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How to get root on 257 now that 290 is out?

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By xd4d3v, Senior Member on 24th January 2014, 07:40 AM
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Just received my repaired phone after an attempt to root 290 left it completely dead and not responsive to anything.
Very scary stuff, and I'm glad I didnt unlock the bootloader and the phone was still on warranty.

I'm interested in getting 257 rooted, so I flashed an unbranded FTF of 534 (excluded baseband) and rooted with kingo root.
I was thinking in doing and OTA to 257 but it only shows 290.

What can I do without unlocking the bootloader that is SAFE?
 
 
24th January 2014, 08:44 AM |#2  
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Same question here...

I don't like 290 and I just want stock rooted 257 without unlocking bootloader
24th January 2014, 10:00 AM |#3  
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Same here! Bluetooth Audio completely useless with 290 with 257 it was perfect

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24th January 2014, 11:32 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by xd4d3v

Just received my repaired phone after an attempt to root 290 left it completely dead and not responsive to anything.
Very scary stuff, and I'm glad I didnt unlock the bootloader and the phone was still on warranty.

I'm interested in getting 257 rooted, so I flashed an unbranded FTF of 534 (excluded baseband) and rooted with kingo root.
I was thinking in doing and OTA to 257 but it only shows 290.

What can I do without unlocking the bootloader that is SAFE?

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Same question here...

I don't like 290 and I just want stock rooted 257 without unlocking bootloader

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Same here! Bluetooth Audio completely useless with 290 with 257 it was perfect

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I made a guide in the past on how to get root on .257. Here it is:



This guide uses method described in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2440408
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24th January 2014, 11:41 AM |#5  
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Same here! Bluetooth Audio completely useless with 290 with 257 it was perfect

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Odd, my BT Audio works fine in 290 - what's the problem?
24th January 2014, 11:50 AM |#6  
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I'd really like to stay away from using custom recoveries for the moment.
I've rooted and installed custom roms on multiple phones over the years, and I get the feeling that there are still many unknowns with the xperia Z1.
Users seem to be reporting random bricks on processes that should not produce a brick (I think there's a thread covering that)

Thats the main reason i'd like to get 257 rooted, as it was easy to install with no custom recovery and no unlocking of the bootloader.
24th January 2014, 05:45 PM |#7  
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Odd, my BT Audio works fine in 290 - what's the problem?

I use a mw100 Bluetooth headset and with 4.2.2 all was fine nice sound quality with 4.3 it's sound like 64kbits distortion on high frequency and crackles. Yesterday I testet 4.4.2 slimKat Rom and the sound was fine again but there are other problems and the camera iss slow so I switched back to 4.3 : /

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