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Easy guide to root your tablet and keep your warranty

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By Stirius, Member on 23rd June 2014, 11:44 AM
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19th January 2015, 05:38 PM |#61  
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Originally Posted by geko95gek

Sounds like downgrading to 4.4.2 is our only option, why the hell was the towelroot method patched. What idiot thought that was a good idea?

Can you please post the link for downgrading to 4.4.2 for the SGP512/US version? Thanks in advance - I'm having a rough time finding the correct instructions. I have tried some and still failed to get root.
 
 
20th January 2015, 02:38 PM |#62  
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Update: I was successfully able to downgrade to 4.4.2 ROM, but now easy root will not run. Even after downloading tr.apk and placing it in the specified folders, the batch file fails to find tr.apk , and also "curl" is not recognized either. THanks in advance for any assistance here. I'll be going back thru this thread again to see if I missed anything.
20th January 2015, 07:19 PM |#63  
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UPDATE-2: Yeah....I definitely missed some things. Happy to report that all is well with the universe once again in my happy, rooted world. LOL!!!
6th February 2015, 06:20 PM |#64  
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What are the spécifications of your tablet ?
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Well, seems that was the "easy guide" Thanks!

btw.: my SGP512 is now rooted and the guide helped me very much!

Hi
Before doing stupid things, I asked whether this solution worked for Xperia Z2 SGP512 tablet.
I was told that it depended on the version of android and kernel and further, it did not work with Android 4.4.4 and 4.3
I see we have the same tablet. What were the specifications of your hold when you did the root?

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Originally Posted by kof69

Work fine.
Rooted SGP512 32Go with FW .402
Thanks.

Salut,
J'ai une tablette z2 sgp512 et avant de faire des conneries, j'ai préféré demander si le présent guide fonctionnait pour elle.
On m'a répondu que sa dépendait de la version Android et du kernel et qu'en tout état de cause, ça ne marchait pas pour android 4.4.4 et 4.3
Moi je suis en 4.4.2
Toi qui semble avoir réussi l'opération, quelles étaient les spécifs de ta tablette avant le root ?
18th February 2015, 03:45 PM |#65  
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Originally Posted by alamyr

Salut,
J'ai une tablette z2 sgp512 et avant de faire des conneries, j'ai préféré demander si le présent guide fonctionnait pour elle.
On m'a répondu que sa dépendait de la version Android et du kernel et qu'en tout état de cause, ça ne marchait pas pour android 4.4.4 et 4.3
Moi je suis en 4.4.2
Toi qui semble avoir réussi l'opération, quelles étaient les spécifs de ta tablette avant le root ?

Salut,
c'est une SGP512 WiFi qui était en 4.4.2 au moment du root
18th February 2015, 03:54 PM |#66  
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Super merci, ça tombe impec, je vais pouvoir me lancer sans trembler
17th April 2015, 06:34 AM |#67  
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My new Z2 tablet is arriving today, will I be able to use the method in the OP to root? I believe is comes with kitkat but not sure.
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Just some tips.
1) Copy towelroot apk first to the folder.
2) Set display timeout to 5 minutes max
3) Verify ADB works by typing adb devices in the CMD window. Don't forget to confirm on the tablet
4) Make sure you confirm (on the tablet) when running the bat file (probably will ask you a couple of times.
5) Run the bat file 2 or 3 times until it finishes properly (I had to do this 3 times)
6) Make sure you install SuperSU from market. Reboot if needed
7) I used root explorer to set the /system to RW.
8) SuperSU should update binary when you open it.

Other than #2 and possibly #5, I don't really understand this. How will this affect the process if I do/don't do it?

Also, will the OP method work on the Z2 phone (D6053)?

Sorry for all the noob questions, I've never rooted before and I REALLY don't want to brick my new tablet
22nd April 2015, 04:06 PM |#68  
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I must write this guide because I spent yesterday 6 hours of doing all of following steps (together with 2 useless firmware flashes and other worthless stuff). Why? Because it was really complicated for someone who is not really familiar with all the names, definitions etc. I just wanted to have my tablet rooted, keep my warranty and use my external SD card without limitations. It is not easy but it is DIFFICULT to find these few steps on XDA forum in tens of topics with many information posts and garbage around.

Alas, if people on such a mission could actually produce concise and non-ambiguous instructions that required no extrapolation or reverse deductions. Does this work on any Z2 tablet regardless of build number? It appears from reading further, it does not work on some versions of KK and I'll assume 5.0 is out of the question.

Important thing is that you can do these steps WITHOUT loosing any data! (Which I lost yesterday because of my lacking information.)

Here we go (written without tablet around, so some things can be generalised):

I did it on Z2 Tablet 511, firmware .402 (no need to downgrade as I did at the beginning...)

1. Open up your device’s “Settings”. Now scroll to the bottom and tap “About phone” or “About tablet”. At the “About” screen, scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times. Make sure you tap seven times. You will then see a notice that you are now a developer.
2. Now you should have Developer options in the System settings. Go there, enable USB debugging.
3. Again in Settings go to Security options and allow installations from Uknown source.
4. Download Easy Root v5 here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=53448680 (guide is there also)
5. Download Backup TA v9.11 here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2292598 (optional for backing up your system info if you will later unlock your phone, install new ROMs etc. But if you need just root, it is not necessary. But it is recommended so you can be sure that you can get your tablet to the default status when it was bought and you can make a complaint in case something else will break down.)

Did you mean to instruct me to download these files on my open and running tablet or this PC you firstly mention in #6?

6. Connect your tablet to your pc normally. Just have your tablet switched on and use USB cabel. Let it install all drivers.
7. Run Easy Root v5 (install.bat) and your tablet will be rooted in few seconds
8. For TA backup run Backup-TA.bat. Follow instructions and save your TA files. It will be created in the folder from which you run the applications. It is compressed in one file. Save it somewhere and keep it!
9. Reboot
10. If you want to use external card without limitations, install SD fix https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=nextapp.sdfix

For common users who want to install apps which need root and do not want to install custom ROMs or do another tricky stuff this process is enough. Enjoy your tablet now .

There can be maybe some problems with drivers. Then you can try install PC Companion which should install everything for you. http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/pc-companion/

Another thing from @stress40 who had also problems rooting the tablet:

1) I used easy root tool (on windows with Android SDK installed, ADB drivers etc)
2) extract easyroot v5 onto desktop (keeping extracted files together in a folder)
3) download towelroot.apk and put in Files folder of towelroot
4) reboot phone then plug in phone and double kick install.bat (so you get the ADB message on phone) and most importantly DON'T LET YOUR*PHONE*SCREEN*TURN*OFF (mine did so was stuck at waiting for phone but as soon as I turned it on it was fine) I was rooted in a few minutes after double clicking install.bat.

I've always used towelroot directly on a device to be rooted and these instructions sorta make it sound like you are running it from a desktop pc. I gotta say these instructions overall are clunky at best, ambiguous and not concise.
Last edited by DroidinAndStuff; 22nd April 2015 at 04:15 PM. Reason: waded through further info and misinfo
5th August 2015, 06:03 PM |#69  
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Tried this and all I get is "error this device is not rooted"
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