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17th April 2014, 01:09 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all, yesterday i just update my sp from 4.1.2 to 4.3.3 and i make a mistake, i download the ftf and flash the new (4.3.3) and i can root normaly. :/
so.. To root i neet to downgrade flashing the older version (likethis Xperia SP (C5302)_12.0.A.1.284_Unknown_3)
And then install recovery and next flash in recovery C5303_Generic_12.1.0.1.201_signed and kernel.266???
Please tell me if this is ok or not :???
Thanks in advanced
17th April 2014, 01:55 PM   |  #2  
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Hi all, yesterday i just update my sp from 4.1.2 to 4.3.3 and i make a mistake, i download the ftf and flash the new (4.3.3) and i can root normaly. :/
so.. To root i neet to downgrade flashing the older version (likethis Xperia SP (C5302)_12.0.A.1.284_Unknown_3)
And then install recovery and next flash in recovery C5303_Generic_12.1.0.1.201_signed and kernel.266???
Please tell me if this is ok or not :???
Thanks in advanced

The process is incorrect.

You can root up to version .254. You can't root .201 or .266. by the method you stated.

To root .201 or .266, you can install one of the customised roms (see android dev section)
Some roms required unlocked bootloader. Others do not. So read the instructions carefully.

I am current on rooted 201 using this ROM:http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658043
(version 2.1 - you install v2 then update with v2.1 on top).

You will still need to downgrade to older version so that you can get root and recoveries before you can install the above rom

Good luck
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17th April 2014, 04:31 PM   |  #3  
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The process is incorrect.

You can root up to version .254. You can't root .201 or .266. by the method you stated.

To root .201 or .266, you can install one of the customised roms (see android dev section)
Some roms required unlocked bootloader. Others do not. So read the instructions carefully.

I am current on rooted 201 using this ROM:http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658043
(version 2.1 - you install v2 then update with v2.1 on top).

You will still need to downgrade to older version so that you can get root and recoveries before you can install the above rom

Good luck

Sorry, can use this ftf?? (C5302)_12.0.A.1.284
For downgrade and root whit lordrom and install recovery and next flash 4.3??
Thanks :3
18th April 2014, 07:23 AM   |  #4  
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Sorry, can use this ftf?? (C5302)_12.0.A.1.284
For downgrade and root whit lordrom and install recovery and next flash 4.3??
Thanks :3

Not sure what 284 is (probably global ftf of version 257), but the last version before 4.3 was 254. You can try though.

Answer to your last question:
As stated: YOU CANNOT ROOT 4.3 (266 OR 201) with doomlord's exploit- PERIOD.
Once you flash the 4.3 kernel, your phone will go into a bootloop.

You can only use doomlord's exploit for version 257 up to 254.
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Hi, i already with 4.3.3 and roted,but when i turn on the Phone not apears the ligth of recovery :s. is a bug or i need to install aggain??
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Originally Posted by headache59

Not sure what 284 is (probably global ftf of version 257), but the last version before 4.3 was 254. You can try though.

Answer to your last question:
As stated: YOU CANNOT ROOT 4.3 (266 OR 201) with doomlord's exploit- PERIOD.
Once you flash the 4.3 kernel, your phone will go into a bootloop.

You can only use doomlord's exploit for version 257 up to 254.

isn't there any way to root .201 without downgrading and without losing drm keys?
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isn't there any way to root .201 without downgrading and without losing drm keys?

You only lose DRM keys if you unlock the bootloader, not through rooting.

The downgrade to older 4.1.2 will not cause the loss of the keys...

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Hi, i already with 4.3.3 and roted,but when i turn on the Phone not apears the ligth of recovery :s. is a bug or i need to install aggain??
Thanks for reply

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You didn't say how you rooted your device.
If it is through other roms, these roms would usually include a set of recoveries.

I have not tried (because I got both root and recoveries through customised roms for 201), but you can try dssmex's files to install your recovery. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2649923
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O.k. Rooted my phone by downgrading to .254. If I use Flash tool to install .266 tft will that destroy the root?

EDIT: NVM answered the question myself.
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