Monday, 15 August 2011

Using Flash tool to install .ftf files.


1. Install Flashtool.
2. Copy the *.ftf files that you `ve downloaded  to 'firmwares' folder from Flashtool.
3. Click "Flash" button from flashtool and select the *.ftf file firmware and click "OK"
4. Relax and wait a while. When the proccess is completed you will get a popup message. (don`t click on that!!!)
5. Unplug your USB cable from PC.
Power off your phone.
Press back button and keep your finger on button.
Plug USB cable to PC.
Check if the green LED appears.
On popup message press "OK" button.
When "Found at USB/........" appear on flash tool you may release "back button", sit down, relax and wait.





6. IF the "Start Flashing" message appear everything`s ok if not...repeat. Sitdown and relax.



7. When last message appear unplug/plug USB cable.
8.Restart Phone.
9.Done.:)



-original guide by Ricardo Rendeiro.

58 comments:

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  2. Where do you get the .ftf files for w8 and flash tools that i got has only x10, x10 mini\pro, and x8 option in it which is not working..

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  3. I found the same problem. W8 dead seems to boot does not work .. is there another solution? after the Sony logo appears always restats again

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    1. install pc companion and use repair phone option.

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  4. use "x8" as the option...both phones are similar...

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  5. n therez a link to ftf file in download section...

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  6. I'm stuck on pop up message... you said 'Check if the green LED appears.' but green LED not shown and no pop up message to click 'OK' . . hurm..

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  7. i'm not able to copy the 2 files (busybox & xrecovary.tar) into system/bin. there for the recovary mod is not appearing. plzzz help meee plzz

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  8. how to upgrade sony ericsson w8 2.1/2.3

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  9. @suman - use custom roms..

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  10. I complete all steps without problem except when restart, it won't boot to home screen. Please help.

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  11. help me ! why it say

    08/039/2011 19:39:34 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
    08/039/2011 19:39:34 - INFO - Now unplug the device and power it on
    08/039/2011 19:39:34 - INFO - Then go to application settings
    08/039/2011 19:39:34 - INFO - turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging
    08/039/2011 19:39:34 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
    08/039/2011 19:39:35 - INFO - Searching Xperia....
    08/039/2011 19:39:36 - INFO - Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&214056EA&0&1
    08/039/2011 19:39:36 - INFO - Start Flashing
    08/040/2011 19:40:41 - INFO -
    08/040/2011 19:40:41 - INFO - Flashing loader
    08/040/2011 19:40:41 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
    08/040/2011 19:40:41 - INFO - Now unplug the device and power it on
    08/040/2011 19:40:41 - INFO - Then go to application settings
    08/040/2011 19:40:41 - INFO - turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging
    08/040/2011 19:40:41 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
    08/040/2011 19:40:42 - INFO - Searching Xperia....
    08/040/2011 19:40:43 - INFO - Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&214056EA&0&1
    08/040/2011 19:40:43 - INFO - Start Flashing


    EROR FLASHING

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  12. Why it say Error Flashing. Aborted?

    Please help me !!!!

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    1. its very simple ...
      LISTEN CAREFULLY TO ME..
      DONT SWICH ON UR PHONE BEFORE
      FLASHING ...JUST ONLY PRESS
      BACK KEY AND CONNECT WITH USB U
      WILL SEE FLASHING STARTED...
      I ALSO FACED THIS PROB LIKE U!

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  13. Followed all your instructions, it worked great, I had tried to install MiniCM7 on to a Sony W8, got bricked, now its working fine as X8, atleast its started, thats great, many thanks to you.

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  14. succcessfully flashed my w8 as x8!!!
    just followed the steps above.....
    thanks for this blog

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  15. I GET STUCK AT THE POP UP MESSAGE BUT THE GREEN LIGHT HAS COME UP......
    NO "OK" BUTTON ON THE POP UP MESSAGE IS SHOWN....
    HOW DO I PROCEED ????
    PLEASE HELP ME..
    DESPERATE,

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    1. its very simple ...
      LISTEN CAREFULLY TO ME..
      DONT SWICH ON UR PHONE BEFORE
      FLASHING ...JUST ONLY PRESS
      BACK KEY AND CONNECT WITH USB U
      WILL SEE FLASHING STARTED...
      I ALSO FACED THIS PROB LIKE U!

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  17. please send me a site to download Gingerbread ftf files.... :/
    can i install the V2.3 on my SE w8????
    help me

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    1. yes 100%

      search gingerdx for x8/w8 on google!!!

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  18. i did bt i still have my w8 the same

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    1. hey buddy i will help u all u need to recover your dead phone...!
      pls say what u do while flashing on flashtool..

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  19. hey everyone i followed this blog and succesfully recovered my bricked w8....
    very nice blog..!
    if anyone have problems contact me at
    *1 facebook (http://facebook.com/adas.ajt/)
    simply messege me about dat ur phone is bricked
    *2 u can also mail me (das.abhishek246@gmail.com)
    *3 u can sms me but dont send me spam sms plz (+91 8013540944)


    pls dnt remove my post...(to administrator)
    i want to help them who bricked their phone
    iam very active!!!

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  20. flashing complete but i start my phone kernel cant flash why ?????

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  21. ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted (PLIZ HELLPPPPP!!!!!)

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  22. flashing is completed but my phone is still not rebooting!!!
    pls help :\

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  23. I installed CM7_RC1_V4 rom in x8 but I cant get into recovery mode if I press back button while booting. so i copied busybox,chargemon and xrecovery from sd card to system path using root explorer. I gave full access(rrwwxx) for all the three then i restarted my phone, but it stuck's with the sony ericsson logo i tried by pressing back button repeatedly but it doesen't consider it. so i tried using flash tool(Flashtool\firmwares\X8_2.1.1.C.0.0._un.ftf) but it shows (Error flashing. Aborted) . I dono what to do pls help me on this.

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    1. i flashed it again using flash tool, it works fine

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  24. wen the 1st time you tried, it must have installed the flash drivers...so..:o

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  25. my phone is dead when i tried to flashed it
    now, what am i gonna do???

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  26. can someone help me bout my w8 phone i dont what to do i change rom's and back to stock but the automatic touch is there without touching it...help me please!! thanks and advance... :(

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  27. where does the new baseband version go after downloading the file?!?!?!?!

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  28. search for w8 original rom and download it.

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  29. i can't do it on my e16i kernel

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  30. 27/009/2012 08:09:50 - INFO - Device connected with USB debugging off
    27/009/2012 08:09:50 - INFO - For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode
    27/010/2012 08:10:22 - INFO - Flash canceled
    27/013/2012 08:13:22 - INFO - Device disconnected



    Wt is MTP moode?
    How can I get rid of this problem?
    Pls help

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  31. 29/055/2013 00:55:35 - ERROR - ERR_SEVERITY="MAJOR";ERR_CLASS="SECURITY_CLASS";ERR_DYNAMIC="SIN header verification failed" ,,,,,,,,,,,this error msg came

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  33. Can someone please send the FTF link for W8.

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  34. I am unable to open my w8 mobile as when was installed ICS after reboot my phone got stuck ..after opening it says SONY ERICSION and after that nothing is responding..even the clock word mod aswell..i tried flashing but that also doesn't helped me to restore.. please help me out in this step by step.. and ur quick response will b highly appreciated

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  35. 08/015/2013 21:15:12 - INFO - Searching Xperia....
    08/015/2013 21:15:12 - ERROR - USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&20D0F3FF&0&3
    08/015/2013 21:15:13 - INFO - Searching Xperia....
    08/015/2013 21:15:13 - ERROR - USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&20D0F3FF&0&3
    08/015/2013 21:15:14 - INFO - Searching Xperia....
    08/015/2013 21:15:14 - ERROR - USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&20D0F3FF&0&3

    Please HELP !!! XPERIA X8

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  36. when i plug the usb cable to my pc .... the pc hangs y

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  37. flashing kernel.sin still displayed cant move into next step y........??

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  38. hellolooo.... m not able to find ftf files of india region...pls help me ...
    my phone is dead

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  39. Links Updated! - Visit Downloads [ http://myw8.blogspot.in/p/downloads.html ].

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  40. pressing back key is not working. is there any solution?

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  41. hey..i successfully rooted my phone and istalled Gingerdx v022 .and it works prperly...than i tried to install Gingerdx v31-shakira.(install cutome rom from dcard) . it installed successfully.. but..when i reboot my w8 phone it stop at sony ericson logo...nothing happen..please help me..how to repair my phone..????

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  42. thank bro... it work nicely... my w8 already dead about two year coz root then i just follow ur introduction and it work like normal...

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  43. Stuck at logo...plz sumone help...

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  44. how to code decode sony e16i

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