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fede91it

Senior Member
Aug 18, 2010
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Hi, everybody

I had the brilliant idea to try to re-lock the bootloader after installing a custom ROM, now my Acquaris X Pro is bricked. ?

I realized that the only way to resurrect it is to use Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL) by loading the original firmware. The software starts and reveals the Qualcomm HS-USB Diagnostics 900E (COM3) interface and asks me to load the contents.xml file of the programmer.

I then downloaded the latest firmware from the official https://www.bq.com/en/support/aquaris-x-pro/support-sheet page and unpacked the archive, where I found the contents.xml file which I then uploaded to QFIL.



The status window indicates that the prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn file is missing and is trying to load from the BOOT.BF.3.3 folder, which clearly is not present. So I looked for this online and found the folder to download on a Git repository (https://git.szzt.com/yixing/ticai_src). I downloaded the folder and placed it in the path where QFIL expects to find it. I then reloaded the contents.xml file and it reports me the lack of an additional file: rawprogram_unsparse.xml belonging to a certain folder MSM8953.LA.3.0.1.



Unlike the first one, I can't find this last folder online. Can someone help me? ?
 

nuv

Senior Member
Feb 9, 2013
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Hi @fede91it,
Sorry for the late answer - I have been quite inactive on xda recently :(
Unfortunately I don't have a solution for you right away, but I got a working X Pro with stock rom (+twrp and magisk) and a bit of experience with the "standard" tools like adb and fastboot. Never worked on such a low level like you though.
Does the tool you mentioned (QFIL) offer the possibility to grab contents from the phone instead of downloading it to it?
Maybe we can get the missing data from my phone?

Sorry for the dump/obvious question, but: What happens in the current bricked state when you turn the phone on? You can't enter fastboot and unlock..?

Another approach: have you tried contacting BQ? Maybe via their forum https://www.mibqyyo.com/. Possibly the missing files are device specific and you would need bqs help..
 

fede91it

Senior Member
Aug 18, 2010
77
11
Thanks for your answer.

I have contacted BQ but they no longer deal with Android phones, I have no support from them.

As for you, thanks for your availability, but the files I'm looking for are for development and don't end up on my phone, so it's impossible to try to extract them from your phone.

By now I've changed phones and kept the Bq as a paperweight brick :)
 

sooyyo

Member
Jun 23, 2015
18
3
Thanks for your answer.

I have contacted BQ but they no longer deal with Android phones, I have no support from them.

As for you, thanks for your availability, but the files I'm looking for are for development and don't end up on my phone, so it's impossible to try to extract them from your phone.

By now I've changed phones and kept the Bq as a paperweight brick :)

Hey, did you recover your paperweight? I'm in the same situation but with the BQ X PRO :(
 

MigSantosPT

New member
Dec 13, 2020
3
1
Hey, did you recover? I made the same mistake as you. I managed to repair ...
What I did was:
- I removed the battery cable (I did not remove the battery completely)
- I pressed on VolDown button and connected the phone via usb to the pc and immediately went into fastboot mode
- I opened the BQ app on the pc, I loaded the rom and put it to install the rom. It asked to unlock the bootloader (which is what we want) ... The ROM could not be flashed, but it is not important ... As soon as you unlocked the bootloader, the phone started up without a problem
 
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TheKean02

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Aug 31, 2015
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Hi, everybody

I had the brilliant idea to try to re-lock the bootloader after installing a custom ROM, now my Acquaris X Pro is bricked. ?

I realized that the only way to resurrect it is to use Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL) by loading the original firmware. The software starts and reveals the Qualcomm HS-USB Diagnostics 900E (COM3) interface and asks me to load the contents.xml file of the programmer.

I then downloaded the latest firmware from the official https://www.bq.com/en/support/aquaris-x-pro/support-sheet page and unpacked the archive, where I found the contents.xml file which I then uploaded to QFIL.



The status window indicates that the prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn file is missing and is trying to load from the BOOT.BF.3.3 folder, which clearly is not present. So I looked for this online and found the folder to download on a Git repository (https://git.szzt.com/yixing/ticai_src). I downloaded the folder and placed it in the path where QFIL expects to find it. I then reloaded the contents.xml file and it reports me the lack of an additional file: rawprogram_unsparse.xml belonging to a certain folder MSM8953.LA.3.0.1.



Unlike the first one, I can't find this last folder online. Can someone help me? ?
Hello! Maybe it's too late, but I have the same problem as you and I found this post that talks about our mobile! In it you can find a lot of information, but also the links to download the stock ROMs and the flashing tool to get back to the factory Rom and unbrick the phone! I leave you the links below! Hope it also helps others with the same problem as we! Greeting

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Link of stock ROMs and the flashing tool:

 
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rufus.wilson

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Sep 10, 2015
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Hi,
I managed to get everything working properly.
I installed the Lineage OS custom rom and it works 5 *, with a custom rom you should not block the boot loader, it was the mistake I made.
The solution I used I described 2 comments above
Hi,

Ah ok.

Just opened it, disconnected the battery. While pressing down VOL- button, I connected it to USB.
Nothing happens on the phone screen. I don't even see the blinking red light now.
Device manager shows it as 9008 COM port.
BQ flash tool doesn't recognise the phone.

I previously installed BQ drivers and rebooted.

Any other suggestions, before I close it back?
 

MigSantosPT

New member
Dec 13, 2020
3
1
Hi,

Ah ok.

Just opened it, disconnected the battery. While pressing down VOL- button, I connected it to USB.
Nothing happens on the phone screen. I don't even see the blinking red light now.
Device manager shows it as 9008 COM port.
BQ flash tool doesn't recognise the phone.

I previously installed BQ drivers and rebooted.

Any other suggestions, before I close it back?
It is strange because it usually shows something on the screen right away ... Pressing the Power button also does not appear anything?
Did you install the ADB drivers? After the ADB drivers are installed, the BQ program recognizes the smartphone
and it also opens doors to use the command line to do almost anything.
 

nuv

Senior Member
Feb 9, 2013
134
50
Hi,

Ah ok.

Just opened it, disconnected the battery. While pressing down VOL- button, I connected it to USB.
Nothing happens on the phone screen. I don't even see the blinking red light now.
Device manager shows it as 9008 COM port.
BQ flash tool doesn't recognise the phone.

I previously installed BQ drivers and rebooted.

Any other suggestions, before I close it back?
the number 9008 sounds like the EDL mode and NOT the wanted fastboot mode which is required by the usual way of flashing via bq tool or fastboot/adb tools.

sorry, no solution, only confirming..
 

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    Hey, did you recover? I made the same mistake as you. I managed to repair ...
    What I did was:
    - I removed the battery cable (I did not remove the battery completely)
    - I pressed on VolDown button and connected the phone via usb to the pc and immediately went into fastboot mode
    - I opened the BQ app on the pc, I loaded the rom and put it to install the rom. It asked to unlock the bootloader (which is what we want) ... The ROM could not be flashed, but it is not important ... As soon as you unlocked the bootloader, the phone started up without a problem
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    Hi, everybody

    I had the brilliant idea to try to re-lock the bootloader after installing a custom ROM, now my Acquaris X Pro is bricked. ?

    I realized that the only way to resurrect it is to use Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL) by loading the original firmware. The software starts and reveals the Qualcomm HS-USB Diagnostics 900E (COM3) interface and asks me to load the contents.xml file of the programmer.

    I then downloaded the latest firmware from the official https://www.bq.com/en/support/aquaris-x-pro/support-sheet page and unpacked the archive, where I found the contents.xml file which I then uploaded to QFIL.



    The status window indicates that the prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn file is missing and is trying to load from the BOOT.BF.3.3 folder, which clearly is not present. So I looked for this online and found the folder to download on a Git repository (https://git.szzt.com/yixing/ticai_src). I downloaded the folder and placed it in the path where QFIL expects to find it. I then reloaded the contents.xml file and it reports me the lack of an additional file: rawprogram_unsparse.xml belonging to a certain folder MSM8953.LA.3.0.1.



    Unlike the first one, I can't find this last folder online. Can someone help me? ?
    Hello! Maybe it's too late, but I have the same problem as you and I found this post that talks about our mobile! In it you can find a lot of information, but also the links to download the stock ROMs and the flashing tool to get back to the factory Rom and unbrick the phone! I leave you the links below! Hope it also helps others with the same problem as we! Greeting

    Post:


    Link of stock ROMs and the flashing tool: