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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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3andala
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎2012-02-06
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Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

Hello,

I need to root my Xperia Arc S without unlock bootloader.

Anybody help please

Reagrds

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,858
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

check my thread

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/38251

Don't forget to mark the Correct Answers & Helpful Answers

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

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

That method is for unlocked boot loaders.

Currently there is no way to root on 4.0.4 with locked bootloaders. But we will have ways to root on locked bootloaders soon. Just keep waiting.

Thank You,

Rick

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,858
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

actually you can root w/o unlocking your bootloader

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

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

Hmmm? Did not get you.

You can root without unlocking bootloader using exploits. Some way developers find out to acess protected files (Example: We have the ZergRush exploit to root GB .58).

But the companies, in their next updates keep adding layers of protection due to which the exploits do not work (Example: the .62 firmware disabled the ZergRush exploit).

Similarly, for the 4.0.4 there is currently no way to root locked bootloaders.

All this I think. Correct me if I am wrong.

Thank You,

Rick

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,858
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

Hold on XDA forum it's acting up I'll add the info as soon as it's backup

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

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

XDA is down. :smileyconfused:

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,858
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

this is what I get

Service Unavailable

It looks like we're currently overcapacity. Please try again in a minute

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

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

Right, and before that I got the msg saying:

We are undergoing maintainance. Please comeback in 10 to 15 mins.

Well, here I am unable to kep myself paitent. Even though I can wait for years for Sony to give the ICS update, I can not wait a min for XDA to come back to life. :smileywink:

Thank You,

Rick

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,858
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Need help to root ICS 4.04 without unlock bootloader !

lol

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