Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,769,021 Members 45,476 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Root XPS (63 & 67 FW) [Update: 20.03.12]

Tip us?
 
Bin4ry
Old
(Last edited by Bin4ry; 23rd May 2012 at 11:54 AM.)
#1  
Bin4ry's Avatar
Recognized Developer - OP
Thanks Meter 5725
Posts: 1,831
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schwelm (NRW)

 
DONATE TO ME
Default Root XPS (63 & 67 FW) [Update: 20.03.12]

For unlocked bootloaders only!

Please use the recovery now to root any firmware!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1596285

Just flash the SuperSU cwm zip with recovery and your phone will be rooted. To download SuperSU visit this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1538053

Regards
Bin4ry
Team FreeXperia

Xperia Stock ROM Collection for all devices: Click

EASY ROOT FOR MANY MANY ANDROID DEVICES
-----------------------------

If you want to buy me a beer, feel free and click here:


Thanks very much!
The Following 49 Users Say Thank You to Bin4ry For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
DooMLoRD
Old
#2  
DooMLoRD's Avatar
Recognized Developer
Thanks Meter 38164
Posts: 13,053
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Noida
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bin4ry View Post
For unlocked bootloaders only!

Download:
http://eddy.uni-duisburg.de/bin4ry/s...ooted_63fw.img

Connect device in fastboot mode (blue LED).
Open Command prompt and type:

fastboot flash system system_xps_prerooted_63fw.img

This will give you root immediatly after reboot!

A nicer way will come soon. But this should solve first problems :P

Regards

ERRRR u beat me to it
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to DooMLoRD For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Jozinek
Old
(Last edited by Jozinek; 2nd March 2012 at 11:02 PM.)
#3  
Jozinek's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 1927
Posts: 855
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: www.XPERIA.cz

 
DONATE TO ME
I can confirm, that it work, many thanks.

Edit - it work, but i cant downloads anything from Market, so back to stock version without root. Will wait on new kernel


If i help you, hit thx button. If i help you much, donate to buy new devices...
The Following User Says Thank You to Jozinek For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Bin4ry
Old
#4  
Bin4ry's Avatar
Recognized Developer - OP
Thanks Meter 5725
Posts: 1,831
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schwelm (NRW)

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cholek3 View Post
Guys, you're asolutely f***ing amazing. Congrats.



Do you mean Command prompt in ADB or windows?
In Windows command prompt. But ou need fastboot installed.
This is only fist shot. If you dont know really what im talking about, then please wait for another image with good instructions :P

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jozinek View Post
I can confirm, that it work, many thanks.

Edit - it work, but i cant downloads anything from Market, so back to stock version without root. Will wait on new kernel
If you get market problems go ot Settings -> Apps -> ... -> Search for the market in the list and then delete Data of the App. After that all will work fine.

Regards
Bin4ry
Team FreeXperia

Xperia Stock ROM Collection for all devices: Click

EASY ROOT FOR MANY MANY ANDROID DEVICES
-----------------------------

If you want to buy me a beer, feel free and click here:


Thanks very much!
The Following User Says Thank You to Bin4ry For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Cholek3
Old
#5  
Cholek3's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 75
Posts: 430
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sheffield, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bin4ry View Post
In Windows command prompt. But ou need fastboot installed.
This is only fist shot. If you dont know really what im talking about, then please wait for another image with good instructions :P
I know roughly what you are talking about. I know command prompt, although I never used fastboot, as I only owned X10 (until I dropped it and USB port snapped ), so never had to/wanted to unlock bootloader this way. But I want to learn, that's why I am reading all this now, and I need to ask about something I am not sure of.
 
Bin4ry
Old
#6  
Bin4ry's Avatar
Recognized Developer - OP
Thanks Meter 5725
Posts: 1,831
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schwelm (NRW)

 
DONATE TO ME
Just go through the unlock bootloader process and then you will know what fastboot is
After that just type my comamnd with my file in the same directory and you will be done.

Regards
Bin4ry
Team FreeXperia

Xperia Stock ROM Collection for all devices: Click

EASY ROOT FOR MANY MANY ANDROID DEVICES
-----------------------------

If you want to buy me a beer, feel free and click here:


Thanks very much!
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Bin4ry For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
chesterr
Old
#7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 66
Posts: 564
Join Date: Nov 2010
If I were you I would wait till I get ICS on the phone then unlock the bootloader and root the phone.
 
Cholek3
Old
#8  
Cholek3's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 75
Posts: 430
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sheffield, UK
Quick question. It just wonders me. Sony "supports" unlocking bootloader, which is more dangerous than root. Why rooting is not supported then? Is it because we could unistall third party aplications and Sony has some sort of agreements with them and are obligated by law?
 
Bin4ry
Old
#9  
Bin4ry's Avatar
Recognized Developer - OP
Thanks Meter 5725
Posts: 1,831
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schwelm (NRW)

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cholek3 View Post
Quick question. It just wonders me. Sony "supports" unlocking bootloader, which is more dangerous than root. Why rooting is not supported then? Is it because we could unistall third party aplications and Sony has some sort of agreements with them and are obligated by law?
No you are getting the idea wrong
Long ago we discussed alot with SonyEricsson and together decided this is the best way of doing it.

The reason is simple:
Rooting alone does not give you access to all partitions etc. pp See X10 Forums for that. Sony is very good in hiding partitions
With a bootloader unlock we get fully workable fastboot. We are able to write all partitions and change what we want. (Root too)
Also Sony(Ericsson) is able to track who unlocks and who not AND is able to provide a check mechanism to forbid unlocking of phones which are not owned by the user (for example provider branded phones in contract, the phone is usually property of the provider).
So this is the reason. Unlocked bootloader gives us nearly full access, so no need to worry I am in this game since X10 times (like you or not ?)and we always got the phones working like we wanted.
Our work for CM9 on XPS has started now too.

Regards
Bin4ry
Team FreeXperia

Xperia Stock ROM Collection for all devices: Click

EASY ROOT FOR MANY MANY ANDROID DEVICES
-----------------------------

If you want to buy me a beer, feel free and click here:


Thanks very much!
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Bin4ry For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Cholek3
Old
#10  
Cholek3's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 75
Posts: 430
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sheffield, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bin4ry View Post
No you are getting the idea wrong
Long ago we discussed alot with SonyEricsson and together decided this is the best way of doing it.

The reason is simple:
Rooting alone does not give you access to all partitions etc. pp See X10 Forums for that. Sony is very good in hiding partitions
With a bootloader unlock we get fully workable fastboot. We are able to write all partitions and change what we want. (Root too)
Also Sony(Ericsson) is able to track who unlocks and who not AND is able to provide a check mechanism to forbid unlocking of phones which are not owned by the user (for example provider branded phones in contract, the phone is usually property of the provider).
So this is the reason. Unlocked bootloader gives us nearly full access, so no need to worry I am in this game since X10 times (like you or not ?)and we always got the phones working like we wanted.
Our work for CM9 on XPS has started now too.

Regards
See, I was not aware of that "agreement". Now everything seems to make sense. I am android user since I bought X10 back in August 2010. I was more or less following XDA since then as well, but this forum is worldwide community and is almost imposible to keep a track on everything. I would consider myself somewhere between rookie and advanced users. I know how to do certain things (root, how to use ADB, I was changing framwork_res.apk for my own purposes, etc.). My point also is, I am more hardware sort of guy, rather than software. That's why I am glad you guys are here with us.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes