How to Flash Sony Xperia 5 Plus



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How to Flash Sony Xperia 5 Plus
Earlier on when Sony Xperia 5 Plus was released we published a post to show our readers the features, specifications and price of this most adorable Sony Xperia device called 5 Plus. As well as how you can perform a hard or soft reset when your 5 Plus becomes unresponsive or should you choose to give to someone else with no data in it.

Usually, a hardor soft reset with the guide provided for Sony Xperia 5 Plus is supposed to fix any possible software issue you might be experiencing with your Sony Xperia 5 Plus or other similar android devices that the quick fixing guide for issues like camera, Bluetooth, SIM, Wi-Fi,YouTube or other malfunction could solve. But if you have tried that already and it failed then, you should probably opt-in for formatting in this case I will show you how to use Android Flash Tool to format your 5 Plus.

Steps on how to flash Sony Xperia 5 Plus with A Flash Tool:

·         As usual you need to place your phone on charge till it is charged not less than 50 percent before you process else you phone might not wake up even after formatting.
·         Next you will have to follow the instruction of using a Firmware Flashing or Upgrade Tool as explained here.


Step 1: Make sure that the device have at least 50% battery power.

 

Step 2: Now you need to download and install the Flash tools here.

 

Step 3: Now you need to install the Sony drivers, it will be located in the flash tool folder (C:/FlashTool/Drivers) that’s the location of the drivers.

 

Step 4: Now run the Flashtoo-drivers.exe file and select only fastboot drivers and flashmode drivers (they are the last two options).

 

Step 5: Now download the ROM you need here.

 

Step 6: Make sure that you download the exact ROM of the device.

 

Step 7: After that extract the ROM to get the .ftf file (which is the flash file)

 

Step 8: Now move the flash file (the .ftf file) to C:/Flashtools/Firmware folder.

 

Step 9:  If you are using the latest version of Flash tools you need to put the firmware inside “C:\Users\YourUsername\.flashTool” folder.

 

Step 10: Open the FlashTools and click the flash image at the top left, and now select “Flashmode” and then click ok.

 

Step 11: Now on the next window, select the ROM you want to flash and click “Ok”. Now Flashtools will prepare the files for flashing (this might take a long time or a while).

 

Step 12: Now a pop up will appear telling you to turn off the device.

 

Step 13: You need to turn off the device and now press and hold “back button” and connect it to PC, so that the Flashtools will detect the phone in flashmode (if using any new sony smart phone, just make sure the phone is on flash mode.

 

Step 14: if you are using a new device or any of the latest smartphone, you need to press and hold Volume down button.

 

Step 15: The flashing process will begin and a progress bar will be seen at the bottom.

 

Step 16: Now you need to wait for the process to finish, and this might take a while depending on the size of the ROM.

 

Step 17: After the process is done, remove the USB and reboot the device, and the first boot may take longer time.

Stock Firmware

·         Stock Firmware flashing can be applied to Unbrick your Sony Xperia 5 Plus
·         Stock ROM flashing can be applied to fix Bootloop issues.
·         Stock Firmware flashing can be applied to either upgrade or downgrade your Sony Xperia 5 Plus
·         It can be applied to unroot or fix bugs on your Sony Xperia 5 Plus.
·         To fix stutter or lag on your Sony Xperia 5 Plus
·         Stock firmware flashing is effective in solving software issues of Sony Xperia 5 Plus.
·         Stock firmware flashing can be applied to revert back to the stock of your Sony Xperia 5 Plus to gain your warranty.

·         Setup an auto or carry out a manual backup regularly of your Sony Xperia 5 Plus following our guide here with data or Wi-Fi connection.
·         You can also backup your Sony Xperia 5 Plus offline – without internet connection following the steps provided here.


Tips to Remember:

i.                     This update is meant for Sony Xperia 5 Plus users only.
ii.                   Be sure to try the other method of installing stock firmware if yours have unlocked Bootloader issue.
iii.                 TWRP Recovery is a good alternative on how to upgrade your device if you don’t want to do it the normal way. Here is a post on TWRP Recovery.
iv.                 THEUPSPOT is in no way responsible for any damage you might have on your Sony Xperia 5 Plus while installing the update.
v.                   The usual upgrade steps require the use of PC or Laptop to carry out the firmware flashing.
vi.                 Ensure that you have an updated and working USB drivers installed.

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