Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 15, 2012 at 07:00 pm

Easily Extract ICS System Files from Sony Xperia FTF Files

A few weeks back, we brought you a guide on extracting operating system files from the FTF firmware files of Sony Xperia devices and converting them into recovery-flashable zip files. Today, we’re presenting another way of extracting system files from ICS FTF files, in the form of a beginner-friendly tutorial.

For those unfamiliar, FTF is Sony’s proprietary firmware format for Xperia devices, similar to Samsung’s Odin-flashable tar format or Motorola’s SBF format. It is basically a package containing all the firmware files for your phone and a script to automatically flash them. Shared with us by XDA Senior Member roninnbaby, this method should work for all ICS-based FTF files for all Sony Xperia devices.

Visit the forum thread for complete guide with screenshots and detailed explanations of each step, along with download links to all the tools required for the process.


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