A Good news for anybody who owns Sony Xperia Z5, as the latest 7.0 Nougat firmware (v32.3.A.0.376) is currently rolling out over the air, in a phase-wise manner. Like usual, we’re providing a detailed guide on how to install it manually, for those who don’t want to wait until they receive the official update notification.
Everything you need to do in order to flash Nougat update for Xperia Z5 is follow the steps below and you will enjoy the latest features brought by Google’s latest operating system, including Doze, Vulkan API, Seamless update and many others.
Please consider the following aspects before updating, in order to avoid any unpleasant situations or bricking your phone:
- This firmware is just for the Sony Xperia Z5, so don’t try installing it on another device, since it won’t work.
- The updating process may erase the data on your phone, so our recommendation is to perform a full backup before starting, for the safer side.
- Ensure that your phone’s battery level is at least 50-60% before starting, in order to prevent an accidental shutdown, in-between the process.
- Please follow the instructions below correctly, making sure you don’t skip any steps.
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Install Nougat (32.3.A.O.376) Firmware On Sony Xperia Z5
Step 1: Go to Settings > About Phone > Build Number and tap it 7 times, in order to enable Developer Options.
Step 2: From Developer Options, enable USB Debugging.
Step 3: Download the Sony Flash Tool – Download, and install the drivers.
Step 4: Go to Flash tool > Drivers > Flash tool-drivers.exe and install the Flash tool, Fastboot & Xperia drivers.
Step 5: Download the Nougat FTF File for Xperia Z5, and save it in the Flashtool > Firmware folder.
Step 6: Open Flashtool.exe.
Step 7: Click on Flash Device > Flash mode and select the FTF firmware file you just placed in the Firmware folder.
Step 8: Check Wipe cache, data, APPS_LOG and USERDATA, if you want to perform a clean install. Otherwise, you can simply skip this step.
Step 9: Click on OK and you will see that the firmware will start preparing for flashing.
Step 10: As soon as the firmware is ready, connect the phone to your PC, using a cable, and you will see a message prompting you to turn off the phone, but keep the Volume Down key pressed and plug in the data cable.
Step 11: After your phone will be detected in Flash mode, the firmware will start flashing. Keep holding the Volume Down key, until the process is completed.
Step 12: As soon as the installation is ready, leave the Volume Key and boot your phone normally.
And this is it! You have successfully managed to install Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Sony Xperia Z5. If you have any questions, please contact us, using the comments section below!