Sony Releases Android N Developer Preview for Specific Xperia Z3 Models

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    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. 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.
    • 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

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