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Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 Official Stock Firmware Download and Install Guide


Official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 Stock Rom .ftf for FlashTool




If you own a Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 smartphone, you might want to flash the official stock ROM on your device for various reasons. Maybe you want to restore your device to its original state, fix some software issues, unroot your device, or update it to the latest firmware. Whatever your reason is, flashing the official stock ROM is a safe and easy way to achieve your goal.




Official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 Stock Rom .ftf for FlashTool



But how do you flash the official stock ROM on your Sony Xperia X Compact F5321? You will need two tools: FlashTool and .ftf file. FlashTool is a software that allows you to flash firmware files on Sony Xperia devices. .ftf file is a flashable firmware file that contains the stock ROM for your device. You can create your own .ftf file using another tool called XperiFirm, which downloads the official firmware from Sony servers.


In this article, we will show you how to download official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using XperiFirm, how to create .ftf file using FlashTool, and how to flash it on your device using FlashTool. Follow the steps below carefully and you will be able to flash the official stock ROM on your Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 in no time.


How to download official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM




Before you can flash the official stock ROM on your Sony Xperia X Compact F5321, you need to download it first. You can do that using a tool called XperiFirm, which downloads the firmware directly from Sony servers. Here are the requirements and precautions before you proceed:


  • You need a Windows PC with internet connection.



  • You need to download and install FlashTool on your PC. This will also install XperiFirm as a plugin.



  • You need to download and install Sony USB drivers on your PC.



  • You need to enable USB debugging on your device. To do that, go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number seven times > Go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging.



  • You need to charge your device at least 50% before flashing.



  • You need to backup your data before flashing, as this process will erase everything on your device.



  • You need to be careful while choosing the firmware for your device. Make sure you select the correct model number, region, and customization number. Flashing the wrong firmware can brick your device or cause other issues.



Once you have met all the requirements and taken all the precautions, follow these steps to download the official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using XperiFirm:


  • Launch FlashTool on your PC and click on Tools > XperiFirm.



  • XperiFirm will open in a new window. On the left panel, select Sony Xperia X > F5321.



  • On the right panel, you will see a list of available firmware for different regions and customization numbers. Choose the one that matches your device's region and customization number. You can check these information by dialing *#*#7378423#*#* on your device and going to Service info > Software info.



  • Once you have selected the firmware, click on the download button at the bottom. A dialog box will appear asking you to save the firmware file. Choose a location on your PC where you want to save the file and click on Save.



  • The download will start and you will see the progress on the bottom left corner of XperiFirm. Wait until the download is complete and do not close XperiFirm or FlashTool.



  • Once the download is finished, you will see a message saying "Unpacked successfully!" on the bottom left corner of XperiFirm. Click on OK and close XperiFirm.



  • You have successfully downloaded the official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using XperiFirm. The firmware file will be saved in a folder named F5321_[region]_[customization]_[version] in the location you chose in step 4. You can now proceed to create .ftf file using FlashTool.



How to create .ftf file using FlashTool




Now that you have downloaded the official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using XperiFirm, you need to create .ftf file using FlashTool. .ftf file is a flashable firmware file that contains the stock ROM for your device. You need to create .ftf file because FlashTool can only flash .ftf files on Sony Xperia devices. Here are the requirements and precautions before you proceed:


  • You need a Windows PC with internet connection.



  • You need to have FlashTool installed on your PC. You can download it from here.



  • You need to have Sony USB drivers installed on your PC.



  • You need to enable USB debugging on your device.



  • You need to charge your device at least 50% before flashing.



  • You need to backup your data before flashing, as this process will erase everything on your device.



  • You need to be careful while creating .ftf file for your device. Make sure you select the correct model number, region, and customization number. Creating or flashing the wrong .ftf file can brick your device or cause other issues.



Once you have met all the requirements and taken all the precautions, follow these steps to create .ftf file using FlashTool:


  • Launch FlashTool on your PC and click on Tools > Bundles > Create.



  • A new window will open. Click on the ... button next to Select source folder and browse to the location where you saved the firmware file in step 4 of the previous section. Select the folder named F5321_[region]_[customization]_[version] and click on OK.



  • The firmware files will be loaded and displayed in the window. Make sure all the files are checked and click on the arrow button next to Device.



  • Select F5321 from the drop-down menu and click on OK.



  • Click on the ... button next to Select output folder and choose a location on your PC where you want to save the .ftf file. Click on OK.



  • Click on Create button at the bottom right corner of the window. A dialog box will appear asking you to enter a name for the .ftf file. Enter a name of your choice and click on OK.



  • The creation of .ftf file will start and you will see the progress on the bottom left corner of FlashTool. Wait until the creation is complete and do not close FlashTool.



  • Once the creation is finished, you will see a message saying "Bundle creation finished" on the bottom left corner of FlashTool. Click on OK and close FlashTool.



  • You have successfully created .ftf file using FlashTool. The .ftf file will be saved in a folder named FTF in the location you chose in step 5. You can now proceed to flash it on your device using FlashTool.



How to flash official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using FlashTool




Now that you have created .ftf file using FlashTool, you can flash it on your device using FlashTool. Flashing .ftf file will install the official stock ROM on your Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 and restore it to its original state. Here are the requirements and precautions before you proceed:


  • You need a Windows PC with internet connection.



  • You need to have FlashTool installed on your PC.



  • You need to have Sony USB drivers installed on your PC.



  • You need to enable USB debugging on your device.



  • You need to charge your device at least 50% before flashing.



  • You need to backup your data before flashing , as this process will erase everything on your device.



