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[STOCK FTF] TIPO DUAL (ST21i2) FTF FIRMWARES
« on: March 09, 2013, 12:14:48 PM »
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Sony XPERIA Tipo Dual (ST21i2)
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Sony XPERIA Tipo Dual is first smartphone from Sony Mobile, which support two SIM cards, so you can be online in one time with two phone numbers. Phone will not get an official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it has a smooth and stable 4.0 ICS. Below you can find the latest firmware for the phone and also three tutorials/manuals - how to unlock the bootloader, how to relock the bootloader and how to backup the original firmware customization.
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STOCK FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD: Xperia TIPO Dual (ST21i2)
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[1] 11.0.A.1.8
[2] 11.0.A.1.12_generic
[3] 11.0.A.6.5_CE
[4] 11.0.A.6.8: Latest-Yet to be Released
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First of all one important thing - before you start to do anything with your phone, do the backup of your personal data. It is only for your safety in case that something goes wrong or any mistake happens. In that case you can use the backup to restore the data and try to do everything once again. Each tutorial has been done many times to verify its propriety, so just read carefully all instructions and continue step by step. For each of Sony (Ericsson) XPERIA smartphones we will provide a manual consisting of 4, 5 or 6 „HOW TO“ chapters. Our tutorials will be of course updated every time when Sony Mobile publishes anything new, affecting any of our topics. All important files have been stored on Google Drive, so there should be no problem with downloading. The major part of every file has been created by myself and every file has been tested on the corresponding phone. In this guideline related to the Sony XPERIA Tipo Dual you can find some photos and videos showing how to proceed, but the most important thing are the below written manuals. All referenced files are determined for Sony XPERIA Tipo Dual ST21i2. So, what can you expect in terms of mentioned manuals / tutorials?
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It is following 4 guidelines showing HOW TO:
1. How to install the Newest Firmware for your phone (for Sony XPERIA Tipo Dual ST21i2 it is currently the 11.0.A.6.5 Firmware)
2. How to backup your original firmware customization (it is important in case you must send your phone to service)
3. How to unlock the bootloader (in case you want to install the custom kernels with recovery menu and much more)
4. How to relock the bootloader (in case you want to go back to stock (original) ROM or you must send your phone to service)
And now let’s do all 4 actions step by step
1. How to install the newest firmware for Sony XPERIA Tipo Dual ST21i2
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a) First of all, check your firmware version (if you already hawe the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) Download the Flashtool Xperia from here and install it to you computer
c) Download also Newest Firmware for Sony XPERIA Tipo Dual ST21i2
d) Paste the ftf file downloaded in step c) to folder "Firmware" included in the XPERIA Flashtool
e) Open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important - if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.
f) Turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
g) After few minutes all is done and your phone gets the New Firmware
VIDEO GUIDE:Install New Firmware TIPO Dual
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2. How to Backup your original firmware customization
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a) If you do not want to lose warranty of your phone, first thing you have to do is to backup your original customization
b) Download Sony Update Service (SUS) and reinstall firmware of your phone (backup your data first)
c) After that, go to SUS folder in Program Files and search for folder db/some Number/blob_fs, there you find 3 files, which names start FILE
d) Download latest Flashtool Xperia from here
e) Paste the three files, which names start FILE, from blob_fs folder to folder „Firmware“ included in the XPERIA Flashtool
f) Open the Flashtool, click on Advanced, choose decrypt files and put all three files from blob_fs folder to the right columm
g) Click ok and after approx. one minute a pop up Window will appear via Flashtool
h) Mark all files and transfer them to the right column, than fill in a box in the right upper corner (fill in what you want, it is just for you)
i) Now click ok and Flashtool will create backup of your original firmware customization, that you can anytime flash to your phone
VIDEO GUIDE:Backup Original Firmware TIPO Dual
3. How to unlock your bootloader
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a) First of all, press *#*#7378423#*#* to check whether the bootloader of your phone can be unlocked or not (customized versions ussually do not allow unlocking)
b) If your phone allows that, follow this Sony Mobile site and fill all boxes (to get your IMEI, pres *#06#)
c) After few seconds, you will receive your unlock key per e-mail
d) Download these archive and unzip it in your computer
e) Turn off your phone and connect it to your PC with holding volume up button, blue led will shine
f) Open the command line in fastboot folder (unziped archive in step d). To open the command line in Windows just press Shift + click the right mouse button
g) Write fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xCODE, where CODE is the unlock key you received per e-mail from Sony (step c)
h) Press enter and after few seconds, your bootloader is unlocked
VIDEO GUIDE:Unlock Bootloader TIPO Dual
4. How to relock your bootloader
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a) download latest Flashtool Xperia from here
b) Install it somewhere to you computer
c) Download Relock_TIPODUAL.ftf and and paste it to folder "Firmware" included in the XPERIA Flashtool
d) Open the Flashtool, click on Flash, mark relock ftf file and click on ok
e) Turn off your phone, and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button
f) After few seconds is your bootloader locked again, as a next step you have to update your firmware via Sony Update Service
VIDEO GUIDE:Relock Bootloader TIPO Dual

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« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 01:00:07 PM by VioletR »
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Re: [STOCK FTF] TIPO DUAL (ST21i2) FTF FIRMWARES
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 01:04:55 PM »
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Re: [STOCK FTF] TIPO DUAL (ST21i2) FTF FIRMWARES
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 09:48:46 AM »
whether stock rom is suitable for tipo (not tipo dual)

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Re: [STOCK FTF] TIPO DUAL (ST21i2) FTF FIRMWARES
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 09:51:58 AM »
whether stock rom is suitable for tipo (not tipo dual)

TIPO and TIPO dual each have different ROM and respective FTF version Updates. TIPO DUAL ROM cant be flashed on TIPO and viceversa.

Please vist follwoing link for TIPO STOCK FTFs
http://forums.droidbeans.com/sony-xperia-tipo-rom-index/(stock-ftf)-tipo-(st21i)-ftf-firmwares/
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