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[Guide]Rooting 14.2.A.1.136

31st January 2014, 03:04 AM   |  #1  
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This is still a WIP as Devs do their good work
[EDIT]
Although a few people seem to have had issues, I'm removing this big RED warning as these instructions work well where it says tested, but still: Use this guide at your own risk!!!
[/EDIT]

Rooting guide for the new 14.2.A.1.136 firmware:
This will void your warranty, don't flash without a full battery or if there is a black cat near by. If this bricks your Z-Ultra I blame the Waikato Draught

Upgrading from .290 already rooted Unlocked BL Working
Flash ftf and follow Coming from stock 14.2.A.1.136 with unlocked BL

Path 1. Coming from stock 14.2.A.1.136 with unlocked BL Tested as working
This will give you Dual Recovery (CWM+TWRP)
  1. Download @Chainfire's SuperSU http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
  2. Download @jackie099's kernel and recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2631866
  3. Copy SuperSU to SD card of phone
  4. Flash @jackie099's recovery kernel from flashtool (boot into fastboot mode)
  5. Boot into recovery
  6. Flash SuperSU update from recovery
  7. Re-boot

Path 2. Coming from stock 14.2.A.1.136 with unlocked BL Tested as working
This will give you these Recoveries (CWM & PhilZ Touch & TWRP)
  1. Download @ChillyChan's dual recovery kernel https://db.tt/MSIQ5ZNW (read about it here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2575909)
  2. Download XZDualRecovery kernel with recovery http://nut.xperia-files.com/download...EuZmxhc2hhYmxl
  3. Download @Chainfire's SuperSU http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
  4. Copy SuperSU and XZDualRecovery to SD card of phone
  5. fastboot boot (hotboot from flashtool) @ChillyChan's dual recovery kernel (we only want to boot this kernel/recovery, not flash it)
  6. Flash XZDualRecovery from recovery
  7. Flash SuperSU update from recovery
  8. Re-boot
If you only have partial root then change /sys/kernel/security/sony_ric/enable (from '1' to '0')


Coming from stock 14.2.A.1.136 or 14.2.A.0.290 with locked BL
Get a rooted .290 install then continue from below "Upgrading from .290 already rooted Locked BL"

To get root on .290 follow below or [NUT]'s/jackie's stock .290 for locked BL


 
  1. Flash [NUT]'s .532 http://forum.xda-developers.com/devd...ct/dl/?id=3442 (read guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2593918)
  2. skip setup
  3. settings
    • - enable dev settings
    • - enable usb debuging
  4. Root with this tool: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460
    • - Option 0
  5. Run http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2426739 to get recovery
  6. Download DoggRom for C6833
  7. Download latest ZU-lockeddualrecovery2.7.xx-BETA.flashable.zip
  8. Save both to SD card
  9. Download .136 ftf for your Ultra - Save in flashtool firmware folder
    Now comes the tricky bit
  10. Charge phone - I used 40% of the battery while doing this
  11. Reboot to recovery
  12. Wipe Data
  13. Flash a stock based rom (DoggRom for c6833 or [NUT]'s etc) from recovery - DON'T REBOOT
  14. Flash ZU-lockeddualrecovery2.7.xx-BETA.flashable.zip from recovery
  15. POWER OFF the phone - don't reboot
  16. Start flashtool
    • Select flash
    • Select Flashmode
    • Select the .290 ftf or .136 ftf
    • [Top Box] Uncheck everything
      To make sure that there are no mismatch issues like on the Z1 that has lead to DEAD devices
    • [Middle Box] Check excludes for system only. We may need at least all of these: KERNEL, ELABEL, BOOTBUNDLE, AND BASEBAND
    • Flash
  17. Reboot phone when done
  18. Run XZDualRecovery 2.7.xx from the pc to get recovery if needed



Upgrading from .290 already rooted Locked BL Should be working
The easiest way ATM is to use [NUT]'s 136 ROM ( testing stages):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2631768

Thankyou to these good folk.
With out your work all of this would be most difficult.
@jackie099 and @[NUT] for the base of the rooting guide for .290 on locked BL
@chemcup for the FTF
@ChillyChan & @[NUT] & @jackie099 for the recoveries and kernels
@abuihsan for the ric tip
many more as well...

Please feel free to add tips to this guide, and I'll keep it updated.
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31st January 2014, 03:58 AM   |  #2  
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where can i download 136 ftf?

Edit: never mind.. I found it.
31st January 2014, 04:11 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jackie099

where can i download 136 ftf?

Edit: never mind.. I found it.

Updated OP with a link
I guess I should put a thanks section in as well
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31st January 2014, 06:24 AM   |  #4  
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Thanx for your instructions, but maybe I will stick to z1 post for flashing 136 instruction ..way more simple

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31st January 2014, 06:43 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by skylinestan

Thanx for your instructions, but maybe I will stick to z1 post for flashing 136 instruction ..way more simple

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Ihaven't read that thread, got a link?

The locked BL instructions are more or less the same as [NUT]'s for the .290 except for the extra steps as we don't have a rooted rom yet, or were you talking about the first instructions?

The instructions are very detailed to help reduce questions...
31st January 2014, 07:46 AM   |  #6  
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On unlocked bootloader Dual-Kernel not working properly. This kernel is for 290 firmware only.
To have ROOT need to flash back kernel only from 136 firmware by FlashTool
Last edited by y0ung; 31st January 2014 at 08:03 AM. Reason: Finally having ROOT
31st January 2014, 08:04 AM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by y0ung

On unlocked bootloader Dual-Kernel not working properly. This kernel is for 290 firmware only.
After flashing back kernel only from 136 firmware ROOT is uncompleted, I can't mount system partition in RW mode...

We don't want to flash the dual recovery kernel for .290, we just need to hotboot a recovery to flash the second kernel, the XZDualRecovery one
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blueether

We don't want to flash the dual recovery kernel for .290, we just need to hotboot a recovery to flash the second kernel, the XZDualRecovery one

What do you think of the new FW @blueether?

Worth the upgrade from .290?
31st January 2014, 08:18 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hassanmahmood

What do you think of the new FW @blueether?

Worth the upgrade from .290?

First impressions, they have turned up the touch-screen again as i had a few phantom clicks. Not used it in anger yet, just one phone call.

If @hamdogg dosn't cook up a stock rom over the weekend I might do one with root and XZDualRecovery
31st January 2014, 08:57 AM   |  #10  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2628185
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