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Hello their I have a problem with my xperia ion (obviously) I have soft bricked my phone, So heres the story .... i backed up my phone 2 days ago just incase lol . i installed CWM for xperia ion just incase aswell before i installed an app so i can change my fonts and boot animation on my xperia ion. I downloaded and use "Rom Toolbox Pro" and from their on i use the "Boot Animations" app to change the original At&t startup to the Razr M bootup. and after i restarted it , it worked just fine. Then after i went back to the app and went to the Font installer i backed it up as well as my boot animation. I installed a certain font i think it was " " after i restarted the phone , again, it worked perfectly fine , then after a couple uses of the font i got tired of it so i went and hit restore , i didnt know what i was really doing from their. a menu popped up with all these things checked so i went ahead and clicked ok, and it said to restart , so then i did. After it was restarting , upon booting up it would just shutoff or shutdown or do this fading away power off thing as it finished the boot animation. After the third time i did the " soft reset trick" and it still happened again, but by mistakenly doing a ":hard reset trick I think " it just completely vibrated 3 times instead of 1 not realizing and it shutoff. nothing was happened i pressed a few buttons but it still didnt budge. and i read online that to let it die while plugged in to the factory WALL charger. so then i did that.......after a few 15-16 hrs i had a constant red LED light come on and then after another few 2-3 hours there was this red LED blinking i guess? it was as if it was trying to turn on or something. but all i saw was the screen come one but nothing showing and the LED staying on for a few then going out .....so as of right now it stopped doing that. and its now at a constant RED LED LIGHT nothing else. i dont what else to do. i have my Flashtool already good to go with the stock f/w ready to wipe data /cache and everything i guess.

and what did i do that ruined the phone?
How long should it take?
will it change led colors so i can flash it?
so what do i do for now?

edit- my phone has a locked bootloader so I cant use the fastboot method only flashmode method. before when i pressed the power button i would see a red led and then it look like it tried to start , the screen came on but it was pitch black and then it stopped and what it seemed to be that it restarted and it kept doing that. I guess the backlit on& off then repeat and then to Constant RED LED. i only did the soft reset where i jheld the power and volume button and it vibrated 1 time. , it didnt even scan the phone or detect as i connected it to my computer, i can only do the flash mode method only. manually i guess......

Red LED turned on, after a second the screens turns on (just black) for 1 second, red led turns off like screen and 2 seconds red LED is on again and the same start again (with screen and so on). the rubber band is holding down the volume down button. so as of now i started flashtool, flashmode, selected the firmware and when it asked me to plug the phone in, the phones already plugged in, but right Now the computer doesnt detect the phone at all, no sound , no pop nothing in device manager, but its continuing with from the beginning (blinking screen and red LED).......its removed and connected my wall charger and im going to wait overnight for this attempt.

edit- 2 its been a few days im still going with the process of trying to flash my phone through flashtool. I had to keep repeating steps like charge my phone, until the red led goes away and then plugging it into my laptop after a few 0-15 minutes my laptop detects it and it trys to install driver when I already have them installed I guess from Pccampanion and flashtool drivers aswell.

edit- 3
GOD NEWS TODAY!!!!! i let it charge on my laptop and it was at red , so i put flashtool on un plugged my phone ( rubberband was still on it) and when it a pop said to connect it, i plugged in the phone nothing happened after about i guess an hour or 2 i heard a sound and flashtool read the phone and my comptuer tried to install a "SEMC Driver" or something.

but i forgot i had two flashtools installed just in case......... i used the old on 9.1 and i didnt installed drivers dammit ..... im using 9.13 which has it installed

04/028/2013 15:28:24 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
04/028/2013 15:28:24 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
04/028/2013 15:28:44 - INFO - Device disconnected
04/032/2013 15:32:04 - INFO - Selected LT28at / 6.1.C.1.111 / ATT
04/032/2013 15:32:04 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
04/036/2013 15:36:13 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
04/051/2013 15:51:34 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
04/051/2013 15:51:34 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
04/051/2013 15:51:34 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Start Flashing
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Processing loader
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Checking header
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Ending flash session
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - ERROR -
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
04/051/2013 15:51:39 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
04/051/2013 15:51:39 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
04/051/2013 15:51:42 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
04/051/2013 15:51:45 - INFO - Device disconnected

after that the phone is doing the red led and the screen comes on for 1 second and then cuts off process.

