Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903 - Android 4.4.4 - firmware 14.4.A.0.108 ROOT

Sony XPERIA Z1 is Sony Mobile flagship for 2013. This phone has large fullHD Triluminos display, powerfull quadcore CPU from Qualcomm, 2 GB RAM or 20,7 megapixel camera. Sony XPERIA Z1 is also water resistance. Below you can find the latest firmware for the phone and also three tutorials/manuals - how to unlock the bootloader, how to relock the bootloader and how to backup the original firmware customization.

First of all one important thing - before you start to do anything with your phone, do the backup of your personal data. It is only for your safety in case that something goes wrong or any mistake happens. In that case you can use the backup to restore the data and try to do everything once again. Each tutorial has been done many times to verify its propriety, so just read carefully all instructions and continue step by step. For each of Sony (Ericsson) XPERIA smartphones we will provide a manual consisting of 4, 5 or 6 „HOW TO“ chapters. Our tutorials will be of course updated every time when Sony Mobile publishes anything new, affecting any of our topics. All important files have been stored on Google Drive, so there should be no problem with downloading. The major part of every file has been created by myself and every file has been tested on the corresponding phone. In this guideline related to the Sony XPERIA Z Ultra you can find some photos and videos showing how to proceed, but the most important thing are the below written manuals. All referenced files are determined for Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903. So, what can you expect in terms of mentioned manuals / tutorials?


It is following 6 guidelines showing HOW TO:
1. how to install the newest Android 4.4.4 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903 it is currently the 14.4.A.0.108 firmware)
2. how to install the newest Android 4.3 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903 it is currently the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware)
3. how to install the newest Android 4.2.2 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903 it is currently the 14.1.G.2.257 firmware)
4. how to backup your original firmware customization (it is important in case you must send your phone to service)
5. how to unlock the bootloader (in case you want to install the custom kernels with recovery menu and much more)
6. how to relock bootloader on your phone


1. how to install the newest Android 4.4.4 for Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors One Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.4.4 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA Z1
d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware


2. how to install the newest Android 4.3 for Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors One Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.3 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA Z1
d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware


3. how to install the newest Android 4.2.2 for Sony XPERIA Z1 C6903
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors One Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.2.2 (mirror) for Sony XPERIA Z1
d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware


4. how to backup your original firmware customization
a) if you do not want to lose warranty of your phone, first thing you have to do is to backup your original customization
b) download Sony Update Service (SUS) and reinstall firmware of your phone (backup your data first)
c) after that, go to SUS folder in Program Files and search for folder db/some Number/blob_fs, there you find 3 files, which names start FILE
d) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors One Drive or Mega)
e) paste the three files, which names start FILE, from blob_fs folder to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
f) open the Flashtool, click on Advanced, choose decrypt files and put all three files from blob_fs folder to the right columm
g) click ok and after approx. one minute a pop up Window will appear via Flashtool
h) mark all files and transfer them to the right column, than fill in a box in the right upper corner (fill in what you want, it is just for you)
i) now click ok and Flashtool will create backup of your original firmware customization, that you can anytime flash to your phone


5. how to unlock your bootloader
a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors One Drive or Mega)
b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top
c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
d) click on get unlock key button, it will switch you to Sony Mobile website, here complete all boxes
e) copy IMEI form Flashtool to Sony Mobile site, than you will get unlock code to your mailbox
f) copy unlock key to Flashtool window and than click unlock
g) connect phone with holding volume up button when Flashtool shows pop up window
h) wait to unlock finish


6. how to relock your bootloader
a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors One Drive or Mega)
b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top
c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
d) just click on relock button and your bootloader is locked for now


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Rooting Guild

  1. download the kernel package
  2. save it to the sdcard
  3. reboot into recovery
  4. flash the kernel package using recovery
  5. reboot from recovery into system
  6. the device should now start booting
  7. enjoy!
[ how to flash this kernel ] (via fastboot)

download the kernel image save the boot.img to the folder containing fastboot binary flash the boot.img using fastboot:
Code:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
reboot from fastboot
Code:
fastboot reboot
the device should now start booting enjoy! Advance Kernel

Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v05 (FW:14.4.A.0.108)
{RECOVERY FLASHABLE}
{MIRROR}
MD5HASH: 5a7d01df6bee76d3355fedddb306aaa4


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And Put it your Phone Storage.Then press and Off power your Phone Wait for the 30 Seconds. After On Back your Phone and press Volume Up (+) and choose Above link Zip files.

