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Default Xperia arc s not booting after flashing custom rom.have i bricked it?

I had rooted and installed HD 3.0.2 custom ROM on my son's Sony xperia arc s successfully and it was working well but the adventurist mind set to work and I wanted to try the jelly droid custom ROM.

I went to recovery mode via x tools and did the factory reset and formatting system.

Then I clicked install zip from SD card.it showed that update installed successfully then after around 15 minutes and no further instruction,I rebooted the phone.seems like I missed some step or something which I am not aware of.

now it only shows the Sony screen.I attempted going to the recovery mode pressing the combo keys volume down and power after taking out the battery but nothing transpired.

have I bricked my phone?

Is there any way I could bring it back to life?

would be obliged if anyone could recommend some steps to try and restart the phone.

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I had rooted and installed HD 3.0.2 custom ROM on my son's Sony xperia arc s successfully and it was working well but the adventurist mind set to work and I wanted to try the jelly droid custom ROM.

I went to recovery mode via x tools and did the factory reset and formatting system.

Then I clicked install zip from SD card.it showed that update installed successfully then after around 15 minutes and no further instruction,I rebooted the phone.seems like I missed some step or something which I am not aware of.

now it only shows the Sony screen.I attempted going to the recovery mode pressing the combo keys volume down and power after taking out the battery but nothing transpired.

have I bricked my phone?

Is there any way I could bring it back to life?

would be obliged if anyone could recommend some steps to try and restart the phone.

thanking in anticipation

regards

Sanjay Agarwal
Did you flash the correct kernel for your phone? Ultimate HD uses stock kernel while the Jelly Droid should be using a custom kernel. You need to have bootloader unlocked to use a custom kernel. CWM does not work after flashing the update package as X tools installs CWM into /system which you just formatted. To be able to use CWM after changing ROM, use a stock or custom kernel that has CWM pre installed on it.

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[QUOTE=popthosegaskets;43290787]

Thanks for your quick reply.it seems I did not flash any kernel or anything else prior to pressing the install from zip.seems a grave mistake on my part.

now that the phone does not even start up what could I do to recover the phone.

I am a complete novice and would request your good self to kindly suggest remedial measures to go back to the stock ROM or HD 3.0.2.The boot loader I think was unlocked before attempting to root the phone.the phone only shows SONY written on it.no turning off even.having to pull the battery to put of the screen.

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To recover your phone, use Flashtool and install stock firmware to your phone with a correct FTF file. You can find the FTF file from the forum, just search.

OR if you have locked bootloader, then you can also use PC Companion to repair your phone.

Sent from LT18i with custom firmware by myself.
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Since you have bootloader unlocked, I recommend that you repair your phone using flashtool, since it's a hassle to relock bootloader to use Sony Update Service. After restoring your phone, flash a stock kernel with CWM on it so you can still use CWM after changing ROM. If you want to go back to UHD, Jader recommends LuPuS kernel to use with his ROM.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S(LT18i) - Unlocked BL(CM11) -> INO 2(4.2.2)
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1.69 - > 1.80 - > 1.81 - > 2.00 - > 2.02 - > 2.11 - > 2.12 -> 2.61 -> 3.00 -> 3.01
Sony PSP - 2006(Original replaced with 2001 MOBO)
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Thanks friends for your replies.I woke up to find that my son has already restored the phone using some method as advised by your good selves.he used the flash tool and ftf file.
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Hi all i have the same issue i have running. Uhd rom i try to chnge rom n dont flash any kernal i formatted system factory reset installation successful but only sony logo appears nothing else... i thnk i brcked my arc s one more thing that my boot-oader is locked and sony companian dosent pick my device n sony updator says your software need no update...
Plz help me guyz what should i do plz help
This is my frst android phone i dont wan to lose it
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Hi all i have the same issue i have running. Uhd rom i try to chnge rom n dont flash any kernal i formatted system factory reset installation successful but only sony logo appears nothing else... i thnk i brcked my arc s one more thing that my boot-oader is locked and sony companian dosent pick my device n sony updator says your software need no update...
Plz help me guyz what should i do plz help
This is my frst android phone i dont wan to lose it
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First of all, calm down , i rarely see arc-s really bricked and not recoverables so ,in this case, the best metod is a thinking mind. Answer my questions.
1 Have you checked your bootloader if it's locked/unlocked or if there is possibility to unlock it ? There are a plenty of guides about it.
2 Please describe how you have installed the rom.

If you have the possibility to reach the recovery , you have to fully format the phone. Factory reset, format system cache and dalvik. Only after that, try to re-flash the rom.
 
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First of all, calm down , i rarely see arc-s really bricked and not recoverables so ,in this case, the best metod is a thinking mind. Answer my questions.
1 Have you checked your bootloader if it's locked/unlocked or if there is possibility to unlock it ? There are a plenty of guides about it.
2 Please describe how you have installed the rom.

If you have the possibility to reach the recovery , you have to fully format the phone. Factory reset, format system cache and dalvik. Only after that, try to re-flash the rom.
My phone has the same problem. (Xperia Arc S) how do I get the computer to recognise the phone when it is in this mode? it won't do the volume up-blue light-usb thing
 
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Can you get the phone in flashmode (back + phone to USB -> green LED)?

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