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uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

Thanx XDA forum

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1269845

or

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1276666

or

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1221105

download FlashTool

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=92074

Install it and you will see  5 folders

                                   Custom
                                   Drivers
                                   Firmwares
                                   Loaders
                                   X10Flasher_lib
take the firmware to the  "Firmwares" folder
click on X10FlashTool (Application)
click on Falsh
Press Ok
it will ask you to connect your phone on Flashmode (turn off your phone, press the back button, then connect the USB) press OK

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

Forum Legend
uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

Make sure you backup everything using the Backup & Restore app

if you need the app you can use this link instead to download the apk

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I5CJUPJV

How to install it

You need to

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

download IO File Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager&feature=search_result

download the backup & restore app, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it

Contacts

just to play it safe sync your contacts w/ google if you haven't already

open your phonebook

press MENU button -> tap on Send Contacts -> select all -> send it to your email
on your computer
-> download the file -> go to your gmail -> click on contacts -> click on more actions -> on the drop down menu click on "import" -> choose the file -> and click import
Apps

Don't worry so much about backing up your apps

on your computer go to

market.android.com -> log in -> click on My Library -> and send all your apps to your phone

market my library.JPGmarket my library 02.JPGmarket my library 03.JPGmarket my library 04.JPG

SMS/MMS

if you don't want to use the backup & restore app then

Install "backup SMS" to back up your SMS and MMS to your Gmail

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync&feature=search_result

or your SMS use

"backup & restore SMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&feature=search_result

or for your MMS use "Save MMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.schwimmer.android.mmsextract&feature=search_result

Call Logs

And for call logs this is great

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.yang.android.ansta

Forum Legend
uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

you can watch this video is on an X10 but the process is the same


or


other links for the Backup & Restore APK

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1193802

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apk

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apk
http://www.mediafire.com/?1n07llajeaoo03y

again

How to install it

You need to

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

download IO File Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager&feature=search_result

download the backup & restore app, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it

or check this thread by slimshaddy

http://talk.sonyericsson.com/thread/23405

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

Have you personally loaded this FW yet? Please tell me SE updated the camera application to be on par with the rest of the Xperia line...

...I vaguely remember a MOD mentioning the Play would also have the Sweep Panorama mode as well.

Moderator
slimshaddy
Posts: 6,623
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

hey uliwooly the link you gave

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1269917

its wriiten FW for experia arc..

i know its written first that play neo and arc got the new android but its written there that

this firmware is for arc..:smileyplain:

Forum Legend
uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

Moderator
slimshaddy
Posts: 6,623
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

ok...well i was recommending this FW to 1 person but then i saw that its for arc :smileyhappy:

so thot  should ask you first :smileywink:

but will it work for play also ??

you linked that in the first place..

Forum Legend
uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

I added the correct link and other links with the ftf file

Moderator
slimshaddy
Posts: 6,623
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

hmm :smileywink:

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Xperia Play 2.3.4 Update 4.0.1.A.0.283

any way to root 2.3.4? I wont update till you can.