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Please read this if you considering unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

Important information

Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone and/or any warranty from your operator if you unlock the boot loader. You should only unlock the boot loader of your phone if you are an advanced user with good knowledge of the technology and risks involved.

For more information go here http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/

Please also note

The Sony Xperia support team will not be able provide any support, related to unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

We also recommend you to read the below blogposts.

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/03/29/unlocking-the-boot-loader-in-the-new-xperia%e2%84%a2-smartphones/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/04/14/option-to-unlock-the-boot-loader-now-available-for-advanced-developers/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/09/28/sony-ericsson-supports-independent-developers/

Best regards
Sony Xperia support team

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Anonymous(anon)
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How to root my Xperia Ray (ST8i)

I have android version 2.3.4 and build number 4.0.2.A.0.62

My bootloader is locked.

The only method i Know is to downgrade to 4.0.2.A.0.42 or upgrade to ICS and then root it.

is there any other method?

If i flash my rom to downgrade/upgrade then will I loose all my data/setings etc?

If so then how to backup everything and restore it?

Please Explain!

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Nabeel
Posts: 4,573
Registered: ‎2012-01-10

Re: How to root my Xperia Ray (ST8i)

Remember rooting may void your warranty and you are doing it at your own risk

There are 2 methods, one you know and the other is changing kernels.

Download the rom 4.0.2.a.0.42 and just flash it's kernel and then root using any method

Then again flash back the kernel from 0.62 and you will have a rooted 0.62

You know how to flashk kernels and firmwares ?

To flash firmwares, see How to Downgrade part and to see how to flash just the kernel, see How to root 4.0.4


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Anonymous(anon)
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Re: How to root my Xperia Ray (ST8i)

I it recommended to upgrade to ics from gingerbread?

Will the phone will be as smooth on ics as it was on gingerbread?

I mainly use it for gaming.

(I know it is not the best phone for gaming but i hate big phones :smileysilly:)

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uliwooly
Posts: 50,383
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to root my Xperia Ray (ST8i)

if it's only for gaming it might NOT be a wise idea as there are many games that aren't working with ICS (Sony's ICS)

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Anonymous(anon)
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Re: How to root my Xperia Ray (ST8i)

So i have decided not to upgrade to ICS.

So can anybody share a link to download kernel from 0.62.

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Nabeel
Posts: 4,573
Registered: ‎2012-01-10

Re: How to root my Xperia Ray (ST8i)

Here you could find all the roms.

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