i made a small script which is able to root ICS/JB phones. It uses a remount timing issue in Androids "adb restore" service.
So normally it should work on nearly all ICS/JB devices, for some it won't but the idea may work in a slightly modded version
There is a case for Xperia T and Xperia S,P etc. phones, this phones run ICS but don't have android's native restore with adb, Sony has added a own custom "Backup&Restore" app, the script handles this cases too, just choose the correct option!
New Z2 Root method by CubeandCube (thanks man!) See original: https://twitter.com/cubeundcube/stat...53209164349441
New 2014 root method, Z1s, Z2 Tablet etc. thanks to jcase for the exploit (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1004)and xsacha the z2tablet implementation (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2781109). donate to them please !
For Z2 Tablet be sure to be on a firmware < .402, else it will not work!
Ubuntu users please edit the runme.sh to use the system inbuilt adb command.
I removed the PWN binary from jcase method on request, to get the newest working binary please download it here: Click and then copy it to "z2root" folder of my tool!
New Root for some newer Xperias by cubeundcube
supported devices (thanks RyokoN for collecting this infos):
・Xperia Z C6603/C6602 10.3.1.A.2.67 / 10.3.1.A.2.74 / 10.3.1.A.0.244
・Xperia ZL C6502
・Xperia Tablet Z SGP311JP / SGP312 10.3.1.C.0.136
・Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.140
・Xperia AX SO-01E 9.1.C.1.103
・Xperia Z SO-02E 10.3.1.B.0.256
・Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E 10.1.E.0.305
・Xpeira A/MIKU SO-04E 10.3.1.B.0.224 / 10.3.1.B.0.256
・Xpeira UL SOL22 10.2.F.3.81
・Xperia GX SO-04D 9.1.C.1.103
・Xperia Z1 C6903 14.1.G.1.534
・Xperia Z Ultra 14.1.B.1.532
・Xperia UL SOL22 10.3.1.D.0.220
・Xperia SX SO-05D 9.1.C.1.103
・Xperia VL SOL21 9.1.D.0.401
・Xperia miro ST23i 11.0.A.5.5
・Xperia J ST26i 11.2.A.0.33
・Xperia L C2105 15.3.A.0.26
・Xperia E C1505 11.3.A.2.23
NOTE: If you have problems downloading, please use: http://unrestrict.li/
Mirror 1 Uploaded.to : http://ul.to/a1ycrsqj
For Xperia S 2.55 Firmware look in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=39498268
DO NOT MIRROR IT! If you cannot download kindly ask other users to send you a private message with a link, dont post public Mirrors!
Also if you have download problems try rapid8 or unrestricted.li !
Have fun with it and if you like you can donate to me
1.) Download attached file.
2.) Extract it using 7zip
3.) Double click the RunMe.bat and follow instructions!
Xperia phones with "older" firmware = Normal mode
Sony Tablet and similar = Special mode
Xperia phones with JB Firmare = Mode 3 (Goroh_kun mode)
Video Tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6#post33470626
Updated to v2 windows&linux! (thanks kamistral for the Unix port )
Updated to v3 (no unix script included yet, sorry no time!) - Included Sony Tablet S mode thanks WonderEkin for helping me out there!
Updated to v4 - On many requests i added a unroot option
Updated to v5 - Other renamed to Normal, Xperia T integrated to Normal-Mode, adjusted wait-for-device time to atleast 10 seconds etc...
Updated to v6 - Made it even more simple Checks itself for Xperia S, P etc etc and switches modes automatically. So only 3 modes left: Normal, Tablet S and unroot.
Updated to v7 - Fixed some scripting errors & added some more output!
Updated to v8 - Fixed very very stupid scripting error!
Updated to v9 - Fixed another bug (thanks maxrfon) & Added automatic stat for Backup&Restore on special Sony devices like LT26,LT22 ...
Updated to v10 - Just updated Superuser app and su binary
Updated to v11 - Added sync to Special mode, thanks to smokey_joe
Updated to v12 - Added ric for Xperia T, device will not reboot anymore on system remount + Full Unix script (thanks codeworkx for port)
Updated to v13 - Fixed selfmade bugs -.-
Updated to v14 - Fixed several Unix bugs, added support for more devices with RIC, no more reboot issues on this devices after remounting system partition to RW
Updated to v14_2 - Just a fix for Unix SH script (thanks to shadyabhi)
Updated to v15 - Fixed "lagging devices", just re-root a lagging device and it will be fine
Updated to v16 - Added a 10 second delay before reboot (needed for some devices!)
