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7th February 2014, 07:19 AM   |  #1  
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Hi there, 2 weeks ago I bought a Xperia z1, and it was already with android 4.3 ver:14.2.A.0.290 and I can't ROOT it, I don't want to unlock the bootloader (not yet). And I wonder if there's a way to root it, like previous versions of android, using any app or something, because I have tried some pages where you install CMW but it must be with unlocked bootloader...
now my question is... do you think that there will be a way to root the phone without unlocking bootloader?

thanks and regards from Chile.
7th February 2014, 09:38 AM   |  #2  
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Not for the moment, you need to downgrade the firmware if you want to root your Z1

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7th February 2014, 01:16 PM   |  #3  
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You don't search very well. There is no direct root like Vroot or something like that at the moment and probably never will be. You can root your phone with locked bootloader with this method only, http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2572988, watch the video, it will help you to understand.
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7th February 2014, 05:21 PM   |  #4  
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well, I have watched the video, and I think I'm screwed, because of this:
- I must unlock my bootloader and I will lose the DRM keys.
- if I want to backup my TA partition I need to ROOT my phone (but I can't)

so I'm serioulsly thinking about unlocking my bootloader. (I've already the latest version so it is supposed not to brick the camera)

and about the link that @eclyptos left... it says:
Requirements:
Flashtool 0.9.13 by @Androxyde
XZDualRecovery 2.7.43 BETA or newer.
Current rooted FW version: 14.1.G.1.534 and 14.1.G.2.257 .

but my phone came with the latest version.

so what do you think, do I unlock my bootloader anyways?
7th February 2014, 06:29 PM   |  #5  
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by buda1331

well, I have watched the video, and I think I'm screwed, because of this:
- I must unlock my bootloader and I will lose the DRM keys.
- if I want to backup my TA partition I need to ROOT my phone (but I can't)

so I'm serioulsly thinking about unlocking my bootloader. (I've already the latest version so it is supposed not to brick the camera)

and about the link that @eclyptos left... it says:
Requirements:
Flashtool 0.9.13 by @Androxyde
XZDualRecovery 2.7.43 BETA or newer.
Current rooted FW version: 14.1.G.1.534 and 14.1.G.2.257 .

but my phone came with the latest version.

so what do you think, do I unlock my bootloader anyways?


Do not unlock it yet!

1. Downgrade to 14.1.G.1.534.
2. Root via Bin4ry v33.
3. Backup TA.
4. Go from there.

Cheers,
Mateusz
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7th February 2014, 09:32 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by buda1331

well, I have watched the video, and I think I'm screwed, because of this:
- I must unlock my bootloader and I will lose the DRM keys.
- if I want to backup my TA partition I need to ROOT my phone (but I can't)

Again, you don't read carefully! and on video nobody are saying to unlock bootloader so I don't understand which video did you saw.

You don't have to unlock your bootloader, the method is for Locked Bootloader, downgrade to .534 using Flashtool, Root with Bin4ry, then again with Flashtool update to .290, then to .136 from HERE, follow the instructions.
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21st February 2014, 11:01 PM   |  #7  
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Again, you don't read carefully! and on video nobody are saying to unlock bootloader so I don't understand which video did you saw.

You don't have to unlock your bootloader, the method is for Locked Bootloader, downgrade to .534 using Flashtool, Root with Bin4ry, then again with Flashtool update to .290, then to .136 from HERE, follow the instructions.

Thanks man, I was on vacations and now I'm gonna do that. I've a question, can I update OTA after doing this? (walkman, album, etc)
21st February 2014, 11:56 PM   |  #8  
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Thanks man, I was on vacations and now I'm gonna do that. I've a question, can I update OTA after doing this? (walkman, album, etc)

Yes.

BTW, you can skip the update to .290 and jump directly to update to .136 after root .534.
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22nd February 2014, 06:08 AM   |  #9  
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Yes.

BTW, you can skip the update to .290 and jump directly to update to .136 after root .534.

Finally I did it!!! 4.3 rooted .136

now I am trying to find a way to make GAME CIH work hahaha

best regards and thanks to all of you!

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