Update: Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact also gets Android 9.0 Pie OTA update. Sony is now getting into the Android update game. Their latest flagship Xperia XZ3 just launched this month with Android 9.0 Pie firmware out of the box. In order to be among the first group of manufacturers releasing the latest Android OS version, Sony if now rolling out Android 9.0 Pie OTA update for Xperia XZ2 and many of its variants. So download and install the latest full stock firmware from below.
The new Android 9.0 Pie OTA update for Xperia XZ2 comes with firmware build number 52.0.A.3.27. This is the same build number as that of the Xperia XZ3 flagship. It is also based on the latest October 2018 Security Patch. As Sony’s software is quite close to stock Android, the devices are on the same platform as the Google Pixel 2. The OTA update is available in the regions of Europe and Australia for Xperia XZ2 H8266 (Dual SIM) and also in the regions of India for Xperia XZ2 H826 (Dual SIM) variants.
The update features all the new Android 9 Pie goodies including:
- New system navigation,
- New settings menu
- Advanced notification options and channels
- Adaptive Battery power prioritization for most commonly used apps or services
- Adaptive Brightness levels
- Predictive Application Actions
- Sony camera upgrade
- Much more.
Download Android 9.0 Pie for Sony Xperia XZ2 (FTF Firmware)
In order to get the OTA update, you can go to Settings > System Updates > and check for any OTA updates available for download.
If your device hasn’t received the update yet, don’t worry we have got you covered. Following you can directly download the full stock firmware for Xperia XZ2 and all of its variants directly from Sony servers. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open XperiFirm tool to see a list of available Sony Xperia devices
Step 2: Select the device > Select the region for which you want to download.
Step 3: It will show the latest firmware available for that region.
Step 4: A ‘Firmware Details’ dialog box will show.
Step 5: Click download to get the firmware file
Below is the screenshot of the entire process. Check it out.
Follow this detailed tutorial on flashing the firmware your Xperia device, visit:
That’s about it. Stay tuned for all the latest updates on Sony Xperia phones.
Here are some HD screenshots: