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Default Tutorial: Fix Xperia C softbrick with red led and no Sony logo

Fix Xperia C Red Light brick

Are you facing that the red led on your device blinks and there is no other signs of life? Then you are in the correct thread, I faced this issue when flashing a corrupted recovery but then I found out a easy way to fix it without opening the device or sending it in to Sony.

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Xperia C with red light softbrick
MicroUSB Cable
Sony Update Service

1. The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you have downloaded Sony Update Service and have installed it onto your PC from the link above, if not, do it now.

2. Now launch Sony Update Service and select Xperia C in the list and then press Next.

3. Hold the Volume Up button and plugin microusbcable while doing so, if that doesn't work for you, hold power + volume up and plugin the microusbcable while doing. Keep holding button combination for a few seconds and wait for a green light on your phone, if it appears check on
your PC so that it's detected.

4. Wait while the firmware is being downloaded and reinstalled on your phone and enjoy your working device!
My devices:
  • Xperia X8 ➜ CM7 ➜ nAa kernel
  • Xperia Ray ➜ CM10.1 ➜ nAa 3.4 kernel
  • Xperia U ➜ CM10.1 ➜ Unknown kernel
  • Xperia Arc S ➜ CM10.2 ➜ nAa 3.4 kernel
  • Nexus 7 ➜ AOKP ➜ M-Kernel
  • Xperia C ➜ Stock ➜ Stock kernel
  • Xperia Z1 Compact ➜ Stock ➜ Stock Kernel
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Have tried this on my bricked xperia c red led
Few weeks back no success
Logic

If you flash wrong recovery there is no way to boot in any mode

I can say this with 100% confident as I had spent full 3 days and tried every thing...

If u wona check goto custome mod for xperia c thred and get recovery installed
Then try this and share results

All the best
 
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Have tried this on my bricked xperia c red led
Few weeks back no success
Logic

If you flash wrong recovery there is no way to boot in any mode

I can say this with 100% confident as I had spent full 3 days and tried every thing...

If u wona check goto custome mod for xperia c thred and get recovery installed
Then try this and share results

All the best
I flashed a faulty recovery using mobileuncles and there was no signs of life other than a red led liggt, and holding power + volume up works just fine and it went into flashmode.
My devices:
  • Xperia X8 ➜ CM7 ➜ nAa kernel
  • Xperia Ray ➜ CM10.1 ➜ nAa 3.4 kernel
  • Xperia U ➜ CM10.1 ➜ Unknown kernel
  • Xperia Arc S ➜ CM10.2 ➜ nAa 3.4 kernel
  • Nexus 7 ➜ AOKP ➜ M-Kernel
  • Xperia C ➜ Stock ➜ Stock kernel
  • Xperia Z1 Compact ➜ Stock ➜ Stock Kernel
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I have the same issue.
I organized xperia light rom for our xperia c, I flashed it from custom recovery. Phone is completely dead now.
There is a just red light, phone does not go into download or fastboot mode. Pc Companion, Sony Update Center, Wmshua Flashtool do not recognize the phone.
Any suggestion with that?
I don't have warranty, my last option is to pay money for technical service.
 
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this worked for me but instead of POWER+VOL UP i used POWER+VOL DOWN
 
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worth to try... (hope it won't happen to me )

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