Sony Xperia M2 Software Refresh

Sony Xperia M2 is a modern and very elegant modern device which was announced in February 2014 and the phone was available for sale starting with May 2014. It features a 4.8 inches captive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. As any smartphone, this phone works nicely and smoothly when you first buy it, but, after a period of time, it starts to crash and freeze when you open some applications. For this reason, it is recommended to perform a phone software refresh.30

The resolution of this phone’s display is 540 x 960 (~ 229 ppi pixel density), whilst the processor of the smartphone is a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (D2303, D2306), while the graphic one is Adreno 305. The phone has an internal memory of 8 GB and 1 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, 4.3 (KitKat).

You might think that this process is difficult and you have to go to a GSM Service and pay a huge amount of money for a hard resetting your phone, but you are able to do it by yourself if you follow a few steps. It is important to mention is the fact that if you decide to perform a hard reset on you Sony Xperia M2 you will lose any personal data on the phone, including your accounts, your passwords, your pictures, your music and you contacts. This is the reason why it is strongly recommended to perform a backup on your phone before you start the hard reset process. There are 2 methods to perform a hard reset.

First method is considered to be the easy one

  1.  From the Main Screen select the Settings button.
  2.  From the Settings menu chose the Backup & Reset section.
  3.  Select the Factory data reset option.
  4.  Choose the Reset device option.
  5.  Tap Erase everything (remember that you will lose any personal data on your device.)
  6.  Select OK and confirm the operation.
  7.  Your phone will turn off and then it will start with the factory settings.

The second Method

  1. Download the flashtool for the Sony website: http://developer.sonymobile.com/services/flash-tool/
  2. Install the drivers for your USB data cable.
  3. Power off your device.
  4. Press and hold Volume Down and connect to USB cable.
  5. Follow the instruction on your screen.