Tuesday, 8 October 2013

How To Update latest official Android 4.2.2 Jelly B 10.3.1.A.2.67 Firmware on Sony Xperia Z


A new update is now available for download and install for Sony Xperia Z device, the new update is the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware called 10.3.1.A.2.67.

If you want to install this new firmware on your device you should learn how manually install the firmware in the Sony Xperia Z device. So, during this present step by step guide we will teach you how to manually install the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.1.a.2.67 firmware on Sony Xperia Z device.

This stock firmware is necessary when you didn’t receive the new Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 OTA update on the Xperia Z device, or if the device is rooted and you want to install  stock firmware. Also, this step by step instructional guide is necessary for those who have bricked their Xperia Z device, have a custom ROM and don’t like it anymore, or they want the warranty back.

This new update has been released by Sony for Xperia Z device by Over-the-Air (OTA), but the firmware is not available for all the devices yet, and it is released only for limited markets. Moreover, this new update is stable and brings new features and applications for Xperia Z device.

The main key point of this new manually update method is that, you don’t need to have root access to apply it. So, the new official firmware (It is not a custom ROM) can be applied for both rooted and un-rooted Sony Xperia Z devices.  In additional, for installing the new firmware isn’t necessary a custom recovery image, we will use the FastBoot on the installing process.

Prerequisites/Guidelines:
This is a manually procedure, and for this reason a Backup for all your important data stored into device’s internal memory is required. In some cases,  (rare onces) the users who have flash the Android 4.2.2 JB version 10.3.1.A.2.67 on their Sony Xperia Z devices had claimed that their data have been corrupted, deleted or wiped out. So, to avoid this kind of inconvenience make sure you get a full back up to your data. Use the correct and suitable backup and restore tools hosted on Google Play Store and be sure you save almost every data stored on your Xperia Z device.

During the step by step guide,  a PC must be used where is necessary to install the Fastboot tool and to download the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (10.3.1.A.2.67) firmware file.
  • Make sure that the USB debugging option is enabled, for doing that, on your device go to the “settings -> applications -> development” and from there enable the USB debugging mode option.
  • The flashing process will require a couple of minutes, and to ensure this must flashing time without any interruptions the device’s battery should be enough charged. So, make sure that the device’s battery has more than 65 % power left status level.
  • Uninstall or deactivate all the security programs such as Antivirus, Firewalls, Antimalware from both PC and the Xperia Z phone, these kinds of programs might interfere with the installation process.
  • The new official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware and all instructions listed here work only for Sony Xperia Z device. So, do not use this guide and the files listed on it for any other incorrect device, you can brick or damage your device.
  • All the instructions and files listed here are meaning for educational and instructional purpose only, so we are not responsible or held liable for any data lost, brick or damage device. Users are advised to apply this guide only on their own risk.

How to flash official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.1.A.2.67 Firmware on Sony Xperia Z

  1. Download Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.1.A.2.67  file from here.
  2. Download the Flashtool pack from here.
  3. Install the downloaded flashtool software on the PC.
  4. Unzip the downloaded update file on desktop.
  5. Move (Copy/Paste) the  .ftf file from desktop on C:\flastoolfirmwares folder on the PC.
  6. Make sure you don’t edit or change the copied file name. It just must be copied on the mentioned path.
  7. Now, right click on the .ftf file and select “proprieties”, then select “unblock”
  8. Next, Connect the Xperia Z device to the PC using the USB cable.
  9. Run flashtool aplication.
  10. From the Flastool interface click on the “lightning icon” and then select and click on on “flashmode” and confirm with OK.
  11. Browse and pick the copied .ftf file from the flashtool folder.
  12. Now, from the flashtool interface click in the flash button.
  13. Wait while the new Android 4.2.2 JB firmware file is being flashed to the Xperia Z device.
  14. When the new file is completely flashed, disconnect the USB cable from the PC.
  15. Re-boot the Sony Xperia Z device.



SOURCE: ANDROID.SC

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