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Good morning all. New to the Sony phone scene, coming from 1+1. Having a lot of issues with Lollipop on my GPe. I bought it used, with a broken screen.
I installed a new screen and 5.0 was downloaded ota. I figured 'what the heck...' And decided to try it. Downloaded the ota, factory reset, flashed, factory reset again, then setup. Having a lot of wifi issues. Tried reseting and setup phone again, but to no avail. I'm assuming I can flash the 4.4.2 in this thread, but is there anything I should do to prepare? I have NO backups of anything...I have the bootloader unlock instructions and key from sony, just curious if I should flash the old rom and update back to 4.4.4 thru ota's, or just wait another couple weeks for the 5.0.1/5.0.2 patch...

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Back up your TA partition before you unlock the device. Once you unlock the bootloader, the auto focus on the camera will no longer work on android versions over 4.4.2.

As far as bugs, 5.0.2 supposedly fixed a bunch of things. So it might be worth waiting just for now. And just an FYI, you will not be able to downgrade without unlocking the bootloader anyways.

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Back up your TA partition before you unlock the device. Once you unlock the bootloader, the auto focus on the camera will no longer work on android versions over 4.4.2.

As far as bugs, 5.0.2 supposedly fixed a bunch of things. So it might be worth waiting just for now. And just an FYI, you will not be able to downgrade without unlocking the bootloader anyways.

There are two rules in life for being successful:

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Can the bootloader be relocked, and the device updated to 4.4.4 with OTA updates, of am i stuck with an even more unusable camera than i already had?
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Can the bootloader be relocked, and the device updated to 4.4.4 with OTA updates, of am i stuck with an even more unusable camera than i already had?

As you cant get root on 5.0.x as of now, and root is needed to back up the TA (thus preserve the camera auto focus), I would stay with 5 untill the update to 5.0.2
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As you cant get root on 5.0.x as of now, and root is needed to back up the TA (thus preserve the camera auto focus), I would stay with 5 untill the update to 5.0.2

Ahh right! Forgot about that little detail about root being required.... My bad.

One thing worth mentioning is that one of our mods in the Developer Committee talked to jerpelea about this and we might see a "fix" for this sometime soon (it doesn't go much further than this, but it is a glimmer of hope I guess)

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As you cant get root on 5.0.x as of now, and root is needed to back up the TA (thus preserve the camera auto focus), I would stay with 5 untill the update to 5.0.2

Well crap...oh well. One more thing i should have researched before switching...oh well. Very happy with the Z Ultra...I'll just wait longer...


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When i get to side load step adb doesnt see the device anymore. Can someone help me out? Do i have to use adb to flash back to stock ? Can i just flash the stock rom from sd card or from the phones internal storage?
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I got adb to function, but now I run into error 7 message and something about not being able to install over newer version. Currently the phone is in cyanogen mod . wit KitKat 4.4.4 I want to get it back to stock so I can send it out to Sony for the hair line cracks in the screen someone help me please
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