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[Tutorial] Fix FOTA bricked (unlocked bootloader) Phones

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16th June 2011, 11:06 AM   |  #1  
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Hi,

This will fix your unlocked Phones which got bricked through OTA update and are dead now!
Please download this package:
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Let it extract to a destination of your choice.
After that run Flashtool.exe.

Now hit the button FLASH and select the package which is included.
Follow the steps and connect your phone in flashmode. This is the same mode Pc Companion and SEUS uses to flash your phone to newer firmare (Indicated by green LED), if you got BLUE LED you are in the wrong mode!
Flashtool will now detect your phone and start the repair.
After all is done your phone should be up and running again.

ADVICE:
PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OTA'S ! If you receive a OTA message just decline, if you accept it you will end with a brick AGAIN! So please do NOT accept them until SonyEricsson provides a OTA solution for unlocked Bootloaders!

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16th June 2011, 11:28 AM   |  #2  
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great work FreeXperia Team!!!!
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16th June 2011, 11:55 AM   |  #3  
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No it is repairing TrimArea which got corrupted through the OTA update.

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No it is repairing TrimArea which got corrupted through the OTA update.

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oh so thats wht those .ta files are...

thanks for the info Bin4ry!!!
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16th June 2011, 12:51 PM   |  #5  
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Again thanks alot for your effort.
It's not working for me though as I used the renaming simlock.ta to preset.ta method already.
Is there any hope that I can restore my ARC?
I tried the package put gives me error flashing preset.ta and aborted>
Again thanks.
16th June 2011, 12:52 PM   |  #6  
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oh so thats wht those .ta files are...

thanks for the info Bin4ry!!!

TA files contain hex data that's written to Trim Area of the phone. TA is very sensitive to modifications - if you change some important TA unit (especially in TA Misc) you can make your phone useless.
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Wowww you guys are simply great Awesome!
16th June 2011, 01:17 PM   |  #8  
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You can really help a lot of people with this
16th June 2011, 01:17 PM   |  #9  
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ive just tried this and it doesnt work for me, it jyst keep saying:

16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&30729A40&0&6
16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - Start Flashing
16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - VER="R9A021";DATE="20110128";TIME="11:49:00";
16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - Flashing loader
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - PROT_VER="03";DATE="20110217";TIME="15:47:00";VER= "R4A066";CXC="1234-5769";TYPE="S1_LOADER";UNIQUE_DEV_ID="07634881BC27 7A396E13B74032EFD53708AE5DAD";SEC_LOCK_STATUS="LOC KED";OTP_DATA="4B6D7100471404C81508042800B84DD9B00 1002000000000";IMEI="01268200375554";AID_VERSION=" 0004";EROM_AID="0001";LOADER_AID="0001";SW_AID="00 01";CUST_AID="0001";SIM_LOCK_AID="0001";HWCONF_AID ="0001";PROD_ID="0001";ACTIVE_LOADER_AID="0001";ME MDEVS="02:00:002C:00B3:0000:00002000:00020000:0000 0800:00000040,03:03:001B:534D:0010:0001DA60:000100 00:00000200";MAN_ID="002C";DEV_ID="00B3";SIN_VER=" 0001";AID_TAMP="NOT_TAMPERED";MAX_PKT_SZ="00010000 ";AUTH_LEVEL="NONE";AUTH_MET="0001";CARD_PRESENT=" YES";CARD_SIZE="8GB";CARD_DATA="UHJvZE5vPTEyNDYtMT kzMA1Qcm9kUmV2PVI1QQ1Db3BpZWRCeXRlcz0xMDI1NDkxOTUy DUNvcGllZEZpbGVzPTE0ODI5DUNvcGllZERpcnM9ODINT3JkZX I9OTAxNjQ2MC0xMA0=";LOADER_ROOT="S1_Loader_Root_77 3f";EROM_ROOT="S1_EROM_Root_d601";SW_ROOT="S1_SW_R oot_883f";CUST_ROOT="S1_Cust_Root_9603";SIM_LOCK_R OOT="S1_SL_Root_c422";HW_CONF_ROOT="S1_HWConf_Root _08af";BIM_STATE="DISABLED";
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - Flashing preset
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - Now unplug the device and power it on
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - Then go to application settings
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging


:-/ think my fone its seriously ruined
16th June 2011, 01:23 PM   |  #10  
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I have already flashed the phone using vutan server once. Does this work after that?

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