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6th November 2012, 03:31 AM   |  #1  
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Okay people now that I have been able to create a stock AT&T LT30at ftf file: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Byr...EZpSE16bWdKV1E I went ahead with testing if I could flash a generic LT30p firmware on my LT30at EXCLUDING the baseband so I could keep LTE.

I used the LT30p firmware version 7.0.A.3.195 generic and flashed it through flashtools wiping everything but excluding the baseband. By doing this I was able to keep LTE support and have a generic unbranded firmware. I then restored all my apps using the included backup & restore app ( I had manually installed it on the LT30at firmware previously)



Everything went fine but of course I couldn't root using Bin4ry's method with the firmware I used. Also tethering works without issue. I did have to setup the AT&T LTE apn which can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...29&postcount=4
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6th November 2012, 06:20 PM   |  #2  
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Everything went fine but of course I couldn't root using Bin4ry's method with the firmware I used.

Is there any way to root then? According to Jozinek's method we have to unlock the bootloader and that's not possible with the TL.
6th November 2012, 06:41 PM   |  #3  
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Is there any way to root then? According to Jozinek's method we have to unlock the bootloader and that's not possible with the TL.

You can root officially via the sony official method. Then you can flash custom kernel.
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You can root officially via the sony official method. Then you can flash custom kernel.

I have an ATT xperia TL with a locked bootloader, don't think I'll be able to flash custom kernals
6th November 2012, 07:16 PM   |  #5  
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I have an ATT xperia TL with a locked bootloader, don't think I'll be able to flash custom kernals

Unlock the bootloader to flash custom kernels. Use this method from the official sony website, then flash the advanced stock kernel which has root.

This should work unless AT&T have done somethg nasty, in which case why do you bother with that provider, just change to another company
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Unlock the bootloader to flash custom kernels. Use this method from the official sony website, then flash the advanced stock kernel which has root.

This should work unless AT&T have done somethg nasty, in which case why do you bother with that provider, just change to another company

ATT TL bootloader is locked as in not unlockable.

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ATT TL bootloader is locked as in not unlockable.

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Ouch, why would you get an AT&T phone then.....with no prospect of community unlock (Test point is not a viable method) then it seems unless you can get a dev to work on root you are stuck. And I think that will be a low priority for devs atm. As far as I know Bin4ryhas not worked on it since it came it...so you may be stuck with it.
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Ouch, why would you get an AT&T phone then.....with no prospect of community unlock (Test point is not a viable method) then it seems unless you can get a dev to work on root you are stuck. And I think that will be a low priority for devs atm. As far as I know Bin4ryhas not worked on it since it came it...so you may be stuck with it.

Unfortunately AT&T is the only carrier in the US that sells Sony phones. Also Sony hasn't released an unlocked Xperia T for the US and I doubt they will since it's exclusive to AT&T right now.
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Ouch, why would you get an AT&T phone then.....with no prospect of community unlock (Test point is not a viable method) then it seems unless you can get a dev to work on root you are stuck. And I think that will be a low priority for devs atm. As far as I know Bin4ryhas not worked on it since it came it...so you may be stuck with it.

I am from Europe, have unlocked T . Just wrote what I read.

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Sony’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia TL is now available with US mobile carrier AT&T, the handset will set you bakc $99.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with AT&T, the device is also available unlocked for $449.99.

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/sony-xp...tt-05-11-2012/

Doesnt this mean it is available on other carriers? In which case its bootloader should be unloackable.
Forgive me if i am wrong, I am from UK.

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