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krabappel2548

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[ROOT&MORE]Xperia 2012 line Flashtool + prerooted system.img + Sony fw FTF + addons

Dear Xperia S, U, P, Sola users,

I'm going to expand this thread to more Xperia 2012 devices so everyone has one thread were all files are gathered :)

This Flashtool supports most of the Xperia 2012 models :) it supports:
- Xperia S
- Xperia U
- Xperia P
- Xperia Sola
- Xperia Ion

== Download Flashtool with full Xperia 2012 line support ==
- XDA Fileserver: Xperia 2012 Flashtool support

Here you can find prerooted system.img files for the Sony Xperia 2012 models, you can only use this with an unlocked bootloader!
== Download prerooted system.img ==
- Xperia U: Xperia U XDA Fileserver
- Xperia Sola: Xperia Sola XDA Fileserver
- Xperia P: Xperia P XDA Fileserver
- Xperia S: Xperia S XDA Fileserver Mine is "KA_Xperia_S_prerooted"

These are the original or official .FTF firmware files they are all non-branded
== Download original .FTF Firmware ==
- Xperia U: Xperia U XDA Fileserver
- Xperia Sola: Xperia Sola XDA Fileserver
- Xperia P: Xperia P XDA Fileserver
- Xperia S: Xperia S XDA Fileserver Mine is "KA_6.0.A.3.73_Generic"

Here are some add-ons I made already ported from my KA Xperia SSpeed rom from Xperia S :)
== Self made boot animation ==
- Xperia U: Xperia U XDA Fileserver
- Xperia Sola: Xperia Sola XDA Fileserver
- Xperia P: Xpeia P XDA Fileserver

Here you can find the installation instructions for prerooted system.img files and on how to add the Xperia 2012 models to your current Flashtool :)
== Installation of prerooted image ==
1. Unlock your bootloader via Sony website
2. Download and unpack the prerooted system.img
3. Flash it via fastboot: "fastboot flash system system_prerooted.img"
4. Reboot and it should work :)

== Installation an use of Xperia 2012 support to Flashtool ==
It is recommended to first update to the latest Flashtool for the best support ;)
1. Download and unpack the original firmware
2. Download the Flashtool from XDA Fileserver and unpack it
3. Copy it to C:/ and overwrite all your Flashtool files
4. Flash the ftf with Flashtool
5. Reboot and enjoy :)

== Installation of boot animations ==
1. Copy the bootanimation.zip to /system/media
2. Give it rw-r--r-- permissions with root explorer
3. reboot and enjoy :D

== Deleted bloatware ==
- Google Talk
- Adobe Flash Player
- Mcafee
- Neoreader
- Google Maps
- Google Streetview
- Protips
- helpapp
- Playnow
- Storefront
- Wisepilot
- Officesuite
- PlusOne
- FBmediadiscovery
- FBAppShare
- Retaildemo
- POBoxSkins
- POBoxSkinSelector
- Magicbox-popcap.apk
- Enchantedforest.apk
- maybe some more I can't remember

If you like my work feel free to thank or donate me ;)
 
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krabappel2548

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You need to upload the stock ftf firmware also,maybe something wrong happen ;)
Anyway good work.

Sent from my LT26i using Tapatalk 2

Ok, I'll add the stock firmware .FTF later ;)

EDIT: It flashes successfully via fastboot on my Xperia S so I don't think anything is wrong :D
But I can't test it because it wont boot on my XS of course :p
 
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gm007

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Does xperia U and P have the same firmware version?
Cause your thread title and the one from bin4ry is the same:confused:

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krabappel2548

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Does xperia U and P have the same firmware version?
Cause your thread title and the one from bin4ry is the same:confused:

Sent from my LT26i using Tapatalk 2

Checked it, it is the same version so I didn't made a mistake :)

And the prerooted firmware is already on XDA Fileserver ;)

EDIT: Added original firmware ftf on XDA Fileserver :D
 
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unreal3000

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u seemed 2 have made a mistake with the build number....
see the screenshot of mine-
attachment.php

this is the firmware i uploaded.... it ends with 564.... btw it is was the latest update that was available....
 

krabappel2548

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u seemed 2 have made a mistake with the build number....
see the screenshot of mine-

this is the firmware i uploaded.... it ends with 564.... btw it is was the latest update that was available....

Yes, I'm sorry switched the 564 with 654 :D

Hi,
Any change in the notification light bar operation found??

What does this have to do with a prerooted system.img?

And I uploaded a v2 :) Removed some bloatware ;)
 

unreal3000

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Yes, I'm sorry switched the 564 with 654 :D



What does this have to do with a prerooted system.img?

And I uploaded a v2 :) Removed some bloatware ;)

yeah..forgot to mention it came with some free crap apps :p.....well im unlocking my bootloader now.... it should work rite? i mean nothing should go wrong even if we used xperia play or somthing on flash tools rite?
 

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yeah..forgot to mention it came with some free crap apps :p.....well im unlocking my bootloader now.... it should work rite? i mean nothing should go wrong even if we used xperia play or somthing on flash tools rite?

I don't know if you have seen it but I added a download link for "Flashtool with Xperia U support" ;)

And I'm talking with someone who has an unlocked Xperia U, when he wants to flash it fastboot says "remote download size too large"

Don't know if it will work for you, but it's a pretty weird error since the system partition should be big enough :confused:
 
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unreal3000

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I don't know if you have seen it but I added a download link for "Flashtool with Xperia U support" ;)

And I'm talking with someone who has an unlocked Xperia U, when he wants to flash it fastboot says "remote download size too large"

Don't know if it will work for you, but it's a pretty weird error since the system partition should be big enough :confused:

well im trying to unlock it rite now.... it wont stay on fastboot mode ( volume up + plug usb)...... or is it volume down + usb? volume down was what i used to update the phone via seus....when i press volume up, the light strip turns blue for a second or two, but then goes into charging while shutdown mode.... when i try with volume up it turns green and stays like that...
 

