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Sony Xperia SP Rooting / CWM with LOCKED Bootloader ?

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Found 8th Jun 2014
so wanting to put a custom rom on my Xperia SP

but the bootloader is LOCKED - "Bootloader unlocked allowed: No"

now it would appear that there is a Cyanogenmod 10.2 for locked bootloaders

forum.xda-developers.com/sho…gle|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=205628432

but this requires CWM ...

It would appear that CWM is possible - CWM for locked bootloaders

sony-xperiasp.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml

but requires Root - and after a lot of Googling I cannot find a Rooting method for locked Bootloader

so anyone know how to Root an Xperia SP running Android 4.3 12.1.A.1.201

It would appear that all root methods need unlocked bootloader !!!

any ideas folks?

many thanks

EliTom
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billybob007

Might help



no - been there - tried that - from link ..

In your device, tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step. If it says No, or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.

Mine says NO

thanks for the input !

EliTom
elitom

no - been there - tried that - from link ..In your device, tap Service … no - been there - tried that - from link ..In your device, tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step. If it says No, or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.Mine says NO :(thanks for the input !EliTom



I only glanced at it.. I was considering rooting my Z because of the 4.2.2 battery drain issue is crippling me, but have sorted it I think.

Was rooted on 4.3 with no issues though....
Good luck
Can be done, I put cyanogenmod on mine without unlocking the bootloader, but I'm sorry I can't recall how I rooted it.
I used guides from xda if it helps.
Use an app called towelroot it work within a minute i used iy yesterday on my sony xperia sp android 4.3 and it worked fine
www.towelroot.com
it rooted my sp without touching bootloader
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