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devrruti

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Jan 23, 2011
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So this is my friends phone, he received a notification that there was a newer android version available and if he wanted to update. I had advised him not to update this this way (OTA?), but he couldn't resist.
It had stock 2.3.3, and it was unlocked following Alejandrissimo's method (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254416)
Now it does not boot up, nothing happens if you press the on/off button

What do you advise me to do?
If possible I would like to put S.E.Tweaked rom v 0.7 and Inteks kernel v15 inside
So far I found this, should I follow first or second guide? Any other ideas?


1 Fota unbrick
by testadeferro
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1324707
http://www.techofweb.com/technology/recovering-bricked-xperia-flashtool.html

Here is something to repair your bootloader after a FOTA update and phone iIn the package you have flash tool and the files you need.
Just unzip to a folder and then use flash tools.
The needed files are in the right folders.
After this you should have your phone fully back for a fresh rom install.
Use wotanserver to flash a full custom rom of your choice.

http://www.mediafire.com/?h2dwrz18mujx765

There´s not much to explain, this .sin and ftf files repair the damage bootloader and the trim area.
If you ´re unable to start phone after a fota update with unlocked bootloader.
Just plug the phone and connect it pressing back button in your xperia neo and press flash on the flashtool. And voila you have you phone live again.



2 [How-to] Repair Damaged Bootloader + Trim Area [Red Led][Unknown Device]
by Alejandrissimo
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254409

Sometimes we can brick our devices by a bad unlock, flashing process, or simply bad luck.
The phone doesn't turn on and there is a Red Led Of Death when pressing power button. Even with a GREEN led when we plug the phone with back key pressed the computer detect the phone as "unknown device" so there is no chance to get fixed by Flashtool or SEUS/PC Companion.
Well this problem normally means that the bootloader is broken or damaged. So, in order to fix it we need to write a new SEMCboot and after this we were able to flash a full and fresh firmware with flashtool and unbrick our Xperia.
This process like unlocking process requires SETool dongle/box and a paperclip to make a testpoint to put the phone in flash mode and be able to write the SEMCBoot.
I can help to anyone with a bricked Xperia Arc/Play/Neo/Pro just make send me a PM.
 
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devrruti

Senior Member
Jan 23, 2011
681
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Ok Alejandrissimo pm'd me this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1126358
Thanx mate!


[Tutorial] Fix FOTA bricked (unlocked bootloader) Phones

This will fix your unlocked Phones which got bricked through OTA update and are dead now!
Please download this package:
http://www.multiupload.com/Q103V01CV1

Let it extract to a destination of your choice.
After that run Flashtool.exe.

Now hit the button FLASH and select the package which is included.
Follow the steps and connect your phone in flashmode. This is the same mode Pc Companion and SEUS uses to flash your phone to newer firmare (Indicated by green LED), if you got BLUE LED you are in the wrong mode!
Flashtool will now detect your phone and start the repair.
After all is done your phone should be up and running again.

ADVICE:
PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OTA'S ! If you receive a OTA message just decline, if you accept it you will end with a brick AGAIN! So please do NOT accept them until SonyEricsson provides a OTA solution for unlocked Bootloaders!

Best Regards
Team FreeXperia
Last edited by FXP; 16th June 2011 at 08:23 PM.
 
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bapdem83

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Oct 25, 2011
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please help.. i rooted my phone. and for a moment it was working fine. and sudddenly it has problems with start up it goes on a loop.. need i flash it? how?
 

Piotrusiek

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Please reupload

Hi, I have the same problem. Can anybody upload this package? Please.

EDIT: (SOLVED) Sorry, I found another working link in first post.
 
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rafaelds.nunes

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May 7, 2011
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Rio de Janeiro
You are a savior!!!

So this is my friends phone, he received a notification that there was a newer android version available and if he wanted to update. I had advised him not to update this this way (OTA?), but he couldn't resist.
It had stock 2.3.3, and it was unlocked following Alejandrissimo's method (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254416)
Now it does not boot up, nothing happens if you press the on/off button

What do you advise me to do?
If possible I would like to put S.E.Tweaked rom v 0.7 and Inteks kernel v15 inside
So far I found this, should I follow first or second guide? Any other ideas?


