Finally after a long wait Sony’s flagship, Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are now receiving Android 12 update from it’s Japanese manufacturer. The firmware was first reported by a user on Reddit, and now it’s finally here. The update is rolling out at the time we are writing this post. Talking about the firmware, the stock Android 12 update for Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III is available to download as build 61.1.A.1.149 further comes with December 2021 security patch and goodies of Android 12.
If you are already running Android 11 firmware then you will be getting the new update via OTA anytime soon. We have also posted the manual update process to install the Android 12 with 61.1.A.1.149 FTF for Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III via Sony flashtool and Xperifirm.
Supported devices: Xperia 5 III/Xperia 1 III
Android Version: Android 12
Build Number: 61.1.A.1.149
Android Security Patch level: December 2021
Update size: 2.5GB
Android 12 update for Xperia 5 III and Xperia 1 III: Firmware details
This is a stable Android 12 build which is rolling out for all devices around the Globe, the update brings system wide improved dark interface, better privacy control, new Gesture Navigation, rounded interface, Adaptive Battery and Brightness, app actions based on the current context, redesigned volume adjust settings and a lot more. As it is a major jump from Android 11 to Android 12, the update weighs around 2.5 GB in size. If you are getting impatient to install the update on your device just head to the flashing process below.
Download 61.1.A.1.149 FTF Android 12 for Xperia 1 III & Xperia 5 III
Before you begin the installation process, your phone’s battery should be charged up to 60%.
Create a safe backup of your data.
Process to install Android 12 update on Xperia devices via OTA
Currently the update is rolling out via OTA so we recommend you to get it on your device via manually check for the OTA.
Tap the Settings icon in the apps drawer.
In the Setting menu, head to the “About phone” section.
Now select tap on “System updates” and check for the available system updates.
Tap on Download if it notifies you of the update, and let it install automatically.
Note: If you get OTA update right on your device, then before installing the update it is mandatory to charge your device minimum at 60% to avoid shut down.
Process to install manually Android 12 update on Xperia devices via Xperifirm
To download Android 12 FTF firmware file, you need to install the Xperifirm tool for that.
Here is our complete guide to Xperiafirm tool along proper instruction to install the firmware on your device.
That’s it! We hope you have successfully updated your device on the latest firmware. If you are facing any difficulty during the process, let us know because we are here for you.