I made this thread since some guys were having trouble unbricking their X8/W8 via FLASHTOOLS...
And let me make it clear that the following post wont help you if your phone has bricked in attempt to unlock your bootloader
when your phones manufacturing code was above 11W29.
In such a case the only (period) solution is to send it off to SONY to have it repaired.
How to unbrick your Soft Bricked phone..
What do you need?
Now lets begin.
1.First of all download and install Flashtools from the link provided above.
2.Download SE firmware in *.ftf file format and put it in Flashtool/firmwares folder.
3. Now, run the FlashTool and click the Lighting bolt
button to start flash.
4.Now click flashmode and choose Xperia X8 (E15i).
4.Now wait for a while till it says you to "remove your phone,press the back button and hold it and install the USB".
Do it and wait for the flashing proceedure to finish...
If everything works fine then CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! you have successfully unbricked your phone and installed the 2.1.1.A.0.6 version with 015 baseband, fresh and stock!
If your phone doesnt boots up still, then you might have gone wrong somewhere in the flashing process..
So read the steps carefully and do it again..
Guide for installing the required drivers for flashing, skip this if you have PC Companion installed and connected your phone in flash mode at least once!
If your phone is not recognized by Flashtool that means you don’t have the required drivers installed.
Open folder /Flashtool/drivers and install ggsetup-220.127.116.11
If after the above Flashtool still doesn’t recognize your phone, do the following:
From Flashtool/drivers folder extract the zip file XXX_ADB_driver which corresponds to your phone model
Open “Device manager” on the computer and find the device which is with an exclamation mark on it (do this with connected to the computer phone)
Right click on the device and choose Uptade driver
Choose to find the driver manually and browse to the folder where you’ve extracted the zip file.
That should install the required drivers on your computer.
Now as you have successfully unbricked your phone, the first thing you would possibly do is rooting your phone...
So here i show you how to Root your phone with flashtools..
2.Connect the device to the computer and wait until it's recognized
3.Click the icon with the "Padlock [the second in a row]
4.FT will start pushing files, wait till it finishes. Meanwhile the phone will reboot once.
5.When it's over Flashtool will notify "Root Access Allowed"
6.Open the application list on the phone and look for the app "Superuser".
7.If "Superuser" is there you have Rooted your device successfully.
If you found this thread useful don't forget to click the THANKS button for me...
for the original guide..
Leajian for allowing me to use content from his guide.
for the mirror of firmware.
And all the people who liked my work...