Debranding may damage your phone!
Ok guys, I see a lot of people in here debranding the phones but dont know what they are talking about.
1: All the methods you have listed will not debrand a Orange UK handset, because the files that you should replace don't exist (all the files will start with 'ICON'). So far no one seems to have worked this out or has tried to find a workaround.
2: According to the SE rep I spoke with if you debrand your phone it may cause serious issues when Sony do send down updates to the device, I was told that debranded phones may to be able to be reflashed and may corrupt. When I asked why he said it had something to do with a new version of Android being made available.
I just thought I should let you guys know, and if anyone can try debrand a Orange handset (I will risk it)