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How to return XA2 (flashed with Sailfish OS) to Android

asked 2018-11-10 13:14:18 +0300

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updated 2018-11-12 09:12:26 +0300

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How to returned XA2 (flash with jolla) to (some) android. I want to use some apps until android support is available.

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Visit for some guidance. I'm using Flashtool and to download firmware there is xperifirm.

J4ZZ ( 2018-11-10 17:42:08 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-11-11 20:04:06 +0300

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updated 2018-11-11 20:04:06 +0300

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I'm first back to Android on my Xperia XA "4113 back, unfortunately, but the disadvantages are too much for me at the moment.Poor battery life, I have already mentioned here, despite new device, screen firert or on incoming call, he is not too I hope it gets better because I like the system since Xperia X and I hope to use it as a main smartphone too Sorry for my bad English

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answered 2018-11-10 13:31:15 +0300

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updated 2018-11-10 13:47:09 +0300

Before redoing the Sailfish X installation successfully to my Xperia XA2, I reinstalled Android once to my XA2 with the "Emma" software that is available (with flashing instructions) from Sony at

I hope this helps.

Edit: The link to the actual download site of the flash software is

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Is there a way to backup ta partitions on XA2?

magullo ( 2018-11-10 16:37:40 +0300 )edit

Unfortunately no. But the camera is fine even after unlocking the bootloader. Only HDCP hence miracast gets broken and needs a workaround.

J4ZZ ( 2018-11-10 17:51:55 +0300 )edit

@J4ZZ thank you, was thinking about an XA2 jump but it looks too many problems now.

magullo ( 2018-11-10 21:16:40 +0300 )edit
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