[FIRMWARE][4.0.A.2.368][Ray][ST18i][URUSHI] Official Firmware + ROOT solution

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DooMLoRD

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ok guys this is a FLASHTOOL compatible firmware package for
stock SE FW:4.0.A.2.368
android OS version: 2.3.3
device: Xperia Ray
Model no: ST18i
Model code: Urushi


[ screenshot ]

ray-abt.jpg



THANKS TO Jozinek FOR PROVIDING FILES & UPLOADING FINAL FTF AND TESTING IT ON HIS DEVICE



[ download link ]

ST18i_4.0.A.2.368_GENERIC_(1248-9545).ftf

mirrors:
UploadKing.com
UploadHere.com


[ how to use FlashTool ]

FLASHTOOL GUIDE - HOW TO for n00bies
this was posted in X10 section but is even relevant for Arc/Play/Neo users


[ rooting instructions ]

check post #2


Detailed/Step-by-step instructions as posted by droxperia (these are posted for some other device but the steps are the same, just use corresponding files)
 
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DooMLoRD

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rooting instructions

[ rooting instructions ]

before u proceed... make sure that u have read this:
[How-To] Safely test custom kernels / custom ROMs and get back to stock SE 2.3 ROM (we are interested only in custom boot.img section)
AT LEAST TWICE!


How to use FastBoot:

[Newbie Guide] adb/fastboot/bootloader/android 101


[ requirements ]

  • phone is on stock firmware: 4.0.A.2.368
  • bootloader is unlocked
  • boot.img from this post
  • fastboot files
  • SuperOneClick PC app (i recommend SuperOneClickv1.7-ShortFuse) OR Flashtool


[ how to root ur Xperia Ray ]

  1. make sure u are on stock firmware: 4.0.A.2.368

  2. download the boot.img provided below and save it in same folder as fastboot.exe

  3. power down phone

  4. connect phone in fastboot mode (connect device via USB cable to PC)

  5. flash the boot.img using:

    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  6. verify that u get [ OK ] at end of flashing

  7. disconnect USB cable

  8. power on phone

  9. when the OS boots up make sure that "Unknown sources" & "USB Debugging" is enabled

  10. connect device via USB cable to PC

  11. start SuperOneClick app on PC, click on Root (OR u can even start FLASHTOOL and then click ROOT)

  12. device might reboot

  13. when u get back in android OS, check app drawer u will see Superuser app

  14. congrats ur device is now ROOTED ;)



[ download link ]

Xperia RAY FW 4.0.A.2.368 insecure kernel ( mirror )
[MD5HASH: 0fb9f591cb62a2b4bd33fce7c4846d95 ]
(this is based on stock kernel only ramdisk is changed)
 
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UserX10

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Can someone help me?
When I try to flash my Ray I get always "Error Flashing. Aborted."
I´m using 0.2.9.1 and the FW provided from here... maybe I need an additional loader!?

Anyone an idea?
 

DooMLoRD

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Can someone help me?
When I try to flash my Ray I get always "Error Flashing. Aborted."
I´m using 0.2.9.1 and the FW provided from here... maybe I need an additional loader!?

Anyone an idea?

hmmm
thats strange...

anyone else facing the same problem?
 

DooMLoRD

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From step 1 to 9 is ok for me.

I am stuck at the step 10.

I have connect the Ray to USB, and it prompt to install SEMC HSUSB driver, which I can't find any.

Any body can provide me a link with the correct driver? I am using WinXP.

Thanks.

it should get installed by SEUS/PC Companion
 

[SIC]

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Aha.

