A Newbie Guide of Sony Xperia

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So, guys in this article, you will know about the few basic things. It will be especially useful for the users who are new to the android world or Sony Xperia world. If you are newbie you may not familiar with some basic things. I have discussed about those at below. So, let’s start.

Sony Xperia

1. Basics:

a. Various Bootmodes :

The newest Sony devices have three boot modes. These bootmodes can be reached when device is powered off.

  • Normal – Just press the power button and device starts booting
  • Flashmode – This mode is used to flash the stock Official firmware using flashtool,  denoted by GREEN LED which is similar to download/odin mode of the Samsung devices.
  • Fastboot mode – This is a special mode, denoted by BLUE LED, used when we want to flash custom kernel, custom system images for that we need to unlock bootloader.

b. Various Key Combinations :

1. While device is Power OFF:

  • If the USB cable is connected to PC and if you press the volume up button then  it will enter into the Fastboot mode (i.e Blue LED will light up)
  • If the USB cable is connected to PC and in case if you press the volume down button then it will enter into the Flashmode (i.e Green LED will light up)

2. While device is Power ON:

  • If you press the V0lume up button and Power button for 10 seconds it resets the battery. (It is like removing the battery and putting it back in [the device will vibrate once]).
  • If you press the Volume up button and Power button for additional 5 seconds i.e 15 seconds it will power off hard, device will power down [device will vibrate thrice].

2. Understanding about Phone:

a. What is firmware?

  • The firmware is a package containing all the official software for  a particular build. It will contain system, kernel and baseband files. Generally, the firmware is supplied in form of FTF package (a container file ending with .ftf) which can be flashed via FlashTool.

b. What are the ways to Update/Repair firmware?

  • The SEUS (Sony Ericson Update Service)/PCC (PC Companion)/ EMMA are all official ways to update to new or repair existing firmware on your device. SEUS /PCC are available to all users. But EMMA is special and is only available to select individuals. This requires you to connect device to PC and then the software will check for updates and download them over the internet.
  • Updates can also be sent as FOTA (Firmware over the air)/ OTA (Over the air) updates where in you can download and install the updates without the need to connect to PC/any software.

3. FlashTool :

  • It is one of the most important piece of software for your phone, it is unofficial, but the best way to flash official firmwares. Flashtool is an unofficial user-created tool, but the best way to flash official firmwares.
  • Generally, the firmware is supplied in form of FTF package (a container file ending with .ftf) which can be flashed via Flash Tool. Thus Flash Tool is the easiest way to do offline updates, just download the FTF file, it keep on PC and flash your device when ever you want to.Flashtool can be used to flash both locked and unlocked bootloader devices.

I will further update this post very soon with some more additional information. Hope you will learned some basic things from above. Stay tuned for further more updates.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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