[GUIDE][ROOT] Xperia SP 4.3 Root + CWM Guide (.266) Unlocked Bootloader ONLY

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jackaros

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This guide excists to help you root your phone and only that.If your phone gets hard bricked i will not be held responsible use this guide with care


This is a guide for Xperia SP users to root 0.266 firmware (Jellybean 4.3) using Doomlords method ! UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER ONLY !!!!!!

Before proceding with the installation make sure you have the drivers needed for flashtool

First of all you need and unlocked bootloader!!!! THIS IS CRUCIAL IF YOUR BOOTLOADER IS LOCKED THE ROOTING PROCCESS WONT WONRK AND YOUR PHONE WILL GET INTO A BOOTLOOP
Bootloader unlocking guide comming soon!!!

After you have an unlocked bootloader
  1. The first thing you need to do is to back up every important item or app (contacts will be lost if not synched with google account) in your internal SD card
  2. Connect your phone to your PC via usb and transfer the UpdateSuperSU.zip in your External SD card
  3. After the Backup you open flashtool
  4. Power Off the device
  5. Connect it into your PC via usb WHILE PRESSING THE VOLUME UP BUTTON
  6. In flashtool --> Flash device (lightning button) --> fastboot mode
  7. A window will pop up select "Select kernel to flash" under the tag " By Doomlord"
  8. After that another window will pop up
  9. Select the directory where you saved Doomlords kernel file (Number 1 in the download list)
  10. Then it will automaticaly flash the data itself
  11. After finished it should say disconnect the phone in the flashtool log
  12. Disconnect the phone and power it up
  13. When you see the Sony Logo spam the volume up button
  14. After a while it should get into CWM recovery (here you navigate with the volume and power buttons,Volume Up = UP , Volume Down = Down , Power Button = Select)
  15. Once inside the recovery sellect install zip
  16. Then your external sd card (mine is labeled as "sdcard1")
  17. Navigate throught your External Sd till you find the UpdateSuperSU.zip you put in here a few minutes back
  18. After that you will select the zip and go to the "Yes" option to flash it
  19. After the flashing is done you will select "reboot system"
  20. And thats it you are now running 4.3 rooted with CWM Congrats

Now as Doomlord suggests you should probably install busybox.
Thats easy after you boot your phone go to PlayStore and install the installer then open the app select install busybox and you are done.


Sofware you will need :
  1. Sony Update Service (SUS) http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/update-service/
  2. Flashtool http://www.flashtool.net/index.php

Hardware you will need :
  1. Xperia SP with 4.3 STOCK
  2. USB Cable

Files you will need:

  1. Doomlord's Kernel Including CWM V03(most recent)http://doomlord.xperia-files.com/download.php?dlid=U1BfRG9vTUxvUkRfQWR2U3RrS2VybmVsX0ZXLTI2Nl92MDE=
  2. UpdateSuperSu.zip http://download.chainfire.eu/382/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.93.zip
  3. Busybox https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&hl=en



Thanks for your support.





A thumbs up for Doomlord this great Dev.If it was not for him our phones would not be rooted. Original Guide here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2646193
 
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maxomen

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23/029/2014 19:29:57 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
23/029/2014 19:29:57 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.14.0 built on 12-02-2014 22:45:00
23/030/2014 19:30:01 - INFO - Device connected in fastboot mode
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): D:\Programas\Flashtool\Xperia SP\ROOT 4.3\SP_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-266_v01.elf
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Flashing selected kernel
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - finished. total time: 0.007s
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - FASTBOOT Output:
sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
finished. total time: 0.007s

23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Please check the log before rebooting into system

But this is for rooting the device... :confused:

Someone know why this happen?

EDIT: I did not open the BL... now this work fine :)
 
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jackaros

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23/029/2014 19:29:57 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
23/029/2014 19:29:57 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.14.0 built on 12-02-2014 22:45:00
23/030/2014 19:30:01 - INFO - Device connected in fastboot mode
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): D:\Programas\Flashtool\Xperia SP\ROOT 4.3\SP_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-266_v01.elf
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Flashing selected kernel
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - finished. total time: 0.007s
23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - FASTBOOT Output:
sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
finished. total time: 0.007s

23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Please check the log before rebooting into system

But this is for rooting the device... :confused:

Someone know why this happen?

EDIT: I did not open the BL... now this work fine :)
Happy to see your problem solved thanks for submitting it :D
 
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maxomen

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Hi, I'm testing the firmware for a couple of days but I notice a strange thing in there. Crazy touches, wifi problems, app crashes, among other things. I can tell if is problem with the firmware or kernel because I install the two at same time. Someone else has had these problems?

I'm thinking test with stock kernel but I'm not sure if keep the root.
 

asking

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Feb 5, 2012
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Hi,

i have seen many people having issue regarding the ram management too poor after rooting. So from where i should get the stock kernel to flash ? currently i have 4.3 Stock room and bootloader unlocked. Before Rooting how can i backup kernel ?

Thanks.
 

jackaros

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Apr 16, 2013
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Hi, I'm testing the firmware for a couple of days but I notice a strange thing in there. Crazy touches, wifi problems, app crashes, among other things. I can tell if is problem with the firmware or kernel because I install the two at same time. Someone else has had these problems?

I'm thinking test with stock kernel but I'm not sure if keep the root.

Thanks for submitting the problem.
I am not currently running on this kernel but when i was running on it i had no problems.Check if its the rom of the installation process of your Rom
 

jackaros

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Apr 16, 2013
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Hi,

i have seen many people having issue regarding the ram management too poor after rooting. So from where i should get the stock kernel to flash ? currently i have 4.3 Stock room and bootloader unlocked. Before Rooting how can i backup kernel ?

Thanks.

You can extract the kernel but for me it has been kinda tricky.(i am NOT an advanced user i just know some basic things)
But you can find stock kernel files from the forum (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2311964)
 

smogf

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Waiting for tutorial "How to unlock bootloader"...

So you can't root unless you have Locked BL?

You can but you have at first have root and be on .254.


And about tutorial. 20 tutorial points for unlocked bootloader?? LOL!!!!!

1. Flash .266 via flashtool
2. Flash cutsom kernel with cwm (DoomLord advanced kernel)
3. Run supersu fix from cwm
4. Done.
 

bero1608

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Mar 4, 2014
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You can but you have at first have root and be on .254.


And about tutorial. 20 tutorial points for unlocked bootloader?? LOL!!!!!

1. Flash .266 via flashtool
2. Flash cutsom kernel with cwm (DoomLord advanced kernel)
3. Run supersu fix from cwm
4. Done.

Oh what I've done :facepalm:

Well I was on rooted .254. Flashed DooMLoRD-s kernel and then rooted with his easy root exploit. And then I updated to .266

So I have to downgrade, do everything again, root, then flash .266 kernel?

God.........
 

smogf

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Feb 17, 2011
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Oh what I've done :facepalm:

Well I was on rooted .254. Flashed DooMLoRD-s kernel and then rooted with his easy root exploit. And then I updated to .266

So I have to downgrade, do everything again, root, then flash .266 kernel?

God.........

When you have unlocked bootloader just flash Advanced Kernel and install supersufix. Done. Eventually after that flash stock kernel (when you want to lock your BL in future)

For locked bootloader its other method really good explained in one of thread. It was also soon mentioned many many many times in many many many threads. Just search.
 
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MrChicken148

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Hi I'm back

I have the same problem of maxomen, you may me explain better please... I don't know very well make this process.

The error message is this:

09/011/2014 18:11:22 - INFO - Please check the log before rebooting into system
09/015/2014 18:15:15 - INFO - Selected null
09/015/2014 18:15:15 - INFO - Flash canceled
09/015/2014 18:15:33 - INFO - Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): C:\Users\AlvaroJeanpier\Downloads\SP_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-266_v01.elf
09/015/2014 18:15:33 - INFO - Flashing selected kernel
09/015/2014 18:15:33 - INFO - sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
09/015/2014 18:15:33 - INFO - FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
09/015/2014 18:15:33 - INFO - finished. total time: 0.007s
09/015/2014 18:15:33 - INFO - FASTBOOT Output:
sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
finished. total time: 0.007s

09/015/2014 18:15:33 - INFO - Please check the log before rebooting into system
 

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    This guide excists to help you root your phone and only that.If your phone gets hard bricked i will not be held responsible use this guide with care


    This is a guide for Xperia SP users to root 0.266 firmware (Jellybean 4.3) using Doomlords method ! UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER ONLY !!!!!!

    Before proceding with the installation make sure you have the drivers needed for flashtool

    First of all you need and unlocked bootloader!!!! THIS IS CRUCIAL IF YOUR BOOTLOADER IS LOCKED THE ROOTING PROCCESS WONT WONRK AND YOUR PHONE WILL GET INTO A BOOTLOOP
    Bootloader unlocking guide comming soon!!!

    After you have an unlocked bootloader
    1. The first thing you need to do is to back up every important item or app (contacts will be lost if not synched with google account) in your internal SD card
    2. Connect your phone to your PC via usb and transfer the UpdateSuperSU.zip in your External SD card
    3. After the Backup you open flashtool
    4. Power Off the device
    5. Connect it into your PC via usb WHILE PRESSING THE VOLUME UP BUTTON
    6. In flashtool --> Flash device (lightning button) --> fastboot mode
    7. A window will pop up select "Select kernel to flash" under the tag " By Doomlord"
    8. After that another window will pop up
    9. Select the directory where you saved Doomlords kernel file (Number 1 in the download list)
    10. Then it will automaticaly flash the data itself
    11. After finished it should say disconnect the phone in the flashtool log
    12. Disconnect the phone and power it up
    13. When you see the Sony Logo spam the volume up button
    14. After a while it should get into CWM recovery (here you navigate with the volume and power buttons,Volume Up = UP , Volume Down = Down , Power Button = Select)
    15. Once inside the recovery sellect install zip
    16. Then your external sd card (mine is labeled as "sdcard1")
    17. Navigate throught your External Sd till you find the UpdateSuperSU.zip you put in here a few minutes back
    18. After that you will select the zip and go to the "Yes" option to flash it
    19. After the flashing is done you will select "reboot system"
    20. And thats it you are now running 4.3 rooted with CWM Congrats

    Now as Doomlord suggests you should probably install busybox.
    Thats easy after you boot your phone go to PlayStore and install the installer then open the app select install busybox and you are done.


    Sofware you will need :
    1. Sony Update Service (SUS) http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/tools/update-service/
    2. Flashtool http://www.flashtool.net/index.php

    Hardware you will need :
    1. Xperia SP with 4.3 STOCK
    2. USB Cable

    Files you will need:

    1. Doomlord's Kernel Including CWM V03(most recent)http://doomlord.xperia-files.com/download.php?dlid=U1BfRG9vTUxvUkRfQWR2U3RrS2VybmVsX0ZXLTI2Nl92MDE=
    2. UpdateSuperSu.zip http://download.chainfire.eu/382/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.93.zip
    3. Busybox https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&hl=en



    Thanks for your support.





    A thumbs up for Doomlord this great Dev.If it was not for him our phones would not be rooted. Original Guide here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2646193
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    WTF change font color please. my eyes are bleeding
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    23/029/2014 19:29:57 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
    23/029/2014 19:29:57 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.14.0 built on 12-02-2014 22:45:00
    23/030/2014 19:30:01 - INFO - Device connected in fastboot mode
    23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): D:\Programas\Flashtool\Xperia SP\ROOT 4.3\SP_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-266_v01.elf
    23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Flashing selected kernel
    23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
    23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - finished. total time: 0.007s
    23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - FASTBOOT Output:
    sending 'boot' (11009 KB)...
    FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    finished. total time: 0.007s

    23/030/2014 19:30:06 - INFO - Please check the log before rebooting into system

    But this is for rooting the device... :confused:

    Someone know why this happen?

    EDIT: I did not open the BL... now this work fine :)
    Happy to see your problem solved thanks for submitting it :D
    1
    Oh what I've done :facepalm:

    Well I was on rooted .254. Flashed DooMLoRD-s kernel and then rooted with his easy root exploit. And then I updated to .266

    So I have to downgrade, do everything again, root, then flash .266 kernel?

    God.........

    When you have unlocked bootloader just flash Advanced Kernel and install supersufix. Done. Eventually after that flash stock kernel (when you want to lock your BL in future)

    For locked bootloader its other method really good explained in one of thread. It was also soon mentioned many many many times in many many many threads. Just search.
    1
    I completed all the steps successfully but now my Wi-Fi doesn't turn on. I can swipe the wifi icon to on but it doesn't turn on at all. Please help so I can connect to wi-fi.

    Thanks

    Are you sure you flashed the right kernels ?
    That should not happen if the procedure was completed right.
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