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Unbricking Xperia E dual C1604

Unbricking Hard Bricked Xperia E Dual

Flashed a new kernel or a rom and now the device won't boot up?
Requirements-
Flashtool- To relock bootloader here
SEUS -Sony Ericson Update Service

1.Your phone can be unbricked only thing is that, it should be able to boot into flashmode** and fastboot mode**.
**Refer to previous post titled -xperia e stuck in bootloop... to know about flashmode and fastboot mode.
2.If it doesn't boot into flashmode or fastboot mode then it seems that there is a problem with the kernel or some hardware problem, then it's a serious problem as then unbricking with this method cannot be performed.

*Unbricking Using SEUS
Unlocked Bootloader-
1.If your bootloader is unlocked then use the flashtool and relock the bootloader.
2.Open SEUS->Select your device or select any device if your device is not mentioned->Click on reinstall the updates
3.Connect the device in flashmode when it prompts you to do so.
4.Now sit back and relax when the process will be completed then you'll have your device back with the stock rom.

Locked Bootloader-
1.Open SEUS->Select your device or select any device, if your device is not mentioned->Click on reinstall the updates
2.Connect the device in flashmode when it prompts you to do so.
3.Now sit back and relax when the process will be completed then you'll have your device back with the stock rom.

***Before starting the method said above see that you have the appropriate drivers of your device installed, otherwise your device may not be recognized by flashtool.
*Unbricking by Flashtool
Unlocked bootloader
If your not able to relock the bootloader for some reasons then follow the given steps.
1.Get the stock rom (ftf) or search xda if you have a different device.
2.Start Flashtool and select the lightning icon-> Select Flashmode -> Browse to the downloaded rom and click ok->Select wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache
3.Click on flash
This should get your device up and running.


****Precautionary steps to prevent bricking of your device
1.Always have custom recovery installed.
2.Keep a nandroid backup of the rom.
3.Never flash kernels not meant for your device.

If nothing works, the last thing to do is to lock the bootloader and go to a sony service center.

Post your questions below-


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