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By driversax, Junior Member on 12th August 2012, 10:23 PM
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Hello everyone,

I finally managed to make rooted kernel for Xperia Go (ST27i).
I just want to mention, that I have unlocked bootloader and I didn't try is this kernel working with locked bootloader.

Requirements:
stock Sony 6.0.B.3.162 FW
unlocked bootloader
working fastboot

How to Flash:
download the rooted_kernel_ST27i.elf (sendspace.com/file/74xilq)
save it in the folder with fastboot binaries (fastboot.exe files)
power down device
start device in fastboot mode (hold volume up and plug cable)

and use the following commands to flash the kernel:
fastboot flash boot rooted_kernel_ST27i.elf
fastboot reboot

After restart, download and install busybox from market, and update superuser...

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Update:

Rooted kernel .184 (without recovery )
It's work for me

Flash last firmware 6.0.B.3.184 using Flashtool

Download attach, and flash the kernel:
fastboot flash boot rooted_kernel_184_ST27i.elf
fastboot reboot


I can't do this without:
DooMLoRD - I used his files from rooted kernel for Xperia P
Championswimmer - for tips and tool (ANDROID KERNEL KITCHEN 0.2.2)
Bin4ry - for tips

So, thanks to them
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13th August 2012, 01:11 AM |#2  
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big thanks man. i will try it. little question: when will be rooted kernel for 6.0.B.3.184 too?
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Great job driversax, many thanks. Too bad I updated to 184 yesterday. I'll either have to wait for a corresponding kernel or I'll have to find out how to downgrade again.
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Great job driversax, many thanks. Too bad I updated to 184 yesterday. I'll either have to wait for a corresponding kernel or I'll have to find out how to downgrade again.

Hello! Big thnx to Driversax ! Im using 184 and tried this root and it works no need to downgrade!
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I test it and this kernel has big baterry drain!
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I test it and this kernel has big baterry drain!

I use this kernel for 3 days, and I don't have problem with battery drain.
But I will check when I get back from vacation (4 days) and also I will try to make new rooted kernel for firmware 184 and maybe recovery
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Im using 184 and tried this root and it works no need to downgrade!

I confirm that you can install it over 184. Two caveats however:
- User data is wiped (I was under the assumption that a kernel flash keeps user data - is this generally not the case or only in this instance?)
- In About phone, the reported build stays at 184, but the phone offers to update over the air to 184 again, and after downloading, installing and rebooting, it complains that installation was unsuccessful. You cannot even remove the notification, it stays permanently in the status bar. I finally got rid of them by disabling the updater – thanks Driversax, finally I have root powers – and rebooting.

Battery life has been normal (or even better than previously) for me (using it less than 24 hours though).

---------- Post added at 06:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:02 AM ----------

Oh, and one more thing:

Droidwall doesn't work (iptables doesn't seem to be implemented on the Go - apparently not the oply Sony phone with this problem, although Xperia S is reported to have it). This was the prime reason for me to root the phone, so it's quite a bummer. But at least Titanium Backup works, and I can get rid of the bloatware (although, to Sony's credit, there are no overly intrusive or battery-draining apps).
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I use this kernel for 3 days, and I don't have problem with battery drain.
But I will check when I get back from vacation (4 days) and also I will try to make new rooted kernel for firmware 184 and maybe recovery

perfect, i need kernel for 184 with recovery. i made a baterry percentage mod ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1830793 ) and i am working on quickpannel settings but without recovery is installation very complicated.
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Fantastic!! I have successfully rooting my XG, Thanks a lot to driversax, you're awesome dude..

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