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Hi Guys!
I'm sorry if this question has been asked a gazillion times, but I want to know what I'm getting into first as I am new to rooting.
I have a Sony Xperia Ion (LT28i) with Jelly Bean on it (4.1.2). I was simply wondering if the process outlined in this thread would work:

[Tutorial][ION] Flashing Firmware and Rooting
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1812168

Once again, sorry for a repeat but I'm not exactly sure about what my firmware is etc.
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Hi Guys!
I'm sorry if this question has been asked a gazillion times, but I want to know what I'm getting into first as I am new to rooting.
I have a Sony Xperia Ion (LT28i) with Jelly Bean on it (4.1.2). I was simply wondering if the process outlined in this thread would work:

[Tutorial][ION] Flashing Firmware and Rooting
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1812168

Once again, sorry for a repeat but I'm not exactly sure about what my firmware is etc.
Thanks!
yes that will work..go to settings>about phone> and you will find all the info abt ur software versions...u are basically looking for build number here..
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Build Number is:
6.2.B.0.211

Therefore since it appears to be the most recent firmware, I can simply skip to the rooting portion of the guide correct?

Thanks, I've been hoping to get my phone rooted to get rid of all the bloatware.
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I have attempted to root the device to no avail. Does the firmware have to be flashed over? Or can I use the firmware currently on it. If it has to be flashed over, my phone does not appear to have drivers in the flash tool. Can I flash without installing a driver?
 
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I have attempted to root the device to no avail. Does the firmware have to be flashed over? Or can I use the firmware currently on it. If it has to be flashed over, my phone does not appear to have drivers in the flash tool. Can I flash without installing a driver?
u have an unlocked bootloader or locked???
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I believe it is locked as I have not done anything to the phone besides upgrading to JB from ICS. I used the Sony PC Companion to do so as well.

Edit: Bootloader is locked and apparently cannot be unlocked. (According to System info)
 
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I believe it is locked as I have not done anything to the phone besides upgrading to JB from ICS. I used the Sony PC Companion to do so as well.

Edit: Bootloader is locked and apparently cannot be unlocked. (According to System info)
It doesnt matter...can you tell me the steps that you did briefly and where you faced the problem?

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It tells me to use the display system check but it just gets stuck hanging at a white screen on my phone and the program does not continue from there. If you could tell me the version of the root program and which option to use, I might be able to do it, but I've tried a few different versions of it with different options. Not exactly sure what I can do.

Edit: Do I have to flash my firmware before trying to root? It doesn't say anywhere that I have to, however could that be what's not allowing me to root?
 
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It tells me to use the display system check but it just gets stuck hanging at a white screen on my phone and the program does not continue from there. If you could tell me the version of the root program and which option to use, I might be able to do it, but I've tried a few different versions of it with different options. Not exactly sure what I can do.

Edit: Do I have to flash my firmware before trying to root? It doesn't say anywhere that I have to, however could that be what's not allowing me to root?
This method doesnt work with your .211 fw. Try this http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...t=root+211+ion
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I've tried that thread's root method. All I keep getting is a screen that it pauses at basically indefinitely, and none of the other root options work.


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