How To Flash Firmware To Sony Xperia Devices Via FlashTool

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Sony Xperia devices / Sony Mobile headquartered at Minato, Tokyo, Japan is one of the Top 10 Mobile Brands In The World with a good number of both high-end and mid-range devices.
If you have got a Sony Mobile phone and would want to flash it with its stock firmware for reasons like upgrading the OS, fixing firmware issues like boot-loop, hanging on logo, malware, slow or whatever reason, here is a very comprehensive tutorial to help you flash the firmware to any compatible Sony device.

How To Flash Firmware To Sony Xperia Devices Via FlashTool

* Requirements *
 

Windows PC

To get the latest version of Flashtool v0.9.23.2 for Windows users,

  • Download Sony Mobile Flashtool v0.9.23.1 – Download 
  • Install it properly
  • Download and copy X10flasher.jar patch into your Flashtool installation folder C:\FlashtoolDownload
  • You now have v0.9.23.2 installed which supports flashing new devices and Android versions.

Mac OSX

To get the latest version of Flashtool v0.9.23.2 for Mac OSX users,

  • Download Sony Mobile Flashtool v0.9.23.1 – Download 
  • Install it properly
  • Download and copy X10flasher.jar patch into your Flashtool installation folder – Download
  • You now have v0.9.23.2 installed which supports flashing new devices and Android versions.

Linux

To get the latest version of Flashtool v0.9.23.2 for Linux users,

  • Download Sony Mobile Flashtool v0.9.23.1 – Download 
  • Install it properly
  • Download and copy X10flasher.jar patch into your Flashtool installation folder – Download
  • You now have v0.9.23.2 installed which supports flashing new devices and Android versions.

 

Xperia C4 and C5 users are advised no to use this version of the Flashtool as it might result in a bricked device. Xperia M5 users should use FSC when flashing or it might brick the device.

 

Steps To Flash Firmware To Sony Xperia Devices 

1: Unpack the downloaded Sony Flashtool 0.9.22.3 by Androxyde.
2: Launch the Flashtool 0.9.22.3.exe application in the extracted folder and follow the on-screen instructions to install it on your PC.
*Note*
  1. Take note of the installation path for Flashtool. By default it should be C:Flashtool
  2. Copy the downloaded stock frmware (.ftf file) to C:Flashtoolfirmwares
 
3: In FlashTool installation folder, open Drivers 
and launch FlashTool Drivers
 
 
4: Select and install Fastboot and Flashmode drivers.
5: Open the installation path again (C:Flashtool) and run FlashTool which is for X86(32bit) or FlashTool64 (64 bit) depending on your system configuration / architecture.
6: Click on the Lightning icon before BLU (Boot Loader Unlock)
 
 
7: Select FlashMode in Bootmode Chooser.
8: Now Select the firmware file from the list, then click Flash
 
 
9: Turn off the Sony Xperia device and put it in FlashMode by holding the back button before connecting it to the PC.
10: Once the device is connected, flashing will begin.
11: Once flashing is done, you can unplug and power on your device manually.
That’s just all. You have successfully flashed your Sony Xperia device’s firmware via Sony FlashTool.
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