After the Android 10 launch, many smartphones have received the update. Bust smartphones from Sony were lacking Android 10. But sony jumps into the race by rolling out Android 10 update for Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. Both phones are flagship devices from Sony and it was obvious that Sony will first release the Android 10 update on these phones. Earlier last month Sony announced that some of its phones will get Android 10 and also revealed that Xperia 1 & Xperia 5 will get the update in December. And as said they started rolling out Android 10 update to Xperia 1 & Xperia 5.
Many users have reported that they received the Android 10 update on their Xperia 1 or Xperia 5. The update brings Android 10 features on both Xperia phones. It is late but a great move from Sony to provide Android 10 updates. They kept their promise by rolling the Android 10 update on Xperia 1 & Xperia 5. It means you can expect to get the update in time as per the list provided by Sony.
Xperia 1 & Xperia 5 Android 10 Update
The update is rolling out in batches so many users may not receive at first OTA updates. In this case, you have two options one is to wait and the other is installing the Firmware by Sony Flash Tool which will update your device. Xperia 1 & Xperia 5 Android 10 update comes with version v55.1A.0.748 and November 2019 Security Patch. The OTA update is around 725MB.
But you should be aware that some users have reported that the update triggers issues like calling and mobile data not working. So you need to be careful before installing the update as you won’t be able to downgrade your device. The advice will be to wait for Sony to fix the issue and provide a new update.
The update comes with a dark blue accent that can be applied system-wide but it is not good as pitch black and dark grey. Sony is already late on providing the update instead the update is not stable. Android 10 OTA update is currently being deployed in the US and Europe region but it is not a region-based update so users from other regions can also get the update.
If you have a different Xperia phone and don’t know if your device is eligible to receive the Android 10 update. Then here is are Xperia phones which are going to get the Android 10 update – Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, and Xperia XZ3. These devices are set to get Android 10 updates in the coming few months including the next year months.
How to Install Android 10 update on Xperia 1 & 5 (Manually)
You can follow the below tips to install the Android 10 update on your Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. But first, manually check for updates in Settings.
In case if you do not want to wait any further to experience official Android 10 on your Xperia 1 and Xperia then you need Firmware. You can download the latest Android 10 based firmware for your phone using tools like XperiFirm.
And once you have the Android 10 Firmware for your phone, you can proceed with flashing on your phone. To flash the firmware you need a flash tool like Sony Flash Tool or any other which supports flashing on Sony devices.
Now you can experience Android 10 on your phone Xperia device. Let us know about your experience. It might help other users want feedback before installing the update.