Originally Posted by wintermute000
I don't know why you've had to jump through hoops, but search for "easyroot"
I ran v5 on the older firmware and v11 on the latest firmware 17.1.2.A.0.314, works perfectly, installed supersu from play store immediately afterwards.
FWIW towelroot did not work for me either on .314 but I never tried it on the last firmware
It's a nice idea, but it doesn't work. "operation not permitted". Here's the output from Easy Root:
= Easy Root Tool v11 =
= Supports various Xperia devices =
= created by zxz0O0 =
= http://forum.xda-developers.com/ =
= showthread.php?p=53448680 =
= Many thanks to: =
= - [NUT] =
= - geohot =
= - MohammadAG =
= - cubeundcube =
= - nhnt11 =
= - xsacha =
tr.apk not found. Trying to download from
Extracting libexploit.so using 7z
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
Waiting for Device, connect USB cable now...
Make sure you have only one Android device connected
BlueStacks emulator can also cause problems
Getting device variables
Device model is SGP561
Firmware is 17.1.D.0.417
221 KB/s (1585 bytes in 0.007s)
3452 KB/s (657704 bytes in 0.186s)
368 KB/s (1133 bytes in 0.003s)
1854 KB/s (9496 bytes in 0.005s)
2670 KB/s (13672 bytes in 0.005s)
Copying kernel module...
2805 KB/s (34473 bytes in 0.012s)
249 KB/s (767 bytes in 0.003s)
1659 KB/s (13592 bytes in 0.008s)
Kernel version is 3.4.0-perf-g31245c3
Version does not match 3.4.0-perf-ge4322cd, needs patching...
1+0 records in
0+1 records out
19 bytes transferred in 0.001 secs (19000 bytes/sec)
Kernel module patched.
modulecrcpatch (by zxz0O0)
module_layout: patched to 0xCFADE050
kallsyms_lookup_name: not found
printk: not found
mem_text_write_kernel_word: not found
2211 KB/s (13592 bytes in 0.006s)
3211 KB/s (197320 bytes in 0.060s)
Waiting for towelzxperia to exploit...
towelzxperia by zxz0O0 (EasyRootTool Version)
libexploit by geohot
doing the magic
creating vm (loljavasucks)
mount: Operation not permitted
Also, as I said before, my firmware is 17.1.D.0.417. Yours can't be the latest firmware if my firmware is a higher number. I'm still stuck in this limbo where some apps think it's rooted and other apps don't.
: Despite the error it gave me, I tried installing SuperSU by chainfire again and I seemed to get farther at least, but it failed. Rebooting to try again.
: It also gave me this error on my computer when I rebooted the device:
Checking if device is rooted...
error: device not found
Error: device not rooted
Press any key to continue . . .
But when I went into SuperSU it didn't give me any errors. I went into Root Explorer and it actually asked me if I wanted to grant super user privileges, but I don't think it's fully rooted though. The root folder is empty, and although I can see the files of other directories, it fails to touch a few things. I kind of expected that would happen to bootanimation.zip, but I also can't edit Platform.XML to restore write permissions. I have done this before on other devices so I know I was doing it correctly, but it just failed to edit. I even tried an app to do so, but it also failed. It's rooted enough to see the files and open them. I can even copy files otherwise hidden and it appears to be able to mount as read/write. It's just that it always fails to do anything with it.
I then went and installed "Mount /system (rw / ro)" and although it appeared to work successfully after granting it super user privileges, it still didn't allow me to edit the files in root explorer, so I installed FX and and it's root add on module. I tried to edit the files, but it wasn't mounted as "Read/Write" as far as it's concerned and when I tried doing so within it's menu it just said "Error" The operation could not be completed"
So... am I rooted or not? Easy Root definitely helped me get farther, but not far enough to actually do what I needed the root to do.
After a few minutes, for some unknown reason, Root Explorer allowed me to edit Platform.XML to add <group gid=”media_rw” /> under WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (still won't work in FX though) and of course I still can't edit bootanimation.zip, but as a test I successfully moved some files from the internal memory to the 128 GB micoSD so I'm at least rooted enough to restore access to the SD card so I will give it some time to see how much I can do with it.
There is a forum bug. When I edit posts on a tablet there are no problems, but when I do so on a computer it tells me I have to wait 5 minutes before writing a new post to prevent spam - even though it's not a new post, it's an edit of an old post. Just like there is a weird thing where it will let me post links in a tablet, but not in a PC. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any bug report form or moderator contact links so just putting it here.