fixes are not yet listed. however, it certainly brings some stability improvements. As for the July 2017 security bulletin, it consists of ‘194’ vulnerability updates to the 7.1.1 Nougat from AOSP sources.
The update is rolling for the Xperia X single SIM variant with model number F5121. With time, other variants shall soon be able to enjoy the same including the dual SIM (F5122) variant. Xperia X Compact may soon benefit. ude all relevant FTF firmware links below in due course.
How to download 7.1.1 Nougat based July security firmware FTF file for Xperia X?
XperiFirm lets you download the full firmware FTF file for the Sony Xperia devices. This will help you in updating the device as well as restoring it full stock. The FTF file can also be used to completely unroot your Xperia device firmware. Once you download the latest firmware file, flash it using the SP Flash tool.
Here, we will show you how to download and install Sony Xperia X series FTF firmware and restore them to stock.
- Download the XperiFirm tool designed for Sony smartphones.
- Install it on your PC by running the XperiFirm 5.0.0 file.
- Select Xperia model number and variant from the left section.
- Click on the model number for your device.
- Click on the region your device belongs to.
- Download the full FTF firmware from the download button below.
The following image shows how to use XperiFirm to download latest firmware file:
Once you are done, head over to this tutorial in order to install the FTF file.