Sony XPERIA M2 Aqua is a new mannequin in Sony Mobile portfolio for 2014. It has colossal 4, eight-inch show, 2300 mAh battery, powerful quad-core CPU from Qualcomm and 1 GB RAM. The cellphone can also be water resistant. Below you can find and download the stock firmware for your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua D2403, D2406 and also guides for install or flash ROM to Xperia M2 Aqua smartphone.
Flashing firmware’s or custom ROM’s to Sony devices is as easy as updating your device to the latest version of Android. Also, it’s pretty easy to flash ROM to Sony phones compared to other devices. All you need is your phone’s firmware file (.FTF file) and the popular FlashTool. From here you can download the latest firmware for your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua.
If you want to try another custom ROM’s in your device you can download the available ROM or recoveries for your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua and flash it using guides provided in this website. Inorder to install any ROM other than stock you have to root your phone and then need to flash custom recoveries like CWM (clock work mode) or TWRP on your phone. Usually, we flash stock ROM if something wrong with the software side. So, after firmware flashes your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua phone will be in a factory reset condition.
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So welcome to the Central place where you can download the latest version of Xperia M2 Aqua D2403 & D2406 firmware for all variants across all regions. We are sharing the firmware which has fast and uncapped download speeds and I will try to add more stock firmware once they become available.
Note: If you find any new stock firmwares that you want added to this list please comment below or contact me.
Download links provided below are from third-party websites and please note that techbiriyani.com is not hosted any ROM in our website if any of the below links is dead pls inform me.
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Stock ROM [D2403 & D2406]
From below, you can download the latest firmware for your phone. Please make sure that you are downloading the correct build for your phone. You can either seek help from us or from google.
Check your device model number from Settings > About device, then download the specific firmware for your device.
One saddest fact is Sony has not yet provided the stock Marshmallow firmware for Xperia M2 Aqua devices, it seems like they have discontinued the support for future updates for this phone. Anyway Change.org have filed a petition to sony about device update, hope sony will provide updates soon if any.
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for Xperia M2 Aqua [D2403]
Android Version – 5.1.1 | Region – Russia Generic | Size – 1.07 GB
Android Version – 5.1.1 | Region – Russia Generic | Size – 1.1 GB
Android Version – 5.1.1 | Region – Customized Switzerland | Size – 1.03 GB
Android 4.4 Kitkat for Xperia M2 Aqua [D2403]
Android Version – 4.4 | Region – Switzerland | Size – 1.07 GB
Android Version – 4.4 | Region – Global | Size – 1.03 GB
Android 4.4.2 Kitkat for Xperia M2 Aqua [D2403]
Android Version – 4.4.2 | Region – Global | Size – 957 MB
Android Version – 4.4.2 | Region – Global | Size – 957 MB
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Xperia M2 Aqua [D2406]
Android Version – 6.0.1 | Region – Global Commercial | Size – 1.01 GB
Android Version – 6.0.1 | Region – Customized US | Size – 1.10 GB
How to Install Firmware file
- Firmware file for your device (.FTF)
- USB cable
Please note that i wrote this tutorial for flashtool version (0.9.23.2). If you are using other versions there may be some difference for flashing the same file. So i request you to download the same version mentioned here or do it with your own risk.
Make sure to Enable “USB debugging” and “Unknown sources” on your Sony Xperia device, click here for help.
- Download and install the Flashtool package from official website.
- Now go to your installed directory (usually – ‘C:\Flashtool\drivers’) and install Flashtool drivers
- Tick the “Flashmode Drivers” and “Fastboot Drivers” to install (see below image)
Note: To install the Flashtool drivers for Windows 8/8.1/10, please click here.
- Here we finished installing Flashtool now Open It.
- Click on the lightning bolt in the top left of Flashtool as highlighted below.
Select, ‘Flashmode’ and click OK
You should already be in the source folder where the FTF firmware files are located. If not, navigate to: “C:\Users\[Your PC Name]\.flashTool\firmwares” If you still not able to find the path check this too, “C:\Flashtool\firmwares\” now you should get it.
Select the firmware build version that you want to flash from the “Firmware” pane. Ensure the device variant is the same as the model number of your Sony Xperia device.
‘A clean install is the way to go‘
So tick all options under the “Wipe” pane. This will wipe all of your data though including your photos and videos, so please ensure you have these backed up somewhere else.
Leave all others unchanged
Click on “Flash“. Flashtool will then indicate that it is “preparing files for flashing”.
Sometimes, you may have to wait around 60 seconds for the pop-up below to appear. Once it does, make sure that the device is powered off and then hold the ‘volume down’ button and connect the usb cable. Once the pop-up disappears and flashing has started, you can let go of the ‘volume down’ button.
Flashtool will then start flashing your Xperia device.
Once you see “Flashing finished” as indicated below, your Sony Xperia has been successfully flashed.
Hurray 🙂 you have just installed stock firmware! Now disconnect your Xperia device and power on the handset.
It will take some time for the first boot so, don’t worry if it takes a while, this is to be expected.
You can use the firmware for variety of purposes, which includes:
- Fix your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
- Unbrick your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
- Go Back to Stock on your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
- Restore Sony Xperia M2 Aqua to factory state i.e original state when you bought.
- Upgrade your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua to newer Android version.
- Downgrade your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua to lower build no. at same Android version.
- Unroot your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua.
- Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Sony Xperia M2 Aqua.
To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its model no. in Settings > About device.
Need help? Let us know if you need any help regarding this via comments below.
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