Thursday, 29 November 2012

Rooting Neo L


 

Note:

1.Follow the instructions carefully if you don't then I am responsible for your bricked devices.

2. Always make backup of your contact, data on sdcard etc.

  Make sure you have installed adb drivers or install sony pc companion it installs adb drivers for your device automatically.

Steps:

1. In your phone goto setting->developer setting-> turn on usb debugging.

2. Then again goto setting->xperia->connectivity->usb connection mode-> make it msc mode.

3. Again goto setting->security->check unknown sources.

4. Now turn off your device.

5. Now flash your Neo L with Neo v Kernel file (MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf)(WHILE FLASHING DONT SELECT ANY DEVICE FROM THE MENU OF FLASH TOOL AS NEO L IS NOT LISTED IN THE FLASH TOOL MENU.)(download link in the first post).

downloaded in the above post.(if you dont know how to flash refer to next post for flashing guide).

You'll only get vibration but screen does'nt turns on.
But still usb debugging'll be working.
(if your phone doesnt turn on here, remove usb and turn on and then reconnect usb, no need to panic).

7. Now use downloaded DooMLoRD_v1_Xperia-2011-ICS-ROOT-emu-busybox-su and simply run runme.bat.(if you get an error like adb driver out of date than install adb.exe from

DooMLoRD_v1_Xperia-2011-ICS-ROOT-emu-busybox-su\files\adb.exe

)

8. Now your device will be rooted.

9. Remove and reinsert your battery.

10. Finally flash Neo L MT25i_4.1.B.0.626_KERNEL.ftf (download link in the first post) downloaded by you.

11. Now your device is rooted , turn it on.

Video link  http://youtube/T331aECzxhc

 

118 comments:

  1. Sorry for the questions, but when i run the runme.bat, it did not go straight to the installing root stuff, it took much longer than you. It kept saying adb driver out of date killing... Like installing superuser su... adb driver out of date killing.. I have already installed pc companion and i follow all the steps.

    Also after i flashed back the neo l kernel i rebooted and it first said android is upgrading then when i opened root check, it said i have no root access. Thanks for the help

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  2. pl check these points if you are facing problem.
    For cheking adb drivers installation.
    1.After installing pc companion for first time connect your phone(in MTP mode) and check for any latest updates of PC COMPANION.
    2.After connecting phone goto-my computer properties-device manager-sony sa0102-sony sa0102 adb driver interface-check for updates.
    before rooting check these points:
    3.You need to make sure are connecting in MSC mode NOT MTP mode, most people forget this , i myself forgot it when i did for first time.
    4.wait for daemon to start, it says
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    5-10 times.this doesnt mean it has failed, it might take some time to start
    . if it fails than this message is shown
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon

    if still you are facing problem then tell the steps you are

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    1. Please can you tell me how to set the phone to MSC mode as now when i am trying to flash it the flash tool asking me to check that the selected mode is not MTP. I can't open my mobile anymore please help.

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    2. where is the my computer properties after connecting my phone?

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    3. Had the same problem. What I did was open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete). Go to Processes and kill adb.exe. Worked for me. Hope it does for you too. Let us know if it did.

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  3. Replies
    1. install sony pc companion(simplest method to get adb drivers) or google adb drivers for your device.

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    2. owh . okay . thank you for helping . soryy , my english not so good . =D

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    3. muze bhi root karna he bhai xperia neo l par dar lagta he kya karu.
      mera phon bahot hi slov he ..:(

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  4. y cant we directly use MT25i kernel to flash for the first time...
    is necessary to use MT11i kernel...??

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    1. it is necessary because DooMLoRD_v1_Xperia-2011-ICS-ROOT-emu-busybox-su was developed for MT11i kernel, it will not work on MT25i kernel.

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    2. ok thanx bro....and just a last doubt..can i take upates after rooting??

      and if possible also tell steps to unroot in case..

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    3. If you are installing any updates then it will become unrooted again!
      If you want to unroot, do it with sony update service (sus), download it from sony website.

