This phone is originally from Israel, Cellcom version. Ideally, I'd like to upgrade it from gingerbread 2.2.3 to 4.4.4. But first, I'd like to get root on it for TA_backup etc. I tried gingerbreak, DoomLord's zerg rush, flashtool's own rooting method and towelroot, but none are able to root it.
So I thought I'd update it to the latest US customized firmware (as denoted by xperifirm), then try rooting it again.
I'm using the newest flashtool. The device successfully boots into either flash mode or fastboot mode.
When using flash mode, flashtool says "preparing files" -> "device connected in flash mode". Then, after a while it just says "device disconnected"? Nothing is flashed.
In fastboot mode, it tells me I have to root the device first. Any ideas?
24/031/2014 15:31:16 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing 24/031/2014 15:31:18 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode. 24/031/2014 15:31:21 - INFO - Device disconnected 24/031/2014 15:31:55 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode 24/032/2014 15:32:35 - INFO - Device disconnected 24/032/2014 15:32:52 - INFO - Device connected with USB debugging off 24/032/2014 15:32:52 - INFO - For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode