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    Default How to install Sony Flash Tool on Leap 42.1

    Okay, to be honest, I am pretty new to Linux, especially to OpenSuse. So, please forgive me if I am asking a stupid question.

    I want to install Sony Flash Tool on OpenSuse Leap 42.1 but I have no idea on how to do that.

    Can anyone please provide a step-by-step guide?

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    Default Re: How to install Sony Flash Tool on Leap 42.1

    if you are talking about this
    http://developer.sonymobile.com/serv...he-flash-tool/
    the answer is you can not, that's a windowze only tool
    you could and try using it with wine but the result of flashing a phone via wine is unknown.

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    Default Re: How to install Sony Flash Tool on Leap 42.1

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    if you are talking about this
    http://developer.sonymobile.com/serv...he-flash-tool/
    the answer is you can not, that's a windowze only tool
    you could and try using it with wine but the result of flashing a phone via wine is unknown.
    Actually yes, that's the tool I am talking about. However, I don't think it is a windows-only tool because I did install it on Ubuntu 14.04 and even 15.04 without a glitch. In fact, I didn't use Wine or PlayOnLinux. Here is the link that I used as guide. It was a native installation with its GUI slightly different from Windows-based GUI (not a big difference though). So, I was just wondering that if Ubuntu allows flash tool installation, is there a possible way for installing the same in OpenSuse?

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    Default Re: How to install Sony Flash Tool on Leap 42.1

    I just downloaded that file and the zip only has a 32bit windowz app. there might be an unofficial Linux port but it's not on sony's download page.

    edit.
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/4641...untu-14-04-lts
    you could have started with that and that is not a sony tool it's a tool for sony phones it's not the same.
    it seams there is an unofficial deb file, you can not install deb's on an rpm system, but there are 2 things you can try
    #1 use alien to convert the deb to rpn and then install it with rpm or zypper
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/alien
    #2 use an unpacking tool like krusader to unpack the content if the deb and to a local folder and then execute the binary

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    Default Re: How to install Sony Flash Tool on Leap 42.1

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    how do you install an exe on a debian machine?
    I just downloaded that file and the zip only has a 32bit windowz app. there might be an unofficial Linux port but it's not on sony's download page.
    There is actually a .deb file for the tool. I really have no idea whether it is official sony or just unofficial linux port. All I know is that there is a .deb file for the tool which installs the flash tool on ubuntu. That actually left me wondering if there is any way out for Suse.

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    Default Re: How to install Sony Flash Tool on Leap 42.1

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I just downloaded that file and the zip only has a 32bit windowz app. there might be an unofficial Linux port but it's not on sony's download page.

    edit.
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/4641...untu-14-04-lts
    you could have started with that and that is not a sony tool it's a tool for sony phones it's not the same.
    it seams there is an unofficial deb file, you can not install deb's on an rpm system, but there are 2 things you can try
    #1 use alien to convert the deb to rpn and then install it with rpm or zypper
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/alien
    #2 use an unpacking tool like krusader to unpack the content if the deb and to a local folder and then execute the binary
    Whoa! That sounds herculean. I will give it a try but I may just end up using windows at the end. But it is definitely worth giving a try as I can learn something new here.

    Thank you so much for helping out. )

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    Default Re: How to install Sony Flash Tool on Leap 42.1

    I remember a few years ago I tried (unsuccessfully) to flash a droid device, but I didn't edit the udev so that might have been my error.
    try reading this
    http://www.flashtool.net/lininstall.php
    and see this tool
    http://www.flashtool.net/downloads_linux.php

    try this
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-11-0-t2162907

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