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    4. I will soon write a post to unroot Neo L.

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  5. And also post some ROM files ...

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  6. HI,i cant get reboot after flashing the phone second times.i press on the button but it just vibrate and nothing come out...what's wrong of my neo l??
    i also have a problem is the adb driver is out of date..

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  7. HI sir,when i watch back the guide video,i think i have done a wrong step...
    I never disconnect and reboot the phone afetr first time flsahing and straight open runme.bat to root,now i cant reboot my phone.SO ,how to reboot my phone now plz,SIR..

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    1. Where are you stuck actually tell me the step no according to steps i have mentioned?

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    2. sry SIR , now i manage to reboot my phone.....
      BUT the problem is when i using cmd to root,it appear adb server is out of time. killing....
      after this finish and my phone reboot,it does not rooted...
      i have already installed pc companion and have latest updates.
      So sir ,i hope u can help me thanks.

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    3. pl read above i have given some solutions, if these dont work then you can come for a online chat with me!
      reply here after following above steps.

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    4. Still cant sir...
      I followed all the steps u have mentioned but it still appear adb server is out of date..killng.. then all error....

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    5. ok do i more thing google for adb drivers for your device and install them.

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  8. ha new update is available...4.1.B.0.631
    if i update this will my phone be unrooted..??
    post new kernel for 4.1.B.0.631 plz..

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    1. is your bootloader unlocked or locked? if its locked then u will be able to update
      it else you wont be(via sus only). wait for some time new kernel will be available shortly.

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    2. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2042809
      check this link..they have mentioned some baseband file..
      what is that..
      how to install it???
      is it necessary..

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    3. he has uploaded three files:
      1.1st one is full rom.
      2.baseband files(files responsible for radio communication like 2g,3g, wifi, bluetooth etc).
      3.kernel files(these are core system files.)

      if want update you need to flash baseband and kernel only.use flashtool to do it, i have not updated my neo l yet, i will do it when i will get time.

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    4. does baseband flashing helps in performance boost..???

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  9. Help.. it doesnt turn on :( it broke my phone

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    1. tell me the steps you followed and where are you stuck?

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  11. help....how to install adb???

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    1. I HAVE TOLD IN ABOVE REPLY PL. READ ABOVE FIRST THEN ASK.

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  12. i have installed pc companion ...but i didnt get the sony sa0102 sa0102 adb driver interfac in device manager ...help

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  13. after installing pc companion connect your phone to your pc and then check for this driver.

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  14. i already did that.......any other help should b appreciatd....

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  15. or tell me where can i find a adb driver ....i alredy googled it bt no luck.......plz send me specific site so that i cn download it....

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  16. there are somethings which are certain to happen like if you install pc companion and connect your phone and if it is detected by your pc companion , it can only detect your phone model no by using adb drivers, if thats not happening than there can be problem with your system, not with pc companion.
    or you can yourself google for adb drivers,i may not be able to help you with this.

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  17. ok i got it .....but an error ocur when i flash it.....smthing driver prbl,do i have to do smthing that i m not doing with flash tool...there is a driver in flash tool .....

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  18. 27/058/2012 13:58:09 - INFO - Checking header
    27/058/2012 13:58:09 - INFO - Ending flash session
    27/058/2012 13:58:09 - ERROR -
    27/058/2012 13:58:09 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
    27/058/2012 13:58:10 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    27/058/2012 13:58:10 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.

    error i am getting...

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  19. in flash tool which phone model are you choosing to flash.?

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  20. ok i have rooted my phone....thanx to u.... now i want to know if i cn update my neo l..through update centr app.......thanx again

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  21. no you cannot update via update center but you can update by flashing updated kernel via flashtool, this updated kernel you can easily find on xda forum.

