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uliwooly
Posts: 48,654
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

you can't root the latest firmware unless you use another kernel. if you root you can unroot anytime, rooting shouldn't affect updates nor ota udpates, as long as you do NOT unlock the bootloader at all, if you root and then use PCC or update service it will unroot your phone.

you can read about backing up your phone here

http://talk.sonyericsson.com/thread/30983

"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: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

The notification bar has a system update for 4.0.2.A.0.58. I think it has already been downloaded by PCC, i just need to install it. Will this version of update unroot the phone?

Should i root the phone before or after this update or doesn't it matter?

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,654
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

it hasn't being downloaded, PCC will downloaded and install it (all together)

this will unroot your phone

"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: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

When i had the phone connected to the pc, PCC launched and downloaded the 4.0.2.A.0.58 update. Once downloaded it asked me if i'd like to install it, i said no. Anyway if i download the 4.0.2.A.0.58 update manually and follow your guide here http://talk.sonyericsson.com/thread/30983 and install it. Will it unroot the phone?

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,654
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

yes it doesn't matter if you use PC Companion, Update Service or Flashtool or any other method it WILL unroot your phone

"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: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

So i can only use root with original firmware?

Is their the option to unlock bootloader and install a custom rom which includes the firmware fixes/improvements and allows root access or is their no rom?

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,654
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

yeah check the XDA forum :smileyhappy: you can test android 4.0 or CM9 right now

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

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 48,654
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

Just remember, once you unlock your bootloader your warranty its void

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1393341

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2012/02/23/android-ice-cream-sandwich-beta-rom-available-for-unlo...

"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: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

ok just to get this right: if i use this method to root, i wont void warranty? void warranty only happens after unlocking bootloader?

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,654
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Root ALL SONY ERICSSON SMARTPHONE 2.3.2 AND UP!!!

Update Service (SEUS)

http://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/Software%20Downloads/Update_Service_Setup-2.11.12.5.exe

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