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Click below to download the Nokia Asha 501 RM-900 flash file: DOWNLOAD LINK:

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Sony XPERIA M2 D2303 - Android 4.3 - firmware 18.0.C.1.13

Sony XPERIA M2 is new model in Sony Mobile portfolio for 2014. It has large 4,8 inch display, 2300 mAh battery, powerfull quadcore CPU from Qualcomm and 1 GB RAM. Phone will be upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Below you can find the latest firmware for the phone and also three tutorials/manuals - how to unlock the bootloader, how to relock the bootloader and how to backup the original firmware customization.

First of all one important thing - before you start to do anything with your phone, do the backup of your personal data. It is only for your safety in case that something goes wrong or any mistake happens. In that case you can use the backup to restore the data and try to do everything once again. Each tutorial has been done many times to verify its propriety, so just read carefully all instructions and continue step by step. For each of Sony (Ericsson) XPERIA smartphones we will provide a manual consisting of 4, 5 or 6 „HOW TO“ chapters. Our tutorials will be of course updated every time when Sony Mobile publishes anything new, affecting any of our topics. All important files have been stored on Google Drive, so there should be no problem with downloading. The major part of every file has been created by myself and every file has been tested on the corresponding phone. All referenced files are determined for Sony XPERIA M2 D2303. So, what can you expect in terms of mentioned manuals / tutorials?


It is following 4 guidelines showing HOW TO:

1. how to install the newest Android 4.3 (for Sony XPERIA M2 D2303 it is currently the 18.0.C.1.13 firmware)

2. how to backup your original firmware customization (it is important in case you must send your phone to service)

3. how to unlock the bootloader (in case you want to install the custom kernels with recovery menu and much more)

4. how to relock bootloader on your phone

1. how to install the newest Android 4.3 for Sony XPERIA M2 D2303

a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)

b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

c) download also latest Android 4.3 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA M2

d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool

e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.

f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button

g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware.

2. how to backup your original firmware customization

a) if you do not want to lose warranty of your phone, first thing you have to do is to backup your original customization

b) download Sony Update Service (SUS) and reinstall firmware of your phone (backup your data first)

c) after that, go to SUS folder in Program Files and search for folder db/some Number/blob_fs, there you find 3 files, which names start FILE

d) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

e) paste the three files, which names start FILE, from blob_fs folder to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool

f) open the Flashtool, click on Advanced, choose decrypt files and put all three files from blob_fs folder to the right columm

g) click ok and after approx. one minute a pop up Window will appear via Flashtool

h) mark all files and transfer them to the right column, than fill in a box in the right upper corner (fill in what you want, it is just for you)

i) now click ok and Flashtool will create backup of your original firmware customization, that you can anytime flash to your phone


3. how to unlock your bootloader

a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top

c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button

d) click on get unlock key button, it will switch you to Sony Mobile website, here complete all boxes

e) copy IMEI form Flashtool to Sony Mobile site, than you will get unlock code to your mailbox

f) copy unlock key to Flashtool window and than click unlock

g) connect phone with holding volume up button when Flashtool shows pop up window

h) wait to unlock finish


4. how to relock your bootloader

a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top

c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button

d) just click on relock button and your bootloader is locked for now



Rooting Guide

Mr. Awesome DooMLoRD, XDA recognized developer has released a working root procedure for the Sony Xperia M2 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Firmware 18.0.A.1.30 – v01. You can easily root your phone and install ClockworkMod recovery. Follow the step-by-step guide explained below to get rooted

Warning!! Root at your own risk. Android Root Central and the developer takes no responsibility, if in case you damage your device. Note that the tutorial has been tested and is confirmed working on the Sony Xperia M2

Before Rooting your Xperia M2, It is recommended that you Backup all important data stored on your phone!!


Requirements:
  • Rooting guide is only for the Sony Xperia M2 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
  • Make sure that you’ve already Unlocked Bootloader on your phone. Unlock Bootloader Here
  • Install USB drivers on your PC.
  • Go to Settings > Developers Options and enable USB debugging.
  • Charge your phone battery up to 6o% in order to avoid uncertain shutdown during the rooting process.
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions

Download the required Files:

Procedure: Installing CWM Recovery
STEP 1: First download the kernel image from the above download links.

STEP 2: Extract the Fastboot folder (Android.rar) and Copy the kernel image file. (Rename it to boot)
STEP 3: Within the folder, Hold the SHIFT Key + Right click on the blank area and select the option “Open command window here”.
STEP 4: Now boot your Xperia M2 to recovery mode:
  • Power off your phone
  • Turn it again and when you see the Sony boot logo, keep pressing the Volume Down key.
  • Connect it to PC via the USB cable.
STEP 5: In the command window type the following to flash the kernel:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
STEP 6: When flashed, type this command to reboot your phone:
fastboot reboot 
You’ve now successfully installed CWM Recovery. To get root Xperia M2 follow the further instructions below. Procedure: Rooting Sony Xperia M2

STEP 1: First download the SuperSU zip file from the above download link and Copy it to your SDcard.<

STEP 2: Reboot your phone into Recovery Mode as you did in the early steps.

STEP 3: Choose the option “Install Zip” > “Install Zip from SDcard” and browse SuperSU zip file.
STEP 4: Confirm to flash.

STEP 5: When done, navigate back to the menu and choose the option “Reboot system now”.

Cheers!! You’ve now safely and successfully got root access as well as installed CWM recovery. You can easily install Custom ROMs, Tweaks and mods on your phone to improve its overall performance. Do not forget to leave your feedback and share your experience. If you’re having queries or confused at any step, feel free to ask for further support and assistance. For more Rooting Guides keep visiting.

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Mini Audio Transmitter

In this instructable I'm going to show you how to build your own portable audio transmitter. This transmits FM waves so you could easily get the signals on your mobile phone, radios, etc. As the name and the picture indicates it is very small and is approximately the size of a 9v battery clip.

This transmitter is like the ones in the movies which are used to spy on people or try to record conversations, well don't use this this to spy on anyone, its just for educational purpose only.

What does this do?
  • Well all this is a FM transmitter so you could start your own mini FM station.
I'm going to build a mini FM receiver soon, to go with the mini FM transmitter

How does this work?

Well all of us have heard of "frequency modulation", most commonly known as "FM", this circuit works on the very same principal to transmit audio signals captured by the microphone. This circuit uses BC547 transistor to amplify the signal and then frequency modulate it. Since it is tiny and powered with just 9v the signal range is limited to only 15m.

If you like my project you can vote for me in the battery powered contest.

OK now enough of the talking and let's start building.

Step 1: Tools and Components

Like always lets start with getting all the parts, the list is quite simple all you need is

Components
  • BC547 Transistor
  • An microphone
  • A variable capacitor 47pf
  • An Inductor (see steps for description)
  • 4.7k Resistor
  • 330ohm resistor
  • 1n capacitor (102)
  • 10p capacitor
  • 9V battery
  • LED(optional)
Tools
  • Soldering Iron
  • An FM receiver (any mobile phone)

Step 2: Components
I got almost all of the components from a pile of old PCBs I had in an old forgotten box. All I had to get was the BC547 and the electret microphone. Actually I did find the BC547 in an old PCB but i was not sure if it would work. It looked quite burnt to me. The old PCBs had many components resistors, crystals, diodes, etc. I may use them some day and for know back in the box.

I had to de-solder the parts of the old board, for those who don't know how to solder and de-solder there is a bunch of instructables that describe how to do this and learning to solder is not a hard task.

Step 3: PCB
First of all lets start with cutting up a PCB to the required size. The size to compare is a 9v battery clip, it might look quite small in the beginning but don't worry it would hold all the components just fine. Use a sand paper for smoothing the sides of the PCB and to clear out any rough edges.

Make sure to get a PCB with big holes as the variable capacitor pins won't go in the standard size holes.

Step 4: Microphone

You can get the microphone at a local hardware store. And be sure to get some male pins to hold the microphone in place refer the picture as to how to solder the microphone in place.

Why not use some wires to hold the microphone?

I would not suggest wires as when you tape the circuit if the last few steps you would not get a clear audio. I tried it and got a lot of noise. I got lesser noise when I used the male pins soldered to the microphone.

Step 5: Circuit

Once you're done with the PCB and know where and how to solder the microphone now it's time to complete the rest of the circuit. Follow the circuit above and solder all of the components. Make sure not to leave any space between any of the components if you need to get the circuit small. For the inductor use 0.5mm wire and 8 turns, with each turn with a diameter of 6mm.

And for the antenna just use a thin 5cm long wire. For more stability you could center tap the coil and solder the antenna to the center tap.

Also If you notice the circuit has a LED in it, it is used to show when the circuit is functional. I did not add the LED in my circuit because it was draining my battery faster.

Step 6: Taping Time

Once you got the circuit like the one in the above picture, it's time to cover it with tape. I used wiring tape to cover the whole circuit except the microphone and the variable capacitor. This is an important step as when you proceed to the next step, where you tune to the required bandwidth. Touching the circuit (mainly the coil) with your fingers would lead to severe noise.

You could also use a heat sink instead of tape, I used tape because I wanted to experiment withe circuit so I did not want it to be permanent.

Step 7: Tuning to the required bandwidth

Now it's time to tune the circuit to a required bandwidth, you could do this in two ways.

Use your mobile phone to find the signal Manually tune the variable capacitor to match a frequency

The first step is recommended all you have to do is power the circuit and turn on auto find bands on your mobile. Your mobile would scan for channels and all you have to do is look for your transmitter (play some music in front of the transmitter) on that list.

The second method is time consuming, in this method you have to turn on your radio and the circuit. Keep the radio at a specific channel, and then tune the variable capacitor extremely slowly. When you hear stuff on the radio maybe a song that you are playing stop and the bandwidth on the radio is the required bandwidth.

Step 8: Re-Chargeable version

After using the 9v battery circuit for some time I thought of replacing the battery with rechargeable Li-ion batteries. If you have viewed my previous instructables you would have seen that I use these batteries a lot.

The rechargeable batteries provide longer transmission than the common 9v battery.

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Sony XPERIA SP C5303 - Android 4.3 - firmware 12.1.A.1.201

Sony XPERIA SP is very powerfull device. On first look, it has same functions as Sony XPERIA T etc. But there are some new features - Glove mode, color notification bar or very good construction. Below you can find the latest firmware for the phone and also three tutorials/manuals - how to unlock the bootloader, how to relock the bootloader and how to backup the original firmware customization.

First of all one important thing - before you start to do anything with your phone, do the backup of your personal data. It is only for your safety in case that something goes wrong or any mistake happens. In that case you can use the backup to restore the data and try to do everything once again. Each tutorial has been done many times to verify its propriety, so just read carefully all instructions and continue step by step. For each of Sony (Ericsson) XPERIA smartphones we will provide a manual consisting of 4, 5 or 6 „HOW TO“ chapters. Our tutorials will be of course updated every time when Sony Mobile publishes anything new, affecting any of our topics. All important files have been stored on my own download server, so there should be no problem with downloading. The major part of every file has been created by myself and every file has been tested on the corresponding phone. In this guideline related to the Sony XPERIA SP you can find some photos and videos showing how to proceed, but the most important thing are the below written manuals. All referenced files are determined for Sony XPERIA SP C5303. So, what can you expect in terms of mentioned manuals / tutorials?


It is following 5 guidelines showing HOW TO:

1. how to install the newest Android 4.3 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA SP C5303 it is currently the 12.1.A.1.201 firmware)

2. how to install the newest Android 4.1.2 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA SP C5303 it is currently the 12.0.A.2.254 firmware)

3. how to backup your original firmware customization (it is important in case you must send your phone to service)

4. how to unlock the bootloader (in case you want to install the custom kernels with recovery menu and much more)

5. how to relock the bootloader (in case you want to go back to stock (original) ROM or you must send your phone to service)

And now let’s do all 5 actions step by step

1. how to install the newest Android 4.3 for Sony XPERIA SP C5303

a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)

b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

c) download also latest Android 4.3 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA SP C5303

d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool

e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.

f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button

g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware

2. how to install the newest Android 4.1.2 for Sony XPERIA SP C5303

a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)

b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

c) download also latest Android 4.1.2 (mirror) for Sony XPERIA SP C5303

d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool

e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.

f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button

g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware

3. how to backup your original firmware customization

a) if you do not want to lose warranty of your phone, first thing you have to do is to backup your original customization

b) download Sony Update Service (SUS) and reinstall firmware of your phone (backup your data first)

c) after that, go to SUS folder in Program Files and search for folder db/some Number/blob_fs, there you find 3 files, which names start FILE

d) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

e) paste the three files, which names start FILE, from blob_fs folder to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool

f) open the Flashtool, click on Advanced, choose decrypt files and put all three files from blob_fs folder to the right columm g) click ok and after approx. one minute a pop up Window will appear via Flashtool

h) mark all files and transfer them to the right column, than fill in a box in the right upper corner (fill in what you want, it is just for you)

i) now click ok and Flashtool will create backup of your original firmware customization, that you can anytime flash to your phone

4. how to unlock your bootloader

a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top

c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button

d) click on get unlock key button, it will switch you to Sony Mobile website, here complete all boxes

e) copy IMEI form Flashtool to Sony Mobile site, than you will get unlock code to your mailbox

f) copy unlock key to Flashtool window and than click unlock

g) connect phone with holding volume up button when Flashtool shows pop up window

h) wait to unlock finish

5. how to relock your bootloader

a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)

b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top

c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button d) just click on relock button and your bootloader is locked for now



ROOT & INSTALL CWM 6 GUIDE

Step by Step Guide to Install CWM on Xperia SP 4.3 firmware:

1)After downloading CWM kernel zip (Its not the actual name of file, just a reference name), place it in internal or external SD Card of your smartphone

2)Rename the downloaded file to boot.elf

3)Paste this file inside the folder where you have installed Minimal ADB and Fastboot

4)Now turn off your smartphone completely

5)Plug in mobile’s USB in cable in PC port only

6)Hold Volume up button and plug in USB cable in mobile’s port

7)LED will turn blue (If it does not remain blue for long, then read Optional part in bootloader unlocking method explained above

8)Once you are successfully in fastboot mode, then you can continue

9)Now type Fastboot flash boot boot.elf and press EnterUntitled

Required Downloads:

CWM 6 for Xperia SP

SuperSU (1.93)

10)It will flash boot.elf file on your device

11)Now unplug the device and boot it up

12)As soon as you see purple colored LED, start pressing volume up button repeatedly, until you are in CWM mode

13)There are two ways to navigate in this CWM recovery

14)You can navigate with volume buttons and make a selection with power button

15)Another way of navigating is by swiping your finger on empty area in recovery

16)Swipe up to move up, swipe down tp move down, swipe right to make a selection and swipe left to go back

17)After installation is complete, go back to main menu and reboot your smartphone

18)Congrats! You have successfully installed CWM custom recovery on your smartphone

Step by Step Guide to Root Xperia SP 4.3 firmware:

