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Default [D6543] Xperia Z2 - Official Brazilian DTV-LTE Model Thread

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Since our dear Sony Brazil decided to release in our country a Digital TV-capable LTE model and since this model seems to be sold only here, I thought it would be a good idea to create a Brazilian-specific thread so we can discuss any features, details or problems specific to our device.

While the Brazilian Xperia Z2 has just been released in our country (and, therefore, there is still very little information or data available for the D6543), I thought it would be a good idea to present some specs of this device and, to avoid or, at least, reduce the number of questions people (and specially newcomers) might have.


Differences Between Models

Most of the Z2 specs are the same on all models (D6502, D6503 and D6543), such as the same processor (Qualcomm's MSM8974AB), 3 GB or RAM, Adreno 330, 5.2" Full HD IPS screen and so on. The only differences between the models are:

1 - The networks:
D6502: UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz | GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

D6503: UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz | GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)

D6543: UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz | GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8)


2 - The Digital TV receiver
Well, this speaks for itself. Unfortunately, it is still the 1seg standard.

Apart form these two details, there is apparently no other differences from our tupiniquim model and the one sold internationally.The Xperia Z2 White Paper can be found here.

Despite both devices being different, you CAN flash a D6503 firmware on you D6543. You will lose your DTV app. You can try to restore it through Titanium Backup, but the app will force close. If you don't care about DTV, you can use a D6503 without any problems or worries at all.

Current Firmwares:

Generic BR | Customization Version: 1281-5466_R5A | Firmware version: 17.1.A.2.55 | FTF File: Link (1.00 GB)

Claro BR | Customization Version: 1281-5460_R4A | Firmware version: 17.1.A.2.55 | FTF File: Link (996 MB)

Oi BR | Customization Version: Unknown | Firmware version: Unknown | FTF File: Unavailable

TIM BR | Customization Version: Unknown | Firmware version: Unknown | FTF File: Unavailable

Vivo BR | Customization Version: 1281-8123_R7A | Firmware version: 17.1.A.2.55 | FTF File: Link (1.04 GB)

There is also a folder on Mega with all available FTF files, in case someone needs an alternate download link (courtesy of MarcSant).

Notes
This works on ANY Xperia Z2 (D6543).
Your Xperia Z2 does NOT have to be rooted.
Your Xperia Z2 does NOT have to be bootloader unlocked.
This does NOT re-lock a SIM unlocked phone (unlocking is ONCE and PERMANENT).
This does NOT unlock your bootloader.
(Thank you @Apollo89 for coming up with this 4 lines on your Xperia ZQ firmware thread - I think they'll help reduce any doubts newcomers might have)


Since this is an international forum, I'd like to remind my fellow countrymen that we have to post things in English here, as per Forum Rules. But we can also post things in PT-BR, as long as we post it in English first.


Special thanks for contributing:
@hitsukun for the info on Vivo's firmware and customization number
@sighted and Gilson Cristo for Vivo BR's FTF
@#BR for the info on Claro's firmware and customization number
@MarcSant for the alternate download folder on Mega

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Moderators - I understand that there is a policy of avoiding country-specific threads for the sake of keeping things simple and direct, but I'd like to ask you guys to open an exception and keep an opened mind in this case since the Z2 model sold in Brazil (D6543) is available only in here and that may raise some problems very much specific to our device that may not receive the proper attention of the general modding community (such as finding a proper FTF file for our model, issues with the DTV, apps or the available LTE bands on this model, baseband issues and so on). Since this device has just been released here and it is a top-of-the-line device (which means it is very expensive in our country) it has not received any support as of today in Brazilian forums yet, so people may be coming here with a lot of doubts regarding this specific device.

