April 4, 2019: Sony started rolling out Pie to the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus in late February, but it was discovered to have major issues and subsequently halted. Today, the rollout has resumed, arriving as version 50.2.A.0.352 and also installs February 2019 security patch.
February 23, 2019: Sony has a new update for the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra in Russia that installs Android 9 Pie update to the duo, but early adopters are reportedly experiencing issues with the initial update. The update rolling out has software version 50.2.A.0.342 and weighs about 950MB, tagging along new stuff like a new notification menu and app UI, new volume slider design, a new camera app, and so on.
While some users are enjoying the goodies of Pie and all, unfortunately, the same update is also bricking devices of others, leaving the screen unresponsive and sometimes issues begin at boot level. Some users say the update breaks TWRP and even worse is that they cannot recover the handset using Sony Companion software since you end with the same firmware.
The Sony Xperia support team has picked up the issue and promised to release a fix soon, so better skip the current rollout if it comes your way.
Software update timeline
- Both Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and XA2 Plus receive the same software update/version.
|Date||Software & Android OS version||Changelog|
|04 Apr 2019||50.2.A.0.352 | Android 9||Android 9 Pie rollout resumes. It also installs February 2019 security patch|
|23 Feb 2019||50.2.A.0.342 | Android 9||Installs Android 9 Pie update, but the rollout was halted|
|24 Dec 2018||50.1.A.13.123 | Android 8.0||December 2018 security patch|
|20 Sep 2018||50.1.A.13.83 | Android 8.0||September 2018 security update, adds high-resolution audio and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX)|
|04 Aug 2018||50.1.A.10.51 | Android 8.0||July 2018 security patch|
|25 Jun 2018||50.1.A.10.40 | Android 8.0||June 2018 security patch|
|28 Mar 2018||50.1.A.5.59 | Android 8.0||March 2018 security patch|
|08 Mar 2018||50.1.A.4.102 | Android 8.0||January 2018 security patch|