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[TOOL][HOWTO]Flashtool 0.9.14.0 XZU + Guide + restore soft bricked devices

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By krabappel2548, Recognized Developer on 1st September 2013, 10:45 AM
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Flashtool 0.9.14.0 For Xperia Z + Guide for flashtool

== Information ==
Flashtool is a tool that allows you to flash FTF files on an Xperia device, this is a powerfull toool when your device is bricked. I'll make this a thread for:
- How to install it?
- How to use Flashtool? (2nd post)
- How to recover a soft bricked device? (3rd post)

== Downloads ==
- Download flashtool for you operating system from the official FlashTool site: Download FlashTool
- Download the XZU device folder I created: XZ Ultra device files

== Installation ==
- Run the installer or unpack the archive for Linux and Mac
- [Optional] Windows uers can go to C:/FlashTool/drivers to have a nice wizard to install fastboot & adb drivers and also drivers for other devices
- Copy the downloaded device file archive to C:/Flashtool/devices
- Open up flashtool, go to "devices => manage => import" and choose the device file you downloaded
- Installation finished!
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== How to use Flashtool? ==



== Some basics before starting ==
- Entering Flashmode:
* connect your powered off device while holding volume down to pc
- Entering Fastboot (bootloader) mode:
* connect your powered off device while holding volume up to pc
== Install an FTF file ==
FTF files are the regular Sony firmware files, installing them is quite easy and powerfull to recover a soft bricked/semi-bricked device.

- You need to put your ftf file in C:/Flashtool/firmwares before flashing it
- You can start by clicking on the "Flash" icon, it's the left icon in the icon bar
- You'll get a prompt asking you to go to "Flashmode" or "Fastboot mode", choose Flashmode
- The following screen should look like this:


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- Red: Firmware selector to selct the firmware you want to flash
- Blue: this will display the firmware content
- Green: Wipe options, you can choose to wipe certain things here
- Purple: Exclude options, this is to exclude content like kernel or baseband from flashing
- Orange: verification check, you don't need to edit this option

- Click the Flash button to flash the FTF
- Wait for the prompt and connect your device in Flashmode

== Use Fastboot toolkit ==
- You can start by clicking on the "Flash" icon, it's the left icon in the icon bar
- You'll get a prompt asking you to go to "Flashmode" or "Fastboot mode", choose "Fastboot" this time
- You'll get the following screen:

The options you'll use most would be:
Quote:

- Red: Flask kernel
- Blue: Flash a system.img file

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== Restore bricked device (soft brick) ==


I'll add this asap after completing the other things in the thread!
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Fantastic thread.. Made it all so easy for me.. Thank you!!

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1st September 2013, 03:57 PM |#5  
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Big FAT note here!
Backup TA with S1-Mode will NOT Backup DRM-Keys, only in RAW mode DRM-Keys will be read from device!

Regards
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Thank you much krabappel...I just learned "Flashtool "
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Quote:
Originally Posted by avetny

Thank you much krabappel...I just learned "Flashtool "

You will love it

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2nd September 2013, 06:58 AM |#8  
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Noob question, what is S1 mode? Can't figure it by reading this thread.

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2nd September 2013, 12:16 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bin4ry

Big FAT note here!
Backup TA with S1-Mode will NOT Backup DRM-Keys, only in RAW mode DRM-Keys will be read from device!

Regards

Thx, updated it in 2nd post
4th September 2013, 01:40 AM |#10  
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can't download XZ Ultra device files. please check the link
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For backing up TA the word backup is greyed out?
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