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Default [Q] Update to JB fail need help

After reading and reading and reading I am officially stuck hopefully someone or @stifilz can help. Hoping that i just missed something after reading too much info.

UK Sony Tablet S region changed when ICS came out for early update from US. Decided do JB update yesterday the flasher V3 got up to the end of data transfer part and tablet froze up and all coms went. left it for a while but nothing. After a hard switch off it hung at the sony logo. Got into recovery and did factory reset to try clear any issues or so i thought. Still hung at logo. Downloaded various ICS files and renamed to update.zip and tried to reflash. They all fail with the E: Prohibit error, occasionally error failed to mount system1.

I've attached my recovery log if anyone can help sort this il be a happy man.

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After reading http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2433323 I am starting to think a lot of these topics go unanswered and point to a flaw in the flasher, my region.prop is also missing and can only presume the tablet requires this for an update and the factory reset removes the root so cannot push another .prop over. So for all intents and purposes the tablet be fooked. I really do hope I am wrong but if i am right then why is this flashing tool still available after so many screw ups.
 
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Well the screw up your are referring to is your own as if you had done your research you would know that trying to flash jb to the tablet s and not the xperia s will mess the tablet up as pointed out in numreouse posts and questions. so the reason people don't reply is that the questions have all ready been answered serveal times and the warings are there

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I presumed I had done enough reading beforehand as the tool said Sony Tablet S so seemed the right tool for the job. I've flashed many things over the years and never screwed one up so this is bit of a shock to the system, My first reaction to your reply was to reply don't be smart then my second was to go check tool again, then third was ah f*#k. 26 letters in the alphabet and sony had to call the next model an S too. I cant say i keep up with tablet technology so thought they same thing pre flash,I didnt expect my tablet to be replaced in market so quickly after i bought one. Oh well lesson learnt now the question is wtf can be done if anything. If i send in for repair do they spot this instantly and try hammering me for a heavy bill to fix. Its under guarantee but they do say software issue they wont touch it.

I did read a lot about these problems but only reference i can find was today on page 36 of the flasher tool post. I blame mondays and my obvious lack of cognitive skills on them.

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Well the screw up your are referring to is your own as if you had done your research you would know that trying to flash jb to the tablet s and not the xperia s will mess the tablet up as pointed out in numreouse posts and questions. so the reason people don't reply is that the questions have all ready been answered serveal times and the warings are there

rooted lighting wildfire on unoffical j.b from benni
and sony XTS rooted stock j.b thanks djrbliss
 
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I presumed I had done enough reading beforehand as the tool said Sony Tablet S so seemed the right tool for the job.
I read this article and made the same mistake:
androidadvices.com/sony-tablet-steps-update-latest-jellybean-firmware-click

I should have read the details better. I commented to the article that I bricked my device but it was apparently deleted...

The important thing I would appreciate knowing is if the tablet is completely unfixable. I just spent $150 on a new tablet but was hoping i could at least recover my tablet S and give it away.
 
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I read this article and made the same mistake:
androidadvices.com/sony-tablet-steps-update-latest-jellybean-firmware-click

I should have read the details better. I commented to the article that I bricked my device but it was apparently deleted...

The important thing I would appreciate knowing is if the tablet is completely unfixable. I just spent $150 on a new tablet but was hoping i could at least recover my tablet S and give it away.

Now thats why i thought it was ok i read that site first too rather than here. Too much reading after the event not before. So who are these idiots at androidadvices.com? The advice below is from that site and is what got me to reset tablet. Now i'm even more annoyed at this.

Note: Just in a rare case if the device doesn’t boot up or show the home screen then long press the power button to turn off and then re follow the instructions.
 
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After reading and reading and reading I am officially stuck hopefully someone or @stifilz can help. Hoping that i just missed something after reading too much info.

UK Sony Tablet S region changed when ICS came out for early update from US. Decided do JB update yesterday the flasher V3 got up to the end of data transfer part and tablet froze up and all coms went. left it for a while but nothing. After a hard switch off it hung at the sony logo. Got into recovery and did factory reset to try clear any issues or so i thought. Still hung at logo. Downloaded various ICS files and renamed to update.zip and tried to reflash. They all fail with the E: Prohibit error, occasionally error failed to mount system1.

I've attached my recovery log if anyone can help sort this il be a happy man.

TIA
Naming the file update.zip does not help as we can not see what is fully going on. Anyway it fails due to a messed up vendor. This would make sense as JB files would mess them up. Then it switches partition and that also fails due to vendor, but a slightly different error.

