Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware [SOV38, H8116, H8166, 702SO]

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware [SOV38, H8116, H8166, 702SO]

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware for models [SOV38, H8116, H8166, 702SO]: Download and install firmware for Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38, H8116, H8166, 702SO models. In this post, we are sharing links to download firmware and an undisputed guide to recover or unbrick your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium smartphone by flashing firmware file to your phone. If the battery is not charged, your USB socket will not properly work and you will fail in this method. This method can be done by using the flash tool, you will find the tool below. Don’t forget to install device drivers, all you need is your phone’s firmware file (.FTF file), the popular FlashTool and device drivers for your phone. From below you will able to download the latest firmware for your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware. Please keep in mind that you can’t flash or upgrade if proper drivers are not installed on your computer or laptop. All links in the post are tested and working fine.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium firmware flash file is tested by me and it is working very well without any error, you can use this flash file when the device needs to in remove virus, pattern lock, hard reset, flashing, software update, format, reset, phone lock, sim lock, pattern reset, pin lock, flash, hang on logo, hang problem, firmware update, pattern lock, sim lock, screen lock, screen unlock, pin lock, stuck on logo, username password id problem, unfortunately app has stopped fix, unfortunately, app has stopped working, unfortunately, app store has stopped, unfortunately, your app has stopped, auto turn on internet connection, auto turn on WiFi connection, auto app installing, auto gone balance etc these type issues can use this way. All you need is your phone and micro USB cable plus the flash file provided in this post. But before proceeding, it is necessary to save data like contacts, photos, videos, and other important things,

Also read: Sony Xperia XZ2 Firmware SOV37, SO03K

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware [SOV38, H8116, H8166, 702SO]

Below you can find the links to download firmware files for your Xperia XZ2 Premium. Select your appropriate file according to your region. If your region is not listed download any firmware listed on top and it will work fine for your device. We use a tool called ‘Flashtool‘ to flash firmware files for Xperia smartphones. You can download flash tool by referring below.

Check your device model number from Settings > About device, so that you’ll be able to download actual rom for your device.

Android 8.0 Oreo for Xperia XZ2 Premium firmware SOV38

Sony_Xperia_XZ2_Premium_SOV38_51.1.C.10.44_1314-0765_R13A.zip

Size : 2.00 GB | Region : Japan


Android 8.0 Oreo for Xperia XZ2 Premium firmware H8116

Sony_Xperia_XZ2_Premium_H8116_51.1.A.12.48_1313-7948_R11A.zip

Size : 2.00 GB | Region : Japan


Android 8.0 Oreo for Xperia XZ2 Premium firmware H8166

Sony_Xperia_XZ2_Premium_H8166_51.1.A.12.48_1313-4731_R6A.zip

Size : 2.00 GB | Region : Japan


Android 8.0 Oreo for Xperia XZ2 Premium firmware 702SO

Sony_Xperia_XZ2_Premium_702SO_51.1.D.8.26_1313-5471_R16A.zip

Size : 2.10 GB | Region : Japan

How to Install Firmware file

Requirements

  • Firmware file for your device (.FTF)
  • Flashtool
  • USB cable

Flashing Guide

Please note that i wrote this tutorial for flashtool version (0.9.23.2). If you are using other versions there may be some difference for flashing the same file. So i request you to download the same version mentioned here or do it with your own risk.

Download Flashtool version (0.9.23.2)

[alert-announce] Make sure to Enable “USB debugging” and “Unknown sources” on your Sony Xperia device, click here for help [/alert-announce]

Part 1

  1. Download and install the Flashtool package from official website.
  2. Now go to your installed directory (usually – ‘C:\Flashtool\drivers’) and install Flashtool drivers
  3. Tick the “Flashmode Drivers” and “Fastboot Drivers” to install (see below image)
xperia flashtool guide

Note: To install the Flashtool drivers for Windows 8/8.1/10, please click here.

Part 2

  1. Here we finished installing Flashtool now Open It.
  2. Click on the lightning bolt in the top left of Flashtool as highlighted below.
flashtool guide
flashtool install

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\firmwaresIf you still not able to find the path check this too, C:\Flashtool\firmwares\now you should get it.

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 Sony Xperia device.

A clean install is the way to go

So 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 somewhere else.

install ftf using flashtool

Leave all others unchanged

Click on “Flash“. Flashtool will then indicate that it is “preparing files for flashing”.

install firmware with flashtool

Sometimes, you may have to wait around 60 seconds for the pop-up below to appear. Once it does, make sure that the device is powered off and then hold the ‘volume down’ button and connect the usb cable. Once the pop-up disappears and flashing has started, you can let go of the ‘volume down’ button.

flashtool rom flash

Flashtool will then start flashing your Xperia device.

install ftf file

Once you see “Flashing finished” as indicated below, your Sony Xperia has been successfully flashed.

flashtool tutorial

Hurray 🙂 you have just installed stock firmware! Now disconnect your Xperia device and power on the handset.

It will take some time for the first boot so, don’t worry if it takes a while, this is to be expected.


Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium if it’s boot looping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware to factory state i.e original state when you bought.
  • Upgrade your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its model no. in Settings > About device.

Need help? Let us know if you need any help regarding this via comments below.

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