If you guys believe a thread such as this is not important, feel free to close or delete it.
Current Device: Sony Xperia Z2 D6543 (Brazilian DTV-LTE version)
ROM: Stock Sony 17.1.2.A.0.314 (D6503 DE 4.4.2)

Previous Devices:
- Sony Xperia ZQ (Brazilian C6503 ZL)
- Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100
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Thanks for the effort on making this thread. We Brazilian customers are kind of left back on Sony's repository. At leat here, at XDA we've found a place to exchange our experiences.
I've searched everywhere for the carrier-free Brazilian tft, in vain...
I hope this thread can gather all our knowledge on this very specific Z2 model.
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Thanks for the effort on making this thread. We Brazilian customers are kind of left back on Sony's repository. At leat here, at XDA we've found a place to exchange our experiences.
I've searched everywhere for the carrier-free Brazilian tft, in vain...
I hope this thread can gather all our knowledge on this very specific Z2 model.
I'm looking for brazilian tft file to, I'm updated to Germany 17.1.1.A.0.402 and now I want back to DTV and nothing. Please if you find it share with us.
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OMG this thread is just perfect for me!
Xperia z2 is my first android device since i came from an apple iphone 4.

i am reading this forum like crazy for about 6 days and learning new stuff like rooting...bootloader...roms....kernels... i understand a little but our brazilian model is unique and i was really in doubt about doing all this stuff in D6543!
I hope my brazilian friends and all people from this forum can help me to make my device awesome!!
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Does anyone know if the Japanese Z2 also has TV? I'm asking because Japanese Z1 also has TV (in fact Brazilian Z1 only has TV because we use the same digital TV technology as japan).

I posted a topic about this model here and some replied it's possible to use a foreigner firmware + the TV module to have a fully functional updated phone, does anyone tried that ou knows a tutorial?
Thanks.
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Thanks everybody for the support - feedbacks like these are exactly what we need to make sure to the moderators that this thread is necessary and useful for us who have a very specific and unique device.

I'm still in the process of updating the opening post, so if any of you guys have a carrier model, could you do me a favor and send me (a post here or a PM) the customization number of your device? All you need to do is go to the dialer and type *#*#7378423#*#* (*#*#SERVICE#*#*) to access the Service Menu, go on "Service Info" and then "Software Info" and post the "Customization Version". That help would be very much appreciated.

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Thanks for the effort on making this thread. We Brazilian customers are kind of left back on Sony's repository. At leat here, at XDA we've found a place to exchange our experiences.
I've searched everywhere for the carrier-free Brazilian tft, in vain...
I hope this thread can gather all our knowledge on this very specific Z2 model.
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I'm looking for brazilian tft file to, I'm updated to Germany 17.1.1.A.0.402 and now I want back to DTV and nothing. Please if you find it share with us.
I've spent all night yesterday trying to make a FTF file for the stock Brazilian Firmware, but I've had no luck. I'll try again tonight, after work, and if it works I'll share it with you guys.

@rodrigoath - Have you flashed a stock D6503 FTF on your D6543? And it was all OK, no problems at all? I've been thinking about flashing a D6503 firmware, since I don't care at all for DTV. Was the .402 firmware any better than .55? Better in a way that you can see (or feel, I guess), anyways.

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OMG this thread is just perfect for me!
Xperia z2 is my first android device since i came from an apple iphone 4.

i am reading this forum like crazy for about 6 days and learning new stuff like rooting...bootloader...roms....kernels... i understand a little but our brazilian model is unique and i was really in doubt about doing all this stuff in D6543!
I hope my brazilian friends and all people from this forum can help me to make my device awesome!!
Welcome to the android community, brother. You'll find A LOT of good information, mods and so on here on XDA (and I mean A LOT). And don't worry about being a new android user, pretty soon you'll be a flash-a-holic like must of us are sooner or latter (for me, it was around the days of the Samsung Galaxy SII - man, I used to flash a new custom ROM every week... Good times...)

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Does anyone know if the Japanese Z2 also has TV? I'm asking because Japanese Z1 also has TV (in fact Brazilian Z1 only has TV because we use the same digital TV technology as japan).

I posted a topic about this model here and some replied it's possible to use a foreigner firmware + the TV module to have a fully functional updated phone, does anyone tried that ou knows a tutorial?
Thanks.
I remember reading about it somewhere too, but I can't remember where exactly - I'll look for it and I'll post the source here when I find it.

Thanks for everything fellas.