edit- 4
this is what happened today after i let it charge until the led went off - same process

06/036/2013 16:36:35 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
06/036/2013 16:36:35 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
06/036/2013 16:36:42 - INFO - Device disconnected
06/037/2013 16:37:00 - INFO - Selected LT28at / 6.1.C.1.111 / ATT
06/037/2013 16:37:00 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
06/038/2013 16:38:41 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
06/049/2013 16:49:34 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Start Flashing
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Processing loader
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Checking header
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Ending flash session
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - ERROR -
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
06/049/2013 16:49:37 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
06/049/2013 16:49:37 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
06/049/2013 16:49:39 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
06/049/2013 16:49:45 - INFO - Device disconnected

and then windows pops up this "SEMC Flash Device....
it was trying to install it but it then can up with "Device Unplugged
and the second one came up "Base System Device...
and it was trying to install that and it gave me this "no Driver found...

this is frustrating me a bit wheres the drivers for these i need it . or am I missing something from the forum.....like possibly instead of wiping the whole rom do I wipe the kernel and loader. sin ? instead. I don't know what to do I think I missed something, like I think I skipped a step or part I think the kernal recharging cycle oh idk. please someone help .....
 
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Hello their I have a problem with my xperia ion (obviously) I have soft bricked my phone, So heres the story .... i backed up my phone 2 days ago just incase lol . i installed CWM for xperia ion just incase aswell before i installed an app so i can change my fonts and boot animation on my xperia ion. I downloaded and use "Rom Toolbox Pro" and from their on i use the "Boot Animations" app to change the original At&t startup to the Razr M bootup. and after i restarted it , it worked just fine. Then after i went back to the app and went to the Font installer i backed it up as well as my boot animation. I installed a certain font i think it was " " after i restarted the phone , again, it worked perfectly fine , then after a couple uses of the font i got tired of it so i went and hit restore , i didnt know what i was really doing from their. a menu popped up with all these things checked so i went ahead and clicked ok, and it said to restart , so then i did. After it was restarting , upon booting up it would just shutoff or shutdown or do this fading away power off thing as it finished the boot animation. After the third time i did the " soft reset trick" and it still happened again, but by mistakenly doing a ":hard reset trick I think " it just completely vibrated 3 times instead of 1 not realizing and it shutoff. nothing was happened i pressed a few buttons but it still didnt budge. and i read online that to let it die while plugged in to the factory WALL charger. so then i did that.......after a few 15-16 hrs i had a constant red LED light come on and then after another few 2-3 hours there was this red LED blinking i guess? it was as if it was trying to turn on or something. but all i saw was the screen come one but nothing showing and the LED staying on for a few then going out .....so as of right now it stopped doing that. and its now at a constant RED LED LIGHT nothing else. i dont what else to do. i have my Flashtool already good to go with the stock f/w ready to wipe data /cache and everything i guess.

and what did i do that ruined the phone?
How long should it take?
will it change led colors so i can flash it?
so what do i do for now?

edit- my phone has a locked bootloader so I cant use the fastboot method only flashmode method. before when i pressed the power button i would see a red led and then it look like it tried to start , the screen came on but it was pitch black and then it stopped and what it seemed to be that it restarted and it kept doing that. I guess the backlit on& off then repeat and then to Constant RED LED. i only did the soft reset where i jheld the power and volume button and it vibrated 1 time. , it didnt even scan the phone or detect as i connected it to my computer, i can only do the flash mode method only. manually i guess......

