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By Spectre51, Recognized Contributor on 5th July 2012, 06:58 PM
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So over on the Xperia S forums they have this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1742992 which is a guide to root the Xperia S with a locked bootloader. Has anyone tried those steps with the ion and a locked bootloader?

I will test this out in a week (after my week of use testing the international firmware on my at&t ion) if no one else has yet. Thought it might be interesting to see if it works for us too.
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5th July 2012, 10:19 PM |#2  
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Im out n away from my comp through the weekend spec but I will cerainly help sort through and test soon as I can. eb

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I want to test this out but don't want to brick my phone. What do you think the chances of bricking would be? I'm assuming we would have to use the international firmware since we don't yet have the at&t file, right?
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Does anybody know if restore via pc connect is possible for ion? Should be, I just havent yet had a chance to connect. eb

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6th July 2012, 03:31 AM |#5  
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I want to test this out but don't want to brick my phone. What do you think the chances of bricking would be? I'm assuming we would have to use the international firmware since we don't yet have the at&t file, right?

Don't have what AT&T file?
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Nevermind Spectre, found the AT&T file.

Is it easy to brick a phone with flashtool?
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Nevermind Spectre, found the AT&T file.

Is it easy to brick a phone with flashtool?

By just flashing a ftf no not really. Just make sure you have enough battery life and you should be good.
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I tried it with my ion the other day, but there was something like a partation size error.
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Tried today using just the at&t GB ftf but it wouldn't work on step two. Said permission denied. Might need the ICS firmware like how the guide says for the Xperia S. The ics ftf posted in the ion boards gives me (and it seems others with locked bootloaders) sin verification errors.
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Damn.

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