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[Guide]Rooting Xperia S ICS and GB (Locked Bootloaders) (Easier new method with CWM)

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By Sharaz22, Senior Member on 30th June 2012, 02:43 PM
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This tutorial will show you how to root your xperia s

Make Sure You are on gingerbread stock rom

ROOT TOOLKIT http://www.mediafire.com/?o1v2o6afuoc1w33

(1) Application Settings: [Unknown sources] checked {Allowed}
(2) Application Settings: Development [USB debugging] checked {Allowed}
(3) Application Settings: Development [Stay awake] checked {Allowed}
(4) Settings -> Display settings [Screen timeout] Set to 30 minutes
*If your screen goes off just once then you won’t be able to return to the installation properly. Very important!!
Please think about your battery and try to keep the display brightness to a minimum.
(5) Please use a regular picture for the background. Do not use the default live wallpaper.
(6) Charge the Xperia S’s battery to 80%.
(7) Use the Generic CH (1257-3740) XPERIA S LT26i ROM (6.1.A.0.452).
Can be found here along with the latest FLASTOOL link: http://www.xdafileserver.nl/index.ph...9%2FSTOCK+ROMS
(8) Net framework 3.5 or later
(9) Gingerbread part 1 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?004x3fnftr32135 part 2 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?23e963o6a8dq8rg

[Installation Process]

(1) Flash Gingerbread firmware wiping data and cache only if you are not on gingerbread
(2) Run Step 1.bat
(3) Install ICE CREAM SANDWICH without wiping anything
(4) Run step 2.bat

To enter CWM recovery you have to tap on sony logo at start few times.

If it does not root properly first time run it again

Thanks to Bin4ry for the files
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30th June 2012, 03:14 PM |#2  
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So this is root without unlocked bootloader?
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30th June 2012, 03:18 PM |#3  
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Yes it will root locked bootloader's.
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work with sola?
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work with sola?

Not tried it as i don't have the handset.
30th June 2012, 03:28 PM |#6  
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Yes it will root locked bootloader's.

Someone needs to test this (I'm already unlocked/rooted) and if it works, then this needs to be stickied!

Big step forward for the community
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ok thanks you!!

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Not tried it as i don't have the handset.

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Someone needs to test this (I'm already unlocked/rooted) and if it works, then this needs to be stickied!

Big step forward for the community

This Works i tried it on mine as i am the unlucky one who cannot unlock bootloader
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This Works i tried it on mine as i am the unlucky one who cannot unlock bootloader

So you can install Superuser and update binaries?
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So you can install Superuser and update binaries?


Yes i have full root only need CWM Recovery Now
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Is it possible to unroot ICS after rooting using u r method ?

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