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Xperia Play won't boot into Flash Mode

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8th June 2012, 05:28 AM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I am having troubles. My Xperia Play won't boot into flash mode. USB debugging is on, phone is in MSC mode. I turn the phone off, press the back button while plugging in the USB cable and it boots into fastboot. (Blue LED light turns on and Flashtool recognises it as Fastboot mode). I am running DooMKernel and Ice-Cream SONY rom, but have tried changing ROMs and that doesnt affect it.

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Try to turn off your phone press the search button and connect it to your computer

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it the search button not the back button
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Hi,

I am having troubles. My Xperia Play won't boot into flash mode. USB debugging is on, phone is in MSC mode. I turn the phone off, press the back button while plugging in the USB cable and it boots into fastboot. (Blue LED light turns on and Flashtool recognises it as Fastboot mode). I am running DooMKernel and Ice-Cream SONY rom, but have tried changing ROMs and that doesnt affect it.

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Hm, try this. Boot into recovery and from the reboot options select flash mode.

Goodluck

Edit: Sorry got confused with fastboot mode :P If you can try using another computer, could be a problem with drivers?
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Thanks heaps for your help. I thought it was back not search button. Unfortunately it's my search button that's broken which is why i'm trying to change it back to stock to send it in to my provider. Is there any other way besides using the search button? I tried a different PC as well and unfortunately that didnt work.
13th June 2012, 03:19 AM   |  #6  
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Thanks heaps for your help. I thought it was back not search button. Unfortunately it's my search button that's broken which is why i'm trying to change it back to stock to send it in to my provider. Is there any other way besides using the search button? I tried a different PC as well and unfortunately that didnt work.

unlucky. I think there is no other way. to get in to fastboot you could send simple adb command but I don't think such a command exists for flashmode

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If hav flashtool just enable the usb debugging, connect phone to pc, go to fastboot option menu then select "reboot into fastboot via adb"

Easy breezy Done it thousands time WITHOUT pushin any button. Just use flashtool's fastboot menu n makesure to enable usb debugging Enjoy

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I also have a dodgy search button that also plays up when tryin to get into flash mode, i just take the battery out and leave it for 5 mins and hope it works, failing that i get a pin and lift the search button up to try stop it.

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If hav flashtool just enable the usb debugging, connect phone to pc, go to fastboot option menu then select "reboot into fastboot via adb"

Easy breezy Done it thousands time WITHOUT pushin any button. Just use flashtool's fastboot menu n makesure to enable usb debugging Enjoy

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This boots it into fastboot mode. Is there a way to boot in to flash mode through flashtool?

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I also have a dodgy search button that also plays up when tryin to get into flash mode, i just take the battery out and leave it for 5 mins and hope it works, failing that i get a pin and lift the search button up to try stop it.

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Thanks, tried that. removing the battery didnt help and i tried to lift up the button with a pin. I tried pressing the metal underneath but that still didnt work. Looks like thats the part thats broken.

Will Sony/SE fix hardware issues even if your phone is rooted? Or is hardware warranty lost as well.

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