Got it done :)
Thanks a lot for your inputs guys!
In the end, I handed it over to a pal who got it done
The drivers seemed to be the issue, I had installed so many of them, I doubt my violated machine would ever touch an Xperia again
Ran through Nokia's 3410, 7210, N-Gage QD, 6600, E71, and still using an Asha 501 for all 'phone' tasks
Galaxy Sll i9100 Resurrection Remix 5.0.9
Wife's Xperia Ray on Carbon 4.4.2 ---> Is now MINE!! (Got her the Nexus 5)