Here you can download Newflasher, the new Sony Xperia command line flashtool. If you have Sony’s latest flagship models i.e Xperia XZ2 and onwards, and you want to flash firmware onto your device, this is where Newflasher comes in. Before Newflasher, XperiFirm was a reputable utility used to flash the Sony’s flagship phones but the problem was that the XperiFirm only supported Sony’s flagship line till Xperia XZ1. So there was no other flash tool that can support the latest models like Xperia XZ2 and onwards.
Newflasher is developed by someone called munjeni on XDA-Developers. He has developed this tool which supports new Sony Xperia flagship models. If you are still wondering which flagships are supported, we have listed down the phone models below in a complete compatibility list. And also, if you don’t know how to install or use this tool we have a complete guide that explains exactly how. So, scroll down for more details on this new Newflasher utility.
Newflasher for Sony Xperia:
“How to change the firmware?” is the most asked question from Sony Xperia users. Having Sony enthusiasts on our team, we can relate to this question. It is a common misconception that Sony phones are locked and can not be manually upgraded. Well, that’s not true as evident by these tools.
This is where munjeni comes in with Newflasher. It’s no doubt Sony phones are not that popular as they used to be once. Custom tools that would help you modify your Sony device have stopped working or the developers maintaining these tools have gotten busy with other projects. Newflasher builds up on that and brings support for newer Xperia devices.
As mentioned earlier, XperiFirm, the popular Sony firmware tool, only supported firmware flashing up till the Xperia XZ1 series. Since then, there was no tool to properly flash firmware files on the newer models.
Compatible devices with Newflasher:
Here is a detailed list of compatible Sony devices with Newflasher:
- Xperia XZ2
- Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Xperia XZ3
- Xperia 10
- Xperia 10 Plus
- Xperia 1
NOTE: There is a good change that the upcoming Sony Xperia 2 will also be supported by Newflasher.
Here you can download the latest Newflasher version for your Sony Xperia device. As always, we’d recommend you download the latest release available below:
|Newflasher v20 [Latest]||Download||v20 (13.12.2019)|
implemented prompt for flashing bootloader,bluetooth,dsp,modem,rdimage to booth a,b slots
|Newflasher v19||Download||v19 (08.10.2019)|
Implemented prompt for flashing persist partition; print skipped .sin files
|Newflasher v18||Download||v18 (10.08.2019)|
Using builtin mkdir instead of calling it trought system call
If you are unsure how to use this utility, here is a guide you might want to read before you attempt to do anything with your Sony Xperia device:
This is a lengthy tutorial that you should definitely read up before trying anything new with your device. If this is your very first time trying to flash a firmware manually or playing with system firmware files, please read up the tutorial first. Do not proceed like this, or you will end up bricking your Sony Xperia device for good — and we really do not want that to happen.
So, that’s it! If you are having issues with the download link, let us know in the comments below.