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Questions tagged [flashtool]

Use this tag if you have a question related to using Sony's flashtool, a desktop utility for installing firmware on Sony's Xperia devices.

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Backup my current device statment into an external ftf file

Title says it all. Very simple but I was googling that for ages and couldn't find any proper solution. I was wondering if there is any quick method to extract my current android os statement and ...
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Installing TWRP on locked Sony Z3 Compact D5803

I was googling that for ages and couldn't find any decent solution. I have locked Sony Z3 Compact [D5803] and I need to install TWRP and backup the current OS. I CAN use flashtool to install custom ...
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Alcatel One Touch pop C3: How to install TWRP?

The problem I'm having is mainly because all the websites that I've searched are next to impossible to follow. Either links are dead, or something horribly went wrong while translating, so I'm asking ...
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How to upgrade bootloader only?

I have a Sony Z3 Compact running with a CyanogenMod version 12.1 from January 2016. Also installed is TWRP 2.8.7.0. As some apps are performing unstable, I want to switch to CarbonROM (at least cr-5.1,...
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phone stuck in recovery and blank screen

so i have a condor plume L1 the the default rom was full of bloatware every 30 sec i get an add so i used adb to install twrp and wanted to install a custom rom but i had a problem with /data couldnt ...
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Not able to tick items in SP Flash Tool after selecting scatter .txt file.How to check Boxes?

I download SP Flash Tool And recovery file zip,extracted recovery zip which contain three files: 1)scatter .txt file 2)recovery image file 3)recovery read me file After that i opened tool.exe and ...
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Zenfone 4 - A400CG - Hard Brick

I tried to upgrade Zenfone 4 T00I-D A400CG device from WW 6.2.2 to CHT 7.3.4 Bootloader didn't recognized zip file and sideload didn't work. This bricked device: fastboot flash boot boot.img ...
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What is a “Download Agent” and what is it for?

I've seen this phrase referenced in the context of MediaTek devices. I don't know what it is. It's been brought up in conversations about flashing the preloader when the preloader is wiped or corrupt, ...
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After (any) apk install is it the system image that was modified?

I have installed firmware from manufacture, and then installed some apk, and wanted to readback the affected partitions. I would like to ask: Which partitions are affected by apk install ( is it ...
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Flashing BLU Life One X2 Mini wiht Stock ROM

I am experimenting with custom ROMs on my BLU Life One X2 Mini and had done the following: Unlock bootloader Root device Install TWRP Create a NANDroid backup And was in the process of wiping the ...
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Internal memory O MB and can't flash using TWRP or SP Flash Tool

I have a problem here, I did factory reset, including wipe system, cache, and data from TWRP. Now I can't flash Stock ROM "Stock_ROM_MOB30W_Sprout8" , you can see on the picture that my internal ...
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SP flash tool not starting

I'm trying to flash my Micromax Canvas A1 (AQ4501). I'm following this guide. As per the instruction, when I click on download I should connect my phone. Now, my device gets detected by Windows (see ...
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Can't reinstall Calendar Storage not via phone, adb nor Reflashing

NOTE: I tried this, but links are broken and things don't work.. I tried googling those tough. Phone: Umidigi Crystal (2GB RAM version) I got an option under the developer options, to root. I ...
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How to remove Cyanogenmod from Sony Xperia Z?

I've got an old Sony Xperia Z running Cyanogenmod which is pretty unstable. I'd like to remove Cyanogenmod & do a factory reset to the default Sony Xperia Z ROM. It doesn't need to do much - just ...
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How do vendors flash ROM in Android phones during manufacture?

When Android phones are manufactured, during their factory state they are just an electronic hardware with no piece of software in them. How does a vendor install its stock ROM if those new phones ...
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How to extract a system image made with FlashTools?

I have a system image made with FlashTools. The image and tool are available here Since I have a Mac I can't run FlashTools, also what I need to extract is just an apk that I accidentally deleted ...
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Sony Z5 Compact Nougat accidentally wipe data and unable to mount

My phone is Sony Z5 Compact Nougat. What I had done is as below: Unlock Bootloader Use the following command to flash twrp recovery fastboot boot recovery.img fastboot flash recovery recovery.img ...
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Blackview BV6000 rooting problem / spyware removal / SP Flash Tool freeze

This is my first time here, so please be patient ;) Recently I bought two smartphones, Blackview BV6000 for me and my lady. As I did some research I noticed that some Chinese brands have pre-...
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how create Flashable with 'etc/hosts' file?

I am able edit the android system/etc/hosts file. I have multiple android devices. It is not good to edit all the ROM hosts file. I would like to create Flashable zip file and executed in all the ...
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Flashtool gives DOWNLOAD OK but the tablet is not booting anyway

I flashed the firmware with SP FLASH TOOL and it gived me DOWNLOAD OK, but I cannot boot the tablet anyway Mediatek: MT8163 Android: 6.0
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Mediatek flash tool device in device manager disconnects

I am trying to flash a rom via mediatek flash tool, my problem is that when I connect the tablet to my PC it connects the mediatek preloader but after 2 seconds it disconnects. What can I do with this ...
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How to use SP Flash Tool to install a new Recovery?

My friend has a Chinese phone. I want to install a new Recovery, and I have Lineage OS on my computer, SP Flash Tool, and a recovery image. How do I use SP Flash Tool? What files do I have to put on ...
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Format Preloader and reflash (mtk6582) Sp flashtools

The problem is that spflash tools says: "PTM changed for the ROM: It must be downloaded." The solutions are, download the preloader.bin (not work for me), and format all + download.... but I want ...
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mt6537M Resize Partitions

I've a rooted smartphone with lollipop 5.1 and chip mt6537M... Store: Emulated legacy (5.35 gb media + store) and 1gb for system rom (300 free T_T) Objective: I would like change the size of ...
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SP flash tool error please help me?

when flashing mtk6592 there is an only one error coming when conecting the error in SPflashtool S_BROM_CMD_JUMP_DA_FAIL please help me im so desperate
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Does the MTK preloader reside in the same flash as system or data?

