Originally Posted by Rubecula
Yes I suppose I could do that, but this just seems less risky to me. However I could be totally wrong.
Do I need root or unlocked bootloader for flashing by the way? I think this is a piece of cake for you guys, but I never rooted or flashed so how high are the risks to break your phone?
Still the main question remains: Will it work if I do it as mentioned above?
Works 100% as if you have with the official method. Just complete the pre-requisites such as the FTF file (firmware), Flashtool, flashtool drivers, enabling USB debugging on phone (IMPORTANT!) and a windows machine. There is no risk of damaging the phone, if the unfortunate happens..you can just repeat the flashing process
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Sony Xperia SP (C5303)
UN-Locked BL + Rooted Android 4.3 / FW - 12.1.A.1.205
ROM: ULTIMATE PureXSP v3.1 by dipesh1502
Kernel: Back to Stock