So guys I have got root on the newest firmware 12.0.A.2.245 / 254!
Since Sony has patched our beloved perf_event exploit (with which we rooted 30+ Xperia devices) I had to find an alternate way... so I did the smart thing, just used the kernel on which the exploit works, root the device and flash back the newest kernel!
THIS WORKS ON BOTH LOCKED & UNLOCKED BOOTLOADERS!
once again thanks to all the users who donated this device to me!
[ proof ]
[ NOTICE ]
THIS IS ONLY FOR THE XPERIA SP (C5302/3) FW 12.0.A.2.245 / 254!
DO NOT USE IT ON ANY OTHER VARIANT/FIRMWARE!
[ sources & additional info on exploit ]
check out this thread
[ how-to ]
- Download the three files from the download section below
- open FlashTool and flash the XperiaSP_C530X_12.0.A.1.257_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.78 MB file, this is JUST the kernel of an older firmware which was rootable
- now once flashing is done reboot device and connect to PC in usb debuggin mode
- CLOSE FLASHTOOL <<< VVVIMP STEP
- extract the file DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip to root directory on c:\
- execute runme_ file corresponding to your OS on desktop PC, this will execute a SPECIAL version of my easy rooting toolkit <<< VVVIMP STEP
- the above step is crucial! if you use any older version of the toolkit then IT WILL NOT WORK!
- after rooting is over the device will restart
- you can verify if device is rooted by checking for SuperSU app (it is the newest version)
- once thats done now power down device and open FlashTool again
- now flash XperiaSP_C530X_12.0.A.2.254_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.95 MB OR XperiaSP_C530X_12.0.A.2.245_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.95 MB (depending on your firmware) file to get back to the true kernel for the firmware
- thats it after flashing is done just disconnect and power on device and enjoy rooted phone!
If you are facing issue of device rebooting when remounting /system partition then checkout the fix posted by @[NUT]
[ donations ]
if u feel that this work has helped u OR u think that the work i put into making this is worthy of donations, then click on the following link for buying me some coffee/beer/etc
PAYPAL DONATION LINK
you can buy one of my awesome apps from Play Store!
PLEASE DO CONSIDER DONATING AS I AM RAISING FUNDS TO BUY A NEW DEVICE! Either the Xperia Z Ultra or the Xperia i1 (Honami)
[ downloads ]
PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES!
- XperiaSP_C530X_12.0.A.1.257_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.78 MB
- DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip - 2.96 MB
- XperiaSP_C530X_12.0.A.2.254_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.95 MB
XperiaSP_C530X_12.0.A.2.245_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.95 MB