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hey guys, im from the UK and have not got the .69 or .402 update ( unbranded and unlocked ) could i flash the germany .402 firmware and it would have no consequences?


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Yes! My phone came with UK unbranded firmware and flashed the German unbranded 2 days ago. Works like a charm! Actually I highly recommend doing that ASAP cause the UK firmware is known for getting released 2 weeks later after a new firmware gets rolled out! So you don't have to worry about waiting for future updates...

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Yes I flashed to the new German update from .55 in Canada and works well.

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Yes! My phone came with UK unbranded firmware and flashed the German unbranded 2 days ago. Works like a charm! Actually I highly recommend doing that ASAP cause the UK firmware is known for getting released 2 weeks later after a new firmware gets rolled out! So you don't have to worry about waiting for future updates...

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Yes I flashed to the new German update from .55 in Canada and works well.

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I'm new to Sony myself, after 4 Samsung flagships.

Anyone care to give to some insights about what to do? Except Untick 'data' under 'wipe' when I get there? I have Taiwan Z2 on .69 which i got OTA from my previous .55
I downloaded this file "D6503_17.1.1.A.0.402_DE Unbranded.ftf" which i believe is the unbranded Germany .402


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If I unlock my bootloader, will that wipe the data off the phone?

Edit: actually do I need to unlock bootloader to install the latest firmware?

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If I unlock my bootloader, will that wipe the data off the phone?

Edit: actually do I need to unlock bootloader to install the latest firmware?

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Yes. unlocking bootloader will wipe the data on the device, so DO BACKUP.

And no. You don't need to Unlock BL to flash Stock ROM. Only to flash custom kernels and ROMs and which is not even always the case


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Yes. unlocking bootloader will wipe the data on the device, so DO BACKUP.

And no. You don't need to Unlock BL to flash Stock ROM. Only to flash custom kernels and ROMs and which is not even always the case
Thanks mate - so flashing a stock ROM won't wipe my phone?
Sorry for the N00B questions, I've always had a Nexus, now jumped ship to Xperia

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Thanks mate - so flashing a stock ROM won't wipe my phone?
Sorry for the N00B questions, I've always had a Nexus, now jumped ship to Xperia

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No. Flashing stock won't wipe ur phone. I did so yesterday, with Sony Updater Service (SUS) And it asked if i wanted to wipe or not. I chose not to wipe. :P And it didn't. Everything working fine till now... Look at my Signature, I also.. Got to be Recognized on xda for Helping Samsung Users. But i'm a Sony Noob.
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