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By BOLEK_PL, Senior Member on 19th March 2016, 04:48 PM
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Original thread by cubeundcube

FIRST READ HIS THREAD ↓↓↓

http://forum.xda-developers.com/m4-a...ocked-t3257430 other versions of M4 Aqua (E2306, E2363 etc.)

This thread is for Xperia M4 Aqua E2303 Locked BL maybe Unlocked BL [twrp_prerooted_M4.zip] (26.1.A.3.111)

OLD [To have ROOT (on newest version), you must first Downgrade Soft to version 26.1.A.1.128 (because this method don't work on newer version like 2.167, 3.111), install ROOT, TWRP Recovery and at the end flash twrp_prerooted_M4_(XXX).zip (now newest Soft it's 26.1.A.3.111 and this is included in twrp_prerooted_M4.zip).]
NEW ↓↓↓

Remember everything you do at your own risk !!! If you bricked phone, flash E2303_26.1.A.3.111_1294-4815_R5A.ftf in Flashtool.

You must complete 2 steps: I. ROOT > II. TWRP Recovery > III. Pre Root

I. ROOT

NEW METHOD (works on 26.1.A.3.111 and lower)
1. Install lastest Flashtool.
2. Install adb-setup-1.4.3.exe on your computer.
3. On your phone go to Settings>Developer options>USB debugging and enable this option.
4. Connect your phone.
5. Extract rootkitXperia_E23xx_26.1.X.3.xxx.zip and run install.bat
7. Wait for end (phone will reboot), sometimes failed, at that time try more time
.

OLD METHOD
1. Install lastest Flashtool.
2. Flash Stock Soft E2303_26.1.A.1.128_1293-4994_R2A.ftf Recommended: (wipe userdata and apps_log with flashing).
3. Install adb-setup-1.4.3.exe on your computer.
4. On your phone go to Settings>Developer options>USB debugging and enable this option.
5. Connect your phone.
6. Extract rootkitXperia_E23xx.zip and run install.bat
7. Wait for end (phone will reboot), sometimes failed, at that time try more time
.

E2303 cannot be downgraded from 26.1.A.3.111 or other.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/m4-a...3-111-t3340870

II. TWRP Recovery

1. Extract M4Aqua-lockedTWRP-0.1-installer.zip
2. Connect your phone (USB Debugging and ADB must be enabled, like in ROOT ↑).
3. Run install.bat
4. Wait for ADB/USB Debugging notification on your phone and click OK.
5. Wait for end
.

How to boot TWRP

• Power on
• When LED light cyan, click (few times) volume-down button
• LED change magenta, and then TWRP start

Quote:
Originally Posted by cubeundcube

Works

  • Touch operation
  • Mount some partition(system, data, cache, external SD, etc...)
  • Backup and restore
  • Install zip
  • ADB access
  • MTP transfer
  • Various settings

Not works
  • Reboot to Recovery
  • /firmware mount(shown error, but no actual harm)

III. Pre Root [twrp_prerooted_M4.zip included kerel.elf and system.ext4 from E2303_26.1.A.3.111 (i will update it when new soft arrive)]

1. Put twrp_prerooted_M4_(26.1.A.3.111).zip on you internal memory or external SD.
2. Install zip on TWRP and reboot (you can wipe cache/dalvik cache).
3. If you don't have TWRP Recovery after reboot, install it again (Point II. TWRP Recovery).


Thats all you have Root and TWRP Recovery

All Files:
Xperia M4 Aqua (E2303)

0.1 Flashtool

• flashtool-0.9.19.8-windows.exe
• x10flasher.jar

1. Stock Soft

• E2303_26.1.A.1.128_1293-4994_R2A.ftf
• E2303_26.1.A.3.111_1294-4815_R5A.ftf

2. ROOT

• adb-setup-1.4.3.exe
• rootkitXperia_E23xx
• rootkitXperia_E23xx_26.1.X.3.xxx

3. Recovery

• M4Aqua-lockedTWRP-0.1-installer.zip

4. Pre Root

• twrp_prerooted_M4_(26.1.A.3.111).zip

Bootanimation - Xperia X

• bootanimation.zip

Stereo Speakers

• mixer_paths_mtp

My Themes

Fonts

• Back To Stock Lollipop.zip
• Sony Sketch Font Pack Xperia LP.zip

HOME from SONY Xperia™ and Icon Pack from Xperia™ X

• Xperia™ X_IconPack_V(x).apk
• New_Xperia_Home_V4c.zip


DOWNLOAD (MEGA)
https://mega.nz/#F!Ow5BEDgL!kOh2PZalG5WRzjQFnIZJ2w


[GUIDE][BL LOCK] Fixing random/gplay app install reboot after flashing prerooted ZIP:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/m4-a...stall-t3338362

Future Updates:

If you don't have TWRP Recovery after reboot install it again (Point II. TWRP Recovery).

