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By ZynexOG, Member on 24th May 2014, 01:39 AM
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My phone is carrier-unlocked when i bought it but i dont wanna wait for the carrier to rollout 4.4.

Can I flash the ftf without losing any data ?

bootloader locked
not rooted
android 4.3 (.101)
 
 
24th May 2014, 06:04 PM |#2  
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My phone is carrier-unlocked when i bought it but i dont wanna wait for the carrier to rollout 4.4.

Can I flash the ftf without losing any data ?

bootloader locked
not rooted
android 4.3 (.101)

Which version is it?
Sony Xperia C6603, Sony Xperia C6602, Sony Xperia Z LTE
24th May 2014, 06:30 PM |#3  
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I thing you can flash any version of the firmware using the flashtool the is 3 check box on the right top corner to flash without wiping the data..

However...... I would advise do not install kitkat on top of the 4.3 without wiping data..

Don't rush, it is not that great, clam down. 4.4 is laggy, sound is shuttering and sd issue is really annoing, and there is no root so you will not be able to fix it... battery is .... ****ed up

Honestly you will regret...
Last edited by marcoplo; 24th May 2014 at 06:33 PM.
24th May 2014, 08:29 PM |#4  
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I thing you can flash any version of the firmware using the flashtool the is 3 check box on the right top corner to flash without wiping the data..

However...... I would advise do not install kitkat on top of the 4.3 without wiping data..

Don't rush, it is not that great, clam down. 4.4 is laggy, sound is shuttering and sd issue is really annoing, and there is no root so you will not be able to fix it... battery is .... ****ed up

Honestly you will regret...

Doom lord has already released an updated kernel for 4.4, its already been rooted.
the lag issue can be sorted by tweaking in the animation setting in developer options.
I am not having either SD or sound stuttering issues.
Battery life is being consumed because of Google play services.

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24th May 2014, 10:21 PM |#5  
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Doom lord has already released an updated kernel for 4.4, its already been rooted.
the lag issue can be sorted by tweaking in the animation setting in developer options.
I am not having either SD or sound stuttering issues.
Battery life is being consumed because of Google play services.

hit thanks if helped

The orginal guy who started this treat. Has a locked bootloader and no root, so sd permissions to copy and past in 4.4 need root to fix. To flash kernel you need bootloader Unlocked. Fixing Google services will be impossible To fix without Root
Last edited by marcoplo; 24th May 2014 at 10:24 PM.
25th May 2014, 12:47 AM |#6  
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Which version is it?
Sony Xperia C6603, Sony Xperia C6602, Sony Xperia Z LTE

C6603.

Ok I used Xperia Z (C6603) 10.5.A.0.230 Commercial_And_Journalist(1270-4066) to update my phone, wiping the CACHE only. Worked flawlessly. Hopefully that re-assures anyone that is unsure of wanting to flash the .FTF

Impatience got me this time
Last edited by ZynexOG; 25th May 2014 at 03:43 AM. Reason: updated phone
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