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OK then: Recently, the Xperia Play's screen has been broke. I just put in the new flex cable and THAT seems to work... except now:

  1. I can only start the phone on USB power, otherwise it freezes at the splash.
  2. If it boots, the touch screen doesn't work. As I can't unlock it without a touchscreen, I couldn't test it.

I did tighten the digitizer cable after this, no dice.

This link seems to describe my symptoms well.

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If there's no more suitable answer: A last ressort would be a factory reset, which you should be able to do from the recovery menu. –  Izzy Mar 28 '13 at 12:00
    
What recovery menu? There's no recovery on the phone (bootloader locked) –  Calvin B Mar 28 '13 at 12:21
    
Even with a locked bootloader, there usually is a stock recovery. For other ways, you can also check at hard-reset.com. –  Izzy Mar 28 '13 at 12:27
    
So appearantly, I can't install updates through PC Companion unless the phone is unlocked... wow. That's not going to help! –  Calvin B Mar 28 '13 at 14:47
    
Sorry for that -- but not having a Sony Android-device myself, I must leave details to those knowing them... –  Izzy Mar 28 '13 at 14:49

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