FTF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a FTF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .FTF files.

What is a FTF file?

The .ftf file extension is created and used by Sony Ericsson as one of their proprietary file formats. The .ftf file represents the firmware and updates made for Xperia devices developed by Sony, although there are also some Android developers who use .ftf firmware files to store their updates.

FTF files usually come in compressed forms such as .zip or .rar, which can only be used after decompressing or extracting the files. The use of a special Flash Tool that caters to Sony preferences is necessary for the flash firmware in Xperia devices.

The FTF file is commonly utilized for older versions of Xperia series. Today, latest versions of Xperia smartphones use .elf files. And though, .ftf files work fairly similar to .elf files, .ftf are more versatile in flash tools compared to the latter.

How to open FTF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension FTF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different FTF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension FTF

While we know of one file format using the .FTF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FTF file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of FTF files. Remember, different programs may use FTF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Forte StandardForte StandardUser submitted
Forte FreeForte FreeUser submitted
Forte - Premium EditionForte - Premium EditionUser submitted
Forte - Basic EditionForte - Basic EditionUser submitted
FluencyFluencyUser submitted
Forte - Home EditionForte - Home EditionUser submitted
Forte - Free EditionForte - Free EditionUser submitted
ForteForteUser submitted
Formulator ApplicationFormulator ApplicationUser submitted
Forte LightForte LightUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with FTF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with FTF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!