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Anonymous(anon)
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Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

Hi,

I brought W8 and was really unhappy after looking into reviews. Is there going to be upgrade of os to android 2.3 or 2.2  If yes then please let me know the date..

If not please provide the thrid party link where i can upgrade to 2.3.

Thanks,

Anil

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uliwooly
Posts: 52,611
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

there's no plan to update the phone to anything higher than 2.1

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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uliwooly
Posts: 52,611
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

the W8 its almost identical to the X8, there are Custom ROMs for the X8 that will give you 2.2 and 2.3

check this out

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=973753

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

Hi thanks for the link. Can u guide me how to install on W8 because i am new for this techonlolgy.

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uliwooly
Posts: 52,611
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

ok this is how to use Flashtool

This is an step by step guide

I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG!!!

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OPTION 1 - Install *.ftf files

1. Install Flashtool

2. Copy the *.ftf files that you `ve downloaded earlier to firmwares folder from Flashtool.

3. Click "Flash" button from flashtool and select the *.ftf file firmware and click "OK"

4. Relax and wait a while. When the proccess is completed you will get a popup message (don`t click on that!!!)

5.a. Unplug your USB cable from the PC
b. Power off your phone and plug the USB into the phone
c
. Press back button and
keep your finger on button
d
.
Plug USB cable into your PC whilst holding down the back button on your phone
e
. A
green LED will appear
f
. The process will automatically detect your phone and start flashing
g. When "Found at USB/........" appear on flash tool you may release"back button", sit down, relaxand wait.
Hope this is helpful to you

6. IF the "Start Flashing" message appear everything`s ok if not...repeat. Sitdown and relax (again )

7. When last message appear unplug/plug USB cable

8. DONNE

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Regards,
Ricardo Rendeiro

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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uliwooly
Posts: 52,611
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

this is a video again it will show you how to use flastool on the X10 but the same goes for the X8, arc, etc


"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,622
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

so we can flash any phone ?? with the flash tool..amazing :smileyhappy:

i have not used w8

and if he flashes this tool only, he'll get the features of x8 ??

and the different features exclusively for w8 like wallpapers etc will no longer be in the phone ??

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uliwooly
Posts: 52,611
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

it seems that it works with all Xperias at the moment

here is a list of Custom ROMs for the X8

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=914513

that might or might not work for the W8

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

  • hello,how r u,im also newly brought w8 ,hv u updated ur mobile as per some 1 if u updated i shall start update later
Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Is sony Ericsson W8 upgrade to android 2.3/2.2

i too newly brought did u update