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Hi everyone,

I have Sony Xperia Z C6603 with 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware
I am new to this and I want to do:-
1.Root my device to backup the DRM keys using Backup TA
2.Then, unlock bootloader
3.Install CWM(maybe)

Any help will be appreciated.
 
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You will have to downgrade to root and backup DRM keys.
More info and detailed instructions - How to root 4.3.

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Will I lose my data if I downgrade it?
 
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You will probably have to wipe data when you downgrade, as sometimes the phone bootloops if data isn't wiped. You can try without wiping, but you may end up wiping.
Personal data and the internal SD card are wiped when unlocking the bootloader in any case.

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Alright, thanks for the infos.
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You will probably have to wipe data when you downgrade, as sometimes the phone bootloops if data isn't wiped. You can try without wiping, but you may end up wiping.
Personal data and the internal SD card are wiped when unlocking the bootloader in any case.

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I backed up all my data using PC companion, can I restore it back after rooted my phone and with locked bootloader?
 
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I'm not sure, as I never used the backup feature of the PC Companion. I use Titanium Backup personally.

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I'm not sure, as I never used the backup feature of the PC Companion. I use Titanium Backup personally.

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Aw. but anyways, I did backup in several ways, copy-paste, google sync, and ultimate backup.
 
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Hi everyone,

I have Sony Xperia Z C6603 with 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware
I am new to this and I want to do:-
1.Root my device to backup the DRM keys using Backup TA
2.Then, unlock bootloader
3.Install CWM(maybe)

Any help will be appreciated.
well actually you want to unlock bootloader for installing 4.4 ROM /Custom Kernels ?

If you only want to root,you will just need to download the Android 4.2.2 firmware 10.3.1.A.2.67 for C6603,then flash it using flashtool ( make sure you backed up all your apps using built-in Backup & restore app & save it in microSD card)

Next root it using DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit,that's all.
You can choose to install CWM / TWRP / XZDualRecovery

Then you can only download the pre-rooted Android 4.3 ROM

For me i'm using XZDualRecovery with eXistenZUltra ROM

Hope you understand




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well actually you want to unlock bootloader for installing 4.4 ROM /Custom Kernels ?

If you only want to root,you will just need to download the Android 4.2.2 firmware 10.3.1.A.2.67 for C6603,then flash it using flashtool ( make sure you backed up all your apps using built-in Backup & restore app & save it in microSD card)

Next root it using DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit,that's all.
You can choose to install CWM / TWRP / XZDualRecovery

Then you can only download the pre-rooted Android 4.3 ROM

For me i'm using XZDualRecovery with eXistenZUltra ROM

Hope you understand
I followed this two threads
http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...0-569-t2565850
http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...0-101-t2643898

Now I have rooted phone with the latest 4.3 and also XZDualRecovery.
I am happy with the stock rom and kernel now so I skipped unlocking bootloader. Or maybe I will consider eXistenZUltra rom, seems awesome.

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