When checking out *#*#7378423#*#* >service info>config. you'll see "Rooting status: Bootloader unlocked allowed: yes" :D
So I'll probably wait for the offical unlock service from SE :p
 

Zocker Tko

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wow DooMLoRD, this make me really happy to see you here and this one today:D, because my wife get the ray soon:) and now its rootable:D

sry for offtopic
 

lmbora2009

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Hi, the procedure for the xperia-ray as it should be completed as the back key is a softkey?? you can make an accurate guide to the exact steps to follow? How do I send in flashmode RAY? Thank you very much ....
 

piflechien

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To enter fastboot press volume up button and plug the USB cable, LED will turn blue
To enter flashmode press volume down button and plug USB cable, LED will turn green
 
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    [ info ]


    ok guys this is a FLASHTOOL compatible firmware package for
    stock SE FW:4.0.A.2.368
    android OS version: 2.3.3
    device: Xperia Ray
    Model no: ST18i
    Model code: Urushi


    [ screenshot ]

    ray-abt.jpg



    THANKS TO Jozinek FOR PROVIDING FILES & UPLOADING FINAL FTF AND TESTING IT ON HIS DEVICE



    [ download link ]

    ST18i_4.0.A.2.368_GENERIC_(1248-9545).ftf

    mirrors:
    UploadKing.com
    UploadHere.com


    [ how to use FlashTool ]

    FLASHTOOL GUIDE - HOW TO for n00bies
    this was posted in X10 section but is even relevant for Arc/Play/Neo users


    [ rooting instructions ]

    check post #2


    Detailed/Step-by-step instructions as posted by droxperia (these are posted for some other device but the steps are the same, just use corresponding files)
    8
    rooting instructions

    [ rooting instructions ]

    before u proceed... make sure that u have read this:
    [How-To] Safely test custom kernels / custom ROMs and get back to stock SE 2.3 ROM (we are interested only in custom boot.img section)
    AT LEAST TWICE!


    How to use FastBoot:

    [Newbie Guide] adb/fastboot/bootloader/android 101


    [ requirements ]

    • phone is on stock firmware: 4.0.A.2.368
    • bootloader is unlocked
    • boot.img from this post
    • fastboot files
    • SuperOneClick PC app (i recommend SuperOneClickv1.7-ShortFuse) OR Flashtool


    [ how to root ur Xperia Ray ]

    1. make sure u are on stock firmware: 4.0.A.2.368

    2. download the boot.img provided below and save it in same folder as fastboot.exe

    3. power down phone

    4. connect phone in fastboot mode (connect device via USB cable to PC)

    5. flash the boot.img using:

      Code:
      fastboot flash boot boot.img
    6. verify that u get [ OK ] at end of flashing

    7. disconnect USB cable

    8. power on phone

    9. when the OS boots up make sure that "Unknown sources" & "USB Debugging" is enabled

    10. connect device via USB cable to PC

    11. start SuperOneClick app on PC, click on Root (OR u can even start FLASHTOOL and then click ROOT)

    12. device might reboot

    13. when u get back in android OS, check app drawer u will see Superuser app

    14. congrats ur device is now ROOTED ;)



    [ download link ]

    Xperia RAY FW 4.0.A.2.368 insecure kernel ( mirror )
    [MD5HASH: 0fb9f591cb62a2b4bd33fce7c4846d95 ]
    (this is based on stock kernel only ramdisk is changed)
    1
    Quick question: if I flash back the stock kernel after having rooted my ray, will this unroot the device?
    1
    To enter fastboot press volume up button and plug the USB cable, LED will turn blue
    To enter flashmode press volume down button and plug USB cable, LED will turn green
    1
    Thanks indianl,
    Did you try using the boot.img in the opening posts to re-root 2.3.4? Does it work that way? ^^

    okay

    upgrade to 2.3.4
    A.
    root (use 2.3.3 boot.img)

    1.fastboot flash boot boot.img
    2.SuperOneClick

    re-root
    then

    B.(Important)
    1.get 2.3.4 kernel.sin from 2.3.4 rom
    2.fastboot flash boot kernel.sin

    Xperia RAY FW 4.0.1.A.283 insecure kernel (2.3.4)
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