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Full rooting guide for xperia t lt30p build 7.0.A.3.195

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By quinten96, Member on 18th November 2012, 06:18 PM
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After having many problems rooting my xperia t james bond phone, I decided making a noob-ready tutorial on how to root the xperia t and probably other phones aswell.

No technical stuff, just follow the steps and you will be rooted in no time.

I did this with:
android version 4.0.4
build 7.0.A.3.195

So the very first thing you should do is unlocking your bootloader. Sony has made their own tutorial on how to do this, but It can be a little complicated. Im gonna link you to it and to a videp which explains it very well. I prefer the video myself.

http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e1DYnoxUm0

After that you will need to unlock recovery mode. You can do this in 2 ways but I prefer the easy one.
The easy one is:

Installing a custom kernel with recovery mode integrated in it.
Use this link to download the kernel or go to the forum thread where I found it:

http://www.mediafire.com/?n4v89r2fvri2wlb
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1922925

Now that you've got the kernel with recovery mode integrated downloaded, we need to flash/install it into the phone.
You need to do this via flashtool. That's atleast the easiest I think.

You can download flashtool from the following website:
http://androxyde.github.com/

Install it. If you have problems installing the drivers for flashtool, you can use this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOC57DfI1zo

Now you need to make sure your phone is on and connected to your pc.

Open flashtool and click on the thunderbolt in the upper left corner.

Select fastboot mode.

Now select "Reboot into fastboot mode (via ADB)"

Wait for it to reboot. There should be a blue light turned on, on your phone.

Now look at your pc screen again. Click on "Select Kernel To Flash"

Select the kernel that I Gave you in the beginning of the tutorial.
Wait for it to install and your mobile probably reboot etc. untill it is on.

Now download Superuser zip file : https://rapidshare.com/#!download|93...d.zip|1324|0|0

Place the Superuser zip file on your mobile phone memory card or internal memory.

Now Turn off your phone completely.

Now we are gonna go into recovery mode to install Superuser.

There are several ways to do this but the one I use is holding both the volume buttons down and then holding the power button aswell.
(I did this when my phone was connected from my pc) or you use this video (skip to 3:31)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fMk0PhA_qc

It should boot into recovery mode. You can use the volume buttons to go up and down and the power button to select. Browse to the sdcard for the superuser.zip file and install it. (the most easy part).

Now go back to the start screen of recovery mode and select reboot into system.

Done, you have now got a fully rooted xperia T lt30p

Please tell me if I missed something. My first post ever lol
This post helped me alot:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1903137
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18th November 2012, 06:23 PM |#2  
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Many thanks for your input here, but it is just a replication of the all in one thread instructions.

Also, to enter recovery mode you just need to press the volume up button when the purple led appears at boot up, you dont need to press all 3 buttons.
Also, you can download the SuperSU.apk directly from the market instead of flashing it in recovery.

Never the less, this is quite comprehensive and i have linked it to the all in one thread.
18th November 2012, 06:27 PM |#3  
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Many thanks for your input here, but it is just a replication of the all in one thread instructions.

Also, to enter recovery mode you just need to press the volume up button when the purple led appears at boot up, you dont need to press all 3 buttons.

Never the less, this is quite comprehensive.

Yea, I know it's just recycled stuff but it is just for a nooby that doesen't know how to do stuff. I had like 10 tabs opened trying to root my xperia t.
This brings that number down lol
18th November 2012, 06:35 PM |#4  
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Well its certainly nice to see someones first post as a contibution rather that just asking for questions when the information is already out there.
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If your bootloader is locked, to root, just use this, tested and working with a LOCKED bootloader on the Xperia T firmware 7.0.A.1.303 :

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460


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Doesn't work on .195

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If your bootloader is locked, just use this, tested and working with a LOCKED bootloader on the Xperia T:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460



This method only works on the older firmware, as is mentioned several time in the all in one thread. If you have updated to the newer firmware 7.0.A.3.*** then THERE IS NO METHOD TO ROOT PHONE WITHOUT UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER!
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This method only works on the older firmware, as is mentioned several time in the all in one thread. If you have updated to the newer firmware 7.0.A.3.*** then THERE IS NO METHOD TO ROOT PHONE WITHOUT UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER!

My apologies, just learning the sony ropes, so to speak, I've come across from the Optimus 3D (free upgrade to Xperia T) my O3D is now running Xbsall's I.C.S. port.

Now I'm rooted on my current firmware, can I upgrade to the latest Xperia T firmware and if so how? As I've said, I'm a sony noob, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards.
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Originally Posted by Tactics119

My apologies, just learning the sony ropes, so to speak, I've come across from the Optimus 3D (free upgrade to Xperia T) my O3D is now running Xbsall's I.C.S. port.

Now I'm rooted on my current firmware, can I upgrade to the latest Xperia T firmware and if so how? As I've said, I'm a sony noob, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards.


Update via SUES or PCCompanion if your firmware has the official update. If not you can still upgrade via flashtool, just read the all in one thread. All information is there.
However, if you update the only way to root is unlock your bootloader.
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Update via SUES or PCCompanion if your firmware has the official update. If not you can still upgrade via flashtool, just read the all in one thread. All information is there.
However, if you update the only way to root is unlock your bootloader.

Thanks fella, updating to 195 via pc companion now, it wouldn't update to 195 when I wasn't rooted.

Many thanks.
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Thanks fella, updating to 195 via pc companion now, it wouldn't update to 195 when I wasn't rooted.

Many thanks.

Thats irrelevant.

Have you checked if you can unlock the bootloader yet? If you cant then you will not be able to root.

Make sure you read the all in one thread fully so you know what you are doing. It would be better if you ask questiosn there, I monitor that thread closely
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