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[Root][Mac][XperiaS] Root and Flash Sony Xperia S Android 4.0.4 on Mac OS X

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Once you have the steps together Rooting and Flashing Sony Xperia S on Android 4.0.4 is quite straightforward. Most interesting, this all works on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

DISCLAIMER: THIS CAN OR WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY, I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG. BACKUP ALL DATA THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU CAN OR WILL LOSE IT.

You DO NOT need to unlock the bootloader.
You DO NOT need a prerooted image.

You CAN ROOT if you want.
You CAN FLASH a stock Rom if you want, some customised (but not all).

1.
Download FlashTool for Mac
Download at: http://androxyde.github.com/

2.
Make sure MacPorts and LibUSB is installed properly
Download MacPorts at: http://www.macports.org/

3.
Run FlashTool

3.a (OPTIONAL: USE ONLY IF YOU WANT TO ROOT)
To Root: Click the unlock icon in the "Toolbar".
Follow instructions (basically click the "Restore" button on the ~phone~ screen)
CONGRATULATIONS. You are now Rooted. (adbrestore exploit)
Note: This exploit may be lost when going to Android 4.1 in the future.

3.b (OPTIONAL: USE ONLY IF YOU WANT TO FLASH STOCK ROM).
To Flash: Click the lightning icon in the "Toolbar"
Use Flashmode
Use correct FTF file: Download from: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1669906
This can be confusing for new users. I downloaded "LT26i_6.1.A.2.45_GENERIC NL.ftf"
Follow instructions.
NOTE: Instead of "Back Button" for Xperia S press and hold Volume Down then connect USB cable.
You will go into Flashmode and it will wipe phone and put the ROM you chose.
Done.

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Follow up: You can now Disable a lot of bloatware or otherwise Uninstall through various methods.
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Edited by sr2012 - 12/12/12 at 3:42am
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does it work with xperia p ?? or x s only

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ROOT HACK DID NOT WORK?

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