Sony has resumed its rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. The rollout was suspended on 28 June due to technical issues with the over-the-air update mechanism.
The Xperia XA and XA Ultra were set to be updated to build number 33.3.A.0.131 and 36.1.A.0.182 respectively, reports XperiaBlog. The site also has links to the firmware files if you feel brave enough to update your phone manually (it’s not that hard).
Both devices are about a year old and the update was promised six months ago and excited users must certainly have been disappointed when the entire update process was halted for over a week.
As Sony pointed out in its initial statement on the matter, the update itself is fine and user should be able to update safely without worrying about performance hiccups or data loss.
This is the statement that Sony issued at the time:
“We’ve temporarily paused the Android 7.0 upgrade for Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra due to minor performance inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system. Regardless of whether a user has been able to successfully run the upgrade or not, there is no detrimental impact on device performance or loss of existing user data. We’re aiming to re-commence the rollout as soon as possible with a seamless upgrade experience for all users, and will provide a further update in due course.”
The firmware updates for the XA and XA Ultra can be downloaded from this link.