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By DeviousFusion, Senior Member on 3rd June 2013, 10:59 AM
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#Thread clean up due. Expect it this weekend. Sorry if the information below is confusing. Will fix ASAP.

Don't know how so many people survive without rooting their androids. I can't live without it. So here is the method for rooting Xperia L phone.
For more info on Xperia L check this out:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2196066


This includes comprehensive steps which will include unlocking bootloader and getting your phone rooted.

****WARNING: Because this unlocks your bootloader hence you void your warranty.


ROOT

Truthfully I do not know who made this new script. I just had it on my laptop so putting it here for other's use. Do point me if its someone's, so I can give credits.

TO ROOT,
  1. Connect the phone in debugging mode via USB. To enable debugging mode, go to Settings => Development => Check "USB Debugging".
  2. Wait for the drivers to install. Happens automatically on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.
  3. Download the zip file below and extract it.
  4. After extracting, run "install.bat". Admin rights usually not needed.
  5. Follow On-Screen instructions.
  6. Partial Root complete. If the exploit fails to run, try running again.

Now if you wish to unlock the bootloader, follow this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2332900

Do backup your TA partition as described in the thread above.

Thank You.
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3rd June 2013, 11:32 AM |#2  
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No bootloader unlock? I'm not Sony expert but we couldn't write in system partition without unlocking in HTCs.

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I'll root as soon as i reach my home. Been dying to use apps like GMD Gesture Control.

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3rd June 2013, 11:35 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by AayushDhuria

No bootloader unlock? I'm not Sony expert but we couldn't write in system partition without unlocking in HTCs.

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---------- Post added at 04:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:01 PM ----------

I'll root as soon as i reach my home. Been dying to use apps like GMD Gesture Control.

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Thats the difference, this pushes files to /data. See code below:

Code:
chmod +x $adb

$adb kill-server

echo "[*] Waiting for device..."
$adb wait-for-device

echo "[*] Device found."

echo "[*] Pushing exploit..."
$adb push pwn /data/local/tmp/pwn
$adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/pwn

echo "[*] Pushing root tools..."
$adb push su /data/local/tmp/su
$adb push busybox /data/local/tmp/busybox
$adb install Superuser.apk

echo "[*] Rooting phone..."
$adb shell /data/local/tmp/pwn

echo "[*] Cleaning up..."
$adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/pwn
$adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/su
$adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/busybox

echo "[*] Exploit complete. Press enter to reboot and exit."
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3rd June 2013, 12:25 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by dj2tusk

Thats the difference, this pushes files to /data. See code below:

Code:
chmod +x $adb

$adb kill-server

echo "[*] Waiting for device..."
$adb wait-for-device

echo "[*] Device found."

echo "[*] Pushing exploit..."
$adb push pwn /data/local/tmp/pwn
$adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/pwn

echo "[*] Pushing root tools..."
$adb push su /data/local/tmp/su
$adb push busybox /data/local/tmp/busybox
$adb install Superuser.apk

echo "[*] Rooting phone..."
$adb shell /data/local/tmp/pwn

echo "[*] Cleaning up..."
$adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/pwn
$adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/su
$adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/busybox

echo "[*] Exploit complete. Press enter to reboot and exit."

Ah, that just skipped my mind. Been using Samsung's and it's pretty easy on them. Good stuff Now I can get rid of bloatware and use Autostarts to prevent useless battery drain.

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3rd June 2013, 12:28 PM |#5  
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Ah, that just skipped my mind. Been using Samsung's and it's pretty easy on them. Good stuff Now I can get rid of bloatware and use Autostarts to prevent useless battery drain.

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Thats the reason I rooted. Looks like bootloader has also been unlocked. See here. http://xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware...xperia-l-c2105

The page is C2105 centric. No idea if it works good for C2104. Take a look..!
3rd June 2013, 12:29 PM |#6  
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@AayushDhuria, Guess you could change your signature now.! :P
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the MotoChopper exploit is posted by @djrbliss

its surprising to see NO MENTION of his in the OP...
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the MotoChopper exploit is posted by @djrbliss

its surprising to see NO MENTION of his in the OP...

Thank you DooMLorRD for reminding me. Just linked to the thread and forgot to mention it. Thnx again, Updating OP.
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Hey man thanks for adding me in the OP. I am facing a few problems with the root and need to confirm if they happen with you to!? So i was trying to delete a few apps with root app delete https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...VuaW5zdGFsbCJd and each time i hit delete, it rebooted my phone :/ Does this happen with anyone of you?
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Originally Posted by ishanbhatnagr96

Hey man thanks for adding me in the OP. I am facing a few problems with the root and need to confirm if they happen with you to!? So i was trying to delete a few apps with root app delete https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...VuaW5zdGFsbCJd and each time i hit delete, it rebooted my phone :/ Does this happen with anyone of you?

Not yet..!! Will try and respond. Abhi me heading to BBQ nation..
3rd June 2013, 04:20 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by dj2tusk

Thats the reason I rooted. Looks like bootloader has also been unlocked. See here. http://xperiafirmware.com/8-firmware...xperia-l-c2105

The page is C2105 centric. No idea if it works good for C2104. Take a look..!

You could just unlock bootloader via Sonymobile's portal. Its official and working. I'll unlock and push SU to System.

Anyways DooMLord, It's nice to see you in mid range Xperia thread. Can I have a little hope for some development?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ishanbhatnagr96

Hey man thanks for adding me in the OP. I am facing a few problems with the root and need to confirm if they happen with you to!? So i was trying to delete a few apps with root app delete https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...VuaW5zdGFsbCJd and each time i hit delete, it rebooted my phone :/ Does this happen with anyone of you?

Why don't you just delete via Root Explorer? Or if a little skeptical, Titanium Backup?

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