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well im trying to unlock it rite now.... it wont stay on fastboot mode ( volume up + plug usb)...... or is it volume down + usb? volume down was what i used to update the phone via seus....when i press volume up, the light strip turns blue for a second or two, but then goes into charging while shutdown mode.... when i try with volume up it turns green and stays like that...

It needs to turn blue and stay blue with screen off ;)
Did you check in service menu if bootloader unlock is allowed on your device?
 

AsTuRkInG

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hey, im trying to unlock the booloader but following the instructions i think that will be impossible

when i check *#*#7378423#*#* -- Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status it says ...

Rooting status:
Bootloader unlock allowed: No

some ... help¿?
 

krabappel2548

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hey, im trying to unlock the booloader but following the instructions i think that will be impossible

when i check *#*#7378423#*#* -- Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status it says ...

Rooting status:
Bootloader unlock allowed: No

some ... help¿?

It means you can't unlock your Xperia S unless you find a way to remove simlock I think.

Btw: is there anyone else that can upload Xperiu U ftf or seus files?

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NX3

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Anyone know if the Xperia U is simlocked on Three.co.uk ?

Is the summary of this thread that Xperia S firmware will work on the U ?
 

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    [ROOT&MORE]Xperia 2012 line Flashtool + prerooted system.img + Sony fw FTF + addons

    Dear Xperia S, U, P, Sola users,

    I'm going to expand this thread to more Xperia 2012 devices so everyone has one thread were all files are gathered :)

    This Flashtool supports most of the Xperia 2012 models :) it supports:
    - Xperia S
    - Xperia U
    - Xperia P
    - Xperia Sola
    - Xperia Ion

    == Download Flashtool with full Xperia 2012 line support ==
    - XDA Fileserver: Xperia 2012 Flashtool support

    Here you can find prerooted system.img files for the Sony Xperia 2012 models, you can only use this with an unlocked bootloader!
    == Download prerooted system.img ==
    - Xperia U: Xperia U XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia Sola: Xperia Sola XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia P: Xperia P XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia S: Xperia S XDA Fileserver Mine is "KA_Xperia_S_prerooted"

    These are the original or official .FTF firmware files they are all non-branded
    == Download original .FTF Firmware ==
    - Xperia U: Xperia U XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia Sola: Xperia Sola XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia P: Xperia P XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia S: Xperia S XDA Fileserver Mine is "KA_6.0.A.3.73_Generic"

    Here are some add-ons I made already ported from my KA Xperia SSpeed rom from Xperia S :)
    == Self made boot animation ==
    - Xperia U: Xperia U XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia Sola: Xperia Sola XDA Fileserver
    - Xperia P: Xpeia P XDA Fileserver

    Here you can find the installation instructions for prerooted system.img files and on how to add the Xperia 2012 models to your current Flashtool :)
    == Installation of prerooted image ==
    1. Unlock your bootloader via Sony website
    2. Download and unpack the prerooted system.img
    3. Flash it via fastboot: "fastboot flash system system_prerooted.img"
    4. Reboot and it should work :)

    == Installation an use of Xperia 2012 support to Flashtool ==
    It is recommended to first update to the latest Flashtool for the best support ;)
    1. Download and unpack the original firmware
    2. Download the Flashtool from XDA Fileserver and unpack it
    3. Copy it to C:/ and overwrite all your Flashtool files
    4. Flash the ftf with Flashtool
    5. Reboot and enjoy :)

    == Installation of boot animations ==
    1. Copy the bootanimation.zip to /system/media
    2. Give it rw-r--r-- permissions with root explorer
    3. reboot and enjoy :D

    == Deleted bloatware ==
    - Google Talk
    - Adobe Flash Player
    - Mcafee
    - Neoreader
    - Google Maps
    - Google Streetview
    - Protips
    - helpapp
    - Playnow
    - Storefront
    - Wisepilot
    - Officesuite
    - PlusOne
    - FBmediadiscovery
    - FBAppShare
    - Retaildemo
    - POBoxSkins
    - POBoxSkinSelector
    - Magicbox-popcap.apk
    - Enchantedforest.apk
    - maybe some more I can't remember

    If you like my work feel free to thank or donate me ;)
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    Wow! That is brilliant! :D
    I guess we will soon have a rooted phone in our hands :)

    I reuploaded the working prerooted system.img :)
    And I also added prerooted system.img for Xperia P and FTF for Xperia Sola ;)
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    You need to upload the stock ftf firmware also,maybe something wrong happen ;)
    Anyway good work.

    Sent from my LT26i using Tapatalk 2

    Ok, I'll add the stock firmware .FTF later ;)

    EDIT: It flashes successfully via fastboot on my Xperia S so I don't think anything is wrong :D
    But I can't test it because it wont boot on my XS of course :p
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    Thanks a ton. That would be wonderful :)

    Tapatalk-ed from Xperia U

    It won't be easy to make that work since no method to root without a prerooted system.img or auto-root kernel has been out yet for Xperia S etc ;)

    Sent from my LT26i using XDA

    EDIT: I'm going to upload a working system.img soon :) thx to enigma77x for helping me ;)
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    as far as i know you must not add simlock.ta and partition-image.sin

    simlock.ta should not be added correct! partition-image.sin is supported by latest flashtool version! So if you use latest you can flash good ;)

    Regards