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[Q] Cannot flash system.sin Xperia M

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By targosh, Junior Member on 19th June 2014, 01:07 PM
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Hey guys!
I have problem with my Xperia M. I have managed to flash system.sin ONLY ONE TIME. But after turning on the phone it was saying low battery like 3%, even I knew that the battery has been charged in other phone (Xperia J) and showed about 80%. So seeing this bug with battery I've decided to flash it one more time (I read that it may be some bug with kernel/rom). Anyway since that time I cannot flash the phone again....
I cannot flash any rom to it. I have tried different ones from generic to custom. Also tried different flashtool versions (;;
I have all drivers installed. Also tried different cables, different computers. And I have bootloader unlocked (if it matters).

The phone does not show any sign of life except that I can turn it on in flashmode or fastboot. Flashing with different rom's sometimes gives different errors.

This one is most common errors
INFO  - Processing system.sin
19/055/2014 13:55:03 - INFO  -     Checking header
19/055/2014 13:55:03 - INFO  -     Flashing data
19/055/2014 13:55:28 - ERROR - Processing of system.sin finished with errors.
19/055/2014 13:55:28 - INFO  - Ending flash session
19/055/2014 13:55:28 - ERROR - 31 : Device connected to the computer is not working. 
19/055/2014 13:55:28 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
19/055/2014 13:55:29 - INFO  - Device disconnected
19/041/2014 13:41:27 - INFO  - Processing system.sin
19/041/2014 13:41:27 - INFO  -     Checking header
19/041/2014 13:41:27 - INFO  -     Flashing data
19/041/2014 13:41:38 - ERROR - Processing of system.sin finished with errors.
19/041/2014 13:41:38 - INFO  - Ending flash session
19/041/2014 13:41:38 - ERROR - 22 : The device does not recognize the command. 
19/041/2014 13:41:38 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
19/041/2014 13:41:38 - INFO  - Device disconnected
Little update of information:
- no response to power button, no vibration (no soft/hard reset available)
- can go into flashmode or fastboot
- while connecting to PC or wall charger it shows Sony logo + constant red led, nothing more (looks like stuck on it)

I've tried flashing system.img by fastboot but it says that this file is too large (something like this), I've read that it can be done only with system.img smaller than 256mb (mine are about 1GB)
Last edited by targosh; 19th June 2014 at 07:23 PM. Reason: info edit
19th June 2014, 02:33 PM |#2  
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Have you tried re-downloading the ROM?
19th June 2014, 02:42 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by AndyPhoenix9879

Have you tried re-downloading the ROM?

Ofcourse I've tried that. Several times and on different ROM's
21st June 2014, 06:03 PM |#4  
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Does anyone has any idea what else I can try or do? Please, I'm a bit worried right now about the phone...
Last edited by targosh; 21st June 2014 at 07:04 PM. Reason: spelling
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