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2013-03-15 03:27 PM
I have been trying to follow the instructions for rooting.
I had anroid 4.0.4 (from sony). I have a Ray.
I got bootloader unlocked from sony
I flashed with <5MB kernal files available here and in xda.(i've tried 2-3 kernals of .562)
I ran DoomLordv4 root and this is what I got:
I had tried using super one click also which got hung after failing.
And the soumikray said some steps were missing in the Doomlord's process and tried using the back key .... still no output.
So now I have flashed the entire phone with 4.0.3 and now i run that so it can be easily be rooted.
And yet I am stuck. I am not clear with rooting part of Doomlord ---- Should I connect the phone to the PC in flash mode (volume down)...? And also whether phone should be off or not.
PS: I have windows 8 and i also added the adb drivers after advanced restart (followed links in xda).
I am new with rooting but i'm stuck for sometime now. Please help. Thanks. Cheers!
Message was edited by: creptil
2013-03-15 03:29 PM
satyanreddyg it has various functions, one of which is to lock the branded phones when another firmware is flashed on a phone
akosijesselle Connect flash drivers ? you mean usb drives and flash drives ?
Or you mean flashmode/ flash drivers of flashtool ?
sergiozaki. Just update your phone via pc companion to 4.1.b.0.587 and then root it again using my guide.
Niket Just take the battery out and reinsert it, switch it on, connect it to PC and run the rooting toolkit
Once rooting toolkit is done with rooting, flash the 4.1.b.0.587 KERNEL
creptil Oops, you posted just now.
Replying in 5 minutes, will edit this reply, so check it
Alright, here it is.
First of all flash back the 4.0.4 because it's really better compared to 4.0.3
Then uninstall the version of flashtool that you're having , download and install this one
Then follow the guide to root
And while connecting to flashtool or PC companion in flashmode, you need to do so by holding the volume down key.
While using rooting toolkit, you just need to connect your phone to PC ( Phone should be on and not switched off)
Message was edited by: Nabeel
2013-03-15 03:44 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. Will try what you said. Will try and let u know...
Hi... Now i've got a bigger problem..... This is not the place to post the prob but please help......
The 4.0.4 flash file i downloaded was a bit of a problem. Flash got stuck and i disconnected it and tried flashing again and this is what i get:
I tried using PC Companion - Repair Device Tool... But figured my phone had to load some files first to detect what to repair.....
Do you have a solution or has the phone hit rock bottom?
2013-03-16 09:15 AM
creptil i think that error should go once you restart your PC. Try it and let me know
akosijesselle, nopes friend i don't have any guide for that, But i hope you've rooted your phone.
this will help you
2013-03-16 05:41 PM
Xperia ray does't have a push button for "back". I followed the guide and what is written on the flashtool screen. It says:
1- unplug the device (done)
2- power off the device (done)
3- press the back button and hold it
At this step I *touch* the back button and plug the usb cale to Ray. What I see on the phone screen is "sony" word and then the battery charge icon. Flashtools shows
16/007/2013 20:07:09 - INFO - Selected ST18i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf
16/007/2013 20:07:09 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
16/007/2013 20:07:09 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
16/007/2013 20:07:41 - INFO - Device connected with USB debugging off
16/007/2013 20:07:41 - INFO - For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode
Although it says usb debugging is off, but indeed marked usb debugging prior to power off. I see no progress for two minutes (the flashtools window still is waiting for device). Then I unplug the device
16/009/2013 20:09:03 - INFO - Device disconnected
16/009/2013 20:09:06 - INFO - Flash canceled
What is fault in my case?
2013-03-16 06:28 PM
mahmoodn Use the volume down key instead while connecting.
I see you're flashing .562 kernel.
Are you on ICS ? because in here http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/438305#438305 you were on Gb
Just confirming so that you do not run in any trouble.
You flashed ICS ?
2013-03-18 01:14 PM
thnx nabeel for your work but i am facing some problem in flashing here is the error -
18/039/2013 17:39:03 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized
18/039/2013 17:39:03 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.10.1 built on 2013-01-09 19:49:47
18/039/2013 17:39:03 - INFO - You can drag and drop ftf files here to start flashing them
18/039/2013 17:39:10 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
18/039/2013 17:39:10 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool. "
plz help me solve this my device is sony ericsson live with walkman... thnx...!!!