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Default [Q] Modem from FTF to CWM

Firstly, sorry for bad english. Although I'll try to do my best here, I'm not american, nor english and I'm not very used with your language. My problem is simple and have been asked here before. The problem is that they guy who asked help wasn't very specific with his problem.

I have a ST25A, a latin american version of our Xperia U, which differs from your ST25i in its baseband (the modem). The ROMs we find here are all for ST25i and the baseband included is for the ST25i. Actually it kinda works with the ST25A model, but the signal is weak (even worse if you're not richie enough to pay for the best mobile service, which is my case).

Then I tried to flash the original ROM baseband for the ST25a, but for some reason, I wasn't able to boot my cellphone in flashmode. I tried everything I could try all around xda and other forums. Nothing worked. So, I couldn't use Flashtools to flash the baseband.

In another attempt, I tried to convert the original ROM from FTF (Sony format), to CWM, but I wasn't able to do that by myself (I'm not pro at this stuff and a friend of mine who knows about it a little better than me couldn't help either).

So I'm here creating this thread as my last attempt to have my ST25a with a CyanogenMod ROM, because without the right baseband it won't be possible. Below is a link of Sony's ST25a stock ROM:
http://sdrv.ms/1fDwMh1
(It's uploaded in my Skydrive account, so it shall not be a problem to download it)
I'm here to ask someone to convert it into something I can flash the baseband in my Sony Xperia U without needing the flashtool. To open the FTF file I used WinRAR (that actually seems to open every container format).

I don't know if I made myself clear, but it's not only a problem of mine, it probably is a problem all latin american owner of a Xperia U will have. If someone can help to extract the baseband and give me a tip on how to make it work in my Xperia U, I would really appreciate. If I didn't make myself clear enough for you to understand my problem, don't hesitate asking.

Thanks for your time and sorry for disturbing, oh, and Merry Christmas, ppl!

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Eduardo Barth.

PS: Using my friend account as my account doesn't have permission to post links.

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You realy should explain what the problem is and how it is related to CynogenMod which for what I know change the system only.
What do you want a ST25i rom with ST25a modem? just copy the modem from the i ROM to the a ROM.
You do not realy need WinRAR or any other program, FTF is just a zip file, if you rename it to .zip you can just copy the files in windows explorer then rename it back to FTF (in command line)
Or you can just exclude the modem from flash when you flash ST25i RON and flash the modem only from the ST25a ROM.
 
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You realy should explain what the problem is and how it is related to CynogenMod which for what I know change the system only.
What do you want a ST25i rom with ST25a modem? just copy the modem from the i ROM to the a ROM.
You do not realy need WinRAR or any other program, FTF is just a zip file, if you rename it to .zip you can just copy the files in windows explorer then rename it back to FTF (in command line)
Or you can just exclude the modem from flash when you flash ST25i RON and flash the modem only from the ST25a ROM.
The problem is that Sony's files have .SIN extension, which is not compatible with CWM recovery. I tried to convert it to CWM zip and had no success with that.
The main problem is that my cellphone doesn't recognize's the Flashtool, because it have a problem with it's USB connector. I can't simply flash the baseband, I need to convert the baseband form .SIN (sony) to CWM files. There are some tutorials that explain how to do that for the system partition, but I tried to do the steps for the baseband and it didn't work. That's why I'm here, trying to find help to do that.
 
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My advise to you is, if you cannot flash with flashtool don't mess with your phone because if something will go wrong, abd something will go wrong, you lose your phone.
 
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My advise to you is, if you cannot flash with flashtool don't mess with your phone because if something will go wrong, abd something will go wrong, you lose your phone.
Yes, I know. The problem is that my phone currently is with a wrong baseband (modem) and the signal is always poor to gone, so I already have a dead brick in hands...

Anyway, thank you for your attention.
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