Will Verduzco · Sep 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

Kernel Flasher Tool for Sony Xperia Devices

A few days ago, we featured a simple Windows batch file that helps users quickly flash kernels on Sony Xperia devices. The simple batch, made by XDA Senior Member HeadFox, is nothing revolutionary. That said, it speeds up the flashing process for those who want to get in and out as quickly as possible. However, its main limitation is that it only supports .IMG files. What if you wish to flash a kernel that comes in .SIN or .ELF format? Well, this is where XDA Recognized Contributor Ghostfreak NB comes in with Kernel Flasher Tool.

When you first run the batch file, Kernel Flasher Tool gives you a menu where you can choose to flash either an IMG, SIN, or ELF boot image. Then, the script reboots your device to the bootloader. Once in the bootloader, it proceeds to flash the image file of your choosing. All you have to do is put your IMG, SIN, or ELF file in the appropriate folder. Much like Fastboot Speed Runner, the incredibly simple Kernel Flasher Tool includes the ADB and Fastboot executables so that you don’t need to add them to your system’s path.

While this is obviously not a groundbreaking tool, it may save a few precious seconds the next time you wish to flash an Xperia kernel. Just make sure that you are flashing an image file that is actually compatible with your device, or you could be in for a few headaches. Head over to the script thread to get started.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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