Originally Posted by HeXenEoN
I think the restore package operation is endless in ma case..
after hard resetting I found that residues of rooting still resides in the system partition..
any other method to completely factory restore the device?
what about the factory initialize option in test mode as mentioned in sony service manual (link)
Advice for you guys who are using the sd recovery, do not reset the device until the LED light on the SD Card reader stops. This may sometimes take 3+ hours (I just let it churn overnight). The recovery does work, but it took much longer than the 15-20 minutes stated in the instructions.
Once you get it to boot properly, Flash the 1.04 firmware manually again on your device manually, as mentioned here: https://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/PRST...pgrade#Generic