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
[ proof ]
[ 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 ]
- Download the three files from the download section below
- 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
- now once flashing is done reboot device and connect to PC in usb debuggin mode
- CLOSE FLASHTOOL <<< VVVIMP STEP
- extract the file DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip to root directory on c:\
- execute runme_ file corresponding to your OS on desktop PC, this will execute a SPECIAL version of my easy rooting toolkit <<< VVVIMP STEP
- the above step is crucial! if you use any older version of the toolkit then IT WILL NOT WORK!
- after rooting is over the device will restart
- you can verify if device is rooted by checking for SuperSU app (it is the newest version)
- once thats done now power down device and open FlashTool again
- 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
- 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]
[ donations ]
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[ downloads ]
PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES!
- XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf - 6.36 MB
- DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip - 2.96 MB
- 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!