The title pretty much sums it all up, I was just curious as I don't understand the MTK preloader that much and considering if a wrong one is flashed then you are left with unrecoverable brick (correct ...
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Storage type mismatch

I've got tablet Asus MeMo Pad 7 (ME173X). I don't know what happened with him (is it broken physically or by software). Tablet don't respond on buttons, or charger. I connected it to computer dmesg ...
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Phone Dead after Format all+ download sp flash tool

Recently i have used SP flash tool for flashing Micromax Canvas a1. I flashed successfully. But i am unable to start the OS. So once again i done "format all+download". But now my phone completely ...
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Full dump of Android to use to flash another deivce?

I'm looking to dump the full rom (system, boot, bootloader) of a device. But I don't want to dump it in parts, I want the whole thing in one image. Is this possible? I have full root on the device. ...
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Basic question about flashing nandroid backups

I want to know that when we flash specific partition images (say system.img, data.img, cache.img, etc.), then how does the software know where exactly to put those partition bytes? For example, if I ...
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soft-bricked intex aqua young usb debugging disabled

I bought an Intex Aqua Young and got it rooted. I wanted a stronger supersu version app while the existing one was a bit slower in granting root access for the apps – so I uninstalled the present one ...
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What is the difference between generic and branded flashtoolfirmwarefiles (.ftf)?

I want to root my phone a Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 and followed this guide to downgrade it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware first. Because the link to the provided firmware is dead I ...
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Sony Emma FlashTool saying Unable to connect to the network and exits suddenly while I have network

When I'm running sony flash tool (Emma) it shows me following error and suddenly exits: Unable to connect to the network, please check your network connection. But I have a connected internet and ...
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cannot install twrp on android nexus 6p

so i want to root my phone by first installing a custom recovery (twrp) following instructions here.. but as soon as i run this command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img i get this: target ...
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SP Flash tool mediatek - cannot add download agent

I need to flash a new firmware for my china X-302 Tablet (detail below). From the producer i have got a package containing firmware, stock rom, sp flash tool, drivers etc. When I want to use ...
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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Wiped data, cache and everything on Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i, now it's stuck at Sony Logo!

I'm new to the enter flashing and rooting business. So I would like to get some assistance from you guys regarding this issue of mine... here's what I did: Installed CWM via APK on my Xperia Neo V ...
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Flash a ROM without using recovery mode

I have an LG Prada 3.0 p940, running Android 2.3.7. I have a problem accessing recovery mode. Is it possible to flash CyanogenMod ROM on stock ROM through PC without installing custom recovery? Does ...
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Xperia L C2105: Wifi not turning on after installing Android 5.1.1

I have installed latest Android 5.1.1 from the website https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=taoshan. I have done this with the help of the following steps. Unlocked the phone and root it with the ...
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Lenovo A850 Bricked while flashing Stock Rom

My phone Lenovo A850 (MT6582) bricked just now. I accidentally pulled out the USB cable when it was flashing stock ROM by using Smart Phone Flash Tool. Now it's not charging and won't turn on, like a ...
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Smart Phone Flash Tool Remain 0 percent

I have a Lenovo A3000 tablet and I want to flash it (Reinstalling firmware?). So I download my tablet driver and MT65XX Preloader drivers for Windows. After installing all of them, when I click on ...
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Create burnable image of Android?

I'm using a tool to flash an Android device with a .img file. The tool is called USB Flash Burner. What this tool does is you boot the Android device up while pressing a paperclip in the reset ...
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Can I use CWM recovery made for KitKat in Lollipop?

I was already using CWM on kitkat until I officially updated my Micronax Unite 2 A106 (MT6582) to lollipop. But when I tried to use the same recovery made for kitkat in lollipop, it did not work. Why ...
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Boot loop after flashing android 6.0 marshmallow on nexus 5 follow up

this question follows up on this one (but there are many other posts about this topic on the web.. see this reddit post and this xda developers post. I just want to approach this problem in a more ...
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Boot loop after flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on my Nexus 5

I had Android Lollipop installed on my Nexus 5 (Was Rooted, had TWRP and MultiROM installed) and wanted to simply start fresh with new clean install of Marshmallow. So I followed the instructions (...
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Deleted my only Launcher and APK - Black Screen. Please help! [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo A806. The device was rooted and I downloaded a root uninstaller from the PlayStore to uninstall some apps that I couldn't otherwise. In the process, among other apps, I deleted the ...
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my phone won't reboot from fastboot mode it keeps coming back to fastboot mode

I wanted to flash recovery.img in my phone but I accidentally flashed boot.img and now my phone is stuck in fastboot mode.
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some questions about flashing and flashtool before i start

I just received my new chinabrand mtk based phone (ULEFONE Be Touch 2) and want to flash it from linux. So I would like a few questions answered on for hand. Please answer these point by point. I ...
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How to root MTK based mobile devices using a Linux PC?

It is easy to root an MTK device in MS Windows using powerful tool like SP Flash Tools, or a one-click root solution. Can it be done (especially with that flash tool) using a Linux machine? I've ...
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Volume down key not working. How to enter flashmode

I am using Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. After replacing its screen the Volume-down key stopped working. However I am in Bulgaria and cannot wait anymore for the Lollipop update, that is why I followed ...