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18th June 2014, 11:14 PM   |  #1  
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okay i have used odin before .. but never used flashtool ! . is there a link to download it and a tutorial on how to use it.
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okay i have used odin before .. but never used flashtool ! . is there a link to download it and a tutorial on how to use it.

Since you seem to have some knowlage this should be quite self explanitory

Aside a few things which arent mentioned
Flashmode/fastboot does not mean holding a button like flashtool asks

For Xperia Z2
fastboot = Volume Up
Flashmode=volume down

You do need drivers to be installed of which an installer of sorts can be found in the drivers folder if your on windows (fastboot, flashmode, any Z2 drivers)

Fastboot can be used to flash kernels, flashmode is used usualy to flash firmwares (commonly FTF files)

Literly any questions just ask

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Since you seem to have some knowlage this should be quite self explanitory

Aside a few things which arent mentioned
Flashmode/fastboot does not mean holding a button like flashtool asks

For Xperia Z2
fastboot = Volume Up
Flashmode=volume down

You do need drivers to be installed of which an installer of sorts can be found in the drivers folder if your on windows (fastboot, flashmode, any Z2 drivers)

Fastboot can be used to flash kernels, flashmode is used usualy to flash firmwares (commonly FTF files)

Literly any questions just ask

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so once i have downloaded the ftf file .. where and how do i put it ? as they are zip files i take it i extract all the files inside ? sorry i know this is probably VERY basic questions .. that's why i was wondering if there was a tutorial i could sit and read or watch to explain. im rather embarrassed about my general lack of of computer/windows knowledge.
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so once i have downloaded the ftf file .. where and how do i put it ? as they are zip files i take it i extract all the files inside ? sorry i know this is probably VERY basic questions .. that's why i was wondering if there was a tutorial i could sit and read or watch to explain. im rather embarrassed about my general lack of of computer/windows knowledge.

Once you've downloaded the FTF file (if its in a zip extract it to get your FTF) you need to put it in your firmware folder found within your flashtool folder (once you've installed flashtool)


Think there is some info at flashtool.net(official site btw)



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I used this guide

http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/06/01...a-z2-tutorial/
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I used this guide

http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/06/01...a-z2-tutorial/

so i dont check any of the things like kernel or baseband or bootbundel .. i just leave them alone ?
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That's right

I unchecked all the data wipe at the top and didn't lose anything but still back up just in case

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