[Q] Phone possibly bricked?
Re-Tried DooMLoRD method and it worked this time. Thanks xda
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First off I'd like to say to any admins or moderators and to everyone who sees this I'm sorry about the title that is now misleading and as you can see I am a hardcore noob in this stuff... If this gets locked please message me and give me some pointers of where to go for help, etc. Thanks.
Okay so below you will see major fail. I don't really know what happened but to boot all I have to do was hold down the power button for ~3-5 seconds. (it opened normally). I still have all the sony crap so it didn't root.
Now I kind of basically need/want (mostly want) someone to help and/or guide me through rooting my Xperia ZL in layman terms and not to sound cocky or expecting too much but I'd like for you to have nice spelling, i've noticed lots of people here don't really and that can give me a massive headache after a while :/
I'd like to add that after this I tried a bit more and the runme.bat file made it to "daemon file not found, starting now" "daemon file succesfully started" after having detected my phone. And then nothing happens for a while and I close it all.
I've now also tried this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2186368
but I get stuck on the white screen part.
Phone: Sony Xperia ZL
Software update: 10.3.A.0.423
PC OS: Windows 7
Now that school is starting, I will use my phone more.... But first, I must root it! So I basically I tried to root my phone and now it's stuck on a black screen with a yellow light at the bottom. When I press the power button a battery shows up (It's a bit more than half way full.)
I was following this guide (DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2327473
I kind of didn't follow the instructions correctly... I tried to but, couldn't.
1.just download the file, extract it completely using winzip/winrar
2.go to the folder where its extracted and execute "RUNME.bat"
3.read and follow the instructions on the screen!
4.REBOOT THE DEVICE AFTER THE SCRIPT HAS FINISHED EXECUTION!
3. Says to install abd(or whatever) drivers and I didn't really understand how... I opened the "files" folder that comes with the whole .rar and then ran the abd application and all it did was run a command prompt window for like 0.2 seconds so I assumed it didnt work and ran it a bunch of other times with the same results. I then tried the device manager way to no avail. I downloaded another abd file pack I found on these forums but those didn't do anything either. Note: I also tried both of these with my firewall OFF..... So after all that, I skipped that part.
Now it said to turn on developer mode. I was looking in my options everywhere for literally about 20 minutes and couldn't find it ANYWHERE... So I gave up(again).
Now it said something about unknown sources and I also couldn't find that.
I think I re-ran the abd application while the runme was open and then something popped up, like awaiting device or something like it. I don't remember what it said after that but I seemed to think it had worked. My phone seemed normal... and everything was the same. So I was sad.
4. About 30-60 minutes after step 3, I noticed it said to reboot after all that. So I did. Now I'm here, and I have a 700$ brick beside me.
Edit: The light on the bottom is now green, not yellow, I really hope this is good.
I'm kind of like panicking though.