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[FIRMWARE][4.0.A.2.368][Ray][ST18i][URUSHI] Official Firmware + ROOT solution

7th September 2011, 10:24 PM |#1  
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ok guys this is a FLASHTOOL compatible firmware package for
stock SE FW:4.0.A.2.368
android OS version: 2.3.3
device: Xperia Ray
Model no: ST18i
Model code: Urushi


[ screenshot ]




THANKS TO Jozinek FOR PROVIDING FILES & UPLOADING FINAL FTF AND TESTING IT ON HIS DEVICE



[ download link ]

ST18i_4.0.A.2.368_GENERIC_(1248-9545).ftf

mirrors:
UploadKing.com
UploadHere.com


[ how to use FlashTool ]

FLASHTOOL GUIDE - HOW TO for n00bies
this was posted in X10 section but is even relevant for Arc/Play/Neo users


[ rooting instructions ]

check post #2


Detailed/Step-by-step instructions as posted by droxperia (these are posted for some other device but the steps are the same, just use corresponding files)
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7th September 2011, 10:25 PM |#2  
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Exclamation rooting instructions
[ rooting instructions ]

before u proceed... make sure that u have read this:
[How-To] Safely test custom kernels / custom ROMs and get back to stock SE 2.3 ROM (we are interested only in custom boot.img section)
AT LEAST TWICE!


How to use FastBoot:

[Newbie Guide] adb/fastboot/bootloader/android 101


[ requirements ]
  • phone is on stock firmware: 4.0.A.2.368
  • bootloader is unlocked
  • boot.img from this post
  • fastboot files
  • SuperOneClick PC app (i recommend SuperOneClickv1.7-ShortFuse) OR Flashtool


[ how to root ur Xperia Ray ]
  1. make sure u are on stock firmware: 4.0.A.2.368

  2. download the boot.img provided below and save it in same folder as fastboot.exe

  3. power down phone

  4. connect phone in fastboot mode (connect device via USB cable to PC)

  5. flash the boot.img using:

    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  6. verify that u get [ OK ] at end of flashing

  7. disconnect USB cable

  8. power on phone

  9. when the OS boots up make sure that "Unknown sources" & "USB Debugging" is enabled

  10. connect device via USB cable to PC

  11. start SuperOneClick app on PC, click on Root (OR u can even start FLASHTOOL and then click ROOT)

  12. device might reboot

  13. when u get back in android OS, check app drawer u will see Superuser app

  14. congrats ur device is now ROOTED



[ download link ]

Xperia RAY FW 4.0.A.2.368 insecure kernel ( mirror )
[MD5HASH: 0fb9f591cb62a2b4bd33fce7c4846d95 ]
(this is based on stock kernel only ramdisk is changed)
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8th September 2011, 05:53 AM |#3  
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love you!

thanks!
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Hi Mate,

I success to the root.

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Awesome mate!

How likely is it that this root will survive the upcoming 2.3.4 upgrade?
8th September 2011, 07:15 PM |#6  
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I ask for the driver and fastboot
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Can someone help me?
When I try to flash my Ray I get always "Error Flashing. Aborted."
Im using 0.2.9.1 and the FW provided from here... maybe I need an additional loader!?

Anyone an idea?
9th September 2011, 05:00 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UserX10

Can someone help me?
When I try to flash my Ray I get always "Error Flashing. Aborted."
Im using 0.2.9.1 and the FW provided from here... maybe I need an additional loader!?

Anyone an idea?

hmmm
thats strange...

anyone else facing the same problem?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UserX10

Can someone help me?
When I try to flash my Ray I get always "Error Flashing. Aborted."
Im using 0.2.9.1 and the FW provided from here... maybe I need an additional loader!?

Anyone an idea?

Are you already bootloader unlock?
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I just found out that need to install the PC Companion for the ADB driver to be working.
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