This short guide on how to root any Sony Xperia device accepting this models like Xperia U, Xperia GO, Xperia M, Xperia Tipo, Xperia E, Xperia Miro, Xperia C, Xperia T, Sony like Xperia Z, Xperia L etc. will surely help you gain complete control of the android OS installed on your Sony smartphone. As the standard definition says, when you root a smartphone, the user gets elevated permissions and is capable of altering or accessing any file or folder in the operating system. But that is not all because you will be also able to customize anything you want on your Android device.
For instance, you can run more devices, overclock or underclock the processor, replace any firmware, as well as many other things. With this guide you can root any Sony Xperia model, including both the single and dual SIM variants. You can also read this story about Unlock Bootloader for Sony Xperia cell phone.
Risks of rooting a Sony Xperia smartphone
Please note that by rooting the device you will lose the warranty of the smartphone. On top of that, if the procedure is not done carefully you may brick your phone and there may additional security risk.
Please remember that if your phone gets bricked, we will not be held responsible. And before you start, make sure that you have at least 60% charged battery and working data connection.
Instructions to root Sony Xperia smartphone:
- Downloaded PC Companion .exe file ( around 30MB) on your computer
- Follow the onscreen instructions and install the app
- On your computer download Kingo Android Root setup. Exe file (around 18MB)
- Run and install the app
- Connect your Sony Xperia to your computer using the original USB cable of the phone. Enable USB debugging on your device. To do this just go to Settings—Developer Options—Right check the USB Debugging (in Android—4.4 the Developers options are hidden. To unhide them go to Settings—About Phone—Build Number. Repeatedly tap n Build number to unhide developer options
- Directories and library files will be downloaded and installed
- Once at 100% completion, it will recognize your smartphone and it will ask you to root it. Press on “Root”
- It may take some time to root. Do no disconnect your device. Once you see it at 100% completion, a new message will be shown saying “Root succeeded”
- Now, disconnect your smartphone form the computer, reboot the device and search for app called Superuser.
- That’s it, the device has been rooted
If you follow the instructions as provided, we believe that you will successfully root your Sony Xperia smartphone.
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