With this tutorial, learn how to enter flash mode on Sony Xperia XZ2. Almost all Android smartphones, in one form or the other, allow for manual up-gradation or modification of the system partition. In the case of Sony Xperia XZ2, it is referred to as Flash Mode. This built-in mode on the smartphone lets you install any firmware, be it an upgrade or downgrade. Seeing the sensitivity of the whole mode, you can not simply access it by booting up normally, rather there is a special procedure required which we have described ahead. Once within this mode, use your computer to install firmwares on your Sony Xperia XZ2.
Flash mode is required each time when flashing any firmware or system modification. Just like recovery mode in Android devices or fastboot mode, flash mode lets you connect your smartphone to your computer in a specific state which in turn lets your computer access the core system of Android and allows you to modify it, if need be using Sony’s Xperia Flashtool or third-party flash tools. Think of flash mode as a separate state in which you can boot your Xperia XZ2 but this state can only be utilized to modify internal system files.
Flash mode is built-in into all Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphones and it is found default within the Android core system. As previously stated, users can not access flash mode through the normal UI. To boot into it, you have to follow a special sequence. Before following the process ahead, make sure to check your battery percentage — ideally should be above 50% — just to make sure your phone doesn’t shut down because of low battery. Keep reading ahead to enter flash mode of Xperia XZ2.
Enter Flash Mode on Sony Xperia XZ2
Here are complete steps for how to enter flash mode on Sony Xperia XZ2.
Step 1 – Make sure that your smartphone is completely turned off. So, first press and hold the Power key for a few moments until the shut down operation is completed or press the Power key once and select ‘power off’ option from the popup.
Step 2 – While your phone is shutting down, prepare your PC and the Type-C USB cable for XZ2.
Step 3 – Plug in the USB cable inside your PC or laptop but don’t plug it in your phone yet.
Step 4 – Now, on Xperia XZ2, start pressing and holding the Volume Up key.
Step 5 – When 2 or 3 seconds have passed and while still holding down the Volume Up button plug the USB cable into your smartphone.
Step 6 – The flash mode should be now displayed on your Sony Xperia XZ2.
There you go! Now you can enter the flash mode on Xperia XZ2. Use Xperia Flashtool on your computer to flash firmwares on your device. Further, if you are having any problem just drop a comment below so we can help you.