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Quick and easy way of rooting .62 without bootloader unlock

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25th February 2012, 04:20 PM   |  #21  
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SoloRazr thanks but I can not find the .58 versión to download if you could give me the Link please and in doing so I will lose the data right?

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25th February 2012, 07:53 PM   |  #22  
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SoloRazr thanks but I can not find the .58 versión to download if you could give me the Link please and in doing so I will lose the data right?

Sent from my SK17i using xda premium

You can flash with wotanserver and it's not necessary to flash .58, .42 works also.
26th February 2012, 01:15 AM   |  #23  
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DO this:

  1. Flash a fresh .58 firmware using FlashTool
  2. Root it using DooMlorDs Easy Rooting Kit version 4
  3. Connect to a WiFi or a stable 3G and update via Update Center App on your phone
  4. Done!


Where did you get your .58 FW for the WT19i?
Im planning to do that same steps you have mentioned.
But I would really like to keep the user data apps on my phone.
Have not rooted my phone yet and currently on latest .62 FW.
Would it work on my current setup or do I a really need a fresh install of .58 FW.
Thanks

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Found link for .58 FW
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1343529
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26th February 2012, 01:52 PM   |  #24  
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thank for sharing!!
27th February 2012, 07:02 PM   |  #25  
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If the bootloader is unlocked, does that mean, that .62 is normal rootable?

I ask, because Sony offers the bootloder unlock officially:

http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/instructions
28th February 2012, 10:05 PM   |  #26  
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If you unlock BL via SE official method then FOTA updates won't work, i think
29th February 2012, 07:34 AM   |  #27  
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how it works?
i have .62 firmware but i cant root my phone,,
2nd March 2012, 01:43 AM   |  #28  
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Originally Posted by melander

Where did you get your .58 FW for the WT19i?
Im planning to do that same steps you have mentioned.
But I would really like to keep the user data apps on my phone.
Have not rooted my phone yet and currently on latest .62 FW.
Would it work on my current setup or do I a really need a fresh install of .58 FW.
Thanks

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Found link for .58 FW
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1343529

Would it work on my current setup or do I a really need a fresh install of .58 FW - I am afraid you really need a fresh .58. Unless you are willing to unlock your bootloader and flash an older kernel to it to make the root works.
2nd March 2012, 04:18 AM   |  #29  
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thought it would of made it easier for people to see, rather than they going through loads of pages to find it out. ive tried several methods but this seems to be the only one that works .... my appologies

agreed.

I never read thread pass the first page. So I don't mind if there is like 10000 threads on the same subject.

+ it's easier to surf threads, than posts.

And the Search functions are never accurate.
2nd March 2012, 09:30 PM   |  #30  
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did everything as you guys said. Installed .42 using FlashTool, Root it fine. However after updating the FW to .62 over the air (OTA), the phone doesnt want to turn back on anymore.

Any advice?

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