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Old April 22nd, 2011, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rooting Arc (locked bootloader)

Download ADB from this post

Download Gingerbreak from this post

Copy gingerbreak to SD card and run, if you get the "could not extract assets" error reboot and connect your phone using development debugging mode.

Run cmd.exe and change directory to where you extracted adb (example: cd:\ADB)

then copy and paste:

adb shell rmdir /data/local/tmp

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adb shell mkdir /data/local/tmp.

Disconnect phone and run gingerbreak from app menu, it will reboot when done. (takes a while)

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Download ADB from this post

Download Gingerbreak from this post

Copy gingerbreak to SD card and run, if you get the "could not extract assets" error reboot and connect your phone using development debugging mode.

Run cmd.exe and change directory to where you extracted adb (example: cd:\ADB)

then copy and paste:

adb shell rmdir /data/local/tmp

then

adb shell mkdir /data/local/tmp.

Disconnect phone and run gingerbreak from app menu, it will reboot when done. (takes a while)
Hi everyone.
I'm new in Android phones, I was at Symbian
So what means to root phone? What is good about it? And do I loose warranty if I root my phone?
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Hi streber, welcome to the forums.

Rooting the phone gives you full access to the system, letting you change previously protected settings & files. This lets you do things like:

* backup & restore apps & data
* remove factory installed apps & bloatware
* get screen captures
* tweak cpu speed
* move apps & data to SD card
* enable wired & wireless tethering (if your carrier has disabled it)

In theory it *may* void your warranty. In practice i've yet to hear of anyone's warranty claim being denied because the phone was rooted. It's also pretty easy to return your phone to an unrooted state.

Since stu1978 posted this method, things have gotten even easier. I followed the instructions here and rooted with no trouble at all.
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Hi streber, welcome to the forums.

Rooting the phone gives you full access to the system, letting you change previously protected settings & files. This lets you do things like:

* backup & restore apps & data
* remove factory installed apps & bloatware
* get screen captures
* tweak cpu speed
* move apps & data to SD card
* enable wired & wireless tethering (if your carrier has disabled it)

In theory it *may* void your warranty. In practice i've yet to hear of anyone's warranty claim being denied because the phone was rooted. It's also pretty easy to return your phone to an unrooted state.

Since stu1978 posted this method, things have gotten even easier. I followed the instructions here and rooted with no trouble at all.
and this is global root? i saw in forum there was UK only...
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I assume it's global.
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i rooted it... but for me worked v1.1.. it took me 5 secs xD
v1.2 not working for me.. it doesnt reboot...

1.2 worked after i updated it from 1.1
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i rooted it... but for me worked v1.1.. it took me 5 secs xD
v1.2 not working for me.. it doesnt reboot...
1.2 worked okay for me, but it took about 15 mins to finish rooting and reboot.
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Does it come with “Superuser” app ?
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So this roots without unlocking the bootloader? if it does, will it void the warranty anymore since is not unlocking the bootloader?
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So this roots without unlocking the bootloader?
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will it void the warranty anymore since is not unlocking the bootloader?
AFAIK there is no statement from sony that says rooting will void warranty, just unlocking, so it should be safe. Even if it's not, reinstalling firmware via SEUS will remove root, so there is no way to for them to tell anyway.
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Hi,

I am a noob to android,
What is the different between ROOTING and UNlock? Both give me root access right?
Will it clean out all my data? (setting, linked contacts, installed apps)
Some say rooting will clean all my stuff.


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Ok i've tired this operation and it isnt working, "device not found", now what? I've tried switching ports I have 6 usbs and all the same, I have usb debugging i'm using usb storage mode because if I don't I won't have access so what am I doing wrong?
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