I don’t know if Sony is planning to give the Xperia L2 the Oreo upgrade, but yesterday it got an over-the-air update moving it from the November 2017 security patch as it came out of the box to the January 2018 security patch. The update was a 252.1 MB download, so grab it over Wifi if you don’t have unlimited data and you are not close to throttling.
To cut a long story short, everything went fine and according to plan. A non-boring (I hope) summary of the happenings is after the break… The guys in the picture below look like could be part of a new scifi TV show for Playstation Vue 🙂
Just like the Cylons, I had a plan! First I reviewed the Nexus 6 running Marhsmallow for posterity. Then I upgraded to Nougat (no problems!). And now to the third step, I switched from T-Mobile to Google’s Project FI.
WHY SWITCH TO PROJECT FI?
Once upon a time, T-Mobile was an uncarrier. Now they are more or less at the same un-un-carrier level as Verizon and AT&T, and I realized I was paying a lot more than I was using. With the data-hungry “Walmart plan” going away (5GB per month on $30/mo prepaid), there was nothing useful at T-Mobile to downgrade to.
This post chronicles my Nexus 6 upgrade from 6.0.1 to 7.0. It turns out, all went well 🙂 This took place on April 10 in 2017, all in one go.
My Nexus 6 (unlocked USA version purchased during an Amazon Gold Box special) was among the last it seems to get an OTA invite to upgrade from 6.0.1 to 7.0. Since the OTA invite came out, the whole kerfuffle broke out (see section below), so I hesitated. Then that OTA invite got pulled and replaced with a newer one. The one that got pulled was over 1GB big. The 7.0 was about half of that.
GOING from ANDROID 6.0.1 to 7.0
Since this was a big version upgrade, I did this while connected to AC power and had plenty of available space. The version I installed: