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Very disappointed in Z ultra will try to return back to Sony

6th December 2014, 01:40 AM |#1  
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Made the horrible mistake of getting a Z ultra and failed to realize what a horrible nightmare it is to root the device in linux and am just giving up. Feel totally ripped off. Thought I could save money over the Nexus 6 since the screen is bigger and the phone much cheaper but this really the last non nexus phone I'll buy. The clue should have been Sony patching their devices to prevent root, Never again.
 
 
6th December 2014, 01:42 AM |#2  
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Made the horrible mistake of getting a Z ultra and failed to realize what a horrible nightmare it is to root the device in linux and am just giving up. Feel totally ripped off. Thought I could save money over the Nexus 6 since the screen is bigger and the phone much cheaper but this really the last non nexus phone I'll buy. The clue should have been Sony patching their devices to prevent root, Never again.

I got mine rooted fairly easy.. Not that much work.
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6th December 2014, 02:00 AM |#3  
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This phone was purchased last month. Maybe it was easy for you but try a Nexus next time, no contest. Yes if it was as easy as towelroot made it then yes. With current firmware not a chance.
6th December 2014, 02:46 AM |#4  
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This phone was purchased last month. Maybe it was easy for you but try a Nexus next time, no contest. Yes if it was as easy as towelroot made it then yes. With current firmware not a chance.

Stop bitching and unlock the bootloader if you really want root and cant/wont run windows. This is the way Sony wants you to gain root any way.

Wont [NUT]'s tools work? cant you extract easy root and read the batch files? 4.4.4 is probably the easiest firmware we have had to run a root exploit on for a very long time.

EDIT FFS man http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2784900 "The tool should work on Windows, Linux and Mac. "
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6th December 2014, 08:04 AM |#5  
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This phone was purchased last month. Maybe it was easy for you but try a Nexus next time, no contest. Yes if it was as easy as towelroot made it then yes. With current firmware not a chance.

lol i have a nexus 5 and rooting the ultra isn't really harder.
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6th December 2014, 09:54 AM |#6  
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I'm sorry but judging the device based on rooting process isn't good enough. Had been using it i must say this device worth every penny from me. Of course nexus is nexus but z ultra has it's pros points.

I had no problem with root even i could not install the drivers in my ubuntu box but virtualbox winxp solved the problem.
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Made the horrible mistake of getting a Z ultra and failed to realize what a horrible nightmare it is to root the device in linux and am just giving up. Feel totally ripped off. Thought I could save money over the Nexus 6 since the screen is bigger and the phone much cheaper but this really the last non nexus phone I'll buy. The clue should have been Sony patching their devices to prevent root, Never again.

Why a rip off? if it is so difficult, you could've just unlock bootloader. From then on you can root however you want easily. Even without unlocking BL, it's fairly easy to root. "Don't blame the pen if you yourself can't write well". Just sayin'
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6th December 2014, 11:27 AM |#8  
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It's fairly simple. If you think the phones a rip off because your not capable of rooting it., then i don't know what too tell you. You should have done a lot more research, its simple to root it, even if you use linux.
6th December 2014, 03:29 PM |#9  
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Made the horrible mistake of getting a Z ultra and failed to realize what a horrible nightmare it is to root the device in linux and am just giving up. Feel totally ripped off. Thought I could save money over the Nexus 6 since the screen is bigger and the phone much cheaper but this really the last non nexus phone I'll buy. The clue should have been Sony patching their devices to prevent root, Never again.

Very unfortunate. I rooted my C6833 within the hour and the C6802 last year through vRoot. Instead of complaining about the device, go and get FlashTool, download and flash a Towelroot capable ROM, after that, go ahead and go custom ROM.
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It is insanely easy to root on Linux. I use all the *nix commands from the Android SDK on my Mac instead of OS X Apps like Flashtool and it works a treat. Within an hour of buying my 2nd XZU two days ago it was rooted and running Lollipop. I simply don't understand your post...
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