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[ROOT][SP] How-to for rooting newest firmware 12.0.A.2.245 / 254

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By DooMLoRD, Recognized Developer on 14th August 2013, 08:38 PM
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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 ]
  1. Download the three files from the download section below
  2. 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
  3. now once flashing is done reboot device and connect to PC in usb debuggin mode
  4. CLOSE FLASHTOOL <<< VVVIMP STEP
  5. extract the file DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip to root directory on c:\
  6. execute runme_ file corresponding to your OS on desktop PC, this will execute a SPECIAL version of my easy rooting toolkit <<< VVVIMP STEP
  7. the above step is crucial! if you use any older version of the toolkit then IT WILL NOT WORK!
  8. after rooting is over the device will restart
  9. you can verify if device is rooted by checking for SuperSU app (it is the newest version)
  10. once thats done now power down device and open FlashTool again
  11. 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
  12. 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

OR

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!

  1. XperiaSP_C530X_12.0.A.1.257_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.78 MB

  2. DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip - 2.96 MB

  3. 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






regards,

DooMLoRD
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14th August 2013, 08:38 PM |#2  
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might need this one
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Can't test it yet but will asap.

Thanks again!

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14th August 2013, 09:08 PM |#4  
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Good job i'll flash 245 now
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tested.....working.....wow that was fast!!!!!
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tested.....working.....wow that was fast!!!!!

ofcouse it will work! i tested it 2-3 times on the device you guys donated to me

and when i have time these things generally move fast


P.S.: i have rooted numerous Xperia phones, right from Xperia X10 (GB-2.3.3) to Xperia Z (4.2.2), within a few hours of release... these are some of the benefits of having an experienced dev working on your device...
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Originally Posted by DooMLoRD

ofcouse it will work! i tested it 2-3 times on the device you guys donated to me

and when i have time these things generally move fast


P.S.: i have rooted numerous Xperia phones, right from Xperia X10 (GB-2.3.3) to Xperia Z (4.2.2), within a few hours of release... these are some of the benefits of having an experienced dev working on your device...

Doomlord hail you bro glad to have u here mate

cheers mate.
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Originally Posted by DooMLoRD

P.S.: i have rooted numerous Xperia phones, right from Xperia X10 (GB-2.3.3) to Xperia Z (4.2.2), within a few hours of release... these are some of the benefits of having an experienced dev working on your device...


some examples of root across devices:

Xperia X10
(July, 2011)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1192152


Xperia S
(May, 2013)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2302631


Xperia Z
(Feb 2013)
[Even before the device was available globally!]: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2154310
(July 2013)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2386405
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Works fine for me.Thanks Doom!
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How to flash the kernel?

With flashtool

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Thanks Doom, good job, works perfect!!

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