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How can i root my Xperia PLAY 4g???

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By tbird775, Junior Member on 17th April 2012, 04:20 AM
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19th April 2012, 01:11 AM |#11  
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The trick is to root the older firmware, and update through OTA so you keep root. It must be OTA, not PC companion or SEUS.
 
 
21st April 2012, 12:08 AM |#12  
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OK... I just bought the same phone, AT&T unlocked 4G, Android version 2.3.3., but it is build # 3.0.1.B.0.285... does this mean that I can't root it? Anything I can do to get it to root? Like flashing something or some other method?
21st April 2012, 12:33 AM |#13  
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OK... I just bought the same phone, AT&T unlocked 4G, Android version 2.3.3., but it is build # 3.0.1.B.0.285... does this mean that I can't root it? Anything I can do to get it to root? Like flashing something or some other method?

Use flashtool to go to either the earlier AT&T build or a generic build.
21st April 2012, 12:43 AM |#14  
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Is there a way to backup or dump the firmware I do have? In case I want to restore it?
21st April 2012, 01:00 AM |#15  
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I posted a ftf file for the .285 build in the general section. Its probably a few pages in. You can use it through flashtool to get back to stock .285

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21st April 2012, 01:20 AM |#16  
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Thanks a lot... I just rooted my phone now... now I am waiting forever to get the battery application installed.
21st April 2012, 05:47 PM |#17  
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So since I flashed and rooted my 4g XPlay, will updating it to .285 create any problems? Like not being able to root again or not being able to have root access? And is it better to have .285?
22nd April 2012, 12:26 AM |#18  
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So since I flashed and rooted my 4g XPlay, will updating it to .285 create any problems? Like not being able to root again or not being able to have root access? And is it better to have .285?

You can go to .285 if you update over the air and keep root. Any other way and you will lose root and you can't root .285


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22nd April 2012, 12:33 AM |#19  
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You can go to .285 if you update over the air and keep root. Any other way and you will lose root and you can't root .285


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Sorry, what is over the air? And what is not over the air? You are referring to BT?
22nd April 2012, 04:56 AM |#20  
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Sorry, what is over the air? And what is not over the air? You are referring to BT?

Over the air is when you update from the phone itself using wifi, instead of plugging it into USB.

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22nd April 2012, 05:15 AM |#21  
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So does anyone know when or if I will be able to root my phone on .285?

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