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After reading many forums, just came across this site. I may sound outdated, but I want to root my Xperia play. After reading many forums. I am confused.

I have an unlocked Xperia Play 2.3.4 build 4.0.2.A.0.42 (not locked to operator). Can I root it with SuperOneClick latest version 2.3.3 ??

I want to root Xperia Play for saving internal space. I don't want to unlock bootloader.

Will I lose all my messages, contacts, settings, etc by rooting?

Please guide me with links to the software for rooting if possible.

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After doing a quick search, I found on a thread that you have to downgrade to 2.3.3 to root it. And yes, that could erase your messages. I suggest you make backups of them. –  Propeller Sep 20 '12 at 6:29
    
You can backup your contacts, settings etc. with TitaniumBackup. It's a local backup though, you might want to dish out money for the pro version so you can backup to Dropbox/Google Drive etc. –  bigbadonk420 Sep 20 '12 at 8:20
    
I didn't even realize it was possible to root without unlocking the bootloader. –  SaintWacko Sep 20 '12 at 15:09

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