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  22. u mean same procedure as rooting ........updated kernel put in firmwares then flashing

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  23. plz post some roms(like cm10 or paranoid android or jelly sandwich 9) & install steps
    plz....thanx in advance

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  24. please I have a problem with camera focus after rooted my phone. auto focus is not working right. even when i use macro focus, its still hard to take focus. i want to try unrooting to solve the problem. so pleaseeee tell me how? thanks a bunch

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    1. if you want to unroot use sony update service to get back to original firmware. download sus from sony website.

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  25. thankyou. after i updated, do i still can re-root my phone after?

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  26. hey yogi, sorry to bother you again. so i've succeed unrooting my phone by updating it to 4.1.B.0.631. and i tried to re-root with your tutor. but when I run the bat.me file, it said my adb driver is out of date. but i keep doing the rest steps and my phone wasn't rooted. i've googled the issue but got no solution. can you give me a way out please? if you happen to know the answer. thank you so much

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    1. you can do one more thing go to the drive in which flash tool is installed for eg in c drive c:\flashtool\drivers, in this folder you will find flashtool drivers install by double clicking it, select flashtool and fastboot drivers from the wizard. try it else tell me if it works.

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    2. it solved by re-install the flashtool :)
      btw, have you tried the cybershot mod for xperia?
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1918760&page=16
      I tried to install it but the when I open it, it said that cybershot has stopped. maybe you'd give it a try? but since the original camera stopped as well, I'd had to re install the firmware and re root again :)

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    3. I had a look, see on the first it is written that it wont work on Neo L stock rom, you can install custom rom with which it is compitable.

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    4. Annisa Aulia Monica,
      did u follow the same procedure after u updated ur phone to 4.1.B.0.631
      including step 10
      [10. Finally flash Neo L MT25i_4.1.B.0.626_KERNEL.ftf (download link in the first post) downloaded by you.]

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  27. Admin, can u make a tutorial to install cyanogenmod 10 on Xperia Neo L ?? or anything else like install custom rom...??

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  29. hey Yogi Pal,

    i have build no 4.1.B.0.631
    do i have to follow this same procedure
    its becoz it written in this step that we have to

    [10. Finally flash Neo L MT25i_4.1.B.0.626_KERNEL.ftf (download link in the first post) downloaded by you.]
    pls reply i really wanna root my device.
    thank u

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    1. yes you have to follow exact procedure even if you have build no 4.1.B.0.631.

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  30. I was rooting my neo L as the instructions given above,
    after i flashed my phone with MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel I went on to run doom lord after i installed the adb drivers but in the runme.bat it kept saying waiting for device for half an hour or so, o then i closed it and tried running runme.bat again but the same thing followed, now there is a red light blinking continually---Is my Phone Briked??????

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    1. no your phone is not bricked, it just you are on neo v kernel, install drivers again and try again, you will take some time while you run runme.bat , it takes time you can see it in my video also, it might take more in your case.

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    2. if you are stuck here than use sus update to get back stock rom and working phone.

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    3. or simply flash neo l kernel.

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  31. After i rooted my neo l, my phone contact is missing???
    why?????

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    1. normally, this doesnt happen, may be you would have reset the phone.

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    2. if i update to 4.1.B.0.631, do i have to flash .631 kernel to be rooted again?

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    3. the same procedure as the no. 10th?
      but with .631 kernel?

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  32. i followed the steps given above still my phone is not rooted what can i do ????

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    1. learn and try again that what i can say, it worked for other people

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  33. After I folow the step then the mesage .631 could not install appear. And I check my android not root yet by using root checker. And just want to ask what after root? Install other rom? Where the rom?
    tq

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    1. pl be precise and clear what you are asking. I couldnt get you?

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    2. Sorry my bad english.(*_*). yesterday i tried again to root my neo l, then success. my neo l is already been root. So what i can do after this( after root my neo l)?

      and about .631 could not install. the message appear on the status bar. what should i do??
      thank you for helping...

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  34. Hi, I followed the all the step but failed in root part, it always complains "Device not found". Have you seen this error before? Also, after first time flash and reboot the phone, I couldn't see portable device from device manager, is it right? Thank you very much! I am using Win7 64 bit pc.

