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[TUTORIAL] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)

Which device do you want to root?

  • Arc S

    Votes: 63 4.1%
  • Arc

    Votes: 33 2.2%
  • Ray

    Votes: 284 18.6%
  • Neo

    Votes: 22 1.4%
  • Neo V

    Votes: 37 2.4%
  • Mini

    Votes: 237 15.5%
  • Pro

    Votes: 72 4.7%
  • Live With Walkman

    Votes: 300 19.6%
  • Active

    Votes: 157 10.3%
  • Mini Pro

    Votes: 323 21.1%

  • Total voters
    1,528
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Abhinav1997

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Since Sony deleted the rooting guide from it's website that's why I'm making this new guide. If I have done something wrong so moderators, please remind me and i'll delete the guide.

Rooting your mobile may void the warranty and you are doing it at your own risk. Sony(and me) would be in no way responsible for any damage.

How to root 4.0.4(4.1.B.0.587)

Follow all the steps please

Go to settings > Security > Mark "Unknown sources"

attachment.php


Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging

qemytyty.jpg


Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode


zezutuza.jpg


You should have Flashtool

quhudyjy.jpg


1 ) Download the respective 4.1.A.0.562 kernel to flash

Arc and Arc S - Kernel

Ray - Kernel

Neo/Neo V - Kernel

LwW, Mini - Kernel

All other users - Kernel or even try the kernels for Arc S and Ray



2) Go to C:/ Drive > flashtool > firmwares > delete everything present and Put the kernel

98778212r.png


3) Run Flashtool click on the flashing icon ( left side below "file" option)

aaaaaxo.png


Select flashmode > ok

30322228.png


Setup should be like this > select OK

kernelsetup.png


Follow the steps connect your mobile and flash.

aaaafk.png


( Make sure you close flashtool before running the rooting toolkit )

Now connect your mobile to PC and Root Your Phone

If you face problem in downloading the toolkit then here it is Rooting Toolkit
After running the toolkit disconnect the phone from USB, pull out the battery, wait for 10 sec, insert the battery back, hold vol down button and then connect to USB and connect USB to pc.

5) Download the respective kernel for your phone.

Arc S -KERNEL

Arc -KERNEL

Ray -KERNEL

Neo -KERNEL

Neo V -KERNEL

Mini -KERNEL

Pro-KERNEL

Live With Walkman -
KERNEL

Mini Pro -
KERNEL

Active -
KERNEL

aaaed.png



Now flash the kernel ( same procedure as step 2 and 3 above )


Now enjoy you rooted phone :)

FAQs:

Q Do i need to unlock the bootloader prior to rooting ?
A No

Q My bootloader is unlocked, can i still root my phone ?
A This method works for both, locked and unlocked bootloader.

Q My bootloader unlocking allowed status is No, can i still root my phone ?
A Yes

Q Will rooting erase all data on phone memory ?
A Nopes. But if anything goes wrong, you may need to repair your phone using PC Companion which would erase all data. So better backup important stuff.
 
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predatOr

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Re: [GUIDE] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)

Since Sony deleted the rooting guide from it's website that's why I'm making this new guide. If I have done something wrong so moderators, please remind me and i'll delete the guide.

Rooting your mobile may void the warranty and you are doing it at your own risk. Sony(and me) would be in no way responsible for any damage.

Rooting doesn't voids warranty...
unlocking bootloader does... :silly:

And there are already enough guides on the topic... there's no need for a new one... seriously...:)
 

Abhinav1997

Inactive Recognized Developer / Retired Forum Mod
Jul 29, 2012
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Rooting doesn't voids warranty...
unlocking bootloader does... :silly:
And there are already enough guides on the topic... there's no need for a new one... seriously...:)
"Rooting may void warranty" is written in sony's site so I mentioned it here too...:)
Actually i didn't find any guide on this topic except mihahn's who provided the link which was deleted and dragonclawsaresharp's guide is for 4.1.b.0.431 and someguyfromhell's guide is of full downgrade but nowhere of 4.1.b.0.587 with kernel trick.....if u find one in this forum please send me and i'll delete this guide.:)
Regards,
AJ
 

Abhinav1997

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Jul 29, 2012
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Re: [GUIDE] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)

I am doing everything, step by step. This manual, but I can not root xperiu mini pro. There is a problem with rootexploid, and adb server.

First install pcc, connect your phone first normally and then in flashmode and let it install all drivers.
Then close pcc and in c drive go to flashtool->drivers and install flashtool-drivers.exe.
Then do the whole process again

Sent from my Micromax A110 using Tapatalk 2
 
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eswawan

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Re: [GUIDE] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)

I am doing everything, step by step. This manual, but I can not root xperiu mini pro. There is a problem with rootexploid, and adb server.

WOOOW it is new model???? XPERIU MINI PRO, i want it :p:D i want to be Different:D:p,
Sorry man, just a joke. I root my phone use this method many times and no prob. Just do like on tut, :thumbup::thumbup:

Sent from my Sony Ericsson (Not just Sony) WT19i
 

carleontz

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not working

I did all the steps shown above, but, after all the steps, still can't find superuser on my SK-17i
what should i do

when I try to root with doomlord, it showed that the root was not success(captured & attached)

pls be kind to help me.. thanks a lot..
 

