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uliwooly-wooly
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Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

Special Thanx to Jozinek from the XDA Forum

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1271512

Xperia ray Android 2.3.4

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uliwooly-wooly
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Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

Get the ftf files here


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1271512

get the Flashtool From here

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

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

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

Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

Make sure you backup everything

Backup & Restore app

Use this links to download the apk

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

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

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

Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

Step by Step videos



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

Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

hehe..kewl :smileywink:

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

Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

Improving Battery life

you can also check this video (it's for the X10 but the same is true to most if not all smartphones android/ios)


Anonymous(anon)
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Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

I just knew it that you would be posting something about the Ray pretty soon. :smileyhappy:

I thought of doing it but, since you have always done things like this, out of courtesy, I left it to you :smileyhappy::smileyhappy:

Can always depend on you for the links. :smileyhappy:

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dokmai
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎2011-10-04

Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

From step 5.d, the screen seems to be hard key. Does it work for soft-key of back button on Ray?

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

Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

with the Ray I think you have to hold the volume key instead, just like if you were using Update Service

Anonymous(anon)
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Re: Xperia Ray (ST18i) Update 2.3.4 4.0.1.A.0.283

i have Android 2.3.3 BuildNr 4.0A.2.368

do i need update ?