Hi guys, I bought an xperia play a few weeks back. Nice little thingy. Good for gaming. I wasn't going to root it (I thought). But then it turns out it has a bunch of bloatware on it that I can't seem to remove. Other tricks, like changing the display resolution, also need root access. Or even updating to android 4.0 (the thing said it had that update ready when I first connected it to my wi-fi...but at the end I was still at 2.3.4) So I looked around. Found things like superoneclick, "unlock root" and a few others. But despite their description claiming to work instantly, they did nothing ("now attempting zergling rush...could not get shell access". Something like that). Of course, I realise now that that update I did was probably not a smart idea. But then again, after reading this link and realising my phone was (probably) vulnerable*, things don't quite add up. So I can't get root access because whatever exploit was used (zerglingrush?) is fixed...but it's still open to be completely wiped by accessing a few lines of HTML code? And perhaps I'm drawing too much on my wii experience, but it seems to me that in order to have the best backup protection (titanium backup), you'll need to have root access to begin with (kinda like the catch-22 on a wii where you need to use an exploit to install bootmii to have proper protection). Either way...does anyone know how to help with this? Oh: it's a R800i on android 2.3.4. Kernel version is 188.8.131.52-perf If you need more info, please lemme know. Note that I'm new to android. I don't know how to do much more than install and use apps yet. *I installed 'dialer one' now.