Red LED turned on, after a second the screens turns on (just black) for 1 second, red led turns off like screen and 2 seconds red LED is on again and the same start again (with screen and so on). the rubber band is holding down the volume down button. so as of now i started flashtool, flashmode, selected the firmware and when it asked me to plug the phone in, the phones already plugged in, but right Now the computer doesnt detect the phone at all, no sound , no pop nothing in device manager, but its continuing with from the beginning (blinking screen and red LED).......its removed and connected my wall charger and im going to wait overnight for this attempt.

edit- 2 its been a few days im still going with the process of trying to flash my phone through flashtool. I had to keep repeating steps like charge my phone, until the red led goes away and then plugging it into my laptop after a few 0-15 minutes my laptop detects it and it trys to install driver when I already have them installed I guess from Pccampanion and flashtool drivers aswell.

edit- 3
GOD NEWS TODAY!!!!! i let it charge on my laptop and it was at red , so i put flashtool on un plugged my phone ( rubberband was still on it) and when it a pop said to connect it, i plugged in the phone nothing happened after about i guess an hour or 2 i heard a sound and flashtool read the phone and my comptuer tried to install a "SEMC Driver" or something.

but i forgot i had two flashtools installed just in case......... i used the old on 9.1 and i didnt installed drivers dammit ..... im using 9.13 which has it installed

04/028/2013 15:28:24 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
04/028/2013 15:28:24 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
04/028/2013 15:28:44 - INFO - Device disconnected
04/032/2013 15:32:04 - INFO - Selected LT28at / 6.1.C.1.111 / ATT
04/032/2013 15:32:04 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
04/036/2013 15:36:13 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
04/051/2013 15:51:34 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
04/051/2013 15:51:34 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
04/051/2013 15:51:34 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Start Flashing
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Processing loader
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Checking header
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - INFO - Ending flash session
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - ERROR -
04/051/2013 15:51:35 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
04/051/2013 15:51:39 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
04/051/2013 15:51:39 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
04/051/2013 15:51:42 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
04/051/2013 15:51:45 - INFO - Device disconnected

after that the phone is doing the red led and the screen comes on for 1 second and then cuts off process.

edit- 4
this is what happened today after i let it charge until the led went off - same process

06/036/2013 16:36:35 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
06/036/2013 16:36:35 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
06/036/2013 16:36:42 - INFO - Device disconnected
06/037/2013 16:37:00 - INFO - Selected LT28at / 6.1.C.1.111 / ATT
06/037/2013 16:37:00 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
06/038/2013 16:38:41 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
06/049/2013 16:49:34 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Start Flashing
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Processing loader
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Checking header
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - INFO - Ending flash session
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - ERROR -
06/049/2013 16:49:36 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
06/049/2013 16:49:37 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
06/049/2013 16:49:37 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
06/049/2013 16:49:39 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
06/049/2013 16:49:45 - INFO - Device disconnected

and then windows pops up this "SEMC Flash Device....
it was trying to install it but it then can up with "Device Unplugged
and the second one came up "Base System Device...
and it was trying to install that and it gave me this "no Driver found...

this is frustrating me a bit wheres the drivers for these i need it . or am I missing something from the forum.....like possibly instead of wiping the whole rom do I wipe the kernel and loader. sin ? instead. I don't know what to do I think I missed something, like I think I skipped a step or part I think the kernal recharging cycle oh idk. please someone help .....
Hi.....I was wondering where you found the flashtool for xperia ion lt28at. I downloaded a flashtool but its for x8, x10, x10 mini and others but not ion lt28at.
 
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Yep

---------- Post added at 11:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:13 PM ----------

Just went through this myself, install the drivers from flashtool, bottom two.(no worry of our device not being in list) then restart computer, mine was boot looping on Sony screen ..that's what you want you are close, rubber band around volume down,plug into rear USB port if possible, flash tool with gingerbread ftf loaded and hit flash and just wait every ten minutes mine would loop but eventually green led hit and started flashing. I was on xp couldn't do anything with 8.1, rogers jellybean took 12 minutes to flash and u only have ten minutes before phone starts charging and shuts off giving error in flash tool.... tried stock att and rogers just didn't have enough time and they failed to flash, ginger was just enough time. Just don't hold volume down for three vibrations again if anything one is all that's needed. Patience and use gingerbread ftf. All you want is it running then flash whatever you want.
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