How to format / hard reset Sony Ericsson Xperia W8 [E16i]

Step-By-Step: Download both files. 1. Install Flash tools 2. Extract the firmware 'ftf file' to the directory= C:\Flashtool\firmwares -This is very important for 64-bit Windows. 3. Install Flashmode & Fastboot drivers from= C:\Flashtool\drivers\Flashtool-drivers.exe *Please ignore any drivers which failed to be install at the end 4. Launch Flash tools from C:\Flashtool folder by running Flashtool.exe or Flashtool64.exe *I would suggest running it by right clicking on the app and select 'Run as Administrator' 5. Click on the lightning & select 'Flashmode' after clicking OK you can select the row W8 which is automatically loaded because you've extracted the firmware to C:\Flashtool\firmwares during step 1. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue flashing your phone. 7. Finally after you see the message 'Please unplug and start your phone' it means flashing is completed. I've previously made this tutorial running on Windows 7 32-bit - that's why it supports drag and drop. Download links W8 Firmware (ftf file) Here is another source / forum which host the firmware (BTW I found it via Google): Flash Tool (For Windows) **********WARNING ALL DATA WILL BE DELETED********** **********THIS FIRMWARE IS FOR ASIAN VARIANT********** Language pack available in this firmware English Chinese Korean Thai Tamil Arabic Russian Vietnam Tagalog Jawa Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Melayu Basa Sunda French Thanks for watching~! XD

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