View Full Version : Sony Releases Android N Developer Preview for Specific Xperia Z3 Models

04-21-2016, 11:23 AM

It looks like the Nexus owners will not be the only folks who get to try out the Android N Developer Preview early. Sony has released it for consumers to try it out on specific Xperia Z3 models ('http://www.droidforums.net/forums/sony-xperia-z3-z3v.733/'). The Android N Developer Preview for Sony devices will only work on the D6603 and D6653 models of the Xperia Z3.

Here's a breakdown of the steps if you have one of these devices and would like to try out Android N Developer preview on it:

Connect your compatible Z3 device to a computer with a USB cable.
Xperia Companion will open automatically
Make sure you have Xperia Companion version 1.1.24 or later. If not, download the latest version from here ('http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/xperiaz3/tools/xperia-companion/').
Hold down the ALT key on your computer and click on Software repair on the home screen, then follow the guide.
You’ll be asked to disconnect and turn off your device, then to reconnect whilst holding down the volume down key to start the software flashing.
You can return to factory settings at any time by connecting back to Xperia Companion and following the Software repair

For more info, here's Sony's landing page on the subject: Android N Developer Preview – Xperia Z3 Series | Sony Developer World ('https://developer.sony.com/develop/smartphones-and-tablets/android-n-developer-preview/')