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NielDK

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Thanks to several devs here, we now have confirmed that latest flashtool workson Xperia Play.
This means that now we have an option for ugrading, or flashing a bricked device (as many of you know, SEUS will now allow flashing device with an unlocked bootloader).

UK Generic .184 FTF file can be found here (This seems like it is same as World generic from my tests):

http://www.multiupload.com/2IBHV33CU5

Put the FTF file in firmware folder of flashtool before flashing.

Start flash tool, and it will instruct you. Full instructions on flashtool can be found here, be sure to download latest version:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746

Thanks to Bin4ry and Was for creating the UK Generic FTF file with bootlader.sin for the Play.
Thanks to DooMLoRD for helping during the test of flashtool and FTF.

A last word of warning! Allthough this will flash the Play, there have been observations that Hong Kong Plays wont boot fully. This does NOT mean they are totally bricked. But may need HK version of stock firmware to flash.
 
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jassired

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i was expecting this post.........with the recovery possible now it's time to start modding the Play.

I hope we can see Themes,mods soon.....
 

NielDK

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Seems not to work with HongKong xperia plays.

Flashtool is flashing those devices. Really no reason why it should not work. But will update the first post with a word of warning. In any worst case, we may need ftf for HK version.

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soudara

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hi i'm french my xperia play bricked after ota and no boot in fastboot mode juste in semc flash device and i can't restore with SE service update software because my phone are rooted (don't work) , i just test flashtool with generique uk flashing ok but my phone no boot , have you got a generic french .ftf
sorry for my english
please help me
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flashtool log
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Searching Xperia....
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\6&DF2EE03&0&2
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Start Flashing
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - VER="R9A021";DATE="20110128";TIME="11:49:00";
28/032/2011 22:32:54 - INFO - Flashing loader
28/032/2011 22:32:55 - INFO - PROT_VER="03";DATE="20110217";TIME="15:47:00";VER="R4A066";CXC="1234-5769";TYPE="S1_LOADER";UNIQUE_DEV_ID="096EEC99EAD9606F592934A175B40131F690E47D";SEC_LOCK_STATUS="LOCKED";OTP_DATA="4B6D7100471404C815040428F3CF3022B001002000000000";IMEI="XXXXXXXXXXX";AID_VERSION="0004";EROM_AID="0001";LOADER_AID="0001";SW_AID="0001";CUST_AID="0001";SIM_LOCK_AID="0001";HWCONF_AID="0001";PROD_ID="0001";ACTIVE_LOADER_AID="0001";MEMDEVS="02:00:002C:00B3:0000:00002000:00020000:00000800:00000040";MAN_ID="002C";DEV_ID="00B3";SIN_VER="0001";AID_TAMP="NOT_TAMPERED";MAX_PKT_SZ="00010000";AUTH_LEVEL="NONE";AUTH_MET="0001";CARD_PRESENT="NO";LOADER_ROOT="S1_Loader_Root_773f";EROM_ROOT="S1_EROM_Root_d601";SW_ROOT="S1_SW_Root_883f";CUST_ROOT="S1_Cust_Root_9603";SIM_LOCK_ROOT="S1_SL_Root_c422";HW_CONF_ROOT="S1_HWConf_Root_08af";BIM_STATE="DISABLED";
28/032/2011 22:32:55 - INFO - Flashing adsp.sin
28/032/2011 22:32:58 - INFO - Flashing kernel.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:01 - INFO - Flashing amss_fs.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:01 - INFO - Flashing fota1.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:02 - INFO - Flashing fota0.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:02 - INFO - Flashing apps_log.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:02 - INFO - Flashing amss.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:13 - INFO - Flashing cache.sin
28/033/2011 22:33:14 - INFO - Flashing system.sin
28/035/2011 22:35:16 - INFO - Flashing userdata.sin
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - Flashing finished.
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - Now unplug the device and power it on
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - Then go to application settings
28/035/2011 22:35:18 - INFO - turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging
 
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soudara

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please help me

please help me pc companion and seus no help me detect my phone but can't flash because i have flash my phone with routed rom "play modded.img" pc companion and seus cant flash it
thank you
 

teckhwee

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A few of us are on the samee boat as you too.

Waz bro just posted the rest of the .sin for rom. Hopefully b4nary or other bros can compile everything together to make a full ftf file soon so we can try flashing using flashtools.
 

waz000000

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A few of us are on the samee boat as you too.

Waz bro just posted the rest of the .sin for rom. Hopefully b4nary or other bros can compile everything together to make a full ftf file soon so we can try flashing using flashtools.

there are two update.xml files, ive combined them into one, now it's just a matter of rebuilding the FTF file from the 3 files (well it's actually two)

Im not saying this will work but it has a chance, now i need to convert them (somehow)

Will research and post when done.
 

waz000000

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Right, Ive successfully created the FTF file (I think) im uploading now will take me a while ive only got 50kbps upload.

I will post link when done, this should be an "unrooted" version that has the two core packages included as well as the fixed update.xml.

Right created the package properly bricked my phone on purpose, and flashed this with data wipe, all worked perfectly!

So over to you guys once the link is up I hope it repairs your phones.
 
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how did you guys even get the flashtool to work with the play? ive got the latest version and i keep getting an error saying it cant identify my device and the only options are for x10, x10 mini, x10 mini pro, x8 and arc, just curious :)
 

Dousan

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Saved my day nieldk ;-) Had gone into a bootloop cause of a modified framework-res and with this thread you gave me a booting phone again :-D

Regards Dousan...
 

ginepraio

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Hello, excuse my English, I have a question, I unlocked the bootloader with the official procedure, this guide is ok to relock the bootloader and lose root permissions? I would like to return the phone to the state of factory for warranty.
I'm Italian and also my phone.
thanks
 

NielDK

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Hello, excuse my English, I have a question, I unlocked the bootloader with the official procedure, this guide is ok to relock the bootloader and lose root permissions? I would like to return the phone to the state of factory for warranty.
I'm Italian and also my phone.
thanks

No it will not relock the bootloader

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    Thanks to several devs here, we now have confirmed that latest flashtool workson Xperia Play.
    This means that now we have an option for ugrading, or flashing a bricked device (as many of you know, SEUS will now allow flashing device with an unlocked bootloader).

    UK Generic .184 FTF file can be found here (This seems like it is same as World generic from my tests):

    http://www.multiupload.com/2IBHV33CU5

    Put the FTF file in firmware folder of flashtool before flashing.

    Start flash tool, and it will instruct you. Full instructions on flashtool can be found here, be sure to download latest version:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746

    Thanks to Bin4ry and Was for creating the UK Generic FTF file with bootlader.sin for the Play.
    Thanks to DooMLoRD for helping during the test of flashtool and FTF.

    A last word of warning! Allthough this will flash the Play, there have been observations that Hong Kong Plays wont boot fully. This does NOT mean they are totally bricked. But may need HK version of stock firmware to flash.
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    for those who bricked their XP and have it locked (just like me), they can fix it using SE update/recover program from here:
    http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/sup...etailed/updateservice/xperia-play?cc=gb&lc=en

    I tried flashtool but it would not work, even with the generic one, because my XP is locked, but SE tool fixed my bricked XP.
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    Right, Ive successfully created the FTF file (I think) im uploading now will take me a while ive only got 50kbps upload.

    I will post link when done, this should be an "unrooted" version that has the two core packages included as well as the fixed update.xml.

    Right created the package properly bricked my phone on purpose, and flashed this with data wipe, all worked perfectly!

    So over to you guys once the link is up I hope it repairs your phones.
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    Have you switched the phone off and have you pressed the Back button while connecting? It should be ID'd as "SEMC Flash device"
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    This fixed it for me

    This solved my problem after hours of frustration.

    - Downloaded this and extracted the files.
    - Connected my phone in "flash mode" (hold "back" button and plug in usb cable)
    - Open Flashtools and clicked flash and OK.

    (Be sure to have the right drivers. I just installed Sony Ericson Software Update and it installed itself)

    When it was done my phone booted:D

    Here is flashboot link with the small flash fix thing in it
    h**p://www .multiupload .com/Q103V01CV1

    Source: h**p:// androidflip .com/fix-dead-sony-ericsson-phones-fota-update-unlocked-bootloader/