Unbricking the Sony Xperia Z2 represents a complex procedure that is required each time you are noticing issues on your Android smartphone. Even though most of the problems can be fixed by using the guidelines from below, there are situations in which you must take your Xperia Z2 back to service for official assistance, this being the case in which you have hard bricked your phone. Now, before taking any conclusion, don’t hesitate and apply the guidelines from this tutorial and try to unbrick your Xperia Z2 by yourself.
When talking about a bricked Xperia Z2 you should imagine a phone that can be used properly. Now, you can brick your device in term as you can’t use it no more, or you can just damage it. In that matter, we are referring to problems like bugs, lags, force close errors, boot loop issues and screen freezes situations. On the other hand, a bricked phone is a device that can’t be powered on, turned off, charged or rebooted into Android OS. Now, all these issues can be resolved or fixed by using the steps from below. Therefore, test these guidelines and try to fix your bricked Sony Xperia Z2.
The up-mentioned issues are usually the result of an unofficial operation, which means that you can end up in bricking your handset while or after trying to update it with a custom ROM, rooting its system, unloking its bootloader and so on. So each time you are performing an unofficial or custom operation make sure to use compatible tutorials and tested methods. Else, you can end up in losing the warranty and in bricking your phone and taking back your device to service might be quite expensive.
Now, if you can still use your Xperia Z2, before applying the troubleshooting solutions from below, backup your data. In that matter you can use backup and restore apps from Google Play and you can save your personal data, info and accounts including contacts list, call logs, text messages, market apps, internet settings and so on. Without making a backup, you will lose everything that’s saved on the internal storage memory of your phone and also on your SD card.
A computer will also be required and your phone’s USB cable will be used. You will have to establish a connection between your Sony Xperia Z2 and your computer so if possible on your phone enable USB debugging option by going to “menu – settings – developer options”. The best will be to temporarily disable the antivirus protection from your computer and to charge your smartphone especially if you know that there is less than 60% power left. Also, remember that this tutorial is compatible only with the Sony Xperia Z2 so don’t use the following steps for unbricking another Android based smartphone as you will only end up in messing things up even more.
How to Unbrick Sony Xperia Z2
Try to make a hard reset
If you soft bricked your Sony Xperia Z2, then you might probably be able to fix all the problems by making a hard reset. This operation is official and can be performed in two ways: by using the hardware buttons of your device or by using its menu. Now, if you can’t use the Android OS, then you should choose the first method, in term of making a hardware hard reset, or factory reset. Do note that by completing this procedure you will lose all of your data which is saved on both phone and its SD card so if possible don’t forget about the backup.
Learn how to hard reset the Sony Xperia Z2.
Fix boot loop issues
After applying an update, or after performing other custom or complex operations you Xperia Z2 might get stuck in a boot loop. Or your device might run with lags or with bugs or might experience force close errors or other alerts. Well, in that case you should try to apply the steps from below.
- Enter recovery mode on Sony Xperia Z2.
- From there select “wipe data factory reset”.
- Also choose “wipe cache partition”.
- Then, from main menu of recovery select “advanced” and choose “wipe dalvick cache”.
- Go back to recovery and pick “reboot system now”.
- You should be able to use your phone without any problems.
Also, for resolving problems like the ones described above you can try to format your SD card as it might get corrupted while you are performing unofficial procedures like updating with a custom ROM firmware.
Downgrade Sony Xperia Z2 to stock / official Android OS
If the guidelines from above aren’t working for you, try to flash the official Android OS on your device. In this way you will be able to revoke root access, relock the bootloader and remove the custom ROM firmware – in case you have applied such software. Also, by completing this procedure you can restore the warranty of your device – the warranty usually gets void while gaining root access or unlocking the bootloader – and you can install the default restrictions on your phone; basically you will restore your Xperia Z2 to its initial state.
You can anytime check how to downgrade your handset to stock or official Android OS by using this dedicated step by step tutorial. Also, you can try to fix your bricked Android device by using other troubleshooting solutions explained here on Android.gs.
That was all for now. I hope that you have managed to fix your bricked Sony Xperia Z2. If not, don’t hesitate and share your problems with our team and with our readers and we will try to assist you as soon as possible.