Sony Xperia 1 IV starts receiving stable Android 13 update

The latest version of Android is starting to appear in some regions.

Late last week, Sony confirmed the completion of the Android 13 codebase merge for its current flagship duo. True to its word, the company has now started rolling out the stable Android 13 update to the Xperia 1 IV in select markets.

Sony Xperia 1 IV Android 13 Update
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Android 13 sweetness for the Xperia 1 IV has landed as a software release 64.1.A.0.851. At this time, we don’t have the detailed changelog for device-specific improvements, but the release should include all the new Android 13 features alongside the October 2022 patches.

Note that the update for the Xperia 1 IV is currently rolling out to the European dual-SIM (XQ-CT54) variant of the device. The initial wave only covers carrier models, which includes O2, EE, and Altice. At this time, we have no information on when the update will roll out to other variants of these devices.

If you own the aforementioned variant of the Xperia 1 IV, you should soon receive the OTA update notification for the stable version of Android 13. Once you have received the update, make sure to back up your data and charge your phone to at least 60% before hitting the install button to avoid any issues.

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If you don’t want to wait for the OTA notification to appear on your Xperia 1 IV, you can manually check for the update by going to the Software Update section in the device settings. Experienced users can also download the full firmware package directly from Sony’s servers using XDA senior member IgorEisberg’s XperiFirm tool. After decryption, you can then flash the new software using Flashtool (GUI) or Newflasher (CUI).

Have you already received the Android 13 update on your Xperia 1 IV? Let us know about your experience in the comments section below.