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[ROOT][S/SL] How-to for rooting newest firmware 6.2.B.1.96

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By DooMLoRD, Inactive Recognized Developer on 23rd August 2013, 10:06 PM
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So guys I have got root on the newest firmware 6.2.B.1.96!


Since Sony has patched our beloved perf_event exploit (with which we rooted 30+ Xperia devices) I had to find an alternate way... so I did the smart thing, just used the kernel on which the exploit works, root the device and flash back the newest kernel!


THIS WORKS ON BOTH LOCKED & UNLOCKED BOOTLOADERS!


BTW if someone needs a full FTF of this new firmware here it is: XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_1257-6919.ftf - 485.30 MB


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[ NOTICE ]

THIS IS ONLY FOR THE XPERIA S/SL (LT26i/ii) FW 6.2.B.1.96!

DO NOT USE IT ON ANY OTHER VARIANT/FIRMWARE!



[ sources & additional info on exploit ]

check out this thread


[ how-to ]
  1. Download the three files from the download section below
  2. open FlashTool and flash the XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.36 MB file, this is JUST the kernel of an older firmware which was rootable
  3. now once flashing is done reboot device and connect to PC in usb debuggin mode
  4. CLOSE FLASHTOOL <<< VVVIMP STEP
  5. extract the file DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip to root directory on c:\
  6. execute runme_ file corresponding to your OS on desktop PC, this will execute a SPECIAL version of my easy rooting toolkit <<< VVVIMP STEP
  7. the above step is crucial! if you use any older version of the toolkit then IT WILL NOT WORK!
  8. after rooting is over the device will restart
  9. you can verify if device is rooted by checking for SuperSU app (it is the newest version)
  10. once thats done now power down device and open FlashTool again
  11. now flash XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.33 MB file to get back to the true kernel for the firmware
  12. thats it after flashing is done just disconnect and power on device and enjoy rooted phone!

If you are facing issue of device rebooting when remounting /system partition then checkout the fix posted by @[NUT]



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PLEASE DO CONSIDER DONATING AS I AM RAISING FUNDS TO BUY A NEW DEVICE the Xperia i1/Z1 (Honami)





[ downloads ]

PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES!

  1. XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.36 MB

  2. DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip - 2.96 MB

  3. XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.33 MB



P.S.: similar instructions will work for the Xperia Acro S/ION but you will need to use the corresponding kernels ONLY for that device!



regards,

DooMLoRD
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Thank you for the wishes!!



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You're so fast man.. Thanks for that
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@DooMLoRD, so rooting the phone by flashing a custom kernel with recovery and then re-flashing back the stock kernel doesn't work anymore? For UL.
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maybe you can make it for acro s?
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@DooMLoRD, so rooting the phone by flashing a custom kernel with recovery and then re-flashing back the stock kernel doesn't work anymore? For UL.

if u have unlocked bootloader u can ALWAYS get root by flashing any kernel with recovery + correct update.zips...


this is mostly for people on LOCKED bootloader who flashed the full FTF for the new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware....
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i have two end term exams tomorrow! wish me luck!

all the best,do well as you rock in developments
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you are awesome buddy....wish u all the best for ur exams....
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So will .211 kernels work on .96 ?
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Already job done... Thanx DooM... all the best for exams
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Originally Posted by tolrojus

maybe you can make it for acro s?

similar instructions will work for the Xperia Acro S/ION but you will need to use the corresponding kernels ONLY for that device!


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all the best,do well as you rock in developments

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you are awesome buddy....wish u all the best for ur exams....

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Already job done... Thanx DooM... all the best for exams

thanks for the wishes!


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So will .211 kernels work on .96 ?

it will but better to flash the stock .96 kernel only provided in my first post or through your regions FTF...
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