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[Q] O2 UK need Root - bootloader unlock NOT allowed?

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Default [Q] O2 UK need Root - bootloader unlock NOT allowed?

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Before anybody says, yes I am aware there is a Search function - but I find a huge number of threads all with unclear posts, which is why i'm asking here.

I have an Ultra, SIM-locked to O2-UK, Bootloader Unlocking not allowed, and fully upgraded to14.3.A.0.681. Please can someone explain to me the easiest method to Root my device - and advise whether any downgrading and data loss will occur, etc? I'm desparate to tinker!

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Read the stickies
  1. Downgrade to 532
  2. Root
  3. Install recovery
  4. Follow instructions in 757 locked BL thread
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Read the stickies
  1. Downgrade to 532
  2. Root
  3. Install recovery
  4. Follow instructions in 757 locked BL thread
Becuse i'm clearly a blind fool(!), where are the stickies? And which in particular? I don't see any at the top of the Topic list in the Forum..
 
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Becuse i'm clearly a blind fool(!), where are the stickies? And which in particular? I don't see any at the top of the Topic list in the Forum..
This one for a start http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2569904
And this one for downgrading (also has basic root instructions) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2593918
The first link has kinks to the Sony KK threads for locked BL
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