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uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08
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How to manually update, root, downgrade 2012 Xperias

[ Edited ]

How to manually update 2012 Xperias to Android 4.0.4

 

Click on one of the topics

 

 

 

as always thanx XDA forum

 

Rooting "might" void your warranty. I'm not responsible if anything happen to your phone (nothing should go wrong,, if something do go wrong, just repeat the whole process).

 

 

 

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

[ Edited ]

1st Backup everything

 

2nd Backup your current firmware

 

3rd Follow the steps bellow to flash your phone (remember I'm not responsible if anything happen to your phone and this "might" void your warranty)

 

4th enjoy

  

 

it's useful to have

 

Update Service (SUS)

 

 

PC Companion (PCC)

 

 

Bridge (for Mac)

 

 

 

Alternatives on How to backup Xperias

 

 

Download FlashTool or Here

 

 

Download the FTF file

FTF files:

 

 

Xperia T TX V 4.3

 

 

Xperia S Jelly Bean

 

1

2

 

  

Xperia SL JB

 

6.2.B.0.211

 

.200

 

Xperia SL 6.1.A.2.45

1

2

 

Xperia S 6.1.A.2.45

 

1 

2

3

 

.453

 

alternative

 

Xperia Ion (if you have AT&T exclude baseband)

 

Jelly Bean

 

ICS

 

1

2

3

 

 

Xperia Acro S

 

 

Xperia U

6.1.1.B.1.10

 

 

 

Xperia P

 

JB 6.2.A.0.400

1

2

3

 

 

6.1.B.0.550

 

 or here

 

 

 

Xperia Sola

 

6.1.1.B.1.10

 

 

 

Xperia Go

 

Jelly bean

 

6.2.A.0.400

1

2

3

  

 

6.1.1.B.1.1.0

 (French)

 

Global

 

 

Xperia T (if you have the AT&T variant exclude baseband)

 

9.1.A.1.141

 

 

Xperia T 9.1.A.1.140

 

 

JB 9.1.A.0.489

1

Dutch

 

ICS

7.0.A.3.197

 

1

2

 

7.0.A.1.303

 

or

 

 

 

Xperia Tipo

 

 

 

Xpria TX

 

JB 9.1.A.0.490   

 

or 

 

Here

 

 

 

ICS 7.0.A.3.212

 

 

 

 

Xperia V JellyBean

 

 

 

 

Xperia J    11.2.A.0.21

 

 

Neo L

 

 

Xperia E

11.1.A.0.64

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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

How to create a backup of your original firmware

you must have SUS

run SUS and repair your phone

go to C:\Program Files\Sony Ericcson\Update Service\db\13740270\blob_fs\

Copy the 2 largest files you'll find there to C:\Flashtool\anynameyoulabeled it as

Run FlashTool

Click Advanced > Decrypt Files

Source folder : C:\Flashtool\anynameyoulabeled it as

From Files, select all (Click & Ctrl + A) and click -> to move the 2 files to Files to convert

Click OK

Wait patiently till it finishes...

From Folder list, select all (Click & Ctrl + A) and click -> to move the 2 files to Firmware content

If it is ICS, tick the Disable Final Verification Check

13) On Device write the model [ex. Xperia Neo V (MT11i)], on Version write the firmware version and/or the Android version [ex. 4.1.A.0.562 (ICS_4.0.3)], on Branding write the region and your name if you wish.

Click OK

On Device Selection choose the device it is for (ex. MT11i)

Wait very patiently...

When it finishes the .ftf file is located on C:\Flashtool\firmwares

Thanx leajian

How to backup Xperias


http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355


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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

How to Use Flashtool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg2dYQO59CQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VnDu60smE


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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

Rooting & Warranty

Rooting

How to ROOT with LOCKED Bootloader

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2186368

Thanx Binary

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

Xperia S Jelly Bean Root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2327473

How to root Xperia P Jelly Bean

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2249077

How to ROOT with LOCKED Bootloader  (Special thanx to Sharaz22 at XDA Forum)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1742992

Warranty

From sony mobile developers

http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/instructions

Warning! If you perform this step, you will unlock the boot loader.This may void your warranty and/or any warranty from your operator. If you still want to unlock the boot loader of your phone, enter fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY, where KEY is the unlock boot loader key you got in the beginning of this instruction. The boot loader should now be successfully unlocked.

from Sony mobile

Warranty Document

http://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/common/warranty_phones_US_12.pdf

Nor does this warranty cover any

failure of the Product due to accident, software or hardware

modification or adjustment, acts of God or damage resulting

from liquid

in other words it "could" void your warranty

How to backup Xperias

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355

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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

How to use flashtool

Install it and you will see  5 folders

                                   Custom

                                   Drivers

                                   Firmwares

                                   Loaders

                                   X10Flasher_lib

take the firmware to the  "Firmwares" folder

click on Falsh

Press Ok

it will ask you to connect your phone on Flashmode (turn off your phone, press the Volume Down, then connect the USB) press OK

This is an step by step guide

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How to backup Xperias


http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355

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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

How to Downgrade

Xperia™ S, 4.3 inch screen

S


Xperia™ P, 4 inch screen


Xperia™ U, 3.5 inch screen


Xperia™ sola, 3.7 inch screen

Sola


Xperia™ acro S, 4.3 inch screen


Acro S

Xperia™ go, 3.5 inch screen

Go

Xperia™ ion LTE, 4.6 inch screen

Ion


How to backup Xperias

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355

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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

How to ROOT with LOCKED Bootloader

Thanx Binary

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

(Special thanx to Sharaz22 at XDA Forum)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1742992

How to backup Xperias

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355

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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,368
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

It's time Xperia S 4.0.4

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3eb
Posts: 131
Registered: ‎2012-05-15

Re: How to manually update 2012 Xperias to android 4.0.4

Here's the link to ICS Switzerland Generic :smileyhappy:

http---www.ambroosvaes.be-Xperia-LT2...1257-3740_.rar