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Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

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Moderator
Message 11 of 54
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Message 11 of 54

Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR/How-to-manually-update-downgrade-root-2013-Xperias/m-p/...



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Apprentice
Message 12 of 54
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Message 12 of 54

Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

Actually it mentions if the first sentence, that flashing or rooting will void your warranty Grinning Face

Moderator
Message 13 of 54
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Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

Rooting will void but downgrading might void,as I told you before with the carriers.



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Apprentice
Message 14 of 54
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Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

But for downgrading i have to root, dont I?

Moderator
Message 15 of 54
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Message 15 of 54

Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

No,what am I trying to tell you all this time?



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Commissioner
Message 16 of 54
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Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.


@alexdon wrote:

No,what am I trying to tell you all this time?


I don't blame the guy for getting confused - it's all a bit of a grey area. If you unlock the bootloader in order to use the official flashtool Sony say you "may" void their warranty.

 

Rooting doesn't have to void Sony's warranty as it's reversible. Unlocking the bootloader is less so - you can relock but you can't go back to the original "never unlocked" state without taking a backup of the TA partition.

 

If you're on a contract or have some sort of insurance, then read the smallprint. I'm on a contract and I flashed my phone with an official ROM - I have no idea where this leaves me should I ever need to return the phone to the network for replacement.

Apprentice
Message 17 of 54
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Message 17 of 54

Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

Im really sorry for acting like a mentally damaged, but its just doesnt clear for me! I downloaded flashtool and the C5303 12.0.A.2.254 Generic UK FTF file, in order to downgrade. I just need a clear guide which talks about the actual downgrading without voiding warranty, not the one that the moderator told me, there are too much information.

Moderator
Message 18 of 54
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Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2658952

 

Try here,maybe it is better.



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Talent
Message 19 of 54
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Message 19 of 54

Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

this is nice guide.. and i think u have to do a sticky post about downgrading and add this post... cause im sure many people want to downgrade but they dont know how or they are not sure if they have to do it.. i hope and im almost sure that sony will do good job with new update and problems will fixed.. till then i will use 4.1.2 (and i suggest everyone to use it) and im very happy with my sp again <3 (instead with 4.3 was make me mad every day of use) btw warranty will not void with this method.. if someone unlock bootloader then warranty may be void cause with unlocked bootloader ppl can overclok their devices with custom kernels and dmg their phone..

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Message 20 of 54
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Message 20 of 54

Re: Sony Xperia SP destroyed after 4.3 update - a desperate user final thoughts.

Which guide is that good?



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