I wrote an article to create FTF and now this article will show you how to flash FTF using FlashTool.
Please read through my WARNING message before you start flashing FTF.
Before starting to flash FTF, I strongly advise you to make your Xperia DRM/BA2 key backup first for future recovery. If you don’t have the backup, you will never be able to recover DRM/BA2 key back and all Sony features used DRM/BA2 key can no longer be used.
Before you proceed to flash, make sure you have create a backup of DRM/BA2 key. You can read through the following articles:
- Android: Backup Sony Xperia DRM/BA2 Key with BackupTA
- Android: How to check Sony Xperia DRM/BA2 Key Status
Step 1: Download and Install FlashTool
1.1. Download FlashTool (Download at Android Page)
1.2. Install FlashTool
Step 2: Install and Configure FlashTool Drivers
2.1. Navigate to C:\FlashTool\drivers
2.2. Install Flashtool-drivers.exe
Note: Install Driver for your handphone model too.
Step 3: Create FTF
3.1. For Creation of FTF, please read through my article
Android – Create Stock FTF with Official Sony Xperia Firmware Updates
Step 4: Flash FTF
4.1. Ensure USB cable is unplug from computer
4.2. Run FlashTool according to your architecture
x86 32bit -> run FlashTool.exe
x64 64bit -> run FlashTool64.exe
4.3.Click on icon Black Thunder
Note: If you encounter the following error, Navigate to F:\FlashTool\firmwares and delete prepared folder
4.4. When FlashTool finishes the bundle preparation, it will prompt to ask you to connect in flash mode
4.5. Now, turn off your mobile, plug in USB cable to your mobile
4.6. Plug USB to computer and at the same time, press Sony mobile Volume Down
4.7. FlashTool will display Device connected in flash mode and will automatically flash.
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