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Jun 30, 2011
It appears that all or the majority of the rooting attempts try to connect via ADB.
My Xperia Tipo ST21i does connect via fastboot but it does not show up via ADB
I have enabled USB debbuging and phone says bootloader unlocked: yes.
Any proposals?
Does ST21i support ADB by default or do I have to make additional steps?


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May 17, 2019
Help with Kyocera Hydro Air C6745

I don't know if anyone can help me or not but I am trying to root the Kyocera Hydro Air C6745. I have tried every method and looked at every post with no luck. Kingroot seems to root but only a temp root. Has anyone got a full root on this phone?


Feb 19, 2020
How can i root Nokia 1 plus

I did very method for root my phone is nokia 1 plus
but i didnt
i search internet and understood twrp and magisk is best and only method that root android pie but my phone is nokia 1 plus and there is not any twrp for it.
i have question
what do i do for root nokia 1 plus android pie?


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Dec 9, 2020
I see versions after v33 bring support to Xperia Z2 Tablet, my mother's tablet is Xperia Z Tablet (SGP321) so it's older but anyway I don't see this model on the list of the first post, so I not convinced this root can apply...


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May 16, 2013
Hello, I want to root my old Sony xperia U to give it to kids to play with, but all links for download are not working. Does someone have files and is able to share it/upload it ? I have stock 4.0.4 but google play is not working so I'm not able to download any game.
Jan 30, 2021
Can someone send the link of this software to my email?
I can't download it!
My email: [email protected]


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    i made a small script which is able to root ICS/JB phones. It uses a remount timing issue in Androids "adb restore" service.
    So normally it should work on nearly all ICS/JB devices, for some it won't but the idea may work in a slightly modded version :)

    There is a case for Xperia T and Xperia S,P etc. phones, this phones run ICS but don't have android's native restore with adb, Sony has added a own custom "Backup&Restore" app, the script handles this cases too, just choose the correct option!

    Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v36: Download
    New Z2 Root method by CubeandCube (thanks man!) See original: https://twitter.com/cubeundcube/status/490153209164349441

    New 2014 root method, Z1s, Z2 Tablet etc. thanks to jcase for the exploit (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=53407127&postcount=1004)and xsacha the z2tablet implementation (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2781109). donate to them please !
    For Z2 Tablet be sure to be on a firmware < .402, else it will not work!
    Ubuntu users please edit the runme.sh to use the system inbuilt adb command.

    I removed the PWN binary from jcase method on request, to get the newest working binary please download it here: Click and then copy it to "z2root" folder of my tool!

    New Root for some newer Xperias by cubeundcube
    supported devices (thanks RyokoN for collecting this infos):
    bug 9950697
    ・Xperia Z C6603/C6602 10.3.1.A.2.67 / 10.3.1.A.2.74 / 10.3.1.A.0.244
    ・Xperia ZL C6502
    ・Xperia Tablet Z SGP311JP / SGP312 10.3.1.C.0.136
    ・Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.140
    ・Xperia AX SO-01E 9.1.C.1.103
    ・Xperia Z SO-02E 10.3.1.B.0.256
    ・Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E 10.1.E.0.305
    ・Xpeira A/MIKU SO-04E 10.3.1.B.0.224 / 10.3.1.B.0.256
    ・Xpeira UL SOL22 10.2.F.3.81
    ・Xperia GX SO-04D 9.1.C.1.103

    ・Above devices/firmwares
    ・Xperia Z1 C6903 14.1.G.1.534
    ・Xperia Z Ultra 14.1.B.1.532
    ・Xperia UL SOL22 10.3.1.D.0.220
    ・Xperia SX SO-05D 9.1.C.1.103
    ・Xperia VL SOL21 9.1.D.0.401
    ・Xperia miro ST23i 11.0.A.5.5
    ・Xperia J ST26i 11.2.A.0.33
    ・Xperia L C2105 15.3.A.0.26
    ・Xperia E C1505 11.3.A.2.23

    NOTE: If you have problems downloading, please use: http://unrestrict.li/
    Mirror 1 Uploaded.to : http://ul.to/a1ycrsqj

    For Xperia S 2.55 Firmware look in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=39498268

    DO NOT MIRROR IT! If you cannot download kindly ask other users to send you a private message with a link, dont post public Mirrors!
    Also if you have download problems try rapid8 or unrestricted.li !

