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[Q] noob question on rooting XSP

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14th August 2014, 05:15 PM   |  #1  
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Hello everyone. I have probably the most typical question asked on these boards. I would like to root and install a custom ROM. I think anything custom will outperform the stock update I've got from Sony right now. First, my phone:

Sony Xperia SP
C5306
Android v4.3 running stock kernel
Build 0.266
With a locked bootloader


I have read a fair bit of Doomlord's info re: ROMs on LBs. (Thank you Doomlord!)
From what I understand the steps look something like this:

1 - obtain root - I think I should be able to root using Towelroot (Thank you Geohot!)
2- make backup of TA partition? - but I do not plan on unlocking my bootloader, thus this isn't required?
3- flash custom ROM using Flashtool.

Am I totally out in left field? There is soo much information! Can anyone here point me in the right direction for 0.266? I don't care about Bravia engine etc, I just want a smoother ROM.

Please be nice, as so many people have been on these boards!
Thank you from Canada!
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14th August 2014, 05:18 PM   |  #2  
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See bro, I've seen many people say this that I'm a noob. And I've seen the same kind of thread number of times. Please search before you ask.

Just root it with towelroot and install supersu and busybox and recoveries simple. You won't lose be and other stuff
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14th August 2014, 05:59 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by pranavthombare

See bro, I've seen many people say this that I'm a noob. And I've seen the same kind of thread number of times. Please search before you ask.

Just root it with towelroot and install supersu and busybox and recoveries simple. You won't lose be and other stuff


Thank you for the reply. I will do a more thorough search. Question though - with a locked bootloader I would still be able to flash a custom ROM?
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Originally Posted by saddie22

Thank you for the reply. I will do a more thorough search. Question though - with a locked bootloader I would still be able to flash a custom ROM?

Yeah, you can. any problems, PM me
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14th August 2014, 06:20 PM   |  #5  
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No need to sent a PM since the intel can help others too

to root: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783885
to instal custom recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2352920
to flash a ROM see the ROM Thread

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PS: Why dont you update to either 201/205/207?
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Originally Posted by mrjraider

No need to sent a PM since the intel can help others too

to root: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783885
to instal custom recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2352920
to flash a ROM see the ROM Thread

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PS: Why dont you update to either 201/205/207?

Many thanks to both of you! I now have root, will install custom recovery, do a nandroid backup, and then flash a custom ROM. I just needed the proper steps, so thank you! Unfortunately I cannot upgrade the FW because my cell provider (Rogers in Canada) hasn't given the green light yet My phone has run really poorly since the latest upgrade, hence my quest to flash it.
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16th August 2014, 02:30 AM   |  #7  
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One question, and it may be a stupid one, but do I need to install the Sony drivers for my phone? I have installed adb, SuperSU and busybox.. are Sony's drivers required? Is fastboot required? Because when I run the install.bat script and select the '1' option it loads the daemon but just sits there - my phone never asks me for SU access. What am I doing wrong, o wise ones?

EDIT: I figured it out and now have TWRP making a nandroid backup. Am very excited. Thanks everyone!
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