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Difference between Xperia - L FastBoot and Flash Mode

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By Holmes.Sherlock, Senior Member on 14th April 2014, 01:13 PM
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15th April 2014, 05:04 AM |#11  
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flash mode is only for SONY official releases, FTF's get it?

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Flash mode can only flash official Sony kernel.sin packed in FTF, while in Fastboot mode you can flash official and custom kernel.

Well, but FTF is the package format used in Flashtool. While updating through PC companion or Sony Update Service, large files are downloaded in some other format which are decrypted and repackaged as FTF, isn't it? Basically, it's the SIN files which are inside the FTF archives, and those FTFs are glorified ZIP files unpackable by any standard ZIP utility, e.g. 7z.

Doesn't those custom kernels come in SIN format?
 
 
15th April 2014, 05:29 AM |#12  
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Well, but FTF is the package format used in Flashtool. While updating through PC companion or Sony Update Service, large files are downloaded in some other format which are decrypted and repackaged as FTF, isn't it? Basically, it's the SIN files which are inside the FTF archives, and those FTFs are glorified ZIP files unpackable by any standard ZIP utility, e.g. 7z.

Doesn't those custom kernels come in SIN format?

Yes it is. FTF is decrypted firmware downloaded from SUS / PCC for flashing with Flashtool.
You can unpack it through 7z to get sin files and you can also extract sin files using Flashtool.

No, custom kernel using .img or .elf format.
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No, custom kernel using .img or .elf format.

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Fastboot is used to unlock to bootloader. It doesn't work on ununlockable devices reasonably.

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