This tutorial guide contains all the instructions that will help you root your Xperia T smartphone. Also, you will need to install the CWM Recovery image too. Make sure that you read the entire post and only when you’re sure that you know what you’re doing, you should start the root.
It would be better if you’d apply the steps in the tutorial, only if you’re an advanced Android user. The root of this device comes only several weeks after the phone has launched. You can apply the root, only if you unlock the bootloader of your device first. More about such preparation guidelines can be found in the next part of this post, which will teach you what steps are required for your to take in order to successfully apply the root on your Xperia T.
This root’s features are the autoroot, busybox, ini.x support, insecure, debuggable and the CWM Recovery. There weren’t any bugs reported but you still should note that this is in insecure kernel and there might be some errors after applying the root. Make sure that you know what you’re doing. Here’s what guidelines you should check before starting to root your Sony Xperia T smartphone:
- Install this root only on the Sony Xperia T. Do not attempt to root any other phones, as you might end up bricking them with this Xperia firmware.
- Unlock the Xperia T bootloader by following the instructions listed here. After the bootloader is unlocked you should return to this post. Note that in case you unlock the bootloader, then you might void the warranty from your operator.
- Backup all your important data files by moving them onto your computer via USB cable.
- Enable USB Debugging option from the Android Development menu. Without this option enabled your device will not be recognized by your computer.
- The Android SDK needs to be installed on your computer. The update should be
- Charge your phone’s battery so that you won’t be forced to repeat the tutorial in case the battery drains completely.
- Sync your phone contacts with your Gmail account.
- Apply this root only if you’re an advanced Android user.
- Note that this process might wipe all data from your phone, which is why you shouldn’t blame us in case you lose it. Also, note that we cannot be blamed in case you brick the smartphone.
- Read the entire tutorial first and only after that you should start the root.
Now that you’ve read all of the above, I think that you can continue with the rest of this process. Make sure that you don’t skip any steps in the process. Also, if you cannot apply the root or you hit any roadblocks, then you should ask for more help in the comments section, at the end of this post.
How to root Sony Xperia T:
- Download the ‘CWM Recovery and root’ zip file from HERE. Save the file on your PC.
- Extract the zip contents into the ADB and fasboot folder. Note that your computer user should have Administrator privileges enabled.
- Connect your Xperia T to your PC using the USB cable.
- Launch command prompt window in that folder.
- Now, you need to enter the following command lines:
- fastboot flash boot kernel.elf
- Now the root and recovery process will begin. The Xperia T will reboot and you can disconnect it from PC when the home screen appears.
- Note that the restart will take at least 5 minutes to boot. In case the phone doesn’t boot or it gets into a boot loop, then you will need to power it off and after that you should re-try to apply the steps above.
These were all the steps that you to take in order to root your phone. Download the ‘root checker’ application from Google Play Store to check the root state of your device.
In case you didn’t manage to apply the root, then you should leave a detailed comment at the end of this post and we will try to help you complete the tutorial.