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[Q] Z Ultra GPE back to stock 4.4.2

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22nd June 2014, 12:35 AM   |  #1  
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I just bought a ZU GPE with 4.4.3 (rooted, custom recovery installed) that has a broken rear camera (can't focus, can't shoot).
Will going back to 4.4.2 fix the issue?
How can I flash the system dump (ZU4.4.2.zip) from the following thread? Will it brick my phone?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2570197

I am used to going back to stock with RUU files on my HTC M7 and M8 but this is my first Sony and I am completely lost.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
22nd June 2014, 12:55 AM   |  #2  
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I just bought a ZU GPE with 4.4.3 (rooted, custom recovery installed) that has a broken rear camera (can't focus, can't shoot).
Will going back to 4.4.2 fix the issue?
How can I flash the system dump (ZU4.4.2.zip) from the following thread? Will it brick my phone?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2570197

I am used to going back to stock with RUU files on my HTC M7 and M8 but this is my first Sony and I am completely lost.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

See this post, and yes rolling back to 4.4.2 should fix rear camera.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0&postcount=27
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22nd June 2014, 12:59 AM   |  #3  
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See this post, and yes rolling back to 4.4.2 should fix rear camera.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0&postcount=27

Thanks for the reply but that link is for 4.4.3. I just can't seem to find 4.4.2 system, BOOT and FOTAKernal files anywhere.
All I found was a system dump file ZU4.4.2. Where can I find the appropriate files?
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22nd June 2014, 01:10 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks for the reply but that link is for 4.4.3. I just can't seem to find 4.4.2 system, BOOT and FOTAKernal files anywhere.
All I found was a system dump file ZU4.4.2. Where can I find the appropriate files?
Thanks!

Sorry I didn't catch that the post linked to 4.4.3 files. I rolled back to 4.4.2 with a nandroid backup. If you don't find the files you need by tomorrow I will try to see if I would be able to pull them for you.
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22nd June 2014, 01:11 AM   |  #5  
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Sorry I didn't catch that the post linked to 4.4.3 files. I rolled back to 4.4.2 with a nandroid backup. If you don't find the files you need by tomorrow I will try to see if I would be able to pull them for you.

I have searched all day today with no success. I would really really appreciate it if you could share the file with me.
Thank you!!!!
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I have searched all day today with no success. I would really really appreciate it if you could share the file with me.
Thank you!!!!

You are not the only one trying to get back to 4.4.2, I asked in this post if either of these ideas would work but wasn't answered.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0&postcount=20
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You are not the only one trying to get back to 4.4.2, I asked in this post if either of these ideas would work but wasn't answered.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0&postcount=20

Where did you manage to find a nandroid backup of the zu gpe?
Is there an online repository of nandroid backup files somewhere on the internet?
22nd June 2014, 01:42 AM   |  #8  
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Where did you manage to find a nandroid backup of the zu gpe?
Is there an online repository of nandroid backup files somewhere on the internet?

No I had my own that I made as soon as I unlocked boot loader and flashed boot img with recovery.
Edit.. If anyone can answer those questions I linked to, or provide the adb commands needed to pull the system dump I would be grateful.
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No I had my own that I made as soon as I unlocked boot loader and flashed boot img with recovery.

Once I get a hold of the nandroid backup file, I can restore from ClockworkMod Recovery and the camera will be instantly fixed?

I used to just use RUU files for my HTC M7 and M8 to go back to stock and never used nandroid before.

Once I fix the camera, do I remove custom recovery and then unroot before patching the 4.4.3 OTA?

Sorry about the noob questions. This is my first Sony device. Thank you for your help!
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Originally Posted by ddslee

I have searched all day today with no success. I would really really appreciate it if you could share the file with me.
Thank you!!!!

I would try this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2761698
with the 4.4.2 full OTA

Will it work?
Will the OTA zip need editing to remove the version check, and will that work?

@DooMLoRD?

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