When trying to get root access or when flashing the latest firmware leak to Xperia Ion, you may accidentally make a mistake that usually have an impacts such as bootloop or even your device won’t turn on after flashing with Flashtool or CWM custom recovery, in case your phone that was unable to turn on after you make modifications, it’s likely your cell phone has been bricked.
For some, this condition can make them dizzy, but it would not hurt you to try several steps below in order to recover (soft) bricked Sony Xperia Ion.
- Drain your smartphone battery, one of the shortcomings of today’s latest mobile phone is embedded battery, normally we can remove the battery while the device hangs, unresponsive or stuck on bootscreen. However, on Xperia Ion LT28at/LT28i we cannot remove the battery, we should let our mobile phones totally turn off for couple of hours, without screen or LED lights.
- After that, you need to recharge your phone, make sure the red LED light up when you connect it to the wall charger, after connected for 15-20 minutes your phone display will lights followed by Sony logo and then switch to charging screen.
- When recharging make sure you have enough battery power, at least 60% or more to avoid an insufficient power during flash process.
- Then try to flash a firmware using Flashtool, your phone should be identified by your computer as well as Flashtool. When device turn off try to flash a firmware using Flashtool, select an official firmware (*.ftf) to load, hold volume down (do not release) and connect USB to PC, you should notice green LED lights, and continued to flashing process.
It is recommended to flash an official stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware, after successfully installing the stock firmware you can try to flash a leaked ICS firmware and get root access again.