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Sony Xperia E5 F3311 [Root][Guide][Twrp]

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After a lot of struggles, we've finally managed to root the Sony Xperia E5.
If you own this device and would like to root it, this thread will guide you through the process.

Requirements:
-You must have the correct drivers installed!
You can't proceed without them as the adb interface won't recognize your device.
-The modified boot.img which you can download here
-Twrp recovery which you can download here
-The adb interface, google it.
-Your bootloader must be unlocked via the Sony official method. If you can't find the E5 in the list, you can use the code of the E4g.
-Supersu 2.79 zip which you can download here
-30 minutes of your time.

I'm not responsible for any possible damage caused to your phone, even though it most likely won't go wrong if you follow the instructions carefully.
I can, however, provide support if your device is stuck in a bootloop.
I won't reply to questions, of which the answers are already mentioned in this thread.

Instructions:

1. Unlock your bootloader, check out Sony's website to see how.
2. Check whether the boot unlock succeeded or not.
To do so, you can open your dialer and type *#*#7378423#*#* .
A screen will appear, tap on service info and go to configuration.
Check the rooting status:
*If it says 'bootloader unlock allowed=yes' it means your bootloader is still locked.
*If it says 'bootloader unlocked=yes' it means your bootloader is unlocked.
3. Install the correct drivers for your device, Sony adb+fastboot etc.
4. Go to the root directory of your adb folder, location depending of where you installed it.
Hold Shift and right click to show a menu.
In that menu there should be an option called 'open command prompt here', click on it and it should start adb.
5. Make sure to enable usb debugging on your device.
6. Connect your phone to your computer and type this command in adb:
Code:
adb devices
If your device shows up, it means adb recognized your device and you may proceed.
If it doesn't show up you have to double check your installed drivers in device manager.
7. Type
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
to reboot the device to fastboot.
8. Now you'll have to flash the kernel and recovery.
Put both of the files into the root directory of the adb folder and rename them to boot.img and recovery.img, type
Code:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
to flash the kernel and type
Code:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
to flash the recovery.
9. Unplug your device and boot into twrp by pressing the power+volume down buttons. Keep holding the volume down button and release the power button quickly.
10. When you're in twrp, head to 'wipe'->'advanced wipe'->'(user)data partition'.
This step is optional, but recommended to avoid problems with encryption.
11. Now head to 'install', browse to the directory in which you saved the supersu zip file and flash/install it.
12. If the installation succeeds, you may reboot your device.
Please be patient, the first boot may take a while.
It will reboot during the initialization, so don't panic and think it's a bootloop, cause it simply isn't.

I hope this has helped people with rooting their Sony Xperia E5.
I'm here if you need support, unless it's something dumb and/or already mentioned
Have a good one!

~A special thanks to rrvuhpg for the kernel
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6th April 2017, 07:51 PM |#2  
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Thank you a lot! It worked and now I have my E5 rooted
7th April 2017, 01:47 AM |#3  
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How is the camera quality after unlocking bootloader ?
7th April 2017, 08:41 AM |#4  
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Tried it last night and it works. Thank you!
7th April 2017, 09:54 AM |#5  
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How is the camera quality after unlocking bootloader ?

It's exactly the same, the camera works well in all resolutions, video recording seems to be fine too.
10th April 2017, 10:04 PM |#6  
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Hello, Im stuck in the process of unlock bootloader, im doing all step by step but i couldnt resolve this error:
Code:
C:\Users\Cristian\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\platform-tools>fastboot devices
RQ3001L5W7      fastboot

C:\Users\Cristian\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\platform-tools>fastboot -i 0x0fce oe
m unlock 0xA55381B959C2CA7B
...
FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
finished. total time: 0.029s
Help, Thank you.
11th April 2017, 09:50 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by CrStN224

Hello, Im stuck in the process of unlock bootloader, im doing all step by step but i couldnt resolve this error:

Code:
C:\Users\Cristian\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\platform-tools>fastboot devices
RQ3001L5W7      fastboot

C:\Users\Cristian\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\platform-tools>fastboot -i 0x0fce oe
m unlock 0xA55381B959C2CA7B
...
FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
finished. total time: 0.029s
Help, Thank you.

You must enable oem unlocking in developer options.
To do this you'll have to go to settings, tap on about device and tap build number 5 times in a row.
This will enable the developer options on your device.
Now go to the developer options in settings and make sure oem unlocking is checked.
Now try to unlock the bootloader again.
It should work now, but if it doesn't, you'll have to check your drivers.
11th April 2017, 10:36 AM |#8  
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It worked perfectly, I had to restore everything because my phone turned on with fabric presets, but the technology saved me, my phone automatically did a backup this morning. Thanks!
11th April 2017, 11:19 AM |#9  
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It worked perfectly, I had to restore everything because my phone turned on with fabric presets, but the technology saved me, my phone automatically did a backup this morning. Thanks!

Unlocking the bootloader always deletes all your data, I'm glad you've made a backup.
So did you manage to root it?
11th April 2017, 04:02 PM |#10  
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Well, right now im officially Rooted, but unsucesfully... My device is detected by Root Checker like a rooted device, but I dont know why some apps dont recoignize it. I have two apps what works with root:
- The first one ask me for root permissions but says dont detect root...
- The another app dont ask me and dont recoignize it...
But that everything looks fine, i dont know whats the issue.
11th April 2017, 05:45 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by CrStN224

Well, right now im officially Rooted, but unsucesfully... My device is detected by Root Checker like a rooted device, but I dont know why some apps dont recoignize it. I have two apps what works with root:
- The first one ask me for root permissions but says dont detect root...
- The another app dont ask me and dont recoignize it...
But that everything looks fine, i dont know whats the issue.

That's odd, do you see the supersu app in your app drawer?
If not, install it from the play store and within the app update the su binary.
Also make sure that in supsersu settings, superuser is enabled and that mount namespace seperation is disabled.
Let me know if that worked out with you
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