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  35. hi i need help why when i open runme and press any key they say adb out of date killing it will repeat 5-10 times pls help and my kernel is 4.1.B.0.631_kernel

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  36. i have aproplem in flash tool
    help me


    - ERROR - Error in processHeader : 1 : Incorrect function.
    - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted

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    1. your neo l is 2011 or 2012 bought?

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  37. How do I tell if my phone is bricked...

    Ive done rooting my neo l, and remove the battery for more than ten seconds
    After that, Ive plug the usb and the weird happen, the sony software detects my phone and instead of green light, I got a blinking orange light. Did I did something wrong
    My phone sill on neo v flash and I cant get it onto flash to neo l because of the orange light or i think its rebooted...

    please reply ASAp

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    1. additional notes my device keeps disconnecting and reconnecting...
      pleasseeee hellllpppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. just flash back ur neo l firmware using flashtool, find it on xda developers forum

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    3. Can I still root my device even I updated my phone to 4.1.B.0.631

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  38. I Am using Sony Xperia Neo L,

    I enabled root access in that to install adaware, link2SD apps and other font, after this System updates are not installing and mobile became too slow, like it takes 20 -30 sec to open contacts or call logs more than a minute to open gallery with 100+ images, i uninstalled many apps and freed internal memory but no use, is this is because i enabled root? and how can i disable it again.

    can anybody help me this regard please....

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    1. what is this adaware, i dont know jst uninstall it and clean up cache memory. google how to clean cache memory,

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  39. i just wanted to tell you ... Mr. Yogi Pal , you have done an amazing job... thanks for the video and the blog ... I haven't mustered the courage to root my Neo L yet . but in any case , many commendations to you, As you painstakingly answer every question on the blog , even if they are stupid or repetitive. Thanks again ! and i'll post again after following your steps on rooting. wish me luck !! n thanks in advance :)

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  40. 08/017/2013 00:17:25 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
    helllpp.....i have a problem with flashing


    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - INFO - Start Flashing
    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - INFO - Processing loader
    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - INFO - Checking header
    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - INFO - Ending flash session
    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - ERROR -
    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
    08/017/2013 00:17:25 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode

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  41. Why i cant flash the , and my phone keep on flashing the orange light,now it cant be reboot..

    10/016/2013 16:16:21 - ERROR - (FlasherGUI.java:1994) - Cannot identify your device.
    10/016/2013 16:16:24 - ERROR - (FlasherGUI.java:2012) - You can only flash devices.

    Can u please reply as soon as possible?? THANK YOU!

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    1. cant flash the MT25i_4.1.B.0.626_KERNEL.ftf *

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  42. hello , Im trying to root my neo L and failing pretty bad hahaha .My phone default build is set to 4.1.B.0.631 , what do i do ?

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  43. i m failing to flash my device the first time..can u elaborate the flashing process...n have v got to directly plug in n flash or r there somethngs to do with the flashtool before it...becuz..my flash tool says : - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    : - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool
    rply me asap

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  44. thank you so much i've successfully rooted my phone really helped.....So happy right now hehehe :P

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    1. How did u do that.
      Can u plz explain so it can help

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  45. hey..i successfully rootd my phne..but i am unable 2 recover any of my contacts..or either save any..i had backed all my contacts before rooting..the phne reads all the contacts but still showa that there are no contacts..
    so i tried unrooting my phne..as u said above that just updating the official firmware we can easily unroot ..but the update wld just nt install...why is this happening..is there any way out?? plz help me..

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    1. After rooting, YOU have disable USB debugging and Connectivity - MSC mode to MTP mode. Then phone will be able import the backed up contacts

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    2. Hi,Iam facing the same problem. i tried disabling usb debugging and MSC mode to mtp. pls help

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  46. Hi,do i need to unlock bootloader before flashing xperia mt11i kernel?? hehe

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  47. Hey.
    I already flashed MT11i
    But when i tried "Runme.bat"
    Its showing error:*
    "Device can not find the path specified"
    I already checked these points.
    1-USB DEBBUGING
    2-MSC MODE
    3-UNKNOWN SOURCE CHECKED
    4- LATEST DEVICE.DRIVERS
    I tried so many times but showing same error.which i mentioned.above.
    M not a fresher.in rooting already root many.devices like samsung.
    Plz help.

