SOFT BRICK Fix for X8 w/SONY PC Companion

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WhatWhatInTheButt

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Seems a lot of you are having the same problems I had with using Sony PC Companion to restore your phone.

Here is the proper method.

Follow these instructions STEP BY STEP, and you will eventually restore your X8 to its original state:

- Turn off the phone, and unplug it from the PC !

- On your PC, uninstall Sony PC Companion
- Restart your PC
- On your PC, clean any Cache and Registry related to Sony PC Companion, then restart PC again.
- Reinstall Sony PC Companion by downloading it from here

- Turn on Sony PC Companion on your PC
- In Sony PC Companion, enter the Support Zone tab
- Go to Update Phone Software

A window will pop out, saying that it cannot find your phone

- Click on Fix Phone
- Click on Continue

A window will pop out, saying that you will lose all your data

- TICK the BOX
- Click on continue

An update process will began.
Wait for it to show a window with all the SONY mobile phones

- Find your phone (X8)
- Click on the phone.

Now all you have to do is follow the on-screen instructions. It will tell you to hold the back button and plug your turned-off X8 to the PC, then it will erase everything, and download the original 2.1 ROM to your X8.

If Sony PC Companion STILL doesn't recognize your X8, then, uninstall Sony PC Companion AGAIN, and start the above described process AGAIN. It WILL eventually work!

You may also try to do it with FLASH TOOL
 
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B.Jay

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Sorry to confirm, WhatInTheButt...

A hard brick means your device is dead ... like it happens with boot loader unlocks in 11W29+ devices.

The resolve you talk about is a soft brick where the phone still shows sign of life.

Changes the thread title, it's misleading and wrong.
 

elderduke

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Sorry to confirm, WhatInTheButt...

A hard brick means your device is dead ... like it happens with boot loader unlocks in 11W29+ devices.

The resolve you talk about is a soft brick where the phone still shows sign of life.

Changes the thread title, it's misleading and wrong.
+1.
The OP's solution applies to SOFT brick.
A hard brick is when you burn it, hear a crack inside or a sqeeeking sound that will precede sudden death of your device, with no means (without physical replacement of parts) of revival of your lovely x8.
 

WhatWhatInTheButt

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+1.
The OP's solution applies to SOFT brick.
A hard brick is when you burn it, hear a crack inside or a sqeeeking sound that will precede sudden death of your device, with no means (without physical replacement of parts) of revival of your lovely x8.

I thought a softBrick was an eternal loop, or inability to enter cwm. I once had a whatchyamacallit-brick where nothing happened, X8 wouldn't turn on or budge at all. Used this method and worked just fine. Well, then. If that was a SOFT brick, I feel sorry for those with a HARD brick :)
 

ghost9685

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Hi,
Once i had bricked my phone and reset that back using SEUS, however now i am unable to do it with that.. i also tried your way using PCC, it says no new software available for you now try later??? any other way??
 

WhatWhatInTheButt

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Hi,
Once i had bricked my phone and reset that back using SEUS, however now i am unable to do it with that.. i also tried your way using PCC, it says no new software available for you now try later??? any other way??

If you UNISTALLED Sony PC Companion, then reinstalled it again, and it still doesn't work, then try to do it with Flash Tool.

It's not an X8 issue that PC Companion doesn't recognize it. It's something that Sony have changed. That's why it's necessary to uninstall the current version of Sony PC Companion, restart your PC, clear any cache and registry related to it, then install Sony PC Companion 2.1 again.
 

ghost9685

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yes i did that. as a matter of fact, i formated my entire system and installed the OS again and downloaded and installed new version of PCC and tried this but still says no new software available.

And for flashing via Flash tool.. how do i do it.. where to get the stock W8 .ftf (ROM) file?? pls help guys..
 

anashiva

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I agree with OP. I did exactly the same when I had soft bricked my phone n it worked.

Sent from my X8 using XDA
 
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mrdamm

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Good guide for troubleshooting. I had to do this once and this should've helped me. It was stressing. :)

Sent from my Xperia X8 using Tapatalk
 

cela_relly

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xperia e15i not power on

When i try to power just vibrate once.
Pc companion , update firmware ok , but stil the problem.
Here device info with S1tool :

20/06/2012 12:46:39 PM Welcome to S1 identify tool
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM RUNNING S1_EROM VER "R8A029"
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM SOFTWARE AID: 0001
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM LOADER AID: 0001
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM FLASH ID: "0020/00BC"
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM LOADER VERSION: "R4A045"
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM MODEL (from GDFS): E15i
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM SOFTWARE VERSION: 1236-9291_2.1.1.A.0.6
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM CUSTOM VERSION: 1243-2850_R3B
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM FILESYSTEM VERSION: WORLD-1-8_2.1.1.A.0.6
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM SERIAL NO: CB511RZE57
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE
20/06/2012 12:46:58 PM Elapsed:8 secs.
 

szaszlyk

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Mar 4, 2012
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When i try to power just vibrate once.
Pc companion , update firmware ok , but stil the problem.
Here device info with S1tool :

20/06/2012 12:46:39 PM Welcome to S1 identify tool
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
20/06/2012 12:46:49 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM RUNNING S1_EROM VER "R8A029"
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM SOFTWARE AID: 0001
20/06/2012 12:46:56 PM LOADER AID: 0001
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM FLASH ID: "0020/00BC"
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM LOADER VERSION: "R4A045"
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM MODEL (from GDFS): E15i
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM SOFTWARE VERSION: 1236-9291_2.1.1.A.0.6
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM CUSTOM VERSION: 1243-2850_R3B
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM FILESYSTEM VERSION: WORLD-1-8_2.1.1.A.0.6
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM SERIAL NO: CB511RZE57
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM
20/06/2012 12:46:57 PM SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE
20/06/2012 12:46:58 PM Elapsed:8 secs.

