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[GUIDE] Recover 2012 and newer XPERIAs from SOFT-brick

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The Wikipedia definition for {Brick (electronics)}
When used in reference to consumer electronics, a "brick" describes an electronic device such as a smart phone, game console, router, or tablet computer that owing to a serious misconfiguration, corrupted firmware or a hardware problem, can no longer function. The term derives from the vaguely cuboid shape of many electronic devices (and their detachable power supplies) and the suggestion that the device can only function as a large, heavy object.
The term can also be used as a verb. For example, "I bricked my MP3 player when I tried to modify its firmware."[1]
In one common sense of the term, "bricking" suggests that the damage, often a misconfiguration of essential on-board software, is so serious as to have rendered the device permanently unusable.
However, another use of the term "bricked" is understood to describe a situation where a device is unable to function even when the device does have potential to be recovered later to a working state. In this sense, the damage may be reversible; it is only during the period that it's unable to function that the device is deemed "bricked". This is often referred to as a "soft brick" whereas an unrecoverable device is a "hard brick".
DON'T WORRY, BE PATIENT, YOU CAN FIX YOUR PHONE.



This common 'cents' is worth more than a million dollars the price of your phone
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Originally Posted by accts

My two cents, always install CWM - Backup your ROM, before doing any modding to your phone.





For this guide I will define types of RESETS that happen when pressing both the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons.
SOFT RESET = 1 vibration then let go of buttons (hold about 3 seconds); Like hitting REBOOT.
HARD RESET = 3 vibrations then let go (about 10 seconds); Like taking out the battery.*
*USE HARD RESET ONLY IF ALL OTHER TRICKS HAVE FAILED. RECOVERY FROM THIS DEEP LEVEL OF SOFT-BRICK WILL TAKE A LONG TIME
Both can be used at anytime on a working phone. Most bootloops will also allow resets

XPERIA phones have 2 different modes that are used in recovering from SOFT-brick. FLASH mode & FASTBOOT mode.
FLASH mode, is used by FLASHTOOL and can be used on every model of XPERIA phone with a locked or unlocked bootloader. FLASH mode will give a soild GREEN notification led when connected. To connect in FLASH mode:
  1. Start with the phone turned off (or in between loops for some tricks)
  2. Press and HOLD the volume DOWN button. (don't let go )
  3. Now connect to a PC using USB
  4. If all went correctly you will get GREEN led, then let go of button
FASTBOOT mode is used by Android Debug Bridge (ADB), and is found on every Android device. FLASHTOOL also uses FASTBOOT mode, however to flash this way you need an UNLOCKED bootloader. NOT EVERY PHONE CAN USE FASTBOOT. To find out if you can use FASTBOOT and how to set it up read {Spectre51's} thread on {unlocking & relocking bootloaders}. FASTBOOT mode will give a soild BLUE notification led when connected. To connect in FASTBOOT mode:
  1. Start with the phone turned off (or in between loops for some tricks)
  2. Press and HOLD volume UP button. (don't let go )
  3. Now connect to a PC using USB
  4. If all went correctly you will get BLUE led, then let go of button

To recover your phone you need to have FLASHTOOL ready and waiting at a specific spot.
If you need help with setting up & using FLASHTOOL {>>CLICK HERE<<}
  1. DO NOT CONNTECT YOUR PHONE
  2. First you need to have FLASHTOOL installed from {HERE}
  3. Now run FLASHTOOL.
  4. From FLASHTOOL home, select the flash/lightning bolt button
  5. Select FLASH MODE
  6. Select your stock firmware file
  7. WIPE: everything
  8. If available EXCLUDE: TA. (this option is not available for all stock.ftf files, if it's there just exclude it)
  9. Now click START button
  10. After FLASHTOOL prepares files, you should get this screen (or similar depending on version of FLASHTOOL)
  11. >>>>>STOP<<<<< FLASHTOOL is now ready for TRICKS
For help with finding your phones STOCK.ftf file click here

You can use the file for your XPERIA model below to recover from SOFT-brick.
To make your models specific .ftf file after you recover, you will find instructions {IN THIS POST}





MAKE SURE YOU USE A STOCK FIRMWARE FOR YOUR MODEL XPERIA. Each phone model has a different file. Using the wrong file will give you the very SOFT-brick your trying to fix. If your not sure then ask for help.




