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Topic # 193532 14-Mar-2016 13:21
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So how does the update work if I bought my phone from Spark, but am on the Vodafone network. Will it be from Sony as it is not locked?

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  Reply # 1516205 19-Mar-2016 22:00
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Anyone??


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  Reply # 1516446 20-Mar-2016 15:30
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Pretty sure you'd still get the OTA once its out. The spark models are still on 5.1, just checked on my Z5.


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  Reply # 1516484 20-Mar-2016 17:18
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It doesn't matter what network you use your phone on - it's still a Spark branded handset.

 

When the Spark OTA update becomes available your phone will be able to be upgraded. This won't always (but could be) at the same time as it's available for Vodafone handsets.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1516506 20-Mar-2016 17:32
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As above not related to what carrier you use

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  Reply # 1516513 20-Mar-2016 17:36
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The local telco's have to OK the update.  If you don't want to wait then you can flash the "Customized AU" firmware via flashtools

 

You don't need root or an unlocked bootloader as they are real sony firmware.

 

Best thing about using the "Customized" versions are they are updated by sony and don't need local telco's OK for release.

 

 

 

Have a read of http://xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware/123-sony-xperia-z5-e6653

 

Spark sells the E6653 and under flashtools/xperifirm they are listed as Telecom NZ

 

If you use the link above i suggest creating your own ftf file with the "Customized AU" firmware from flashtools/xperifirm.  

 

 

 

I have been using the android marshmallow on my z5 compact from spark running the customized AU for the last few days, its like a new phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1516845 21-Mar-2016 12:26
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tripp:

 

The local telco's have to OK the update.  If you don't want to wait then you can flash the "Customized AU" firmware via flashtools

 

You don't need root or an unlocked bootloader as they are real sony firmware.

 

Best thing about using the "Customized" versions are they are updated by sony and don't need local telco's OK for release.

 

 

 

Have a read of http://xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware/123-sony-xperia-z5-e6653

 

Spark sells the E6653 and under flashtools/xperifirm they are listed as Telecom NZ

 

If you use the link above i suggest creating your own ftf file with the "Customized AU" firmware from flashtools/xperifirm.  

 

 

 

I have been using the android marshmallow on my z5 compact from spark running the customized AU for the last few days, its like a new phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've tried the Customized AU firmware with flashtools, the update is really nice. Unfortunately I use semble frequently and I had to downgrade back to Spark's firmware as the AU 6.0 firmware is not approved with semble.


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  Reply # 1516886 21-Mar-2016 13:15
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This is correct Semble needs the correct firmware that has been approved to be used with it.

 

I don't use Semble so I don't have this issue :)

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1524229 1-Apr-2016 19:28
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Thanks all for your replies



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  Reply # 1524242 1-Apr-2016 19:31
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Thanks all for your replies. I semble everything so will wait for the Spark ota update

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