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Please read this if you considering unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

Important information

Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone and/or any warranty from your operator if you unlock the boot loader. You should only unlock the boot loader of your phone if you are an advanced user with good knowledge of the technology and risks involved.

For more information go here http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/

Please also note

The Sony Xperia support team will not be able provide any support, related to unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

We also recommend you to read the below blogposts.

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/03/29/unlocking-the-boot-loader-in-the-new-xperia%e2%84%a2-smartphones/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/04/14/option-to-unlock-the-boot-loader-now-available-for-advanced-developers/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/09/28/sony-ericsson-supports-independent-developers/

Best regards
Sony Xperia support team

China rom

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Apprentice
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China rom

My sony xperia xz premium model G8142 is a hongkong variant china rom goolge is forbidden ,the problem is im living in the philippines and google youtube playstore is badly needed , is there or any site i can download google playstore or is it possible to change the software of my unit so i can be able download google the customer service here in the philippines dont accept other variants unless it's purchased from the philippines

 

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Emperor
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Re: China rom

@Alexanderxander 

 

take a look at this

 

https://forum.xda-developers.com/crossdevice-dev/sony/pc-xperifirm-xperia-firmware-downloader-t28341...




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Emperor
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Re: China rom

@Alexanderxander 

 

you can flash the phone with Xperifirm




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

Apprentice
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Re: China rom

Can you tell me or send me a video ,steps how to do flash firmare thanks so i can easily fix the problem

Emperor
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Re: China rom

@Alexanderxander 

 

take a look at this

 

https://forum.xda-developers.com/crossdevice-dev/sony/pc-xperifirm-xperia-firmware-downloader-t28341...




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

Apprentice
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Re: China rom

Sorry im not familiar but what is the use of xperifirm? Once i reflash my phone using xperifim no data will be deleted i can finally download google apps and play store?

Emperor
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Re: China rom

@Alexanderxander 

 

Everything on the phone will be deleted, so you should back up everything, also, if you install a different Android version the backup will not work, so backup with different apps and/or services 




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

Apprentice
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Re: China rom

Can you tell me what is the exact/right version i should pick or download so i can download google apps and play store the model of my sony xperia xz premium is G8142 hope you can help me so wont have a hard time to find the right version thanks a lot

Emperor
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Re: China rom

@Alexanderxander 

 

You could get a regional non-china ROM or global generic or Nordic 




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

Apprentice
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Re: China rom

Can you send me screenshot what it looks like the 3 versions thanks