Sony starts rolling out Android 9 Pie for Xperia XA2/XA2 Ultra, but you should avoid it

Sony starts rolling out Android 9 Pie for Xperia XA2/XA2 Ultra, but you should avoid it
The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are among the last mid-range smartphones to receive Android 9 Pie updates from Sony. After taking care of some of its flagships, the Japanese company is now focusing on delivering the promised update to those who bought its mid-tier phones.

The problem is the update that Sony is now pushing out to Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra phones could potentially make them unusable. XDA Developers reports that many users have had their phones bricked after installing the update in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

Although not all those who install the update have had this unfortunate issue, those who did haven't been able to recover their phones using the Sony Companion software. What's worse is that there's no workaround to the problem, which is why we're advising all Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra to avoid installing the update for the moment.

We have no idea why Sony hasn't pulled the update yet, but we hope its engineers will be able to reverse the issue and allow Xperia XA2/XA2 Ultra users to recover their bricked phones.

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Xperia XA2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
Xperia XA2 Ultra
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3580 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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