Xperia 10 Android 10 update arrives as unofficial LineageOS 17.1, ZenFone 5 OTA fixes camera QR code bug

In mid-October 2019, Sony’s Android 10 roadmap was revealed with details of when various devices would be upgraded to the new OS. For some reason, the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus were missing from the list.

About a month later, the Japanese company did reveal its Android 10 plans for the Xperia 10 duo alongside the Xperia Z2 trio and Xperia XZ3. As of this writing, the latter devices have already received their update to the new OS, but nothing yet for the 10 and 10 Plus.

But all thanks to XDA‌ Recognized Developer LuK1337, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Android 10 update is here, at least via the unofficial LineageOS 17.1 update.

Xperia 10

This isn’t coming directly from Sony, so you’ll need to unlock the bootloader of your phone first and grab a custom recovery like TWRP to install this software.

If interested, find the download files and installation guides for the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus here and here, respectively.

Asus ZenFone 5 update

Elsewhere, Asus has a new software update for the ZenFone 5 arriving as version 16.0615.2002.120. The update brings along an updated Android security patch and fixes the camera QR code scanning issue.


Below is a summary of the changes included in the new .120 build.

1. Updated Google security patch
2. Fixed Camera QR code scanning issue
3. Fixed Brazil time zone adjusting issue

The incoming ZenFone 5 update is based on Android Pie, with the device’s Android 10 update still facing uncertainties. The previous update rolled out last December, so be sure to grab the incoming OTA even if it doesn’t bring changes to the base OS.

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