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[KitKat 4.4.2] Upgrade Root And Bootloader UnLock Ultimate Kit Kat Guide

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3rd April 2014, 04:14 PM   |  #1  
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The Ultimate Kit Kat z1 guide

=Brief Introduction=
This thread will consist of information about Rooting, Flashtool, Bootloader, Kernel and Roms.
Xda have been helping me a lot, so I have decided to start with the most basic way to help. Hope everything is correct, if anything is wrong please leave a comment below. Thanks.

=Part 1 Rooting the latest KitKat 4.4.2 Firmware=

For Locked Bootloaders


Required files:

14.1.G.1.534 FTF file
Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2469191
(You many choose anyone you wish, for it will be overwritten after that)
Move file to C:\Flashtool\firmwares or wherever you installed flashtool to.

Root Many Android by Bin4ry
Link: http://uploaded.net/file/d2w6dl7r

Latest Flashtool
Link: http://www.flashtool.net/download.php
(Please make sure you use v9.15 and above)
Note: Please make sure fastboot and flashtool drivers are installed.
Help on installation on windows 8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2095087

Dual Recovery
Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2647487
( Choose the latest version, read instructions on the site.)

14.2.A.0.290 Flashable files (C690X_14.2.A.0.290.flashable.zip and C690X_14.2.A.0.290_Stripped.ftf )
Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2572988
Note: Please transfer zip file to external sd card
Move ftf file to C:\Flashtool\firmwares or wherever you installed flashtool to.

14.3.A.0.681 Flashable files (C690X_14.3.A.0.681.flashable.zip and C690X_14.3.A.0.681_Stripped.ftf)
Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2687443
Note: Please transfer zip file to external sd card
Move ftf file to C:\Flashtool\firmwares or wherever you installed flashtool to.


Lets Get Started:

1. Make sure phone is charged to at least 50%

2. Enable USB Debugging on your phone and switch to MSC mode
How to: Setting >About Phone>Tap Build Number a few times > Go back > Enter developer options > Enable usb debugging
Setting >Xperia Connectivity> USB Connectivity> MSC mode

3. Back up all apps or app data you wish to keep (contacts, applications, messages and photos that are in your internal storage)
How to: Use Helium from Play Store to backup app data or any other apps, make sure backup is saved to cloud or external sd card

5. Flash 14.G.1.534 Firmware.
How to: Power off device.
Hold Volume Down button
Plug in USB cable to computer and phone
Open flashtool and click lightning.
CHoose flashmode.
Choose 14.1.G.1.534
And FLASH!

6. Root it
How to: Turn device on
Enable USB Debugging
Open Root with Bin4ry file and run 'Run Me' file
Connect phone to pc
Select 0 (xperia root by .......)

7. Install dual recovery
How to: Open dual recovery file and open 'Install' file
Choose option 1
Grant Superuser permissions when requested
Phone will reboot.

8. Install 14.2.A.0.290 Flashable zip
HOw to: power off Phone
POwer on phone
When phone vibrates press volume down
It will then enter recovery mode
Wipe ( enter Wipe > Advanced WIpe > Tick Everything but external sd card and Otg)
After wipe, press back and slide factory reset
Install zip ( press install and find file)
It will take a few minutes
Do not press reboot system, press back key until first page and then click reboot key.
Select power off.

9. INstall Stripped FTF 14.2.A.0.290
How to: Hold Volume DOwn button
Plug in usb cable to computer and phone
Open flashtool and click lightning.
CHoose flashmode.
Choose 14.2.A.0.290 Generic NCB
And FLASH!

10. Power on

11. Install 14.3.A.0.681 Flashable zip
HOw to: power off Phone
POwer on phone
When phone vibrates press volume down
It will then enter recovery mode
Wipe ( enter Wipe > Advanced WIpe > Tick Everything but external sd card and Otg)
After wipe, press back and slide factory reset
Install zip ( press install and find file)
It will take a few minutes
Do not press reboot system, press back key until first page and then click reboot key.
Select power off.

12. . INstall Stripped FTF 14.3.A.0.681
How to: Hold Volume DOwn button
Plug in usb cable to computer and phone
Open flashtool and click lightning.
CHoose flashmode.
Choose 14.2.A.0.290 Generic NCB

13. Reboot and you are done!

Unlocked Boot loader


Required Files:

14.3.A.0.681
Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2469191
Move file to C:\Flashtool\firmwares or wherever you installed flashtool to.

DoomKernel v10 or up ( or any other 4.4 kernel)
Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2448613
Unzip file.

SuperSu flashable zip
Link:http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1538053
Transfer to external SD card

Latest Flashtool
Link: http://www.flashtool.net/download.php
(Please make sure you use v9.15 and above)
Note: Please make sure fastboot and flashtool drivers are installed.
Help on installation on windows 8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2095087

Lets Get started:

1. Make sure phone is charged to at least 50%

2. Enable USB Debugging on your phone and switch to MSC mode
How to: Setting >About Phone>Tap Build Number a few times > Go back > Enter developer options > Enable usb debugging
Setting >Xperia Connectivity> USB Connectivity> MSC mode

3. Back up all apps or app data you wish to keep (contacts, applications, messages and photos that are in your internal storage)
How to: Use Helium from Play Store to backup app data or any other apps, make sure backup is saved to cloud or external sd card

4. Flash 14.3.A.0.681 Firmware.
How to: Power off device.
Hold Volume Down button
Plug in USB cable to computer and phone
Open flashtool and click lightning.
Choose 14.3.A.0.681
And FLASH!

5. Power on. Test if everything is working well, camera and others.

6. Fastboot DooMKernel
How to: Power off device.
Hold Volume Up button
Plug in USB cable to computer and phone
Open flashtool and click lightning.
Choose Fastboot
Choose Boot.img that was in the unzipped file
And FLASH!

7. Reboot and let phone start

8. Install root.
How to: Power off
POwer on phone
When phone vibrates press volume down
It will then enter recovery mode.
Install SuperSu file that was downloaded.

9. Reboot and you are READY!!
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Maybe to add something about bootloader unlock, to match the name of the thread would be useful

Other than that, it is a great guide!
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....actually not few but 7 times tap on Build Number to enable Developer Option where is USB Debugging....
....at last you can add also how to Deodex the Rom, after all this...
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