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Abhinav1997

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I rooted few days ago following the tutorial on sony forum. There was this link for the kernel:

http://www.4shared.com/get/F3bwX41U/ST17_41B0587_Kernel.html

Hope it's the kernel you are searching for!
Thanks for providing the kernel....i'll update the OP asap..... :) :D
Regards,
AJ

I did all the steps shown above, but, after all the steps, still can't find superuser on my SK-17i
what should i do

when I try to root with doomlord, it showed that the root was not success(captured & attached)

pls be kind to help me.. thanks a lot..
Please check if you checked unknown sources, usb debugging and msc mode....
Regards,
AJ
 

Abhinav1997

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Jul 29, 2012
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Re: [GUIDE] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)

i rooted successful, but install location Failure segmentation fault. Please help me to fixed this error

I never encountered this problem so can't exactly tell u but can u please explain ur problem more clearly?

Sent from my Xperia Mini Pro using Tapatalk 2
 

das_aug

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Jan 29, 2013
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how long is rooting supposed to take and what messages should be on screen?

I have flashed the kernel as explained and started the doomlord tool.

this was about 10 minutes ago.

my phone goes repeatedly dark and then the screen lights up again. The last thing the doomlord tool did was "* daemon started successfully *" and then nothing. The windows-computer sometimes makes a "bing" noise.

is this supposed to happen?
or should this go faster?
and should I be seeing messages in the dosbox where the doomlord tool is running?
 

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    Since Sony deleted the rooting guide from it's website that's why I'm making this new guide. If I have done something wrong so moderators, please remind me and i'll delete the guide.

    Rooting your mobile may void the warranty and you are doing it at your own risk. Sony(and me) would be in no way responsible for any damage.

    How to root 4.0.4(4.1.B.0.587)

    Follow all the steps please

    Go to settings > Security > Mark "Unknown sources"

    attachment.php


    Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging

    qemytyty.jpg


    Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode


    zezutuza.jpg


    You should have Flashtool

    quhudyjy.jpg


    1 ) Download the respective 4.1.A.0.562 kernel to flash

    Arc and Arc S - Kernel

    Ray - Kernel

    Neo/Neo V - Kernel

    LwW, Mini - Kernel

    All other users - Kernel or even try the kernels for Arc S and Ray



    2) Go to C:/ Drive > flashtool > firmwares > delete everything present and Put the kernel

    98778212r.png


    3) Run Flashtool click on the flashing icon ( left side below "file" option)

    aaaaaxo.png


    Select flashmode > ok

    30322228.png


    Setup should be like this > select OK

    kernelsetup.png


    Follow the steps connect your mobile and flash.

    aaaafk.png


    ( Make sure you close flashtool before running the rooting toolkit )

    Now connect your mobile to PC and Root Your Phone

    If you face problem in downloading the toolkit then here it is Rooting Toolkit
    After running the toolkit disconnect the phone from USB, pull out the battery, wait for 10 sec, insert the battery back, hold vol down button and then connect to USB and connect USB to pc.

    5) Download the respective kernel for your phone.

    Arc S -KERNEL

    Arc -KERNEL

    Ray -KERNEL

    Neo -KERNEL

    Neo V -KERNEL

    Mini -KERNEL

    Pro-KERNEL

    Live With Walkman -
    KERNEL

    Mini Pro -
    KERNEL

    Active -
    KERNEL

    aaaed.png



    Now flash the kernel ( same procedure as step 2 and 3 above )


    Now enjoy you rooted phone :)

    FAQs:

    Q Do i need to unlock the bootloader prior to rooting ?
    A No

    Q My bootloader is unlocked, can i still root my phone ?
    A This method works for both, locked and unlocked bootloader.

    Q My bootloader unlocking allowed status is No, can i still root my phone ?
    A Yes

    Q Will rooting erase all data on phone memory ?
    A Nopes. But if anything goes wrong, you may need to repair your phone using PC Companion which would erase all data. So better backup important stuff.
    5
    Rooting doesn't voids warranty...
    unlocking bootloader does... :silly:
    And there are already enough guides on the topic... there's no need for a new one... seriously...:)
    "Rooting may void warranty" is written in sony's site so I mentioned it here too...:)
    Actually i didn't find any guide on this topic except mihahn's who provided the link which was deleted and dragonclawsaresharp's guide is for 4.1.b.0.431 and someguyfromhell's guide is of full downgrade but nowhere of 4.1.b.0.587 with kernel trick.....if u find one in this forum please send me and i'll delete this guide.:)
    Regards,
    AJ
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    The same trick works on all 2011 Xperia phones.
    But it would be nice if they would get all the kernels, links, screenshots in one guide or else it might be difficult for newbies to get kernels for their phones.....
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    Re: [GUIDE] Rooting Xperia 2011 devices with ICS(4.1.B.0.587)

    Since Sony deleted the rooting guide from it's website that's why I'm making this new guide. If I have done something wrong so moderators, please remind me and i'll delete the guide.

    Rooting your mobile may void the warranty and you are doing it at your own risk. Sony(and me) would be in no way responsible for any damage.

    Rooting doesn't voids warranty...
    unlocking bootloader does... :silly:

    And there are already enough guides on the topic... there's no need for a new one... seriously...:)
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    Done Rooting....

    I just would like to say thanks for sharing such good guide its really helpful.
    the one thing i would like to share in here that i had gotten on this experience is that, after run the rooting tool and when it will say done, remove the usb cable and takeout the battery and put it back and then do flash the original kernel, other than that it wont work.