Originally Posted by Trickee360
Hey there everybody.
I'm thinking of jumping to a verizon xperia play and i'm trying to figure out how i'd root it and get to the point where i can flash custom roms.
I think the Flash Tool is what i want, but i cant find any detailed explanation of what it does and how to use it (i'm a big fan of reading up) on either its thread here, the x10 thread, or its website. I think it might be so ubiquitous here that i'm out of my element coming from sprint/samsung land. Help a brother out?
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If do get it there are something you should know.
Root is easy, check the link named zergRush in my signature.
To load a custom rom (that doesn't require a new kernel) you need to install CWM, and there is an app available in the market for it (CWM for Xperia, or something like that)
If you want a rom that requires a custom kernel (i.e. cm7 is all that we have right now) then you need to pay ($24) to unlock the bootloader to install a custom rom
Flashtool is a combination of two programs, it can be used in fastboot mode (to load a custom kernel (i think, i've only used it for the other usage I'll talk about now)
Otherwise it can be used to flash a ftf file (a copy of the update) to bring your phone to stock.
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