That word in the heading is nothing but a terminology that is attributed to a kernel which can be flashed onto the phone that allows rooting your phone which cannot be done over the stock kernel. Done with that, we have this tutorial related to rooting the Xperia E Dual. Although it is a known fact that the Dual SIM phones just cannot expect much of development as their single SIM/cheaper siblings receive. Many a times this question arises that whether the similar things work out on both the single/dual SIM devices but the answer is a big NO! You might get it to work but you might face a bricked phone or only one of the GSM radios working at a time so proceed at your own risk! The Xperia E Dual is one of the latest set of replacements provided in place of last year’s entry level duo of the Xperia Tipo/Tipo Dual. The Xperia E Duo feature a bumped up processor and bigger screens as compared to the Tipos and although the latter are doing quite a lot of business around the globe, Sony is all geared up to raise the bar of the entry level range to a Ghz of processing power with the Xperia E Duo.
Enough of talks, let’s proceed with the installation part of the Unsecure kernel first and then we’ll move on to rooting the device.
What is Rooting? You can find it out here.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.
How to Flash Insecure Kernel on Xperia E Dual:
- Get your phone’s Bootloader unlocked first from the official site.
- Install the recommended drivers for your phone.
- Download the kernel file from here.
- Put the file downloaded above into the fastboot folder on your PC.
Note: You can learn more about setting up ADB/Fastboot command library without installing the Android SDK from here.
- Now turn off your phone and connect it to your PC while pressing the the volume up button and simultaneously open a command prompt window into the fastboot folder itself.
- In the command prompt terminal, execute the following code:
fastboot flash boot XPERIAEDual.elf
- Done with that, you can now restart your phone and if it reboots properly, you can proceed with the rooting guide as below.
How to Root Sony Xperia E Dual:
After you have flashed the Insecure kernel into your phone, the rest is just a matter of a few seconds to get your phone rooted. You should download this file first and extract it’s contents to a separate folder in the system drive(mostly C:/). Done with that, connect your phone to the PC with Android debugging enabled and from the contents extracted from the file downloaded above, run RUNME.bat file and follow the on-screen instructions. Holla! That’s it. Your phone will take a reboot and this might take a few minutes longer than usual and after it boots up, you can check for the superuser app in the app drawer to check the root status of your phone or you can also try the root checker app from the Play Store.
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