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Xperia PLAY R800x Verizon Update Coming April 30th, 67mb

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2nd May 2012, 08:49 AM |#501  
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I rooted my R800x with SuperOnceClick the day I got it (a few months ago). I installed OTA RootKeeper when this thread showed up. I haven't done any tinkering with the bootloader as I've been fairly contempt with stock (oddly enough, I flashed just about every ROM I could back when I had Windows Mobile). I have not messed with any system apps (that means: no deleting or moving to SD card.)

The update downloaded just fine for me and installed without any problems. I didn't have to unroot before doing either task, and it appears that I still have root after the update (OTA RootKeeper wasn't necessary).

Like DieB4uwake mentioned, the only thing I lost was my activation, but that's not an issue whatsoever really - just a few minute call and everything was back to normal.

I know this isn't the best way to measure things, but in the "all" tab under applications, it appears that I've lost 10MB of space due to whatever apps and updates Verizon installed. It would also appear that Madden can now be moved to the SD card, which gives back that 10MB lost in the update (maybe I'm wrong, but I could have sworn we couldn't move Madden to the SD card before the update).

I'm not entirely positive on this one either, but I believe Swype may have received a small update as well. If someone still on 2.3.3 wouldn't mind, could you post what version of Swype is installed so I can see if I'm right?
 
 
2nd May 2012, 11:39 AM |#502  
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I got the update, kept root with OTA RootKeeper, my boot loader has always been locked so it didn't really matter. Can't wait to see new 2.3.4 locked roms! That is if there'll be any. XD
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Definitive instructions how to update to 2.3.4 if you are Locked, Rooted, and the OTA Update will not complete for some reason. This will also save all your apps without individually backing them up.

1. Reboot your phone into CWM and take a nandroid backup of its current state.
2. Reboot and use flashtool to flash the stock 2.3.3 ROM
3. Reboot, activate Phone, upon activation it will start downloading 2.3.4, let it complete and when it does, choose "Remind me later"
4. Use SuperOneClick to root via Zergrush method.
5. Install 2.3.4 update.
6. Activate phone again, then go into Android Market and re-download Xperia CWM Auto Installer, Run it and install CWM.
7. Reboot Phone into CWM and go to "Restore", "Advanced Restore" , and then "Data".
8. Reboot Phone

When this is done, all your apps, contacts, etc will be back to how they were before the update, and you will have 2.3.4 rooted on your phone.
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2nd May 2012, 01:53 PM |#504  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FH-CS

I rooted my R800x with SuperOnceClick the day I got it (a few months ago). I installed OTA RootKeeper when this thread showed up. I haven't done any tinkering with the bootloader as I've been fairly contempt with stock (oddly enough, I flashed just about every ROM I could back when I had Windows Mobile). I have not messed with any system apps (that means: no deleting or moving to SD card.)

The update downloaded just fine for me and installed without any problems. I didn't have to unroot before doing either task, and it appears that I still have root after the update (OTA RootKeeper wasn't necessary).

Like DieB4uwake mentioned, the only thing I lost was my activation, but that's not an issue whatsoever really - just a few minute call and everything was back to normal.

I know this isn't the best way to measure things, but in the "all" tab under applications, it appears that I've lost 10MB of space due to whatever apps and updates Verizon installed. It would also appear that Madden can now be moved to the SD card, which gives back that 10MB lost in the update (maybe I'm wrong, but I could have sworn we couldn't move Madden to the SD card before the update).

I'm not entirely positive on this one either, but I believe Swype may have received a small update as well. If someone still on 2.3.3 wouldn't mind, could you post what version of Swype is installed so I can see if I'm right?

Bizzarely Madden has disappeared off my phone. I'm pretty sure it was there when I updated, but when I restored my data its now gone. I didn't back it up either as I never really play it, so its no great loss, but it would be nice to still have it.

Edit: OK.... Rebooted my phone and now it shows up, and its moved to the SD card. I had never moved it. Deleted some verizon bloatware and gained no space... This is getting weirder and weirder.....
2nd May 2012, 03:29 PM |#505  
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I would really like for my computer to actually flash the .88 ftf file to my phone, but it keeps getting an error while flashing system.sin. Anyone else get errors?

Edit: I guess I'll leave some info. I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, using FlashTool version 0.6.8.0. Do I need to update, or is there something else preventing me from going back to stock?

Edit number 2: Strangely enough, I changed the log output from info to debug, and it actually worked on the first try after switching. Strange. Very strange...
2nd May 2012, 04:10 PM |#506  
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Another thing, Facebook Sync says it works now, but it doesn't do anything.

Will need to continue to use Fsync...
2nd May 2012, 05:04 PM |#507  
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Originally Posted by Rogue Leader

Definitive instructions how to update to 2.3.4 if you are Locked, Rooted, and the OTA Update will not complete for some reason. This will also save all your apps without individually backing them up.

1. Reboot your phone into CWM and take a nandroid backup of its current state.
2. Reboot and use flashtool to flash the stock 2.3.3 ROM
3. Reboot, activate Phone, upon activation it will start downloading 2.3.4, let it complete and when it does, choose "Remind me later"
4. Use SuperOneClick to root via Zergrush method.
5. Install 2.3.4 update.
6. Activate phone again, then go into Android Market and re-download Xperia CWM Auto Installer, Run it and install CWM.
7. Reboot Phone into CWM and go to "Restore", "Advanced Restore" , and then "Data".
8. Reboot Phone

When this is done, all your apps, contacts, etc will be back to how they were before the update, and you will have 2.3.4 rooted on your phone.

So would rootkeeper help here so I wouldn't have to use superoneclick?


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2nd May 2012, 05:09 PM |#508  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Leader

Definitive instructions how to update to 2.3.4 if you are Locked, Rooted, and the OTA Update will not complete for some reason. This will also save all your apps without individually backing them up.

1. Reboot your phone into CWM and take a nandroid backup of its current state.
2. Reboot and use flashtool to flash the stock 2.3.3 ROM
3. Reboot, activate Phone, upon activation it will start downloading 2.3.4, let it complete and when it does, choose "Remind me later"
4. Use SuperOneClick to root via Zergrush method.
5. Install 2.3.4 update.
6. Activate phone again, then go into Android Market and re-download Xperia CWM Auto Installer, Run it and install CWM.
7. Reboot Phone into CWM and go to "Restore", "Advanced Restore" , and then "Data".
8. Reboot Phone

When this is done, all your apps, contacts, etc will be back to how they were before the update, and you will have 2.3.4 rooted on your phone.

Is there an equivalent of flash tool for macs or are Mac users screwed?


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2nd May 2012, 05:17 PM |#509  
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I hate to hijack this thread for something else entirely, but has anyone tried using the mods and themes that were originally made for 2.3.4 for the other R800 phones? If not, guess what I'm about to do?

If anyone already has, you'd better warn me before I start, otherwise I'll be just another guinea pig!
2nd May 2012, 05:23 PM |#510  
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Originally Posted by lightningdude

I hate to hijack this thread for something else entirely, but has anyone tried using the mods and themes that were originally made for 2.3.4 for the other R800 phones? If not, guess what I'm about to do?

If anyone already has, you'd better warn me before I start, otherwise I'll be just another guinea pig!

I have a really cool ICS themes for my 2.3.3, lost the update files and cannot find it, lockscreen sliders are clear with ics blue lining around them. I have however not tried the themes for 2.3.4 yet,


If you try it and it works can you let us know? Thanks
2nd May 2012, 05:35 PM |#511  
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In the process of performing a nandroid right now, will let you know when I've actually tested.
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