Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 receive official Android 10 update
Back in September this year, Google officially rolled out a stable build of Android 10. Since then, several manufacturers have rolled out stable Android 10 builds for their devices. While Sony might not have been the fastest to jump on the bandwagon, the company did promise Android 10 builds for 8 Xperia smartphones last month. As per the update schedule, the company was expected to release Android 10 builds for the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 this month. Sticking true to its promise, the company has now started rolling out the update for the two devices.
As per a recent report from PiunikaWeb, the company is now rolling out an Android 10 OTA (v55.1A.0.748) for the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 worldwide. The update not only upgrades the two devices to Android 10 but also packs in the Android Security patches for November 2019. Before you go ahead and install the update on your device though, there are two things that you should know. The update is causing issues for some users and completely disables calling and mobile data functionality and once you install the update, you won’t be able to revert back to the previous software release. So it would be best if you wait for Sony to address these issues before installing the update. Along with the Android 10 rollout, Sony has also updated the AOSP binaries, but the company is yet to publish the kernel source for the latest build.
The Android 10 update is currently rolling out to users in the US and Europe in a staged fashion. In case you haven’t the OTA notification yet and you wish to manually install it on your phone, you can directly download the update firmware from Sony’s servers using tools like XperiFirm. Once you’ve downloaded the update, you’ll need a flashing utility like Flashtool to install the update on your device.
Source: XDA Forums