Sony Xperia 5 II is now receiving Android 11 Update

Last week, Sony released Android 11 update for the Xperia 1 Mark I and Xperia 5 Mark I. Now the update has made its way to the Xperia 5 II. According to the official roadmap, the device is set to receive the update before the end of January. Sony has fulfilled its promise and started pushing the latest Android 11 update to the Xperia 5 II. The update bundles a flurry of new features, improvements, and fixes. Here’s everything you need to know about Sony Xperia 5 II Android 11 Update.

The first major OS update on the Xperia 5 Mark II is seeding with 58.1.A.1.1.178 software version. The update is rolling out for XQ-AS52 variant in European region and XQ-AS72 (dual SIM) in Russia and South East Asia, the latest build weighs around 710MB of download size. Not only this, but the SoftBank exclusive with model number A002SO also gets the Android 11 update in Japan. The latest update on the Xperia 5 II comes with December 2020 monthly security patch.

Android 11 Update on Sony Xperia 5 Mark II comes with a bunch of new features. The update bags feature like Chat Bubbles, change in Notification panel & volume controls, improved performance, and many other features. Yes, it packs every essential feature of Android 11 along with a number of enhancements.

Sony Xperia 5 II Android 11 Update

Sony hasn’t published a detailed changelog, but the update should come with a bunch of new features, which are mentioned in the above paragraph.

Sony Xperia 5 II Android 11 Update

As for now, the OTA is rolling in limited regions, hopefully, it will soon be available in other regions as well. In case you’ve not received the OTA notification on your Sony Xperia 5 II, then I recommend you to check the updates manually in the system settings.

To manually check for updates simply go to Settings on your Xperia 5 II. And then go to System > Software Update. It will show the available update that you can download and install on your phone.

Hopefully soon the firmware will also be available on the company’s server. It means even if you don’t receive the OTA update on your phones, then you can manually update your device. First, download the Android 11 firmware from the Xperifirm tool for your Xperia device. Then you can manually flash on your phone. If you want to do so, then I recommend you take a backup prior to diving into the process. That’s it.

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