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[Q] Rooting Xperia JB - Will this work?

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Default [Q] Rooting Xperia JB - Will this work?

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As we all know unless we downgrade and stuff, or install custom recoveries (which require some hackeries) we can't root the latest firmware.

I came across this method: http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Rooting

It uses the original boot.img and edits it then using fastboot it flashes it with the su binaries and security turned off.

Would this work on our Xperia?

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Probably, but you'd need to unlock your bootloader...

 
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That kind of defeats the purpose. I'm trying to not do that

I want to be able to install OTA updates and support.
 
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You can alway relock back once rooted. By that, you can OTA update safely and keep rooting

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You can alway relock back once rooted. By that, you can OTA update safely and keep rooting

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Ok so if I follow that guide to get root, unlock bootloader, flash the new boot, and relock bootloader, I will be able to install OTA?

Won't that brick my device since I have a modified boot.img?
 
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In order to relock the bootloader you must firdt change back to a stock kernel, otherwise you will brick the phone, wich luckily is recoverable...

Even if yo relock on custom kernel, you will also can enter in fastboot mode to flash stock one

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