I have Arch linux installed and have installed android-tools(so fastboot and adb commands are available).
Because I had a problem with kingroot I needed to flash the phone to stock.
I had stock firmware downloaded and extracted it to see the sin files inside it.
I flashed partitions using these commands :
fastboot flash system system.sin fastboot flash userdata userdata.sin fastboot flash cache cache.sin fastboot reboot
Now the first two succeeded but the third one failed saying partition not found(guess I don't have cache partition for some reason).
After that I got stuck in a boot loop.
Normally sony Xperia P boots with Sony word and then to Xperia word(which blinks) and then to android but it's stuck in the Sony word.
I tried powering off the phone and flashing the boot partition using this command :
fastboot flash boot kernel.sin
rebooted, the same problem.
I tried to flash FOTAKernel but I don't seem to have this partition.
I tried also
fastboot reboot-bootloader and then reboot but the same.
I've read the boot-loop wiki, both Safe mode and recovery mode are unreachable.
I would try to flash the other .sin files But I don't know to what partition they belong and google didn't help me to get this information :3 .
So what to do ?
I forgot to mention that I tried to flash .ftf file using FlashTool 0.9.19.10, this tool didn't work, I click the lightning bolt, I chose the Flash mode, I choose the .ftf file(after putting it in ~/.flashtool/firmwares), after clicking ok it tells me to plug my device in fastboot mode.
I click Volumne Up while plugging the device and I see the blue(somewhat purple) Led light on.
I wait and wait and even when Flashtool said "Device connected in fastboot mode" it doesn't do anything but telling me to plug my device :3 .
Sony xperia P runing android 4.0.4, bootloader is unlocked but the phone is not rooted nor has custom recovery(so no CWM or TWRP here).