    Have fun with it and if you like you can donate to me :)

    1.) Download attached file.
    2.) Extract it using 7zip
    3.) Double click the RunMe.bat and follow instructions!
    Xperia phones with "older" firmware = Normal mode
    Sony Tablet and similar = Special mode
    Xperia phones with JB Firmare = Mode 3 (Goroh_kun mode)

    Video Tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=33470626#post33470626

    Updated to v2 windows&linux! (thanks kamistral for the Unix port :) )
    Updated to v3 (no unix script included yet, sorry no time!) - Included Sony Tablet S mode :D thanks WonderEkin for helping me out there!
    Updated to v4 - On many requests i added a unroot option
    Updated to v5 - Other renamed to Normal, Xperia T integrated to Normal-Mode, adjusted wait-for-device time to atleast 10 seconds etc...
    Updated to v6 - Made it even more simple :) Checks itself for Xperia S, P etc etc and switches modes automatically. So only 3 modes left: Normal, Tablet S and unroot.
    Updated to v7 - Fixed some scripting errors & added some more output!
    Updated to v8 - Fixed very very stupid scripting error!
    Updated to v9 - Fixed another bug (thanks maxrfon) & Added automatic stat for Backup&Restore on special Sony devices like LT26,LT22 ...
    Updated to v10 - Just updated Superuser app and su binary
    Updated to v11 - Added sync to Special mode, thanks to smokey_joe
    Updated to v12 - Added ric for Xperia T, device will not reboot anymore on system remount + Full Unix script (thanks codeworkx for port)
    Updated to v13 - Fixed selfmade bugs -.-
    Updated to v14 - Fixed several Unix bugs, added support for more devices with RIC, no more reboot issues on this devices after remounting system partition to RW
    Updated to v14_2 - Just a fix for Unix SH script (thanks to shadyabhi)
    Updated to v15 - Fixed "lagging devices", just re-root a lagging device and it will be fine
    Updated to v16 - Added a 10 second delay before reboot (needed for some devices!)
    Updated to v17 - Added more settings to local.prop, hopefully it will work on some more phones now!
    Updated to v18 - Fixed "unroot" Option, fixed Linux Version, added a notice for usb-drivers in Windows Version
    Updated to v20 - New method by Goroh_kun for Xperia Z/ZL added, maybe also it works for other new Xperia Firmwares! All credits for this belongs to him!
    Updated to v21 - Fixed NFC Bug on Xperia Z after rooting !
    Updated to v22 - Fixed ServiceMenu Status of Rooting Allowed & Added choice if Superuser or SuperSu should be installed & install other RIC to prevent phones from rebooting @ System RW remount
    Updated to v23 - Fixed stupid script error.
    Updated to v24 - More robust NFC fix & unrooting improved
    Updated to v25 - Fixed Problems with SuperSU (SuperSU reported NOT rooted before) & updated to newest ADB version (be sure to have actual drivers installed!!)
    Updated to v26 - Fixed Problem with last step of mode 3. (Now rm -rf of busybox is used instead android one which misses -f flag)
    Updated to v27 - Fixed little script error and added a Linux version (chmod +x it yourself) [thanks to jamcswain for the unix script]
    Updated to v28 - Reboot issue fixed, NFC more stable fix (Mode 3)
    Updated to v29 - Small fixes
    Updated to v30 - Updated Busybox version, Added Rooting for Google Glass Explorer Edition (thx Saurik for the ab file)
    Updated to v31 - Added a improved Root-Method by Ariel Berkman (see here for details: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Jun/115)
    Updated to v32 - Added new Z1 14.1.G.1.534 Root method by cubeandcube
    Updated to v33 - More devices
    Updated to v34 - Z2 Tablet root
    Updated to v35 - removed the pwn binary on request!

    Normal Mode will not wipe any other data, dont worry! (only maybe your backgroud vanishes ;) )
    Special Mode CAN wipe your data, Rollback SHOULD restore, but to be sure backup you data somehow!
    New Mode SHOULD be able to root all new Sony Firmwares like 2.55 and higher where Normal mode was failing :) [thanks Goroh]

    Confirmed devices:
    Sony Xperia : S, T, P , Acro S, Ion , Tipo , Tablet S, Go, Sola, U, Z, ZL
    Google: Nexus 7 [UK Firmware] (thanks Paul O'Brien for test) [seems some firmwares to work and some don't, as i dont have this device myself i would appreciate reports with FW-versions]
    XTouch: X401
    Jiayu G2-S thanks txakar
    LG: P705 thanks mariolcneto, P7510 thanks fdothivanka
    HTC: One S thanks sebagsm, Sensation XL [ICS 4.03] thanks Koate via PM, Sprint's OTA ICS update on Evo3D seems incompatible, Desire S thanks to Krayt via PM
    Kyocera: Rise & Hydro thanks jmztaylor
    Samsung: Galaxy S2 thanks danroob
    Some more :)
    Ainol: Novo 7 Tornado 7 thanks anoperson
    Prestigio: MultiPad PMP5197D 9.7 ULTRA thanks logofreax
    HDC: I9300 S3 clone thanks PMmshprojects

    Additional info for SONY 2012 Owners:
    If your STOCK ROM does not have preinstalles Sony's Backup&Restore app please visit arielhezi thread, it may help you:

    Older Versions:
    v35 - http://ul.to/a1ycrsqj
    v34 - removed
    v33 - Click
    v32 - http://ul.to/lsm7hw6t
    v31 - http://ul.to/z7krermj
    v30 - http://ul.to/qdwj779r
    v29 - http://ul.to/gmg1x5cn
    v28 - http://ul.to/k2yx2rmz
    v27- http://ul.to/8qh0ictt
    v26 - http://ul.to/45k0f6t7
    v25 - http://ul.to/ni1svkhk
    v24 - http://ul.to/zdb0h9lz
    v23 - http://ul.to/5kw7a8r9
    v22 - http://ul.to/4cn4kwd3
    v21 - http://ul.to/aa18qpkh
    v18 - http://ul.to/0fpyh5c5
    v17 - http://ul.to/xdevcthz
    v16 - http://ul.to/2vabz461
    v15 - http://ul.to/h44f6vni

    Not working on a Stock Xperia S... doesnt ask to restore... just reboots... and fails to chmod

    It works here, have you started the restore app ? On Xperia S you have to start the "Backup&Restore" app from menu and select the backup to restore manually.

    Confirmed working on a Canadian LG Optimus G (LG-E973) [Bell] using v15 of the toolkit.

    Android: v4.0.4
    Baseband: APQ8064/MDM9x15M
    Kernel: 3.0.21
    Build: IMM76L
    Software: E97310f

    FCC ID: ZNFE973
    Industry Canada #: 2703C-E973

    Video showing the toolkit on:
    • Xperia S
    • Xperia Tablet S
    • LG Optimus G (E973)
    The RunMe.bat failed frequently.

    so Ive searched the adb backup format and found the following link


    It says the adb backup is a almost normal tarball.
    and Ive found the following method.

    $ dd if=fakebackup.ab bs=1 skip=24 | openssl zlib -d >fakebackup.tar
    extract it using
    gzuncompress() like as in PHP.

    this is the stored order of the fakebackup.ab
    $ tar tvf fakebackup.tar
    -rw-rw-rw- user/user      2093 2012-08-02 03:21 apps/com.android.settings/_manifest
    drwxr-xr-x user/user         0 2012-07-12 16:55 apps/com.android.settings/r/
    drwxrwxrwx user/user         0 2012-08-02 22:23 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/[B][COLOR="Red"]file44[/COLOR][/B]
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file50
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file71
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file72
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file25
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file49
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file61
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file34
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file05
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file78
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file33
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file39
    -rw-r--r-- user/user    524288 2012-08-02 22:22 apps/com.android.settings/r/a/file70

    and I just have made a new shell script named rooting.sh and its wrapper rooting.bat for win32 only for the Normal mode.
    View attachment adb_restore_rooting-v1.0.zip
    View attachment adb_restore_rooting-v1.1.zip
    View attachment adb_restore_rooting-v1.2.zip
    View attachment adb_restore_rooting-v1.6.zip

    • wait for the Backup agent runing by check the magic file "file44"
    • check /data/local.prop correctly
    • does not iterate forever.
    • does not install busybox
    • both win32 and Linux supported by same script. (the win32 port of busybox is used made by pclouds https://github.com/pclouds/busybox-w32 )

    * update rooting.sh script
    * fakebackup-sorted.ab added for experiment (files are sorted using the pax and some shell script)
    * remove needless symlink tries.
    * support "adb root" case (ro.debuggable=1)
    Please see also
    point " 4)other " isn't working

    For which phone? IF you are using a Xperia NXT you have to choose option 3) LT26,LT22 etc.