Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also
Menu

digit

 

Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

  1. #1
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    Hi, welcome to my first tutorial. Though this tutorial is specifically for Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman (WT19i), since I own it, this method may work with other SE phones. And since this method doesnot unlock the bootloader, you may not loose your warranty.

    So Let's Start:

    You need to download about 500mb of files. Ready ?
    I MUST NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEM YOU FACE IN YOUR MOBILE AFTER FOLLOWING THESE STEPS.

    Backup all your data, sms, contacts, pictures etc, and your memory card too.

    Note: Some processes maynot be reversible.

    DOWNLOADS

    1> Download Sony Ericsson PC companion. This will provide you many necessary drivers.

    2> Download this version of firmware 4.0.2.A.0.58. This is the prior to the latest version of Gingerbread and is rootable.

    3> Decide what you want after rooting, you want ICS or Gingerbread.


    Note: Only download the firmwares suitable for your phone model only. Links provided here are for Live with Walkman WT19i.

    4> Download FLASHTOOL for windows. Google search, you will easily find it.

    5> Download DooMLoRD_v4_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su. Google exactly. You will find it.

    6> Download Xperia-ROOT.rev3.zip


    NOW THE STEPS



    1> Install Sony Ericsson PC companion.

    2> Go to phone Settings menu and set connectivity mode to MSC (mass storage), enable unknown sources (in application settings) and enable USB debugging.

    TURN OFF YOUR PHONE AND DO NOT PLUG IT TO YOUR COMPUTER. Your phone should be at least 60% charged.


    3> Install flash tool in C: drive. Now open it and run flashtool.exe



    4> Extract the firmwares 4.0.2.A.0.58, 4.0.2.A.0.62, 4.1.B.0.431(ICS) in the Firmwares folder



    5> Install ADB drivers. The installer can be found in the drivers folder shown in the picture below. Select all.




    6> Click the Z looking icon as shown in the picture below and select Flashmode in the popup. Ok



    7> Select the firmware version 4.0.2.A.0.58. Tick wipe data, wipe cache and wipe apps log. (You face some problem if you don't tick all, I faced it. Some apps crash)
    Then press OK. This will take some time relax till a popup menu appears.

    Note: Your C: drive should have at least 400 MB free space. Since it decompress the firmware images.



    8> Now press the volume down button which your phone is Switched OFF. Donot turn it ON. Plug the USB cable while holding the volume down button. The LED must glow green. MUST GREEN !!. If not, repeat the steps.
    The phone will not be detected and firmware installation process will start. Donot interrupt. Let it take time. Just waitafter finish, disconnect the phone and switch it ON. It will take much longer time to turn on now. But wait. Donot interrupt or you may damage your mobile.



    9> After this, follow on screen instructions and may or maynot set date time etc.

    10> Now extract DooMLoRD_v4_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su to C: drive and run runme.bat.
    Some zerlings, some scootings will go on. Let it be. Follow the onscreen instructions.


    11> Now extract Xperia-ROOT.rev3.zip to C: drive and run 01-local-prop.cmd



    12> Turn off your phone. Repeat steps 7, 8 and 9 but this time donot select 4.0.2.A.0.58

    And donot tick Wipe data ! !



    13> Almost done. Now run 02-push-root-files.cmd from the Xperia-Root folder.



    HURRAY !! Your phone is now rooted.
    This superuser app must be visible now if rooted.



    You can install root checker to check if rooted or not.



    Install Busy Box installer from Google Play and install busy box.



    And the best part is you have not even unlocked the Bootloader.
    Last edited by bubusam13; 11-07-2012 at 02:25 AM.
    Popular Gadget Deals
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  2. #2
    In The Zone
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Noida,India
    Posts
    394

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    omg a very nice guide bro ...lets ee if it works

  3. #3
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    I have rooted mine like this.
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  4. #4
    Right off the assembly line
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    2

    Wink Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    sir ,i followed ur instruction and updated to ICS WT19i_41B0431 generic version and i stopped bcoz, i don't have any other kernel to root ,i have doubt can use any custom rom instead of the sony version for update and i need step by step process to unlocking the boot loader plz help me

  5. #5
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    Hi Rahul, to unlock bootloader of Sony Devices, there are two ways 1> Official way. Its easy but you will loose warranty and DRM
    2> Unofficial way. You will retail DRM but its risky.
    Ok I will make a guide on that soon. But you can use non official ROMs without bootloader unlock too. Serenity is the best ROMs I have used so far. I used to get about 5 hours more battery.
    But now I have finally switched to Sony Gingerbread official ROM. Eash ROM have their own disadvantage. In Serenity, I didn't like the sound. Sound distort when playing through speakers at high volume. Other ROMs donot have facebook integration etc etc. The Windows Xperia Project, I am unable to text to groups easily without using another messaging app.

    Anyway, I will make a guide soon.
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  6. #6
    Wise Old Owl
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    1,951

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    ^^hi bubusam13
    I own a Sony tipo. I want to root it will it void my Sony warranty.
    This is the link where i read a tutorial to root Sony android phones
    link
    Root MANY ANDROID! [Upd: 18.12.2012] - xda-developers
    where from I can install ADB drivers?How can i install these drivers.

