For all those who are having the branded SONY Xperia Z smartphone, users can now debrand their handset to generic unbranded firmware. The benefit of doing this is that you can then get faster firmware updates and also you can customize the firmware so as to ensure that there is no unnecessary bloat ware. So, before proceeding to the detailed tutorial on how you will need to follow the below mentioned pre requisite instructions. There are many methods which can be used to Debrand the device, but the one which is very simple and won’t void the warranty in any manner.
Quick Pre Requisites:
All the data in your SONY Xperia Z should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use PC Companion or for say ROM Manager to back up the data / ROM as it may not allow you to restore the data.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
Enable USB Debugging Mode in your SONY Xperia Z from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life left in your device should be >50% so as to avoid turning off of the device in the middle of firmware update. Close the PC Companion tool in your computer as it generally runs in the background.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.
Applying this update won’t root the device or void the warranty in any manner. So, let’s check out in the next page where we have mentioned details to De-brand the device.\