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(Rooting) Something I don't understand

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16th February 2015, 01:48 PM   |  #1  
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Why is there no way to root 4.4.4?

I don't understand how the Sony system works yet, this is my first Sony coming from HTC and Samsung.

Samsungs rooted like a dream without any complications, why is sony so complicated in the process?

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16th February 2015, 03:42 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by OmarMagdi

Why is there no way to root 4.4.4?

I don't understand how the Sony system works yet, this is my first Sony coming from HTC and Samsung.

Samsungs rooted like a dream without any complications, why is sony so complicated in the process?

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Rooting 4.4.4 is easy... as long as you do it the official way, which means unlocking the bootloader and losing your warranty.
People don't want to only gain root, but they want to do it in a way that Sony doesn't see it and this is difficult.
16th February 2015, 04:32 PM   |  #3  
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There are easier was of doing it. Downgrade to 4.4.2, root and then flash one of the ROMs based on .167. I have a locked bootloader and flashing either Niaboc's or Pandemic's ROM was the first thing done out of the box for me.

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16th February 2015, 04:52 PM   |  #4  
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I'm honestly not fond of the process of downgrading and upgrading, so I was trying to know why it is so complicated and understand how it works, and trying to root it without the longer process.

but then if there's no other way, i terribly need Xposed and Titanium. so yeah.
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Rooting 4.4.4 is easy... as long as you do it the official way, which means unlocking the bootloader and losing your warranty.
People don't want to only gain root, but they want to do it in a way that Sony doesn't see it and this is difficult.

Okay,

I don't have warranty anyways because I am in Egypt and rooting voids it here, so I bought it for $100 cheaper without warranty :P

My bootloader can be unlocked, I've checked.. how can I root it with the official way?

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16th February 2015, 05:05 PM   |  #6  
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Downgrading is really easy, I don't recommend unlocking your bootloader unless you want to try kernels and CM like roms and dont mind losing bravia engine etc. Just download a 4.2.2 firmware, and flash it with flashtool, root it and then install recovery and flash the rom you like with (4.4.4).
16th February 2015, 05:12 PM   |  #7  
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Okay,

I don't have warranty anyways because I am in Egypt and rooting voids it here, so I bought it for $100 cheaper without warranty [emoji14]

My bootloader can be unlocked, I've checked.. how can I root it with the official way?

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Once you unlocked the bootloader (there's a page on Sony website which explains how to do it), you can flash a recovery or a custom kernel with recovery via fastboot. From the recovery you can then flash supersu.

But be careful before unlocking the bootloader. As said before, you might lose some functionality (like x-reality). I recommend you do some search on the forums.
17th February 2015, 10:26 AM   |  #8  
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I'm honestly not fond of the process of downgrading and upgrading

Let me tell you something that may be obvious: Sony IS NOT Samsung!

In a Sony Xperia phone there is no risk of bricking the phone while downgrading or upgrading to root. You won't loose the IMEI and the risk of hard bricking the phone is almost non-existent. You can downgrade and upgrade as many times as you wish or need. I've been flashing my phones since 2011, and sometimes all night long. No joke, my Z1 got flashed at least twice a week.

At first, the Xperia world may look complicated, but trust me; A Sony Its the safest phone. Can be easily rooted, not like those HTC or Motorola phones, and even if you end up with a "brick"...It is just a soft-brick. Just turn it off completely and use Flashtool or PC Companion to repair it.

The Flashtool is a very easy to use tool. Our firmwares are file with the .ftf extension, and can be downloaded by the same Flashtool.

Since 2011 I've had HTC, Motorola, Samsung but I always love my Xperia.
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Fun fact: its theoreticly impossible to brick a locked bootloader Xperia

+1 as a sony user i can agree flashing and downgrading is safe
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Fun fact: its theoreticly impossible to brick a locked bootloader Xperia

+1 as a sony user i can agree flashing and downgrading is safe

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I have used and still using an Xperia Device and never soft bricked it or died in my hands, An Xperia Device is the best device what i have had and have and will ever use,
Flashtool is the doc to save your Sony Device ^^

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