There is an application on Google Play called UpAny (SHARP OTA outside Japan) which should allow you to upate your Sharp Android smartphone without having to take the phone to Japan. The software made by tewilove works by first disabling ptrace restriction (LSM) by kernel exploit, and then injecting DOCOMO/SHARP FOTA to hook JAVA.
The Google Play description lists several models that have been tested to work.
I have personally tested those marked with an *.
* SH-01D => not supported
* SH-10D => 02.00.03
* SH-02E => 02.00.06
* SH-06E => 01.00.10
* SH-07E => 01.00.05
SH-01F => 02.00.01 (Android 4.4)
SH-04F => 01.01.05
SH-06F => ?
SBM303SH => S0026
SBM302SH => S0018
Personally tested on all Sharp phones around me:
First, on my SH-01D, build version 02.00.06 --- "not supported".
Then on my girlfriend's SH-10D: the update was successful, from build version 02.00.02 to 02.00.03.
Later on her brother's SH-07E, build version 01.00.04. Successfully updated to 01.00.05.
Then on my brother's SH-06E, build version 01.00.07. Successfully updated to 01.00.10.
Also tested on a friend's SH-02E, build version 02.00.02. Successfully updated to 02.00.06.
What UpAny does is launch the built-in update checker, which downloads the update files (took 4-5 minutes in my case, the wi-fi connection dropped, so I relaunched the procedure, but the download continued from where it had stopped), reboots the phone into maintenance mode, and then installs the updates. In the SH-10D case, there were two phases, each taking about 3 minutes to complete. After completing Phase 2, the phone rebooted twice and then the Software Update app displayed an "Update completed" notification.
Please post a comment below if it works for you. Don't forget to specify your model and build number before the update and after.
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