how to upgrade Live with walkman to ICS 4.0.4 and Root it

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In this post i want to show you how to upgrade live with walkman (wt19i) firmware to newest android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 (4.1.B.0.431) via offline update method. This june, live with walkman receive an update for renewing the firmware to ICS via PC Companion (OTA). But some users reported negative issues after upgrading their phone via pc companion (e.g:lag, not smooth, face unlock setting not appear, etc).

complete article here: http://www.qosmodro.me/2013/01/how-to-upgrade-live-with-walkman-to-ics.html

47 comments:

  1. Hi and Thanks
    How can I root? Please learn it.

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  2. I need to upgrade before root it?

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    1. If your phone have locked bootloader. You have to downgrade to 0.58, root it then upgrade to ics.

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    1. My device is wt19i with ics generic stockrom. I'm using unlocked bootloader rooting tutorial and its works. For locked bootloader rooting tutorial it have been tested by many users on many forums and works.

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  4. i have upgraded my wt19i to android ics via sony pc companion, before, i have a .58 gingerbread rooted firmware but locked bootloader, then upgraded to ics, (i'ts kind'a laggy)

    is there a way to root it??

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  5. @john: try to flash fresh 0.58 firmware via flashtool, root it then flash ics with flashtool (see locked bootloader root tutorial)

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  6. thanks for the reply.

    flash .58 firmware gingerbread??

    i thought that flashing firmware only works on unlocked bootloader i have never unlock the bootloader of my phone

    so you mean, that i should flash firmware on my unrooted phone and downgrade it to gingerbread??

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    1. You can flash these firmware Without unlock boot loader.

      If you want smooth ics, flash the ics firmware with flashtool.

      If you want smooth ics and rooted. Flash 58 gingerbread, root it and flashto ics. See my post tutorial

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  8. i can't seem to find a tutorial on flashing firmware on my phone,

    i'm afraid of doing it myself without guides,

    can you please provide me a link??

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    1. This tutorial explaining about flashing firmware

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  10. help!!! after install everything, my wifi switch become frozen and cannot turn on.. what happen??? please help me asap.

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    1. Are u using kamarush kernel v3? You need to install new wifi modul: download http://d-h.st/q0j

      Install via cwm. Thx

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  11. if ever i want to unroot my phone. how?

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  12. @ben just reflash with official rom. root will gone.

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  13. Hi,

    When you say, "6. wait until the device rebooted. Now you have ICS instaled on live with walkman."
    How long those it take?

    thks.
    André

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  14. I down loaded the latest Flashtool flashtool-update-0.8.x-0.8.6.0-windows
    when i Install i get the error message as Flash tool is not Installed, the Installation will be aborted

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  15. Update for Precviuos Comment on Flash tool Installation Failure.
    installed the 0.8.0.0 & updated to 0.8.6.0.

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  16. when i make this tutorial im using flashtool 0.6.7.0. and works

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  18. I'm on the last step now.
    6. wait until the device rebooted. Now you have ICS instaled on live with walkman.
    but my lww just stay shut down and not rebooting for a hour. how long could it takes to reboot? can I reboot manually?
    thanks

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  19. @agung_k coba d reboot manual gan..
    ane ga sampe 10menit kok. baterrenya copot dulu trus pasang lagi

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  20. My LWW is not Rebooting, should i Reboot it manually??

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  21. What if i want to factory reset it again, will it be still rooted??

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  22. Thanks naw32 for this great help, now I am on 4.0.4 with Root on LWW!

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  23. flashed to ics but cant root it. first flashtool said needed a rooted device(while putting kernal) on second try the flash tool is unable to see the boot file.

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  24. Is there is any lagging gaming experience? How about the battery performance? And how I know my device is unlocked or not?
    Thanks for your reply.

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  25. “ Extract the file and connect live with walkman to pc. then click the file "01-local-prop". follow the instruction. ” << i have a trouble in this step , show that rooted device not found , how i can do it ? (really my ph is rooted in 2.3.4 and see superuser) .. i don't have still root access in 4.0.4 because "02-push-root-files.cmd." can't found root shell .. PLZ Help Me .. < aplologize for my bad eng writing > :D

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  26. Guys I want to root my live with walkman for using usb support on my phone...can anyone suggest me what should be done

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  27. hello, thanks for the help but none of the links works. Can you do something about it?
    Also, on the unlocked bootloader method for rooting am I going to end up with one of the two custom kernels you have mentioned? What if I want to keep the stock one? And last but not least what is that signed .zip I have to install in the end?

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  28. EDIT: Actually only the link for the "kamarush kernel lite V3 for live with walkman" is broken...

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  29. it tells me to install drivers from flashtool in c drive.i cannot find my device in it.that is se live with walkman.plz help

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  30. hi.. if ics doesn't work.. can i falsh gingerbread again?
    plz rply..

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  31. @NAW_32
    Hey Dude U really Did A Gr8 Job Man I Owe U One Haha haaaa
    Dude Really Need to Talk mail me If You can try Getting Locked Bootloader Updates AS STill There is No Update For "No" Status On #*#*77.....so on
    But Fllowed This Method Got it On First Attempt

    Ma Name Ameen
    e Mail id mordomalaxim@gmail.com
    Sony wt19i Rooted
    But Locked Bootloader Status "no" :(
    Still I ahve a Question Can I Put Custum Roms Now ....? If Its Possible Please Do mail me mordomalaxim@gmail.com

    Regards

    gr8 Job Guys God Blessss :)

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  32. hi guys i want to flash my xperia Live with .58 GB i installed flashtool and works fine...but when i try to flash my phone it SHOWS ERROR

    ERROR:: Install the drivers for your phone. or you can check it in Drivers folder of flashtool..???

    Guys i Checked it but the drivers Re not available for Wt19i... while others are available..


    Plz Give me a link to Download drivers for My Live With Walkman

    THANKS IN ADVANCE
    shminderchatha@rocketmail.com

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  33. bisa ga buat xperia play r800x verizon?

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  34. I have my new SONY Walkman NW-F805 at http://www.japanhifi.com/sony-walkman-nw-f805-white-bluetooth/ its friendly user easy to use no more error experience.

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  36. thanks
    it worked on my sony live walkman wt19i

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  37. How can I unlock the bootloader. I use your method and root tHe phone with ICS. Now I want to know that I have rage kernel and I was going to install via flashtool but it said there is an error or what I dont know. So would you help me that how can I unlock bootloader for LWW.
    Thanx.

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  38. hai bro i can install ics4.0.4(4.1.b.0.431) without unlockbootloder?.i can do it still 6th step i dont know want more steps.plz clarify

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