  7. #7
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    Download Flashtool for windows. Google search it. You will find it easily.

    http://hotfile.com/dl/156992153/90fb...ndows.exe.html
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  8. #8
    In the Zone R2K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    with your girlfriend
    Posts
    592

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    The latest version of SONY ICS cannot be rooted by this method. The new version released by SONY is kinda tricky to root.
    The current version can only be rooted after replacing the kernel from the previous version.
    Go to XDA and read carefully before doing anything if you are running the latest version of SONY ICS.
    Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 - Intel Core i5-3337U | AMD Radeon HD 8730M 2GB | 4 GB DDR3 RAM 1600mhz | 1TB HDD | Windows 8 x64 |Brushed Aluminum finish chassis
    LG XG1 2 TB External HDD
    Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

  9. #9
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    I donno, but I am using the latest version of ICS rooted with this method only. Downgrading to gingerbread, then rooting, and then upgrading to the latest version of ICS
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  10. #10
    In the Zone R2K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    with your girlfriend
    Posts
    592

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    ^^
    Never heard of a method like that. GB and ICS are almost completely different. Maybe its limited to "Live with walkman" only
    I have rooted it following the method explained on SONY forum.
    Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 - Intel Core i5-3337U | AMD Radeon HD 8730M 2GB | 4 GB DDR3 RAM 1600mhz | 1TB HDD | Windows 8 x64 |Brushed Aluminum finish chassis
    LG XG1 2 TB External HDD
    Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

  11. #11
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    no not limited to live with walkman. SE mini, mini pro, pro and active can also be done this way.

    ray too.
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  12. #12
    Right off the assembly line
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    2

    Thumbs up Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    thq sir , i had update 4.0.4 (WT19i_4.1.B.0.431_Generic) can i reflash to WT19i_4.0.2.A.0.62_1254-1889 using the same process , i offical lost drm ,i applied in sonysupport.com which made to void the warranty .so , i want to install a custom rom ,plz tell me how to install ,i had seen some sites to install a kernel along with custom rom ,plz provide a step by step guide to install.


    i downgraded to .58 and done the process u have said ,but i am struck with drooMLoRD_v4_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su and xperia root v3
    but problem in install dis above the software
    Last edited by rahulk23; 26-12-2012 at 09:41 AM.

  13. #13
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    Hi even i get stuck with Doomlord. Just wait a day and try again. Try disabling-enabling USB debugging. And check ADB drivers installed or not. Wait 1 or 2 days, it will work, it always works

    Have you unlocked the bootloader ? I havenot done it yet. But you can install custom rom without Boot loader unlock also. But then kernel will be official one. In Official kernel, you maynot be able to overclock your phone. I once read somewhere that Live with walkman is overclockable to 2.6 GHz. I know hard to believe, but who knows.


    Anyway, you will need to install ClockWork recovery. Its available in Google play.
    ROMs are here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5#post35011595

    Kernels are also there.

    The Best ROM is SERENITY in ICS
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  14. #14
    Right Off the Assembly Line
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    king palace
    Posts
    33

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    please tell how to root sony ericsson z550i...

  15. #15
    Wise Old Owl
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    1,951

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    Quote Originally Posted by bubusam13 View Post
    Download Flashtool for windows. Google search it. You will find it easily.

    http://hotfile.com/dl/156992153/90fb...ndows.exe.html
    Easiest way to root your phone is to use unlockroot
    LINK
    Downloady---UnlockrRoot/UnlockPhone/UnlockRom---Android Root

    You just have to click on root button on software interface.

  16. #16
    Human bubusam13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    GUWAHATI
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    @Minion
    Does it work. If yes its really great. But I never found it mentioned in XDA. Id it ?
    AMD FX 6300- 6 physical cores running at 4.4 GHz | Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120 mm 4 heat pipes (better than CM 212 evo from online reviews) |6 GB DDR3 | 1 TB + 500 GB + 80 GB Internal Hard Drive | 320 GB Ext HDD | Zotac Synergy edition GTX 650 1 GB DDR5 (it does not need 6 pin PCIe connector) | ASUS XONAR DGX Sound Card | F&D A520 | PHONE : Galaxy Grand 2 || Past: Sony Ericsson LWW > Nokia N72 > LG B**| Audio Gear: Sansa Clip+ 4GB || Sennheiser HD 202 II || Sony XB30ex (white) | SoundMagic MP21 |

  17. #17
    Wise Old Owl
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    1,951

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    ^^Yes it works provided you correctly install ADB Drivers and it too has been mentioned in XDA.
    Here is the link
    [Q] Xperia j 11.0.A.7.5 - xda-developers

    Rooted my Phone today

    Could you suggest some applications that are worthy for rooted phone.

    Installed One Power Guard best battery saver and optimizer for android in google market.

  18. #18
    Right Off the Assembly Line
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    king palace
    Posts
    33

    Default Re: Sony Ericssion rooting (Live with walkman), works with other also

    its in switch off condition....and m not able to switch it on... will this work...and how to do???

Similar Threads

  1. Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman - ICS update and other discussion
    By sling-shot in forum Mobiles and Tablets
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 23-10-2012, 04:24 PM
  2. How is Sony ericsson-Live With Walkman????
    By himanshu1114 in forum Mobiles and Tablets
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 27-03-2012, 09:17 AM
  3. Sony Ericson Live With Walkman WT9I
    By sanoob.tv in forum Mobiles and Tablets
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 17-12-2011, 09:52 PM
  4. Help me with upgrading the firmware of sony ericssion w550i
    By phuchhepepsi in forum Mobiles and Tablets
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-04-2008, 11:51 AM
  5. unlocking sony ericssion k310i
    By Amir.php in forum Mobiles and Tablets
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2008, 03:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •