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[GUIDE] Z Ultra and Z1 HARD BRICK RECOVERY

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13th February 2014, 12:15 AM   |  #1  
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THIS TUTORIAL IS ONLY FOR HARD BRICKED DEVICES.
HARD BRICK MEANS NO FLASHMODE AND NO FASTBOOT.
IN ORDER TO PROCEED DISASSEMBLY OF YOUR DEVICE IS REQUIRED.
IF YOU HAVE WARRANTY,STOP READING THIS, GO THE SONY SERVICE AND PLAY STUPID.
AS AFTER OPENING YOUR DEVICE, YOUR WARRANTY IS 100% VOID.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE.
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.


Let's get started.
1. Download tools.7z from attachments and pack for your device.
2. Install ggsetup-3.0.0.7.exe
3. Open the back cover of your device.
4. Find the test point (See attachments).
5. Disconnect a battery, connect a usb cable. LED RED will start to blink.
6. Using the paper clip connect your test point with the GND. I used the metal shield in the middle of the motherboard.
7. Open the device manager, you should see SEMC Flash Device. If no, you did something wrong.
8. Disconnect your phone from computer.
9, Repeat the step 5.
10.Run the s1tool and select S1 MSM8974 EMERGENCY for the phone type.
11. Press the flash button, and choice the APP file for your device.
12. Press testpoint ready and repeat the step 6.
13. Remove the testpoint and press READY, when program will ask you to do so.
14. If flash was successful, you may disconnect your phone from usb, connect your battery and try to boot.You may have to charge your battery.
15. Now you can flash your device normally using software.


P.S.
I was not be able to flash on windows 8 64bit, but I flashed without problems on XP.

I would like to thank:

the_laser for making the software.


myevilface from support.setool.net for finding testpoint for c69xx.

and my poor Z Ultra which I sacrificed trying to find the test point
Actually I finished him when I wanted to fix audio jack.
Was to happy that my device is fixed and damaged the screen connector

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13th February 2014, 12:31 AM   |  #2  
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Maybe stupid question : Do you think with this testpoint mode there is a way of unlocking Bootlader although it is not permitted by the provider?

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13th February 2014, 12:43 AM   |  #3  
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Maybe stupid question : Do you think with this testpoint mode there is a way of unlocking Bootlader although it is not permitted by the provider?

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There is option to unlock boot, and it asks to do the testpoint trick, but I did not test it,as mine bootloader is unlocked and screen is dead now.
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13th February 2014, 12:49 AM   |  #4  
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I really hope i never have to do this Thanks for the guide!
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13th February 2014, 01:02 AM   |  #5  
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I really hope i never have to do this Thanks for the guide!

+1
@the_laser, there are some poor souls on the Xperia Z who have the same problem by flashing a Sammy recovery to their Z which destroyed their bootloader as well...

They still seem to have some life in their mobile reporting it as a qcom device to windows (reconnecting over and over again), if I send some or one of them over to you by pm, would you be able to help them too?
13th February 2014, 01:28 AM   |  #6  
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This is REALLY AWESOME.

Call me crazy, but I'm actually a bit excited to see somebody post that they totally recovered their phone to a 100% working state

And brought to us by 2 guys that aren't even "senior members" yet LOL
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@the_laser, there are some poor souls on the Xperia Z who have the same problem by flashing a Sammy recovery to their Z which destroyed their bootloader as well...

They still seem to have some life in their mobile reporting it as a qcom device to windows (reconnecting over and over again), if I send some or one of them over to you by pm, would you be able to help them too?

I'd imagine that if the the software is compatible, the only challenge is to find the test point?
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This is REALLY AWESOME.

Call me crazy, but I'm actually a bit excited to see somebody post that they totally recovered their phone to a 100% working state

And brought to us by 2 guys that aren't even "senior members" yet LOL
I'd imagine that if the the software is compatible, the only challenge is to find the test point?

Right after I brick my phone, I knew that it will be fixed without motherboard replacement.
And I was exited too, when it was recovered. Too exited. Now need a new motherboard for sure.
13th February 2014, 02:37 AM   |  #8  
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Perhaps you should add to the guide...

"Have a steady hand and... KEEP CALM"
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Perhaps you should add to the guide...

"Have a steady hand and... KEEP CALM"

Michael J Fox is going to have a hard time.

(I'm going to hell for this one )

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Originally Posted by LordManhattan

Michael J Fox is going to have a hard time.

(I'm going to hell for this one )

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For that one, I had assumed that you were hell bound well before that post

@vovanx500 thanks for the hard work and the Guide, I hope I never need it.

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