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Flashtool update includes Android 7.0 Nougat support
No one will blame you if you haven’t heard of Flashtool. This is because the software only supports Sony devices (Xperia Z10 to Xperia Z Ultra), and it is only relevant to tinkerers. The helpful tool can be used to unlock bootloaders and flash custom ROMs. It cool can be really easy and convenient, but until today it didn’t have support for Nougat, Android’s latest version.
Today Flashtool gets upgraded to version 0.9.23.0, which does include compatibility with Android Nougat. And while that is the most exciting improvement in this update, there are a few other things to enjoy. These include TA raw backup for devices exploitable by the dirtycow vulnerability, a more accurate USB log parse, a notice that will inform you whether you can use Flashtool Script and more. You can see the changelog here.
0.9.23.0 is out :) it supports Nougat— Androxyde (@Androxyde) December 21, 2016
Ready to download? Just keep in mind tinkering with your smartphone’s software can harm your device and/or void your warranty. The team does mention C4, C5 and M5 devices could be bricked when using this tool. Just be careful and do your research before attempting anything. If this disclaimer doesn’t scare you, the download link is right below.