Anyway installing 0042 should work as they do not rely on vendor files. This is HoneyComb 3.2.1R2 and it is ROOTABLE. From there you can use flasher again. See my signature for links

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4shared.com/zip/m-xXuCCv/signed-nbx03_001-ota-0042001.html
4shared.com/zip/03dah__B/signed-nbx03_001-ota-0042001.html
4shared.com/zip/8nuDXOQZ/signed-nbx03_001-ota-0042001.html
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Hey thanks for getting back to me its appreciated. Tried all three files you sent link for. None worked it gives the prohibit/sku error. I've attached recovery files of each files attempt if you like to look at it. I've looked through a lot of your other posts and a few very similar ones as this and come to conclusion its damaged beyond repair and am tempted to use the warranty and chance my luck as its got few month left. Unlocked bootloader or the legendary files you have mentioned in another post would be useful but doubt we get to see either soon.

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Here's a shot in the dark...As tablet was originally a UK model and was changed for ICS is there any possibility that it has somehow defaulted back to UK and file signed-nbx03_003-ota-0042.001.zip would help. Its only thing i think ive not tried but cant find that version anywhere. Idea popped in head last week as there was a lot of reference to sku error being a region specific problem but then it went away until just now.


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Naming the file update.zip does not help as we can not see what is fully going on. Anyway it fails due to a messed up vendor. This would make sense as JB files would mess them up. Then it switches partition and that also fails due to vendor, but a slightly different error.

Anyway installing 0042 should work as they do not rely on vendor files. This is HoneyComb 3.2.1R2 and it is ROOTABLE. From there you can use flasher again. See my signature for links

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4shared.com/zip/m-xXuCCv/signed-nbx03_001-ota-0042001.html
4shared.com/zip/03dah__B/signed-nbx03_001-ota-0042001.html
4shared.com/zip/8nuDXOQZ/signed-nbx03_001-ota-0042001.html
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Hey thanks for getting back to me its appreciated. Tried all three files you sent link for. None worked it gives the prohibit/sku error. I've attached recovery files of each files attempt if you like to look at it. I've looked through a lot of your other posts and a few very similar ones as this and come to conclusion its damaged beyond repair and am tempted to use the warranty and chance my luck as its got few month left. Unlocked bootloader or the legendary files you have mentioned in another post would be useful but doubt we get to see either soon.

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Here's a shot in the dark...As tablet was originally a UK model and was changed for ICS is there any possibility that it has somehow defaulted back to UK and file signed-nbx03_003-ota-0042.001.zip would help. Its only thing i think ive not tried but cant find that version anywhere. Idea popped in head last week as there was a lot of reference to sku error being a region specific problem but then it went away until just now.
Sorry should have mention (but thought you would notice) they were the same file. Ok that is failing for the same reasons. Seems it is pretty messed up. You tried a factory reset yet? If not you may have some adb access on the boot logo???
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Sorry should have mention (but thought you would notice) they were the same file. Ok that is failing for the same reasons. Seems it is pretty messed up. You tried a factory reset yet? If not you may have some adb access on the boot logo???
I did notice but i eternal optimist and sorta hoped they different files even though filesize gave it away plus I already had that file from your links in sig but wouldnt be first time a company names files the same but different regions. Factory reset did numerous times now.

Didnt realise could get adb from logo screen so got hopes up again when lo and behold there in device manager was MTP device. After couple hours messing with it and getting lots of errors saying no driver etc I figured out putting hardware id in different adb usb driver inf files (USB\VID_054C&PID_05B3&REV_0100) would give me a working driver or so I thought. The PC decided after few minutes to give yellow exclamation and driver no longer works. Persevered with it until got driver stable but from command prompt adb says no devices in list.

Now all this happened early hours since 3am so not having greatest amount of patience (4hours not bad) i took a huff turned everything off and said f@#k it ive had enough. This aint ever gonna work im resigned to this fact.

Now i may have not read one tiny part of the AIO tool which turned out to be biggest mistake i made in all this however for anyone else unfortunate to have a blonde moment would it not be possible to put some sort of checker in the tool to determine what is actually attached to be flashed based on hardware ID or something before any system changes occur. Having flashed many many devices from phones to consoles each and every one has a check of some sort before hand.

However putting that aside I think its disgraceful how Sony have treated this tablet and how locked down it actually is. This pains me but the £300 wouldve been better on a damn ipad.

@stifilz appreciate help you tried to give mate

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