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Default [Flash tool]Unlocking bootloader||Flashing||Root||Recovery installer||APK installer

Hie.. Guys..
you will find almost everything here regarding flashtool n unlocking bootloader..

-->Even Link to see manufacturing date using imei number

these are the basic steps to go through while using flash tool..
correct me if any where required..

Warning these can brick you're phone..


REQUIREMENT

-->P.C companion should be installed on your computer for required phone drivers. ( i.e semc drivers for usb connection)

-->enable debugging in settings-application-development.

-->download flash tool
http://androxyde.github.com/

-->install flashtool

-->install drivers from C:\Flashtool\drivers (also gordane gate[ggsetup] that are also drivers required)[after installation it would be good to reboot p.c once]

--> on first connection flash tool might ask to select you're device from a list in dialouge box that will appear, just select our x8 E15i(even for W8)

Let us start with ROOTING


1)Connect your x8/w8 to p.c and open flash tool..{donot turn on usb connection let it be in charging mod}

2)now click on the root tab in flash tool as shown in the image attached..

3)wait untill the process is over.. during these the phone will reboot and will get the dialouge box asking for connecting phone or charging(the one that appears when we connect USB)

4)don't do anything just wait for phone to reboot and complete the process.. after reboot the process will go on so wait for the line "ROOT ACCESS ALLOWED" to appear in flash tool..

5)then you're phone is rooted now you can unpluge..

Now lets go for INSTALLING RECOVERY


1)open flashtool and connect you're phone.. {donot turn on usb connection let it be in charging mod}

2)Now click the recovery tab and leave the rest to flash tool

3)you will see "Recovery successfully installed" and you're done

APK INSTALLER


1)for these you will have to first put apk files of the apps you want to install in
C:\Flashtool\custom\apps

2)NOw again connect phone same as we did and open flash tool..

3)click APK installer tab and wait for the process to be over "APK Installation finished"..

THESE ONE IS TO FLASH KERNELS AND RESCUE YOU'RE BRICKED PHONE BY FLASHING STOCK ROM ALSO IN CASE OF BRICK



1)download ".ftf" file, (that can be kernel or stock rom) and place it(.ftf file) to the C:\Flashtool\firmwares director (to flash custom kernel you require unlocked bootloader)

Stock rom

2)now launch the flashtool and connect usb to computer. (do not connect usb to your phone)

3)click "flash" tab then select flashmode.

4)switch of your x8.

5)select the ".ftf" file to be flashed to your device

6)When the instruction pops up, press and hold "back" button on your X8 and plug the cable into it. Keep holding untill you see that flashing of files has begun(LED GREEN APPEARS) , then you may release it. (plug only when the instruction's pop up)

7)when it's done unplug and reboot.


If you get the downloded file as zip instead of .ftf just rename it to .ftf..


That's all you are done..

correct me if anywere required..


Here's the another use of FLASH TOOL.
its for unlocking bootloader..

WARNING- THESE CAN HARD BRICK YOUR PHONE I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT

Try unlocking you're bootloader only if you don't have manufacturing date 11W29+

To check you're manufacturing date look at you're phone's back after removing the battery..
Or if you have scratched it of or have got another hardware as you got hardbrick once have a look here..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1700465

You must have flashtool installed with required drivers stated above..

First you must check you're sim certifacte using S1tool
http://www.mediafire.com/?iwnjno9hirpgcm1

1)switch off your phone

2)open s1tool.exe after unzip

3)Select IDENTIFY and then click on "DO JOB"

4)now as the instructions appear connect your phone holding back button untill the process starts(and green LED).

4)now after the process is done look out for " XXXX SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE"

If you get it then you can go ahead.. if you get "NOT RECOGNIZED SIM LOCK CERTIFICATE" then I would recomend not to unlock bootloader..


NOW
1)open flashtool and connect your phone(phone should be on)

2)your phone will be recognized.

3)if your phone isn't recognized then a window will pop up asking you to select the device you have(i.e you have connected)

4)now select plugins/(insert you're device name) and click unlock/run

5)now a window will popup asking you to connect your phone in flash mode..

i)unplug usb from your device(donot unplug usb from p.c)

ii)switch off your phone and now again connect usb while pressing and holding on "back" button (of your cell) untill the green LED appear and the popup message is gone..

6)now wait untill the process is done and flash tool will ask u to disconnect your device..

7)now after disconecting your device, turn it on and connect the usb cable again, let flashtool push the required files in to your phone. when it is done flash tool will have a message "succefully unlocked" and your device will reboot.

u can use S1tool to verify it..

CHECK--- "9/9/2011 21:45:46 RUNNING S1_EROM VER "r8A029""

If you get the "r" in place of "#" congrats..

If "#" is replaced by "R" then its not unlocked..

If you don't have network signal on inserting sim after unlocking bootloader..

Relock you're bootloader using S1 tool after getting back to stock rom of our x8/w8 i.e 2.1 and unlock it again..
How to relock bootloder??!!
Here--->http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1436924

Donot forget to hit thanx if these helps you or you like it..

Good luck..

Thank's a lot--- To SpyderX from where i got these knowledge while unlocking my bootloader
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Nc guide. Specially the point abt needing to have pcc installed before using flastool - it's a newbie trap that caught me once before. But i think you posted on the wrong section?

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Ya thought so before but i saw a few guides around so i thought of posting here..
And thanx for the compliment i am glad that it would help some one..

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Going to add guide to.unock.bootloader using flash tool...
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Welcome to S1 tool.

TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...

PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW

RUNNING S1_EROM VER "R8A029"
SOFTWARE AID: 0001
LOADER AID: 0001
llbug:blk write fail.fatal
can't send S1 command [00000006/00000007]
LOADER NOT STARTED
Elapsed:48 secs.

when i attached my phone with S1 tool and connect it by holding down the back button it showed this message my question is my bootloader is unlock or still lock? and what does its mean "llbug:blk write fail.fatal"
 
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Welcome to S1 tool.

TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...

PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW

RUNNING S1_EROM VER "R8A029"
SOFTWARE AID: 0001
LOADER AID: 0001
llbug:blk write fail.fatal
can't send S1 command [00000006/00000007]
LOADER NOT STARTED
Elapsed:48 secs.

when i attached my phone with S1 tool and connect it by holding down the back button it showed this message my question is my bootloader is unlock or still lock? and what does its mean "llbug:blk write fail.fatal"
Enable USB DEBUGGING (application/development in settings lol)
My Device: Sony Xperia J (ST26) Bootloader: 13W04 Unlocked Kernel:3.4.47 Intuisy-7.3+ Up to 1.8GHz ROM: Seraphic Season 1 JB HONAMI 45%
Mediafire folder for Xperia X8 Mediafire folder for Xperia J :4Shared folder for Xperia J
 
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The 'R' in the line "running S1_EROM.." shows that you're bootloader isn't unlocked...

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when i try to check sim status on s1tool nothing happened i mean when i pressed the back button and hold it and connect the usb but nothing happen :/ what i do wrong? i have install flash tool plus drivers.
 
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Have you enabled debugging..
Also you need pc companion on you're p.c.. try once connecting it normaly with pcc to confirm that all drivers are present and it does connect through usb..

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yes i have checked debugging option and my cell phone was off too and when i connect my device with pc through cable when cell phone was off it wasn't show any error till green light turn off and phone start to charging :/

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