Sony is one of the few brands that has fewer phones in its collection. And so it’s easier to manage phone updates. Android 12 is the latest version of Android which is available from October 2021. Since then Sony has rolled out Android 12 for most of its eligible phones. And now another Sony phone Xperia 5 II is getting stable Android 12. Here you will get to know everything about Android 12 for Sony Xperia 5 II.
Sony Xperia 5 II was released in 2020 with Android 10 out of the box. It later received the Android 11 update in January 2021. The phone is eligible for at least two major updates and Android 12 will be the second major update for the device. We’ll share in our list of eligible phones if it will get Android 13 next year.
The stable Android 12 for Sony Xperia 5 II comes with build number 58.2.A.0.899. This has been shared by a Reddit user u/GearSea1402. And we have also verified it in the Xperifirm tool. The update seems to be rolling out in most of the regions. It weighs around 1GB so make sure to download it over WiFi.
Talking about new features, you can expect all the new features that are already available on other Xperia phones running on Android 12. New features include a new privacy dashboard, security permission indicator, and many more. As of now, we don’t have the complete changelog but we will share it with you once available to us.
As usual, Sony Xperia 5 II Android 12 is a staged rollout and will be available to users in batches. The staged rollout means, it will reach out to a batch of users in intervals. It will be available to Xperia 5 II users in a few days as OTA. Keep checking for the update manually from System Update in Settings.
You can also download the latest firmware to manually flash the file for the latest update. And luckily the Sony Xperia 5 II Android 12 firmware is available. You can download the Android 12 file for Xperia 5 II from XperiFirm tool. Make sure to download the correct file.
Before updating your Xperia 5 II to Android 12, make sure to backup all the data and charge it to at least 50%.