HowTo Root, Backup DRM / Flash Tool

Create udev rule:

echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0fce", ATTRS{idProduct}=="*", MODE="0777"' > /etc/udev/rules.d/51-sony.rules

You have to do that for the root exploit to work!

  1. FlashTool
  2. flash Stock/D5803_23.0.A.2.98
  3. turn off → press vol- and connect while doing that
  4. after the LEDs blinked, release vol- (see FlashTool)
  1. USB Debugging, mock locations enabled
  2. Flight mode
  3. Root/giefroot/
cd /sdcard/
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/TA of=TA.img
md5 /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/TA TA.img
adb pull /sdcard/TA.img TA.img
adb shell
pm hide [App]

Recommended to disable:

Name Function Small-Apps-Launcher Small-Apps-Widget
com.sonymobile.advancedwidget.entrance What's New Widget
com.sonymobile.entrance What's New App
com.sonyericsson.conversations Conversations


  • Last modified: 2019-12-20 14:21