i am running ubuntu 18.04 and i want to install the sony flash tools app in order to flash an xperia sm5303.

i found and downloaded on my desktop the following 2 files:

a) SP Flash Tool v5.1752 Linux

b) flashtool-

i extracted them from the original .tar folders but couldnot find a readme file in either case...i then opened a terminal and 'cd' ed to the directory and tried to

./configure and/or make

but no luck...

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any help on how to install the specific apps??? would appreciate detailed step by step instructions!

thanks community! )

  • Please edit your question and include links to the applications. – N0rbert Sep 14 '18 at 17:38
  • post your error message. – qwr Sep 14 '18 at 17:56

SP Flash Tool v5.1752 Linux

You need to get libpng12 as the first step:

cd ~/Downloads
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install ./libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

It seems that you do not need to compile anything here. It is binary release.

unzip "SP Flash Tool v5.1752 Linux.zip"
mv "SP Flash Tool v5.1752 Linux" "SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1752_Linux"
cd SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1752_Linux
chmod +x flash_tool

and run it with


SP Flash and follow instruction for your device.


It is binary release too. So you need to extract it and launch binary file.

7z x flashtool-
tar -xf flashtool-
cd FlashTool

and run it with

sudo ./FlashTool

FlashTool and follow instruction for your device.

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