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So guys I have got root on the newest firmware 10.3.1.A.0.244 / 10.3.1.A.2.67!


Since Sony has patched our beloved perf_event exploit (with which we rooted 30+ Xperia devices) I had to find an alternate way... so I did the smart thing, just used the kernel on which the exploit works, root the device and flash back the newest kernel!


THIS WORKS ON BOTH LOCKED & UNLOCKED BOOTLOADERS!



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[ NOTICE ]

THIS IS ONLY FOR THE XPERIA Z (C6602/3) FW 10.3.1.A.0.244 / 10.3.1.A.2.67!

DO NOT USE IT ON ANY OTHER VARIANT/FIRMWARE!



[ sources & additional info on exploit ]

check out this thread


[ how-to ]
  1. Download the three files from the download section below
  2. open FlashTool and flash the XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf - 7.12 MB file, this is JUST the kernel of an older firmware which was rootable
  3. now once flashing is done reboot device and connect to PC in usb debuggin mode
  4. CLOSE FLASHTOOL <<< VVVIMP STEP
  5. extract the file DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip to root directory on c:\
  6. execute runme_ file corresponding to your OS on desktop PC, this will execute a SPECIAL version of my easy rooting toolkit <<< VVVIMP STEP
  7. the above step is crucial! if you use any older version of the toolkit then IT WILL NOT WORK!
  8. after rooting is over the device will restart
  9. you can verify if device is rooted by checking for SuperSU app (it is the newest version)
  10. once thats done now power down device and open FlashTool again
  11. now flash :
    XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf - 7.17 MB
    OR
    XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf - 7.17 MB
    file to get back to the true kernel for the firmware you were currently on
  12. thats it after flashing is done just disconnect and power on device and enjoy rooted phone!

If you are facing issue of device rebooting when remounting /system partition then checkout the fix posted by @[NUT]



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PAYPAL DONATION LINK

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PLEASE DO CONSIDER DONATING AS I AM RAISING FUNDS TO BUY A NEW DEVICE the Xperia Z1 (Honami)





[ downloads ]

PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES!

  1. XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf - 7.12 MB

  2. DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip - 2.96 MB

  3. XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf - 7.17 MB
    OR
    XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf - 7.17 MB




P.S.: similar instructions will work for the Xperia ZL/ZR but you will need to use the corresponding kernels ONLY for that device!



regards,

DooMLoRD
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is the BE kernel universal for all .244 fw?
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is the BE kernel universal for all .244 fw?

Yes they are all the same

Gesendet von meinem C6603 mit Tapatalk 4 Beta
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Great job, DooM.

But I will wait one-click solution
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@Last Thank you Doom
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Great job, DooM.

But I will wait one-click solution

as of now, this is closest you can get for one-click for this firmware...

a simpler one-click method could take time...



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@ Doom If Bootloader unlock allowed says No

is that it no fixing that ..no installing CWM on the phone ... just when im at my laptop to use the cwm-locked-bl file ?
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@ doom if bootloader unlock allowed says no

is that it no fixing that ..no installing cwm on the phone ... Just when im at my laptop to use the cwm-locked-bl file ?


this works on both locked & unlocked bootloaders!
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this works on both locked & unlocked bootloaders!


yes it worked perfectly for me i just would like to have CWM installed on my phone BUT i get If Bootloader unlock allowed says No ..when i want to install CWM
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[*]once thats done now power down device and open FlashTool again[*]now flash XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf - 7.17 MB file to get back to the true kernel for the firmware
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Instead of doing that step can we just flash DoomKernel v.09?
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