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Arc S 60 4.34%
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[TUTORIAL] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)

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26th January 2013, 05:52 AM   |  #1  
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Since Sony deleted the rooting guide from it's website that's why I'm making this new guide. If I have done something wrong so moderators, please remind me and i'll delete the guide.

Rooting your mobile may void the warranty and you are doing it at your own risk. Sony(and me) would be in no way responsible for any damage.

How to root 4.0.4(4.1.B.0.587)

Follow all the steps please

Go to settings > Security > Mark "Unknown sources"



Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging



Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode




You should have Flashtool



1 ) Download the respective 4.1.A.0.562 kernel to flash

Arc and Arc S - Kernel

Ray - Kernel

Neo/Neo V - Kernel

LwW, Mini - Kernel

All other users - Kernel or even try the kernels for Arc S and Ray



2) Go to C:/ Drive > flashtool > firmwares > delete everything present and Put the kernel



3) Run Flashtool click on the flashing icon ( left side below "file" option)



Select flashmode > ok



Setup should be like this > select OK



Follow the steps connect your mobile and flash.



( Make sure you close flashtool before running the rooting toolkit )

Now connect your mobile to PC and Root Your Phone

If you face problem in downloading the toolkit then here it is Rooting Toolkit
After running the toolkit disconnect the phone from USB, pull out the battery, wait for 10 sec, insert the battery back, hold vol down button and then connect to USB and connect USB to pc.

5) Download the respective kernel for your phone.

Arc S -KERNEL

Arc -KERNEL

Ray -KERNEL

Neo -KERNEL

Neo V -KERNEL

Mini -KERNEL

Pro-KERNEL

Live With Walkman -
KERNEL

Mini Pro -
KERNEL

Active -
KERNEL




Now flash the kernel ( same procedure as step 2 and 3 above )


Now enjoy you rooted phone

FAQs:

Q Do i need to unlock the bootloader prior to rooting ?
A No

Q My bootloader is unlocked, can i still root my phone ?
A This method works for both, locked and unlocked bootloader.

Q My bootloader unlocking allowed status is No, can i still root my phone ?
A Yes

Q Will rooting erase all data on phone memory ?
A Nopes. But if anything goes wrong, you may need to repair your phone using PC Companion which would erase all data. So better backup important stuff.
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26th January 2013, 06:30 AM   |  #2  
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Re: [GUIDE] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)
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Originally Posted by alokbina

Since Sony deleted the rooting guide from it's website that's why I'm making this new guide. If I have done something wrong so moderators, please remind me and i'll delete the guide.

Rooting your mobile may void the warranty and you are doing it at your own risk. Sony(and me) would be in no way responsible for any damage.

Rooting doesn't voids warranty...
unlocking bootloader does...

And there are already enough guides on the topic... there's no need for a new one... seriously...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PREDATOR95

Rooting doesn't voids warranty...
unlocking bootloader does...
And there are already enough guides on the topic... there's no need for a new one... seriously...

"Rooting may void warranty" is written in sony's site so I mentioned it here too...
Actually i didn't find any guide on this topic except mihahn's who provided the link which was deleted and dragonclawsaresharp's guide is for 4.1.b.0.431 and someguyfromhell's guide is of full downgrade but nowhere of 4.1.b.0.587 with kernel trick.....if u find one in this forum please send me and i'll delete this guide.
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Re: [GUIDE] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)
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nowhere of 4.1.b.0.587 with kernel trick.....if u find one in this forum please send me and i'll delete this guide.
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=32454859
Here.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PREDATOR95

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=32454859
Here.

Don't you think it's just for Xperia Mini???
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Don't you think it's just for Xperia Mini???

The same trick works on all 2011 Xperia phones.
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The same trick works on all 2011 Xperia phones.

But it would be nice if they would get all the kernels, links, screenshots in one guide or else it might be difficult for newbies to get kernels for their phones.....
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But it would be nice if they would get all the kernels, links, screenshots in one guide or else it might be difficult for newbies to get kernels for their phones.....

ok... whatever...
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I am doing everything, step by step. This manual, but I can not root xperiu mini pro. There is a problem with rootexploid, and adb server.

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