Hi All, Finally, I was able to root the phone using a different method. I have tried almost all of the methods I could find all over the net but nothing worked. I did not want to upgrade the phone to ICS. I wanted to root the phone as it is. After days of searching, I stumbled upon a method to unlock the boot loader and root the phone with Fastboot. I was able to root the phone using the appropriate Kernel file using this command fastboot flash boot 3_184_kernel.elf. It was fast an easy. Thought someone will find this useful. Please follow the link and find the tools and the guide I have used. Thanks. http://sdrv.ms/19HvjTg
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I'm trying to root my Xperia U but when I do that using Flashtool, it gives me an error. The log is below. I have tried many other tools but they also failed. How do I go about this issue?
26/023/2013 00:23:20 - INFO - <- This level is successfully initialized 26/023/2013 00:23:20 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00 26/023/2013 00:23:20 - INFO - Device connected with USB debugging on 26/023/2013 00:23:21 - INFO - Connected device : Sony Xperia U 26/023/2013 00:23:21 - INFO - Installed version of busybox : N/A 26/023/2013 00:23:21 - INFO - Android version : 2.3.7 / kernel version : 220.127.116.11+ / Build number : 6.0.B.3.184 26/023/2013 00:23:24 - INFO - Decrypting C:\Flashtool\custom\root\ZergRush\zergrush.tar.uue .enc to C:\Flashtool\custom\root\ZergRush\zergrush.tar.uue 26/023/2013 00:23:26 - INFO - Pushing C:\Flashtool\custom\root\ZergRush\zergrush.tar.uue to /data/local/tmp 26/023/2013 00:23:26 - INFO - Pushing C:\Flashtool\.\devices\busybox\1.20.2\busybox to /data/local/tmp/busybox 26/023/2013 00:23:26 - INFO - Pushing C:\Flashtool\custom\root\subin\Superuser\su to /data/local/tmp/su 26/023/2013 00:23:26 - INFO - Pushing C:\Flashtool\custom\root\subin\Superuser\Superuser .apk to /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk 26/023/2013 00:23:27 - INFO - Running part1 of Root Exploit, please wait 26/023/2013 00:23:45 - INFO - Waiting for device. After 60secs, stop waiting will be forced 26/024/2013 00:24:46 - INFO - Forced stop waiting. 26/024/2013 00:24:46 - ERROR - The part1 exploit did not work 26/024/2013 00:24:46 - INFO - Cleaning files
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I have Sony Xperia U. When I boot the phone, the SONY boot animation comes in and after that, a boot animation from the carrier comes in. I want to keep the SONY animation and remove the carrier animation. And also when I turn off the phone it comes in again. I want to remove all the startup and shut down animations from the carrier and only keep the animations from SONY. How can I go about this? My phone is rooted.
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