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Open Devices

For some of the Xperia™ devices, we provide Android™ Open Source Project (AOSP) device configurations on GitHub. This means that the software will be open for you as a developer to use and contribute to. This is a way for us to support the open Android community, and it is also a tool for us to facilitate and verify contributions to AOSP.


Useful key combinations

Flash key

Volume down

Fastboot key

Volume up*

Recovery mode key

Volume down + Power key

Flash mode

To enter Flash mode, make sure your phone is turned off and press and hold the Flash key Volume down when you connect your phone to the computer.

Fastboot mode

To enter Fastboot mode, make sure your phone is turned off and press and hold the Fastboot key Volume up* when you connect your phone to the computer.

* For the following devices the Fastboot key is:

  • Live with Walkman - Menu
  • Xperia arc - Menu
  • Xperia arc S - Menu
  • Xperia neo - Menu
  • Xperia neo V - Menu
  • Xperia pro - Menu
  • Xperia PLAY - Search

Recovery mode

After you have flashed the latest Sony software version with the Sony Flash tool, your device is capable of booting a recovery image by pressing a key. To use the recovery mode the device must be turned off and you must hold the key Volume down while you press the Power key.

Note: The recovery image is built automatically with the AOSP code. The phone has to be disconnected from the USB cable

Xperia Touch

See where to find the keys on the Xperia Touch.

  1. Power key
  2. Volume keys
Xperia Touch Key CombinationXperia Touch Key Combination