Android: Sony Xperia – Create Stock Kernel FTF with Official Xperia Firmware Updates

This tutorial will show you how to create Kernel FTF for special purpose such as rooting android.

To create full FTF, you can refer to Android – Create Stock FTF with Official Sony Xperia Firmware Updates

Pre-requisites:

1. Install Sony PC Companion

2. Download Sony Xperia Firmware

3. Download and Install FlashTool (Download at Android Page)

 

Steps: Create Stock Kernel FTF

1. Run FlashTool

FlashTool_Flash_0001

2. Decrypt Sony Firmware FILE

FlashTool v0.9.18.2:  Tools -> Bundles -> FILESET Decrypt

ANDROID_FlashTool_09182_0001

3. In Source Folder, navigate to Stock ROM Updates downloaded from Sony Mobile

Windows Vista and higher

C:\ProgramData\Sony Mobile\Update Engine\db\13740270\blob_fs

ANDROID_20140001_0028

4. In Available files, all BLOBS with prefix FILE_ will appear

FlashTool_09182_0001

5. Highlight all files in Available files and click Right arrow button -> to add to Files to convert

FlashTool_09182_0002

6. Click Convert to start decrypting

FlashTool_09182_0003

7. Create Stock Kernel FTF

FlashTool v0.9.18.2:  Tools -> Bundles -> Create

FlashTool_09182_0004

8. At Select source folder, navigate to downloaded Sony ROM Updates

Windows Vista and higher

C:\ProgramData\Sony Mobile\Update Engine\db\13740270\blob_fs

ANDROID_20140001_0033

ANDROID_20140001_0034

9. In folder list, find kernel.sin or kernel_S1-SW-LIVE-5CA3-PID1-0002-MMC.sin

and click right arrow -> to add to Firmware content

FlashTool_09182_0006

10. In Device, double click the textbox in grey color to select the model and variant

ANDROID_20140001_0038

ANDROID_20140001_0039

ANDROID_20140001_0040

12. In Branding, the convention is to set Type and Country

Since this is Official Kernel Stock ROM, set:

  • Type       : Kernel
  • Country : 2 character ISO Country Code
  • Version  : downloaded Firmware version

FlashTool_09182_0007

13. Click Create button to start the bundle creation

FlashTool_09182_0008

14. Rename the default filename with standard names.

C6603_10.5.1.A.0.283_Kernel SG.ftf

to

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p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>[STOCK-KERNEL] Sony Xperia Z (C6603)-Android 4.4 (KitKat)-10.5.1.A.0.283-Kernel SG.ftf

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