What is Flash Tool For Xperia ?
Flashtool for xperia is an Applicaton for Flashing all S1 Sony Phones from X10 upto Xperia Z Ultra. All of them use the Flashing Firmware Protocol called S1.
This Application was originally developed to write (*.sin) files downloaded by PCC or SEUS.
This Software is written by Bin4ry (Andreas Makris) based on a command line tool, He brought (*.sin) files flashing to an UI user interface.
Her Work to add more features to the tool such as rooting methods implementation or TA backup / restore etc.
They added occasionally some more features like bootloader unlocking or rom cleaner etc.
As time passes,(*.sin) files have been packaged into (*.ftf) what is now well known as (Flash Tool Firmwares) and further more advance features have been implemented.
But writing firmware and roms is still the first priority of Flashtool (that is updated minimum to take after Sony upgradation in sin files) and due to its name.
Flashtool can also unlock the bootloader of the Xperia device using the BLU symbol as far as the bootloader of xperia smartphone is unlockable.
The flashing function and unlocking bootloader function are available whatever the xperia phone is recognized or may not recognized by the software.
What is required for flashing is to find the (*.FTF) firmware as per the xperia device you need to flash it on.
Why should I use flashtool for xperia?
- Once bootloader or OEM unlocked on any xperia device, official sony softwares don’t work any longer.
- By using official sony softwares, you can only upgrade your xperia devices. In official Sony softwares no downgrade possible.
- By using flashtool for xperia, you can decide which part of (*.ftf) file to write which part to skip or not to write. This said, in many rooting situation available the thing needs to is kernel only downgrade to previous version a patched rooting exploit and then flash back the latest kernel again.
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