The Sony Xperia Tipo sits at the bottom of the 2012 Xperia lineup from sony as the cheapest Xperia phone till date as well as ranks well amongst the cheapest Android 4.0 phones. The little guy boasts of a Qualcomm MSM7225AA chipset with an cortex-A5 core ticking inside at 800Mhz of clockspeed along with 512MB of RAM to provide you with one of the most snappiest Android 4.0 ICS experiences on the 3.2″ HVGA TFT screen that sits upfront.
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.
- You must have android-SDK installed with all the generic addons.
- You should be having some experience in using the command-prompt.
- 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.
Steps to Root Xperia Tipo:
- Download and extract this file.
- Connect your phone to the system with the help of the supplied USB cable.
- RUN the “RunMe.bat” file (from the zip downloaded above).
- Choose the third option and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Write the password of your backup.
- Wait for a few minutes for the phone to restart and the application to push the root inside the ICS( to be very technical on this, the zip file will anyway contain adb.exe which will start the adb server on your pc).
Holla! you’re home as if you have followed this tutorial by the steps, your phone is now rooted which means now you have the access to the root of your brand new phone.
Please make a note that Rooting VOIDS your phone’s warranty, so do it at your own risk.
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