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[GUIDE]Using flashtool to recover Play

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24th April 2011, 08:00 AM   |  #1  
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Thanks to several devs here, we now have confirmed that latest flashtool workson Xperia Play.
This means that now we have an option for ugrading, or flashing a bricked device (as many of you know, SEUS will now allow flashing device with an unlocked bootloader).

UK Generic .184 FTF file can be found here (This seems like it is same as World generic from my tests):

http://www.multiupload.com/2IBHV33CU5

Put the FTF file in firmware folder of flashtool before flashing.

Start flash tool, and it will instruct you. Full instructions on flashtool can be found here, be sure to download latest version:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746

Thanks to Bin4ry and Was for creating the UK Generic FTF file with bootlader.sin for the Play.
Thanks to DooMLoRD for helping during the test of flashtool and FTF.

A last word of warning! Allthough this will flash the Play, there have been observations that Hong Kong Plays wont boot fully. This does NOT mean they are totally bricked. But may need HK version of stock firmware to flash.
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24th April 2011, 08:15 AM   |  #2  
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i was expecting this post.........with the recovery possible now it's time to start modding the Play.

I hope we can see Themes,mods soon.....
24th April 2011, 01:02 PM   |  #3  
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Seems not to work with HongKong xperia plays.
24th April 2011, 02:30 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by teckhwee

Seems not to work with HongKong xperia plays.

Flashtool is flashing those devices. Really no reason why it should not work. But will update the first post with a word of warning. In any worst case, we may need ftf for HK version.

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24th April 2011, 08:04 PM   |  #5  
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for those who bricked their XP and have it locked (just like me), they can fix it using SE update/recover program from here:
http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/supp...ay?cc=gb&lc=en

I tried flashtool but it would not work, even with the generic one, because my XP is locked, but SE tool fixed my bricked XP.
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Let's hope we'll get good recovery soon. Would love to experiment a bit with modifying android myself
28th April 2011, 07:41 PM   |  #7  
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hi i'm french my xperia play bricked after ota and no boot in fastboot mode juste in semc flash device and i can't restore with SE service update software because my phone are rooted (don't work) , i just test flashtool with generique uk flashing ok but my phone no boot , have you got a generic french .ftf
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flashtool log
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Searching Xperia....
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\6&DF2EE03&0&2
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Start Flashing
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - VER="R9A021";DATE="20110128";TIME="11:49:00";
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Flashing loader
28/032/2011 22:32:55 - INFO - PROT_VER="03";DATE="20110217";TIME="15:47:00";VER= "R4A066";CXC="1234-5769";TYPE="S1_LOADER";UNIQUE_DEV_ID="096EEC99EAD9 606F592934A175B40131F690E47D";SEC_LOCK_STATUS="LOC KED";OTP_DATA="4B6D7100471404C815040428F3CF3022B00 1002000000000";IMEI="XXXXXXXXXXX";AID_VERSION="000 4";EROM_AID="0001";LOADER_AID="0001";SW_AID="0001" ;CUST_AID="0001";SIM_LOCK_AID="0001";HWCONF_AID="0 001";PROD_ID="0001";ACTIVE_LOADER_AID="0001";MEMDE VS="02:00:002C:00B3:0000:00002000:00020000:0000080 0:00000040";MAN_ID="002C";DEV_ID="00B3";SIN_VER="0 001";AID_TAMP="NOT_TAMPERED";MAX_PKT_SZ="00010000" ;AUTH_LEVEL="NONE";AUTH_MET="0001";CARD_PRESENT="N O";LOADER_ROOT="S1_Loader_Root_773f";EROM_ROOT="S1 _EROM_Root_d601";SW_ROOT="S1_SW_Root_883f";CUST_RO OT="S1_Cust_Root_9603";SIM_LOCK_ROOT="S1_SL_Root_c 422";HW_CONF_ROOT="S1_HWConf_Root_08af";BIM_STATE= "DISABLED";
28/032/2011 22:32:55 - INFO - Flashing adsp.sin
28/032/2011 22:32:58 - INFO - Flashing kernel.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:01 - INFO - Flashing amss_fs.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:01 - INFO - Flashing fota1.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:02 - INFO - Flashing fota0.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:02 - INFO - Flashing apps_log.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:02 - INFO - Flashing amss.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:13 - INFO - Flashing cache.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:14 - INFO - Flashing system.sin
28/035/2011 22:35:16 - INFO - Flashing userdata.sin
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - Flashing finished.
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - Now unplug the device and power it on
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - Then go to application settings
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging
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29th April 2011, 11:38 AM   |  #8  
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please help me
please help me pc companion and seus no help me detect my phone but can't flash because i have flash my phone with routed rom "play modded.img" pc companion and seus cant flash it
thank you
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A few of us are on the samee boat as you too.

Waz bro just posted the rest of the .sin for rom. Hopefully b4nary or other bros can compile everything together to make a full ftf file soon so we can try flashing using flashtools.
29th April 2011, 12:22 PM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by teckhwee

A few of us are on the samee boat as you too.

Waz bro just posted the rest of the .sin for rom. Hopefully b4nary or other bros can compile everything together to make a full ftf file soon so we can try flashing using flashtools.

there are two update.xml files, ive combined them into one, now it's just a matter of rebuilding the FTF file from the 3 files (well it's actually two)

Im not saying this will work but it has a chance, now i need to convert them (somehow)

Will research and post when done.

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