Links to STOCK FIRMWARES
Special THANKS go to the following XDA members for providing and maintaining links for the STOCK.ftf files above. Please click their THANKS button in the post you download from.
{dimon2242} {championswimmer} {Yakandu} {NomNomM} {zhuhang} {Spectre51} {hhlong89} {gregbradley} {Jozinek} {TeamMex} {Deadmask} {irontech}
PC Companion can interfere with FLASHTOOL. Make sure it is NOT running when using FLASHTOOL.

BATTERY CHARGING CYCLES



On a working phone there are different stages of a battery's charging cycle. The stages are listed in order they happen. The cycle goes from a completely dead battery through a phone running on battery and back to a completely dead battery.
  1. Dead battery. No response from the power button, no screen and no led.
  2. Connect to charger
  3. low battery level charging mode. This is when just the RED led is on and no screen. At this stage the battery's charge is to low to turn the phone on, but it is charging.
  4. Kernel controlled off-line charging mode. This is when the battery has charged enough from step (3) and boots the kernel to charge the battery. The phone is off, but could be turned on using the power button. A quick press of the power button will show this battery icon. Icon will fill with charge.

    The kernel also controls charging when the phone is on.
  5. Battery is fully charged.
  6. Unplug the phone and turn on.
  7. Battery is dead from normal use.
  8. Repeat stages starting at (1)





Now, that is for a working phone. But if your reading this you don't care about a working cycle right? WRONG, this gives a baseline of charging check points to help in recovering your phone, so it is fairly important to understand.
A soft-brick charging cycle can restart at different points along the baseline while attempting to boot.



The kernel is the first thing to run at start-up.
If the kernel is broken the phone may.....
  • Lock-up before the kernel boot screen with just the back-light on.
  • Lock-up at the kernel boot screen.
  • get stuck in boot loops.
    The SONY screen is displayed during kernel start-up, for a stock kernel.
    A charging cycle for a phone with a broken kernel can go as far as stage (4) and then lock up or boot loop. Then the battery will have to die for the phone to reset and start over at step (1).

Thus ending a broken kernel cycle from dead battery to dead battery.


The system or ROM/firmware runs after the kernel starts successfully.
If the ROM is broken the phone may.....
  • Lock-up after the kernel screen with just the back-light on
  • Lock-up at the ROM boot screen
  • Get stuck in boot loops.
    The XPERIA screen is displayed during ROM start-up, for a stock ROM.
    A charging cycle for a phone with a broken ROM can go as far as stage (6) and then lock up or boot loop. Then the battery will have to die for the phone to reset and start over at step (1).

Thus ending a broken system cycle from dead battery to dead battery.

AN UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER WILL NEED TO BE RE-LOCKED FOR PC COMPANION TO WORK.
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Info 2 [GUIDE] Recover 2012 and newer XPERIAs from SOFT-brick
Please read all of the first post above and then all the instructions FIRST, before trying anything. If you are unsure about anything PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS. No one wants you to damage your phone. So make sure you understand what your doing. If your not sure what your doing you could do more damage to the phone And remember with an unlocked bootloader you can do severe damage.
ATTENTION:
If your phone is not working but you see a led or have bootloops DO NOT USE HARD-RESET. This can make your phone lock/freeze up until the battery dies. It took 51 hours for mine to die.
However if you get stuck on a boot screen or get bootloops a SOFT-RESET may work to reboot.


If you have unlocked your bootloader this guide may or may not work for you. If you have trouble recovering then see the "TRICKS that require FASTBOOT-mode" below.


YOU NEED TO RESET YOUR PHONE!
If your phone is soft-brick and does nothing when, -the buttons are pressed, -a charger is plugged in, -or if the screen is still ON then....
  • The memory chips need lose power to clear the bad data and reset the phone. Either by the battery going dead or by unplugging the battery.

  • You can to leave the phone on a charger to see when the battery dies. Usually the battery will not charge in a soft-brick state and will die while still plugged in. After the reset you should then get the red led. However if you get a red led immediately when first plugged in and no response but red led for a long time, then you may need to leave the phone unplugged and let the battery die.

