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Complete Guide for Xperia E1 (rooting, recovery, flashing, bootloader)

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14th February 2015, 10:42 PM   |  #1  
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This guide will teach you on how to unlock the bootloader, root the phone, and flash the recovery.
If you follow my steps no problem will occur.


1. Unlocking the bootloader
Now this one will be tricky. Some phones are force-locked which means It can't be unlocked.
However, If the phone's bootloader is simply locked, It can be unlocked easily.


Go to http://developer.sonymobile.com/unlo...urboot-loader/
And select Xperia™ E1.
After that, enter a VALID E-mail address, this is where Sony will send you a link, which will look like this:

Click on "Click here to proceed"

Now something will look like this:

You need to enter your IMEI here, you can find the IMEI on Xperia E1's box, or in the Settings (Settings->About phone->Status)
Or simply typing *#06# on the phone keypad.
THERE'S NO TURNING BACK, YOU WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY DOING THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

After 1-2 minutes a mail will appear in your E-mail, with a verification code.
Yay, we have a code! Now what's next?
We need to download Flashtool. (It's roughly 170mb)
Are you kidding me?!
Flashtool: (uploaded.to)
http://ul.to/q9v71ner
Flashtool: (.torrent)
http://www.flashtool.net/torrents/fl...ws.exe.torrent

After It's downloaded, we need to install it. It will take about 4-5 minutes, depending on the PC.
Great! Now we have Flashtool installed. Now we need to unlock the bootloader.
Find and run Flashtool (Flashtool64 If you have a 64-bit OS)

It's great, isn't it?
Connect your phone to the PC, in flashmode mode.
How to do Fastboot mode? Turn off your Phone completely, while the cable is still on.
Wait for the phone, 'till It displays the battery progress.

Now hold the following buttons on the phone: POWER+VOLUME DOWN
Do this until the LED turns GREEN.

Great, the phone is now in Flashmode!
Now, click on the 2nd Icon on Flashtool "BLU"

After that

Paste the unlock code which Sony sent to you, and click on unlock.
You'll get bunch of errors but just ignore that.

Voila! Your phone's bootloader is now unlocked. Which means you can now flash recovery.
If you want to relock the Phone, the steps is the exact same, just click on relock.

2. Rooting the phone
Every phone can be rooted, but since the new updates It is hard to find a working root method. I'll show you both methods to root the phone.

1. Towelroot method
The following method only works on these Firmwares: 20.0.A.1.21(Jelly Bean 4.3), 20.1.A.0.47 (KitKat, 4.4.2)
Please check the firmware to make sure you have the correct Firmware (Settings/about phone)
If not SKIP this and check 3. Flashing Recovery tutorial on this topic!

First go to https://towelroot.com/ and tap on the Lambda logo, and install it!

Open towelroot and tap on "Make it ra1r"


If It says it is successful, go to Google Play and search & install SuperSU
Open the app and update It, If the app asks for It.
If you have Recovery installed choose TWRP, But If you don't have Recovery installed choose the other one.
The phone will restart now, and voila, your phone is rooted!

But wait a sec, what about those people who don't have those specific Firmwares?
Check 3. Flashing Recovery, It's mentioned there. (Tutorial for force-locked Bootloaders is mentioned there aswell, check it ASAP)



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15th February 2015, 01:45 AM   |  #2  
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Hello there!
First of all really thank you for making this topic, it will really help people who wants to customize their Xperia E1.
I really appreciate your action.
Secondly, I wanted to ask more help with the bootloader unlock.
I do exactly what you do but it always comes the following result;
First, when I click on unlock it gives me Failed error.
When I click on unlock for second time, it gives me Okay, meaning that successfully unlocked.
After, I'm booting into system but it stack at the boot animation.
Some people called this bootloop but I don't know what to do to fix it.
Flashing again a stock firmware fixes this but no unlocked bootloader at all.
Repeating this will give the same results.
I would like some help on it, I remember somehow I had successfully unlock the bootloader without stack at boot animation.
At service menu was saying boot loader unlock: Yes
Instead of bootloader unlock allowed: Yes
I'm able to give any information about my phone so we can fix the problems, I'm not going to buy another phone anyways

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15th February 2015, 11:11 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kizoky

[SIZE="2"]Now hold the following buttons on the phone: POWER+VOLUME DOWN
Do this until the LED turns GREEN.

Great, the phone is now in Flashmode!

