The existence of a Flash Tool, developed by some developers, is not a new thing for Sony Xperia phones users who are fond of flashing custom ROMs, but there is certainly something new in the news that Sony Mobile has now come forward with an official Flash Tool for its Xperia range of smartphones. The new tool is now available for download and it lets you revert back to the official Sony software from a custom ROM.

The Flash Tool by Sony is currently in beta state and supports only three devices, namely the Xperia S, Xperia Arc and Xperia Arc S. The official page says that more Xperia phones will be added to the support list as the program develops. You must unlock your device’s bootloader to be able to use this cool tool. The company, however, does not forgets to warn its users that unlocking their phone’s bootloader can void its warranty. The release of this tool can be seen as Sony’s step forward to be developer friendly.

Here is a video that demonstrates Sony Flash Tool in action:

Downloads and Instructions:

Sony Flash Tool for Xperia Devices

Instructions for Flash Tool for Xperia Phones

via: Sony Developer World