19)Copy the downloaded SuperSU zip in phone’s SD Card

20)Now boot into CWM

21)Navigate to install zip from SD Card

22)Now navigate to the folder where you have put the downloaded SuperSU file

23)Select the file and confirm its installation

24)Once the installation is complete, reboot your device

25)That’s it! Now your Xperia SP is rooted and CWM installed on 4.3 266 firmware

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Sony XPERIA Z C6603 - Android 4.4.2 - firmware 10.5.A.0.230 Root

Sony XPERIA Z is Sony Mobile flagship for this year. This phone has large fullHD display, very powerfull quadcore CPU, 2 GB RAM or 13 megapixel camera. Phone is also water resistance. Below you can find the latest firmware for the phone and also three tutorials/manuals - how to unlock the bootloader, how to relock the bootloader and how to backup the original firmware customization.

First of all one important thing - before you start to do anything with your phone, do the backup of your personal data. It is only for your safety in case that something goes wrong or any mistake happens. In that case you can use the backup to restore the data and try to do everything once again. Each tutorial has been done many times to verify its propriety, so just read carefully all instructions and continue step by step. For each of Sony (Ericsson) XPERIA smartphones we will provide a manual consisting of 4, 5 or 6 „HOW TO“ chapters. Our tutorials will be of course updated every time when Sony Mobile publishes anything new, affecting any of our topics. All important files have been stored on Google Drive, so there should be no problem with downloading. The major part of every file has been created by myself and every file has been tested on the corresponding phone. In this guideline related to the Sony XPERIA Z you can find some photos and videos showing how to proceed, but the most important thing are the below written manuals. All referenced files are determined for Sony XPERIA Z C6603. So, what can you expect in terms of mentioned manuals / tutorials?
It is following 7 guidelines showing HOW TO:
1. how to install the newest Android 4.4.2 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Z C6603 it is currently the 10.5.A.0.230 firmware)
2. how to install the newest Android 4.3 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Z C6603 it is currently the 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware)
3. how to install the newest Android 4.2.2 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Z C6603 it is currently the 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware)
4. how to install the newest Android 4.1.2 for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Z C6603 it is currently the 10.1.1.A.1.307 firmware)
5. how to backup your original firmware customization (it is important in case you must send your phone to service)
6. how to unlock the bootloader (in case you want to install the custom kernels with recovery menu and much more)
7. how to relock bootloader on your phone

1. how to install the newest Android 4.4.2 for Sony XPERIA Z C6603
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.4.2 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA Z
d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware




2. how to install the newest Android 4.3 for Sony XPERIA Z C6603
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.3 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA Z
d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware


3. how to install the newest Android 4.2.2 for Sony XPERIA Z C6603
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.2.2 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA Z
d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware


4. how to install the newest Android 4.1.2 for Sony XPERIA Z C6603
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.1.2 (mirrors Google Drive or Mega) for Sony XPERIA Z
d) paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware


5. how to backup your original firmware customization
a) if you do not want to lose warranty of your phone, first thing you have to do is to backup your original customization
b) download Sony Update Service (SUS) and reinstall firmware of your phone (backup your data first)
c) after that, go to SUS folder in Program Files and search for folder db/some Number/blob_fs, there you find files, which names start FILE
d) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
e) paste the three files, which names start FILE, from blob_fs folder to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
f) open the Flashtool, click on Advanced, choose decrypt files and put all three files from blob_fs folder to the right columm
g) click ok and after approx. one minute a pop up Window will appear via Flashtool
h) mark all files and transfer them to the right column, than fill in a box in the right upper corner (fill in what you want, it is just for you)
i) now click ok and Flashtool will create backup of your original firmware customization, that you can anytime flash to your phone


6. how to unlock your bootloader
a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top
c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
d) click on get unlock key button, it will switch you to Sony Mobile website, here complete all boxes
e) copy IMEI form Flashtool to Sony Mobile site, than you will get unlock code to your mailbox
f) copy unlock key to Flashtool window and than click unlock
g) connect phone with holding volume up button when Flashtool shows pop up window
h) wait to unlock finish


how to relock your bootloader
a) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
b) start Flashtool and click on BLU button on the top
c) turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
d) just click on relock button and your bootloader is locked for now

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