After getting hundreds of comments and Private messages asking to fix bricked Sony Xperia C, So today on the popular demand we bring out for you the Ultimate Guide to Fix Bricked Xperia C . First of all let’s look upon the types in which our Xperia C can crash: Type I: Trying to Root Xperia C and when you restart you see Camera App disappeared. Type II: Struck on Sony Boot logo after giving permissions to files in the Root Folder of the phone. This is very common type of brick that we developers see on Xperia C. Type III: Xperia C doesnot boot at all- We mean to say only Red LED blinks after few seconds continuously in regular intervals we guess and the same thing happens also when kept for charging too. Type IV: Hardware damage, when no LED light comes up. Difficult to be fixed , depends on luck, one can try Type III solution for the same. So let us now proceed with – Ultimate Guide to Fix Bricked Xperia C -> Things which you must generally have if you own Xperia C:
- Xperia C ADB Drivers Installed
- Wmshua Perfect Brush FlashTool
- Sony Update Service Tool
- Sony PC Companion
- USB cable
- Xperia C and Patience
Here are the solutions depending on different levels:
Method I: Ultimate Guide to Fix Bricked Xperia C if damage is of Type I:
If your camera app disappeared after rooting, which generally don’t happen then one can download the camera app from here and install it on your phone! If you still cannot see the camera app then peoceed to Method II but remember to take full backup of apps and Contacts.
Method II: Ultimate Guide to Fix Bricked Xperia C if damage is of Type II :
If you were poking your fingers on the software of Xperia C like if you were installing Bravia engine 2 for Xperia C without following the tutorial you were fixing the permissions and you land into the bootloop after restart . Then, First try pressing Power Button and Volume Up button until Xperia C shuts down and then after two minutes try switching it on again; Sometimes type II error also occurs when one installs Gravity Box. But this can be surely be solved by above method or by pressing Reset button. If you still could not get rid of bootloop then, Open Sony Update Service :
Remember your full data will be erased; So remove sim card and Memory card before proceeding.
Now turn off Xperia C by pressing power button and Volume down simultaneously for long time. And now press Volume down and Plug in USB Cable connected to PC and remember ” Do not leave the volume down key unless Sony Update Service(SUS) recognize it. And once you get detected by SUS; proceed further by flashing the Sony Xperia C Stock firmware. This is also the way by which one can update Xperia C to latest software online. If you were not able to manage to turn off your Xperia C due to some reasons, then another method is as follows: First Open back cover of Xperia C; Now with the help of a pin, prick on reset button as you can see in the image below, and dont release it; Now press Volume down button with your finger while still holding the reset button. Now plug in the USB and release the Reset button ; do not release the Volume down Key until SUS detects it; This will surely help you to turn your Xperia C off.
Method III: Ultimate guide to fix Bricked Xperia C if damage is of type III:
Some of the guys like us who wants to really do finger in the boot partitions and other critical stuff like installing Custom ROMS on Xperia C and finds themselves into Red LED flash frequently trouble; we mean Red LED blinks frequently with no Power On option and Boot Logo, then follow these steps to fix Xperia C red led only blinks brick: -> First try Methof II , if you are lucky enough then Method II can surely help you out of this problem. If unlucky,then proceed: Trial 1: Press all three buttons simultaneously: Power + Volume Up + Volume Down and connect USB and hold on until SUS detects it; and carry on with method II thereafter; Trial 2:Run Wmshua Perfect Brush Flash Tool For Xperia C and connect your phone by pressing all three buttons again until it gets detected by Wmshua Perfect Brush; Do remember ” You must have Xperia C ADB drivers installed” And now proceed to this tutorial : Use Wmshua perfect brush to repair Xperia C which will guide you to flash Xperia C and repair your red led flash error.
Trial 3: (Sincere Thanks to Xenon1978, XDA for this) .If still any of the above methods didnot work out, then last but not the least is this- First Open Backcover of Xperia C and press the reset button for about 1 minute and now connect Xperia C with normal charger for about ten minutes and after 10 minutes of charging unplug it and now run Sony Update Service (SUS);
Now press Power + Volume down or Only Volume down (Try both combinations) and connect to PC and donot release the buttons until your PC detects your Xperia C. This time you will surely fix your bricked Xperia C.
If anything from the above didnot work, then you might fall in method IV.
Method IV: Ultimate Guide to Fix Bricked Xperia C if you fall in type IV:
First try all the steps described above seriously, if nothing helps; then please do contact Sony Service Center who will surely repair your phone as it is problem of hardware damage mainly due to PCB or Motherboard damage.
If you have problem apart from the above described; then please drop a comment. We will surely guide you out of it within our limits.
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