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root latest 4.3 xperia sp

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12th February 2014, 05:10 AM   |  #1  
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1. dont flash the latest 4.3 yet
2. downgrade to 4.2 and root using doomlord method or root by bin4ry method
3. once rooted, backup TA partition
4. flash latest 4.3 via sus, pcc, or ftf
5. unlock bootloader
6. flash custom kernel with recovery
7. boot to recovery, flash supersu update zip
8. reflash original 4.3 kernel
9. restore backup TA
10. enjoy 4.3, root, locked bootloader with intact drm keys!

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12th February 2014, 10:10 AM   |  #2  
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Can anybode write the steps for rooting new 4.3 on unlocked bootloader ???
12th February 2014, 10:33 AM   |  #3  
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Can anybode write the steps for rooting new 4.3 on unlocked bootloader ???

It would be the same...

However you can also flash Doomlord's 4.3 kernel, then boot to recovery and flash the super su zip for root. The kernel from the leaked 4.3 rom seems to be the same as the kernel from the latest update.
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Recovery is lost after going back to stock kernel. Root works.
12th February 2014, 01:15 PM   |  #5  
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The root works but Mobile Bravia Engine 2 still lost.

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12th February 2014, 01:32 PM   |  #6  
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Hi guys!
Im trying this method now but I dont have stock 4.3 kernel. Anyone has it? Upload please coz Im stuck now
12th February 2014, 01:41 PM   |  #7  
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To Flash only the kernel from the new rom,
In the flashing options, exclude all (right box) except Kernel.

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this is method i use for zl. wife has sp, she won't let me play with her phone, she likes as is 4.2......

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To Flash only the kernel from the new rom,
In the flashing options, exclude all (right box) except Kernel.

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Hi!
Yea I know but i havent got ftf with firmware i have updated my sp thru pcc
12th February 2014, 03:16 PM   |  #10  
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I have locked bootloader and is it work when I flash only kernel from older soft, root and reflash kernel from australian soft? The same procedure was in case of 254.

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