Trading as the successor to the much robust Xperia Active, the Sony Xperia Go has got more qualifications and certifications under it’s belt to brag about. The 3.5” droid with Bravia visuals boasts of the much popular ST-NovaThor U8500 chipset with it’s two cores ticking along the Mali-400 GPU at a healthy Gigahertz of clock which is well accompanied by the 512Megabytes of RAM. Furthermore, as the name suggests the succession, the Xperia Go is IP67 certified which means that you can go out and have a ballet with the rains or the terrains without having much to think about your phone getting dead.
Robust by all the standards it possibly could, then how can it lag behind in terms of development! Yes, we are here with the rooting tutorial for our heavy duty guest of honor, so buckle up and get ready
- 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.
- Make sure your phone is not locked to any network!
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.
Done with that, lets see whether we can root and get through the security of this tough guy or not.
Steps to root Xperia Go ST27 on Official Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware:
- 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).
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Wait for a few minutes for the phone to restart(it may restart a couple of times) 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 Sony Xperia Go and check for the Superuser app in your apps list to verify.
Please make a note that Rooting VOIDS your phone’s warranty, so proceed at your own risk.
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