  • Only after the chips reset will you get the red led. The RED LED should mean the phone is charging in 'low battery level charge mode'.

  • Once you get the red led, after the reset, do NOT try to turn on the phone. If you try to start the phone now without fixing the problem you will have to start all over.

UNPLUGGING THE BATTERY

If you feel like taking your phone apart you can unplug the battery. Most 2012 XPERIA's have a built in battery that is not designed to be easily removed. However next to the battery there should be a ribbon cable with a plug to the mother board. Unplugging this cable for 2-3 minutes should reset your phone without letting the battery die. Read here for the original idea post
CAUTION: this may effect your warranty
CLICK This for a Picture
Now after the phone has reset and you have the red led.

~ keep charging with wall charger. A charger has a higher current rate and should charge faster than a PC.

~ Make flashtool ready to flash your stock.ftf file. If you are experiencing errors while flashing the entire ROM try to flash just the kernel, check off all in the exclude box except kernel. At this point your battery is very low and doing this will make the flash process much faster than trying to flash the entire ROM.

~ Try to connect phone in flash-mode. If your phone has enough battery you will get green led. If the flash fails on the first try, just put it back on the charger and wait about 10-30 minutes and repeat. It may take a while to charge enough to flash.

~ If you see the red led go out, then try for flash-mode.

~ If you get bootloops, try to flash between loops. As soon as you notice loop, hold volume down and plug the phone into PC with FlashTool ready. Once the loop starts you have very little time to flash, before the loops drain the battery. If you can not flash, the battery will have to die and phone reset. Then start over with red led.

~ After you complete the flash, unplug the phone and see what happens. Sometimes it will boot to Sony screen and then shut off by itself, if so plug in to a charger. You should get the red led then the battery charging screen then. After about 20 minutes of red led.

~ If you get a green led (for flash mode) then press the power button until 1 vibration. The green led should flash 1 time. This will end flashmode and start the phone. If you don't end flashmode the phone will still give a green led whenever plugged in, but it will not charge, until the battery dies and the phone resets again.

~ If you were able to flash the entire stock.ftf file and your phone has gone from red led to the charging screen, then your phone should now be recovered and turn on normally.

~ If you could only flash the kernel then you will get bootloops. Again you can unplug and try a hard-reset to turn off the phone. If hard-reset works plug in charger and wait for red led and then charging screen.

~ If you don't do a hard-reset, the phone boot looping should kill the battery and then plug in charger (this is what I did). Then wait for red led and then charging screen.

~ Now you should have a good kernel and the phone plugged in. You should have the charging screen with the battery icon and led for 'off-line charge mode'. Charge until over 50%. A quick press of the power button will bring up the charging screen.

~ Once over 50% then flash the full stock.ftf with a full wipe.

~ If you got this far but still cannot flash a full stock.ftf file then try to use PC Companion software to REPAIR your phone. Make sure battery is more than 50%.

~ If all fails then post a copy of the FlashTool log in this thread.
To save space please use the BB code for HIDE. Example
[HIDE]The text from your log here[/HIDE]
The text from your log here

If the above steps do not work you can also try the tricks below.


Due to the amount and length of TRICKS, I have provided links to their post

TRICK: FOR PHONE THAT WONT RESPOND; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Confirmed working on ION

TRICK: FOR PHONE THAT WONT RESPOND; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Confirmed ION

TRICK: TRY CONNECTING TO PC; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}

TRICK: IF BOOTLOOPS WHEN PULGGED INTO PC; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK} This should also work for FLASH mode; Confirmed ION

TRICK: FOR PHONE THAT WONT RESPOND; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Confirmed working on Xperia J

These TRICKS require FASTBOOT access on the phone


TRICK: FOR KERNEL WITHOUT OFFLINE CHARGING; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK }

TRICK: IF YOU GET INTO FASTBOOT MODE, BLUE LED; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Confirmed ION

TRICK: FOR UNLOCKED BOOTLOADERS; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Confirmed ION

TRICK: IF YOU TRIED A HARD RESET (3 vibrations); {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}

TRICK: TO USE FASTBOOT TO ACCESS FLASHMODE; { VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Comfirmed S

TRICK: USE FASTBOOT TO FLASH KERNEL; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Confirmed ION

