When it comes to firmware updates Japanese manufacturer Sony Mobile is always quicker to join the party. Earlier today, Sony has started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie update for Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra. The stock Pie update arrives as build 50.2.A.0.352, the same update carrying build 50.2.A.0.342 already released for the devices in Russia. But we have heard reports of Android Pie installation results in bricking some devices.
Now the stable build is out, if you are already running Oreo firmware then you will be getting the new update carrying Android Pie sweetness along March 2019 security patch on the Xperia XA2 twins. We have also posted the manual update process to install the Android Pie 50.2.A.0.352 FTF for Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra via Sony flashtool and xperifirm.
Android Pie 50.2.A.0.352 FTF for Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra: Firmware details
Back in November, Sony announced it’s schedule to release Android Pie update for Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, and now it seems the time has arrived. This is a stable Pie build which is rolling out for all devices around the Globe, the update brings goodies of Android Pie update including new Gesture Navigation, Adaptive Battery and Brightness, app actions based on the current context, Dark Mode, redesigned volume adjust settings and a lot more. Other goodies includes addition of Full HD 960fps slow-motion video in the camera app. As it is a major jump from Oreo to Pie, the update weighs around 1GB in size. If you are getting impatient to install Android Pie for Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra just head to the flashing process below.
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Download Android Pie 50.2.A.0.352 FTF for Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra
Before you begin the installation process, your phone’s battery should be charged up to 60%.
Create a safe backup of your data.
To download Android Pie 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 to help you on that.
We have collected some reports and found that some Russian users have bricked their devices after installing the update, here are the details