Run Flashtool in Ubuntu Linux


Flashtool in Ubuntu Linux

Everytime I wanted to change firmware for my Xperia phone, I used to reboot into Windows 7

Recently I feel lots of Blue Screen Of Death in Windows 7 (think due to nvidia driver problem), and did not want to reinstall Windows 7

I tried flashtool in Ubuntu Linux and it worked, I changed firmware in my Xperia phone!! Thanks XDA devs and Flashtool devs

Here is how

Download flashtool for Linux from (Refer,

After downloading the linux version with extension tar.7z, unzip it

To do this, install p7zip, p7zip-full from synaptic or from software center

Unzip the Flashtool folder,

Add this rules to following file (create this file by copying existing 70-persistent-net.rules as follows,
sudo cp /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/80-persistent-usb.rules)

sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/80-persistent-usb.rules

and add

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0fce", SYSFS{idProduct}=="*", MODE="0777″

Before running flashtool install ia32-libs

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

To run the flashtool enter the directory where the 7zip got extracted and run FlashTool as super user

For e.g I did this

cd Downloads/FlashTool/

sudo su


I choose to install a firmware to my Xperia phone and Flashtool in action

After installing new Firmware my phone screen looks as below