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[Q] To root or not to root?

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5th February 2014, 10:36 AM   |  #1  
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Some of my friends told me that certain Xperia features get broken after a root, and that my phone does not have a stock recovery..i earlier had a micromax a52 (didnt run into any root related problems, custom roms worked fine)
Can anybody run me through rooting my phone, installing cwm recovery and custom mods?
Does the bravia engine get disabled? Is there a way to avoid/revert it? Is bravia engine useful at all?

Just looking for a little help, noob here
5th February 2014, 10:41 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by hexr96

Some of my friends told me that certain Xperia features get broken after a root, and that my phone does not have a stock recovery..i earlier had a micromax a52 (didnt run into any root related problems, custom roms worked fine)
Can anybody run me through rooting my phone, installing cwm recovery and custom mods?
Does the bravia engine get disabled? Is there a way to avoid/revert it? Is bravia engine useful at all?

Just looking for a little help, noob here

Rooting guide here

If you don't unlock your bootloader no Xperia features are broken.
If you unlock your bootloader and root some functions like DRM & Software Update may not be working anymore.
5th February 2014, 10:44 AM   |  #3  
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Rooting guide here

If you don't unlock your bootloader no Xperia features are broken.
If you unlock your bootloader and root some functions like DRM & Software Update may not be working anymore.

any advantages of unlocking bootloader? I know for a fact that my bootloader is unlockable
5th February 2014, 11:39 AM   |  #4  
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any advantages of unlocking bootloader? I know for a fact that my bootloader is unlockable

It's required if you want to use custom roms based on 4.4
But there aren't any daily use roms available. You should keep it locked until Brinly Taylor releases CM.

(And if you unlock it make sure to backup your TA first)
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5th February 2014, 11:48 AM   |  #5  
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5th February 2014, 03:43 PM   |  #6  
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You should definitely root and then install Xposed Framework and every sort of module that you like. One of the most famous ones is Gravity box, you can almost do everything with it, for example change the size of the nav bar, which in my opinion is insanely huge by default, but you can do a lot more with it.
It's also worth installing Tinted Status Bar, Xperia Flip Settings, Xposed DTN disabler, Hide Stamina mode icon, NFC LockScreenOff Enabler, All Notifications Expanded and so on, you can do everything with root.
6th February 2014, 06:29 PM   |  #7  
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I have to root my fon for a call recorder to work. Shud i only root it thru motochopper or shud i go for full root by unlocking bootloader?
7th February 2014, 09:47 PM   |  #8  
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If you are on the latest firmware which is 15.3.A.1.14
You should really root your Xperia L by procedure written in link provided

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2591290

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8th February 2014, 04:16 PM   |  #9  
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According to me only Rooting gives you the full ownership of the phone.Root ASAP.

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