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By zgomot, Senior Member on 17th February 2014, 08:01 PM
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I accidentally my whole phone, a LB, LT26i.

What I did was this: boot to recovery, advanced wipe, tick system, data, cache, dalvik AND internal storage. Ooops. Now my phone has no OS installed, no recovery, flashtool won't recognize drivers (maybe due to running windows 8.1?) Sony PC companion says there is no software for my phone I try to repair, Sony Update Service doesn't list the xperia s.

Is there anything I can try to make the damn thing boot? It just hangs on the SONY logo for ever
27th February 2014, 06:35 AM |#2  
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Having this exact issue again, only that this time, on a windows 7 machine Flashtool can't flash the stock ftf, Sony PC Companion can't repair.

This is what Flashtool says when I plug the phone in flashmode.


27/030/2014 07:30:25 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
27/030/2014 07:30:25 - INFO - Flashtool Version built on 12-02-2014 22:45:00
27/030/2014 07:30:30 - INFO - Device disconnected
27/030/2014 07:30:42 - INFO - Selected Bundle for LT26i. FW release : 6.2.B.1.96. Customization : World
27/030/2014 07:30:42 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
27/031/2014 07:31:02 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
27/032/2014 07:32:37 - INFO - Device connected with USB debugging off
27/032/2014 07:32:37 - INFO - For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode

This time I have a nandroid backup but I can't boot the device to either recovery or system, so only if I could, I could restore the backup.

Any tips?
2nd March 2014, 10:39 AM |#3  
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Can you get your phones into fastboot ?

If so then fastboot flash recovery and install either your nandroid or any other ROM.

Sent from my Xperia S, made awesome by XDA.
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