I'm a bit stuck here with my plan.
I updated to 4.3 via OTA because I read here that someone managed to keep his root with the OTA survival mode.
In my excitement I also tried it and of course it didn't work ... would have been too easy right ?
Now I created an 4.3 pre-rooted ROM with NUTs guide without problems and made this todo list:
1) Downgrade back to 4.2.2 (10.3.1.A.2.67)
3) Install recovery
4) Continue with 4.3 plan...
To me this looks right, but it doesn't work ... I'm already stuck at number 1.
I used this guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2240614 and I'm pretty sure there has to be a certain combination with the wipe data/cache/appslog.
I want to keep my data so I unticked it, but it doesn't work, it freezes on bootup at those waves after the XPERIA logo and keeps on looping forever.
Another user got the same issue here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2336980 but it worked for him (as it seems) and he could keep his data.
So is there anything else I can do to keep my data but still go back ?