You are supposed to VOLUME DOWN + CONNECT USING USB and you should NOT hold the power button.

---------- Post added at 10:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:09 AM ----------

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Originally Posted by GiorgosGRN

Hello there!
First of all really thank you for making this topic, it will really help people who wants to customize their Xperia E1.
I really appreciate your action.
Secondly, I wanted to ask more help with the bootloader unlock.
I do exactly what you do but it always comes the following result;
First, when I click on unlock it gives me Failed error.
When I click on unlock for second time, it gives me Okay, meaning that successfully unlocked.
After, I'm booting into system but it stack at the boot animation.
Some people called this bootloop but I don't know what to do to fix it.
Flashing again a stock firmware fixes this but no unlocked bootloader at all.
Repeating this will give the same results.
I would like some help on it, I remember somehow I had successfully unlock the bootloader without stack at boot animation.
At service menu was saying boot loader unlock: Yes
Instead of bootloader unlock allowed: Yes
I'm able to give any information about my phone so we can fix the problems, I'm not going to buy another phone anyways

Sent from my D2005 using XDA Free mobile app

I have the same problem. Your career force-locked the phone, meaning that you cannot unlock it normally, only temporarily (that means when you do it the second time it says OKAY but when you reboot the device its gonna be locked again)
I got an email from my career, and they say the reason why I cannot unlock it is because of the firmware. I'm starting to think they don't know a thing about bootloaders.
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15th February 2015, 11:22 AM   |  #4  
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God..So we will never unlock the bootloader of force locked E1 devices?
Edit: I read that force locked bootloaders come with the message at service menu:
Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No
My phone says:
Bootloader Unlock Allowed: Yes
Any ideas? Am I wrong?

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15th February 2015, 01:34 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by GiorgosGRN

God..So we will never unlock the bootloader of force locked E1 devices?
Edit: I read that force locked bootloaders come with the message at service menu:
Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No
My phone says:
Bootloader Unlock Allowed: Yes
Any ideas? Am I wrong?

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Some careers (like mine, Orange) trick the user, they say Unlock Allowed: Yes. It's actually kinda true, because you can temporarily unlock it, but thinking about it our situation is the same as if that message would say No. If there would be test points on the E1 maybe we could unlock it like the older devices, but I'm not sure as it's quite old. Maybe if someone can make a hack to set the flag of locking to unlocked or make a 2ndinit ability to load a second kernel on the bootup process.
I think it would be possible, but it would require a lot of work and a large knowledge of our device (in a deeper meaning)
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My phone says:
Bootloader unlock allowed: No.
So i can't unlock?

What should i do if i stuck on bootloop with unlocked bootloader, for some reason?
Need tutorial for this..
Thanks.
15th February 2015, 03:39 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by mire777

My phone says:
Bootloader unlock allowed: No.
So i can't unlock?

What should i do if i stuck on bootloop with unlocked bootloader, for some reason?
Need tutorial for this..
Thanks.

You need to reflash the firmware. Kizoky will sure add that later on.
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15th February 2015, 05:24 PM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mire777

My phone says:
Bootloader unlock allowed: No.
So i can't unlock?

What should i do if i stuck on bootloop with unlocked bootloader, for some reason?
Need tutorial for this..
Thanks.

If you brick your phone, you can always reflash the Firmware, or use the backup method which is found in PhilZ recovery.
I'll do a tutorial on this too soon
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So..uhm.. Any chance I can root my phone without bricking it with this bootloader stuff ?

Was rooted using Kingo, latest update (20.A.1.2.14) removed root, prevents kingo and all other apps from rooting again.
18th February 2015, 09:09 PM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GiorgosGRN

God..So we will never unlock the bootloader of force locked E1 devices?
Edit: I read that force locked bootloaders come with the message at service menu:
Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No
My phone says:
Bootloader Unlock Allowed: Yes
Any ideas? Am I wrong?

Sent from my D2005 using XDA Free mobile app

As far as I know if it's says Allowed: Yes, as long as you obtain to code to unlock, along with using xperia flasher or fastboot tools to correctly unlock then it's should stay unlocked. An unlock allowed: No should not allow a request for unlock code via sony developer world site.

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If you brick your phone, you can always reflash the Firmware, or use the backup method which is found in PhilZ recovery.
I'll do a tutorial on this too soon

I made a backup zip, that way if you use fastboot tools to flash the boot.img, then the kernel has the philz recovery 6 that can install the clone rom.zip file.

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