Sony starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update (build 47.1.A.3.254) for Xperia XZ Premium with new features. Xperia XZ Premium G8141 variant will receive the OTA (over-the-air) notifications for the official Android 8.0 Oreo update on their phones once it starts. However, since the OTA update is rolled out in phases, it will take a week or more to get the update on all Xperia XZ Premium devices. You can also download and install the update manually.
Xperia XZ Premium is one of the first non-Google devices to get the official Android 8.0 Oreo stable update. Recently, OnePlus rolled out a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo (OxygenOS OB 25/16) for its OnePlus 3/3T, but the stable Oreo update for the device is not yet announced.
Xperia XZ Premium users will get all goodies of Android 8.0 Oreo, such as Picture-in-Picture mode, notification channels, adaptive icons, app shortcut, better battery life and more, alongside Sony’s own features like 3D Creator, Predictive Capture, improved sound quality with Qualcomm aptX HD audio technology and more – check out full details here.
For your information, Sony has also confirmed that the following Xperia devices will get the Android Oreo update: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia Touch and Xperia XA1 Plus.
Tech-savvy users can download and install the Android 8.0 Oreo update manually on their Xperia XZ Premium. If you own an Xperia XZ Premium (G8141), then here is how to install the update manually on it.
Android 8.0 Oreo updates for Xperia XZ Premium G8141 variant is now available for download. Thanks to XDA user xrenoix, you can install the update file (G8141 47.1.A.3.254) manually via Newflasher tool.
Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only.
1. Back up all important data you have on your device.
2. Download Xperia XZ Oreo update file (Oreo G8141 47.1.A.3.254 Commercial and Journalists_1309-9931_47.1.A.3.254_R1B) from here.
3. Switch-off your phone and press Volume Down button and then connect your phone to your Windows PC.
4. Unzip the downloaded firmware file into a folder. Delete the Partition folder from the extracted file, and then add Userdata (download from here) in the unzipped folder.