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[Tut] Rooting the Acro S the easy way

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By heeroyun, Senior Member on 15th August 2012, 01:09 PM
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Ok, i've read and tried some method posted here but so far no luck. Got stuck at step 5 with a lot of errors. Since I could not read anything, i didn't even know what the heck i did wrong. So i decided to bit the bullet. I've heard that rooting the Acro S and the Xperia is the same, only needs different files. So I use the method here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1742992 combine with the 2.3.7 SO-03D and 4.0.4 Acro S files. I've rooted my Acro S successfully.

So to sum it up:

You need:
Rooting kit: http://www.mediafire.com/?o1v2o6afuoc1w33
Flashtool 0.9.0.0
The Acro HD (SO-03D) 2.3.7 files: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1710051
The Acro S 4.0.4 file: http://ul.to/zk8odftj Mirror 1

Link for whole pack: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/A.../acro.7z_links

Prepare:

(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%.

How to:
- Turn off the Acro S. Prepare to flash the 2.3.7 file: check all of the Wipe column, uncheck the rest.
- Plug in the Acro S while holding the volume down. Wait for the flashing to be completed and close Flashtool
- Turn on the Acro S. Connect it to computer via USB with USB debugging mode on.
- Run step1.bat
- Flash 4.0.4 files using Flashtool, don't wipe anything, also check no final verification. Close flashtool after finished.
- Turn on the Acro S. Connect it via USB.
- Run Step2.bat
- You should get a lot of messages like "pushing SuperSU" and the phone will reboot during this process.
- Enjoy full root
Last edited by heeroyun; 22nd August 2012 at 05:22 PM. Reason: Edit for better guidance
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15th August 2012, 04:50 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by heeroyun

Ok, i've read and tried some method posted here but so far no luck. Got stuck at step 5 with a lot of errors. Since I could not read anything, i didn't even know what the heck i did wrong. So i decided to bit the bullet. I've heard that rooting the Acro S and the Xperia is the same, only needs different files. So I use the method here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1742992 combine with the 2.3.7 SO-03D and 4.0.4 Acro S files. I've rooted my Acro S successfully.

So to sum it up:

You need:
Rooting kit: http://www.mediafire.com/?o1v2o6afuoc1w33
Flashtool 0.9.0.0
The Acro HD (SO-03D) 2.3.7 files: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1710051
The Acro S 4.0.4 file: http://ul.to/zk8odftj

Prepare:

(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%.

How to:
- Turn off the Acro S. Prepare to flash the 2.3.7 file: check all of the Wipe column, uncheck the rest.
- Plug in the Acro S while holding the volume down. Wait for the flashing to be completed and close Flashtool
- Run step1.bat
- Flash 4.0.4 files using Flashtool, don't wipe anything, also check no final verification
- Run Step2.bat
- Enjoy full root

I assume we need to unlock bootloader for this to work ?
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15th August 2012, 05:17 PM |#3  
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No, my bootloader is locked and it still worked
15th August 2012, 05:46 PM |#4  
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Thanks for this post! I will give this a shot later today hopefully.

It appears my bootloader is already unlocked.
16th August 2012, 02:08 AM |#5  
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Can anyone upload acro s 4.0.4 to mediafire pls,i cant download from ul.to.
16th August 2012, 02:16 AM |#6  
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Can anyone upload acro s 4.0.4 to mediafire pls,i cant download from ul.to.

All the links to the Acro HD (SO-03D) 2.3.7 files @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1710051 seem to be dead as well? Or is it just me?
16th August 2012, 03:29 AM |#7  
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Hmm, I cant seem to download the Acro HD 2.3.7 ftf file from the link or any of the mirrors in the thread you had posted.
16th August 2012, 07:37 AM |#8  
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Hmm, I cant seem to download the Acro HD 2.3.7 ftf file from the link or any of the mirrors in the thread you had posted.

I found this mirror which looks like the same file (I can't post links yet so this is the best I can do):

4shared [dot ] com/file/1cS7w_NF/SO-03D_60A512_docomo.html

Can't confirm as I couldn't get the links in the other thread to work either, but the file name is the same.
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16th August 2012, 10:43 AM |#9  
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All the provided links are still working. I really want to upload them to another host for you guys but my connection is really slow and unstable when it comes to uploading.
16th August 2012, 11:25 AM |#10  
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All the provided links are still working. I really want to upload them to another host for you guys but my connection is really slow and unstable when it comes to uploading.

I can help to host the files for you guys.Will be uploading them over the next 24hrs
16th August 2012, 01:56 PM |#11  
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All the provided links are still working. I really want to upload them to another host for you guys but my connection is really slow and unstable when it comes to uploading.

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Originally Posted by x3Evo

I can help to host the files for you guys.Will be uploading them over the next 24hrs

docs[dot]google[dot]com/folder/d/0B_qME2flNaBhNnNKYnJ3SjBDMUU/

Thats's the best i can do. I cannot provide links on my posts.

---------- Post added at 08:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:15 PM ----------

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docs[dot]google[dot]com/folder/d/0B_qME2flNaBhNnNKYnJ3SjBDMUU/

Thats's the best i can do. I cannot provide links on my posts.


Sorry but the link was a bit wrong. The updated one:

docs[dot]google[dot]com/folder/d/0B_qME2flNaBhNnNKYnJ3SjBDMUU/edit
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