Sony seems to be getting ahead in the game of seeding latest firmware for its devices. The update spree continues with the rollout of November security patch for Xperia XA1/Ultra. This one follows the recent firmware rollout for XZ1/Compact. Xperia XA1 family only gets a monthly security level upgrade with the November 2017 patch. There are no other significant add-ons that follow this update.
The latest update brings the firmware version number 40.0.A.6.162 and 42.0.A.4.133 for Xperia XA1/Ultra respectively. It is still based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is rolling over the air in batches. So, it will take a while to roll onto your device. We might expect an OS upgrade to Oreo in the coming days. Also, users can download the firmware files directly from Sony servers. We have provided the links for downloading and installing the latest FTF firmware for the mentioned devices.
Download Latest Firmware: Xperia XA1/Ultra
You can directly download the firmware that brings the November security patch for Xperia XA1/Ultra.
You have to use XperiFirm tool to detect and download the update depending on whichever region you belong to.
Download the too from the above link and follow the steps below to download the FTF firmware.
Manually Download Stock Firmware for Xperia Devices
- Open XperiFirm tool
- You will see a list of available Sony Xperia devices.
- Select the device > Select the region.
- It will display the latest firmware for that region.
- A Firmware Details dialog box will show.
- Click Download to get the firmware file.
Below you can see an illustrative guide on how to download a firmware for using XperiFirm.
Manually Install the Xperia XA1/Ultra Firmware Update
You have to download the latest FlashTool to install the firmware you’ve downloaded in the previous section.
Next, follow this detailed tutorial on flashing the stock firmware on your Xperia device.
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So, get the November security patch for Xperia XA1/Ultra and keep an eye for possible Android O arrival for the XA1 series of devices.
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