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uliwooly
Posts: 48,479
Registered: ‎2010-07-03
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How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67, 73, .75 & .76

How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67, 73, .75 & .76 (debrand)

Thanx Bin4ry and XDA Forum

http://www.ptcrb.com/vendor/complete/view_complete_request_guest.cfm?modelid=20799

1st Backup everything

2nd Backup your current firmware

3rd Follow the steps bellow to flash your phone

4th enjoy

6.0.A.3.75 & 6.0.A.3.76

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1685672

6.0.A.3.73

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1597738

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1569453

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1569697

6.0.A.3.67

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1537296

.62 UK

https://rapidshare.com/#!download|775p8|165541174|LT26i_6.0.A.3.62_3_UK.ftf|977

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

Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

1st Backup everything

2nd you can NOT root the new update unless you change to an old kernel

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

Sony Update Service (SUS)

http://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/Software%20Downloads/Update_Service_Setup-2.11.12.5.exe

download FlashTool

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746

or

http://androxyde.github.com/Flashtool/

Install it and you will see  5 folders

                                   Custom

                                   Drivers

                                   Firmwares

                                   Loaders

                                   X10Flasher_lib

take the firmware to the  "Firmwares" folder Coming Soon

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

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

Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

Make sure you backup everything

Settings -> privacy -> Back up my data and Automatic restore should be selected

and also

SMS/MMS/Call Logs

Install "backup SMS+" to back up your SMS, MMS and Call Logs  to your Gmail

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

or just SMS use

"backup & restore SMS"

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

or just MMS use "Save MMS"

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

Call Logs (Just call logs)

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

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

Backup & Restore app (will backup your SMS, MMS, Call Logs, Settings, Apps, Contacts)

Use one of these links to download the

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

or

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

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

How to install it

download the app, transfer it to your SD card

Download Apk Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.magmamobile.app.apkinstaller&hl=en


open "Apk Manager" and voila select the apps that you wan't to install

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

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Make Sure to mark the Correct Answers & Helpful Answers

How to sideload apps

1st Method

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 app on your computer, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it

2nd method

download the apk on your computer, send it to yourself through email, make sure you send it to your Gmail

now on your phone

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

wait for the email, once  you get the email, open it, and instead of downloading the attachment it will allow you to install it, voila, done

3rd Method

BOX and upload the apks from any computer

install the App on your phone -> open BOX -> tap on the app -> install it

4th Method by far the easiest

an even Easier alternative

download the app, transfer it to your SD card

Download Apk Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.magmamobile.app.apkinstaller&hl=en


open "Apk Manager" and voila select the apps that you wan't to install

Make Sure to mark the Correct Answers & Helpful Answers

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

Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,479
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

How to create a backup of your original firmware

  1. you must have SUS
  2. run SUS and repair your phone
  3. go to C:\Program Files\Sony Ericcson\Update Service\db\13740270\blob_fs\
  4. Copy the 2 largest files you'll find there to C:\Flashtool\anynameyoulabeled it as
  5. Run FlashTool
  6. Click Advanced > Decrypt Files
  7. Source folder : C:\Flashtool\anynameyoulabeled it as
  8. From Files, select all (Click & Ctrl + A) and click -> to move the 2 files to Files to convert
  9. Click OK
  10. Wait patiently till it finishes...
  11. From Folder list, select all (Click & Ctrl + A) and click -> to move the 2 files to Firmware content
  12. If it is ICS, tick the Disable Final Verification Check
  13. 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.
  14. Click OK
  15. On Device Selection choose the device it is for (ex. MT11i)
  16. Wait very patiently...
  17. When it finishes the .ftf file is located on C:\Flashtool\firmwares

Thanx leajian


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Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,479
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

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Anonymous(anon)
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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

hii all i just updaet my phone to 6.0.A.3.73 from PCC i will let u know what is new in it .. i am from saudi arabia thx all

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

Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

nice uliwooly... :smileyhappy:

at turkeii - well sometimes there are minor bug fixes... we does not always get new features :smileyhappy:

Anonymous(anon)
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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

yes ,, and i think they r ridey to relesa the ICS vere soon

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,479
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to "manually" update Xperia S LT26i 2.3.7 build number 6.0.A.3.67

I hope so bc according to NTT Docomo it'll be July for the 2012 Xperias

http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/172489#172489

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