Thanks Meter 21
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: The Land of the Blue busses.
First off i am also curious what is this quad thing?
Yes, you can root this XSP, i followed the method by DooMLord
however since i am new to the rooting process i found the detailed instruction
If you are planning on using the above root method be ready to expect the offline charging bug. I dont think it is a major issue but it is annoying when you cant have your phone off and charging at the same time since it auto starts when charger is plugged in. If you can live with that the rooting itself is quite easy but you have to mind the details and you wont lose any setting etc. The charing issue is somewhat fixed... why somewhat? Because the fix seems to be restricted to stock (original) software and it is a bit of a pain in the... Also the process itself is more complicated then rooting itself and it gets tricky and you will be forced to reset your phone's settings (wipe).
However, i got a quite good 'guide for dummies
' by androidfreak32
(thx again). Remember to backup any vital info before you start doing anything.
If I were to do all i had done again thats how'd i do it (working offline charging):
- Start with a backup of all the vital information you have: upload contacts to google, backup contacts, msgs and other things AT LEAST with sony pc companion. Preferably use some more advanced method since pc companion doest do the best job of backing things up for me.
- Start with making your own ftf file to back-up your stock soft in case things go haywire or if you wanna restore your phone to its "as sold" state. You will also need it to make offline charging work. As androidfreak23 suggested here is how you do it (it is a little outdated).
- from here proceed with the rooting with DooMLord's method and follow the the guide for dummies i mentioned above. The ftf making is the very 1st step there.
I received the help when i needed it so if you have any issue i could help you with id be happy to if i am only able. I really am considering making a detailed guide on how to do all that...
Phone_____________: Sony Xperia SP (C5303) black
Android version___: 4.1.2, Stock JB
Kernel version____: 3.4.0-perf-g1285c6c-01149-g40c437a
Baseband version__: 8960A-AAAAATAZQ-40031007-13
Build number______: 12.0.A.2.254
Root status_______: Rooted
Bootloader status_: Locked
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