TRICK: FOR UNLOCKED BOOTLOADERS; {VIEW THIS POST FOR TRICK}; Confirmed SOLA
Please give feedback if any of these work and on what devices, I will update. 272


If you think I should add something new, either post it or PM me the content to add. Thanks to all those who help.
Please vote in my POLL. If this thread helped you please guide others here for the same help

LINK FOR FLASHTOOL HELP POST

List of those that have recovered
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Originally Posted by RaWrGs

thank you! Worked perfect!! as hard as it was to let the battery die I did it and she worked!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 305nole

My phone is working again, you just have to be patient, as it took >16 hrs for my phone to turn on. Once my phone turn on automatically, I had let sit for 4hrs, then pressed the power and volume up buttons at the same time and held it for exactly 5 seconds, it then turned off and I was able to flash as normal. Just be patient. Thanks everybody.

Quote:
Originally Posted by accts

Here are the steps I took successfully revise my phone from soft brick.
[*]That is all ... Back and running.[/LIST]
GOOD Luck.

Timing = could be different from phone to phone - depends on battery of the phone before it dead.

Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by accts

Unbelievable - SOFT brick again ... trying to deodex the new fw 6.1.E.2.68. Now my device is unresponsive neither to soft or hard reset. Waiting for the phone battery to die and see if I can do anything after that

Edit: whewww...So glad just had to wait for battery die - recharge ! was able to reflash - back in business again

Quote:
Originally Posted by faiisfaizal

i charge it then got bootloop...but i did not manage to go to flashmode but fastboot....so i just flash cm9 kernel and it boot..then it go back off....i charge it again and its turning on so i just manage to go flashmode so i flash stock ...and now its revive...im glad i made it



dont just w8 it to green....when it bootloop just do the button to go to flashmode...dont do hard reset..it make ur phone longer charging to make the red led coming

Quote:
Originally Posted by soudara

ok flashtool flash complete very hard to get greenled but its ok but no boot , i replug in wall charger for 10mn and auto boot and all is ok

my ion working perfect

thank you all

i use generic honkong tft firmware LT28i_6.1.E.1.19_Hong Kong.zip

Quote:
Originally Posted by ching11

yeah, finally, Successful to flash the rom in my ION and running normal now~~~

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghekua

I just get my phone back to life )
My phone back to life now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by markelON

I Flashed Custom kernel and got Briked (Boot Loops) at 9th Dec Morning 10:30AM
Did Hard Reset and phewwww Phone is Completely Dead Unresponsive.

BUT DON'T GIVE UP....

Many Thanks To People Who Have Shared Their Experiences Here.. Keep It Up Guyz.[COLOR="Silver"]

Quote:
Originally Posted by aimakun

In last Thursday I decide to get back my bricked ION and then follow the instruction as markelON suggested.
And when I tried 2 hours later, I've finally get the Xperia logo again, and everything become working!

In my case I found later that the speaker in back of the phone has broken. I don't sure this was already broken since the phone bricked or between the repair service tries for recover my phone. But other functions are working and my dad had car accident recently. So I keep my phone and still not send back to repair service yet.

Now it has hardware issue, not brick, so I could call the repair service to fix it now.

I thank everyone who lend the help, especially markeION.
Thank you very much.

P.S. I has also written the fix instruction summary in my language and publish to local community too, based on markeION suggustion. So I think this would help others who aren't skill the English language too.

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Originally Posted by Zirdark

Thanks!
I was able to get it in fastboot mode, i will now try to fla****
this is what i did for the people having the same issue.
once you get the boot loop press power+vol up until you get first vibration, after that very quickly you need to plug usb to the pc while holding only the vol up key.
this worked in a xperia ion bootloader unlocked

Thanks everyone for your help. i got more experience now, i hope this helps to everyone else that have or get the same issue.
Remember when you get bootloop press power+vol up until you get first vibration, then very quickly connect the phone pressing vol up or vol down to get fastboot or flashmode, then you can fix the phone with flashtool. this worked for my Xperia Ion bootloader unlocked

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Originally Posted by warfist

Look, right now i am in Fastboot Mode! This time it worked again. But when i try to flash a kernel.sin it says that there is no device! What to do man??


