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How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

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How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

How to "manually" update Xperia P LT22i 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

Xperia P

PTCRB

HW VersionSW VersionRequest TypeDate Certified
A6.0.B.1.576ECOMay 17, 2012
A6.0.B.1.565ECOApr 24, 2012
A6.0.B.1.564ECOApr 24, 2012
A6.0.B.1.536ECOApr 23, 2012
A6.0.B.1.514InitialApr 23, 2012

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).

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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

How to backup Xperias


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


How to use Flashtool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VnDu60smE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg2dYQO59CQ





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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

1st Backup everything

2nd 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)

3th 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/

and the ftf files here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1669213

6.0.B.3.162

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1736219


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 and hold Volume Down, then connect the USB) press OK

This is an step by step guide

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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

How to backup Xperias


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

Pre-rooted ftf

HERE


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

Update:

For most issues/problems, unlocking the bootloader voids the warranty. Sony Mobile only honors the warranty if it is a known issue in that model/batch of phones or if it is an issue that clearly could not have been caused by flashing a different ROM. Because a new ROM can have a wide range of consequences (e.g., it can overheat the battery or change the voltage, which can damage other components), that basically means that only a small subset of issues are still covered by the warranty. Therefore, even when the phone is in warranty, the service center usually has to do a very costly board swap in order to get the phone back to its original state before it can perform any repair. The end-user has to pay for that part of the repair.

We are proud of providing the unlock feature to the developer community. Previously, there was a large risk of bricking the phone when unlocking with third party software. Sony Mobile’s solution remove’s that risk. When we initially provided the unlock feature, it was presumed that only highly skilled developers and super-users would take advantage of it. From blogs and discussion boards, it was clear that the community understood the risks and that unlocking largely voided the warranty. It appears that less sophisticated users (despite all our warnings) might be using the feature, and are now surprised by the consequences.


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-explains-why-using-its-official-bootloader-unlock-tool-voids-you...




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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

How to backup Xperias


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


How to use Flashtool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VnDu60smE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg2dYQO59CQ





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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

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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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

New Firmware

6.0.B.3.162




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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

I would like to know wether flashing will void my warranty? Currently I am on 6.0.B.3.162 & would like to flash untouched 6.0.B.1.564 version.

I have understood the process of flashing but will flashing with stock ROM void my warranty?

If we flash with a pre-rooted ROM or a custom ROM then warranty is void & when we are to submit our phone to the service center then our warranty is valid again. It this correct?

Is there any way that Sony service centers will know that we had flashed with a custom ROM previously or had a rooted device previously? If it is not the case then from what I undersatnd we can flash back to stock ROM and make our warranty valid again.

It would be really helpful if you could clear my doubts.

Thank You.

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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

on the first page check the warranty

it seems that if you root or unlock your bootloader and something goes wrong while rooting or while having root access/unlocked bootloader and the issue is do to this, then your warranty will be voided




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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

plz can u tell me how can I update the original version which's come with phone ?

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Re: How to "manually" update Xperia P 6.0.B.1.654 &/or debrand (other firmwares to come)

stop posting all over the forum, check your original thread




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