[Tutorial] Fix FOTA bricked (unlocked bootloader) Phones

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jerpelea

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Hi,

This will fix your unlocked Phones which got bricked through OTA update and are dead now!
Please download this package:
MOD EDIT Link Removed at OPs request
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
 
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Halim2k

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Again thanks alot for your effort.
It's not working for me though as I used the renaming simlock.ta to preset.ta method already.
Is there any hope that I can restore my ARC?
I tried the package put gives me error flashing preset.ta and aborted>
Again thanks.
 

nolimit966

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ive just tried this and it doesnt work for me, it jyst keep saying:

16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - Found at USB\VID_0FCE&PID_ADDE\5&30729A40&0&6
16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - Start Flashing
16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - VER="R9A021";DATE="20110128";TIME="11:49:00";
16/020/2011 13:20:32 - INFO - Flashing loader
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - PROT_VER="03";DATE="20110217";TIME="15:47:00";VER="R4A066";CXC="1234-5769";TYPE="S1_LOADER";UNIQUE_DEV_ID="07634881BC277A396E13B74032EFD53708AE5DAD";SEC_LOCK_STATUS="LOCKED";OTP_DATA="4B6D7100471404C81508042800B84DD9B001002000000000";IMEI="01268200375554";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:00B3:0000:00002000:00020000:00000800:00000040,03:03:001B:534D:0010:0001DA60:00010000:00000200";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="YES";CARD_SIZE="8GB";CARD_DATA="UHJvZE5vPTEyNDYtMTkzMA1Qcm9kUmV2PVI1QQ1Db3BpZWRCeXRlcz0xMDI1NDkxOTUyDUNvcGllZEZpbGVzPTE0ODI5DUNvcGllZERpcnM9ODINT3JkZXI9OTAxNjQ2MC0xMA0=";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";
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - Flashing preset
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - Now unplug the device and power it on
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - Then go to application settings
16/020/2011 13:20:34 - INFO - turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging


:-/ think my fone its seriously ruined
 

Bin4ry

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Androxyde will look into the Flashtool Error this evening. Maybe the file is just too short and flashtool gets confused.

Regards
Bin4ry
 

Blagus

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Androxyde will look into the Flashtool Error this evening. Maybe the file is just too short and flashtool gets confused.

Regards
Bin4ry

adding junk in comment might work? //junkjunkjunkjunkjunk

also, original simlock.ta file from SE has got 0128 before actual hex data and after TA address
 
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rahbari

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What I got:


16/007/2011 21:07:16 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
16/007/2011 21:07:16 - INFO - Now unplug the device and power it on
16/007/2011 21:07:16 - INFO - Then go to application settings
16/007/2011 21:07:16 - INFO - turn on Unknown Sources and Debugging

Before it dies, both of them were on!
 
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    Hi,

    This will fix your unlocked Phones which got bricked through OTA update and are dead now!
    Please download this package:
    MOD EDIT Link Removed at OPs request
    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
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    No it is repairing TrimArea which got corrupted through the OTA update.

    Regards
    Bin4ry
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    great work FreeXperia Team!!!!
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    No it is repairing TrimArea which got corrupted through the OTA update.

    Regards
    Bin4ry

    oh so thats wht those .ta files are...

    thanks for the info Bin4ry!!!
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    ohhh.. that link is not working btw! :O

    Its the package in the first post i downloaded...

    I attached the file I used for my ARC. I wish it works for you!
    [Small file, Big job] ;)