How to Install Xperia X devices 39.2.A.0.327 Android 7.0 Nougat & Marshmallow
Installing Xperia X devices 39.2.A.0.327 Android 7.0 Nougat & Marshmallowusing Flashtool and XperiFirm [TUTORIAL]
Disclaimer: Please read the following instructions thoroughly before attempting to flash your phone. Xperia Blog absolves itself from any responsibility should something go wrong. Please proceed with caution and at your own risk.
NOTE: YOU WILL NOT VOID THE WARRANTY OF YOUR DEVICE BY FLASHING NEW FIRMWARE USING THIS GUIDE. IN ADDITION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER NOR DO YOU NEED ROOT TO FLASH YOUR HANDSET.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CREATE A BACKUP OF YOUR EXISTING REGIONAL/CARRIER FIRMWARE JUST IN CASE YOU NEED TO SEND YOUR DEVICE BACK FOR REPAIR. THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW CAN BE USED TO CREATE ANY FIRMWARE FILE, SO USE THESE TO CREATE A BACKUP WITH THE RELEVANT FIRMWARE BUILD.
1: Preparation for Install Xperia X devices 39.2.A.0.327 Android 7.0 Nougat & Marshmallow
One of the primary reasons people encounter problems in flashing their device is due to not installing the correct drivers on their computer. Please ensure that drivers for your Xperia X device and Flashtool software are correctly installed on your PC before attempting to install new software.
Note: This guide is written for Windows users in mind only.
1) Install drivers for your Xperia X devices
You need to ensure that your PC has all of the necessary drivers installed for your Xperia X device. The best way to do this is to install Sony PC Companion.
Make sure you connect your Xperia to the PC before starting the process to download the necessary USB and ADB drivers. The best way to do this is to power off your Xperia X and then connect to your PC whilst holding the volume down button.
2) Install Flashtool
Download and install Flashtool from the official website here. This guide is based on using Flashtool version 0.9.19.10.
Install Flashtool drivers from the following location: ‘C:\Flashtool\drivers’. Tick the “Flashmode Drivers” and “Fastboot Drivers” to install.
Note Before Install Xperia X devices 39.2.A.0.327 Android 7.0 Nougat & Marshmallow
TO INSTALL THE FLASHTOOL DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 8/8.1/10, PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW.
A) PRESS THE WINDOWS KEY + R TOGETHER AND IN THE ‘RUN’ BOX TYPE:/R /O /F /T 00
– NOW MAKE THE FOLLOWING SELECTIONS TO BOOT INTO THE START UP SETTING SCREEN: TROUBLESHOOT > ADVANCED OPTIONS > START UP SETTINGS > RESTART
– THEN, WHEN THE MACHINE RESTARTS, SELECT NUMBER 7 I.E. “DISABLE DRIVER SIGNATURE ENFORCEMENT”. YOUR MACHINE WILL START WITH DRIVER SIGNING ENFORCEMENT DISABLED UNTIL THE NEXT REBOOT.
B) NOW YOU CAN INSTALL THE FLASHTOOL DRIVERS.
– WINDOWS WILL WARN THAT THE DRIVER IS NOT SIGNED AND WILL REQUIRE YOU TO CONFIRM THE INSTALLATION.
– ONCE THE INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE, REBOOT THE MACHINE
3) Enable “USB debugging” and “Unknown sources” on your Xperia X device
‘USB DEBUGGING’: SETTINGS > DEVELOPER OPTIONS
‘UNKNOWN SOURCES’: SETTINGS > SECURITY
2: How to Install Xperia X devices 39.2.A.0.327 Android 7.0 Nougat & Marshmallow
Xperia X Performance 39.2.A.0.327 Android 7.0 Nougat FTF files
- Xperia X Performance (F8131) 39.2.A.0.327 Russia Generic
- Xperia X Performance Dual (F8132) 39.2.A.0.327 Thailand Generic
Xperia X Performance 35.0.A.1.297 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF files
- Xperia X Performance Dual_F8132_35.0.A.1.297_Taiwan_Generic 6.0.1
- Sony Xperia X Performance (F8131) Android 6.0.1 firmware – Generic UK
Xperia X Compact Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF files
- Xperia X Compact_F5321_34.1.A.3.49_Singapore_Generic 6.0.1
- Xperia X Compact_F5321_34.1.A.3.22_Central Europe 1_Generic 6.0.1
Xperia XZ Dual & Single Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF files
- Xperia XZ Dual_F8332_39.0.A.3.30_India_Generic 6.0.1
- Xperia XZ_F8331_39.0.A.3.30_Central Europe 1_Generic 6.0.1
Xperia XA Dual Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF files
- Xperia XA Dual_F3116_33.2.B.3.105_India_Generic 6.0
- Sony Xperia XA Dual (F3116) Android 6.0 firmware – Generic India
Xperia XA Ultra Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow FTF files
- Xperia XA Ultra Dual_F3216_36.0.B.2.109_India_Generic 6.0
- Sony Xperia XA Ultra Dual (F3212) Android 6.0 firmware – Generic Global
- Sony Xperia XA Ultra (F3215) Android 6.0 firmware – Generic Australia
- Sony Xperia XA Ultra (F3213) Android 6.0 firmware – Generic Latin America
- Xperia XA Ultra_F3211_36.0.A.2.109_Russia_Generic 6.0
This section details the steps needed in order to flash new firmware onto your Xperia X.
First of all, open Flashtool and then click on the lightning bolt in the top left of Flashtool as highlighted below.
Select “Flashmode” and click “OK”.
You should already be in the source folder where the FTF firmware files are located. If not, navigate to: “C:\Users\[Your PC Name]\.flashTool\firmwares”
Select the firmware build version that you want to flash from the “Firmware” pane. Ensure the device variant is the same as the model number of your Xperia X device.
If you want to retain your apps, data, and media (photos, videos, music), then ensure that the “USERDATA” option within the “Wipe” pane is unticked. However, we recommend that when upgrading a major new Android version, a clean install is a way to go. In this case, tick all options under the “Wipe” pane. This will wipe all of your data though including your photos and videos, so please ensure you have these backed up elsewhere.
IMPORTANT – For FlashTool 0.9.19.10 and older:
IF YOU SKIPPED PART 2 OF THE GUIDE AS YOU ALREADY HAD YOUR OWN FTF FIRMWARE FILE, THEN YOU MAY SEE THE FOLLOWING ‘SIMLOCK’ OPTION TICKED UNDER THE “MISCTA EXCLUDE” PANE. DO NOT UNTICK SIMLOCK AS IT COULD LEAD TO PROBLEMS WITH THE NETWORK LOCK ON YOUR DEVICE.
IMPORTANT – FOR FLASHTOOL VERSIONS 0.9.22.0 TO 0.9.22.2: THE DEVELOPER HAS CHANGED THE MEANING OF THE TICK BOX IN NEWER VERSIONS OF FLASHTOOL, WHICH MEANS TICKING THE BOX INCLUDES “SIMLOCK”. EITHER WAY, YOU WANT TO ENSURE YOU ARE NOT INCLUDING SIMLOCK WHEN FLASHING FIRMWARE. SO TO BE CLEAR, WHEN PRESENTED WITH THE “SIMLOCK” OPTION BELOW, YOU MUST NOT TICK THE BOX.
NOTE – FOR FLASHTOOL 0.9.22.3 ONWARDS: THE DEVELOPER HAS DISABLED “SIMLOCK”, WHICH MEANS YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ACCIDENTALLY INCLUDING IT IN YOUR FIRMWARE FLASHING. THE OPTION IS ONLY ENABLED BY ENTERING ‘PRO’ MODE. UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, THEN STAY WELL AWAY FROM PRO MODE.
Click “Flash”. Flashtool will then indicate that it is “preparing files for flashing”.
You may have to wait around 60 seconds for the pop-up below to appear. Once it does, you should now connect your Xperia X device. Make sure the device is powered off and then hold the ‘volume down’ button whilst connecting the USB cable. Once the pop-up disappears and flashing has started, you can let go of the ‘volume down’ button.
Flashtool will then start flashing your Xperia device.
Once you see “Flashing finished” as indicated below, your Xperia X has been successfully flashed.
Congratulations you have just installed Android Marshmallow! Now disconnect your Xperia device and power on the handset. Don’t worry if it takes a while for the handset to boot, this is to be expected.
To confirm that you have upgraded the phone software, click on ‘Settings > About phone’, which will reveal your new Android version and firmware build number.
If you would also like to confirm the region firmware that you have downloaded, you will need to access the service menu option. To do this, open the dialler and enter the following: *#*#7378423#*#*
Then click ‘Service info > Software info’. The CDF is an eight digit number under the “Customization Version” that should tie in with the firmware you downloaded from XperiFirm. For example, you will notice below that the CDF (software customization version) of 1298-7362 matches the same firmware that we downloaded in the XperiFirm screenshots above.