Originally Posted by Nanostray
Well, that's weird... Flash original .ftf with flashtool?
Used sony update service to repair my phone,
Its back to unrooted stock 254
i think twrp messed something up.
Is it recommended or CWM only works?
on my old phone, twrp was more reliable.
There is something fishy with sony mobiles.
I know the modding stuff is more safe due to flashtool being always available for the rescue, however common stuff such as unlock, TA, recovery and etc are much too complicated for the newcomers.
even being n RC for porting TWRP to two htc phones didnt help me there.
Stuff dont work the first time.
In my case, the problem was,
flashtool worked the second time for flashing 254 kernel
doomlord kit worked the second time for rooting (i really dont know why, but it wasnt related to kit, something up with usb debug n permissions)
installing CWM didnt work the first time as well, (not the fault of installer, rather first time fails coz u give SU permissions just then, so something is missed, 2nd time, the SU permission is already there, so it works)
and ROM flashing almost always needs wipe dalvik/data/cache etc otherwise you might mess something up...
Its a lot safer if i see it one way, because these steps are more foolproof, but on the other hand, a lot more complicated, then say HTC or samsung phones. especially as i havent unlocked my BL so being cautious at every step.
Anyways, all things are fine now, using existenze ultra and enjoying it every bit.
Will step more carefully now on, using above as experience. Thanks all. This thread is closed until i have another problem