4.1 jelly bean - Permission denied on /system/xbin/su when trying to unroot Sony Xperia L

  • user2687153

    I'm trying to root my Sony XPeria L reading this tutorial The firmaware is 15.0.А.2.17, model C2105, and my Android version est 4.1.2

    Everything was good until step 9, where I get the following error : /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/su: Permission denied

    So I ran adb.exe from my computer and try to grant my permissions on this file. I tried some chmod 777 su but this is a "Read-only file system"...

    I'm a C# developper and I always used Windows, so Android world is totally new for me. Can anyone help me to avoid this error message ?

    Thanks you !

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