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Please read this if you considering unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

Important information

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.

We also recommend you to read the below blogposts.

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/03/29/unlocking-the-boot-loader-in-the-new-xperia%e2%84%a2-smartphones/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/04/14/option-to-unlock-the-boot-loader-now-available-for-advanced-developers/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/09/28/sony-ericsson-supports-independent-developers/

Best regards
Sony Xperia support team

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One time poster
garzie2000
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎2012-09-06
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Flashtool telling me to install drivers during flashing. Which of the drivers is for Neo V?

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?:smileyconfused:

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 50,379
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Flashtool telling me to install drivers during flashing. Which of the drivers is for Neo V?

install SUS or PCC > repair your phone (this will download the drivers)

Update Service (SUS)

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/update-service/

http://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/Software%20Downloads/Update_Service_Setup-2.11.12.5.exe

Alternatives on How to backup Xperias

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355

Don't forget to mark the Correct Answers & Helpful Answers

unrelated topic, if you have some time please check this thread

http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/244522#244522

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

One time poster
garzie2000
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎2012-09-06

Re: Flashtool telling me to install drivers during flashing. Which of the drivers is for Neo V?

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:smileyhappy:

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nauman
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎2013-04-03

Re: Flashtool telling me to install drivers during flashing. Which of the drivers is for Neo V?

please can you give the link for downloading the flash tool version you downloaded