[Q] Multiple Issues Flashing Stock Rom on Xperia U
Alright, so I thought I'd make a thread for this as I'm not getting much help in other threads.
I have a FIDO xperia U, it has a locked bootloader, and cannot be updated (officially) past GingerBread.
I want to tackle my problems as they come, but so far I've had at least 5. Alas, I am going to start with not being able to flash stock ICS on to this phone.
All drivers for flashtool are installed properly, and the phone is basically dead, it is having a restart loop issue right now but that doesn't really matter for what I'm trying to do.
When I start flashing, I get as far as reconnecting the phone in fastboot mode, here is my log:
24/011/2013 01:11:00 - INFO - Start Flashing
24/011/2013 01:11:00 - INFO - Processing loader
24/011/2013 01:11:00 - INFO - Checking header
24/011/2013 01:11:00 - INFO - Ending flash session
24/011/2013 01:11:00 - ERROR -
24/011/2013 01:11:00 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
24/011/2013 01:11:00 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
24/011/2013 01:11:03 - INFO - Device disconnected
As you can see the phone connects in flash mode, but then the phone instantly disconnects. Basically when I unplug the phone, it is off, I then hold the vol down button and plug it back in, the phone then says "SONY" and this is where the phone disconnects, it then shows the battery charging icon.
Anyone have any tips?
Answers to questions before they come:
Device has locked bootloader
Device is not rooted
Drivers are installed correctly
Sony Companion is not open or active when the phone gets plugged in
No antivirus is enabled
EDIT: The more I look at what's going on with my phone the more it seems soft-bricked. It has absolutely no connectivity, and is in a bootloop. But still this shouldn't break fastboot, which is where my issue is stemming from.