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By xsacha, Senior Member on 12th June 2014, 10:09 PM
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Hey guys, this is a cross-post of sorts. I just got root execution on my stock Z2 Tablet and it appears that the same method should work for Z2 phone. I have a Z2 phone but just haven't tested it on that one yet.

Here is my Windows, Linux and Mac OSX script to grab the TA partition from Sony devices and deploy full root (superuser + reboot script):
https://mega.co.nz/#!jRB1FBJT!RKIi13...gc0bIlYONcSfZQ [Update, v11]

Requirements:
1. Be on a firmware earlier than .402
Instructions:
1. Extract exploit.tar.gz and run ./root.sh (Linux) or root.bat (Windows)
2. Follow the instructions and your TA.img will be given and su will be deployed.

Features:
This disables SELinux, takes out sony_ric and then deploys su to /system/xbin/su
This works on ALL Sony Android mobile phones.
This can be run on any operating system.
Survives reboots [thanks to chargemon by DooMLoRD]
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12th June 2014, 10:19 PM |#2  
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can't download the file. MEGA asking me about a decryption key.
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12th June 2014, 10:27 PM |#3  
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Might be onto something here. This is for those that only want root and not an unlocked BL right?
12th June 2014, 10:36 PM |#4  
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Awesome work if it is working. Unfortunately I'm on .402

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12th June 2014, 10:45 PM |#5  
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Really? how about on .55? If it'll work on that I'm rolling back the update. *gets .55 ftf*
12th June 2014, 11:21 PM |#6  
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Awesome if this in fact works on the Z2!

And who cares if it requires .69 and doesn't run under .402? The only reason I currently don't want to unlock my BL is the loss of my TA partition. So one could simply downgrade to .69, backup TA, upgrade to .402 again and unlock BL (and insert DRM keys again), right?
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12th June 2014, 11:32 PM |#7  
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Awesome if this in fact works on the Z2!

And who cares if it requires .69 and doesn't run under .402? The only reason I currently don't want to unlock my BL is the loss of my TA partition. So one could simply downgrade to .69, backup TA, upgrade to .402 again and unlock BL (and insert DRM keys again), right?

That's exactly what I did.



Technically it should work on 55 too but just not sure because I copy all the vendor libs from 69 tablet.

Someone could easily make a generic firmware that works on all phones with all firmwares but that's not my focus. I just wanted to get this out here and working for Sony because I'm surprised it isn't out already.
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12th June 2014, 11:42 PM |#8  
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That's exactly what I did.



Technically it should work on 55 too but just not sure because I copy all the vendor libs from 69 tablet.

Someone could easily make a generic firmware that works on all phones with all firmwares but that's not my focus. I just wanted to get this out here and working for Sony because I'm surprised it isn't out already.

I'll have a go with it on .55, I've been having some problems with .402 anyway so it gives me an excuse to roll back the update, now I just need to get my hands on a linux live disc. (should have one knocking about).
13th June 2014, 12:19 AM |#9  
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Awesome I hope this works. I'll have a try tomorrow

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13th June 2014, 01:22 AM |#10  
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Can anyone confirm if this works? It would be great!

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13th June 2014, 06:21 AM |#11  
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This is great, can someone translate this into a more user friendly method.
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