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reflashing Sailfish X old android version error

asked 2018-06-13 20:19:24 +0200

makarch gravatar image

Hi guys,

on my Xperia I have restored factory settings but now when I want to install apps sometimes packages are missing. Therefore I wanted to reflash the latest image on my phone, but I get this error.

> Detected Linux Searching device to
> flash.. Found device with vendor id
> '0fce': Bus 005 Device 003: ID
> 0fce:0dde Sony Ericsson Mobile
> Communications AB Xperia Mini Pro
> Bootloader Fastboot command: fastboot
> -i 0x0fce 
> Your Sony Android version
> (version-baseband:
> 1300-4911_34.3.A.0.217) on your device
> is too old. You need to have at least
> version 34.3.A.0.228 in order for this
> installation to work. Please go to
> and update your device.

Do I have to reflash android on windows first with this emma tool before I can reflash SailfishX on a SailfishX phone? That seems quite stupid to me.

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answered 2018-06-13 20:31:44 +0200

molan gravatar image

updated 2018-06-13 20:33:58 +0200

Usually it's possible to reflash the Sailfish X image without having to use the Sony's Emma tool (Windows).

But like you wrote, somehow your Android base is too old (34.3.A.0.217 instead of 34.3.A.0.228). Since your device is already unlocked you therefore need the Emma flashing tool on Windows in order to update to 34.3.A.0.228 or higher.


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not somehow. Seems like installing Saiflsh did it.

Now I tried 1 1/2h to get fastboot working because it doesnt like they state on their instructions. Updating the driver doesnt work.


makarch ( 2018-06-13 21:29:02 +0200 )edit

Installing Sailfish doesn't downgrade the Android base. So unfortunately idk why you have an outdated Android version. If you have problems installing the fastboot driver on windows, you can just use the Sony Emma tool to update the Android-base and then flash Sailfish using Linux.

molan ( 2018-06-13 23:41:04 +0200 )edit

Aaahhhh. I thought I need fastboot for the flash tool as well. Thx!

makarch ( 2018-06-14 00:05:39 +0200 )edit

Flashing Android Oreo didnt help either. The error still occurs. I still have, therefore I have flashed this one now, which has worked quite fine.

makarch ( 2018-06-14 01:07:06 +0200 )edit
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