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  48. I can't switch on my phone,pls reply asap :( Emergency Plss!

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  49. So, I did as you said, and when I tried to run Doom Lord, the command prompt says I have failed. Now, my phone won't turn on, there is a constant flashing of red, I cant even flash the original rom nor open up recovery mode. Any help would be nice.

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    1. Flash your neo l firm ware back using flashtool, you will recover your phone , find it on xda developers forum.

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    2. Actually, I found out a few things I DIDNT do that solved it. First, you CANNOT activate directly from the download (haha), but have to EXTRACT IT TO DESKTOP first, then use it (stupid me.) Also, I think you have to have it unlocked (the bootloader) before running this.

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    3. Same person as above two comments.. I've done all the right steps, but my phone still isn't rooted! WHen flashing kernel mt11 do I disconnect and then reconnect for Doom Lord? Should I hold the back button before plugging in for Doom Lord?

      Thanks for your help Yogi. As you say, follow your directions exactly and you'll be fine..

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    4. This site works if you follow directions EXACTLY.

      This one seems more detailed, haven't tried but nice to try out.

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=39987988

      Follow "Pre-Require" and "Rooting and CWM Locked BL"

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  50. after enter in flash mode windows give an error mesage regarding the usb, flashinh error the, what should i do ?

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  51. Hi Yogi,

    This is mandeep here..i am also trying to rrot my xperia neo l but i am facing ABD drivers issue again and again. This is now 10hours since i am trying to get any solution. i also installed Flast Tool drivers but this helps. Below is the error i am facing.

    01/051/2013 00:51:32 - ERROR -
    01/051/2013 00:51:32 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
    01/051/2013 00:51:32 - ERROR - Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    01/051/2013 00:51:32 - ERROR - You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.

    i have 0.9.9.0 version of the flash tool and latest flast tool drivers.

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  52. Please provide your inputs as soon as possible. Thank you in advance..

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  53. hello yogesh i tried to flash the device but it gives an error please tell me what must be the reason

    Selecting from user input
    INFO - Selected MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf
    INFO - Preparing files for flashing
    INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode
    INFO - Device disconnected
    INFO - Device connected in flash mode
    INFO - Opening device for R/W
    INFO - Start Flashing
    INFO - Flashing loader
    INFO - Ending flash session
    ERROR
    ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted

    thanks.

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  54. after plugging in the usb and the green light the flashing doesnt start, what to do?

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  55. Hi i was able to Root my Neo l but after that i noticed DATA is not working. WiFi is working perfectly. any know issues /solutions on this would be appreciated.

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  56. Hi, I have a problem here, after flashing the first kernel, I follow the steps until the moment to use the Doomlord's tool, I run adb.exe, then runme.bat, it is going along, but there is an error : device cannot be found, it's still going until it says to reconnect USB if stuck, I did that because it has been about 3-5 minutes, I tried again and the result is the same, please help !

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  57. CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Press any key to continue . . .
    --- STARTING ----
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *


    I've been stuck here for quite awhile. Not 30 minutes, but 3 whole hours.. I'm sure it suppose to not taking this large amount of time. Any idea?

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    1. This is the 5th time I did your methods. Fyi.
      Because I can't find any other methods atm, but looking for it now.

      (Same guy)

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  58. I have followed all the steps correctly , but my phone is still not rooted....still anything to do ????????

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  59. my phone not turn on....
    flash finish but phone disconnected in my computer....
    what now i da...plz tell me...plz

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  60. my phone not turn on....
    flash finish but phone disconnected in my computer....
    what now i d0...plz tell me...plz....i try to on my phone but red led will blink

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