1 Fota unbrick
by testadeferro
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1324707
http://www.techofweb.com/technology/recovering-bricked-xperia-flashtool.html

Here is something to repair your bootloader after a FOTA update and phone iIn the package you have flash tool and the files you need.
Just unzip to a folder and then use flash tools.
The needed files are in the right folders.
After this you should have your phone fully back for a fresh rom install.
Use wotanserver to flash a full custom rom of your choice.

http://www.mediafire.com/?h2dwrz18mujx765

There´s not much to explain, this .sin and ftf files repair the damage bootloader and the trim area.
If you ´re unable to start phone after a fota update with unlocked bootloader.
Just plug the phone and connect it pressing back button in your xperia neo and press flash on the flashtool. And voila you have you phone live again.



2 [How-to] Repair Damaged Bootloader + Trim Area [Red Led][Unknown Device]
by Alejandrissimo
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254409

Sometimes we can brick our devices by a bad unlock, flashing process, or simply bad luck.
The phone doesn't turn on and there is a Red Led Of Death when pressing power button. Even with a GREEN led when we plug the phone with back key pressed the computer detect the phone as "unknown device" so there is no chance to get fixed by Flashtool or SEUS/PC Companion.
Well this problem normally means that the bootloader is broken or damaged. So, in order to fix it we need to write a new SEMCboot and after this we were able to flash a full and fresh firmware with flashtool and unbrick our Xperia.
This process like unlocking process requires SETool dongle/box and a paperclip to make a testpoint to put the phone in flash mode and be able to write the SEMCBoot.
I can help to anyone with a bricked Xperia Arc/Play/Neo/Pro just make send me a PM.

I spent three days without my Xperia Neo, I thought there was no solution.
The green LED blinked, did not carry the wall charger, neither FlashTool, CWM worked ...
All this after OTA update from .42 (never more)

You saved my phone!
Thank you!
 
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usmansaeed

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Nov 10, 2013
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Bricked my xperia neo

Hi friend,

Can u pls send me another link to download following flash tool? The link given in the post does not download the tool so pls give me another link. I have bricked my phone while flashing it with a custom rom and now phone got stuck on Sony logo. When I connect it to the PC while pressing the back button, the green light turns on and the PC does not recognize the phone. Pls send me the link or suggest any other method of fixing it. Would be highly thankful to you for this help.

Ok Alejandrissimo pm'd me this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1126358
Thanx mate!


[Tutorial] Fix FOTA bricked (unlocked bootloader) Phones

This will fix your unlocked Phones which got bricked through OTA update and are dead now!
Please download this package:
http://www.multiupload.com/Q103V01CV1

Let it extract to a destination of your choice.
After that run Flashtool.exe.

Now hit the button FLASH and select the package which is included.
Follow the steps and connect your phone in flashmode. This is the same mode Pc Companion and SEUS uses to flash your phone to newer firmare (Indicated by green LED), if you got BLUE LED you are in the wrong mode!
Flashtool will now detect your phone and start the repair.
After all is done your phone should be up and running again.

ADVICE:
PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OTA'S ! If you receive a OTA message just decline, if you accept it you will end with a brick AGAIN! So please do NOT accept them until SonyEricsson provides a OTA solution for unlocked Bootloaders!

Best Regards
Team FreeXperia
Last edited by FXP; 16th June 2011 at 08:23 PM.
 

Attitude.SSJ

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Oct 21, 2012
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Mangalore
Hi friend,

Can u pls send me another link to download following flash tool? The link given in the post does not download the tool so pls give me another link. I have bricked my phone while flashing it with a custom rom and now phone got stuck on Sony logo. When I connect it to the PC while pressing the back button, the green light turns on and the PC does not recognize the phone. Pls send me the link or suggest any other method of fixing it. Would be highly thankful to you for this help.

What rom were you trying to install? And did you install drivers for flashtool?

Sent from my Xperia Neo V using Tapatalk 2
 

usmansaeed

New member
Nov 10, 2013
4
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What rom were you trying to install? And did you install drivers for flashtool?

Sent from my Xperia Neo V using Tapatalk 2

Thanks my friend for the interest. I was trying to install Jelly Dream rom. But I have fixed my phone. Actually the problem was with Windows 8, I tried the flash tool with Windows 7 & it did work & my phone is fully functional now. Thanks again for ur interest.

Can u pls tell me what is the most suitable & fast rom for this phone? I also want to integrate sd card to internal memory and use a portion of sd card as ram, is this possible?
 
V

Vatsal

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Thanks my friend for the interest. I was trying to install Jelly Dream rom. But I have fixed my phone. Actually the problem was with Windows 8, I tried the flash tool with Windows 7 & it did work & my phone is fully functional now. Thanks again for ur interest.

Can u pls tell me what is the most suitable & fast rom for this phone? I also want to integrate sd card to internal memory and use a portion of sd card as ram, is this possible?

Every rom is suitable and fast depending on user as to what he s happy with.. There can be no suggestions on this.
Integrate sd card to internal memory yes it is possible. Partition ur sd card to ur desired size in ext2/3/4 or fat32 format and use cronmods script. Google it. You'll find easily.
Integrate portion of sd card to ram yes thats possible too. Its known as swap partition. Use ram expander app from playstore. Keep in mind virtual ram is 10x slower than actual ram. Google it for more info.

Sent from my Xperia Neo V using Tapatalk 2
 

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    So this is my friends phone, he received a notification that there was a newer android version available and if he wanted to update. I had advised him not to update this this way (OTA?), but he couldn't resist.
    It had stock 2.3.3, and it was unlocked following Alejandrissimo's method (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254416)
    Now it does not boot up, nothing happens if you press the on/off button

    What do you advise me to do?
    If possible I would like to put S.E.Tweaked rom v 0.7 and Inteks kernel v15 inside
    So far I found this, should I follow first or second guide? Any other ideas?


    1 Fota unbrick
    by testadeferro
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1324707
    http://www.techofweb.com/technology/recovering-bricked-xperia-flashtool.html

    Here is something to repair your bootloader after a FOTA update and phone iIn the package you have flash tool and the files you need.
    Just unzip to a folder and then use flash tools.
    The needed files are in the right folders.
    After this you should have your phone fully back for a fresh rom install.
    Use wotanserver to flash a full custom rom of your choice.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?h2dwrz18mujx765

    There´s not much to explain, this .sin and ftf files repair the damage bootloader and the trim area.
    If you ´re unable to start phone after a fota update with unlocked bootloader.
    Just plug the phone and connect it pressing back button in your xperia neo and press flash on the flashtool. And voila you have you phone live again.



    2 [How-to] Repair Damaged Bootloader + Trim Area [Red Led][Unknown Device]
    by Alejandrissimo
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254409

    Sometimes we can brick our devices by a bad unlock, flashing process, or simply bad luck.
    The phone doesn't turn on and there is a Red Led Of Death when pressing power button. Even with a GREEN led when we plug the phone with back key pressed the computer detect the phone as "unknown device" so there is no chance to get fixed by Flashtool or SEUS/PC Companion.
    Well this problem normally means that the bootloader is broken or damaged. So, in order to fix it we need to write a new SEMCboot and after this we were able to flash a full and fresh firmware with flashtool and unbrick our Xperia.
    This process like unlocking process requires SETool dongle/box and a paperclip to make a testpoint to put the phone in flash mode and be able to write the SEMCBoot.
    I can help to anyone with a bricked Xperia Arc/Play/Neo/Pro just make send me a PM.
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    Ok Alejandrissimo pm'd me this:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1126358
    Thanx mate!


    [Tutorial] Fix FOTA bricked (unlocked bootloader) Phones

    This will fix your unlocked Phones which got bricked through OTA update and are dead now!
    Please download this package:
    http://www.multiupload.com/Q103V01CV1

    Let it extract to a destination of your choice.
    After that run Flashtool.exe.

    Now hit the button FLASH and select the package which is included.
    Follow the steps and connect your phone in flashmode. This is the same mode Pc Companion and SEUS uses to flash your phone to newer firmare (Indicated by green LED), if you got BLUE LED you are in the wrong mode!
    Flashtool will now detect your phone and start the repair.
    After all is done your phone should be up and running again.

    ADVICE:
    PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OTA'S ! If you receive a OTA message just decline, if you accept it you will end with a brick AGAIN! So please do NOT accept them until SonyEricsson provides a OTA solution for unlocked Bootloaders!

    Best Regards
    Team FreeXperia
    Last edited by FXP; 16th June 2011 at 08:23 PM.