  • You need to be careful while flashing .ftf file on your device. Make sure you flash the correct .ftf file that matches your device's model number, region, and customization number. Flashing the wrong .ftf file can brick your device or cause other issues.



Once you have met all the requirements and taken all the precautions, follow these steps to flash official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using FlashTool:


  • Launch FlashTool on your PC and click on the lightning bolt icon at the top left corner of the window. Select Flashmode from the pop-up menu and click on OK.



  • A new window will open. Click on the ... button next to Select source folder and browse to the location where you saved the .ftf file in step 5 of the previous section. Select the folder named FTF and click on OK.



  • The .ftf file will be loaded and displayed in the window. Make sure it is checked and click on Flash button at the bottom right corner of the window.



  • A dialog box will appear asking you to prepare your device for flashing. Follow the instructions on the screen and connect your device to your PC via USB cable while holding the volume down button. This will put your device in flashmode.



  • The flashing of .ftf file will start and you will see the progress on the bottom left corner of FlashTool. Wait until the flashing is complete and do not disconnect your device or close FlashTool.



  • Once the flashing is finished, you will see a message saying "Flashing finished" on the bottom left corner of FlashTool. Click on OK and disconnect your device from your PC.



  • Your device will reboot automatically and you will see the Sony logo on the screen. The first boot may take some time, so be patient and do not interrupt it.



  • You have successfully flashed official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using FlashTool. Your device is now restored to its original state and you can set it up as a new device or restore your backup data.



Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to flash official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using FlashTool. We have explained what is a stock ROM, what is FlashTool, what is .ftf file, how to download official stock ROM using XperiFirm, how to create .ftf file using FlashTool, and how to flash it on your device using FlashTool. We have also provided you with the requirements, precautions, steps, and screenshots for each process.


Flashing official stock ROM on your Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 has many benefits. It can fix software issues, unroot your device, update it to the latest firmware, restore it to its original state, and improve its performance and stability. It can also help you avoid warranty issues, as flashing unofficial or custom ROMs can void your warranty or cause compatibility problems.


However, flashing official stock ROM also has some tips and warnings that you should follow. You should always backup your data before flashing, as this process will erase everything on your device. You should always charge your device at least 50% before flashing, as low battery can interrupt the process and brick your device. You should always select the correct firmware for your device, as flashing the wrong firmware can also brick your device or cause other issues. You should always use a reliable tool like FlashTool to flash .ftf files on your Sony Xperia devices, as other tools may not work properly or damage your device.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about flashing official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using FlashTool:


What are the advantages of flashing official stock ROM?




Flashing official stock ROM has many advantages, such as:


  • It can fix software issues like bugs, glitches, crashes, freezes, etc.



  • It can unroot your device if you have rooted it before.



  • It can update your device to the latest firmware available from Sony.



  • It can restore your device to its original state if you have modified it before.



  • It can improve your device's performance and stability.



What are the risks of flashing unofficial or custom ROMs?




Flashing unofficial or custom ROMs has some risks, such as:


  • It can void your warranty or cause warranty issues if something goes wrong.



  • It can brick your device or cause bootloops if you flash the wrong ROM or use the wrong tool.



  • It can cause compatibility issues with some apps or features that may not work properly or at all.



  • It can expose your device to security risks or malware if you download the ROM from untrusted sources or do not check the permissions.



  • It can drain your battery faster or cause overheating if the ROM is not optimized or stable.



How to backup your data before flashing?




Backing up your data before flashing is very important, as this process will erase everything on your device. You can backup your data using various methods, such as:


  • Using a cloud service like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. to sync your files, photos, videos, contacts, etc.



  • Using a backup app like Titanium Backup, Helium, Super Backup, etc. to backup your apps, app data, settings, etc.



  • Using a PC software like Sony PC Companion, Xperia Companion, etc. to backup your entire device.



  • Using a custom recovery like TWRP, CWM, etc. to create a nandroid backup of your device.



How to fix common errors or issues while flashing?




Flashing .ftf file on your Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 using FlashTool is usually a smooth and easy process. However, sometimes you may encounter some errors or issues while flashing, such as:


  • Your device is not detected by FlashTool or your PC.



  • Your device gets stuck in flashmode or bootloop.



  • Your device shows an error message like "Software update failed" or "The software update could not be installed".



  • Your device does not boot up or shows a black screen.



To fix these errors or issues, you can try the following solutions:


  • Make sure you have installed Sony USB drivers on your PC and enabled USB debugging on your device.



  • Make sure you have charged your device at least 50% before flashing and use a good quality USB cable and port.



  • Make sure you have selected the correct .ftf file that matches your device's model number, region, and customization number.



  • Make sure you have followed the steps correctly and do not disconnect your device or close FlashTool while flashing.



  • If your device is not detected by FlashTool or your PC, try to reinstall the drivers, change the USB port or cable, restart your PC or device, or use another PC.



  • If your device gets stuck in flashmode or bootloop, try to force restart it by holding the power button and volume up button for 10 seconds. If that does not work, try to flash the .ftf file again or use another .ftf file.



  • If your device shows an error message while flashing or after flashing , try to check the error code or message and search for a solution online. You can also contact Sony support or visit a service center for assistance.



  • If your device does not boot up or shows a black screen, try to force restart it by holding the power button and volume up button for 10 seconds. If that does not work, try to flash the .ftf file again or use another .ftf file. You can also try to perform a factory reset by holding the power button and volume down button for 10 seconds and then selecting Factory reset from the recovery menu.






This is the end of the article. I hope you have learned how to flash official Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 stock ROM using FlashTool. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and happy flashing! dcd2dc6462


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