Best regards
Current Device: Sony Xperia Z2 D6543 (Brazilian DTV-LTE version)
ROM: Stock Sony 17.1.2.A.0.314 (D6503 DE 4.4.2)

Previous Devices:
- Sony Xperia ZQ (Brazilian C6503 ZL)
- Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100
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Tiu Fiu, speaking for my knowledge with other sony models (xperias Neo and ZQ) you can flash another countries firmwares without problems, ZQ has 4G too, and i used to use the german firmwares, because they have the exact same 4G bands as we do.
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Tiu Fiu, speaking for my knowledge with other sony models (xperias Neo and ZQ) you can flash another countries firmwares without problems, ZQ has 4G too, and i used to use the german firmwares, because they have the exact same 4G bands as we do.
I don't know about the Neo, but the ZQ was exactly the same as the international model, hardware-wise (still haven't found a suitable reason for naming it "ZQ" here and not "ZL"), and there was indeed no problem with flashing other firmwares in it (hell, first thing I did after I purchased it was to flash the german FTF and root it).

I'm wondering about the Z2 because of baseband problems that might come up (the D6543 doesn't have LTE bands 13, 17 and 20, that the D6503 has - I don't know if Sony uses a different LTE chip on our model or if it is just a software limitation - even though according to this article on Wikipedia the MSM8974AB chip has a built-in LTE support). Aside from that, I don't really care about the DTV.
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Thanks for the effort on making this thread. We Brazilian customers are kind of left back on Sony's repository. At leat here, at XDA we've found a place to exchange our experiences.
I've searched everywhere for the carrier-free Brazilian tft, in vain...
I hope this thread can gather all our knowledge on this very specific Z2 model.
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Thanks everybody for the support - feedbacks like these are exactly what we need to make sure to the moderators that this thread is necessary and useful for us who have a very specific and unique device.

I'm still in the process of updating the opening post, so if any of you guys have a carrier model, could you do me a favor and send me (a post here or a PM) the customization number of your device? All you need to do is go to the dialer and type *#*#7378423#*#* (*#*#SERVICE#*#*) to access the Service Menu, go on "Service Info" and then "Software Info" and post the "Customization Version". That help would be very much appreciated.





I've spent all night yesterday trying to make a FTF file for the stock Brazilian Firmware, but I've had no luck. I'll try again tonight, after work, and if it works I'll share it with you guys.

@rodrigoath - Have you flashed a stock D6503 FTF on your D6543? And it was all OK, no problems at all? I've been thinking about flashing a D6503 firmware, since I don't care at all for DTV. Was the .402 firmware any better than .55? Better in a way that you can see (or feel, I guess), anyways.



Welcome to the android community, brother. You'll find A LOT of good information, mods and so on here on XDA (and I mean A LOT). And don't worry about being a new android user, pretty soon you'll be a flash-a-holic like must of us are sooner or latter (for me, it was around the days of the Samsung Galaxy SII - man, I used to flash a new custom ROM every week... Good times...)



I remember reading about it somewhere too, but I can't remember where exactly - I'll look for it and I'll post the source here when I find it.

Thanks for everything fellas.

Best regards
I didn't found problem in .402, but the camera is getting hot in feel minutes of use. I tough it's solved in this firmware but is the same problem of .55. Let's see if the 4.4.4 will be better.
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I didn't found problem in .402, but the camera is getting hot in feel minutes of use. I tough it's solved in this firmware but is the same problem of .55. Let's see if the 4.4.4 will be better.
Thanks for the reply. I'll be trying it soon, I guess...


By the way, everybody, I'm uploading the stock Generic BR FTF file to my Google Drive folder. I'll share it with you guys as soon as it's done.

I'll also create another thread on the General section and send a word to the OP of the Firmware Index thread.

If anyone out there has a carrier Z2 (Vivo, Claro, TIM or Oi), let me know the customization number so I can download and create stock FTFs for those firmwares as well.
Current Device: Sony Xperia Z2 D6543 (Brazilian DTV-LTE version)
ROM: Stock Sony 17.1.2.A.0.314 (D6503 DE 4.4.2)

Previous Devices:
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- Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100

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