Please read this if you considering unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.
Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone and/or any warranty from your operator if you unlock the boot loader. You should only unlock the boot loader of your phone if you are an advanced user with good knowledge of the technology and risks involved.
For more information go here http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
Please also note
The Sony Xperia support team will not be able provide any support, related to unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.
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Sony Xperia support team
2012-11-01 09:16 PM
I'm trying to flash the rootable .42 firmware for Neo V. However after connecting the phone in a flashmode, it tells me to install drivers located in the drivers folder. When I attempted to install this driver, I get so many driver options. So which of the drivers should I install which will enable me to flash this .42 firmware?
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2012-11-01 09:33 PM
install SUS or PCC > repair your phone (this will download the drivers)
Update Service (SUS)
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unrelated topic, if you have some time please check this thread
2012-11-01 09:43 PM
This is strange as I have both SUS and PC installed. Should I reinstall both?
Here is the log:
01/020/2012 23:20:18 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
01/020/2012 23:20:18 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.8.0 built on 2012-10-01 19:35:32
01/020/2012 23:20:18 - INFO - You can drag and drop ftf files here to start flashing them
01/020/2012 23:20:24 - INFO - Device disconnected
01/020/2012 23:20:43 - INFO - Selected Ne0V_4.0.2.A.0.42.ftf
01/020/2012 23:20:43 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
01/021/2012 23:21:12 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
01/023/2012 23:23:30 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
01/023/2012 23:23:30 - INFO - Start Flashing
01/023/2012 23:23:30 - INFO - Processing loader
01/023/2012 23:23:30 - INFO - Checking header
01/023/2012 23:23:30 - INFO - Ending flash session
01/023/2012 23:23:30 - ERROR -
01/023/2012 23:23:30 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
01/023/2012 23:23:31 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
01/023/2012 23:23:31 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
01/023/2012 23:23:32 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
01/024/2012 23:24:10 - INFO - Device disconnected
Had to install the older Flashtool version 0.9.3.0. Installed the flashtool, flashboot and adb drivers already bundled with application. Flashed, Rooted and Updated OTA successfully