Here comes a rant
Originally Posted by stifilz
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.
appreciate help you tried to give mate