Sony brought a good news for the tablet users and that is ,the owner of Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet can now update their device to the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The new update contains some major improvements, like the change in the UI which is now updated to Material design, notifications are added in the lock screen and some other changes.
If you are not familiar with the Xperia Z2 tablet, it comes with a large screen of 10.1 inch with a pixel density of 224ppi, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.4GHz to offer fast performance. It also has a 3GB of RAM and is running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. Under the hood, there’s also a powerful battery of 6000mAh.
The update is already on the roll in different regions and if you didn’t get it yet or you’re not from that region, then you can update it manually on your Xperia Z2 Tablet. We have written a complete guide on how to update your Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP 511, 512 and SGP 521 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop using the Sony Flashtool.
- Before proceeding, make sure you have taken the entire backup of your data including the contacts and media files.
- Your device should have more than 60 percent battery available.
- You have enabled USB Debugging on your device.
- This guide is only for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP 511, 512 and SGP 521. Don’t try this on other variants.
How To Update Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet To Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 Firmware
Step 1: First of all, we are going to need the appropriate files for the devices we are going to update. Check them out below. You also need to install the latest version of flashtool which can be downloaded from here.
Step 2: After that, extract the firmware you downloaded and you will get a .ftf file. Copy that file and navigate to the Flashtool folder and paste the .ftf file in ‘firmwares’ folder.
Step 3: Run the Flashtool and wait for it to load all the settings.
Step 4: Click on the black lightning bolt on the left side and select ‘Flashmode’, you’ll be given a window, select the firmware you want to flash and make sure all 3 wipe options are checked and all the others are unchecked.
Step 5: Click OK and the Flashtool will start preparing the firmware for flashing. Do know that this may take some time.
Step 6: Meanwhile, turn off your device completely.
Step 7: Once the Flashtool is ready, you’ll be asked to plug in the USB cable while holding the back button (in your case, volume down button)
Step 8: Firmly hold the volume down button and plug in the USB cable while doing it. Your phone’s LED light will blink and the flashing process will start. Once it does, leave the volume down key and keep the micro USB plugged in.
Step 9: Once the flashing is done, you will get a message on screen asking to unplug the cable and turn on your phone. Do that.
That’s it, you’ve just flashed the latest Android version on your phone. Do remember that the first boot will take some time. Sit back and enjoy the goodness of Android Lollipop.