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Xperia phones stock, root, all in one thread

Sony experia phones can be flashed by so many tools including free tools available on the internet.

A sony Android phone even in dead condition if can be detected by pc should be able to flash via one of the following tools provided the problem is software related.

I will be listing only free tools as professional tools have their respective sections.


This is a free professional sony android flasher tool by Binary and Adroxyde.
Credits to them for the great gift.

Flashtool currently perform the following

Flash original Images (Android 1.6, 2.1, 2.3 Images)
Root your phone
Install Recovery, Busybox, custom kernels
Clean your Rom (remove /system/apps apps of your choice) (Be careful, unless you really know what you do, do not modify the default list. This can make your phone stuck at the SE Logo)
Clear dalvik cache
Optimize (install of JIT v2) (Disabled in 0.4, will readd it as a plugin for 2.1 phones only)
Customize (installs apps found in the custom/apps folder of the flashtool)
Clean uninstalled (remove any references to system apps removed in the Clean (root needed) step)
Edit any text file on the device
Rebrand your device

The newest models supported by flashtool are
ST17 - coconut - ACTIVE
LT15 - anzu - ARC
LT18 - ayame - ARC S
WT19 - satsuma - LIVE WALKMAN
ST15 - smultron - MINI
SK17 - mango - MINI PRO
MT15 - hallon - NEO
MT11 - haida - NEO V
R800 - zeus,zeusc - PLAY
MK16 - iyokan - PRO
ST18 - urushi - RAY.
Flashtool firmwares come in bin and ftf format.


Download and install the Flashtool package and download and extract the package.
Next go to where you installed flashtool and then to the drivers folder.
Run the Flashtool-drivers.exe file.
select "your drivers", flashmode and fastboot drivers.
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Accept all the prompts and once finished load flashtool

 Now select flashmode
Now click the "..." button

Note: The downloaded firmware has to be placed in the firmware folder in flashtool.

browse to the folder where the FTF is and press "open"
Now click the "..." button

 Switch your phone off and press and hold the back (volume down on some phones) button while connecting usb lead (Green LED)
It should start flashing and once done will say "Complete", Reboot and your done.

Congratulations you have now successfully flashed a FTF file using flashtool.


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