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[Guide][T,TL,V,TX] DIRECT ROOT + RECOVERY on Android 4.3

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Battery Low Does this mean I don't have to unlock bootloader?

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If I'm rooted and have the recovery installed, does this mean I don't have to unlock my bootloader when installing third party ROMs?

Does something like 2ndInit exist or is it needed at all? I used to have a Defy+ and the bootloader was impossible to unlock, but it was bypassed with 2ndInit which then loaded any ROM.

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If I'm rooted and have the recovery installed, does this mean I don't have to unlock my bootloader when installing third party ROMs?
Yes.
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If I'm rooted and have the recovery installed, does this mean I don't have to unlock my bootloader when installing third party ROMs?
With a locked bootloader you can install any rom based ONLY on stock firmware.
With an unlocked bootloader you can install any custom rom (cyanogenmod, omnirom, miui... and so on) or just a custom kernel working with stock firmware (doomkernel, etc...)
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With a locked bootloader you can install any rom based ONLY on stock firmware.
With an unlocked bootloader you can install any custom rom (cyanogenmod, omnirom, miui... and so on) or just a custom kernel working with stock firmware (doomkernel, etc...)
Thank you for that info! The biggest problem I have with stock ROM is that it prevents from installing APK's and things in general on the actual SD card, and the internal 2GB on my Xperia V gets filled up really fast. I have a 32GB SD card and can currently use it only for my photos, which is a huge waste of space - and also my 2GB internal is constantly full. Might be a bit off-topic, but is there a way around this on stock-based ROMs?
 
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There are apps which provide that capability, search for App2SD. Or system tools which do the job, such as Android Tuner, Appmanager, etc.I remember there are also stock based ROMs where the developer built that capability in.
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when i want to install FlashgordonBB , i get installing this app may harm your device, Google recommended to not install this app

is this ok ??


anyway FlashgordonBB link : File Temporarily Unavailable now on Dev host !!
 
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when i want to install FlashgordonBB , i get installing this app may harm your device, Google recommended to not install this app

is this ok ??


anyway FlashgordonBB link : File Temporarily Unavailable now on Dev host !!
1) Yes it's ok

2) You're right, link doesn't work anymore, let's ask @peetr_ what's going on
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I have successfully rooted my Xperia V 9.2.a.2.5 and tried to install recovery
After installing flash gordon, I selected the zip file, clicked to grant root access to flash gordon, and it showed "Extracting" for several minutes which kept appeared.
I tried to hit "back" on my phone, that "extracting" disappeared, so I hit the "flash now" button.
The app said successful and reboot required. I manually power off the phone, but the recovery is not installed.
Is the "Extracting" message normal??
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I havn't put the recovery zip file into the root folder of internal storage
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Very simple and great guide, everything is working on my LT30p : ) If I've done everything from this (root+recovery) and want to install custom rom like PureXT, do I need to do steps 1-3 over again?

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