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[Q] {Q} L18i Stuck in flashmode

OP edwin270

13th April 2014, 01:04 PM   |  #1  
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A friend bought an xperia arc s (l18i) and started having issues with it that same week.
Had it flashed that and everything seems to work fine, but then he had to bring it on a daily biases (have flashed to stock 3 times).
The final flash just does not go through and the phone is stuck in flashmode.

Some various symptoms that called for a flash to stock.
1. AndroidUI FC often making it impossible to use the phone (in stock)
2. Black screen at times and won't turn on
3. Stuck on "Sony Ericsson" Boot screen (the initial problem)

Now the phone is stuck in flash mode and cannot even enter into fastboot and also i am on ulocked bootloader, relock gives the same error log below
Nothing happens even when i press the power button

Using flashtool had the error log below

ERROR LOG

13/004/2014 09:04:58 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
13/004/2014 09:04:59 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.15.0 built on 15-03-2014 23:00:00
13/005/2014 09:05:24 - INFO - Device disconnected
13/005/2014 09:05:32 - INFO - Selected Bundle for LT18i. FW release : 4.1.A.0.562. Customization : Iberia
13/005/2014 09:05:32 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
13/006/2014 09:06:14 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
13/006/2014 09:06:22 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
13/006/2014 09:06:23 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Reading device information
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Phone ready for flashmode operations.
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Start Flashing
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Processing loader.sin
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Checking header
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Flashing data
13/006/2014 09:06:25 - INFO - Processing of loader.sin finished.
13/006/2014 09:06:29 - INFO - Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f,S1_Loader_test_Root_8e89 - Version : R4A066 / Boot version : R9A021 / Bootloader status : NOT_ROOTABLE
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - INFO - Disabling final data verification check
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - INFO - Ending flash session
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - ERROR - ERR_SEVERITY="MAJOR";ERR_CLASS="MISC_CLASS";ERR_ST ATIC="MISC_ERROR";ERR_DYNAMIC="TA write failed";
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted

13/006/2014 09:06:30 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
13/006/2014 09:06:31 - INFO - Device disconnected
13/006/2014 09:06:33 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode



Any help will be greatly appreciated.
13th April 2014, 02:34 PM   |  #2  
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Try excluding TA from being flashed.
Which file are you trying to flash by the way?
14th April 2014, 08:10 AM   |  #3  
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1st May 2014, 10:56 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by edwin270

A friend bought an xperia arc s (l18i) and started having issues with it that same week.
Had it flashed that and everything seems to work fine, but then he had to bring it on a daily biases (have flashed to stock 3 times).
The final flash just does not go through and the phone is stuck in flashmode.

Some various symptoms that called for a flash to stock.
1. AndroidUI FC often making it impossible to use the phone (in stock)
2. Black screen at times and won't turn on
3. Stuck on "Sony Ericsson" Boot screen (the initial problem)

Now the phone is stuck in flash mode and cannot even enter into fastboot and also i am on ulocked bootloader, relock gives the same error log below
Nothing happens even when i press the power button

Using flashtool had the error log below

ERROR LOG

13/004/2014 09:04:58 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
13/004/2014 09:04:59 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.15.0 built on 15-03-2014 23:00:00
13/005/2014 09:05:24 - INFO - Device disconnected
13/005/2014 09:05:32 - INFO - Selected Bundle for LT18i. FW release : 4.1.A.0.562. Customization : Iberia
13/005/2014 09:05:32 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
13/006/2014 09:06:14 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
13/006/2014 09:06:22 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
13/006/2014 09:06:23 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Reading device information
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Phone ready for flashmode operations.
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Start Flashing
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Processing loader.sin
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Checking header
13/006/2014 09:06:24 - INFO - Flashing data
13/006/2014 09:06:25 - INFO - Processing of loader.sin finished.
13/006/2014 09:06:29 - INFO - Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f,S1_Loader_test_Root_8e89 - Version : R4A066 / Boot version : R9A021 / Bootloader status : NOT_ROOTABLE
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - INFO - Disabling final data verification check
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - INFO - Ending flash session
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - ERROR - ERR_SEVERITY="MAJOR";ERR_CLASS="MISC_CLASS";ERR_ST ATIC="MISC_ERROR";ERR_DYNAMIC="TA write failed";
13/006/2014 09:06:30 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted

13/006/2014 09:06:30 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
13/006/2014 09:06:31 - INFO - Device disconnected
13/006/2014 09:06:33 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode



Any help will be greatly appreciated.

I am also facing this problem on my lt15i. Is your phone OK now? If yes, can you please tell me how to solve it.....many thanks.

---------- Post added at 04:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:50 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Someguyfromhell

Try excluding TA from being flashed.
Which file are you trying to flash by the way?

I am facing the same problem as him and i have tried excluding TA. But the same error still occurs.
BTW, mine is a LT15i, it cannot be turned on again after i turned it off 2 days ago. so, i am trying to flash it, but fail.
1st May 2014, 07:35 PM   |  #5  
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Do ur phone boot
Atleast a boot logo
If not then
TA - trim area (most sensitive area for unlocked bootloader)
U erased that area
U erased kernel which helps phone to boot up
So its super hard bricked
Don't worry it can be repaired
Go to xda arc forum
There is thread named red light issue

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