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Old October 21st, 2011, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old October 21st, 2011, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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man, that was a pain in the rear. first time i've ever done a root like that. took me nearly two hours to get it right. i thought i messed up my phone a couple of times. it kept freezing on me but it seems to be running fine now.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've now hit 4 major boards with the (or atleast 4 boards, none anywhere near XDA-Developers)

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Old October 25th, 2011, 01:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old October 25th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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are there any roms that i can use on the R800x model? I've read that CM7 doesn't work with CDMA models.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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@Fuhrl: Right now this only roots the phone, to be able to load a custom rom, you need to unlock the bootloader. With a verizon phone, the only current option is to pay somebody to do it remotely. Currently, there are 2 people over in XDA-Developers who do it for about $25 apiece. Also: Yes, CM7 has a working version for CDMA (Check out xperia play -> android development threads for more info)




Thanks to DooMLoRD over in the Xperia X10/Arc/Play side at XDA-Developers.com, he has developed a batch file (windows only) that will run the root for you!

There isn't really any difference between the code he typed out and how you do it here, so head on over, download and root!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1319653
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@Fuhrl: Right now this only roots the phone, to be able to load a custom rom, you need to unlock the bootloader. With a verizon phone, the only current option is to pay somebody to do it remotely. Currently, there are 2 people over in XDA-Developers who do it for about $25 apiece. Also: Yes, CM7 has a working version for CDMA (Check out xperia play -> android development threads for more info)




Thanks to DooMLoRD over in the Xperia X10/Arc/Play side at XDA-Developers.com, he has developed a batch file (windows only) that will run the root for you!

There isn't really any difference between the code he typed out and how you do it here, so head on over, download and root!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1319653
it's not really worth the money for me at this point. all i really wanted was to get rid of the bloatware which i was able to accomplish with the root (and the extra battery life i've seemed to have gotten is a nice bonus). i'll keep your suggestion in mind for the future though.
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Exactly what bloatware did you get rid of fuhrl?
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how come the at&t play can be rooted with the gingerbreak but not the verizon play, it really dont make sense to me why they are so diffrent or why no one can do it i should have stayed with a Droid
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Dont hate the PLAY'r, hate the game
Seriously though it's your provider, not the Xperia PLAY.
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Trust me I understand Verizon is #1 when it comes to messing up a good thing my service sucks so at least they could let us tweak the phones but I had no problems with the D1,D2 or the DX2 and it wasn't a week after the D3 came out and boom its rooted but for some reason this phone is difficult or there is just not enough interest in it for anyone to tackle it don't get me wrong the phone is cool but I miss flashing roms and overclocking its driving me nuts
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Yah, that's weird considering how epic this phone is. It's not just another generic dual core 1gb ram 4.3" screen rectangle. But for whatever reason it's just not as popular. Maybe now that it's on at&t it'll get more interest.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Exactly what bloatware did you get rid of fuhrl?
man, haha! i forgot what i took off already. i remember taking skype off. i think there was a couple of verizon branded apps as well like the verizon navigator. i'm pretty sure that i freed up about 70mb of space through deletion plus more when i used titanium backup to move other programs to the sd card.
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Oh, ok I gotchya . Yah, I'd like to take off some of the at&t trash apps to speed things up. Probably would be best to just put cyogen on it or something...
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Oh, ok I gotchya . Yah, I'd like to take off some of the at&t trash apps to speed things up. Probably would be best to just put cyogen on it or something...
oh, and i just moved all the pre-installed games over from internal memory to sd using titanium backup and just gained another 80mb. i had to convert them to a user app in order to move them.
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Oh, ok I gotchya . Yah, I'd like to take off some of the at&t trash apps to speed things up. Probably would be best to just put cyogen on it or something...
To do that you'll have to pay somebody to unlock the bootloader (currently phones sold through providers cannot be unlocked through the unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com website) and then flash the roms through fastboot.

There are two people on XDA-Developers who do unlocks for about $25...
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oh, and i just moved all the pre-installed games over from internal memory to sd using titanium backup and just gained another 80mb. i had to convert them to a user app in order to move them.
for some reason all the pre-loaded games on my phone have disappeared. i went into titanium backup and they were crossed out like they were uninstalled. i can't find them anywhere on my sd card or phone. i don't know what happened exactly. i think it may have been a result of me moving them to sd through TB but all the other games that i have on the phone are still there. sucks.
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Wow, that's not good. Can you re download them?
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Wow, that's not good. Can you re download them?
i don't think i can. i checked both the verizon and SE websites. i found a version of one of the games and installed it but it force closes every time. i'm still searching for options though.
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i don't think i can. i checked both the verizon and SE websites. i found a version of one of the games and installed it but it force closes every time. i'm still searching for options though.

Goto xda-developers, and look at the state of development thread for the r800x, it has a link to download all the stock apps, so you can reinstall them

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Link:http://www.multiupload.com/GW65US2IT2

If that fails, pm me and i'll get'em to you.
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Goto xda-developers, and look at the state of development thread for the r800x, it has a link to download all the stock apps, so you can reinstall them

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Link:Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

If that fails, pm me and i'll get'em to you.
awesome. so far so good. everything has installed and ran fine so far. i owe you virtual kisses or a high five, whichever you prefer.
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awesome. so far so good. everything has installed and ran fine so far. i owe you virtual kisses or a high five, whichever you prefer.
Definitely a high five... My wife would be annoyed if she found me kissing somebody else...
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Definitely a high five... My wife would be annoyed if she found me kissing somebody else...
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