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[Q] No Root Method Working - Bell

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11th January 2014, 11:50 PM   |  #1  
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Asking for help here is always a last resort - just picked up the Xperia Z on Bell the other day as a straight-up trade for my Galaxy SIII as I was starting to get a little bored with the S3 and wanted a new phone to play with. Little did I know that this would be project it has turned into just trying to get this thing rooted, let alone flashing any custom ROM. Every time I try to root this thing, I get absolutely nowhere. I have tried the easyroot toolkit about a hundred times and it shows that it was rooted successfully but when I reboot, no luck. I tried the other rooting method where you follow the command prompts and enter service mode - select display test and wait for the screen to go white but that's as far as it goes, it just sits there with a white screen. Another guy said to try turning the display off then back on a few times to see if that kicked it into gear, but nothing, that's as far as it gets.

I also tried rolling back the kernel to a previous one using another method from XDA and rooting that way, but flashing the kernel bricked the device and I had to reflash in flashmode back to stock. Here are some details re the build number I'm on and everything. I don't see anybody else who has had this particular problem with this device. Is there a way to flash a firmware that has root already?

Bell Mobility
Model C6616
Andoid Version 4.1.2
Baseband version 9x15A-ACEFWMAZQ-30110041-32
Build Number 10.1.1.A.1.319
12th January 2014, 12:07 AM   |  #2  
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Tried Doomlord's method?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=607

The instructions are in the OP of that thread.
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12th January 2014, 12:57 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Drummerjed

Tried Doomlord's method?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=607

The instructions are in the OP of that thread.

Ermygerd, I've been up and down the boards all day looking for the answer and I don't know how I missed that one. That worked like a charm, thank you so much for your quick response.
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