Update Xperia XZ Premium to Android 8.0 Oreo 47.1.A.3.254 Official Firmware

Sony Xperia XZ Premium just received an official update to Android 8.0 Oreo. This new update changes the build number to 47.1.A.3.254. With this update, Sony becomes the first non-Google giant to update its flagship phone to Android 8.0 Oreo. Other manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei and all others are still wondering when they should announce the updates for their smartphone. Meanwhile, Sony has just cheered up all the Xperia XZ Premium owners.

Sony has a very good track record when it comes to software updates. Sony always releases timely updates. I personally have no idea why the Sony smartphones are very slow when it comes to the market. Sony should be given the best Android phone manufacturer awarded just because of its swift software updates. The Xperia XZ Premium now enjoys the latest and greatest iteration of Android with a handful of some other goodies. This update brings massive changes and a plethora of new features to the XZ Premium handset.

Android 8.0 Oreo for Xperia XZ Premium all the goodies that we have been coming across in the Android 8.0 Oreo firmware announced by Google. Sony has improved the performance and battery life of the phone significantly. The new software also includes 3D Creator app, Predictive Capture and Autofocus burst mode for the camera of the phone. Sony has also fixed the camera distortion issue with the help of a new option introduced in the camera application. The front-facing speakers have been improved to provide a better listening experience. Sony has added aptX HD support for the wireless headphones. App shortcuts can be made on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium now.

The 47.1.A.3.254 OTA update is of 1.3GB approx. Of course, this update is rolling out in phases now. It’s not possible that the update has hit the entire globe and every single Xperia XZ Premium owner is enjoying this update. If you happen to own this phone, you can quickly check the OTA updates. If there is an update of the aforementioned size available, you can update it and get the new operating system running on your device. In case you fall in a region where this update hasn’t made it yet, you would want to opt for a manual method. We have one here for you. You can follow the steps given in this guide to update Xperia XZ Premium G8141 & G8142 to Android 8.0 Oreo 47.1.A.3.254 Official Firmware.

Early Preparations:

1. This is only for Sony Xperia XZ Premium D8141 & D8142

This ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this firmware on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.

2. The battery should be charged at least over 60%.

Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.

3. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

4. Enable USB Debugging Mode on your device.

Enable USB debugging mode on your device. To do so, tap settings>developer options>USB debugging. If you can’t find developer options in settings, then tap settings > about device and tap “Build Number” for 7 times and you’ll get em’ activated under settings.

 

6. Use OEM data cable to establish a connection.

Make sure that you use the phone’s original data cable to establish a connection between your phone and the PC. Using a different data cable might result in interrupting the firmware installation.

Update Xperia XZ Premium to Android 8.0 Oreo 47.1.A.3.254 Official Firmware

Before moving forward, please make sure that you’ve read the prerequisites and ensure that you are set to go ahead.

  1. Download the latest firmware Android 8.0 Oreo 47.1.A.3.254 FTF file.
    1. For Xperia XZ Premium D8141 [Generic/Unbranded] Create your own Firmware using this guide
    2. For Xperia XZ Premium D8142 [Generic/Unbranded] Create your own Firmware using this guide.
  2. After creating the firmware with Xperifirm, you will get the firmware files in the folder that you selected before downloading firmware.
  3. Now open the firmware folder created by Xperfirm.
  4. Download xflasher_v23.rar and extract it.
  5. Copy the contents of xflasher_v23.rar in the firmware folder created by Xperifirm.
  6. For Xperia XZ PremiumVolume Down key will do the job of back key, just turn off your phone, keep the Volume Down key pressed and plug in the data cable in now. This will connect your phone to your computer in the Flash Mode.
  7. As soon as the phone is detected in Flashmode, the firmware will start flashing, Do not leave the Volume Down key until the process is complete.
  8. Now click on xflasher.exe to open it. It will create an xflasher.bat file in your firmware directory.
  9. Double-click the xflasher.bat file now to start firmware installation.
  10. Sit back and wait for the process to finish. Follow on-screen instructions in the meanwhile.
  11. Once the flashing is over, you can disconnect your phone and restart it. That’s all.

In case you got any queries or face any problems regarding this guide, please feel free to stop by the comment box below and let us know. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks all!

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