Root for the R800x (and possible more!)


  1. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member


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  2. Cl8rs

    Cl8rs Well-Known Member

    Haha you're on here too?
  3. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    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. :confused: i thought i messed up my phone a couple of times. it kept freezing on me but it seems to be running fine now.
  4. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member


    I've now hit 4 major boards with the (or atleast 4 boards, none anywhere near XDA-Developers)

    It's just too awesome not to share :p
  5. Cl8rs

    Cl8rs Well-Known Member

    Good haha :)
  6. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    are there any roms that i can use on the R800x model? I've read that CM7 doesn't work with CDMA models.
  7. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member

    @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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  8. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. XperiaTACO4G

    XperiaTACO4G Well-Known Member

    Exactly what bloatware did you get rid of fuhrl?
  10. Xperia2000

    Xperia2000 New Member

    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 :mad::mad::mad: i should have stayed with a Droid
  11. XperiaTACO4G

    XperiaTACO4G Well-Known Member

    Dont hate the PLAY'r, hate the game ;)
    Seriously though it's your provider, not the Xperia PLAY.
  12. Xperia2000

    Xperia2000 New Member

    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
  13. XperiaTACO4G

    XperiaTACO4G Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. XperiaTACO4G

    XperiaTACO4G Well-Known Member

    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...
  16. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member

    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...
  18. XperiaTACO4G

    XperiaTACO4G Well-Known Member

    Oh gotchya.
  19. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. XperiaTACO4G

    XperiaTACO4G Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's not good. Can you re download them?
  21. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    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.
  22. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member


    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

    For system apps
    Link:http://www.multiupload.com/GW65US2IT2

    If that fails, pm me and i'll get'em to you.
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  23. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    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. :cool:
  24. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member

    Definitely a high five... My wife would be annoyed if she found me kissing somebody else...
  25. fuhrl

    fuhrl Well-Known Member

    annoyed but not mad? ;)

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