it just doesn't work for me......
Hi, Apologies in advance for this lengthy post. I've been trying (on & off) for 3 weeks to root my Xperia Z LTE (SGP321) runing the above firmware without any joy.
I've been using the method detailed i.e. downgrade to 4.1.2; root using DoomLord; install recovery using TABZ-flashing a 4.3 10.4.1.B.0.101 zip file in Philz recovery; and then flashing a "stripped" 4.3 10.4.1.B.0.101 ftf file.
I just cannot get it to work.
1. Downgrading from 188.8.131.52.B.0.101 to 4.1.2 (SGP321_10.1.1.A.1.307_CE-LTE) (using Flashtool) seems to work fine.
2. Rooting the newly installed 4.1.2 with DoomLord seemed to work. e.g. SU appears in the app draw, is configurable and seems to work
This is where everthing seems to go pear-shaped
3. (a)The DualLockedRecovery process doesn't seem to work. It does not install CWM or TWRP (From what I have since read, TWRP is not available for Xperia LTE tablets) recoveries - it just installs the "vanilla" Philz.
(b) Cannot flash the 4.3 10.4.1.B.0.101_CE1.zip file in Philz. Flashing always fails after about 2 seconds.
Anyway, long story short - the whole thing fall apart after rooting 4.1.2; resulting in numerous re-installs of stock 4.3 using "EMMA".
Can anyone out there point me in the direction of reliable methods of rooting my tablet.
I love android, but android without Tasker, Xposed Framework etc is unthinkable.
Samsung Galaxy S3 International (i9300) (x2) running Rom: OminROM 4.4.x Nightly
Xperia Tablet Z LTE SGP321 (16gb internal / Sandisk 64gb Class 10 micr sd)