Sony Xperia S is a new smartphone from Sony and has some wonderful specs. If you own it, you may also wish to root it to gain privileged permissions and have complete control over your phone. But that would cost you a loss of warranty. In this tutorial we will tell you how to root Sony Xperia S. Please note that you must follow this procedure only if your phone runs on firmware builds 63 and 67. If your phone runs on any other firmware build, check this. Please have a proper backup of all your important data before you proceed.
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.
It is very unlikely that you will lose any data on your device but if you are stuck at some position you may need to perform a factory reset. Having a backup is good in such situations!
- 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.
Steps to Root Sony Xperia S
Update: Just flash Supersu.zip file from recovery to root Sony Xperia S because the method listed below does not work.
This procedure will work only if you have unlocked bootloaders, Android SDK and the device drivers installed on you Computer!
- Download rooting package for Firmware Build 63 and Firmware Build 67.
- Turn off your device and Press and hold the Volume Up button and at the same time connect your device to the PC via USB Cable. On doing this you will enter into fastboot mode.
- It is better to place the downloaded files into the platform-tools folder. After this, open command prompt and enter the following commands. Hit enter after typing each line:
fastboot flash system system_xps_prerooted_63fw.img (or) fastboot flash system system_xps_prerooted_67fw.img
- After this your device should reboot. If not, you can make it reboot by entering “adb reboot” command.
In this way you can easily root Sony Xperia S. If you have any issues, feel free to comment below 🙂