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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LT28 Update To Android 4.2.4 Firmware for Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 - How to Install

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Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 Update To Android 4.1.2 Done 
 Ion LT28 Update To Android 4.1.2 Firmware Last Updated on 26-Sep-2014. Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 can now update their Smartphone with the latest Android 4.2.4 officialfirmware. xperia recently started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is lt28. The xperia ion is the latest high end android Smartphone by xperia, recently released with Android 4.2.2 out of the box and this is the first official Android 4.2.4  firmwareupdate for lt28. If you own the Smartphone and not yet updated this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below step by step guide will help you to download and install the Ion LT28 Android 4.2.4 Firmware manually through Odin.


If your Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 running on Android 4.2.2 then update this latest Android 4.2.2 firmware to enjoy some new features, performance enhancement and bug fixes. 

So, want to update your Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 to the latest lt8 Android 4.2.4 firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for  OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update or download firmware through the sony Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by stepmanual guide to update the latest Android 4.2.4 firmware on your Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 Sthrough Flashtool.

Important Note:
"The firmware is released only for the Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".
Download Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 Android 4.2.4 Official Firmware
sony xperia rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 model.

Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver
Points to be noted:
If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.2.4 Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 official firmware on Sony XPERIA Ion LT28.


How to Install Android 42.4 Official Firmware on Sony XPERIA Ion LT28 Flash Tools:

 

2. how to install the newest Android 4.1.2 for Sony XPERIA Ion LT28h 
a) first of all, check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial)
b) download and install latest Flashtool from here (mirrors Google Drive or Mega)
c) download also latest Android 4.1.2 (mirror) for Sony XPERIA Ion LT28h 
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

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