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[4.4.4] Sony RIC KILLER

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25th November 2014, 07:57 PM   |  #1  
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I have modified zxz0O0's script for rooting to just kill the SONY RIC, not upload towelroot and stuff.
This is so you can mount /system, modify platform.xml to have full access to microSD, install xposed, etc.
It works OK (as far as I can tell, I am not an expert).

CHANGELOG:
Version 2:
Removed even more unnecessary files

Here is the file [UPDATED]:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4a...ew?usp=sharing

Many thanks to zxz0O0 for guidance.

Mirror if you want.
Enjoy.
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26th November 2014, 05:22 AM   |  #2  
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Pc o recovery?
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26th November 2014, 07:56 AM   |  #3  
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27th November 2014, 07:14 AM   |  #4  
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Anyone who can confirm it working? And with no extra features.. Malware etc?
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Sorry for my ignorance....but can anyone explain what RIC is and why do we want to kill it ???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by forty two

I have modified zxz0O0's script for rooting to just kill the SONY RIC, not upload towelroot and stuff.
This is so you can mount /system, modify platform.xml to have full access to microSD, install xposed, etc.
It works OK (as far as I can tell, I am not an expert).

Here is the file:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4a...ew?usp=sharing

Mirror if you want.
Enjoy.

Can I ask what is RIC?
So is this the exploit to install supersu on 4.4.4?
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28th November 2014, 11:32 AM   |  #7  
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Sorry for my ignorance....but can anyone explain what RIC is and why do we want to kill it ???

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Can I ask what is RIC?
So is this the exploit to install supersu on 4.4.4?

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Anyone who can confirm it working? And with no extra features.. Malware etc?

Here it goes.
As far as I know, Sony RIC is a kernel module that manages security, but somebody may correct me on that.
The "/system" partition i.e. folder on a Sony Xperia phone cannot be written to, if you don't disable it.
Without writing to the /system, you cannot:
The usage is as follows:
  1. Get a ftf file for your Z2
  2. Modify it using PRFCreator by using this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...ckage-t2933155
  3. Flash the phone using the recovery with the generated .zip file.
  4. Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your phone, together with Allow mock locations (in Developer options), and that you have adb etc. istalled
  5. Plug the phone, say yes to USB debugging query.
  6. Run the script to kill RIC.
  7. Enjoy.
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28th November 2014, 03:21 PM   |  #8  
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Here it goes.
As far as I know, Sony RIC is a kernel module that manages security, but somebody may correct me on that.
The "/system" partition i.e. folder on a Sony Xperia phone cannot be written to, if you don't disable it.

You Sir are a gentleman and a scholar.
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7th December 2014, 10:22 PM   |  #9  
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newb-asking-stuff-now^^
Hi there,
Im planing to do this "make ur own pre-rooted update" thing for my Z2 to get this annoying "there is an update available" message away, and maybe it also offers some nice features^^
the thing is this Z2 is my first smartphone in general (tried them in the first gen and hated those commercial-bombers xD so it took me a long while to give it a new try)
so Im not very much into rooting and so on.... I dont even know exactly how I managed to root my actual phone xD but yeah anyhow I did it with a tutorial from xda.....
what i want to ask is.... is this ric-killing really needed? as I said I dunno how exactly I did root for my 4.4.2 but I never had issues with using my SD-card or such..... never heard bout RIC before this thread here aswell.....
what is this for and does everyone need this?
....atleast how does it come that this seems to be needed with the 4.4.4 but wasnt needed on 4.4.2? or why did I never hear bout it?
(my root went something like this: using any batch-file, flashing triple-recovery twpr, cwm, and something I dont remember^^ after that rebooting several times and again flashing something from recovery.... but never there was something stated like RIC.... only TA-Backup had to be made tough Locked bootloader as this scares the **** out of me xD)
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8th December 2014, 07:27 AM   |  #10  
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Will this work on any Sony device or just Z2?

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