EDIT: WAIT, NOW I AM IN FLASH MODE AND TRYING TO FLASH KERNEL! But after a few seconds i get this:

EDIT 3: I made it! I had to flash the whole Rom. Not just the system.sin and kernel.sin. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

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Originally Posted by JaneKimC

So I don't do anything about the purple led and just redo the steps?
Okay o_o

-edit-
whathe
I GOT IT TO FLASHMODE
After charging and having constant red led to no led (?) I unplugged from the wall charger and and then plugged to laptop to wait for bootloop. So there was red led, then after a while no led again. I just pressed down (didn't expect anything to happen lol) and then I got GREEN LED!!!! Luckily, I already set up flash tool

I installed ALL the drivers in flash tool
But there was no Ion,

right now i'm installing pc suite cause my sister said there are drivers there.
Am I doing the right move? O_O

-edit2-
MY SISTER WAS RIGHT
IT FLASHED ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!!

btw, checked Exclude TA, is that correct?

phone still won't boot (assuming no battery)
I'M CHARGING RIGHT NOW!!

will report back when it boots
sorry for page stretching!

-edit3-
HOMYGOSH I LOVE YOU ALL
THANKS SO MUCH GUYS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
EVERYTHING PAID OFF!!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED ME!!!!
SAVED ME A LOT OF $$$ ^_^

Quote:
Originally Posted by tempest2112

Many thanks for this post as I was stuck in a ram dump boot loop and following the instructions allowed me to flash a ftf file and now the phone (Sony Miro) is up and running

Quote:
Originally Posted by albuah

i manage to get bootloop after 5-10 minutes.
got my kernel on back. tapping the sony logo and enter cwm , restore my backup , and reboot...but the phone not reboot.

screen are black and red led still there. usb still attach to pc.

need to recharge batteries to full/green led ?


update : i remove the usb cable , and use fastboot mode to flash kernel and on the phone. it boot up nicely in my miui backup with 1% battery haha...

thx to all that help me and of course to this thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ganeshbiyer

The phone is back.

Sent from my LT28i using xda premium

Quote:
Originally Posted by txingu

Thanks ToledoJab!!

I can repair one xperia s with a format memory problem.

The phone stay in SONY logo everytime, but I can flash it again.

Thanks!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Damjan94

Thanks you rly helped me get my phone working again :P
I got it bricked by installing cwm and it didn't let me boot in os, than I formatted /system and lost cwm, all my system
I wonted to install newest cynogen mod so my question is: "can I use flasher to flash cynogen mod?"

Quote:
Originally Posted by dansdepeter

After all, I read about unbricking phone I am now in the situation of blinking red light and the phone turn on with a black screen.. then after 20min the phone fully turn-off and i charge the phone and i get solid red light.. hoping that it will be fix. Thanks to all


My Xperia ion now back to normal.. I get red light but cannot detect on laptop and all the button of xperia not working. I first run the flashtool ready to install firmware and then together with pc companion and finally the xperia green led comes up........ w/out pc companion my xperia still on red light and all button of xperia not working.. The Flashtool detect the phone and install the firmware...

Thanks to this blog..

Quote:
Originally Posted by gegode

well thanks to all xda developer for this thread..

my 1 week old Sony Xperia J (rooted , v6 supercharger , stock firmware) that appears BOOTLOOP
it happens when i try to use some method "how to connect stock firmware ICS to ad-hoc" by changing wifi supplicant script..

OK ,
ENJOY UR BRAND NEW/OLD ware

WELL THATS IT ,, THATS WHAT I'VE DONE ,, you guys can follow it if you like .. i can do it , so u can. ryt?
THANKS TO THIS THREAD , AND ALL CREDIT TO ALL XDA Developer Who already tested all trick and method and provide all TOOLS

IM NOT GOOD ENOUGH IN ENGLISH . PERIOD

Quote:
Originally Posted by crevatsch

Thanks for the answer and the miracle has happened, my phone is back from the dead. This is how i did it:

I got frustrated with the phone after it wouldn't respond to the soft reset it was trying (power + volume up). Then i pressed the volume up button while playing a game with the other while in the corner of my eye i see the light changing color and yes, it had gone into fastboot. After that i flashed the kernel only, but the phone wouldn't boot. I was angry that i let this good chance slip, but i managed to do the trick again: just keep pressing volume up, until it went into fastboot. I flashed the stock rom and my phone worked again.

Moral of the story (and something to put in the startpost): Even if the screen doesn't show anything and even if the phone doesn't vibrate or give a signal to indicate the battery is full it can still go into fastboot if you press the button repeatedly and keep trying.

Thanks for the help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoB_Mike

Worked like a charm for me brother. Installed something to my L28at and it was showing incorrect battery and couldnt re install original OS. Now I am good!

Quote:
Originally Posted by snaky47

Anyone can help me please, i have strong red light and i can't flash again.

EDIT: Now, after unplugged and waiting 5 mn, i plugged again I see the logo of the battery and it appears that it is empty after 20 hours of charging lol. I wait a bit and I'll let you know if I can flash

EDIT2: I installed cm9 and restored my backup. everything is ok now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnahanut

Mine is the same problem, the kernel does not support offline charging, and the issue is that: the phone runs out of battery - It gets booted up after 5 minutes charging and then turn off. The cycle continues.

I solve the problem by:
- Let it charge till the screen boots up.
- Power + volume up for 1 vibration, and then hold volume up for fastboot mode.
- Flash adv kernel 17 and then connect to charger. Let it charge for 30 mins.
- Reflash the Rom kernel.

Everything works perfectly after that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flowa

Thanks it worked!

But is there a way that you can use the phone with pc companion after flashing it?
Because pc companion told me i have a wrong firmware...

Quote:
Originally Posted by anzsensei

Alhamdulillah ~ SUCCESS

SUPER Thanks To Everyone Here~!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ardalaan

ok i after about 9 hours of charging i didn't get any response from my Phone (ion)
so i decided to open my phone and disconnect the battery cable !
after i disconnect my battery cable and plug it again i connect my phone to wall charger and get a red light LED.. after about 20 minutes red led become orange then i connect my phone to pc and start flashtool and flashed new TFT file

all i am saying is that if u don't get red light after couple of hour you have 2 options !
let the battery drain then start charging or unplug battery cable then plug it back

here is the picture of my ion's battery flat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Levopron

Yess!! I Repair.. Thank Youu!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ToledoJab

Well I recovered my Ion.
Now for some reason I cannot flash any baseband when using win xp. I can flash basebands from ubuntu though. It took me a few hours to figure this out. Tried reboot, older version and every stock ftf I have, ics & gb. I can flash all other parts of the stock ftf. Baseband freezes flashtool up at processing the data and I have to close flashtool.
Not sure why win xp wont work, but since linux worked I dont care
I got some good tips to add to OP.
Flashing just the kernel requires less battery charge to flash and fixes offline charging.
Also unplugging the battery after back pieces are removed should eliminate the waiting for battery to die, if you can handle taking phone apart. Battery unplug should save a lot of time in both discharge and charging. If battery is full if will take days to discharge. But if you unplug it should reset and keep the charge for flashing.
Well now on to my wifes captivate glide. It keeps shutting down when data is turned on. Time to learn about odin and Samsung

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thank you! Worked perfect!! as hard as it was to let the battery die I did it and she worked!!!
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Before you wait all that time, try this. Hold the volume up button and the power button at the same time. The phone will vibrate once, keep holding until it vibrates 3 more times. Now you should be able to try flashing again. Worked for me.
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Before you wait all that time, try this. Hold the volume up button and the power button at the same time. The phone will vibrate once, keep holding until it vibrates 3 more times. Now you should be able to try flashing again. Worked for me.

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In my case, trying to reset didn't work at all.
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Yea same here as I could not get mine to do anything. I saw in another thread on this someone said once you get the Sony loop to do a force reset (1 buzz) and as soon as it buzz's hold volume down. You should see the green light flash and should then be able to connect it in flash mode again. Adds up with what I did and its very strange there is so much difference from device to device on a shared issue.

Edit: Pop why did you bale on the Ion???
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The AHD is more responsive and the screen seems to be brighter and more clear and the glass was already scraching and the gorilla glass on the AHD will not.
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Well was nice to have your help for as long as we did. Enjoy your new device.
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The AHD is more responsive and the screen seems to be brighter and more clear and the glass was already scraching and the gorilla glass on the AHD will not.

The glass or the clear cover over it was?

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