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In Need Of Help Rooting UK unlocked SE Xperia Play.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Windowlicker, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Windowlicker

    Windowlicker Lurker
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    I'm thinking about rooting my Sony Ericsson R800i Xperia Play, but am unsure about how to proceed.
    I've searched the internet and all I can find is guides on rooting U.S Verizon versions. I'm not sure if I should just follow one of these guides and hope for the best or if I need different software.
    From what I understand it'll be a bit more difficult than normal because I have 2.3.4 installed and I think I need to roll it back to 2.3.3. I found this video on Youtube which shows me how to do it, but it only provides links for the U.S Verizon firmware.
    How To Root Xperia Play 2.3.4 R800x (Verizon) - YouTube
    Would the firmware for a U.K unlocked Xperia Play be any different? If so, where could I download it from? I can't seem to find anything explicitly labelled as U.K firmware :thinking:
    I think I need to use FlashTool and SuperOneClick (at least that's what the Youtube video is telling me). Are these both good programs to use? Or is this video already outdated? Is there still the need to roll back the firmware?
    Also is it worth installing a custom ROM? Or would official firmware that's been rooted give enough improvement?

    Sorry about all the questions but I really want to make sure I get it right! Any help will be greatly appreciated! :)

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  2. StarScream2109

    StarScream2109 Extreme Android User

    Hello window I moved this thread to the "Xperia play ask things root section" they may be able to assist you forget to obtain root access :)
    Please let me know if you need anything
    Thanks for understanding :)
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  3. Windowlicker

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    Thanks for that. Apologies for my noobishness!
    Hopefully someone will be able to help me!
  4. StarScream2109

    StarScream2109 Extreme Android User

    No apology necessary :) I'm sure someone will assist you I would but I don't own the device :(

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