Flashtool : S1 devices flashing ...


FAQ | Linux installation


For flashtool to work correctly, some udev rules have to be set. Here are mine under Ubuntu 14.04 :

# pwd
# ll *sony*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   93 août   3 21:51 51-sony.rules
# cat 51-sony.rules 
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0fce", ATTRS{idProduct}=="*", MODE="0777"

udev rules will not take effect until you restart udev service or you reboot the system.

Installation instructions

To install the Flashtool, follow the steps below:

  1. Get the latest windows package from the download page
  2. Uncompress the installation package. It will create a Flashtool folder from the folder you ran the extraction

There is no upgrade process. It must be done manually. Here are the steps :

  1. Place into the flashtool folder
  2. Save user files : tar czf ../users.tar.gz firmwares custom/mydevices
  3. You can now safely remove Flashtool folder and extract new package
  4. Place into the new flashtool folder
  5. Restore user files : tar xzf ../users.tar.gz

De-Installation instructions

Remove the Flashtool folder. Do not forget to save firmares and custom/mydevices folder before removing Flashtool