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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

How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

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How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

Hi there, how can I root my Xperia U with Android 2.3.7 and build 6.0.B.3.188? I want to root for backup my firmware and then upgrade manually to ICS.

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

damon I'm really really sorry man . i forgot that GB is not rootable, only ICS is using that toolkit

Why didn't you update to ICS ?

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{GUIDE} How to Root Xperia™ Smartphones

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

so i follow this method, right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SuaXu8kusvA#! is one of these

and i think is the simplest way

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

Superone  click might not work for Xperia U

and the scond link by you "these" is only for 2011 xperia family

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

so, I should follow the third method, noob friendly guide (is the pdf file)?

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How to Root Xperia U Slightly smiling Face

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

thank you. I thought is not working on GB.

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

one more question. can i use the function backup rom of this app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager&hl=ro

i want to backup my entire gb firmware.

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

damon, you selected wrong option

In rooting toolkit you have to select others and not lt26/lt22

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Re: How can I root Xperia U on android 2.3.7?

but there is only 3 options:

-normal (for phones)

-special (for tablets)

-unroot

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and btw, i don't have Sony's Backup&Restore. and i can't found it for my GB.