How to RooT "SonyEricsson XPERIA PLAY (R800i)"?

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  1. MetoMeto
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    Hi guys!

    I wouldnt bother anyone here, but hey, its more fun talking to you guys than browsing alone in the dark (also im a noob). :)

    Anyway, i bought the greatest playstation phone, the used (virgin) "Xperia Play (R800i)" phone, and by virgin i mean its not rooted, a granny used it to call her son and thats it. Its in a good condition ans do on....

    So it has Crash bandicoot preinstalled and other stuff. I installed some emulators and to my surprise they work extraordinary well for such an old device!

    So anyway...I wanted to RooT it because..why not..actually it's not because of "why not", i wanted to remove ALL the bloatware because there are TON of them and i (we) hate them with passion!!! :)

    Also i wanted it to be unlocked, so to speak, so i can, IF i decide (that depends on whats best for me) to install some other android version.
    I saw there is Android 4.0 or something ROM, not official ofc, clean and as i heard better for gaming, which is why i wanted this phone (well actually the truth of the matter is that i bought it because of the gamepad and i LOVE it! All phones should have this, seriously!!!)

    But i will install a ROM if i see and is confirmed that everything works fine with it, and that controller works fine, no bugs, and that there is performance boost and better or same battery...othervise, ill stay on original Android 2.3.4...
    So if some of you can conirm me all that and help me with it later...

    But for now, im interested about The best ONE click method of RooT-ing my Xperia PLAY, and where i can get it?
    I mean..there are A LOT of tutorials and IDK which one is relevant and the best one...

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    So i got "SonyEricsson XPERIA Play (R800i)"
    with build number "4.0.2.A.0.69"
    Running Android version "2.3.4." (maybe in near future ill install never android but for now i need root for removing bloatware, hence releasing space.)
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    I appreciate your help. Thanks! :))

    (Xperia PLAY is love!)


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    first things first. find out what version of android is running on it. then you can attempt a corresponding exploit for it to gain root access.
     
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    Right! Sorry! Essentials....

    Anyway, thanks for reply!

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    So i got "SonyEricsson XPERIA Play (R800i)"
    with build number "4.0.2.A.0.69"
    Running Android version "2.3.4."
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    It's never been RooT-ed as i know.
     
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    I will try but i dont think it will work cause that build is lover than mine because mine is build .69 :unsure:
    I mean i read builds .69 has locked boot loader..i think (noob here)

    But will try!
     
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    Sort of. I've never had an r800i; it's the only model Sony will bootloader-unlock. But you can root all r800. You just have to use a custom ROM with a locked/signed bootloader.

    The later versions of Android seem like they have more overhead, so I just stayed on Gingerbread. Fortunately, there are custom ROMs for gaming that have locked/signed bootloaders; that's what I use.

    Recommendations:
    Cola6: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1442557
    xElite Gamer 2.0: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2366002
     
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    I see...ill look into those. Thanks!

    Well for now ill be happy just to root it, cause there is A LOT of junk in there that takes up space tbh

    Also, are performance boost and battery boost really that good with custom roms as people say or is there a catch?
     
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    Oh wow, thats pretty helpfull! Thanks a lot!
     
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    You can reflash official .FTF ROMs with Flashtool to fix any softbricks.
     
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    Can I turn hp elite X3 windows phone to android?
     
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    I just now sat down to do this.

    I like that pc to android apk installer, i was looking for something like that.

    Anyway, about custom rom for gamers..... i see there is this xEliteGamer 2.0 rom..is that 2.0 android or...?
    Cause i was thinking if i do install new rom, that it would be 4.0 for compatibility for emulators and such. android 2 is pretty old imo...

    What do you think?
     
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    I just remember it was a pain to find any compatible ROM. If you can use another one, go for it. However, most emulators are compatible with Gingerbread. The Nandroid backup has them already installed. You just need to root first.
     
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    Its saying to me "root access denied" in sony mobile flasher by androxyde.

    I unlocked boot loader by the way
     
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    @zfreeman
    I have no idea how to do any of this, there are conflicting informations and all sort of files. im just confused. Also i dont get hats this "root access denied".

    Can you pease assist... im stuck here for hours... its getting anoying.

    Its saying to install some clockwork recoveru (which i got no idea what it is) than to use flashtool, than to put some files i got no idea where they are, than it gives me the link and open up some other pake with wall of text.

    Can you please, if you know how, tell me in steps how youd do it if you would to install xelite gamer rom and root device, please if its no bother?

    Seriously im just stuck here with a ton of confusion and i just want to play games and delete bloatware...thats all.

    Also, i dont know what tutorial to follow that you sent me...
     
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    Thanks for help. I managed to install xElite gamer 2.0 it works GREAT! i can feel games running better! Its not some mind blowingly better, but its its good, certanly better than how it was. I mean i would be happy with older, original stock system but even if its 5% better id kake it .also its pre rooter, and declutered, with some visual tweeks, so i definatly reccomend this one..it works freat. I installed ics before this and it ran like shi*!

    Anyway, i did it...it was a torture by my self, but your links helped. Thanks a lot! ^^
     
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