I just found one on ebay (germany) by chance. Since I always ‘need’ an official device to test if something I’ve built is ‘just broken on my port’. The xperia 10ii was a bit suck (it can’t render opengl scenes that, for instance, the volla / GS290 can) so I’m happy to have found one new under 200. Now I can sell the 10ii.
So, I managed to rescue the GS5 (a long ugly story in itself). I got it stock up to version 12 (with the Gigaset updates). So, hardware looked ok. Then I did the flashing, again. It’s weird. This time, after making sure the boot loader was unlocked and booting into the ‘normal’ Anroid, I said, what the hell, and tried the VollaOS install via ubports again. This time, it succeeded, did a reboot and the Volla logo appeared. Yeah! I thought, nope. It stuck there in a fastboot loop. So, I did a bootloader reboot into fastboot to try again. Same thing. Said, the hell, and since I’m in fastboot, tried flashing sfos (the image from nov. last year). And I have a dead phone again.
I’m not sure what has changed. I’ve flashed my main GS5 3 times without ever having an issue. I even tested the cables first. I’m stumped.
Te sony arrived in the middle of the process and it’s now runing sfos. Ah, well.