DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BRICKING YOUR PHONE, or anything for that matter.
Tested 2x R800a. Please let me know if it doesn't work on your device!
THIS WILL WIPE YOUR DEVICE!
So you have a R800 that can't be unlocked officially i.e:
Bootloader unlock Status: No
What this means is that while we can get the device's bootloader unlocked(TP method), it will not enable fastboot access
So we lack the ability to flash kernels, in .img formats...but why not just make a FTF packed kernel, which we can flash through flashmode
I'm actually not sure to tell you the truth(*insert conspiracies*), but that was the solution this whole time...
Note: I have only made FTF versions of Turbo Kernel v3.1 by CosmicDan (R800x/R800a/i/at)
I have vouch for the R800a to be working, others will need testing....(just have stock FTF ready to go
STEP 1: BL Unlock Via Test Point method (Locked BL Only)
If your bootloader is currently LOCKED:
Read TP Guide by DragonClawsAreSharp
...If you don't feel comfortable doing this...stop reading
If you are comfortable with unlocking the bootloader then go ahead and do it.
Here is R800 TP location(quick google search): Here
, and with red dot
...you can use a paperclip and hold it to the (-) battery terminal to achieve the same results as the TP cable the guide shows.
In Flashtool (if you ever noticed):
S1_Loader_Root_773f - Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : NOT_ROOTABLE (lies)
will now become:
STEP 2: Prepare for Kernel
S1_Loader_Root_773f,S1_Loader_test_Root_xxxx - Version : r4A069 / Bootloader status : ROOTED (huehue)
For GSM Only: Flash R800i_4.0.2.A.0.62_phoenixvendor.ftf with Flashtool. Let device fully boot to language selection page.
Read through Turbo Kernel
(or what ever kernel
.ftf you plan to use)
Grab a rom, look at the compatibility section on the kernel page.
Copy rom over to root directory of phone memory card.
Prepare your body?
STEP 3: Kernel Time + Rom
R800a/at/i Turbo Kernel 3.1 Download
R800x Turbo Kernel 3.1 Download
More Kernels!! Thanks denisfgn
Flash via Flashtool in flashmode.
Unplug usb....press and hold power button until 1 vibration....wait...wait...
Wait for the blue LED + vibration?, then press Volume Up. You should enter a sexy recovery...
Select: "Slot 1" > "TWRP Recovery" > "Wipe" > Wipe Cache, Dalvik Cache, System
, then Factory Reset
Go back to main page (hit back button), then select "Install", scroll down to the Rom you copied to the device, select and install it.
If you forgot rom: plug phone into computer, then in TWRP Select "Mount"> "Mount USB Storage" copy rom over to phone then install it
This method should work for all Xperia 2011
devices that lack fastboot
, but can be/are unlock via testpoint
(anyone that can test let me know). Just need kernel to be in packed as a .ftf...
HAS THIS BEEN DONE BEFORE??
Maybe I can't search properly...
Yay!! 1st post ever on XDA...
- DragonClawsAreSharp for TP Guide
- CosmicDan for Kernel
- fma965 for FTF Guide
- Flashtool Dev's
- wedgess for Kernels
- DooMLoRD for Kernel