As earlier promised by Sony, first Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta update is rolling out for Xperia Z2. The Marshmallow beta program was introduced by Sony a couple of weeks ago and there is the first outcome of the program. Previously we have seen the release of stock Marshmallow firmware for Xperia Z5 and now the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta for Xperia Z2 contains build number 23.5.A.0.486 with security patch as December 2015.
The update is packed with multiple new features, and the change log of this 23.5.A.0.486 update has mentioned improved security, redesigned camera interface, improved Xperia Messaging and much more. The 23.5.A.0.486 Marshmallow firmware for Xperia Z2 is rolling out via PC Companion at the moment but you can also flash it manually as the firmware file is available. You can also check for the Marshmallow firmware via OTA.
Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Xperia Z2 via OTA
To update Xperia Z2 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware you don’t need to download multiple file for it, just you need your device and the working internet connection. You must also remember that OTA process works only on Stock devices which means your device is no longer rooted while you searching for latest firmware via OTA. If you think your device is rooted then don’t waste your time switch to alternative firmware update processes or if possible un-root it and then give it a try. But we don’t recommend you to get stuck in such a long un-rooting process just manually if the download link is available. If you think you are all set to go, then
Go to device Settings >> tap on About device >> Software updates.
Now tap it to check the latest available firmware. Upon it’s availability you will be prompted about the update, now what just tap “Download Now” to instantly download the firmware or “Download later” if you wish to download later. Some times it depends on the region too for example, if the update is released for a specific region but you are not present there it will take some delay until firmware update reaches that region.
Or Simply install the Marshmallow beta firmware using Stock recovery.
Please let us know if you have successfully updated your Xperia Z2 to latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 23.5.A.0.486 firmware.