Updated to v17 - Added more settings to local.prop, hopefully it will work on some more phones now!
Updated to v18 - Fixed "unroot" Option, fixed Linux Version, added a notice for usb-drivers in Windows Version
Updated to v20 - New method by Goroh_kun for Xperia Z/ZL added, maybe also it works for other new Xperia Firmwares! All credits for this belongs to him!
Updated to v21 - Fixed NFC Bug on Xperia Z after rooting !
Updated to v22 - Fixed ServiceMenu Status of Rooting Allowed & Added choice if Superuser or SuperSu should be installed & install other RIC to prevent phones from rebooting @ System RW remount
Updated to v23 - Fixed stupid script error.
Updated to v24 - More robust NFC fix & unrooting improved
Updated to v25 - Fixed Problems with SuperSU (SuperSU reported NOT rooted before) & updated to newest ADB version (be sure to have actual drivers installed!!)
Updated to v26 - Fixed Problem with last step of mode 3. (Now rm -rf of busybox is used instead android one which misses -f flag)
Updated to v27 - Fixed little script error and added a Linux version (chmod +x it yourself) [thanks to jamcswain for the unix script]
Updated to v28 - Reboot issue fixed, NFC more stable fix (Mode 3)
Updated to v29 - Small fixes
Updated to v30 - Updated Busybox version, Added Rooting for Google Glass Explorer Edition (thx Saurik for the ab file)
Updated to v31 - Added a improved Root-Method by Ariel Berkman (see here for details: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Jun/115)
Updated to v32 - Added new Z1 14.1.G.1.534 Root method by cubeandcube
Updated to v33 - More devices
Updated to v34 - Z2 Tablet root
Updated to v35 - removed the pwn binary on request!
Normal Mode will not wipe any other data, dont worry! (only maybe your backgroud vanishes )
Special Mode CAN wipe your data, Rollback SHOULD restore, but to be sure backup you data somehow!
New Mode SHOULD be able to root all new Sony Firmwares like 2.55 and higher where Normal mode was failing [thanks Goroh]
Sony Xperia : S, T, P , Acro S, Ion , Tipo , Tablet S, Go, Sola, U, Z, ZL
Google: Nexus 7 [UK Firmware] (thanks Paul O'Brien for test) [seems some firmwares to work and some don't, as i dont have this device myself i would appreciate reports with FW-versions]
Jiayu G2-S thanks txakar
LG: P705 thanks mariolcneto, P7510 thanks fdothivanka
HTC: One S thanks sebagsm, Sensation XL [ICS 4.03] thanks Koate via PM, Sprint's OTA ICS update on Evo3D seems incompatible, Desire S thanks to Krayt via PM
Kyocera: Rise & Hydro thanks jmztaylor
Samsung: Galaxy S2 thanks danroob
Ainol: Novo 7 Tornado 7 thanks anoperson
Prestigio: MultiPad PMP5197D 9.7 ULTRA thanks logofreax
HDC: I9300 S3 clone thanks PMmshprojects
Additional info for SONY 2012 Owners:
If your STOCK ROM does not have preinstalles Sony's Backup&Restore app please visit arielhezi thread, it may help you:
v35 - http://ul.to/a1ycrsqj
v34 - removed
v33 - Click
v32 - http://ul.to/lsm7hw6t
v31 - http://ul.to/z7krermj
v30 - http://ul.to/qdwj779r
v29 - http://ul.to/gmg1x5cn
v28 - http://ul.to/k2yx2rmz
v26 - http://ul.to/45k0f6t7
v25 - http://ul.to/ni1svkhk
v24 - http://ul.to/zdb0h9lz
v23 - http://ul.to/5kw7a8r9
v22 - http://ul.to/4cn4kwd3
v21 - http://ul.to/aa18qpkh
v18 - http://ul.to/0fpyh5c5
v17 - http://ul.to/xdevcthz
v16 - http://ul.to/2vabz461
v15 - http://ul.to/h44f6vni