How To Install Android P (9.0) beta On Sony Xperia XZ2

Download and Install Android P (9.0) beta On Sony Xperia XZ2: The only sony phone is getting the Android P (9.0) beta update is Sony Xperia XZ2.The phone was released in February 2018. The device comes equipped with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It has 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card). The Sony Xperia XZ2 packs a 19-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front camera. The Sony Xperia XZ2 runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and houses 3180mAh non removable battery.

The search engine giant has already released the first Developer Preview of Android 9.0 (P) 2months ago and recently released the 2nd Developer Preview. All the Pixel devices have already started getting the Android P beta update but this time other devices too will get the beta update of Android’s latest version.

Thanks to Project Treble, now non-Pixel users will also get the beta version of Android P on their devices. Previously this was not possible. Only Google phones used to get the latest Android Beta update. This is really a great thing for non-Pixel users.

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 which is their latest Android smartphone has received the Android P (9.0) beta firmware. The ROM is not fully stable and can’t be used as a daily driver. If you use your Sony Xperia XZ2 as your primary device then we recommend you not flash the beta firmware.

About Android P (9.0) Beta

Like any other beta releases, this Android P beta update has some bugs and it can’t be used as in daily life. If you are a developer you can install beta firmware to check who the OS is but if you a normal user, then we don’t recommend you flashing the beta firmware on your main primary device.

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  • This beta update is only for models H8216, H8266 or H8296.
  • The bootloader of the Device must be unlocked
  • Take a full backup of your current files

How To Install Android P (9.0) beta On Sony Xperia XZ2

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  • Download and Install Latest Xperia Companion on your computer.
  • After installing, run Xperia Companion.
  • Now Press and hold the ALT key on your PC and click on “Software Repair” on the home screen
  • Tick the checkbox that says “My device cannot be detected or started” and then click “Next”
  • Wait for the initialization to complete and follow the onscreen instruction.

If you have any question regarding this guide feel free to leave that in the comment section down below.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma, who graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela, is an experienced blogger and an enthusiast of Android technology. She has spent eight years writing about Android OS, earning a reputation as a reliable source in the technology field. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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