Best thing is that you don't lose personal data updating Rom (apps, settings etc.)
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Xperia X Bootanimation
Original thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/cros...ation-t3325170
1. You need Root Browser, i use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...browserfree&hl
2. Put bootanimation.zip on phone.
2. Go to system>media and backup original bootanimation.zip
3. Copy bootanimation.zip and to system>media and paste file (overwrite it), refresh, set permissions !!! (rw-r--r-- , 0644) and reboot. Done


DOWNLOAD:
https://mega.nz/#!W9JAAAbC!tkDZGBYJL...vE9xxbvlmDT5So

Themes from Sony Xperia™ X
Install like normal .apk

Original thread and Download:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/cros...-root-t3329215

My themes:
Install like normal .apk

DOWNLOAD:
https://mega.nz/#F!3pQ2QaJZ!JRRbPDWFzauMcuhrHgTydA

HOME from SONY Xperia™ and Icon Pack from Xperia™ X

HOME (10.0.A.0.24) with Double Tap to sleep (by Sony)
Original thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/cros...-pack-t3263417
1. Backup your original Home
2. Flash the New_Xperia_Home_V4c.zip via Recovery. Recommended: (wipe cache/dalvik cache).
3. Reboot (*after wipe about 20 min). Done
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maciek602

If anyone experience a problem with double tap to sleep, turn off and on again this feature in settings and grant permission (a pop up will appear)

*Bugs: Autororate doesn't work.

To set Double Tap to sleep (by Sony) ↓↓↓
Hold the screen and ↓



DOWNLOAD:
https://mega.nz/#!i5ZnXLJT!B7BunLobX...LouFu_QPu4rqSA

ICON PACK V1.0.0
Original thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/cros...-root-t3329215
Install like normal .apk

To set icon pack [you need first install HOME (10.0.A.0.24)] ↓↓↓
Hold the screen and ↓





Xperia™ M4 Aqua to Xperia™ Z5 Premium for Google Play Store

1. You need Root Browser, i use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...browserfree&hl
2. Go to system and backup build.prop
3. Go to system and open build.prop in "RB Text Editor".
4. Find and edit this lines ↓↓↓
• ro.product.model= E6853
• ro.product.brand=Sony
• ro.product.name=Sony
• ro.product.device=E6853
• ro.product.board= E6853
and Save.
5. Go to Settings>Accounts and Remove your Google Account.
6. Reboot.
7. Go to Play Store, sign up and Done Now Google Store sees your phone as Xperia™ Z5 Premium (example, in M4 you can't download Fifa 16 if I remember correctly).

Lucky Patcher (Google Ads blocking)

1. Download Lucky Patcher http://luckypatcher.net/
2. Open Lucky Patcher and allow SuperSU permission.
3. And click ↓↓↓



4. Then click ↓↓↓

5. Next, if you see this↓ everything is OK

DONE

RoundedUI
Rounded UI for System and Google Play Store

1. You need Root Browser, i use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...browserfree&hl
2. Put all 3 .apks on phone.
3. Go to system>vendor>overlay ,paste all files, refresh, set permissions !!! (rw-r--r-- , 0644) and reboot. Done

Screenshots:






DOWNLOAD:
https://mega.nz/#F!Sgp1XLgL!QzUv09kx6RRCz9Q--i1mog

Font Packs for Xperia
Original thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/cros...erias-t2448958

1. Put selected font on phone.
2. Flash the selected font .zip via Recovery.
3. Reboot. Done
4. If you don't like selected font, flash Back To Stock Lollipop.zip for restore original Lollipop Font.

Example: Sony Sketch



DOWNLOAD: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/zb8...Lollipop_Fonts

Lollipop Font (Back To Stock Lollipop.zip): https://mega.nz/#!qggzxA7Z!kvRLjJ7tC...-3Ugq7WBAiZ11o

Sony Xperia™ Z5 Premium APPS

This thread contains a number of applications from Sony Xperia™ Z5 Premium.
Install like normal .apk

Thread and Download:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/cros...-root-t3244233

Lastest Google Play Store
Install like normal .apk

Thread and Download:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1996995

Trance&House by BOLEK ®
Almost every mp3 is in 320kbps 44.1kHz except mp3 from Dream Dance Albums

DOWNLOAD:
https://mega.nz/#F!PkwS2QTK!OU9iXopMn_VVx8lmUp-Fqg
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Good job !
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Wooow, installing it right now :3 Thanks mate!
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Thanks a lot. It works for me

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Is there a way of rooting without downgrading phones firmware? My internet is very slow, and downloading older version of firmware would be real pain.
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Originally Posted by ExtaSpace

Is there a way of rooting without downgrading phones firmware? My internet is very slow, and downloading older version of firmware would be real pain.

For now i don't think so but you must downgrade only once. Later updates, you only flash upgrade (twrp_prerooted_M4.zip) with new version (currently with 26.1.A.3.111). I will update it
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mixer_paths_mtp
back up your original file "mixer_paths_mtp"
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I don't understand this completely. I'm currently on firmware version 1.128. Can i update to 3.111 without losing root and how?
21st March 2016, 04:50 PM |#10  
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Wow bro, thanks for this appreciated
So far I ve got one single random reboot while listening to music.
Any more mods for m4 aqua? I am trying to make my m4 look like xperia x
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Morfarj

I don't understand this completely. I'm currently on firmware version 1.128. Can i update to 3.111 without losing root and how?

Istall TWRP Recovery, flash twrp_prerooted_M4.zip reboot DONE (then you have 3.111)
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