Hello… Bonjours everybody!
I just recently cracked the screen of one of my XA2 Plus H4493 device; while going down the stairs of my apartment due to the snow I slip and slide 10 stairs on my butt while the phone was on my back pocket. I am alright, but the phone bent and cracked the screen… the screen protector wasn’t strong enough to save it from all the impacts. While the screen was still responsive I was able to backup the phone. Today I can’t use it anymore for my daily routine.
I was previously running v4 koli but the update from 3 to 4 made the phone very slow and I was unable to install fresh android apps and the device lagged most of the time.
So I decided to use my backup phone the other XA2 Plus H4493, this one runs android 8 and let me tell you after a few days using android, I just want to go back to Sailfish OS. This time I have hopes to flash it with a new install and avoid all the bugs due to partitions and permissions issues.
I am posting this new topic to ask for advice regarding the flash. Apparently my device Build number 50.1.A.11.40 doesn’t have an android 9 update.
1- Does it matter that I need to use android 9 instead of android 8 on Sailfish 4… Before flashing the device to Sailfios OS ? What will I miss ?
2- To solve the issue, I believe it is possible to change/flash the Xperia to a different region and get a different build number in order to update to Pie. Right ?
3- I heard there is a new update coming soon (late April)… well or May now. Should I wait for the update to get a clean install instead of OTA?
All help is appreciated.