Try to upload the software flashtool.
 

r_win

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Help me Plzzzzz

Dear masters,

I have a Brick Xperia X8, my Xperia Stuck on "Sony Ericsson" after I turn on my device. my Xperia has been rooted for GingerDX

I have tried the OP guide for Bricked Xperia x8. But my xperia could not response.
if I charge my xperia through original charger, it only stuck on "Sony Ericsson" and the LED not flame.

I have tried using SEUS, PCC and Flashtool, but my Xperia cannot response while connecting usb cable and press back button. the program always request for connecting usb cable and press back button.

I have tried to use Reelock bootloader(S1tool), but my xperia could not response too. either I click Identity, Flash or Restore. I have tried Gordon's Gate to reset my usb port, but my computer always hang when I connected USB cable and press back button.

Please, what can I do to save my Xperia X8...

my phone already bricked for 2 weeks, and I read many forum from XDA, Android-indonesia, kaskus, and many of bloggers but not worked for my Xperia
 

SpyderX

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Mar 5, 2011
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933
Singapore
Dear masters,

I have a Brick Xperia X8, my Xperia Stuck on "Sony Ericsson" after I turn on my device. my Xperia has been rooted for GingerDX

I have tried the OP guide for Bricked Xperia x8. But my xperia could not response.
if I charge my xperia through original charger, it only stuck on "Sony Ericsson" and the LED not flame.

I have tried using SEUS, PCC and Flashtool, but my Xperia cannot response while connecting usb cable and press back button. the program always request for connecting usb cable and press back button.

I have tried to use Reelock bootloader(S1tool), but my xperia could not response too. either I click Identity, Flash or Restore. I have tried Gordon's Gate to reset my usb port, but my computer always hang when I connected USB cable and press back button.

Please, what can I do to save my Xperia X8...

my phone already bricked for 2 weeks, and I read many forum from XDA, Android-indonesia, kaskus, and many of bloggers but not worked for my Xperia

Don't panic. And make sure you have installed the Flash mode drivers first. When they ask to connect phone in flash mode (back button part), take out your phone's battery, put it back in, then press and hold the back button WHILE plugging the phone into the computer through the USB cable. If you did this correctly a green LED light will appear signifying that you entered flash mode.

Sent from my X8 using Tapatalk 2
 
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justgotreal

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long downloading

i am stuck in update-..downoading.. .:rolleyes:... i have been waiting for 2 hours...its not my connection..i even finished downloading 4 100mb roms:crying:
 

maxee23

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May 28, 2012
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just to be clear, your pc recognize your phone in flash mode?
Can you enter to CWM ?
 

justgotreal

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:mad: i just pressed back buttom wen i connected x8 to pc..then it started by itself...now its dwnloadind damn slow....my connection is not slow...i cant boot to recovery...stuck in "sony eicson" :crying:
 

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    Seems a lot of you are having the same problems I had with using Sony PC Companion to restore your phone.

    Here is the proper method.

    Follow these instructions STEP BY STEP, and you will eventually restore your X8 to its original state:

    - Turn off the phone, and unplug it from the PC !

    - On your PC, uninstall Sony PC Companion
    - Restart your PC
    - On your PC, clean any Cache and Registry related to Sony PC Companion, then restart PC again.
    - Reinstall Sony PC Companion by downloading it from here

    - Turn on Sony PC Companion on your PC
    - In Sony PC Companion, enter the Support Zone tab
    - Go to Update Phone Software

    A window will pop out, saying that it cannot find your phone

    - Click on Fix Phone
    - Click on Continue

    A window will pop out, saying that you will lose all your data

    - TICK the BOX
    - Click on continue

    An update process will began.
    Wait for it to show a window with all the SONY mobile phones

    - Find your phone (X8)
    - Click on the phone.

    Now all you have to do is follow the on-screen instructions. It will tell you to hold the back button and plug your turned-off X8 to the PC, then it will erase everything, and download the original 2.1 ROM to your X8.

    If Sony PC Companion STILL doesn't recognize your X8, then, uninstall Sony PC Companion AGAIN, and start the above described process AGAIN. It WILL eventually work!

    You may also try to do it with FLASH TOOL
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    Dear masters,

    I have a Brick Xperia X8, my Xperia Stuck on "Sony Ericsson" after I turn on my device. my Xperia has been rooted for GingerDX

    I have tried the OP guide for Bricked Xperia x8. But my xperia could not response.
    if I charge my xperia through original charger, it only stuck on "Sony Ericsson" and the LED not flame.

    I have tried using SEUS, PCC and Flashtool, but my Xperia cannot response while connecting usb cable and press back button. the program always request for connecting usb cable and press back button.

    I have tried to use Reelock bootloader(S1tool), but my xperia could not response too. either I click Identity, Flash or Restore. I have tried Gordon's Gate to reset my usb port, but my computer always hang when I connected USB cable and press back button.

    Please, what can I do to save my Xperia X8...

    my phone already bricked for 2 weeks, and I read many forum from XDA, Android-indonesia, kaskus, and many of bloggers but not worked for my Xperia

    Don't panic. And make sure you have installed the Flash mode drivers first. When they ask to connect phone in flash mode (back button part), take out your phone's battery, put it back in, then press and hold the back button WHILE plugging the phone into the computer through the USB cable. If you did this correctly a green LED light will appear signifying that you entered flash mode.

    Sent from my X8 using Tapatalk 2
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    all you have to do is wait till the download ends :p Good Luck!