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uliwooly
Posts: 49,013
Registered: ‎2010-07-03
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How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

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).

"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, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

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

Sony Update Service (SUS)

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/update-service/

How to backup Xperias

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

Download FlashTool

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

or

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

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

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

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

How to backup Xperias


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

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

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

[ Edited ]

FTF files:

 

 

Xperia Z1

 

4.4

 

C6902 14.3.A.0.681 IN

 

C6903 14.3.A.0.681 Fr

 

 

 

4.3

  

14.2.A.1.136 

 

14.2.A.0.290  (6902)

 

14.2.A.0.290 (6903) superior auto 20mp

 

 

 

4.1-4.2

 

14.1.G.2.257 

 

 

Variety of firmwares 

 

14.1.G.1.534  .531  .526   .518

 

  

Xperia Z

 

C6603

 

4.4.2  10.5.A.0.230

 

4.3 10.3.1.A.2.67

 

4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244

 

or

 

Here

 

 

4.2.2

 

 

 

C6603

 

 

4.1.2          10.1.1.A.1.307

 

 

 

4.1.2         10.1.1.A.1.253

 

 

4.1.2         10.1.A.1.350

 

4.1.2         10.1.A.1.434

or

Here

 

 

Xperia Z C6602

 

4.4.2 10.5.A.0.230 

 

4.2.2          10.3.1.A.2.67

 

4.2.2          10.3.1.A.0.244

 

 

 

4.2.2

 

 

 

 

Xperia ZL C6503

 


4.4.2 10.5.A.0.230

 

4.3 10.4.B.0.569

 

4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 

 

4.2.2  10.3.A.0.423

 

 

 

Xperia ZR

 

4.2.2   10.3.1.A.0.244

 

 

 

Xperia Z Ultra

 

4.3

 

 

14.1.B.1.532 Generic MEA/Arabic

 

 

4.1-4.2

C6802

 

14.1.B.1.526

 

  

14.1.B.0.461 & 14.1.B.0.471

 

 

 Xperia Z Compact

14.2.A.1.114

or here

 

 

Xperia SP

 

 

12.0.A.2.245

 

 

12.A.1.284

 

12.0.A.1.257

 

 

Xperia L

 

15.3.A.1.14

 

4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26

 

 

 

15.0.A.2.17

1

2

3

 

15.0.A.1.36

 

 

Xperia E

 

C1604 / C1605

 

11.3.A.2.13

 

 

 

Xperia M / M dual

 

 

Xperia C

 

Xperia Tablet Z

 

SGP311     10.1.C.0.370

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

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

[ Edited ]

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

 

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/media/gallerypage/user-id/202/album-id/2677

 

How to backup Xperias

 

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

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

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

if you want to revert/downgrade there are 2 options

1) take your phone to a Sony Service Center

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/support/contact-us/

or

2)

Xperia Z

Xperia ZL

Xperia SP

Xperia L

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

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

Rooting

w/o unlocking the bootloader

Xperia Z root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2327472

Xperia SP root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2329208


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

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

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

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

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uliwooly
Posts: 49,013
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

C6603

4.1.2         10.1.1.A.1.253 available

kudos to XperiaGuide.Com


"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: 49,013
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to manually update, downgrade, root 2013 Xperias

Xperia Z


C6603

4.1.2          10.1.1.A.1.307

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