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Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

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Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

hello there, i m from india, we are not getting the update for android 4.3. i read many peoples updated "update center" app and got 4.3 update. i want to know is it safe to update this way??? Thinking Face 

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Re: Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

Your friend must have used a modified version of Update Center or a 3:rd party version and it's impossible for us to say if that's safe to use or not. But i would advise against it. As the update is not released for your phone you will be getting a version for another model/country/operator and if something goes wrong when updating the phones software using a 3:rd party software it's not covered by our warranty.

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Re: Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

Updating the update centre will make no difference at all - If the update hasn't been released for your customization number then you won't receive it - Whatever you have read smells like a big fat lie - the only thing you can do to get the update sooner is to manually flash another countries firmware

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

My friend updated "Update Center" and he received android 4.3 for his xperia m c1904 in india. He downloaded "Update Center"apk file from another source and side loaded that. is it safe to do the same?? 

 some details i found from his phone:

Phone Software version : 1272-2325_15.4.A.0.23 GENERIC-user

Customization Version : 1274-3899_R3C 

 

This is some what is same as android 4.1.2

 

I don't want to flash .ftf file.

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Re: Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

Your friend must have used a modified version of Update Center or a 3:rd party version and it's impossible for us to say if that's safe to use or not. But i would advise against it. As the update is not released for your phone you will be getting a version for another model/country/operator and if something goes wrong when updating the phones software using a 3:rd party software it's not covered by our warranty.

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Re: Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

If i successfully updated to 4.3 with my own risk, then what about warranty?? it will stay in warranty or void??

Sorry for my bad english..Slightly smiling Face

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Re: Is it safe to update with sideloaded update center app?

Probably void if it's different firmware to what came shipped with your phone

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman