Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,804,576 Members 43,930 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

help please- locked bootloader, fastboot woes

Tip us?
 
jewnersey
Old
#1  
jewnersey's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 82
Posts: 1,108
Join Date: Jul 2010
Default help please- locked bootloader, fastboot woes

picked up a Z1 and went straight to rooting it.

rooted succesfully, installed the dualrecovery, and then attempted ot install VANIR only to realize that i did not unlock the bootloader.


so it will not turn on. holding power it vibrates every 2 seconds. plugged in it does teh same, but also blinks red.

i can get the computer to recognize it several different ways.
blue led- fastboot interface in device manager - not detected in adb devices
red/green/blank led - SOMC flash - no adb

PC companion is no go.
I have no idea where to go from here. I am currently downloading flashtool to see where that gets me, but I was hoping someone might have some direct and well known solution that i did not uncover in my searching..

Thanks
The Following User Says Thank You to jewnersey For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Anonymuszymus
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 15
Posts: 201
Join Date: Apr 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewnersey View Post
picked up a Z1 and went straight to rooting it.

rooted succesfully, installed the dualrecovery, and then attempted ot install VANIR only to realize that i did not unlock the bootloader.


so it will not turn on. holding power it vibrates every 2 seconds. plugged in it does teh same, but also blinks red.

i can get the computer to recognize it several different ways.
blue led- fastboot interface in device manager - not detected in adb devices
red/green/blank led - SOMC flash - no adb

PC companion is no go.
I have no idea where to go from here. I am currently downloading flashtool to see where that gets me, but I was hoping someone might have some direct and well known solution that i did not uncover in my searching..

Thanks
you have to flash a new firmware from flashtool.this will solve your problem.you cant enter to recovery?

Sent from my C6903 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
gregbradley
Old
#3  
gregbradley's Avatar
Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter 3,918
Posts: 9,249
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manchester
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anonymuszymus View Post
you have to flash a new firmware from flashtool.this will solve your problem.you cant enter to recovery?

Sent from my C6903 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
He will not be able to enter recovery because dual recovery is system based which he cannot get to as its now trying to boot a custom kernel with a locked bootloader.
Also the recovery on a custom kernel is in the kernel, which also cannot boot. Hence a bootloop with no chance of recovery mode

The solution should be easy enough
Flash a stock FTF for your device using flashtool

How to get root on Xperia Z1 with KitKat 4.4.2, 4.4.3 & 4.4.4

If you are unsure, then read this.
If you are still unsure, watch this.
 

My contributions.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Sir Isaac Newton

[X10] | [NEO] | [Xperia T/TX] |
[Xperia Z1]
You are free to share my work, but please provide the correct credits and a link to my original thread.


 
jewnersey
Old
(Last edited by jewnersey; 5th September 2014 at 09:02 AM.)
#4  
jewnersey's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 82
Posts: 1,108
Join Date: Jul 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregbradley View Post
He will not be able to enter recovery because dual recovery is system based which he cannot get to as its now trying to boot a custom kernel with a locked bootloader.
Also the recovery on a custom kernel is in the kernel, which also cannot boot. Hence a bootloop with no chance of recovery mode

The solution should be easy enough
Flash a stock FTF for your device using flashtool

downloading flashtool now.

Will flashtool recognize the phone even though adb does not?

this for ftf?
http://xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware...peria-z1-c6903

this for bootloader?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2440597
 
gregbradley
Old
#5  
gregbradley's Avatar
Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter 3,918
Posts: 9,249
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manchester
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewnersey View Post
downloading flashtool now.

Will flashtool recognize the phone even though adb does not?

this for ftf?
http://xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware...peria-z1-c6903

this for bootloader?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2440597
Look in the general section for a sticky thread called FTF mega collection for the best FTF file for you.

Once you have flashed that then you should* root, then unlock the boot following the official sony instructions (http://bit.ly/1cebNlh).
once you have done that flash the boot.img of the rom you want to flash using fastboot them flash the update.zip in recovery



*The reason to root before unlocking the boot is to backup the DRM keys in your TA partition. If you do not do that you lose them forever.

How to get root on Xperia Z1 with KitKat 4.4.2, 4.4.3 & 4.4.4

If you are unsure, then read this.
If you are still unsure, watch this.
 

My contributions.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Sir Isaac Newton

[X10] | [NEO] | [Xperia T/TX] |
[Xperia Z1]
You are free to share my work, but please provide the correct credits and a link to my original thread.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes