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XPUser99

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Help my softbricked (or hardbricked) Xperia P

Hello there! Can anybody help me? I just softbricked my Xperia P (LT22i). It runs (or ran) on Jellybean 6.2.A.0.400
I had flashed ThP_JB_kernel_v10.2 yesterday, which worked, and installed CWM (cwm-1.0.-nypon) which also worked. Sometimes it would be stuck in bootloop, but upon rebooting, it would most often boot successfully to Android.
But all of a sudden (well, yes, I kept playing around with backups and restores in CWM to get rid of the bootloop problem), it stopped booting to Android altogether, and soon after, I couldn't even access CWM anymore!
It's stuck on the kernel loading screen.
Now the only things that still work are power off, power on and connect in fastboot mode. I even could re-flash the kernel several times (tried ThP_JB_kernel_v11 and even Phantom-Stock-p-1.1.0B-PowerSaver kernel which is for 6.2.A.0.100), but no use - I still can't access recovery mode in any way.
The one strange thing I noticed is that the device suddenly changed its name that is shown in fastboot mode - before it was "((devicename))", now it's "((devicename))&ZLP". I wonder if that's what is causing the problem.

I actually don't care at all what system I will end up with or what I need to do to rescue my phone, I'll try anything!
I fear I don't have many tries left, since it doesn't seem to even load the battery when plugged in (just keeps showing the kernel splash screen), and I guess it doesn't load plugged in in fastboot mode either...
 

Dang !!!

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Kottayam
Hey all, yes am a "FLASHAHOLIC", being that i bricked my devices(Samsung / Nexus )and revived also; Like that i yesterday revived my xperia p lt22i from soft brick. i needed help from guys, plz guide me how to 1. unlock boot loader (i have official unlock key)(of course status is YES), 2. flash recovery (i like twrp) (but link dead) and 3. to root.
i have scout almost all different post but didn't find about the current version am on world_6.2.A.1.100, but didn't find any support on this version. Please lend a hand...
 

naeembabakheil

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Mar 25, 2013
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Peshawar
Hey all, yes am a "FLASHAHOLIC", being that i bricked my devices(Samsung / Nexus )and revived also; Like that i yesterday revived my xperia p lt22i from soft brick. i needed help from guys, plz guide me how to 1. unlock boot loader (i have official unlock key)(of course status is YES), 2. flash recovery (i like twrp) (but link dead) and 3. to root.
i have scout almost all different post but didn't find about the current version am on world_6.2.A.1.100, but didn't find any support on this version. Please lend a hand...

Hi
in old days i also flash each rom on my XP , and modify custom roms ..but now it lying in drawer..

what you need TWRp ?for XP
 

Dang !!!

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Nov 29, 2015
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Kottayam
Hi
in old days i also flash each rom on my XP , and modify custom roms ..but now it lying in drawer..

what you need TWRp ?for XP

Ya, I needed twrp for Xperia P LT22i. But in another thread I got a reply that phantom kernel iş integrated in boot.img. If u can share it will be a help for me n others as links are dead. But right now I have weird issues.. I can't unlock bootloader, I tried official, flashtool, kingo ways all failed. Pc.companion can't retrieve phone info. Now I have a working phone condition. What should I do to unlock bootloader n root,partition(if not possible,it's ok),and flash custom rom. I have unlock code and Status is a YES in service menu.
 

naeembabakheil

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Mar 25, 2013
433
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Peshawar
Ya, I needed twrp for Xperia P LT22i. But in another thread I got a reply that phantom kernel iş integrated in boot.img. If u can share it will be a help for me n others as links are dead. But right now I have weird issues.. I can't unlock bootloader, I tried official, flashtool, kingo ways all failed. Pc.companion can't retrieve phone info. Now I have a working phone condition. What should I do to unlock bootloader n root,partition(if not possible,it's ok),and flash custom rom. I have unlock code and Status is a YES in service menu.

Hi !

here is link where you can unlock bootloader LInk,i didnt check whether it work or not becoz i am not using Xp now a days ..
For twrp i have nemesis Kernal :confused:
 

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    [SIZE=+1]Q3: I have rooted my phone successfully, now how can I install CWM (ClockWorkMod) Recovery?[/SIZE]

    A: If you have locked bootloader you can simply go to this thread by atis112. And if your bootloader is unlocked you can simply flash a custom kernel with CWM or some other recovery present in it.​

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    [SIZE=+1]Q6: WIFI is not working. What should I do?[/SIZE]

    A: See if it is listed as a bug in the specific ROM thread. If not try custom kernels and if you can get correct WIFI modules flash them. If you're lucky WIFI will work.​

    [SIZE=+1]Q7: How do I install custom rom/kernel on my mobile?[/SIZE]

    A: Mihahn has worked really hard on making his guide not because he wants some people asking again and again the same questions instead of using a bit of the "SEARCH" feature.​

    [SIZE=+1]Q8: What is the safest way to root my phone or unlock its bootloader?[/SIZE]

    A: There no such thing as safest way. If you do everything correctly you will be successful. Just follow the instructions given in this great thread by dewanshu93.​

    [SIZE=+1]Q9: I did something wrong and now my phone is bricked. Please help!! :crying:[/SIZE]

    A: Try and follow this excellent guide by Toledo_JAB. Your phone most probably should work now. ;)

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    A: No one has actually got a 100% working solution since it is because of your simlock, thus you may have to pay for it. You can try WotanServer or Omnius and if you're lucky it will be unlocked and fastboot might be enabled.​

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    A: Well there could be various reasons for it. It may happen because you may have made them from some other recovery which makes backup in some other format and restoring it from another recovery which makes backup in another format(take TWRP and CWM for instance), so backups made in one recovery wouldn't be visible on other.
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    I have cm11 source which was too heavy to download and i made a custom rom too .Now i want tobuild cm10.2 do i have to download cm10.2 source again or is their is some other way .PLZ help cuz source are too large to download with 512kbps network

    Nope. You'll have to download it :(

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    can someone help me put cause i accendentally freeze
    "com.sonyericsson.startupflagshipservice"
    in titanuim backup at my start up this !

    when i defrost this system app
    it goes freeze again when i boot up
    and when turn off my phoen its not exactly what happen its just rebooting
    everytime it reboot
    i arrange my apps and manually set(evrytime) the apps that used to be running ay the start up of the phone
    pls help ??!!

    In addition to Defrosting, try starting the app manually if possible. That might fix it. If that doesnt work either, Id suggest a Factory Reset :(

    Hope it helps ;)

    hi all
    yesterday i flashed Xperiance Lite v2.0 Rom in my XU and its a great Rom :)
    but i want to somethings like :
    Timescape Widgets For sony
    change the fonts
    how i can use theme
    i looked in the original thread but i didnt find helps
    plz Reply asap !!

    thank u again :)

    Hey mate, Glad you like it :p Before I answer your question, Just a suggestion, you might get more relevant info for Rom-related stuff if you ask in the Developer's since he as well as its users are the ones who will see your question :) I know that you couldnt do that due to Post count but just thought Id let you know ;) PS: feel free to PM me also if you got issues. Sometimes, I might miss individual replies in these threads :p

    1) Timescape.. Few ppl used it,Hence I removed.. Ill make you a flashable zip to install it now ;)
    2) Select any font you like, go to /system/fonts with any root file manager and replace Roboto,DroidSans and their bold versions with your ttf file :) ie, delete them and rename copies of yours to Roboto,DroidSans.etc. Then set permissions 644 :)
    3) Go to Settings, Display and select Theme :)

    I believe I answered the 1st two questions somewhere in thread but it might have been in PM, not sure lol Anyway, I hope that clarifies everything ;) If you run into any issue, let me know ;)

    Cheers

    And Bl4ckYellow, check this out