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Default [Q] Help! Did I screw up flashing my phone?

I have an Xperia Z1 C6903.

After updating to kitkat, I was disgusted by the new battery life, so looked up how to flash my phone back to jellybean.

I followed a guide I cannot link to in my first ten posts:
xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware/42-sony-xperia-z1-c6903
(Number 2 - flashing to 4.3).

I used the FTT linked there and the flashpro linked there.

Ran fine, here is the log: dropbox.com/s/13883t74e20b61k/flashtool_2014-04-14_06-25-39.log

After completion, I unplugged, booted phone, and now it is stuck in a reboot cycle. Seems to crash during the flare animation screen.

Please help! I've stopped the reboot cycle by running it in flash mode, then disconnecting it from the PC. As soon as I turn it on, the cycle begins again.
 
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I have an Xperia Z1 C6903.

After updating to kitkat, I was disgusted by the new battery life, so looked up how to flash my phone back to jellybean.

I followed a guide I cannot link to in my first ten posts:
xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware/42-sony-xperia-z1-c6903
(Number 2 - flashing to 4.3).

I used the FTT linked there and the flashpro linked there.

Ran fine, here is the log: dropbox.com/s/13883t74e20b61k/flashtool_2014-04-14_06-25-39.log

After completion, I unplugged, booted phone, and now it is stuck in a reboot cycle. Seems to crash during the flare animation screen.

Please help! I've stopped the reboot cycle by running it in flash mode, then disconnecting it from the PC. As soon as I turn it on, the cycle begins again.

hello. download this FTF : https://mega.co.nz/#!DwxEGJ5a!3za9PM...ekZyRNUntToK9w
and flash`it via flashtool. it should work fine
good luck!
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hello. download this FTF : ...
and flash`it via flashtool. it should work fine
good luck!
Thanks for your reply! I flashed to that file, but nothing changed - still just keeps crashing and rebooting =\
 
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Try forcing a software repair using PCCompanion

How to get root on Xperia Z1 with KitKat 4.4.2, 4.4.3 & 4.4.4

If you are unsure, then read this.
If you are still unsure, watch this.
 

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Try forcing a software repair using PCCompanion

I'm not sure how to do this. I'm looking the update option in PCC, but this keeps asking me to turn the phone on, which I can't do. It'll only get to flash mode.
 
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I'm not sure how to do this. I'm looking the update option in PCC, but this keeps asking me to turn the phone on, which I can't do. It'll only get to flash mode.
Use this option
http://prntscr.com/39wf5m

run pccompanion with the phone not connected, click on software update and then click the blue link

How to get root on Xperia Z1 with KitKat 4.4.2, 4.4.3 & 4.4.4

If you are unsure, then read this.
If you are still unsure, watch this.
 

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Use this option

run pccompanion with the phone not connected, click on software update and then click the blue link


Thank you, this has made the phone functional again. Unfortunately lost messages and such, but not too bad...

I guess I'll run with kitkat a while to see if the battery issue has resolved. If it hasn't, is there a better flash file I can use, or a safer method of going back to jellybean?

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