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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xacto, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. xacto

    xacto Member
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    Hello, everyone!

    Did any of you here gents and ladies, root their Z1, and if the answer is yes, by which method, and secondly, is it safe?

    I'd like to root my phone just to be able to increase my headphones' volume in Walkman app (or if anyone's got a better way to do that, please let me know).

    I have to mention that my Z1 is on 4.3 now, build 14.2.A0.290.

    Thank you all!
     


  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Moved to the All Things Root Section! :)

    I've rooted mine, your version is unrootable unfortunately, you have to downgrade via flasthool to .534, root using Kingo, make SuperUser a system app, then accept the OTA's to whatever version you're on now.

    I used Kingo to root mine, there was a little concern by some of the devs about the information the kingo app and PC suite sent to IP addresses in China and the app was banned on xda, but the ban was lifted yesterday and it was declared safe.

    Is your bootloader unlockable? Do you know how to check?
     
  3. xacto

    xacto Member
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    Thanks for moving my post, and I apologize I posted in the wrong section.

    I am afraid I don't have the clearest idea how to check if my bootloader is unlockable, but I thought I'd need it to unlock if I wanted to use a custom ROM only?
     
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Yeah, the unlocked bootloader is needed for custom ROMs etc, but it can make certain root stuff easier too.

    You would be fine with just root, but as I say, you'd need to downgrade via Flashtool. It's very easy to do. I'll dig out a guide once I get to my PC if you like?

    No need to apologise either, the root section for the Z1 is pretty quiet, so it's easy to miss :p
     
  5. xacto

    xacto Member
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    Sure thing, if you can post that guide, or tell me the steps, I would be grateful, mate!
     
  6. El Presidente

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  7. xacto

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    I am in Italy now, Vodafone Italy, but the phone was bought unlocked from a Vodafone Romania store.

    And thanks for the guide, I will give you a shout in case I get into trouble, mate.
     
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    No problem! :)

    [FTF] C6902 & C6903 & C6906 & C6943 FTF Mega Collection - xda-developers

    There's a list of FTF files there. On your phone head to Settings -> About Phone -> Diagnostics -> Device Facts and look for software ID. Take a note of it and look for that on the page under the .534 firmware section. If you can't find it, the central European release should do fine.
     

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